LITESPORT 46 Wednesday, 2 September 2009 London Lite GUNNERS GOWenger: Now well challenge every ref in Europe BY NEAL COLLINS Hammers man believes grass is always Greener... HARRY REDKNAPPS pursuit of David James confirms the 39-year- old is still regarded by many as the top English goalkeeper, but his three understudies are all vying to prove he can no longer be considered Fabio Capellos No1. The fact Jamess proposed move from Portsmouth to Tottenham failed to materialise ensured he will get plenty of practise in a side likely to be battling to avoid relegation this season. Robert Green and Ben Foster presently hold rather better club credentials, while Paul Robinson is still yet to be entrusted again with a role he so spectacularly failed to justify, courtesy of a series of high- profile mistakes. James was left out of the squad for the forthcoming double header against Slovenia and Croatia at Wembley, leaving Green the most likely to deputise once again. The 29-year-old has only five caps to his name but has started the last three internationals and is hoping a fine start to the season with West Ham -- two clean sheets in their opening three games -- will be enough to convince Capello the pecking order has not changed. After Saturdays goalless draw at Blackburn, Green said: A clean sheet is a clean sheet, thats all I can do. I dont think either keeper had a save to make but if you keep a clean sheet then you are a pretty good keeper. The England manager is taking it on who is playing well for their club and that is how it is. There is stuff you can control and stuff you cant. But at three years Greens junior, Foster has long been touted as the most likely long-term No1. BY HARRY LANE Green light: West Ham stopper Robert Inbrief FA Cup deal not E.ONs away THE FA has confirmed energy giant E.ON will not be renewing its sponsorship of the FA Cup at the end of this season. E.ONs four- year deal was understood to be worth 32m to the FA and a search will now begin An said: The FA can confirm that E.ONs sponsorship of the FA Cup will come to a close at the end of the current season. The FA would like to thank E.ON for its investment and support. Colchester job for Boothroyd FORMER Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd has been named the new manager of League One side Colchester. The 38-year-old, who has been out of management since leaving Vicarage Road last November, replaces Paul Lambert after he quit to take over at Norwich last month. Boothroyd led the Hornets to the Premier League in 2006, before they were relegated after one season in the top flight. Ranieri ready for Roma task CLAUDIO RANIERI is expected to be unveiled as the new coach of Roma today. The Chelsea boss will replace Luciano Spalletti, who resigned yesterday. The Rome-born Ranieri is set to sign a two-year deal and will take charge for the first time at Siena on 13 September . An agreement has been reached, said Ranieris agent Mattia Grassani. Walters letting the Rot set in WALTER SMITH believes he has finally found the solution to Rangers left-side midfield problem after signing Jerome Rothen on loan. Rothen, 31, yesterday wrapped up the formalities of a season-long move from Paris St Germain. Smith said: We are delighted to welcome Jerome to the club and I think he will be an excellent addition to our squad. Jerome will bring a good balance to our team. Benitez in dock over ref rant RAFAEL BENITEZ has been charged with improper conduct following comments made after Liverpools defeat at Spurs on the opening weekend of the season. Benitez was furious at Phil Dowds refusal to award a late penalty for a foul on Andriy Voronin by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Can you get two penalties at an away ground? No. With this referee, I knew that this was impossible, he said at the time. ARSENE WENGER is furious over yes- terdays decision by UEFA to ban Edu- ardofortwoChampionsLeaguematches -- and the Arsenal boss is now threaten- ing to challenge every decision made by referees in Europe. Arsenal look certain to appeal after theirstrikerwasfoundguiltyof deceiv- ing the referee in last weeks clash against Celtic. He is the first player ever banned for diving in the Champions League. As news of the ban emerged during the final hours of the transfer window yesterday,Wenger(below)said:Wewill defend our player as far as we can because the man is not treated fairly. The existing rules of football have been changed just for one case so we will from now on challenge every single decision that is made in Europe by the referees. European footballs g ove r n i n g b o dy rejected Arsenals 19-page defence of the Brazil-born Croatian following allegations of diving to win a penalty as goalkeeper Artur Boruc came out to challenge. The 11th Elite Club CoachesForummeetsinNyon tomorrow afternoon and on Friday morning with Wenger, Sir Alex Fergu- son and Rafa Benitez among the con- firmed attendants along with representatives from Real Madrid, Porto, Lyon, Rangers and Juventus. Wenger will ensure simulation is top of the agenda. Arsenal will have until early next week to lodge an appeal as UEFA rules dictate they have three working days from receipt of the rea- soned explanation to form a counter-argument. An Arsenal statement last night said: The club is disappointed with UEFAs decision. Once we receive UEFAs rationale, we will make a decision on the next steps. We have been deeply frustrated by the perfunctory and apparently arbi- trary process that UEFA has followed in thisinstance.Webelieveitisimperative that UEFAs explanation for its decision provides clear and comprehensive standards that will be consistently enforced. It is also critical that UEFA provides specific details of the processes it plans to adopt in reviewing games. 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