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17/03/2018

Dan Walker is joined in the studio by Dion Dublin and Mark Schwarzer to preview a busy weekend featuring both FA Cup quarter-finals and Premier League action.


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And it is absolutely brilliant.

This

is getting better and better.

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Cristiano Ronaldo!

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Cristiano Ronaldo!

History boys

indeed.

The biggest celebration of

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the season.

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No team has won it more than

Arsenal.

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It is a lovely goal. Tsonga livers.

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Jesse Lingard, magnificent strike.

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Iheanacho! He is so good at that.

That is a cool, calm finish.

Wigan

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Athletic are into the quarterfinals

of the FA Cup!

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It is good, isn't it?

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737 clubs entered the FA Cup

at the start of August and now

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just eight are left,

each within touching

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distance of Wembley.

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Dion Dublin and Mark Schwarzer will

assess the chances in the

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quarterfinals over the next hour.

And all of this is on the way.

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Dion puts an old friend

on the spot at Wigan.

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The main objective is promotion. If

we were lucky enough to get to the

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semifinal, that might change!

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We hear from the man

in the Chelsea engine room.

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I got the car I liked.

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Jack Butland wants to be

England's main man.

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I'm going for the number one spot,

and that is what I focus on

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everyday.

We will speak to Alex

McLeish on second time around with

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Scotland.

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The Lions are in the play-off hunt -

Clem visits Millwall's pride.

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I am really enjoying it, the results

are going our way. It is nice to be

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home.

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And comedian John Bishop

takes on predictions.

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And we will also reflect on

yesterday's extraordinary Jose

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Mourinho press Conference for you.

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Here's how cup quarterfinal

weekend shapes up.

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Swansea and a Harry Kane-less

Spurs are first up.

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Full team news from

the Liberty shortly.

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Manchester United face

Brighton tonight.

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And there's a double-header

on BBC One tomorrow,

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including a meeting of the last two

champions of England.

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We're going to begin

with the lowest-ranked team left

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in the competition -

Wigan, who will look to add a fourth

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Premier League scalp

to their collection at the DW

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on Sunday lunchtime.

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And ahead of Southampton's visit,

we sent Dion to meet an old pal.

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This place is pretty special. Not

like when I was a player. This is

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the training ground! Look at the

space of the lads have got, look at

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the quality. How are you? ! QC,

someone even knows why name! This is

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the Hydro area, ice baths, the warm

bath as well. Out of all of the

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players I have played, never would I

have thought you'd be a manager or

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coach. What turned you?

Turned me

into

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coach. What turned you?

Turned me

into! Back in those days, football

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clubs were run by the manager, the

assistant, the chief Scout, the club

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secretary and the chairman. That was

your club. The difference more than

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anything is the responsibility that

the manager carries in relation to

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results. For a lad being a general

player, come the end of the day, I'm

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not saying they will do, the results

can be what they can be, life goes

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on, but in football management

today, they used to say a week is a

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long time in football, but a week is

like a year now. It changes that

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quickly, and it is not for the

benefit of the game.

The legend is

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Mr Peter Reid!

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Mr Peter Reid! The facilities here

are amazing.

The club is in a good

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way at the moment. The atmosphere,

the manager is the main man at any

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football club, and I think they have

all got different styles. His is

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work hard, enjoy working hard, try

and win football matches, and the

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social side is not bad!

I was

waiting for that!

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COMMENTATOR: Here is great, and

Walker is winning. And he has

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scored!

No celebration?

I was too tired, I

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hadn't seen the ball for 80 minutes,

and I was exhausted! I just wanted

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to take the moment in, I have family

there.

Have you been approaching FA

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Cup games differently?

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Cup games differently?

Against

Manchester City we did! We defended

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the 18-yard box with our lives!

Being a football fan, I wanted my

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teams to play like a football fan

would want, which is trying to pass

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and play good football.

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So I am here today with the Burns,

big down, and Notts so big Nathan!

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Which would you take, promotion or

being winners of the FA Cup?

For us,

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it is about promotion, that is our

main aim. If we can get through this

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round, everything is a bonus from

thereon.

Yes, promotion has got to

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be the main priority.

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be the main priority.

All the

questions previously were about if

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we could get the semifinal. But you

are testing me now. I think FA Cup

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days are that special, but if we

could even dream of that. But the

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main objective has to be promotion.

If we were lucky enough to get to

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the semifinal, we might change! It

is a lovely thought, I love it. I'm

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sure Mark Hughes is saying, wait

until Sunday night!

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Lovely to see a manager

understanding the importance of the

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cup.

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Dion, you said you didn't

see him becoming a manager,

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but he's done a terrific job

at Chesterfield,

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Portsmouth and now Wigan.

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He seems to have had quite a sort of

flawless transition from the game to

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being a manager. His enthusiasm

around the training ground, not just

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in the office, walking round the

training ground, players are

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high-fiving him, saying, good

morning, gaffer.

They are not

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embarrassed to get close to the

boss?

Exactly, or you say hello,

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inducing, did anybody see me? But

every player was saying, good

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morning. He has built this

togetherness, and he has got this

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juggernaut that is going all the

right direction, everybody is

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pulling same way. There are no

superstars, he just makes every body

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have such high standards. After that

interview, we left the room, and

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there is this machine where you

scrape your boots, and there is a

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bit of mud around, and he shouted

one of the young players, can you

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come and get this sorted, it is

messy over here. His standards are

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so high, and it was reflecting on

the team.

And that works, when you

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are all playing well and having a

good cup run as well. Will Grigg is

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getting a lot of attention and

scoring the goals, but actually

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their success is built on their

rock-solid defence, isn't it?

Yes, I

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think fret any team to have success,

you have to not concede so many

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goals, it is difficult to break down

and have the free going forward, and

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they clearly have that.

23 goals

conceded.

And Will Grigg is has more

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than anybody else in the

competition.

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Well, Southampton will travel

to Lancashire with a new man

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in charge after it all went wrong

in the North East last weekend.

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COMMENTATOR: And Newcastle are in

front! And Southampton are ripped

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apart. It is becoming a day of

misery, soul-searching and plenty of

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questions.

The performance was poor.

You think you are the man who can

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keep Southampton in the Premier

League?

It is borderline disgraceful

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at times.

Southampton are sacked

manager Pellegrino after just one

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win in 17 league games.

Southampton

of appointed mark uses manager until

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the end of the season.

I have been

incorrect by what I have seen in

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terms of their application, they

have been first class, so that

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encourages me as a manager and a

coach, so I know we have got the

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talent here to get the job done. At

the moment we are looking solely to

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the end of the season and making

sure that hopefully we are Premier

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League club and weaken have won the

FA Cup.

