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!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Time for the Turnaround

It's been a rotten year so far for my beloved Leeds United. But every match brings the promise of a turnaround. This afternoon, we head to Bristol City, who are very much in the thick of the playoff race. It'll be a tough lift for us, but I hope that we can get a result for the new gaffer Paul Heckingbottom. Come on, you Whites (or whatever color we're playing in today)!

Oh - and Spurs face Rochdale in the Cup....

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Bit of This and a Bit of That

A very good Saturday morning to all of you chaps out there in LOB land. I'm up early to enjoy the cornucopia of English footie on hand today. We start with the Cup. Chelsea and Leicester have already been guaranteed spots in the quarter-finals. Who will join them? First up are Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea. That's followed by a full schedule of Cup and Football League action at 10am EST. Finally, we've got the big one - Huddersfield v. United. Join me for all of the fun, won't you?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Night FA Cup Fifth Round Doubleheader

It's a Friday Night doubleheader as Chelsea hosts the Tigers and the Foxes host the Evil Blades. The match from SB is on FS2 at 3 PM. Join me if you can for the action and banter,

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Champions League Valentine's Day Special!

What's more romantic than an afternoon of top-notch football, eh lads? Well, I'll be hoping to skip home quickly after a tedious faculty meeting in order to enjoy the Champions League action with the missus. Today's Round of 16 action includes the marquee match up - Real Madrid and PSG. It's Ronaldo v. Neymar. Can it get any bigger? Let's hope that it's a thrill fest. See you later this afternoon!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 27 Update

Hiya, lads - it's Tuesday, so it's PPP time. With Chelsea's cracking 3-0 win over hapless WBA yesterday, Week 27 of the domestic season came to an end. Not a lot to report this week, though. The only two changes were with Huddersfield rising out of the bottom three, replaced by Southampton. That robbed a lot of us of three points, so you'll notice a sagging in the scores. The other change is in the Championship, where Villa are now in the second automatic promotion spot alongside city rivals Wolves. That added a point to those who chose Villa for promotion (they were already getting 3 points).

While most of us fell in our scores, our league leader MOT the Hoople actually picked up 2 points and now has extended his lead to an impressive 9 points over Swansong. So, here are the current standings:

1. MOT the Hoople - 46 points
2. Swansong - 37 pts
3. Gooner71 - 32 pts
-  What's Up Wheaton Simon - 32 pts
5. Man Utd Rules - 28 pts
6. The Saint - 26 pts
-  Someone Said - 26 pts
8. Red Devil 1FCK - 21 pts
-  Red Dragon - 21 pts
10. United We Stand - 18 pts
-  Yellows - 18 pts
12. West Ham Rising - 17 pts
13. Blue Devil - 14 pts

Monday, February 12, 2018

The World Cup Planning Thread

Hiya, chaps - it's that time again. If it's an even-numbered year, we've got a summer of top-notch footie to enjoy. Of course, this is a special one as it's a World Cup summer. We may be arsed off that World Cup 2018 will be hosted by Russia, but we're still determined to enjoy the tournament.

This is an effort to start a conversation about ideas for an LOB reunion this summer. I'm open to traveling or hosting and am looking forward to seeing you lot and enjoying the footer together. So, let's be hearing you. Where and when would you like to get together?

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Sunday Triple Header

I slept in and missed most of the Terriers surprise thrashing of the Cherries as they won 4-1 to get out of the relegation zone. The Toon , who host United next , are now in the drop zone . The final match is a reunion for several Liverpool players, who return to St. Mary's