Nickname - The Blues.
Stadium - City of Manchester (48,000).
Manager - Stuart Pearce (since March 2005).
Honors - League champion twice (last 1968), FA Cup winner four times (last 1969), League Cup winner twice (last 1976), Cup Winners` Cup winner 1970.
Last season - Eighth.
New - Kiki Musampa (Atletico Madrid, loan), Andy Cole (Fulham), Darius Vassell (Aston Villa).
Departed - Paul Bosvelt (Heerenveen), Steve McManaman (released), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Chelsea), Jon Macken (Crystal Palace).
Prospects - New strikeforce is key to City staying in top eight.