Thursday, 23 July 2009

Barca friendly confirmed

I found this story in Sport a few days ago. There was nothing official from the club then, but now there is: City will contest the Joan Gamper Trophy with FC Barcelona on August 19:

We are delighted to announce a mouth-watering friendly against European Champions Barcelona in the Camp Nou on August 19.

The two sides will face on another in the 44th renewal of the prestigious Joan Gamper Trophy.

Though they didn’t face Barca in their previous outing, it will be the second time the Blues have competed for this particular trophy which honours a man who was a member, player and later president of the great Catalan club.

All I need to do is find a few hundred pounds lying around somewhere.

Seriously though, it does show the importance of global brand promotion to Garry Cook that we're willing to go and play a friendly after our first Premier League game. I know we would have had a game anyway were it not for Everton's Europa League commitments, but I'm not sure how many other EPL sides would have taken up this opportunity.

1 comment:

Adam said...

If we have a bad start to the season, we are going to get panned in the media for taking this friendly.