Hello, good afternoon and welcome. Roy Hodgson and Marcelo Bielsa have a combined age of 138 and a combined coaching career of 84 years. This afternoon at Selhurst Park, their teams will meet for the first time. What a contrasting pair they are. One is a revered maverick, blessed with an inscrutable charisma, whose unique vision of football has inspired a generation of free-thinking coaches. The other is that Argentinian fella who sits on a bucket.
Crystal Palace v Leeds, or Two Banks of Four versus Murderball to use its Netflix name, is the lead game in this afternoon’s clockwatch. We’ll also be following the WSL, the Championship, the FA Cup first round, La Liga and the Bundesliga. Come on, what else are you going to do? Truly, there ain’t no clockwatch like a lockdown clockwatch.