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 28, 2014

Round of 16… Game #1



Now it is one and done…. who will make the World Cup Quarter Finals?
The first day of the knockout round is an all-South American affair
The hosts take on an impressive looking Chile. That is followed by Colombia taking on Uruguay who will be missing their favorite vampire!

Join me and Bob(at Nocito Central) for the weekend of footie

UWS

363 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

LINE-UPS

Brazil: Julio Cesar, Alves, Silva, Luiz, Fernandinho, Marcelo, Hulk, Fred, Neymar, Oscar, Gustavo

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Chile: Bravo, Mena, Isla, Silva, Sanchez, Vidal, Vargas, Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Dias.

11:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for the post, UWS - and for the hospitality. I arrived at UWS Land this morning and am looking forward to the matches today.

11:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The relive the glories of Brasil, UWS is showing us a YouTube clip of the 1982 glory team.

11:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The relive the glories of Brasil, UWS is showing us a YouTube clip of the 1982 glory team.

11:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning everyone. It is a pleasure to be on board as we start the knockout stages South American style.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This is my first day off since returning to Texas. I am really enjoying it even though Summer School has been practically stress free.

11:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Of course, Brazil didn't end up with glory in 82

11:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So Big Phil has gone for Fernandinho over Paulinho in midfield - not sure about that choice.

11:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brazil wearing yellow today
I want them to where their blue shorts
They have worn white shorts and socks all tourney

THEY NEED TO WEAR BLUE SHORTS….. IT DOENS'T MATCH BUT WHO CARES

11:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, MUR - great to have you on board.

11:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good afternoon MUR
My first day off for the summer!!!

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct UWS. I remember that tournament as if it happened yesterday. I like that decision. Fernanadinho had a much better season than Paulinho and will nullify the Chilean attacks.

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Congratulations UWS. You definitely deserve it. Ta Bob. Home alone with the pets.

11:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Looks like they are in white shorts…i'm annoyed

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gooner and I were discussing the uniforms at Gooner Central. According to him FIFA have micromanaged and dictated that they want matching uniforms. I believe him and due to bloody FIFA we won't see the blue shorts. A definite miss.

11:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I hope my email about the predictions game wasn't too disruptive. Was I correct?

11:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Webbie picks up the ball

Matt notices that Brazil are walking at a snail's pace as Chile walk normally

11:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chile have been eliminated in the knockout stages three times by Brazil. I expect it to be four after this match. Webbie officiating.

11:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gamesmanship?

11:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wonder if both countries sing more than one verse of their anthems

11:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Why do all of these South American outfits have such long outfits?

11:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chile has tried to intimidate Webbie with some talk before the game

11:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't appreciate the fans jeering the Chilean national anthem . So disrespectful and inappropriate.

11:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Anthems, that is. Brazilians booing the end of it.

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

Brazilian fans doing their best Wembley fans of the 80s impersonation

Booing the other national anthem

11:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chilie don't know whom they are messing with.

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

Ball girls and boys blaring out the anthem… brilliant

11:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great atmosphere

11:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A rousing a capella chorus of the anthem for the Brazilians. They seem up for it.

11:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW! Brazil seem really up for it based on their chanting of the national anthem

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

England played every game at Wembley when they hosted!
Brazil have NOT played at the Maracana yet!

11:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Howard Webb sporting a class hairstyle. Well in, Webby!

12:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This first time chatting on LOB from my house this tournament.

12:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ian Darke just said someone would be banned for the quarters if carded… i thought it got wiped clean after the group stages

I remember they wiped it out for the semis

12:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Doesn't he always sport that cauffe?

12:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought so too.

12:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Belo Horizonte.

12:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We're off

12:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Brazil undefeated at home since 1975! BLOODY NORAH!

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

And Chile get us underway - this could be a thriller. Both sides like to go forward.

12:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Today four years ago today Brazil knocked out Chile 3-0

12:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Early free kick to Chile easily cleared.

12:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Early free kick for Chile cleared out.

12:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. They beat Chile 4-1 in thew same round in 1998 and beat them in the semis in 1962 when Chile hosted the W.C.

12:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not sure why the Chilean player is down. Fernandinho barely touched him.

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

Good decision by Webb

Get up

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

Vidal should be a huge change for Chile.

12:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Neymar is down. Gustavo wins a Brazi corner.

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

First corner of the day

COME ON BRASIL

12:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

webbie will need to keep a lid on it today.

12:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First corner chance for Hulk to swing in.

12:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Hulking corner was headed away then just wide by Marcello.

12:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent pop from Marcelo.

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

This game has started like an El Classico match

Too much histrionics and complaining to the ref

12:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Volleyed wide by Diaz after a cross was headed away following an error by Dani Alves.

12:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And another decent effort from Chile from range.

12:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

An injury worry for Neymar now; he's having some treatment. Ref forcing him to go off.

