London Lite Thursday, 29 October 2009 41 ARSENAL P9 W6 D1 L2 Pts19 MANUEL ALMUNIA is expected to return for the clash with Spurs on Saturday. The keeper suffered a chest infection with understudy Vito Mannone preferred in recent weeks. NEXT GAME: Sat Spurs (h) CHELSEA P10 W9 D0 L2 Pts24 JACK CORK, 20, may extend his loan spell at Coventry City until the end of the year, depending on the outcome of Chelseas appeal against their transfer ban. NEXT GAME: Sat Bolton (a) FULHAM P9 W3 D2 L4 Pts11 MIDFIELDER Simon Davies is ready to fight for his place as he returns from a foot injury. He said: I think competition for places is a good thing. It makes players work for their shirt. NEXT GAME: Sat Liverpool (h) TOTTENHAM P10 W6 D1 L3 Pts19 GHANA midfielder Gladson Awako insists he would jump at the chance to join Spurs. The 18-year-old said: Its true Tottenham have watched me and hopefully Ive impressed them. If they make an offer Id be happy. NEXT GAME: Sat Arsenal (a) WEST HAM P9 W1 D3 L5 Pts6 TERRY DIXON stepped up his recovery from knee surgery with a goal in the reserves 2-0 victory over Arka Gdynia in Poland. Terry did well, said coach Alex Dyer. He played for an hour or so and took his goal well. NEXT GAME: Sat Sunderland (a) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P13 W4 D5 L4 Pts17 NEIL WARNOCK insists Ryan Smith could still land a permanent contract, despite being left out of the last three games. He said: Ryan is doing well but he cannot get ahead of Victor Moses. NEXT GAME: Sat Preston (a) QPR P13 W6 D5 L2 Pts23 BERNIE ECCLESTONE says he has no plans to sell his share in Queens Park Rangers even if co-owner Flavio Briatore is ordered to relinquish his stake. The Formula One billionaire said: I dont have a problem being with the football club if Briatore leaves. NEXT GAME: Tom Leicester (h) READING P14 W2 D4 L8 Pts10 BRENDAN RODGERS is set to move for a loan striker after seeing his side miss a host of chances against Leicester. You dont need to be a rocket scientist to see that we are lacking something at the top of the pitch, he said. NEXT GAME: Sat Coventry (a) WATFORD P14 W5 D6 L3 Pts21 HEIDAR HELGUSON will find out today if he is ready for his first-team return against Middlesbrough. Malkay Mackay is waiting on the club doctors all-clear on the strikers calf injury. NEXT GAME: Sat West Brom (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P14 W4 D5 L5 Pts17 THE FA CUP fixture with Gateshead has been switched to Sunday 8 November with a 1pm kick off. Tickets are priced 12 for adults and kids can get get in from just 2. NEXT GAME: Sat Exeter (a) CHARLTON P14 W8 D5 L1 Pts29 GRANT BASEY hopes to have done enough in his 30 minutes against Gillingham to be rewarded with a starting berth against Carlisle on Saturday. NEXT GAME: Sat Carlisle (a) GILLINGHAM P14 W4 D3 L7 Pts15 KEEPER Simon Royce has said The Gills cannot play good football at home because the Priestfield pitch is rubbish. He said: The grass is too long and there are too many divots. NEXT GAME: Tom Southend (a) LEYTON ORIENT P14 W4 D3 L7 Pts15 ADAM CHAMBERS is pressing for a place in Geraint Williams line-up for the visit of Southampton this weekend. The midfielder (right) came through his third reserve team appearance