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!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Season's Curtain Raiser



It's still the Charity Shield in my book! We kick off this season with League Champions vs FA Cup Winners. Arsenal vs Manchester City…. Hope it's a good game
Join me
UWS

108 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, UWS - thanks for posting the great image for this one. I'm back in the Cottage this morning looking forward to seeing these two.

9:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wow - excellent coverage by NBC SN, as usual. I'm watching the "Premiership Countdown" show with the Robbies commenting on the summer moves.

9:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool just crushed Borussia Dortmund 4 nil on NBCSN
The Shield is on FS1. THey have already have had a Charity Shield history show and now the pre game

9:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning BTW

9:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here's the team news for today's match:

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Gibbs, Arteta (c), Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Cazorla, Sanogo Subs: Martinez, Monreal, Flamini, Campbell, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

Man City: Caballero, Clichy, Boyata, Nastasic, Kolarov, Navas, Fernando, Toure (c), Nasri, Jovetic, Dzeko Subs: TBC

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

9:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks, mate - I wasn't sure. NBC were listing "Premiership Football" at 10am.

9:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

HUge rain and wind expected in England today. Part of Hurricane Bertha. Wonder if it is going to be at Wembley?
I know Old Trafford was expecting the wind and rain today and tomorrow! That's why how England won the Test Match yesterday was so remarkable. They got the final nine wickets in the last session of the day. They one inside three days with half of Day 2 halted by rain

Back to footer

9:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lots of seats available at Wemberley.

9:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hearts have take the lead at Ibrox against Rangers just before the hour mark

9:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hopefully not!!

9:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Maybe it was an earlier shot or the weather has affected the travel

9:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice goal by Sturridge against Dortmund.

9:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I don't like the idea of NYC FC being owned by Man City. It is not good for the MLS either. City can just NYC as their reserve side or get some players loaned to them during the off season… i.e... Frank Lamps

9:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams out of the tunnel
As you mentioned… lots of empty seats

9:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Did you get that email with the return of Ted Lasso
No one replied to it

9:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"God Save the Queen" now - none of the players singing it. None of them is English!!!

9:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

National anthem being played… are there actually any English players on the field field!!!

9:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I did, mate. I'm going to post it on the LOB tomorrow just to get people pumped up for the Premiership season.

9:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I suppose Wilshere is in the starting XI but I didn't see him singing the anthem.

9:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

No Englishmen in the City line up… that used to be an Arsenal trait… I don't 'like it

9:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I hate the skin tight shirts…. don't fit fat people!

9:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't like it either - I think the spine of the sides should be English - keeper, center back, playmaker, striker.

9:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Don't like it either - slimfit shirts are a conspiracy against us.

9:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Here go Fox… staying in the studio until kick off… TAKE SOME TIPS FROM NBC!!!!

9:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We have to get 2xl

10:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We're off

10:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hope it's a good one.

10:01 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'm in the red corner today

10:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nippy little skillful work from Alexis already.

10:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Me too - hate Citeh.

10:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GET THE BALL OVER!!!

10:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why has the the professional game changed that EVERY DAMN CORNER is aimed at the front post and EVERY DAMN CORNER never beats the first man… it stuns me! Why not aim for the big centerback's head

10:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

My sound is off… BLOODY FOX

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

My screen looks rubbish - are they forcing me to buy an HD tv? I will resist.

10:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Citeh with a chance…blocked… should have done better… twice

10:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BUY ONE

10:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What Charity Shield was the last one to be contested between two clubs currently not in the Premier League?
Our era

10:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This match is really congested and boring. Has there been a shot on target yet?

10:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Like boring World CUp games

This game is game teams should go out and try and win!!

10:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL

Santi with a neat finish… One nil the Gooners

10:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Caz fires Arsenal into the lead!

10:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good finish but he wasn't closed down in the box.

10:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Are you going to attempt my trivia question?

10:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gooner will be delighted with this start. Of the top teams, Citeh probably had the quietest summer transfer seasons of all. Are they resting on their laurels too much?

10:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another chance for Gunners… just wide.. hit the target man

10:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Arsenal in full flow now and Sanogo pulls the trigger but is well wide.

10:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sanogo was nicknamed Sir No Goal by Arsenal fans last season. Will he come good now?

10:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not so far.. hit the target

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bobby Charlton had a great quote once

Don't aim… just hit the frame and let the goalkeeper worry about it

10:28 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

North of the Border news
Rangers were 1-0 down at home to Hearts but tied it up in the 91st minute BUT Hearts scored the winner in the 92nd!

One of the few teams that have a 'chance' of challenging Celtic for the title, Aberdeen, are losing at home to Dundee U

10:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Citeh look completely devoid of ideas.

10:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Are you just ignoring my question!!!!

10:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wolves take on Norwich at 11 o'clock

10:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arteta picks up the first yellow for chopping down Dzeko.

10:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, mate - I missed it while I was making brekkies. Do you mean which Community Shield/Charity Shield match was contested during the Premiership era involving non-Prem sides or before the Premiership era involving First Division sides? Second Division sides?

10:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ipswich beat Fulham in the late kick off yesterday

Did you see that Mark Robbins stepped down as Huddersfield manager after losing 4-0 at home to Bournemouth… WHY? It's just one game and you've spent weeks preparing

10:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal actually have two English players on the pitch - cor!

10:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dzeko really stripped Chambers for pace there - a real worry.

10:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Aaron Ramsey notches Arsenal's second and Gooner is dancing!

10:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TWO NIL

RAMSEY… where was the defending???

10:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

No
When was the last Charity Shield match that was contested by two teams that are not presently in the Premier League. Could be any year but it was in our era

10:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sanogo did really well there with a great run and then holding up the ball and laying it on a plate for Ramsey. Could Sanogo be the replacement for RVP that Arsenal were missing last year? Will Giroud get a sniff?

10:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Citeh were two up against United only to lose 3-2… will they do the same?

10:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fails to beat the front man… bloody useless

Arsenal breaks… Sanchez was too slow

10:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sanchez with a break again.. not too impressive

Terrible offside trap by Citeh

10:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - I get it. Not currently in the Prem. Well, the last title holder not currently in the Prem is Blackburn but they may have played a Cup winner in the Prem that next season.

Before that, it was Leeds, but they were probably playing also playing a Prem side. Before that it was, maybe Everton? Didn't they win the league in the 80s. Let's say Everton v. West Ham in say 1984.

10:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time

Arsenal and Gooner must be very pleased


Now Bob has time to figure out my trivia question

10:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sanchez might have latched on to that and given Arsenal a 3-0 lead. Real problems for Citeh if they're going to play like that this season. Will they go out on a spending spree if they lose today?

Half-time. 2-0 Arse

10:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I still don't think you get it
Everton are currently in the Premier League so it couldn't have been them

It would have to be Leeds (not in the Prem) vs Fulham (not in the Prem?

10:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

THe years you gave
Blackburn won the league and Everton won the Cup
Everton are still in the Prem
Leeds won the league and Liverpool won the Cup
Liverpool are still in the Prem

10:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Super Cup.. between the Champions League winners and the Europa League Winners… Real Madrid v Sevilla is in WALES!!

Didn't it used to be played in Monaco!!

10:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Was it Leeds v. Fulham back in August 1992?

11:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Look those red seats… every bloody half time

11:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I thought they played those fancy dan matches in Japan or summit.

11:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nasri off and Silva on for the second half. No atmosphere in Wemberley today. Lots of empty seats about.

11:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Second half underway

No
Leeds played Liverpool in 92

HOW ON EARTH WOULD THINK FULHAM WOULD EVER PLAY IN THE CHARITY SHIELD!!!

11:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I dunno - I wasn't paying attention to footie in '92 apart from Leeds.

11:05 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It was in our era

We were living there!!

11:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, if you're really talking about our era, then, maybe it's when Ipswich won the Cup against Arsenal. Who might they have played in the Charity Shield? Dunno. Ipswich and Forest?

11:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YOU GOT IT
1978
League Champs Forest vs Cup Winners Ipswich
Neither are presently in the Prem

Finally

11:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay! I'm not that thick after all.

11:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What on earth are Citeh playing at in the back. And why do they have so many players injured right now? They haven't played in yonks!

11:10 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

No you're not
If you could actually have understood the question.. you would have gotten a lot earlier

11:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good save by Sussudio!

11:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The ball was well out on the sideline in that move

Wake up linesman

11:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LUFC Academy to come on. Along with some bloke I don't recognize from Argentina.

11:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Giroud with an absolute corker!

11:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BAM!!!

Three nil
Giroud with a deflected shot over the keeper

Love seeing Citeh getting crushed

11:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It was a good hit but Caballero looked weak on that. Should have probably got to it.

Joe Hart enjoyed that moment.

11:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal fans enjoying a spot of The Poznan.

11:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Arsenal fans doing the Poz

11:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'm sure Joe did

What does this mean for the season?
Nothing?

11:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Did you see that Legia Warsaw have asked Celtic for a one game playoff game for the CL

11:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't know - they've still got Aguero, Kompany and Zaba sitting in the stands, presumably to come back. Caballero has not looked impressive today. But I wouldn't be surprised if they bought one or two big names in the next couple of weeks.

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

I'm glad you mentioned that. Why were Celtic allowed back in to the CL playoffs. Did some side get disqualified?

11:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Still goalless between Wolves and Norwich after 25 minutes
Wonder if that is on BEIN… of course… I don't have that channel anyway

11:28 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Some sub they brought on in 86th minute of the second leg was suspended for three games from the previous season and the game should have been the third game
It became a forfeit and Celtic were awarded a 3-0 win.
So, after the first game ended 4-1 it ended up being 4-4 but Celtic won on away goals

11:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This match has not fired me up.

11:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

My screen is back to normal now, though. It was all squiggly lines at first. No need for an HD telly after all.

11:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Matt just informed me that this Charity Shield is the first one not including Man Utd or Chelsea

Arsenal won the double in 02 so they played runners up Liverpool

11:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES THERE IS

11:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ha!

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

This one is ending with a whimper. Citeh aren't trying at all.

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

Goalscorer Ramsey coming off and World Cup hero for Costa Rica Joel Campbell coming on.

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

I am going to skip out on the last few minutes
Shower, shave and shopping

Talk to you next week

TTFN

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

Sinclair really took out Sussudio there. Ouch!

11:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheerio, mate. This one is about done. Not sure what we've learned today from this. Citeh looked under strength. I cannot believe that they'll be this bad in the regular season.

11:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello lads. I was on the road back from Dallas yesterday and watched the match today. I was certainly surprised by the result, but it was probably a combination of jet lag from the U.S. tour and an under strength Citeh side. I'm sure Citeh will be challenging fore the tile again this season.

5:18 PM  

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