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What's In The Programme?

Saturday's read features Anichebe, McBride, Distin and more.

What's In The Programme?
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Saturday’s matchday programme sees Victor Anichebe under the spotlight as our featured player.

The Nigerian hit-man has been in good form this season and speaks on his own personal goals from now until May.

He also reveals that he has been an avid watcher of the African Cup of Nations, with his fellow countryman into the quarter finals. After a couple of failed attempts, Anichebe hopes this is the year that Nigeria can regain their place as one of African football’s leading sides.

Speaking about his country, he says: “I’ve got good friends over there like Victor Moses and Jon Obi Mikel, a lot of the other players as well, so of course I want them to do well.

“It’s great for Nigeria because last time we weren’t in the competition. Nigeria’s probably the biggest nation in Africa so for them to be in it is good for the whole tournament. Hopefully Nigeria can do well.”

Joining Anichebe in tomorrow’s programme is fellow frontman Brian McBride. The former Blue has been working as an analyst for Fox Soccer but insists he still follows the Blues and has many fond memories from his, albeit brief, spell at Goodison Park.

“I’m definitely following Everton and keeping an eye on them,” he tells the programme. “I am so happy for Leon Osman, with how things are going this season and he’s been here ten years now. I couldn’t be happier for him and the rest of the guys that they are doing well.

On his recollections of life at Everton, he adds: “One of my first experiences was with Ossie and Gravesen being ‘head tennis’ champs. Before training we’d go off for training we would always play ‘head tennis’ at Bellefield. Those are the things. I’ll always remember.

“From day one, I felt accepted, everyone made me feel comfortable and allowed me to try and find my feet - it was a pretty exciting two-and-a-half months.”

Also on offer, former Villan Ian Taylor talks all things Villa as our opposition guest, Sylvain Distin disses boybands and former teammate Marcus Hahnemann in his MyPod, and of course there are the usual thoughts of skipper Phil Neville and manager David Moyes.

Priced at £3, the programme is out now. Click here to order the current edition, as well as for information regarding back issues and subscriptions.

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