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Season in pictures: May

Holding image the fa cup glory face from joe

Holding image the fa cup glory face from joe

It was the month where it all came together, the FA Cup was won and third place in the Barclays Premier League gave City a ticket straight through to the group stages of the Champions League. You've got to agree with Joe, it was "deeeeeeeecent"!

Nigels GOAL westham

It was a month for rare and unusual events alright; City broke the 35-year hoodoo, Kate Bush released a new album and Nigel de Jong scored! I'll write that again - Nigel de Jong scored! And it was a cracker that got May off to the perfect start.

Mario and Patrick make tea at St Annes Hospice

Mario & Patrick made a welcome visit to St Ann's Hospice, where they were set straight on the art of making a good cuppa. "But Patrick, I thought you put the milk and tea bag into a mug first?" "No Mario, I've lived in this country for a long time, it's a pot every time for me."

Pablo and Carlos prepare for the fa cup final in high spirits in trainding the day before they leave

Carlos worked hard to get back into contention for the final, and his spirits were lifted one day in training when Nigel claimed he'd score again before the end of the decade.

The cup lift

The picture we all waited a long, long time to see!

The homecoming of the FA cup 

Blues fans packed out the city centre and the route up to the stadium as the wonderful Homecoming Parade brought down the curtain on a season to remember. Now for 2011/12!

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Season in pictures: April

Holding Image On the way to wembley

Let's go to work ... April inevitably centres on Wembley and the FA Cup derby semi-final, City's most important game of the season so far, and while Nigel de Jong and Mario Balotelli focus on getting the job done, there's plenty going on elsewhere.

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US Tour 2011: San Francisco in pictures

Golden Gate Bridge

Whether it's the grand designs of Pacific Heights, the majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge or the mystery of Alcatraz, San Francisco is one of the most fascinating destinations on America's west coast.

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US Tour 2011: Tour guide to San Francisco