That would be impressive!

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Pellegrino had a really bad record,

one win in 17 games. You spoke to

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him. Did you get the indication that

it is hard for him to get the club

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out of this situation?

It was almost

like it was impossible for him to do

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so.

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His way that he conducted himself

post-match was a true reflection of

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how the team performed, flat,

lacking in direction, lack of

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understanding of how they wanted to

play football, they had run out of

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ideas, that was the impression I got

from him after the game.

So what

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about Mark Hughes? An interesting

article this week about the managers

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doing this cycle around the Premier

League clubs. He feels he was

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bruised by what happened at Stoke,

and now he has to rescue the

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situation.

He has gone back in. I

know him reasonably well. He will

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always want to be managing. He

always backs himself, he always

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backs his staff. Now the team have

got to get on board with a new

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manager. I wasn't surprised that

telling -- Pellegrino got sacked.

I

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remember you saying in the past, man

management is not his strength. Is

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that going to be important at

Southampton?

100%, he has to really

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man managed that squad, and list

them. They are down on confidence,

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they need direction. Now he will

need all of his staff, I have since

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put it this week he was on the

pitch, barking instructions, that is

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what he needs more of. Mark Hughes

is a legend in the game, and players

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will feed off that, that confidence

from a guy who has pretty much

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accomplished everything.

Let's look

at their remaining fixtures. This

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isn't in chronological order, but

you can see what they have got both

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home and away. They know that this

could end badly this season, with a

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lot of sides the wrong end of the

table.

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The sprinkling of quality that

Southampton have, there is enough of

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that to get them out of the

situation they are in, but it is not

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just that. It is back to basics,

roll your sleeves up, pull your

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socks up, and if you can look people

in the eye before you go out on the

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pitch, you have a good chance of

staying up.

It goes back to what we

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were saying about man management in

the last few weeks.

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The first of the four

quarterfinals is about to get

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under way in South Wales,

and Simon Brotherton can bring us

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the team news for Swansea and Spurs.

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Swansea are without both Ayew

brothers, one suspended, and one cup

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tied. Kyle Bartley is preferred to

Federico Fernandez, and Nathan Dyer

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and Tom Carroll come into midfield,

with Tammy Abraham leaving the

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attack. And Tottenham are without

Harry Kane, Dele Alli named among

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the substitutes. Kieran Trippier and

Ben Davis come in at full-back, with

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Sanchez and Vertonghen in the

middle. Sissoko and Doire other

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midfielders, with Christian Eriksen

and Lucas Moura at the back. Son

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Heung-min is leading the attack. It

is cold and blowy, but we are all

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putting up with that today, aren't

we?

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That is a perfect description of

what is going on outside our studio

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today, and the many people across

the United Kingdom. Let's talk about

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Harry Kane then.

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It is a nightmare at any stage for a

goalkeeper in the build-up to a big

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tournament, to be feeling like that,

isn't it?

I did feel for him as soon

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see did it. That picture there, that

just shows that his ankle, you know

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when you rock your ankle as a

player, left or right, it doesn't

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matter, it will keep happening, and

it will stay weak, unfortunately,

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and I think that is the situation he

is in right now. He will now have to

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start strapping it up incredibly

tightly so he stops it from rocking

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over, and it will get weaker. And

that is unfortunate Harry.

But I

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tell you what, if Begovic landed on

your ankle, you would be doing that

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as well!

I would have jumped over

him and then celebrated!

No, you

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wouldn't, because you would have

been offside as well! He was injured

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and it wasn't even a goal that

stood.

And you mentioned the goal

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record of Son.

And there was a lot

of talk about leaving the club,

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because he hadn't played

particularly well the season before.

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It took time for him to adjust to

the game, and to get some

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consistency. I was at this game, and

I always like him when he is running

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at players. I was felt he had few

opportunities coming up through the

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middle, but he proved me wrong. He

was brilliant on the day, he is

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clinical, he was a little lucky on

that last one, that second goal

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where he mis-hit it a little bit,

but however, when you are in that

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type of form, that confidence, it

goes in.

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He's one of those players who just

sits below the radar, with Harry

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Kane being the superstar. It

happened at Man United, when Ronaldo

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left, Rooney stepped up, so there's

always two or three below the radar

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who are good enough to step up.

What

about Swansea, both of the Ayews are

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missing running all of those

victories in the Premier League

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they're only eight points off the

relegation zone!

That's the thing. I

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think the FA Cup has been a really

good distraction for them because it

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has allowed them to have a bit of

continuity. They've found form and

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they've been able to continue that

form, can you imagine if they

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weren't playing this weekend there

was an argument to say that they

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would possibly lose that rhythm.

Laying Spurs at home, it's a free

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hit, it's the FA Cup, which is and

unbelievable opportunity to

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progress, however it is not the be

all and end all if they lose.

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The second of tomorrow's ties

sees this man returning

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to the stadium where, two years ago,

he and Leicester wrote

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one of the unlikeliest stories

in sporting history.

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Now a title winner with Chelsea

as well, Caroline De Moraes has been

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to meet N'Golo Kante.

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Who was there to cover? Of course,

N'Golo Kante.

I've never seen anyone

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cover as much grass as he does.

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cover as much grass as he does.

You

were at Leicester and now, Chelsea,

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do you feel Chelsea is home?

It is

my second year in Chelsea and I feel

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like last year was a fairly good

season for us, to win the title Edu

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the second season to play the

Champions League, to go again for

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the top four, yeah, I'm at home with

my club, I'm a Chelsea player.

I

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want to show you a picture that we

found.

That's me, yeah. It was my

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second season in football I think. I

was 11 or 12 years old. And at the

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end of the season we used to do a

lot of tournament and we won that

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one and we celebrated the trophy.

And the trophy looks so huge and you

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look so tiny next to it!

Yeah, it

was big! This time I think I was

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playing with some people older than

me, so that's why I am smaller than

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them!

You're a great example that

you don't need to be physically big

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to succeed in the game.

I think now

in football you can see every

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physical aspect in all the players,

some small, some big, some strong,

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Sam Quek, but the most important is

to understand how to play.

You have

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a very different personality, you're

very down to earth - what is the car

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that you drive?

I drive a mini. I

arrived in Leicester and it was my

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first car in England, people advised

me and I like it.

High-five on the

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mini!

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mini! Yes, N'Golo! Other cars are

available!

Leicester City are the

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Premier League champions!

What

happened at Leicester was a fairy

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tale - what do you feel when you go

back to play against Leicester?

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Yeah, for sure, Leicester was an

amazing year for everyone. I had the

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chance to play this season and I

think I will remember it all my

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life.

Blue is the colour of the

Premier League winners again!

