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!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

More Champions League Round of Sixteen Action and More

It's more Champions Round of Sixteen action with Liverpool vs Bayern Munich on TNT and Lyon vs Barca on BR streaming video. There is a Championship match as well as QPR hosts the Baggies, along with other lower division. Quite a Tuesday , so come join me if you can.,

Monday, February 18, 2019

Saving The Biggest For Last

Another one of the big boys will be gone by this afternoon. Who will join Man City, Watford, Brighton, Swansea, Millwall, Wolves and Crystal Palace in the last eight? Can United follow up beating the Gunners away by doing the same to Chelsea.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

An Underwhelming Sunday

Kate and I had a late night, so I'm joining affairs a bit late this morning. I can't say that I'm thrilled with the offerings today. What on earth has happened to the FA Cup this season? I'm all for giant killing but this is ridiculous. The policy of the big clubs dismissing the importance of the Cup has meant that only Citeh, who won yesterday, and either Chelsea or United, who play tomorrow, will represent the top six in the quarterfinals. We could easily be heading for a, say Doncaster v. Millwall final, which might well and truly destroy the Cup. Join me if you're interested in watching the likes of Bristol City and Brentford this morning (sigh)....

Saturday, February 16, 2019

FA Cup 5th Round Saturday

Morning, chaps! We've reached the 5th Round stage of the FA Cup this season. Sadly, there is no Leeds United gracing the round today, so we don't play at all this weekend due to QPR's commitments. Instead we've got Brighton v. Derby to start us off, Wimbledon v. Millwall in the middle of the morning and finally Newport v. Citeh at the end of the day's action. Interspersed is a light schedule of Championship matches that I'll be eyeballing for their implication on Leeds' fortunes. Join me for the morning, won't you?

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 26 Update

Happy Valentine's Day, all of you LOBers! I'm here with an extra special romantic update of our PPP game. The conspiratorial among you might think that I delayed this update merely in order to ensure that my beloved Leeds United would appear on top of the Championship again. Perhaps, and yet it's also been a busy week. In any case, the biggest change this week has not been in the Championship, but rather in the Premier League (as UWS likes to call it), where Citeh have overtaken Liverpool again, albeit with one more game played than their Scouse rivals). You know what that means - it's all change at the top, with MUR our new league leader with a spectacular 50 points!

The bottom of the Premiership (as I like to call it) is much the same, with Huddersfield all but down, and Southampton and Fulham struggling to survive. In the Championship, Norwich are back down to second, where they belong (apologies to Yellows), with Sheffield Utd, WBA, Bristol City and Boro making up the playoff contenders.

With two hat-tricks in the last week, Sergio Aguero has now joined Mo Salah on 17 goals at the top of the goalscoring chart, so 6 points for those who picked those two.

Here are the current standings:

1. Man Utd Rules - 50 points
2. United We Stand - 47 pts
3. Swansong - 41 pts
4. The Saint - 40 pts
5. West Ham Rising - 39 pts
6. Red Devil 1FCK - 38 pts
-  What's Up Wheaton Simon - 38 pts
8. Yellows - 36 pts
9. Gooner71 - 35 pts
-  Red Dragon - 35 pts
11. The Bee's Knees - 33 pts
12. Someone Said - 29 pts
13. MOT the Hoople - 28 pts
14. Blue Devil - 23 pts

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Another Big Night of European and Domestic Footer

It's another big night of Champions League and Championship footer tonight and I'm just out of a faculty meeting and settling to follow it all. We've got Spurs and Dortmund and Ajax and Real in the CL, but more importantly Leeds hosting Swansea in the Championship. With only 15 matches left in the Championship season, every match is a cup tie for us. We'll need maximum points tonight. Come on, you Whites! MOT!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Champions League Knock Out Rounds Begin!

Afternoon, chaps! It's a big European night in the Champions League with the Knock Out Rounds starting up across the Continent and in the UK. The marquee match is of course at Old Trafford between a rejuvenated Man United under the wise care taking of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer against the moneyed superstars of Paris Saint Germain. Elsewhere, Roma are hosting Porto, but we don't really care about that one, do we? The match is on TNT for some strange reason, but I'll be trying to find it on-line from the office. Join in if you've got the chance. Come on, you Red Devils!

RIP Gordon Banks: 1937-2019

Sad news today of the passing of England's greatest #1 Gordon Banks. Gordon had a long career with several clubs, most notable Stoke City, but his name will always be associated with England's 1966 win and of course his save in the 1970 World Cup match against Pele's Brazil, which is still largely considered the greatest save in football history. RIP Gordon.