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  1. Goodbye

    And that's all for now from us.

    Tottenham are holding a news conference today to look ahead to tomorrow's crucial Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven so we'll have more on that later.

    In the meantime we'll leave you with a few of today's top stories to peruse.

    Thanks for joining us this morning.

    And if you're going out to enjoy some more fireworks tonight then be careful. Bye for now.

  2. In case you're wondering....

    James Lawrence

    In case you're wondering who James Lawrence is.....

    He was born in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire and doesn't look afraid of throwing in a tackle.

  3. Bale back for Wales

    Talk about a little boost. Ryan Giggs, the Wales manager must be feeling pretty pleased after including Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey in his squad for games against Denmark and Albania.

    The Real Madrid forward Bale was absent for October's friendly defeat by Spain and the Nations League win in the Republic of Ireland through injury.

    There is also a call-up for Anderlecht defender James Lawrence, 26, who was a youngster with Arsenal and QPR.

    You can read more about that here.

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    Michael: I was a ball boy for Newcastle United in the UEFA Cup, a wayward shot from Charles N'Zogbia hit me in the head so at half-time Steve Harper let me take a penalty at him. I missed by a long way. Not sure what hurt more my head or the miss.

    Alfie: Mine would have to be scoring a hat-trick of free-kicks aged eight and being in the newspaper. I did it again five years later as well but didn't make it again in the newspaper that time.

  5. 'No major issues' after ex-Liverpool keeper's head injury

    Brad Jones

    Former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones says there are "no major issues" after he was left unconscious for several minutes during a game on Friday.

    The Al-Nassr player, 36, suffered a blow to the head in the 75th minute of his side's 2-0 loss to Al Ahli.

    You can read more about that story here.

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    From one goalkeeper to a story about another one......

  7. Shilton surprise at Rooney news

    BBC Radio 4

    Not everyone agrees with the decision to let England's record goal scorer Wayne Rooney return for a farewell appearance against the USA.

    And they include England's record caps holder Peter Shilton. The former goalkeeper told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that caps should not be "given out like gifts".

    Here's the full story...

    Peter Shilton tweet
  8. 'We need to learn'

    Tottenham v PSV Eindhoven (20:00 GMT)

    Hugo Lloris

    Now the Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has not pulled any punches. He says Spurs need to eliminate their errors or risk seeing the season go awry ahead of Tuesday's must-win Champions League fixture against PSV Eindhoven.

    Mauricio Pochettino's side, almost let a 3-0 lead slip at Wolves on Saturday and have already lost leads against Inter Milan and PSV in Europe this season.

    "We need to learn," he said. "It is not the first time this has happened in the Champions League and in the league that the opponent created chances in the last minutes of the game.

    "It is something we need to improve. It is the responsibility of the players. Of course the manager has his expectations and so do the staff and I think they try to give us the main tools and then it is about our emotions, our feelings. If we have to play a different way, we have to play a different way.

    "We have shown in the last few years that Tottenham have a way of playing and we try to respect the plan but I think there are a lot of things to learn."

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    Huddersfield v Fulham (20:00 GMT)

    Just a quick heads-up, tonight's Premier League match will be Huddersfield and Fulham's first top-flight meeting since April 1952.

    On that occasion the Cottagers won 1-0.

  10. Early team news

    Huddersfield v Fulham (20:00 GMT)

    Huddersfield Town

    We have of course got one remaining Premier League game still to come from the latest round of fixtures so here's a little bit of Huddersfield and Fulham related news.

    The hosts could welcome back Terence Kongolo, Tommy Smith and Rajiv van la Parra from injury and Abdelhamid Sabiri after illness.

    While Terriers boss David Wagner has said Danny Williams is the only player definitely unavailable to him.

    Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald is eligible after he missed the League Cup defeat to Manchester City due to suspension.

    Defender Joe Bryan remains on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.

  11. Salah sculpture

    So, a sculpture of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has caused a stir on social media.

    Let's just say it's 'interesting'.

