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!

Monday, May 25, 2015

It's the Wealthiest Match in World Football



It's the wealthiest match in the world because the winner becomes a Premier League club and has access to all that telly money. It should be a cracking Championship Final that is BEIN shown on the telly. Only one point separated the teams in the regular season. It's a day off , so we should be able to watch

198 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning boys
I will be around for the match but I will have to follow it thru a computer link. I don't get BEIN... it stinks!

Watching England New Zealand right now
England have fought back really well and now have NZ 61-5 on Day 5

9:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I have a SkySports1 Link already set

9:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The winner today does get a trophy.... that's unfair for Watford! Teams should go up the steps and get a schedule or a book of maps of Premier League ground locations!

9:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Line Ups

Middlesbrough: Konstantopoulos, Whitehead, Ayala, Gibson, Friend, Clayton, Leadbitter, Adomah, Vossen, Tomlin, Bamford.

Subs: Ripley, Kike, Forshaw, Reach, Amorebieta, Nsue, Woodgate.

Norwich City: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Bassong, Olsson, Redmond, Howson, Tettey, Johnson, Hoolahan, Jerome.

Subs: Rudd, Grabban, Hooper, E. Bennett, R. Bennett, O'Neil, Dorrans.

9:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We have birthday boy here in Glenville
Our youngest, Jonathan, is 17 years old today
He was actually born on a Memorial Day

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

These games have had some famous 4-3s and 5-4s but sadly seven of the last 11 have ended 1-0

The boring modern day play
Win and forget about entertaining!

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

Teams in the tunnel at Wemberlee

9:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NZ 81-5
need 345 to win

9:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Here they come
I miss the long walk for the manager and teams at the old Wembley

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

Morning, lads - I'm going to be in and out of this one as I'm trying to catch up with some errands. I'll check in with the proceedings from time to time.

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

My Sky link and Five Live are at the same time
Sure my FIve Live will cut out at kick off

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

Take care Robert

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, UWS. I am back from walkies just in time for kickoff.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Happy Birthday, Jonathan!

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

Five Live has just clicked off and Sky go off for commercials!

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Bob.

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

Morning MUR
I will send my regards to Jon when he comes downstairs

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

COME ON YOU CANARIES!

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

I wonder if I am behind the TV with my link

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hose a is the manager of Chelsea and Hose B is the gaffer at the Riverside. Please correct me if I'm mistaken.

10:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Kicking off now

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Wemberley!

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sounds like your link is in sync with the telly.

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

I want to see some goals

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Canaries with the early pressure.

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

We want Norwich to score first
Boro like to score early and hold on

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Me too. I remember that 4-4 draw between Sunderland and Charlton that the Addicks won 7-6 on penalties.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. It's the Canaries vs Hose B's side.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The cross from Nathan Redmond was just too high from Bradley Johnson.

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Teesiders are extremely quick on the counter. The Canaries will need to be aware of that

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

Only one more domestic game after today
Sad time of the year

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alex Neill seemed the more relaxed of the two managers in the pre-match interview.

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

Did you read my stat about these matches in the past 11 years

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be a shorter off season than normal. It's alight at the end of the tunnel.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. The seven/ eleven stat. It's sad, but a sign that teams are scared of losing because of all that money.

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

Who is the better team to get in the the Prem
Boro are a bigger team
Boro would cause two more derby days in the Prem

Norwich are solo

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I've watched the Teesiders several times. The more I see them the more they look like Chelsea in disguise. I don't like them.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Boro are the slightly bigger team, but I would prefer to see the Canaries. The last thing the Prem needs is another defensive team.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Albert Adomah got free down the right and crossed straight to John Ruddy,

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

OMG... I can watch the England NZ match at Lords on my Apple TV

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

I suppose I have to go for Boro; yet, I'm torn. A Canaries win would be nice for old time's sake.

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

Norwich hit the crossbar!!

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Off the bar from Bradley Johnson after Cameron Jerome missed a great cross.

10:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Now Boro hit the bar

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Boro hit the bar off the next possession . It came off a poor clearance from Bassong,

10:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think the TV is slightly behind the computer

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It came from Chelsea loanee, Patrick Bamford, their danger man.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It would not surprise me.

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

ONE NIL

NORWICH!!

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

Horrible defending!

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

CVANARIES TAKE THE LEAD AFTER CAMERON JEROME NICKED THE BALL OFF OF DANIEL AYALA AND BETA KONSTANTOPOLOUS AT THE NEAR POST. A HORRIBLE ERROR FROM THE SPANISH DEFENDER.

10:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good match so far

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chelsea style team will be forced to come from behind and not play their defensive style.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An excellent final for once.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob will be bitterly disappointed at the outcome of the L1 Final yesterday.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
2-0 CANARIES

10:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TWO NIL

Nice goal!!

Great passing clinical finishing

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A fantastic first touch and finish from Nathan Redmond off a pass from Whittaker. Lots of passes in the build up to the goal.

