40 Monday, 12 October 2009 London Lite LITESPORT ARSENAL P7 W5 D0 L2 Pts15 GAEL CLICHY isnt thinking about a move to Real Madrid after being linked with the Spanish club. Arsenal and France are my priorities, he said. NEXT GAME:SatBirmingham(h) CHELSEA P8 W7 D0 L1 Pts21 MICHAEL BALLACK picked up an ankle injury playing for Germany on Russias artificial pitch and is currently undergoing treatment. NEXT GAME: Sat Aston Villa (a) FULHAM P7 W2 D1 L4 Pts7 DANNY MURPHY has encouraged Fabio Capello to use fringe players against Belarus. He said: It gives players who come into the squad an opportunity to shine. NEXT GAME: Oct 19 Hull (h) TOTTENHAM P8 W5 D1 L2 Pts16 GIOVANI DOS SANTOS could return to training within a fortnight after an ankle injury. The Mexico international said: Ive had a scan and am hoping I can get back in a couple of weeks. NEXT GAME:SatPortsmouth(a) WEST HAM P7 W1 D2 L4 Pts5 JONATHAN SPECTOR played his part in the United States 3-2 win over Honduras on Saturday, a victory which booked their place at the World Cup. The match went off smoothly despite political turmoil in Honduras following a Coup dEtat in June. NEXT GAME: Sat Stoke (a) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P10 W4 D3 L3 Pts15 NEIL WARNOCK insists in-form goalkeeper Julian Speroni is not for sale. He said: He wont be going anywhere. While Im here, hes here. NEXT GAME:SatCardiff(a) QPR P10 W3 D5 L2 Pts14 ASSISTANT boss John Gorman says he has no intention of taking up the vacant Wycombe managers job. He said: I am very happy at QPR working with Jim Magilton.. NEXT GAME: Sat Preston (h) READING P11 W2 D4 L5 Pts10 DIRECTOR of football Nick Hammond says Jay Tabb will not be leaving the club on loan. He said: Jay is part of the first- team squad and fighting for his place, like you would expect. NEXT GAME: Sat West Brom (a) WATFORD P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 HORNETS boss Malky Mackay could have on-loan striker Heidar Helguson back in contention for the trip to Middlesbrough next weekend -- he is well on the road to recovery after a calf injury. NEXT GAME:SatBoro(a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P12 W3 D5 L4 Pts14 BEES defender Alan Bennett said after Fridays 0-0 draw with Hartlepool: This is the minimum we need to do from now on. NEXT GAME:SatOrient(a) CHARLTON P12 W7 D4 L1 Pts25 PHIL PARKINSON says he is not worried about the Addicks failing to score in their last three league games. He said: There is always a period like that. NEXT GAME: Sat Huddersfield (h) GILLINGHAM P11 W4 D2 L5 Pts14 BOSS Mark Stimson insisted no other player on the pitch could have scored after Siemon Jacksons winner in the 3-2 win over Wycombe. NEXT GAME: Tom Brighton (a) LEYTON ORIENT P12 W3 D3 L6 Pts12 SCOTT McGLEISH said the 1-0 defeat against his former side Colchester was a bitter pill to swallow and insists Orient deserved a point. NEXT GAME: Sat Brentford (h) MILLWALL P12 W3 D6 L3 Pts15 MANAGER Kenny Jackett will not contest Andy Framptons red card in the 1-1 draw against Swindon that will rule the defender out of the trip to Stockport this weekend. NEXT GAME:SatStockport (a) SOUTHEND P12 W3 D5 L4 Pts14 ALAN McCORMACK suffered an ankle injury in the Shrimpers 3-1 defeat against Southampton on Friday and manager Steve Tilson will discover the extent of the problem today. He said: I think he jarred his ankle. NEXT GAME: Sat Bristol Rovers (h) WYCOMBE P12 W1 D3 L8 Pts6 KEVIN KEEN has been tipped to be the clubs new manager following the sacking of Peter Taylor last week. Keen, currently first team coach at West Ham is a popular figure among fans from his playing days at Wanderers. NEXT GAME: Sat Colchester (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P12 W6 D3 L3 Pts21 IAN HENDON has warned his players not to throw away their early season momentum after Saturdays defeat 2-1 at Rochdale. He said: Weve had a good few weeks and its my job to make sure we dont waste that. Jake Hyde was on target for the Bees. NEXT GAME: Sat Burton (a) DAG & RED P12 W7 D3 L2 Pts24 JOHN STILL was proud of his forceful attack after the 2-0 win over Darlington kept up their fine start to the campaign. He said: When we get our attacking play going, it is very strong. 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RE ENGLAND (L&B 09/10) the only saving grace about Saturdays pathetic result in the Ukraine is that it could see Slaven Bilic and his Croatia team miss out on the finals. Grasping at straws, I know, but revenge can be so sweet. Jyp RE ENGLAND (L&B 09/10) you highlighted Rooneys England credentials on Friday. He underlined them on Saturday and some! As for the rest of them, Green is not good enough, Rio was rotten and the midfield went missing. Don21 RE FERGIE (L&B 09/10) Its a first! The butchers dog Roadrunner apologises to the Wiley Coyote. The FA loony toon continues with another fine day for Fergie in a time-honoured tradition! French Connection STONEAGE GOONER (L&B 09/10) when you Gooners finally win a trophy and no longer have to rely on your girls team securing silverware every season, we will take you seriously! Jonesy MARK (L&B 09/10) thats original, lets do the maths. Arsenals fanbase is 37m. Londons population is 7m. Where do they all come from? Southernutd 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 Maradona hailsSaint Palermoas Forlanlooms Diving in the rain: Diego Maradona celebrates Martin Palermos late strike which keeps Argentinas qualification hopes alive SenderosdoesVermaelenARSENALS out-of-favour centre- back Philippe Senderos celebrated his Switzerland return by heading two goals in as many minutes in the 3-0 win over Luxembourg. The Swiss need a point at home to Israel on Wednesday to win the group and book their place in South Africa. Senderos (right), dropped for the September games against Greece and Latvia because he couldnt get past new signing Thomas Vermaelen in the Arsenal first team, promptly did a Vermaelen and scored from free-kicks after six minutes and eight minutes. Benjamin Huggel scored the third -- another header. YOUDhavethoughtArgentinahadwon theWorldCupjudgingbythewayDiego MaradonacelebratedMartinPalermos injury-time winner against Peru on Saturday. Instead, all the veteran strikers goal did was ensure a stay of execution ahead of Wednesdays do-or-die match against Uruguay. Evenso,theunder-fireArgentinaboss felt moved enough to hail 35-year-old Palermo, whose most famous act in a blue and white shirt prior to Saturday was to miss three penalties in a single match, as a Saint. This was the miracle of Saint Pal- ermo -- he is always in the right place, said Maradona, ignoring the fact the Boca Juniors journeyman had been in the international wilderness for a decade. When he came on I told him to solve thestorylikeyouhavedonemanytimes before. It was dramatic, but at the end we won.Thisvictorygivesusanewlifeand now we must go to Uruguay to play the game of our lives. Hero of the hour, Palermo, agreed in theknowledgethatthehappiestmoment of his career could quickly be forgotten should Diego Forlan and his pals secure a victory in Montivideo, which could see Argentina miss out on a play-off spot, should Ecuador beat Chile. Palermosaid:Ivebeenthroughalot, Ive had serious injuries and not played for my country in 10 years. But this was an impressive moment, one Ill cherish forever, but it will mean nothing if we dont win on Wednesday. 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