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By Phil Dawkes and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Relegation rumble

    Norwich v Sunderland (12:45 BST)


    Seconds out in the relegation rumble between Sam Allardyce and Alex Neil.

    I'm not sure who I would back in a touchline brawl beween these two at Carrow Road...

    The youth and athleticism of flinty Scot Neil? Or the wiles and weight of Big 'Daddy' Sam?

    Anyway, I digress.

    Have a little watch of this video to get into the groove.

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    Video caption: Is this the biggest game this weekend?
  2. Early team news

    Norwich v Sunderland (12:45 BST)

    Timm Klose

    Norwich are likely to be without influential defender Timm Klose for Saturday's pivotal game against relegation rivals Sunderland.

    The Swiss limped off during last week's 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace after jarring his knee, so Sebastien Bassong is expected to deputise.

    Sunderland have a fully fit squad, with Duncan Watmore returning to the match-day squad.

    He has not featured since damaging ankle ligaments in early February.

    Read the full match preview.

  3. 'Both sides under immense pressure'

    Norwich v Sunderland (12:45 BST)

    Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Carrow Road

    Norwich fans

    "These two sides met in the 1985 League Cup final (1-0 to Norwich) and the 1992 FA Cup semi-final (1-0 to Sunderland) - but, even so, this must be by far the biggest match ever played between Norwich and Sunderland. 

    "Both sides will feel under immense pressure to win but Norwich's recent good form probably means that a draw would suit them a little more than it would Sunderland. 

    "Sam Allardyce's side have played one fewer match than Norwich but a defeat at Carrow Road would leave them seven points adrift with five games to play to Norwich's four. 

    "No wonder Allardyce is praying."

  4. Unwanted/bizarre football nicknames

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    Joe Wedgewood via Twitter: Used to call our goalkeeper 'Teflon' as nothing would ever stick! Was always spilling shots!

    John Davies via Twitter: unwanted nickname "Taiwan John" because i always broke like something produced in Taiwan.

    A, Birmingham via text: I was nicknamed 'spaghetti legs' owing to the length of my legs and ability to slide in and win the ball with them. About the only thing I was good at. A, Birmingham 

  5. Unwanted/bizarre football nicknames

    Milan Baros

    The Danny Baker Show is go on BBC Radio 5 live.

    You can listen in via the play icon or live coverage tab at the top of this page. 

    We are joining in with their talking point as well today. They are looking for your "bizarre or unwanted football nickname".

    Former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Portsmouth striker Milan Baros was known as the 'Ostravan Maradona' in his native Czech Republic apparently.

    Which is a little bizarre.

    #bbcfootball, Facebook and 81111 - you know the drill.

  6. Get Involved

    Your sporting souvenirs

    Gerard Pique

    Liamie Marum is not the only one to have an unorthodox memento from a big night.

    Round at the Pique's, Shakira is always tripping over the goalnets that Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard hacks out of the posts after every triumph.

    We are after your unlikely mementos from famous wins today. 

    Perhaps you are one of several thousand Scots for whom a small corner of your back garden will forever be Wembley circa 1977?

    Perhaps you have an empty champagne bottle from a title-winning parade?

    Or a star striker's sweaty sock that you refuse to wash?

    Let us know via #bbcfootball on Twitter, the BBC Sport Facebook page or 81111 on text from UK mobiles.

    Scotland fans at Wembley in 1977
  7. Photo finish

    Liverpool 4-3 Borussia Dortmund

    How is this for a souvenir from a famous night?   

    Mamadou Sakho and Divock Origi

    Sat in the Kop on Thursday night, Liverpool fan Liamie Marum hurled himself into the chaos following Dejan Lovren’s winner against Borussia Dortmund – as you would.

    When he finally returned to his seat he found his phone had fallen out of his pocket amid the celebrations.

    A sacrifice to the benevolent football gods? Nope, a security guard had found it on the pitch and handed it back to the Marum.

    Who found that Mamadou Sakho and Divock Origi had snapped a celebratory selfie for him. A slightly shaky hand, but I think we can forgive that after a 91st-minute winner.

    What service.

  8. One of the great comebacks

    Liverpool 4-3 Borussia Dortmund

    Liverpool celebrate

    Before a lunch of fingernails and frayed nerves though, let's take a trip to football's light side.

    Let's be honest; most matches are pretty rubbish. Especially games in the Europa League. But we hang in there just on the off-chance we get an absolute belter. We keep watching for the classics, the drama-filled roller-coaster affairs, the Liverpool v Dortmunds.

    Thursday night's second leg at Anfield was football lived rather than played, with the home side dead and buried before resurrecting themselves in spectacular last-gasp fashion.

    You can relive the action on 5 live here.

    Read the report here.

    And get Jurgen Klopp's reaction to it here.

    Next up for the Reds: Villarreal in the semis.

    Dejan Lovren
  9. Tune in

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Carrow Road

    Mark Pougatch is again in the presenter's chair as Saturday 5 live Sport also largely focus on the battle at the bottom from now until 18:06. Here's what's coming up...

    12:45 Norwich v Sunderland (John Murray with Terry Butcher)

    15:00 Newcastle v Swansea (Alistair Bruce-Ball with Steve Stone)

    17:00 Sports Report

    18:06 606 with Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage

  10. Today's Premier League action

    Sunderland v Norwich

    Anything other than a Sunderland win at Carrow Road combined with an away win at Manchester United will finally put Aston Villa out of their Premier League misery.

    Add into that a pretty much must-win game for Newcastle at home to Swansea and we are are more bottom-centric than Sir Mixalot today.

    This a full run-down of the day's top-flight goings-on.

    Norwich v Sunderland (12:45 BST)

    Everton v Southampton (15:00 BST)

    Man Utd v Aston Villa (15:00 BST)

    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 BST)

    West Brom v Watford (15:00 BST)

    Chelsea v Man City (17:30 BST)

  11. The teams around the trapdoor

    Norwich v Sunderland (12:45 BST)

    Premier League table

    And we have a bona-fide copper-bottomed cast-iron six-pointer this morning.

    Four points and one place separate Norwich and Sunderland this morning. The Canaries are safe as it stands, the chasing Black Cats are on the other side of the threshold.

    Victory for Norwich would pull them seven points clear of the drop.

    Victory for Sunderland and Sam Allardyce – never relegated from the Premier League – would be only a point behind his prey with a game in hand.

    It won’t just be the seasonal birdwatchers who are twitching in Norfolk this weekend.

  12. Hearts on the line

    Newcastle fan

    Norwich, Sunderland and Newcastle are fighting against the tug of the Championship quicksand.

    The stakes could not be much higher. Flush with fresh television contract cash, the bottom side in the Premier League next season will earn £100m. The second-tier telly money is only £2.5m a team.

    Slip south and the effects on each club could be seismic.

    Never mind silverware and medals, this is about pride, pay packets and, most of all, people.

  13. Dum dum dum da da dum dum

    Freddie Mercury

    At the bottom of the Marianas Trench in the West Pacific, the pressure of seven vertical miles of water above is equivalent of having the Eiffel Tower plonked on your head – pointy end first.

    As in nature, so in football. The lower you sink, the greater the pressure.

    Kasper Schmeichel, now on the brink of Premier League glory with Leicester 10 years after he almost dropped out of League Two with Bury, can tell you:

    “Everything was on the line: people’s families, livelihoods, everything. That was proper pressure,” recalls the goalkeeper.