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!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Thursday Night War of the Roses!

Through the vagaries of Football League scheduling, we have a clash between my beloved LUFC and Blackburn at Elland Road tonight. I can't say that I'm full of confidence about tonight's match given our recent form, scrapping away for draws against the likes of Fulham and Bolton. So, I suppose I wouldn't mind another battling score-draw tonight, which would put us at 14 points from 14 matches. Low expectations, eh?

Join me to follow tonight's proceedings from 3:45pm EST onward.

25 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm about to head home to watch the Leeds boys in the comfort of The Cottage.

3:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams news out of the sacred ER this afternoon:

Leeds: Silvestri, Byram, Cooper, Bamba, Berardi, Dallas, Adeyemi, Murphy, Cook, Antenucci, Wood. Subs: Horton, Bellusci, Wootton, Mowatt, Buckley, Botaka, Doukara.

Blackburn: Steele, Marshall, Duffy, Hanley, Olsson, Taylor, Evans, Akpan, Conway, Lawrence, Rhodes. Subs: Raya, Henley, Spurr, Kilgallon, Delfouneso, Williamson, O'Sullivan.

Referee: Tim Robinson

3:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, Bob. I will try to be around for the first half, providing I can get a working link.

3:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think I found a working link. I'm good to go I think

3:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bloody hell - we're 0-1 down inside the first minute!

Grrrr!!!

3:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now two down . Sorry mate.

3:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, MUR - this one could be an effort in real frustration. Evans must go soon.

3:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I give up.

3:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am having trouble finding a working link and am feeling the same as you

3:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm about to head home; not sure I'm going to continue to watch this dross.

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

At least we haven't conceded a third goal yet (sigh)....

4:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry mate. Leeds still down due to goals by Craig Conway in the first minute and Jordan Rhodes in the 16th minute.

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

64% Blackburn possession so far - away from home (sigh)....

4:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm home now. We're still 0-2 down at the start of the second half.

4:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First change for us. Jordan Botaka coming on.

4:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Absolutely no urgency from the Leeds side. Blackburn are playing it about for fun.

5:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We haven't had a home win since March!

5:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Blackburn players are incensed at that head clash and are demanding some retribution. It does look like a nasty blow on Grant Hanley's face.

5:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looks like a 50/50 challenge on the replay - no malice at all.

5:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Blackburn are down to ten men while Hanley is off the pitch. Murphy is coming back on.

5:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That was the first promising move that I have seen. Liam Cooper feeding Antenucci on the side who whips in a cross that's just too high for Chris Wood.

5:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wood, who's had an ineffectual night, is off replaced by Souleymane Doukara.

5:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The home supporters beginning to drift out. Sad.

5:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

TIme's about up now. Blow up, ref - we've all seen enough.

5:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it - another dismal evening at Elland Road. That's two draws and a home loss under Steve Evans' tenure. Would Uwe Rosler have done worse - doubt it.

Evans has got to go and sooner rather than later.

Over and out for tonight, lads.

5:43 PM  

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