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, April 19, 2015

Fancy a Sunday Premiership Double-header?

I'm settling on this lovely Sunday morning to watch Citeh's match up with West Ham from the Etihad. I may not stick around for the later match, so join me for a cuppa and a natter about yesterday's footie and whatever we've got in store today.

437 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning Bob. I always have time for a natter. There's a Cup semi in between as well. A busy Sunday today.

8:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news from Manchester this afternoon:

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Mangala, Demichelis, Kolarov, Lampard, Fernando, Jesus Navas, Toure, Silva, Aguero. Subs: Sagna, Nasri, Dzeko, Caballero, Fernandinho, Boyata, Pozo.

West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Collins, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate, Song, Noble, Downing, Cole, Valencia. Subs: Nolan, Jarvis, Nene, O’Brien, Amalfitano, Jaaskelainen, Burke.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

8:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the Etihad

8:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Of course - shame on me for forgetting the Cup semi final. Welcome, MUR.

8:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A must win match for Citeh. The Hammers are basically playing for pride.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers Bob. I will watch it on Gooner's link.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If you are around the Toon vs the Spuds will be shown on CNBC.

8:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Despite United's loss yesterday, I can't really see Citeh overtaking them in third spot, so I think the top four are locked in. This is a bit of a moot affair today.

8:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for that program note. Busy day for us today, so perhaps not.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I heard Arlo getting excited while I was fixing a cuppa.

8:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Referee Taylor is not happy with that Zaba tackle on Song.

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

II agree with Timmy . That looked a fair tackle by Zabba on Song.

8:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nothing that exciting to stir Arlo up so far.

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Private Jenkinson fouls Kolorov just outside the box.

8:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Complete domination of possession by Citeh now.

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks Bob. Good to know nothing was missed. I hope you get everything accomplished. I think I finished everything except putting the laundry away yesterday,albeit I was busy till about 1030 AM

8:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh need to create chances. In some of those defeats they have dominated possession, but created precious little.

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry. I meant to say till 1030 PM.

8:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The wedding invitations are due to go out this weekend, so we have to finalize the registry details today. That's along with the usual Sunday things - laundry, food shopping, cooking for the week.

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Silva shoots over from outside the box. Valencia tackled Aguero then lost the ball to Zaba , who passed to Silva

8:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First shot on goal, from Aguero straight into Adrian's hands.

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sounds like a busy Sunday indeed. Once you finalize the invitations, things should calm down. I did the other things plus mowing, edging , and sweeping yesterday. That might explain why I slept so soundly last night.

8:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hammers take a short corner that eventually makers it to Song and he scoops it to Hart.

8:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think so, too. Once we get through this month, it should be easy peasy through the rest of the semester.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lampard wins a free kick off of Winnie Reid. I didn't see much in that.It's a couple of yards behind the D

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! the free kick from Kolorov was inches wide, beating Adrian. It deflected out for a corner.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero finds a lucky fan in the cheap seats after ping pong action from the corner taken by Navas

8:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Unbelievable o.g. from James Collins that looped over his own keeper's head and in. The dangerous Jesus Navas ball in did the damage.

1-0 Citeh!

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! CITEH'S PRESSURE PAID OFF AS JAMES COLLINS SCORES AN OG WHERE HE LOOKED MORE LIKE JOAN COLLINS. NAVAS HEADED THE GOAL KICK TO AGUERO DOWN THE RIGHT AND HIS CROSS WAS KIND OF CRAPPY, BUT DIVERTED IN BY JOAN COLLINS FOR AN EMBARRASSING OG.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry you are correct. Navas put in the cross. He won the header in a challenge with Cresswell off a mediocre goal kick and went on a solo run, but it was still a crappy cross.

8:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I thought it was a decent, probing ball in but you're right that Collins should have been able to clear it away to safety.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great tackle by Fernado on Coyote after Zaba terribly conceded possession. Fortunately for Citeh, Fernando loves to chase down Coyotes.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't see why Joe Hart was being lectured. Valencia should have been because he got in the way. I don't blame Hart for being upset. English refs used to be the best . Not any more.

8:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

West Ham are finding it difficult to string a group of passes together into something coherent.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The best way to describe that last cross is that the cross from Ten Downing Street cleared the Thames.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. That's why I called him Joan Collins.

8:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning boys
I am here for a while but I have a lot of stuff today around the house
Still really bummed about yesterday
United were the better side by far. Chelsea had less than 30% possession and Bloody Jose is happy about it
You're supposed to play like CHAMPIONS!

8:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I read online that the Semi Final beat the Park the Bus at the Bridge in the rating

GOOD OLD FA CUP!

8:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

City's goal came from another crap cross by Navas. How does he play every week!!!

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My sound sleeping gives me an excuse to promote a beer. When I went grocery shopping a kind old lady had samples of a new beer being brewed in Houston. I brought a six pack. The beer is called Occulto. It's tequila flavored beer and 6% alcohol. European type strength?

8:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First danger for Citeh snuffed out by Joe Hart in the sweeper role.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning UWS. I completely agree with you about the United match. Chelsea will be champions, but have been doing nothing ,but grinding out results like a Serie A team most of the season

8:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, UWS - cheer up, mate. It's Sunday!

8:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Some gossip going around
United want to buy Benteke
DiMaria wants to stay and is extending lease on his house

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Glad to hear about the FA Cup . Good to hear that. I agree with you about Navas. You will probably agree that the OG made him look more like James Collins.

9:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Benteke? He couldn't score to save his granny earlier in the season.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An easy save for Hart from Valencia.

9:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That is good news about the appeal of the FA Cup. I still think that the Cup semi finals should be played on a day that has no Premiership distractions. I even made the cardinal error this morning.

9:01 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A headline on Soccernet yesterday
Chelsea Masterclass

REALLY!!!!!

Now Jose is saying We had United in our pockets


IDIOT

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's been scoring lots of goals since Tim Sherwood took over. I blame his drought on lack of service. He will get plenty of good service at United, so I think that will be a shrewd signing. I don't care about Di Maria's lease. He's in la la land. He needs to piss off .

9:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Gerrard starts for Liverpool. Will he last more than 38 seconds

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Allen, Henderson, Gerrard, Markovic, Coutinho, Sterling

Subs: Jones, Johnson, Toure, Lambert, Manquillo, Borini, Balotelli

Aston Villa: Given, Bacuna, Baker, Vlaar, Richardson, Westwood, Delph, Cleverley, Grealish, N’Zogbia, Benteke

Subs: Guzan, Okore, Sinclair, Weimann, Cole, Lowton, Gil


9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't get it. The goal was an error by De Gea. I f united had finished better then they could have won by several. Jose is trying to save face.

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's a good question, UWS.

9:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chelsea's goal should have been disallowed because of a forearm to the back of the head by Terry on Falcao as they got possession

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Navas booked for a stupiud foul on Song, who made a superb tackle on Aguero.

9:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not at all a masterclass, IMHO. The pundits will put it down to Mourinho's genius, but any bog standard fan could have done the same. Pack the midfield with excellent athletes, put men behind the ball and look to the one or two creative players to nick a goal. How difficult is that?

I'd like to see Mou try to manage a relegation threatened side like Burnley to safety - then he'd have proven himself to me.

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea were definitely lucky, but the title is all but theirs.

9:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Aguero sticks in #20 to threaten my GBB stakes. Bugger!

9:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Two nil Citeh
Good break
Nice pass by Navas...shocker... Aguerro slots it in

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! AGUERO PUTS CITEH TWO UP ON THE BREAK AS HE NUTMEGS ADRIAN.

9:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Matt will be dancing

9:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lightening quick break there between Navas and Aguero.

2-0 Citeh!

9:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've still got the Arsenal v. Liverpool Cup Final prediction in the bag, mate. Matt should be praying that Sunderland win this afternoon.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It started with a tackle by Yaya off a sloppy pass from Ten Downing Street . Aguero went on a solo run., passed off to Navas , then Navas played back a nice pass fro Aguero to slot through Adrian's legs.

9:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pre-match for the Cup starts at 9:30 on FS1
No network coverage today for the Prem or Cup but yesterday... how things have changed in this country. 2 our the 4 networks were showing live football at the same time

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sunderland doesn't play this afternoon.It's the Toon vs the Spuds.

9:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Second Scottish FA Cup semi final into the last few minutes
It is Super Cally 1 Celtic 1
Celtic are playing with ten men as their keeper was sent off for the tying penalty

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was mentioning that yesterday. It does show how far footie has progressed in this country

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The winner plays Falkirk of the Scottish Championship in the final

9:10 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The winner will play Falkirk in the Final who beat Hibs yesterday

Final whistle just went
Extra time heading our way

I'm listening to Five Live btw

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That goal from Aguero will Costa Bob some points . I'm thinking that one of the Nocitos may overtake him in the standings.

