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, April 30, 2013

Real Madrid v. Dortmund Live!

Nothing better on our anniversary than settling in for a top notch European match. It's Real v. Dortmund in the semi-final of the Champions League live from the Bernabeu. Real start with a three goal deficit but anything can happen with that man Skippy on the pitch. Join me if you're watching.

Happy 7th Birthday, LOB!

Lakenheath Old Boys, the project that I started in 2006 as I was recovering from an appendectomy, is seven years old today. In the last year, we've had reunions in DC and Harlingen, Texas - and lots of chatter about the Beautiful Game. Thanks to all of you who have kept it going strong all these years later.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 35 Update

As we get down to the business end of the domestic footer season, it's high time to take a quick look at the PPP standings. The last week or so has led to a massive shake-up, the main variables being RVP's ascendancy to Golden Boot (with Suarez's season over), Chelski and Arsenal solidifying their CL slots ahead of Spurs, Wigan dropping into the dropzone instead of Villa and Bolton sneaking into the Championship play-off slots. There is still a lot of shaking out to do before we wrap things up on May 25th with the Championship playoff final and the Champions League Final, but it certainly looks as if it's down to an almighty battle between our two main ManYoo supporters on the LOB - MUR and UWS. Here are the current standings:

1. Man Utd Rules - 38 points
2. United We Stand - 37 pts
3. Matthew - 27 pts
4. Thomas - 25 pts
5. Blue Devil - 18 pts
- Simon Burke - 18 pts
7. Someone Said - 17 pts
- The Red Devil FCK1 - 17 pts
9. Gooner71 - 14 pts
10. Chelskilad - 12 pts
11. AZ Kicker - 10 pts
12. West Ham Rising - 7 pts

P.S. Just to clarify, I was prepared to assign 2 points for anyone who had picked either Swansea or Wigan for a Europa League slot, but no one had the foresight to do so. Thus, only point for 5th, 6th and 7th place have been assigned.

The Paul v. Paolo Derby Live!

Two rubbish sides have never had such a big match. It's Lambert's Villa boys at home to Paolo's renewed Sunderland side. Big implications for the bottom of the league - and for the PPP stakes. I've carved out a couple of hours to enjoy this one with you. Drop on by for a Monday cuppa, won't you?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bale Named PFA Player of The Year

It's official! Gareth Bale the ball hogging diver has been named PFA player of the year. I thought there were several more deserving candidates, but that's my opinion. I would be interested to hear other opinions.

The Return of RVP

Robin Van Persie returns to the Emirates as a champion. How will the fans receive him? Will he be thanked for all the years of service? Will he be booed for leaving for a championship? Will he score?
Will United strive for more than ninety-five?
Chelsea and Swansea play today as well. Can the Swans repeat their League Cup semi final exploits against the Blues? Bottom of the table battle between two future Championship sides Reading and QPR are also on the docket.
Join me after your sleep in!!


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thank Goodness It's Saturday!

After an especially heavy workweek, I'm happy to be settling in for a morning of the Beautiful Game. First up is Manchester City v. West Ham on ESPN2. Then in the 10am matches, the focus is on the relegation battle with Stoke hosting Norwich and Wigan hosting Tottenham. In the late one, it's Newcastle against a bite-free Liverpool. Join me for the usual LOB business.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Europa League Semi Final Action

I'm getting to this one a wee bit late in the first half; however, if you're having a sneaky peek at the Basel v. Chelski semi final second leg, come on in and have a cuppa with me.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Champions League Semi Finals Live!

We star the semi-final process in the Champions League this afternoon and I couldn't be happier. Not only am I settling in after my morning class to watch it live from Blue Devil HQ but I've also managed to skive off a day-long assessment workshop. If you're skiving too, join me for the usual LOB madness.

Monday, April 22, 2013



A win against Aston Villa at Old Trafford would mean party time for the Manchester United faithful.
Manchester United's TWENTIETH Championship... extending our lead over Liverpool... come on United... don't blow it!

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United We Stand

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Battle for the Wenger Cup

There is a real Super Sunday on tap for us today. FSC shows the big double header back to back. We start in North London where Spurs are desperate for a win against reigning champs Citeh. If Spurs get the win and United win tomorrow..... NUMBER 20 is in the bag.
The second leg of the double header is from Anfield where Rafa comes back to Anfield with 'his' Chelsea side. He will probably be better received by the home fans than his own!


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Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Business End of the Season

We're down to the business end of the domestic season and virtually every match has major implications for either top or bottom (or both) of the Premiership or Championship. We start with a couple of top and bottom clashes in the Championship at 7:30am. Join me for all the LOB action!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Blue Devil in Earth Week Flash Mob!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Johnny Hates Jazz- Magnetized

The Official Video of Johnny Hates Jazz new song, 'Magnetized'



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday!