since picking up a calf injury last month. NEXT GAME: Sat Southampton (h) MILLWALL P14 W5 D6 L3 Pts21 AFC WIMBLEDON booked an FA Cup First Round trip to The Den with a 3-1 win over Crawley. The tie is on Monday, 9 November. NEXT GAME: Sat Colchester (h) SOUTHEND P14 W4 D5 L5 Pts17 STEVE TILSON has just 13 fit players in his squad but is unable to bolster it because of the clubs transfer embargo. He said: I think its definitely right to say this is the toughest situation Ive faced as a manager. NEXT GAME: Tom Gillingham (h) WYCOMBE P14 W1 D5 L8 Pts8 MATT HARROLD is confident his weekend penalty will help him turn his scoring form around. As long as I keep working hard and putting the shifts in, then hopefully the goals will come, said the striker. NEXT GAME: Sat Walsall (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P14 W7 D3 L4 Pts24 JAKE HYDE took a knock in a practice match against Colchester on Tuesday but is expected to be fit for the weekend game with Chesterfield. NEXT GAME: Sat Chesterfield (a) DAG & RED P14 W8 D4 L2 Pts28 MARK NWOKEJI scored on his return to action as Daggers beat Charlton 2-0 in a behind closed doors friendly this week. The striker has been out since injuring his knee in January. NEXT GAME: Sat Port Vale (h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... ARSE4EVER (L&B 28/10) where will we find the 56,000 supporters? Certainly not the same place you found the rest of yours south of the river! Tommy, EN3 ARSE4EVER (L&B 28/10) well have your Champions League spot next season, so not to worry! Wont want all your ex-supporters deserting your sinking ship trying to get into our chocful stadium! Olivia, N10 ARSE4EVER (L&B 28/10) the new Lane will be unique, unlike LArses copy of Benficas. And we wont need to rely on gloryhunters and daytrippers to fill it. Ben ARSE4EVER (L&B 28/10) Ill see you on Saturday for the derby. Oh wait, most of your supporters dont even go to the Emirates library because theyre not true fans. WP 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 PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE ONE LEAGUE TWO Southampton deducted 10pts for administration P W D L F A PTS CHELSEA 10 8 0 2 24 8 24 MANUTD 10 7 1 2 21 11 22 ARSENAL 9 6 1 2 29 13 19 TOTTENHAM 10 6 1 3 21 14 19 LIVERPOOL 10 6 0 4 24 13 18 MANCITY 9 5 3 1 18 11 18 ASTONVILLA 9 5 2 2 13 8 17 SUNDERLAND 10 5 1 4 18 15 16 STOKE 10 4 3 3 9 11 15 WIGAN 10 4 1 5 12 17 13 BURNLEY 10 4 0 6 10 22 12 BOLTON 9 3 2 4 14 15 11 FULHAM 9 3 2 4 10 12 11 EVERTON 9 3 2 4 12 15 11 BIRMINGHAM 10 3 1 6 8 12 10 BLACKBURN 9 3 1 5 11 22 10 WOLVES 10 2 3 5 9 16 9 HULL 10 2 2 6 8 22 8 WESTHAM 9 1 3 5 11 15 6 PORTSMOUTH 10 1 1 8 5 15 4 P W D L F A PTS NEWCASTLE 14 8 3 3 21 9 27 CARDIFF 14 8 2 4 30 15 26 WESTBROM 14 7 4 3 24 13 25 MIDDLESBRO 14 7 3 4 22 15 24 LEICESTER 14 6 6 2 16 11 24 BRISTOLCITY 14 6 6 2 17 13 24 QPR 13 6 5 2 25 13 23 BLACKPOOL 14 6 5 3 19 13 23 PRESTON 14 6 5 3 22 19 23 NOTTMFOREST 14 6 5 3 16 13 23 WATFORD 14 5 6 3 22 21 21 SWANSEA 14 4 7 3 9 10 19 SHEFFUTD 14 4 5 5 23 25 17 CRYSTALPAL 13 4 5 4 13 15 17 COVENTRY 14 4 5 5 16 20 17 SCUNTHORPE 14 5 2 7 19 26 17 SHEFFWED 14 4 4 6 21 22 16 DONCASTER 14 2 8 4 15 17 14 DERBY 14 4 2 8 17 25 14 BARNSLEY 14 4 2 8 16 25 14 PETERBOROUGH 14 