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FA Cup Fourth Round Special

Dan Walker is on the road with guests Kevin Kilbane and Alex Scott as they visit Notts County ahead of their FA Cup fourth round tie with Swansea City.


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A very warm welcome to you on FA

Cup Fourth Round weekend.

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It is a wet and miserable weekend.

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We are live for the next hour

as the world's oldest club

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competition comes to the world's

oldest professional club.

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This is Meadow Lane,

the home of Notts County.

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And this is Football Focus.

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COMMENTARY MONTAGE

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COMMENTARY MONTAGE

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COMMENTARY MONTAGE

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COMMENTARY MONTAGE

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COMMENTARY MONTAGE

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COMMENTARY MONTAGE

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It's fair to say there's history at

this football club. 155 years old

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rate.

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Founded in 1862, no club has played

more league games and Notts County.

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From the very bottom, to the top

tier, this place has seen it all.

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It's a goal! Notts County into the

lead!

More ups and downs than anyone

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else. 13 promotions, 16 relegations.

Administration. Almost liquidation.

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But they're still here, the Magpies,

making Meadow Lane memories.

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Juventus even got their stripes from

Notts, who helped to open their new

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stadium. FA Cup history, plenty of

that, too. They even won it in 1894,

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the first second division club to do

so. And they've scared a few of the

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big boys since then, too.

Gascoigne's lost it on the edge of

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the area! What a fantastic goal!

Some fine managers have passed

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through here. The great Jimmy

Cyrille, the most successful. And

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this manager is doing pretty well so

far.

It's in! It could be the last

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kick of the game!

There's a new

chapter waiting to be written. At

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professional football's oldest club.

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That is proper history, isn't it?

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The legendary voice there of

BBC Radio Nottingham's Colin Slater,

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who's covered more than 2,500

Notts County matches.

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He will be here today. A bit of

light drizzle at Meadow Lane,

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perfect FA Cup conditions. As we

start our first little wonder on

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Football Focus, this will be our

home throughout the day. They take

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on Swansea later on. Famous faces.

Jake Bugg, fan, he will be on later.

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Neil Warnock, one of the former

managers, Sam Allardyce and his

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protege Kevin Nolan is currently the

man in the dugout. We will talk

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about him later. We love a crowd on

Football Focus.

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On we go then, to the

Broken Wheelbarrow.

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We love a crowd! Lets say good

afternoon to the regulars. CHEERING

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Look at them all. I think they're

ready. Can we say a warm welcome to

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Alex Scott and Kevin Kilbane?

APPLAUSE

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Let's just get this out of the way

early! How many FA Cups?

Do you want

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me to answer that? Zero, as you

know.

I think about nine.

Just about

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nine!

It feels like a great occasion

ready for a great FA Cup tie today.

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You can tell, as a player coming

here to play it is always hard to

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come away because the fans here are

so passionate. Like we have already

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seen so far. It will be a great day.

We have done so many on the road and

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we've never had a reception like

this.

Never been to Nottingham

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before, Kevin, that's why. Every

time we go on the road with you, you

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have some sort of connection, surely

there is something with Notts

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County?

I thought this morning,

there is no link. I've only played

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at the ground, that's it.

Unfortunately this time I can't

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produce anything for you.

Leading

from Notts County throughout the

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day. -- plenty more.

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Here's what's coming up.

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On his first week in the job,

we say hi to Javi the Hornet.

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Welcome to England!

It is windy!

Now

you understand why the English talk

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about the weather all the time!

I am

new but I am happy here.

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Then catch up with Liverpool's

conqueror, Carlos.

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I believe after the Liverpool game,

maybe, 20 people in 100 will say

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maybe these guys can stay in the

Premier League.

Whisper it

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quietly...

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Forest's Leehi, on how

Eric got his dog.

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I convinced some of the guys to put

Eric a dog in a #And some of the

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guys tweeted it. We have the dog and

he is super cute.

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Wigan's Cook craving a Cup upset.

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And we pay tribute to the one

and only Jimmy Armfield.

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And it's Albert having a chase with

Jimmy Armfield, he is winning, as he

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wins most of the chases, Armfield.

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We'll also hear from guitar weilding

Notts County fan Jake Bugg later on,

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but we'll start with some cold hard

FA Cup action.

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Don't go anywhere, watch us on

Football Focus for the next hour.

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The fourth round is already under

way,

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with a couple of ties

taking place last night.

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Manchester United, complete

with new signing Alexis Sanchez

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headed to Yeovil, and

this is what happened.

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Some idiot left his coat in Yeovil,

which is why I'm only wearing a

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jumper but this is what happens. --

what happened.

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COMMENTATOR: This is an opportunity!

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Jordan Graham, three years ago, he

was stacking shelves throughout the

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night in a supermarket with the

first chance of the game.

A glorious

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opportunity.

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opportunity. Rashford. It is

congested. Yeovil didn't deal with

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it. Marcus Rashford took the gift to

give Manchester United the lead,

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five minutes before half-time.

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Two over here. Rashford is also

joining in. Sanchez has options.

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Herrera. It is 2-0. Just as he did

three years ago, Ander Herrera

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scores.

Look at Rashford.

International sprinter. He ignores

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him, gives it to Herrera and great

composure and quality of that left

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foot, beautiful strike. -- quality

off that left foot. 3-0! Lingard.

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Simple as that, to finish off a

professional, efficient evening for

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Manchester United.

Quality finish

from the young man.

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Herrera.

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Rojo trying to square it bought

Lukaku. In the dying seconds. Romelu

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Lukaku comes off the bench to score.

Manchester United have their fourth

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of the night.

We will talk about

Sheffield Wednesday against Reading.

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Alexis Sanchez gave the ball away a

lot last night although awarded Man

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of the Match.

He did. Watching

Manchester United over the last few

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years if you're thinking before

Mourinho took over from van Gaal,

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there was always safety first

passes, no risk-taking. The ethos is

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about taking risks.

He was going for

it.

Yes, I was impressed with his

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attitude that he showed. He will

make mistakes like that because he

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is taking risks. That is the one

thing I will want to see.

Martin

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Keown was trending on Twitter

because he was commentating and he

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gave the Arsenal perspective of

losing Alexis Sanchez and he

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questioned why he would go to

Manchester United over Manchester

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City for what he considered to be

the best chance of winning

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silverware under the best manager,

he called him a mercenary.

What is

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your take? At the end of the day, it

is still Man United. It is still a

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top team. I don't know. He goes to

Man United and he will most likely

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be in the starting line-up every

week. I don't believe he would be

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that in Man City.

I am with Alex. He

is going to a huge club. Potential

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to build over the next couple of

years. We know where City are, we

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know that Guardiola will work with

fabulous players but it is still

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Manchester United.

