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!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

England v. Switzerland Live!

Roy Hodgson used to be manager of Switzerland. Today, he takes a bit of a stroll down memory lane and the sassy Swiss come to Wemberley for what seems like a bit of a dead rubber of a tie. England have already qualified top of the group after their pounding of San Marino on Saturday. The Swiss nearly bollixed things up for themselves against Slovenia on Sunday, but ended up 3-2 winners. They only need a draw today to qualify.

I'll be in and out this afternoon, but feel free to use this thread to post your comments.


Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Since there is nothing at stake for Woy, he might well use this as an occasion to cap some new talent and have a look. Here's the team news:

England: Hart, Clyne, Cahill, Smalling, Shaw, Delph, Shelvey, Milner, Sterling, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rooney.
Subs: Gibbs, Butland, Walcott, Stones, Jagielka, Vardy, Kane, Mason, Barkley, Heaton.

Switzerland: Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Klose, Rodriguez, Schar, Inler, Xhaka, Behrami, Stocker, Drmic, Shaqiri.
Subs: Burki, Hitz, Widmer, von Bergen, Moubandje, Lustenberger, Kasami, Fernandes, Inler, Stocker, Embolo.

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

2:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

England make four changes from San Marino, then, as the first nation to qualify for Euro 2016 go looking for the point that’d seal the group - and the win that’d keep them on course for a perfect qualification. Chris Smalling, Gary Cahill, Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling come into the side in place of John Stones, Phil Jagielka, Ross Barkley and Jamie Vardy. Wayne Rooney captains the team, his head no doubt swimming at the prospect of overhauling Sir Bobby Charlton at the top of the England goalscoring charts.

2:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

As for Switzerland, it’s surely all about Josip Drmić, who started and completed his side’s astonishing comeback against Slovenia on Saturday.

2:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back at the half-time mark and notice that I haven't missed much of anything at Wemberley tonight. It's 0-0. Not a lot for the punters to get excited about.

3:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Into the second half now. England are on top in terms of possession right now, but can’t make any meaningful territorial gains.

3:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Shelvey trudges off to be replaced by Harry Kane.

4:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Full-time: 2-0!

Another brilliant night for England. Wayne Rooney hits his half-century and breaks Sir Bobby's long-standing record with another penalty strike.

And Harry Kane scores his third goal for England. Will Kane threaten Rooney's scoring record? We'll just see about that.

England still have a perfect record - eight wins in eight and have beaten Switzerland home and away. Not half bad, England fans.

6:56 PM  
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8:05 PM  

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