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!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 23 Update

Hiya, chaps - I'm chipping in during a busy week of footer to update you all on the latest in our PPP game. A couple of slight changes to the league have meant the loss of a few points here or there. With Leeds dropping out of the Championship playoff spots, for example, several of us hopeless dreamers lost three or four points. Yet, we're just about in the same place we've been for several weeks, with those who plumped for Man City to win the title up at the top.

Here are the current standings:

1. MOT the Hoople - 40 points
2. Swansong - 36 pts
3. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 35 pts
4. Gooner71 - 34 pts
5. The Saint - 28 pts
-  Someone Said - 28 pts
7. Man Utd Rules - 25 pts
8. Red Devil 1FCK - 24 pts
9. Red Dragon - 23 pts
10. West Ham Rising - 17 pts
-  Yellows - 17 pts
12. United We Stand - 16 pts
13. Blue Devil - 14 pts

Monday, January 15, 2018

A Day Off From Work... Monday Night Football

So, can United close the gap to JUST twelve points when they host Sparky-less Stoke City at Old Trafford on this MLK Day afternoon. I really hope United can attack like the two teams did at Anfield yesterday. That is how fast and attacking I want my beloved United to be. United need to start fast and quick. Show everyone that you could be on that Anfield pitch yesterday. Will Stoke get a bump up in form after naming their new manager Paul Lambert this morning. I bloody well hope not.
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RIP Cyrille Regis

Another of our childhood idols has left us. Cyrille Regis, a pioneering figure in British football, playing for West Bromwich Albion and England, has died of a heart attack at the tragically young age of 59. Regis came along when monkey chants were still common on English terraces and he, alongside other Black players such as Viv Anderson and John Barnes paved the way for the current crop of Black British players in the Premiership. He'll be missed.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Morning Coming Down

A very good Sunday morning to all of you. We've got two very interesting Premiership matches on tap this morning. All of the pundits are chattering about the late one between the two most exciting sides in the league - Liverpool and City at Anfield - however, before that is the Arsenal road trip to the South Coast to meet Bournemouth. Join me for all of the fun this morning, eh lads?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Late Weekend Start

Morning, chaps - I took advantage of the lack of early morning games to have a lie in this morning. So, I'm just rousing myself ahead of the 10am EST matches. Those include Chelski v. Leicester on NBC Sports and my beloved Leeds United away to Ipswich at our old stomping grounds at Portman Road. Later on, we've got Spurs v. Everton. Join me here on the LOB for all the action.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Happy Birthday to our Commish!!!

Will you still need me, will you still feed me... when I'm FIFTY-FOUR!! Not exactly the same words as John and Paul wrote for us but it still works. Happy Birthday Bob... have a great day and hope to get together soon.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

League Cup Semi Final Action!

The League Cup semi finals started yesterday with the first leg of the Citeh v. Bristol City tie. Citeh eked out a slim 2-1 win thanks to a late winner by Sergio Aguero, after a valiant effort by the Championship promotion contenders. Tonight, we've got another London Derby with Chelsea and Arsenal taking on each other in the first leg at the Bridge only a week after drawing 2-2 at the Emirates. It should be a tighter affair tonight, with two master technicians Conte and Wenger testing their mettle against each other.

I'll likely be in and out this afternoon, but join me for a cuppa and a chat if you have a chance.

Monday, January 08, 2018

FA Cup Fourth Round Draw

The draw for the Fourth Round was made earlier today with Dennis None Too Wise Picking the home teams and Rio picking the away teams. Here are the fixtures to be played the weekend of January 27th :

Liverpool vs the Baggies'
Posh vs Fleetwood Mac or the Foxes
Huddersfield vs Birmingham
Notts County vs Wolves or Swansea
Yeovil vs Manchester United
Carlisle or Not a Big Club vs Stevenage or the Reading Railroad
Cardiff or Mansfield vs Citeh
The Fake Dons vs Coventry
The Evil Lions vs Rochdale
Saints vs Watford
Middlesbrough vs Brighton
The Cherries or Wigan vs the Shrews or Hammers
Tigers vs Forest
Newport vs the Spuds
Canaries or Chelsea vs the Toon
Blades vs PNE

United travel to Yeovil , where the y played in the Third Round  three years ago. I'm not sure what the tie of the round is . Perhaps you can determine that.