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The focus today is back on club football
after the international break, and there are some exciting fixtures
to look forward to, as well as a brilliant show lined up
We chat to Norwich city stars Sebastian
Bassong, Steven Naismith and Nathan Redmond as they go back
to school for a kickabout with these extremely
Ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula 1 star
Jolyon Palmer tells us his dream 5-a-sides team and we meet women's
Fifa referee Cheryl Foster to find out what it takes to make it
As you can see, so much coming up, as always,
but first let's kick things off with this week's headline hitters.
It has been a brutal few days for managers.
Remi Garde left bottom of the table Aston Villa by mutual consent
Over in Spain, former Manchester United
defender Gary Neville failed to succeed, which does surprise me,
and he was sacked by Valencia after just
England had a mixed bag of results, starting off with a great 3-2
They were brought back down to earth by losing 2-1
Elsewhere, Wales fell to defeat against
the Ukraine after an earlier 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland.
Speaking of Michael O'Neill's side, they have now gone ten games
There were two great wins from Scotland, beating both Denmark
and the Czech Republic 1-0.
Keep watching for our pick of the scorers from the matches
Finally, Romania debuted a brand-new kit before their friendly
against Spain last Sunday, and we're not talking a snazzy
They swapped squad numbers for maths equations to promote numeracy among
I bet the crowd were over the moon when normal squad numbers
That would have been a lot of adding up to work
Romanian players are not the only ones bringing
A few weeks ago we caught up with some
Norwich City stars as they went back to school with these lucky fans.
Just up the road from the Canaries, Carrow Road, is a junior school
The Fit for Schools programme is having a massive impact
here among the pupils and the wider community so today I have come along
to find out how living a healthy lifestyle is having an impact
on the pupils in the classroom and on the
Not only have the kids been put through their paces
in the classroom, we are out in the playground and they have
got the expert guidance of Premier League superstars
Nathan Redmond, Steven Naismith and Sebastian buzzsaw.
Over on the right-hand side, Whittaker.
When I turned up today, when you see it, it is absolutely
fantastic, and you can see all the kids are excited
Players from the football club are coming,
but you can just tell that the coaching they are getting,
it is fun, enjoyable, they are working
It is part of our thing, we like to bring professionals
into schools and to have Steven Naismith
and Nathan Redmond coming today and take part in the session,
you can see how the kids reacted to it, it is a great thing
that we are able to offer the schools we work with.
It is really good to be part of it, so if you can just spread words
and maybe sticking in the head and in
the future they might remember that and it might make the difference
for them, to eat properly, to think about Nathan Redmond
is eating that, I might eat the same.
My favourite meal when I was a kid was deep fried sausage or haggis
As I have grew from my 20s to my 30s, you understand
there is so much more about food and I think the whole
nation in general is coming to a much healthier lifestyle
and kids know more about food than certainly
It is a great thing because they understand
the process of eating healthily, what it does for your body
Pasta has a lot of good protein and all
What other good things do you think people should be eating?
Like, vegetables and chicken and stuff, which is not fatty.
When you have done an exercise you can always have a milkshake
or something to rebuild your muscles.
Regardless of what's happening to the first team football,
I think it is something that is going to last
long and something that really matters because football is football
Kids are the future so that is the most important
Yes, I think the deep-fried sausage I shall leave to you,
Some great tips on getting active and
Just like we know loads of you lot do every weekend
from the brilliant footy pictures you send in.
This is Harvey planning a football tournament at Barcelona's
His team HSA Dragons won the shield as well.
Rees and Bethany outside Luton Stadium.
They will be watching the game today against Stevenage.
Have fun, you two, and good luck against
Check out Unicorn Athletic Junior FC.
Here is Teddy, who plays for Forest Glade FC,
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Back to the Premier League and there are some great fixtures
The Norwich lads we caught up with earlier have a massive game
against Newcastle and this one could really impact the relegation
How will managerless Aston Villa cope against Chelsea in today's
Bottom of the league, no manager, could be
a big score line for Chelsea.
