Man City's John Stones has already proved bitter Everton fans wrong
Everton fans made less fuss about Manchester City's snatching of John Stones than they did for Joleon Lescott.
And that, in itself, is testimony to the power of the Blues manager Pep Guardiola to inspire and mould young talent – and to Stones' own ability to respond.
Cast your mind back to the summer of 2009, the last time City went shopping for a centre-back at Goodison Park.
Flush with Sheikh Mansour's money, then manager Mark Hughes wanted a dominant centre-half, a man with leadership qualities and a strong physical presence – and he told chief executive Garry Cook that England stopper... read more
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