Lakenheath Old Boys

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Is Rafa in Trouble?


Join me for a couple of big matches on FSC. After the clock change in England, we have to get used to the four hour time difference for a while. I don't know why FSC have two games but I am not complaining. Costa del Pool vs Manchester United start off the day. Could Rafa lose his fifth straight? Let's hope so. I am not going to my game today so join me.

UWS

216 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

The teams have been announced

For Costa

Johnson and Torres are back but Gerrard is out

For United
Rooney is back and Owen is on the bench

9:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Costa's Line up in full
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Insua, Lucas, Mascherano, Benayoun, Kuyt, Aurelio, Torres.

Subs: Cavalieri, Voronin, Babel, Ngog, Spearing, Degen, Skrtel.

9:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United's line up

Van der Sar, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Berbatov, Rooney.

Subs: Foster, Neville, Owen, Anderson, Nani, Fabio Da Silva, Jonathan Evans.

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

I am happy with that line up. I am little surprised that Scholes is in. Fletcher is hurt but still surprised that Ginger has made the line up.... don't get sent off!!

9:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All the talk on Five Live is on the struggles of Costa.
All they are saying is about how weak the team and squad is.

Watch Costa wallop us

9:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Forget the beach balls...

1324: "Au revoir Cantona and Man United... come back when you've won 18!" That was the banner message from Liverpool fans in 1994 - I wonder if King Eric will appear at Anfield today. As if it needs an extra ingredient.


WE'RE BACK!!!..... with EIGHTEEN!!!

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

Two other matches today as well.
At the Reebok, Bolton and Everton are about to kick off
At about half time at Anfield, Citeh host Fulham
Tony will be looking for an away win there.... me too

9:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sky's link on VSS has finally clicked on

Lots of banners saying we're back with 18!!

One I like

Giggs 11
Gerrard 0

9:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

There is no reason why FSC couldn't have a pre-game show. They will start up at 10 when the kick off is happening and then will be late for the entire half.
Tap in in to Sky and let us enjoy it!! I don't want these bloody exercise machines!

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

36 miles between the two clubs
36 titles between the two clubs

9:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great feature on Giggsy on Sky

9:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United will be in black shirts, white shorts, white socks. Wish we were all in black

9:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Of course... Costa out scored United 6-2 last season!
United took the lead in both games and lost both!

9:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bolton have taken the lead against Everton.
Not a good way for Everton to reply to their FIVE NIL thrashing in Benefica!

9:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BTW, FA Cup First Round draw is today

Fingers crossed for Leeds and a home tie

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

Rafa vs Fergie
10 games
Fergie 7 wins
Rafa 2 wins
Draw 1

Rafa has won the last two however!

9:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

COME ON COSTA!!! LOSE FIVE IN A ROW!!

Last time that happened you lot were relegated!!

9:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Owen to come off the bench and score the winner in a one nil win... 66 to 1

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

I'm here for the match, mate - best of luck!

9:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sky have gone to Anfield

Andy Gray and NOT Martin Tyler on the mic.

FSC still on paid programing!!

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

Morning Bob

I should be playing right now but I gave it a miss

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

1354: Bang out of form Liverpool must contend with a bang in form Manchester United side today. The visitors are on an 11-match unbeaten streak in all competitions and they have won 10 those. Easy to forget Fergie's teams don't usually hit their stride until Christmas time.

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

I am going to leave the link on for the half time stuff but turn down the sound and block the picture in case it is ahead

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

Great link on VSS, eh?

9:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Costa fans are the ones throwing the plastic balls out on the field

Teams coming out

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

Brilliant

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

Hilarious - the fans at the non-Stretford end having a laugh by knocking some big beach-balls onto the pitch. The stewards are working over-time to pull them off.

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

Bolton took a two goal lead but Everton get a goal back

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

BBC website may have it wrong. It may only be 1-1

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

I guess it is 2-0

10:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

365 has it at 2-0 Bolton.

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

FSC is slightly ahead!!

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

We're off

My link freezes!!

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

Here we go!

Of course it's United kicking off toward the non-Stretford End in the first half. How do they do it week after week??!!

10:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Costa must have one the toss
The Kop in the second half for Costa

It is 2-0

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

COME ON UNITED!!


Do you want Costa to win?


Roon offside but still gets it in the net


United scored very early last year and still lost

You were here for that, weren't you?

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

My link's still going strong. You?

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

Both the Yank owners in the box

When they took over they were heroes and Glazer was a devil.... look what has happened

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

NO

10:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Got it back

Now United throwing the beachballs

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

No, I've got no love for Pool, especially after the business with Steven Cohen and Kenny Hassan.

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

I was there last year for that match. Good times, mates.

I reckon that Pool's season is over if they lose today. You?

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

Not much cut and thrust yet.

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

Hope so

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

Yossi is someone who scares me

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

Berba with almost a great touch

10:11 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Vidic was sent off in both matches last season!

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

BBC Radio 5 live's Mark Lawrenson: "Manchester United look a little bit more comfortable on the ball than Liverpool at the moment, they are clearly the team with a little bit of confidence. But Yossi Benayoun could be Liverpool's key - he is capable of going past people."

10:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good possession from United.... comes to nothing

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

14 minutes gone and Scholes isn't in the book yet!

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

Evra gets carded for a challenge on Torres... he didn't do anything for the first one. I think the ref cited the other one

Free kick chance for Costa

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

Two GREAT saves by VDS.. thank GOD Foster isn't in there

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

Then he almost fumbles the corner...phew

10:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I thought that Ben Foster was the future for United?

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

not any more!!

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

Scholes loses it and Costa should have punished United

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

HT at the Reebok 2-1

10:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Costa starting to turn the screw... keep it tight United!

10:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Almost a great break by United. Great control by Berba and almost a great cross

10:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh, Rooney with the header but saved by Pepe

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

Wee Mikey looking none to pleased on the bench today. Make sure to get the HD in for next summer, Michael.

10:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Starting to go end to end

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

Scholes needs to stop phaffing about with it

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

I'm bored. Maybe Vidic will get sent off again for me.

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

Shut it!!

It isn't boring!

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

RIO!! KNOCK IT OFF!!!

Trying to do his Ronaldo impersonation

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

What were your predictions for today's four games?

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

Thanks for asking. Here it is:

Bolton 1 Everton 1
United 1 Liverpool 1
Citeh 2 Fulham 0
West Ham 0 Arsenal 3

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

Costa fans booing

United fans ole-ing

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

Doing well with the first one of the day!

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

Of course I had a stinker yesterday. Only picked up 15 points.

10:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Yikes!

Tough day for your lot, eh?

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

Well, I suppose Bolton v. Everton could end up at 2-2 and net me 15 points. But I could lose ten if it stays the same.

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

Great pass by Scholes!

Boy that was a rough challenge on Carrick!
No complaints by the United players!
That was VERY close

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

Good save by VDS

Nice header

10:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good save, VDS.

10:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There goes Berba into the book. That was coming.

10:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Gerrard doing his best Fonzi impersonation

Berba in the book for yelling?

10:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Carra just got a touch of the ball but I still think it was a foul

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

Two United men in the book
Costa's time

10:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Berbatov almost in there. Nice try

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

Who's that warming up? Why, it's the Neviller!

10:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What will be the reaction to Owen if he comes on?

10:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What was Rio doing again.
VDS did well there

10:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good line by the commentator

Rio has Costa's third effort on goal

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

Bolton 2 Everton 2

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

United being pinned back a little here1

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

Shouldn't be much of added time

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

Good to see that Rio has taken to heart the criticism that he lacks concentration!

10:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Complete foul by Berbatov!
Should have been a penalty

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

Hair Bear Bunch scores for the Toffees

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

Book Lucas!!

10:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's 15 points for me!

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

Should that have been a foul on Berba?

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

Half time

Half way done at Anfield

I still want a win

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

Both captains complaining to the ref

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

A bit of argybargy with the ref as he whistles for half-time. Giggsy still arguing with him.

That was a really boring first half. I want my money back. Oh yeah...I didn't pay anything!

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

I don't think it was that boring

10:57 AM  
Blogger Someone Said said...

Morning. Van Der Saar has kept the score even. Frustrated in losing my Everton stream. And Celtic are back at the top of the table.

Been very busy. How you all?

10:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good morning Someone

10:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Arsenal vs Spurs on ESPN next week at 8:45 because of the clock change

11:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Tony needs a Fulham win in the match about to start

11:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

"What's gone wrong at Anfield? Liverpool - despite being a bit rubbish of late - have potted 15 goals in their last four league games at Anfield. Man Utd have 10 goals in their last three away games. Surely that should spell goals, goals, goals. It just goes to show that the goalscoring formbook goes out of the window in these games."

11:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United are on the field waiting for Costa


COME ON UNITED!!!!!!!

11:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

If Costa lose in Lyon they're out!

FSC slightly ahead again

11:05 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We're off

11:05 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United could be 10 points ahead of Costa with a win... of course it could be down to four

11:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

no changes in the teams

11:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Corner to Costa

11:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

punched out by VDS... I thought he could catch it
Still cleared

11:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, Someone!

11:10 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Evra gives the ball away but United escape.
Why didn't Kuyt take a shot!! Maybe because of that red balloon in the box!

11:10 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Costa have started well

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

Giggs seems out of it today

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

Come on Berbatov... get your finger out!
The camera goes straight to Owen

FSC's sound has gone wonky

11:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Torres was WELL offside!

11:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United have done nothing so far in the first ten minutes

Come on United!

11:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bloody Hell!

United look like they left their brains in the dressing room!!

Bolton have retaken the lead

11:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bugger - there goes my prediction again.

11:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, I nodded off there. Did I miss anything?

11:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick to United

Carrick gave the ball up to Berbatov
I think he could have kept going with the ball
Lucas STILL isn't in the book!

11:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ronaldo to take!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Someone Said said...

Sheesh Everton. Come back from two down to tie then give up a late one. So many injuries...

11:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Giggs almost hit Berbatov but he was offside!