We don't know how

long Alexis Sanchez will be there.

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Jose Mourinho says he doesn't stay

at clubs for a longest amount of

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time, three season, bit of turnover.

Do you think he is settled and will

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he be at Old Trafford for quite a

while?

I do, I think he has backing

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and he is building the squad. He is

bringing in players he wants to. Man

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United going forward look a strong

unit, now. He has the final piece of

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the puzzle with Alexis Sanchez.

Regardless of contract, if United

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don't win, he will be gone over the

next couple of years. The contract

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has secured his future and stability

for the players, that's all.

Another

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man making headlines this week, Phil

Neville.

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Also making the headlines this week

the appointment of Phil Neville,

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who will lead England's

women until 2021.

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He'd been in the job less than 24

hours before he was forced

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to apologise over three tweets

he sent back in 2012.

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The FA say he won't face any

disciplinary action.

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You have had a couple of days to

think about this. It is an important

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job for somebody who doesn't have

that much managerial experience.

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Alex, what have you made

of the way the appointment

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has been handled?

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From the start, maybe it could have

been handled a lot better.

From the

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FA?

Yes. If they had been more open

and transparent about the

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application process and why they had

to deviate. People might not have

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agreed with it, but may be

understood more about the situation.

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Look at the top three candidates in

the running that are in women's

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football, regarded very highly, when

they were informed that an extensive

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background check would be taken,

they dropped out of the process.

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That shows me that Phil Neville, at

this moment in time, was brave

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enough, knowing the scrutiny he

would be under, to take that job.

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There is no excusing the tweets and

everything that has come out, nobody

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should ever joke about domestic

violence. As human beings, we all

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make mistakes, we should learn and

grow as people. At some stage, we

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have to move on from that and let's

judge him now on football.

In your

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mind, from this day forward, he is

the right person for the job?

It is

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always hard, once the three

candidates dropped out it would be a

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tough job. Mark Sampson took a team

ranked 14th to third in the world,

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Phil Neville has a hard job. He

comes from a winning background. His

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family is full of winners. Maybe

that's the final piece of the puzzle

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that this England team need.

Would

there be genuine excitement with the

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squad of England players?

Would that

be the case? Yes. If Phil Neville is

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coming in and I am still an England

player, you know the environment he

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has been in, he had won a lot of

things, I would be thinking, what

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can I take? In the meetings with

Alex fibres, what did he know and

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what can he passed onto me? There

would be things that I am excited by

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-- Sir Alex Ferguson.

Some of the

language reflects badly on Phil

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Neville and the FA, this process

never came up when they were vetting

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candidates.

Given what Alex talked

about, the amount of scrutiny around

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all of the candidates in for the

job, the background checks. I would

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be so sure that would have any sort

of influence over how well you will

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coach a side. Everyone has made

mistakes across their life and they

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will be judged. That will be brought

into public view. I don't

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necessarily agree with that

whatsoever, but that is how the FA

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want to go about things. I think it

is harsh, personally. Phil made

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mistakes, we know he has made

mistakes. Anyone that knows him

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knows full well there is no malice

in him whatsoever. Yes, it is a

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mistake edited in the public domain

right now but I wouldn't judge him

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for any of that.

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Back to the FA Cup, though.

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Fourth-round action last

night at Hillsbrough too,

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between Sheffield

Wednesday and Reading.

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A goal either side of half time

from Atdhe Nuhiu set Wednesday

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on their way to a 3-1 victory.

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That was the first goal.

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George Boyd made sure with a third

after the hour mark, before Reading

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got one back, courtesy

of a Cameron Dawson own goal.

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Wednesday go through.

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Today's first fourth-round tie

gets under way shortly.

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At London Road.

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These are the scenes at London Road,

where Peterborough face

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Leicester at 12:30pm.

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Ten changes, Jamie Vardy on the

bench, the same sort of side they

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played against Fleetwood.

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And the much-coveted Jack Marriott

starts for Peterborough.

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He's scored 24 goals in 39

appearances this season,

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more than double Jamie Vardy's

tally.

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And he's scored in

every round so far.

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And that's the first of 12

ties taking place today.

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After knocking out the holders,

Nottingham Forest,

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not Notts, go to Hull.

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Sorry that we have dimensioned

Nottingham Forest, everybody. BOOING

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Does that work every time,

Nottingham Forest? BOOING I thought

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so.

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Coventry, who beat Stoke

in round three, head to MK Dons.

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Later on, Newport County face Spurs,

before Liverpool take on West Brom.

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The live BBC game tomorrow is

Warnock verses Guardiola in Cardiff.

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But before that, Javi Gracia takes

charge of Watford for the first time

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for their trip to Southampton.

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Marco Silva was given the elbow last

weekend after one win in 11

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in the Premier League.

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Senior Gracia is the 10th

head coach in six years.

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Mark Clemmit was there to meet him.

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If I was to say to you, who is Javi

Garcia, what would you say?

I was a

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professional football player in

Spain for 15 years. Now, as a coach,

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want a different experience. I am

here to enjoy this league, this

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country and football.

Welcome to

England!

It's a windy day today.

Now

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you understand why we English always

talk about the weather all the time.

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I knew about it. In Spain, it's

better, sunny days, you know, but

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I'm really happy here.

You go and

get cold, I'll get a cup of coffee!

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You are very hands-on in the middle

of everything, directing.

Yeah, I

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want to be part of training. I like

to enjoy my profession.

You are

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still a frustrated player, though,

aren't you?

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You're still a frustrated player?

I

miss a lot football playing. Now I'm

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a coach.

Is it easy to drop into a club like

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Watford and start immediately?

It's

easy because Watford is like a

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family. I feel pretty happy here.

They've made me feel like home, then

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it is easy to do our work here.

And the style, I mean, are you kind

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of attacking, defensive, what can we

expect?

I want to play well. To play

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well is good attack, good defence,

good transition, good set pieces. I

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think to play well is all.

COMMENTATOR: Watford have ?

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been uninspiring. The cruelty of

Premier League football.

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It's all gone wrong for Watford.

Boos at Vicarage Road. Watford on

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the brink of an alarming slump. It

say it is all.

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I have to show you Carlisle United's

most famous ever left-back and it is

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good to have some knowledge of

England, Javi? Does it help?

Of

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course. He does well with England

language. He doesn't have problems

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to communicate with the players.

He will be OK.

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How did you deal with the players?

They went home on Saturday night

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with one manager in charge, they

come in on Monday morning, there's a

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new coach in charge?

I can say, when

I arrived they have a very good

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billionaire and a great commitment

with the club.

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You do know there have been quite a

few coaches over the last few years,

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how does it affect your thinking?

I

don't think about the circumstances

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or how long I will be here. I enjoy

day by day the present. I think it

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is the better behaviour in which to

do my work.

