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, September 13, 2015

Sunday Morning in the Prem

Morning, chaps! I'm settling in to watch the match from the Stadium of Light this morning - Sunderland v. Spurs. Are Sunderland relegation favorites? Are Spurs the real deal or the fakers they've been for several seasons? Join me from 8:30am onward here on the LOB to find out.

101 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams in the tunnel waiting to come out to the strains of Khachaturian:

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, Kaboul, O’hShea, Van Aanholt, M’Vila, Toivonen, Gomez, Lens, Borini, Defoe. Subs: Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Graham, Coates, Mannone, Watmore.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Mason, Son, Alli, Chadli, Kane. Subs: Lamela, Vorm, Trippier, Townsend, Carroll, Winks, Rose.

Referee: Craig Pawson

8:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning Bob
Im here and there this morning
Not sure when the dog walk and the five mile walk will happen. Will have to dodge the rain somehow

We are off at the SoL

8:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Spur want a pen right away... not given...not a very good challenge there!

8:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're away. This is the first chance to have a look at Spurs' new 35 million pound Korean from Bayer Leverkusen, Son.

8:31 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

There is a penalty somewhere around the country
Blackburn get a pen and score it at the Cottage
They are still losing 1-2

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

Morning, mate - it's been raining constantly here since Friday night. I suppose the flower beds needed it, but....

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

This is being called a "relegation six-pointer," as Spurs are 17th and Sunderland are 19th. Neither side have won a match yet.

8:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

With the kick off, both of these clubs get a point in the table which drops Chelsea down to 17th.. a spot out of the relegation zone!!
No matter the result of this match, Chelsea are going to drop to 17th
A win by Newcastle at Upton Park on Monday would put them in the zone

8:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Same here with the weather

8:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Should be a rainy game for the Bills today then

8:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That would be lovely to see Chelski in the relegation zone.

8:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's the forecast, yeah. Is it the Bills' home opener today?

8:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Only downer of the weekend so far was the Citeh winner
I could have done with them dropping a couple points there
They host the Hammers next week. Who will be the first team to score against them... let alone get a point off them... let alone beat them

8:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Yup, the host Andrew Luck and the Colts
According to ESPN, there are still 936 tickets available

8:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

As predicted, Benteke's goal was #1 on ESPN's Top Ten Plays of the Day

8:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good news for me - I use the Bills schedule to plan my weekly food shopping. The supermarket is empty when they're playing.

8:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That was a special goal from Benteke.

Kane blazes one just over the top. He'll score one before long.

8:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Vertonghen picks up a yellow for a rash one - studs up on Mensa. Could have been red?

8:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lloris did well to bail out his back four there.

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

All a bit nervy, this, with little composure in the final third. Sunderland are certainly picking some pace up and Spurs aren’t looking confident knocking the ball about at the back.

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

Borini picks up a yellow card for diving in from behind.

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

Not much happening so far at the Stadium of Not so Bright

8:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Defoe was pulled over there by Vertonghen. The Belgian has already been booked and is walking a tightrope now.

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

Well, it's kicking off a bit and the referee is having difficulty not just booking all of them.

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

Oh - Defoe was in on goal but he hits the post!!

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

Davies is in need of treatment so the players are having a water break at the half hour mark.

9:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent move there by Sunderland through Borini to Defoe. He tried to find Toivenen in the middle but it was snuffed out.

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

The Korean Son has really looked up to the pace of the Prem quite yet - I'm not impressed.

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

Now he has a dig from distance - well wide with the left-peg.

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

Defoe gets free but seems to be being held by Alderweide. Gets the shot off but it's tamely into Lloris' arms.

9:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Son spurns another chance.

9:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Son spurns another chance.

9:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The clock is winding down to half-time. Disappointing half, especially for Spurs who desperately need three points to escape the bottom quarter of the table.

9:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I was doing some errands and sitting on the loo

Didn't miss much

Fulham beat lowly Blackburn Rovers

9:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not raining right now so we are off for shad's walk right now
Don't think I will miss much

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

Spurs had plenty of the ball without creating anything clear-cut, except perhaps the chance towards the end of the half that Son could get no purchase on after Walker’s pass. I’d have to see that one again to ascertain how bad a miss it was.

9:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Enjoy that wet walk, mate. I'd throw Shadow out the back.

9:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning Bob. I just woke up. We were out till the wee hours at a wedding.

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning UWS

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway and it's 0-0 at the SOL.

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

Sunderland get us underway in the second half from Stadium of Light.

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I saw that Fulham defeated Blackburn 2-1 earlier this morning.I think that was a noon kickoff. I wonder why that was a police game.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Borini is down off a challenge that wreaked of masonry and not even a free kick was given

9:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cat calls as Mason shoots well wide. That was a definite brick

9:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - great to have you on board this morning.

9:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This has been a fairly disappointing outing so far.

