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!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, LOB!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the Lakenheath Old Boys universe out there. May your day be filled with the joy of friendship and lashings of lovely festive turkey and trimmings!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday Champions League Match Day 5 and a Few Championship

We have the normal Thanksgiving Eve footie  where the main LOB interest will be Man United away to Basel  Brush, BOOM BOOM ,

and Leeds away to Championship leaders , Wolves . According to Sparky dogs descend from Wolves so he may be rooting for the Black and Gold Team . How about everyone else?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Premiership Predictions Plus Game - Week 12 Update

We got back into the swing of domestic footie after an especially interminable international break. At this point, after twelve weeks of Premier League action, it appears that Man Citeh are unstoppable and the engravers should be contacted immediately. That means ten automatic points for those among us - Gooner, MOT, Simon and our current leader Swansong - who predicted a Citeh title win. The tables shifted very little this weekend, with Chelsea swapping places with Spurs in the top five the only significant change. A lot of us lost points, however, with Mo Salah ascending to the top of the goalscorer charts with 9 goals now.

So here are the current standings:

1. Swansong - 35 points
2. Gooner71 - 31 pts
3. MOT the Hoople - 29 pts
4. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 27 pts
5. Someone Said - 24 pts
-  Yellows - 24 pts
7. The Saint - 23 pts
8. Man Utd Rules - 19 pts
-   Red Devil 1FCK - 19 pts
10. West Ham Rising - 18 pts
11. Red Dragon - 17 pts
12. United We Stand - 16 pts
13. Blue Devil - 12 pts

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Time to Stop the Rot

My beloved Leeds United have lost seven of their last eight matches, so it's high time to stop the rot. Today, we're hosting Middlesboro and a win today would launch us back into the playoff spots. Let's get it done today, Whites. Join me for the proceedings here on the LOB. #MOT!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Welcome Back, Premier League!

The interminable international break is over and the Premiership is back with a bang this morning with the North London Derby, live from the Emirates Stadium. Both sides still have title ambitions, so this match couldn't have higher stakes. Then at 10am EST, we've got the usual kickoffs including league leaders Man Citeh at Leicester, as well as Liverpool hosting Soton and Chelski away to WBA. The late one ain't bad either - it's United hosting the Not So Happy Hammers. Join me, won't you?

Back From the International Break With a Bang

 Talk about  a quick start to end the international Break: It's none other than the always feisty North London Derby. The highlight of the 10 AM matches appears to be the Foxes vs league leaders, Citeh. It concludes with United vs the Toon. If you are football starved then come join us.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Coach Stanley Hunter RIP

I sent a 54th Birthday wish to our old teammate Joel Hunter this morning. He replied almost immediately thanking me for my birthday greetings but told me some very sad news.
His dad (and our coach) Stan died yesterday at the age of 84.
He was such a lovely man. I have great memories of being a friend's dad, a biology teacher and a soccer coach. He took Bob and I to the cricket at the Oval as Joel stayed to home to mow the lawn. He invited me on a family trip to Scotland and of course he drove me home from practice every day
You're in our thoughts Stan and so is your family

Cheers to Stan from all the LOBers


Monday, November 13, 2017

D-Day for the Italians

Sweden take a slender 1-0 home win into the cauldron of the San Siro this afternoon in the second leg  against mighty Italy. What would the World Cup be without the Italians? We may just be about to find out, gentlemen. One away goal and Italy would have to score three times. Crikey!

I'll have half an eye on this one while I'm working this afternoon. Join me if you can.