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, January 26, 2008

Not Exactly The Kop


This is what the Hawks are used to playing in front of!!!!
The FA Cup is back!! Villa and Rovers also have a Premiership match up and the Mighty Leeds need to get their fingers out at Luton!!
I won't be around for the morning because I have three boys that never stop playing sports!! I will read the blog when I am around.

Dave

72 Comments:

Blogger gatorbob said...

Morning, Dave! Thanks for the posting. I'm looking forward to the pleasure of your company during the breaks in your boys' sporting day.

I'm getting settled in to watch Mansfield vs. Boro.

10:02 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Plymouth have taken a shock early lead at Portsmouth.

10:07 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Oh my! Havant and Waterlooville have taken the lead at Anfield. What romance!

10:11 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Richard Pacquette got his head to a Havant corner and sent the ball past Charles Itandje at his right-hanhd post. What a start for the side from the Blue Square South!

10:12 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Andy Keogh runs onto a long ball behind the Watford defence and fires home to give Wolves a 1-0 lead.

10:13 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Oldham and Huddersfield both beat Premier League sides to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup, however Huddersfield will now be the happier of the two sides as Luke Beckett has put them ahead in the match between the sides.

10:14 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Mansfield appear to be trying to kick there way into the 5th round; some quite agricultural challenges so far.

10:17 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Chris Brown cuts the ball back to Karl Hawley inside the Derby box. The Preston striker takes control before slotting the ball home to give the Championship side a 1-0 advantage.

10:18 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Liverpool still 0-1 down; why aren't we watching that match?

10:20 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

West Brom are 0-2 up against Peterborough. Interestingly, all of the goals in the Cup so far have gone to the away team.

10:21 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

It has been a quiet start to the game in this afternoon's only Premier League match between Aston Villa and Blackburn.

10:23 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Lee Dong Gook has swept in a corner for Boro to take the lead at Mansfield. A sloppy goal there.

10:23 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Finally a home side has scored. It's Coventry 1 Millwall 0.

10:24 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Havant come close to a second goal at Anfield! Charles Itandje flaps at a long ball into the box and it falls for Neil Sharp who blasts his shot just over the bar.

10:28 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Scotty Carson has saved a Matt Derbyshire penalty in the one Premier League fixture on today. Still 0-0.

10:29 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Liverpool are finally level much to Rafa Benitez's relief after Leiva Lucas' stunning curling shot from outside of the box finds the top corner of the Havant net. 1-1.

10:30 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

The mighty Leeds have taken the lead at Kenilworth Road through Paul Huntington, who I have to admit I've never heard of. Still, we've vaulted into second place again on the strength of that goal.

10:32 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

What on earth are Liverpool playing at? Havant and Waterlooville have taken the lead again! 1-2!

10:34 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Robert Huth picks up a yellow for what I can only describe as a balletic version of the patented Eric Cantona kung fu kick.

10:35 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Could their be a shock brewing at Pride Park! Preston, who are struggling in the Championship, are now 2-0 up against Derby thanks to Simon Whaley's strike.

10:37 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Lassana Diarra strike a dipping effort towards the Portsmouth goal, which takes a wicked deflection, and finds the back of the net to draw Plymouth level against their Championship opponents.

10:37 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Eight Premier League sides are already out of Cup this season. Will we have more knocked out today. Liverpool and Derby are in trouble and Wigan take on Chelsea later in the day. Newcastle and Arsenal still at 0-0.

10:40 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Mansfield rifle one against the bar - their closest effort yet.

10:42 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Liverpool work a neat passing move to give Benayoun a shooting opportunity in the Havant box. The Israeli midfielder slots the ball past Scriven to pull Liverpool level.

10:48 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

A bit of comic relief here at Mansfield. The ball goes out and some wag behind the stand starts peppering the pitch with a hefty supply of fake match balls. Nice one!

10:49 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Portsmouth break into the Plymouth half to allow Niko Kranjcar to shoot into the back of the net to give Harry Redknapp's side a 2-1 lead.

10:50 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Preston are 3-0 ahead against Derby at Pride Park! Karl Hawley fires home his second goal of the afternoon to give Alan Irvine's side a commanding advantage.

10:51 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Can Havant and Waterlooville take the lead a third time at Anfield. I would luv it!

10:51 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Half time whistles going around the grounds. Arsenal still 0-0 with Newcastle. The last thing they need is to add another match to their busy schedule.

10:54 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Second halfs starting and Richard Lambert's powerful header puts Bristol Rovers ahead against Barnet in the FA Cup.

11:09 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Boro fans are amusing themselves with a couple of rounds of "Daydream Believer" with the lyric "Cheer up Kevin Keegan." Meanwhile King Kev's side are drawing Arsenal at the Emirates.

11:13 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Scratch that. Emanuel Adebayor has just struck a sweet volley to give the Gunners a lead. 1-0 to the Arsenal.

11:14 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Some handbags breaking out here in Mansfield. The referee will have to get control of this one in a hurry.

11:16 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Elliott Ward strikes the foot of the Millwall post, however, unlucky for the London side, the ball drops to Michael Mifsud who scores to give Coventry a 2-1 lead.

11:16 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Liverpool are finally in the lead! And it's Yossi Benayoun who's made the breakthrough. The Israeli is certainly saving Benitez's blushes today. 3-2 Liverpool.

11:19 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Derby have got one back against Preston but it'll take a lot of work for the Premier League side to salvage this one. 1-3.

