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Good morning, footy fans, and welcome to another packed Kickabout.
Here's what's coming up in today's show.
There were some dramatic results in the FA Cup this week.
We review the action, and our world champion freestyler
John Farnworth picks out some skills that can help you improve your game.
Two young superfans give us the lowdown on the club
they love, Bradford City.
And he's the most expensive footballer in the world
and the first to get his very own emoji.
We speak to Man United superstar Paul Pogba.
All that to come, and stay tuned for details on how you can
share your FA Cup stories.
But first, it's been another busy week in the footy world.
Here are the headlines that have caught our eye.
So, you know when you're at one of those press conferences
minding your own business, eating some cake?
No, me neither, but that's exactly what one journalist did this week,
only to find the Chelsea manager wanted a slice of the action.
This week's FA Cup third round replays were full of shocks.
Lincoln City triumphed over Ipswich Town, a team
59 places above them, thanks to this fine
goal in injury time.
Whilst fellow non-leaguers Sutton United overcame AFC Wimbledon
to book their passage through to meet the mighty Leeds
in the fourth round.
It's John Farnworth, everyone!
Great to see you, John, nice to have you in the studio for once.
I know, it's good to be here.
Now, I believe that you're going to show us some clips
from games where players have used freestyle-esque skills to help them
in a match situation.
So, what have you got for us?
Absolutely, so the first clip is actually Christian Benteke.
So I'm going to let you watch the goal first.
The cross comes in, it's actually slightly behind him.
He takes it down, and he scores.
Now, what impressed me about this was his touch.
So you talked about putting skills into a game.
What he has essentially done here is a kick up.
It's a touch, so if I pause it just there, the ball has
actually come behind him, but if he wasn't able to use
the laces of his foot to bring that down, there is no way he could have
taken the time to let it bounce and then score the goal,
which I thought was an incredible finish.
My next one is a goal from Melle from the Blackpool game recently.
Again, I'm going to pause it here.
It's really crowded, there are players all over the place.
So, as the ball comes up, he is able to keep his eyes on the ball.
There's a lot going on, and it would be so easy for him
to lean back and hit the ball straight the stadium.
We've seen that plenty of times!
It happens a lot.
But he kept his composure, he kept his concentration,
and more importantly, he kept his technique.
Straight through the ball with his laces, there is no way that
keeper was saving that.
Watch this, this is my favourite.
From my home-town club, Preston North End.
McGeady gets the ball, I'm not going to say too much more.
How good is that?
I don't think he planned to do this amazing skill,
but watch his touch, and look how he gets out of it.
And more importantly, it led to a goal.
Well, some great analysis, John, and some fantastic
skills on display, too.
Hopefully there will be some more, we can take a look
at them in the future.
But for now, thanks for coming in, John.
Great to be here, thank you.
Now, if you fancy heading out to recreate some of those skills,
then why not try and get someone to fill me in action
and send in the clips, just like this lot did.
Now, what have Joe and Rebekah got planned here?
Oh, look at that!
A double whammy crossbar challenge!
Simply synchronicity, and definitely worth looking at again.
Now, here's Jonah, and the pressure's on for
this crucial spot kick.
Which he absolutely nails.
Dealt with that superbly.
Well done, Jonah.
And finally, here's Kit looking like he could do
these kick ups all day, and a cheeky round
the world as well.
Brilliant stuff, Kit.
Please keep your clips coming in.
We love to see your fancy footwork.
Time now, though, to check out the Premier League
fixtures for this weekend.
And there are some crackers to look forward to.
On Sunday, Hull City have got a tough task.
When you're battling for survival at the bottom of the table,
the last thing you want is to be playing Chelsea, who've only lost
once in the last 15 games.
The pick of the bunch, though, surely has to be at the Etihad,
where Man City host Spurs.
Both teams have big ambitions this season, but Pep Guardiola's side
lost 4-0 to Everton last weekend, whilst Tottenham beat
West Brom by the same margin.
And Spurs have the best defensive record in the Premier League.
It's a game that could have a big say on both teams' title chances.
Now, you can of course catch all the highlights of every game
on Match Of The Day tomorrow morning on BBC One, and don't forget
Football Focus at midday today.
Dan Walker, there he is, has the lowdown on all
of the weekend's action, but first, here he is with his
dream five-a-side team.
OK, Match Of The Day Kickabout,
I have come up with the greatest five-a-side team you will ever
have heard of.
In goal, I'm going for the one and only, the keeper who scored 67
goals during his career, Mr Chilavert, the Paraguayan prince.
Not only can he stop it, but he can whack some in the full
length of the five-a-side pitch.
In defence, I'm thinking we are going to be an all-out attack
team, so I've not actually gone
for a defender, I've gone for Zinedine Zidane.
One of the all-time greats.
I think he's at that age now in his life where he can
spray the ball around, he knows what he's doing.
I can play in midfield and say, Oi, ZiZi, pass it over here, son,
I can do the business for you.
And I will be alongside the left-footed genius
that is Chris Waddle.
Here's one that even at this current age would be magnificent,
but in his prime, the man was an unstoppable.
Just ask anyone in Marseille or Sheffield or Newcastle,
they know how good he was.
COMMENTATOR: Chris Waddle, is he going to have a crack?
Oh, he does, and scores!
Anything Paul Gascoigne can do, Chris Waddle can do.
Everyone else has got Messi or Ronaldo in their team.
I've ignored those two.
In the end, it came down to goal-scoring form,
and I went for Brazilian Ronaldo.
Forget the model chiselled Ronaldo of Portugal.
