London Lite Tuesday, 3 November 2009 33 LITESPORT LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... NORTH LONDON DERBY (L&B 02/11) Spurs cant win every game that would be greedy! Those woeful Arsenal goals were nothing to be proud of. Olivia, N10 THE DERBY (L&B 02/11) good result on Saturday but we gotta do that against the big clubs and our serious rivals if were gonna win the league! SmugGooner, EC3 THE DERBY (L&B 02/11) are the gloating Gooners the same fans who were booing their own team after 30 minutes on Saturday? Says everything you need to know about Gooners. DavetheSpur, Essex THE DERBY (L&B 02/11) Spurs just released a DVD based on their successful 42-minute clean sheet at the Emirates! East End Gooner, E6 THE DERBY (L&B 02/11) you may be better than Spurs but no trophies in five years? Pitiful indeed Proudspur THE DERBY (L&B 02/11) recorded time, 10.8 secs. Was it a bird, was it a plane, or Usain Bolt on a 100m training run? No, just Fabregass goal from kick off to the Spurs net! Fab Gooner, NW1 EBY (L&B 02/11) totally agree. Gerrard should have been jailed, just like Marlon King. Millwall daz EBY (L&B 02/11) yes, Gerrard appeared to get away with it, King didnt. Just proves some judges and juries arent star-struck and have brains. Hockly Hammerette RE ILUNGA (L&B 02/11) a total embarrassment. Billy Bonds and Julian Dicks turn away now. HamStar 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 Schwarzer not surprised by Liverpool win MARK SCHWARZER believes there is no need for eyebrows to be raised anymore when his side claim the scalp of a Big Four side. Fulham beat both Arsenal and Manchester United on their own patch last season and added Liverpool to their impressive roll of honour with a thoroughly deserved 3-1 win over the Kop on Saturday. When Ive spoken to fellow pros the first thing a lot of them have said is that Fulham are so well organised and difficult to beat, said the Australian goalkeeper. It was a good result on Saturday but the last 18 months have been pretty special. Fulham travel to Rome on Thursday looking for revenge after a last minute leveller prevented them from gaining a famous win in the reverse fixture. Schwarzer said: Ive played there before with Middlesbrough so I know what its like. But were confident we can get a result. Simon says, supporters have let us down SIMON JORDAN has launched a stinging attack on Crystal Palaces stay-away supporters, claiming the club will struggle to mount a promotion bid unless attendances begin to rise at Selhurst Park. The south Londoners travel to Queens Park Rangers tonight for a game which pits one of the worlds richest clubs -- bankrolled by the combined wealth of Lakshmi Mittal, Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone -- against one of the Championships most needy. Palace are desperate for new investment, having been placed on the market by Jordan more than a year ago. Players were not paid their October wages on time last Friday, with the club citing a banking error for the oversight, and a Football League transfer embargo imposed for unpaid bills was only lifted just over two weeks ago. Jordan, who has suggested he would welcome a takeover bid from the former Birmingham owner David Gold, insists there is no immediate threat of the club sliding into administration but he has revealed the extent of his frustration with Palaces low crowds this season. The Eagles average gate stands at just under 15,000, just over half of Selhurst Parks capacity, and Jordan believes the shortfall is costing the club around 5m-a-year in lost revenue. People need to look at the reality, he said. If we had crowds of 25,000 coming through the gate every week then how much extra would that bring in a year? I think about 5m or 6m, and just think what we could do with that. QPR V CRYSTAL PALACE CHAMPIONSHIP, 8PM BY GEOFF TEATHER In the shade: Jordan fears for Palace unless attendances begin to rise Hair today and gone tomorrow for Italian Hammer WESTHAMSlatestmaverickItalian striker has revealed the reason behind his extreme makeover -- a lack of hairdryers in the Upton Park dressing rooms. Alessandro Diamanits passionate displayshaveearnedhiminstantcult status in east London, and the way in which he celebrated his equaliser against Arsenal 10 days ago drew comparisons with former crowd favourite Paolo Di Canio. Butwhatof theflowingblondelocks that adorned his bonce when he arrived from Livorno in the summer? DiamantitoldTheDailyMail:Idid ittwoorthreeyearsagothesame.Its easier when you have a shower. The English players dont use hairdryers in the dressing room. I was the only one using it and all my team-mates were making fun. So I changed my look. Diamantis form has been one of thefewbrightsparksinadismalstart to the new season, which sees West Ham already firmly entrenched in a relegationbattleaheadof tomorrows visit of Aston Villa. But the 26-year-old is unconcerned by his new clubs current plight and will do everything within his powers torepaythefaithof GianfrancoZola, amanheworshippedduringhisplay- ing days. He said: Im learning a lot from Gianfranco Zola, he gives me a lot of advice, especially on free-kicks and shooting. He was one of the greatest everinItalianfootballanditsagreat honour to play for him. Imnotworriedbythestartweve had, just sorry for the fans. Villa, meanwhile, are likely to be without injured midfielders James Milner (calf) and Stiliyan Petrov (shin) for tomorrows match. BY JAMES GOLDMAN Italian stallion: Flamboyant striker Alessandro Diamanti is the new darling of the Upton Park faithful 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.html