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That's what it felt like watching

you out there today. It was very

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easy for you to get straight on with

the job.

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I'm like this. I don't have two

faces, you know.

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I live like I'm on the pitch and I'm

the same way on the street.

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What is the owners said to you about

what they want you to do this

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season?

They want to improve the

level.

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I agree with the values of the club.

. I try to improve in this moment.

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I'm only worried about the session,

the matches. It is my obsession in

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this moment.

Well, good luck. It's very nice to

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meet you.

Thank you! Thank you!

If you are

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turning on it is Football Focus.

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We are in the Broken Wheelbarrow.

Talking about Watford, Kevin, a

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couple of weeks ago, everyone was

talking about the previous manager

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being one of the great young

managers in the game, now he is

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gone?

I was looking back, David

Moyes' first game at Watford for

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West Ham. Jason Burt from the

Telegraph was with us. I was keen to

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stress, his record was not too

dissimilar to the last season. He

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said he was the perfect professional

for the club. Bringing an attacking

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brand of football. Delighted with

the way that the persona he is

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coming across and the direction

bringing the club in, two months

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down the line, he is gone.

Has it changed that dramatically in

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two months, where he is leaving his

post? I don't get it.

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Is it because we are not used to the

system the way that it works? There

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is no loyalty. It is fine for them

at the club it is stable but from

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their perspective, the head coach is

dispensable. To change that system,

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that is where they change it. They

bring in a new person. They are not

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dropping out of the Premier League?

That is true but maybe as the

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managers coming in, they know they

are dispensable, so those are the

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managers that they are attracting,

they know that they will be there

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for a season, a couple of seasons,

so maybe they have to rethink the

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structure.

If you look at the next bunch of

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fixtures, from the Watford

perspective, from seeing him, he is

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a very hands-on manager, maybe he

cab pick up the points to get them

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up the table? They have an attacking

side. I have been impressed watching

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them. They have shifted goals. But

they are exciting. Dabbing othery is

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one of the most outstanding players.

So they have a chance.

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But now they have more pressure on

them -- Dacori.

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I think coming in mid-way through

the season he has time. It is not

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until next season that people demand

to see the impressions he is making.

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It should be good.

And another league?

They can have a

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hit today. He can play the attacking

style. You watch at the moment,

0:20:360:20:42

there is a lack of goals, that's

where they are struggling.

0:20:420:20:48

So, how do you feel about Swansea

today? So, not a big boo. Just

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gentle.

And Swansea took on Liverpool at the

0:20:530:20:59

Liberty on Monday night.

COMMENTATOR: Here is ?

0:20:590:21:03

an illustration of the Gulf between

the teams, Swansea scoring 22 goals,

0:21:030:21:09

and Salah has scored more for

Liverpool than the entire Swansea

0:21:090:21:12

team.

Here is Salah for Liverpool.

0:21:120:21:16

A difficult technique in the penalty

area.

0:21:160:21:19

Five minutes to half-time. Here is

the corner. A decent delivery, into

0:21:190:21:24

the back of the net! By Alfie

Moreson. Swansea lead Liverpool 1-0.

0:21:240:21:32

What about this. What a goal this

will be. He put it wide. That would

0:21:320:21:37

have been a sparkling goal for

Liverpool. This is Van Dyk. In the

0:21:370:21:41

box. Firmino, he's hit the post.

Scoring a rebrowned.

0:21:410:21:48

Sensational. Liverpool, remarkably,

have gone from beating the league

0:21:480:21:54

leaders one week, to being beaten by

the bottom club the next.

0:21:540:22:00

Swansea, one, Liverpool, nil.

So, a remarkable result. Juliette

0:22:000:22:06

Ferrington has been spending time

with the boss.

0:22:060:22:12

Christmas Eve, you leave the job,

that's rubbish, isn't it?

It was the

0:22:130:22:19

job but I don't lose my dignity, my

pression profession, nothing about

0:22:190:22:26

my self-. I have self-confidence.

When someone says they are not

0:22:260:22:34

happy, you must go, think they are

losing a good coach. Since the

0:22:340:22:38

period of Sheffield, e-I receive a

call from Swansea, I receive

0:22:380:22:43

invitations from England and from

the championship, I have to tell the

0:22:430:22:46

truth.

Received invitation from Japan,

0:22:460:22:54

Turkey, from the United steaks. We

are talking about maybe 12 hours or

0:22:540:22:58

maybe 20 hours in which the

telephone was ringing.

0:22:580:23:02

Your phone must have been going

mad?!

So, it was happening very

0:23:020:23:07

fast. It happens very fast in

football.

0:23:070:23:13

Saved by the goalkeeper.

Carlos Carvalhal. He may Welling

0:23:130:23:18

collecting three points in the first

match in charge! What did you see in

0:23:180:23:23

Swansea when you came here?

When I

arrived here I know the things in

0:23:230:23:28

general.

I don't know so much in particular.

0:23:280:23:31

But when I started going deep inside

to analyse the team individual and

0:23:310:23:38

the qualities, all of the time me

and other coaches were surprised.

0:23:380:23:45

A good burst into the penalty area.

It's a fine goal!

We came to the

0:23:450:23:50

club. I spoke with the chairman. The

first thing that I did when arriving

0:23:500:24:00

to Swansea, I put the people that

work in the team around the team,

0:24:000:24:06

the kitmen, the physios, everybody,

sports, science, everyone together,

0:24:060:24:11

and said to them that they have a

very important role in the club.

0:24:110:24:15

Everybody is saying that the players

are not good, that the team is not

0:24:150:24:19

good. It is between us, between me

and the players. With you and the

0:24:190:24:23

players, we have a power to put the

players and make them happy or not

0:24:230:24:28

happy. You deal with them all the

time if you create a positive

0:24:280:24:33

environment in the building, they

will be more happy.

0:24:330:24:36

Van Dyk and a header! Into the back

of the net.

0:24:360:24:40

What is the belief now in Swansea?

You said that Swansea will stay in

0:24:400:24:45

the Premier League. So a month down

the line, what do you think?

In this

0:24:450:24:51

moment, I believe, after the

Liverpool game, maybe 20 persons

0:24:510:24:58

will say that maybe they can stay in

the premiere. But still 20, I

0:24:580:25:04

believe that 80 will say that we are

relegated, that it is difficult to

0:25:040:25:10

stay in the premiere, because the

word I hear when I arrived in the

0:25:100:25:15

first press conference, not from me,

was "miracle." I refuse the word

0:25:150:25:24

"miracle" it is something that we

have in our hands. It depends on the

0:25:240:25:31

persons, not depending on other

help. We can do that.