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

Neymar's leg still hurting

12:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, UWS> Webbie will need to maintain complete control so it doesn't get out of hand. Expect the same in the next match.

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

Really limping

12:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Add to the rivalry that it's a Brazi coach against an Argie coach

12:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice anoraking there, MUR.

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ta, Bob.

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

Vargas nearly on to that cross but seemed to be blocked off.

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Neymar seems to have made a miraculous recovery.

12:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What was that, Webby?

12:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hulk went down in the box under a challenge from Isla. Webbie none too interested. Alone on an island.

12:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Webb does not give a pen

Why didn't Hulk shoot

Not much at all

12:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And now that really is a foul; Gustavo in full flight there.

12:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gustavo fouled just outside the box. Was that any different than the challenge on Hulk?

12:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bravo easily catches the free kick from Neymar. Fortune favors the brave.

12:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Neymar takes and he lofts it easily into Bravo's arms.

12:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom boom, MUR!

12:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Neymar in as he outran the Chilean defense and really should have worked the keeper. Never got a shot off.

12:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Neymar was in there and should have hit it with his left peg!

12:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ta, Bob. You know how I am when I'm in the mood.

12:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mena picks up a yellow and would miss a quarter final match-up for Chile.

12:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What is the rule for cards

12:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What is the rule for cards

12:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bravo bravely punches out the free kick from the big green man for a corner.
GOAL ! WHAT A SIDE SHOW AS HE HEADS ON THE CORNER FROM NEYMAR.

12:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Sideshow thighs it in at the backpost to put them in front!

12:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL!!


David Luiz at the back post
Bob asks the question
Onside?
YES

12:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Suspicion of an own goal there, off the Chilean defender, no?

12:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ian says it's his first ever goal for Brazil. That surprises me. It looks like Thiago Silva headed on the corner and Side Show unmarked at the far post headed home from a yard out.

12:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No offside and no OG as far as I know.

12:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now then - how do Chile respond?

12:21 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Coldy?

12:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't know the rule about suspensions. I thought they started fresh in the knockout stages.

12:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM UWS!

12:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Neymar called for a foul on Medel and both players need to shut it.

12:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chile are completely frustrated already with Webb
They came in the match that way

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

Getting a bit chippy out there now; Webby's got his work cut out for you.

12:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It might have been an OG by Gonzalo of Jara of Notts Forest. That would explain it.

12:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He sure does. Chile should have focused on the match instead of the ref. That's the sign of a desperate team.

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

Inventive clearance there from Thiago.

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

Oh - good run from Neymar but his shot was wide.

12:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What a pacy run by Neymar. He sure is quick. The finish was a disgrace.

12:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Neymar's finish was Dahlgrenish

12:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great control and ball over from Dani Alves but Fred had fallen over int he box.

12:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

COME ON NEYMAR YOU BLOODY CHEAT! STOP ROLLING AND GET UP! He should be booked.

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

Below the belt there, UWS.

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

Agreed, MUR. He doesn't need to do that. He's got enough skill without the histrionics.

12:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What sayeth Bob about that comment from UWS.?

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

MUR, I did personally apologize to BD right after I posted it

12:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A booking for UWS for unsporting behavior. A suspension may be looming!

12:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Brazil recovering the ball really well when they lose it.

12:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Then I take back my last comment. Well done, UWS

12:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's alright - I'll wave play on. He is letting me stay the night after all. :-)

12:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Suicidal from Brazil and Sanchez ghosts in to equalize!

1-1!

12:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! 1-1 ALEXIS SANCHEZ TIES IT UP AGAINST THE RUN OF PLAY. WOW!

12:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How did a team of the quality of Brazil make such a basic mistake. A horrible mistake by the Hulk and Sanchez finished clinically.

12:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree, Bob. I am sure you are getting the royal treatment in Scotia. A great host.

12:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That can only make this game better IMHO.

12:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Neymar should have scored there.. off the back of defender's head

12:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Neymar should have scored from the header. Deflected out for a corner.

And now a big scramble in the Chile box. Great match!

12:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH! Neymar had a header come off of Silva and go just wide for a corner off A great cross from Oscar. Chile really struggle to clear the corner.

12:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. This has been a cracking start to the knockout stages. I agree that Neymar should have scored but it was a fantastic block.

12:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done Webbie . He was well in to stop the Side Show from starting problems./

12:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Neymar in the box.. fails to shoot… Fred should have buried it!

12:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Neymar was in there and should have hit it on the left.

12:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How did Fred miss that? A superb long ball from Oscar for Neymar. He should have scored, but it broke to Fred who blasted over a wide open goal.

12:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Neymar was in there and should have hit it on the left.

12:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My Fred would have buried for sure...

IN THE LITTER BOX!

12:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice one, MUR! I'd rather see your Fred run out for Brazil.

12:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Question answered
The cards get wiped out after the quarters so you can't get a yellow in the semi and be out of the final

12:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chile should be concerned. Neymar has already had four chances. Eventually he will bury one or two of those in the back of the net.

12:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Vidal nearly in there. This is an absorbing match.

12:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ta, UWS. Great anoraking.

12:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bravo superbly tips over a long range effort from Dani Alves.

12:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred scuffed that effort. Mine would not have

12:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ta, Bob. Fred would love a chance to get that opportunity.

12:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time.

12:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Two added minutes

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

Chile in again but a great block off the line there by Sideshow.

12:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth… Chile should have taken the lead!!

12:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A dfensive error by Gustavo and Chile have a shot blocked for a corner.

12:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thiago Silva heads out the corner for another.

12:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

well wide by Mena after the next corner was headed out.

12:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time
All square

12:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Halftime and 1-1 in an absorbing match. Time for a breather.

12:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from Belo Horizonte.

1:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

SHUT IT SIDESHOW! A definite foul on Vidal.

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

Second half underway
I am back after a tasty sandwich lunch
Bob is still finishing up

1:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Julio Cesar punches away the free kick.

1:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What type of sandwich? I am having turkey breast on French bread.

1:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ferdy hits one just wide
The shooting in the world cup has not been brilliant

1:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just wide by Fernandinho.

1:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

turkey on italian

1:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Back for the second half after a lovely turkey sandwich care of Kathy.

1:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It could be better.

1:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Matt asks the question
How can Brazil cannot score
Chile's defense has a player released by Forest and the other two were relegated!!

1:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I deserve some credit for lunch

1:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good question from Matt, but Chile have looked a compact outfit all game.

1:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done Kathy. It is a bizarre coincidence that we had very similar lunches. Great minds think alike.

1:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheers, UWS - you are one little nifty shopper.

1:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed Bob. Some players lift heir game for the World Cup.

1:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Neymar has a bout of tunnel vision and doesn't look to Hulk out wide left.

1:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

well done UWS. Good job.

1:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Neymar has that problem on a regular basis. Does he need to see an optometrist?

1:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Thank you for some credit MUR

1:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Hulk gets redemption!

No - Webby has given a handball.

1:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! 2-1 BRAZIL WHAT A CHEEKY FINISH BY THIAGO SILVA.

1:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL

HULK NETS IT

HANKD BALL CALLED BY WEBB
AND A CARD

1:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think he caught it
Lucky finish too

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

Yellow card for the Hulkster. He's living and I'm not sure that Big Phil's heart is going to survive this match.

1:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH! That didn't appear to be a handball. a controversial decision from Webbie,.

1:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Should have got a yellow for that kneed finish.

1:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cesar punches out a cross from Isla for a corner. He should have let it go out for a goal kick.

1:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gutierrez on for Vargas who hasn't made an impression.

1:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Felipe Gutierrez on for Eduardo Vargas/.

1:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Big Phil losing the plot.

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

Chile can't complain about Webb

1:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Webby's got the card out again for Gustavo, who's been a serial offender.

1:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brazil better win this or Webb won't get out of Brazil alive

1:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gustavo deservedly booked for a rash challenge on Vargas.

1:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gustavo out for the next match.

1:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Could be. He will not be welcome on the Copa Cabana or Ipanema beaches .

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

David Ornstein
BBC Sport in Belo Horizonte
Brazil 1-1 Chile

"The Brazil fans around the press box are apoplectic about that decision by Howard Webb. Hulk is continuing to protest but the English official is ignoring his appeals. Big moment of controversy."

1:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

An hour gone and Big Phil is roused to make some changes. Brazil haven't got going in this second half. They're in danger here.

1:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Gooner predicted that this would be the first penalty shootout.

1:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jo Jo, the former Citeh and Everton flop about to come on.

1:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jo on for Fred. Like for like.

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

Spot on, MUR - Gooner did pick this one

1:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

WHAT A SAVE!!!

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

Whew - point blank save from Julio Cesar.

1:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Julio Cesar superbly turns a shot from Aranguiz around the post.

1:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chile have yet to beat Brazil in 26 attempts. I thought they would have would won once or twice. Is the 27th time the charm?

1:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Big Green Super Hero goes down as if he's been accosted.

1:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Vidal falls down easily in the box. Not liking that behavior from either team.

1:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

220 to go
Will there be a winner?

1:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's hard to say. Brazil have been pants in the second half.

1:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL. Ramires of all people on for Fernandinho so he can be sent off for a nasty challenge. A vile player.

1:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good ole Webby's letting things go.

1:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Jo with the chance… missed

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

Oh - what a miss from Jo!

Hulk laid it on a plate.

1:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How did Jo miss that? UWS would have put that chance away.

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

Bob said that my dog Shadow would have too

1:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think he would have. Sparky and my Fred would have too even though they are napping. Not the Fred that was on the pitch.

1:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The crowd has got a bit edgy and quiet.

1:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

After an exciting first half I am feeling like an afternoon siesta on a South Texas summer afternoon.

1:38 PM  

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