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 12, 2015

The Premiership Weekend Starts Here!

Morning, chaps. I'm joining mid-way through the Norway v. Everton match, as I chose an extra hour of sleep over the first half. Later on, we get City v. Swansea and then the tantalizing fixture of Bournemouth v. Man Utd. Join me for all the action today, won't you?

286 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's currently 1-1 at Carrow Road after a dismal first half for the Canaries who were booed off at the interval. The Chunk opened the scoring on 15 minutes, while Wes Hoolahan equalized right after half-time by bundling the ball over the line.

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

Shambolic defending by Everton from a corner nearly leads to another goal. Two men are left free at the back post as they resolutely refuse to actually clear the thing, and danger is only averted when Jerome is flagged offside.

9:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A careless pass from Barkley sets Norwich off on a counter, Jerome feeds Hoolahan who has a chance to shoot, but for some reason he tries to square the thing to Tettey, the slight snag being that there were three defenders in the way.

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

How good is John Stones? Even when he shanks one out, he's still ultra cool about it.

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

Oh - another break from the home side but Tettey and Redman managed to find extra the wrong ball - back to the keeper.

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

Kevin Mirallas has replaced Delafou.

9:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - what a sitter! Jerome was teed up in the six yard box and he somehow contrived to loft it over the bar.

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

Jerome and Norwich will likely rue that miss big time. A win could lift Norwich over Swansea and level with Chelsea.

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

Barkley is making way now; Darren Gibson on for him.

9:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The fizz seems to have gone out of this one since Jerome's miss. I'm not sure that either side are capable of winning this one.

9:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No other side has conceded more goals than Norwich in the last 15 minutes.

9:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning Bob. It finishes 1-1 as the Canaries earn a hard fought draw that looked unlikely as they were completely outplayed by the Toffees in the first half.

9:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

As expected, this one ends 1-1, which elevates Norwich to 14 points, still only a point off the drop zone.

Everton are 6th but level with a load of other sides on 23, so they'll be unlikely to end there at the end of the day.

9:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

In the match on BEIN , the Tractor Boys win 0-1 at the Fake Dons thanks to a tenth minute goal by Brett Pittman.

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Next, it's Citeh vs the Swans on NBCSN while Palace host the Saints on Born in the USA,

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The latest from Citeh vs the Swans is that De Bruyne has been dropped for Citeh while Garry Monk was sacked as Swansea manager on Wednesday. Alan Curtis is in the role as caretaker manager.

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There were two Championship matches yesterday. Blackburn defeated Rotherham 1-0 while Wolves drew 1-1 with Forest

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The teams are out in the tunnel where the highlight is Joe Hart's ridiculous words of encouragement .

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

Morning, MUR - great to have you on board. I'm back from some serious dishwashing to enjoy this one.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the Etihad in close to a downpour.

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

Next up, now - it's Man Citeh hosting a Swansea who go into this one having sacked Gary Monk yesterday. Both need a good result. Here is the team news:

Man City: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy, Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Bony.
Subs: Caballero, Kolarov, Demichelis, Delph, De Bruyne, Iheanacho, Roberts.

Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Cork, Ki, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Ayew.
Subs: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Grimes, Montero, Barrow, Gomis.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers Bob. Glad to join you.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from a breezy Selhurst Park

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Basically , a must win match for Leeds today at Charlton

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

By kicking off, Citeh are now level with Arsenal on 30 points with equal GD. Swansea are level with Norwich at the bottom of the table.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An early free kick fro Palace , conceded by Van Dijck

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Scott Dann could not make contact on the free kick from Cabaye.

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

Not really. We're playing at Charlton and we're already ahead of schedule. A point would be fine.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great close range save by HArt from Routledge.

10:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Swansea were in there but Joe Hart stood up to it. I agree with you about Hart's pre-match tunnel talk. It's a highlight of the Men in Blazers show every week.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just checked Since kickoff , the Canries in the coal mine are out of the drop zone on gd, ahead of the Toon and the Cherries.a point ahead of Fred's lads , and eight ahead of Vanilla soft serve

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

Do you know Alan Curtis, the new caretaker manager for the Swans? I've never heard of him.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Make that two points ahead of Fred's lads as top scorer , Igahlho , gives the Hornets an early lead at the SOL.

