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Good

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Good morning,

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Good morning, football

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Good morning, football fans!

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Have we got a treat in store for you this week?

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Goals are what makes football really special,

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and we have got loads of them.

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And not just average goals either.

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A snowstorm of absolute crackers.

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We have also got all this coming up:

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I have been to meet a very creative former Premier league player, who is

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proving that football can definitely be considered an art form.

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Two-time world boxing champion Amir Khan gives us

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his dream five-aside team.

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And, we have got a special guest in the studio.

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A striker who scored one of the best goals in the world this year.

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And that is official.

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But first up, let's take a look at the biggest

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stories after a frenetic few days in the world of football.

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Everyone was taken by surprise when Gary Neville was appointed head

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coach of Spanish club Valencia.

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This is his first managerial position, and he's going to be

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a very busy man indeed.

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He also co-owns non-league club Salford City, and will remain

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an assistant England coach.

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Take a look at this wonder goal.

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Not only is it brilliant, but it is absolutely crucial.

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This amazing solo effort from Neil MacLean came in the last minute of a

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Scottish cup match, and earned his non-league side a big replay against

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League Two table toppers Annan Athletic.

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Look at those devastated defenders.

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Champions Chelsea might be struggling this season, but they are

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still planning to build a new 60,000 seater stadium at Stamford Bridge.

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That means their current stadium will be

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demolished with a new spaceship like creation taking its place.

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Before looking that far ahead, Mourinho's men need to reverse

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their recent slump in form, and their match against Bournemouth is

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a standout fixture in another busy day of Premier League football.

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There is also loads of FA Cup second-round football

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across the next few days.

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To celebrate, we have got a new addition to the studio.

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Say hello to Gary's big ears.

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We will see more from him later.

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Here is a little test for you.

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Any idea why some of these teams are highlighted in red?

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Yes, that's right, these teams are non-league clubs,

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and that means they are just one step away from the third round,

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and the chance of playing against one of the Premier league big boys.

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That is a time when the best goals are likely to go flying in.

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Just like these, our top five FA Cup volleys.

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Keegan!

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And now Hutchinson to McKenzie.

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Oh, a tremendous goal!

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Here is Cantona.

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Simply the best.

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And that is Sinclair!

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That is a breathtaking goal.

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He puts it into Michael Thomas.

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And that goes down as one of the best cup final goals.

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The three-man shortlist for the best player in

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the world award has been announced.

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I don't think you will be gobsmacked to find out that Messi,

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are up for the award.

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La Liga really is the home of the very, very best.

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There is no doubt that Chelsea's Hazzard is a top-class

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player, but since the Belgian last put the ball in the nets, Neymar has

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scored 23 times for Barcelona.

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Get your shooting boots on, Eden!

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It's not just the best players in the world that Fifa look at,

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the award goes to the player that they consider to have scored the

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best goal in the world this year.

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Last year's winner was Rodriguez.

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There was an excited Colombian commentator.

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PROLONGED SHOUTING.

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What a strike!

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And that commentator is off again.

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Never mind the goal, the commentator is a genius!

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Surely he should win some kind of award for sheer enthusiasm?

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He has finished.

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Out of thousands of great goals across the planet in 2015,

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the ten short listed for this year's award are all very special,

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and we are honoured to have a player who has scored one of those ten

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beauties right here in our studio.

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Before we meet him, let's marvel at his mastery.

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David Ball of Fleetwood Town, it's a pleasure to have you here.

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The architect of one of the best goals I have ever seen.

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Yes, incredible.

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How many times have you watch that back?

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Honesty, over a hundred times.

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Does it ever get dull?

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Not at all.

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I enjoy every minute of it.

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We have had a chance to watch that from a couple of angles.

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We have got another one here, and I would like you to talk us through.

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You pick up the ball.

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A fair distance from the area and you are surrounded basically

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by about six defenders.

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What are you thinking at that point?

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The defender on my back, I kind of thought there is

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an opportunity to turn.

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I saw where he was, and you try these things

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in training and I have gone for it and it went in the top corner.

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It is the sort of shot that looks phenomenal if it hits the target.

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If you miss, you will get stick from your team-mates, aren't you?

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Massively, you get stick from everyone.

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Luckily you did not miss, and you end up being

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in the top ten goals in the world.

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How did you even find that you had been nominated?

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Initially I was at home on the Friday afternoon, and

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the press guy rang and said, I told you that would get you some press.

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He said it is up for the award.

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I said no, really?

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Then my phone started ringing.

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It was brilliant.

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In great company as well with Messi up there with you.

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Talking about great strikers.

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You play for Fleetwood now.

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Jamie Vardy's old club.

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I was trying to figure out the maths, it looks like he got sold

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and you got brought in.

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You are Jamie Vardy's replacement.

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Yes, big shoes to fill, but it just shows young lads for myself,

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there is still an opportunity to go and prove people wrong.

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He said on social media that yours was his favourite goal of the ten,

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so you have won him over.

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That is fantastic coming from him.

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Will you ever score a better goal?

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I doubt it.

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If that is the best one, it is brilliant, well done.

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There has been a few wonder goals on the show

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already, but we are not done yet.

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Lots of viewers sent us their own stunning efforts, and we wanted

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to share one of them with you.

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It is a bit like being on Match of the Day.

