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, May 30, 2015

THE FA CUP FINAL

One of my favorite days of the year. The memories of my childhood are all based on Cup Finals! The first one that I remember is the 1972 version where there was a battle of the Dahlgren brothers took place. The younger was the happier with a Sniffer Clark diving header!
There was a stretch of time where I missed the Cup Final but now, thankfully, it is on the telly. Of course, Fox won't do as good a job as NBC but I'll take it.

Of course, there the small matter of the PPP to be decided

Join me

UWS

274 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

I heard that that that BBC was having a lot of early coverage so I found a BBC link
First think is Top of the Tops 2
A Hammers song, Blue is the Color. Ozzie's going to Wembley
Hoddle, a Arsenal song... now Everton on Wogan!

Great watching!!


http://cricfree.tv/bbc-one-live-stream


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

BTW, I have England NZ on the TV!

9:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This is brilliant... I miss the Cup Final songs!!!

9:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A Liverpool rap!!!

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

These are the songs that on this show

Cockney Rejects: I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

Chelsea: Blue Is The Colour

Spurs/Chas & Dave: Ossie's Dream

Hoddle & Waddle: Diamond Lights

Arsenal: Hot Stuff

Everton: Here We Go

Liverpool: Anfield Rap

Gazza & Lindisfarne: Fog On The Tyne

Showaddywaddy: Blue Moon

Man Utd & Status Quo: Come On You Reds

Can't wait for the last one!!!

9:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Gazza rapping... he can't talk!!!

9:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Aston Villa will be wearing their traditional claret and blue this afternoon and the Arsenal will be wearing their yellow and blue away kit

9:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Man Utd are the only club to make #1 on the charts!!

9:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Charlton, Edwards, Law and Georgie Best
We're United you can keep the rest

9:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning UWS. I posted a thread not knowing you had. I will delete mine.

9:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My first final was in 1977 when United defeated Liverpool 2-1 with all three goals being scored in five minutes early in the second half.

9:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

THE BBC build up still to come

1430-1520 BBC 1: Pointless FA Cup Special. BBC football pundits, including Phil Neville, Robbie Savage and Jermaine Jenas, take part in the quiz, as they try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of. Shouldn’t be hard for Savage.

1525-1555 BBC 1: The Road to Wembley. The story of this season’s FA Cup, how the Gunners and Villa booked their places at Wembley and a look back at all the upsets.

1555-1715 BBC1: MOTD LIVE: The build-up begins in earnest with Gary Lineker.

9:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be a battle of the Dahlgren brothers in a manner of speaking. Gooner will be going for his beloved Gooners while Bob needs a Villa win to win the PPP Shield.

9:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning
Love that 77 Final

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The trophy will be presented by Prince William , a Villa fan. The Gooner and Simon will not be best pleased about that.

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

Love this BBC stuff!
A show called Pointless is on now
Must be some know show but lots of footer celebs on it
Savage been given grief

9:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I did read that about Prince William
Up the Villa

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Me too. If the Gunners win then it will be their dozenth win and they will break their tie with United for most FA Cup Final wins. If Villa win then it will be theirfirst win since they cheated in the 1957 Final. They last won fair and square in 1920 when they defeated Hudders 1-0. History is not on their side.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will it be Simon celebrating with alphabet soup or Bob with an early wedding present celebrating with vanilla soft serve?

9:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They have now overtaken us in Cup Final appearances
It doesn't help that United haven't won the Cup in 11 years and not a final since 2007

9:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Two big games north of the border today
The Scottish Cup Final has Falkirk vs Inverness CT
There is the also the final play off round
Motherwell host Rangers with a 3-1 lead from the first leg

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think today ties the 2009 Final for the latest ever date for an FA Cup Final. If so then today breaks the tie as it's a teatime kickoff and 2009 was at the traditional 3 PM.

9:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nice stat

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Motherwell vs Rangers is tomorrow. Surely, Motherwell must be favorites to retain their SPL status.

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. I have another one. If the Gunners win then they will retain the FA Cup. I wonder when a team last won the FA Cup two years in a row.

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

Chelsea in 09 and 10

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

Shame Motherwell conceded a late goal
A three goal would have been so much better

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

Arsenal won two in a row in 02 and 03
Before that Spurs in 81 and 82 and 61 and 62

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

Off for a shower
I'll be back soon

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. A perfect time for one.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The ones in 81 and 82 were both in a replay.

