London Lite Thursday, 13 August 2009 33 ARSENAL HENRI LANSBURYS proposed loan move to Scunthorpe or Watford has been shelved after he picked up a groin injury on England Under-19 duty. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Everton(a) Aug 18Celtic(CLQL1,a)22Portsmouth(h)26 Celtic(CLQL2,h)29ManUtd(a) CHELSEA CLAUDIO PIZARRO is closing in on a permanent move to Werder Bremen after coach Thomas Schaaf said: I hope we get Pizarro. We are considering where we can strengthen and what players can help us. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Hull(h)Aug 18Sunderland(a)23Fulham(a)29Burnley(h) Sept 12Stoke(a) FULHAM BJORN HELGE RIISE fears Brede Hangeland will leave the club. He said: Its good for him, hes done something right when clubs like Arsenal are interested. But I hope he stays. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Portsmouth (a) Aug 20 Amkar Perm (ELQL1, h) 23 Chelsea (h) 27 Amkar Perm (ELQL2, a) 30 Aston Villa (a) TOTTENHAM STRIKER Jon Obika has joined Yeovil on a three- month loan deal. Obika enjoyed a successful spell with the Glovers last season. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sun Liverpool (h)Aug 19Hull(a)23WestHam(a)25/26 Doncaster(CCR2,a)29Birmingham(h) WEST HAM DANNY GABBIDON pressed his claims for a starting spot at Wolves with a 90-minute appearance for Wales last night. He was partnered by James Collins in central defence, while Jack Collison started in midfield. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Wolves(a) Aug 23Tottenham(h)25/26Millwall(CCR2, h)29Blackburn(a)Sept 12Wigan(a) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 JOSE FONTE is set to keep his place in defence against Bristol City after completing a full 90 minutes against Torquay. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatBristolCity(a) Aug 18Ipswich(a)22Newcastle(h)25/26 ManCity(CCR2,h)31Peterborough(a) QPR P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 ALLESSANDRO PELLICORI is pushing for a starting place in the QPR side to face Plymouth this weekend. The Italian striker scored on his debut against Exeter on Tuesday night. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatPlymouth(a) Aug 18BristolCity(a)22NottmForest(h) 25/26Accrington(CCR2,h)29Scunthorpe(a) READING P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 PREMIER LEAGUE side Hull City have completed the signing of 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international midfielder Stephen Hunt for an undisclosed fee -- believed to be in the region of 3m. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatNewcastle(a) Aug 18Swansea(a)22SheffUtd(h)25/26 Barnsley(CCR2,h)29Barnsley(a) WATFORD P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 WOLVES are ready to make one more effort to sign James Harper after Mick McCarthy watched him in action against Burton Albion on Tuesday night. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatSheffUtd (a)Aug 18NottmForest(a)22Blackpool(h) 25/26Leeds(CCR2,a)29Swansea(a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 ANDY SCOTT has not yet finished building his squad. The Bees boss said: Were hopeful we can bring in one more player, possibly two. But that depends on finances. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatBrighton(h) Aug 18Norwich(h)22Southampton(a)29 Oldham(h)Sept 5 Charlton(a) CHARLTON P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 THE club will check on Christian Dailly, Miguel Llera, Frazer Richardson and Jonjo Shelvey this week. All four missed the Carling Cup defeat to Hereford due to injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatHartlepool (a)Aug 18LeytonOrient(a)22Walsall(h)29 Tranmere(a)Sept5Brentford(h) GILLINGHAM P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 ANDY BARCHAM insists manager Mark Stimson wont allow his players to get carried away by their good start. Hell keep our feet on the ground. We dont want to get too excited too soon, he said. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatTranmere(a) Aug 18Colchester(a)22Hartlepool(h)25/26 Blackburn(CCR2,h)29Walsall(a) LEYTONORIENT P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 SEAN THORNTON is vying for a place in the starting XI against Oldham. The Irish midfielder played 30 minutes in the Carling Cup win over Colchester. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatOldham(h) Aug 18Charlton(h)22Yeovil(a)25/26Stoke (CCR2,h)29Carlisle(h) MILLWALL P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 JASON PRICE is battling to be fit for the clash with Carlisle. The striker missed the Carling Cup win over Bournemouth after suffering a dead-leg at Southampton. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatCarlisle(h) Aug 18Oldham(h)21Southend(a)25/26 WestHam(CCR2,a)28Brighton(h) SOUTHEND P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 FRANCIS LAURENT will be out for a minimum of two weeks after MRI scans revealed his ankle injury was merely a bad sprain and not a fracture, as first feared. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatWalsall(a) Aug 18Wycombe(a)21Millwall(h)25/26Hull (CCR2,a)29Swindon(a) WYCOMBE P1 W0 D0 L1 Pts0 FORWARD George Daly, 18, has joined Hayes & Yeading on loan for first team experience. He recently signed a one- year pro contract with Wanderers. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatLeeds(h) Aug18Southend(h)22Norwich(a)29Bristol Rovers(h)Sept 5Brighton(a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P1 W0 D0 L1 Pts0 JAKE HYDE has recovered from a groin injury and is available to play against Shrewsbury but likely to start on the bench. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatShrewsbury (h)Aug 18Morecambe(h) 22 Torquay (a)29 NottsCounty (h)Sept 4Northampton(a) DAG & RED P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 JOHN NURSE remains doubtful for Saturdays visit of Torquay. The striker picked up an injury at Crewe. Josh Scott could make his full debut. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatTorquay(h) Aug 18Shrewsbury(h)22NottsCounty(a)29 LincolnCity(h)Sept5Cheltenham(a) Fixtures are subject to change LONDONS 2ND RND CARLING CUP DRAW QPR v Accrington, Orient v Stoke, Hull v Southend, Leeds v Watford, Crystal Palace v Manchester City, Gillingham v Blackburn, West Ham v Millwall, Reading v Barnsley, Doncaster v Tottenham. Games played week commencing 24 August LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... JOSSIESGIANTS (L&B 12/08) The reason us Chelsea fans dont text is coz we like to listen to all losers. Were the ONLY London club that has a remote chance of silverware. BlueLondoner, Ec1 MAYBE Jossie, Chelsea fans arent as bitter and enjoy watching the rest squabble -- like watching bald men fighting over a comb. Tom, E14 THERES never any Chelsea fans because were too busy watching our team win trophies to engage with Spurs, West Ham or Arsenal losers. Obi, E9 LAUGHING Spur (L&B 12/08) Do you also remember 71, 04, Rocastle (RIP) & Adams? Andy, N1 LAUGHING Spur (L&B 12/08) Remember when a Donkey won the Derby? Hee-haw, hee-haw. Goonerbuzz, BR1 HOLD on, is that Gary Neville, stealing jewellery from Graff? ShedEnd, W6 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 Fisher is angling to land a monster in Minnesota ROSS FISHER believes he has as good a chance as anyone of claiming the US PGA Championship title on Sunday evening after proving his growing credentials at the last two majors. The 28-year-old Englishman tees off in his first round at Hazeltine in Minnesota later today full of confidence after challenging deep into the weekend at both The Open and US Open. Fisher finished fifth in New York and was 13th at Turnberry, but only because of a horrendous quadruple-bogey eight on the fifth hole in his final round. And he reckons he can again be at the top of the leaderboard this time and boost his world ranking of 23 with his first major. Obviously the US Open was a great experience, I walked away from there disappointed finishing fifth, he explained. It just shows I had a really good chance of winning that. And The Open, but for one loose tee shot, I could have had a really serious chance of winning. But I come into every major championship now feeling and believing I can win and feeling like my game is good enough to win. This week is no different. I feel comfortable on the golf course. Its similar to Bethpage, its very, very long, so that should suit me quite well. If I can just get the putter working, I feel like Ive got a really good chance of contending. AslongasIkeepputtingmyself intocontention, thats good enough for me. Im only 28, so Ive got plenty of time on my side, he added. It would be nice to say I won a major champion- ship before Im 30, but to be honest, Im not really thinking about kicking myself if I dont win one before I turn 30. BY NEIL MARTIN Fisher king: Englands Ross Fisher reckons he is a major contender for the US PGA at Hazeltine US PGA Championship, live on Sky Sports 1, from 7pm 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