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Good morning, football fans.
It's great to be back with another packed
Here's what's coming up today: After a disappointing Euros,
England's Joe Hart has had a
difficult start to the Premier League season but what does it take
to be the best in the nets?
We've got top tips to make you a better keeper.
Super fans Brett and Sean give us the
lowdown on the club with a brilliant history, their beloved Preston North
We take a closer look at some footballing badges to find out what
they're all about and give you the chance to design your own.
All that and more coming up, but first,
summer may be coming to an end soon.
All right, I know, but we've had some great footy action to enjoy.
The team have been trying to decide on which
was the best goal of the summer.
Was it Robson Kanu's classic turn and finish?
That's pretty good.
Or, maybe Namar's bully in the Olympic final?
They're good, really good, but the best goal was
actually scored by a young Englishman at Old Trafford.
COMMENTATOR: It's well hit.
It's brilliantly hit.
Mark Wright scores for England.
Honestly, I don't know how that came out on top.
Shall we have another look?
COMMENTATOR: There's no way Patrick will save it.
Look how far it drifts outside the goal to begin with.
He gets an arm to it but he cannot keep it out.
I could watch it all day, I really could!
Anyway, it's not all about me.
Here's what's grabbing the headlines in the footy world this week.
How about this for a tremendous treble?
Tam Hanlon for Pollok Juniors just couldn't stop scoring
belters the other night, leaving
some to say it was the best Scottish hat-trick in history.
Talking of Scotland, Celtic made it through to
the Champions League group stages on Tuesday, but only just.
What a group they find themselves in.
The draw for the Champions League was made on Thursday and
put the Scottish champions in the same group as
Manchester City and Barcelona.
More big news, Uefa have announced that from now on, even the
fourth place Premier League team at the end of the season will be
guaranteed to go into the group stages of the Champions League.
And you may remember last week we featured
the unfortunate Shane Duffy after three own goals
and a sending off in two games.
Well, good old Shane has redeemed himself.
He headed the winner in the right net in extra
team as Blackburn beat Crewe on Tuesday, so cheer up, Shane!
Those might be the big football stories of
today but when it comes to headlines in history,
one club made more than most.
Preston North End.
We asked super fans Brett and Sean to show us around their
Hi, I'm Brad.
We're best mates and we love PNE.
Welcome to Deepdale, everyone.
This is our home, home of Preston North End.
We are a very special club, one the oldest in England.
About 130 years ago, we won the League and Cup double.
Nobody could beat us in that season.
We've had some amazing players here at Preston.
The biggest legend, Tom Finney.
He was so skilful, just like Lionel Messi is today.
Did you know, Sean, that Tom Finney just lived
around the corner from here and played
at Preston North End for his
Not many legends stick around for that long.
Yes, David Beckham came here on loan from Man United.
He was only 19 at the time.
Look, David Moyes used to be a manager but now, Simon Grayson.
My favouritie match was when I was a mascot
and we won 5-0.
The new signing Paul Gallagher got a hat-trick
and after that, we got a
picture with him.
What was your favourite?
I don't have a favourite game.
I just like watching the matches and having a good view from
So, here we are in the home dressing room where our heroes
get ready for the match.
Look, Lindegaard sits over there.
He used to play for Manchester United.
My favourite players in this current squad are Huntingdon and Beckford.
Huntington is a great defender and gets all the
tackles and Beckford just keep scoring all the goals.
PNE have won the FA Cup twice.
Yes, once they won an FA Cup match 26-0!
We're in the Championship at the moment but I
think we can get promoted.
Yes, especially how we drew against Stoke
City 1-1 in a pre-season friendly.
I think we can make it to the Premiership one day.
Thanks Brett, thanks Sean.
All the best to the Lilywhites as they take on
Ipswich this afternoon.
Now, with Joe Hart in the news, goalkeeping is
a hot topic at the moment.
I've got with me Manchester FA goalkeeping
coach James London.
How you doing?
Very well, thank you.
Lovely to see you.
Before we go any further, I'm going to mention something.
Did you see my goal at Old Trafford?
I did, yes.
What do think of that?
I think Patrick Kielty should have saved it!
Are you having a laugh?
I thought you were going to give me a compliment!
An amazing goal, how can you say that?
It was a very good strike but
I think he should have saved it.
I cannot believe it!
I'll tell you what, we're here to talk about
goalkeeping and not my free kick.
When we think about goalies, and we're playing in the playground,
it's all about shot stopping, stopping the ball going, but there
is so many more things you to need to learn, right?
Yeah, we've picked three things.
We start with catching crosses.
His start position is good.
He comes, collects the ball at its highest
point using the W technique.
Meaning like this, right?
Then he's got the awareness then to set his team
away on the counterattack with his distribution.
If I was catching a
cross, I would be so nervous.
You want to catch it and hold it.
As he catches it mid air, he's
thinking about where he's going to put the ball.
That's obviously important as well?
Yes, it's all about your decision-making and
whether you've got time to be able to do that,
if you have to keep hold of the ball to get your team set
back up again.
What else have we got?
We've got being big on one and ones.
We've got another example here
of Jack Butland.
As you can see, his starting position is good and just
there, he steps out to make the net smaller
so he's closing down that
angle and giving the striker not much chance to put that ball past
Once he's stood out, he has stood up and made himself as big for
as long as he possibly can and as you see, he's got
a big strong hand there.
So, we've got to think about crosses, we've got to think about
coming out and making yourself big.
