Stephen Tudor is a freelance football writer who knows only slightly less about football than you do. A regular contributor to FourFourTwo, the Set Pieces, and others he was regularly taken to Maine Road as a child because his grandad predicted that one day Manchester City would be really, really good. When not scribbling for hire Stephen masquerades as Daisy Cutter, an online magazine that once made Bill Kenwright swear.

Some Man City fans' apathy to the potentially superb signing of Dani Alves have made me question their logic

The unique and extreme trajectory of Manchester City in recent years gradually brought about a split in the Blue fan-base, a divide that could hardly be described as fractious but whose regular back-and-to certainly borders on the wearisome. For the sake of argument, let’s call them...