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!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 2 Update

Hi there, PPPers - I'm here on Monday evening to update you on the changes to the standings after the second Premiership weekend. With Manchester City rising to the top of the league, it's all change in the PPP world. Believe it or not, I'm the only one to choose Citeh for the title this season, so that's 10 points for me, ta very much. I'm also benefiting from Sergio Aguero's three goal tally so far this season, putting him else with Zlatan at the top of the goalscoring chart - six points for everyone who has chosen Kun or Ibra for that one. Those who chose Barca for the La Liga title have also earned two points as the Catalan club got off to a winning start this weekend. No points yet for the Bundesliga, which has yet to start, or Serie A where the unfancied Roma sit on top this week. 

All of that is to say that it's going to be a very changeable competition for the next few weeks as things tend to settle. Here are the current standings: 

1. Blue Devil - 38 points
2. The Red Dragon - 24 pts
3. The Saint - 18 pts
4. United We Stand - 17 pts
5. Gooner71 - 14 pts
6. Yellows - 13 pts
7. Someone Said - 12 pts
- Swansong - 12 pts
9. The Red Devil 1FCK - 10 pts
10. West Ham Rising - 7 pts
- Man Utd Rules - 7 pts
12. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 5 pts

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Derby Sunday

A very good Sunday morning to all of you in LOB land. We've got a Northeast Derby to start off our Sundays. The teams are gathering at the Stadium of Light as I type. Later, we've got West Ham in their Olympic Stadium opener against Bournemouth. Join me here for all the action today.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

An Early Yorkshire Derby and Other Matters

It's been a rocky start for my beloved LUFC, with only two points from four matches, so the last thing we need today is an early away day at Not a Big Club. Here it is, though. At the same time, Stoke visit the Potteries. Later on we've got the usual 10am EST kickoffs, including away matches for both Liverpool and Chelsea. And at the end of the day - Leicester v. Arsenal. Settle in for a great day here on the LOB.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday Night Footie!

Monday Night Footie is back and we've got a cracker in store. Chelsea had a wretched season under Jose Mourinho and then Guus Hiddink, finishing a distant tenth from the top, whereas West Ham, their neighbors to the east, had a marvelous, swaggering season. What will these two sides look like this season - we'll soon find out. Join me for all the action next!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Congratulations, Red Dragon!

Congratulations go out to Red Dragon, the winner of our France 2016 Predictions Game and the holder for the next two years of the celebrated Lancer Cup. Make sure to keep the cup nice and shiny for us, won't you? 

The First Super Sunday!

Morning, chaps! It's our first very special Sunday morning in the Premiership this morning. We start on the South Coast with United's opening visit to Bournemouth. How will the new look Mourinho United turn out? Will Bournemouth suffer a sophomore slump? Then it's the big one - Arsenal hosting Liverpool, two of the the perennial heavyweights. The outcome of this one will tell us a lot about their fortunes for the new season. Join me for all the fun here on the LOB!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Welcome to the New Premiership Season!

Welcome to the new Premier League season, chaps! I couldn't be more excited to start the new season tomorrow morning. First up are the champions Leicester City at everyone's favorite relegation side Hull City, who seem to have contrived to have the very worst pre-season in Premiership history. That's followed by the traditional 3pm GMT fixtures, including Everton v. Spurs. And we end up with the tea-time fixture of Citeh v. Sunderland. I'll also have my eye on my beloved LUFC with our home opener against the Blue Noses, Birmingham City.

Enjoy the first full day of the season, chaps. And join me here on the LOB for all the action!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Capital One Cup Round One Wrap-up

This year's Capital One Cup competition got underway yesterday afternoon with a spate of fixtures. This produced a few surprises (e.g., Ipswich bowing out at Portman Road to Stevenage) and some right old ding dongs (Morecambe and Wise's 4-5 win at Rotherham - cor!).

This afternoon sees a few more fixtures, including BEin's coverage of Luton v. Villa. Of course, I'll be hoping that Leeds rebound from our miserable opening hammering at QPR when we visit Fleetwood Town to have a wee reunion with our old friend Uwe Rosler. Come on, you Whites!