As 2015 draws to a close, it's time to look back and contemplate the last 12 months.
It's been a strange year for Manchester City. Off the field, their constant financial growth and the improvements to the club's infrastructure have been remarkable.
The club is debt free and posted its first profit since 2008, as reported by BBC Sport, and is self-sufficient for the first time during Sheikh Mansour's tenure, and the deal the City Football Group (CFG) signed with China Media Capital looks likely to establish that growth.
The club's academy, opened now for 12 months, has already seen a youth trophy won—the International Premier League International Cup—and the youth teams at almost every age group are enjoying fantastic success.
For the first team, though, it's been somewhat turbulent. A collapse in form at the turn of the year saw their 2014/15 campaign thrown into disarray, and the first half of the current campaign has seen them struggle for consistency.
Let's take a chronological look back at the last year and reassess some of the highs and lows of City's 2015.