Dan Walker visits West Bromwich Albion to explore behind the scenes. Dan is joined by a host of guests as he previews the weekend's games.
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Welcome to Westbridge
Albion. The Hawthorns has been their
home since 1900. Have a look at the
statue outside the ground. The great
Tony Brown. 279 goals and played
more games than anyone else, 720.
They love to remember their heroes
in this part of the world. Another
man who scored plenty of Brom is the
great Jeff Astle. Famously in every
single round of the cup in 1968. The
fifth and last time West Brom
actually won the FA Cup. His gaits
mark the way into this famous old
ground. He is one of those great
heroes of 68.
scheduled programme, Association
football. West Bromwich Albion go on
the sixth round.
Albion have had to
replay every round except one.
goal by Astle! Here come the Albion
will stop there's going to be a goal
here! Astle with four. West Bromwich
Albion are going to Wembley.
what it was all about, the greatest
prize in English football.
prize in English football.
Astle Bangs one in! He's scored in
every round of the FA Cup.
winners of 1968.
We are starting in the very modern
dressing room. Things have changed
since 1968. This is where the
players of today will be getting
ready to take on Southampton and if
you like your omens, it was exactly
50 years ago today, the 17 February
1968, that West Brom took on
Southampton, as they do today. They
drew the game here at the Hawthorns
and built Dylan attribute in the
Hawthorns. Also that day, they beat
Liverpool on that cup run to Wembley
and they've also done that this
season. I suppose from a West Brom
point of view, it could be a good
weekend ahead. As we walk out
towards the pitch, things could be a
little bit rosy. But the rest of the
week for West Brom has been
thoroughly miserable. As we go down
the blue neon steps, we shall be
talking about the horrific week for
West Brom. We also have all this on
Can League 2 Coventry
produce more Cup magic?
We've sent Clem to find out.
That's part of the history of the
club. In fairness, we'll never be
allowed to forget about that. We
talk about it on a daily basis at
All the action from last
night's two 5th round ties.
Chelsea took on Hull.
Also highlights from
Leicester - who took
on Championship Sheffield United.
And Ince Junior on Huddersfield's
hopes of beating
You always want to play against the
big boys so to get them three times
in one season, and also decide! Beat
them in the fifth round of the FA
All that on the way as we live
from West Brom. We have three
Three-time FA Cup
winner Martin Keown.
Alex Scott, who's won
seven women's FA Cups.
I thought it was nine!
I'm not sure!
And Leicester assistant manager
Michael Appleton, who has also
played and coached here.
We'll get to the football.
If you've missed the news...
Four West Brom players -
Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry,
Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill -
have apologised after allegedly
stealing a taxi from outside
a fast-food restaurant
in Barcelona on Thursday.
The club have released yet another
statement. That is the fourth this
week the various things. The players
have apologise to everybody
involved. The club are investigating
the incident which happened during a
training trip. When you consider
their league position, what else has
happened this week, with the sacking
of the chairman and the Chief
Executive, the football isn't the
normal West Brom standard of late.
This is the worst possible timing,
It's possibly as low as
the club has been for many years
will stop you look at the reaction
since Pardew has been there, only
one victory. They lost at the
beginning of the week, the wisdom of
going away that week, they've got
the FA Cup at the end of the week,
I'm not sure why they were away. And
they are new players, you'd expect
far better from them, than to be
involved in this situation. Unlike
other weeks when it's the normal
week and they don't look forward to
the games because the form has been
bad, they are really looking forward
to the game.
Is desperate to get it
out of the way. The players are
responsible, but does it show the
perils of a mid-season trip and what
can go wrong, even though you want
to take a break? That's what Alan
Pardew wanted to do, get their mind
off things and come back and focus
on the FA Cup.
It certainly has
benefits, no doubt. Teams have used
it in the past and be very
successful. They've gone fantastic
mums when they come on. The most
important thing is the game today
couldn't come any quicker. The fact
that they've got an opportunity
today to play football, to get
people talking about West Brom
Albion in a positive light, that'll
be the single most important thing
that Alan and the rest of the team
are talking about.
Shall we hear
from the manager? Alan Pardew didn't
want to talk about in their day, but
he said this in the press
It wasn't what we
wanted. We've gone there to try and
get ourselves up and ready for this
run in and this is obviously not
ideal. They break curfew and that's
unacceptable I feel bit let down by
that. But we've still got our
training in. Our focus now is on the
game. We've only been back since
1:30pm, so we trained and came
In terms of the
message to the players, it makes it
simple by them. Everyone is talking
about us for the wrong reasons,
let's make sure it's for the right
reasons after this game against
Yes, the fact is those
four players have a point to prove
today. This team them. Alan Pardew
will be disappointed by them because
sometimes you can't win with
players. You give them leeway,
freedom, and think they'll respected
and show some trust back and then
they go and do something like that.
