To help get the fans excited on match day Roberto Mancini and some of the Manchester City players have recorded a series of announcements for tram passengers on their way to the Etihad Stadium using Metrolink’s new east Manchester line.
Visiting fans will need to decipher manager Mancini’s thick Italian accent as he attempts to announce the tram’s arrival at the Etihad Campus stop:
This is Roberto Mancini from Manchester City. This is the Droylsden service. The next stop will be the Etihad Campus.
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Vincent Kompany takes over for Piccadilly and announces himself with a hearty:
This is your captain speaking.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Joe Hart is on duty for the New Islington stop and James Milner is in charge for Holt Town.
The Telegraph reports Steve Sayer, Director of Operations for Manchester City, as saying:
It’s a nice touch for the fans that some of our star players and manager will announce on the way to our home stadium to get everyone in the mood for the match.
Hear the Manchester City tram announcements accompanied by a silly video from Mirror Football below: