Lakenheath Old Boys

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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Fall Back Sunday Footer

Morning, chaps - I hope that you all enjoyed an extra hour of sleep and are feeling particularly well rested now for this morning's fare. I'll be around for Roberto Martinez's resurgent Everton against Sam Allardyce's struggling Sunderland side. It's the Toffees and the Black Cats live - join me, eh?

138 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

One result, and suddenly there is a renewed sense of optimism among Sunderland fans. To be fair, it was quite a good one – beating your biggest rivals 3-0 at home. That said, Sunderland are still in the relegation zone.

As for Everton, they've navigated an especially difficult opening ten matches and will be on the hunt for three relatively easy home points.

8:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams now gathering in the tunnel at Goodison:

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Funes Mori, Oviedo, McCarthy, Barry, Deulofeu, Barkley, Kone, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Gibson, Mirallas, Lennon, Naismith, Osman, Galloway.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, Brown, Coates, Van Aanholt, Yedlin, Cattermole, M’Vila, Johnson, Fletcher, Defoe. Subs: Larsson, Rodwell, Gomez, Lens, Graham, Mannone, Watmore.

Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

8:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning Bob. I'm here to join you for the action. Fred says the Fat Cat will make sure his team is difficult to beat

8:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How about yesterday. What a result at the Bridge and what a result for the Gunners!

8:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred is up for this one. The must be optimistic about his teams chances.

8:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Minute's silence will be observed for those who lost their lives during WWI

8:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jim Beglin and Peter Drury get us underway at Goodison.

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

Peep! Peep! Here we go, then!

8:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Deulofeu fails to win a corner off of Van Arnholt. The Fat Cat will make sure the Black Cats are defensively solid

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

Morning, MUR - how are you mate? How was your Saturday with your students?

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning mate. Fred is up for this one. He was hoping to go trick-or -treating , so he could get some toffees in his Halloween bag. It was just a dream

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am feeling great. I am well rested due to the time change. My number sense students were first, seventh , and tenth in the sophomore division.

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

Oh - off the woodwork in the third minute! What a let-off for the Toffees!

8:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Off the post by Fletch off a run and pass by Van Arnholt. A Toffees break comes to nothing

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

Fred must have had an enjoyable National Cat Day on Friday.

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A moment's applause for Howard Kendall. Peter Reid , one of his former players is amongst them

8:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice minute of applause for Howard Kendall - great stuff!

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a run by Van Arnholt, but he passed to Cattermole, who set up Fletch

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How have you been?

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

Doing okay, mate. It's the busiest time of the semester for us but we're weathering it. It was nice to get some extra kip.

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long range effort from Barkley is well wide./

8:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Barkley with a powerful run but his shot was well wide.

8:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

UWS was plenty unhappy with that United draw yesterday. Did you watch it later?

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am still stressed out about the car. It should be ready Monday afternoon, but I turned it in yesterday because I cannot afford to pay for another week . I will be bumming a ride to and from work Monday or until I get a car

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I did. United were lucky not to lose. They were horrible and to make a long story short, were guilty of all the thing UWS complains about. I nearly fell asleep.

8:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - off the woodwork again from Johnson this time. And then Timmy makes a wonderful point-beank save.

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

Sorry to hear about your car, mate - hope that gets sorted out soon.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!! How did the Black Cats not take the lead. What a solo run by Van Arnholt off a bad p[ass from Bryan Oviedo. A greta kick save by Timmy.Then off the paost from Adam Johnson then a shot from Fletch is blocked.

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. It 's been in for a fortnight. Had I told you about it earlier?

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred is not pleased that you called this an easy match for the Toffees. He says that there are no easy matches when a Fat Cat is in charge.

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

High and wide by Coleman as if he spilled a whole jar of mustard

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL!!!! DELAFEU GIVES THE tOFFEES THE LEAD. SO MUCH FOR BEING SOLID AT THE BACK

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

GOAL! Against the run of play, Delafeu streaks through and opens the scoring for Everton.

1-0!

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A goal kick was taking by the giant Transylvanian keeper and headed back to Kone , who found Delafeu beating the offside trap and slotted it past the giant keepr.

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

Sam Allardyce won't be happy with that defending. Wes Brown an Van Arnheim basically invited Delafeu on in.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Panti pushes away a near post effort from Coleman off a pass from Koner.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They did a second time too as De;lafeu got behind the defense a second time . This time his shot went across the face of the goal then a shot from Barry was off of Kone for a goal kick.

8:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oviedo has a problem now after robbing Defoe on that break. Looks like a hammy strain.

8:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Brendan Galloway to replace Oviedo.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's as of the Toffees spotted a weakness in the Black Cats defense with Brown and Van Arnholt being caught out of position.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fat Sam prides himself on being sounds on the basics of defense, and as a former defender will be royally pissed.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Galloway on for Campbell.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Toon have overtaken the Black Cats thanks to a draw vs Stoke yesterday.

8:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Johnson with a good effort from distance.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well wide by Adam Johnson off a pass from Dafoe.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some interesting results yesterday. Do you agree?

8:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A long string of Everton possession peters out finally.

9:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I do - I'm still waiting to see if Mourinho gets sacked this week.

9:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Kone makes it 2-0 Everton!

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! WHAT A FINISH BY KONE WITH A SHOT OFF THE UNDSERSIDE OF THE BAR FROM JUST OUTSIDE THE BOX.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

it was a typical Toffees goal, with lots of passes , then a nice one two with the Chunk and a lovely finish.

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

That shows again the power of playing with two strikers up front - lovely interplay between Lukaku and Kone.

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Mou may be around till the end of the season because a "suitable" replacement is not available and Roman is not too enthusiastic about a 30 million quid payoff.

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lee Cattermole is down. It must be a thigh or hammy strain.

9:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sunderland have perhaps been the better side, but they have failed to take their chances. Since the goal, Everton have controlled possession.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jack Rodwell will be on for Cateermole. That's basically like for like.

9:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jack Rodwell makes a sad return to Goodison, coming off the bench. I once thought he'd be the next Steven Gerrard. What's happened to his career?

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Also, there have been almost as many holes in their defense as Swiss cheese and that is a recipe for disaster in the Prem.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think he's been injury prone and it seems as if he will sadly , not recover.

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I would start Seb LArsson instead of leaving him on the bench

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coates fouls Kone just outside the box.

9:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice turn by The Chunk but his shot was straight at Pants.

9:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Black Cats were wise to the training ground routine off the short free kick , however , Barkley was able to set up the Chunk , who had a long range effort straight to Panti

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three minutes of stoppage time.

9:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Defoe finally gets his just rewards for an excellent first half. Great finish!

2-1!

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WHAT A GOAL !!!! SECONDS BEFORE THE BREAK THAT PUTS THE BLACK CATS RIGHT BACK IN THIS MATCH. IT CAME RIGHT OUT OF THE BLUE.GREAT FINISH BY DAFOE AS THE BLACK CATS TRAIL 2-1 AT THE HALF.

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That goal changes the halftime talk for both managers . It was a long hopeful ball from Cotes that was trapped by Dafoe after Stones misjudged the bounce. He then chipped the ball over Barry t, then shot past Timmy with the shot taking a slight nick off of Stones.

9:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

9:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sam's got his cuppa and we're ready to enjoy the second half.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fat Sam is not pleased and Fred is watching the birds in the backyard. He was confused when I brought up Desmond.

9:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Desmond at Goodison! Sunderland have turned it around!

Great header from Fletcher!

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! DESMOND . FLETCH AND VAN ARNHOLT SURE KNOW ABOUT DESMOND AS FLECTH HEADS IN A LOVELY CROSS FROM VAN ARNHOLT.

9:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Did Fred wake up for that one?

9:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now Sunderland are suddenly rampant - this has turned into a gripping match.

9:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Toffees had a soft center again as Johnson lobbed over the on rushing Timmy, but the defense cleared it away

9:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's the kind of match you get when you play two strikers up front. Are you watching Jose Mourinho?

9:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Delafeu streaks through and then falls in the box. Nothing doing from the ref.

And then Defoe is down the other end having a go.

And now Kone shoots wide! End to end stuff!

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Deolofeu went down easily in the ob , looking for a pen as he had in recent matches, then Dafoe straight at Timmy , then back up the pitch for Kone to shoot wide.

9:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

John Stones was booked at some point in all of that.

And now Delafeu gets one for the dive.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Deulofeu is deservedly booked for that horrible dive. it was not even remotely close to being a penalty

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! the chunk heads the toffeees into a 3-2 lkead off a cross from deulofeu

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

GOAL! The Chunk re-establishes Everton's lead with nifty header. No - it was off Coates' boot. Own goal!

3-2!

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It all started with a Toffees throw on the left. Barry played Deolofeu down the right and was headed in by the Chunk off of a bounce.

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back to the goal that made it Desmond. A long ball from M'Vila was trapped by Dafoe. He passed to Van Arnholt, whose cross was headed in by Fletch

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roddie is booked for a foul on Kone.

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

with all that end to end stuff, I was unable to answer your question. Fred is still napping. He's missing some great stuff.