You feel let down as the team, fans
and a manager. They've got a real
big point to breed.
interesting to see the reaction from
the players and supporters at West
If we look at the game on
Monday, it's been an action packed
week and started on Monday night. I
thought they played very well in the
game at times. They played with
three at the back, lost Sturridge,
another nail in the Coffin you could
say for their season. Rodriguez came
on and they looks quite decent. They
got beat, OK, but he has to build on
that. Will he play the same system
today? Ironically Southampton is
their only win in 14. They came here
recently in the Premier League and
won. They have problems of their
own. Today is a make or break game
for West Brom.
You talked about the
game on Monday. If you're a West
Brom fan, you might want to look
A crucial game for both of these
sides. Chelsea lead with 24 minutes
Lovely little backheel by Fabregas.
He taps it in beautifully. West Brom
and you didn't take your chances and
you were punished. I wonder what
Brilliant goal! 3-0!
That was what happened on Monday
night, as Martin said. They are
seven points adrift of safety at the
bottom if you look at the bottom of
the Premier League table. All the
stuff that's gone on the pitch, off
the pitch, and yet they can still
save themselves, from that position?
It'll be difficult, seven points
adrift with 12 games or so to go.
They've been used to great escapes
here. I remember being a youth team
coach when Brian Robson was in
charge day of the season. I think we
were the bottom at Christmas and I
think it was the first time that
happened in the Premier League. They
are used to it, there used to great
great escapes and they need another
one. The guys have touched on the
team and the squad. I think a lot of
time as what comes together when
there's a bit of adversity. This
might actually, as a difficult and
wrong as the situation might be, it
might bring them all together and
that will be what hopefully Alan was
I was going to go for
your point. They can use this game
today. You put out a strong team,
get a win, then take the momentum
into the league. It could help.
Martin, I remember you saying about
the FA Cup that it's quite
inspirational as one say to a
player, you do not get many chances
to win this condition. You got to
grab it with both hands. They are
only one game away from the
opportunities if you're lucky, Don
Howe used to say. Today they have to
do that. Chelsea were quite
magnificent. Hazard was good on the
evening. He has to build from there.
He's got to look at the likes of
Swansea. They were five points of
the macro adrift and if Swansea
can't do it, why can't West Brom?
You have to find the belief.
factor what's happening over the
course of the weekend. Two games
last night that we've already talked
about. We'll show you all those
Rochdale against Tottenham is live
on BBC One, as is Wigan and
Manchester City. That's a repeat of
the 2013 final. This is what
happened at Stamford Bridge last
night. Martin Fisher was therefore
Their first victory against Forest
in the championship. What a shot and
what a start for Chelsea. And the
returning Brazilian, Willian,
settles Conte's nerves.
settles Conte's nerves. The ball is
over the bar. Might have thought he
was offside, but even so, a glorious
opportunity for him to register his
first goal for Chelsea.
first goal for Chelsea. This time,
the Spaniard put it away. Fabregas
knew what was on.
Willian takes it on early, and why
not when you can finish like that?
Quite, quite brilliant from Willian.
It's in! Olivier Giroud has his
first Chelsea goal and you sense
they'll be plenty more in Chelsea
blue where that came from.
Wilson brought down by Fabregas full
stop penalty. Silly challenge by
Fabregas, just let out a leg. And
Wilson Julie fell over it. It
the penalty saver extraordinaire
kept out the shoot out kick against
Nelson Olivero against Norwich in
the third round replay here and
guessed correctly. It's a strong
parry away and there's still nothing
for Hull City To celebrate.
Willian for the hat-trick? Took too
long. Good save. Zappa Costa was so
unselfish there. He could have taken
the initial shot but knew that
Willian was in for his hat-trick.
A good save. An awkward bounce, but
he kept it down.
Oh, against the post! Well, he was
inches away there from registering
his first ever hat-trick the
Chelsea. At high long since decided.
Not quite the gloss that Willian was
If you've just turned on your TV,
we'll talk about that game in a
moment. We live from West Bromwich
Albion today. Some of the players
arriving behind us at various points
over the next couple of minutes for
their game against Southampton. One
of the peculiarities about West
Brom, the Lord is my shepherd, I'll
not want. He makes me down to lie in
pastures green, it's a quote of
course from some 23. The reason it's
there is because West Brom were one
of the very first teams to play
football on Sunday. The fans used to
go to church in the morning, seeing
that and then would come back and
try to sing it here, as well and
still sing it here today. I love a
bit of West Brom history. They are
steeped in their history and love
those sort of stories. From Chelsea
point of view, there's been a lot
talk this week about Conte's
position in the club. They've proved
with competitive victory.
and from a professional point of
view, I think the Chelsea players
have certainly done the business.
