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!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 6 Update

Hiya, chaps - with Arsenal's great win over West Brom this afternoon, Week 6 came to a close. It's still tight as a tick between Citeh and United at the top of the Premiership, but I'm still awarding the 10 points to the Citeh supporters among our cohort. West Ham are back in the bottom three, but no one chose them for relegation. And Boro are back in the playoff fold - that benefited a few people. I picked up points for Alvaro Morata's goal spray on the week - he, Aguero and Lukaku are all on 6 goals now. All of that means that we have a new leaders at the top - Swansong, take a bow!

So here are the current standings:

1. Swansong - 29 points
2. The Saint - 26
3. MOT the Hoople - 27
4. Gooner71 - 26
5. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 25
6. Yellows - 24
7. Blue Devil - 22
-  Red Devil 1FCK - 22
9. Red Dragon - 20
10. United We Stand - 17
11. Someone Said - 16
12. West Ham Rising - 15
13. Man Utd Rules - 14

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Another Saturday of Premier League Action!

Another work week has spun by and ahead of us is a big weekend in English footer. We start early doors as usual with a London Derby at the City of London Stadium between West Ham and Spurs. If that's enough, then we have several tasty 10 am fixtures including the top v. bottom clash between Citeh and Palace and United on the road at Soton. I'll have an eye on the goings-on at Elland Road between my beloved Leeds and our East Anglia favorites Ipswich Town. Then we end up with Leicester v. Liverpool at 12:30. Is that enough for you? I thought it would be. Join me for all the action here on the LOB!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

League Cup 4th Round Draw!

The League Cup 3rd Round wrapped up yesterday and I'm delighted to say that my beloved Leeds United have progressed to the next round. At the end of proceedings, the draw for the 4th Round was made and produced some fascinating fixtures. Here's the draw in full:

Arsenal v. Norwich City
Bournemouth v. Middlesboro
Bristol City v. Crystal Palace
Chelsea v. Everton
Leicester City v. Leeds United
Manchester City v. Wolves
Swansea v. Manchester United
Spurs v. West Ham

Bring on the 4th Round!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

League Cup Third Round Time!

It's League Cup 3rd Round time, chaps, and I'm settling in to enjoy as much of the action as I can. My beloved Leeds United are in action at Turf Moor taking on Burnley. Can we take a Premier League scalp tonight? Let's hope so. Come on, you Whites! MOT!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 5 Update

A very happy Monday afternoon to all of you PPPers. I'm here with the weekly update before we get into the mid-week League Cup hurly burly. It's all change this week, as Man City have just pipped their cross-town rivals, by alpha order, to sit atop the Premiership. I've thus assigned the ten points this week to those City predictors Gooner, MOT and Swansong. That means that our new leader is Gooner who has jumped seven places into top spot.

Here are the current standings:

1. Gooner71 - 29 points
2. Swansong - 25 pts
3. MOT the Hoople - 22 pts
-  What's Up Wheaton Simon - 22 pts
5. Yellows - 21 pts
6. Red Dragon - 20 pts
7. Red Devil 1FCK - 18 pts
8. United We Stand - 17 pts
9. The Saint - 13 pts
10. Blue Devil - 11 pts
-  Someone Said - 11 pts
12. Man Utd Rules - 10 pts
13. West Ham Rising - 7 pts

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Quite a Big Sunday Morning

A very good Sunday to all of you in LOB land. We've got a fascinating day of Premier League footie in store today. We start at Stamford Bridge where Chelski host the Arse in what could be an explosive tie. Then we end the day with league leaders United taking on Everton at Old Trafford. How could it get any better? Join me here on the LOB!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Premier League Weekend Starts Here!

Morning, chaps. A number of us elected to skip the early one - Palace v. Soton - in favor of catching up on our sleep. So, I'm just waking up to the tail end of that one, with Soton leading 0-1. More importantly, we've got a full slate of better fixtures coming, including Liverpool hosting Burnley and Citeh away to Watford. I'll also have my eye on my beloved Leeds away at the Evil Den. And then we end up with Spurs at Swansea. So, pour yourself a strong cuppa and join me.