You've got to think about your reactions as well, Mark.
How's that for reactions?
Not bad at all!
So, tell me, how do we make sure our reactions are on point?
It's always about your decision and your
We've got an example of Joe Hart here.
As you see, his position is good.
Oh, what a save!
He's got the awareness then to get back up
for the second shot as
well, which takes a lot of footwork.
When you were talking about making yourself
big, you can be told to
come out and what area to shut down.
It's all about practice, you've got to practice
and keep practising.
It will only get better and better the
more you practice.
So, you don't have to just be born with reactions,
you can practice it?
Yes, you can.
You can do it with two or three people.
We can do a demonstration if
you want, Mark?
For all the people to practice?
If you face away from me so you can't see me.
When I shout go, you turn and catch the ball.
So that's how you practice reactions.
Let's do it again.
I quite enjoyed that.
It makes you think about it on your turn.
You've got to remember you're about to catch a ball.
James, thank you so much for coming in and giving us your tips.
I've learned so much if I wanted to be a
goalie and I hope everyone else has too.
See you soon.
You need to go and see James, mate!
As you know, we love seeing your videos here on
Maybe you're an aspiring keeper.
Get someone to film you pulling off a wonder
If so, just go to the CBBC website and use the uploading tool.
Meanwhile, here are some of your skills
from the other end of the
First up on it's Alex.
Great use of the wall.
He takes on one, he takes on two.
Beats another and he is still going.
What a finish!
Thomas now, nice bin work!
Oh, and a kiss for the camera.
Finally, Will taking after his hero, John Farnworth.
Nice skills, Will!
Great stuff and please keep them coming
If you were watching last week, Ben showed off his handy skills
when he came to drawing footballers and I asked you lot to get involved
and of course, you didn't disappoint.
Alex has drawn Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and that is
Really, really good drawing, and also we've got the
magical Mahrez, beautifully drawn by Henry at the end.
Sam and Matthew have drawn the badges of Man United
and Aston Villa.
I love this particularly because we don't take
note of football badges enough and there are so many little facts
and symbols we don't realise.
Take Man City for example.
This is their new badge for 2016.
There's loads of things going on here like the red rose of
Lancashire and the blue stripes for the three rivers in Manchester.
Scottish club Motherwell had a competition
to design their badge in
1982 and the winning design features fir trees at the top for Fir Park
which is the name of their home ground.
Also there's a football, that's obvious why that's there, and
a silhouette of the famous Ravens Steelworks which gave the team its
I love this one, League One's Swindon Town.
Swindon was once famous for fixing steam trains,
hence the locomotive above the shield, and again the badge
incorporates the club nickname, the Robins.
Beneath the shield is the
I'm going to try and say this.
Salubritas Et Industria.
Meaning healthy and industrious apparently.
Why don't you put pen to paper and draw your team's badge or
better still, design your own.
I had a little go with the graphics guys
here and here is the badge for Wrighty FC.
We've got a big football obviously and I wanted to get some
of my hobbies in there so there are some headphones
because I love music and to DJ.
Of course, some hammers from my beloved West Ham.
If you're designing your own, put in some of
your favourite things, your hobbies, even your pets and send us a few
lines explaining why you have chosen those things.
And what your team would be called as well.
For all your footy art, you can use the
post and send it to:
From football badges to Olympic medals.
Fere's a man who's got some skills, even if his
ball is a different shape.
Hi, I'm Tom Mitchell, GB men's sevens
captain, Olympian and now silver medallist.
This is my dream five a side team.
I think I would put Peter Schmeichel in goal at the back.
Shot stopper extraordinaire.
Brilliant player in his day.
He's got a loud voice, I can hear him screaming at us.
Going forward then, I'll sit in defence.
One man defence.
I'm not skilful enough to play further up the field!
Me and Schmeichel can just sit back there
Midfield, couple of easy picks here.
Messi has got to be in there, one of the best players of
Oh, and he's done it!
It had to be Messi.
Alongside him, Ronaldhino.
One for the crowd as well.
A great player.
Up front, as a Tottenham fan, scoring all the goals, it's got to
be the Hurricane.
COMMENTATOR: Through Kane, he's onside.
Harry Kane here for Tottenham Hotspur.
Who else would it be?
That would be my dream five aside team.
Thanks, Tom, and well done again on the silver medal.
At least one of those five aside players
will be featured in the Premier League this weekend.
Look at these fixtures.
So many big games and my pick is the early kick-off with
Spurs when they host Liverpool.
A side that is still reeling from getting
well and truly beaten by
Burnley last weekend.
Let's have a closer look and check out what I
think is the key head-to-head battle between two players, Liverpool's
Philippe Coutinho and Tottenham's Dele Ali.
As you can see, last season Dele Ali had a storm, waded
in with ten goals to Coutinho's eight.
He had better assist stats as well
but the Liverpool man completed more of his passes.
Both were big players for
their teams it's fair to say last season but who will come out
on top this afternoon?
Well, that's about it, footy fans.
Like the Premier League, we take a break next weekend
to allow for the first World Cup qualifiers.
But we'll be back the
week after with more fabulous footy.
Loads of time for you to send us your clips and pics.
See you later!
Has anyone got Sam Allardyce's number?
Where you going?
You saw my goal, right?
Of course I could play for England.
Match of the Day spin-off aimed at children aged 7 to 13, bringing viewers the latest from the world of footie as well as top players and pundits.
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