9:11 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Where did Sunderland come from!!
You meant Villa

9:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Have I told you that I hate dark nets!

They need to be white!!

Hate the Citeh nets!!
I think Pool play with Red... don't like it

9:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Matt's a big Villa fan today

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Villa win then Matt should celebrate with vanilla ice cream in support of Aston Vanilla.

9:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time
Off to loo and shower

TMI

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh are cruising as they are two up vs the Hammers at the half.

9:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry - I meant Villa. Yeah - Matt should be wearing the claret and blue today. Still - I'm predicting that "It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming...."

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lots of goals in that Scottish Cup Semi. It was 1-1 heading into ET . It's now Desmond. Callie took the lead against the ten man Hoops. Then John Guidetti, the Citeh reject, tied it up.

9:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be a close race in the PPP.

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

9:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I see that you Revs have a trip to the hapless Union this afternoon. My adopted Orlando City were thrashed 3-0 at Someone's Crew yesterday

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A superb sliding tackle by Private Jenkinson on Aguero for a Citeh corner. Now the GBB is down.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is headed away as Aguero is still down. Bob will be interested.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero is back up and looks ready to add to his tally

9:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back after mixing up some blueberry pancake batter for brekkies.

9:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Don't be hoping that Aguero will be adding to his tally today. I want my Shield back!

9:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Citeh searching for that third goal to kill off the match.

9:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sounds like a great brekkies. Citeh have been camped near the Hammers goal, buyt can't add to the tally.

9:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Silva is booked for a foul on Winnie Reid. Silva says poo to Anthony Taylor.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cresswell clears for a Citeh corner taken short and another poor cross from Navas.

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

I am back
Players warming up at Wembley
Looks like Villa are wearing their colors
Liverpool wearing yellow

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

North of the Border
Cally took the lead in ET
Celtic tied it up
Cally's captain just scored with three minutes to go

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Callie now lead Celtic 3-2 in that classic semi. Desmond rudely escorted out of the stadium.

9:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The second match of the day in the Prem is on CNBC because of F1

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, UWS.

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, UWS

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

David Raven scored that goal for Nessie's team.

9:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fox better get to the teams coming out without the studio boys rabbiting on

9:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Super Cally Go Ballistic Celtic Are Atrocious!!


It is over
Inverness Caledonian Thistle have beaten Celtic

So much for the Treble

9:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Surely teams are in the tunnel.... Fox on commercial

They're doing the World Cup!!

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fat Sam makes a double switcheroo. The ineffective Carlton Cole is replaced by old man, Kevin Nolan. and Matty Jarvis is on for Alex Song. That's an attacking move and why not? The Hammers have nothing to lose . They need to gamble.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW!!! That is an amazing final score. Callie play Falkirk in the Scottish Cup Final. Do those two teams have enough fans to fill the stadium for the final?

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

Your votes
Will it be a replay of the 1971 and 2001 Cup Finals
or will it just be... let's make the Cup Final.... using the Alphabet. Arsenal Aston Villa

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Coyote is booked for afoul on Silva.

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm expecting a repeat of the 1950, 1971, and 2001 finals.

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Silva is out for the count. I didn't think it was a really malicious challenge.

9:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams shown in the tunnel
Go to the stadium guys.. not you on the West Coast!!

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

Silva down for an age after that elbow to the head.

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The teams are heading out of the tunnel at wembuhlay. Up the road in Manchester, Silva is still down and looks to be stretchered off and be replaced by Nasri, who seems to have fallen out of favor with Pelligrini

9:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm getting ready to switch over to the Cup tie in a moment with some yummy pancakes as an accompaniment.

9:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Old man , Shay Given, remains the cup keeper . He turns 39 tomorrow.

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

Good thing about yesterday's match on Fox was that Gus Johnson wasn't commentating
Had some english guys

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

West Coast still yappin
GO TO THE STADIUM!!

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am watching the cup semi on Gooner's link and the Prem match on the telly.

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

Arsenal's win yesterday means they will now have gone ahead of United in Cup Finals and if they win go ahead of United with wins too

COME ON VILLA

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from wembley

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

We're off at Wembley

David Silva being stretchered off
What happened to him
I saw him down a while ago... is it the same thing?

