LITESPORT London Lite Thursday, 6 August 2009 33 LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... STEVEO (L&B O5/O8) found a book in the library called Harry, The Wizard Of White Hart Lane. His magic kept you in the Premiership but it would take a miracle to make you top four! French Connection, NW1 STEVEO (L&B O5/O8) omg hes back on it again. These Tottenham fans aint got a clue have they? They aint even real fans... 25 tickets they bought for a game in beijing cup. We had 50,000 turn up for meaningless Emirates Cup both days. Linners, DA1 STEVEO (L&B O5/O8) get a life. Goonergal G Goon (L&B O5/O8) The mighty white birds -- hated but rated! The return of Spur Dog, N17 STEVEO (L&B O5/O8) how old are you? Grow up! you are making us decent Spurs fans look like a bunch of idiots. Ron Parrish, 40+ years loyal CLEM (L&B O5/O8) Aldershot is in Hampshire, thats hardly near London! Why are you reading London Calling? Ozza, Se12 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.ukPETER HILL-WOOD insists that rumours of Cesc Fabregass imminent departure from the Emirates Stadium are just fabrication. And the life-long Arsenal chairman insists there is absolutely no chance of the latests reports of a move to AC Milan coming true. The22-year-oldisundercontractwith the Gunners until 2014 but, following the sudden departures of Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure to Manches- ter City, the rumour mill has begun to grind again. But Hill-Wood said: There is absolutelynochanceof usselling Cesc and all this talk is just fabrication. Cesc is happy at Arsenal, as far as I am aware. Hill-Wood added: We are happy with the players weve got. Everyone says wehaveaverysmallsquad but we have a lot of youngsters. If Arsene wanted to buy a decent player he could, as long as the figure was not ridiculous. Fabregas(right)himself attempted to reassure the fansataQ&Awithsupporters on Members Day. He said: I dont think it is ever our expectation to finish fourth. We want to win and we will never start a season thinking we will only fight for fourth place -- I dont think we would be here if we felt like that. Meanwhile, Arsenal now know who theycanfaceintomorrowsChampions League fourth qualifying round draw. The Gunners will be paired with either Fiorentina, Atletico Madrid, Celtic, Anderlecht or FC Timisoara. FABRICATIONHill-Woods fury as Cesc gossip just wont stop BY KRISS IVERSEN Gunners grin and bear it for the kids ARSENAL celebrated the launch of their partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity by launching dozens of Great Ormond Street Bears into the air at the Emirates Stadium. The club aim to raise 500,000 to build a Lung Function Unit at the worlds leading childrens hospital. Last year the Gunners raised 532,816 for Teenage Cancer Trust, comfortably beating their target of 300,000. The bears retail for 9.99 + 1.50 P+P and can be purchased by calling 020 7239 3000 and quoting ARSENAL GOSH BEAR. You can find out more at www.beagoonerbeagiver.org. isTheresaid:Hill-WoodBut sellingusofchancenoabsolutely justistalkthisallandCesc farasArsenal,athappyisCesc areWeadded:Hill-Wood saysEveryonegot.weve squadsmallveryahavewe oflotahavewebut Arsene wanted to buyIf ascould,heplayerdecenta gure was notlong as the fi kidstheforitbearandgrinGunners theiroflaunchthecelebratedARSENAL StreetOrmondGreatwithpartnership launchingbyCharityChildrensHospital BearsStreetOrmondGreatofdozens Stadium.Emiratestheatairtheinto to500,000raisetoaimclubThe theatUnitFunctionLungabuild hospital.childrensleadingworlds ARSENAL FIRST GAME: EVERTON (A) ARSENE WENGER hopes to have defender Johan Djourou available for the pre-season friendly clash with Valencia this weekend. PRE-SEASON: Sat Valencia (a) CHELSEA FIRST GAME: HULL (H) MICHAEL MANCIENNE should complete a loan switch to Wolves next week but there has also been surprise interest in the defender club AC Milan. PRE-SEASON: Sun Man United (CS, Wembley) FULHAM BOBBY ZAMORA starts up front with Andrew Johnson as Fulham aim to complete the job against FK Vetra tonight. Despite a 3-0 lead Roy Hodgson will field a strong side to seal the win, and then make changes to ensure none of his big names pick up injuries before the new season. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Tonight 6Futbolo KlubasVetra(EuropaCupQL2,h)August 15 Portsmouth(a)18Blackburn(h)23Chelsea(h) 30AstonVilla(a)Sept 13Everton(h) TOTTENHAM FIRSTGAME:LIVERPOOL(H) ANDROS TOWNSEND scored the only goal from the penalty spot as a young Spurs XI were beaten 4-1 by Crawley Town. Coach Clive Allen said: For some of the first year Academy lads, that would have been the toughest match they have ever played physically. PRE-SEASON:Sun Olympiakos (h) WEST HAM FIRST GAME: WOLVES (A) FRANK NOUBLE insists he has made the right move in joining the Hammers. The 17-year- old said: People have asked why I would want to leave Chelsea but I am happy I made the right decision. PRE-SEASON:Sat Napoli (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE STERN JOHN is set to make his Crystal Palace debut against Plymouth on Saturday, despite concerns over his match fitness. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Plymouth(h) August 11Torquay(CCR1,h)15BristolCity(a) 18Ipswich(a)22Newcastle(h) QPR YOUNG striker Romone Rose is to be sent out on loan to get some first team experience. The 19-year-old is expected to join Northampton. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Blackpool(h) August 11Exeter(CCR1,a)15Plymouth(a)18 BristolCity(a)22NottmForest(h) READING ALEX PEARCE has been tipped by boss Brendan Rodgers to be Readings defensive lynchpin this season. The 20-year-old impressed last term and is expected to be a first-team regular. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat NottmForest (h)August 11BurtonAlbion(CCR1,h)15 Newcastle(a)18Swansea(a)22SheffUtd(h) WATFORD NATHAN ELLINGTON has already been told he has no future at Watford so the striker will now try and earn a deal at Blackburn during a trial. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Doncaster(h) August 11Barnet(CCR1,a)15SheffUtd(a)18 NottmForest(a)22Blackpool(h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD THE BEES are considering signing another striker and former Sheffield United front man Steve Kabba, released by Watford, is on trial. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Carlisle(a) August 11BristolCity(CCR1,h)15Brighton(h) 18Norwich(h)22Southampton(a) CHARLTON CHRISTIAN DAILLY (above) says he turned down the chance to join Championship clubs in favour of signing a one-year deal with Charlton. The defender, 35, has impressed while on trial. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Wycombe(h) August 11Hereford(CCR1,a)15Hartlepool(a) 18LeytonOrient(a)22Walsall(h) GILLINGHAM SIMON KING will be out for around three months after the defenders ankle injury turned out to be more serious. It is a big, big blow and I wasnt expecting it, said boss Mark Stimson. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Swindon(h) August 11Plymouth(CCR1,h)15Tranmere(a) 18Colchester(a)22Hartlepool(h) LEYTONORIENT TAMIKA MKANDAWIRE is confident of forming a solid partnership with Ben Chorley. The two players starred in the Os 6-1 win over Newcastle. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat BristolRovers (a)August 11Colchester(CCR1,a)15Oldham (h)18Charlton(h)22Yeovil(a) MILLWALL LEWIS GRABBAN and Ashley Grimes could force their way into Saturdays first team squad after impressing in the 3-1 friendly win over Welling. Grimesy and Lewis did well, said coach Richard Shaw. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Southampton (a)August 11Bournemouth(CCR1,h)15 Carlisle(h)18Oldham(h)21Southend(a) SOUTHEND LEE SAWYER will be given as long as possible by Steve Tilson to prove his fitness ahead of the opener against Huddersfield. Sawyer has a rib injury. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Huddersfield (h)August 11Cheltenham(CCR1,a)15Walsall (a)18Wycombe(a)21Millwall(h) WYCOMBE PETER TAYLOR is backing defender Luke Oliver to have a terrific start to the season. The boss said: Hes been the pick of our players during pre-season. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Charlton(a) August 11Peterborough(CCR1,h)15Leeds(h) 18Southend(h)22Norwich(a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET JOE DEVERA is expected to play at Lincoln on Saturday after returning to training following a groin problem. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat LincolnCity(a) August 11Watford(CCR1,h)15Shrewsbury (h)18Morecambe(h)22Torquay(a) DAG & RED SCOTT GRIFFITHS claims he can boost Daggers goal-threat after scoring against Orient last week. He said: Ive been asking to go up for corners and the first chance I get, I do the job! 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 532,816raisedGunnerstheyearLast comfortablyTrust,CancerTeenagefor atmoreoutndficanYouBEAR.GOSH www.beagoonerbeagiver.org. LITESPORT PICTURE EXCLUSIVE 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