London Lite Wednesday, 12 August 2009 33 ARSENAL WATFORD and Scunthorpe are both keen on signing highly-rated young midfielder Henri Lansbury on a long-term loan. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Everton(a) Aug 18Celtic(CLQL1,a)22Portsmouth(h)25 Celtic(CLQL2,h)29ManUtd(a) CHELSEA JOHN TERRY is hopeful that top football medical scientist Bruno Demichelis will help the squad steer clear of injuries. He helped prolong the careers of Paulo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta and Terry said: He is very close to the manager, has been with him at Milan and if he can make a difference then great. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Hull(h)Aug 18Sunderland(a)23Fulham(a)29Burnley(h) Sept 12Stoke(a) FULHAM DANNY MURPHY realises how difficult it will be to match last terms seventh placed finish. He said: It wont be easy because most teams are spending huge money bolstering their squads. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Portsmouth (a) 20 Amkar Perm (ELQL1, h) Aug 23 Chelsea (h) 27 Amkar Perm (ELQL2, a) 30 Aston Villa (a) TOTTENHAM DORIAN DERVITTE is a target for Spanish club Villarreal. The defender spent last season on loan at Southend and is expected to relish the chance to move to Spain. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sun Liverpool (h)Aug 19Hull(a)23WestHam(a)29 Birmingham(h)Sept 12ManUtd(h) WEST HAM MARK NOBLE believes new signing Luis Jiminez will make a big impact on the Premier League this season. He is really clever and good on the ball in the areas where we quick passes and exchanges, the midfielder said. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Wolves(a)23 Tottenham(h)29Blackburn(a)Sept 12Wigan (a)19Liverpool(h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 NEIL WARNOCK singled two-goal Darren Ambrose out for praise after the 2-1 win over Torquay. Darrens contributions made the difference. There is a lot more to come from him, said the manager. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatBristolCity (a)Aug 18Ipswich(a)22Newcastle(h)31 Peterborough(a)Sept 12Scunthorpe(h) QPR P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 WAYNE ROUTLEDGE hit a hat-trick as QPR smashed Exeter 5-0 in the Carling Cup. The winger was withdrawn after 66 minutes as a precaution for Gareth Ainsworth. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatPlymouth(a) Aug 18BristolCity(a)22NottmForest(h)29 Scunthorpe(a)Sept12Peterborough(h) READING P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 NICHOLAS BIGNALL admitted he enjoyed the perfect debut after scoring twice in last nights 5-1 defeat of Burton. I couldnt have wished for more, he said. Two goals on my debut, its got to be good. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatNewcastle (a)Aug 18Swansea(a)22SheffUtd(h)29 Barnsley(a)Sept12Doncaster(h) WATFORD P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 MALKY MACKAY praised goalkeeper Richard Lee after the extra-time win over Barnet. He said: Richard had little to do for most of the game and then pulled one save out of the bag in the final minutes and that shows what Richard is. Mike Williamson and Scott Severin got the goals. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatSheffUtd(a) Aug 18NottmForest(a)22Blackpool(h)29 Swansea(a)Sept12Barnsley(h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 THE BEES went down 1-0 to Bristol City in the Carling Cup last night, but afterwards manager Andy Scott had good news as he revealed: We have agreed a deal with Carlisle to sign winger Cleveland Taylor. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatBrighton(h) Aug 18Norwich(h)22Southampton(a)29 Oldham(h)Sept 5 Charlton(a) CHARLTON P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 THE ADDICKS will turn their full attention to League One after getting knocked out of the Carling Cup at Hereford. Midfielder Johnny Godsmark struck eight minutes into extra-time for the Bulls 1-0 win. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatHartlepool (a)Aug 18LeytonOrient(a)22Walsall(h)29 Tranmere(a)Sept5Brentford(h) GILLINGHAM P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 MARK STIMSON says the 2-1 defeat of Championship Plymouth should send out a warning to Gills League One rivals. I keep going on about it but there are some quality players here, said the manager. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatTranmere(a) Aug 18Colchester(a)22Hartlepool(h)29 Walsall(a)Sept 5 Exexter(h) LEYTONORIENT P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 ADRIAN PATULEA and JJ Melligan both scored for the Os in their 2-1 Carling Cup win over Colchester. Jimmy Smith and Andros Townsend also impressed for the Os. