London Lite Tuesday, 22 September 2009 37 LITESPORT ARSENAL P5 W3 D0 L2 Pts9 YOUNG goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is ready to put his injury hell behind him by making his debut tonight. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton WBA (CC R3, h) Sat Fulham (a) Sep 29 Olympiacos (CL GRP, h) Oct 4 Blackburn (h) 17 Bham (a) CHELSEA P6 W6 D0 L0 Pts18 NICOLAS ANELKA is obviously unaware of the reputation Claudio Ranieri once built at Stamford Bridge. Asked about Carlo Ancelottis biggest strength, the French ace replied: He rotates the squad, which is new at Chelsea. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom QPR (CC R3, h) Sat Wigan (a) Sep 30 Nicosia (CL GRP, a) Oct 4 Liverpool (h) 17 Aston Villa (a) FULHAM P5 W2 D0 L3 Pts6 STEPHEN KELLY has revealed how Paul McGrath inspired him to become a top-flight defender. He said: There was no one better than him when I was growing up. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomManCity(CC R3,a)SatArsenal(h)Oct1Basle(ELGrp,h)4 WestHam(a)19Hull(h) TOTTENHAM P6 W4 D0 L2 Pts12 LEDLEY KING and Sebastien Bassongs injuries will prompt Spurs medics to rush Jonathan Woodgate back to fitness. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Preston (CC R3, a) Sat Burnley (h) Oct 3 Bolton (a) 17 Portsmouth (a) 24 Stoke (h) WEST HAM P5 W1 D1 L3 Pts4 THE Hammers will be without Matthew Upson and Valon Behrami for the Carling Cup tie with Bolton but Luis Jimenez may make an appearance from the bench. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Bolton (CC R3, a) Sep 28 Man City (a) Oct 4 Fulham (h) 17 Stoke (a) 25 Arsenal (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P7 W2 D2 L3 Pts8 MANAGER Neil Warnock is focusing on improving his current squad rather than worrying about their latest transfer ban over cash owed to Ipswich for Alan Lee. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat WBA (a) 29 Sheff Tom (h) Oct 3 Blackpool (h) 17 Cardiff (a) 20 Leicester (a) QPR P7 W2 D4 L1 Pts10 ROWAN VINE has urged his QPR team-mates to build on their win over Cardiff. The forward said: What we need is for everyone to be pulling in the same direction. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomChelsea(CC R3,a)SatBarnsley(h)Sep 30Newcastle(a) Oct 3 Swansea (a) 17 Preston (h) READING P8 W1 D3 L4 Pts6 SHANE LONG will be put through his paces this week as he steps up his recovery from an ankle injury. The striker suffered the knock playing for Ireland. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sat Watford(h) Sep 29 Preston (a)Oct3 Middlesbrough (h) 17West Brom (a)20QPR(a) WATFORD P8 W3 D4 L1 Pts13 DANNY GRAHAM has urged on-loan fans favourite Heidar Helguson to stay at Vigarage Road for the rest of the year. Graham said: A player of his experience can only help the boys and help Watford as a team. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Reading (a) Sep 29 Coventry (h) Oct 3 Cardiff (a) 17 Middlesbrough (a) 20 Ipswich (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P8W2D4L2Pts10 ANDY SCOTT defended his sides start to the season after their defeat to Bristol Rovers. He said: They are young players and it is a newly-formed team. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Yeovil (a) Sep 29 Southend (h) Oct 3 Swindon (h) 9 Hartlepool (a) 17 Orient (a) CHARLTON P8 W6 D2 L0 Pts20 ROB ELLIOT has signed a new three-year deal. The goalkeeper said: The club is moving in a forward direction and its good that they want me to be a part of that. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Exeter (h) Sep 29 Colchester (a) Oct 3 Leeds (a) 6 Barnet (h) 10 Oldham (h) GILLINGHAM P8 W3 D1 L4 Pts10 MARK STIMSON will double his homework on Norwich as he faces the Canaries twice in 10 days next week. Paul Lamberts men arrive at Preistfield in League One on Saturday before a return in the Johnstones Paint Trophy. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Norwich (h), Oct 3 Southampton (a) 6 Norwich (JPT R2, h) 10 Wycombe (h) 13 Brighton (a) LEYTON ORIENT P8 W1 D3 L4 Pts6 BOSS Geraint Williams has demanded more poise and purpose from his players ahead of Saturdays derby with Millwall. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Millwall (h) Sep 29 Norwich (a) Oct 3 Wycombe (a) 6 Brighton (JPT R2, h) 10 Colchester (h) MILLWALL P8 W2 D4 L2 Pts10 THE CLUB will find out this week what action the FA intend taking as a result of the violent scenes at Upton Park during the Carling Cup clash with rivals West Ham last month. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Orient (a) Sep 29 Yeovil (h) Oct 3 Tranmere (h) 10 Swindon (a) 17, Stockport (a) SOUTHEND P8 W2 D5 L1 Pts11 LEE SAWYER is determined to win his place back in the side when the Shrimpers face Oldham on Saturday, but realises he faces a huge challenge after their impressive win at Brighton. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Oldham (h) Sep 29 Brentford (a) Oct 3 Stockport (a) 6 MK Dons (JPT R2, a) 9 Southampton (h) WYCOMBE P8 W1 D2 L5 Pts5 CHAIRBOYS midfielder Lewis Spence has joined Forest Green on loan as he attempts to build up his fitness following a foot problem that has been holding him back so far this term. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Swindon (a) Sep 29 Tranmere (h) Oct 3 Orient (h) 10 Gillingham (a) 17 Colchester (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P8 W4 D3 L1 Pts15 STRIKER Paul Furlong will be available again at the weekend to face Rotherham after missing the draw with Bradford through suspension. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Rotherham (a) Sep 29 Dag & Red (h) Oct 3 Grimsby (h) 6 Charlton (JPT R2, a) 10 Rochdale (a) DAG & RED P8 W6 D1 L1 Pts19 BOSS John Still has explained why he is against signing players on short-term loans. He said: We prefer to produce our own players and with no finances at the club, we need to continue to produce them. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Morecambe (h) Sep 29 Barnet (a) Oct 3 Hereford (a) 10 Darlington (h) 17 Bradford (h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS CHELSEA 6 6 0 0 15 3 18 MANUTD 6 5 0 1 15 6 15 LIVERPOOL 6 4 0 2 16 9 12 MANCITY 5 4 0 1 11 6 12 ASTONVILLA 5 4 0 1 8 3 12 TOTTENHAM 6 4 0 2 12 10 12 ARSENAL 5 3 0 2 17 8 9 SUNDERLAND 6 3 0 3 9 9 9 BURNLEY 6 3 0 3 5 10 9 STOKE 6 1 3 5 8 7 8 BIRMINGHAM 6 2 1 3 3 4 7 WOLVES 6 2 1 3 5 8 7 EVERTON 5 2 0 3 7 10 6 FULHAM 5 2 0 3 4 7 6 WIGAN 6 2 0 4 4 12 6 WESTHAM 5 1 1 3 5 6 4 BOLTON 5 1 1 3 6 8 4 BLACKBURN 5 1 1 3 4 8 4 HULL 6 1 1 4 5 13 4 PORTSMOUTH 6 0 0 6 3 12 0 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS WESTBROM 8 6 2 0 20 7 20 NEWCASTLE 8 6 1 1 13 4 19 MIDDLESBRO 8 5 1 2 14 9 16 PRESTON 8 4 3 1 15 9 15 SHEFFUTD 8 4 3 1 14 9 15 CARDIFF 8 4 1 3 12 7 13 BLACKPOOL 8 3 4 1 11 7 13 WATFORD 8 3 4 1 13 11 13 LEICESTER 8 3 4 1 10 8 13 BRISTOLCITY 8 3 4 1 8 8 13 COVENTRY 8 3 2 3 10 11 11 QPR 7 2 4 1 7 5 10 SCUNTHORPE 8 3 1 4 11 15 10 SHEFFWED 8 2 3 3 14 12 9 DONCASTER 8 1 5 2 8 10 8 CRYSTALPAL 7 2 2 3 6 10 8 DERBY 8 2 1 5 10 13 7 PETERBOROUGH 8 1 4 3 10 13 7 NOTTMFOREST 8 1 4 3 8 11 7 SWANSEA 8 1 4 3 3 8 7 READING 8 1 3 4 6 11 6 BARNSLEY 8 1 2 5 6 14 5 