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, June 24, 2017

Group A Comes to its End

The Confederations Cup has reached the culmination of the group stages this weekend. We start with Group A today. As with the World Cup, both matches are played at the same time. So we've got Mexico facing hosts Mexico on the regular Fox network and Portugal v. New Zealand on FS1. I'll be watching the latter, partly to check out the form of Leeds striker Chris Wood, but mainly to avoid the inane commentary stylings of El Presidente. Join me if you're watching this morning.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Germany v. Chile

After a couple of fairly dull encounters featuring minnows (e.g., New Zealand), we're got a real cracker between two of the big players in international football in store this afternoon. It's Europe v. South America. Germany, the current World Champions v. Chile, the current Copa America holders. Join me from around 2pm onward for all of the fireworks here on the LOB!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Germany v. Australia Live!

A very good Monday morning to all of you in LOB land. I'll be around watching the marquee match on Day 3 of the Confederations Cup this morning, which sees the current World Champions Germany taking on Australia who are here because they've the current winners of the Asia Cup. Join me from 11 am EST onward for all the live action!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Portugal v. Mexico Live!

I'm jumping on board the Confederations Cup train this morning. It's European champions Portugal against (ahem) CONCACAF champions Mexico up first. Both sides like to play a quick marauding style, so it should be entertaining. Join me for all the fun here on the LOB!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

2017 Confederations Cup!

In the dog days of odd-numbered summers, we hang on to what signs of life that we can find in the football world. So, along comes the Confederations Cup, FIFA's grand showcase for next year's World Cup celebration in, um...Russia. Vladimir Putin will no doubt be on hand - will you?

This year's iteration features two groups of four teams each:

Group A: 
1. Russia - 2018 World Cup hosts
2. New Zealand - 2016 OFC Nations Cup winners
3. Portugal - Euro 2016 winners
4. Mexico - 2015 Confederations Cup winners

Group B:
1. Germany - 2014 World Cup winners
2. Cameroon - 2017 African Nations Cup winners
3. Chile - 2015 Copa America winners
4. Australia - 2015 Asian Cup winners

It all starts at noon on Saturday with Russia v. New Zealand. Bring it on!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Battle of the Auld Enemies This Side of the Pond at the Azteca Stadium

It was quite a dramatic finale between the Auld enemies yesterday.. Amidst a fanatical atmosphere at the Azteca Stadium, expect tackles to fly in quick and fast. Mexico is running away with the hex and have all but qualified for Russia 2018. The U.S. could use at least a draw to enhance there chances of qualifying. It will be a tough ask as they only twice gained a point at the Azteca in all World Cup qualifiers played by the U.S. in Mexico. It's a must see.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Auld Enemies in a World Cup Qualifier from Hampden Park

  I used to look forward to this fixture during my childhood, but it's been a rare contest in recent years. It's Scotland vs England from Hampden , where you can guarantee that it will be a passionate atmosphere.