Premier League Preview – Unfashionable Sunday

Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion – Sunday 13.30 Sundays early kick-off sees two of the Premier Leagues most attractive and pleasing sides play against each other, neither side can afford the big wages or transfer fees of the bigger clubs but they do try to play good football and I can see this match being one of the best games of the weekend. Neither side made a big splash in the transfer market, the biggest purchase of the two sides being Shane Longs transfer from Reading, but any purchase made seems to have been well considered and both bosses clearly have a knack for spotting good players. I’m looking forward to watching this game and any result is plausible but my gut is telling me that Norwich are going to nick this one and pick up their first win of the season. Home win. Fulham v Blackburn – Sunday 16.00 Fulham are a sensible side with sensible sigings made by a sensible manager, with a touch of grit and a sprinkling of class here and there.  Martin Jol might still be waiting for his first points of the season but up against a Blackburn side short of grit or class, this could be the game which gives Jol his three points and earns Kean his P45.   Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United – Monday 20.00 It almost seems scripted, Joey Barton leaves Newcastle after weeks of wrangling, controversy and speculation, then the very next side he has to face is the team that let him leave on a free. Q.P.R. went on a bit of a spending spree and ended up signing the most players of any club during the window, Newcastle made less signings but they seem more considered and potentially, higher quality. With Dyer hoping to be fit to face his old side, this game could have a bit of spark about it, any team managed by Neil Warnock and containing Taarabt and Barton certainly should not be lacking spark! I don’t foresee a classic here but it could be unmissable for very different reasons. Draw.]]>