They started the game is well. Last
night, the game was over within
probably 25, 30 minutes or so.
Olivier Giroud off the mark. It is
always nice to get an early goal.
You had to come to me to talk about
He let Arsenal down. Get over
it, move on.
He is a fantastic signing for the
And it is the way he links. He
scored a great goal. He fed it in
with his left foot. It is almost an
impossible angle. Arsene Wenger did
not want him to leave and if you
look at the problem he has left
behind, who is going to score the
goals for Arsenal?
Danny Welbeck. I
liked the way you both turn it round
to Arsenal. From the point of
Chelsea, they have got Barcelona,
Manchester United and Manchester
City. In terms of the way they are
playing this season, obviously they
won the title last time, where do
you put Chelsea?
Pretty much where
they are at the minute. I do not see
them really challenging for the
title. But in terms of Manchester
United they are close enough to
challenge and the fact they have got
Manchester City and Manchester
United in the league I think it is a
bonus for them. Very quickly they
will know what their season is going
to be about.
If you look at the
Champions League and how the English
teams performed, great results,
city, Liverpool, the Premier League
is in good shape. Next week it is
Manchester United as well and
Chelsea. But they are playing
against Barcelona and for me they
could be favourites to win it, but
Do you want to mention
Arsenal again? No, it is up to you.
I want to talk about Swansea because
they play here in April and less
than two months after being sacked
by Sheffield Wednesday, Carlos
Carbonero has taken over.
Less than two months after being
sacked by Sheffield Wednesday,
Carlos Carvalhal is returning
to Hillsborough with Swansea.
Alistair Mann's there
for Match Of The Day.
He returns to the club who did not
really want to sack him. In the end
on Christmas eve Sheffield
Wednesday's slide down the table had
become alarming. His successor has
inherited the same list of
absentees, but the boost of a new
manager has helped Wednesday with
clearer of the relegation zone. The
hosts have prioritised league
survival and have made six changes
to the side which beat Derby on
Tuesday. The Swans have also made
changes of their own, but whether
they like it or not, one of these
two sides will have an FA Cup
quarterfinal to prepare for in a
month's time. He had a good time
with Sheffield Wednesday. It will be
interesting to see the reception he
gets from the fans.
He led them to
two play-offs, so there has to be
some form of respect for him. What
he has done at Swansea has been
magnificent. He is such a character
and he has changed the belief and
confidence in that team. He has not
changed much tactically, it is about
the belief in the Swansea team. Even
though he has changed the line-up,
he did that in the Notts County game
and those players stepped up and I
am sure they will do the same.
more of a mood change at Swansea
rather than a tactical switch?
think that can happen when a new
manager comes in. We played them a
few weeks ago recently and they
defended a little bit deeper. They
are very much a five - four - one
and they are making it very
difficult for teams to play in
between them and around them.
all about results.
And he has
already picked up more points in his
games and wins than Paul Clement did
in his 23.
And his players are
talking glowingly about him. He
loves his players and they love him
and it shows the mood change. But
winning games is what it is all
Did you ever seen a line in
one of the FA Cup Arsenal games? I
may have done. Do you remember this
from 1987? Chas and Dave. Everybody
knows we are the football
connoisseurs. The hotshot Tottenham.
You clearly do. But
it did not work, they did not win it
that year. This time the League 2
side are in round five for the first
time in five years.
This time around the League 2 side
are in round 5 for this
1st time in 5 years...
They face Premier League Brighton
on the south coast.
Mark Clemmit's been to Coventry,
in search of an upse.
Since their third round win at Stoke
their league form has plummeted,
their promotion campaign is in
danger of stagnating and after a
third consecutive defeat I think it
is very to say their manager was not
very happy. Are you all right? You
did have quite a pop at the boys.
did in midweek. No, they are all
right, they are in decent spirits.
We can put it to bed and concentrate
on this game and leave the league
stuff until after this one is
It is in!
The FA Cup has
been a big thing for us. The
importance of the game against Stoke
was big. The support we had was
magnificent. We have sold out our
allocation for the Brighton game and
the supporters are coming in number
away from home wherever we go.
are good for a bit of FA Cup
archive. This goal of yours,
seriously, some of these guys have
never seen it.
Some of them were not
Do you ever watch it back?
