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Dates for your diary: 2014/2015 season



It’s now 39 days since City became the Barclays Premier League champions for the second time in three years.

On the final day of the season when Manuel Pellegrini’s men clinched the title with a 2-0 win over West Ham, City were once again on the tip of the global tongue.

As you can see on this map, mentions of City on Twitter spread right across the globe throughout the game, from the west coast of the United States to the eastern tips of New Zealand on the glorious day Vincent Kompany lifted that famous trophy aloft once more.

There’s still 58 days to go until new storylines are crafted in the champions’ title defence opener against Newcastle United, so we’re not yet halfway through the summer break between Premier League seasons.

However, with the fixtures being released on Wednesday, provoking the first few flutters of excitement for the new campaign, we’ve put together all of the most important dates for your diary coming up in 2014/15.

Calendars at the ready…

Pre-season starts: 9 July

World Cup final: 13 July

First friendly Dundee FC v City: 13 July

First game in USA, Sporting Kansas City v City: 23 July

Guinness International Champiopns Cup starts, Milan v City at Heinz Field: 27 July

Community Shield, City v Arsenal: 10 August

Barclays Premier League kicks off, Newcastle v City: 16 August

Capital One Cup third round draw: 27 August

UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco: 28 August

International break #1: 31 August – 13 September

Summer transfer deadline day: 1 September

UEFA Champions League Match Day One: 16/17 September

Capital One Cup third round: w/c 22 September

International break #2: 5 – 18 October

International break #3: 9 – 22 November

FA Cup third round draw: 7 December

UEFA Champions League Match Day Six: 9 December

Winter transfer window opens: 1 January

FA Cup third round: 3 January

Winter transfer window closes: 2 February

Capital One Cup final: 1 March

International break #4: 22 March – 4 April

Final game of the Premier League season, City v Southampton: 24 May

FA Cup final: 30 May

UEFA Champions League final in Berlin: 6 June

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