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, September 24, 2016

Saturday's Alright for Subbing

A very good Saturday morning, lads! Welcome to what promises to be a fascinating day of top-level Premiership footer. We start with the tantalizing tie of Manchester United and Leicester at Old Trafford. That takes us up to the 10am EST kickoffs, including Liverpool v. Hull and Swansea v. Citeh. And we end with another biggie - Arsenal and Chelsea from the Emirates. Join me, won't you?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

League Cup 3rd Round Wrap-Up

I thought I'd take a moment this afternoon to wrap-up the 3rd Round of the League Cup (now known as the EFL Cup). Of course, I was thrilled to see Leeds scrape through a narrow win at Elland Road against Blackburn. It's the deepest we've gotten into this tournament in nearly a decade. The biggest story in terms of the PPP was Leicester crashing out at home to Chelsea in extra time on Tuesday evening. Several of us chose Leicester to be in the final, so we'll lose points there.

The 4th Round draw was made immediately following the matches last night. Here's the draw in full:

West Ham v Chelsea
Manchester United v Manchester City
Arsenal v Reading
Liverpool v Tottenham
Bristol City v Hull
Leeds v Norwich
Newcastle v Preston
Southampton v Sunderland

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

League Cup 3rd Round Tuesday!

Afternoon, fellas - it's 3rd Round League Cup time. Of course the big boys Leicester City and Chelsea are on the box this afternoon (when are Leeds are BEin televised?). But my eyes will be firmly on Elland Road, where my beloved will be taking on Blackburn. Fortunately, we're on a run of good form, which includes a win against lowly Blackburn just last week! Here's hoping we can do the business again. MOT!

Join me to follow along this afternoon.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 5 Update

Hiya, chaps - it's Monday evening, which means PPP update time. Another week has rolled around and Man Citeh have reinforced their lead at the top of the Premier League, after losses for Chelsea and United. They're now the sole team with a perfect record in the division. That's all good news for me, even though I've been suffering through Sergio Aguero's three-match ban. In his absence, Diego Costa has leapt to the top of the goalscorer's table with five goals from five. Elsewhere, West Ham - who wrecked a lot of or predictions last year by finishing in the top six, have now dropped into the bottom three, wrecking our relegation predictions. Come on, Hammers - buck yourselves up! In Italy, Napoli are back on top, which is no help to us either. So here are the deflated current standings:

1. Blue Devil - 14 points
2. United We Stand - 32 pts
3. The Red Dragon - 25 pts
4. Gooner71 - 20 pts
-  Man Utd Rules - 20 pts
-  Yellows - 20 pts
7. The Saint - 19 pts
8. Someone Said - 19 pts
9. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 16 pts
10. West Ham Rising - 15 pts
11. Swansong - 14 pts
12. Red Devil 1FCK - 13 pts

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Morning Coming Down

It'll be an extra early start to affairs tomorrow morning, so I'm setting this thread up early. I'll be looking for all you to join me for another packed day of Premiership footer. It all starts at the ungodly hour of 7am with United's trip to plucky Watford. There are a couple of fixtures then at the 9am hour and finally Spurs v. Sunderland at 11:30. Hope to see you in the a.m.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

An Odd Saturday Schedule

Morning, lads - I'm up early to follow Leeds' visit to Cardiff on a very odd Saturday morning. First off, the match is not BEin televised for some reason. What gives? That's followed at 10am with a number of matches that are on the box, including Hull v. Arsenal and Citeh v. Bournemouth. We end the day then with Everton v. Boro. Join me during a very odd Saturday, won't you?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Chelsea vs Liverpool in a Dreaded Friday Night Match

The Premier League in their infinite wisdom or lack thereof decided to schedule a Friday night Football match, presumable due to a deal with an evil television company. However, it is a blockbuster match between two possible title challengers due to the fact that they do not have the distraction of European Football. It is the first true test for Chelsea since Conte took over. Join me if you can