On the Internet?
should be proud of it.
Yes, I am
proud of it, but I never Google
You never use it as part of
the inspiration for the players?
is part of the history. We talk
about it on a daily basis.
up all the time, I never mention it,
but people think I do.
connection is important, they know
they are part of this history.
could see how potentially this club
and how big it could be. It has got
a good tradition and good history
and hopefully we can get some of
What is it with you? Two
years in a row in the last 16 of the
cup. It happened last year as well.
We are very lucky. Last year it was
Arsenal. This year it is Stoke and
Brighton, so I am happy for that,
but we have to win now.
but we have to win now.
I am going
to trip him for that.
Where we were
last year, the strides we have made
both on and off the field in terms
of the infrastructure and what we
are going to survive makes it an
already impressive season. They have
secured the club for another 12
months and we will look forward to
that. We want to pick our wits
against the better teams and
Brighton are very good team. We want
to compete and not go down there.
They will go with a full hit or give
one or two of the squad players and
one of them costs 14 million and
that is the difference between the
teams. We are just going to knuckle
down, stick together and see the
season over, but we have got a good
team, we know we can.
When you were Oxford boss, you beat
some of the bigger teams. Any advice
for Coventry and Mr Robbins?
certainly again where there is no
pressure. Mark broke my heart last
year in the Czech trader trophy. I
was not going to bring that up. No,
they can relax, they can showcase
their skills against a top side in
the Premier League and obviously
they will take that opportunity.
is a good day to enjoy it.
there are pressure situations.
Brighton will be looking forward to
that one. Chris Hughton has been
talking about this fixture. Coventry
deserve a bit of luck because of
what they have been through over the
last few years.
We need another
We need another guest.
Darren Moore is West Brom's 1st team
coach and also made over 100
appearances for the Baggies
as a player.
Look at the size of him! It has been
a tough week for the club. The guys
were saying when we started the
programme that the win is important
today. It is important to move on
and draw a line under things.
that is what we are looking at
today. It is all about the fifth
round. You have got two teams
competing to get into the
quarterfinals. It will be a packed
stadium and we want to put in the
right performance today and come
away with the right result.
at the other end of the stadium and
I saw you trying to pounce on the FA
Cup. I know it means a lot to you.
What does it mean to the modern-day
Premier club footballer?
It means a
lot for the lads because the
furthest they have ever got two was
the quarterfinals and we played to
Fulham and we lost 1-0. That is the
furthest we have ever got. So to
come in in the coaching side and the
opportunity to possibly get to the
quarterfinals would be the right
result today. It means everything.
With the final 11 Premier League
games looming after this one, it can
be the right momentum for the
supporters and the club if we get
the right result today.
You used to
share a dressing room together. I
want a real insight into what you
were like in the dressing room.
To be fed Darren is pretty
much what most people think, a big,
Gentle giant. But he has got a dark
side to him that I have seen a few
times. Clinton Morrison knows about
that. But I cannot tell you the
Clinton will know what I am
talking about. You can't leave it
like that exploration Mark would you
like to return the favour?
gutted because we were team-mates,
but we were not roommates. They say
he makes an unbelievable cup of tea.
So I was not able to sample his cup
of tea. But he was competitive in
midfield and we were great friends
on the pitch and we still remain
good friends off the pitch and it is
a lifetime friendship.
That is nice
to hear. There was a passionate man
embrace when you saw each other
today. We are talking about the
position that West Brom find
themselves in, but you were involved
in the great escape in 2005. Do you
think that a finish like that is
required again for West Brom to stay
in this division?
feels almost exactly the same. We
were bottom at Christmas and down
and out and we just decided to get
together and just have a really good
go. That is what is needed today. We
know the situation we find ourselves
in with this cup match here and
afterwards still seven points
adrift. It will have to take a run
of games and result like that to get
out of it, but we are capable of
You said it took you guys
coming together to get out of it. Do
you feel you have got the characters
here that Campbell together, and say
we can do this?
Absolutely, I feel
that is what we have got year with
the group of guys. It is what is
required and needed and we need each
other, the staff, players,
supporters, everybody is needed
today. Everybody coming here today
and for the remainder of the season
can play their part and that is how
we are looking at it today. You are
right. I feel we have got the
players to do it. They believe. One
thing, the performances have been
there, but the results have not come
with it. I want a performance today.
If you can get a performance, you
are in a chance of getting the right
result. The performances have been
I bet you wish you were
I said earlier, I am
Just to sort things
out for the club.
the experience and with the guys
here now, you know what is required
out there today, the type of
performance and the type of messages
that need to go on the pitch. Just
having that experience I would love
to be out there today.
