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Thursday July 29, 2010US Tour: Micah's diary Atlanta leg

By William Wood | In US Pre-Season Tour

Micah’s latest entry in to the US Tour diary for Manchester City’s official website sees him discussing the games so far, reunions with former coaching staff and his bad experiences whilst flying.

The squad moved from New York to Atlanta for the next stage of the pre-season preparations, and Micah sat out the 2-1 defeat to New York Red Bulls having played in the match previous.

The occasion saw Micah and his teammates reunited with Hans Backe, a member of Sven-Goran Eriksson’s backroom staff during his tenure at Eastlands, as discussed in the previous blog.

Off the field, and despite the luxuries that footballers can enjoy when travelling, the squad were held at the airport for over three hours due to a storm, though Micah was relieved they didn’t risk flying due to a bad experiences with England in 2006.

You can read an extract of Micah’s diary below, or click here to read the full version.

The last two days have seen us move from New York to Atlanta and the move wasn’t without its dramas.

Before we left there was the second game of the Barclays Challenge against the Red Bulls which we unfortunately lost 2-1.
Having played 90 minutes in the opening game I wasn’t required for the match and watched it from a box with Shaun Wright-Phillips. It was a disappointing result but again it was a team from which a lot of experienced players were missing.

One of the best moments of the day was to meet up with Bulls’ coach Hans Backe again. He was really popular when he was at the club with Sven and we had a good chat.

We had a day off after that and I managed to get out and about a bit in the city. It really is an amazing place. The skyline is fantastic especially at night.