Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The Curtain is Raised!

It's time to raise that curtain again. Without a World Cup or Euro to watch this summer, it seems like ages since a ball was kicked in anger. That all changes this morning as we get a chance to view the prospects for the current champions Chelski and the FA Cup holders Arsenal. Join me from 10am EST for all of the fun, won't you?

208 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, chaps - I've just enjoyed a Dunkin' Donuts brekkies as a pre-season treat. I hope you're all doing well this morning. The Fox Soccer coverage has started with Rob Stone, Warren Barton, Waldo, and Brad Friedel in the studio.

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

The team news out of Wemberley this morning:

Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Ramsey, Özil, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Walcott. Subs: Martínez, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Arteta, Giroud, Iwobi.

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fàbregas; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Rémy. Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Mikel, Oscar, Cuadrado, Moses, Falcao

Referee: A Taylor.

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

Very interesting from Monsieur Wenger. Cech is straight into the side. But where the hell is Alexis? Is he crooked?

No room for new signing Falcao in the Chelski line-up.

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

Boos for Cesc Fàbregas from some Arsenal fans as he warms up. But they are swiftly drowned out by the ludicrously loud Wembley sound system.

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning , Bob. It's great to be starting the season again. I'm delighted to be joining you.

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

Morning Bob
Can't believe the season is starting this early

Falcao better not be a world beater after he couldn't keep on his feet for United last season!!

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

Name from the past

Cilla Black died today at the age of 72

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

Another piss poor United man of last season, Di Maria, set for a medical at PSG before a 44.5 mil deal... United lost 15 mil in one year!

United have bought in some players but still have Smalling and Jones in the defense.... sigh

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

Fox coverage still sucks... still in the studio and commercials

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The SPL started yesterday. There are two matches today and Hearts defeated St. Johnstone earlier today 4-3 on their return to the Prem.

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

First domestic weekend of football for Mrs. Dahlgren

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning UWS. It's great to hear from you. I thought you would be in Hawaii.

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

Glimpse of the Prem league trophy.... I was next to yet a week ago yesterday. Did I send you pics of it Bob? I know I sent Dave

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

Some moistened bint singing "God Save the Queen" now.

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's true. Observant as always.

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did you? I don't remember receiving it.

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

Morning MUR
yes I am here
We are leaving for Hawaii on Aug 21
I will miss league play and CL qualification

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

Morning, boys - it's great to have you on board for another season opener.

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

Never got the pics - send them along, mate.

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

I'll text you both right now.... hate the background!!

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wonder if Arsene and Jose will shake hands. Will Arsene finally beat Jose?

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's a six hour time change, UWS. Hawaii does not have DST. At least you will be here for the first two leaguie matches.

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

And we're away!

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Wembely and the Gunners attack immediately.

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

Yeah - the time difference with Hawaii is bizarre. Why are you going out there, UWS?

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I still feel these are the top two teams in the Prem. Citeh have been atrocious, especially yesterday

10:01 AM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

If it's balls kicked in anger that you wanted to see, you needed look no further than the Copa America final where Argentina fired a blank in the second international tournament final, running.

Let's go Arsenal! (not actually watching the game, just saying hello from Italy)

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

Don't like the bloody shadows!


Don't like Jose wearing sweats... wear a club suit you numpty

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's currently 4 AM in Hawaii.

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

Two pics have been sent

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

Did you enjoy Hawaii Bob?

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning Red Devil. Are you in Italy? Youyr Red Devils have already played two league matches?

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

Morning, Red Devil - great to have you on board. You're right - I completely missed out on the Copa due to the honeymoon plans.

10:03 AM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

MUR - how dare you diss my brother's favorite team from childhood: VfB Stuttgart.

But, you are correct. they are atrocious and there's no way they should have mopped the floor with Citeh

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

Why would you saw the time diff is strange... 3 hours to the West Coast... 3 more to Hawaii

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree about the track suit pants. I'm ok with a short sleeve shirt in this weather, but either wear dress pants or a decent pair of shorts.

10:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lively start from the Gunners.

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

Got your Predictions stuff yesterday
Do we normally allow the changing of pics before transfer deadline?
I would think you could change golden boot but that's all

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hee Hee , Red Devil. I was impressed with the South Gardeners .They didn't look like a team that were battling relegation.

10:06 AM  
Blogger The Red Devil (1 FCK) said...

MUR - you are correct. Two games in and we are already calling for the head of the trainer after a 0-0 tie at home.

The 2nd division has a lot of decent teams - really about half of them could get promoted. Dropping points at home to direct rivals is deadly.

