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 29, 2013

League Cup 4th Round Live!

It's 4th Round time in the League Cup. My beloved Leeds may not be in the competition any more but there is still plenty of action to enjoy. Coming up at the top of the hour is Chelski v. Arsenal. Now - I don't expect either Arsene or Jose to field a full strength side but it should still be of interest. Join me if you've got the time this afternoon. I'll be around for the first half.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Tyne Wear Derby Followed by the Clash of the Titans

The action starts today with a Tyne Wear Derby as Sunderland with a mere point host rivals, Newcastle United. This is concluded by Chelsea vs Man Citeh, a match with possible title implications. There are two other Prem matches and a Championship. We should be well rested due to the time change in Europe, so join me for the action if you would.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cheer Up, Lads - It's Saturday!

I'm up early again to follow a full slate of tasty Premiership and Championship fixtures this morning, starting with the police scheduled Yorkshire Derby between Hudders and Leeds. That's followed soon after by Arsenal's visit to lowly Palace who've just sacked Ian Holloway. Then it's time to drop in on the soap opera at United who have Stoke as visitors today at Old Trafford. Finally the late one is Soton v. Fulham. Join me, won't you?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Champions League - Matchday 3 Live

It's Matchday 3 in the Champions League this week and there are some really tasty match-ups. Live on Fox Sports 1 is Barca v. Milan. I'm opting to watch high-flying Arsenal at home to Dortmund, though. It's been thrilling to watch the Gunners in this kind of form. Can they keep it up against the powerful Germans? We'll see next. Join me if you're loafing at work today, gents.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 8 Update

Another big Premiership weekend has passed us by and it's time to take stock of the PPP rankings again. With the remarkable exception of Premiership Champions ManYoo, the top of the table is looking fairly predictable now, so there are an unprecedented four players on 24 points at the top of heap. But current champion MUR drops one point and five places as a result. Still - he's got Daniel Sturridge firing on all cylinders for him. Here are the current standings:

1. Sporting Real Madrid United Football Club Juniors FC - 24 points
- West Ham Rising - 24 pts
- What's Up Wheaton Simon - 24 pts
- Yellows - 24 pts
5. Man Utd Rules - 23 pts
6. Swanson - 22 pts
- Blue Devil - 22 pts
- United We Stand - 22 pts
9. The Red Dragon - 21 pts
- Someone Said - 21 pts
11. Gooner71  - 18 pts
12. Matt - 17 pts
13. Chelskilad - 15 pts
14. The Red Devil FCK1 - 10 pts

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Come on, You Whites!

After a bright start to the season, Leeds have hit a sticky patch in late September and October, losing five of our last seven matches. I'm hoping that the international break has given us a chance to clear our heads and get back to winning ways. Join me this morning to find out. MOT!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Back to the Prem!

Now that England have booked their trip to Brazil next summer, it's high time to get back to the Premiership/Championship schedule. We start with what has been a classic fixture through the years - Newcastle v. Liverpool. That's followed by the usual 10am kickoffs and then the Hammers hosting Citeh in the late one. Join me for all the LOB action.

Friday, October 18, 2013

World Cup Draw Simulator

Our old LHS buddy Brett Thompson found this pastime/productivity killer on the web. Go on, create your GROUP OF DEATH!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Switzerland gets seeded for Brazil '14, England doesn't. Here's why:

This is a pretty fascinating analysis that explains why the Swiss have England's seeded position for next year's finals. And what should be to no-one's surprise, it's a cock-up by the FA that's to blame. Again. Here's the link. Click it!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shhhhh! Don't Mention 1973.

It's the last day of the World Cup qualifying round. I'll be on the road to Saratoga Springs for a tedious conference, so I'll miss out on all the action. Still - I thought I'd post this thread so that any of you can chip in about the results today. Come on, you England boys!

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Great Weekend!

