London Lite Tuesday, 6 October 2009 33 ARSENAL P7 W5 D0 L2 Pts15 SAMIR NASRI could be back in full training this week after recovering from the broken leg he sustained in pre- season. NEXT GAME:Oct17Birmingham(h) CHELSEA P8 W7 D0 L1 Pts21 MICHAEL ESSIEN was bullish after Sundays victory against Liverpool: It is good to let them know we mean business this season, he said. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 Aston Villa (a) FULHAM P7 W2 D1 L4 Pts7 KAGISHO DIKGACOI says manager Roy Hodgson helped him get over the shock of his debut red card in the draw against West Ham at the weekend. He explained: Roy comforted me and told me that these things happen in football. NEXT GAME: Oct 19 Hull (h) TOTTENHAM P8 W5 D1 L2 Pts16 HARRY REDKNAPP has failed to quash rumours of a move for Bolton defender Gary Cahill following Spurs 2-2 against the Trotters. The manager was full of praise for Cahill and labelled him as a potential England centre-half. NEXT GAME:Oct 17Portsmouth(a) WEST HAM P7 W1 D2 L4 Pts5 ASSISTANT manager Steve Clarke has pleaded with supporters not to expect too much too soon from forward Zavon Hines. He has come from nowhere in a short space of time. We have to protect him rather than throw him in the first team. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 Stoke (a) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P10 W4 D3 L3 Pts15 JOSE FONTE will be given a few days to recover from the stomach bug that ruled him out of the weekend win over Blackpool. NEXT GAME:Oct17Cardiff(a) QPR P10 W3 D5 L2 Pts14 MARTIN ROWLANDS has been called up to the Republicof Ireland squad for their forthcoming matches against Italy and Montenegro. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 Preston (h) READING P11 W2 D4 L5 Pts10 ADAM FEDERICI is refusing to talk about the fact Reading have not won at home since 27 January -- a 1-0 win against Wolves. The goalkeeper said: We must not talk about the run or let it affect us. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 West Brom (a) WATFORD P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 SCOTT LOACH has bemoaned the loss of Jay DeMerit, the American defender is out with an eye infection. He is a great player and our captain, said Loach. NEXT GAME:Oct 17Boro(a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P11 W3 D4 L4 Pts13 ANDY SCOTT has slammed his side for neglecting their duties at the back in recent weeks. He said: For me it really grates because we work hard on defending then we come to a Saturday and it looks like we havent even thought about it. NEXT GAME:FriHartlepool(a) CHARLTON P11 W7 D3 L1 Pts24 PHIL PARKINSON is expected to rest some first-team players for tonights match with Barnet in the Johnstones Paint Trophy. Christian Dailly and Nicky Bailey could also be rested. NEXT GAME: Ton Barnet (JPT R2S, h) GILLINGHAM P10 W3 D2 L5 Pts11 MARK STIMSON will field a full-strength side to take on Norwich in the Johnstones Paint Trophy tonight. The Gills boss has demanded a big improvement from his players. NEXT GAME: Ton Norwich (JPT R2S h) LEYTON ORIENT P11 W3 D3 L5 Pts12 JJ MELLIGAN is a doubt for the Johnstones Paint Trophy visit of Brighton tonight after missing training yesterday with illness. NEXT GAME: Ton Brighton (JPT R2S, h) MILLWALL P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 ASSISTANT manager Joe Gallen wants Millwall to take their unbeaten home form against into their next away game. Following the Lions 5-0 demolition against Tranmere he said: Its been away from home that weve struggled but this scoreline will give us the confidence to go on from here. NEXT GAME:SatSwindon(a) SOUTHEND P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 DEFENDER Jean-Yves Mvoto will not be risked in the Johnstones Paint Trophy game with MK Dons tonight. Steve Tilson will give run-outs to a couple of fringe players. NEXT GAME: Ton MK Dons (JPT R2S, a) WYCOMBE P11 W1 D3 L7 Pts6 TOMMY DOHERTY could feature against Gillingham this weekend after returning to full training following an ankle injury. NEXT GAME: Sat Gillingham (a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P11 W6 