0:25:310:25:36

In that moment I look to the people

in front of me, the journalists, and

0:25:360:25:46

well, you are a nice guy, it could

be possible.

0:25:460:25:51

Now I like to their face, they look

to me with more...

Maybe, just

0:25:510:25:56

maybe?

We are in the position of

maybe.

0:25:560:26:02

I don't know if you were counting,

looking at this beautiful shot. That

0:26:020:26:10

was a four-minute interview, with

only four questions asked. He is man

0:26:100:26:14

that loves to talk.

Character!

It is working with Carlos

0:26:140:26:19

Carvalhal.

And the other day, he

referred to Liverpool as a Formula

0:26:190:26:24

One car. If you put it in London it

can't go anywhere in the traffic. I

0:26:240:26:29

thought he talks sense.

But results is what counts. You

0:26:290:26:34

can't argue with that, for a team in

bother.

0:26:340:26:39

They got the results the other

night. Talking about a Formula One

0:26:390:26:43

car, if you suggest it, you make it

difficult for them. That can stop

0:26:430:26:47

them. It was a 4-6. Six lads at the

back. Difficult to break down. But

0:26:470:26:53

an amazing result. The way that

Liverpool played against Manchester

0:26:530:26:56

City the week before, how good they

were. It was a huge result. It could

0:26:560:27:02

have massive knock-on effect for

them.

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That's what it is. That can

reinvigorate them now to get them

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going towards the end of the season.

Here today, from a Swansea

0:27:130:27:18

perspective, Notts County are doing

well in the league with a few shaky

0:27:180:27:22

results in recent week but this is a

tough one. They are facing a side

0:27:220:27:26

who know how important the

competition is, they have history.

0:27:260:27:29

They will be desperate to get the

better of Swansea?

They know it will

0:27:290:27:33

be a tough game. But they will have

to be organised. Ensure that they

0:27:330:27:37

come with the right mentality. If

you give Notts County a sniff at

0:27:370:27:41

anything today, they will take it.

They're a good side.

0:27:410:27:44

There are two or three in the draw.

This is one it could be a shot key.

0:27:440:27:50

You fancy Notts County, given the

home form, how good they have been.

0:27:500:27:55

And from a Liverpool perspective it

is classic Liverpool. To play like

0:27:550:27:59

they did against Manchester City,

and lose against Swansea. From a

0:27:590:28:04

Liverpool's fan's point of view you

think, if we could just click every

0:28:040:28:07

week.

Your words, not mine! I didn't say

0:28:070:28:11

that. But you see them over the

years, they have done it. When the

0:28:110:28:17

sides have defended the penalty

area, the side is deep against them,

0:28:170:28:21

they can't break down and struggle.

There is no different plan that

0:28:210:28:26

Jurgen Klopp imports to the side to

get the results.

0:28:260:28:30

They took the Liverpool pace away by

defending deep.

0:28:300:28:35

And this is a beautiful stadium.

There between the stands, there is

0:28:350:28:40

the City Ground. Three weeks ago

played host round three as Forest

0:28:400:28:48

knocked out the hold earths,

Arsenal.

0:28:480:28:54

Three weeks ago, it played host

to arguably the game of round three,

0:29:030:29:06

as Forest knocked out

holders, Arsenal.

0:29:060:29:08

Two of their four goals came

from USA intenational Eric Lichaj,

0:29:080:29:11

a brace that, following

a social media campaign,

0:29:110:29:12

earned him a new dog.

0:29:120:29:14

He told his side of the story

to Rachel Stringer.

0:29:140:29:16

ARCHIVE: The whistle is going.

We try to entertain, you never know,

0:29:160:29:21

John, you and your profession might

recognise that we are a good side.

0:29:210:29:29

This would once have been regarded

as a glamour game but with forest

0:29:310:29:34

being out of the game for almost two

decades, it gives younger followers

0:29:340:29:38

a taste of what used to be.

0:29:380:29:40

Thanks for inviting us to your home,

what did you know about the FA Cup

0:29:420:29:47

from being American?

Over the years

I could see how important it is,

0:29:470:29:49

it's a big competition with a lot of

history. It's really good. I would

0:29:490:29:54

love to win something, I haven't won

anything in England.

Trying to catch

0:29:540:29:59

him out and he has done. It is Eric

Lichaj celebrating and Forest fans

0:29:590:30:05

are bouncing.

What are your memories

of that game?

I don't know,

0:30:050:30:09

everything fell into place, Gardos

mangles, the luckiest thing ever,

0:30:090:30:12

but it did happen. It was a really

nice moment -- I got two goals, the

0:30:120:30:17

luckiest thing.

Eric Lichaj going

for another! Eric Lichaj scores two

0:30:170:30:24

and what about that second one?

That

was pretty awesome, everybody loved

0:30:240:30:29

that goal. I am sure it will stay in

Forest's fans memories in a while.

0:30:290:30:34

Be the best goal I will score in my

career, I don't think I will have a

0:30:340:30:38

better one. I have been told by all

the fans walking around Nottingham

0:30:380:30:41

and by my family and everything how

good it was. It was a special

0:30:410:30:44

moment.

There's a story going around

but if you got a hat-trick in a

0:30:440:30:47

game, your wife would buy you a dog.

Yeah. It started with the interview

0:30:470:30:54

after the game. My wife said if I

got a hat-trick I get to get a dog I

0:30:540:30:58

mention that and the next day I

persuaded some of the guys to

0:30:580:31:00

include in a hashtag get Eric a dog

and tweaked my wife pictures of

0:31:000:31:07

dogs. Forest fans, to be fair to

them, bombarded her with tweets. My

0:31:070:31:12

wife got over 1000 messages, she had

to charge her phone three times in

0:31:120:31:15

that day from just getting messages

about dogs and pictures of dogs will

0:31:150:31:19

stop she has given in and we got a

dog, he is super cute. We were kind

0:31:190:31:24

of joking about naming it, like,

football banter or after Arsenal

0:31:240:31:29

players. And then they said we

should name at gun, that is a really

0:31:290:31:36

good name for a dog and it stuck. --

name it can! Garner.

How she

0:31:360:31:42

promised you anything else if you

get a hat-trick in this game?

Some

0:31:420:31:45

people said I would probably get

another dog and I would be open to

0:31:450:31:48

that because I want a really big dog

as well, that might be the next one.

0:31:480:31:51

I need to talk to her before the

game starts.

Cat is from Birmingham,

0:31:510:31:56

your wife, had he picked up any

Birmingham 's traits or slang words?

0:31:560:32:00

-- have you picked up.

I don't want

to say. They strong. Whenever she

0:32:000:32:08

talks to her friends or her family,

it comes out. She says a few things

0:32:080:32:15

like shut up, bab..

Just signed a

new contract, exciting?