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

Can't believe I have cricket on the Telly

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The occasion seems too much for the Teesiders.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I know that BEIN shows rugby matches.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A nasty foul from former Leeds player, Adam Clayton, on wes Hoolihan. He should have been booked.

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

Is Matt celebrating? It's looking like Norwich's day.

10:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All Norwich!!!!

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

Will it really matter?

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! The Canaries are toying around with the Teesiders and the final cross from Nathan Redmond was inches too high for Bassong at the far post.

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning , Bob. The Canaries are all over the Teesiders.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The announcer said that Daniel Ayala complained that he was fouled when the ball was nicked off of him for the first goal. He must be joking!

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The last high scoring playoff final that I remember was when the Swans defeated Reading 4-2 a few years ago.

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bamford wins a corner.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A poor corner is easily cleared by the first man. The return cross goes harmlessly to Ruddy.

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

Shame on Apple TV
They are two deliveries behind a computer link

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM!
Bob can get them off the tree in his back yard.

10:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Will this end up like yesterday
A 4 niller

An old Leeds boy scored a hat-trick yesterday
One has already scored today

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tettey fouls the pie eating Lee Tomlin.

10:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

which one today?

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

Another harmless free kick by Boro

10:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delia is happy with the recipe cooked up by the Canaries.

10:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Didn't' Bradley Johnson play at ER

10:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Albert Adomah chased down a ball looking to go out of play and John Ruddy does well to collect his deflected cross under pressure from Bamford.

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes, but I think Redmond scored the second goal.

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Johnson had a shot crash off the bar.

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

My bad
Johnson hit the bar

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I expect a hostile reception for Peter Ridsdale when PNE visit ER. Possibly for Simon Grayson too.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No probs. I do hope he and Johnny Howson get on the score sheet.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bassong concedes a stupid free kick that was taken by Ledbitter and punched away by Ruddy.

10:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boro win two consecutive corners.

10:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Headed high and wide by Vossen.

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

Bradley Johnson did indeed play at Elland Road. He was part of the quartet that we sold to Norwich two seasons ago: Johnson, Howson, Becchio and Snodgrass.

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

I heard on the radio this morning that Bassong is the only outfield player not to score this season for Norwich

10:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I remember
Leeds East

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

Not one of them went up a level from ER

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

I guess you could say Norwich were a step up at the time

10:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Snoddy's long term injury really hurt the Tigers this season.

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

Tea at Lords
134 for 5
One more session to go
England need five wickets
New Zealand need 211 runs... they'll just try and survive

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

And Snoddy at Hull City and the Canaries. I wonder where he will be next season.

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Both sides have at least one former Leeds player. Boro have Adam Clayton in their side.

10:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is it more entertaining to watch the match at Lords or to watch Traci Lords?

10:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Russell Martin coughs up possession to the pie eater then fouls him. He is lectured by Mike Dean.

10:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Ledbitter is headed away.

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

Not a good challenge there by the Norwich captain... Martin gets a talking to but no card
Chance to get the ball in the box for Boro... useless delivery..... A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER

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

two added minutes

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time.,

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

Shame Norwich didn't score their goals in front of their own fans... maybe they'll do the same in the second

10:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Boro fans not a happy lot

10:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thankfully for the Canaries, Ledbitter's deliveries have been worse than those from USPS . Has he been drinking too much bitter.

10:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vossen's delivery is just as poor.

10:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Canaries are two up at the half.

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

Half time
Norwich have one foot in the Prem

If this stays the same, it will mean that each division play off winner finished higher in the table except for Southend over Wycombe... they were separated by GD

The right teams went up

10:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Does this actually mean much at all for Matt in PPP

10:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think the EL final on Wednesday is more important. It is in his best interests for the Ukrainian underdogs to win on Wednesday. I think he needs Villa to win the Cup Final too.

10:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looking good for those two points for Matt right now.

11:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That would be a repeat of 1998 and 2000. It was before the Conference had playoffs. In 2000 the exception was second ranked Posh defeating top ranked Darlington 1-0 in the L2 Playoff Final. In 1998 the exception was second ranked Charlton defeating the top ranked Black Cats on penalties after a 4-4 draw.

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three points looking good for me.

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How is everyone's travel plans? I read that UWS booked a hotel room. I am coming in Friday around lunch time and leaving at the crack of Dawn on Sunday morning.

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The teams are out on the pitch and a change is ensuing for Boro as Emilio Ensue is on for Dean Whitehead. Will the Mallorcan born Equitorial Guinea international make a difference?

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute into the second half.

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought Karanka would bring on Kike, his wildcard. It's too late to look at poker hands.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bradley Johnson is down, holding his head. The Canaries will not want to lose him.

11:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Kathy and I driving down early Saturday morning. I should take around 7-8 hours.
We will go to hotel room and then wedding

Have a sleep in on Sunday and drive home

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

Boro have an early corner

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bassong cuts out a pass from Adomah for a corner.

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

Harmless header over the top

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

Never like the away swinging corner either... just slightly better than a short corner

11:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I do like Finals that each team wear their colors

11:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for doing all of that driving just on our account, mate. It really means a lot to us.

