LITESPORT London Lite Thursday, 27 August 2009 39 LITEAND BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... 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 RE HAMMER HORROR (L&B 26/08) Im a female Hammer and am aware of the situation between Millwall and West Ham and wasnt surprised by what happened on Tuesday, but I am annoyed at the way it was a surprise to the media and police. I stayed away from the game knowing it was going to end in trouble. Jo, WHU RE HAMMER HORROR (L&B 26/08) the idiots who ran onto the pitch at Upton Park were just that, idiots, and are surely very easy to identify and therefore ban. JYP, N13 RE HAMMER HORROR (L&B 26/08) to throw West Ham out of the Carling Cup would be wrong and I, for one, would struggle to tell Jack Collison that his bravery in turning out for his team meant nothing because of the cowardice of a mindless few. R. Wiseman RE HAMMER HORROR (L&B 26/08) I have always viewed these social networking sites as something that may be abused and now that we learn many of the incidents around Upton Park on Tuesday night were arranged via them perhaps it is they that should be closed rather than our football grounds. SW MACCA (L&B 26/08) you muppet, why cant Notts County get to the Premier League? How old are you? They were up there in the 80s and Hull and Wigan are there now, where did they both come from? Watford and Swansea have also been in all four divisions. Alan, TW7 OLIVIA (L&B 26/08) can you move your pitch to LLLH (London Loser Lonely Hearts section)! You are so vain and so, so boring! Gunnerchic is the No1 birdie of L&B! Spring Gooner OLIVIA (L&B 26/08) if you wear my Spurs shirt you can be anything you want! Golf clubs in bin! Got a sister for my ironing? Spurs Lad, NW1 POMMY BOY (L&B 26/08) the saying is whingeing pom not Aussie. And Id rather be a losing Aussie than a winning Pom on any day. Do enjoy your number five ranking. Karl Going on holiday? You can now keep up with all the action in LiteSport by logging on to: e-edition.thelondonlite.co.uk Man who can throw the book at Quins Judge Jeff warns fake blood saga isnt over HARLEQUINS face ejection from the Heineken Cup and even English rugby, as the ramifications of the fake blood scandal continue to mount. And the man theyll all be watching is Judge Jeff Blackett, the RFUs discipli- nary officer. Blackett, in Paris yesterday attending a European rugby conference, said Harlequins and their officials could still find themselves in deep water after the damning revelations, made public yes- terday, by the clubs winger Tom Williams. The details of Williams testimony to an ERC appeal pointed to the lengths Harlequins officials went to in a bid to cover up the use of a fake blood capsule togainunfairadvantageintheHeineken Cup clash with Leinster in April. Harlequins chairman Charles Jillings and chief executive Mark Evans were implicated in the cover-up as Williams said they put pressure on him not to tell the whole story of events that led up to the incident by offering him generous inducements. Blackett said last night: Harlequins as a club have been found guilty of misconduct and fined and that is the sanction. But the details which have emerged are all new matters which c o u l d b e s u b j e c t t o f u r t h e r proceedings. Anybodywhoisamemberof theclub is subject to the discipline of the Rugby Football Union and therefore action can be taken against them. That action can be as low as a reprimand to, ultimately, expulsion from the union. He added: The rule under which the RFU operates is rule 5.12, which says that any conduct that is prejudicial to the interests of the game or the union is effectively misconduct. It will be a matter for me to assess any allegation. This is all speculation of course, but theRFUhavethepowertoapplyarange of sanctions.Atthetopof itisexpulsion from the union. ERC chief executive Derek McGrath revealed yesterday the board may still seek to throw Harlequins out of the Heineken Cup, despite having already fined the club 260,000. Hesaid:Wewillhaveourowncounsel to take when we see all the decisions as to whether there is any further action to take. There are many considerations because what has happened has been very serious in terms of damage to the tournament and game. Meanwhile former Harlequins and England star Simon Halliday said today heads must roll. Writing in The Times today, he said: I can scarcely believe the collusion between the senior officials, in particu- lar as it has affected the career of a young player who was asked to take the full force of the judgement against the club before he rightly decided to tell all. As a result, the positions of Evans andJillingsareuntenableandthesport- ing world, not to mention the rugby world, will demand retribution. BY GEOFF TEATHER Tough judge: Jeff Blackett, above, says Harlequins officials Mark Evans, far left and Charles Jillings, left, may face further investigation over the Tom Williams blood capsule affair, left centre Robson Flushes away the nerves to progress in US BRITISH youngster Laura Robson made a successful start in her attempt to join Andy Murray in the US Open main draw. The 15-year-old beat world number 128 Stephanie Foretz 7-5 6-1 in the first womens qualifying round at Flushing Meadows and was joined in the next round by fellow British player Elena Blatacha. I was so nervous at first because youre playing at the US Open and the Arthur Ashe Stadium is right there, said Robson. I looked up and saw it and was like, Oh my God! Robson will need to win two more matches to reach the main draw and now plays Hungarian Aniko Kapros later today. Video nasty is number 100 in charts for Hamilton team LEWIS HAMILTON has been promised there will be no repeat of the pit-lane blunder that cost him victory in Valencia last weekend, after his team watched a replay of the incident 100 times. The reigning F1 world champion (left) was on track for back-to-back wins until his McLaren tyre team was caught unprepared as he came in for his stop. But ahead of this weekends race at Spa, McLaren MD Jonathan Neale said: We have forensically taken it apart and looked at what we need to do. 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