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

Change of plans
I have to bugger off to jump Tom's car
I'll be back

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

England have the Ton up with no loss at Headingley answering the Kiwis 350

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Villa need to win qualify for the EL or else the 7th placed Saints will take the last EL spot. It's a similar situation North of the Border where Falkirk , mid table in the Scottish Championship must defeat Callie, third in the SPL to qualify for the EL. or the fourth placed Saints will take the final EL spot. Callie have already qualified due to their third placed finish.

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Falkirk are at a disadvantage , not just because they are a lower division team, but they haven't played a competitive match in four weeks! That was a 0-3 defeat vs Hibs. YIKES!

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Soccer net has a heading that reads One day, four trophies. It's a naughty comment as it's really five, but they haven't counted the Scottish Cup Final. The following finals are being played today:

The FA Cup Final, the Scottish Cup Final, Copa Del Rey, Coupe de France, and the DFB-Pokal( German Cup).

10:31 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am back from the boys trip but now Im off for a walk

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just got back from a walk with Sparky before it gets too hot to take him.

11:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am now back for good

11:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

My BBC link still going strong

11:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Falkirk have tied it up at Hampden

11:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Line Ups

Arsenal XI: Szczesny, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Walcott.

Subs. Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

Aston Villa XI: Given, Hutton, Vlaar, Okore, Richardson, Westwood, Delph (c), Cleverley, Grealish, N'Zogbia, Benteke.

Subs. Guzan, Bacuna, Sinclair, Agbonlahor, Cole, Sanchez, Baker.

11:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 1-0 to the Callie in the Scottish Cup Final with a dozen minutes plus stoppage time remaining.Now Callie have gone two up

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

England lost their captain Cook for 75
England are 179 for 1

11:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry . Ten man Callie now lead 2-1.

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

North of the Border.. Inverness have retaken the lead in the 85th minute
They are down to ten men!
Falkirk had tied it up in the 79th


Incredible, absolutely incredible! Ten-man Inverness re-take the lead following a lightning counter attack as Falkirk keeper Jamie MacDonald parries a shot and James Vincent is there to thunder the ball home.

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Neither team has what you would you would call a cup tradition . This is Callie's first ever final and will be their first ever season in Europe. Falkirk last won the Cup in 1957 as did Villa. Falkirk were losing finalists in 1997 and 2009. This is their second time being in the final as a lower division team, also doing so in 1997. The most ever for a Scottish Cup Final?

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

Just got a link for the SCF
4 minute of 5 added

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

96th minute

Super Cally go ballistic Falkirk are atrocious!!


IT IS OVER!!!

11:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arsene Wenger will tie a record if the Gunners win the Cup today. He will be tied for Aston Villa's George Ramsay, not Aaron or Sir Alf, for most Cup wins by a manager with half a dozen. George Ramsay won six as manager of Villa. That means their only other win was by cheating.

11:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Congratulations to Callie for their first ever Scottish Cup Final win. That means the Saints get the final EL place in Scotland. Will that be true South of the Border too?

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

The main Fox channel starts in a couple of minutes
Only 30 min of pre game... NBC would have had an hour

11:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two out of three of Falkirk's Scottish Cup Final defeats have been as a second tier team. They finished fifth this season as they did in the second tier in 1997.

11:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That may be a good thing because NBC would have had an hour of quality while FOX will have half an hour of rubbish.

11:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brad Guzan hasn't had it spot back in the Villa team since his howler against Citeh!
He hasn't been playing in the Cup anyway but that mistake was very costly for him...lucky it was that expensive to Villa who still avoided the drop... just

11:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Villa haven't won the Cup since they beat the Mighty Busby Babes in the 57 Cup Final... of course they broke the jaw of United's keeper and United played with 10 men and an outfield player in the net

They did play in the last ever Cup Final at the Old Wembley
Calamity James dropping a cross for Chelsea to win

Fox show starting

12:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NBC would be at Wembley... FOX... in LA

12:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wonder who will be on the mic.. hopefully not that crazy american guy
Let's hope it is Martin Tyler

12:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This Saturday London for the big match
Next Saturday off to Berlin

12:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brad Freidel is at the stadium

12:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fox now talking about the FIFA debacle l

12:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BBC going to Chile to see the Sanchez story

12:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Talk about rolling back the years. Shay Given will be playing in his first FA Cup Final since 1998 when he played for the Toon against none other than the Gunners , who won 2-0 and won the double. That's seventeen years between Cup Final Appearances. Surely that must be a record.

12:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Given was on the subs bench in the 99 Final. Steve Harper was the Toon keeper in that final. Talk about rolling back the years.,

12:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Super Cally lift the Cup

I like that they did it the old way
The captain came up and lifted it... they didn't wait for the whole team to get their medals
That's how it should be done
Now each player is holding the cup aloft

Captain used to bring it down the stairs.. I don't mind everyone getting a chance... I just don't like them all up there and then picking it up

12:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, boys - happy Cup Final Day!

Excellent post, UWS - thanks for getting us going. This is still one of favorite days of the year, too. I've got some buddies coming over for the big match, so I may be in and out during the match.

12:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Given was in goal for the 98 Final for the Toon against... Arsenal!

12:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. They should do it that way.

12:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, Bob. Great to have you on board.

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

England are now 194 for 1
Lyth hits his maiden test century

England don't want to lose another wicket
The next in is Ian Bell

Jonathan Jackson: Here's hoping we don't lose another wicket this evening, because as a Villa fan, Bell's mind is going to be elsewhere!

12:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. I posted that about Given. Seventeen years between Cup Final appearances. That must be a record. He was on the subs bench for the 99 Final.

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

Prince William, a big Villa fan, will present the trophy this evening

12:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Welcome Bob

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. Gooner and Simon will not be best pleased about that or they may be if the Gunners win and they know that Prince willy will be pissed.

12:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BBC has the interview Gary's interview with Prince Willy

12:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He says that Harry claims to be an Arsenal fan

12:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lineker gives Prince Wil a baby Villa onesy

12:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Get to the stadium Fox
Get the atmosphere

12:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kenny Dalglish was in charge when Shay Given last played in an FA Cup Final while FOX's Warren Barton was supposedly providing defensive cover at left back.Shaka was on the subs bench as was John Barnes. Current assistant , Steve Bould was on the subs bench for the Gunners. Dave Seaman was in goal for the Gunners while Alex Manninger was the sub keeper. That was Arsene's first Cup Final win . will he tie Villa's George Ramsay with half a dozen today?

12:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Abide With Me about to be sung
Supporters of each team that made the 3rd round are on the field to sing it

Fox on commercial

12:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sounds great... bloody FOX!!

12:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The following year was a Ruud awakening for Given as he was named the sub keeper by his gaffer. He was on the bench along with a certain Warren Barton.

12:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They are bloody useless. Could you imagine a full hour of this rubbish?

12:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Boy I wish Fox were showing this
Sounds fantastic... this is what the US should be showing to show the passion!!!

12:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Villa have won the League Cup five times and have been runners up three times since their last Fa Cup win. They have only been to one FA Cup final since then

12:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Randy Learner is here... so is the Cup

Teams in the tunnel

Fox not even showing highlights of Abide with Me

Teams coming out

12:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Didn't Calamity James gift us the Cup in 1996 ? That's two Cup finals his team lost 1-0 thanks to him.

12:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Prince Willie is not making it obvious that he's a Villa fan as he shakes hands with Gunners players in their lucky yellow and blue kit.

12:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Now the national anthem

FOX is slightly ahead of my BBC link.
I am going to keep it going for the half time stuff and post game

12:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Did the Prince sing God Save my Grandma

12:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back from the loo, so I am fully equipped to watch the Cup Final

12:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't know. I was in the loo.

12:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yes - I'm all about the claret and blue this afternoon. I would have loved to have seen Matt win the Shield this year but now that it's down to me and Simon, I want that Shield back!

12:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Im moving to the living room... closer to the TV
I'll come back and comment often

12:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another record. If the Gunners win today then Wenger will have twice won the FA Cup in consecutive seasons. I think that would be a first

12:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Wembley.

12:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great defending by Okore on Theo.

12:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

George Ramsay won half a dozen Cups as Villa manager, but none in consecutive seasons. The first was in 1887 and the last in 1920. That's 32 years between the first and last cup. Arsene could emulate that feat in just over half the time.

12:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Technically , this is the latest ever FA Cup Final. The 2009 final was also played on the 30th , but kickoff was at 3 PM .

12:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will this be Beneteke's last match for Villa? There are rumors that he could be headed to Anfield in a trade with Lambert plus cash

12:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Team switched ends before kick off
Surprising that they won't attack their own fans in the second half

12:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Beneteke is flagged offside off a slide rule pass.

12:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A feeling of deja Vu for Arsene ? The opposing keeper may look familiar!

12:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A pass from Caz took a wicked deflection off of Richardson for the first corner of the match. Beneteke headed away then Okore concedes another

12:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kos heads wide off the next corner as he eluded Okore.

12:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A tackle from the LUFC academy results in the Gunnes third corner that is taken by Ozil and headed away.

12:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Arsenal getting a lot of corners
Now a a free kick... nasty by Benteke but no card

12:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

England do lose another wicket... Bell must be pissed!!


Terrible delivery

12:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick was headed away. It was about a foot outside the box. Stupid by Beneteke.

12:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

SU SU Sudio punches away a cross from Richardson on a Villa break.

12:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on Villa
Get your finger out

They do break but punched clear

12:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The BBC commentator just doesn't sound right
It's not Coleman, Motson or Davies

12:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Family loyalties are split today as they were in the 1972 Final as Bob is rooting against Gooner and dad's Gunners

12:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Clever Boy does get the first card

12:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great save by Given

12:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not so Clever Boy earns a stupid booking for a foul on Monreal and Given superbly saves a header from Kos off a training routine from a cross by Alexis.

12:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred says that Given could be giving the Gunners the full Monty.Do you agree with Fred?

12:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nearly an OG by OKore as he cuts out a pass from Bellerin for another Gunners corner.

12:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United haven't been to the final since 2005 , yet two former United rejects play for Villa in today's final

12:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just wide from the Arse

The Gunners are well on to[
Villa fell behind to Pool in the semi but were not being outplayed
This has not started the same way

Of course, Arsenal were being crushed and two down last season... and won

12:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United did make the 07 Final and lost to Chelsea... undeservedly

12:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ramsey... over the bar

Oh dear with the Villa defenders

12:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Ramsey blazed over with just Given too beat. It started as Delph showed his poor foundation from the LUFC Academy, coughing up possession.

12:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks for the reminder. Absolutely correct . I forgot because I have tried to erase that from my memory.

12:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW!!! Almost a quarter of the match has been played. It seems like it started just seconds ago. What a fast match

12:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Theo could have been through , but poor control let him down

12:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I would say that we lost the last two finals undeservedly and would have won by a record score in 2004, but for brilliant goalkeeping.

12:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Walcott with a great chance... great block by the ex red devil

12:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Theo had a shot blocked by a combination of Given and Richardson from close range off a great run and pass.

12:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I agree with you
Both of those should have been won

12:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Caz is fouled by Westwood.

12:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The FA Cup will be rebranded next season as the Emirates FA Cup... hate it

12:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Theo is offside as he was about to shoot.

12:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Which may be at the Emirates!

12:56 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Villa not creating much... All Gunners

Will they regret not scoring when they are on top

12:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

we would have won in '95 , but for a brilliant performance from Heavy Nevie. we should have won that too and that would have been a hat-trick of consecutive FA Cup wins. The last one we deservedly lost was in 1979

12:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The BBC website has a couple of ways to follow the match
The normal text updates and comments from the public with tweets and texts

12:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

wonder if it's going to be one of those days for the Gunners. That's Bob's main hope.

12:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We fought back so well in that one but I agree the Arse deserved to win

12:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delph , showing us what he learned at the lUFC Academy as he coughs up possession in midfield then fouls Alexis on the break. Lucky to only get a lecture from fellow Yorkie, John Moss.

1:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's a perfect description. If it was a boxing match they would have shaded it by a few points.

1:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob will celebrate with vanilla soft serve if he wins. will he sing Su Su Sudio or Smoking in the Boy's room?

1:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Villa are playing dirty!

Another nasty foul... yellow for Hutton

1:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Naughty by former Spud, Alan Hutton and deseervedly booked for that foul on Alexis.

1:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Richardson clears for a Gunensr corner.

1:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Given drops the ball from the corner, but it's hacked away . His first error in this match, but the old man gets away with it.

1:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not sure if that has been mentioned before but Rio has announced his retirement today

Great career for the ex Red Devil, White and Hammer

1:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There have been a few rash challenges, but for the most part , it's been a fair match, in my opinion.

1:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He never won the FA Cup in his trophy-laden career
He was suspended from Football for the FA Cup win in 04

1:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Caz is down injured off an awkward landing in a challenge with Westwood.

1:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I saw that on soccernet. I agree. that he had a superb career. A shame that he never won an FA Cup winner's medal.

1:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Too little, too late, Gerry. I have twice mentioned that this is the latest ever Cup Final

1:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delph, of the LUFC Academy, makes it hat-trick of Villa bookings.

1:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This final reminds a little of the 2000 final when Villa lost to Chelsea.

1:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL!!!

THEO RIFLES THE BALL IN THE NET!!

1:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! THEO BLASTS THE GUNNERS INTO THE LEAD FIVE MINUTES BEFORE HALFTIME

1:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well deserved

1:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It all started from a crossfield ball from Coq Au Vin to Theo, who got past the already booked, Hutton.He found Monreal, whose cross was headed down by Alexis and blasted home by Theo.

1:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What has the world come to
FA Cup on network television
ESPN home page leads with the Cup Final

1:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely. it was matter of when , not if.

1:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now all footie needs is to shake itself of a Blatter infection and all will be well or at least much better.

1:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

England lose two quick wickets

1:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Richardson tackles Theo for a Gunners corner.

1:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Beneteke chests away the corner then cleared by Grealish

1:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We really need a game of two halves if Villa have any chance of winning the Cup

1:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

As things stand, Simon looks set to be the first ever person to retain the PPP Shield. Sorry Bob.

1:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Caz wins a corner off of Richardson

1:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time./

1:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, but I don't see that happening.

1:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will Agbon be a halftime sub?

1:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He could go on for Insomnia.

1:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wrong pass by Delph!!

Half time

All Gunners

Steve will be a happy chappy

Not so much Bob

1:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners are one up at the half where they have run all over Villa.

1:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

So will Simon.

1:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What will Sherwood do

1:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He will have to change Villa's tactics. he may have to go with an extra striker by bringing on Gabby Agbon in place of Insomnia, who has been completely useless.

1:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wenger went nine years between FA Cup wins . George Ramsay twice went eight years between FA Cup wins. I guess it pays to be patient with managers

1:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams are out for the kick off but Fox on commercial
They about to kick off.... players waiting for the kick off... finally Fox joins
We're off

1:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

1:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fox aren't going to show the trophy presentation !!!

They are going to FOX SPORTS 2!!!

IDIOTS

1:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They made it just in the nick of time.

1:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

No changes made... that is a surprise

1:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They are, but at least we can see it. We're lucky just to be able to do that

1:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What happens if it goes into extra time... going put that on FS2??

1:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess Tim Sherwood figures that if it stays 1-0 Villa can tie it up on the break. I don't see tat happening.

1:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's a good question. Stupid FOX probably didn't plan that one.

1:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

WHAT A ROCKET BY SANCHEZ

TWO NIL GUNNERS

1:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! ONE FROM THE TOP DRAWER AS ALEXIS PUTS THE GUNNERS TWO UP WITH A LONG RANGE ROCKET OFF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BAR. GIVEN DID NOT STAND A CHANCE.

1:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think this one is done and dusted.

1:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NASCAR is on next... can't miss drivers putting pedal to the metal and turning left... over and over and over again

1:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Next goal will be crucial.. a Villa goal and game on
An Arsenal goal... put the ribbons on the Cup

1:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The goal came out of nothing as the possession started deep in the Gunners half and twenty passes later a deflected pass from Theo broke to Alexis, who fooled two defenders and scored with rocket.

1:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That reminds me of a trivia question

What is at every Cup Final and NEVER used?

The loser's ribbons

1:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't see Villa scoring. Has Su Su Sudio even had a save to make today?

1:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ball in the net again

But offside
WHAT A GREAT SAVE TO START

1:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Theo is offside as his close range effort is saved by Shay Given then the rebound is put away, but disllowed

1:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice statement about the loser's ribbons. It's true. The NASCAR description could describe that goal by Alexis.

1:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sanchez to score again?
Two goals at Wembley for Chile
Two goals at Wembley in the semi against Reading
Two goals in Final against Villa???

1:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He loves the wide open spaces at Wembley.

1:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Villa taking too long to get it in the box or shoot!!

1:47 PM  

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