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!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Arsenal v. Barcelona Live!

It's the undisputed tie of the round - the two best footballing sides on the planet pitted against each other. Arsenal and Barcelona. If you aren't excited about this one, you don't have a pulse. Join me for all the action from 2:45 onward.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Same result as back then except no so close
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Monday, March 29, 2010


Fox Football Fone-in featured a couple of filmmakers tonight who have produced a film in which they traveled the world playing in pick-up matches. You can watch the full film by pasting the following link into your browser. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday's Best

Liverpool step onto the hallowed Anfield turf today with the chance of hopping over Citeh into 5th for the first time this year. Will their quixotic quest for Champions League status continue or fall aground against Sunderland? Join me to find out.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

MLS Opening Weekend!

I missed out on my usual Saturday morning footie fix this morning, so I'm especially relishing the excellent opening weekend MLS action on the box tonight. If you're around, join me!


A big Saturday in all Divisions today. The big four are all playing today. Man United do have a the late game. Will they need to catch up? Will they extend their lead?
There is a huge match in League One! The top two play at Carrow Road.
I think Bob won't be around today but I will keep the home fires burning


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fight! Fight! Fight!

OK, hands up anyone, ANYONE who predicted that Mancini would take on Moyes in a scuffle? It looked like an Afghan hound up against a Staffordshire terrier. The video that I saw first on Sky was pretty excellent, but I can't find a youtube that does it the justice this picture does.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Midweek Footie Madness!

It's another big, big day in the Premiership. I'm hoping for an hour or so when I can shut my office door and enjoy the Beautiful Game in peace for a bit. If you're able to find the time too, please join me.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Up the Hammers!

I'm over yesterday's funk over the Millwall defeat and back this afternoon looking forward to following today's fixtures. Gianfranco Zola's been in a funk recently too, but he and the Happy Hammers might get a tonic today in the form of three points against Mick McCarthy's Wolves side. Join me for that one and plenty of other action!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Leeds v. Millwall Live!

It's a true promotion six-pointer today between my beloved Whites and the despised Lions of Millwall. Should be a hot one and I'm of course hoping for the full three points at Elland Road, which will take us one step closer to automatic promotion.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Vital Day

A crucial day for the Premier League in the Northwest of England today
Manchester United vs Costa del Pool
Blackburn Rover vs Cheslea


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Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Later Start....

We get a well-deserved extra hour of sleep this morning due the the UK's tardiness in switching back from daylight savings. So, it's Villa v. Wolves at 8:45 am on ESPN followed by the regular kick-offs at 11 and finally Arsenal and West Ham at the late, late time of 1:30 pm. Join me for all the usual LOB chatter.

Friday, March 19, 2010

RIP Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the death this week of power pop genius Alex Chilton at the age of 59. To be honest, Big Star were one of those bands that I always wanted to love more than I actually did, but there is no denying Chilton's influence on indie rock, including bands that I have loved such as REM and the Replacements. A tip of the hat, then, to Alex.

Champions League Draw

Here we go for the last eight of the Champions League
I have a great link going. I hope they hurry up before I have to work

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The End of Pool's Season?

It's all on the line today as Liverpool try to rescue their Europa League campaign. They go into Anfield tonight a goal down to Lille. Join me to see action from 4:05 pm onward.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Champions League Live!

I'm back in the office today and keeping an eye on the two Champions League ties as well as a variety of other matches in the Prem, Champ and L1. Join me for some Tuesday footie action!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Good riddance

I've seldom been as proud to be an Arsenal supporter as I am today upon hearing that the final straw for this pest was Nick's last gasp winner on the weekend. And I'm really happy that he clung to the branch just long enough for us to knock him off.

If only they would have allowed Cesc to deliver the P45... in street clothes... by gobbing on his head. Sod-off Son of Sam!

Monday Night Football


Join me for Costa vs Pompey


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Is It All Over??