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

GOAL! Lukaku rounds the keeper and slots home his second of the match.

4-2!

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! THE CHUNK HAS A BRACE AS HE EASILY MAKES IT 4-2 TO THE TOFFEES.

9:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More suicidal defending from Sunderland; they are certainly not playing like a Sam Allardyce side today. Lots of fireworks up front and no defense? Has Sam turned over a new leaf?

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It all started with the Toffees winning a tackle just outside their own box. Stones found Deolofeu and his thorugh ball to the Chunk caught the Black Cats on the counter. The Chunk rounded Pants and easily slotted home/

9:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Everton have hit Sunderland for 5! Kone has a brace!

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! KONE HAS A BRACE AS THE TOFFEES ARE RUNNING RIOT . THEY LEAD 5-2.

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

Sunderland may really entertain this season with this kind of approach but they're going to get relegated doing so. This will keep them in 19th and won't help their negative GD in any way.

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

larsson is on for Yeltsin.

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Black Cats were caught out as they were for the fourth goal. This time Barkley found McCArthy, whose clever pass found Kone ,. and he shot past Pants from narrow angle with a great finish

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Deolofeu, who had a pair of assists after the booking , is replaced by Mirallis.

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed about the Black Cats. They need to solve their defensive deficiencies. I have a feeling that there will be a lot of twists and turns in the relegation battle during the course of the season

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mou and Louis van Gogh may want to watch this match in regard to how to attack.Van Gogh tutored Mou at Barca.

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Peter Drury just stated that one of the Chunk's goals is being changed to a Coates OG.

9:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kone just failed to divert in a cross from Mirallis and the Black Cats clear away

9:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yes - it was definitely an own goal. Chunk only gets one of those today. Lukaku was poised to nod home but Coates beat him to it.

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Galloway wins a corner off of a pass from Mirallis.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred is still napping and now might as well. He can only think about a bag full of Toffees if only we let him go trick-or treating.

10:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The game seems to have settled down after that spate of four goals in about ten minutes.

10:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Villa will have a chance of leapfrogging the Black Cats with a win against the Spuds tomorrow.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Somehow , I don't see that happening. The Spuds can leapfrog the Hammers into fifth place with a win. Villa have one single point since their opening day win/

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nearly a half a dozen , but Mirallis cannot finish after rounding Pants. He then has a shot blocked for a throw.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Miralllis wins a corner off of Van Arnholt.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Funes-Mori heads over from the corner from Mirallis.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Young Watmore is on for Fletch . Like for like.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Melanie and her friends have taken Fred into her bedroom. He doesn't need to watch , what for him , is a horror show.

10:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Kone completes his hat-trick with a super header!

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! A HAT-TRICK FOR KONE AS HE HEADS THE TOFFEES INTO A 6-2 LEAD WITH A FREE HEADER IN THE SIX YARD BOX.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chunk played a pair of one twos with McCArthy then a deft cross with the outside of the boot was headed in by Kone.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Leon Osman is on for a rare appearance as he's on for the Chunk, who gets a deserved ovation and a hug from the gaffer.

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

When was the last time a Sam Allardyce side shipped six goals?

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This match is just like the Toon's victory over the Canaries a fortnight ago.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm not sure, but the Fat Cat will do plenty of growling and hissing.

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

The Goodison faithful are getting greedy - they want 7!

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fat Sam is looking at his watch. The final whistle cannot come soon enough for him.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It could possibly happen.

10:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sunderland's ginger ninja has nearly scored a third goal for the Black Cats - wow! What a match!

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Black Cats were through, but Stones blocked an effort from LArsson.

10:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still ten minutes to score a few more!

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three winable matches coming up for the Toffees . The Hammers away , then Villa and the Cherries after that

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stones with abgreat tackle on Watmore for a corner.

10:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sunderland, to their, credit are continuing to knock on Everton's door.

10:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Mirallas has just come on and he nearly added the 7th.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mirallis was not far off with a shot from a narrow angle after a long possession.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barkley is flagged offside as the Toffees go for a seventh.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rodwell heads out a cross for a Toffees corner.,

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Barkley is caught by Pants.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three minutes of stoppage time as Timmy pushes away a shot from M'Vila.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as the Toffees thrash the Black Cats 6-2.

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Next, is a rarely played South Coast Derby, as the saints host the Cherries.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That match will be shown on Born in the USA.

10:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, I am well and truly satiated after that eight-goal fest; I'm off to do some Sunday errands rather than watching the late one.

Cheerio!

10:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. Have a great rest of the day

10:59 AM  

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