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!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chelsea vs. Liverpool Live!

The perennial rivals Chelski and Costa Del Pool return to Stamford Bridge for what seems like the umpteenth time they've played this season. Chelski certainly have the upper-hand after that spectacular John Arne Riise that ended last week's first leg. Who will advance to the first ever all-English Champion's League final? Join me to find out!

Happy Birthday LOB!

It's the second anniversary of Lakenheath Old Boys today. The idea for a blog first came to me as a whim as I was recovering from surgery and looking forward to the World Cup in Germany that summer.

Two years on, I'm looking back on a lot of fun banter with you lads and looking forward to more of the same in the future, including this summer's Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria.

Thanks to all who've participated - and spread the word!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Manchester United vs. Barcelona Live!

I'm stuck in the office this afternoon, but that doesn't mean I won't be glued to the proceedings at Old Trafford. It's the second leg of the Champions League semi final, it's delicately poised at 0-0, so join me if you're watching.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Why I Can't Vote for Obama

I know it will raise the hackles of the Obamamaniacs on this blog but I just can't stomach voting for Obama in the fall. And it's not because of some ridiculous distraction such as whether or not he wears a flag lapel pin or his choice of church. No, it's always been his position on the issues. Take a look at this clip from his appearance on Fox News Sunday today. If the Dems showed us the respect of nominating even a mainstream FDR Democrat, I might consider voting for them. But a neo-liberal who attacks "the teachers' union" (there are actually two), wants to "experiment with charter schools" despite the research showing the poor results of charters and wants to ram merit pay down our throats? No thanks! I'll be voting to the left this fall.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Closer Than Ever

The Big Match is over and it is all tied at the top of the league.
Join me for the rest of the matches.


Friday, April 25, 2008

Bjork's Wanderlust

You owe it to yourself to submit to the most surreal 5-6 minutes of film for quite a long time. Even with the sound off, it's weird.

Go on, you know you want to CLICK!

Footie Trivia Question of the Week

David Beckham recently earned his 100th cap for England, so I thought it was high time for this question:

"David Beckham made his debut for England in a fall 1996 3-0 win over Moldova in 1998 WC qualifying. How many of his ten teammates that day can you name? Who was the skipper? And who was the manager that day?

Good luck, lads!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dave's Younger Brother Does Broadway

Our favorite American Idol, Jason Castro, took on the immortal Andrew Lloyd Webber tune "Memories" from the musical "Cats" this week.

Oh, the humanity!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Barcelona vs. Manchester United Live!

It's Barca vs. United live from the Camp Nou on ESPN2. What - do you need a gilt-edged invitation?

Join me for all the action this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


After a grueling six-week campaign in the Keystone State, it's all finally coming to an end tonight. Or is it? All the pundits are suggesting that an Obama win tonight would be Hillary's Waterloo. But I'm predicting a single-digit win for Clinton (5-10% probably), which means they go on to North Carolina and Indiana and....

Please make it go away!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Does Roon Have a Charmed Life?

The main question that came out of the weekend was not whether ManYoo or Chelski will win the the Championship, but how on earth Wayne Rooney stayed on the pitch. Lunging tackles, screaming at Rob Styles, kicking the ball away - all that was missing was a kung fu kick.

Sky pundit Robbie Earle was on WSD today admitting that any other player in England would have got his marching orders.

Your thoughts, gents?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Soccer Saturday

Another Saturday, another footie day. It may seem as if the season is already sorted but there is plenty of interest left in several leagues. Are ManYoo home and dry? Is Fulham sunk? Will Leeds improve their case for the tribunal?

Join me to find the answers.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Footie Trivia of the Week

This one's relevant and dead easy.

"Which is the only club to have been relegated from the Premiership four times?"

Good luck, lads!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Will Justice Be Served?

It's a crucial day for all Leeds fans as the club goes before an independent tribunal in its efforts to get the fifteen point deduction levied against the club at the beginning of the season overturned. Millwall have called for a delay in the tribunal, all the other clubs are against, everyone hates us but we don't care.

If we were to get a favorable result today, we'd immediately jump from 67 to 82 points and Swansea's celebrations over the weekend will seem premature.

Will justice be served? We'll see.

Monday, April 14, 2008


I recently came across a cool new website called "Muxtape" that allows you to upload and create a mixtape of mp3s for your mates. I'll be expecting those killer mixes to be winging my way soon. Check it at:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Another Big Day

I am very nervous for today's game. United need to keep in front of Chelsea and Arsenal.
I think it is a must win for United.

Join me

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Forget the Two Top Leagues!!

A lot could be decided at the bottom of the Premier League today,a lot could be decided at the top of the Championship but we are going to concentrate on the top of League 1.
The big match is Leeds vs Carlisle starting at 12:15. April 16th is the date that Leeds will find out if they will get any points back. Come on Whites!!
Join me.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

How Many of These Have You Read?

Dave found this nifty list of 110 must read books compiled by the good folks at the Telegraph. As canonical projects go, it's not half bad. Have a look and get your summer reading list started.

Cut and paste the following link into your browser:

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

United vs. Roma - Second Leg!

Manchester United did so much damage in the Olympic Stadium last week, that Sir Alex Ferguson has decided to rest Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo for tonight's second leg clash at Old Trafford. On paper it sounds like a stroll in the park for the Red Devils, but they still have to play the match.

Join me for a chat if you're watching.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Battle of Britain, Second Leg!

It's round three of the Arse vs. Pool show this week. We've had two 1-1 draws so far but someone has to win tonight. It's advantage Liverpool due to that away goal at the Emirates but the tie is still on a knife's edge. In the other quarter final tonight, Chelski still have plenty to do in their home leg against Fenerbahce, who come to Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 advantage.

Monday, April 07, 2008

TH-14 Coming to Seattle?

The MLS world is abuzz this week with chatter about one Thierry Henry being in "advanced talks" with the (still unnamed) Seattle MLS franchise set to debut in 2009. Why would he want to leave Barca to come to the U.S.? Who knows - maybe he's got a lot of Sunny Day Real Estate tunes on his iPod. Maybe he's dying for a good cup of java. In the end, though, if he comes, he'll be another reason for the Euro-snobs to tune in to the beautiful game as it exists in this country. I'm excited - how about the rest of you?

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Time is Ticking Down on the Season

I am here for United' big game at the Riverside and then the second Cup Semi Final.
Boro always seem to do well against the big 'uns at the Riverside.
They have beaten United, Chelski, Arsenal and Liverpool over the last few seasons.
So, obviously, I am a little nervous.
Hope for some company


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Cup and Prem Games

Join me for another episode of exciting action from over the pond.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

May the Revolution Continue!

In a near carbon copy of Saturday's opening schedule, ESPN2 is serving up a buffet of MLS footie tonight starting with a resurgent New England Revolution followed by David Beckham's Galaxy.

Should be a fun one. Pop in for a chat if you're watching.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The Battle of Britain!

It's the tie of the round - the Gunners vs. the Reds. Torres is on fire. The Arsenal showed some steel on Saturday. It's on live from the Emirates on ESPN 2. Are we watching? Oh yes. Yes, we are. I'll look forward to the pleasure of your company this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Champions League Quarterfinals

It's Roma vs. United in the Stadio Olympico in Rome. The first leg of the CL quarterfinals. Last year there was an almighty ruck inside the stadium and then United tonked Roma at home. Are we set for a repeat? Are we excited? Oh, yes. Yes, we are. Come on you Reds!