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!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Congratulations, Blue Devil!

I'm taking a victory lap around the office this afternoon, as I've totted up the final points from our Russia 2018 Predictions Game and it appears that I've won this round by two points.

The final round of points was very simple. Only Gooner picked France to win it all, so he gets the eight point bump, leaping up to seventh on 54 points. No one picked Paul Pogba to score the winning goal in the final nor did any of us pick Luka Modric to pick up the Golden Ball trophy, even in defeat.

So here are the final standings:

1. Blue Devil - 65 points
2. The Bee's Knees - 63 pts
3. Red Dragon - 62 pts
4. Someone Said - 58 pts
5. Red Devil 1FCK - 57 pts
6. Man United Rules - 55 pts
7. Gooner71 - 54 pts
8. The Saint - 53 pts
-  Swansong - 53 pts
10. West Ham Rising - 49 pts
11. United We Stand - 46 pts

Only about a month before the Premiership gets going again - I'll be in touch soon to get started with the 2018/2019 PPP.

Sunday, July 15, 2018


Oh how it could have been!!! Oh how I could have been a bag of nerves at this moment!!! Alas, our beloved England couldn't manage to go that one extra step and make this tournament so so so special.
So the Final that we didn't want brings together France and Croatia... who will be World Champs?

Join me as  Russia 2018 comes to an end


Saturday, July 14, 2018

England's Russia 2018 World Cup Wraps Up!

England's magnificent Russia 2018 World Cup dream wraps up this afternoon with the 3rd/4th match-up. I know that we haven't blogged the England games up until this point, but maybe we might want to chip in on this one. I'm a complete numpty in that I thought this one started at 2pm!!!!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Russia 2018 Predictions Game - Semi-Final Update!

(Heavy sigh)....Hiya, chaps. Well, most of us were a lot happier earlier in the week than we are now. I came wheeling into work on my bike Wednesday morning with Baddiel and Skinner's anthem in my earbuds. Ah well...I'm here with a heavy heart to update our humble predictions game.

This time, it's six points for each of the winning sides who will appear in the Final on Sunday. Only three of us - Bee's Knees, Red Dragon and Gooner - chose France to appear in the final and none of us picked Croatia, so those three have taken a giant leap up the tables. So, going into the final round, the game has tightened up to two points between yours truly and Bee's Knees.

So what's left?

* 8 points for the Golden Boot
* 8 points for the MVP (Golden Ball)
* 2 points for scorer of the wining goal on Sunday
* 1 point for the first manager sacked in the pool

Here are the current standings:

1. Blue Devil - 65 points
2. The Bee's Knees - 63 pts
3. Red Dragon - 62 pts
4. Someone Said - 58 pts
5. Red Devil 1FCK - 57 pts
6. Man United Rules - 55 pts
7. The Saint - 53 pts
-   Swansong - 53 pts
9. West Ham Rising - 49 pts
10. Gooner71 - 46 pts
-   United We Stand - 46 pts

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Long Live the LOB!

Hi guys - As I was going through my phone today, I came across this image of all of us enjoying the England win over Colombia. While the England campaign ultimately came up short, this image will be the lasting memory of Russia 2018. Thanks for the magic week, gents; I can’t wait for the next one!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

World Cup Semi Final #2.....THE REAL SEMI!!

I can't believe I am typing this but our beloved England are playing in a World Cup Semi Final!! Can they go one step further than 1990..... I SAY YES!! COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!
Already I am very nervous but hopeful. As it says above.... IT'S COMING HOME!!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

World Cup Semi Final #1....the other semi!!

So, today starts the beginning of the end of our month long party.  The party only has four participants and all are from Europe. We are all looking forward to tomorrow's BIG one with our beloved England having surprised everyone and making it to the final four.... but that's for tomorrow!

Today, a barnburner of match up between two neighbors and rivals. France and Belgium are two powerhouses of today's football and the winner will be favorites for the Final but neither scare me!!
Many Premier League players will be on show today and will all be familiar.
Let's hope for a great match.... and may the best team win....then lose!!

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