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, May 31, 2008

Democratic Rules and By-laws Committee Live!

I can't believe that I'm paying any attention to the back-room dealings of a previously-obscure DNC committee today. But the footie season is over, Euro 2008 doesn't start for another week, so there it is. If you've got C-SPAN on in the background today, chip in your opinions on the absurd primary process here.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Andy Gray on ESPN

Big news! ESPN have scooped up the services of one Andy Gray for their coverage of Euro 2008.

No word yet whether he'll have his little chalkboard with him.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Revolution vs. D.C. United

It's the Eastern Conference clash of the titans tonight on ESPN 2 at 7:30 p.m. D.C. have the legacy with five MLS Cups under their belts whereas the Revvies have the momentus this year. It's up at our patch in Foxboro, MA so I'm hoping for a consummate performance. I was cheering for the D.C. boys last Saturday night with the Gooner but not tonight.

Come on you Revvies!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

England vs. U.S. Live!

What a treat! Just when it seemed as if the footie had ended for the season, up pops a friendly between England and the U.S....and at Wembley to boot.

So pull up a comfy chair, tune into ESPN Classic at 3 p.m. and join me for some midweek blogging, eh?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Euro 2008 on ESPN Classic!

Fire up your Tivos! The Gooner spotted that this week is "Euro 2008" week on ESPN Classic. They'll be favoring us all with a preview show at 6 p.m. and then a classic European Championship match at 7. Tonight it's Germany vs. Czechoslovakia in the 1976 final, which is an absolute ripper and is the last time that we witnessed a German player missing a penalty. Don't miss it!

Monday, May 26, 2008

She's Baaaack!

Eight months after she threw Brianna Scurry under the bus after being benched in the World Cup semi final, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo is back in the fold under the new regime of Swedish coach Pia Sundhage. According to yesterday's New York Times piece, Hope will start in goal in the upcoming Olympic campaign in Beijing but that won't mean that she'll be sharing a lot of laughs with her teammates on the team bus.

What do you reckon - will Hope's exceptional record work in the U.S.'s favor or will her presence wreck the team spirit?

Your thoughts?

(Read more from the NYT by cutting and pasting the link below.)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Leeds United at Wembley!

We're back at Wembley where we belong. The last time we were there, we suffered a heart-breaking loss in the Championship playoff final to Watford. Since then it's been a series of woes at the club, but I'm hoping that today's clash with Doncaster will revive the clubs spirits. It's all on the line. 

Unfortunately, I'm headed to the airport to catch a flight back to Florida this afternoon, so I won't be around for the match. I'll be checking in online the moment we touch down in Jacksonville. 

Come on you Whites!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I don't care that they call it the Champions League Final now. It will always be the European Cup Final to me.

May the best team win.(as long as they're in red shirts!!)

I know Bob is traveling and Steve is delaying. I hope for some company.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

When Will it End?

It's the turn of Kentucky and Oregon tonight, two more dissimilar states you couldn't hope to find. Kentucky suits the whisky-drinking, faux-rural campaigning style that Hillary Clinton has adopted of late as a last desperate attempt to snatch victory from defeat in the primaries, while Oregon includes plenty of those young, intellectual types that eat up the "Change" message that Obama has been peddling. The bottom line - tonight probably won't change anything. Obama has won but Clinton will march on into oblivion....sigh....

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Colbert Eviscerates O'Reilly!

If you haven't seen Stephen Colbert's spoof of Bill O'Reilly's outburst on his old "Inside Edition" show, cut and paste the following link into your browser. Enjoy!

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Day of Big Memories of the Past

Not exactly a top drawer encounter but it's the CUP FINAL. I have so many great memories of Cup Final Saturday. What is your biggest memory?
I am going to fork out $25 to root for my mum's hometown team

Join me.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Come on the Whites!

It's gut check time for the Leeds - our most important match of the season. Despite losing 15 points at the beginning of the season and our assistant and general manager during the course of a brilliant run to the top, we've managed to finish fifth. Now we have to finish the job. We're up against it after losing the home leg 1-2, but we beat Carlisle away earlier in the season, so there's always hope.

I'll be on a lonely Leeds watch but join in if you're around.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

UEFA Cup Final Live!

Everyone was expecting to see Bayern and Fiorentina today but it's Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Rangers instead. I'm sure that Davey will be tuning in just to see the hallowed pitch of Old Trafford on display one more time this season. It's on FSC live starting at 2:45.

