London Lite Thursday, 8 October 2009 45 ARSENAL P7 W5 D0 L2 Pts15 LUKASZ FABIANSKI could return to training next week after the Polish goalkeeper proved to the medical department he has made good progress in his recovery from knee surgery. NEXT GAME:Oct17Birmingham(h) CHELSEA P8 W7 D0 L1 Pts21 MICHAEL BALLACK faces Russia for Germany this weekend on an artificial pitch, but the midfielder is not worried about picking up an injury and said: We are well prepared.. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 Aston Villa (a) FULHAM P7 W2 D1 L4 Pts7 GARY ONEIL is being lined up for the January transfer window in a 2m transfer from Middlesbrough. The Whites previously tried to sign him in 2007 from Portsmouth. NEXT GAME: Oct 19 Hull (h) TOTTENHAM P8 W5 D1 L2 Pts16 NIKO KRANJCAR has re-evaluated his goals target for this season after hitting his first for Tottenham. The Croatian said: I was never that satisfied with the amount of goals I scored while I was at Portsmouth. NEXT GAME:Oct 17Portsmouth(a) WEST HAM P7 W1 D2 L4 Pts5 DANNY GABBIDON is undergoing treatment on a calf injury that forced him to pull out of international duty with Wales this week -- but the Hammers are unlikely to get him fit by the end of the break. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 Stoke (a) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P10 W4 D3 L3 Pts15 CLAUDE DAVIS is expected to be available again after the international break. The defender has been struggling with a hamstring strain. NEXT GAME:Oct17Cardiff(a) QPR P10 W3 D5 L2 Pts14 MARTIN ROWLANDS wants to cement a regular place in the Republic of Ireland squad. The 30-year-old said: Hopefully I can come over, impress and stay in the squad in the future. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 Preston (h) READING P11 W2 D4 L5 Pts10 BRENDAN RODGERS says he sympathises with the frustration at the clubs form this season. He said: I can understand the fans, thats part of what we have to take as a team and as a manager. NEXT GAME: Oct 17 West Brom (a) WATFORD P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 DON COWIE received his first international call-up after being added to Scotlands squad. The midfielder said he was shocked when he got the call. NEXT GAME:Oct 17Boro(a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P11 W3 D4 L4 Pts13 BEES defender Danny Foster has been told to prepare for a longer stint in the side than first expected as Ryan Dickson is still struggling to overcome a knee injury which could see him sidelined at Griffin Park for the foreseeable future. NEXT GAME:TomHartlepool(a) CHARLTON P11 W7 D3 L1 Pts24 DEFENDER Frazer Richardson claims his move to The Valley this summer has reinvigorated his playing career. He said: I think the move has given me a new lease of life.. NEXT GAME: Sat Oldham (h) GILLINGHAM P10 W3 D2 L5 Pts11 MARK STIMSON has ordered his players to take the positives out of the defeats to Southampton and Norwich and into Saturdays visit of Wycombe. NEXT GAME: Sat Wycombe (h) LEYTON ORIENT P11 W3 D3 L5 Pts12 BOSS Geraint Williams expects Adrian Patulea and Scott McLeish to continue their fine form goal-scoring form up front as Colchester loom next on the fixture list. NEXT GAME: Sat Colchester (h) MILLWALL P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 KENNY JACKETT fears he could lose James Henry as Reading consider recalling the on-loan winger ahead of the trip to Swindon. NEXT GAME:SatSwindon (a) SOUTHEND P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 MANAGER Steve Tilson is still reeling from the defeat to MK Dons and is worried how his team will react. He said: Our attitude will certainly need to be a lot better against Southampton. NEXT GAME: Tom Southampton (h) WYCOMBE P11 W1 D3 L7 Pts6 ASHLEY CHAMBERS could be in contention for the clash at Gillingham after scoring for the reserves in their 2-2 draw with Peterborough on Tuesday. NEXT GAME: Sat Gillingham (a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P11 W6 D3 L2 Pts21 PAUL FURLONG will return to the Bees side for the trip to Rochdale this weekend after being rested for the midweek Johnstones Paint Trophy defeat at League One promotion contenders Charlton. Barnet lost the tie 4-1 after scoring the opening goal. NEXT GAME: Sat Rochdale (a) DAG & RED P11 W6 D3 L2 Pts21 CREWE have beaten Daggers boss John Still to the signing of highly-rated Wealdstone defender Carl Martin as the League Two promotion contenders continue to look for cover at the back to