There are only two fixtures involving London’s professional clubs this week and neither of them are taking place in the capital, but both have much hanging on them. Arsenal travel to Turin with that all-important 2-0 lead to face Juventus for a place in the Champions League semi-finals, while on Friday evening Crystal Palace continue their improbable late dash for automatic promotion to the Premiership with an away clash at Leicester City knowing that a win would put them third, at least temporarily, and only six points behind Sheffield United whom they visit on the final day of the season.
Palace fans and, indeed followers of Manchester United if there be any in the London area, might like to whet their appetites for that fixture by attending the recreation of the 1990 FA cup final between the two teams taking place in aid of Leukaemia charities at Selhurst Park on Thursday evening, kick off 7:45 pm.
Fulham have narrowed their search for those suspected of involvement in the disturbances that followed their recent home victory over Chelsea. The club have published pictures of people “who could potentially assist the Club with its investigation”. There were, however, no pitch invasions reported at Craven Cottage on Sunday as Cambridge University came away with at least one trophy from the weekend, pipping Oxford by the only goal in the Varsity football decider that is traditionally followed by some boating parade or other on the river overlooked by Fulham’s historic ground.
Congratulations to Fisher Athletic over 35s who defeated Sporting Santos 3-1 in the final of the London FA Veterans’ Cup last Wednesday and our best wishes to Hillingdon Borough, who came away from East Anglia with a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their FA Vase semi-final at the weekend and take on Bury Town for a place in the final next Sunday at 3pm.