Lakenheath Old Boys

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Midweek Footie Madness!

Another day, another big day of fixtures in a number of different tournaments. Top of my list is the Yorkshire derby between Leeds at Bradford in the 2nd Round of the League Cup. At the same time, Arsenal will hope to finish off Besiktas in order to quality for the Champions League. Join me for all the fun this afternoon, won't you?

38 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The line-ups at Bradford this afternoon:

Bradford City - Williams, Darby, Sheehan, McArdle, Meredith, Liddle, Knott, Kennedy, McLean, Hanson, Clarke

Leeds - Taylor, Wootton, Cooper, Pearce, Warnock, Murphy, Bianchi, Tongue, Norris, Sharp, Smith

2:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And away we go - come on, the Whites!

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Leverkusen have opened up an early 2-0 lead against Copenhagen and are cruising it.

2:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rash one by Luke Murphy - into the book.

2:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - nearly there from Warnock after a nice break through by Norris. Should have been 1-0. Good stuff from us.

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

Stoke have taken the lead against Pompey in the League Cup.

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

Oh - great cross over by Sheehan and McLean nearly got it on target. Whew!

3:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent start to a partnership between Billy Sharp and big Matty Smith tonight. Certainly preferable to the Italian Antonucci who stank it up at Watford at the weekend. But we need a goal!

3:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Malmo are now 2-0 up over Salzburg on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.

3:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bloody Norah - Murphy has gone bulldozing in and has got himself sent off. What an idiot!

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

Not a lot of goals about tonight.

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

By my count, Murphy is the third Leeds player sent off this season in only six matches (four in the league and now two in the cup.).

3:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nearly half time now - this one is going to be a struggle, I fear.

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

Looks like Bradford's striker Aaron McLean is going to have to come off. That's good for us as he's been a handful.

3:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay! Alexis Sanchez has scored his first for the Gunners - and a priceless one, too. Might just secure them qualification for the group stage. Paid his wages with that one.

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

So, that's half time at Bradford. We're down to ten men and struggling. Not sure we'll pull this one out in this kind of cauldron like atmosphere.

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

We're back on at Bradford in the League Cup in the second half and the home side nearly took the lead there.

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Around the fixtures, there are only goals at the Potteries - 2-0 Stoke now.

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mario Hamsik has given Napoli a 0-1 lead over Bilbao.

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

So as it stands tonight, these are the sides progressing to the CL group stages:

Arsenal
Napoli
Leverkusen
Steaua Bucharest
Malmo

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

Come on, you Whites!!!!

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

A real old ding dong at Bilbao. They're 2-1 up and 3-2 on agg now.

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looks like Warnock has a hammy strain now. This is just getting worse and worse.

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Down to ten minutes now at Bradford. Come on!

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

GOAL!!!!!!!!


YESSSSSS!!!!!!

Big Matty Smith with the killer strike!

0-1!

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great cross - great header! Wallop!

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Buggerrr!

1-1

4:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Double bugger!!!

2-1 Bradford.

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Taunts of "You're Getting Sacked in the Morning" from the home crowd - and they're not wrong about that. Hockaday is definitely on borrowed time now.

4:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Into stoppage time then...

4:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - surely a penalty there. Mad scramble. No penalty given. sigh

4:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More shock results tonight - Villa have gone down to Leyton Orient 0-1, Burton Albion have knocked out QPR.

4:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nine minutes of stoppage time!

Wow - come on, you Whites!

4:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

One last big free kick chance for us - come on!

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This one has to go in!

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

One - Matty Smith with a free header - over the bar!

4:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it - we're out of the League Cup. Bugger, bugger, bugger!

4:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

In the Champions League, Arsenal have prevailed over Besiktas 1-0.

Bilbao have knocked Napoli out.

Leverkusen have cruised it against Copenhagen

Malmo have seen off Salzburg.

And Ludogorets and Bucharest are aat -1-1 still going at it.

Cheerio!

4:50 PM  

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