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Hello and good morning.
Welcome to another packed Kickabout - the only place for football fans
to be on a Saturday morning.
Here is what's coming up on today's show.
We've got a solid gold guest in the studio fresh from his Olympic
Mo Sbihi joins me to talk about what it takes to be
a top sports person and about his beloved Arsenal.
Superfans Jessica and Emily take us on an exclusive tour
of their team Nottingham Forest and give us the low-down
on the club's fantastic history.
And if you want to learn new skills then stay tuned.
John Farnworth goes back to basics to teach Tyler a bit
of fancy footwork.
All that coming up and chart topper Olly Murs gives
us his dream five aside team.
But first, it's the big stories from the football world this week.
It's our headline hitters.
Ever dreamt of being a match day mascot for your favourite team?
Well, you'd have to wait a bit if you supported
Swedish side, AIK.
They turned the tables this week and instead of having
children as mascots, they brought on pensioners!
Talk about taking on your heroes, LA Galaxy superstars,
Robbie Keane and Stevie Gerrard have faced the best teams
in the world in their time, but last week they were challenged
by 30 eight-year-olds.
Robbie and Stevie ended up winning 3-2.
It's not fair, ref!
And there were some shocks in the EFL Cup this week too.
Premier League Bournemouth went out at home to Preston and Everton
were beaten by Norwich who will now go and face Leeds United
in the next round.
Oh, I love a good old Cup game.
But there is some cracking fixtures in the programme this week.
Check these out.
Arsenal have a massive, massive game against one
of their rivals, Chelsea.
More on that later.
And it's another big test for Jose Mourinho
as Man U face Leicester, but despite a difficult week or so,
I've got some stats to show Mourinho may actually be
working his magic.
Let's look at Fellaini this season compared to last.
Even though it is still early days he has already got more
interceptions and more blocks and improved proved his passing
accuracy, up to 90%.
He may not be everyone's cup of tea, but Jose seems to be bringing
the best out of him.
It's Leicester that stand in their way today with the Foxes
hoping to rediscover the form that made them champions,
but 30 miles down the road from Leicester, there's another club
that had their own fairytale rise to the top once upon a time.
Here's some superfans to tell us all about the club they love,
The excitement has been building up for hours now and Nottingham
will not calm down for many hours yet.
Hi Match Of The Day Kickabout. My name is Jessica.
And my name is Emily.
Welcome to Nottingham Forest.
This is our home stadium - the City ground.
The club were founded in 1865 and we have a great history.
COMMENTATOR: Well, that's what I wanted to see Robertson do.
The FA Cup, we've won that two times as well.
Oh yeah, and if that's not enough, we've also won the
League Cup four times.
Let's go and find our seats.
Look, they're here.
Our mum sits in 85.
Well, look at the view.
Very, very cool.
We are Nottingham.
This is our mascot.
He's called Sherwood the Bear.
He's the best!
One of our best ever players was Stuart Pearce.
He was our captain and he had a great left foot.
Our skipper now is Chris Cohen.
He's a true hero and he has played over 250 games for
Our most famous ever manager has to be Brian Clough.
He managed the club for 18 years and made Forest
Our gaffer now, Philippe Montanier, will be hoping
to follow in his footsteps.
I think Philippe Montanier is a very good manager just in the way
he gives everyone a go at being out on the pitch.
He doesn't just keep the same squad every week.
I think the best players in Nottingham Forest is probably Lamb.
He scored twice for Forest and he has only been
here since the start of the season and he has given 100% every game
and the next one is Lansbury.
He is always consistent and always tries to go everywhere.
I think this season Forest could do quite well and probably maybe
get into the play-offs.
Maybe they could just achieve the top half of the table.
Thanks Jessica and all the best to Forest as they travel to
Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.
And talking of superfans, this guy has got a few!
My mate Olly Murs has sold millions of records and some say
he's the second-best celebrity ever to play at soccer rate,
you know who the best is, of course, we caught up with him to give
us his dream five aside team.
Hi, I'm Olly Murs and this is my dream five a side.
David De Gea in goal for my team.
He's is a great shot stopper and I think that
in my five-a-side team, he would be perfect.
In defence, I'm going to go with Sergio Ramos.
He plays for Real Madrid.
The reason I picked him is because he's quick.
I think he has got great feet.
I think he'll score goals.
He can tackle.
Yeah, I think he would be centre-half for me.
In mid-field, of course, I've got to pick myself.
I'm a bit of a winger so I would bring a bit of pace
to the side.
I can score the odd goal or two as well.
I work hard and I would go with the most expensive football
player in the world in Paul Pogba.
He has got a bit of everything.
He is a box to box mid-fielder.
We have seen that already.
But also he has got the ability to turn a game on its
head and score a goal.
He has got great feet.
He has got skills.
We would compliment each other really well.
Up front, there is only one man, Cristiano Ronaldo is the guy for me.
This guy just gets better and better.
He is just brilliant.
He would be my striker.
Thanks a lot, Olly.
Some nice picks there, but I cannot believe
you didn't pick me!