Yes, really

0:32:160:32:20

exciting. Hopefully I will be here

for years to come and hopefully get

0:32:200:32:23

this team in the Premier League.

That is my main goal in coming here.

0:32:230:32:27

Great to hear from Eric.

0:32:270:32:29

#EricHasADog is definitely

the hash tag of the year.

0:32:290:32:35

We are in the belly of the stadium

here, all black and white, of

0:32:350:32:39

course. Dressing rooms, home and

away, round the corner. We will walk

0:32:390:32:42

the same walk that the players do

just before 3pm as they make their

0:32:420:32:46

way towards the pitch at Meadow

Lane. Notts County taking on

0:32:460:32:50

Swansea. We talked about Swansea,

let's reflect the home side. This is

0:32:500:32:54

their pre-and post match interview

room against the boards.

0:32:540:33:01

Two of Notts County's

finest have joined us.

0:33:010:33:03

Very warm welcome to

Jon Stead and Shola Ameobi.

0:33:030:33:08

Good afternoon. Thank you for

braving the weather.

0:33:080:33:12

Jon, you've been here three years

and seen a fair amount of change.

0:33:120:33:15

But this place feels like it's

heading in the right direction.

0:33:150:33:18

Definitely. The first couple of

years were a bit up and down,

0:33:180:33:21

fighting with relegation places and

difficult times for the club but

0:33:210:33:24

since the new owner has come in, the

manager and new players, things are

0:33:240:33:28

looking up.

Referenced a new player,

I want you to answer this question

0:33:280:33:34

without any football cliches if that

is possible. You have done thousands

0:33:340:33:37

of football interviews before, but

here you are with Notts County

0:33:370:33:40

taking on a Premier League side. How

are Notts County approaching this

0:33:400:33:45

today, no cliches allowed! LAUGHTER

First and foremost, we are excited.

0:33:450:33:51

You can see the buzz around the

place all week. We have a lot of

0:33:510:33:59

experienced players who play at high

levels. It's just another game. It

0:33:590:34:03

is an FA Cup, it is something

that... You know... We're not

0:34:030:34:10

looking ahead of ourselves. We know

it will be a tough task. But, listen

0:34:100:34:15

comments again...

LAUGHTER

I tried not to use cliches, it is

0:34:150:34:21

hard. It is very hard.

I said, what

are you still doing playing, why are

0:34:210:34:28

you still playing, but do you enjoy

that, passing your experience on? I

0:34:280:34:32

saw your game against Sunderland for

Bradford a few seasons ago when you

0:34:320:34:35

were excellent that day as well. Do

you enjoy passing your experience

0:34:350:34:38

onto the players like you were doing

at Bradford as well probably?

Of

0:34:380:34:43

course we have a good group of

players, we have a good mix of

0:34:430:34:47

old... Not old, experienced players!

& Young extremely talented players

0:34:470:34:51

as well. It is good for the likes of

myself to pass on that knowledge and

0:34:510:34:55

anything you can help along the way.

Does Kevin Nolan allow you to try

0:34:550:35:02

and Marshall be dressing room on his

day off? Or is the more of a

0:35:020:35:07

hands-on manager?

He is definitely

hands-on when he needs to be.

0:35:070:35:11

LAUGHTER

T.I.N.A. He likes the dressing room

0:35:110:35:13

to be between the players when

possible. Anything that can be dealt

0:35:130:35:16

with by ourselves, then we get it

sorted.

Nipped in the bud before it

0:35:160:35:23

becomes a problem.

The good thing is

that he has characters in that

0:35:230:35:28

dressing room, the right sort of

characters. He has built a team and

0:35:280:35:31

a squad that he feels can stand up

to the pressures of the league and

0:35:310:35:36

these types of games. I think that's

what he's done very well. It's up to

0:35:360:35:40

us as senior players to make sure

that we show the right way to go.

0:35:400:35:48

You have scored a lot of goals in

the FA Cup already, that memorable

0:35:480:35:51

one against Chelsea. Are you hoping

to replicate one of those again?

0:35:510:35:58

Hopefully, I will take any goal

today, especially if it gets off

0:35:580:36:01

their resolve and through to the

next round. That was a special

0:36:010:36:05

moment.

What about the keeper?

It

was such a quick snapshot, the power

0:36:050:36:12

was incredible.

This is the last

round against Brentford.

It should

0:36:120:36:18

have been my left foot! I picked the

wrong foot when I was a kid. Great

0:36:180:36:24

goals and occasions and we look

forward to another massive task. But

0:36:240:36:27

who says we can't do it?

We had to

dig into the archives for one of the

0:36:270:36:31

FA Cup goals. LAUGHTER

We have gone back to 2005, semifinal

0:36:310:36:37

against Manchester United. Have you

enjoyed this competition over the

0:36:370:36:41

years?

It hasn't actually been that

great for us, for me, with my career

0:36:410:36:45

at Newcastle. We didn't tend to get

that far in club competitions, which

0:36:450:36:51

is obviously disappointing. But that

was a great highlight for me, as a

0:36:510:36:54

young kid. You always dream of

semifinals, playing in finals.

0:36:540:36:59

Unfortunately we didn't win but I

managed to get a goal.

0:36:590:37:04

Five-a-side with your mates.

0:37:040:37:07

Can you play?

It is completely

banned. It is all short and sharp,

0:37:070:37:11

no good for me.

You can always try

the people's up if you don't get in

0:37:110:37:17

with the FA Cup.

0:37:170:37:18

have a look at this.

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is a trip to Wembley for the winners

0:37:330:37:37

who get to lift trophy at half-time

on FA Cup final day. The 2017

0:37:370:37:43

edition proved to be a massive hit.

The memories I way I will forget.

0:37:430:37:49

Look at us, we are in our hockey

kit! We are going to Wembley!

Its

0:37:490:37:55

draft of my age to get excited, but

that is what walking football does

0:37:550:37:59

for you.

It's good to be walking and

playing football, we just enjoy it.

0:37:590:38:06

I love playing football again, it's

very uplifting.

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And you can keep track of events

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before watching all of today's

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More live football

tomorrow afternoon.

0:38:260:38:29

Cardiff and Manchester City

is on BBC One and there are more

0:38:290:38:32

highlights tomorrow night

from 10:30pm on BBC One.

0:38:320:38:39

Football was sadly mourning

the loss of one of the true

0:38:390:38:42

gentleman, this week.

0:38:420:38:43

The former Blackpool and England

captain Jimmy Armfield

0:38:430:38:45

passed away aged 82.

0:38:450:38:46

You might not have seen him play,

but so many loved listening to him

0:38:460:38:50

during his 40 years on the radio.

0:38:500:38:51

And watching him in his heyday.

0:38:510:38:53

A voice of authority and kindness.