If they can
get out of trouble from this, it
would be the greatest escape. From
the outside it looks as if they are
doomed. There has been no reaction
from Alan Pardew. It might be their
only way. Wigan went down a few
years ago having one the FA Cup.
That might be the dream for West
Bromwich Albion, but today is more
You give the pre-match
team talk, not Martin. Lovely to
have you on the programme.
All this still to come before one:
Ince Junior on Huddersfield's hopes
of upsetting Mourinho's men.
Rochdale's Joe Thompson
on beating cancer twice.
And we'll be at Wigan as they eye
a repeat of this Ben Watson goal.
This week also saw the verdict
in the case of former football
coach Barry Bennell,
who will be sentenced on Monday
for 50 child sex offences.
We know the details are horrible.
Bennell worked with Manchester City
and Crewe Alexandra's youth teams
and was convicted of abusing 11 boys
aged 8 to 15 between 1979 and 1990.
People of all ages watch the
programme, so you might find some of
what you're about to see and hear
Barry Bennell, once described as a
brilliant and influential coach, now
a convicted paedophile.
a convicted paedophile. In the early
1980s, Bennell coached at various
youth teams that had links to
Manchester City. It is reported he
even abused boys on the Main Road
In 1985, Bennell left city to coach
in Crewe Alexandra's Junior system,
where he raped and molested
countless boys at the club. However
it wasn't until a tour of the USA
that Bennell was arrested and
subsequently convicted of abusing a
13-year-old British boy. He was
jailed for four years.
jailed for four years. In a
broadcast of Channel 4's Dispatches
programme, a former youth player
waived his right to anonymity and
said he was sexually abused I
Bennell. Bennell pleaded guilty in
June 19 eight -- 1998 relating to 15
complaints aged between nine and 14.
He was sentenced to nine years in
prison. In 2015, he once again
pleaded guilty. This time for
abusing a 12-year-old boy in 1980.
He was jailed for two years. In
November 2016, and it would waived
his right to anonymity, speaking
about the abuse he was subjected to.
This led to many more victims coming
forward. This week at Liverpool
Crown Court, Barry Bennell was found
guilty of 50 counts of child sexual
abuse against 11 victims. This isn't
expected to be the end of the story,
as further incidents of abuse are
reported to the police.
I think it's important to remember
the job that Daniel Taylor of the
garden did indeed telling those
accounts and there's been so much
admiration for those who passed by
their anonymity and have spoken in
Andy Woodward, Steve
Walters, Chris Unsworth.
He ruined my childhood,
he ruined my dream,
but he won't ruin my life.
BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone
is here with me in the press
room at the Hawthorns.
Nice to see you here. There is the
possibility of civil action to be
taken against Crewe Alexandra and
Manchester City. What has the
Both clubs have offered their
heartfelt sympathies to the victims
in this truly, truly awful case.
However, tellingly, neither club has
offered an apology as yet. For
Manchester City's parts, they
instigated a review in November
2016, led by a leading lawyer, to
unearth whether Barry Bennell used
them as a cover almost for the awful
actions that he then undertook.
can see the statement on the screen.
Manchester City say they've
unearthed the name of one other
person, who is now deceased, whose
behaviour also gives them a huge
cause for concern, John Broome.
Because this review goes back 50
years, they've not completed it yet
-- 30 years. For Crewe Alexandra,
they say at no point before they
appointed Bennell where they made
aware of any sexual misconduct
allegations against Bennell and they
weren't made aware of this during
his time at the club, either.
bring this up to the modern day, a
lot of parents will be watching
today, thinking of taking their
children to football. There are
genuine concerns but it's worth
saying there have been real changes
made in the safeguarding of children
That's right. The FA have
been very keen to stress the
safeguarding issue is one they've
been dealing with over a decade now.
They've been working with the NSPCC
for 16 years on safeguarding.
They've got 300,000 people go
through their safeguarding
procedures every year in terms of
dealing with children and also any
club who has players who are aged 18
and under, they all have to have a
safeguarding officer who has to be
checked for a criminal record and
things like that to make sure they
are safe to work with children.
Thank you very much for that and
there'll be plenty more coverage
over the coming days and next week.
Let's return to the FA
cup 5th round.
Rochdale, who are bottom
of League One, have a game
against Tottenham tomorrow
It's live on BBC One.
Joe Thompson is back playing
for Rochdale after recovering
from cancer for a second time.