Anyways, I am out of here. Just saying hello!

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hee Hee , Red Devil. I was impressed with the South Gardeners .They didn't look like a team that were battling relegation.

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wembley and Harlingen are both bright and sunny this morning. Harlingen is probably more humid.

10:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's odd because they have a varied approach to dealing with network shows that we see at the normal times. With certain shows (e.g., The Tonight Show), they try to maintain a reasonably normal time but with others, the prime-time shows are on in the middle of the afternoon.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I knew Jose would want a penalty. How did I know that?

10:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

See you soon, Red Devil. I hope that you're still considering a night of High Volt-age rock and roll on Thursday night.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sounds like they don't have much of a chance in Hawaiii. The earl;y Prem match would kick off at 1:45 AM local time. The late one kicks off at 6:30 AM. Surely, UWS can get in a match or two.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Enjoy your vacation, Red Devil/

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

I'm being very generous this year in order to get as many entries as possible. I remember a lot of complaining the year that RVP went to United because for many it changed their title picks. I just reached out to our old pal Mark Enderle who is likely to toss in this year.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I didn't see much wrong with that challenge by Ivanovic on Cech. Not exactly agricultural.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is it true that Arsene was having his new keeper check the opposition. First pun of the year.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice touch, Bob. Also, I woke up two minutes before the strawberry alarm clock went off.

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Corner doesn't beat the first man - Terry and Cahill won't be pleased with having to lump it back.

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wonder if Alexis is being rested due to his exertions in the Copa America. I noticed that a lot of the Argies were in pre-season, but surely he's been rested enough.

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

Probably the worst pun of the year too!!

10:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mark was telling me that he's typically up at 4:30am on Premiership weekend mornings - crikey!

10:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I suppose that you could watch the match when you came in from the pub and then go to sleep afterward.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct, he's two hours behind me.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That should work for UWS. He can order an Irish Coffee and hold the Irish. Sorry, mate it's pre-season and I'm not up to full match fitness in the dog days of summer.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chippy by Coq Au Vin on what looks a warm Wembley day/

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

Cahill has caught an elbow in the hooter - he'll need to go off for treatment.

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

I am going to start the season with a downer

I am not loving the modern day game
It is based on possession and not attacking
It happens all the time.. passing the ball backwards and sideways to try and 'open' the other team up
So many times there is space to go forward and teams don't do it
One of the worst culprits... my beloved United
Shut up LVG with your 'philosophy of football'
UNITED ATTACK HOME AND AWAY... DO IT!!
The crossing of ball is a lost art. Gone are days of Coppell, Kanchelskis, Beckham and Giggs

The Premier League is supposed to be the most exciting... try attacking

I'm done complaining this early in the season

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Crikey. Another bloody nose for Cahill. He got one on Tuesday vs BArca when he made it Desmond due to some comical keeping.

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

Just pre-season jitters, MUR - you'll be back up to full fitness with the puns next weekend.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree UWS and I will add to it that all the leagues play the same exact style of football. In the past it was fascinating to watch teams from different leagues and countries play because of their different styles. Now it's like watching a bunch of robots. I am not a robot.

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

That is true - it's the Tiki Taka Barcelona approach. At least Chelski give it a go from set pieces. Arsenal don't even do that.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will be in the Big D visiting friends next weekend. I might be around a little next Saturday, but will probably be on the road on Sunday/

10:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Walcott with a decent header on goal - Courtois gathers easily, though.

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

I don't want to fall out of love with this sport
I want to be entertained... but now I don't have answers to my yank fans saying there is not offense

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Theo heads a near post free kick straight to Courtly.

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No offense meant by those statements? Hee Hee.

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

GOAL.... Great goal by the OX

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

GOAL! The Ox fires the Gunners into the lead!

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Goal. What a finish by the OX. He blasted it in the upper 90. The Gunners take the lead.

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

Cracking strike there from the Ox to put the Gunners 1-0 up. Nice feed from Theo.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Theo received a pass from the left and passed to the Ox who beat Azpi and scored with a spectacular finish

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's what happens when you feed the ox.

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

Loic Remy caught offside again. Where the hell is Diego Costa? I cannot believe that these guys are injured already.

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stupid offside by Remy He's doing his best to imitate UWS'S beloved Falcao.

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

Did you get my pics

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Diego Costa was in action last weekend. I'm not sure why he's not playing.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If they were texted then no, but it might be my phone.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did you hear that Miguel Herrera was fired as manager of the Mexican national team for punching a reporter in the Philly airport the day after they won the Gold Cup?

