FA Cup Hero
Someone will make themselves a club legend when they score the winning goal in the FA Cup final on Saturday. In 1968 that man was Jeff Astle, but just 30 years later he had absolutely no memory of that fantastic achievement and in 2002 he died of an 'industrial disease' - football had played a direct part in his dementia and death. His family are still seeking answers from the football authorities. We speak to Jeff’s widow Laraine Astle and Dr William Stewart who has been examining Jeff’s brain and is due to publish his findings.
Maximo Park the Bus
On Monday FIFA released One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album. So what makes a good football song? Paul Smith, lead singer of British Rock band Maximo Park, takes a trip to FIFA’s headquarters to find out. He meets Sepp Blatter and discusses his music preferences.
Wheels of Change
Imagine training your whole life in order to become one of the world’s best swimmers. Imagine your fledgling career takes you to fourth place in the Paralympic pool in London, and then imagine discovering you are allergic to chlorine and your career is over. That is exactly what happened to New Zealand's Daniel Holt, but undeterred he has refocused on elite cycling with former Commonwealth gold medallist Sean Finning as his sight guide.
Can New Zealand continue their 100% record of gold in Rugby Seven’s at the Commonwealth games? We have been to speak to legendary NZ’s coach Sir Gordon “Titch” Tietjens on preparations ahead of the Glasgow games.
From the World Cup to the FA Vase
This week Wembley will be full for the FA Cup Final. Last week only 5,000 were there to see West Auckland lose the FA Vase final - a competition to determine the best village team in England. No success this year but in the early part of the 20th Century they conquered the world - twice!
Caroline Rigby has spent the day behind the scenes with the ORICA-GreenEDGE team as they successfully get their rider Emma Johansson to claim victory in the first stage of the inaugural Women's Tour of Britain.
In the final of the 2006 World Cup, the legendary French player, Zinedine Zidane, was sent off in his last ever game after head butting Marco Materazzi of Italy in the chest during extra time. Will Yates speaks to the referee, Horacio Elizondo, about one of the most controversial incidents in World Cup history.