I was on 24-hour chemotherapy. Those
weeks felt long and then I was
basically locked in a room, solitary
confinement. You're in a box. At the
start of that, you're given what I
would say is probably the most
potent chemotherapy you can have and
it was torture. And then that's
where you come across the emotional
side of things and the psychology
side of things and it was testing
and it did test my sanity. I luckily
managed to get out after 18 days. I
could barely walk and when I did get
myself out, a little bit of breeze
on my skin, I literally felt like a
free man. Not everyone has beaten
cancer so I'm very, very lucky.
Crossing the white line is something
that I hope to do again even though
I wasn't guaranteed to do -- hoped
to do. I've would so hard and
sacrificed so much and gone through
so much pain to get out there and I
know every day is a blessing. Being
out on a football pitch is where I
feel free and can forget about
everything and just go and enjoy
More from Job tomorrow and my
favourite stat of the week is that
sales of tinfoil in Rochdale have
gone up 500% this week in
preparation for the game against
Tottenham. This man doesn't need the
tinfoil because he's lifted the real
thing. Graham Williams, the captain
of that site in 1968. Can you give
us some memory of that day? We've
already talked about it in the
programme but what was it like for
The build-up to the FA Cup,
because we should have gone out in
the first round. We played
Colchester and they scored a goal in
the last minute and we didn't know
what it was disallowed for. When we
walked off, what was that for? We
walked off and it was always the
games coming up, and we always drew
the top teams. Southamptons,
Portsmouths. Liverpool three times.
We never thought we could get beaten
because of the first game with
Colchester. We got our name on the
He felt it was that season?
Tony Brown at the other end of
the press room, I know you'll say
nice things, but you played with
him, you played with Jeff Astle. We
highlighted him in the programme
already full stop what was it like
to play with players like that who
provided so much to the team?
they were good. First of all, they
were good. But we forget also about
Little Jimmy Clark. A winger, 29
goals will stop his assists for Jeff
and Tony were unbelievable. We had a
forward line that everyone was
frightened of. Jeff had favourite
teams. If he was injured he would
want to play against those teams
because he would always score. He'd
tell you before the game, don't
worry, lads, I'd get a goal today.
Bomber, his marker, would follow up.
I can imagine it was fantastic.
We're sitting where ands Alan Pardew
will sit after the game today. We've
got the pictures of you lifting the
trophy in 1968, can you believe it's
been 50 years since West Brom have
got anywhere near it?
What you're saying is
you never want West Brom to win it
Well... We've been in a
couple of situations where we should
have been there and we lost the
semifinal and things like that. The
following year, 1969, I would have
thought we had the better side. I
wasn't in it but we had a better
side. We got beaten by Leicester at
Sheffield Wednesday and I thought
that was a better side. We were
always expected to be in the cup
final. In fact, a quote from our
chairman... You bloody lot, I'm fed
up of coming to Wembley! Any time
you won the league... And I had to
respond to that after we were in the
Park Lane Hotel. He said, you bloody
Is there ever a happy chairman?
Lovely to speak to you, thank you. I
like your honesty. You said you're
very proud and happy to be last West
Brom captain... Going to show you
some more goals from last night's
game. Leicester and Sheffield
Lovely ball to Jamie Vardy and
Vardy, just past the post.
Good save. Sheffield United getting
bodies forward. Headed up by Simpson
and an excellent challenge by
Maguire prevents Stevens from giving
the championship side the lead.
Vardy! And Jamie Vardy puts
Leicester City ahead. Mahrez had the
vision to pick him out and Vardy had
the resize finish. 1-0.
Just past the post!
It's in and... What a save from
Schmeichel! All that effort and
Schmeichel reacting so well.
Vardy in but the flag is up. In the
end, the Premier League class is
told and it sees them through to the
A smiling Jamie Vardy. If you are
just joining us, we live on BBC Two
today because the Wintel and is on
BBC One. We live from West Brom
Gabby and we've Mr Michael Appleton
with us. How important is the cup
run for Leicester? Quite a few
changes in the season.
important. When you're one of those
sides outside the top six of the
Premier League, that we find
ourselves in, the cup competition is
going to be really important. The
fact that now we've got a
quarterfinal place, it'd be
interesting to see how we pull out
the act to night. You realise at
that point you're only one game away
Riyad Mahrez setup
Jamie Vardy for that goal. How easy
or difficult has it been
reintegrating into the team?
Not a problem at all?
easy. The manager has handled the
situation very well. The way he's
dealt with it with you guys, etc.
Riyad has come in, given his apology
to the players, crack on with
training. There hasn't been a major
issue and I think his performance
last night pretty much answers those
Wee dog about your time
at West Brom and you were manager
here for one game!
