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, August 25, 2007

Sack The FA

It feels less and less like England will qualify for the European Championships. England under McLaren are just not good enough and there's a good chance that once we lose the next qualifying match, the pressure will be too great for Steve to stay. But should he be the only one to pack his bag? I say no. It's time that the FA was put to the sword and a top to bottom clear-out was made.

Case for the Prosecution:

1. Steve McLaren was a mistake that's put us back years.
2. The gift of a really soft qualifying group for the European Championships has been spurned.
3. English Referees are now considered some of the world's worst.
4. Complete poverty of choice in strikers and goal keepers.


Premiership Live!

Saturday is back and we've got some tasty morsels on offer. Liverpool is currently besting Sunderland 0-1 away while my Leeds boy are holding league favorites Forest 1-1 at the City Ground.

And we've got Citeh vs. Arsenal coming up on FSC at 10 a.m.

Join me for a chat on the games, lads.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

England vs. Germany Live!

Yes indeed! FSC are treating us all to a quite special "triple header" of international friendlies this afternoon. And as the gods would have it, my teaching semester doesn't start until tomorrow. Hurrah!

It all starts at 12:30 with Brazil vs. Algeria and continues at 2:30 with the U.S. vs. Sweden. But the key match of the day is England vs. the old enemy - Germany - which will be shown on taped delay at 5 p.m. Lovely.

If you're around today, drop in for a chat, eh?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Gator on the WSD

I made another call-in appearance on the World Soccer Daily show yesterday. After Leeds's opening three wins, I wanted to see if Steven and Howard wanted to take back some of their comments from earlier in the summer. You can hear the results at just past the hour mark on the broadcast.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Footie Trivia of the Week

With the Premiership well under way, here's a trivia question about the big money clubs:

"Name the longest serving current player for each of these sides - Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs."

Good luck, lads.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Liverpool vs. Chelski Live!

It's only two weeks into the season and the big boys are already taking each other on. Join me for all the action on FSC this morning.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Premiership Saturday

Another Saturday, another intriguing day of footie. The big boys may all be playing tomorrow but there's plenty of interest in these fixtures:

Birmingham vs. West Ham
Fulham vs. Boro
Newcastle vs. Villa
Portsmouth vs. Bolton
Reading vs. Everton
Spurs vs. Derby
Wigan vs. Sunderland

And of course I'll be following Leeds at home to the dreaded Shrimpers - Southend.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Becks Scores First Goal in U.S.

Yes, Goldenballs scored a trademark free kick in Wednesday night's Superliga semi-final with D.C. United. He also set up the Galaxy's second goal. Enjoy it. (Apologies to Gooner for this post, but I'll argue that Becks starting and scoring is more important for US footie right now than a Superliga game).

Thursday, August 16, 2007


One of the highlights of my recent London visit was catching Spamalot in the West End. For those of you who haven't had the chance, it's well worth it. Eric Idle has "loving ripped off" the Python vaults of lots of bits and pieces - the show opens with the Idle tune "Finland" from the Contractual Obligation album, for example. It basically follows the "Holy Grail" script, but there are some great new tunes ("The Song that Goes Like This" is a nice piss-take on Andrew Lloyd Webber) and it all ends up with a bit of an audience sing-along with "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Carling Cup First Round!

Forget the Premiership - the Carling Cup is back to offer fresh hope to fallen giants and minnows of the Football League alike. It's not a fashionable tournament but I would luv it - as King Kev would say - if Leeds were able to overcome League 2 dwellers Macclesfield tonight and continue the Renaissance that started on Saturday. If you're around this afternoon, do drop in for a cuppa and a chat.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Footie is Back!

Yes, it's time to lock up the wife and kids again because the Beautiful game is back. Here are my predictions for the new season:

Premiership champions - ManYoo
Runners-Up - Liverpool
Champions League qualifiers:
Arsenal and Spurs

Uefa qualifiers:
Chelsea and Blackburn

Wigan, Birmingham, Derby

How about the rest of you?

Friday, August 10, 2007

No One Likes Us - We Don't Care!

The mighty LUFC will start the new season in League Division One with a 15 point deduction tomorrow as we travel to Tranmere Rovers after the FA upheld its earlier decision. Interestingly, not a single club came to our defense - thanks for nothing!

Friday, August 03, 2007


Interested in joining a Fantasy Premier League? I did this last year -- it is fun, free, and simple. Each player gets £100M to select 15 players from the Premier League. Each week scores are tallied based on the individual player's performance. If you're interested, simply register your team at Once you have logged in and entered your team, click on the 'Leagues' link you can find on the the right of the page. I've set-up a league under "Lakenheath Old Boys", now enter the code 499955-92565 to join this private league. The more the merrier so feel free to send the registration info to your friends and family.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Funny Anti-Bates Protest at the Elland

Got to love that Leeds supporters still can summon up a sense of humor. This is a scene from the "shoes off, if you hate Ken Bates" chant in the recent friendly against Burnley.