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!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Brasil '14 - Day 10

Day 10 and I'm slowly coming out of my post-England funk and now firmly on the US bandwagon. In order to further this fairy tale, we need the German Mannschaft to make like Kraftwerk and do a robot number on Ghana this afternoon. Come on, the Teutons!

260 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First up, though, is the Argies v. Iran. Should be ritual slaughter. Here's the team news:

Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Garay, Federico Fernandez, Rojo, Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria, Aguero, Messi, Higuain.
Subs: Orion, Campagnaro, Biglia, Perez, Maxi Rodriguez, Augusto Fernandez, Demichelis, Palacio, Alvarez, Lavezzi, Basanta, Andujar.

Iran: Alireza Haghighi, Montazeri, Hosseini, Sadeghi, Pouladi, Shojaei, Teymourian, Nekounam, Hajsafi, Dejagah, Ghoochannejhad.
Subs: Ahmadi, Heydari, Reza Haghighi, Jahanbakhsh, Ansarifard, Hadadifar, Mahini, Alnameh, Rahmani, Beikzadeh, Beitashour, Davari.

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)

11:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wayne Rooney has apologized to England fans for England's abject performance against Uruguay. Writing on FB, Roon said, "Absolutely devastated to be out of the World Cup. Going into each game we had great belief in ourselves but unfortunately it hasn’t worked out. Sorry to all the fans that travelled and at home that we haven’t done better … gutted."

12:05 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

The year was 1978, and I was living in Germany. "(Wir sind) Die Roboter" came out, and I thought it was the greatest song ever. Be careful what you wish for, Blue Devil. Resistance is futile. You will all be assimilated.

12:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

As usual, Argentina are flattering to deceive here, making really hard work of Iran. A few decent chances but nothing that's really threatened.

12:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hiya, Red Devil - great to have you on board. How are you?

12:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I have no issue rooting for this current German side as they're play really good stuff.

12:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kate and I are hosting a small backyard barbeque for tomorrow's game with the likes of Bond, Dani, Shazad and the McFalls. Wish you guys were here - the US need all the mojo that they can get.

12:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Aguero knocks over the corner flag in a fruitless pursuit of the ball. He doesn't bother to put it back in its hole. Put it back! He doesn't, walking off like he doesn't care. In the end, the referee runs half the length of the field to do the job himself.

12:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Messi lines up a free kick but it's well over. He's continuing to be the pretender to the throne of Maradona.

12:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Some resolute defending from the Iranians so far.

12:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's fair to say that Romero hasn't had a whole lot to do so far. He could actually be having a siesta. But then that's not really the point.

12:36 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

That sounds like fun, tomorrow. I think it will be tough going for a counterpunching team like the US when it faces a fellow conservative team. I frankly see more possibility versus the Teutons.

12:38 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

The announcers use the expression that Messi is being "francobollato" or covered as tight as a postage stamp.

In any case, Messi slows down the play criminally when he is on the ball. I mean, S. Korea has more dynamic ball movement.

12:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - free header there from Messi's free kick. Shocking miss.

12:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello Bob and Red Devil. I've been disappointed with the Argues in the first half. The. Barbeque sounds like loads of fun.

12:42 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Frankly, it is more fun to put the stickers in my Panini sticker album at the moment.

12:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gooner and I are not pleased with the commentary team of Efan and Ian.

12:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You're probably right about the Germany game. If we can eke out a draw against a wounded Portugal, then maybe we can get a draw off Germany when they're resting players. The problem is that Klose may rotate in for Muller in the US game and will be looking to break Ronaldo's record.

12:44 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Best part of the game is watching De Maria jink through tackles.

12:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed Red Devil.

12:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The U.S. match will be my first back in Harlingen.

12:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Definitely - this first half has been a real bore. Hoping for more fireworks from the Robots.

12:46 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Unrelatedly, I may have to revise my previous skepticism about the French. Their counter-attacking has been a thing of beauty. However, let's see how they do if forced into a half-court game.

12:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Will you be back in Harlingen by match-time or will Elizabeth DVR it for you?

12:47 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

I think Argentina's best bet for getting a goal would be to pretend that they are filming a science-fiction film.

12:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Halftime. And 0-0.pure and utter rubbish.

12:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's half-time and not terribly impressive from Argentina. It's been interesting that, in a tournament that has seen some brilliant performances from South American and even Central American teams (Honduras notwithstanding), the two dominant powers on the continent (Brazil and Argentina) have been underwhelming.

12:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will land during the first half of the 3 PM match. I will be back in Harlingen in time to watch the U.S match.

12:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What's been particularly embarrassing to see these real matches interspersed with the fake action of Nike and Adidas adverts with the likes of Messi, Ronaldo and even (sigh) Wayne Rooney running rampant over their opponents.

12:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hey boys
As you said, not too impressive from my pick for the title!

12:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sounds like you planned it perfectly. I hope you have a great last day in DC.

12:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, UWS. Have you recovered from the England debacle yet?

12:52 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

Agreed, Blue Devil. They are not that impressive. If they don't start getting some home cooking, they won't reach the finals like I predicted.

12:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed Bob. They have massively underperformed.

12:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not impressive at all from the Argies. After two consecutive World Cups where I predicted Argentina wins, I didn't rank them highly this time around, which probably means that they'll win it.

12:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon UWS. Hope you are doing well today.

12:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks Bob. I am having an awesome. Time at Gooner Central. Your dad will be here for the next match.

12:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am still gutted!
I still think England played well against Italy!
Not too pleased about the Uruguay performance
Great tourney still to enjoy!
I hope it continues the way it is going and not the cautious way teams have played in the past

12:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Did you seen United signs up Valencia for another three years!!
WHY??

Bring in new blood!

1:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hi MUR

I am jealous!

Of course, I get the visit of our illustrious leader soon!

1:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Did you hear that a brother of Kaulo and Yaya died of cancer in Manchester today
They are staying to play

1:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Second half underway

1:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway. Can't be any worse than the first.

1:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth… Iran almost scored

He should have done better with a header

1:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nearly the lead for Iran. Should have scored with that header.

1:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Iran want a pen…not given

1:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Too bad about Valencia. The other Valencia has been better than ours.

1:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another chance for the Argies with a header from a corner… they got in their own way

1:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Never a pen. Mick De Jagger lost the plot.

1:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I heard about the Toure brother. Really tragic.

1:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry you couldn't make it. You and your family will have a blast when Bob visits.

1:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

An atrocious effort of a cross by the Argentines
Then Messi breaks right down the middle but fails to hit the target

1:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just wide by Messi. Better from him.

1:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I still have this week of school to go!
I am not in the class on Monday because I am grading the Algebra Regents
Tuesday is promotion for the 8th graders
Wednesday and Thursday are half days
Friday is staff only

THANK GOD IT IS ALMOST OVER

1:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

As for the US bandwagon, a German win today is what is needed. A draw against Portugal would be almost good enough

1:21 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth… a scramble in the box could have very easily fallen to an Iranian foot… it didn't

1:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gago clears a corner after. A scramble in the box

1:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back after a quick nibble. I'm surprised that Argentina haven't changed things up. This is clearly not working for them.

1:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

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1:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Argentine keeper with a nice tip over the bar
They should be behind!

1:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello Bob De Jagger had a header well saved by Romero.

1:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cor - that was close to an Iranian opener!

1:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

He was certainly moving like De Jagger there. Boom boom!

1:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Only twenty minutes to go here!!

1:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely .Gooner and I want Germany to win Would take a draw vs Portugal.

1:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I do like the foam

1:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Side netting by Messi

1:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The shaving cream has been a success.

1:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

There has been only one free goal I think
That was low and hard by the Swiss yesterday

Any others?

Pirlo it the bar against England

1:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Will we see it in the Prem next season?

1:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You will have a well deserved summer vacation. I will teach Summer school for two weeks when I get back to earn some extra money.

1:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

If it weren't for the England disaster this would be my favorite World Cup since 1994 or maybe even 1982. I quite like what FIFA have done for a change. The lenient refereeing has spurred on loads of goals, I quite like the shaving foam on the pitch and the goal-line technology has been marvelous.

1:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Argentina appear to have woken from their slumber. Di Maria - who has been busy today - breaks into the area and batters a low shot towards the bottom left.

1:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The refereeing has not been that bad so far except for the opening match
I didn't see Webby work

One of the best referees is the american school teacher from NJ

1:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nope. That was it on the free kick scoring. Glad to see the foam coming to the Prem.

1:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

My fried is saying that he is hating how everyone is going gaga over Messi

His goal was not that good
He free kick wasn't that good

He says they go all crazy if he farts!!!

1:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A late goal is a sign of a Champion

1:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Webby had a decent match. mark Geiger did really well. The Argue ref had a good match. He will ref the U.S. match tomorrow.

1:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed, UWS - this match has shown conclusively that Messi is no Maradona. He's not even world class.

1:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gooner and I said the same about Messi.

1:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not just the free kicks on goal have been atrocious so have the free kicks into the box
That one from Iran was pisspoor

1:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another chance for Iran… a break well saved

1:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Entering 4 minutes of added time

1:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Argentina have been worse than England

1:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time.

1:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL!!!

MESSI HAS DONE IT!!


GREAT GOAL!!

As I said, sign of champions!

1:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Clinical finish!

1:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL Messi scores a late winner with a curler.

1:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You called it UWS.

1:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It is all over

Argentina escape with a lucky three points

Champions in-waiting?

1:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

1-0 to the Argues. Have clinched a place in the round of 16 but were really poor.

1:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Could be UWS.

1:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still not a patch on Maradona. Diego was rampant in '86. I don't see Argentina getting further than the quarters.

1:56 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He could get on a roll!!

2:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So when are you heading eastward young man?

2:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Excellent analogy. That could very well happen.

2:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Argentina's embassy in Tehran is in lockdown!!

2:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm not surprised, UWS. That was highway robbery by the Argies.

2:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now on to the Germans against Ghana. We need a Teuton rout in this one, boys. Here are the teams:


Those line-ups again, this time with added substitutes

Germany: 1-Manuel Neuer; 20-Jerome Boateng, 5-Mats Hummels, 17-Per Mertesacker, 4-Benedikt Hoewedes; 6-Sami Khedira, 16-Philip Lahm; 18-Toni Kroos, 8-Mesut Ozil, 19-Mario Goetze; 13-Thomas Mueller

Substitutes: 2-Kevin Grosskreutz, 3-Matthias Ginter, 7-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 9-Andre Schuerrle, 10-Lukas Podolski, 11-Miroslav Klose, 12-Ron-Robert Zieler, 14-Julian Draxler, 15-Erik Durm, 21-Shkodran Mustafi, 22-Roman Weidenfeller, 23-Chrisoph Kramer

Ghana: 16-Fatawu Dauda; 23-Harrison Afful, 21-John Boye, 19-Jonathan Mensah; 20-Kwadwo Asamoah, 7-Christian Atsu, 11-Sulley Muntari, 10-Andre Ayew, 17-Mohamed Rabiu; 3-Asamoah Gyan, 9-Kevin-Prince Boateng

Substitutes: 1-Stephen Adams, 2-Samuel Inkoom, 4-Daniel Opare, 5-Michael Essien, 6-Acquah Afriye, 8-Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, 12-Adam Kwarasey, 13-Jordan Ayew, 14-Albert Adomah, 15-Rashid Sumaila, 18-Abdul Majeed Waris, 22-Mubarak Wakaso

2:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not surprisingly, Simon Le Bon's younger brother Jurgie Loew has named an unnamed side. Lots of stories here. Mueller is tied top scorer in the tournament after merely one match and a hat-trick. He could easily add to this one and then probably sit the third match in preparation for the knock-out rounds. Klose will be eyeing another chance to break Fatty Ron's record of 15 goals in World Cup tournaments.

2:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

what about my 2:01 pm question?

2:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The BBC have just broadcast footage of Ghana's players making their their way from the team coach to the dressing room, all singing a jaunty harmony. It's a well-documented habit of theirs, as Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah explains.

2:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The plan is Friday, hitting you by dinner time. How does that sound?

2:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They were doing that before the US game too

Only at dinner… will you be missing a match or is that a day off before the knockout stages?

2:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Watch party at some ground in Germany…. looks like couches on the pitch!

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams on the steps in the tunnel now....

2:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We are back. Gooner, dad, and yours truly.

2:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Right then, time to see the Teuton robots take charge. I want 8-0!

2:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I believe that's Leverkusen who have transformed their pitch into a living room for fans. Good idea, as long as it doesn't rain, right?

2:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A big hello to all at Gooner Central. Enjoy this one!

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off .

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Adrian Healey has just described the Argentina v. Iran match as "thrilling." He's having a laugh.

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers Bob. Great to chatting with you.

3:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a laughable Argue performance.

3:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's of course the Battles of the Boatengs this afternoon. Kevin Prince is starting tonight after a lively match off the bench against the US.

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A lot of booing of the German players now. Why?

3:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Germany can't score against Ghana… USA scored six minutes ago!!


First chance… Ghana could have taken the lead

3:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

For the US, a Ghana win is totally not wanted

3:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A warning sign for Germany with Asamoah Gyan ghosting into the box for a half chance.

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gyan high and wide from close range as he did against the U.S.

3:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, that's because of the Domino's shirt policy - if they don't score within 30 minutes, your pizza is free!

Dempsey scored in 27 seconds - fresh and piping hot!

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Boatengs faced each other in 2010.Germany won 1-0 that time.

3:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM Bob.

3:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great move there ends with a blocked shot by Kroos.

3:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another decent effort from the Africans

3:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They have already played better than they did against the US

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by Never from Atsu.

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ghana giving this a right go. Atsu drives at Neuer who saved well.

3:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They dominated us after Dempsey scored. They just can't finish.

3:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Its Ghana be tough for the Germans. Goober and I had German cuisine yesterday to prepare for the this match.

3:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Time to end this nonsense. Ozil romps down the pitch and then lays it back for Khedira whose tame shot is easily saved.

3:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Too soft a shot from Khedira.

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

Nice one, MUR. But I reckon that Ghana are gonna be Mullered today.

3:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Credit as Germany's opponents are Ghana go for it.

3:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Statto time: Germany have twice as many passes so far but Ghana have created the clearer chances.

3:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Ozil threaded a ball in and Mueller was nearly on to it.

3:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not sure Bob. Its been tight so far. Great tackle on Mueller.

3:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great stat Bob. Thats what I've observed.

3:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

As the US Outlaw gang says, "I believe that they will win!"

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

Red Devil has gone silent during this match. He must be in a darkened room biting his fingernails.

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is Germany Ghana Kroos today?

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Him or his wife?

3:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Germany making heavy weather of this one so far.

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

Oh - Goetze got free there but should have run toward the near post and had a shot rather than looking for the cross.

3:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Goetze wins a corner off a mistake from Asamoah. The keeper caught the corner.

3:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Doesn't sound like a Muellering.

3:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half an hour in now and my heart is starting to sink again. The World Cup has been no good on my mood.

3:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a Mullering yet but the floodgates could open if Germany were to convert one of their many chances.

3:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Neuer pushes away a to let from untari who should be serving a suspension today.

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Gyan got free there but Neuer did well to pull out of his challenge.

3:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ozil has a pass cut out for a corner.

3:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gooner calling for Schurrle Temple to come on.

3:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Schurrle he'll come on in the second half.

3:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Goetze should have scored but failed to connect on a tasty pass from Mueller.

3:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well - this half has been a bloody disappointment.

3:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM Bob.

3:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just like the previous match.

3:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheers, mate!

3:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And the cameras have found the ghostly white Ghanaian guy with the dreadlocks in the crowd.

3:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time.

3:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the end of a really dull first half. Your dad slept through part of it.

3:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Popcorn and diet coke at Goober Central.

3:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here's how multiculti these sides are getting. Boateng has gone off and Mustafi has come on for him. That's the German side!

4:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The brothers no longer in opposition as Jerome Boateng is replaced by Mustafi,

4:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well in, lads. You're making the best of it, I can tell.

4:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mutafi of Turkish descent? Only his second cap. Ian says that he is an Everton reject.

4:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Goetze just not getting the job done. Schurrle it's time for a change soon. Perhaps Klose?

4:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers Bob. We're having a great time.

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Oh - that's quite briliant! Mario Goetze ghosts into the box and Ozil finds him brilliantly.

1-0 Germans!

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL Goetze heads in a cross from Mueller.

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Open the floodgates, lads!

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gooner cheering loud enough to be heard from downtown DC.

4:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Some idiot has wandered on to the pitch. He could have at least gone streaking just for the fun factor. Sulley Muntari has led him off.

4:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jordan Pele on for the other Boateng brother.

4:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh balls! Ghana have equalized through Andre Ayew!

4:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

How does tiny Ayew beat the likes of Mertesacker in the air. That's a shocker.

4:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Goal !1-1 Andy Pele heads in a great cross.

4:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was asking Goober that question.

4:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Pele brothers doing better than the Boateng brothers. Is it the pedigree?

4:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I suppose it is.

4:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL 2-1 Ghana as Gyan scores off a through ball from Muntari.

4:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

COME on Desmond!

4:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jordan Pele through the German defense that is a shambles. It shoots straight at Neuer.

4:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm starting to feel cursed in this World Cup. When I want "A" to happen, "B" happens and so on. How on earth can Ghana be beating Germany?

4:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A cross from AsamoahIs headed out for a corner.

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

We need at least a couple of German goals now. The last thing the US want is Germany wanting to beat them in the last match.

4:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GORDON BENNETT!!!

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

Indeed, UWS - this is a nightmare.

4:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

As Bob says, this is the last result we want!

Doesn't matter what we do tomorrow if this holds up

4:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Unleash the Klose! Let's hope he can break his record today. The Pigclimber is on as well.

4:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pig Stick on for Khedira.

4:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

England are no worse than any of these teams in this World Cup!!!!

4:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I know - this result would blow the whole group open again.

4:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - the Pigclimber gets clear at the near post and Ozil nearly found him. How am I reduced to supporting bloody Germany!?

4:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

DESMOND!!!

AND IT KLOSE!!!!!!

4:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

KLOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's #15 - he loves scoring in the World Cup!

Wow!

4:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. GOAL !Klose in on the record as he taps in a corner headed on by Hummel's.

4:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Instinctive goal poaching there. He knew just when to ghost off the shoulder of the defender and stab home from Klose range. Fantastic - let's have another one.

4:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I thought the same… how do I cheer a German goal… it was like that with Liverpool during the Prem season!!

4:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fatty Ronaldo just woke up from a feijoada induced coma.

4:31 PM  

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