0:38:530:38:56

And intelligence. Everybody loved

listening to Jimmy.

0:38:560:39:00

This is Jimmy's story told

by colleague and friend,

0:39:000:39:03

John Murray.

0:39:030:39:06

One thing I learned as I got older,

all things change. Invariably for

0:39:110:39:16

the better, despite what people say.

And yet, I believe I might have

0:39:160:39:20

played at the best time.

Disarmingly

ordinary and yet unfailingly

0:39:200:39:25

extraordinary, James Christopher

Armfield will never be forgotten by

0:39:250:39:31

anyone who watched him, listened to

him or knew him. He was born in

0:39:310:39:35

Manchester, that is forever bonded

to Blackpool, the town he moved to

0:39:350:39:39

during the Second World War and

never left. In 1954, he made his

0:39:390:39:44

Blackpool debut, playing right

full-back. In front of him, Stanley

0:39:440:39:47

Matthews, who he had watched in

perhaps the most famous cup final

0:39:470:39:50

just a year before.

We all went.

Yeah, they took us down on the day

0:39:500:39:55

and we didn't have a seat. We stood

up on the Kop. Everybody's dream was

0:39:550:40:00

for Stanley Matthews to get his cup

medal. It became known as the

0:40:000:40:04

Matthews final. Stan Mortensen

scored a hat-trick.

I love the goal!

0:40:040:40:11

Stan Matthews was the talisman. I

still think he is England's best

0:40:110:40:16

ever player. It is good at getting

himself in possession of the ball

0:40:160:40:19

because he was quite often double

marked. That is how we always start

0:40:190:40:23

of the overlapping full-back game.

It was pioneering stuff. Soon,

0:40:230:40:29

others want to Jimmy. Manchester

United among his suitors. Jimmy

0:40:290:40:32

never played for any club at

Blackpool and became their record

0:40:320:40:34

appearance maker. -- for any club

except Blackpool.

Albert having a

0:40:340:40:41

chase with Armfield. Armfield

winning as he wins most of the

0:40:410:40:45

chases.

He excelled not just for

town but country, too, voted best

0:40:450:40:50

right back in England's 1962 World

Cup campaign.

Armfield, perfect

0:40:500:40:57

interception.

He captained England

just a fortnight before the 1966

0:40:570:41:01

World Cup. But then injury struck.

Meaning he would watch on as a squad

0:41:010:41:05

member...

Some people are on the

pitch, they think it's although the!

0:41:050:41:10

It is now! -- it is all over!

It is

strange, all the players who were

0:41:100:41:17

not there were thrilled. I know they

were. They can say whatever they

0:41:170:41:21

like, they wanted to play, but they

were thrilled.

The reserves are on!

0:41:210:41:26

There's Jimmy Armfield.

People look

back and they say, remember the

0:41:260:41:30

World Cup squad? It's not the same

as being in the 11 who played in the

0:41:300:41:34

final. But the point was it was

better that they won. It is now,

0:41:340:41:38

more than ever, isn't it?

On to

football management, next. And he

0:41:380:41:43

was a success at Bolton before

following Brian Clough's turbulent

0:41:430:41:48

spell at Leeds, leading them to the

1975 League Cup final. Jimmy's deep

0:41:480:41:53

knowledge and love for the game took

into journalism and broadcasting

0:41:530:41:57

will stop and in the art of radio

summary, again, he led the way.

The

0:41:570:42:03

most difficult summarising job I've

ever done was the World Cup final in

0:42:030:42:06

America. No cover, in the open air,

don't know what the temperature was,

0:42:060:42:12

it was boiling. And the match,

watched better matches in the likes

0:42:120:42:17

of combination. Frankly, so

uncomfortable.

That was incredible!

0:42:170:42:26

Baggio should mesh. But even the

great players feel tension. --

0:42:260:42:30

should miss.

He never lost his love

of England, he was a key figure in

0:42:300:42:34

the appointments of national team

managers Terry Venables and Glenn

0:42:340:42:37

Hoddle. His love for the game was

only surpassed by that for his wife,

0:42:370:42:45

Ann and his family. He was a popular

and friendly man and what I would

0:42:450:42:48

call the absolute epitome of a

football man.

Somebody asked me

0:42:480:42:53

once, when you see yourself now,

don't you wish you had all the

0:42:530:42:56

television programmes they had when

you were playing? And I thought

0:42:560:43:00

about it for a minute. And I said,

not so sure, really. I said it's

0:43:000:43:06

probably better to let them think I

was a half decent player!

0:43:060:43:17

What a man he was. A story so

beautifully told.

0:43:170:43:19

Our thanks to 5 Live football

correspondent John Murray

0:43:190:43:22

for that wonderful tribute.

0:43:220:43:23

Two of Jimmy's 5 Live

colleagues join us now.

0:43:230:43:25

Senior football reporter,

Ian Dennis and former England

0:43:250:43:27

winger, Chris Waddle.

0:43:270:43:28

Worked with Jimmy many times over

the years. Such an outpouring of

0:43:280:43:31

affection for the man. I know it

sounds trite, but he was just a nice

0:43:310:43:36

man, gentlemen lovely to work with.

He possessed every endearing trait

0:43:360:43:42

you could wish for in a human being.

He was a very special person,

0:43:420:43:46

wonderful person. Two quick stories

that tell you how people thought of

0:43:460:43:50

him and have fought for he was. In

2007, after his first battle with

0:43:500:43:55

cancer, we turned up at a game

together at the Reebok Stadium and

0:43:550:43:58

there was a letter on Manchester

United headed paper that said,

0:43:580:44:02

"Welcome back, we've missed you,

Alex and Bobby". From Sir Alex

0:44:020:44:06

Ferguson and Bobby Charlton.

Manchester United were not even

0:44:060:44:09

playing that day, it was bolted

against Aston Villa. It meant the

0:44:090:44:12

world to Jimmy, he typed it in his

jacket and he moved on. That was how

0:44:120:44:20

highly he was thought of people in

the game. A voice always relevant

0:44:200:44:23

and respected and always with great

authority. How thoughtful his -- he

0:44:230:44:25

was. In dormant, 2006, my first

World Cup game. The press box at

0:44:250:44:31

Dortmund, it was quite forward on

this occasion and the sunshine was

0:44:310:44:34

beating down. At half-time I was as

red as a beetroot. Jimmy said, lad,

0:44:340:44:39

you will suffer with sunstroke. He

got his handkerchief out, he tied it

0:44:390:44:43

into knots and put it on my head and

it was one guy was on Blackpool

0:44:430:44:47

beach but he saved me from

sunstroke. He was a special person.

0:44:470:44:51

You lied about sunstroke on that

day. -- you learnt about sunstroke.