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

A brilliant start for the visitors at the Stadium of Light as Ighalo slides in at the back post to score for Watford.

Is Fred hiding under the bed?

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No, mate .Me either, LOL.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No he is starring outside, looking for a quick escape. There's no escaping a relegation trapdoor. Now looking out the window.

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

Ighalo and Lukaku are pushing Vardy at the top of the GBB charts. Meanwhile all of our GBB picks (e.g., Aguero, Rooney, Benteke) are down in the dumps. It's been that kind of season.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bristol City take an early lead at Hudders

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

Fred can't bear to watch the proceedings, eh?

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's sure been a strange old season.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No, he is not a happy Tom Cat

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The top match in the Championship today must surely be the Rams vs the Seagulls.There have already been three final scores in this round of fixtures.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Luton take the lead vs Northants while Cambridge take the lead at Argyle. Who are you rooting for in that one?

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

The weather looks horrible in Blighty again. It's been beautiful here this week. How about you?

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Typically miserable Manchester weather on display.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. We have been having Indian summer for the past ten days, more typical of Spring Break than December.

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hart does well to push away a shot from Siggy.

10:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Siggy pulls a nice saye out Hart. Swansea are the better side so far. Citeh look completely toothless.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Siggy is cleared.

10:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

If Citeh bollix this one up, with Arsenal playing tomorrow and Leicester on Monday, LVG's United could be sitting pretty on top of the pops with a win at Bournemouth.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Alan Curtis sure has had an effective pre match chat

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They might , but it will probably be temporary but the Cherries are a potential banana skin.

10:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There's always a "win one for the new gaffer" effect.

10:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning Boys

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Newport County are two up at Notts County while the Orient Express go on top at Jayne Mansfield's house.

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

I actually fancy Chelsea to end Leicester's brilliant run. It's got to come soon. But Arsenal should win easily against Villa tomorrow.

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

Morning, UWS - how's your week been?

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, UWS

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm expecting a draw in the Monday nighter while I expect Gooner and dad to be celebrating victory with some vanilla soft serve,

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stecks does well to tip over a curler from Bolassie headed for the upper 90.

10:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I woke up Kate this morning with that Europe "Final Countdown" GEICO add and she is not pleased.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alan Curtis stated that he expects to be in charge for this match only. Who is the favorite to succeed Garry Monk.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry mate. I hope a bad start is not representative of the remainder of the day

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Bees take the lead at the Cottage in a West London Derby while Brucey's lads take the lead vs last placed Bolton.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A free kick from Navas had a lot of hang time and was easily headed away

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

She'll get over it. She's buzzing about doing her Saturday morning routine. But she did refuse to sing MOT with me.

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A free kick from Navas had a lot of hang time and was easily headed away

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done Kate. Sounds like a great day ahead.

10:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent effort from Navas - well blocked by Ashley Williams.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I have a busy day ahead with some taxi duty involved. I will be in and out.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! BONI GIVES CITEH THE LEAD , BUT DOES NOT CELEBRATE VS HIS FORMER CLUB.

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

GOAL! And of course it's that Swansea old boy Bony who heads home Citeh's opener.

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

Great corner in by Navas and Bony met it with power.

1-0 Citeh!

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boni headed in the resulting corner from that block. He had a free header off the corner from Navas

10:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

In the Championship, the only goal so far has come at John Smith's Stadium where Jonathan Kodija has given Bristol City the lead against Hudders.

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bummer about City goal.. Swansea should have been ahead after that early one on one chance

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm off to take Melanie to concert rehearsal. I'll be back for the start of the second half.

10:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Odion Ighalo is the first Watford player to reach double figures for goals in the Premiership.

10:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheerio, mate - we'll see you in a bit.

10:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Siggy chipped one up perfectly for Ayew but he blew the header over the top.

10:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I just finished adding another thread for the Euro Draw for later
ESPN2 have a 90 min show covering it... I wish they still had the Word Cup... bloody Fox!

I will be watching that draw a lot despite United playing at the same time

10:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

As it stands, Watford are sixth in the Premier League. This season is a head-scratcher. And it's playing havoc with our PPP standings.

10:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'll chip in on that one, too, mate. Are you confident about United's chances against Bournemouth?

10:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brighton in the lead at Derby

10:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

They're the clear favorites now for the Championship title.

10:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not at all with United
Not good enough
Too many injuries
A team that goes at them

10:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Seagulls have a United striker playing for them... why isn't Wilson playing for United?

10:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

By the way, it was your old boy James Wilson with that goal for Brighton. You could use his goals right about now.

10:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

LVG has said....
Louis van Gaal has told Manchester United fans to get real and stop living on past glories.

10:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bit of argybargy now between Sterling and Williams. The ref sorts it out.

10:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am not confident of a United win against Shef Utd in the FA Cup

I am not liking that the 3rd Round Draw was on a Monday evening with a Prem game played right after... the draw has almost not been talked about. It was always a highlight of the year when the big boys come in!

Even LOB didn't post any of the draw!

Palace take the lead against Sotton

10:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I didn't even catch it, mate - sorry. It was a busy week. Who did Leeds get?

10:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pompey have taken a two goal lead against Hartlepool... Jeff's not a happy chappy


Fulham 1 Brentford

10:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not blaming you...Im blaming the modern day

10:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I know they got a home draw
I'll posted it

10:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yohann Cabaye scored that one for Palace, who are flying. I think they're up to fifth.

10:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Derby tie it up against Brighton

10:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Derby are a decent side. I could see them getting into the playoffs.

10:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Watford v Newcastle
West Brom v Bristol City
West Ham v Wolves
Salford or Hartlepool v Derby
Exeter v Liverpool
Tottenham v Leicester
Colchester v Charlton
Peterborough v Preston
Northampton v MK Dons
Arsenal v Sunderland
Newport v Blackburn
Ipswich v Portsmouth
Birmingham v Bournemouth
Wycombe v Aston Villa
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
Oxford v Swansea
Brentford v Chesterfield or Walsall
Bury v Bradford
MANCHESTER UNITED v Sheffield United
Everton v Dagenham or Whitehawk
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Eastleigh v Bolton
Nottingham Forest v QPR
Carlisle v Yeovil
Chelsea v Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe
Doncaster v Stoke
LEEDS v Rotherham
Cardiff v Grimsby or Shrewsbury
Huddersfield v Reading
Middlesbrough v Burnley
Norwich v Manchester City
Hull v Brighton
(Ties to be played between January 8 and 11, 2016)


10:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks, mate - that's a decent draw for us. And for you lot - you should be able to see off rubbishy Sheffield United no problem.

10:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Over to Selhurst Park at the end of that half. Why are Soton playing in green with a black diagonal stripe? Modern football, eh (sigh)....

10:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ht
Cambridge on top of Plymouth 1-0 at Home Park

10:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I meant to mention earlier that we enjoyed receiving your card in the mail yesterday - cheers!

10:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Is Vardy's record safe?
Lukaku has scored in 7 straight.. the most for the Toffees since Bob Latchford in 1975

11:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think you're right, mate. Vardy will drop off or get injured and one of those others could easily match him.

11:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I still think Mourinho was mad to get rid of The Chunk.

11:05 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Glad you got the test

11:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Thanks for your card too


I have a very annoyed dog jumping on me right now... have to go for Walkies

11:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Off you go, then, mate. Have a good walkies wth Shadow.

11:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bony upends Ki there. Nasty one.

11:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still 0-0 at Charlton. I'd take that result. It would move us on to 23 points from 21 matches. Blow up, ref!

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm back from dropping off two people.I see that Palace have taken the lead vs then Saints.

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Othe than the Palace goal, no Prem goals have been scored since I left and that was a while ago.

11:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hat punches away the swerving free kick from Siggy.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

UWS will be delighted that Pompey are two up vs Jeff's lads. That's what I call playing up.

11:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Swansea could still pull out an equalizer here - they've been good today.

11:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome back, mate.

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The offside flag is raised as HArt pushes away a cross/shot from Siggy

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. It seems like an improved performance from the Swans,

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred's lads still one down vs elton John's lads. He's not in the mood for listening to Crocodile Rock or even thinking about Philadelphia Freedom.

11:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

How about "I'm Still Standing." That could be an inspirational anthem for the Black Cats.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Bruyne is on for Silva.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM . His lads will be lucky to be singing that at the end of the season.

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An attacking double substitution for the Saints as Pelle is on for Steven Davis and Tadic is on for Yoshida. I'm surprised those two were benched.

11:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not a Big Club pull one back at Cardiff in an evil fixture. A Cardiff win would suit us as the Not Very Bib Club are just outside the playoff places.

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred says that he's not in the mood for listening to Canary in a Coal Mine .

11:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I reckon that Sunderland and Villa are already goners.

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long range free kick from Yaya is out for a corner.

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Otamendi glances the header wide from the corner.

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I would say only Villa . The Black Cats are only two points from safety with over half the season to play. Usually a team from further up the table has a second half slump.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Bees take take a 1-2 lead at the Cottage in a W London Derby. I attribute the beehive to the mild weather in WNY.

11:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I judge it by the number of points at Christmas. They need to have around 20 to imagine ending up with 40 at the end of the season. At 13, I can't see it happening.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought Montero was coming on for Routledge . Instead it's Barrow.

11:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This is an unusual season. There will be about five teams below twenty points. I was using points from the drop zone as a measuring tool. It's very tight with the exception of Villa. and it seems that half of the BPL are possibilities to go down with Villa.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Northants are 3-4 up at Luton. The locals will definitely not want to go to Bedfordshire.

11:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Argyle tie it up vs Cambridge. How do you feel about that one?

11:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Alright by me.

11:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Seagulls go 1-2 up at the Rams in a promotion six pointer and look set to remain top.

11:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still 0-0 at the Den. Blow up, ref!

11:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Otamendi heads wide from a corner by De Bruyne,

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gomis on for Andy Ayew.

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boni , who scored vs his former mates, is replaced by Ianacho.

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry mate. Do you mean the valley?

11:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still time for Swansea to level this one - they're still in it.

11:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I did - sorry, mate. A terrible mistake.

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not a Big Club have come from two to make it Desmond at Cardiff in a very evil fixture.

11:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bugger! Swansea have it in the net but it's called back for a foul by Gomis on Hart. I don't think so. The goal should have stood.

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Brave keeping by Hart as he pushes away a pass from Siggy despite the intervening boot of Gomis. Siggy did well to put the rebound in the corner , but a foul was already called.

11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. That's the problem I have with modern footie. it's a contact sport, but any minimal contact is called a foul. I didn;t see anything wrong with that. I'm sure Alan Curtis did plenty of that in the day

11:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I've lost the computer use gentlemen so I will be missing this afternoon unless I can use toms computer
Maybe I'll be back

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nail biting time for Bob as it's still 0-0 at the Valley.

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hart does well to tip over a looping volley from Gomis

11:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've just had a message from Swansong (my buddy Doug McCord) who's on a sabbatical year in Colorado this year. He's a loyal Swans fan and would like to see Ryan Giggs in at the Liberty. What would you think of that?

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry UWS. You will be missed. Hopefully the match at the Cherries will be an enjoyable United match for a change.

11:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Gomis does come good!

1-1!

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! SWANS SONG WILL BE DANCING FOR JOY IN COLORADO AS GOMIS TIES IT UP AT THE ETIHAD.

11:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's great news for you lot and the Arse.

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into four minutes of stoppage time as the Swans thoroughly deserve their equalizer. Gomis did well to get a thorugh ball and blast it past Hart off the underside of the bar.

11:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

BUGGER! Yaya sticks in the winner. Big deflection on that shot.

11:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! WHAT A DRAMATIC FINALE AS YAYA PUTS CITEH 2-1 UP

11:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Come on, you Swans!

11:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mangala tackled Gomis and passed to Sagna. He passed to Yaya, who cut in and had a deflected effort go in the upper 90

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Swan Son will not be pleased after he thought his team had earned a hard fought point.

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hart does well to save a volley from Siggy.

11:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Siggy with a good volley but Hart smothers it. And that's it!

Citeh are top of the pops at least temporarily. I'm off to the shower.

11:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over at the etihad and Citeh get a dramatic 2-1 win vs the Swans.

11:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Palace defeat the Saints 1-0 and the Hornets win by the same at the SOL.

11:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Guillermo Varela and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson will be the fullback pairing for United as the youngsters make their first Premier league start. Will the Cherries key on that early on?

12:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The teams are out in the tunnel and United will find out that this like playing on a lower division ground where the capacity is a mere 12,000.

12:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Pig Stick is out for three matches due to violent conduct. In other words, he is on holiday until December 28th.

12:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Dean Court

12:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The capacity is 11,000

12:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Varela fouls Josh King , the former United Academy player

12:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Junior Stanislaus is headed out for a Cherries corner and
BUGGER !!! THE CHERRIES TAKE THE LEAD.

12:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bloody hell! I've just got back from the shower with my lunch to see Stanislas swing a corner straight into the goal.

1-0 Cherries! Sorry, chaps.

12:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Cherries have attacked from the off and it paid off. Junior Stanislaus scored directly from a corner that was aided by the wind and caught out De Gea.

12:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Early doors, mate. Early doors. Now United have a free kick.

12:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great double save by Boruc to keep the Cherries in the lead!

12:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Adam Smith concedes a free kick to United.OH!!! A superb double save from Boruc. United have a corner. The corner from Blind was a decent one, but missed by two United players and out for a goal kick

12:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This game is buzzing now!

12:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back mate. Quite right. We've been caught out early on.

12:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back to the double save. United took it short. Boruc made a reflex save from Hair Bear then saved the follow up header from Carrick that lacked power.

12:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Arter tackles Borthwick-Jackson for a United corner. Cook heads away the corner.

12:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A stupid hand ball by Hair Bear when he was in a great position to shoot.

12:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stupid foul by Blind on Josh King from about 25 yards out.

12:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Stanislas is well over , halfway to Jersey.

12:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm off for some more taxi duty. I should be back around halftime. Cheers mate

12:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm delighted to see that my boys held out for a hard fought 0-0 draw that puts us on 23 points from 21 matches. We've now got 27 points to get from 25 matches. So we're nearly half way there and it's not Christmas yet. Should be safe.

On a related point, ironically for all his character flaws, Steve Evans has made a more difficult team to beat. We're not having any more of those crazy 2-5 results at Elland Road against the likes of Crewe. And Evans will be fired up to do over his previous employers in the Cup.

12:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Let's hope you lot will be on equal terms by then. Cheers!

12:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arlo references Naples, Florida as the equivalent of Bournemouth. He must have had his hols there recently.

12:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Martial was in on goal there but shanked it wide.

12:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Stansilas was in on goal there, but Twilight did really well to grab the ball from his toes.

12:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hair Bear has leveled it for United after some persistent work. Boruc had saved from Depay but Hair Bear bundled it in.

1-1!

12:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This one is petering out toward half-time. It'll be interesting to see what changes, if any, the managers make at half time.

1:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This half has raced by. I don't think that United fans can complain that there side hasn't attacked in this one. Without that fluky Stanislas goal early doors, United should be two or three up.

1:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm back and glad to see that United have tied it up

1:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 1-1 at the half.

1:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from the Vitality Stadium

1:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome back, mate. I posted the EURO 2016 draw on Dave's other thread. Here it is:

Group A France, Romania, Albania, Switzerland.

Group B England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia.

Group C Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Northern Ireland.

Group D Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, Croatia.

Group E Belgium, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Italy.

Group F Portugal, Iceland, Austria, Hungary.

1:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Let's hope that United can capitalize on their dominance in the second half.

1:34 PM  

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