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, October 20, 2009

Champions League - Gameday 3!

Best of luck to the British sides in tonight's Champions League matches. As usual on a Tuesday, I'll be in and out of the office teaching but will pop in now and again with my comments. I'll look forward to reading yours as well.

31 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here are tonight's fixtures:

Debrecen v. Fiorentina
Liverpool v. Lyon
Barca v. Rubin Kazan
Inter v. Dynamo Kiev
Rangers v. Unirea Urziceni
Stuttgart v. Sevilla
AZ v. Arsenal
Olympiacos v. Standard Liege

Enjoy!

1:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back at my break at the thirty minute mark of the first half. All British clubs are drawing currently. The game with all the goals is at Debrecen. It's 3-2 there to Fiorentina, the away side.

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

GOAL! Benayoun slots home Liverpool's opener. That will give the side a world of confidence after their poor performance on the weekend.

3:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bloody hell - it's 2-4 Fiorentina now. Six goals in the first half. Now there's good value for money.

3:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And Arsenal have gone 0-1 up through a goal from Fabregas. Great couple of minutes there for the English sides.

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

Rangers were off to a flyer with an o.g. in the second minutes but were pegged back by Bilasco after 33 minutes.

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

Surprise scoreline of the night. Kiev are 1-2 up at Inter, the second goal from a Lucio own goal.

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

Off back to my class. I'll check in at full-time.

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

I'm back after my class and the Arse are still looking peachy at 0-1 to AZ. Not so for Liverpool who have been pegged back by Lyon. It's 1-1 at Anfield and their season is very much in the balance.

Even worse news for Rangers. It's 1-4 at Ibrox tonight. There's a certain Celtic fan in Columbus who'll be celebrating that scoreline tonight, eh Someone Said?

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

Jose will be sleeping a wee bit more easily tonight after big Walter Samuel equalized. Still, a draw at home isn't really good enough for them, is it?

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

Inside the last five minutes at Anfield now. They really could use a late Jermaine Beckford goal right about now.

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

Sevilla have run out to a great 1-3 win tonight in Stuttgart.

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

Stoppage time now for Liverpool. Can they pull it out or is it time for Rafa to go?

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

Oh dear oh dear. It's just got worse for Benitez. Lyon have scored what is surely a winner.

1-2 there at Anfield and the Kop must be deathly quiet. Taxi for Rafa?

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

365 comments: "Anfield is stunned as Lyon cut Liverpool to shreds down the right wing and a low cross finds Delgado at the far post for a simple tap in. Liverpool are in serious trouble."

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

And that's it - final score Liverpool 1 Lyon 2. Not good at all for the Reds.

4:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's a fourth successive defeat for Liverpool and their season is in real jeopardy. They're just about out of the title race and their CL lives are hanging by a thread. What's left for them - the Cup?

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

More bad news for the English. Mendes da Silva has equalized for AZ with what must have been the final kick of the match. Not as bad a result there but still disappointing for Arsenal fans.

1-1.

4:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hey Bob

Not good for the English lot today!!

Liverpool did look hopeless.
Let's hope it is the same on the weekend!

Barca lost too!!

4:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ipswich gave away a last minute equalizer AGAIN!!

Will they ever win!!!

4:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lyon 9
Fiorentina 6
Costa 3
Debrecen 0

Not looking good for Costa

4:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Barca 4
Dynamo 4
Rubin 4
Inter 3

4:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sevilla 9
Unirea 4
Stuttgart 2
Rangers 1

4:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Arsenal 7
Olympikos 6
AZ 2
Liege1

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

Thanks for the tables, Dave.

Here's a thought I had on the way home from work today. We're used to seeing English clubs doing well in Europe at the same time that the England team has suffered. That was most evident in the year that England missed out on Euro 2008 and United swept the boards. Maybe this will be an opposite year. The Italian and Spanish clubs will dominate in the CL while England....will win the World Cup!

Well...it could happen, right?

6:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'm up for that... just this once

6:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's big of you, mate!

11:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, it's started out to be a bit better a day for the English clubs today.

United have won a precious away win against CSKA thanks to a late goal from Valencia.

Chelski are at 0-0 with Athletico with half time approaching.

3:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wallop - Chelski are on their way to a 3-0 thumping win against Athletico - no mean feat there.

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

Predictably Real and Milan are locked in a 2-2 draw.

4:23 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Well, of course I'm knashing my teeth over the way we switched off and allowed Alkmaar an undeserved point. I think we're a better bet however than L'pool to turn it around. It's almost as if some of the players aren't playing for Rafa any more.

2:32 PM  

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