Lakenheath Old Boys

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Match 13 - Nigeria v. Iran

Right then - we're just back from some tasty fish tacos at a local spot and joining the "Moves Like" Dejagah vs. "Holy Moses" battle between Iran v. Nigeria. This one smells to me like the first possible draw of the tournament. I hope I'm wrong about that. Join us on the LOB to find out.

41 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Better late than never, here are the teams for this afternoon's siesta match:

ran: Haghighi; Montazeri, Hosseini, Sadeghi, Pooladi; Hajsafi, Nekounam, Teymourian, Dejagah; Ghoochannejhad, Heydari. Subs: Ahmadi, Shojaei, Haghighi, Reza Jahanbakhsh, Ansarifard, Haddadifa, Mahini, Alenemeh, Rahmani, Beikzadeh, Beitashour, Davari/

Nigeria: Enyeama; Ambrose, Oboabona, Omerou, Oshaniwa; Mikel, Onazi, Azeez, Moses; Musa, Emenike. Subs: Yobo, Uzoenyi, Gabriel, Egwuekwe, Odemwingie, Odunlami, Ejide, Babatunde, Nwofor, Uchebo, Agbim, Ameobi

Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)

3:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello Bob. Not much action so gar. Enjoyed the lunch.

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

The only marginal interest I've got in this one is whether Nigeria are good enough to pip Bosnia for second place in Group F. Not convinced so far. They'll definitely have to put Iran to the sword today.

3:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yes, MUR - the fish tacos were much more spicy than this rubbish fest.

3:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

So far the least entertaining match of the tournament as Joseph Yobo is on for Godfrey Obamama.

3:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely Bob. Its been a borefest.

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

There's not much going on. Which means that the only way is up! Stay positive.

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

Nigeria are doubling down on the defensive destroying territory by bringing Joseph Yobo on.

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

Reza Jahanbakhsh with a free header. The first decent chance for Iran.

3:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Iran win a corner of f a great tackle then nearly score off the corner.

3:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is that the Dutch Iranian?

3:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Emenike with a shot that really sums up this half. Definitely the poorest match of the tournament to date. Shocking.

3:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jacob Steinberg on the Guardian blog says, "I'll drink ten pints of Coors Light if someone from either side does something interesting in the next minute."

3:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Both sides booed off at half-time and rightly so. That was abject.

3:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

0-0 at the half of this rubbish festt. The first legitimate scoreless half of the tournament. The Gooner has been napping.

3:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway. Rubbish match with rubbish commentators.

4:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gooner's suggesting that the use of two balls might make this match at least a bit more entertaining.

4:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yobo fouls Mick De Jagger in a clash of relegated players.

4:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Shola Ameobi comes on for a late cameo to add a bit of firepower up front.

4:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shola Ameobi on for Moses who failed to part the Persian Sea.

4:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This is more evidence that both Africa and Asia have too many slots. I would have much preferred to see Sweden than either of this lot.

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He violated the ten commandments.

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm quite enjoying how bad this game is. It's utter nonsense. Nothing is happening. But it makes you appreciate how good every other match has been.

4:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

These teams are PANTS!!!


I don't want a nil niller!

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

see my comment at the end of the Germany match?

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

Tom and Matt are both going with different groups of friends to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the US match.
Should be fun for them
I have been invited over the high school varsity coach's house to watch it

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

Oh dear - it's Peter Odemwinge on now.

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

Andranik finally gets a card for serial offenses.

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon UWS. We have all been appalled by the poor level of play.The Goober even took a nap.

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dejagah is swept into the Ashkan of history. He was rubbish today.

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sounds good, mate - I hope you enjoy it more than this one. It's been a stinker.

4:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We are going to watch with John but at.someone elses house.

4:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We were talking about that one, mate. The Iberian Peninsula has given up nine goals!

4:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Jagger sure hit a lot of sour notes.

4:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Definitely didn't "Move Like" Dejagah today.

4:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on… score a goal… someone!

4:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ameobi heads straight to the keeper. Had to say something.

4:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed. That would give us a round 40 goals from 13 matches.

4:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I stood in front the Happy Tart today.

4:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The first draw, scoreless match, and scoreless second half about to happen.

4:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

First scoreless match draw and scoreless second half of the tournament.

4:51 PM  

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