You

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won with Leicester and you won with

Chelsea, it was an incredible two

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years, this year has not gone to

plan?

We will fight until the end to

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be in the top four and to be in the

Champions League position. We have

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the FA Cup, the FA Cup is a good

competition. Last season we failed

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in the final. It is the only title

we can win this season, so you have

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to give everything to go in the

semifinal and to win the final.

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Such a good footballer, so quiet,

you have had a dressing room with

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him, I have a feeling of him sitting

in the corner getting quietly on

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with his business, is that right?

Very much so. He is infectious

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because he has always got a smile on

his face. Just watching that now I

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have ended up with a smile on my

face, because he's such a nice guy,

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so humble and an incredible

footballer. The reason he's got a

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mini as well, it suits him, it

works, with the sizing! Imagine!

But

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you haven't got enough steps to get

him into a 4x4!

He is far too small

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for that! Maybe Chelsea aren't

playing as well as they did last

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season, but has he struggled a

symbol for the lack of a regular

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partner maybe with the departure of

Matic?

I think definitely Matic

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leaving has affected N'Golo but I

think also the fact that the team

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has not jailed overall this season.

It is very difficult for one player

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to control everything. Yes, if the

team is well organised then one

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player can make a big difference.

But when things are not working and

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the team is not Gelling, that one

player is not necessarily going to

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have the same impact.

In terms of

what happens this weekend, knocked

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out of the Champions League by

Barcelona in midweek, and Leicester,

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I think we had them in the first

round of the FA Cup, they have got

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some momentum, scoring goals,

playing well, quite a few goals last

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time out - they could cause Chelsea

is in serious problems?

Yeah, they

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could. When Vardy plays well,

Leicester play well That is such a

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hard skill, but they're doing things

naturally now. They were not earlier

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on in the season.

Not only Vardy

playing well but Mahrez as well, the

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two work hand-in-hand. One does not

necessarily play as well without the

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other. We saw when Mahrez was out of

the side, Leicester were a different

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team.

But they've got goal scorer is

all over the place, Iheanacho and

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others who can come off the bench.

All Bryant as well, they've got a

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really good chorus players who can

really upset the opposition.

Going

0:22:220:22:25

to moaning a bit but the manager has

done a great job. I've got another

0:22:250:22:31

stat for you! The last three times

that Chelsea have beaten Leicester

0:22:310:22:34

in the FA Cup they've gone on to win

the trophy.

That's an interesting

0:22:340:22:37

one! Give me two seconds!

0:22:370:22:44

One more quarterfinal to preview,

and that's tonight's

0:22:440:22:47

game at Old Trafford,

as Brighton travel to face

0:22:470:22:49

Manchester United in a re-run

of the 1983 final.

0:22:490:22:56

And once again it's probably time to

apologise to Gordon Smith!

0:22:560:23:04

apologise to Gordon Smith!

Played

forward to Robinson... He's inside

0:23:080:23:12

the Manchester United penalty area!

And Smith must score! And he hasn't

0:23:120:23:16

scored!

0:23:160:23:21

scored!

I think it is their last big

day out before we got to the Premier

0:23:230:23:26

League. I know they took it to a

replay and I can remember, I've seen

0:23:260:23:31

some quite iconic pitchers of Steve

Foster from that era. That's all I

0:23:310:23:37

really know about it. I don't think

many of the squad would know too

0:23:370:23:41

much about it. I think things like

that are more for the fans. We've

0:23:410:23:46

got to approach it more on a

professional level. We've got to

0:23:460:23:51

know that it's going to be really

hard work, and we've got to carry a

0:23:510:23:56

bit of luck with us if we're going

to get a result. If we could win

0:23:560:24:05

somehow, then a trip to Wembley

would be a real fantastic year, if

0:24:050:24:11

we could remain in the Premier

League as well. But it's going to be

0:24:110:24:15

a fans at Old Trafford, star-studded

side, earlier in the season we went

0:24:150:24:21

up there and we got beat 1-0.

Deflected in off Lewis Dunk!

0:24:210:24:29

An FA Cup Final opportunity would

stay with you for years to come.

And

0:24:350:24:41

no-one could take those memories

few, whereas staying in the Premier

0:24:410:24:44

League, it's sort of just another

year, but I think for the club it is

0:24:440:24:48

more important to stay in the

Premier League.

Plenty more of that

0:24:480:24:50

interview on the iPlayer.

0:24:500:24:56

This was Glenn Murray's reaction

on social media to his absence

0:24:560:24:59

from the England squad!

0:24:590:25:00

Dion, tongue in cheek -

but shows just how well he's done

0:25:000:25:03

this season to have been

in the frame?

0:25:030:25:04

Yeah, he's a goal-scorer. And at his

age, he now knows that he is in the

0:25:040:25:13

eyeliner of the England manager, if

he keeps scoring, who knows? I never

0:25:130:25:17

thought he had a chance anyway!

0:25:170:25:22

Tonight's game holds an even greater

significance for Manchester United

0:25:220:25:25

following their Champions League

exit to Sevilla, the fallout

0:25:250:25:27

of which was still being felt

in yesterday's Mourinho press

0:25:270:25:30

conference.

0:25:300:25:35

I also told we are not one of the

top teams, we are not one of the

0:25:350:25:39

favourites to win, and I told you

that with these words because I

0:25:390:25:42

cannot tell you with different words

before I am going to play. Why? I'm

0:25:420:25:48

still in the competition. I cannot

be in the competition and go there

0:25:480:25:52

and to say we have no chance to win

the Champions League. I couldn't

0:25:520:25:55

tell you! It's the same thing, you

cannot expect me to say, this player

0:25:550:26:00

and that player, they have to do

better. You cannot expect me to say!

0:26:000:26:07

The fans, they read what people

write. They listen what people say.

0:26:070:26:11

And the people that write and the

people that say are people with a

0:26:110:26:16

lot of ideas. And I used to call

people with a lot of ideas idealists

0:26:160:26:25

or idiots. They can be both. In my

dictionary, which is the dictionary

0:26:250:26:30

of life, a person with a lot of

ideas can be ideologist Torrie

0:26:300:26:37

idealist, I don't know, or can be an

idiot. And the people, they listen

0:26:370:26:42

to the ideologists and they also

listen to the idiots, and that's

0:26:420:26:47

life.

0:26:470:26:51

He did answer a question on his way

out as well! One of his answers

0:26:510:26:56

lasted 12 minutes! You worked under

Mourinho, when he does that, you

0:26:560:27:00

might say it is a diversion tactic,

out of the players react the next

0:27:000:27:04

time you see him?

