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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Carling Cup Fourth Round!

How I wish that my Leeds boys were included in the list of Carling Cup 4th Round fixtures kicking off this evening. Instead, I've at least got the make-up match away to Bristol Rovers to follow. If you're around and paying attention to the ugly stepchild of English Cup competitions, let's be hearing you!

134 Comments:

Blogger Someone Said said...

Third game in six days for an injury and illness depleted Everton squad. Spurs should win handily 2-0.

1:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm afraid you're probably right about Everton. I'm also concerned about battered nature of the Leeds side after a bruising encounter with Millwall's thugs at the weekend.

1:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Today's Carling Cup fixtures:

Barnsley v. United
Blackburn v. Peterboro
Pompey v. Stoke
Sunderland v. Villa
Spurs v. Everton

1:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've just noticed that the UK must have already gone to daylight savings as the kick-offs are all still to come. That is, the 7:45 GMT kickoffs will start in about forty minute at 3:45 EST. That's great for me since I'll have chance to watch most of the Leeds match after my class.

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

Just the 11 changes for Manchester United at Barnsley tonight. Ben Foster in goal, Michael Owen starts with Macheda up front. Rafael, Fabio, Welbeck and Obertan all in the XI.

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

Hey Bob
I figured you would have figured out about the clocks after Sunday's games and a talk with your folks

I will be here for the first half before i go off to the college.

I have a United link going but it is of Gillette Soccer Special

Good luck to your lot

3:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United are off. No link works with VSS. Trying atdhe

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

Five Live has not clicked off.
So I am listening just like the old days

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

My SS link has switched to United

It is almost exactly in unison with the radio

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

Fabio and Rafael both starting.
Not easy for the commentators

3:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hey, Dave! I'm back after my class and looking for a big win for the Super Whites!

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

Nice play by Overtan
Hope he is a good buy

3:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!!!!!!


United score from a corner.
Anderson crosses and Welbeck heads in well at the front post

NICE JOB UNITED!

3:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Link freezes right after the goal. Glad to still have the radio

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

Got the link back

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

No links for the Bristol Rovers v. Leeds match so I'll just have to content myself with watching stinky old United rack up the goals against Barnsley.

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

Bansley managed by Mark Robbins. The player that saved SAF's job. Scored the winner in the 3rd Round at Forest in 1990. United went on to win the Cup and Fergie was on his way

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

My link on VSS seems to be going strong so far.

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

United all over 'em

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

Bristol Rovers' Steve Elliott has already been booked. Snoddy seems to be very active in the early stages.

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

So how are the kids, mate?

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

Hey Bob

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

Goal at Rovers


LEEDS WITH THE GOAL

JB scores

the bloke with the yellow should have been a red

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

Boys are well

It is in fact Thomas' SEVENTEENTH Birthday

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

YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

Thomas - that goal's for you. Happy birthday!

4:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Blackburn are beating Peterborough

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

I'll send him your regards


Pompey take the lead against Stoke

4:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

JB's 8th goal of the season there. All of them in League 1.

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

Great pass by Owen to Obertan but saved by the keeper

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

17, eh? Blimey. My nephew Eric is also 17. I can't believe it. Bloody hell - we're getting old, mate.

4:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're all over Rovers at the moment. They haven't been able to get a shot off. I'd like another couple of goals to rub in our advantage before half time.

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

YES WE ARE

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

Barnsley hit the post from a corner

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Barnsley fans making a lot of noise. Lots of singing. Great atmosphere. They must not sell prawn sandwiches in the canteen at the Valley.

4:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Some excitement at Sunderland as the home side appeal for a penalty after Fraizer Campbell's cross into a crowd of players.

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

Barnsley getting close to scoring

STOP IT UNITED

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

Spurs v Everton starting soon

Peterborough tie it up at Ewood

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

There was a great comment on the Football Weekly podcast from Barry Glendenning after the West Ham v. Stoke match last week:

He said, "Stoke are really good at playing rubbish football, while West Ham are rubbish about playing good football."

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

Nice one!

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

Leeds taking their foot off the gas a bit, allowing Rovers a couple of shots. Come on!

4:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yummy tackle there from Colace. Into the book. Well in, lad!

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

I like the look of Obertan. Looks skillful and fast

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

Never heard of him....!

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

Lots of Andersons and Da Silvas on the field

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

He was one of United's summer signings. He is U21 Frenchman

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And Fosters!

4:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Games go into extra time and then penalties tonight

4:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mark Robins goal for United was TWENTY years ago

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

ooh, Barnsley should have scored there. The ball goes right across the 6

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

United are playing at strolling pace here. Hardly getting out of first gear.

4:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Goal at WHL, goes to Spurs... Huddlestone

4:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time: United 0-1 up. Satisfied so far?

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

Sunderland and Villa are scoreless at half

I still don't understand why teams don't want to win this tournament.
They're never going to win the league, win a CUP!

