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Live Reporting

Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

  1. Farewell

    And that's where we leave you for today, many thanks for being with us. Enjoy the replays tonight. Cheerio now.

  2. Get Involved - footballing firsts

    No name on this one, which we don't normally allow, but this is our final footballing first of the day and it made me smile anyway. Poor old dad..

    My Dad took me to my first game at Elm Park in 85/86 to watch Reading v Newport County. During the warm up County keeper Mark Kendall sliced a kick into the stand. I saw it coming and ducked. My Dad spent the rest of the afternoon with a headache and the imprint of a Mitre Delta on his bonce

  3. Live tonight

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Now Wigan against Bournemouth is the 5 live sports extra commentary match tonight from 19:40 GMT, with Martin Fisher and former Latics defender Stephen Warnock. A reminder that Chelsea against Norwich is live on BBC One and 5 live.

  4. Get Involved - footballing firsts

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    Oli: Took my boyfriend - who doesn't really 'get' football - to watch my beloved Wimbledon for the first time in January 2016. He enjoyed the game, because to him League Two was comedy gold; cackling loudly whenever a player from either team made a mistake. He found the penalty that won Yeovil the game hilarious. He hasn't been back.

  5. History favours Wigan

    Wigan v Bournemouth (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

    Wigan have a good FA Cup replay record of late, they have progressed from each of their last three, having already needed one in the last round this term against Non-League AFC Fylde.

    The Cherries, however, have lost each of their last three FA Cup replays, including a home defeat to Wigan in their last FA Cup third-round replay in 2013, when the Latics went on to lift the trophy of course. What omens are we taking from all this?

  6. Get Involved - footballing firsts

    Gary (still in Belfast and still traveling back to Old Trafford): First ever game at Old Trafford February 1971 for my 9th birthday, overnight boat from Belfast to Liverpool, coach to Manchester seeing George Best lob Pat Jennings from the edge of the box and a United win 2-1..Priceless.

  7. Latics face the Cherries

    Wigan v Bournemouth (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

    The final FA Cup replay for us to look at today takes place at the DW Stadium as 2013 winners Wigan, now top of League One, take on my mum's favourite Premier League manager Eddie Howe and his Bournemouth side, who are currently 13th in the top flight.

    The Latics have only lost one of their last 12 meetings at home to Bournemouth in all competitions, but that defeat did come in the most recent meeting at the DW Stadium in 2015.

    Wigan v Bournemouth from 2015
  8. Get Involved - VAR, for or against?

    R: I think VAR could make football a fairer game and make sure teams get the goals and points they deserve, but I also have to say that it takes away all passion from scoring a goal. Players wait for decisions to be made and the moment has already gone. Just look at Iheanacho last night.

  9. Grujic makes Cardiff loan switch

    Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has joined Championship high-flyers Cardiff on loan for the rest of the season, but the 21-year-old Serbia international has vowed to use the loan spell to force his way into Jurgen Klopp's plans for next season.

    Marko Grujic
  10. 'There was another club interested'


    A final word from Everton's new signing Cenk Tosun, here being substituted during the 4-0 defeat against Tottenham, who has a rather intriguing revelation.

    "There was another club interested in me, but I don't want to mention names," says the striker. "Everton were the first club who seriously wanted me, and I seriously wanted to come."

    Oh go on, tell us...don't you just hate that when someone starts something without finishing...

    Cen Tosun
  11. Get Involved - footballing firsts

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    Ben Murphy: My first Champions League match and 21st birthday, Liverpool v Barcelona 2007. Lost 1-0 but away to our second final after the 2-0 win at the Nou Camp.

    The noise inside Anfield and the rendition of YNWA in the final minutes was immense, still gets the hairs up on the back of my neck.

  12. Get Involved - VAR, for or against?

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    Peter Cousins: Surely the use of VAR means analysts/fans etc can talk more about the actual football rather than the Ref. Bad reffing decisions have ruined so many games, but this will likely make football more enjoyable again.

    Ben Wright: seems inevitable but we can keep the game human by using it NFL style, ie only through limited manager-initiated challenges to refereeing decisions. This would take the heat of refs and put it on coaches. Would the managers go for it?

  13. 'Theo is a great player'


    More from Everton's new signing Cenk Tosun and though Theo Walcott's move from Arsenal has still not officially been confirmed, German-born Tosun gives his views on him.

    "Theo is a great player, proven player. He's done really well for Arsenal," Tosun says. "He's really fast, he's a great crosser. I would say it's a massive signing for us."

    Tosun is also questioned about still being on a Besiktas promotional video and explains: "I saw the video two days ago. We did this video before the transfer." That solves that then.

  14. Otamendi signs City contract extension

    Nicolas Otamendi has put pen to paper on a new deal at Man City, keeping him at the Etihad until the summer of 2022.

    The Argentinian defender has missed just one of the Blues’ 23 Premier League games this season and has five goals in all competitions to his name so far in this campaign.

    Nicolas Otamendi
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    Jamie, Pymouth: First game was at Fratton Park during Portsmouth's "great escape" in 2006. Thierry Henry put Arsenal ahead before LuaLua & promptly broke his foot celebrating! Absolutely amazing atmosphere & has made me love Pompey through thick & thin.

    I experienced a game in the home end at Fratton Park once...they don't like Southampton do they? Teddy Sheringham scored a hat-trick and Portsmouth topped the Premiership - and you could call it the Premiership in those days. A debate on one of your heroes playing for another team and the effects it has on the soul is perhaps one for another day..

  16. Liverpool target signs new deal

    Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Inaki Williams after the Athletic Bilbao midfielder signed a new seven-year deal with the Spanish club.

    The Sun reports the 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a new contract with a huge £96m buy-out clause.

    Athletic have never sold a player for a penny less than their buy-out clauses so if Jurgen Klopp is still keen, he'd better get his wallet out...

    Inaki Williams
  17. Get Involved - VAR, for or against?

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    Harry: Anyone against VAR will magically change their tone when it's a decision that could have saved their team. The ones in favour of VAR won't change their mind because it will be a fair decision and they will just hush.

    Martyn Kimberley: VAR is good. Implementation is bad. Offsides clear cut, but penalty and red card rulings? 2 x video refs required. Field ref refers decision, VR’s ‘vote’ to agree or overturn field decision. Majority decision carried.

  18. 'Sam Allardyce played a big role'


    Everton gave a debut to Turkey striker Cenk Tosun against Tottenham last weekend after his £27m move from Besiktas. That ended in a 4-0 defeat of course but the 26-year-old has been addressing the media this afternoon and says: "Everton is a massive club, historical club. Sam Allardyce played a big role (in my decision).

    "To play in England was one of my biggest dreams. I spent three and a half great years there (Besiktas). I loved the manager (Senol Gunes), he was like a father to me. But my target was to play in the Premier League."

    Cenk Tosun playing for Everton against Spurs
  19. Get Involved - footballing firsts

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    Please keep your landmark football moments coming in, either using the hashtag #bbcfootball or by text to 81111. This is a great one - from 65 years ago!

    Stewart, Leeds: Man Utd 3 Charlton Athletic 2 April 1953 to watch Jack Rowley who coached us at school. He scored!

    Imagine having a Man Utd player for your PE teacher...ours didn't even like football...

  20. Stoke linked with left-back

    Stoke City

    Sky are reporting that struggling Stoke are in advanced talks to sign 24-year-old Greece international defender Kostas Stafylidis from Bundesliga side Augsburg.

    I'm saying nothing, other than Stoke host Huddersfield on Saturday...

    Kostas Stafylidis