LITESPORT 34 Wednesday, 26 August 2009 London Lite THIS WAS THEZolaandFA condemn violenceas fanschief callsforcalm Inbrief Hell be life and Sol of County NOTTS COUNTY executive chairman Peter Trembling sees Sol Campbell as an ambassador for the Magpies in their quest to return to the top flight. The ambitious League Two side completed the shock signing of the former Tottenham, Arsenal and Portsmouth defender on Tuesday on a five-year deal. Trembling said: We see Sol as one of our ambassadors -- a pillar that will take us all the way to the Premier League. Moyes annoys old boy Lescott MANCHESTER CITY new boy Joleon Lescott claims manager David Moyes criticisms of his attitude are inaccurate. Speaking at his Eastlands unveiling, the 22m 27-year- old said: I was disappointed in the comments, I feel theyre inaccurate. I dont think I disrespected any of the players. If I did I apologise. Id like to think they (Everton) thought I gave my all when I played. Laws boots out Jeffers the red SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY have handed Francis Jeffers a maximum club fine and transfer-listed him following his dismissal in the Carling Cup defeat to Port Vale. Jeffers was shown a straight red card in the 37th minute for appearing to headbutt and punch Vale skipper Tommy Fraser. Manager Brian Laws said: His conduct was totally unacceptable and something this football club will not tolerate from any player. Hart wants a Sylver lining PORTSMOUTH boss Paul Hart has called on club captain Sylvain Distin to stay at Fratton Park after admitting the Frenchman is seeking a move. Distin has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, but Hart is hopeful he can retain his defensive linchpin. He said: Weve had a conversation and he has expressed that desire to leave. We desperately want him to stay. Chimbonda set for Rovers deal BLACKBURN boss Sam Allardyce has reportedly agreed a fee of around 2m for Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda. Allardyce is struggling to keep hold of Steven Warnock following interest from Aston Villa and has now turned to Chimbonda to strengthen his backline. The Frenchman has played just five games for Spurs since rejoining from Sunderland in January. LONDONCALLING ARSENAL P2 W2 D0 L0 Pts6 ARSENE WENGER has indicated that Philippe Senderos may still have a future at the club. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonCeltic(CLQL2,h)Sat ManUtd(a)Sept12ManCity(a) 19 Wigan (h) 26 Fulham (a) CHELSEA P3 W3 D0 L0 Pts9 PAULO FERREIRA played a full part in Chelseas open training session at Stamford Bridge yesterday following his knee injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Burnley (h) Sept 12 Stoke (a) 20 Tottenham (h) 26 Wigan (a) Oct 4 Liverpool (h) FULHAM P2 W1 D0 L1 Pts3 DICKSON ETUHU is confident Fulham can bounce back from their defeat by Chelsea. He said: Were a good team, and we need to re-group and have a look at what we did wrong. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Amkar Perm (ELQL2, a) SunAston Villa (a) Sept 13 Everton (h) 19 Wolves (a) 26 Arsenal (h) TOTTENHAM P3 W3 D0 L0 Pts9 PETER CROUCH and Roman Pavlyuchenko will start up front at Doncaster tonight while Alan Hutton and David Bentley will also be handed rare starts. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonDoncaster (CCR2, a) SatBirmingham (h)Sept 12ManUtd (h)20 Chelsea (a) 26 Burnley (h) WEST HAM P2 W1 D0 L1 Pts3 RADOSLAV KOVAC made his first start since his permanent move to the Hammers in the 3-1 win over Millwall last night and could now be in contention for a place against Blackburn. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Blackburn (a) Sept 12 Wigan (a) 19 Liverpool (h) 28 Man City (a) Oct 3 Fulham (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P4 W1 D1 L2 Pts4 NEIL WARNOCK has denied Palace have agreed a sale-and- loan-back deal with Wigan for Victor Moses. He said: Wigan would never loan him back. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomManCity(CCR2,h) Aug31Peterborough(a)Sept12Scunthorpe(h)15 QPR(a)19Derby (h) QPR P4 W0 D3 L1 Pts3 RANGERS hope to tie up the loan signing of Jay Simpson from Arsenal. They see the 20-year-old as the ideal candidate to sharpen up their attack. NEXT FIVE GAMES: SatScunthorpe (a) Sept 12 Peterbrough (h) 15 Crystal Palace (h) 19 Cardiff (a) 26 Barnsley (h) READING P4 W0 D2 L2 Pts2 BRENDAN RODGERS says the Carling Cup defeat to Barnsley will have no bearing on Saturdays game. We have big motivation to push up the league, said the manager. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Barnsley (a) Sept 12 Doncaster (h) 16 Cardiff (h) 19 Peterborough (a) 26 Watford (h) WATFORD P4 W1 D2 L1 Pts5 TOMMY SMITH is now set to join Portsmouth after a late bid diverted his move to Reading. Smith played no part in last nights 2-1 defeat at Leeds. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatSwansea (a)Sept 12 Barnsley (h)15Plymouth(a) 19 Leicester 26 Reading(h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P4 W2 D2 L0 Pts8 THE BEES are hoping to tie-up James Wilsons loan deal for BY JAMES GOLDMAN WEST HAM boss Gianfranco Zola describedtheviolencewhichmarredhis sides Carling Cup win over Millwall as the worst hed ever seen. One man was stabbed outside the ground as fans clashed on the streets, while there were also three pitch inva- sions in scenes reminiscent of footballs dark ages. It was the first meeting between the Londonrivalsforfiveyearsandalthough trouble had been widely anticipated nobody, particularly Zola, envisaged an outbreak of hooliganism on this scale. He said: Ive been involved in difficult games and things happened. Here, Ive played seven years and Ive never seen it like this. Its certainly not good for football. I was completely shocked. Totally. I knew it was a game that meant a lot forthetwosetsof supporters,butIdidnt imagine it like this. WhatcanIsay?Imasportman.Ilove the game. This was beyond my powers. The Football Association have already launchedamajorinvestigation,willmeet with both clubs, review CCTV footage and study the referees match report before deciding upon the best course of action. But already it looks as though the gov- erningbodywillcomedownlikeatonof bricks on any fan identified as being involved in the violence. FAdirectorof communicationsAdrian Bevington said: We have to make sure that the individuals concerned face such tough actions that they cant go to any football matches ever again. There have been calls for West Ham to bebootedoutof thecompetition,oratthe very least be forced to play their next Carling Cup match behind closed doors. The Hammers have, however, vowed to helptheFAintheirinvestigationandwill leave no stone unturned in an attempt to identify the troublemakers. Chief executive Scott Duxberry said: Everyone at the club is shocked and appalled at what happened and we will leave no stone unturned in identifying the perpetrators, rooting them out and then taking the proper action from both the police point of view and the clubs. The vast majority of people at the gamelastnightwerelaw-abidingfootball fansandasmallminorityspoiledit.They will not be allowed to succeed. Millwall,too,havepledgedtocooperate with the inquiry, but also called for a probe into the planning of what was alwayslikelytobeapowderkegoccasion between two fierce and historic rivals. The Lions were unhappy at only being allocated 2,300 tickets, amid fears ticket- less fans would travel across London to the game regardless. A statement read: We trust that all aspects of planning and preparation for this match will be investigated. 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