    What do you think? You can see for yourself right here.

    Mohamed Salah
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    Bonfire XI

    Tom: Catherine Wheel Grigg.

    Tony: I assume the team would be bank-rolled by Roman Candle Abramovich.

    Nick: Ross Sparkley and Ronnie Catherine Whelan

    Alan: Fireworks are a Hazard, so the squad of Ross Sparkley, N'golo Comet, Andreas Chrysanthemum, Lily-I-an, Alvaro Mortar, Dahlia Luiz, jumping Jack Fabregas & Mateo Crackle are owned by Roman Candle. Light the blues touchpaper, wait for the Arrizabalago and have plenty of Drinkwater on hand.

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    Demetrio Albertini, Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard, Marco van Basten

    Just for the record AC Milan went 58 games unbeaten in the early 1990s predominantly playing 4-4-2.

    As Danny Murphy pointed out, it's always quite helpful when you have all the "best players", surely you remember that Ruud?

  14. The system or the players?

    Ruud Gullit and Danny Murphy discuss whether the fact the Premier League's top three - Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool - are unbeaten is because they play the same 4-3-3 formation.

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    Video caption: Is the same formation the reason behind unbeaten top three?
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    Earliest sporting achievements

    Ash Kayser: Reached the final of the Pontins Holiday Park FIFA tourny’ in 2005 aged 10. Only to be destroyed 8-0 in the Final. Still, I got up on stage and received a certificate later on in the week. A proud moment.

    Chris Dinham: When I was about 13 I hit a wide conversion right down the middle that my PE teacher said I wouldn’t be able to get. At the other end if your successful conversion hit one of the kid’s houses, you’d get double points.

    IPW: Age 12/13 I got 4 strikes in a row to win the Xmas school day out bowling game. Everyone else had finished so the whole year crowded round to see it. Never had so much composure before or since. They dug me out an old plastic trophy with a female bowler on top.

  16. Who should play up front for Man Utd?

    Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford & Romelu Lukaku

    Talking of Manchester United, Jose Mourinho named the same back four for a fourth consecutive game at Bournemouth, not that you could tell at times.

    But it seems that no sooner have questions faded over who should be playing at the back, new ones emerge over who should play up front?

    Poor old Mourinho, managing United must be like repeatedly tackling a countdown conundrum.

    Just take a ganders at this piece from our colleague Matt Bullin.

  17. 'We need to stick together'

    Chris Smalling

    More from Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, looking forward (if you can) to fixtures at Juventus on Wednesday and Manchester City on Sunday.

    "We know we're going into a very tough week now but we can come out with some good results and it can be seen as a good month, considering (October) was probably one of our toughest months.

    "We have to stick together. This is a club that is talked about more than any other and we as players need to stick together and ride out the tough times and stay together in the good and try to keep them flowing as much as we can."

  18. FA assessing James McClean social media post

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    The Football Association are looking into James McClean’s social media post following Stoke’s goalless draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday.

    McClean was abused by a section of the Stoke support after he decided not to wear a poppy on his shirt during the game.

    The Derry-born Republic of Ireland international has previously explained he does not wear the poppy for political reasons and Stoke issued a statement ahead of the game confirming that stance had not changed.

    On Instagram, McClean said the Stoke fans who had abused him were ‘uneducated cavemen’ and that he was a ‘proud Fenian’ and ‘nothing will change that’.

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    So, now we want to hear about your earliest sporting achievements.

    Mine was at a Stockport County game, being invited onto the pitch to take penalties and scoring at the Cheadle End...

    But only because the keeper took pity on me after I missed the previous four!!

    I'm sure you can top that. Let us know.

    Edgeley Park
  20. Sure beats school!

    Now this story sure made me feel old...

    So imagine scoring your first professional goal in the biggest club fixture in your homeland. Now imagine doing it aged 14.

    Well, Paraguayan youngster Fernando Ovelar need imagine no more because he actually went and made it happen this weekend.

    Yep, a 14-year-old scored in Paraguay's Superclasico!