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 14, 2014

Brasil '14 - Day 3

We're just waking up on Day 3 of the World Cup, still shaking our heads at that incredible Dutch demolition of Spain. You can see above what the Dutch papers made of it. This is the longest day of this summer's tournament, the only day with four (count them!) four full matches back to back. We'll be at Gooner Central blogging away during Match 5 - Colombia v. Greece - and then running out to the Lucky Bar in DC for the Uruguay v. Costa Rica match and then on to West Ham Rising's place in Georgetown for the big one - England v. Italy. If we still have the energy, we'll take in the Ivory Coast v. Japan match late on. Whew! Can't wait for it all to start. I hope you'll join us again on the LOB.

25 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

England seem to have engendered a tiny bit of cautious optimism in recent weeks. It's probably because, for some reason, the pressure seems to be off this year and we're all in danger of enjoying ourselves a little. It could be because England are working with pieces of genuine potential – Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Daniel Sturridge – whose limits we don't yet know. Either way, the country doesn't feel too tightly strung ahead of this one and it's rather nice.

9:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good news on The Ox front: he was kicking a ball for the first time since picking up a knee injury in the Ecuador friendly last week. He still won't be ready for today's match but is shooting for full fitness by the Uruguay match.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Someone Said said...

I'll be in and out most of the afternoon. It's lovely out and the yard needs work, but come six I'll be ready. You all have a good day and better evening.

9:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Someone else who won't be fit today - Luis Suarez. Uruguay still have Edinson Cavani to turn to, but that's a big loss. He's aiming to return to meet up with his Liverpool chums on Thursday.

9:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, Ed. I'm all a-tingly about today's matches. Enjoy them all (and the lawn care).

9:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning Boys
I am here decked in England garb
I usually don't wear anything England when they're playing… but they haven't won since 19666 and I guess it isn't my fault…..
COME ON ENGURLAND!!

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

Never heard so much singing of national anthems!
Colombia are doing the same as Brazil and Chile did… singing a second verse or more even after the music had stopped!

God Save the Queen and Star SB don't have second verses… do they?

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

An American referee… a math teacher from Jersey… could have been me or MUR!!!

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

Away we go

Just like Day 2 please

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

Latest news from Manaus is that Buffon is out of the tonight's clash… of course could be Italian propaganda.

12:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent open match so far

12:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent open match so far


GOAL!!!
COLOMBIA TAKE THE LEAD

12:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great celebrations


Greece let at least to Colombians open
Dummy and a finish… not well hit but deflected in

ooh, almost a immediate response

Keep attacking boys

12:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Greece have to attack now for a goal…no sitting back

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

This is the city that USA beat England in 1950

12:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Apparently, all the South American fans are rooting on other SA teams

12:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Apparently Buffon is out

12:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Greece with a header that goes wide

12:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I have a BBC link going
Love being able to listen to them too

12:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Looks like I am riding solo here so I am going to put the BBBC full screen
I'll be back

12:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Colombia run out 3-0 winners another games that was entertaining


Still watching BBC with Shearer and Rio on the beach in Rio

2:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Of course, England got knocked of the Euros by Italy
but that was on penalties… so England did not actually lose
So the last time England lost a competitive match was against Germany in SA…4 years!

2:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I do like that the big names have started the tournament with some goals
Neymar, RVP and Robben all scoring a brace
Sanches gets a goal and an assist

Rooney… it's your turn

2:07 PM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

FEAR the CONCACAF!!!

Ticos up 2-1 versus Uruguay.

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ah - the end of a long day and a moveable feast on the biggest day of the tournament. Of course we're all a bit down here in Gooner Central but we had a marvelous time watching the England v. Italy game, despite the result. If I'd been a neutral, I'd have enjoyed it as a titanic struggle between two great teams. We came up short in the end but are still in this thing.

11:55 PM  

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