You know

beforehand that he is upset, he's

0:27:040:27:09

angry. There is no doubt whatsoever

after that defeat that he would have

0:27:090:27:13

been upset and angry, because he's a

winner, he hates losing matches. And

0:27:130:27:18

that was a game that he himself

definitely would not have expected

0:27:180:27:21

to lose.

Did he fail to accept that

it was Sevilla, not the best side in

0:27:210:27:27

the Champions League, yes, a good

side but they only had four shots on

0:27:270:27:31

target?

I think if you take

everything in context he has come

0:27:310:27:35

under so much pressure because of

the fact that the neighbours, Man

0:27:350:27:38

City, have been so good, they've

played such great football. But

0:27:380:27:43

Manchester United have had a good

season, they're five points clear of

0:27:430:27:46

the rest! So, it is only because

Manchester City have been so good

0:27:460:27:51

that it looks like Manchester United

are struggling, where they're not.

0:27:510:27:56

He did imply that our job in the

media is to read between the lines

0:27:560:28:01

of the messages he is trying to get

out sometimes. You mentioned some

0:28:010:28:05

players he might want to move on but

he didn't mention Sanchez or Pogba,

0:28:050:28:09

are we reading too much into that?

Or was he trying to say that some

0:28:090:28:14

players were not playing up to the

standard he would have expected?

0:28:140:28:18

They're not at the moment because

I'm not sure if he's got them in the

0:28:180:28:21

right position, if he's got the

right blend, I'm not quite sure if

0:28:210:28:27

he knows his best team yet. What I

do know is that he is an absolute

0:28:270:28:32

winner, he knows how to win games,

he has had a blip. They will still

0:28:320:28:36

go on and be successful under his

management. He's got a great squad

0:28:360:28:41

of players, I don't think it is a

big issue at all.

Does it really

0:28:410:28:46

matter exactly which position is now

playing in?

It depends who is now

0:28:460:28:50

playing with.

I get that overall, if

they're that good, they should

0:28:500:28:55

adjust to any position.

They should

but if you've got Sanchez and Pogba

0:28:550:29:01

who basically want to play in the

same position, and those kind of

0:29:010:29:05

players don't really have a

position, just go and play, there's

0:29:050:29:09

always one or two which you allowed

to have that freedom. And they both

0:29:090:29:12

want to do the same thing.

It will

be really interesting to see the fan

0:29:120:29:17

reaction to that. Some will say, I

cannot believe the Manchester United

0:29:170:29:22

manager would say that, others will

say, I love the passion.

I think

0:29:220:29:25

it's brilliant, because it's

completely different.

It's passion.

0:29:250:29:30

And people want to see that, people

want to see that he cares, and

0:29:300:29:35

there's no doubt about that.

0:29:350:29:40

We'll have highlights

of that tie in a special

0:29:400:29:43

hybrid Match of the Day,

which includes all of today's games

0:29:430:29:46

in the FA Cup and Premier League.

0:29:460:29:48

That's Match of the Day,

tonight at 10.20pm on BBC One

0:29:480:29:50

Before that, you can keep

across all the three

0:29:500:29:52

o'clock games with Jason,

Alex Bruce and Sue Smith on BBC Two

0:29:520:29:55

Final Score, today from

2.30pm on the red button

0:29:550:29:57

and from 4.30pm on BBC Two .

0:29:570:29:59

And tomorrow, it's a super sunday

on BBC One, as Wigan

0:29:590:30:02

take on Southampton, before

Leicester and Chelsea complete our

0:30:020:30:10

quarterfinal double header.

0:30:180:30:19

"Super Sunday" has a nice ring to it

- someone should use that!

0:30:190:30:22

Now to the Monday night football

from this past week,

0:30:220:30:24

which saw struggling Stoke take

on the runaway leaders.

0:30:240:30:27

COMMENTATOR: Silva made

0:30:270:30:32

COMMENTATOR: Silva made that just

looks so easy.

0:30:320:30:40

looks so easy. He shoots, and by far

the best chance Stoke have had in

0:30:400:30:44

the game. De Bruyne takes the

delivery, and this is a good

0:30:440:30:53

recovery by Kyle Walker, and it

nearly goes under the crossbar.

0:30:530:30:57

Gabriel Jesus sends it into the box,

Silva this could be two. Of course

0:30:570:31:02

it is, second goal of the night for

David Silva. Here they go again,

0:31:020:31:10

Sane on the left-hand side, and that

was saved by Butland. And that is

0:31:100:31:16

that, so comfortable at the end,

Stoke City 0- two Manchester City.

0:31:160:31:25

Sooner or later, if we play this

way, we can be champions.

Everybody

0:31:280:31:34

knows it is a once-in-a-lifetime

opportunity, but I'm sure it won't

0:31:340:31:37

be handed to us.

0:31:370:31:41

opportunity, but I'm sure it won't

be handed to us.

0:31:410:31:43

Another win for Manchester City,

leaving the 16 points clear at the

0:31:430:31:46

top.

0:31:460:31:49

It's Everton next, and victory

in that one will mean mean they can

0:31:490:31:52

win the title by beating

Manchester United in the derby

0:31:520:31:55

on April 7th.

0:31:550:31:56

Different story at the bottom

of the table, where the relegation

0:31:560:31:58

battle is set to go right down

to the wire, and after Monday's

0:31:580:32:03

game, Shay Given made a house call

to see his former team mate

0:32:030:32:06

at Stoke, Jack Butland.

0:32:060:32:12

Good to see. It has been a few

months. Reflect back farce on Monday

0:32:180:32:23

night, Manchester City, the

champions elect.

Yes, it was a free

0:32:230:32:28

hit, go out there and make sure we

made a good show of ourselves. The

0:32:280:32:32

confidence was there, the players

were there, belief in the manager

0:32:320:32:36

and what he is trying to do as well.

Mark Hughes has got the job at

0:32:360:32:43

Southampton. How do you think he

will get an?

From a selfish point of

0:32:430:32:51

view, hopefully not too well,

because we need to stay up! Marquess

0:32:510:32:55

and you gave me my big break in the

Premier League, and I enjoy working

0:32:550:33:00

with him it was sad to see him go

from a personal point of view, and I

0:33:000:33:08

wish it well, but not too well,

maybe we can both stay up!

Is a

0:33:080:33:14

vicious rumour going around in

football that you like a bit of

0:33:140:33:16

rugby, you have gone to a couple of

England games. Can Ireland pull off

0:33:160:33:19

the grand slam? There was room on

the street that you would even be a

0:33:190:33:24

good number eight if you hadn't

played football.

I played, but

0:33:240:33:27

whether it would've turned out to

successfully as football did, I

0:33:270:33:31

don't know. I loved my rugby in

school, but I had to put the egg

0:33:310:33:38

away at 1415, and football took off

for me, but I love my rugby and I

0:33:380:33:42

still enjoy watching it now.