0:44:510:44:59

He was intelligent, he knew so much

about the game and loved it.

You

0:44:590:45:06

think of his career, manager,

working for the FA for 20-odd years.

0:45:060:45:12

For me, he was great. Basically,

when I started, obviously my legs

0:45:120:45:17

started to go, and I started to get

into the media, he was a great help,

0:45:170:45:21

obviously with the radio. I got a

lot of help from him, not like

0:45:210:45:27

Denno! So much help and advice. I

never saw him cross. He never raised

0:45:270:45:33

his voice. He was always calm and

collected.

0:45:330:45:37

And a great sense of humour. Lovely

stories telling, one, where he was

0:45:370:45:44

under strain, Howard, he looked

around a room and asked how many

0:45:440:45:49

caps did they have? Jimmy was in the

room and piped up saying "43! Cope."

0:45:490:45:58

It shows the measure of the man?

He

would turn into the press box with

0:45:580:46:04

his notebook and how the teams would

do, he thought, that day. And there

0:46:040:46:09

would be a tap on the knee if I

commented well, saying not bad. A

0:46:090:46:14

wonderful man. He will be greatly

missed.

0:46:140:46:18

He really will be. And I suppose,

Chris, it is about the modern play

0:46:180:46:22

player. I liked to listen to his

reflections on modern players. And

0:46:220:46:29

what could we learn from Jimmy

Armfield.

You know the game has

0:46:290:46:33

changed vastly, not just on but off

the field. But he went along with

0:46:330:46:37

the times. He always gave advice. If

you needed advice about the game,

0:46:370:46:43

coaching, he was always available.

0:46:430:46:54

And there'll be minute silence

here today for Jimmy Armfield,

0:46:540:46:56

for Cyrille Regis,

and for the former Barnsley

0:46:560:46:58

owner Patrick Cryne,

who sadly died this week

0:46:580:47:00

at the age of 66.

0:47:000:47:01

Cryne was a lifelong Barnsley

fan and custodian of

0:47:010:47:03

the club for 14 years.

0:47:030:47:08

Let's return to the FA Cup.

0:47:080:47:14

Wigan Athletic won this competition

five years ago and seem to be moving

0:47:140:47:17

in the right direction.

0:47:170:47:18

They are top of League 1

and Ayo Akinwolere has been to see

0:47:180:47:21

a side eyeing up West Ham.

0:47:210:47:23

COMMENTATOR: Brilliant night ?

for Wigan. They have knocked out

0:47:230:47:29

this team and are to play West Ham.

There is what a real sense, a

0:47:290:47:34

fearlessness about Wigan. How would

you describe your managing style?

0:47:340:47:39

Certainly not fearless.

That is for sure. As a young

0:47:390:47:43

manager, I wanted to make the

supporters happy. To get on to the

0:47:430:47:47

pitch, to be aggressive. To try to

play football and also win the game.

0:47:470:47:53

. He is obviously a top manager but

it is the enfuture, the confidence,

0:47:530:48:00

the man-management. He knows how to

get the best out of the players.

0:48:000:48:04

They have the faith and the belief

in him.

I don't think anything

0:48:040:48:08

phases him. We go out there every

week, when we have the bowl we want

0:48:080:48:14

to play exciting football and excite

the fans, I think that is what we

0:48:140:48:18

did against Bournemouth.

He's a

great guy. I don't think he sleeps.

0:48:180:48:23

As soon as he comes in, every week,

we are better and better. We are

0:48:230:48:28

sitting top. Fourth round of the FA

Cup against West Ham at home and

0:48:280:48:34

possibly going into the fifth round.

Watching him here, you get no sowns

0:48:340:48:43

of nerves. You feel it is a -- you

get no sense of nerves, it's a team

0:48:430:48:50

running high on confidence. From the

summer, we had a really good group.

0:48:500:48:56

It's a great team spirit. The lads,

and we feel we can do something

0:48:560:49:00

special. We feel there is another

gear to go to.

0:49:000:49:04

COMMENTATOR: Taking from ?

the corner, headed in.

0:49:040:49:13

They have won the FA Cup.

Unbelievable looking back at what

0:49:140:49:19

happened that day. As we had

suffered the relegation a few days

0:49:190:49:24

after, it was clouded over. But what

a day. It lives long in my memory.

0:49:240:49:29

Obviously being in the Premier

League but ask any Wigan fan, that

0:49:290:49:33

is the one, the FA Cup, the Ben

Watson goal. It's the biggest thing.

0:49:330:49:39

I played for Wigan many years ago at

Springfield park. If someone said we

0:49:390:49:45

would win the FA Cup at Wembley, I

think we would have been all put

0:49:450:49:49

away. But it is there. It's in the

history now.

0:49:490:49:52

Whether people can say what they

like about the club for good or bad

0:49:520:49:58

but everyone clamour, all of the

clubs clamour to win major trophies,

0:49:580:50:03

Wigan have won one. That is great

credit to the club.

0:50:030:50:07

After the Bournemouth game, you must

feel you have a chance to beat West

0:50:070:50:10

Ham?

If you can sit there, to see

what is happening with the coaches.

0:50:100:50:20

It influences you.

You want to win the game.

0:50:200:50:27

I will be going into the game as we

did against Bournemouth, thinking we

0:50:270:50:31

have a great chance of winning.

What about the end of the season?

0:50:310:50:38

All of it.

I'll take the double.

0:50:380:50:42

League promotion, without a shadow

of a doubt.

0:50:420:50:47

Lovely to hear from that lavement

0:50:470:50:49

Lovely to hear from that

0:50:490:50:50

A reminder of all of this

weekend's FA Cup fixtures.

0:50:500:50:52

Wigan host West Ham,

Tony Pulis' Middlesbrough

0:50:520:50:54

will fancy their chances

at home to Brighton.

0:50:540:51:02

At the top, Leicester are all right

winning to Peterborough.

0:51:020:51:09

Tomorrow Chelsea, who lost

to Arsenal in the semifinal

0:51:090:51:11

of the League Cup in midweek, host

Newcastle.

0:51:110:51:13

And Manchester City,

who overcame Bristol City

0:51:130:51:14

to reach that final,

go to Cardiff.

0:51:140:51:16

We have moved back into the lounge

area.

0:51:160:51:23

What next? Well, what Paul Cook has

done at Wigan has been exceptional.

0:51:230:51:29

Getting to the top of League 1.

And the longest unbeaten run. They

0:51:290:51:36

are in great form. Yes but it is how

they play. The style will suit them.

0:51:360:51:40

They will not be phased by the game.

And Newport County against Spurs? A

0:51:400:51:47

couple of weeks ago, if you are a

regular watcher, we had Michael

0:51:470:51:51

Flynn on the show. This is what he

said about the game.

