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Hello, welcome back, Kickabouters, and a happy New Year to you all.
Have we got a lot to catch up on!
Here's what's coming up on today's show.
Scorpion kicks, record breakers and managerial mayhem.
We review a stonking festive period of
And New Year means new shows on CBBC, we have exclusive
behind-the-scenes access to the new series of
Jeremy Johnson chats to
Wolfblood star Louis Payne about his favourite team.
And with just a week to go before our Ronaldo special,
stand by for some astonishing numbers in the Cristiano stat
All that and we've got the third round of the FA Cup to look
forward to this weekend, whey-hey!
Before we do that, though, it is time to look back
on the Christmas period that provided a feast of
football that we have less and bitter taste for Tyler and John
Not one correct score prediction, typical!
Anyway, I feel a time challenge coming on so here
is my 90 second festive
Start the clock!
Chelsea put themselves well and truly on top
of the Christmas tree and the Premier League table with some
mighty fine results.
That is until Spurs beat them on Wednesday.
Preventing them breaking the record for consecutive wins in the Premier
League, but hey, if you are looking for record breakers then look no
further than our old friends TNS, the Welsh Premier League leaders
have smashed the world record for consecutive wins,
one that has stood since 1972.
So far, it is 27 victories and the New Saints sure no
sign of losing just yet.
Back in the English Premier League, Liverpool
have had a good run and are closest to catching Chelsea, but Man City
have had a mixed Christmas, isn't that right, Pep?
You are the journalist, not me.
Arsenal have also faltered but Olivier Girou
set everyone up by scoring an incredible
Scorpion kick, which was a
lot like the spectacular effort Henrikh Mkhitaryan
netted for Man U just
one week earlier.
Even though he was clearly offside.
Meanwhile, down in the bottom half of the table,
despite the cold weather, managers have been feeling the heat.
Where is my merry-go-round?
Ah, here we are, and look at this.
Three likely suspects at the frontier, poor old
Bob Bradley didn't last long and Swansea, did he?
Paul Clement has come in to replace him.
And Alan Pardew got the boot from Crystal
Palace, only to be replaced by big Sam.
And finally, Hull parting company with Mike Phelan and
have just appointed Marco Silva.
No,I hadn't heard of him, either.
Stop the clock!
But the news never stops in the football world so
let's bring you bang up-to-date with this weeks 's headline hitters.
There seems to be no end to the spending power
of the Chinese super league, with some of the world's
biggest stars being lured by some frankly ridiculous sums of cash.
Oscar has gone from Chelsea and former Man United and Man City
striker Carlos Teves got the biggest deal of the lot so far.
Who will be next?
Meanwhile, Match Of The Day's December goal of the month
was this fine finish from five-year old Bradley Lowry, the Sunderland
fan is currently receiving treatment for cancer, and everyone at
Kickabout wishes him all the best.
And I am delighted to see our very own Alex Scott received an MBE in
the Queens New Year 's honours.
Well done, Alex!
But does that mean I have two curtsied next time you own
Alex Scott wasn't the only one to receive an honour in the
New Year 's list, one of England's greatest
goalkeepers also got a
gong, not too hard but Maggie Hinch, the hero of Team GB's gold-medal
winning hockey team.
You she is with her dream five asides team.
Hi, I'm Maggie Hinch, Great Britain hockey
goalkeeper and this is my dream five is football team.
First up is the goalkeeper and I have chosen myself,
I am a little bit small for a football goal, but I reckon I
could do a pretty good job.
So, in defence I've gone for Des Walker
because I am a Sheffield Wednesday fan and he is an absolute Sheffield
In midfield I have gone with Messi, obvious choice
because he is an absolute legend, the best football player in the
world in my opinion.
And then next to him I have gone with Gareth Bale,
I think he would wake up nicely with Messi and provides those
crosses that he needs.
Upfront I have chosen Marcus Rushford, I have watched him
play a little bit now and I think he is a really exciting talent
upfront and it seems to find the back of the
net quite regularly.
Here is Rushford, found by Marshall, Rushford, lovely
That is a wonderful goal!
And that is my dream five aside team.
Now I know how you might be feeling, the Christmas
holidays are over, the chocolate are all gone in school has already
started for many of you but don't despair!
Because here on CBBC the New Year means some great new shows
are coming your way, including a brand-new
season of Wolfblood.
Here is a little taster.
I know all about your biology, your physiology, but
what I don't know, what I can never know
from facts and figures on the
What it feels like to be you.
Neither man nor beast.
Which form is the real you?
They are the same.
You can separate them.
I cant wait to sink my teeth into that
Because we love the show so much we managed to get an exclusive
interview during a break in filming.
It turns out Louis Payne who plays TJ is just a little bit potty about
Hello, Kickabout fans, my name is Louis Payne but you may know
me as TJ from Wolfblood.
I'm here today on the set of Wolfblood series
five and this series is going to be better and better than ever so make
sure you're tuned in, yeah?
OK, so I have a massive Arsenal fan, I go
home and away as much as I can, I am a season ticket holder as well so,
come on the Gunners!
I think we have had a half decent start to the
season, slipped up a little bit against Liverpool but we seem to
have come into our own and got into second gear
so I am quite hopeful.
I don't want to say too much because as Arsenal fans we know
we can be disappointed a lot but I have got a
good feeling about this season.
