32 Monday, 24 August 2009 London Lite LITESPORT LITE&biTTer Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... lRE ASHES (L&B 21/08) strewth Poms. Our boys needed mine detectors on an explosive wicket. Fair dinkum you deserved it! Congrats. Im off to eat humble pie in the Outback! Bushtucker Man, W2 lBUSHTUCKER MAN (L&B 21/08) the Lancashire Hot Pot may have been off the boil but youve still ended up eating a large portion of humble pie Three Lions lG GOON (L&B 21/08) cooking and cleaning? Are Arsenal fans sexist as well as ugly? Gorgeous, beautiful, (Gooners tell me!) smart, sassy blue-eyed blonde Spurs fan Olivia, N10 lCHELSKI (L&B 21/08) Burnley are coming back to beat you again. Be afraid, very afraid. Burnleyboy 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 LITTLE by little Harry Red- knapps magic touch is working and Tottenham are reaping the benefits with a perfect start to the season. Spurs top the table thanks to theirwinatWestHamandwhile Redknapp laughed off compari- sons with the great Double-win- ningsideof 1960-61,hedidreveal he wants his team to emulate European champions Barcelona in the way they play. Im playing with four for- wards but theyre all tiny lads, said Redknapp. We must be the smallest forward line in the world with Luka Modric, Aaron Lennon, Robbie Keane and Jer- main Defoe. The role model is Barcelona. Youonlyhavetolookatthemlast year, the way they press teams with their midfield. They were a small team but they pressed you, worked you when they didnt have the ball and they ended up European champions without being a physical team. Youneedthatworkratetowin back the ball when you havent gotit.Youdontneedtobeagiant todothatandweveworkedhard at pressing teams. I thought we did it well against Liverpool. His Tottenham tots may not quiteyetbeintheAndresIniesta or Lionel Messi league but nine points from their first three games is an excellent start. Redknapps team had to put in a heavy shift in the sun though, to overcome a brave challenge from the Hammers. If the otherwise excellent Carlton Cole hadnt blown a cir- cuit and somehow contrived to send a suicidal pass straight to the feet of Jermain Defoe, West Ham may have won this cut and thrust London derby. Instead Cole, who had earlier scored the best goal of the game, held his head in anguish while Spurs celebrated Defoes equal- iser and then pushed on to win with an excellent Lennon cross shot 11 minutes before the end. With 6ft 7ins Peter Crouch on the bench, Redknapps faith in his diminutive frontline -- Modric is the tallest at 5ft 8ins and Lennon the shortest at 5ft 5ins -- is certainly paying off. Although the boss is making no firm predictions about a pos- sible top-four finish he does think it is a realistic aim. He said: Manchester City will be pushing to be a top-four team and theres no reason why we cant push as well. We only lost one home game last season and with the start weve had we have a bit of belief. Its Tottenhams Tot-spurs on topby geoff teather Small wonder: Aaron Lennon Fears over ashtons fate DEAN ASHTONS playing career is in the balance amid fresh speculation he is fighting a losing battle against a chronic ankle injury. There are suggestions the Hammers striker (left) has already retired, but Gianfranco Zola today denied it. The West Ham manager said: I am hoping I can have him in my team. Until they tell me something different, I am hopeful. 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