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatOldham(h) Aug 18Charlton(h)22Yeovil(a)29Carlisle(h) Sept 4Southend(a) MILLWALL P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 KENNY JACKETT believes last nights 4-1 win over Bournemouth demonstrated his squads firepower. We have good options now up front, he said. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatCarlisle (h)Aug 18Oldham(h)21Southend(a)28 Brighton(h)Sept 5BristolRovers(a) SOUTHEND P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 LEE BARNARD earned the praise of manager Steve Tilson after his late goals secured a 2-1 Carling Cup victory at Cheltenham. If he gets space inside the box he will score, the manager said. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatWalsall (a)Aug 18Wycombe(a)21Millwall(h)29 Swindon(a)Sept4LeytonOrient(h) WYCOMBE P1 W0 D0 L1 Pts0 WANDERERS crashed to a 4-0 defeat at home to Peterborough in the Carling Cup. Manager Peter Taylor made six changes from the side that went down 3-2 against Charlton at the weekend. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatLeeds(h) Aug18Southend(h)22Norwich(a)29Bristol Rovers(h)Sept 5Brighton(a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P1 W0 D0 L1 Pts0 IAN HENDON refused to be downcast after Barnet pushed Championship Watford to extra-time before losing the Carling Cup tie 2-0, with goals on 105 and 120 minutes. If we keep performing like that someone is going to get a good hiding, said the manager. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatShrewsbury (h)Aug 18Morecambe(h) 22 Torquay (a)29 NottsCounty (h)Sept 4Northampton(a) DAG & RED P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 VETERAN keeper Tony Roberts was made captain for the night as Dagenham fell to a 3-1 Carling Cup defeat at Cardiff. Roberts was very proud to be captain on his return to Wales, said Daggers boss John Still. Substitute Josh Scott, was on target for the visitors. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatTorquay(h) Aug 18Shrewsbury(h)22NottsCounty(a)29 LincolnCity(h)Sept5Cheltenham(a) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... SPURSFAN Olivia (L&B 11/08) Yes we are trophyless for ages, and maybe THFC will win all five trophies! Oops, I meant zero. Worry about your team instead. Gunnerchic LAUGHING gooner (L&B 10/08) I just love to remember Gazzas goal against you in the cup semi at Wembley. And we now we have the manager and team to do you again. Laughing Spur Why is this page full of Tottenham mugs? You are all proper sad north London divs. Layton-HAMMER, RM9 Mighty Os on the march this year! Go on Geraint. BrisbaneRdBoy, E11 ANYONE notice theres never any Chelsea fans on here? Tottenham, Arsenal and West Ham full of proper London fans rather than that plastic lot with their plastic flags at Stamford Bridge. JossiesGiants, E17 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 Going on holiday? You can now keep up with all the action in LiteSport by logging on to: LITESPORT Rangers rout fails to lift annoyed Magilton JIM MAGILTON says his QPR side must buck their ideas up - despite thrashing Exeter 5-0 in the Carling Cup last night. Wayne Routledge grabbed a hat- trick and Alessandro Pellicori and Hogan Ephraim were also on target as Rangers responded to a half-time blast from Magilton after a goalless opening 45 minutes. But the Rangers boss has warned the players they cannot afford to be so slow out of the blocks, starting against Plymouth in Championship action on Saturday. I am not particularly happy. For 45 minutes, I thought we were certainly second best and it took a few strong wordsof encouragementathalf-time shall we say, Magilton fumed. But they are a great bunch of lads because they took the rollicking and stood up like men. Ifeltwestoodoff Exeter,weplayed into their strengths first half and they showed what a good side they are, he explained. We all felt we needed to turn a few switches on at half-time. We have to be spot on every single week, other- wise we will get punished. The5-0scorelineprobablyflattered us, but it is encouraging signs. Meanwhile, Watford manager Malky Mackay also admitted his side need to improve after being taken to extra-time by Barnet before winning 2-0 with goals from Mike Williamson and Scott Severin. The Hornets face Sheffield United this weekend and Mackay said: If you come to Barnet and dont expect a tough game then it can come back and bite you. We made sure we countered that and thats why we came out on top. I think we can play better than that, but I think Barnet had a real go and youve got to match their effort so that eventually the quality of the players shines through, he added. We ended up with two goals and a clean sheet but you have to respect the opposition and how they play. BY NEIL MARTIN Waynes world: Routledge puts away his penalty for his hat-trick Draw for the 2nd round will be held 10pm tonight 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