Lakenheath Old Boys

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Midweek Premiership Madness!

With all the political news of the past few days, I almost forgot that there is a full slate of Premiership and Championship matches on today. I'll likely be interrupted but I'm going to try to watch a bit of it from my office vantage point. On tap are Arsenal v. Soton, United v. Stoke and many, many more. Drop on by for cuppa, eh?

46 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, chaps. Here's some of the team news percolating this afternoon:

Matteo Darmian and Michael Carrick return for the home side. Stoke, a promising season suddenly over in the last week, keep Xherdan Shaqiri on the bench.

Alexis Sanchez makes his first start in two months for the Gunners. James Ward-Prowse returns to a Saints team coming off the back of a win at Old Trafford.

2:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here we go then! The games at Arsenal, Leicester, Norwich, Sunderland and West Ham are underway! Here’s to a few good old-fashioned goalfests.

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, that was quick. Delli Alli has fired Spurs into the lead at Carrow Road.

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It’s been a bright start for Southampton at Arsenal, with Ward-Prowse curling a long-range free-kick dipper towards the bottom right. Good save by Cech, as usual.

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The matches at Selhurst Park, Old Trafford and the Hawthorns are about to kick off.

2:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Okazaki should have put Leicester a goal up against Liverpool. Vardy crosses from the left, perfectly onto his strike partner’s nut, six yards out. But Okazaki heads straight at Mignolet.

2:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ozil has come close to opening the scoring at the Emirates. Zipping into the area down the inside-left channel, he takes a ball dropping over his shoulder down with one gorgeous touch, but shoots straight at Forster.

2:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon. I have a tedious meeting to attend, so I'm not sure if I will be able to join you.

3:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hiya, MUR - I feel your pain. I've been in a series of tedious ones already this week.

3:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm home now and looking forward to the second half from Anfield. 0-0 so far. No changes to either side. Jon Champion and Chris Waddle on the mic.

3:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

In the other matches, Harry Kane has added a penalty goal for Spurs.

Citeh are 0-1 up at Sunderland. Aguero with his 13th goal of the season. My GBB boy is catching up with Vardy and The Chunk.

3:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You boys should be happy today - United are 2-0 up through goals from Lingard and Kung Fu Panda.

3:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Palace and Bournemouth are locked at 1-1 at half time. Dann and Pugh on the scoresheet there.

3:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL OF THE SEASON!!!!!

Vardy with a fabulous strike - wow!

1-0!

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

Kate is appalled by the sight of Roy Hodgson's atrocious "trophy wife" with huge puffed up collagen lips.

4:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That goal will be shown again and again. It was all about confidence. He didn't even think to bring it down - it was just instinctual. Hit it. Boom!

4:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

West Ham have taken the lead against Aston Villa through Antonio.

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Klopp has thrown Benteke on in response to that goal.

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Leicester should have had a penalty there for sure. Andre Marriner disagrees.

4:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Leicester are in full flow now. Great stuff from the Foxes.

4:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rooney has added a third goal for United - has LVG turned over a new leaf?

4:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Vardy again!

2-0!

4:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A bit jammy. Okazaki's pass was deflected into his path and he made no mistake.

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Can coming off and Paul Allen coming on.

4:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afobe has added a second goal for Bournemouth who now lead Palace 1-2.

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal are still locked at 0-0 with Soton at home. They're really wasting their opportunity to solidify their top fourth spot. Not good for the Gunners.

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spurs have leapfrogged Arsenal into third. Citeh are second, a point behind Leicester now.

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gary McAllister, Elland Road legend, in the stands tonight

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Siggy has fired Swansea into the lead at the Hawthorns. WBA really could use this one.

4:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ulloa is coming on now, sparing Mahrez.

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal have been pressing against Southampton. But Sanchez, in a bit of space in the box to the left of goal, is denied by Forster, a fine block.

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kouyate has added a second goal for the Hammers, and they're over the hills and far away now.

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kane has scored another for Spurs against the hapless Norwich. If Sunderland and Villa weren't so rubbish, they'd be in real trouble.

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Leicester wrap up their win and now it's over to the Emirates. Arsenal are throwing everything at the Saints now. Forster has had a great night.

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And that's that. Arsenal drop two points and the Em faithful are booing the side off. They're not happy with a 0-0 against Soton.

4:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now over to the Etihad. Citeh are hanging on to a slim 0-1 lead.

4:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Time's up there - Citeh win and go second.

4:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now we're over to Selhurst Park - this coverage is bewildering.

4:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Boruc keep the Cherries in this one, as Chamakh produces a decent header.

4:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Louis Graban coming on now for Bournemouth to try to shore this one up.

4:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Puncheon tries one at the near post but Boruc smothers. it.

4:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Grabbing picks up a yellow for time=wasting.

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Adebayor, the debutante, hits the side-netting after a great cross from Zaha.

4:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here’s Jamie Vardy on his wonder goal against Liverpool: “To be honest I was looking all game, because he was quite far off his line.” Oh Mr Mignolet!

4:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Cherries are corner flagging it now - this will be a priceless away win for them.

4:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And that's that. I'm off for a nap, lads. Enjoyed the football this afternoon. Cheerio!

4:52 PM  

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