Lakenheath Old Boys

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

THE EUROPEAN CUP FINAL... enough said


HERE WE GO!!!!

COME ON UNITED


UWS

195 Comments:

Blogger gooner71 said...

Good luck Davey. I'm hoping for a cracking game.

8:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Starting the celebrations early, eh lad? I'll be here for the match.

9:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good morning fellas
Just thought you would like to know that FSC have wall to wall Skysports starting at Noon all the way to seven for build up

10:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good to know. I'm wrapping things up here at the office and will be heading home soon.

12:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What is going in this country???
CNN World have a Road to Rome show on too!

12:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

One hour and forty-five minutes to go

1:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What do watch??
Skysports on FSC?
MUTV and Sky on the computer?
Road to Rome on CNN World?

Much different than reading about a week later!

1:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Some team news

Same team as against Arsenal in the second leg except for Giggs in for the suspended Fletcher
So it is

VDS
O'Shea
Rio
Vidic
Evra
Anderson
Carrick
Giggs
Park
Ronaldo
Rooney

Surely Tevez and Berba on the bench

1:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Barcelona's team
Valdes
Puyol
Toure
Pique
Sylvinho
Busquets
Xavi
Iniesta
Messi
Etoo
Henry

1:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United's subs
Kuszczak
Berbatov
Nani
Scholes
Rafael
Evans
Tevez

1:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lost my computer link but still listening to Five Live

1:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Last Three Minutes, SAF's horse, came from behind to win his race today

COME ON UNITED!!!

Let's not wait for the last three minutes tonight

2:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Heya, mate! I'm home, got my feet up in front of the telly and looking forward to a high scoring thrill fest.

2:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great coverage from Sky Sports on FSC. At one point, the Sky reporter outside the Stadio Olympico was accosted by a couple of ManYoo yobbos complaining about ticket allocations. Brilliant stuff!

2:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I saw that too

A lot of goals for the team in white!!

2:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Did you see that Beckford was transfer listed?
He didn't accept a new contract that runs out next year. Leeds don't want to lose him for nothing


What happened to your email telling me you got home???

2:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ESPN's coverage has started. I am going to stay with Sky

2:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Forget it, I am going to watch the French Open instead. Join me?

2:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ESPN is in HD

2:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pompey have been bought by some Saudi(?)
Same bloke that sorted out the Citeh deal

2:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I did too send you an email. Okay, it was the next morning, but still...

2:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Adrian Healey on the commentary? No, he's compering the studio team.

2:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not happy to hear about Beckford. Sad news.

2:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Shaka Hislop goes for United, Michalik for Barca.

2:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sorry, I missed that email

I had a great time

Thanks for coming

2:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Alan Green is slagging the opening ceremony
Well done Alan

2:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Beeb's website agree with Alan


1935: What's this? Lots of ladies in floaty red dresses, holding bronze shields, walking around the centre circle. I'm saying it as I see it. No idea what it all means.

2:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BBC Sport's Phil McNulty in Rome: "Uefa president Michel Platini is swiftly made aware that he is not the most popular man in England when he is roundly jeered by Manchester United fans as his face flashes on the giant screens

2:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bob, we just got a phone call.
The people have accepted our latest offer for the house!!
Now, can we sell our house???

2:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well done, United fans!

2:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Congrats! That's magic! But what about all of my hard work as Javier on the pool?

2:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I know!! I guess we'll have to get another pool to give Javier more work

Cheers!
It's not over... we have to sell our house first

2:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And it's the blind opera lad with a bit of a tune during the opening ceremonies. I'm sure he'll enjoy the match.

2:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams coming out of the tunnel

COME ON UNITED!!!

2:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Like the tracksuits... hope the family is watching

2:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The United lads look confident, don't they?

2:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I remember that Cup Winners Cup final well, especially Mark Hughes' goal.

2:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

United will definitely get some joy out of that makeshift Barca defense.

2:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

boom boom

2:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We're off

2:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're off - come on United!

2:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mistake by Barca already

Keep it up

2:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Anderson gets a free kick

COME ON RONNY

2:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Early free kick picked up by Anderson. Ronaldo time?

2:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

oohh,,
keeper saves but the rebound isn't put it away

2:47 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Damn! I was listening to Five Live and they've cut me off... grrrr.

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh, it was bobbled by Valdez and Giggs was bearing down on the rebound. Corner.

2:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good start

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, Bets. Are you watching on ESPN2?

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Unfortunately Five Live doesn't have the contract to be able to broadcast the big matches in this country. They always cut off after the build up.

2:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

KEEP IT UP UNITED!

2:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Trouble with the ball?

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice turn and shot from Skippy. Just wide.

2:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ron has a crack ala Porto... hits it wide

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Trouble at mill...?

2:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great job by United... please keep it up!!

Ron hits one just wide

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ronaldo hits another. Inches away. Good pressure from United so far. They're playing well.

2:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Barca have not showed up!!

Long may it continue

2:54 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

I'm watching ESPN2 for a quick bit until I have to go meet the school bus. Thanks!

2:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!

That is the first time they have been forward!

2:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Eto'o squeezes one in past VDS against the run of play. Wow.

Barca 1-0! Sorry mate.

2:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now United have given away a corner. They need to settle down. There's a long way to go.

2:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Messi completely whiffs on one.

2:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Carrick gives it straight away to Eto'o. What's going on?

2:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United look stunned

2:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ronaldo gets hacked by Pique. Yellow card for sure.

3:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ron blocked off
Another free kick chance

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Giggs takes and it's well over.

3:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Giggs over the top

I keep checking in on Sky as well. They are right up with it

3:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Derek Rae thinks it's been a "strange start." I think it's a cracking match. More to come, I hope.

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Messi strikes one just over the bar. VDS didn't have it covered. He's looked shaky so far. He didn't cover his near post on the goal.

3:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

me too... of course not the score

3:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another shot from Ronaldo, another one just wide. He'll find his range.

3:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Barca already winding the clock down

3:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Valdez seems to have a problem after that challenge with Park.

3:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Roon collects wide left and wins a corner. Ron heads over from the resulting corner.

3:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on United!

3:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've barely noticed TH-14 so far.

3:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nice bit of possession by Barca

Stop giving LM so much time

3:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick chance for Barca

ROW Z please

3:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

VDS looked worried about that one

3:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Free kick Barca...

Just wide of VDS's goal. Again VDS was struggling there. What's up with him tonight. He seems rooted to the spot.

3:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Almost 30 minutes in

It has flown by

3:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Messi is brought down by about three United players.

3:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I still think United are bossing the match in midfield. They've had more of the chances as well.

3:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United being very risky at the back

3:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Roon hasn't done much yet

Come on...WAYNE'S WORLD

3:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Shut up, Tommy!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

I'm off, lads. Good luck, Dave!

3:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not having good vibes right now

3:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Cheers

3:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Come on, ref! Obvious foul there by Puyol. He could easily get caught out on the break by Ron or Roon.

3:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Take care, Bivalve!

3:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Let's get a lucky deflected goal like Chelski did last year

3:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't know if Derek and Tommy are watching the same match I am. The only thing that Barca have done is score one against the run of play and they're acting as if they've been rampant.

3:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Park hasn't done much

COME ON TEVEZ

3:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Left foot, O'Shea!

3:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What was that from VDS?!

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good run from Messi and VDS made a total hash of that. Has he been slipped a pay packet by the Asian mob before the match? I've never seen him play worse.

3:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And that's it. Half time. I still think United have been marginally the better side so far but they'll need an early goal in the second half.

3:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time.... please do better in the second half

3:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams coming out of the tunnel for the second half

Going the same way as '99 in Barcelona

3:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Tevez coming on right away
Coming on for who, Park?

3:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Anderson is off for Anderson

3:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That would off for Tevez

We're off

3:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Toward the own supporters
Same direction as '99
Same direction as the Stretford End


I'm TRYING

3:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Roon has done nothing

3:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good move from Fergie. Tevez should give you lot a bit more going forward. You really don't need all that cover. Barca haven't been as dangerous going forward as I'd expected. Apart from that goal, there was only just the Xavi free kick and the Messi cross that VDS bobbled.

3:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great save by VDS

COME ON UNITED

3:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good opening there from TH-14. Good save from VDS. He redeemed himself there.

3:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Come on, Roon!

3:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Barca have started well
Let's hope it is the same as the first half

3:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United can't keep the ball
Was that a foul by O'Shea!

3:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Messi nearly on to that through ball. He thought he was impeded. I didn't see it.

3:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Shut up Tommy

3:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Okay, Barca have come out the stronger of the two. Maybe it's time for United to hit on the break?

3:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United are letting Barca run right at them!!

Free kick chance right inside the D

3:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Free kick for Barca in a dangerous area now...

Xavi....off the post!

3:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

off the post!!

just like '99

3:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bayern didn't really have that many chances in '99 though, to be fair. Although I might have been asleep.

3:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Where are all the whistles coming from

3:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

they hit the woodwork twice

3:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Better possession here from United. And it ends with a chance for Park.

3:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh, straight across the box

3:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't know what the whistling is about. Barca fans wanting full time?

3:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ARe there that many more Spaniards there?

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Shaka seems to think that Valdez has a problem.

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I dunno. Maybe in combination with the Italian fans rooting for Barca?

4:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This is two finals in a row that Roon has been invisible.

4:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stupid from Giggs.
I could see that Ron was offside

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ron offside from the quick free kick. Fergie's not impressed.

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Coming up on the hour mark. Replace Roon with Berba maybe?

4:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I would hate to take Roon off
Maybe on for Park

4:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Carrick almost puts in Roon

4:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh, Carrick put a bit too much mustard on that ball to Roon. Nearly in there. Scholesy to come on?

4:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Under 30 minutes

4:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Roon doesn't get the cross over
COME ON ROONEY!!!

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good move ends with a corner won by Roon....

4:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Berbatov coming on for ?

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Berba getting stripped off. For whom?

4:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'd guess Giggsy.

4:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TACKLE HIM!!!

They let Inesta run all the way in the box

4:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ron has been pathetic too since his good start

4:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Henry gets a shot off and VDS was down well at the near post.

4:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Berba on for Park

COME BERBATOV!!! EARN YOUR WAGES

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ronaldo's not happy with Puyol going down heavily.

4:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ron is losing the plot


The ref has done so far

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You think the ref has been good then?

4:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

2108: Dimitar Berbatov replaces Ji-Sung Park and United will now essentially play a 4-2-4. 25 minutes remaining, United still 1-0 down

4:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He's been fine

United don't look very anxious

4:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another corner won by Rooney. He seems to have slipped wide right with Park going off.

4:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Can Manchester United score?
They always score

4:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Barca bringing on a defender. Are they settling for defending the lead?

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Messi adds the second. Was he offside though?

4:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BUGGER!!!!!

Messi with the header!

That was made because Evra and Ronaldo let Puyol get the ball

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

How do you let a shrimp like Messi score a header?

4:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Henry goes off. He's been hopeless tonight. A shadow of the TH-14 who ran out for Arsenal.

4:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

WHY!!!!

Three United players could have put that in

4:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ronaldo nearly responds immediately. Corner....

4:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Get up Puyol

You're not hurt!

4:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ronaldo fouls Puyol and the Spaniard is rolling around again like a big girl.

4:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Puyol with a header straight at VDS from the free kick.

4:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth

Almost three

Scholes coming on for Giggs

4:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Last roll of the dice for Fergie. Scholes on for Giggs.

4:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless pass by Berbatov

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ronaldo's getting close to a yellow card now. That's what Puyol is yammering on about. And there it is. Xavi's had a word with him too. Ron seems angry.

4:21 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ron has lost the plot

He has been hopeless.
He is going to be off soon

4:21 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Their keeper is hurt and we haven't made him work

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A little over ten minutes to play. You wouldn't want to write off United. They do like to score late.

4:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Scholes to go in the book of course

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah, I'd be trying to work the keeper on those corners. And maybe trying a long shot or too.

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Of course. It's Scholesy. As you say, he can't tackle.

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That could easily have been red. That was nasty.

4:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why did United have to kick it ou?

Barca had a shot while he was down

4:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Come on, United!

4:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

only takes a second to score a goal

4:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Thanks mate

4:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I love it that they're playing on with Puyol faking it.

4:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United don't look like they interested in getting a goal

4:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

One last time - SHUT IT, TOMMY!

4:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

me too

OKAY, Tommy has said it is over

THAT MEANS UNITED WILL SCORE TWO

Corner for United

4:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Time for a header in from Vidic.

4:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Berbatov heads over.

4:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good take down by Tevez but it runs out for a goal kick. Shame.

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a good night for Roon.

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Three minutes of stoppage time. Roon pops one straight to the keeper.

4:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Absolutely hopeless cross by Rooney

He has been useless all night

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Make that - "Shouldn't be here tonight."

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Vidic into the book for good measure.

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it - sorry mate. Not your night.

4:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It's over

United have not shown up tonight

Very upsetting BUT maybe I just bought a new house!

4:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'll be around for at least the first half of the Cup Final on Saturday.

4:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'll be there

Take care

4:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's the spirit. Good luck with the real estate, mate. Cheerio!

4:38 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

All I can say is sorry Davey. Good luck with the realtor.

9:13 PM  

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