LITESPORT London Lite Wednesday, 5 August 2009 33 LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... STEVEO (L&B 04/08), congrats on finding your way out of the pond, not long now until evolution is complete. Mark, Purley STEVEO and you Spurs knuckle draggers will always be the most hated! Id worry more about your small joke of a club than ours! G Goon, N5 TO all the Gooners in todays Lite & Bitter trying to prove they are good supporters -- Ha ha youre still the muppets of London. Just like the library! Steveo, THFC loyal WHY arent Aldershot in the London Calling club-by-club guide? Nearer to London than some of the clubs you cover. Clemo KT15 BALLACKS back in training (LiteSport 04/08, page 32). Thatll scare Sir Alex Ferguson! Goonerish, N7 PLEASE stop suggesting Patrick Vieira is coming back to Arsenal. We all know its not going to happen. Too expensive, too old. Invincible Vince, Enfield 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 thisislondon.co.uk/lite Going on holiday? You can now keep up with all the action in LiteSport by logging on to: e-edition.thelondonlite.co.uk ARSENAL FIRST GAME: EVERTON (A) THOMAS VERMAELEN should be fit to play against Valencia in the Gunners final pre-season friendly after missing the Emirates Cup with a hamstring injury. PRE-SEASON: Sat Valencia (a) CHELSEA FIRST GAME: HULL (H) JOHN TERRY has insisted he is in the dark over any imminent signings at Stamford Bridge. He said: I promise you I never get involved in any players brought in or going. PRE-SEASON: Sun Man United (CS, Wembley) FULHAM DICKSON ETUHU missed Fulhams Europa League clash against FK Vetra last week as his wife was expecting their first child -- but she has given birth to a son so the midfielder is available for Thursdays second leg. The Cottagers won the first leg of the tie 3-0 and can expect a comfortable run-out. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Tomorrow FKlVetra(EuropaCupQL2,h)August 15 Portsmouth(a)18Blackburn(h)23Chelsea(h) TOTTENHAM FIRSTGAME:LIVERPOOL(H) ROBBIE KEANE may have to be content with a midfield role if Spurs boss Harry Redknapp uses Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe as his striking partnership this season. PRE-SEASON:Sun Olympiakos (h) WEST HAM FIRST GAME: WOLVES (A) ZAVON HINES, 20, believes he is now ready to step up into the first team squad and take his place as a Premier League player at Upton Park. My aim is to be on the bench for the first team for the start of the season, said the striker. PRE-SEASON:Sat Napoli (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE DARREN AMBROSE has been struggling with a shoulder injury but is expected to be fit to play against Plymouth on Saturday. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Plymouth(h) August 11Torquay(CCR1,h)15BristolCity(a) 18Ipswich(a)22Newcastle(h) QPR MATT CONNOLLY and Akos Buzsaky could be in contention for the opening-day clash with Blackpool on Saturday after resuming full-training. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Blackpool(h) August 11Exeter(CCR1,a)15Plymouth(a)18 BristolCity(a)22NottmForest(h) READING FORMER captain Graeme Murty is to sign a deal with Southampton. The 34-year-old has been training with the Saints after the Royals released him. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat NottmForest (h)August 11BurtonAlbion(CCR1,h)15 Newcastle(a)18Swansea(a)22SheffUtd(h) WATFORD DANNY GRAHAM is excited about his move to Watford. The striker said: If we have a strong week, train hard, study our reports on Doncaster, well have a good start to our season. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Doncaster(h) August 11Barnet(CCR1,a)15SheffUtd(a)18 NottmForest(a)22Blackpool(h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD CARL CORT will be in line for a debut against Carlisle after the striker joined the Bees on a five-month deal. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Carlisle(a) August 11BristolCity(CCR1,h)15Brighton(h) 18Norwich(h)22Southampton(a) CHARLTON CHRIS SOLLY has returned to full training. Physio Steve Allen said: Chris suffered deep bruising to his right shin but he was fine on Monday. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Wycombe(h) August 11Hereford(CCR1,a)15Hartlepool(a) 18LeytonOrient(a)22Walsall(h) GILLINGHAM ALAN JULIAN looks set to start the season in goal as rival Simon Royce was forced to miss five days training because his son had swine flu. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Swindon(h) August 11Plymouth(CCR1,h)15Tranmere(a) 18Colchester(a)22Hartlepool(h) LEYTONORIENT MIDFIELDER Adam Chambers is Geraint Willimas only current injury concern. Everyones fit and hopefully Adam will catch up soon, said the manager. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat BristolRovers (a)August 11Colchester(CCR1,a)15Oldham (h)18Charlton(h)22Yeovil(a) MILLWALL KENNY JACKETT is close to a deal with Plymouth for defender Mathias Doumbe, who appeared as a trialist in the friendly against Middlesbrough. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Southampton (a)August 11Bournemouth(CCR1,h)15 Carlisle(h)18Oldham(h)21Southend(a) SOUTHEND THE SHRIMPERS have been given a bye into the second round of the Johnstones Paint Trophy by the Football League. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Huddersfield (h)August 11Cheltenham(CCR1,a)15Walsall (a)18Wycombe(a)21Millwall(h) WYCOMBE PETER TAYLOR is giving a trial to midfielder Danny Spinner and said: He was at Millwall last year but unfortunately had a few injuries. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Charlton(a) August 11Peterborough(CCR1,h)15Leeds(h) 18Southend(h)22Norwich(a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET PAUL FURLONG has signed a one-year contract with the Bees after agreeing personal terms. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat LincolnCity(a) August 11Watford(CCR1,h)15Shrewsbury (h)18Morecambe(h)22Torquay(a) DAG & RED YOUNG striker Daniel Charge has left Daggers after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent. Charge has failed to break into the side after making his League Two debut last season. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Crewe(a) August 11Cardiff(CCR1,a)15Torquay(h)18 Shrewsbury(h)22NottsCounty(a) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday Buzzing: Brentfords Carl Cort bid for 15m Pirlo Alonsodealwillcomplete Madrids225msplurge XABI ALONSO was today undergoing a medical to complete his protracted transfer from Liverpool to Real Madrid -- with the Spanish giants confirming it will end their astonishing 224.8m summer spree. Putting even ambitious moneybags Manchester City in the shade, Real president Florentino Prez is now content with his new collection of galacticos at the Bernabeu who he hopes will bring arch-rivals Barcelona crashing back to earth following their European Cup, La Liga and Spanish Cup treble last season. And Real Madrid director general Jorge Valdano admitted: We understood Xabi Alonso was an important player to complete our squad, and it was worth Real Madrid fighting for him. The club needed a shake up. Some very good players have come in to strengthen every position and the fans are very excited. With this move we end the search for new players. We continue searching for an exit for those who are surplus to requirements. That final admission will also put a host of English clubs on red alert as they continue to jostle to put themselves in pole position to sign Reals cast-offs such as Rafael van der Vaart and strikers Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Ruud van Nistelrooy. BY NEIL MARTIN X-Factor: Xabi Alonso, above, in action against Real, while Madrid fans hail his arrival, inset Cristiano Ronaldo (ManU)..80m Kaka (ACMilan).........................56m Karim Benzema (Lyon)..........35m Xabi Alonso (Liverpool).........30m RaulAlbiol(Valencia)..............12.7m Alvaro Negredo (Almeria)....4.2m Alvaro Arbeloa(Liverpool)...3.5m Esteban Granero (Getafe)....3.4m Total summer spend.............224.8m REAL DEALS 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.html