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, October 25, 2016

League Cup 4th Cup Watch!

Afternoon, chaps! It's League Cup 4th Round time. There are a number of intriguing fixtures on tap today, but my eyes will be firmly on Elland Road. It's been nearly a decade since my beloved LUFC got to the 5th Round. Norwich City are the significant 4th Round obstacle. They're currently flying high in second in the Championship, while we're languishing in mid-table. Norwich, more than any other club, have raided our youth academy and senior squad, so that will add an extra edge to the affair.

Come on, you Whites!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 9 Update

Hi there, PPPers - I'm here on a Monday afternoon with a quick update on our game before we enter the hurly burly of the EFL Cup matches tomorrow and Wednesday. It's points all round this week, as all of our participants, with the exception of United We Stand, picked up valuable terrain in the game. Much of that was due to Hull City dropping into the bottom three and Real Madrid rising to the top again in La Liga. City remains on top of the Premiership, albeit by goal difference from Arsenal, while Diego Costa remains at the top of the scoring charts. We have a new league leader, with Yellows mounting a strong challenge for remaining the champion - he now has an impressive 47 points at the top.

Here are the current standings:

1. Yellows - 47 points
2. Blue Devil - 44 pts
3. The Red Dragon - 36 pts
4. The Saint - 32 pts
5. Someone Said - 28 pts
-  United We Stand - 28 pts
7. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 27 pts
8. Gooner71 - 26 pts
9. Man Utd Rules - 24 pts
10. Swansong - 23 pts
-  West Ham Rising 23 pts
12. Red Devil 1FCK - 18 pts

Sunday, October 23, 2016

It's Time to Watch Football

Yesterday's matches nearly put me to sleep - not a Super Saturday at all. But today promises much, much better. We start with Manchester City, who have recently been going through a slump, up against a faltering Southampton side. Something's got to give. Then there is a big one from Stamford Bridge. Matches between Chelsea and United tend to bring fireworks - let's hope this one doesn't disappoint. Join me for all the usual banter here on the LOB.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday in the Prem

It's another busy, packed Saturday of Premiership and Championship fixtures today. We start on the South Coast with Bournemouth v. Spurs, a real test of Tottenham's ability to be real title challengers. Then we've got the usual 10am fixtures, including Arsenal v. Boro and Leicester v. Palace. Then we finish up with Liverpool and West Brom at 12:30pm. Join me for all the action today here on the LOB!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

RIP: Gary Sprake (1945-2016)

Sad news yesterday of the passing of Elland Road legend Gary Sprake. As Sergeant Wilko mentions in this clip from a documentary about Sprake's time at Leeds, Gary was often caricatured as a bit of joke, a keeper prone to widely-televised howlers. However, the reality is that he was one of the best in the business. He'll be missed.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 8 Update

I've just about recovered from the sheer tedium of that Liverpool-United match at Anfield last night, which rounded off Week 8 in the Premiership with a whimper rather than a bang. Things have tightened at the top of the Prem, with Citeh merely hanging on to their lead through goal difference to Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea very much in the hunt behind them. The "S" teams - Stoke, Swansea and Sunderland - are now permanently ensconced at the bottom. Yellows' beloved Norwich are top of the heap in the Championship, while Atletico, Bayern and Juve remain on top their respective leagues. Diego Costa rattled in his seventh goal early Saturday morning and hangs on to his lead at the top of the scoring charts. All of which, brings us these current standings:

1. Blue Devil - 41 points
2. Yellows - 40 pts
3. The Red Dragon - 30 pts
4. United We Stand - 28 pts
5. The Saint - 25 pts
6. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 24 pts
7. Someone Said - 23 pts
8. Gooner71 - 21 pts
9. Swansong - 19 pts
10. Man Utd Rules - 18 pts
11. West Ham Rising - 17 pts
12. Red Devil 1FCK - 12 pts

Sunday, October 16, 2016

An Average Soccer Sunday

It's the typical Sunday double header starting with Middlesbrough vs Watford , followed by the Saints vs Burnley. These are not exactly marquee matches, but we can see how two of the newly promoted teams perform.