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  1. Get involved - your fantasy band #bbcsportsday
  2. Man City beat Monaco in 5-3 thriller
  3. Blackburn name Tony Mowbray as new boss
  4. Champions League last-16: Leicester v Sevilla (19:45 GMT)
  5. Europa League round of 32: Saint-Etienne v Man Utd (17:00 GMT)

Live Reporting

By Libby Dawes and Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

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The band

That's all from us this afternoon.

Thank you very much for all your band names, member suggestions and album names. 

It wasn't a competition but if it were, you are all winners. 

Until next time... 

Saint-Etienne v Manchester United (Wednesday, 17:00 GMT)

Before Claudio Ranieri's boys get under way, Jose Mourinho will be hoping to march his troops in the next round of the Europa League.

Manchester United take a 3-0 lead to Saint-Etienne, where their round of 32 second-leg clash gets under way from 17:00 GMT.


You don't need to wait that long to get your footie fill, because immediately after we finish here there will be live text commentary of that one and all the build-up on the BBC Sport website.

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Sevilla v Leicester (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

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Right, there are a couple of ways you can follow Leicester's visit to Sevilla tonight with us.

There will be a live text commentary right here on the BBC Sport website, or you can tune in to BBC Radio 5 live, build-up begins from 18:00 GMT.

'It is a final'

Tottenham v Gent (Thursday, 20:05 GMT)

Tottenham Hotspur

Here's that snippet from the Spurs boss.

"We will try tomorrow to put the best team," said Pochettino. "To try to win as tomorrow is a big opportunity to go to the next round.

"It is a final, a big game for us. 1-0 down there, we will try to put the players we believe can win the game and get us through to the next round."

We have 14 minutes before the end of Sportsday today.... 

If anyone with brilliant photo editing skills wants to knock up a picture of "the band" or album cover and send it to #bbcsportsday then feel free.... 

Tottenham v Gent (Thursday, 20:05 GMT)

Tottenham are in Europa League action tomorrow and we have a little more from Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who says he will field a strong side against Gent.  


Looks like the Manchester United fans have an atmosphere on their hands tonight....

Flags on every seat at Stade Geoffroy Guichard @ManUtd #mutv #mufc

Flags on every seat at Stade Geoffroy Guichard @ManUtd #mutv #mufc

Back to the football, there are of course English interests in two European competitions this evening:

  • Saint-Etienne v Manchester United (17:00 GMT)
  • Sevilla v Leicester City (19:45 GMT)

Vroom, vroom Froome

Talking of speed merchants on wheels...

Hamilton's new helmet revealed...

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"Here it is. The winning helmet design, a creation by Raí Caldato from Brazil. Raí evolves my layout by adding new stripe elements on the sides. As a tribute to my hero, Ayrton Senna the helmet features the colours of Brazil - green, yellow and blue. These are accompanied with the 3 stars that represent my Championship wins. There's yellow throughout that reminds me of my helmets in the past. The candy apple red balances with the yellow very well. Raí, I look forward to meeting you in person to present you with your prize!"

So I (Libby) have been burned... 

I didn't win the Lewis Hamilton helmet design competition. 

Some dude from Brazil did. 

Thankfully no penalty tips from the England gaffer there...

Sorry Gareth, we know it's been more than 20 years and these spot-kick jokes should probably stop now.

Have you entered a team into the FA People's Cup?

If so, did you know your mates can follow the live text commentaries to see how you are getting on? 

Join us on...

Friday, 24 February - from 18:00 GMT

Saturday, 25 February - from 10:00 

Sunday, 26 February - from 10:00. 

Here are the ACTUAL England manager's top tips for getting the best out of your five-a-side team... 

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And on to some pop punk/rock pop...

Aware I've probably offended some Panic! at the Disco fans here.

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No orchestra would be complete without Wilfried Trombony.

Jack in London

We've just about covered all musical genres here today too, which is why we're slipping seamlessly from an Eminem reference to Jack's next orchestral suggestion...

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Ian Marshall
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Ian Marshall Matters LP. A bit niche unless you're an Oldham fan of a certain age (I'm not, fwiw).

DarceysDad, Queensbury.

Yes, yes, yes... this next album suggestion has made my day.

(No favourites here though, obvs, you've all been fantastic)

Behind the scenes at Mercedes

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BBC Radio 5 live

By the way, Formula 1 fans...

Sarah Brett is live from Mercedes F1 factory in Brackley as the team prepare their new 2017 car for its world debut. 

