Observation No1: Neil Warnock and Jason Puncheon appear to have settled their well-documented differences, with the Crystal Palace midfielder named in his new managers first side upon his return to the job. The winger was fined £15,000 by the FA and warned about his future conduct after making Twitter comments about his former boss in January.
BREAKING TEAM NEWS: Today's #QPR side to face @SunderlandAFC at Loftus Road! #QPRvSUN pic.twitter.com/ayrZeEa6Rk
Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara,
Colback, De Jong, Sissoko, Cabella, Gouffran, Riviere.
Subs: Anita, Perez, Elliot, Obertan, Dummett, Steven Taylor, Aarons.
West Ham: Adrian, OBrien, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Noble,
Kouyate, Downing, Zarate, Vaz Te, Cole.
Subs: Morrison, Sakho, Demel, Diame, Jaaskelainen, Poyet, Valencia.
Man City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Silva,
Fernando, Toure, Nasri, Jovetic, Aguero.
Subs: Zabaleta, Milner, Dzeko, Caballero, Jesus Navas, Clichy, Fernandinho.
QPR: Green, Caulker, Ferdinand, Hill, Isla, Barton, Mutch, Fer,
Hoilett, Austin, Phillips.
Subs: Henry, Murphy, Dunne, Zamora, Taarabt, Traore, Onuoha.
Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Williams, Amat, Taylor, Ki,
Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Bony.
Subs: Carroll, Gomis, Tiendalli, Montero, Tremmel, Richards, Fernandez.
Club president Massimo Cellino has told the clubs fans not to expect a big name replacement for sacked head coach David Hockaday. I guess that rules me out, then. My surname is 11 letters long, which makes it quite big.
The West Ham co-owner has just tweeted the following ...
We have just made a big signing, hell be introduced to the supporters before kick off today. dg
Manchester City v Stoke City
Good afternoon everybody. Welcome to this afternoons Clockwatch, in which we attempt to bring you news of all the goals, sendings-off and other incidents of note from all the matches in the English Premier League and Championship, while attempting to keep tabs on any big stories from the divisions below (and above, up the road in Scotland).
Well start by bringing you all the team news from 2pm, then stay with you to discuss the fall-out from, say, QPRs epic defeat at the hands of Sunderland, Manchester Citys capitulation at home to Stoke City and Fulhams latest defeat to Cardiff City (disclaimer: QPR may not suffer an epic defeat at the hands of Sunderland and Manchester City may not capitulate at home to Stoke City). Continue reading...