I

believe you have played a famous

0:33:420:33:49

international rugby player in your

younger days.

My rugby claim to fame

0:33:490:33:54

is beating Billy Vunipola in the

under 15 is at school. We had to

0:33:540:34:05

tackle him in twos and threes

because he was a big specimen even

0:34:050:34:07

then!

And you got the captains

armband, I don't think there are

0:34:070:34:15

over enough goalkeeper captains, has

that made you have to do more

0:34:150:34:21

leadership things?

I have always

felt that I have been a leader, and

0:34:210:34:25

wearing the armband, meeting the

referees before, and the slight

0:34:250:34:31

addition of responsibility that you

might get during the game, and to

0:34:310:34:33

speak to the reference things like

that, but I have always felt as a

0:34:330:34:38

keeper and me as an individual that

I have always tried to lead by

0:34:380:34:42

example, and be someone that others

could follow.

That is good, because

0:34:420:34:47

other keepers who have been

captains, I don't see why you

0:34:470:34:54

couldn't be captain long-term. Going

on to you and your form this season,

0:34:540:34:57

how do you feel you have been

playing and coming into the

0:34:570:35:01

summertime coming with a big

tournament coming on?

There is a big

0:35:010:35:05

event this summer! One blemish from

me, I felt that the Leicester game

0:35:050:35:10

was a mistake that I will never make

again.

0:35:100:35:17

COMMENTATOR: That is not a moment

that Jack Butland will want to see

0:35:170:35:21

again.

This weekend you have Everton at

0:35:210:35:23

home. Jordan Pickford, and I have

worked with Joe Hart before and

0:35:230:35:29

Fraser Forster. Who is Gareth

Southgate going to pick in the

0:35:290:35:32

summer? That is the question

everyone wants me to ask, and I'm

0:35:320:35:37

intrigued.

The only thing that goes

through my mind is making sure it's

0:35:370:35:40

me. I am going for the number one

spot, and that is what I'm focusing

0:35:400:35:46

on everyday, being as good as I can

and giving Gareth Southgate either

0:35:460:35:52

an easy decision or a hard decision,

which ever way you want to put it. I

0:35:520:35:56

know the competition I am up

against, and I enjoy the pressures

0:35:560:35:59

that come with the game and the

position, and I'm looking forward to

0:35:590:36:03

the battle. Whoever gets it will

deserve it, and I will back whoever

0:36:030:36:09

it is, or expect the same in return.

I am really excited for the summer

0:36:090:36:15

in general, and hopefully I can be a

part of it.

0:36:150:36:24

You can see more of Shay Given on

Match Of The Day to night. He is

0:36:270:36:32

taking part in a nonstop penalty

shoot-out next Friday. These other

0:36:320:36:38

four goalkeepers. Where does Jack

Butland rank for you?

He is

0:36:380:36:42

definitely one of the contenders

without a doubt. All four are

0:36:420:36:45

contenders. Joe hasn't played a lot

is late, Jack Butland is consistent

0:36:450:36:55

and so is Jordan Pickford. But Nick

Pope stands out. A 2% save rate, ten

0:36:550:37:01

clean sheets at unfashionable

Burnley. And that just shows you,

0:37:010:37:08

how well Sean Dyche is going at that

club. -- he has an 80% save rate.

0:37:080:37:18

how well Sean Dyche is going at that

club. -- he has an 80% save rate.

0:37:180:37:18

And you like him?

Yes, he has been

in excellent form. I think he has

0:37:180:37:25

been brilliant for Burnley all

season. He is a big reason why they

0:37:250:37:29

are where they are in the league.

And I think the only thing that is

0:37:290:37:35

against him is his lack of

experience.

And this guy?

I like

0:37:350:37:41

Pickford, he makes important saves.

I have got no idea, really, with

0:37:410:37:48

keepers, because he was putting the

right every time, and Joe Hart as

0:37:480:37:52

well, I still think he is a very,

very good keeper. With him not

0:37:520:37:57

playing, it has hindered his

chances, but I still think he is

0:37:570:38:00

still the best for me, I still think

Joe is the best out of that bunch.

0:38:000:38:07

This is the full England squad. Here

are the defenders, and one point

0:38:070:38:12

lots of people have made this week,

you look at the standard centre

0:38:120:38:16

halves, only 27 caps between them,

and 23 of those are from John

0:38:160:38:21

Stones. That is a pretty

inexperienced side. And if you go to

0:38:210:38:25

the midfield, you have Lewis Cook

getting called up, and I suppose you

0:38:250:38:30

could make both cases. Three months

out, surely you should be more

0:38:300:38:34

settled, or is it a good time to

experiment?

I don't think he can be

0:38:340:38:39

settled this far ahead, because so

many changes can happen, and he is

0:38:390:38:44

right to give people that are on

form their England debuts in the

0:38:440:38:48

squad. He is doing it at the right

time. Gareth Southgate knows what

0:38:480:38:52

he's doing. He is putting the miles

in and getting the right players in

0:38:520:38:56

the right squad at the right time.

So what we have got to do is lead

0:38:560:39:00

him to do his job. He is adding

quality to an England squad which I

0:39:000:39:04

think has a lot of quality in it

already.

And one thing that will

0:39:040:39:09

definitely be at the Cup is VAR.

There is this whole thing at the

0:39:090:39:16

moment, there needs to be mock

imitation with the fans, in the

0:39:160:39:20

stadium, on the TV or radio, and if

that is fine tuned, 100%.

OK.

0:39:200:39:24

It's Butland versus Pickford today,

Stoke versus Everton,

0:39:270:39:29

one of four Premier League games,

and a crucial one for the home side.

0:39:290:39:32

Vicki Sparks has already

made her way to the Potteries.

0:39:320:39:37

Good afternoon, look at that

weather! This is the stage of the

0:39:370:39:39

season where they are all big games,

but this is particularly massive.

0:39:390:39:44

Yes, Stoke are expecting their

highest league crowd for 38 yes,

0:39:440:39:50

over 38,000 fans expected this

afternoon, and big because they have

0:39:500:39:53

tough games coming up, Arsenal and

Spurs next, and they still have to

0:39:530:39:57

go to Anfield before the end of the

season, so it is a big opportunity

0:39:570:40:02

against Everton this afternoon,

primarily because of Everton's

0:40:020:40:04

terrible away form, they have only

won one of their last away games.