I don't want to bring up painful
memories but was it 3-0 at
It was an eventful game
but probably will be remembered more
for what happened at half-time and
the end of the game. We got wind
that the manager at the time was
asked to sit down politely, I'm not
too sure. But Scots was very
influential as a player and
certainly made the difference at
half-time for us on that day.
that memory! Manchester United stand
in the way of Huddersfield getting
to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup
this weekend. Paul Ince won the cup
twice with managers United. His son
Thomas will be taking to the pitch
for the Terriers this weekend. We've
been spending a bit of time with
Last weekend, there was a demolition
The way we played on
Sunday was the best we had played
all season and it is a great time to
be doing it.
This is looking
promising for Huddersfield. And they
have scored! And it is in! And it is
swept in right on cue.
swept in right on cue. And
Huddersfield town get their first
victory of 2018.
When we are at home
it is a fortress and the fans get
Tell us what that game at
the weekend meant because afterwards
there were so many pictures of the
team together. That shows how great
the boys are as a unit.
Yes, that is
what I noticed the first time I
walked in the dressing room, the
unity. You get that from the fans
and the town itself. When you walk
out there all the fans want to see
you try and do the best for your
team. But Saturday is an exciting
time. We played Manchester United
three times this year. You always
want to play with the big boys.
Ince, and kept out by David De Gea.
Huddersfield in front!
Huddersfield in front! A mistake by
Linda Love. 2-0. And Huddersfield
are ripping up the script here.
is a decider as well. There is no
better way to do it than to beat
them in the final of an FA Cup.
you remember what you were doing on
the 13th of February 92?
cute you are. I remember the horse.
I have still got the horse. My mum
is not going to be happy with these.
We have got some clips of your dad.
He is saying, I am an old man, but
it is always nice to see your dad
playing at such massive games and
achieving such great things.
achieving such great things.
is a goal.
I did not think he could
do that to be fair. He went from a
tackler to be a goal-scorer. I
looked at the stats and it was about
eight goals in six years. Then I
thought you just need to worry about
the tackling and give it to the
money men which is what we called
them. He has always said I have got
more skill than him, but he has said
he is stronger than I am mentally, a
lot more aggressive. I said, yes
that is fine, you can have that one.
There are always comparisons and
that is what has helped me in my
career. I am a different player to
him, a different position, different
mentality. I am sure in years to
come we will look back together.
are forging your own career now
which is what you need to do.
it you have to accept that is where
you are and I am proud of the name
on the back of my shirt and I have
to make my own pathway in the game.
Young Tom Ince is hoping for a great
weekend in the FA Cup. We are at the
Hawthorns. We are with another
father who has a son playing
football, Ngaio Keown. How where is
he of the burden of your name?
don't know if it is a burden. You
have got to use it to your advantage
if you can. He has got his own
reputation playing in Scotland,
enjoying himself up there. It is a
good place to go for young players
to develop. He is improving all the
time, but he is his own man. He is
an intelligent boy. Every time he is
out on the pitch I wish I could be
out there for him, but you have to
step aside. You equip them to
survive. You cannot be in their ear
every five minutes. It looks like
Tom Ince is getting his career back
on track. He has gone to quite a few
clubs and he has got a platform to
build on. He is not fulfilling the
ability he had at the beginning of
his career. He has to find that
balance. At the beginning when he
was at Blackpool he was immense.
What about you?
I had parents who
did not have a clue about football
and it was worse when you came home
and you lost the game and my mother
would say, it is only a game. It is
the worst thing you could say.
finished second. What about the game
today taking on Manchester United?
No Paul Pogba for Manchester United,
he is ill.
Again it is an
opportunity for them to progress.
They will see it as a good
opportunity. The fact they can get
encouragement in that they have
already got a win over Manchester
United, so they know the ingredients
it will take to get through. It is
an opportunity to get to the
quarterfinal of an FA Cup. I have
been in the quarterfinal.
Mourinho is bristling this week. He
knows it is coming to that time of
the season where it is about winning
trophies and he is a serial winner
of trophies and he will want to win.
Maybe he has not won it as often as
Alex. Look at the medals she has
Hull midfielder Ryan Mason midfield
who fractured his goal
last January in a clash of heads
with Chelsea's Gary Cahill, has
announced his retirement
And he finished that really well.
Ryan Mason makes his debut.
Mason drives it in. It took a
deflection and it is in!
To Mason, a
flowing move. Onside, Ryan Mason. He
scores for Tottenham Hotspur.
Sad news for Ryan Mason, only 26.
