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, March 31, 2008

Pazz and Jop 2007

The Village Voice recently announced the results of its annual "Pazz and Jop" music poll. LCD Soundsystem took top honors for his album "The Sound of Silver" while the UK's favorite heroin maven Amy Winehouse grabbed the Best Single for "Rehab."

For the full results, cut and paste the link below:

Saturday, March 29, 2008

MLS 2008!

It's time. MLS 2008 starts tonight and FSC is serving up a sumptuous banquet tonight. First up - my mighty New England Revolution boys against the current MLS champs Houston. Later, we'll see the Galaxy with a revitalized David Beckham take on the Crapids. Join me for a natter, eh?

Another Important Day

Join me for another busy day of the beautiful game.
I will be here to watch the bottom of the table clash and then for the Red Devils taking on the Villans!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

MLS Fantasy League

MLS kicks off its 11th season tomorrow with a tasty double header on FSC. In an effort to take more an interest in the league this year, I've picked a fantasy side on the ESPN Soccernet site. Usual rules - pick fifteen plays for a limit of $100 million. You can get started here:

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Duck's a Bit Special - Volume 2

In case you missed it, here's the wonder boy Pato's wonder goal from yesterday's friendly vs. Sweden, along with some cool Brazilian commentary. If this kid stays fit, he's going to be something very special.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Day of Friendly Footie

Goldenballs is expected to earn his 100th cap for England today against France on a day chock full of international friendlies. FSC is favoring us with the U.S. vs. Poland at 3:30 and Brazil vs. Sweden at 5:30. Join me for the afternoon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Shattered Dreams

In honor of the reunion tour of our favorite 80s pop group, here's another peek at the fab UK video for "Shattered Dreams." For my money there's a bit too much of the poseur lead singer and not enough of the guitarist, but it's still a classic. Enjoy!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Paul Jewell Scores Away from Home...!

Derby County - not so much. Yes, in what must be the least appealing sex tape ever, feckless Derby manager Paul Jewell has been caught stepping out on the missus. Cut and paste the link below for the kind of coverage that only the News of the Screws can produce:

Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Pivotal Day!!!

Will these two matches fizzle out and become damp squids or will they be crackers!!
Please join me on this Easter Sunday treat.


Not so Super Saturday?

If tomorrow is Super Duper Sunday, with the big boys playing each other, then what does that make today? Perhaps a day of some fascinating relegation battles - Newcastle vs. Fulham is the one to watch, surely - and more promotion drama from the lower divisions. Join me for all the action.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dave's Idol Twin Butchers the Beatles!

This week, Dave's American Idol doppelganger took on Macca's immortal "Michelle." Is nothing sacred? Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I Would Luv it if we get Three Points, LUV IT!!!

Let's hope that Mr. Ronaldo has a blinder this afternoon.
I am looking for United to get revenge for the Reebok defeat.
I am also looking forward to Spurs knocking off Chelski again.
Join me for Man Utd vs Bolton and Spurs vs Chelsea.
FSC have the game at Old Trafford, COME ON YOU REDS!!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Special One on WSD Tomorrow!

The boys on the Fox Football Fone-in have been hinting rather broadly that Jose Mourinho will be interviewed in the second hour of tomorrow's World Soccer Daily. If you have access to Sirius, you can tune in live from 2 p.m. EST. If not, you download the podcast from 3 p.m. onward. Should be a corker of an interview!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Champions League Draw

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Friday's Champions League draw on the LOB. Here it is:

Arsenal vs Liverpool
Fenerbahce vs Chelsea
Schalke vs Barcelona
Roma vs Manchester United


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Premiership Saturday

How many goals will ManYoo put by Derby? How many yellow cards will the Reading cloggers pick up trying to kick Torres and Gerrard? Can the Hammers avoid another four goal thumping? Can Leeds pick up some pace on their playoff rivals? All these and plenty other questions will answered next. I look forward to the pleasure of your company.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Mancini Out - Mourinho In?

In the aftermath of Inter's humiliating exit at the hands of Liverpool at the San Siro on Tuesday, the Internazionale board have voted, and Mancini cannot be made into the next American Idol, sorry, he's out of a job. At least, he will be at the end of season.

That's sorted then, but who will replace him? Jose Mourinho is tanned, rested and seemingly champing at the bit to slip into the front office in Milan. Your thoughts?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Our Dave's Dreadlocked Love Child?

Meet Jason Castro - one of this season's finalists on American Idol and...Nocito lookalike? You make the call.

(Kudos to Sir Trev for spotting the likeness!)

Fiorentina vs. Everton Live!

The English sides have it all to do today in the UEFA Cup, as Spurs travel to Holland to overturn a 0-1 deficit to PSV. FSC is favoring us with Everton vs. Fiorentina. David Moyes's side are 2-0 down from the first leg and will need some early goals to settle the nerves.

Can they get the Italian Job done? Join me to find out.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Will It Be Four For Four

Will Liverpool join United, Chelsea and Arsenal in the final 8.
Will Leeds get in to playoff positions.
Join me

Footie Trivia Question of the Week

It's been far too long since we had one of these tasty trivia morsels on the LOB, but I think I've got a cracking one for this week:

When was the last time that the FA Cup final did not feature a team from London, Liverpool or Manchester? Who were the sides involved? What was the score?

Good luck, lads?

Monday, March 10, 2008

FA Cup Semi Final Draw

Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be. They're going to Wem-beley, que sera, sera.

Barnsley vs. Cardiff
Portsmouth vs. WBA

Your thoughts?

Saturday, March 08, 2008


In an ordinary election year, the three Democrats who happen to be unlucky enough to be living in Wyoming - presumably they're the Comparative Literature department at UW - don't get much of a look-in when it comes to the nomination. But this ain't your ordinary election year, so all eyes will be on Casper tonight in what the hacks at MSNBC will no doubt dub the "Brokeback Primary." (sigh)

FA Cup and Such

With all of the other crucial matches in the various leagues, it's tempting to forget that there are two FA Cup quarter finals. As I write, United are 0-0 with Pompey at half time, while Chelski take on Barnsley on FSC at 12:30. Meanwhile, I'll have my eyes on the Leeds as we try to win another for Macca against lowly Bournemouth. Should be a good day of footer. Join me?

Friday, March 07, 2008

Kaka Has a Conversion

Thursday, March 06, 2008

UEFA Cup 5th Round Live!

I missed out on the Champions League action this week so I'm thoroughly looking forward to tucking into a bit of UEFA Cup stuff this afternoon. Our friends at FSC have favored us with Spurs vs. PSV live from Shite Fart Lane, so join me if you're around this afternoon.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Soccer Flow

As if you didn't already have enough to do in your lives, there is a new social networking site that is devoted to the beautiful game. It's called Soccer Flow and it looks to be good fun. I've signed up as "Tony Currie." Join me by going to:

Sunday, March 02, 2008

The Best Own Goal Ever

There were some cracking own goals this weekend - Jaskalainen bobbling one into his own net, Senderos tucking in neatly at the near post - but for my money, none beats this classic Chris Brass strike. You will piss yourself laughing...guaranteed.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Soccer Saturday

I am here to follow the footer as usual. I wonder if Canada Boy will be able to join us.
Hope for some company!!