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, April 25, 2015

The Start to Another Big Weekend

I'm up early at the Cottage settling in to enjoy another huge Premiership morning. It's just started with table topping Watford kicking off against Brighton in a crucial Championship clash. At the bottom of the hour, we've got a Yorkshire derby with my beloved visiting well, Not a Big Club at All. Then the Premiership takes over with a Europa League qualification clash between Soton and Spurs. At 10 am EST we've got a relegation dogfight between Leicester and Burnley. Finally the late one features a faltering Citeh against a relegation threatened Villa.

510 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

News out of Blighty that Jack Grealish has been caught using nitrous oxide. Outrageous stuff and Tim Sherwood is not best pleased.

7:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

An early morning of MOT now. Here's the team that will line up at Hillsborough shortly:

S. Taylor, Wootton, Bamba, Cooper, Berardi, Austin, Murphy, Byram, Mowatt, C. Taylor, Morison.

No room for a lot of the Italian players that Cellino brought in earlier in the season and who were accused of boycotting last weekend's match.

7:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning Bob. It sounds like all part of a typical Saturday. There are two ninth birthdays today. Happy Birthday to LOB and Sparky.

7:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Matters about to kick off at Hillsborough - come on, you Whites. I want to see a break in the losing trend.

7:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think it's no Italian players because I think Berardi is Swiss. It's a match played under unusual circumstances because neither team has anything to play for except for pride.

7:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - thanks for joining me. You're a wee bit early on the birthday wishes for the LOB though. It's April 30th - I'll be posting a thread on Thursday of next week and already have a lovely image of our old stomping grounds at LHS to go.

7:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. COME ON YOU WHITES! Is any of that stuff still on the ground at Fred Town . It looked like Not a Big amount of snow.

7:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

NBC Sports debuting "Pundits in the Pub," a new panel show tomorrow at 2pm. Could be fun. I'll be DVRing it.

7:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate . We are planning something for Sparky's ninth birthday today.

7:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sounds great . I may do the same.

7:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 in both Championship matches.

7:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Perhaps a Sunderland away win at Stoke to celebrate Sparky's birthday?

7:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Perhaps a Sunderland away win at Stoke to celebrate Sparky's birthday?

7:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back with a cuppa . I think I will switch to the Prem match in a few minutes.

7:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams lining up at St. Mary's right about now:

Saints - Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Schneiderlin, Alderweireld, Ward-Prowse, Mane, Davis, Pelle. Subs: Gardos, Long, Tadic, Elia, Gazzaniga, Reed, Targett.

Spuds - Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Mason, Bentaleb, Lamela, Eriksen, Chaldi, Kane. Subs: Chiriches, Soldado, Yedlin, Vorm, Townsend, Dembele, Stambo.

7:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So, who will end the day in 5th - we'll see shortly with this one.

7:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred would definitely like that. Sparky has yet to pick a team. I was thinking of Luton since it's in Bedfordshire. They're at fourth placed Southend today. That along with the Oxford / Cambridge fixture should be the top matches in League 2.

7:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a lot going on at Brighton?

7:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Daniel Tozer, the Magyar on for the injured Anya. The loss of one of Scotland's top attackers may sting the Hornets.

7:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Right, that would be an appropriate pick for Sparky.

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. Accept for that substitution not much. . A moment of silence at St. Mary's

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the home of Pompeys hated rivals.

7:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're off at St. Mary's.

7:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Liverpool win the late match at the Hawthorns then they remain fifth, no matter what happens here.

7:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That is true - but a win for either of these two this morning will put some pressure on them. It could still be that all three will gain Europa League berths, even if they don't want them.

7:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

FYI. The past playoff spot in League 2 is between your Argyle and Luton. Argyle are at home to last placed Trannie. Will Argyle show any mercy?

7:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds win a corner.

7:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

it's headed away by Nat Clyne.

7:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Deeney has put Watford 0-1 up in the 29th minute. That will firm up their position at the top of the Championship.

7:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just a s I switch off BEIN, top of the table Hornets take the lead at the Seagulls.

7:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's a bizarre EL race. Fifth placed Liverpool are one point ahead of the seventh placed Saints, but the Saints have the best goal difference. I have a feeling that this won't be decided till the last match of the season and seventh definitely not till the Cup Final has been played.

7:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will Argyle show bottom of the table Trannie any mercy? Probably not as Argyle and Luton are battling for that last playoff spot.

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wonder if Dier is named after his crossing.

7:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom boom! Nice one, MUR - getting in the puns early doors.

7:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I have a riddle for our Bob. Why won't Jackie C fit inside Hillsborough?

7:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. How about the riddle?

7:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jackie Charlton? I dunno, MUR.

7:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

since they're Not a Big Club , it's Not a Big Stadium. The Big Man simply won't fit.

7:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Indeed - nice one, mate.

7:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I know it's the custom to give a former manager stick, but the fans have a really short memory. But for Pochettino , they would n't be anywhere where they are today. That doesn't sound like the work of a wanker.

8:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The goals have dried up for Graziano Pelle. He was on fire at the beginning of the season.

8:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree with you, mate. I would have thought that Saints fans would have had a warmer reception for the great man.

8:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers. He has a connection with both clubs , but probably much stronger with the Whites. I'm not an expert in this rivalry, but I would say a big part of it is that so many players have transferred from one club to the other. It has to be more that than geography as the likes of Hudders, Bradford, and Halifax are much closer.

8:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They say he's hit the upright half a dozen time during the drought. Bad luck more than loss of form?

8:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

True - but those other clubs are truly smaller clubs, whereas Wednesday have had lots of opportunities to play against us over the years. No love lost for sure.

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH !!!! Both Saints fullbacks put tasty passes in the box, but nobody was there to connect. Then Schneiderlin is called for a foul on Harry Kane.

8:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Bertrand fizzed a cross into the six yard box. No one on the end of it. It shows us why they haven't been scoring much lately.

8:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

From the text coverage on the Football 365 site, the affair at Hillsborough looks scrappy. Not a lot of good football on offer so far.

8:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Watford are one up at Brighton despite the loss of the talismanic Anya.

8:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry to say, but I'm not surprised. Both sides are mid table teams waiting for the season to end. Highly unusual in this rivalry.

8:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bitter cold and sunny here today. Only 27F right now in Freetown.

8:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hornets are on track to stay top as it's halftime.

8:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I can't wait for this season to end for us next weekend. It'll be a rebuilding operation over the summer.

8:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bugger! Sam Byram has conceded a penalty!!

8:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yikes. It's a muggy start to the day. Already a muggy 77. It's supposed to be a muggy 90 this afternoon. There should be a break from the mugginess Wednesday through Friday

8:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And Not a Big Club have taken the lead - Maguire converting the pen.

1-0 (sigh)

8:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER. NOT A BIG CLUB TAKE THE LEAD. Sorry Bob.

8:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James Ward- Prowse wins a corner for the Saints.

8:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Lloris somehow tips Schneiderlin's effort around. Close call!

8:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A superb save from Lloris from Schhneidelrin off the corner from James Ward- Prose. The second corner from the same person is cleared.

8:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The saints are starting to dominate.

8:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We'll sink back down to 16th on 52 points on that goal.

8:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds break through Lamella , who is dispossessed. Now the Saints attack./

8:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry mate.

8:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Saints are giving Pochettino a taste of his own medicine as their high pressing game is giving the Spuds all sorts of problems.

8:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Watford are 0-1 up at Brighton at half-time.

8:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yep, the Saints have certainly been the better side.

8:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Pelle is back in business!

8:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hey Boys
I am here for a while
Sotton take the lead as I join LOB

Le Tis is a happy chappy on SS

8:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A comedy of errors at the back there. What was Ben Davis thinking there? And then a slip from Ryan Mason allowed Pelle in.

1-0 Saints.

8:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sorry about Leeds Bob

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just like UWS, I missed a goal while in the bog and a collector's item as it was from Pelle.

8:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Saints up into 5th on 59 points now. Goal difference is good, too - 22 points.

8:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He scored last week or the week before

8:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, UWS - welcome, mate. How was your week?

8:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning UWS. Great to have you around.

8:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So, it looks like Watford are going up

8:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I appreciate the thoughts about Leeds. Our season is over really and I'm just focused on what the summer will bring for us. But getting turned over at a local rival today will just add insult to injury.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A tasty free kick from James Ward- Prowse , but nobody was there to connect

8:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree, UWS, and then they'll be coming straight back down after a quick year in the Prem.

8:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Long week of the state tests of course
Not a lot of students opted out but who knows what the State is going to do

8:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ben Davies, who was at fault for the goal, is booked.

8:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spurs not enjoying their South Coast visit. Ben Davies now picking up a yellow.

8:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We had a district near here, West Seneca, where there was a 72% opt out rate. Now the governor is threatening parents. Shocking stuff.

8:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wish students could opt out in Texas. It was a busy week of testing for Middle and elementary school. The big week for high school will be the week after next, along with AP testing.

8:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good job with taking the quiz I posted
I thought I did well but didn't
A lot of them looked very familiar
I got Shearer of course, Pele, Robbie Keane and of course Marco TARDELLI!!

I thought SAF was Shanks

It is amazing you know everyone's style

8:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That doesn't sound like a fun week at all, mate. Best of luck with it.

8:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Disgraceful from the governor. Our legislature decided to be lenient on out high school students. A couple of years ago the state went from fifteen to five STAAR tests. Now the students need to pass only three of those to graduate. Some people call it" The dumming down of Texas."

8:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Federal government is threatening too

8:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't know why - they just looked familiar.

8:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I only got five out of ten. I sucked at that quiz.

8:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - I heard that Arne Duncan weighed in the other day, calling Opt Out parents racists. What an idiot!

8:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think all of the ones I got were bankers
I can see the others NOW

8:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Is it as chilly out in Scotia this morning as it is here? Really cold for late April. I wanted to do some yard work this weekend, but I don't fancy freezing my bum.

8:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back to Watford. Promotion is not definite even if they win today. If Middlesbrough win at the Fake Cottage and the Cheers win on Monday, there will be one point separating first from third going into the final day of the season. any one of those three could end up in the playoffs. Promotion is not a given for the Hornets.

8:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wide by Steven Davis off a pass from Ryan Bertrand . Nice saints possession.

8:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Mason had a nice volley blocked there.

8:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bournemouth play at home to Bolton on Monday
If scores go a certain way, the top two could be decided this weekend... which is amazing with how close it has been!
Watford win
Bournemouth win
Boro lose at Fulham
Norwich fail to win at Rotherham

8:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half time at Hillsborough - Not a Big Club still 1-0 up.

8:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A powerful effort from Mason is blocked . Now the Spuds are on the attack. Both teams are playing as if they want to b in the EL.

8:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's really a fascinating promotion race. I think Middlesbrough are the best equipped to survive in the Prem./

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

I think that might well happen. And I think the playoff spots are just about sorted. Brentford and Wolves have pretty much blown it for this season. Would love to see one of the East Anglians go up.

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

GOAL! Lamella has equalized!

8:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It has been bloody freezing this week with some horrible wind. I had my winter coats out!
I think it is supposed to be in the 50s today and that is an improvement

GOAL!!!

1-1

8:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! 1-1 LAMELLA TIES IT UP FOR THE SPUDS.

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

Spurs had been knocking at the door for a few moments. Der finally found a decent cross and Lamella was able to flick it off his Parrothead past Kelvyn Davies.

8:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds had been threatening the past minute or two . The Spuds had been won the ball in midfield. Eriksen , who found Kane. He passed to Dier, whose cross was powerfully headed in by Lamella.

8:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Was that goal a handball?

8:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

HT
I'll be back

8:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You won;t want to hear that highs here have been near 90 with the heat index around 100 with a breeze to take of ff the warmth

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

Looks like it might have been a "Hand of God" goal for Lamella.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 1-1 at the half. Should be an interesting second half.

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

Half time, then. 1-1.

I always enjoy watching the fans in the background when the away side score. They're always mouthing something really rude "F--k off, you c--t" at the player who has scored.

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hornets are still one up

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That one would apply to Lamellla, who in true Argie fashion, "fisted" it in. Both televised matches are from the South Coast

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another change for the Hornets as Vydra, the Czech international, is on for Ighalo, the Nigerian international

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Angella, the Italian, is booked for a lunge on Craig Mackail-Smith

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A poor free kick from Bennett as it was headed away by the first man.