It's all about the Brazilian original.
COMMENTATOR: Ronaldo's dummy.
And Ronaldo is rampant now.
And that, forget what anyone else has done, that team
will win everything.
Thank you, Mr Walker.
What a line-up, and good luck to Crawley Town
against Portsmouth today.
Did you know Dan is a Crawley Town fan?
I love finding out who people support.
I support Leeds United.
I might have mentioned it once or twice on the show.
And apparently, some people even support our closest
rivals geographically, Bradford City.
Here are Jacob and Harry to tell us more.
Hi, my name's Jacob.
And my name's Harry.
BOTH: And welcome to Bradford City football club!
The club was founded in 1903.
That means this great club is over 100 years old.
We currently play in League 1, but did you know we did once play
in the Premier League?
COMMENTATOR: And that is a wonderful goal.
Our gaffer at the moment is called Stuart McCall.
He's a great manager.
He was our captain, and he was the Player
of the Year in 1999.
Bradford City have a great history.
We won the FA Cup in 1911, and we reached
the League Cup final in 2013.
Although we lost to Swansea that day, we will always
have great memories.
Here's an interesting fact for you.
Bradford City is the only professional football team
in England to wear claret and amber.
Welcome to the home team dressing room.
This is where the captain sits, Stephen Darby.
And this is where my favourite player sits, James Hanson.
What's your favourite memory of Bradford?
Mine is probably when we beat Chelsea 4-2.
COMMENTATOR: This is to seal it!
Mark Yates for Bradford!
Caps off one of the FA Cup stories.
Thanks, Jacob and Harry.
And how I remember that great cup win against Chelsea.
Sadly, Bradford are already out of the competition for this season,
but there's loads of great FA Cup action still to come,
and we want you to get involved.
There's no other footy competition quite like the FA Cup.
Every year, the smallest of teams can dream of beating the biggest,
and sometimes, those dreams come true.
It's all about passion and belief.
No guts, no glory.
So if you're going to a game, then why not send
us a photo like Ellie-Mae did here.
She's at Carrow Road where Norwich first met
Southampton in the third round.
Or you could go one further like the Parker family.
We're the famous Tottenham Hotspur and were going to Wembley!
That's what we like to see.
Or should I say hear.
So, whether you go to a game in the next round or just watch
on the telly, why not share your experience with us?
It could be a photo, video, or even you giving your very
own match report just like this one that I did on Tuesday
when Crystal Palace met Bolton.
It's a cold January night.
It's an FA Cup third round replay.
It's Crystal Palace versus Bolton Wanderers.
Let's do this.
Here we go!
COMMENTATOR: Dean heads it down to the edge
of the Crystal Palace boxed.
The shot goes towards goal, and it's gone into the net the James Henry!
It's a goal for Bolton Wanderers!
Flamini in crossing position.
His cross goes into the box.
In comes across via Benteke, brings it down, he shoots
and he scores again!
Christian Benteke puts Palace in front.
Well, that's it, all over, 2-1 to Palace, and not a classic,
but it's the FA Cup, and what better way to spend
a cold Tuesday evening than watching a bit of footy?
The fourth round of the FA Cup is next weekend,
so if you're watching a game, tell us all about it.
Send in your photos or videos via the CBBC Uploader.
Now, Man Utd have got Wigan in the next round,
and if I was a Wigan player, I would be hoping this
guy wasn't playing.
In the summer, Paul Pogba became the most expensive footballer
in the world when he returned to Old Trafford, but he's
so much more than a player.
He's almost more famous for his haircuts and his celebrations.
And now everybody to the dance floor.
I'm a lucky man.
I play football, I do what I love.
I love to dance.
I just enjoy myself.
I love to listen to music, and that's all I do when I go home,
put on some music sometimes.
I like to chill with my friends.
COMMENTATOR: Pogba, Paul Pogba!
He has driven it in from the edge of the box.
We want to win the league, that's all I think.
It's good to win, but to win the league, you have to win,
so you have to keep doing it.
And if you want to win the league, that's all you want.
I always believe.
I'm a believer, so we are not far, we are not far.
Chelsea are at the top, but you never know,
it's the Premier League.
You never know what's going to happen.
I feel that we can still win the league.
Manchester United have completed the world record
?89 million transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus.
I'm a happy man.
I'm playing for Man Utd.
A great opportunity for me.
Playing Premier League, you want to win titles,
you want to win things.
I'm just happy.
I'm a happy man.
Zlatan is a guy I always loved because he is one of the friendliest
guys I've played with.
He's a joker.
He's a joker, always saying, outside the pitch, but in the pitch,
you know, he's a winner.
He has a big experience, big character, and he
pushes you to your best.
Always encourages you, gives you advice, you know?
That's, I think, we need this in the team, we need someone
who is like a leader.
I find him, I find him a lot, and they feel very confident
because he's someone, completely a you know.
He can take the ball, he can go in the space.
Yeah, he should have scored more!
That's what we need, even Wazza, the players,
you listen to them because they have big experience, they have been
here at the club for a long time, and they know, they know the Premier
To be honest, he talked to me.
He said, go and enjoy yourself and play.
He let me free on the pitch.
That's all I need to hear from my manager.
What a guy!
But sorry, Paul, I'm afraid I've still got the best
hair in the business.
Now, from a current United hero to a former Old Trafford favourite.
Don't forget our Ronaldo special is on the iPlayer now.
Do check it out.
Well, that's about full-time from us, but we'll be
back same time, same place, next week.
Till then, enjoy the footy.
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.