Meanwhile, it won't be long before some of you lot are
making up a dream team.
Check out some of these skills.
What's Alex up to here?
He manages to keep the bottle upright.
I'd like to see him do that again.
And Callum, back to goal.
Flicks it up.
Oh, overhead kick.
Just like Trevor Sinclair back in the day.
Harry steps up.
Harry, I'm coming round later, mate.
You can teach me that!
And Zak steps up for a free-kick outside the box.
Oh, straight in the top corner and he is number one fan over
in the corner there as well.
Incredible and as always, please keep your clips coming in.
We love seeing them.
So get out there, get someone to film your fancy footwork and use
the CBBC uploader tool on the website to send them in.
Now, whether you've just started playing football or you think your
skills need perfecting then this is for you.
Our man Tyler is a top-notch handball player,
but has always wanted to nail some skills with his feet.
So we sent him back to basics with the one
and only John Farnworth.
John, my man, thank you so much for coming down.
Stripping it back to basics, you need to learn some skills.
I can't even do five keepy uppies.
So what is it that you can show me today?
Well, I was at that stage once in my life and I had to practise
really hard at kick-ups or juggling the ball.
So the first thing we're going do today is to go back
to basics on your kick ups.
So I started where the laces.
So where your laces are now, that's the part of your foot
where you're going to hit the ball to make it go up and down.
But the way I made it easier was to add a bounce.
So in your own time be as relaxed as you can.
Just take a bounce.
Take a kick and slow it down.
Don't just focus on your right foot.
Go right foot.
I think you need to relax your left foot a bit more.
I know it's difficult because you're right footed.
That's my weakest.
Now that happens a lot because you tense up almost
because you're trying too much so just relax a little bit more.
You're a natural, Tyler.
I'm all over this!
Rather than pick the ball up with your hands, I'm thinking
we could do a fancy move to get the ball up.
So you're right footed, the same as me, so you're
going to put your left foot behind the ball,
your right foot is going to come here and what we call a back heel
so you're going to back heel the ball which is going to go
up your left toe and kind of roll
up your shin here.
You got that?
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
So I'm not going say too much more. I want you to go ahead.
Trial and error.
It is just going away from you.
I would maybe take your foot rather than being on the side like directly
behind it and see how that is and a little bit closer.
It's all about the positioning.
Yeah, try that.
I think that's very good.
That was good.
You got the move.
With freestyle you have to take one step at a time.
You don't want to run before you can walk?
Well, that just goes to show that practise makes perfect!
Nice one, Tyler.
I loved that last trick.
John Farnworth calls it the kick-start and he learnt it
from watching Ryan Giggs.
So if that has inspired you, why not go out and give it a try
and maybe you can send in a video of how you got on.
But now it's time for a solid gold guest.
Check this out.
Great Britain are heading towards gold.
They've got one more stroke to go.
They've crossed the line.
Gold for the men's four in Rio and they punch the air.
Gold for the British men's four for a fifth consecutive Olympic
Please welcome gold medal winning rower, Mo Sbihi.
Mo, how are you?
Really good, thank you, Mark.
What was it like winning that?
It's something I've been working towards for a long time and yeah,
just felt huge relief, but sense of happiness and joy.
When you say working towards it, how hard have you had
to work to win that?
So for the last six, seven years I have been really
focussing on winning gold, but the journey has been
13 years long.
What would you say to any sports person,
football, rugby, rowing, whatever it is, if they want to get
to the top and achieve their dream, what do they have to do?
The first thing I've learned is you need to work hard
and when you do put in the hard work, you get rewarded.
Sometimes it is not so instantly, but it pays off down the line
and it's the perseverance.
It's very easy to not push as hard on a day-to-day basis and it's
about being consistent through your training that kind
of helps and don't quit.
Now, it's not just rowing that you love.
You also love the beautiful game
of football, right?
And you love a team that I don't love so much, Arsenal!
You're a massive Arsenal fan, but I want to know
who your biggest hero was growing up?
So I've got two.
I used to model my football style of play on Patrick Vieira
because he was tall.
He was a bit lanky myself.
But I think I was extremely lucky to have watched Thierry Henry.
I think he has been the best player that the Premiership has had.
I watched him once and I walked away from the game and said that's
the best footballer I have ever seen play live.
All right, so they've got Chelsea this weekend,
how do you see it going?
I think it will be a tight one.
I'm impressed by the new look Chelsea.
They are being very industrious, and they work
hard, but I'm hoping for a 2-1 Arsenal win.
Can I just see that before you?
It is so heavy.
Yeah, it is.
A round of applause for Mo.
That's about it for Kickabout this week, but we'll be back
with another action packed show next week.
Before we go, whether you are a Gooner mike Mo or a Chelsea fan
or a neutral or a Hammer like me, I'm sure you will enjoy these
best bits from Arsenal and Chelsea over the years.
See you soon.
COMMENTATOR: He is threading it through to Theo Walcott.
That's a brilliant finish.
COMMENTATOR: Mata's free-kick.
And Torres puts Chelsea ahead.
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