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back to the goals just down the coast at St. Mary's, the Saints shouldn't complain about the goal I missed in the bog. Pelle looked as if he pushed Ben Davies in the back prior to scoring , so that one probably should have been disallowed too. Fazio was at fault for being dispossessed just outside his box.

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

I'm back with a second cuppa. We're back on at Hillsborough. Come on, you Whites!

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Abdi shoots just wide for the Hornets then Troy Deeney appeared to have twisted his ankle. That would really sting the Hornets.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, mate.
MOT!!! COME ON YOU WHITES!

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did you all notice that if Chelsea win tomorrow at the EM and on Wednesday vs the Foxes then they will be Prem Champions? Talk about clinching it early!

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

8:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheers, mate. Yeah - I did notice that. It could easily happen. Unfortunately, there might not be a lot of drama left for the last couple of weeks.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I made an error. Pool are at the Hawthorns at 10 AM, not in the late match.

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY LEEDS TIE IT UP.
CONGRATULATIONS, MATE!

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

Wahay! Charlie Taylor has equalized for us.

1-1 at Hillsborough!

8:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

wahey... I come back and Leeds tie it up!

8:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Love to see Villa keep it on a roll in the late match!

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is he from the Academy? Either way , it's game on !

8:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Ward-Prowse misses a golden opportunity.

8:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United will drop to fourth with a Villa loss

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James Ward- Prwose drags a shot wide after great work by Mane . He should have at least hit the target.

8:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - Charlie Taylor is home grown. I would much prefer a squad full of Academy prospects rather than the Carlos Kickaballs that we had this season. We wouldn't win anything but the home crowd would be happier.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The best matches are tomorrow. I expect a Citeh win. Most of their losses have been due to their "away day blues", not their home form.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Definitely true mate. If Russell takes over than the big time Charlies may eat Crowe.

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I certainly hope so. The Gladiator will sort them out. Boom boom!

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

I hope last week's loss doesn't stop the United mojo

I am still pissed about Chelsea
That is not the way would-be Champions should play at home.... and be proud of it!

Jose complains when Big Sam brings at team and play
"19th Century Football and parking the bus"

That's what you do Jose!

I don't care if you win... if you do it... don't complain when they do it to you

8:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Davis should have put the Saints two - one up there. Another huge chance.

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

Just saw a Crowe movie last night after a visit to an English pub for some fish and chips with some mates

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Steven Davis blasts wide from close range, missing a great chance. Great work down the left by Mane and a nice, cheeky back heel from Pelle.

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done, UWS. A great way to spend a Friday night.
BOOM BOOM BOB!

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree with UWS about Chelsea. Jose is a hypocrite. However, would a Chelsea win at the EM be good from a United point of view.

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

Oh - Bertrand has a cross cum shot deflected toward goal that LLoris has to deal with.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

lloris does well to tip over a deflected cross. The corner is taken short and crossed straight to lloris.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Chadli has a shot deflected for a corner. Steven Davis clears off the line from Chadli off the corner.

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There may not be drama for the Prem title , but there is still plenty of dram for other races. There is a three way fight for second through as there is for the EL race.It's really tight in the race to escape the trap door too. Still plenty to play for in the Prem.

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

Off for walkies
Shadow is being my shadow right now

I'll be back

Good luck to your lot Bob for a winner against Wednesday on a Saturday

I'll be back

9:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheers, mate - get walking!

9:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

Steve Morison, you beauty!

1-2 Leeds!

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If the Hornets win today then they go up with a win vs Not a Big Club next Saturday. Middlesbrough will host the Seagulls while the Cherries will be at Charlton. The Canaries will host the Fake Cottagers and Leeds close out the season with a Yorkie Derby at ER vs Rotherham

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

Only Morison's second goal of the season after his move from Norwich last year. But a priceless one.

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

way hay. Well done Whites. It would be great to end the season with consecutive wins vs two South Yorkshire mugs.

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An attacking move by the Saints as Shane Long is on fdr James Ward-Prowse.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !! 2-1 SAINTS AS PELLE HAS A BRACE.

9:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Pelle sticks in a beauty of a header to fire Saints back into the lead.

9:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

2-1 Saints as Shane Long knocks over a great cross and Pelle rises majestically to nod home.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That substitution immediately paid off as the Mane of the match found Shane Long down the right and his tasty cross was headed in by the unmarked Pelle.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hornets are still one up in stoppage. Not a Big Club will really see that they are Not a Big Club if they see the Hornets , who have a much smaller following, clinch promotion next Saturday

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds may miss out on their annual pilgrimage to the EL.

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hornets have gone tow up in the fifth minute of stoppage time at the Seagulls. All they need is a win vs Not a Big Club next Saturday

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! DESMOND AT ST. MARY'S

9:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Chadli fires right back - Desmond at St. Mary's!

9:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Inside the last ten minutes at Hillsborough.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The goal came off a long Spuds possession then a superb eye of the needle pass by Dier found Pelle , who scored with a great finish past Kelvin Davis. The same combination as the first spuds goal.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry Chadli scored with a great finish, but a pair of great assists from Eric Dier.

9:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chatters seems to be preparing to come on.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bad news for the Spuds and wales as Ben Davies is down with what appears to be a dislocated shoulder after an accidental slip.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hornets win 0-2 at the Seagulls and I'm thinking Bob will be hoping they go up as the Hornets host Not a Big club next Saturday

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ben Davies is stretchered off. Ciraces , from Transylvania , is on in his place. He wouldn't look out of place in "Young Frankenstein.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Based on the end of season fixtures next Saturday, I am expecting the Hornets and Middlesbrough to go up next Saturday

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute plus stoppage time remaining at Hillsborough. Nail biting from our Bob?

9:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

surely, Fazio trips Mane off the ball. Nothing doing.

9:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I am biting my nails over this one; this would be an excellent late season win for us.

9:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another attacking move as Elijia is on for Steven Davis.

9:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bentaleb is booked for trip on the Mane of the Match, just outside the spuds box.

9:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mane bursts through and picks up a late free kick chance. Schneiderlin to take.

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fazio heads away the header from Shane Long off the free kick from Schneiderlin

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Belgian swap as Dembele is on for Chadli

9:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY!!!! LEEDS WIN 1-2 AT THE AWFUL HILLSBOROUGH. WELL DONE, BOB. I AM SURE YOU ARE DELIGHTED WITH A WIN AT THIS VILE TEAM.

9:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay! Full time at Hillsborough and we've put Not a Big Club to the sword.

That's 55 points on the season - that'll do.

9:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Leeds technically had nothing to play for, but it was against one of their main rivals.

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You can get 58 points with a win vs another South Yorkshire rival next Saturday

9:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An attacking , but useless change for the Spuds as Soldado is on for Bentaleb.

9:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was delighted to see Sevilla make it to the semis on Thursday, but they have a tough semi vs Fiorentina. If Sevilla retain the EL then I could end up in a creditable mid table position and you may win a tight PPP race.

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Schneiderlin is down for treatment . There should be about eight minutes if stoppage time.

9:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A standing ovation for the industrious Frenchman as he hobbles and the theatrical , ginger haired Harrison Reed comes on in his place. I think it's like for like.

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Seven minutes of stoppage time. Off by a minute as Reed fouls Mason just outside the box.

9:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Late free kick chance for the Spuds - cleared out by Fonte.

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fonte heads away the free kick from eriksen

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob may not give a toss about the result ,but would be delighted to see Harry Kane off the score sheet.

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dembele fouls the Mane of the match. The siants now have a corner

9:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I am delighted - but he and Sergio both have a goal more than my boy Diego. So - if he's out for the rest of the season, I'm buggered on that one. At least we still have Sevilla in the Europa League.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alderwereild heads straight to Lloris off the corner from Elia,.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Elia has a poor pass cleared for a corner by Fazio off a nice pass from Mane of the Match as the corner from Elia is cleared.

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

Just about out of time now....

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. I may have a creditable mid table finish, but it will be a challenging semi vs the Violas.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fazio is booked for a poorly time challenged on Shane Long.

9:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am back having missed two goals

9:39 AM  

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