You retired at the age of 27, it is
a reassessment of everything you
have done in your career up to that
It is a difficult moment. The
last time I kicked a ball in anger
was 25. I did two years of rehab and
coming to the inevitable. I know
what he is going through now. I have
got an understanding of how
difficult the next 12 months will
be, but a couple of clubs he has
already played for have come out and
said they will help him because he
will need that help.
Pochettino has said, our door is
open, you are a young man. It is a
lovely gesture. But it is a tragedy
when your career is cut short like
that. Gary Cahill has said he went
up for a header and this does not
happen very often, but when it does
it is tragic.
I want to make the
point about Tottenham, West Brom
with the same for me. I was a
northern lad from Salford, I could
have easily packed up and gone up
north, but the manager at the time
encouraged me to stick around and I
ended up doing some of the youth
Wigan's players are
training this morning.
They play on Monday.
They face Manchester City,
a repeat of the 2013 FA Cup Final.
We've sent Eye-O Akinwolere to check
in on preparations this time around.
We have got two for the price of one
this morning. Dan, let's start with
you. A brilliant result at West Ham,
but the league form has dipped
slightly. What has changed?
put my finger on it. We have had a
lot of games, FA Cup replays, we
have got a few more bodies which
should help, but we have got the big
Manchester City game and we want to
crack on and get promoted.
of the 2013 game have you watched?
What can you take from that game?
Obviously it is a massive game for
the club. It is the underdog story
again, but more this time than it
was then, but there is stuff all
around the training ground reminding
us every day when we walk about.
already scored two goals against
West Ham and six goals already in
the FA Cup.
You are enjoying this
cup? Yes, it has been good for me
this season. If I can carry that on
on Monday, it would be brilliant. I
have luckily managed to get the
A big game, how many people
have asked you for tickets?
lot! It is nice to get the support.
A little bird tells me you drive to
the training ground together
singing. Who is the better singer?
It is a no-brainer, I am definitely
It depends what we are
listening to, we have got a wide
spectrum of music.
are you working on? You are going to
be playing against Sergio Aguero in
a couple of days.
I am looking
forward to it. You want to play
against the best players. I said
that in the last round. Manchester
City really is the best team. You
want to play against the best
players and prove yourself. It is on
TV so you want to prove yourself to
A little bird tells me
that you were pushing trolleys in
Darlington. Is it so real that you
are now going to be playing against
one of the greatest strikers in the
Yes, if you had told me I
would be doing this back then I
don't know what I would have done.
It will be a great experience.
little birdie tells me there will be
over 17,000 fans from Wigan at the
game. That extra support must be
It is brilliant. We have
seen the history of the club and the
FA Cup and it makes a big difference
and it will be nice to get the fans
down for that day. There will be a
I have played
football badly in the past and if I
have not scored after a couple of
games, how'd you get yourself
prepared for a game like Manchester
Personally it is nothing
different. If I get the chance to
score the goals, although it will be
tough, we have to take the chances
when they come. It is an exciting
game. We will be preparing properly
and we fancy our chances. We have to
keep on doing what we are doing.
you dare to dream about scoring
against Manchester City yet?
yes. This is probably a little bit
of a different task, but we are
going there wanting to win the game
and score goals.
Thank you very much
for joining me. I believe in the
dream of the FA Cup. Let's get a
good one. Have a good time guys. We
all believe in the dream. You took
on Manchester City with Leicester.
They are frightening?
Yes, no doubt
about it. They have got so many
influential players in the team.
Kevin De Bruyne, he is on a
different planet. He sees things
seconds before everyone else.
been the most influential player?
Yes, he affects the game. He is an
artist, his feet are like
What about Wigan?
know they are up against it against
Manchester City, but they have got a
great striker. He has scored six
already in the competition, said
they will be looking to him.
And this weekend is your last chance
to sign up for The FA People's Cup -
the biggest five-a-side competiton.
The deadline is midnight on Sunday.
We will leave you with some great FA
Cup upsets from years gone by.
Cup upsets from years gone by.
it is Simmons, one against one. A
magnificent performance by the
fourth division side.
Yes, he has
won it. Barnsley have knocked it
into the corner at Anfield.
news here at the Emirates.
sidesteps Brown. Bradford city do it
And Lincoln city from
non-league football take the lead
against Premier League Burnley. This
is a great shock to the competition.
Football Focus is behind the scenes at the Hawthorns, the home of West Bromwich Albion, on FA Cup 5th round weekend. Dan Walker and guests preview the weekend's action, including a feature with League 2 Coventry - who take on Premier League Brighton - and an interview with Huddersfield's Tom Ince. Plus goals from Friday night's two FA Cup ties with Chelsea playing Hull, and Leicester in action against Sheffield United.