2 5 7 17 23 11 READING 14 2 4 8 11 23 10 PLYMOUTH 14 2 3 9 13 26 9 IPSWICH 14 0 8 6 15 27 8 P W D L F A PTS LEEDS 14 10 3 1 25 8 33 CHARLTON 14 8 5 1 23 12 29 COLCHESTER 14 8 4 2 25 11 28 MKDONS 14 8 2 4 16 12 26 NORWICH 14 6 4 4 26 20 22 BRISTOLROVERS14 7 1 6 20 22 22 HUDDERSFIELD 14 6 3 5 28 16 21 MILLWALL 14 5 6 3 19 10 21 OLDHAM 14 5 5 4 13 14 20 HARTLEPOOL 14 5 4 5 15 14 19 SWINDON 14 4 7 3 14 18 19 YEOVIL 14 4 6 4 19 17 18 SOUTHEND 14 4 5 5 19 18 17 WALSALL 14 4 5 5 16 18 17 BRENTFORD 14 4 5 5 15 17 17 GILLINGHAM 14 4 3 7 20 23 15 LEYTONORIENT 14 4 3 7 15 26 15 CARLISLE 14 3 5 6 15 20 14 EXETER 14 3 5 6 14 23 14 STOCKPORT 14 3 5 6 13 22 14 BRIGHTON 14 3 4 7 15 24 13 SOUTHAMPTON 14 5 6 3 23 16 11 TRANMERE 14 3 1 10 11 29 10 WYCOMBE 14 1 5 8 13 22 8 P W D L F A PTS BOURNEMOUTH 14 10 1 3 20 9 31 DAG&RED 14 8 4 2 27 16 28 ROCHDALE 14 8 2 4 24 14 26 NOTTSCOUNTY 14 7 4 3 31 12 25 ROTHERHAM 14 7 4 3 21 14 25 BARNET 14 7 3 4 21 14 24 SHREWSBURY 14 7 3 4 24 18 24 CHESTERFIELD 14 7 2 5 22 20 23 BURY 14 7 2 5 18 19 23 ALDERSHOT 14 6 3 5 25 19 21 BURTONALBION 14 6 3 5 21 20 21 BRADFORD 14 5 5 4 21 22 20 PORTVALE 14 4 7 3 16 14 19 ACCSTANLEY 14 6 1 7 20 21 19 NORTHAMPTON 14 5 3 6 23 24 18 MACCLESFIELD 14 4 5 5 16 22 17 LINCOLNCITY 14 5 1 8 9 17 16 CREWE 14 5 0 9 21 25 15 HEREFORD 14 3 6 5 16 20 15 CHELTENHAM 14 3 6 5 17 24 15 MORECAMBE 14 1 9 4 19 28 12 TORQUAY 14 2 5 7 16 22 11 GRIMSBY 14 3 1 10 12 28 10 DARLINGTON 14 1 2 11 6 24 5 LITESPORT Trott hits Bok as Vaughan goes by bookJONATHAN TROTT has hit back angrily after being accused by former captain Michael Vaughan of celebrating South Africas win at Edgbaston in 2008 -- a week after appearing as Englands 12th man. Trott flies out to Johannesburg with the rest of the squad this weekend for a 12-week tour that was never going to be easy for a 28-year-old born and raised in Cape Town. A furious Trott claims he was just watch- ing with Warwickshires Bloemfontein- born bowling coach Allan Donald -- when thevictoriousProteaswanderedovertochat after clinching their first series victory on English sloil for 43 years. Trott,whoproduced41and119 forEngland at The Oval when he was drafted in for the final Ashes Test last summer, insists: My commitment to England is 100 per cent. Ive spent seven years working hard to be able to wear the Three Lions and in that time my allegiance has never wavered. Vaughan, writing in his book Time to Declare which is published today, said: It was a sad day when I saw Trott celebrating with South Africa -- the week before he had been our 12th man at Headingley. I saw him patting them on the back. It hit home what English cricket has become. Trott, who was also wanted by New Zea- land coach John Bracewell after starring for Otago, argues: I live here now and Ive played seven summers for Warwickshire. I just havent lost my accent, thats all. Sure, Ive received extra attention since The Oval, but that goes with the territory. All I want to do is contribute to the England side and win. Im not the type of guy who goes back to Cape Town every winter and puts all his pounds in a South African bank. BY NEAL COLLINS Three Lions on his chest: Jonathan Trott after his first England ton 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.html