0:40:040:40:12

They are without Gylfi Sigurdsson as

well, although they are hopeful he

0:40:120:40:15

might be back before the six to

eight weeks but was initially

0:40:150:40:19

predicted, and there is still this

discontent over Sam Allardyce from

0:40:190:40:22

many fans, underwhelmed by his

initial appointment and he hasn't

0:40:220:40:25

won them over yet, and the away form

is still difficult for them. So a

0:40:250:40:30

big opportunity for Stoke, if they

can get a fast start, which is what

0:40:300:40:34

Paul Lambert is urging them to do,

and they could have the momentum.

0:40:340:40:39

And the weather will be a challenge

here. There are blue lines here

0:40:390:40:42

today which is a Premier League

directive in the areas they think it

0:40:420:40:45

might snow, which hopefully will

allow the game to go ahead, but it

0:40:450:40:49

is very chilly, so if you are coming

along, do wrap up warm.

Good advice,

0:40:490:40:54

Vicki, could be a few gloves on

display. Stoke are seven points

0:40:540:40:59

clear of West Brom. I did ask the

fellas if they wanted to talk about

0:40:590:41:02

them, West Brom, but they both think

they are going down! And also we

0:41:020:41:07

have Crystal Palace, and the

Baggies, of course. Palace will be

0:41:070:41:11

looking to narrow that gap on

Huddersfield who are just four

0:41:110:41:14

points outside the relegation zone

at the moment.

0:41:140:41:18

Martin Fisher will be watching this

one at the John Smith's Stadium.

0:41:180:41:22

Here he is. There we go! I pressed

the right button in the end. We

0:41:220:41:29

mentioned last week that Palace have

already been in the relegation zone

0:41:290:41:31

and got themselves out, they are

back in again, and just on a bad run

0:41:310:41:35

at a bad time, aren't they?

Absolutely right. Two months ago,

0:41:350:41:40

Crystal Palace were 12, and there

was a lot of confidence in the

0:41:400:41:43

Eagles camp that they were waving

goodbye to any suggestion of

0:41:430:41:46

relegation this season, but since

then, seven games without a win, and

0:41:460:41:50

they have lost their last four in a

row. There are mitigating

0:41:500:41:54

circumstances,

0:41:540:42:01

circumstances, they have had some

difficult games, they have played

0:42:010:42:03

Chelsea, Manchester United and

Spurs, and they have also had a

0:42:030:42:05

crippling injury list. The good news

for Roy Hodgson is that some of

0:42:050:42:08

those players are coming back, and

the fixture list is on the face of

0:42:080:42:10

it getting a little easier. Today

Huddersfield are in pretty good

0:42:100:42:14

nick, their last four games, they

picked up seven points, and they

0:42:140:42:17

have only been in the relegation

zone all season for eight days. That

0:42:170:42:22

is remarkable given the fact that

most pundits before a ball had been

0:42:220:42:26

kicked this season have Huddersfield

down as the team they expected to

0:42:260:42:29

get relegated. They will also be

bucking a trend if they stay up. The

0:42:290:42:34

last three teams that have come up

via the play-offs have all suffered

0:42:340:42:41

immediate relegation. They are

looking to go seven points clear of

0:42:410:42:44

Palace and seven points clear at the

bottom three.

Thank you, Martin. It

0:42:440:42:50

is only 70 miles between

Huddersfield and Stoke, and look at

0:42:500:42:52

the difference in the weather!

0:42:520:42:55

No such worries for Liverpool

or Watford, who meet at tea time,

0:42:550:42:58

and it was a typically upbeat

Jurgen Klopp who spoke

0:42:580:43:01

to Gabby Logan on The Premier

League Show this week.

0:43:010:43:04

It is football, it is a game,

interviewed and enjoy the game,

0:43:040:43:07

don't play it. The results are

important, but the most important

0:43:070:43:11

thing is to keep the business going,

so that is how it is. What we do

0:43:110:43:17

physics pensive, so we need the

money, we earn it from tournaments,

0:43:170:43:20

we have to be in the Champions

League, all that stuff, so that is

0:43:200:43:23

our life, but the 90 minutes, it is

a game.

When you look at other

0:43:230:43:28

Premier League managers at the top

four or six, and sometimes they look

0:43:280:43:34

very, very intense...

I look very

intense! I killed my teeth over 20

0:43:340:43:41

years!

And is there another side

that the public don't see?

I think

0:43:410:43:49

the public knows my ugly face

because I have this constantly! One

0:43:490:43:53

of the most important skills in this

job is dealing with the pressure. I

0:43:530:43:58

know myself in my 50 years, I have

put a lot of pressure on my

0:43:580:44:03

shoulders, and I learned to deal

with that.

What is your way of

0:44:030:44:07

dealing with the pressure?

I ignore

the public pressure. If you think,

0:44:070:44:13

every body looks at your thing, what

does he think about that, what does

0:44:130:44:17

he think about this, you don't know

these people, but you are thinking

0:44:170:44:20

of what they are thinking about you,

and most people, I am not interested

0:44:200:44:25

in their opinion. I responsible for

my family, I would do everything for

0:44:250:44:31

them, and then for my club. But as

to what the rest of thinking, I'm

0:44:310:44:35

sorry.

0:44:350:44:36

Make sure you watch Gabby's

extensive interview

0:44:360:44:37

with Klopp on iPlayer.

0:44:370:44:40

Dion was very much appreciating the

trainers with no socks!

Definitely!

0:44:400:44:50

And what a quarterfinal that is

going to be.

But it does nothing for

0:44:500:44:54

us. Give our team is a chance.

Against each other? I can't call the

0:44:540:44:59

game, because both teams on their

day can beat any of the others as

0:44:590:45:03

well, so that is a hard one to call.

Over two legs, do you think

0:45:030:45:08

Manchester City will be too strong

for Liverpool? Or can you see Jurgen

0:45:080:45:12

Klopp getting the better of them?

You would think over two legs that

0:45:120:45:15

Manchester City will be too strong,

but it is Champions League. It is

0:45:150:45:20

one of those, you flip a coin. It is

an incredible draw overall, if you

0:45:200:45:24

look at the teams that are left, it

is amazing.

I want to show you one

0:45:240:45:28

more thing as well. Third statistic

of the day. Arsenal have got CSKA

0:45:280:45:34

Moscow in the quarterfinals of the

Europa League, and their goalkeeper

0:45:340:45:42

back three, they have played

together, those four since 2004 in

0:45:420:45:46

the same side. There you go.

That is

the best one yet, Dan! I will use

0:45:460:45:54

that one.

0:45:540:45:56

So, Arsenal are chasing

European silverware,

0:45:560:45:58

and their women's team had

the chance on Wednesday night

0:45:580:46:00

to claim the first prize

of the domestic season

0:46:000:46:02

as they took on Manchester City

in the Continental Cup final.