I have got a couple of favourite players, one is Hector Bellerin I
think he is very underrated and a great attribute to the club.
Bellerin instead, a fast break, great
Hector Bellerin for Arsenal.
And also, Alex Iwobi, he is only 19.
He has been brilliantly found, he will have to
Alex Iwobi before Arsenal!
The best Wolfblood probably would be, probably Mesut Ozil
because I don't know he just strikes me as that sort of face
or he can sort of like, he was angry he could
be, like, raar!
Good visual effects on the eyes.
I have always dreamt of scoring a goal last-minute
one, Champions League final against Barcelona,
run the length of the pitch, right down in front of the
Arsenal fans, that would be amazing.
Thanks, TJ, or should I say Louis?
But Wolfblood is not the only CBBC show
back for a new series in
Footy drama Jaimie Johnson returns this year, too, so we
thought we would tackled filming day and give you an look
I am Lewis and I played Jamie Johnson.
My name is Leonard and
I play Jack Marshall.
My name is Sam Torbert and I am the series
producer of Jamie Johnson.
I am Patrick Ward and I played Dylan Simons.
Hi, I am Jonnie Kimmins, I play Boggy on Jamie Johnson.
And at the moment we are filming episode
ten, we are actually here.
We are filming lots of scenes where my team
are losing to the other team and they are really being beaten and
beaten and beaten.
Jamie Johnson in this season is playing in a
tournament as part of the school team, as part of the UK interschool
football league championship.
This series has been the best series because everyone on the set has
been, like, the nicest and kindest, I have never had this experience
He is not your stereotypical good guy, but he is a brilliant
character and he has so much passion on the football pitch.
And he's very confident.
Being an actor is fun, it is quite diverse and you learn a lot
being on set.
We all miss school a bit, but we all have a good time
when we are in shooting and after touching.
Jack is a role model to girls out there because football is
a men and women's sport.
People might think it is a men sport but it
There is something for everybody in Jamie Johnson, and
without spoiling it we have a certain ex-England captain,
Liverpool midfield striker starting the season,
and some other very, very special cameos which were
lovely to have.
Watch this space.
Be sure to look out for the new series hitting your screens
which are in the year.
This weekend it is all about the FA Cup, it is
third-round time which means the big boys are in the mix and there are a
whopping 32 games altogether this weekend but he was my pick of the
Take a look at this.
Man United host Redding, who are flying
high in the championships.
Could there be an upset the?
We also have Everton V Leicester in an all
Premier League clash against Chelsea host Peterborough, now Chelsea
slipped up at Spurs recently, might there
be another banana skin on the
Don't forget you can watch Spurs take on Aston
Villa live on BBC One tomorrow at 4pm but in the meantime you can
watch some real superstars right here, right now.
Check these out, it is your skills.
First up is Noah, look at that control!
And I happen to know that Noah is ten today.
Happy birthday, Noah.
Here is Harry making his way down the wing.
What is he going to do?
The keeper is getting nowhere near that
And how about this from Harry?
A crossbar challenge and a big shot in one go.
Please keep those clips coming in, we love to see them and
if you need a little inspiration then why
not go to our website and
see our champion freestyler John Farnworth demonstrating some silky
skills in the blue Peter garden?
You never know where hard work and practice
will take you, just look at
this man, for example.
The one and only Cristiano Ronaldo.
It is only one week to go until our kickabout
Ronaldo special and on Monday he is the Fifa world
player of the year.
Let me hit you with a few Ronaldo stats.
32, the number of hat tricks has scored Ronaldo in La Liga, not
surprisingly this is the most in the history of the league.
20, major trophies he has won for club and
Two more than Manchester City since 1894.
17, goals Ronaldo scored in a single Champions League
That is more than Diego Costa scored in the whole of last
503 career goals, that is more than Sergio Aguero, Harry Caine
in Jamie Vardy added together.
But the stats don't tell the whole story.
To do that we had to go back to where it
all began, the island of Madeira and a young
man who dreamt of being the
When you see to a young kid of the time, work and you never
know what is going to happen,...
Ronaldo has netted, he picked his moment.
Wants to work and do his best every single time.
From humble beginnings, his has been a meteoric
rise to the top.
It is one of the superstars onshore!
This is San Antonio and this is where the
It is amazing!
This is where Ronaldo first kicked off his football career, it has been
inspiring, it has been amazing.
Now we know you love playing football
and it is what you and loads of other boys and girls look forward to
most in the week.
Sometimes, though, footy practice games or tours can
become less enjoyable and something you don't look forward to.
England captain Steph Horton and Wayne
Rooney recorded a message for anyone who might need some extra support.
Here it is. I am here to help ensure every
child feels safe playing the
sport I love.
If you are a young boy or girl and you are upset, her basket
with the way someone behaves with you, please let someone
you trust know about it.
If you are worried about something then do try and tell
an adult you trust that if there is no one you
know who you few able to
talk to about your problem you can call ChildLine on 0800 11 11 or
you can go online and follow the link
on your screen or click on the
need some advice picture on the kickabout website for more details.
Thanks for watching.
See you next week!
Well met. I'm Miss Hardbroom.
Impress me with your flying skills,
and your commitment to potions class.
Try not to be distracted
by troublesome witches,
and avoid obstacles at all cost.
Become the best witch or wizard,
by playing The Worst Witch game on the CBBC website.
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.