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Also, Desmond should be suspended for giving Gary Cahill a bloody nose in midweek.

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

He was playing last weekend when I saw them.
He was thug then... almost got into two fights inside half an hour

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

I did text them

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Does Jose want another penalty. It was just a slip.

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It might take a while because my phone is low on memory

10:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ramires curls a decent long range effort just wide.

10:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Enjoyed the pics. But who was the stiff standing next to you?

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

Jose and Chelski have been far too negative in this one.

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's almost 80 in London today. Definitely shorts weather. Arsene must be roasting/

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another good chance for Ramires , who heads just wide. He should have worked the keeper.

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

Called Matt a stiff!!!

10:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I didn't get the picture, but I'm guessing it's me.

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

That was Matt? I thought it was a wax figure of Matic or someone else.

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice cross by Santi and Chelsea struggle to clear.

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ramsey shoots into the side netting.

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No rest for the weary. Chelsea will be tested early on. They are currently playing the Gunners and host Citeh in a fortnight.What a start to the season!

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

Chelski have barely had a strike on goal - wretched stuff from the titleholders.

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

Oh - The Ox posted up a nice cross for Nacho at the back post. Nice clearance.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A nice cross into the box by the OX and a last ditch header at the far post by Ivanovic prevents a goal.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea will be tested as they face Citeh in a fortnight. They haven't looked that great in pre-season.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob will have a decision to make on Saturday as United host the Spuds in the opening prem match, but Leeds is BEIN shown on the telly at the same time.

10:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No choice at all there - I'll be watching me beloved.

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This half has gone by rapidly. Almost halftime.

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech easily saver from Fab. A minute of stoppage time/

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

That's that - Arsenal the more positive side by far and deservedly 1-0 at half-time.

10:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners are one up at the half as Jose was heading to the dressing room early. He will not be pleased.

10:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Falcao is coming on a sub for Chelsea. As the second half is underway. Back just in time from the bog.

11:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Radamel Falcao on for the second half; second half hat-trick to come?

11:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bayern must feel like they run over by a VW as they lost on penalties to Wolfsburg in the German version of the Community Shield. Xabi Alonso missed the vital spot kick that Brad said was a great save, but it was blasted down the middle.

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

When I saw him in Pre-season he looked the player that disappointed at United.

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lots of empty seats and on such a lovely day.

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

I'm kind of shocked that Jose took a risk on him. They need cover for Diego Costa who seems to always be injured but Falcao looks a bad bet.

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There's Diego Costa on the bench, staring into the sun.

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was surprised at that move, but pleased as he had a mare last season at OT. As much as I dislike Jose, He usually uses good judgement on transfers.

11:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Apparently he was "feeling his hamstring" this week, so they're taking no chances.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is anyone up for some midweek footie? A few matches are on the telly.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Perhaps he will be ready by next weekend.

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A feeling of Deja Vu As Falcao is offside.

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Brazi swap as Oscar is on for Ramires.

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

Sorry
busy around the house

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

I assume so- who do they have on the opening weekend?

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech decisively catches a deflected cross. Gone are the days of Su Su Sudio.

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelski host the Swans in the late one on Saturday.

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, UWS. I know the feeling.

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The midweek action is Real vs the Spuds in the Audi Cup on Tuesday at noon Eastern on the Deuce. Chelsea vs Fiorentina on FS 1 at 3 PM Eastern on Wednesday.

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! What hazardous finishing as Cesc superbly put through Hazard, who blasted over with just Cech to beat.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clumsy by Falcao as he clumsily tripped the Nacho Man. Any guesses why he was kicked out by LVG?

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kate will be delighted as Giroud is getting ready to come on.

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

I don't really see that Chelski have enough fire power. If Costa is going to be spotty in fitness, neither Remy nor Falcao are decent replacements. And their backline is just one year older.

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

Kate is indeed excited. She's just putting together our lunch.

11:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kate is indeed excited. She's just putting together our lunch.

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Azpi is booked for a foul on the Ox on th break. Azpi has been a little off the pace today.

11:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Definitely in the red corner today
I'll have them lose every week starting next week

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Giroud is on for Theo. Kate must be celebrating. Is it a picnic or an indoor lunch?

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree, UWS. A first ever win vs Jose by Arsene?

11:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Indoor lunch by the telly today.

11:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coq Au Vin is booked for a foul on Hazard just outside the box.

11:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Free kick chance now for Chelski. Oscar over it.

11:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent effort and and save there

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech does well to push out the free kick for a corner from Oscar.