11:20 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Kevin Phillips steps up and slams a powerful effort past Joe Lewis in the Peterborough goal from the penalty spot to give West Brom a 3-0 lead. Craig Morgan was sent-off for conceding that spot-kick.

11:22 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Thirty minutes left for Leeds to protect their slender lead at Luton. Come on you Whites!

11:24 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Ryan Babel's effort is parried into the path of Benayoun by Scriven. The Liverpool midfielder's rebound finds the back of his net to complete his hat-trick and give the Premier League side a 4-2 lead against Havant. The Reds are running riot now.

11:27 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

The Egyptian striker Mido is coming on for Boro looking as if he's been tucking into the baba ghanoush a little too heavily. They do like their hefty strikers in Boro, don't they?

11:29 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Roque Santa Cruz's clever finish gives Blackburn a surprising 1-0 lead against Aston Villa in the day's only Premier League game.

11:30 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Matt Jarvis lays the ball across the face of the Watford six yard-box to Jay Bothroyd, who strikes his effort into the back of the bet to give Wolves a 3-0 lead.

11:31 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Ashley Young's curling free-kick from 35 yards beats Brad Friedel and goes into the top right-hand corner of the Blackburn goal to draw Aston Villa level in the day's only Premier League match.

11:38 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Southampton have broken the deadlock against Bury thanks to Andrew Surman's deflected shot which gave goalkeeper Provett no chance.

11:38 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Fifteen minutes left - Leeds still one up at Luton. Come on!

11:39 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Southampton are home and dry now after Grzegorz Rasiak forced the ball home at the third attempt after Provett saved his penalty before also blocking his initial rebound attempt.

11:43 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

A hilarious own goal there from Mansfield skipper Paul Buxton finishes them off. Boro now 0-2 in the lead and home and dry certainly.

11:45 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Adebayor has added a second against Keegan's Newcastle and they're certainly through to the 5th round now.

The same two sides play again Tuesday night in the Premier League.

11:47 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Down to about five minutes left between Luton and Leeds. It would be nice to have the cushion of a 2-0 lead. Come on you Whites!

11:48 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Cesc Fabregas' free-kick is deflected into the back of the Newcastle goal by Nicky Butt. Arsenal now lead that match 3-0.

11:51 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Boro have completed their 0-2 win against a Mansfield side struggling to stay in the Football League. A professional performance.

11:52 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

The final whistle has gone at Pride Park and Preston have surprisingly beaten Derby 4-1. Remember Preston are struggling in the Championship this season. Derby then are the ninth EPL club to be knocked out of the Cup this season, with Newcastle looking very much like the tenth. With two more all Premiership clashes to come, we're assured to be down to eight EPL clubs left in the tournament in the 5th round. That may give some other lesser clubs a chance to shine.

11:57 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Bugger! We've thrown away two points at struggling Luton Town in the 92nd minute. With Wisey debating an assistant's position at Newcastle, things are not looking bright all of a sudden at Elland Road.

11:59 AM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Havant are being applauded by everyone in Anfield as they walk round the pitch after they lost 5-2 to Liverpool.

12:00 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Half time: Wigan 0 Chelski 0. Chelski under Avram Grant are better than Ambien - a reliable sleep inducer without the side effects of temptation to eat or gamble.

1:12 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

GOAL! Nicolas Anelka has struck for the first time in Chelski colors, a neat finish from a Belletti through ball. Wigan are claiming offside, but it looked like Titus Bramble was playing him onside.

1:33 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

GOAL: 2-0 Chelski. Anelka unselfishly squares it to SWP for Chelski's second.

2:00 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

GOAL: 2-1! Game on! Sibieski cracks a spectacular volley and finally Cech is beaten.

2:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am here.
Wigan are back in it.
Shame about Leeds and Havant.
Every tie has been won so far. Not one replay on the books yet. Just this one and three tomorrow.
I wonder if that has ever happened.

2:07 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Bent screams one off the bar in extra time - that was close!

2:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Was that saved or off the bar!!
It was the bar

2:10 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Nice to see you, Dave. To see you, nice.

2:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I love the Que Sera song!!

2:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Do you think it has ever happened with no replays?

2:12 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Final score: 1-2 Chelski.

It's clear that Chelski's success under Grant is all about nicking the odd goal or two through their quality strikers such as Drogs and Anelka and then relying on their superb backline to keep the goals out.

2:13 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

Dunno, Dave. I'll look into it. Well, by my count Wigan are the eleventh Premier League side to be knocked out of the Cup this season. Will it be ManYoo or Spurs tomorrow?

2:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Shut it!!

Spurs to drop for sure!!!



PS I am actually quite nervous. Spurs look good

2:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think 12 Prem teams have bitten the dust!!

2:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Still in it
1 Arse
2/3 ManU Spurs
4 Chelski
5 Liverpool
6 Portsmouth
7 Boro
8? Citeh Shef Utd

2:20 PM  
Blogger gatorbob said...

I'm only asking....

I'm off to get back to some proper work. I'll check in with you tomorrow. Cheers, mate.

2:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So, two more Premiership teams are out of the Cup.
Only six Prem teams left.

No Fourth Round game ended in a draw!! There are no replays!! Has that EVER happened before?

1:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

From the Beeb

For the first time since 1957, there are no fourth-round replays on the horizon after every match was decided at the first time of asking.

6:51 PM  

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