London Lite Friday, 25 September 2009 45 ARSENAL P5 W3 D0 L2 Pts9 THEO WALCOTT is hoping to be in the squad tomorrow to face Fulham. The winger has not featured this season after suffering a muscle injury in his lower back. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Fulham (a) Sep 29 Olympiacos (CL GRP, h) Oct 4 Blackburn (h) 17 Bham (a) 20 AZ (CL GRP, a) CHELSEA P6 W6 D0 L0 Pts18 JOE COLE is back in the frame to start at Wigan tomorrow after captaining the side against QPR in the Carling Cup win on Wednesday, but he may have to settle for subs role. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Wigan (a) Sep 30 Nicosia (CL GRP, a) Oct 4 Liverpool (h) 17 Aston Villa (a) 21 Athletico Madrid (CL GRP, a) FULHAM P5 W2 D0 L3 Pts6 ROY HODGSON will be without Paul Konchesky again for the home clash with Arsenal. That means Stephen Kelly can expect another outing a full-back. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomArsenal(h) Oct1Basle(ELGrp,h)4WestHam(a)19Hull (h)22Roma(ELGrp,h) TOTTENHAM P6 W4 D0 L2 Pts12 PETER CROUCH could start tomorrow after his hat-trick against Preston. Michael Dawson should start in defence. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Burnley (h) Oct 3 Bolton (a) 17 Portsmouth (a) 24 Stoke (h) 31 Arsenal (a) WEST HAM P5 W1 D1 L3 Pts4 VALON BEHRAMI remains doubtful for Mondays trip to face Manchester City because of an ongoing sciatica problem. Radoslav Kovac will deputise. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Mon 28 Man City (a) Oct 4 Fulham (h) 17 Stoke (a) 25 Arsenal (h) 31 Sunderland (a) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P7 W2 D2 L3 Pts8 ON-LOAN striker Freddie Sears could be on the bench if he passes a fitness test on an ankle injury, otherwise the side will be unchanged. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom WBA (a) 29 Sheff Tom (h) Oct 3 Blackpool (h) 17 Cardiff (a) 20 Leicester (a) QPR P7 W2 D4 L1 Pts10 BEN WATSON will return to the starting line up against Cardiff after he missed the Carling Cup defeat at Chelsea because he was cup-tied. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomBarnsley(h) Sep 30Newcastle(a)Oct 3 Swansea (a) 17 Preston (h) 20 Reading (h) READING P8 W1 D3 L4 Pts6 JOBI McANUFF should make his Reading debut against former club Watford tomorrow . Im knocking the gaffers door down, he said. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Tom Watford(h) Sep 29 Preston (a)Oct3 Middlesbrough (h) 17West Brom (a)20QPR(a) WATFORD P8 W3 D4 L1 Pts13 THE HORNETS have sold their 3,195 ticket allocation for the short trip to Reading tomorrow. There will be an extra 350 available from the Madejski Stadium on Saturday morning. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Reading (a) Sep 29 Coventry (h) Oct 3 Cardiff (a) 17 Middlesbrough (a) 20 Ipswich (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P8W2D4L2Pts10 DANNY FOSTER may fill in at left back when the Bees take on Yeovil tomorrow as Ryan Dickson is still struggling for full fitness. Ben Strevens continues a rehabilitation programme following a broken leg. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Yeovil (a) Sep 29 Southend (h) Oct 3 Swindon (h) 9 Hartlepool (a) 17 Orient (a) CHARLTON P8 W6 D2 L0 Pts20 DEON BURTON, Frazer Richardson and Lloyd Sam should all be fit to face Exeter tomorrow despite picking up minor injuries in the controversial 2-2 draw against Norwich at Carrow Road last time out. The FA are to investigate incidents at that game. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Exeter (h) Sep 29 Colchester (a) Oct 3 Leeds (a) 6 Barnet (h) 10 Oldham (h) GILLINGHAM P8 W3 D1 L4 Pts10 MARK STIMSON believes that Gills home form is the key to maintaining their strong start and keeping them out of danger this season ahead of the Norwich game tomorrow. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Norwich (h), Oct 3 Southampton (a) 6 Norwich (JPT R2, h) 10 Wycombe (h) 13 Brighton (a) LEYTON ORIENT P8 W1 D3 L4 Pts THE Os have launched a twitter.com site for fans to keep up with the derby action against Millwall tomorrow. Skipper Stephen Purches is out with a cracked cheekbone. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Millwall (h) Sep 29 Norwich (a) Oct 3 Wycombe (a) 6 Brighton (JPT R2, h) 10 Colchester (h) MILLWALL P8 W2 D4 L2 Pts10 SKIPPER Paul Robinson will return to training in the next ten days after suffering ankle ligament damage, while defender Tony Craig will miss tomorrows short trip to local rivals Leyton Orient. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Orient (a) Sep 29 Yeovil (h) Oct 3 Tranmere (h) 10 Swindon (a) 17, Stockport (a) SOUTHEND P8 W2 D5 L1 Pts11 FRANCIS LAURENT is expected to continue on the right wing as the Shrimpers host Oldham. Lee Sawyer -- on loan from Chelsea -- is hoping to prove he is worthy of a start too. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom 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 JON-PAUL PITTMAN and Kevin Betsy are expected to start up front at Swindon tomorrow. Tommy Doherty and Matt Bloomfield remain side-lined. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Swindon (a) Sep 29 Tranmere (h) Oct 3 Orient (h) 10 Gillingham (a) 17 Colchester (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P8 W4 D3 L1 Pts15 DEFENDERS Kenny Gillet and Joe Devera could both be reinstated to the line-up when the Bees take on Rotherham tomorrow after boss Ian Hendon promised to make changes. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom 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 JOHN STILL will name an unchanged side for the visit of Morecambe tomorrow. On-loan midfielder Tom Kilbey will return to his Premier League club Portsmouth before the weekend clash and is unavailable for the match. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom 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 LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... SHELLEY (L&B 24/09) theres as much chance of traitor Campbell returning to the Lane as Arsenal winning the Premier League. Parky RE SPURS (L&B 24/09) how can Harry leave out Crouchie after his goals at Preston? Pair him with Defoe. John T RE MAN U (L&B 24/09) for all those bitching about Man Utd and added time, get over it! We won, deal with it! Marvin, SW8 RE JOE COLE (L&B 24/09) genuinely pleased to see Joe Cole back on a football pitch. Hopefully he can play key role in South Africa next year. Watson RE DIOUF (L&B 24/09) time to sling this vile man out of football. Macca 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 LITESPORT Hammerschiefs bought Franco with own cash THE latest episode in the story surroundingWestHamssorry financial plight was revealed today when it emerged that chief executiveScottDuxberry and technical director, Gian- luca Nani, parted company with their own cash to salvage the transfer of Guillermo Franco. The Mexico international was released by Spanish side Villarreal in the summer, and wrapping up a deal to bring him to Upton Park should have been a formality. But such are the constraints whichtheeastLondonclubare workingunderthatthedealhit asnagoverpaymentsthatwere owed to the player and his agent. With Gianfranco Zolas already wafer-thin squad boasting only one fit striker in the shape of Carlton Cole, it was imperative the transfer went through -- and it only did so after Duxberry and Nani, dug into their own pockets. West Hams financial prob- lems have been well publicised since former chairman Bjor- golfur Gudmundsson lost his fortune in last years Icelandic banking crisis. Despite having since been taken over by CB Holdings, funds remain tight with man- ager Gianfranco Zola forced to rely on the generosity of the clubs staff. The Hammers were forced to bring forward a sponsorship payment earlier in the month Mexican fire cracker: Guillermo Franco in action against West Ham in a bid to secure the signature of Italian playmaker Alessan- dro Diamanti from Livorno. Thatmoney,inadditiontothe 5m sale of defender James Collins to Aston Villa, ensured the books remained balanced at Upton Park. Meanwhile, the Hammers have denied that midfielder Jack Collison will leave for Arsenal in January. 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