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

Good save from Cech, despite the shenanigans from Branco.

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zouma on for Azpi as Cech struggles to punch away the corner tyhen does so at the second attempt.

11:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Again... useless effort of a cross there by a world cup winner!

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

Terrible miss by Giroud - Kate is not pleased, although he is still a very pretty boy.

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners then counter and Giroud shoots over as Kate was about to celebrate.

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

Don't know what's got into Ozil's head - he looks rubbish.

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gooner should be delighted . It's 1-0 to the Arsenal and DC United defeated Real Salt Lake 6-4 last night.

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fab wins a corner off a free kick that didn't look like one.

11:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chelsea take a quick free kick... sometimes that's not the thing to do.
Chelsea get a corner cuz of another pisspoor cross

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech easily catches a header from Zouma after the corner./

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

What's the point of that flash "Scoring Summary?" As if we'd forgotten the one goal in the match.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another poor cross that is easily caught by Courtly.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They should have used it for the match at RFK yesterday.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ox shoots straight at Courtly.

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

The goalscorer is being replaced by Arteta

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

Goalscorer The Ox coming off to a nice ovation. Arteta on for him to shore up the midfield.

11:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Ox gets a deserved ovation as he's off for Arteta. I don't see him getting much playing time this season.

11:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Soft foul there by Nacho; rubbish free kick - really poor from Fab and the Arsenal crowd enjoyed that.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A piss poor free kick from Hazard hardly was as it was cleared by the first man.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will anyone be around for the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. A couple of decent ones if anyone is up for a natter.

11:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

More comical play by Falcao. Gibbs is on for the Beaker and Victor Moses is on for JT. Will he part the Red Sea?

11:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ozil comes off - unconvincing from him today. Gibbs on - pretty obvious what Arsene has in mind now.

Terry off and Victor Moses on for Chelski.

Ten minutes to play.

11:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Light crowd for a curtain raiser at Wemberley.

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gibbs fouls Moses and a soft free kick from Fab is easily headed away

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I saw an area of empty seats. Those corporate numpties didn't want to be out on what looks a lovely day.

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

Boy, I hope Falcao still sucks!

He looked quick and sharp last week watching him live

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose looks livid as there was head tennis off that Gunners corner.

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

What was the attendance?

11:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Caz had a chance to wrap it up but Coutois did well to block him.

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

Great ball but useless effort Santi

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

Why a dink?
Place it past him

11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That should have sealed the match. Santi shot at Courtly with just the keeper to beat then Ramsey had a shot deflected off Matic for a corner that was easily caught by Courtly.

11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a little over 85,000.

11:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree, UWS - poor attempt by Caz. Sanchez would have had that one. Not sure where he is today.

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

This Wembley positioning was not thought out well
I think they turned it from the old stadium
The sunlight is really annoying!! Never like this in Cup Finals with the same kick off at the old place

Time of year?

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

87 Chelsea players offside for the fee kick

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ivanovic heads well wide from a free kick. Is it back to the Good Old Days of 1-0 to the Arsenal?

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

Is the extra time if the Blues score an equalizer?

11:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chelski finally giving it a go now.

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess they figure that the sun is rarely out in Blighty. It is definitely a problem.

11:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The chant for Chelski opponents should be "You only play when you have to...."

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Head tennis in the Gunners Box, then the Gunners have a free kick. Into stoppage time.

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

Falcao with an elbow in the back of the head for a free kick

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time.

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

HATE Chelsea... not worthy champions
They park the bus more than Wes Brom do!!

11:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still a chance for Chelski to level it.

Caz with a free kick rocketed off the Chelski wall. Corner.

11:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cahill fouls Giroud as the Gunners win a free kick.A free kick from Santi is out for a corner.

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

Corner for the Arse with two of the four added minutes to go

11:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I can just imagine the Jose post-match interview now.

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

Bloody corner flagging it during a charity match

BLOODY MODERN GAME

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

Another free kick - that must be about it.

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

I think the idea of the exhibition match has gone the way of the dodo.

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

Oh - Gibbsy should have buried it to put the match beyond Chelski.

11:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm sure Jose will say his team dominated the match and that the gunners were lucky. Gibbs should have scored as it was a great block by Courtly.

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

Gibbs almost wraps it up
Nice ball and run... saved
Better attempt than Sanit

11:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Int ET of ET.

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over and it's 1-09 to the Arsenal and Arsene finally beats Jose, but doesn't go to shake hands with him/

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry . 1-0 to the Arsenal.

11:52 AM  

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