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!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Guest DJ Week on All Songs Considered

The pundits at All Songs Considered are off on their summer holidays this week, but there is still excellent content to be had. Instead of their usual offerings, they're revisiting some of their best Guest DJ spots from over the years. They've already done Roger Waters and Randy Newman and today's guest is Bjork. Check it out at iTunes or from the All Songs website here:

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/163479981/our-show

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The First Tuesdsy of the Season

We've barely recovered from the first weekend of the season and suddenly we've hit another full slate of Championship fixtures as well as several key Champions League qualifiers, one of which involves Liverpool up against Hoffenheim. If you've got the time to drop by and have a cuppa with me this afternoon, join me here on the LOB!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 1 Update

Greetings, PPPers! What a first week of the Premiership we had, eh? Some wild and woolly matches indeed. At the end of it, we were left with some surprising sides at the top - e.g., Huddersfield - and at the bottom - e.g., West Ham. Lots of goals around, as well, so there are five different players on two goal each now.

The main beneficiaries of all of this were the Nocito clan, who all picked ManYoo to win the title (natch!) and thus gain 10 points right off the top. Two of them also picked their new hero Romelu Lukaku to pick up the Golden Boot, so that's 6 more points. But top of the heap so far is last year's holder Yellows, who starts with a whopping 36 points. He's got four of the five top sides in the Premiership, one of the relegated sides, Lukaku as top goalscorer and also guessed correctly with Lacazette as the first goalscorer. That's an impressive marker to lay down in Week 1. He's the one to beat so far lads - what will happen next?

(By the way, I did allow in one late entry - Red Devil 1FCK - who was in the midst of a big move to Long Island when the PPP deadline came due). 

Here are the current standings:

1. Yellows - 36 points
2. United We Stand - 27 pts
3. Red Dragon - 26 pts
4. The Saint - 20 pts
5. Gooner71 - 14 pts
6. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 13 pts
7. Red Devil 1FCK - 11 pts
-  Someone Said - 11 pts
9. Man Utd Rules - 10 pts
-  Swansong - 10 pts
11. MOT the Hoople - 8 pts
-  West Ham Rising - 8 pts
13. Blue Devil - 7 pts
 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

First Super Sunday of the Season

We've had a great start to the season these last couple of days. Twenty-Five goals in the first 8 games(including a nil niller) and with two of the most attractive games still to come. Our opener is way go up north to newly promoted Newcastle taking on one of the title favorites Spurs. Can Spurs go one better than last season and with their first title since 1961? A lot of you on PPP think they will. The first weekend definitely brings to mind...Saving the Best for Last!!  My beloved Manchester United host the Hammers. Can United get off to a flying start and get the leg up on Chelsea and Liverpool?

Join me
UWS

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The First Saturday of the 2017-2018 Premier League Season



  What a start it was to the new season with that wild match at the EM yesterday. Let's hope that's a sign for the new season. There are seven matches to day , starting with the Hornets vs Liverpool and concluding with the newly promoted Seagulls vs Citeh.

Friday, August 11, 2017

IT'S BACK....WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE, WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!

Our summer is almost over which is always a bummer BUT on the bright side... The Premier League is BACK!!! We start on a Friday this season as Arsenal host Leicester City. Can Arsenal start a title challenge on the front foot? Can Leicester regain their title lost last season?
This season sees two newcomers to the Prem. Brighton and Huddersfield become the 48th and 49th different team to play in the league since its inception in 1992-93... Premier League... A Quarter of a Century Old!!

Join me for our opener
UWS

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The European Super Cup

So, the European Cup winners Real Madrid take on the Europa League winners Manchester United with the first trophy of the season up for grabs. Strange place to have this match but we are all off to Macedonia!!
Join me for United's first trophy of the season!

UWS