0:46:020:46:05

take on Southampton, before

Leicester and Chelsea complete our

0:46:060:46:11

It is the holders against the team

who have won this competition more

0:46:110:46:14

than anybody else. Against the

crossbar! From Dominique Janssen!

0:46:140:46:22

Lifted in towards Beth Mead...

Miedema! And Arsenal have the

0:46:220:46:27

breakthrough! Crossing opportunity,

it's a good one... And so was the

0:46:270:46:35

header from Nikita Parris! Claire

Emslie delivers the corner...

0:46:350:46:41

There's the header! It is Arsenal

who are the champions of 2018!

0:46:410:46:52

Congratulations to Arsenal.

0:46:570:46:58

The WSL returns next weekend.

0:46:580:47:06

And on Friday evening, Radio 5 Live

has got commentary of England's game

0:47:060:47:10

in the Netherlands.

0:47:100:47:11

Also playing that night are

Scotland, who take on Costa Rica.

0:47:110:47:14

It will be the Alex McLeish's first

game in charge since agreeing

0:47:140:47:17

to become national team boss

for the second time.

0:47:170:47:19

Rob Maclean sat down for a chat

with Big Eck about his big job.

0:47:190:47:27

There will always be a critic out

there and you have to rise above

0:47:270:47:30

that.

Alex McLeish says becoming

Scotland manager for a second time

0:47:300:47:35

is a tremendous honour. He's been

confirmed in the job 11 years since

0:47:350:47:40

he left it for the first time...

0:47:400:47:45

Did you think long about taking the

job, because obviously at the moment

0:47:460:47:53

it is associated with 20 years of

failure?

I knew what I was taking

0:47:530:47:57

on. Any team that you take on,

there's always some obstacles. But I

0:47:570:48:05

felt that, you know, with the

current young players coming

0:48:050:48:11

through, IMA be wrong but I'm hoping

that my experience is correct in

0:48:110:48:15

that, in what I've seen.

You weren't

first choice, the Scottish FA were

0:48:150:48:21

publicly chasing Michael O'Neill,

does that bother you?

Not at all.

0:48:210:48:24

I've been second choice in club

jobs, maybe third choice at all when

0:48:240:48:30

I've been offered the job you always

feel that it was meant to be. It is

0:48:300:48:34

up to you to show that you can do

it. And the jobs in the past that

0:48:340:48:41

I've had, I think I have a pretty

decent success rate.

There's a lot

0:48:410:48:44

of excitement about Manchester

United's Scott McTominay committing

0:48:440:48:49

himself to Scotland - was that a

persuasion job to get him to join

0:48:490:48:56

Scotland rather than England?

Well,

I was pleasantly surprised when I

0:48:560:49:01

met Scott and he was leaning towards

Scotland.

McTominay! Really good

0:49:010:49:05

touch...

I said, I'm not coming down

here to put pressure on you, I

0:49:050:49:12

looked in his eyes and I knew he

meant it. He's a young guy, so let's

0:49:120:49:17

not say that he's going to takers to

finals. But the games I've seen him

0:49:170:49:23

in, he's shown a fantastic maturity,

and Jose Mourinho is ecstatic with

0:49:230:49:29

his performance.

And to have Andy

Robertson doing as well as he is

0:49:290:49:33

with Liverpool as well, and the

Celtic players as well?

Yes, these

0:49:330:49:38

guys are playing at the highest

level. Celtic playing in the

0:49:380:49:44

Champions League, they've proven how

good they are. If you think of the

0:49:440:49:48

other teams in Europe, it shows how

much they've grown.

Your first match

0:49:480:49:52

is against Costa Rica - those are

dirty words for Scotland fans,

0:49:520:49:58

aren't they, when you look back?!

Flag stays down! And the ball goes

0:49:580:50:02

in! And another page in the sad tale

of Scottish performances in a World

0:50:020:50:10

Cup has been written!

Reaction we

had was normally the reaction of a

0:50:100:50:16

Scot after a setback. When you want

to show the world what you really

0:50:160:50:21

made of, and we beat Sweden in the

next game.

Stuart McCall! Stuart

0:50:210:50:27

McCall has scored for Scotland! At

least if they're going to go down,

0:50:270:50:32

they're going to go down fighting.

That's typical Scotland.

You know

0:50:320:50:38

him well, it's a big decision for

him to go back, do you think it is a

0:50:380:50:42

wise one?

For him, I think he always

wanted to try to get back to that

0:50:420:50:48

pinnacle job with his country.

Again, he knows the players so well,

0:50:480:50:53

he knows the job, the environment,

the expectation of the fans, I think

0:50:530:50:57

it's a good fit.

And we mentioned

Andy Robertson, Scott McTominay,

0:50:570:51:02

James Forrest, there is a nucleus of

good players coming through?

0:51:020:51:08

McTominay is a massive one, we were

just talking about it fair and

0:51:080:51:12

saying what a result it was, it is

great to hear, he has gone where his

0:51:120:51:17

heart is, to play for Scotland, he's

a massive player for them in the

0:51:170:51:21

future.

And if you're in Scotland,

you can see that game on Tuesday

0:51:210:51:26

week live on BBC One in Scotland.

0:51:260:51:31

This week Millwall boss Neil Harris

said his side weren't getting

0:51:310:51:34

the credit they deserve

for an unbeaten run stretching

0:51:340:51:36

back to New Year's Day,

that's put the Lions in the hunt

0:51:360:51:39

for successive promotions.

0:51:390:51:40

Mark Clemmit needed

no greater excuse.

0:51:400:51:46

So, you've got to be careful what

you wish for! No recognition, so

0:51:460:51:50

here we are!

Thanks for popping down

and seeing us, do you remember where

0:51:500:51:56

you're going?!

Amazing, the buzz

around the place must be incredible?

0:51:560:52:02

Yeah, the lads have been good, it is

the buzz, the staff, the fans, on

0:52:020:52:08

the match day the place is rocking.

The players are great, they're

0:52:080:52:18

driven, they're hungry, but you need

to have a focus and our focus all

0:52:180:52:24

season has been about staying out of

the bottom three and doing well. We

0:52:240:52:28

talked about it for the first time

last week after the game - let's

0:52:280:52:33

talk about the play-offs.

Love it,

turn! Good striker, well done!

Life

0:52:330:52:44

in the old dog yet?!

It's good, I'm

really enjoying it, results are

0:52:440:52:51

going our way, team spirit is

amazing, it's nice to be home. It's

0:52:510:52:55

a really good feeling. It's a good

test, I'm loving it every day in

0:52:550:52:59

training. I think more than

anything, it's about the belief,

0:52:590:53:05

helping the lads believe that we can

do something special this year.