bolster their squad. NEXT GAME:SatDarlington(h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday LITESPORT LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... SMUG & STONEAGE GOONERS (L&B 07/10) funny that Fergie obviously niggles you Gooners. Maybe it is the fact you have won jack diddily for years and have watched Fergie sweep up. Jonesy SMUG & STONEAGE GOONERS (L&B 07/10) how many of you bitter whingers wouldnt want Fergie managing your club? Anon RE POMPEY (L&B 07/10) Avram Grant returns to Portsmouth and Paul Hart is assured his jobs safe. Hmm, until they have a change of heart. Stumper RE CAMPBELL (L&B 07/10) your report yesterday of Sol Campbells latest witterings was worrying. Everybody understands why, he says. No Sol, we dont. Tell us. Macca RE ZOLA (L&B 07/10) Napoli get through managers faster than an ice cream. Mazzarri should be careful and Zola keep his mobile turned on. JyP RE FORMULA 1 (L&B 07/10) why is Massa going to come back for the last race whats the point? Go go Rubens/Sebastien, Button will bottle it. Marcus 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 Going on holiday? You can now keep up with all the action in LiteSport by logging on to: Brady to decide on future LIAM BRADY is to discuss his Republic of Ireland future with Arsenal after being asked to stay on by manager Giovanni Trapattoni. The Italian and compatriot Marco Tardelli, who, like Brady, was drafted in as an assistant when he took the job, has had his contract extended until 2012 and is keen to keep his team intact. Brady (right), head of youth development for the Gunners, said: I need to talk to Arsenal. Hurly-burly on Scots trip GEORGE BURLEY must be thinking the trip to Japan for Saturdays friendly is seriously jinxed. First, his plans were in tatters after injuries saw ten players pull out of the squad. Then their plane had a scare on the first leg of their journey when it had to pull out of landing moments before touching down at Heathrow. Another plane was still on the runway as the British Airways flight carrying the footballers made its final approach. BY GEOFF TEATHER Cap that: Aaron Ramsey has scored in the Premier League and the Champions League, but not yet for his country AARON RAMSEY is determined to complete a goalscoring hat-trick as Wales bring the curtain down on anotherfailedWorldCupqualifying campaign. The 18-year-old is expected to win his ninth and 10th caps for his coun- tryagainstFinlandonSaturdayand Liechtenstein next Wednesday in their closing Group Four matches. Having scored for Arsenal in the Champions League last season, and netted his maiden Premier League goal for the Gunners against Port- smouth this term, he now wants his first international goal. He said: I have scored in Europe and the Premier League now, and hopefully I can get off the mark in my Wales career in these next two matches. I was pleased with the goal against Portsmouth, having scored in the Champions League last sea- son, and now I have made another breakthrough. ButitwasagreatballfromRobin van Persie that put me in, I didnt even have to look up before hitting it. NowIwantmyfirstinternational goal and I hope that comes in these next two games. Ramsey revealed that Arsenal bossArseneWengerhaschallenged him to get more first-team football under his belt this term. He said: The manager has set me atargetof 15to20startsthisseason. We have little chats about my game one to one and he does show a lot of interest in what I do. There is no question he looks aftertheyoungsterslikethat,hehas brought through so many young players. He has given them oppor- tunities, developed them, and turned them into great players. I Young Guns goal to score for Wales hope he can do that with me. He doesnt shout at you, he is relaxed and tells you ways that you can improve. He is also very quick to praise if you do something very well in a game. If you make an assist instead of tryingtoshootyourself,thenhewill tell you how great you are but he will always tell you the negatives too. Wales cannot qualify now for SouthAfrica2010,andRamseysaid: Imhurtthatwehavenotqualified, because I felt we had a good oppor- tunity to do it. But there are a lot of youngsters in the team and next time around we will be stronger and know what to expect. In the next campaign we will have a really good go and I believe we will do it next time. We have gained massive experi- ence playing against the likes of Germany and Russia. 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