Half time

I am off to college

Best of luck to me and you in the second half

Cheerio

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

Cheerio, mate!

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time at Bristol Rovers: 0-1.

So far, so good. More of the same in the second half please.

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spurs take the lead against Everton through Fatty Huddlestone.

4:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Charlton kick off at Oakwell for the second half. They got a bit of encouragement toward the end of the half.

4:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Owen nearly in there, but he was bundled off the ball in the end. He was put through by Wellbeck, surely the MOTM so far.

4:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm not sure why Simon Grayson is continuing with Sam Vokes up front with JB while Becchio is injured. He's been hopeless so far. No goals in about five or six matches. Meanwhile you've got Tresor Kandol and Neil Kilkenny languishing on the bench, both of whom have scored this season.

5:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

United still strolling this one.

5:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! It's wee Mikey on the scoresheet after several nibbles. Superb goal reminiscent of Romario's efforts in the 94 WC. Received it with his back to the goal, turned and nutmegged a defender on the way to slotting it easily home in the bottom right corner.

5:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dear oh dear. What's happened here?!

The Neviller goes in for a tackle, he wins the ball but his follow-through catches the Barnsley player right on the ankle. He's off with a straight red - United down to ten men!

5:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YESSSSS!!!!!!!

I spoke too soon, of course. Sam Vokes has poked home his first goal of the season for the Whites. All is forgiven, Sam.

0-2 Leeds!

5:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Portsmouth look to be joining United in the next round. It's 3-0 against Stoke now. Simonsen, so impressive at the weekend, is at fault as Piquionne bags his second of the night.

5:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ten men Peterboro have leveled it again. It's 2-2 at Ewood Park.

5:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hume goes close for Barnsley. They have a chance here.

5:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spurs go close as Keane's cutback is just cut out before it reaches Pavlyuchenko. Another worry for Spurs' injury-plagued centre-backs, though, as Dawson goes down injured. He's going to try and continue though.

5:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now Bogdanovic goes close. Foster just got a touch on it.

5:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Inside the last half hour at Bristol. I'd love a security third goal as I'm sure United fans would as well.

5:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YESSSSSSS!!!!!!

I ask and I receive. JB with his second of the night.

0-3 Leeds! Tasty!

5:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Tottenham have a penalty at White Hart Lane. Palacios' neat throughball finds Keane, who steps inside Distin and is tripped. Not a tricky decision for the referee.

5:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

365 comments: "Ridiculous. Keane takes the penalty himself and makes a horrible mess of it. Complete scuff, and Howard parries. What follows is pure chaos. Bentley follows up, and his shot is also blocked. Keane then has another go and again it's blocked. The ball breaks to Bale, and once again an Everton body manages to get in the way. The ball breaks to Keane once more, and this time he fires the ball into the roof of the net. He's almost too embarrassed to celebrate."

5:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

JB nearly snatches his first hat-trick of the season. Just wide...

5:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Michel Salgado puts Blackburn back in front against Peterborough. 3-2 there.

5:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sheer dominance from the Whites this evening. 17 shots to 4 for us.

5:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still goalless and none too thrilling at the Stadium of Light where extra-time and penalties look on the cards for Sunderland and Villa.

5:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Foster's suddenly quite a busy keeper as he makes another good save to keep Barnsley at bay and preserve the two-goal lead. Inside the last ten minutes at Oakwell.

5:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Baby Faced Assassin in the stands there. He still looks about 17!

5:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fellaini almost brings Everton back into the game at Spurs, shaking off Assou-Ekotto all too easily before firing a low shot that Gomes does well to turn away. Bassong completes the clearance.

5:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fabio into the book for a clip on Hume. Free kick in an intriguing area here.

5:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

JB comes off to no doubt a hero's applause. Replaced by Max Gradel.

5:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Could be a late winner at Sunderland after all as the home side are given a penalty.

5:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

But it's missed! Terrible penalty from Jones and, unlike Keane for Spurs earlier, he has no chance to make amends. Still no goal and Villa breathe again.

5:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's been all over for a while at Fratton Park, but Nwankwo Kanu has added more gloss to the scoreline and made it Portsmouth 4 Stoke 0.

5:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Down to the last ten minutes at Bristol.

5:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Anderson tries to bend in #3. Just saved.

5:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Game over at Ewood Park surely, as Benni McCarthy's neat finish extends Blackburn's lead over 10-man Peterborough to 4-2.

5:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Vokes has come off replaced by Tresor Kandol. Good outing today for Sam.

5:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Tosic has picked up a yellow for his trouble.

5:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

After a couple of weeks shipping goals, Blackburn are scoring them tonight. Another penalty, this time from Nicola Kalinic, makes it 5-2 against Peterborough. That's his first goal for Blackburn.

5:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Marvelous. A couple of Barnsley fans have come onto the pitch and scored a goal. The commentators aren't amused but I am.

5:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Into stoppage time now at Oakwell. United have weathered the Barnsley attack well and will be the first side to go into the pot for the 5th round of the Carling in a few moments.

5:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sunderland and Villa have ended regular time at 0-0. Extra time and perhaps penalties to come.

United have finished at 0-2.

5:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YESSSSSS!!!!!!

Tresor Kandol, super sub, has added a fourth. Comprehensive hammering.

0-4 Leeds!

5:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pompey join United in the 5th Round pot after a confidence building 4-0 win.

5:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Into stoppage time at Bristol.

5:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Blackburn will join Pompey and United in the draw for the 5th round.

5:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Extra-time is under way at Sunderland.

5:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

All over now - 0-4 Leeds. Marvelous. We're now four points up on Charlton on 33 points. Yeovil at home at the weekend, so that's three more points to look forward to.

5:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it for me this afternoon. More of the same tomorrow afternoon with the biggie - Arsenal and Liverpool - the highlight.

5:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back on Wednesday afternoon for the big 'un - Liverpool v. Arsenal. Here are the line-ups:

Liverpool starting XI: Cavalieri, Degen, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Insua, Kuyt, Spearing, Plessis, Babel, Voronin, Ngog.

Arsenal starting XI: Fabianski, Gilbert, Senderos, Silvestre, Gibbs, Eastmond, Bendtner, Nasri, Ramsey, Merida, Eduardo.

Match kick-off is as yesterday 3:45 EST.

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

Hey Guys.
I am here near the end of the first half and see the Arse take the lead with a corker of a shot by some bloke I have never heard of
Citeh and Chelski are both leading at home

Leeds have scored SIXTH at Rovers!!!

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

Arsenal's goalscorer
Fran Merida. His first goal for the club and as I said a corker

4:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

From the Beeb
Arsenal goal: What a way to score your first goal for Arsenal. Spanish teenager Fran Merida picks up the ball from Craig Eastmond and lashes in a swerving shot at the near post from just outside the area. Keeper might have done better - but a vicious strike nonetheless.

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

Has Almunia officially lost his starting spot?

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

I just noticed the time. I thought we were closer to half time. Only 25 minutes.

WOW, Costa just scored a corker as well. Insua with a looping shot!! Fabianski was hardly off his line and the ball still managed to go over his head

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

Not only have Costa scored an equalizer but so have Scunthorpe at Eastland.... come on Bolton... do the same

4:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Beach balls make their first appearance at the Emirates. Again, near the Costa fans in the right corner of the ground

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

There has been a second goal at the Bridge but it was for Chelsea
Malouda scores

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

Costa's goal was their first away goal for a while. They hadn't scored in three straight games away from Anfield

4:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Celtic and Hearts are scoreless at half in the SLC

4:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So, the final eight could be

United
Chelsea
Arsenal/Costa
Citeh
Spurs
Villa
Pompey
Blackburn

Not a bad line up. So much for not caring about the Cup
I have noticed that Citeh have sent out pretty much their starting 11 for these matches. I think Hughes is right. Win a trophy! Same with Arsenal.

4:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

With that final eight, only Rovers and Pompey would ruin an extra spot for the Europa League in the Prem

4:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What a scramble in the box but the Arse can't put it in!

4:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Citeh have taken the lead again
Santa Claus scored

4:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

last minute of the half.
Still 1-1

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

I'm back! Hey, Dave!

4:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Welcome back Bob

Half time whistle just blew

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

As usual I notice that the Arse and Pool aren't taking the Carling seriously. Honestly - I didn't realize that that donkey Senderos was still at Ashburton Gate!

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

I am a master of bad timing!

4:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Jamie R. and Paul Merson in the studio after the break

4:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All three games are at half time
2-0
2-1
1-1

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

The Carling isn't proving fertile ground for the minnows this year, is it? Only Scunny left with any shot; otherwise all Prem.

4:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm off to class again - I really enjoyed the half time banter. :-}

4:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Me too, I couldn't keep you quiet!

4:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Away we go!

4:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Arse almost in right away

4:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just picked up Tom

Missed an Arsenal goal

20 to go

5:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Had to leave again.
Still 2-1 into injury time

5:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chelsea 4 nil up
Citeh 5-1 up

5:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Celtic lost to Heart of Midlothian

5:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chelsea win

5:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Arse have won!
Congratulations Steve.

I will take Rovers or Pompey at OT please

5:40 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Ta mate. Looks like there will be a red-top stewards inquiry as to why Voronin was wrongly flagged offside and why Aquilani wasn't awarded a pen for Sendaros's handball in the area, but heh, two jumbo fingers up, right?

Peep,peep,peep, final score 2-1 Arsenal. Have a lovely flight back to Merseyland chaps.

5:46 PM  

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