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!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ShamWow Pitchman Arrested!

In my on-going obsession with all things ShamWow, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the recent arrest of ShamWow pitchman Vince Shlomi - the man with the headset - for battering a prostitute in Miami.

You can read all the sordid details by cutting the pasting the link below:

Monday, March 30, 2009

80s Trivia of the Week

The rules for this one couldn't be simpler - I give you the memorable first line of the 80s pop hit - you give me the name of the tune.

1. "I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste, a flannel for my face, pajamas, a hairbrush, new shoes and a case."

2. "Dig, if you will, a picture of you and I engaged in a kiss."

3. "You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you."

4. "Broken glass everywhere, people pissin' on the stairs, you know they just don't care."

5. "He's laughing with another girl and playing with another heart."

6. "There was a guy got killed by 10,000 lbs. of sludge from New York and New Jersey."

7. "Now the king told the boogie men you have to let that raga drop."

8. "Welcome to your life, there no turning back; even while we sleep, we will find you."

9. "You put the boom-boom into my heart, you send my soul sky high when the lovin' starts."

10. "And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack; and you may find yourself living in another part of the world."

11. "I used to think maybe you loved me, now baby I'm sure."

12. "So much for your promises, they died the day you let me go."

Best of luck, folks!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

El Salvador vs. USA Live!

It's the end of a long, lovely day of the beautiful game. We've witnessed wins for the Mighty LUFC and England. (I won't mention the Red Bulls-Revs match which is on-going).

Now it's time for the U.S. to put the imperial hammer down on CONCACAF minnows El Salvador.


So, we take a break from the Premiership to concentrate on World Cup Qualifying this week. England don't have a qualifier until Wednesday but have an interesting friendly at Wembley.
Of course, the Mighty Leeds take on MK Dons at Elland Road.

Join me


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

England Squad for Slovakia and Ukraine

Fabio Capello has announced his squad for the weekend's friendly at Wembley against Slovakia and, more importantly, next week's qualifier against Ukraine. Here it is in full:

Goalkeepers: David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham United), Ben Foster (Manchester United)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Joleon Lescott (Everton), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), John Terry (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Portsmouth), Matthew Upson (West Ham United), Ledley King (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Aston Villa), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough), David Beckham (AC Milan), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Steven Gerrad (Liverpool).

Forwards: Carlton Cole (West Ham United), Peter Crouch (Portsmouth), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Breaking news today is that Ledley King is out of the squad for injury (shock!). Your comments, gents?

Monday, March 23, 2009


The food here has to been seen to be believed.

This is the 30,000 calorie sandwich. More tasty treats at

SA 2010 Poster

I haven't seen this posted before, so...

I have to say, this is a really stylish poster and the first one I've really liked since the Peter Max WC1994 one.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Snug-Wow!

Guess what Dave is getting for his birthday in July?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday Morning's Alright for Footie

We're getting to the business end of the long Premiership season and most the sides playing today will be desperate for the three points. We've got seven Premiership matches to savor this morning, along with a full slate of Championship and Division 1 fixtures.

Join me for all the action.

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's Liverpool vs. Chelsea...Again!

The Champions League draw was completed today and it's that age-old match of the Reds and the Blues that captures the imagination again. The draw in full:
Arsenal vs. Villareal
Barcelona vs. Bayern
Liverpool vs. Chelsea
Manchester United vs. Porto

Thursday, March 19, 2009

UEFA Cup 4th Round Second Leg

March Madness be damned, I'm watching the UEFA Cup this afternoon.

Man City - England's final contestants in the tournament - take 2-0 aggregate lead from the home leg with them to Denmark as they take on Aalborg this evening.

I'll look forward to the pleasure of your company.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Best Goal Celebration Ever!

Arsenal's Emmanuel Eboue got some stick last weekend for his goal celebrations, but his wee jig isn't a patch on the celebration pulled off by Marseille's Boudewijn Zenden. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Arsenal vs. Hull - FA Cup Live!

Arsenal have two more shots at silverware this season. Tonight they entertain a recently faltering Hull City at the Emirates. It will be interesting to see what kind of side Arsene Wenger puts out.

Meanwhile, in Division 1, LUFC's main rivals for play-off spots are all in action tonight. Join me if you're loafing this afternoon, eh?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Calling all Hammers Fans!

Rejoice, Hammers fans - your old Irons are playing this afternoon and it's a home match against the bottom of the table Baggies. An easy three points? We'll soon see.

Join me for the usual coverage...

80's Trivia - Spinal Tap Edition!

Here's a long-awaited tribute to the LOB's favorite faux rockumentary. See how many of these quotes you can complete (bonus points if you can name the character/actor who uttered the immortal words).

1. “We’ve got _____________ in our trousers. It’s really quite frightening.”

2. “Certainly, in the topsy-turvy world of heavy rock, having a _________ in your hand is often useful.”

3. “(St Hubbins?) He was the patron saint of ______________.”

4. “Do me a favor. Just ____________, okay?”

5. “I think that the problem may have been, that there was a Stonehenge
monument on the stage that was in danger of being ___________.

