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 30, 2009

THE CUP FINAL


What great memories I have Cup Final days. It was the only thing that United had a chance of winning.
Sadly, I can't find a good ITV link for the two wee ones!

Join me

UWS

180 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

I have a good link for Setanta going strong. It is the from P2P, cup show and then the 9IlHAS link

Setanta's show started at nine in England

Ricky Villa is on right now... boy is he old!

8:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, Dave. I've got the same stream up through VSS. Great coverage.

8:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I just read that Saint and Greavsie are on Setanta not ITV. I wonder if I have missed them?

8:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm loving these Cup Final memories bits, but don't mention 1973!!

8:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here they are, Dave. Saint and Greavsie!

8:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Talk about looking old - blimey!

8:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They are on now. They have little snippets

8:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

They are determined to mention every losing Leeds performance. What happened to 1972!

8:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Greavsie wants to play alongside Drogba.

8:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning Bob, I missed your FOUR comments!

8:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They're done?

8:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, Dave! How's the pool?

8:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ian doesn't look any different at all

8:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bloody cold!!! We have had rain since you left.
You could get Javier to come over and vacuum it for me.
BTW, we sold our house within 24 hours for the asking price!!!!

8:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great story by Venables

8:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Take that Bloody '95 Cup Final off!!!

8:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great news - congrats! When are you moving?

9:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Could be in the 20s of July

9:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just testing, I thought I would change my picture. None of you show your mug so neither will I!!

9:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Right around our anniversary. Keep me in touch, eh?

9:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Will do

9:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

My favorite memory - when Tony Adams shucked Steve Morrow off his shoulders and the winning goalscorer had to go up and collect his winners medal with a sling on his arm. Magic!

9:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I remember having Steve Caldwell over for the '77 Cup Final because he was a Liverpool fan. I wonder why you weren't there!
Anyway, United take the lead in the 50th minute through Pearson, Case ties it up in the 53rd minute. Steve screamed in my face!!1 Greenhoff stomached it in at 55th minute! I went nuts!

9:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Coventry last won the FA Cup in what year?
Not surprised you didn't get that one. It is in fact a trick question.
Coventry have NEVER won the FA Cup.
How dare they ruin a perfect skit!!

9:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

My picture makeS this window look so much better!

9:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great with Keano and Newcastle

"Not that desperate"

9:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What do you think of JT's point about ManYoo going into the summer with a disappointment and Chelski potentially with a big win?

9:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He can stick up his left nostril!!

Seriously, why is everyone so down on United. They lost one game!!!!

9:28 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

FSC have started their pre game

Wish they did a better job with pre game. Be at the stadium

I wonder why they have it and not Setanta over here?

9:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm sticking with Setanta.

9:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I've got on both of course

9:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh, I miss the Strongbow cider.

9:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Of course I'm backing Everton today. Come on, you Toffees!

9:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chelskilad, what do you think about that!!

9:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well, after JT's comment, let's go you Toffees

9:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

They're indicating that Anelka will play wide right but does he ever. In truth, it's a 4-4-3.

9:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There you go, lad. The Toffees it is.

Your thoughts, CIA?

9:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

They're playing the Z Cars theme. Nice touch.

9:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The only thing I don't like about the new Wembley is that the weird retractible roof makes a weird sun pattern on the pitch.

9:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good point

9:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thank you.

9:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here comes "Abide with Me."

9:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Why aren't the fans singing along?

9:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Abide with Me
Where are the Coldstream guards Get these naff singers off!!
Become to Americanized!

9:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Here come the teams and the Cup

FSC ARE AHEAD OF SETANTA!!

9:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree - don't like the gospel choir idea at all.

Here come the teams!

9:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kofi Annan. Why is he there?

9:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Then they leave and go back to the studio...idiots!!


Everton are in blue. With all the pictures for the build up, Chelski were in blue and Everton in white.
Strange!

9:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

FSC go for a commercial and probably will be back after the kick off

Have you sent your scathing letter yet?

9:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That girl is 13? Blimey!

9:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still in the draft stage.

9:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

She looked a lot older than that

9:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

FSC still on commercial

9:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Back to the studio but not the stadium

9:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hair Bear Bunch to score today?

10:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've lost my stream just as the match is about to start!

10:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A hot day today at Wemberlee

10:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mine is going strong

10:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

FSC are still ahead of the computer

10:01 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Martin Tyler is the commentator on FSC

Lovely

We're off

BLOODY HELL

EVERTON HAVE SCORED!!!!!

26 seconds!!!

10:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bloody hell - I've missed the first goal!

Pienaar crosses and Chelski make a hash of it. Your old boy Saha crushes in a left footed drive.

Everton 1-0 up!

10:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It was offside on the left wing but who cares

10:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm not liking the shadows on the pitch at all.

10:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Everton fans in good voice, and why not?

10:05 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Agreed

Couldn't they figure out that there would be shadows at 3 on a Saturday in May

10:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Essien claiming a push in the box. The ref's not having any of it.

10:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good pressure here from Chelski.

10:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Don't sit back Everton

You can't have Chelski coming at you for 89 minutes and 34 seconds

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Quickest Cup Final goal ever? They haven't mentioned that.

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Absolutely - they'll need to weather it for a few minutes but not invite them onto them for the rest of the match.

10:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Tony Hibbert is the first player to go into the book today.

10:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Of course, United lost to Chelski in the '07 Cup Final, to eventual winners Portsmouth in '08 and Everton in '09. Is it destiny?

10:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great finish by Saha

10:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Could be.

10:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Drogba's not getting any space at all to work in.

10:10 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Thomas scored a great goal last night. He scored the first in a 4-2 win
HE ALSO GOT BOOKED!! He was a nothing tackle... the ref was blind

10:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Groin surgery in Holland?

That's what she said!

10:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice job, Thomas!

10:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

boom boom

10:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thank you, Basil!

10:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

When is your anniversary?
I wouldn't know, I wasn't invited to the wedding!

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now, now....

July 26.

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's our 11th this year.

10:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well done

10:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hair Bear nearly in there.

10:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hair Bear Bunch almost in there

10:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jinx!

10:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Crossword help

Spock speciality
5 letters

10:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I just got the Spock clue!!

10:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ale Container?

6 letters

10:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

You're no help.
I got all of the crossword finished with no help from Doctor Bob

10:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Drogs with the bullet header!!

1-1

10:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Drogba with a free header.

1-1 Game on!

10:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, you needed to give me more time!

10:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Was ale container a "flagon?"

10:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spock speciality - "child?"

10:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Yes it was

Spock?

10:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good Cup Final so far!

10:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Or is it Mr. Spock from Star Trek - then "reason?"

10:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cracking match for sure.

10:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wrong Spock

10:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nasty challenge by Essien

10:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fellaini's rolling about and Essien's in trouble here. That was a nasty challenge.

10:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Should have been in the book.
Much worse than Hibbet

10:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Which Spock then - Dr. Benjamin or Mr. Spock from Star Trek?

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Jinx

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Star Trek

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

109 degrees on the field!
YIKES

10:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Martin thinks it's going to be Chelski's day now. I'm not so sure. It's been reasonably well balanced, with perhaps a nod toward Chelski.

My prediction is that if CIA keeps lurking without posting, Chelski will lose.

10:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"Reason" then? Or something like that for Mr. Spock.

10:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Still goalless at Hampden Park between Rangers and Falkirk

10:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hibbert is wearing long sleeves

10:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

If I'd known that the Jock Cup Final was on today, I'd have had haggis for brekkies.

10:31 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

answer

Logic

10:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ah, logic. Yeah, that makes sense.

10:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

On to the Sudoku then.

10:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

it was logical!

Sudoku started

10:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Both league games were scoreless between these two

10:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've got the "Hair Bear Bunch" theme running through my head. I wonder why?

"In the Wonderland Zoo..."

10:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good attack from the Toffees there. Deserved a goal.

10:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Now you have it in my head

Cahill challenges Cech. Good to see Cech not rolling around after the challenge

10:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wonder how Cech feels with his headdress in this 109 degree heat

10:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

1533: Falkirk are enjoying the majority of possession (59%) without creating too many chances and the Rangers fans are registering their disapproval.

10:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Cashley is wearing underarmour.

10:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cech has to be boiling in it. Bet he has serious hat-head after a match. Of course, that's something I never have to worry about. You?

10:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"Ah, we don't even fight..."

La la la.

10:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

all the time
You and Dick do have an advantage there

10:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nearly half time now. I'm all packed up. Off to the airport in a moment or two.

10:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hair Bear should have done better there

10:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"Help, help, here comes the bears..."

10:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

You're going to be singing that on the plane!

10:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I have a feeling that this one might go all the way. I might be in Atlanta before it's all over.

10:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hopeless shot by Cashley
I bet he takes his underarmour off at half time

10:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Definitely.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Hi Guys .

Enjoyed reading your first half comments . I expected more rudeness towards Chelski . Very interesting !
Good crossword clues . Though I got them both .

10:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What exactly is underarmour?

10:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ah, there you are CIA. Now, I'll predict that Chelski will be the winners today.

10:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mistake by Cech

Could Chelsea regret it?
No

10:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

HEY TONY

RUBBISH... you never heard of FLAGON!!

10:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I thought DeMatteo had scored the earliest Cup Final goal but no. Saha beat some bloke who scored at Crystal Palace!!

10:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time
Good game so far

Have a safe trip Bob
Talk to you in Florida

10:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half time then. Good value for money in the entertainment. I wish I could stick around with you for the duration but as you like to say, Dave, my timing is rubbish.

Cheerio, lads. Enjoy the second half.

10:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

1546: "Neither goalkeeper has had a single save to make in the first half." BBC Scotland commentator David Begg

10:49 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Dave .

I have had more than one Flagon of Beer in my time .

10:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Take care Bob

Sticking around Tony?

10:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Watching the Setanta half time stuff

10:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I stand corrected

10:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am back.
Was in the loo for the beginning of the second half

11:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

No shot on the Chelski goal since the goal at 25 seconds

11:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bugger
Rangers have taken the lead at Hampden

11:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Everton deserve to win this Cup
They have beaten Boro, Costa, United, Villa and of course Macclesfield

11:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Anelka just hits it over

11:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bollocks coming on for Essien

11:22 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Hi Dave .

I'm back . I had a few things to do .

I missed the start of the second half

as well . I haven't deserted you .

But I don't type as fast as you .

I'm happy reading .

11:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

as long as I am not alone

Do you want to cut the grass for me, Vacuum the pool after the game?

11:23 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

I'll do the pool . I'm allergic to

freshly cut grass .

11:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'll see you in half an hour then

11:26 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Wouldn't that be nice .

Did you get my email this morning ?

11:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Saha has a bullet header over the bar

Could and should have done better

11:28 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

no I didn't

I was laying in bed last night and thought that I hadn't replied to your other email. I replied right when I got up

Nothing new from you this morning

I did get a couple from Mike

11:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

20 to go

11:31 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lamps with a scorcher

Great goal

11:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Howard could have done better

Lamps celebrates like his dad did in the '80 semi. Runs around the corner flag

11:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lampard Sr scored his goal and ran around the corner flag in the Semi against EVERTON

11:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Malouda hits it over... he was offside but not called

11:37 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Good Goal .

Now that I think about it , maybe I

didn't send one this morning . At

least I thought about sending one .

11:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lamps has scored 100 goals in the past five season for Chelski

Saha goes off

13 minutes to go

11:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Malouda has a swerving shot and it hits the crossbar. Was it over the line?

11:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Malouda's shot went in!!
It was definitely over the line

11:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

10 to go

11:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lamps get booked for diving in the box

He did make the most of it

11:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

under 5

11:47 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Sorry I had to leave you . Someone
just came to the door with some Yankee stuff from the base .

It was a definite goal !!!

11:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

About to go into injury time

11:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

4 minutes of it

11:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Yankee stuff??

11:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That is it
Congratulations Chelski

The domestic season is over

The last of my Woodside career.
Next season it is Via Lino. Let's hope United are just a successful at that address

11:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Congratulations Tony

Off to do yard work after the presentation

Take care

11:57 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Thanks Dave .

I'll email you later .

11:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A disappointing end to a disappointing season, IMHO. I'm hoping for much better from the upcoming 09/10 season, including promotion for the Leeds boys and an England win in WC2010.

12:53 PM  

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