Wilson Palacios

In amongst all the bad publicity (King) and laughter (Arsenal) I just want to take a moment to say that my thoughts are with Wilson Palacios and his family.

When he found out in the early hours of the morning about the discovery of his brother he waited in the hotel lobby with his case packed for six hours until 7am because he didn't want to wake up Harry Redknapp. For someone to be thinking of others in such circumstances is amazing, selfless and dignified to the point that you almost can't believe it.

The club have confirmed he's on compassionate leave so we won't see him again until he returns for pre-season training.

He's been a fantastic signing for us, and can't wait to see him boss the midfield once more.

Puts all that other crap into perspective, doesn't it?