Friday sees the return of Manchester City and their last friendly before the season kicks off just over a week later. Pre-season has had some of its really exciting points for City fans, the demolition of Real Madrid and Tottenham being just two. The emergence of some young players shows the academy is also moving in the right direction and certainly a couple of the youngsters we have seen so far could fit into the seasons squad, if only as coverage and part of a rotation.
Life is not all rosy though as the Tottenham game in particular still sees us with that frustrating aspect of last season, our wasting of clear cut chances when in front of goal.
Make no mistake, teams in the Premier League will take points from us again if we fail to kill them off by taking the chances we create through our wonderful midfield play.
So what should we be looking at as we head into our final pre-season friendly?