She's been speaking to designers and engineers, as well as drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.  

Have a listen here.

England v Italy (Sunday, 15:00 GMT)

Chris has also been chatting to the man himself, Owen Farrell, who is set to win his 50th cap this weekend.

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England v Italy (Sunday, 15:00 GMT)

And if you want to watch that Steve Borthwick clip, here it is...

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'Farrell richly deserves accolades'

England v Italy (Sunday, 15:00 GMT)

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England forward coach Steve Borthwick says he always knew Owen Farrell would have a great future in the game.

The pair played together at Saracens when Farrell broke through as a teenager in 2008, with Farrell set to win his 50th England cap against Italy on Sunday.

"As soon as I met him and saw him around the club as a youngster in the academy, the competitive desire he had he still has now," Borthwick told BBC Radio 5 live's Chris Jones.

"The work he has put in over the years to get where he is now is fantastic. It shows the character of the guy.

"All the respect, all the accolades he gets, he's richly deserved."

More from the England camp now...

'F1 has a lot of catching up to do'

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Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says Formula One "has a lot of catching up to do" as it enters a new era under the ownership of Liberty Media.

"I'm excited for the new owners coming in," said the Briton. "Formula One is a bit outdated if you look at other sports."

Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton on the future of Formula One.

Keep your suggestions coming in while we have a little look "around the grounds" as it were...

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Alan Willis: Album name? How about  "No (Kenny) Jacket Required"

Everyone needs to get on Alan Willis' level....  

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So we couldn't talk about building a fantasy band without mentioning these lyrical geniuses, on hand for any eventuality...

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Like when you find yourself in a rap battle.

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Or need someone to sing a dreamy solo.

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Or want to call on a Top of the Pops record holder - yes, remarkably, Steve Archibald appeared twice on the same show.

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Or when you forget the lines to, errm, Fog on the Tyne...

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Claudio Ranieri on keyboard? He is known as the Tinkerman.


Quick check of the band, it's members and the latest singles?

Have we got an album name yet?

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Force India launch

Want to watch Force India’s new car being revealed for the 2017 F1 season? 

We’re live at Silverstone with the BBC’s James Burridge and guests. 

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Lallana to pen new deal?

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Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set to sign a new long-term contract with the club on Wednesday, according to the Press Association.

It says the England midfielder has agreed a new £110,000-a-week three-year deal - effective from this summer - with the option of a further 12 months. 

Lallana is reportedly due to sign his contract later today, although official confirmation is due in the next 24 hours. 

Rooney unlikely to leave this month...


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Wayne Rooney is unlikely to leave Manchester United for China this month.

The England captain's representatives spoke to Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, but coach Fabio Cannavaro said talks did not progress.

It is understood the chances of a deal being finalised over the next week are slim and the expectation is that Rooney will stay for the rest of the season.

However, the 31-year-old's departure from Old Trafford looks certain in the summer after 13 years at the club.

Rooney's preference is understood to be to remain with United for the rest of his contract, which expires in 2018, but a lack of time on the pitch is forcing him to consider alternatives.

In the other half of the Europa league draw, most of the talk around this evening's Manchester United fixture surrounds Wayne Rooney who isn't even in Saint-Etienne with the rest of the team...

Patience key for Pochettino

Tottenham v Gent (Thursday, 20:05 GMT)

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Tottenham return to Wembley on Thursday, where they only managed to win one of their three Champions League group games this season.

But Mauricio Pochettino is confident the future remains bright for his young Spurs side, with the club also building a new 61,000-seater stadium.

"One thing is very clear and realistic," said the Tottenham boss.

"We are building a news stadium. It's a tough process for every club and when you have the tools to win, we will fight. 

"Patience is key and that is my big challenge in Tottenham."

And back to Tottenham...

More from tonight's European's football....

Rugby Union

D.T.H van der Merwe
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Anyway, Newcastle Falcons have signed winger D.T.H van der Merwe for the 2017-18 season, following the expiry of his contract at Pro-12 side Scarlets.

The 30-year-old, South Africa-born Canada international, has scored 57 tries in 128 games in his career.

Van der Merwe won the Pro-12 with Glasgow Warriors in 2014-15.

"DTH is a top-class finisher," director of rugby Dean Richards said. "He has averaged almost a try every other game in the Pro 12."

Van der Merwe, whose contract terms are undisclosed, will join up with Canada team-mate Evan Olmstead at Kingston Park.