0:51:510:51:56

Beating Leeds was my highlight

because I can enjoy that game.

0:51:560:52:00

It was due to how we work, getting

into that position. What happened at

0:52:000:52:06

the end of last season was obviously

more important for the Football

0:52:060:52:10

Club, you can see the struggles,

Hartlepool going, it could have been

0:52:100:52:14

us. We are fortunate.

But we are working hard to improve

0:52:140:52:19

and that's what we will always do.

And Newport to be in the fifth round

0:52:190:52:28

draw.

0:52:280:52:33

You may have heard a dribble of

applause that is because I'm

0:52:430:52:47

delighted to say, we have been

joined by... Mark Crossley! Oh, yes,

0:52:470:52:55

the ascentant manager and the Notts

County chairman, Alan Hardy.

0:52:550:53:00

If you are on social media, I left

my coat and pants in Yeovil. Alan,

0:53:000:53:07

you provided me with Notts County

pants. Nice of you. But the game

0:53:070:53:10

itself. You have a smile on your

face. It must be delighted to have a

0:53:100:53:14

team like Swansea?

This is what

dreams are made of. The guys deserve

0:53:140:53:20

it. It is days like this that we

look forward to.

0:53:200:53:26

We have seen Jon Stead and FA Cup

magic. Mark, you saw off Gary

0:53:260:53:31

Lineker in 1991. How many times have

you watched this over the years?

0:53:310:53:36

Probably about 500!

That is just

this week!

And the favourite sat,

0:53:360:53:42

you are the only man ever to save a

penalty from Matt Le Tissier.

0:53:420:53:48

49 out of 50?

That's right.

Something that I am proud of. Well

0:53:480:53:54

known for saving penalties.

A good guesser.

0:53:540:53:57

Something that I am proud of to be

in the record books for saving

0:53:570:54:02

penalties.

We have heard about the talk, the

0:54:020:54:06

way that Kevin Nolan has done things

at the club, what is your experience

0:54:060:54:10

of working with him?

I was at the

club when Kevin came. We said we

0:54:100:54:14

would give it two months, to see how

it goes. We have taken to each other

0:54:140:54:20

well. We like working with each

other. He has an awe about him. He

0:54:200:54:25

was a leader on the pitch and

stepping into the dressing room, it

0:54:250:54:29

goes silent, people know that the

manager is in the office.

0:54:290:54:33

Alan, I've been talking to the fans

about since you came in and took

0:54:330:54:38

over, they feel you have rejuvenated

the club. How do you feel?

It is

0:54:380:54:43

great to hear that but my job was to

engage in the community. Hopefully,

0:54:430:54:46

that's what I have done. There is a

special offer on next Saturday, two

0:54:460:54:54

for Crewe. So £2, adults or juniors,

to fill the place out, so hopefully

0:54:540:55:01

get 16 or even up to 18,000 here.

How does the promotion work?

We have

0:55:010:55:07

about 14,000 at the moment

We had

15500 in 2011 but hopefully we will

0:55:070:55:16

break the record this year.

We were at Fleetwood last redundant

0:55:160:55:21

and they are dreaming of success in

the future. What are you you are

0:55:210:55:25

plans?

To get promoted this year.

And next year stabilise in League 1.

0:55:250:55:29

Then go again but the three-year

plan is the championship.

0:55:290:55:34

Mark, we have spoken about Jon Stead

and am owly, some managers when

0:55:340:55:42

making their way into football or

new in like Kevin is, they are

0:55:420:55:48

intimidated by experienced players

in the dressing room but not with

0:55:480:55:53

Kevin, he has embraced the

experienced players?

Yes. Kevin has

0:55:530:55:58

players he knows and trusts. It has

been a massive part of the success.

0:55:580:56:04

They are great pros, the lads in the

dressing rooms, and the younger lads

0:56:040:56:08

look up to them. It has worked well

for us.

0:56:080:56:14

They have been a massive influence.

And Mark, what is the message to the

0:56:140:56:18

players?

We have had a normal game

plan like we do for a normal league

0:56:180:56:23

game. It is like going out there,

have a go as much as you can,

0:56:230:56:27

really. We have nothing to lose. We

are against a Premier League side.

0:56:270:56:30

We know that they will have a lot of

the bowl. But for sure, they will

0:56:300:56:35

have a black and white shirt in

their face for 90 minutes.

0:56:350:56:39

Thank you very much. A big round of

applause for our guests.

0:56:390:56:47

APPLAUSE

Lovely to have you gone, guys.

0:56:470:56:52

Kevin, Alex, always nice to spend

time with you as well.

0:56:520:57:02

Now, some applause for Sam, Seth and

George. These guys play for the

0:57:080:57:13

Notts County Academy. We said we

would play Jake Bugg, so, who is

0:57:130:57:18

going to win today?

Notts County.

Score line prediction?

3-2.

5-06789

0:57:180:57:26

He is going big!

2-06789

OK, finish Football Focus for us.

0:57:260:57:33

Ready when you are...

Here is Jake

Bugg on why he loves Notts County.

0:57:330:57:44

Perfect. See you everybody.

0:57:440:57:50

# Morning, it's another

pure grey morning

0:57:500:57:52

# Don't know what the day is holding

0:57:520:57:54

# When I get uptight

0:57:540:57:55

# And I walk right into the path

of a lightning bolt

0:57:550:57:59

When I was a kid I played football.

Then I played the guitar and fell

0:57:590:58:04

out of football. But I was a fan and

I started following it again. It

0:58:040:58:10

rekindled my love. Every Saturday it

is based around the team. And

0:58:100:58:15

Tuesday if they are playing. It

means a lot.

0:58:150:58:18

When they have Manchester City in

the FA Cup a few seasons ago at

0:58:180:58:23

home, we drew 1-1. Then losing 5-0

in the replay. But it was great. We

0:58:230:58:30

scored first. Brilliant to see the

stadium packed out. My favourite

0:58:300:58:38

memory is with the whole season, and

there was a high, there was a bit of

0:58:380:58:45

a scandal. But we are on a high

again.

0:58:450:58:49

That is what being a fan is about,

the highs and the lows and sticking

0:58:490:58:54

with the team through all of it

I sponsor Notts County as it is

0:58:540:58:59

great to support your team. They

have been good to me. Amazing. It's

0:58:590:59:04

a great collaboration that's really

worked. Good luck, lads. Looking

0:59:040:59:08

forward to watching you play.

0:59:080:59:10

Dan Walker is on the road with guests Kevin Kilbane and Alex Scott as they visit Notts County ahead of their FA Cup fourth round tie with Swansea City. There are interviews with new Watford manager Javi Gracia and Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal, as well as a tribute to former Blackpool and England captain Jimmy Armfield.


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