Lakenheath Old Boys

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Brasil '14 - Day 8

Morning, lads! I'm waking up to the news that David Hockaday is the new manager of Leeds United. Who's that, you say? Exactly. ManYoo get Louis Van Gaal, and Leeds get David Hockaday. Sigh. Hockaday is a young, former journeyman pro (at Blackpool, Swindon, Hull, Stoke and Shrewsbury) and current boss of Forest Green Rovers from the conference. Sigh.

In happier news, England are playing today! Wahay! Can't wait for the Three Lions to get stuck into a wounded Uruguay. Come on, the lads!

34 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well in, Shaheen the World Cup predicting camel, who has made the wise prediction that England will defeat Uruguay this afternoon.

11:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First up, though, is the Group C clash between Colombia and Ivory Coast, who both won their opening fixtures in the group.

11:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news for today's clash:

Colombia, who are unchanged: Ospina; Zuniga, Yepes, Zapata, Armero; Sanchez, Aguilar: Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Ibarbo; Gutierrez. Subs: Arias, Carbonero, Vargas, Guarin, Mejia, Balanta, Bacca, Ramos, Quintero, Martinez, Mondragon, Valdes.

Ivory Coast, who bring in Gradel for Kalou and leave Drogba on the bench: 1-Boubacar Barry; Aurier, Bamba, Zokora, Boka; 9-Cheick, Die, Yaya Toure; Gradel, Bony, Gervinho. Subs: Diarrassouba, Toure, Bolly, Akpa Akpro, Kalou, Drogba, Ya Konan, Diomande, Gbohouo, Djakpa, Sio, Mande.

Referee: Howard Webb (England)

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

You have to fancy Colombia in this one, as the South American sides have looked dominant so far in this tournament.

12:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're away in the early match today.

12:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Twenty minutes in and this is not a terribly distinguished outing. I'd take either of these sides in the Round of 16.

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

Half-time and very little to show for this one. Colombia have had a couple of decent chances but it strikes me that these two sides already know that they're moving onward.

0-0

12:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Presumably - Drogba will come on around the 70th minute mark to make an impact on this one.

12:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're off again in the second half. Hopefully this one will improve.

1:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gervinho picks up an early free kick for the Elephants.

1:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nothing comes of it and Colombia run the ball back down the pitch.

1:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Didier Zokora picks up a yellow for a nasty, rash one.

1:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - off the bar from Colombia.

1:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Drogba making an early entrance around the hour mark.

1:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Colombia take the lead through James!

1:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A bullet header from the young star. European clubs are going to be clamoring for this kid.

1-0!

1:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cote D'Ivoire have 25 minutes to rescue this one.

1:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Former Leeds star Max Gradel, who I hadn't noticed all match, comes off.

1:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ivory Coast shouldn't panic. They were one down against Japan and look how that turned out.

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

Ivory Coast pouring it on now.

1:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Quintero makes it 2-0!

1:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Drogs coughed up the ball in midfield and Quintero ran it back and slotted home easily.

1:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Gervinho gets one back!

2-1!

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

Ten minutes left in what has become a thrilling second half.

1:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - that cross just evaded Bony. Colombia really under the cosh now.

1:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kalou fluffs a presentable chance to equalise. He was teed up by Gervinho, who had put the fear into Colombia with another dribble, but Kalou scuffed straight at Ospina from 18 yards. He had more time. Kalou has been disappointed in this tournament.

1:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Play is stopped so Yepes can receive some treatment on a knock to his knee. Colombia have used all of their substitutions, so he's going to have to continue.

1:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Colombia have held out for a win that puts them into the Round of 16. Ivory coast will have to wait to see how they do against Greece. This is definitely an opportunity for Japan and Greece now.

1:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello Bob. With the Gooner at the Irish pub enjoying the World Cup. Sorry about the managerial appointment at ER.

2:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Teams coming out of the tunnel.

2:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Come on England!

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bugger! Inches wide by Room.

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Room off the bar from point blank range.

3:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GUTTED!

4:56 PM  

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