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!

Saturday, December 05, 2015

"Top v. Bottom" day in the Premiership

Morning, chaps. The Premiership has stolen some more sleep from us this weekend. I'm up early doors once again. The theme of the day is "Top v. Bottom." We get started with Stoke v. Man City at the Britannia. Then we've got a number of mismatches, including Arsenal v. Sunderland at 10am EST. Finally, we round off the day with Chelski v. Bournemouth. Wait...scratch that. That one is "Bottom v. Bottom." Tee hee. Join me for all the fun this morning, won't you?

391 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Only thirteen years ago, both Stoke and Man City were freshly promoted teams. Since then, the clubs have taken wildly different routes. City have become a "Big Club," largely through Emirati financing, while Stoke are dogged Premiership perennial, rarely winning much but hard to beat.

So, the question again is, "Can Stoke be spoilers today?" Will they rob City of precious points that they need to stay on top of a competitive Premiership table top.

7:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning Bob. It's great to join you for this early match. Mark Hughes will be up against the team that sacked him.

7:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The teams are out in the tunnel and it's the return of the vocal Joe Hart telling his team to keep the ball and start bright.

7:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - it's great to have you on board this morning. I appreciate your waking up at the crack of dawn for this one. True dedication to the LOB cause.

7:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams out on the pitch at the Britannia:

Stoke City: Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Cameron, Whelan; Shaqiri, Afellay, Arnautovic; Bojan
Subs: Haugaard, Joselu, Wilson, Van Ginkel, Adam, Diouf, Walters

Manchester City: Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Demichelis, Kolarov; Fernando, Fernandinho; De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling; Bony
Subs: Caballero, Navas, Kelechi, Delph, Garcia, Clichy, Humphreys

Referee: Martin Atkinson

7:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An interesting result yesterday as Middlesbrough won 0-2 at PR to go top of the Championship. I expect the high flying Seagulls to return to top spot as they host struggling Charlton at 10 AM.

7:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

How much will the loss of my GBB Sergio Aguero be for City over the next month?

7:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers Bob. It's great to join you. Unfortunately, I'll only be around for the early match, so I will have to DVR the others.

7:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I do, too. But I expect that Brighton and Boro may well be 1 and 2 this season. They could easily run away with it.

7:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What are you up to this Saturday, mate?

7:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's an interesting question given the busy schedule during the holidays.

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the Brit.

7:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Peter Drury and Jim Beglin are our commentators today. City, wearing their dark away kit, get us underway.

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We're going to the in-laws for an early celebration of my half ton.It's the only day that worked for everyone in the area.

7:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's odd - the only camera shot we've got right now is the full pitch establishing shot. Technical problems on NBC?

7:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh may compensate for the loss of Aguero by Joe Hart's words of encouragement in the tunnel.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It is an odd camera shot. I presume that it would be with SKY, not NBC

7:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

An early birthday celebration. Well in, mate!

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That reminds me. How was the Gooner's birthday yesterday.

7:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. Next time we get together we need to have one with the Gooner and any other LOBers that are along with us.

7:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joe Hart must have the wind behind him based on the fact that the ball travelled nearly the length of the pitch with minimal contact.

7:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! ARNAUTOVIC PUTS STOKE IN THE LEAD WITH A BLAST FROM CLOSE RANGE OFF A SUPERB SOLO RUN AND PASS FROM SHAQUIRI.

7:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Arnautovic celebrates early too with a stonking finish from Shaquiri's center.

1-0 Stoke!

7:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gooner had a great night out with family and friends at one of his favorite restaurants.

7:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fernandinho is down off a challenge from Affellay. There didn't seem much in it.

7:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh win a corner.

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bojan counters off a corner from De Bruyne that came off of Ferandinho. Citeh won the ball back

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back to the goal. SOme superb trickery from Bojan in midfield as he got past Fernando and picked out Shaquiri down the right. He then played a one with Glen Johnson , then went past Fernandinho and Kolorov before his cross was smashed in from close range by Arnautovic.

7:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm delighted that the Gooner had a great birthday. Fred says that he will watch an upset at the EM today. Fred may be too optimistic.

7:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This fixture might well expose the soft underbelly of City's set-up. I'm not sure that they're enjoying this cold, windy day in the Potteries.

7:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't know - Arsenal are suffering their usual injury crisis right now.

7:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - the Ginger Winger got into the area and poked one toward goal, but right at Butland. Good stop.

7:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Bruyne went on a solo run as the ball took an odd bounce, but he shot straight at Butland from close range and the ball was cleared away

7:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Shaquiri and Arnautovic destroy City again! And Mark Hughes is lovely it!

2-0!

8:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! ARNAUTOVIC AT THE DOUBLE AS STOKE GO TWO UP AND SHAQUIRI THE PROVIDER AGAIN AS WELL.

8:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lovely spin away from Fernando by Shaquiri and then a slide rule pass to the big Austrian. Tidy finish past a prone Hart.

Mark Hughes couldn't be happier to put the knife in against his former employers.

8:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great Stoke counter as a pass from Silva was cut and cleared to Geoff Cameron. He held off Fernando then passed to Shaquiri , whose through ball found Arnautovic hand he scored with a great finish past Hart.

8:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. The goal came a minute after a missed sitter by De Bruyne at the other end.,

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

So, Citeh have been hit with an avalanche from the Alps.

8:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A stoke win will be welcomed by United , the Foxes , and the Gunners . Any one of those could overtake Citeh at the top and throw the PPP race wide open.

8:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I noticed that the second round of the FA Cup is being played today. According to the Beeb web site. The draw for the Third Round is on Monday at 7 PM GMT. Isn't that an odd time?

8:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"An avalanche from the Alps" - I love it. This will be a great opening for United and the others at the top.

8:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That does seem an odd time - there is a Premiership match on Monday night. Perhaps there is also a 2nd Round FA Cup match on as well.

8:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

These teams will meet twice next month in the Capital One Cup semis. Rather interesting.

8:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes there is . It's a classic as Grimsby host the Shrews.

8:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's crazy the way things are being scheduled now for the telly viewership. A Monday night FA Cup 2nd Round match?!

8:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There are some cup matches today and tomorrow as well. The main talking point has been Salford City, who defeated Notts County 2-0 in the First Round and drew 1-1 with Jeff's lads yesterday.

8:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Crikey - that was high from Dimechelis. These sides are switching roles today. Stoke are all about flair and City has regressed to kicking them.

8:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'll bet that you lot would take a 3rd Round tie against Salford. Wouldn't that be a Manc derby?

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There has been some interesting scheduling in the Championship as QPR won 0-1 with a late goal at the Reading Railroad on Thursday and Not a Big Club host the Rams tomorrow.

8:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Shaquiri is having a marvelous outing today - justifying all of the dosh that Mark Hughes has spent on him.

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sure would. Salford and Manchester are separated by a river. If you take an aerial picture, both look like the same city

8:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boni turns and hits one into the stands. Not that impressive. Aguero won't be afraid of losing his place with that effort.

8:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He and Bojan have been running Citeh ragged in the midfield today.

8:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pieters has gone down like a sack of spuds there after a clash with the man mountain Boni.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is Aguero out injured? As I type Peeters is down from a stray elbow ot the head from Boni. It's great to see him get up.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You will not be pleased to hear that JFH is the favorite to take over as the next manager of QPR where Evil Neil is a temporary place holder until the next manager is appointed.

8:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A corner from De Bruyne is carried over everyone by the breeze , then Bojan runs the length of the pitch beating several Citeh players . He goes down in the box and somehow he is called for a foul.

8:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH ! Arnautovic nearly had a hat-trick as he headed inches wide from a cross from Whelan, the former Citeh trainee. Nio\ce back heel from Peeters.

8:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another Stoke player down now - Affellay now.

8:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Affelay is down Boos from the home fans as they felt he was fouled by Fernando and Citeh had a long spell of possession as a result.

8:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another rugged challenge from Fernando this time, studs were up. What is the referee thinking?

8:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think this first half is evidence that Citeh are not the same side without Kompany, Yaya and Aguero. They're the heart and soul of the side.

8:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great near post save by Butland from Kolorov.

8:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Kolorv is easily cleared by whelan, but Citeh maintain possession.

8:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed mate. I wonder if Kompany is a greater loss than the other two since Citeh have yet to keep a clean sheet while he's been out injured.

8:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Arnautovic was in for his hat-trick but hits the post!!

8:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! another chance for a hat-trick for Arnautovic as he was superbly put through. It smacked off the uptight with just Hart to beat off a superb counter.

8:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Otamendi gifted possession to Stoke and Glen Johnson passed to Shaquiri and his superb through ball found Arnautovic , who beat the Citeh offside trap. three minutes of stoppage time.

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

Hey Boys
I have been upstairs for the first half and not seeing all of it

Well done Stoke!

Was LVG or any modern day player watching their first goal? Get the ball wide, beat a man, put in a dangerous cross... GOAL

8:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I did read a few of your comments about the Cup

There is a Prem game on Monday
Everton host Palace

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke win a free kick as three minutes of stoppage time have elapsed.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning UWS

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke are two up at the half and could have been as much as four as they are running the league leaders ragged.

8:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time: Stoke are looking like the league leaders here, running rings around their well-financed opponents. Bojan, Shaquiri and Arnautovic have sliced them apart.

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

Half time... Stoke two up against the wind!


Of course that isn't alway important is it Bob?

Liverpool 3 Forest 2 at half time in the Cup final with all three scored by Nocito
Second half Nocito(against the wind) 2 Forest 0

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

From the Daily Mail
Buffalo has broken a 116 year old snow record
The latest date with no measurable snowfall...none expected until at least mid-December... Our Bob must be luvin it

8:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

No Rooney today for United.. that's some good news

8:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just saw who the Neviller's first game is against today.... at home... to Barcelona!! Good luck Gaz

8:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We're off for the second half
COME ON YOU POTTERS

8:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Leeds have a tough one today
Home to Hull

Got my SS link going strong... I luv it

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm back from a refreshing shower to see yet another Stoke player down.

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

United have to come here on Boxing Day... that won't be easy

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

We've barely started again and Whelan is having to come off for treatment. More Citeh thuggery?

8:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless attempt of a cross by Sterling.. he's useless

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

Wilfried Bony's backside is a lethal weapon, apparently.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sounds like a tough match . Leeds will need a Tigerish performance if they hope to get a result today.

8:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning Bob... you ignoring all my comments??

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

Morning, UWS - how are you mate?

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice one Bob. If he can't score then he will have to contribute some way somehow,.

8:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, I was doing dishes at half-time and didn't notice you come on.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning UWS. Does ENY have the same snowless streak that Buffalo does?

8:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stoke need to keep a clean sheet. If City score, they could go on and win it

8:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Yes ENY is as mild as WNY

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Otamendi booked for a foul on Shaquiri/

8:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

No comment about the "Cup Final"

8:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

There is a goal coming soon...I have to go to the loo

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's supposed to be sunny and in the low 70s the next few days. Highs near 80 by the end of this week.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Yet another miss by Arnautovic as Hart saved a close range effort from Bojan then Arnautovic shot the rebound into the side netting.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers UWS. Perhaps Arnautovic will complete his hat-trick.

8:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I am ignoring that comment, mate.

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I missed that cup final, but we played in equally windy conditions in the day

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

The Ginger Winger is having trouble getting the ball to stay in the triangle for the corner. It was still moving when he took the corner. He needs to take those left-footed to replicate the "wind-assisted" Nocito goals.

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

Fernando off after a 'mare and LUFC Academy boy Delph off.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh make a double change . An attacking change as Delph is on for Fernandinho and Stoke players will be delighted as Ihenacho is on for Boni, who inflicted a lot of pain , but failed to muster an effort on goal.

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

Bony gets the hook, too. All he's done today is to injure Stoke players with him enormous bum.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

" The Lethal weapon" is done for the day for Citeh. His attempts were in vain

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

No goal yet during UWS' loo-break.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United will have a tough match here on Boxing Day, which Boni thought it was and it should be an interesting two legged semi when these teams meet in twice in January

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

He's off to do damage to the Man City bench. Maybe it has to be reinforced for him?

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

So far he has yet to miss a goal. Just the double switch by Citeh

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If the wind doesn't do any damage then he might as Navas looks like the final sub to come on for Citeh

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice for Manny P is an all Spanish swap as Navas is on for Silva.

9:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This game has become a bit terrible in the second half. The extremely windy conditions are not helping.

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shaquiri shoots straight at Hart off some intricate Stoke passing.

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

No more subs for Pellegrini!

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That plays into Stoke's hands as they aim to ride this one out. A faint bit of sunlight in the Potteries.

9:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Shocker.... no goals when i was in the WC

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nope. That was the final roll of the dice for Manny P and not looking like snake eyes.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done. You did not miss a goal, but you missed all three of Citeh's substitutions.

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

Delphi swivels and rockets one into the upper deck. He didn't learn that at LUFC.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Are you blaming the wind?

9:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - how did Shaquiri miss that one?

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Arnautovic with a hat-trick. That is of missed sitters as it was laid on a plate for him and he shot wide with just Hart to beat

9:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I was listening to 5LIVE and they were talking about the modern day pitches. They look great but they are rock hard and horrible to play on

STOKE SHOULD HAVE GOT NUMBER THREE THERE!!

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

Oh - cleared off the line by Dimechelis!

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH! Now Bojan was put through and Hart was out there with a timely block to keep it down to 2-0. Now Bojan is off and replaced by Joselu

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

What was the explanation for that, mate? I thought that they all had the fancy dan undersoil heating and drainage systems and whatnot.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I didnt realize that , which might explain some of the injuries. They're sure not a stick in the mud.

9:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Almost in again!

Shadow is at me right now and being very stubborn... I have to leave for walkies

If I don't get back before the end of this one, have a great time on your belated b-day party


It's our 25th Wedding anniversary on the Dec 15... I work day and night!!


TTFN

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke should be seven up , no pun intended, but for the missed chances.

9:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

City are now down to 10 men with Fernando hobbling off.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yikes! It goes from bad to worse for Citeh as they are down to ten because Fernandinho is off injured and Citeh have made all their remaining substitutions.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers UWS. Thank you very much. Enjoy walkies in the mild weather , which we will also be having today

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the side netting by Kolorov for the ten men.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A deserved standing ovation for Shaquiri as he's replaced by Van Ginkel as Sparky aims to shut up shop.

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke have De Bruyned Citeh today.

9:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Manny P on the Citeh bench where the P must surely stand for pissed.

9:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Down to just over ten minutes. City still have time but do they have the resources to pull it off?

9:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't think so. I think Stoke will see this one out. Iehanacho wins a Citeh corner

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A training gorund routine as De Bruyne passes to Otamendi , who misses his kick . The Potters clear and Delp with a shot that is basically a pass to Butland.

9:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Surely that weak effort from Delph was not a training ground routine learned at the LUFC Academy

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

Not at all, mate. Not at all.

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Walters on for Affelay. The last thing Citeh want to see is a powerful player running at them.

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL! That shot was gone like the wind.

9:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Shaquiri gets the MOTM award. Well deserved. Sparky now has a nice mix of steel that was brought in during the Pulis days and his own flair players.

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

High And wide by Sterling as time is running out for Citeh

9:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not Raheem Sterling's day today - he wrenches another one wide and over.

9:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed mate. He had a brilliant match and Sparky seems to have a useful side.

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three minutes of stoppage time.

9:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

City will be stuck on 29 points and now reduced to a +14 GD. Leicester, United and Arsenal all have a chance of ending up in pole position at the end of the day.

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke are two up, but it could have been much more as they are giving the league leaders a right walloping.

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. The title race is wide open and any of those can be top of the pops.

9:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

United arguably have the toughest opponents in Slavan Bilic's Hammers. They could catch you lot if you're napping.

Arsenal should be able to see off Sunderland, Alexis or no Alexis. And I fancy Leicester with Vardy on fire to turn over a crisis-ridden Swansea side.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over and Stoke defeat Citeh 2-0

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sounds like the Foxes may move back on top.