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Analyse this great goal.

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This is Albie who is seven.

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He cuts in from the wing.

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A very smart turn.

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Then he proceeds to take the defence on a merry dance.

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They are all following him.

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What a smart finish.

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Obviously, initially, a great bit of footwork.

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It takes a big touch to get away from the three defenders

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and then shoot back across himself.

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That's what we get taught to do, so fantastic.

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Really great stuff.

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Left foot as well.

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I am happy to score a left foot goal all the time.

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It was a cup final, that, so he can handle the pressure.

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Yes, it does not get to him.

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Maybe we'll see him on the award show one day.

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Thank you, David.

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We will see you later.

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For many former players, life after football is something

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of a blank canvas.

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But not for this guy.

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Football is often called the beautiful game, and certainly

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players like Diego Maradona and Messi have elevated it to

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an art form on the pitch.

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But one former player has taken up art of the pitch.

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His name is Jody Craddock and we have come here to his house,

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which also doubles as his studio, to meet the man and his masterpieces.

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Jody, thanks for the tour of the house.

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Lots of your artwork there, but this is where it is centred, isn't it?

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This is your studio in the roof.

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Yes, this is where I do my work and make my mess.

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It is not a tidy studio.

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Painting was just a hobby.

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There was always football, that was always what there was going to be.

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I was not good enough until I was 18 to become a footballer.

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I did A-level art at school, I scraped through with an E.

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E for excellent, exactly.

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I copy a few things.

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It is for my own fun, a bit of a hobby.

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The more I did, the better I got.

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Driven in...

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Jody Craddock of all people!

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20 years as a footballer.

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I did not carry a paintbrush into training.

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Just me, it was about football, I used to train hard and work hard

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and play my game on the Saturday.

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When I came to the end of my career, I did need to make a decision.

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Did I go into coaching, what everyone expected me to do?

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At the end of the day, it was never a question.

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It's a dream job, and it is not even really a job, a

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hobby that has got out of control.

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I love doing it.

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People always ask me who is the best player I have played against.

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I played against Cantona, an absolute legend.

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It was the pre-season friendly in Cambridge.

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He was an absolute legend.

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He was not particular bothered that day, which was good for me because I

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marked him.

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Pele. He has got it!

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Pele has scored.

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So, this is Pele.

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This was painted just purely for the enjoyment of painting?

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Yes, and a friend of mine got it signed by Pele, which is great.

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I tend to experiment a lot and do lots of different things.

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I am working on my main pieces, but I love to try everything.

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As an artist, you need an identity.

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For you to see a painting of mine in a different town and

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if it didn't have my name on, I would like to think you could look

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at it and think, that is a Craddock.

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And here is an original Craddock, which he has kindly painted for us.

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There is our brilliant logo there, and

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on the bottom you have got all these stick figures having a kickabout.

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It is called Fantasy Kickabout.

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What a great title.

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We will take good care of that.

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There we go.

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You know it is the end of the year when the nominations

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for Sports Personality of the Year are announced.

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There is a bumper crop for the 2015 prize.

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Here they all are, and a huge congratulations to

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England footballer Lucy Bronze for making the short list.

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One man who knows what it is like to be nominated for sports personality

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of the year is Amir Khan.

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The two-time world champion wants to deliver a knockout blow with

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his very own dream five-aside team.

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I am Amir Khan.

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This is unbelievable stuff.

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It is over!

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Amir Khan has done it.

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I am a big Bolton Wanderers fan and my dream team would

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be myself as goalkeeper.

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Rio Ferdinand is an amazing defender.

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Looking for Ferdinand...

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Kevin Nolan.

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He was a great Bolton Wanderers player.

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Nolan heading towards goal, and what a goal by the Bolton captain.

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Then we have Kevin Davies, who was another great legend

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for Bolton Wanderers.

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Kevin Davies!

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The striker will be Wayne Rooney.

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Wayne Rooney for Manchester United, what a goal!

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Oh, what a goal.

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Now, David, as it is FA Cup weekend, we wanted you to be

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the first to try our new challenge of Gary's big ears.

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It is very exciting.

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All you have to do is see how many goals you can put through

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his lugholes in 20 seconds.

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Ready?

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Yes.

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Take your position.

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I would expect lots of sublime chips coming off this year.

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In three, two, one, go!

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Oh, a close one.

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20 seconds on the clock.

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Lots of pressure here, David.

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Oh!

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Gary's face is getting a battering here.

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There will be lots of people at Fleetwood counting on you.

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We have got one!

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Not long left.

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Oh, two.

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We will give you that as well.

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Excellent work.

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That was tough.

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You did very well.

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It was tough, yes.

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I got it going in the end.

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You got a hat-trick.

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Because you are the first person to try,

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it puts you top of the leaderboard.

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It has been great having you on the show.

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That is all for today's show, but we wanted to leave you with a reminder

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that, despite what the nominations might have you believe, La Liga does

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not have all the talent.

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Everton's Ross Barkley is having a superb season so far.

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He has got the most combined goals for an English midfielder

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and he is 22 years old today.

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Happy birthday, Ross.

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See you!

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Barkley scores!

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Barkley...

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And he see a way through - what a goal.

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Superb strike from Ross Barkley!

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What a goal!

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Berkley.

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What a stunning goal from Ross Barkley!

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