IPSWICH 8 0 4 4 8 15 4 PLYMOUTH 8 0 2 6 7 17 2 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS LEEDS 8 7 1 0 16 4 22 CHARLTON 8 6 2 0 18 6 20 BRISTOLROVERS 8 6 0 2 13 6 18 MKDONS 8 5 2 1 10 6 17 COLCHESTER 8 4 2 2 16 8 14 HUDDERSFIELD 8 4 2 2 18 11 14 SWINDON 8 3 4 1 8 10 13 SOUTHEND 8 2 5 1 12 9 11 GILLINGHAM 8 3 1 4 14 11 10 MILLWALL 8 2 4 2 7 7 10 BRENTFORD 8 2 4 2 8 9 10 WALSALL 8 2 4 2 8 9 10 STOCKPORT 8 2 3 3 10 12 9 NORWICH 8 2 3 3 13 16 9 EXETER 8 2 3 3 8 11 9 OLDHAM 8 2 3 3 7 10 9 CARLISLE 8 2 2 4 8 11 8 HARTLEPOOL 8 2 2 4 6 9 8 BRIGHTON 8 2 2 4 9 16 8 YEOVIL 8 1 3 4 10 13 6 LEYTONORIENT 8 1 3 4 11 16 6 WYCOMBE 8 1 2 5 8 14 5 TRANMERE 8 1 0 7 7 20 3 SOUTHAMPTON 8 1 5 2 7 8 -2 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS BOURNEMOUTH 8 7 0 1 13 4 21 DAG&RED 8 6 1 1 19 9 19 ROTHERHAM 8 5 2 1 12 6 17 BARNET 8 4 3 1 12 7 15 ALDERSHOT 8 4 2 2 13 9 14 ROCHDALE 8 4 2 2 13 9 14 SHREWSBURY 8 4 2 2 14 12 14 NOTTSCOUNTY 8 4 1 3 20 8 13 CHELTENHAM 8 3 4 1 12 10 13 CREWE 8 4 0 4 10 8 12 BRADFORD 8 3 3 2 12 15 12 BURTONALBION 8 3 2 3 13 12 11 CHESTERFIELD 8 3 2 3 11 11 11 PORTVALE 8 2 4 2 9 7 10 LINCOLNCITY 8 3 0 5 7 11 9 ACCSTANLEY 8 3 0 5 7 13 9 BURY 8 3 0 5 5 11 9 GRIMSBY 8 3 0 5 7 14 9 MORECAMBE 8 1 5 2 12 16 8 HEREFORD 8 1 4 3 10 12 7 NORTHAMPTON 8 2 1 5 11 14 7 TORQUAY 8 2 0 6 9 14 6 MACCLESFIELD 8 1 3 4 8 16 6 DARLINGTON 8 0 1 7 3 14 1 Southampton deducted 10pts for administration Damons verdict on Crashgate: F1 is in a right stateDAMONHILLbelievesRenaults lenient Crashgate punishment is just part of a power struggle being waged in Formula One. TheWorldMotorSportCouncil in Paris concluded Renaults conspiracy with former driver Nelson Piquet Junior to cause a crash in last years Singapore GrandPrixwasof unparalleled severity -- but they received a permanent disqualification, suspended for two years. The focus of the Councils attention was on former Renault team principal Flavio Briatore, who was handed a lifetime ban from FIA-sanctioned events. By not heavily fining Renault or stripping them of points, there is an apparent guarantee the team will continue to race. The exit of Briatore means the man who was at the heart of the Formula One Teams Associa- tions threat to break away from the FIA is now off the scene. Im not surprised theyve let Renault off, said Hill, the 1996 F1 champion and president of theBritishRacingDriversClub. You cant escape from the sus- picion it was all very expedient given Briatore was also one of the leaders of FOTA. No-one can excuse what hap- pened, its totally abhorrent. Butitsnotthewholestory.We cant disassociate this from the powerplay going on behind the scenes of F1, which has been going on for a long time. Its a crying shame, and it has to stop because its ruining the sport. Its utterly deplorable. F1 has to ask itself whether its just a very expensive form of entertainment. There is a whole book to be written on whats wrong with F1. LORD MAWHINNEY, chair- man of the Football League, has written to the FIA to request details of the evidence behind yesterdays decision as the League considers Briatores future as co-owner of Queens Park Rangers and whether he meets the Fit and Proper Person Test required of club directors. LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... K NORRIS (L&B 21/09) learn the rules. Thats a minimum of four minutes....now add on two goal celebrations and a substitution. Manc Damo K NORRIS (L&B 21/09) been said already, but how long is this ludicrous added time for Man Utd going to be allowed to go on? 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