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Carrington in pics: April Fools?

coaches office all smiles

coaches office all smiles

The first day of April - a day to keep a watchful eye on any pranksters or mischief makers...

The coaching staff all arived early with a twinkle in their eye. Nobody was admitting to sticking a Whoopee cushion on Roberto Mancini's chair but Chappy was conspicuous by his absence...

coaches office all smiles

April Fools' Day is a new experience for Mario Balotelli who has just discovered his hands are glued to the exercise ball. He left Carrington with the ball still attached. None of the lads behind, all playing musical statues, owned up.

Pre Activiation in the gym

Well, not until later when Aleks Kolarov came clean. Mario got his revenge by asking him to go and fetch a tin of tartan paint and a left-handed paint-brush which he is currently at B&Q waiting for. 

Kolarov showing off

Joe Hart looks happy with his morning's work. He's just told the squad that Roberto passed on a message to do 100 press-ups and 50 laps of the pitch as a warm-up before training. He was last seen being parcelled up in a laundry basket marked 'Ecuador' with a TNT waiting to take a special delivery direct to Manchester Airport. He should be back by Sunday...

Joe hart out training

Meanwhile, Shaun Wright-Phillips has been chatting with Adam Johnson about his goal tally for the season. "See that big rectangle with netting attached? Try putting the ball in between the sticks..."

Adam and SWP on the pitch

The last jape was played by Carlos Tevez, who spent almost an hour drawing tiny moustaches and glasses on the team pictures that adorn the corridor. This country... 

Carlos doing his homework

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