D3 L2 Pts21 JAKE HYDE, Albert Jarrett and Daniel Leach are all being considered for a start against Charlton in the Johnstones Paint Trophy tonight. NEXT GAME: Ton Charlton (JPT R2S, a) DAG & RED P11 W6 D3 L2 Pts21 WESLEY THOMAS is pushing for a place in Dagenhams starting line-up to face Darlington on Saturday. The striker is hoping for a run in the first-team after scoring against Hereford. NEXT GAME:SatDarlington(h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... RE ENGLAND (L&B, 05/10) I cant believe that we wont be able to watch the England game on the telly this weekend. Exactly which bunch of wallies are responsible for this national disgrace? Dave69 FIRST, there was Adebayor, and the less said about him the better. Then Tevez showed some class and respect after he scored against West Ham. Now, in a league of his own, Richard Dunne. He scores, is totally disciplined in his reaction and is clapped back to his position by both Villa and Man City fans. Well done him, and well done the supporters Michael Brown, SW3 MASON (L&B, 05/10) enoughs enough, Sir Alex. You know full well its got nothing to do with referees being fit or not. You nearly lost to Sunderland at home and only an own goal saved you. Grow up. Gilo DON 21 (L&B, 05/10) Sir Alex, fickle? No, he just blows hot and cold like his hairdryer. Sam T, Edmonton RE SIR ALEX (L&B, 05/10) no football fans ever really have sympathy for the referee, but on this occasion it has to be said Ferguson has gone too far. Whats the betting, though, that in dealing with him the FA wont go far enough? R Jones, Wimbledon 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 LITESPORT CollingwoodforcedoutofChampionsLeague PAUL COLLINGWOOD has withdrawn from the Champions League due to a torn muscle in his buttock. England all-rounder Collingwood, 33, was due to play for his IPL side Delhi Daredevils in the two-week event, which starts on Thursday. A scan yesterday revealed a grade two tear in one of his gluteal muscles. Collingwood (right) was hurt during his innings of 34 as England lost their Champions Trophy semi-final against eventual winners Australia at Centurion on Friday. England coach Andy Flower said: Paul has picked up a little niggle in his buttock. It is a genuine injury. It is not in any way trying to get him rest. Collingwood is expected to be fit next month when England return to South Africa for a full Test and ODI tour. Dyson earns his spurs Ryder Cup beckons for golfer whose uncle won double with Tottenham HIS uncle Terry (inset) was famously a member of the Spurs double-winning side in 1961, but Simon Dyson is now chipping in with his own piece of history. Dysons victory in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews yesterday, achieved with a closing 66 he had no hesitation naming as the round of his career, has taken him top of Europes Ryder Cup points table. With the first prize of more than 485,000,heisalsoupfrom20thtoeighth onthisseasonsTourmoneylistandfrom 92nd to 44th in the world rankings. Dyson (above) has never played in The Masters at Augusta and if he can stay in thetop50untiltheendof theyearhewill make his debut next April. Thats the one I want to go for, said the31-year-old,afterbeatingnewmoney list leader Rory McIlroy and Oliver Wil- son by three. As for the Ryder Cup, he added:Itrynottothinkabouttoomuch todowithit,butobviouslyitsdefinitely in my mind now. His manager Chubby Chandler who represents Freddie Flintoff and Darren Clarke among others said: If youd askedhimtwoyearsagowhetherhewas one of Europes best players he would have said yes because he would have thought it the right thing to say. Now, he not only believes it, he is proving it. I expect him to go on now and make next years Ryder Cup team. BY GEOFF TEATHER RYDER CUP STANDINGS 1 SIMONDYSON 63.57PTS 2 PADRAIGHARRINGTON 47.39 3 RAFAELCABRERA-BELLO 36.42 4 ALEXANDERNOREN 33.96 5 RORYMCILROY 32.94 6 OLIVERWILSON 24.61 7 EDOARDOMOLINARI 24.31 8 ANDERSHANSEN 24.00 9 SORENHANSEN 23.47 10 ROSSMCGOWAN 22.00 11 BRADLEYDREDGE 21.75 12 LUKEDONALD 20.26 13 SERGIOGARCIA 16.56 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html