BRAWN GP chief executive Nick Fry says he isextremelysurprisedbyreportssuggesting there is trouble brewing at the teams Brackley headquarters following Jenson Buttons world title success on Sunday (below). In their first year, the team created out of the ashes of Honda won the Constructors Championship and took the top two spots in the Driv- ers Championship. But according to todays Daily Telegraph, out-of-con- tract Button is unhappy with his proposed new deal for 2010 as it lags behind his title rivals LewisHamiltonandFernando Alonso. And the Telegraph adds: Button is not the only mal- content. A number of senior engineering staff are said to b e u p s e t o v e r b o nu s arrangements. Newsof thediscontentatBrawnhasfiltered downthepitlanepromptingrivalteams,includ- ingRedBull,McLarenandFerrari,toattempt to lure the top brains behind the champion- ship-winning car with lucrative job offers. Fry responded: No one has said anything to me about this. I am extremely surprised. We will look into any concerns that people have, though I am not aware of any. As far as we areconcernedtheseareinternalmattersbut if thereisanissuewithanybodywearequite happy to talk to them about it. Salary negotiation is not something we do in public. I will say that all contrac- tual bonuses will of course be paid. We will be sitting down with Jenson after Abu Dhabi to discuss his contract. (below). createdteamtheyear,rstfitheirIn Honda won thethe ashes ofout of andChampionshipConstructors took the top two spots in the Driv- seniorcontent. A number of are said toengineering staff includ-teams,rivalpromptinglanepitthedown attempttoFerrari,andMcLarenBull,Reding champion-thebehindbrainstopthelureto joblucrativewithcarship-winning offers. saidhasoneNoresponded:Fry amIthis.aboutmetoanything extremely surprised. We will look into any concerns that people have, weasfarAsany.ofawarenotamIthough butmattersinternalaretheseconcernedare quiteareweanybodywithissueanisthereif happy to talk to them about it. wesomethingnotisnegotiationSalary do in public. I will say that all contrac- becourseofwillbonusestual 40 Thursday, 22 October 2009 London Lite ARSENAL P8 W6 D0 L2 Pts18 LUKASZ FABIANSKI has returned to action after his long-term knee injury. He featured for the reserves in their 2-2 draw with Wolves on Tuesday. NEXT GAME:SunWestHam(a) CHELSEA P9 W7 D0 L2 Pts21 MICHAEL ESSIEN hopes Ghana will be drawn against England in next summers World Cup. He said: Me, Stephen Appiah and Sulley Muntari versus Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Gareth Barry. Oh my! NEXT GAME: Sat Blackburn (h) FULHAM P8 W3 D1 L4 Pts10 ROY HODGSON revealed he has turned down offers to become the coach of Sweden and Norway. He said: Its very nice to be mentioned. Ive made it clear its a non-starter. 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Heres to Londons NFL franchise LONDON could get its own team in the NFL within the next five years, according to the leagues UK boss Alistair Kirkwood. Speaking before Sundays sell-out Wembley clash between Tampa Bay and New England, Kirkwood said: It would be great. Were already looking into having two NFL games here. The more we play, the more likely it is to happen that we get a London franchise. New England Patriots v Tampa BayBuccaneers,Sunday,SS2,from 4.30pm Here come the girls: cheerleaders warm up for Sundays NFL clash at Wembley BY NEAL COLLINS 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