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, October 22, 2017

Sunday Morning Premiership Footer

Morning, chaps! I'm settling in to enjoy what promises to be a fascinating morning in the Premiership. We get started momentarily with a stuttering Arsenal visiting an Everton in crisis. Then at 11am there is another big one - Spurs v. Liverpool at Wembley. Join me for all the action today.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

It's Saturday Again!

A very good Saturday morning, chaps! I hope that you've had a good week and are settling in for some Premier League footer. We start early doors with champions Chelsea v. upstarts Watford. Then it's the usual 10 am EST kickoffs, including our two beloved Uniteds. ManYoo play Huddersfield while Leeds travel to Bristol City for a key playoff spot fixture. I'll take two wins for the Uniteds in that one, how about you? Brew yourself a strong cuppa and join me, won't you?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Champions League Wednesday!

A very good Hump Day afternoon to you all. I hope that you're cruising through the week unscathed. We've got another big, big night in the Champions League tonight, with several English teams involved. Chelsea host Roma in perhaps the biggest fixture of the night; however, I'll probably try to dial up a link to United's tie in Lisbon against Benfica. Join me if you've got a moment to drop in for a cuppa this afternoon.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Russia 2018 - European Playoffs Draw

The playoffs for the last four European slots for Russia 2018 was drawn this morning in the usual secretive FIFA backroom, and they produced some fascinating match-ups. Here's the draw in full:

Northern Ireland v. Switzerland
Croatia v. Greece
Denmark v. Republic of Ireland
Sweden v. Italy

Your thoughts, gentlemen?

Monday, October 16, 2017

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 8 Update

I hope that all of you are having a smooth start to the workweek. I'm here as usual with the weekly update on our PPP standings. We were back into the hurly-burly of the domestic game this weekend after the second interminable international break of the season. The effect of all of that was a number of points deducted from all of our accounts, as Arsenal tumbled out of the top five, replaced by Watford, Leicester dropped into the relegation zone and Leeds lost again in the Championship. Despite that, Gooner continues to top our league, having predicted a Man Citeh title run this season. They're absolutely flying right now - and so is Gooner.

Here are the current standings:

1. Gooner71 - 28 points
2. Swansong - 25 pts
3. MOT the Hoople - 24 pts
4. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 22 pts
5. Yellows - 19 pts
6. United We Stand - 18 pts
7. Red Dragon - 16 pts
8. The Saint - 15 pts
9. Red Devil 1FCK - 13 pts
10. Blue Devil - 12 pts
-  Someone Said - 12 pts
-  West Ham Rising - 12 pts
13. Man Utd Rules - 8 pts

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Still the Biggest Match of the Season

Liverpool vs Manchester United will always be the biggest match of the season in my book! Thirty-eight championship between them! Not a bad haul!
This will be United's first big match of the season. Can they continue their run? I hope so!
Palace are on NBC for a third match in a row for the visit of Chelsea. Arsenal visit Watford in the late one.
Of course, Mighty Leeds take on Jap's Chaps on ESPN3!

Join me for all the festivities!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017


So here we go!!! The last of the long and winding road to Russia is upon us. Can the USA end a very spotty qualification with success. A draw would probably be enough. A loss might even be okay but just do what you're supposed to do and beat the bottom of the table T&T.
We also have HUGE games in the other American continent. Brazil are there, Uruguay are pretty much there because of GD. So, two automatic spots and one play off spot to win tonight. Chile are 3rd but visit Brazil, Colombia and Peru are 4th and 5th play each other and finally Argentina are outside looking in! If they win, they are in. Draw and loss all hell could break lose
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