Up at the top, leaders Leicester welcome
Southhampton while the second-place team have a tricky game at Anfield,
and that is one of the matches we are looking at for this week's
predictions and I think it is going to be a 2-1
The other is Stoke against Swansea and for me I think Swansea
Speaking of Stoke, here is a half time teaser just for you.
See if you can work out which Potters player
I genuinely do not know the answer. Apparently I'm going to get told
that the end of the show along with your lot. I am going to go with
Charlie Adam because I know he likes larking around. Formula one is back
this weekend. After a dramatic season opener in Australia it is
time for the Bahrain Grand Prix and there's a new British driver on the
grid alongside Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, and that is Jolyon
Palmer. This is my dream 5-a-sides team. Peter Schmeichel, the great
Dane, legend. He could get a goal or two when I need it. In defence I
would have a room and Roberto Carlos. A great free kick taken as
well. What a goal. Roberto Carlos. Holding midfield, Pirlo. He would be
a good leader. Pirlo has worked at in. The coolest player on the pitch.
Thierry Henry. Pace. They will both be providing great
service upfront. I will be upfront taking all the glory. The top scorer
in the league, for sure. I will get important wins for my team. That
could be one of my favourite 5-a-sides teams. Peter Schmeichel,
Carlos, Pirlo, Thierry Henry, I would not fancy my chances against
them, but I am not sure about the striker. In Formula one and you have
to be pretty cool. Look at how this teacher is controlling the football
field than the classroom. Have you ever wondered what their
teacher -- your teacher dies in their spare time? -- does. Meet
Cheryl Foster. She is no ordinary PE teacher. She won 63 caps for Wales
as a former international footballer and is set to return to the world
stage as a Fifa referee. We know you as a player in the Super League as
the Wales international. Was that a natural progression for you? A lot
of people thought I was going to be a coach or manager and I thought
that but when the opportunity came about I have taken it and within two
years I have become a Fifa referee. To represent Wales as a referee as
well as amazing. It has been really special. Galles football is getting
bigger and opening the eyes of opportunities elsewhere -- girls.
The Rivoli few female referees when I was playing. Someone who was on
the line in the Premier League shows it can be done and for young girls
to get to that position as well. I am sure you are quite an influence
at school. What do the pupils think? The older kids know that I played
for Wales. I am a Fifa referee. They are pleased for me. Men's or
women's, which is hardest to referee? I have to be honest, mains
is tough and quick and fast, and the men like to mourn. The women are
really passionate and asking for a decision -- moan. It is very
competitive. I want to do well. I would love to go to a major
competition, the European Championships or the World Cup. For
aspiring referees, top tips? The as fit as you can, be firm but fair,
nor the rules so you are making the right decisions. You have to have
fun. You have to enjoy it. Football is an amazing game and I have been
lucky enough to play at an referee. I make sure I have fun everything go
get my referee. Really great tips. It is not easy being a referee. We
know how much stick they can get during matches. We love signs like
this. Everyone wants to win but it is only a game and they are doing
their best. Let us know if a sign has appeared at one of your matches.
Keep sending in your skills. We love them. Just like the slot. -- this
lot. You lot are never disappoint with
your amazing skills. If you missed some of the top tricks last week
catch up on iPlayer. Lots of you have been getting involved.
That is it for today. I have not forgotten the teaser. Yes! I am
right. I am another wrong. I will leave you with top goals from
players who have scored for their countries this week. See you soon.
What a magnificent goal. Olivier Giroud. Could be embarrassing. It is
three. What a finish on his left foot. Ronaldo! Took his time, picked
his spot. As he just finished off the Dutch? 1-0 Germany. Romelu
Lukaku with the second, surely winning, goal.
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.
Featuring goals, gossip, stats and skills, and all you need to know about the nation's favourite sport.