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, December 05, 2016

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw!

It's that time of year, lads - can you feel it in the air? The draw for the 3rd Round of the FA Cup was made this afternoon, and, as usual, it threw up some fascinating encounters. The headline is that Reading boss Jaap Stam will be returning home to Old Trafford to meet up with his old mates. I'm also pleased as punch by the away draw that has my beloved Leeds traveling to the Abbey Stadium to meet up with Cambridge United.

Here's the draw in full: 

Ipswich Town v Lincoln or Oldham Athletic
Barrow v Rochdale
Manchester United v Reading
Hull City v Swansea City
Sunderland v Burnley
QPR v Blackburn Rovers
Millwall v AFC Bournemouth
West Ham v Manchester City
Brighton v Charlton or MK Dons
Blackpool v Barnsley
Wigan v Nottingham Forest
Birmingham v Newcastle United
Chelsea v Notts County or Peterborough United
Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday
West Brom v Derby County
Everton v Leicester City
Liverpool v Newport County of Plymouth Argyle
Wycombe Wanderers v Stourbridge or Northampton Town
Watford v Burton Albion
Preston North End v Arsenal Cardiff City v Fulham
Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Cambridge v Leeds United
Bristol City v Shrewsbury or Fleetwood
Huddersfield Town v Port Vale Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa
Brentford v Halifax or Eastleigh
Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace Norwich City v Southampton
Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon Accrington Stanley v Luton Town
Rotherham United v Oxford or Macclesfield Tow

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Happy Birthday, Gooner!

A very happy birthday to The Gooner, seen here in his birthday finery. Have a great day, Steve!

Sunday at Gooner HQ

A very good Sunday morning, lads. I hope that you're enjoying your weekends. It's Gooner's birthday - I'll be posting a birthday message thread later - and we're settling in to do what we love best - watch some of the football. The footie gods have planned a fascinating birthday schedule as well. It's Liverpool visiting Bournemouth up first and then it's Everton hosting ManYoo later on. Stick around for all of it, won't you?

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Premier League Footie on the Road

Greetings from Alexandria! I'm in the road this week attending a conference and visiting family in DC. After a long week of conferencing, it's a pleasure joining you for what promises to be a super day of the English domestic footer. We get started early with Chelsea v. Citeh at 7:30am. That's followed by the usual 10am EST kickoffs, including Spurs v. Swansea. And then we wrap things up at 12:30am EST with the London derby between Arse and the Hammers. Grab a cuppa and join me here on the LOB.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ooohh, Yeboah!

See if you can get someone to knock one in with this kind of panache and power, Blue Devil. Good luck.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 13 Update

Evening, chaps. I'm here as usual on Monday to update you on the goings-on with our humble PPP game. Not a lot of changes to report this week. Chelski are still on top, Hull, Swansea and Sunderland are still on the bottom and Leipzig continue to ruin our scores. The one big change this week was that Sergio Aguero scored a couple and Diego Costa had an off day at the office, so they're level on 10 goal now. That means six points for all of us who picked Sergio.

Here are the current standings, then:

1. The Red Dragon - 45 points
2. The Saint - 42 pts
3. Red Devil 1FCK - 37 pts
4. Yellows - 35 pts
5. United We Stand - 31 pts
6. Blue Devil - 29 pts
-  Someone Said - 29 pts
8. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 28 pts
9. Man Utd Rules - 27 pts
10. Gooner71 - 24 pts
11. Swansong - 22 pts
12. West Ham Rising - 21 pts


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday in the Premier League

A very good Sunday morning to everyone out there in LOB land. I'm getting to the footer a little later this morning, having made the strategic decision to skip the early offering of Watford v. Stoke. Stoke have just wrapped up a 0-1 away win in that one. We still have two other far more interesting matches on offer. We start with Arsenal v. Bournemouth and finish the day with United v. West Ham. Join me for all the usual LOB banter.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday Morning's Alright for Fighting

Morning, everyone! It's a pleasure to join you all today for some Thanksgiving Week footer. I hope all of you have recovered from your turkey comas because the action is going to come thick and fast this morning. We start with City's visit to Turf Moor - can Pep Guardiola's boys get back on the title track after dropping a few points. Then it's the 10am kickoffs, including the top vs. bottom encounter of Sunderland v. Liverpool. Then we finish up at 12:30 with a tasty double-bill - the Chelski v. Spurs grudge match on NBC and Leeds' trip to Rotherham on BEin. It'll be a morning for split-screens. Join me for all the fun, won't you?