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!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

An Early Morning Saturday Cracker!

I'm up early to follow my beloved Leeds United as they take on our bitterest rivals - Not a Big Club - in a classic Yorkshire rival. Unfortunately, the suits at BEin have decided not to televise it, for some reason, so I'm searching for a dodgy link. Come on, you Whites! #MOT!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

European Wrap-Up

It's been a very busy week at work here in WNY, so I haven't had a lot of time to tune in to the European action. So, I thought I'd take a moment to catch up with all the action.

On Tuesday, Citeh traded 8 goals with Monaco in a thrilling 5-3 win that still leaves a lot to be sorted out in the second leg in the principality. Meanwhile, Atletico turned Leverkusen over 2-4, leaving that tie just about sorted.

On Wednesday, Jamie Vardy's late goal has left Leicester with a fighting chance against Sevilla in the second leg at the KP. They'll go into that one 1-2 down. Meanwhile, Juve scored two away goals at Porto that will make it difficult for the Portugeezers to get back into the tie.

Meanwhile, in the Europa League, United notched a very creditable away win at St. Etienne. They should be safely into the quarters on the basis of that. All in all, not a bad week for the English.

Your thoughts about it all, gentlemen?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Time for the Gunners to Punish Sutton United!

The FA Cup 5th Round matches wrap up this afternoon with Arsenal's away day at non-league Sutton United. I'm hoping that the Gunners can rack up a cricket score to punish Sutton for their impertinence in doing the naughties against Leeds in the last round. Their reward - a Quarter Final against Lincoln City! Come on, you Gunners!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

More FA Cup 5th Round Madness!

The FA Cup gods could have scheduled these two matches yesterday afternoon, so that we could have taken the missus out for Sunday brunch. But no - they're intent on stealing away our Sundays. Today, it's Fulham v. Spurs followed by Blackburn v. United. So, scramble up those eggs and join me for the action today, won't you?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Fifth Round of the FA Cup

 I'm starting  a three day weekend by watching the Fifth Round of the FA  Cup and it starts with none other than Premier League Burnley vs Conference leaders, Abe Lincoln City. The Terriers vs Citeh will be shown at 10 AM and con cluded by Championship strugglers , Wolves vs Premier League leaders, Chelsea.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 25 Update

Hiya, chaps - I'm here in mid-week updating our PPP Game once again. Those dramatic Champions League results have somewhat overshadowed the weekend's action at this point. However, it's the weekend results that have had the effect on our standings. Red Devil is on top again, and has even extended his lead this week to three point. The shuffling of sides in the top five, the relegation and the revolving positions of Newcastle and Brighton have all had some impact, as well. Romelu Lukaku, who no one backed as top scorer, is on top with 16 goals, but with Alexis, Diego and Zlatan in hot pursuit.

Here are current standings:

1. Red Devil 1FCK - 33 points
2. The Red Dragon - 30 pts
3. Blue Devil - 29 pts
4. United We Stand - 28 pts
-  What's Up Wheaton Simon - 28 pts
6. The Saint - 27 pts
-  Yellows - 27 pts
8. Man Utd Rules - 26 pts
9. Swansong - 25 pts
10. Gooner71 - 23 pts
-  Someone Said - 23 pts
12. West Ham Rising - 22 pts

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Champions League Wednesday

I've got a rare free Wednesday afternoon in the office, so I'm settling in at my desk to watch the Bayern v. Arsenal match on Fox Soccer 2 Go. On paper, it should be a cracker - let's hope it it. Join me if you've got the time this afternoon.