London Lite Wednesday, 7 October 2009 45 ARSENAL P7 W5 D0 L2 Pts15 MIKAEL SILVESTRE, the former Manchester United centre-back, built up his match fitness by playing the full 90 minutes of the 2-0 reserve win over Chelsea on Monday. NEXT GAME:Oct17Birmingham(h) CHELSEA P8 W7 D0 L1 Pts21 CARLO ANCELOTTI is hopeful Englands Joe Cole will be ready to face Aston Villa on 17 October after a 90 minute run- out in the reserves in their 2-0 defeat against Arsenal. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 Aston Villa (a) FULHAM P7 W2 D1 L4 Pts7 THE club have announced plans to charter a fans flight to the Roma game, which takes place on 5 November. The trip -- including match ticket and transfers -- costs 299. NEXT GAME: Oct 19 Hull (h) TOTTENHAM P8 W5 D1 L2 Pts16 JAMIE OHARA says he needed to join Portsmouth on loan because he hates sitting on the bench. He said: I was in the comfort zone at Tottenham. I could have stayed and played matches here and there. But I am not the type of person. NEXT GAME:Oct 17Portsmouth(a) WEST HAM P7 W1 D2 L4 Pts5 JUNIOR STANISLAS hopes his time with England U- 21s will help him spark the Hammers season into life. He said: We havent been on the best run so the little time away will break things up. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 Stoke (a) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P10 W4 D3 L3 Pts15 SEAN SCANNELL has not been withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad, despite limping off against Blackpool on Saturday with a muscle strain. NEXT GAME:Oct17Cardiff(a) QPR P10 W3 D5 L2 Pts14 MANCHESTER UNITED keeper Tom Heaton hasnt ruled out extending his loan at QPR. He said: Up until 14 November, my minds fully focused on getting in the team and staying there. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 Preston (h) READING P11 W2 D4 L5 Pts10 JAY TABB scored for Readings reserves in their 3-1 win over Forest Green Rovers. The winger is trying to prove to boss Brendan Rodgers he can cut it in the Championship. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 West Brom (a) WATFORD P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 TRANSFER-LISTED Nathan Ellington is enjoying life at Vicarage Road. He said: I really do want to start repaying the fans and the club. NEXT GAME:Oct 17Boro(a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P11 W3 D4 L4 Pts13 CARL CORT has been given the support of his boss as he bids to extend his five month contract to the end of the season. Andy Scott said: He was a big miss for us while he was injured. Hopefully his partnership with Charlie MacDonald can develop. NEXT GAME:FriHartlepool(a) CHARLTON P11 W7 D3 L1 Pts24 PHIL PARKINSONs side came from behind to beat Barnet 4-1 in the Johnstones Paint Trophy last night. Izale McLeod, Tamer Tuna, Nicky Bailey and Scott Wagstaff were on target. NEXT GAME: Sat Oldham (h) GILLINGHAM P10 W3 D2 L5 Pts11 MARK STIMSONS decision to make six changes for last nights JP Trophy tie backfired as the Gills were beaten 1-0 by Norwich. NEXT GAME: Sat Wycombe (h) LEYTON ORIENT P11 W3 D3 L5 Pts12 BOSS Geraint Williams saw Adrian Patulea score the only goal against Brighton last night and said: He was keen to impress but he kept getting in there. NEXT GAME: Sat Colchester (h) MILLWALL P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 MILLWALL face a fight keeping hold of on-loan Reading winger James Henry. The 20-year-old is expected to be recalled by the goal-shy Royals. NEXT GAME:SatSwindon(a) SOUTHEND P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 STEVE TILSON was furious after his men crashed out of the JP Trophy with a 2-0 defeat at MK Dons. He said: Our attitude was not good enough. I apologise to our fans. NEXT GAME: Fri Southampton (h) WYCOMBE P11 W1 D3 L7 Pts6 PETER TAYLOR insists Wanderers must stay positive if they want to save their season. He said: Its a test but one I am up for. NEXT GAME: Sat Gillingham (a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P11 W6 D3 L2 Pts21 ALBERT ADOMAH was forced to miss last nights JP Trophy defeat against Charlton with a badly swollen ankle. The Bees were 1-0 up through John OFlynn but eventually went down 4-1 to the League One promotion contenders. NEXT GAME: Sat Rochdale (a) DAG & RED P11 W6 D3 L2 Pts21 MARK ARBER has received an apology from Barnet fans after he was abused throughout