6. “Dozens of people ____________ each year. It's just not really widely

7. “It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is __________.”

8. “The review for ‘Shark Sandwich’ was merely a two-word review, which simply read ‘_______________.’”

9. “Big bottom, big bottom / Talk about ___________, my girl's got 'em!”

10. “You put a ________________________ and a leash, and a man's arm extended out up to here, holding onto the leash, and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it. You don't find that offensive?”

11. “You can go have a bite and ________________.”

12. “Do you know what I do? I find lost luggage. I locate _______________ in the middle of Austin!”

13. “You're a haughty one, _________________.”

14. “He died in a bizarre _____________________ accident...”

15. Marty DiBergi: “Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?”
Nigel Tufnel: [pause] “__________________.”

16. Marty DiBergi: “What do you call this?”
Nigel Tufnel: Well, this piece is called "___________________".

Best of luck!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Premiership Sunday Live!

There are two tasty Premiership fixtures on today:

Chelsea vs. Citeh
Villa vs. Spurs

Drop in for a chat if you're watching.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Smiffy coaches the England Team

Davey found the single funniest thing I've seen this year. Good work.

Early Saturday Morning

I'm feeling particularly spry this Saturday morning as I'm starting in on my Spring Break. Join me as United and Pool provide the opening act for the big one - Leeds at home to Swindon.

Oh, and there's a full slate of Prem, Champ and Div. 1 matches....

Friday, March 13, 2009

Jon Stewart Drops an Anvil on Jim Cramer

Last night's debate between Jon Stewart and CNBC's Jim Cramer on the Daily Show was the culmination of what the mainstream media has been treating as a silly feud between media stars. Instead, it got to the heart of the current financial crisis and provided the most visceral tv moment you'll see all year. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

UEFA Cup 4th Round Live!

While there are four English clubs left in the Champions League, Citeh are the last English representatives in the UEFA Cup 4th Round. Today, they take on Aalborg on Denmark and Robinho is back in the side.

Join me for all the action...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More Champions League Knock-out Action!

We're back with more Champions League knock-out action today:

Barcelona vs. Lyon
Porto vs. Athletico
United vs. Inter
Roma vs. Arsenal

Join me if you can.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Champions League Knock-outs Second Leg

It's a night of some thrilling match-ups with quarter-final places well and truly on the line:

Bayern vs. Sporting
Juve vs. Chelski
Liverpool vs. Real
Panathinaikos vs. Villareal

Happy Birthday Sir Trev!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Classic NTNON Sketch

Dave unearthed this classic sketch from "Not the Nine O'Clock News." Enjoy!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

More FA Cup Action

We're spring forward this morning into some more FA Cup action. Gooner will be on a flight back from London crossing his fingers and toes as his beloved Gunners take on Burnley at the Emirates. It's all live on FSC from 9:30 a.m. onward. Join me if you're awake, eh?

Saturday, March 07, 2009

FA Cup Quarterfinals!

The season is marching along and we've reached the FA Cup Quarterfinals stage this weekend. It all starts in a moment with Chelski kicking off at the Ricoh Stadium against Coventry. At 12:15, United and Fulham struggle for a semi-final birth.

Along with those two quarterfinal fixtures, we've got a full slate of lower league matches. Join me for the early morning footer.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Nick Hornby's Favorite Books

Just when you thought that your reading agenda was busy enough already, along comes LOB favorite Nick Hornby with his top 40 reads, drafted as part of a promotion for Waterstone's bookstores. Nick's list includes some classics (David Copperfield), some contemporary favorites (Empire Falls), and of course books on music (Sweet Soul Music) and footie (Brilliant Orange). As with any list, though, there are surprises and suggestions that may go straight onto your wish list or bedside table. Cut and paste the link below for Nick's discussion of list from the Times:

The article links to the Waterstone's website with Nick's original list and his comments in his own handwriting. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Fergie's Wednesday Pick 'n' Mix

Just when you thought it was safe to get back to work, there's another slate of footie on the horizon this afternoon.

Join me for all the action...

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Premiership Tuesday?

It's that time of the season again when the Premiership bosses are trying to squeeze in as many fixtures as they can around the other competitions bouncing around the planet, so we've got a handful of interesting Premiership matches as well as a full slate of Championship and Division 1 matches.

I'll be bouncing in and out but drop by for a chat and a cuppa if you've got the time.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Oldham vs. Leeds Live!

It's not often that I get a chance to watch my Leeds boys play, so I'm relishing our trip to Oldham today. Jermaine Beckford scored a brace in our win against Scunthorpe on Saturday. More of the same is in order today. Come on, you Whites!

One More Reason to Stay Up Late

Jimmy Fallon takes over Conan O'Brien's "Late Night" slot on NBC at 12:30 a.m. tonight. That's great news for insomniacs like me, as Fallon was one of the funniest cast members on SNL during the early part of this decade. Even better Fallon has made the wise choice to go hip with his band, choosing my favorite hip hop ensemble The Roots as his house group. Should be fun. I'll be watching - will you?

Sunday, March 01, 2009

The First Final of 2009

There are Premiership games going on today but I will concentrating on the big match at Wembley
Join me