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's compatible to a drive I would make to Dallas.Is the day before the wedding your last day of school?

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be a great occasion. Looking forward to it.

11:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wouldn't miss it Bob!

No, I have school the next week
Full days Monday and Tuesday
Half days Wednesday and Thursday
Teacher day Friday

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

George Friend wins another Boro corner.

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

Boro pushing

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Daniel Ayala heads well over from the corner and is not happy that a goal kick is awarded. He would do well to shut it.

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Our second semester of summer school starts the last week of your school year. I will be teaching that semester.

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wes Hoolihan gets away with the same error that led to the fiorst Canaries goal and Vossen is booked for diving. I think the Canaries got away with one there as that looked a penalty

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice save by Ruddy from Bamford.

11:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Canaries win a corner off a bizarre back header from the owner's nephew.

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Konsti punches away the corner from Hoolihan

11:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looks like Norwich are sitting on their lead.

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

I couldn't face teaching Summer School


I am teaching at the college though

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Grant Ledbitter does well to prevent a Canaries corner after a breakaway by Cameron Jerome , then Johnny Howson is booked.

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

Dirty by Howson...learned that at Elland Road!

11:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's only for two weeks and probably only about ten students.I hope you have a successful summer.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think so because I saw the same behavior by Adam Clayton in the first half. That's the one thing both players have in common.

11:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Norwich have stopped attacking
Back to modern day football

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stupid foul throw by one of the Olsson twins and he looked like one there.

11:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If the Canaries want the final whistle then they need Jimmy Dean, not Mike!

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The joker in the pack, Kike, about to come on for Boro.

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kike is on for Vossen. The Spaniard is a trickier player. Will he be able to exert his influence on this match?

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Russell Martin heads over from a corner . He should have put the Canaries three up.

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kike has a pass deflected to Ruddy. That could have been dangerous.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

One can see why Citeh released the pie eating Tomlin. Mancini never would have tolerated that.

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

Norwich 20 minutes away

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alex Neill hoping that he wins a playoff final for the second consecutive year. His Hamilton Accies were promoted to the SPL via the first ever playoffs to that division.

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

Norwich making two more changes
Taking Jerome off... they're not trying to score another!

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alex Neill makes a double change.A standing ovation as it's like for like . Lewis Grabban, the former Cherry, is on for Cameron Jerome. Another like for like as Graham Dorrans, on loan from the Baggies, is on for Wes Hoolihan

11:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The changes were not tactical as both were like for like. I guess Alex Neill wants fresh legs .

11:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick chance for the Cannaries

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kike with a striker's challenge on Dorrans just outside the Boro box.

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick was curled wide by Redmond.

11:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Redmond with the effort
Hits it wide

11:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Inside the last ten minutes
Norwich are very close to not having to visit Elland Road

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great defending by the Canaries as they break,

11:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Boro appeal for a pen...not given for handball

11:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Norwich have stopped trying to score
Why not put it away without being stupid
They did it in the first half

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boro win a corner.

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

Boro have a decent header from a corner that is blocked

11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. This could backfire on the Canaries and some of their defending has been really desperate

11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Since Alex Neill took over, the Canaries have been top of the form book in the Championship. It would be fitting to see them win promotion .

11:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

One goal could change everything and Norwich are not trying to score

11:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

England get a sixth wicket
Four to go with about 25 overs of the Test Match left

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess Chelsea's B team is getting a taste of their own medicine.

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from Alex Neill as Gary O'Neill , the former Boro player, is on for Nathan Redmond.

11:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

last move by Norwich just to waste time

Hate this crap too


I am beginning to get annoyed with modern day football

11:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's looking good for England

11:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They're going to run out of time

11:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I second that emotion.

11:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

2 to go with stoppages

11:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It seems that way. Two playoff wins for young Alex Neill.

11:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Your link seems to be level with the telly.

11:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Norwich are very close
Last minute

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gerry Harrison says that there will be four minutes of stoppage time.

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time.

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

Just entering 4 minutes of added time

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW!!! The Canaries have lost only three times in 25 matches under Alex Neill. They are the in form team in the Championship. I think they can survive next season.

11:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

You have Gerry Harrison of the olden days

11:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Norwich are almost there
2 to go

11:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think they can survive

11:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They would have run away with the Championship if Alex Neill had been in charge all season.

11:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Canary fans going bonkers

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

NORWICH CITY ARE IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!

11:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over . The Canaries are promoted thanks to a 2-0 win vs Boro.

11:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Alex Neill will be the youngest ever manager in the Prem.

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

Take care David

Have a good week
Talk to you for the Cup Final

11:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well done, the Canaries!!!

Into the Premier League for next year.

11:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. I look forward to chatting with you on Saturday. You have a good week too.

11:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. I am glad they have won promotion. Very well deserved.

11:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers Bob. I look forward to chatting with you on Saturday.I'm not sure about Wednesday. Have a great week.

12:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'll be around to cheer on my beloved Sevilla on Wednesday.

2:56 PM  

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