LITESPORT London Lite Wednesday, 8 July 2009 35 LITEAND BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL RANT to 65400 Terms apply. See GoFar (L&B 07/07) Real-ity check for Man Utd. 80,OOO greet Ronaldo. One man and his dog saw the arrival of our new striker. Red Devil Alex GoFar (L&B 07/07) in all the excitement of watching Tango man being lauded by a clearly deluded Madrid public, did anyone else notice that when he actually started to juggle a ball he lost control of it and nearly fell a over t trying to recover it. 80m for a bloke who cant even do keepy-uppy! JyP MACCA (L&B 07/07) just to remind you, ECB actually stands for the England and Wales Cricket Board, thats why one of the Tests is in Wales! Louise MACCA (L&B 07/07) youre a fool. Its the English and Welsh cricket team! Lady cricket fan MACCA (L&B 07/07) quite right. Now we hear theyre going to sing three anthems and two other songs! What is it about the Welsh. Theyll sing at the opening of an envelope. Pablo MACCA (L&B 07/07) exactly how many of the England team are going to be familiar with the words of Land of my Fathers, do we think? Don21 PHIL (L&B 07/07) an inept ref in the 2nd test cost the Lions the series. If you watched the game and knew the rules you wouldnt talk rubbish. John Carro PHIL (L&B 07/07) you seem to have forgotten Monyes missed tries and Jones kicks in the first Test, not to mention Vickerys awful display and Shaws penalty given away in the last minute in the first half of the 2nd Test! I thought it was a team game. Dont blame it on the Grand Slam winner Phil, it makes you sound bitter! Steveo DON21 (L&B 07/07) poor comment re Carlo Ancelottis humour. In these times a Chelsea manager will always be laughing.......all the way to the bank! Rago BET Terry takes the money! LaneBoy Going on holiday? You can now keep up with all the action in LiteSport by logging on to: Sign here: Alexandre Pato, Franck Ribery (top left) and Wesley Schneider (top right) are all Chelsea targets and chairman Bruce Buck, insists the Blues are in the market for a marquee signing Murphys roar: Dont become complacent DANNY MURPHY has warned his Fulham team- mates against complacency following the most successful campaign in the clubs history. Fulham are preparing for their opening Europa League match at the end of this month by touring Australia, and later today Murphys men were set to play their first pre-season friendly against Gold Coast United in Queensland. The Fulham skipper said: Personally, and as a group, we had such a terrific season and its nice to look back on it with fond memories. But now is the time to look forward. We should be wary of wallowing in the success of last season, because that can be dangerous. All of a sudden you start thinking were a good team now. But what we had last year needs to continue otherwise well come a cropper. Manager Roy Hodgson has indicated he will use all 10 substitutes allowed against United. With Brede Hangeland staying back in Europe for his wedding, Aaron Hughes will be partnered at centre- back by his Northern Ireland team-mate Chris Baird or hot prospect Chris Smalling. Paul Konchesky remained in the UK for personal reasons so Toni Kallio or Freddie Stoor will fill in at left-back, while John Pantsil and debutante Stephen Kelly vie for the right-back slot. Clint Dempsey and Dickson Etuhu are resting after gruelling international schedules over the summer, so there are likely to be places alongside Murphy in midfield for Zoltan Gera, Seol Ki-Hyeon and Andranik. In attack, Hodgson will select from the tried and tested trio of Andy Johnson, Bobby Zamora and Erik Nevland. BY GEOFF TEATHER Varneycouldbebackat TheValleyinafortnight CHARLTON ATHLETIC look set to be taken over by a group of investors represented by former chief executive Peter Varney. It is understood that Varney, who left The Valley in 2008, is fronting a consortium poised to take control in a multi- million pound deal within the next two weeks. Charlton, relegated from the Championship at the end of the season, are believed to have debts of around 40m and both the club and fans are in desperate need of good news before the new season starts. Chairman Richard Murray and Derek Chappell, chairman of the clubs parent plc, have postponed this weeks question-and-answer evening at The Valley after receiving extensive legal advice. The current situation means we would have been unable to answer or contribute to many of the likely main points of discussion, said Murray. arrival was inspired by Tevez The 22-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Rs, subject to Faurlin receiving international clearance. Speaking exclusively to, Magilton expressed his delight at the signing of the left-footed midfielder, commenting: Hes a good signing for the football club. Weve had a good look at him and I believe hell be a valuable addition to the squad. Hes a likeable young lad who plays with a smile on his face, so well have no problems. Faurlin, who made 34 appearances last year for the Argentine Club Instituto, added: I am really pleased to be here in England, I know a lot about the English game and I really admire the ability of the teams at this level. I had opportunities to play in Spain, Italy and Greece, but QPR was my choice and Im delighted to be here. 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