0:53:050:53:08

Where we are now is amazing but

we've still got to keep pushing.

It

0:53:080:53:12

is always with you in your heart,

you started your career here and

0:53:120:53:16

you've always been looking for their

results?

Yeah, definitely, always,

0:53:160:53:20

is the same with Everton. But I've

got a close affinity with the fans

0:53:200:53:24

here because I understand what it

means to play for Millwall, and

0:53:240:53:29

coming back, nothings changed, they

just want the heart and the passion.

0:53:290:53:32

The characters that the gaffer has

put together, it is similar to back

0:53:320:53:36

in the day.

Is it weird for you

having Tim Cahill back here and that

0:53:360:53:43

he used to be your former strike

partner and now you're having to

0:53:430:53:46

tell him what to do?!

It is weird

when he calls me gaffer or boss, and

0:53:460:53:52

he does it because he is such a good

pro.

My relationship with the gaffer

0:53:520:53:56

is awesome, yeah, we're friends, all

of that sort of stuff, I'm not ready

0:53:560:54:03

yet to cross that line and join the

dark side yet!

Fortunately the

0:54:030:54:10

players have got a winning

mentality, so when they win, they

0:54:100:54:13

want to win the next one.

George

Saville, two consecutive games,

0:54:130:54:19

scoring in the 51st second, I don't

think I've ever heard anything like

0:54:190:54:22

that?!

No, I think that's part of

how we train, we play with intensity

0:54:220:54:27

from the beginning of each game.

Sorry, I've got to interrupt this

0:54:270:54:32

interview, it is the 51st second and

George Saville is here - have you

0:54:320:54:36

scored another goal?! Can you quite

believe it?! It is weird, isn't it?

0:54:360:54:41

Just the way the team is set up at

the moment, just absolutely on it,

0:54:410:54:46

right place at the right time...?

Bit of both, I think. The gaffer

0:54:460:54:52

sets us up to press high and we

caught them cold.

Well, you've had

0:54:520:54:57

another cameo in this Football Focus

feature, thank you very much!

The

0:54:570:55:01

pride and the smile has been on my

face from the first day because I'm

0:55:010:55:06

chuffed with the players and we

worked tirelessly to get the boys

0:55:060:55:10

right against. And the players come

in every day and try and locate what

0:55:100:55:14

we want them to achieve - it's a

good place at the moment.

Tim Cahill

0:55:140:55:18

was there in 2002. Because it home.

He can't stop playing, can he?!

He

0:55:180:55:26

says that for every club he goes to!

He calls it his home!

Everton as

0:55:260:55:33

well! Basically everywhere! Isn't it

great but at that age he's enjoying

0:55:330:55:37

his football and they're playing

some good stuff but we very much so.

0:55:370:55:41

It's important to have that

experience, Tim is a legend at the

0:55:410:55:45

club, he's a very different player

now to what he was like when he left

0:55:450:55:49

the club. So that's going to be some

adjustment from the fans, however,

0:55:490:55:53

he's a great pro.

I was lucky enough

to play with Tim at Millwall, with

0:55:530:56:02

players like Sean Dyche, who was our

captain at centre half, and then

0:56:020:56:06

you've got Neil Harris. And he knows

the club backwards. He was on the

0:56:060:56:09

bench at the time, he knows the club

acquits, he knows exactly what the

0:56:090:56:13

fans want from the club and he knows

how to take it forward. To have him

0:56:130:56:17

back from the old school is going to

help him out massively.

Remember

0:56:170:56:21

Paul the octopus predicted those

games in Germany and sadly no longer

0:56:210:56:25

with us! Russia have got a cat to

predict James Justin we've got a

0:56:250:56:30

squirrel. One of our production team

was a bit bored this week, so this

0:56:300:56:35

is his scroll from the back garden

and it's gone for Brighton to beat

0:56:350:56:39

Manchester United. We just put out

cups with some Skrill food in it...

0:56:390:56:46

MARK SCHWARZER: This is make or

break!

There he is, proud of

0:56:460:56:49

himself! Next one up, this is Wigan

versus Southampton.

0:56:490:56:55

DION DUBLIN: I think he will go

Wigan! I've seen him on the training

0:56:550:56:59

ground...!

And he HAS gone to Wigan!

Loves an underdog! And Leicester

0:56:590:57:06

against Chelsea now. He's had a good

look at Chelsea, as many have done,

0:57:060:57:11

didn't fancy them... In the end he

is gone further step.

He knows his

0:57:110:57:15

stuff! We will get him a job soon!

Nice one, squirrel!

Happy with

0:57:150:57:22

that?! Stop it!

0:57:220:57:26

That's all for this week.

0:57:260:57:29

Thanks to Mark and Dion.

0:57:290:57:32

We're back at midday next Saturday.

0:57:320:57:34

A week of Sport Relief events

get under way today.

0:57:340:57:38

Goodbye.

0:57:380:57:44

A week of Sport Relief events

get under way today.

0:57:440:57:46

John Bishop is one of those taking

part, and the former Hyde

0:57:460:57:49

and Southport player took time out

to take on that other

0:57:490:57:52

Liverpool legend - Lawro.

0:57:520:57:53

For Sport Relief I'm doing a sketch

with Gareth Southgate. I think in

0:57:530:58:00

many respects I victim of the fact

that there wasn't a proper scouting,

0:58:000:58:10

because I know, given the chance, I

would have made the difference.

0:58:100:58:12

But...!

0:58:120:58:18

But...!

Steven Gerrard!

The FA Cup

final against West Ham and that goal

0:58:180:58:25

that Steven Gerrard scored I thought

was brilliant, sublime. I remember I

0:58:250:58:30

was actually in the West Ham end

when that goal went in and the West

0:58:300:58:35

Ham supporters just went, fair

enough, what can you do? The goal

0:58:350:58:38

versus Watford, the result, I was

going to say 17-0 but that would be

0:58:380:58:48

a bit biased, so I'm just going to

go 110. But seriously, 3-0. Wigan

0:58:480:58:57

have got momentum behind them, I

don't know, I

0:58:570:59:02

Dan Walker is joined in the studio by Dion Dublin and Mark Schwarzer to preview a busy weekend featuring both FA Cup quarter-finals and Premier League action. Dion visits Wigan, the lowest ranked team left in the competition, to catch up with an old friend and Chelsea's N'Golo Kante talks about going back to Leicester with Chelsea for Sunday's other tie. Plus Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland chats with Shay Given, Alex McLeish discusses taking charge of Scotland for the second time and Mark Clemmit travels to Millwall, who are chasing successive promotions. The programme also hears from Brighton's Glenn Murray and comedian John Bishop tackles predictions.