8 minute stoppage

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A standing ovation as Silva is stretchered off. I'm really concerned. I hope everything is OK.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Silva was fouled by the Coyote. It didn't seem a horrible foul, but the result indicates otherwise.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A poor foul by Can on young Grealish. He grabs his shirt and pulls him down. He should have been booked to match the color of his shirt.

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

Keep me up to date with the Prem.. I have the Cup on the TV
Gerrard has lasted over 38 seconds

That was classic on Men in Blazers with the Gerrard sending off
50% of possession for Gerrard. Stopping it at 19 seconds and saying... this is half time for Gerrard

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

Fans sound great at Wemberlee

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm not watching the idiots in the FOX studio . They're not on the link. Glad to see the back of the annoying Gus Johnson

10:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Villa trying to make the Final for the first time since they made the last Cup Final at the old Wembley where they lost to Chelsea with a David 'Vampire' James dropped a cross

Last time the won it was when they beat the Busby Babes going for the double in 1957... they cheated

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Classic by the Men in Blazers. Not much happening in the Prem match other than Citeh seem to be letting up.

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

Well over by Joe Allen

I don't rate him at all

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

BTW Bob, Kathy just gave me some pancakes with strawberries and cream
Yummy


I'm eating well right now.. trying to lose weight for Hawaii

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I remember reading about that. I would think that even for back then it was cheating. I saw David James make a calamity of that cross. A boring match that I watched. I think the Cup Finals were on PPV back then.

10:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Where are you going for your honeymoon ?

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm eating better and have lost weight. Are you going hiking in Hawaii?

10:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Villa cheated in '57 when they broke United's keeper's face after 6 minutes

He couldn't do much after that!!

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done by Stevie G. He's really put in a marathon shift today. If Pool win today then the Cup Final should be his last match for Liverpool.

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

Never going hiking!!!

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

On his birthday

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I remember reading about that.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gooner , Mr. D , and Simon would be hoping that Stevie G Has a terrible 35th birthday if Pool prevail today

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mignolet tips over a powerful effort from Insomnia.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A wasted corner as Insominia was offside as he received a return pass. Joe Allen failed to close down insomnia for that shot.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A nice solo run by Valencia and he shoots wide. Hart seemed to have it covered.

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

Just found video of the whole match of the 57 Final
The guy just ran right into him. The commentator says it was a fair shoulder barge

He took five more step after Wood had the ball before they collided

10:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Benteke almost put thru there

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great close range block by Hart off a terrible back pass then Valencia has a shot blocked.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yaya shoots high and wide off a pass from navas on the break

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nine minutes of stoppage time at the Etihad. A minute has been played.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fat Sam is yelling and cursing at the fourth official. I'm not sure why, but he's begging for a trip to the stands.

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

Those do sound delicious, UWS, but I've got Liverpudlian pancakes with a side of Villa.

Go on, you Reds! (er, Yellows!)

10:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Brendan is looking dapper in his Wembley suit today.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I know keepers weren't protected like they are now. I wonder what the mentality was back then. People may have considered that a fair challenge at that time.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yaya finds Jerko on the break and he shoots straight at Adrian.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sounds a tad under cooked, Bob. I'm sure UWS would like a taste of vanilla today.

10:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This win will put City a point behind United and 7 ahead of Liverpool having played one more game
United would prefer to finish third and not have a qualifying match in the CL
The run in for the Manc clubs
United - Eveton A
Citeh- Villa H
United West Brom H
CIteh- Spurs A
United - Palace A
Citeh- QPR H
United- Arsenal H
Citeh-Swansea A
United- Hull A
Citeh- Southampton H

Thoughts?

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess that challenge on Wood in the '57 Cup Final would be a clip on a B movie.

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

Get the cross over Cleverley... modern day players can't cross the damn ball!

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Insomnia is headed out while Ten Downing Street is booked for a foul on a Citeh break,

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

I watched some the match just a few minutes ago
The crowd booed the man that ran into Wood and the commentators said it was a putty... wasn't dirty

It was ridiculous!

I guess it might have saved Wood's life
He wasn't the main keeper after this season and then wasn't on the plane in 58

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A recipe for disaster as Nathan Baker walks off injured . Okore, not a great Dane, will replace hi.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over at the Etihad as Citeh defeat the Hammers 2-0. Okore on for Baker.

