Monday links: A look ahead to Swansea

SWANSEA, WALES - APRIL 25: Swansea player Nathan Dyer (r) shares a joke with Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers during the npower Championship match between Swansea City and Ipswich Town at Liberty Stadium on April 25, 2011 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The season gets underway later today as City host Premier League new boys Swansea at the newly-named Etihad Stadium. To ease you into the new season here are the days best City-related links:

  • A nice look at some of the statistical probabilities for the game: [Kick Off]
  • Roberto Mancini expects the City side to sharpen up following the disappointment of the Community Shield defeat: [MEN]
  • Mancini though is cautioning against the threat that newly promoted sides can pose early in a season: [guardian.co.uk]
  • A statistical look at Swansea over at EPL Index: [EPL Index]
  • Sergio Aguero is only likely to make the bench: [BBC]
  • Kolo Toure has been given dispensation to rejoin the squad for training as his ban nears an end: [guardian.co.uk]
  • Not expected to feature tonight, reports from Italy suggest Inter will make a loan move for Carlos Tevez: [Football Italia]
  • Jonathan Wilson says Edin Dzeko is looking to prove the boubters wrong, again: [Life's a Pitch]
  • With the new season underway, the Blue Moon Podcast returns to the airwaves: [Blue Moon Podcast]
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