the 2-0 win last week. Daggers boss John Still had complained about the language used towards the former Barnet favourite. NEXT GAME:SatDarlington(h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... Thanks for the Fergie/Wiley texts. Please include your names Ed RE SIR ALEX (L&B 07/10) the red- nosed clown would only win a race over that distance if he could use the hard shoulder! I hope the FA throw the book at him! Gooners R us RE SIR ALEX (L&B 07/10) Fergie would stop on the centre spot. He is only happy when he is at the centre of things. Anon RE SIR ALEX (L&B 07/10) would hope that Wiley would win, after all Fergie is nearly 70. But do agree with Fergie. Having been at the game it was obvious that it took Wiley too long to get the game restarted. He would run back to the centre spot everytime there was a goal-kick before blowing to restart the game. Anon RE SIR ALEX (L&B 07/10) there are two rules for Premier League games, one for Man United and another for the rest. Ferguson should shut up. Anon RE SIR ALEX (L&B 07/10) please explain why Fergie seems to be above the law. Another outburst at the untouchable Old Trafford. Did he moan about the clock against Man City? Stoneage Gooner RE ROSICKY (L&B 07/10) Rosicky is out for 18 months then plays only six games and wants a new contract. Be like most of us and EARN it!! SmugGooner 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 Lossi filled with dread as tsunami hits home OLIVIER AZAM has been banned for 12 weeks for kicking Steve Borthwick in the head. Gloucesters hooker initially claimed he accidentally made contact with the Saracens skippers face 10 days ago. But Azam pleaded guilty to the charge last night and will now be banned until 28 December. He had only just returned from a nine-week ban for eye- gouging. Gloucester lock Adam Eustace was banned for three weeks for stamping on Justin Marshall in the same match. LONDON IRISH winger Sailosi Tagicak- ibau, the Premierships leading try-scorer, today revealed the dread he felt after last weeks tsunami in the Pacific Islands. Sailosi and brother Michael, who plays for Saracens, only found out their family inSamoaandTongaweresafehoursbefore Lossi scored his sixth try of the season in the 11-8 victory at Sale last Friday. Lossi said: My mums brothers and sis- ters are still in Samoa on different islands andwehavebeentryingtogetinformation, but its been difficult. All the guys have been speaking to rela- tives to find out if everyone is in one piece and the news, so far, has been good and comforting. It certainly does put everything into perspective and it reminds you that being on the other side of the world, you are not up to date with whats happening in New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. You dont normally hear about that area of the world unless something significant happens. Rugby is a sport that binds the Pacific Islands peoples together and the Interna- tional Rugby Board are co-ordinating financial help for those affected. Irish are playing their part in the fund- raising and the positive impact players such as 26-year-old Lossi have made on the sport in Europe should help those efforts. The Exiles, who reached the Premiership final last season, are heavily reliant on Lossi and fellow Samoans Elvis Sevealii, Seilala Mapusua and George Stowers, plus Tongan No8 Chris HalaUfia. BeforeFridaynightshugeHeinekenCup clash against holders Leinster in Dublin, Lossi added: Maybe, the guys from the Islands help the rest of the squad by bring- ing a more relaxed feeling to the camp. We like to have fun and enjoy what we are doingonandoff thepitch,whileotherguys may be a bit more uptight at times. Lossi plays for Samoa -- the land of his mother -- while 24-year-old Michael plies his trade for Fiji, where dad was born. Lossi explains: Michael is my younger brother and my best friend. For all Islanders, the family is very important and we are a tight bunch. When I go back to Auckland, I will call up my cousins and meet them rather than the guys that I went to school with. BY NEAL COLLINS More than a game: Sailosi Tagicakibau and his brother Michael, left, spent days trying to find out if their relatives were safe after a devastating tsunami struck Tonga and Samoa last week 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.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html