He wasn't!

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

Costa's owners sat together at the beginning and now they are apart

11:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United look complete lacking of ideas at the moment

11:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

30 to go.... come on United.. nick it like O'Shea did a few years back

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

Free kick chance for United

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

Carrick gets the ball at the back post
CLose!

Corner.. United's first

11:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh, Giggs almost at the back post!

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

Still no Costa names in the book

11:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Do you have a soft spot for Everton, Someone Said?

11:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BUGGER!!!

Torres with the goal

He hasn't done much else!
Rio easily beaten!

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

Bolton win against Everton

11:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Torres strikes and it's Rio at fault once again. And VDS got beaten at his near post.

1-0 Pool!

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

COME ON UNITED!

11:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still 25 minutes for United to pull this one back.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Someone Said said...

Yes. Unhappy Everton supporter. Unhappy with what just happened at Anfield...

11:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lucas again with the foul

11:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Celtic with a good 1-2 win against Hamilton Academicals today.

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

Roon into the wall

11:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Giggsy lining up a free kick here. No it's Roon in the end and straight into the wall.

11:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Owen warming up again....would you have him on, Davey?

11:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I thought Owen was warming up. You could hear the boos

11:30 AM  
Blogger Someone Said said...

Owen's sprinting on the sidelines.

11:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Yes

11:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Under 20 to go

Last season Costa beat us and then drew with Stoke at home.

11:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Masherano goes in the book

What about Lucas

11:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Owen to come on

11:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Masch finally goes into the book after a catalog of offenses.

11:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I bet Nani and Owen comes on for Scholes and Berba

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

I was right!


COME ON OWEN!!!!

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

What did Vidic do there?

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

It doesn't look like United have it today

11:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

nani with the shot and Owen was there if there was a rebound.. there wasn't one

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

Roon has a shot blocked... he hasn't done much either

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

"Can Manchester United score? They always score."

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

Yoss almost in but Vidic with a tackle by Moore

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

Again, Nani has been hopeless so far

11:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Owen's touch let him down there. Easily cleared.

11:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Inside the last ten minutes now. Come on, United. Pull your fingers out. Torres coming off to a huge ovation. Ngog on.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Someone Said said...

Very little creativity today.

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

Owen sets up Valencia... off the crossbar!!!

11:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oooh, off the bar there. But should Valencia have squared it instead?

11:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think so... Nani was at the back post... of course he would have tried something fancy and miss

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

Owen pulled down by Carra... could have been red!

11:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Carradona goes into the book.

11:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

nani with a back pass!

11:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Vidic is off

THREE GAMES.. THREE RED CARDS FOR VIDIC AGAINST UNITED!

11:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It was a foul.

11:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't believe it!! I asked for it in the first half and there it is. Vidic is off. He did seem to haul back Kuyt. Satisfied with that, Dave?

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

Rooney in the book for complaining.. He actually did get the same treatment as Carra. Both got a yellow

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

5 added time to play... so that means 8

11:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Do United get the extra minutes when they're playing away as well?

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

United have done NOTHING from set pieces today

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

at least Vidic was a second yellow. That means only one match ban not three

11:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yossi comes off as Pool waste a bit of time.

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

What is Roon up to? Get a shot off

11:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Masch must be off

11:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

More time added please

11:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now it's Masch that's going off!

10 v. 10!

11:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

SHOOT NANI

11:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rooney has been hopeless

SO HAS NANI

Two nil

BUGGER!

11:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And that's it. Ngog slides home number two, but was he onside?

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

EVERY UNITED PLAYER has not been good.
Very upset and disappointed!

11:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, mate. Not your day today, I'm afraid.

11:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Okay, lose twice to Costa and still be Champions. I'll take it

It's over

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

Are you sticking around for the Arsenal match? I'm going to Skype my folks.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Someone Said said...

Headed off. Have a good day everyone.

11:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not a good weekend!

Now off to Upton Park

12:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

1536: West Ham v Arsenal line-ups:
West Ham: Green, Spector, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga, Behrami, Parker, Noble, Collison, Cole, Franco.
Subs: Kurucz, Kovac, Faubert, Da Costa, Diamanti, Hines, Stanislas.
Arsenal: Mannone, Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy, Eboue, Song Billong, Fabregas, Diaby, Arshavin, van Persie.
Subs: Almunia, Nasri, Eduardo, Ramsey, Silvestre, Gibbs, Bendtne

12:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'll be around for a while

12:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Steve Coppell gets it right
Every player for Costa, including the subs, played well
Every United player was under par

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

Citeh have taken the lead Lescott with the goal

12:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

FSC are slightly ahead again than the computer

Arsenal in white

12:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Arsenal go very close

12:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless from England's #1
RVP with the goal

12:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bloody hell, I leave the computer for a few minutes
Citeh take a two goal lead but Fulham score two themselves
Petrov got Citeh's second. Duff and Dempsey score for Fulham

12:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well done SAF

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson: "All in all Liverpool were the better team, had the better chances and I've got no complaints."

12:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

5 added mins at Citeh

12:52 PM  

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