Thanks to all of you who made our LOB mini-reunion in Fred-town and our dad's 90th birthday so special. I've been enjoying the pictures today that bring back warm memories of a weekend well spent. Cheers!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

LOB Fred-Town Reunion!

As CW McCall would put it, it looks like we got ourselves an LOB Reunion. The fun starts tomorrow when I'll be picking up MUR at the Buffalo Airport. Gooner and Dad will be arriving around 6ish. Then on Friday, the fun really kicks off. The highlight will be the big one between my beloved Blue Devils and the Cortland Red Dragons, featuring Thomas "The Red Dragon" Nocito. Then it's back to the Cottage for World Cup qualifiers, pizza and the best wings on the planet. Saturday, we have a chance of catch up with Someone Said who will be in town for Alumni Weekend. It will be EPIC!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 7 Update

As we approach this international break, it's time again to take stock of our Premiership Plus Predictions Game tallies. Arsenal continue to confound all of our predictions by remaining at the top of the Premiership. Not even Gooner and Simon - are two resident Gunners fans - picked them! MUR is still benefiting from Daniel Sturridge's scoring record (now at 6 goals and counting), but he's joined at the top of the charts by Yellows who soared by 7 points this week. And Bayern have overtaken Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga, giving six of us an extra 4 points this week. Here are the current standings:

1. Man Utd Rules - 25 points
- Yellows - 25 pts
3. United We Stand - 23 pts
4. The Red Dragon - 21 pts
- West Ham Rising - 21 pts
6. Sporting Real Salt Lake United Football Club Juniors FC - 20 pts
7. Blue Devil - 19 pts
- Someone Said - 19 pts
9. Swansong - 18 pts
- What's Up Wheaton Simon - 18 pts
11. Matt - 16 pts
12. Gooner71 - 15 pts
13. Chelskilad - 14 pts
14. The Red Devil FCK1 - 7 pts

Sunday, October 06, 2013

AN Action Packed Sunday

There are four Prem matches on the schedule and even a Championship match this morning. NBC Sports will start with Norwich vs Chelsea  followed by West Brom vs Arsenal. It looks to be a great Sunday morning.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

It's the Most Wonderful Part of the Week

I'm up early to watch my boy Romalu Lukaku rattle a few goals by Joe Hart this morning, as Everton visit Citeh. At 10am, my Leeds boys are at Derby. Finally, in the late one, United have a must-win against Sunderland. Join me for all the usual LOB fun and games, won't you?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 6 Update

Sorry for the tardy update this week. It's been a crazy week here in Fred-town as it has been in the Premiership. In any case, who would have predicted that Arsenal would be the in-form side in English football a month ago? Not any of us, that's for sure. We're all losing points due to North London and Merseyside's dominance and Manchester's astonishing drop off. United in the bottom half? Surely, that can't last. Daniel Sturridge is back on top of the scorers' chart, but I'm more excited that Romalu Lukaku - my choice - started against Newcastle on Monday and bagged a brace. He's on three now and gaining on the top shots. Here are the latest standings:

1. Man Utd Rules – 21 points
2. Matt – 20 pts
3. United We Stand – 19 pts
- What’s Up Wheaton Simon – 19 pts
5. The Red Dragon – 17 pts
- Sporting Real Salt Lake United Football Club Juniors FC – 17 pts
7. West Ham Rising – 16 pts
- Yellows – 16 pts
9. Blue Devil – 15 pts
- Someone Said – 15 points
- Swansong – 15 pts
12. Chelskilad – 12 pts
- Gooner71 – 12 pts
14. The Red Devil FCK1 – 11 pts

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Champions League - Gameday 2

The second round of the Champions League dominates affairs today, chaps. It's the turn of the London clubs with Arsenal at home to Napoli and Chelski away to Steau. Fox Sports 1 is showing Celtic's match with Barca, while FS2 is showing the Chelski match. I'll be following the Championship matches, and especially Leeds at home to Bournemouth. Hoping we can break the four game losing streak and get one back today. Come on, you Whites! MOT!