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

I'm off for a quick shower before the 10am kickoffs.

9:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am back
Lovely jubbly with the result

9:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

West Ham can catch us if we are napping... I know I will be napping watching our boring lot

9:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United roll over West Ham by Six and we'll be top on points and gd if Leicester don't win.... what a fantastic United side we have

9:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Even a five goal win would do... I can see that!!



NOT

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

I'm back from the shower, mate. I'm wishing your United and my United the best of luck today. I'd be happy with a boring point against Hull, who are currently third in the table.

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

Not liking United's line up with Felaini in it.
I would want Martial up top and not him

9:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, UWS, but I can't stand to watch United today. I'll be watching the most entertaining side in the Premiership - Leicester City!

9:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Will Vardy score a 12th in a row?
That would equal the all time record... even though Dixie Dean had 15 in a row but was out injured during that streak

9:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We are off at OT

COME ON MAN U
COME ON MAN U
COME ON MAN U

ATTACK
ATTACK
ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK

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

We're away at what looks like a cold and windy day at the Liberty.

10:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So you should
I feel the same but I am forced to watch them... Its the law

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will be around for another ten minutes as they enter the match fifteen seconds in at the EM.

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

Stan Mortensen's record, right?

10:01 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Almost it... get it over Martial...he seems a bit of a sourpuss to me sometimes

10:01 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Yup

10:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here are your line-ups at Old Trafford, btw. I didn't see that you had posted them already:

Manchester United: De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, McNair, Blind, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Fellaini, Lingard, Martial.

Subs: Depay, Carrick, Young, Romero, Jackson, Andreas Pereira, Varela.

West Ham: Adrian, Tomkins, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Song, Zarate, Noble, Kouyate, Moses, Carroll.

Subs: Randolph, Jenkinson, Obiang, Collins, Jelavic, Antonio, Oxford.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

10:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And here are the line-ups for the one I'm watching on Extra Time:

Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Bartley, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Ki, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Gomis.

Subs: Emnes, Nordfeldt, Montero, Rangel, Cork, Fernandez, Barrow.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton, Ulloa, Vardy.

Subs: King, Schlupp, Okazaki, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Schwarzer, Inler.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

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

Cross comes in but high and deep to HB and comes to nothing

WHERE'S THE QUALITY!!

First goal of the day
Huddersfield take the lead at St. Andrews

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

Just by kicking off... you're watching the league leaders

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

United on the front foot

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

Charlton have taken a surprise lead at Brighton

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

In the absence of Alexis Sanchez, Wenger has gone with a front line of The Ox, Giroud and Joel Campbell. Where the hell is Danny Welbeck?!

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A chance for the bright greens as Fabrini misses a sitter for Fred's lads, shooting straight at Cech when clean through

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

Weak shot by Felaini

Sound off again on NBC... come on boys get your finger out

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wellie's been out injured all season

10:05 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Leicester take the lead!!

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

GOAL! Leicester take the lead. Not Vardy. This one was off of Mahrez's shoulder. I think he's got eight or so this season. Leicester are entertaining.

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

Leicester are on top again. Wow!

10:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless cross by Darmian

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Do you think that Fellaini was added to give you lot some aerial muscle up front against a sturdy West Ham backline?

10:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wolves take the lead at Rotherham

10:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brighton two down

10:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Felaini with a header just over the top
Better cross... by McNair

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it for me. I'm off, but will be around tomorrow if anyone else is. Cheers!

10:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Take care MUR

Have a fun day

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

Cheerio, MUR - have a great pre-birthday celebration with your family!

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

How was your walkies, mate?

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

Blimey - Charlton are 0-2 up on the south coast!

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

Victor Moses with a break right thru the United defense...
Saved by De Gea...phew

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

Walkies was fine... a little chilly but not complaining

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

De Gea has been the best in the Premiership this season. He must have earned you lot ten points already.

10:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think all the talk about United's great defense... they're not that good... De Gea saves us all the time!

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

Are you keeping up the five mile pace?

10:13 AM  

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