LITESPORT London Lite Thursday, 30 July 2009 39 STUNNED HUGHESBREAKING NEWS... Brede watch for Arsenal fans tonight ALL Arsenal eyes will be watching Fulhams debut in the Europa League qualifier against Vetra in Lithuania tonight. Centre-back Brede Hangeland (training yesterday, below) is highly rated by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and is being lined up to replace Kolo Toure, but if the Norwegian steps onto the pitch this evening he will be cup- tied from European competition until the new year. So Wenger is going to have to act fast to prevent a similar situation to last season when the late signing of Andrey Arshavin meant the Russian could not feature in Arsenals pursuit of the Champions League. Fulham have offered to double the players wages to around 30,000-a- week, but the prospect of Champions League football may be too tempting to ignore. Im not in a rush to sign the contract, said Hangeland. We will wait and see what happens. Schuhasalot todosaysold mateHerbert JOHNNY HERBERT believes conquering the physical side of Formula One will be Michael Schumachers biggest challenge on his return to the sport. Herbert, who won three Grands Prix in an 11-year F1 career and was Schumachers team-mate for Benetton in 1995, is confident, however, the 40-year-old will make a success of his comeback after he agreed to replace stricken Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. He told Radio 5 Live: I think hell find it hard work. The difference is the power behind the car. To jump back into something such as an F1 car is going to be immensely difficult for him. He only has four weeks to get back in condition. IS VIEIRA GUNNER RETURN? PAGE 36 WINACOACHINGMASTERCLASSWITHANDYFLOWER HERES your chance to enjoy some coaching tips from the top. Thanks to Sky Sports and LiteSport you could take part in a training session involving England team director Andy Flower (left) next Tuesday morning at Edgbaston after the Third Ashes Test against Australia. Sky Sports is the sponsor of the ECB Coach Education Programme which in the last two years has trained over 13,000 coaches, more than double the original target. For more information on the scheme, please go to ecb. For the chance to win, simply answer the following question: Which country did Andy Flower captain at Test level? Text LL SPORT with your answer, name and a number where you can be reached to 65400. (Texts cost 50p plus standard network charges). Or, e-mail us at and leave the same details (please specify Flower in the subject field). All entries to be received by 9am tomorrow. Entrants must be over 18 (only one entry per person). Usual rules apply. Winners will be chosen at random. The editors decision is final. Winners responsible for their own transport to and from Edgbaston and to be willing to take part in publicity. Winners must come dressed in appropriate sporting attire, cricket whites if possible. Session to begin at 10am at Edgbaston Indoor School. Wash-out will earn a refund CRICKET fans travelling to Edgbaston for the Third Test will receive a full refund on their tickets if any of the five days is washed out by rain. Warwickshire County Cricket Club are at pains to reassure worried supporters, some of whom have paid as much as 75 for a ticket, that they will be given their money back if less than 10 overs are bowled on any given day. If between 10-25 overs are bowled, then supporters will be eligible for a 50 per cent refund. The 21,000-capacity ground in Birmingham is sold out for the first four days Test, with 18,000 tickets snapped up for Mondays final day. JORDAN BACKS SCHUMACHER: PAGE 35 Waiting game: Andrew Flintoff and Paul Collingwood, left, warm-up at Edgbaston this morning and, inset below, the covers were on and the brollies were up RaindelaysstartasBirmingham and Lords get Edgy over Ashes THE start of the vital third Ashes Test at Edgbaston was delayed by a wet outfield today. Despite sunshine bathing the ground as the players warmed-up, the torrential rain of yesterday took its effect despite Warwickshire groundsman Steve Rouse deploying six staff to soak up the standing water overnight. Umpires Rudi Koertzen and Aleem Dar were not happy with the state of the outfield and, after more showers this morning, opted to inspect again after the scheduled lunch break. Birmingham will be desperate for summer sun as the pressure to host an Ashes Test grew with the news that Durhams Riverside ground will host a Test against Australia for the first time in 2013. The ECB also confirmed The Oval as a venue -- but the other three venues are still open for bidding with neither Edgbaston nor Lords, the home of cricket, confirmed. The ECB also announced that Hampshires Rose Bowl will host a Test between England and India in 2014, along with Old Trafford and The Oval. The decisions were announced after the ECB accepted the recommendations of the Major Match Group, which has implemented a plan to award major Tests to grounds that do not have long-term staging agreements. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html