Join me for the afternoon, won't you?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Mountaineers!

West Virginians have the ability to deal a death blow to the Clinton campaign tonight by voting in large numbers for Barack Obama; yet all polls seem to suggest that the hillbillies will vote to give Hillary some fresh, false hope (sigh).

It's another big primary night - join me if you're still awake.

RIP Jason Castro

Ah Jason, we hardly knew ye. That's right folks, with a tear in the eye and a lump in my throat I have to inform you that our favorite Dave lookalike Jason Castro was voted off American Idol after a particularly tragic performance of the Bob Dylan (and Byrds) classic "Mr. Tambourine Man."

Goodbye, Jason. No, really....bugger off, mate. Really!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Leeds vs. Carlisle Live!

It's the big one. Well, for me, it is. I'm on a lonely Leeds watch this afternoon as the Whites take on Carlisle in the Division 1 first leg playoff match at the Elland. No, it's not your bleedin' Champions League, but we need and we need it now.

Come on the lads!

Saturday, May 10, 2008


So, the big day is here for all the questions of the Premier League to be answered.
I have been invited to a friend's house to watch United but I am going to stay home watch Chelsea, Skype my sister and Blog with my friends.
I hope for some company.



Football League Playoff Update

Since I'm going into withdrawal with no footer on the telly this morning, I thought I'd take a moment to update the playoff situation.

The first leg between Palace and Bristol City has just finished with a late winner for Bristol City - 1-2. Watford and Hull are up tomorrow morning.

Southend and Doncaster fought out a gritty 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Division 1 playoff.

My Leeds boys take on Carlisle on Monday in their first leg. Second legs to take place on Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Fit and Proper Persons?

Can anyone tell me whether the "Fit & Proper Person" clause in the FA's regulations have ever resulted in someone being prevented from participation in English Football? I can't think of anyone, yet the Premiership is littered with real criminals like Shinawatra, alleged criminals like Abramovich, and so on. Go down the leagues and you find Rupert Lowe, Ken Bates(sorry Gator), Sam Hamman, Nick Leeson, and Peter Ridsdale. They're just the most flamboyant.

If these guys are allowed, who would the FA actually ban? Max Mosely? Pete Docherty? Josef Fritzl?

Colbert vs. Rain Danceoff!

If any of you missed the "danceoff" between Stephen Colbert and Korean pop star "Rain" on Monday night's Report, you're in luck. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Will This Man Be Happy in a Few Hours?

It's another big night in the Democratic primary saga. Will the North Carolina and Indiana primaries be the final knock-out blows for Barack Obama. Or will Hillary Clinton live to fight another day? Join me tonight if you're following the returns for a bit of political chatter.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Another Taxi for Sven?

It appears that Sven Goran Eriksson will be out of a job once again when the season winds up next weekend. And this time, you can't really fault the Swede. He's taken on a Citeh side that was facing relegation under Psycho last season and made them a solid top ten side that has played some, albeit erratic, attractive football. No, it seems as if Sven's fate has come down to the whimsical sensibilities of Manchester's favorite human rights violator Thaksin Shinawatra.

Anyone else feel a bit sorry for Sven?

Sunday, May 04, 2008

The International Mix-Tape Project

I've been a participant in this music sharing project since I read about it over a year ago in the Rolling Stone. Basically, every month you make a mix of whatever music you care to, and send it off to an assigned person in the project. You in turn, receive a mix from someone else in the project. I'm always happy to inflict my taste on some poor unsuspecting soul, but what's really interesting is what you get back. I've had lots and lots of exposure to bands that I'm really excited about now through this club.

Check the main site out by clicking this link. HERE

If you click HERE , you'll be led to my profile on the site with my mixes.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Will This Man Be Happy in a Couple of Hours

Join me for another big day of our favorite past time!
It all starts at 12:45 for the battle of the Uniteds.
I will be Skyping my sister and just listen to her radio.
The Championship is tomorrow but still there is plenty to keep an eye on.
Join me.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

D-Day at Elland Road

In a couple of hours we'll hear back from the independent tribunal that has been looking at Leeds United's claim that fifteen points were wrongly taken from us at the beginning of the season. The results could be dramatic. If we get them back, we'll immediately be launched into second place with a decent shout at the Division 1 title - our first silverware in nearly twenty years. And we'll no doubt be launched into some more legal matters. I've got all digits crossed.