LITESPORT London Lite Friday, 31 July 2009 41 ARSENAL FIRST GAME: EVERTON (A) GOKHAN INLER will not be leaving Udinese for the Emirates. His agent Dino Lamberti said: Inler is very happy at Udinese and I am convinced this will be an important year for him. PRE-SEASON: Tomorrow Atletico Madrid (h), Sun Rangers (h) August 8 Valencia (a) CHELSEA FIRST GAME: HULL (H) FRANCO DI SANTO has hailed fellow Blues striker Didier Drogba for helping him grow as a player. He said: Didier encourages me every day. I have learned a lot, like patience, control and heading techniques. PRE-SEASON: Tomorrow Reading (a), August 9 Man United (CS, Wembley) FULHAM ROBERT HUTH is being tipped to become Roy Hodgsons next signing as the club are desperate for defensive cover. FIRST FIVE GAMES:August 6 FutboloKlubasVetra(EuropaCupQL2,h)15 Portsmouth(a)18Blackburn(h)23Chelsea(h) TOTTENHAM FIRSTGAME:LIVERPOOL(H) KYLE NAUGHTON has strengthened his claims to start the campaign on the right flank following his display against West Ham on Wednesday. He is a great player with a fantastic attitude, said manager Harry Redknapp. PRE-SEASON:TodayHull(Beijing) Sun SouthChina(HongKong)August 9 Olympiakos(h) WEST HAM FIRST GAME: WOLVES (A) LUIS BOA MORTE, who suffered cruciate ligament damage in the defeat against Spurs, will travel home from with the team as planned this weekend and see a specialist before heading to Portugal for the first phase of his recovery. PRE-SEASON:TodayBeijing Guoan (Beijing)August 8 Napoli (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE FIRSTGAME:PLYMOUTH(H) STERN JOHN has completed a free transfer move to Selhurst Park. The former Fulham striker decided to turn down a new from Southampton. PRE-SEASON:SunGillingham(h) QPR FIRSTGAME:BLACKPOOL(H) GREGORY VIGNAL is determined to turn his trial into a permanent move. I want to come back to England and this is a chance for me to try to do that, said the defender. Ive got to show Ive got quality to bring to the team. PRE-SEASON:Tomorrow Shampton(h) READING FIRST GAME: FOREST (H) BRENDAN RODGERS wants to bring in new faces before tomorrows friendly with Chelsea. He said: Hopefully well have a signing or two in before Saturday because it would be important. PRE-SEASON:Tomorrow Chelsea(h) WATFORD FIRSTGAME:DONCASTER(H) TAMAS PRISKIN, 22, is a transfer target for Ipswich manager Roy Keane. PRE-SEASON: Tomorrow Parma (h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD FIRST GAME: CARLISLE (A) STRIKER Moses Ademola, 20, has been sent out on a sixth-month loan to Blue Square South Woking to gain first team experience. 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See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Zamora proves hes stillworth a few bob FKVETRA.....0 FULHAM......3 Second leg: Thursday, 6 August BY NEAL COLLINS Bobatov hits back: Bobby Zamora was on target in Lithuania BOBBY ZAMORA is deter- mined to prove his critics wrong after playing a key role in Fulhams winning return to European football last night. The much-maligned striker scored the first goal, won a penalty converted by Danny Murphy, and then laid on Seol Ki-Heyons late effort as Ful- ham eased past Lithuanian side FK Vetra in the first leg of theEuropaLeaguethirdquali- fying round tie in Vilnius. Manager Roy Hodgson said: Bobbywasoutstanding.Itwas really good to see him in such good form. Thatkindof complimenthas been as rare as a Zamora goal following the 28-year-olds move from West Ham in com- pany with defender John Pantsil for a combined fee of 6.3m last July. Last season he was the target of fiercecriticismafterscoring just twice in 35 games but hav- ingrejecteda5mmovetoHull City last week, Zamora said: It will be nice to prove wrong anybody who doubted me. ThisseasonImhopingtodo that. Last year I came in for a bit of stick, for no reason. So Ive set targets for myself, to scoresomegoals,andtosilence a few people as well. Zamoraadmittedtheflakhad hurt. He said: I suppose it did get to me. But at the end of the day, this is a team game. I may not have scored the goals last year but I contributed a lot in terms of build-up play, and I think I had the most assists. What was clear against a League One-standard Vetra is thatZamoraandstrikepartner Andy Johnson have reached a new level in understanding. Zamora said: Last year was a learning curve for us as a partnership. You cant just click straight away. But weve managed to work out our strengths and you can see that in our play. It will cre- ate a few goals for us. It was Murphy, always crea- tive in midfield, who laid on Fulhams 44th-minute opener withadelightfullychippedball into the penalty area which Zamora took in his stride. Ten minutes into the second half Zamora won a penalty when he was hauled down by Algis Jankaukas, and from the spot, Murphy fired just inside the left hand upright. Many among the capacity crowd of 5,900 packed into Vetras quaint three-sided sta- dium were already on their way home when Fulham grabbed their third five min- utes from time. Zamora passed neatly from the right for Zoltan Gera to touch the ball into the path of substituteKi-Heyon,whocooly picked his spot. 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.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html