I've recently read Ferran Sorriano's excellent book, 'The Ball Doesn't Go In The Net By Chance,' and it made for extremely fascinating reading. This guy is really clued up, and I believe our owners have made an outstanding choice in making him our Chief Executive. As most of you may know he was very much involved in acquiring Ronaldinho in an effort to not only improve Barcelona but also boost their worldwide exposure, and inturn their revenue stream. Will we take a punt on a really big name player? Well I can imagine this guy will explore every opportunity to do so. Reading his book it seems to make sense that a Messi or a Neymar deal could fund itself if handled correctly. The other thing I found highly interesting was his take on transfer negotiations. Ideally you need to have a list of three targets for every position you want to improve. If you are negotiating with a players agent and that agent knows you are only in for his player then the agent has the upper hand. If he knows you could go after another player then he might be more willing to close a deal if you threaten to move on. This got me thinking about the last two summer transfer windows when our primary targets were Sanchez and Hazzard. We failed on both but where were our alternatives? They both seem similar players to me so why when we failed on both counts did we not have a plan B? Recently we have been linked to Falcao and more recently Suarez. I wonder if Soriano is already laying the groundwork for January? What's happened to Tolmie's Hairdo these days? I loved his efforts but i'm inclined to believe he's Brian Marwood! No longer in the loop and wanting his nemisis out of the door. And for all of you thinking Pep is a shoe in to replace Mancini read Soriano's book. I wouldn't be so sure.