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.

Vincent Kompany's long goodbye has been painful viewing but Manchester City will always love him more than he can know

If Seamus Coleman’s appalling injury on Friday evening shocked one and all to numbness, for Evertonians there was also the additional trauma of sudden loss. One minute they had a highly-accomplished full-back – well-liked to boot – in their ranks, the next he’s been wrenched from...