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

Just read that he was on the plane but was one of the survivors

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sounds like it did save his life. His replacement , Harry Gregg survived the plane crash or did a different keeper make the trip?

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

Fox want Liverpool to win
They have their clock in yellow numbers.. bloody favoritism!

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think United have the tougher run in. They play at Goodison next weekend and still have to play the Gunners. Citeh's toughest match will be at SFL. They are at Sty. Mary's the final day of the season, but the Saints may not have anything to play for at that point. it depends upon whether or not Citeh continue to have away day blues.

10:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL

Coutinho nets the ball

SHould have been cleared!

10:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! COUTINHO GIVES LIVERPOOL THE LEAD. BOB IS DELIGHTED.

10:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay!!!!!!!!

Coutinho puts my boys into the lead - Guzan was left flayling!

1-0 Reds!

10:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Home to Sotton not at St Marys

10:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm doing a little PPP Shield dance here in the Cottage. Should I start measuring the wall space in my home office.

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Markovic nicked the ball off of Okore, who should have cleared it. Markovic passed to Sterling , who did well to find Coutinho , who slotted it past Shay Given.

10:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Citeh have the easier run in. The toughest one will be at SFL.

10:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That was going well wide but deflected in

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

Nearly an own goal there, I'm not sure Coutinho's scoop was going in before it was deflected past Shay Given.

10:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on Villa
Come on Villa
Come on Villa

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My brother will be delighted too.

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

Cleverley could have had a shot there as the ball came down but never even thought of it.. went backwards.. that was because of his pre-season work with LVG

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think UWS is subliminally going for Villa due to his love of vanilla ice cream and is subconciously thinking that they are Aston Vanilla.

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

Bloody hell - who asked Benteke to show up with goals today?!

10:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!

United's future striker scores again!

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL 1-1 . GREAT FINISH BY BENETEKE . UWS IS DELIGHTED. BOB IS FURIOUS.

10:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

nice cool finish

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

Chim chiminy, chim chiminy, chim chim cheroo - we hate those bastards in claret and blue!!!

La La La.....

10:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He's been doing it for weeks

Hope he does it at the Etihad next week too

10:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I can't believe that you're interested in Benteke - he's a complete streaky player. I can imagine the two of you tearing your hair out next season while he blazes one chance after another wide of the mark.

10:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Come on, Liverpool! I want the LOB Shield back!

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ithink that even though there was an assist and great work from the LUFC academy , that will not be enough to please Bob. Delph collected a throw from Kieran Richardson. , passed to Grealish then recieved the ball down the left from Grealish. Delph put in a great finish and iot was well finished by Beneteke.

10:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nice one Bob

I remember well singing that... before we almost got killed in the stands

Bloody Justin Fashinu

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Beneteke can't done any worse than RVP or Di Maria have this season. I'm sure UWS will agree.

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

Benteke holds it up well
Ball goes to Clev who could have put thru a thru ball but he goes backwards... again

10:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It's end to end stuff here

10:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coutinho has a shot deflected for a corner.

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

I have to admit that this is a cracking match, even though I'd prefer an 8-0 blowout by Liverpool.

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

Fash had to get himself sent off in that match, didn't he? The most frightened I ever was at the football.

10:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Classic lyrics from Bob. I wonder if United fans sang those in the '57 final.

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

Benteke can pack it in with his "renaissance."

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

Yes he did
Thank god Kevin Bond netted the last minute penalty in front of us for a draw!

That was the Want a Plain Yorkie match
We were asking Jimmy Rimmer

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

Didn't like the trip to the Wembley match where we shared the bus with some drunken hobos from Bury

Remember that Bob? Were you on that trip David
It was a later match cuz I went without my dad. Before I was in HS, my dad used to buy two seats and I would go on the bus

10:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time.

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

I do remember that - Jimmy was getting all sorts of abuse, including having sweets and 50 pence pieces chucked at him.

Remember - "Oi, Jimmy - want a sweetie?"

And he just calmly collected up all the debris and waved at the crowd. Which just made them angrier.

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

Matthew Penistone: The mantra of 'win it for Stevie' appears quite literal. Absolute passenger. Will probably score a pen and still be called a hero!

10:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The only times I went to Wembley was with the Host Nation Club. I don't remember any drunken hobos other than at the matches.

10:46 AM  

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