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, February 27, 2016

Can Leicester Win the Title?

It's been a long time since Leicester v. Norwich was considered a marquee match (in fact, I'm not sure it's even been considered that). But here we are with all eyes on The Foxes this morning as they try to continue this mad dream of a season for them. Norwich have plenty to play for, as well, as they're perilously close to the drop zone. Join me if you're around this morning.

139 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

West Ham have just wrapped up a useful 1-0 win over Sunderland at Upton Park. That moves them at least temporarily up above United into 5th. And it keeps Sunderland second bottom, a point from safety before the later kickoffs.

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

The team news out of Leicester this afternoon:

Leicester: Schmeichel, Amartey, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy.

Subs: King, Schlupp, Gray, Ulloa, Dyer, Wasilewski, Schwarzer.

Norwich: Ruddy, Ivo Pinto, Martin, Klose, Bennett, Redmond, Tettey, Howson, Brady, Naismith, Jerome.

Subs: Mbokani, Bamford, Rudd, Jarvis, Mulumbu, Olsson, O’Neil.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

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

Cracking atmosphere at the Crisps. Teams coming out the tunnel.

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

Claudio Ranieri and Alex Neill getting all nice nice with each other.

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

And we're away....

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

Hi Bob
I am just back from walkies and ready to go
I do have to do some school work at some time! I have my observation this Wednesday for APPR... such a waste of time and effort

10:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Got my SS link going strong!

Pompey vs Cambridge today

10:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, UWS - hope you had a nice walkies this morning. Sorry to hear about all of the APPR. Now that I have tenure, it's a really nice feeling not being bothered with evaluations any more.

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

Wolves have already beaten Derby 2-1 at Molinuex

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

I'm a Norwich fan today, of course. Kate's supporting the Foxes.

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

Boro take an early lead at your The Cottage

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

I'm with Kate

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

That's a blow to Derby's promotion hopes.

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

She just doesn't want the Shield coming back to the Cottage. Grrr!

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

Annoyed that the second match isn't on USA today
All the other matches are on 420 and on but 420 is always a crappy picture and the rest are good

Reading take the lead at the Valley

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

Again, I'm on the missus side!!

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

Pedro has had to come off early and replace by Oscar... very apt for this weekend!

The Saints looking for the Double over the Blues

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

Oh - Jerome was in there but he took too many touches and Kasper grabbed it off his toe. Shame.

10:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Charlton tie it up

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

I'd love to see Chelski lose today.

10:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I know I'm going to hate the answer but... didn't you look at the links!!!!

10:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Shane Long should have scored for the Saints

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

I'm saving them for a special occasion!

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

Leicester starting slow... they're still on the beach

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

Plonker... and a half

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

West Ham jumped above United win their win AND Sotton have overtaken the Red Devils just by kicking off.. United down to Seventh

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

I know, I know. I don't know how I live with myself sometimes.

10:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

you'd be interested in it!

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

For once, I can say that you're a bit late with that report and that I posted that a long time ago (9:39am).

10:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Who do Leeds have this weekend? Not playing today... that will make your owner happy

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

I'm sure. One of these years, you'll get an email from me that says, "Finally watched the vids - fascinating stuff. Cheers!"

10:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

My bad... but I added the Saints bit

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

You don't have a lot of time!

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

We're up tomorrow against Brighton away. I don't expect much.

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

It's not good for United but I do want the Saints to win

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

Gotcha! :-)

10:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Leeds have been doing okay. Not winning a lot but not losing either

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

You lot just need to beat the Gunners tomorrow morning. It's a cracking day of footie tomorrow with that one early and the League Cup final.

10:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Boro have a pen at your place... two nil!
Surprised Kate didn't save it!

10:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Don't think we have a hope tomorrow
They carved us open at the Em

I dont 'have the Cup Final on the telly

10:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Tractor Boys take the lead at Huddersfield despite being totally dominated

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

She's off her game this morning. Paying too much attention to the Foxes.

10:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bournemouth get another injury
Slanastov(sp?) with a hammy

Ex Leeds boy Gradel just back from ligament injury was going to replace him but stays on bench

10:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

No, Gradel does come on

10:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wigan already three up against Bury!

10:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I know you haven't checked out those links that you'd be interested but have you checked out Would I Lie to You?

We are in tears sometimes

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

So, Kate made a huge mistake in her class the other day. She saw that one of her students had a light blue zip up on with "ETIHAD" written across the front. She all overconfident about her new footie knowledge and said to him, "Are you a Chelsea fan?" And he said - "CHELSEA?! Noooooo! Manchester!" And then she compounded the error by saying, "United?" And he said, "NOOOOOO! They're red!" (sigh)

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

Nope - I'm saving that for my first prison sentence.

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

Mad scramble in the Canaries box. They clear it. I think that the stray plastic bag put Kante off!

10:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Oh my... so sad!!

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

Mahrez is so dangerous!

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

You really need to teach her better!
I kinda blame you!!

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

You lot should snap up Mahrez and Vardy next summer, eh?

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

I know - I'm a rotten teacher.

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

So, United beat Arsenal tomorrow and City are busy in the Cup
United beat Watford at home on Wednesday and Liverpool beat City at Anfield on the same night... United and City would equal on points!

Of course, that house of cards will fall down tomorrow morning!

10:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That sounds like a plan to me, mate.

10:31 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bummer. Just lost my SS link

Rotherham take lead against Brentford
Forest do the same v Bristol C

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

No goals in any of the 4 Prem games

Bloody modern football

10:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This result suits me just fine.

10:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I know what you mean. Far too defensive.

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

10:34
What's going on at Watford, I hear you ask. Nothing is the reply.

Hurumph




IT IS A DAMN ENTERTAINMENT.. ISN'T IT?

10:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth... Jerome should have put the Norfolkers ahead

10:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - free header for Cam Jerome! He's got to be the worst waster of all Premiership strikers.

10:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Still no SS... very annoying

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

This match has been reasonably entertaining but a combination of plastic bags on the pitch and Cam Jerome have contrived to keep it 0-0.

10:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Okazaki caught one right on the hooter.

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

I won't bother watching the late game today
WBA v Palace isn't exactly a barnburner!!
It's actually on reg NBC

I'll probably watch a bit of it as I'm walking on the treadmill

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

Yeah - Kate and I will probably have a walkies down to a lunch spot.

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

When United lose De Gea in the summer, who will they buy?
A certain Mr. Schmeichel perhaps?

10:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! They’re flying in all over the Championship, while there haven’t been any goals in the Premier League’s 3pm kick-offs.

Samir Carruthers has put MK Dons a goal ahead at Blackburn Rovers, while Yann Kermorgant has scored his second to put Reading 2-1 up against Charlton. Meanwhile at Loftus Road, Queens Park Rangers have gjust gone 2-0 up against BIrmingham City, with Tajaronn Chery opening the scoring after 35 minutes and Junior Hoilett doubling their lead from the penalty spot. And finally, at the City Ground, Ben Osborn has scored for Nottingham Forest, who lead Bristol City 1-0.

10:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a sniff for Jamie Vardy today.

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

SOUTHAMPTON TAKE THE LEAD!!!

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

Got that from a Fotmob update... still no SS

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

Terrible mistake in the back for Chelsea and Long with a little chip over the oncoming keeper

10:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Reading now 3-1 up at the Valley

10:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

HT at the King Power

10:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time: No goals any where.

10:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Happy about that Soton goal, though.

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

Finally... SS is back!

Pompey took the lead apparently against Cambridge

During midweek, Talksport they tied it up against Barnet then changed their mind

10:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Southampton overtake the Hammers as well as the Devils

10:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BBC's half time report of the match at Vicarage road....


A picture of a tumbling tumbleweed!!

Enough..not said

10:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

If Leicester don't get the win here, there will be all the talk of them done for the league!

10:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Leicester have 11 games left after today. United, if they win tomorrow, would be on 44 points and could get a total of 77 if they win all their games... stop laughing
So, worst scenario for Leicester, they would need 24 points to guarantee CL football
They're run in
WBA H
Watford A
Newcastle H
Palace A
Sotto H
Sunderland A
West Ham H
Swansea H
United A
Everton H
Chelsea A

11:01 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Of course they won't need the full 24 but they will surely get enough

11:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're back on for the second half now.

11:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We're off in the second half
Everyone did their rain(of goals) dance at half time

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

I think they're definitely in for CL football at this point; I still don't think they'll win the title. It's Arsenal, City or you lot.

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

Naismith picks up a card for that rash one on Mahrez.

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

Are you serious? Spurs has to be in the mix

11:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Don't even mention United in the mix... there isn't a hope!

11:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bottom of the Heap Battle
92nd place Dagenham and Redbridge taking on 91st place Yeovil... no guesses for the score... NIL NIL

11:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stoke convert a pen vs hapless Villa

11:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chelsea getting on top.

11:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a hope. They're too "Spursy."

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

Plymouth take the lead against Notts County

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

More of a chance than United


I think you're wrong. Again, I was on the Spurs bandwagon months ago


Yeovil take the lead win the BotHB

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

Charlton get a goal back
2-3

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

High stakes in that bottom of L2 clash.

11:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mahrez earns a useful free kick here. Dangerous.

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

Oh - Good save Ruddy from Vardy's free kick. Decent hit.

11:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Did you see the Hull Arsenal replay is on Mar 8 or 9 kick off at 7 but the FA will be fined by UEFA for having a game at the same time as CL matches

The fixture congestion problem isn't the FA Cup's fault. It's UEFA having the round of 16 last three weeks!!

11:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stoke two up

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

More than three weeks, isn't it
SIX WEEKS
2 on Tuesday
2 on Wednesday
for three weeks AND then second legs

11:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pompey two up

11:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That is a crazy schedule. I don't get it.

11:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That Rain Dance didn't work

11:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ONE goal in FOUR games!!

11:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Claudio pushing for a win now. Andy King and Jeff Schlupp coming on. Kante and Okazaki off.

11:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rochdale take the lead against the Blades

11:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bolton take lead against highflying Burnley

11:28 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bristol City have come all the way back and take the lead at Forest

11:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

15 minutes to go


Chelsea tie it up... bugger

11:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Burnley tie up at Bolton

11:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on Leicester!!!

11:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Goal at Stoke.. to Villa
2-1

11:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on Leicester... you threw away point away last time out... now grab two more today

11:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Burnley have come all the way back
Now lead at Bolton

11:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This result suits me - blow up, ref!

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

If it stays like this in the next 2 plus minutes... Spurs could go top with a win at home to Swansea

11:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BUGGER.. CHELSEA HAVE TAKEN THE LADE


SO HAVE LEICESTER CITY!!!

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

GOAL! Ulloa pulls it out at the end!

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

Shame...on both scores.

11:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Yes from Southampton...not Leicester
SHUT IT

11:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

4 added minutes

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

Alex Neill is throwing Patrick Bamford on. But why take a striker off?

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

I have to agree with Gary Birtles for a change - why not take Tettey off instead of Cam Jerome?

11:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great cross for the Leicester goal.. three men running inside the six and the last one gets the goal
Apparently Vardy go the slightest of touches as the first man

Cambridge get a goal back at Fratton Park
2-1

11:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Weak effort by Norwich... I thought that was a big chance

11:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ends 0-0 at Watford

11:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Everton
BREAKING: The Club is to have a new major shareholder in Farhad Moshiri who brings the promise of new investment. More to follow. #EFC

11:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another silly free kick given away... just like at the Em.. NUMPTIES!!

11:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

In it comes... Schmeichel collects... it is over

Leicester win!!

So do Chelsea

So do Stoke

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

Wow - Leicester keep rolling on. They're five points clear now with two of their major rivals playing tomorrow. If United and Arsenal draw - a likely result - they'd be four points clear of them. Wow!

11:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A goal at Charlton
Charlton came all the way back to make it 3-3 but Reading score a fourth

11:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's enough for me today, mate. Not the most thrilling of Saturdays in the Prem, but I'm hoping for much better from your lot and Gooner's lot tomorrow. See you then!

11:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That late Chelsea goal put United back up to Sixth

11:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pompey win 2-1
Jeff is very nervous about Hartlepool still drawing 0-0 v highflying Northampton

Ipswich beat Hudders

11:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Take care Bob

11:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Northampton had won 10 in a row BUT draw at Hartlepool
Jeff is a happy chappy


Take care everyone

TTFN

11:57 AM  

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