Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

England v. Croatia Live!

It's all on the line for England this morning, as the Nation's League action comes to an end. Win at Wembley against their World Cup semi-final rivals and England will compete in some kind of tournament next summer. Lose again and England will suffer the fate of relegation to Group B, whatever that means. Join me for all of the nebulous NL action this morning!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 12 Update

Happy Tuesday, LOBers! I'm checking in with the PPP update before we get into the interminable international break. Not a lot to report this week. Liverpool are back in second, replacing Chelsea in a little game that they'll likely be playing all season. My beloved Leeds have sadly been knocked off the perch and are languishing in third now. And Sergio Aguero is now the sole top goalscorer on 8 goals.

All that means that Swansong is back on top again, with The Saint dropping points due to Aubameyang's lack of goals at the weekend.

Here are the current standings:

1. Swansong - 47 points
2. Gooner71 - 43 pts
-   Red Devil 1FCK - 43 pts
4. MOT the Hoople - 42 pts
-   The Saint - 42 pts
-   West Ham Rising - 42 pts
7. Yellows - 40 pts
8. Man Utd Rules - 39 pts
9. United We Stand - 38 pts
10. The Bee's Knees - 36 pts
-   Someone Said - 36 pts
12. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 34 pts
13. Red Dragon - 33 pts
14. Blue Devil - 29 pts

Monday, November 12, 2018


Hey Everyone,
Some of you might have received these pictures from me already but I thought I would post them on LOB. Here are some pictures of our old stomping ground taken today. The tree to the right in the courtyard was planted in memory of my dad. The plaque is there too.... it was a twig when it was planted in 1984!!


Charlie Austin/Blur Mash-up

Some genius has posted a mash-up of Southampton striker Charlie Austin's inspired rant on Saturday with Blur's "Parklife." Enjoy!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Rather Big Sunday

Happy Sunday, LOBers! There is a reason that yesterday's matches were a bit rubbish. Yes - all of the decent sides are playing this morning. The big day starts early with Liverpool's match against lowly Fulham. At 9:15am, Chelsea meet Everton at the Bridge. Finally at 11:30, we've got Arsenal v. Wolves and of course, the big one - the Manchester Derby. It doesn't get bigger or better. Join me?

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The First Storm of the Season

Greetings from a very snowy Fredonia, lads. We are in the midst of our first big storm of the season. What better to do but to enjoy some good footer on the telly, then. We start rather modestly with Cardiff v. Brighton. Neither side is in great form but Cardiff will be desperate for a win. That's followed at 10am with the usual Premiership and Championship of matches, none of them of particular note. The late ones are Palace v. Spurs and the big one for me, WBA v. Leeds.

Unfortunately, I'll be heading out into the snow for an Open House on campus for the late one. But I'll be warm and cozy until then. Join me?

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Election Night Special!

Hiya, LOBers - it's another big election night in the United States. The House, Senate and several governors' houses are up for grabs tonight. I'll be joining a big campus election results watch party over at our student center here at Fredonia tonight and will be chipping in with my usual comments throughout the evening. So, pour yourself a stiff cocktail (we'll likely all need one or two this evening) and join me for a bit of political banter.

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 11 Update

A very happy Tuesday, everyone! I'll be honest. My mind isn't on the footer this morning, because it's Mid-term Election Day (in the U.S., at least). I'll be live blogging that later tonight. But for now, I wanted to update us all on the PPP before we get into the midweek hurly burly today.

So, what's changed in the past week. Chelsea and Liverpool have flipped again; so too Spurs and Arsenal. But the top five seem a bit locked in at this moment. Fulham have slipped back into the bottom three with Cardiff and Huddersfield. Leeds (yes!) are back on top of the Championship, having edged out Norwich on GD on Sunday. If the two automatically promoted sides from the Championship were Leeds and Norwich, no one would be happier than I. Sergio Aguero has joined the top goalscorer club alongside Aubameyang and Hazard, so several of us are now receiving six points there.

That all means that we've got a new league leader, The Saint, who due to Pierre-Emerick's goalscoring exploits, is now top of the pops with a sweet 50 points. Here are our current standings:

1. The Saint - 50 points
2. Red Devil 1FCK - 42 pts
-  Swansong - 42 pts
4. Gooner71 - 41 pts
-  MOT the Hoople - 41 pts
-  Someone Said - 41 pts
-  United We Stand - 41 pts
8. Man Utd Rules - 40 pts
-  Yellows - 40 pts
10. The Bee's Knees - 38 pts
-  What's Up Wheaton Simon - 38 pts
12. West Ham Rising - 37 pts
13. Red Dragon - 36 pts
14. Blue Devil - 27 pts

Monday, November 05, 2018

Supersub quiz

The Beeb website has a good and moderately difficult quiz about supersubs in the EPL. Here's the URL. I got 6, not good enough to be on the bench. Story of my career, really.

Hi Gooner...this is UWS. I just edited this a bit so the boys can read right on here.
Here is the picture I sent the boys