David Beckham has torn his Achilles Tendon while playing for Milan this evening. He has been ruled out for five to eight months!
He will definitely be out of the World Cup squad. I know some of you think this is a good thing but is he done for good!
A spectacular career in my books. He was a United legend from 1996-2003. He won it all while he was wearing the famous red shirt. He went through torture that was not deserved after his sending off in WC '98 but he fought his way back to be a national hero with his goal against Greece. His career was never the same after he left United but still won the Spanish title in his last season. I don't think he should have ever come to the MLS.

Your thoughts?


We're we going? To the top. What top? THE VERY TOP!

Good morning gentlemen
I am up and ready for United's turn to win their match of the weekend.... let's hope so

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's All About the Footer

If it's Saturday morning, it's time for a leisurely natter about English footer. It all starts early with Spurs v. Blackburn and continues throughout the day. I'll be blogging live from Gooner headquarters in DC today. Join me for all the fun.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Castrol Football Rankings

I'm usually not one for promoting corporate websites but a friend recently forwarded me this fascinating soccer ranking site sponsored by the Castrol oil company. As you'll see, they've ranked the world's top footballers starting with Barca's Lionel Messi as #1. Of course, footie fans can (and will) argue 'til the cows come home about this sort of thing. The most interesting aspect of the site is that you can use the pull-down menus in the middle of the page to see the rankings sorted by club side or international team. I did a quick search of the top rated sides for WC 2010 and found that Spain seemed to have the strongest squad (no surprise there) but that Brazil might be over-rated at #2 in most observer's estimations. Check out the site by cutting and pasting the following link:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Heeeeeeee's Back!

The Champions League tie between United and Milan was virtually settled by one Wayne Rooney last week, so the main narrative behind today's clash is the return of Goldenballs to his Old Trafford stomping grounds. Will the crowd boo him? Will Fergie give him a ceremonial boot in the face for old time's sake? Will see in a few moments. Join me for this afternoon's activities from 2:45 pm onward.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Champions League Live!

Plenty of great footer on today, highlighted by Arsenal trying to right the wrong of "that indirect free kick" back at the Emirates this evening. We've also got a couple of Premiership matches that effect the relegation battle and a full slate of Championship and League 1 matches including Leeds at Tranmere. Join me for the action!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

The 82nd Academy Awards Live!

It's Oscar night in Hollywood and I'm happy to be hosting the LOB Oscar party. Awards shows usually frustrate me as they never choose to award the people and films that I would. But I'm a movie fan, so I always end up watching and waiting for those few magic pop cultural moments. If you're out there watching, drop in for a chat, eh? I'll look forward to the pleasure of your company.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

FA Cup Quarterfinals Live!

It's FA Cup Quarterfinals weekend. There may be no action on the box but, no matter, we know where to find it, don't we? It all starts with Pompey v. Brum in a few moments followed by Fulham v. Spurs at noon. In between is the usual league action. Join me for the usual Saturday morning LOB banter, won't you?

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Lakenheath High School Reunion

Ever wondered what happened to that person who sat behind you in Mr. Knauss' class? Or played alongside you in the midfield of the LHS footie team? Or that you went to the Prom with? Here's your chance. I recently got a message about an upcoming LHS All Classes Reunion that's going to be held in the Boston area in August. I'm certainly considering it and if a number of you lot are interested, that will certainly confirm my interest. We have until July to make our minds up. Check out the following website for more info:

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A Day of International Friendlies!

Join me for a fascinating day of friendly internationals this afternoon. Wonder how England will fare against Algeria this summer. Well, we'll see when England face stand-ins Egypt at Wembley. Wonder how the U.S. will get on against England? Well, they face Holland this afternoon. That match is on ESPN2 at 2:45 EST while we can follow England on-line from 3pm. See you then!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Footie Trivia Question of the Week

We haven't had one of these recently but I came across a terrific bit of trivia on the Preview Show this weekend. Here it is:

"Who are the six footballers who have scored in the Premiership in each of the three decades - the Nineties, the Noughties and the Teenies - that the Premiership has been in operation?" (Bonus points if you can name the clubs that they played for during this time)

Good luck, chaps!