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jermaine Lens saw the corner as he was put through , but his shot was easily saved by LLoris then the Spuds go up the field and Panti is injured as he collects a through ball from Mason as he collides into a player, but seems to be okay

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks mate. I guess Fred and I didn't really miss anything. He's napping in my bedroom.

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

MUhammed Alli plays a ball across the box , but nobody was there to connect. He was signed from the Fake Dons in an Evil transfer

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Townsend is on for Son, who played like anything but number one son.

9:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fred's a fickle fan, eh?

9:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - Son was rubbish today. I'm not sure he's suited for the Prem.

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A shot from Billy Jones took a wicked deflected and Lloris struggled to punch away after a miscommunication with his back four.

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think he saw the writing on the wall for this match.

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great through ball from Dafoe, who had the vision to find Jermaine Lens. He was through, but took too long to shoot and was tackled.

9:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think Sunderland have just enough quality to stay up. But they'll be scrapping the whole season.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Why was there a noon kickoff at the Cottage between two no name teams.Don't you and Kate run an orderly place?

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was thinking of picking them for the drop , but didn't for the reason you just mentioned.

9:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We try to but the Championship bosses will have their way.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Billy Jones heads out a cross from Townsend for a corner. Then Harry Kane misses a sitter, volleying wide from a couple of yards out.

9:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh dear - a complete whiff there by Harry Kane. Seemed to be a fairly easy side-footed volley.

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lamella is on for Muhammed Ali. Pochettino should have started th last two subs he brought on,.

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I know you and Kate do. The Football League is really unobservant and should be ashamed of themselves. You will be happy that the Cottagers won 2-1, leaving Blackburn in the drop zone.

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

I'm happy that Andros Townsend is no longer in the England set up.

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another corner for the Spuds.

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's easily caught by Panti as that corner from Townsend is pants. I agree with you about him no longer being in the England set up.

9:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm reasonably satisfied to see that Leeds are 12th. 8 points from six matches. 42 points to get from the remaining 40 matches. So that's another 39 score draws and one win, eh?

9:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dick Advocate is about to make a double substitution .An injury occurred while I typed the previous comment. It was Borini again

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You are right on course to stay up and Uwe should last the whole season at this rate.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lee Cattermole is on for Jordi Gomez and Duncan Whatmore is on for the battered Borini. Whatmore already has a Prem goal to his name.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chadli has a shot deflect off of Kaboul for a corner

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dier, the grandson of Ted Croker, heads straight to Panti off a short corner.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kaboul did well to prevent his former club from taking the lead.

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

Kane has lost half of his shirt now and looks a bit like a runway model at a postmodernist fashion show.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane has a torn shirt to remind him that this is not Candy Land.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ryan Mason went on a run down the right and his cross was headed out for a corner. Now Kane changes his shirt

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A poor corner is cleared by the first man, but Mason looks like one as his weak effort is easily saved.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice by Dick Advocate as Jack Rodwell is on for Toivonen. Those changes tell me that he is happy to settle for a point.

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

Toivenen is the latest debutante to trudge off after a disappointing debut. Rodwell on for him.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!RYAN MASON GIVES THE SPUDS THE LEAD.

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

GOAL! Ryan Mason finishes off a lovely move to win the match!

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Play resumed off that substitution where a twenty pass move resulted in a goal. Good first time football where the final passes were from Mason to Kane . Then he passed to Lamella who played a superb through ball and Mason scored with a nice finish past the on rushing Panti

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two successive corners for the Black Cats

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Black Cats were unlucky not to equalize as Lloris flapped at a corner and former Spud, Kaboul passed to Rodwell, whose shot crashed off the bar

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice for Pochettino as Tom Carroll is on for Ryan Mason. That seems to be like for like.

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The ref saw Townsend foul Lens.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A poor free kick from M'Vila is straight to Lloris.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into stoppage time. Five minutes for the Black Cats to tie it up.

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

Into stoppage time now.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chadli shoots over off a pass from Lamella as the SPuds were menacing in the Black Cats box.

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

Has Fred woken up for the last few moments?

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lens heads just wide off a cross from Kaboul.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No . He's still taking a cat nap. He didn't fancy this one.

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

That's it - Spurs have picked up their first win of the season. That will lift them into mid-table. Sunderland are still down in the dumps.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over and the Spuds grind out a 0-1 win at the SOL. They should enjoy the long trip home.

10:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's enough for me today, mate. I'm going to opt for errands rather than Leicester v. Villa.

Cheerio!

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello mate. I'm back from taking Sparky for walkies. It seems as if I din't miss much

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. enjoy the rest of your day

11:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

WOW
Leicester City went two nil down but has just taken the lead in the 90th minute! Three goals in the last 18 minutes!!
They're going to go above United into second place

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

City fans are letting the Villa fans hear it

You're not singing
You're not singing
You're not singing anymore
You're not singing anymore

Villa scored two really nice goals with curling shots either side of the break but Leicester City come roaring back!!

12:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They've won it after seven added minutes

Leicester City for the title!!

Well done Foxes

Bob picked the wrong match to do errands!

Take care boys

12:56 PM  

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