I have to say that I hadn't realised Soares had left Palace. He's obviously not getting much of a look-in at the Britannia and will probably be glad to get a game back in south-east London. No doubt he'll look forward to scoring against Palace in 13 days time. He's in the same boat as Lee Cook for me, a good reputation but no direct opinion, so I'll reserve judgement until I have seen him in a red shirt. He will at least provide more competition for Lloyd Sam who looks like he needs it to keep him focused and playing with maximum urgency and focus.
Meanwhile, Man City look like they've lost the plot and are prepared to waste £100m in signing one player. Kaka has already said he wants to "grow old" at AC Milan but the money looks like it might be speaking and his management team are now open to offers (you don't say?). If City can afford to pay this without blinking then they they have a nerve charging their fans to watch them play.