I'm really enjoying these relaxing Tuesday afternoons after my morning class. I'm settling in at Blue Devil HQ to enjoy the vital make-up between 3rd place Arsenal and 6th place Everton. There is also a full slate of Championship matches as well, including Burnley v. Leeds. Join me, won't you?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Big Day in Two Competitions

A big day in the FA Cup as well as the Premier League. I wish United were playing at Wembley today but alas they have to visit the Britannia Stadium and take on Stoke. Sunderland visit their local rivals Newcastle in a vital bottom of the table clash. The dessert for the day is the FA Cup Semi Final that United should have been playing in!!

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

A New Era Begins...

These are exciting times at Elland Road this morning, as Brian McDermott leads out his new side for the first time as Leeds manager. "Win one for Baldy" has to be the motto. That one win - against Not a Big Club - this morning would virtually secure another season in the Championship for McDermott to work his magic on the club. Join me for this one and the other matches today.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Welcome Brian McDermott!

Leeds United fans everywhere are rejoicing at the news that Brian McDermott has been appointed our 38th manager on a three-year deal. He proved at Reading last season that he has the nous to be able to take an unfancied club up to the Premiership. And he knows how to rock a stylish hairstyle.

First job - to stop the free fall that has us now contemplating a relegation battle. We've had four losses on the trot. One win against Not a Big Club tomorrow morning will stop the rot and have us safe for another season in the Championship. Let's win one for Old Baldy!

The Draw For the CL and EL Semis

Before I leave for work, I thought I might post the draw for The EL and CL competitions :

The Champions League :

Barca vs Bayern
Real vs Borussia Dortmund

The Europa League :

Chelsea vs Basle Brush ( BOOM BOOM)

Fenerbache vs Benfica

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Premiership Predictions Plus - Week 32 Update

We've turned the corner into the home stretch of the domestic football season, so it's time to look at the standings of our PPP challenge. As things stand now, the vaunted LOB Shield will be hanging on the dorm wall of a certain Cortland State junior next season. Here are the current standings:

1. Thomas - 28 points
2. Matthew - 26 pts
3. United We Stand - 25 pts
4. Man Utd Rules - 24 pts
5. Someone Said - 18 pts
6. West Ham Rising - 14 pts
7. AZ Kicker - 11 pts
- Blue Devil - 11 pts
9. Simon Burke - 10 pts
10. Gooner71 - 9 pts
11. Chelskilad - 8 pts
- The Red Devil FCK1 - 8 pts

Monday, April 08, 2013

Call the Engravers!

It's all over bar the shouting at this point but you won't convince Fergie and Roberto of that. Tune in this afternoon with me for the latest installment of the Manchester Derby. It's always fascinating - do join me!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

A Big Day in the Wenger Cup

The race for that elusive fourth CL slot heats up this morning. CL wannabes Liverpool has just kicked off against the Hammers. At 9am, it's the big one. Spurs v. Everton - 3rd v. 6th. An hour later, 4th place Chelski kick off against Sunderland. And we round off the day with another relegation dogfight between QPR and Wigan. Join me for all of the table-shifting action.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

The Relegation Battle Heats Up!

With a handful of matches left in the Premiership season, we really enter the relegation battle proper today. Half of the table could still conceivably be relegated this morning. Two of those teams - Reading and Southhampton kick off in a few minutes in the early kickoff. Then we get the regularly scheduled matches at 10am including Stoke v. Villa. And the day ends with two of the sides who would like to replace the likes of QPR and Wigan - table topping Cardiff against Watford. Join me for all the dogfight action.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Who said it, Joselito or Tiger's Blood?

The Guardian has a funny quiz involving these two self involved muppets. Guess who said WHAT????? TAKE THE QUIZ

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

PSG v. Barca Live!

We may still be mourning the reality that there are no British clubs left in the Champions League this season; however, there is a big, big match to watch this afternoon, as the Quarterfinals start. PSG, flush with Qatari money, against Barca live from the Parc des Princes. It doesn't get any better. Join me this afternoon from 2:45 onward.

Monday, April 01, 2013


So, maybe today's loss has a silver lining!! Neil Warnock is out at Elland Road. I ask our resident Elland Roader for his comments and who he wants next.
Here are the odds for the next manger at the helm
Brian McDermott 7/4
Martin O'Neill 4/1
Gus Poyet 11/2
Owen Coyle 9/1
Neil Refearn 12/1
Mark Hughes 14/1
Richard Naylor 18/1
Paul Lambert 20/1
Steve McClaren 20/1


Your Thoughts?

The Replay

Who will meet Manchester City in the REAL FA Cup Final in a fortnight? United blew it in the first match at Old Trafford after being two nil up and still should have lost.
Join me for the Battle at the Bridge


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