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!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

England v. Holland Live!

Tonight's match-up between the Three Lions and the Brilliant Orange at Wemberley may technically be listed as a friendly, but there is plenty of import to it. First, after the untimely death of Johan Cruyff, tonight's match will be a tribute to the great man's legacy. Second, Fleet Street went absolutely goggins after England's win in Berlin on Friday, so this will be a chance to possibly tamp down expectations before this summer rolls around. Let's hope it's a suitably tribute to Johan tonight. See you all around 3pm here at the LOB.

34 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon. I should be around for about half of the first half. I concur that I am hoping for a fitting tribute to the great one.

2:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, MUR - great to have you on board for the first half. Are you able to watch the match? If so, what channel is it on?

2:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams now lining up for the festivities at Wemberley:

England: Forster, Walker, Smalling, Stones, Rose, Drinkwater, Barkley, Milner, Lallana, Vardy, Sturridge.
Subs: Clyne, Heaton, Walcott, Cahill, Jagielka, Henderson, Dier, Kane, Alli, Welbeck.

Holland: Zoet, Veltman, Bruma, Blind, Willems, Wijnaldum, Bazoer, Afellay, Promes, Janssen, Memphis.

2:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am watching the match on foxsoccer2go, so it must be on FS1 or FS 2.

3:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some strange kits with the Dutch clad in all royal blue with sky blue socks and England in all white with red socks

3:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off after a moment of silence for the Great One

3:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vardy wins a corner after great England pressing

3:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A terrible corner from Milner as the ball curled out of play then back in

3:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lovely jubbly! Thanks, mate!

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Three Lions get away with one early on as Weltman went past Danny Rose and appeared to be fouled in the box by the former LUFC Academy player, but the ref gave a goal kick

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great tackle by Brouma on Vardy for a corner. Now that's what I call sweepping

3:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers. Glad you are able to watch

3:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - probably a pen given away by Danny. We got away with that one.

3:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

High and wide from Memphis as he made a 180 degree turn to get the shot off from the throw.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It must be the luck of the LUFC Academy.

3:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I won't be able to join you on Saturday because my number sense students have their all district meet, which is their last meet of the season. I will be around on Sunday

3:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice tribute in the 14th minute for the great Johan. Classy.

3:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A moment's applause for the Great One.

3:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ah, well. Good luck to you and your students on Saturday.

3:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fraser Forster easily saves a shot from Affellay on a Dutch counter lead by Wijnaldum and Promes. The counter did show Promes.

3:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate.

3:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Since Danny Blind is in charge and Daley Blind is a player with the Dutch National Team, does that mean they will be running down blind alleys?

3:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It doesn't look promising after Promes is down from a collision with Danny Rose. He's off for treatment

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

Boom, boom! We can only hope. I take it that you're not a fan of his work at OT?

3:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This one is starting much as the one against Germany did the other night, at a walking pace.

3:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Will you be around for the U.S. vs Guat this evening?

3:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I have noticed that. I wonder if this one will come to life or supply late dramatics like that match

3:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm very sorry, but my last class is about to begin. I will join you for the U.S. vs Guat this evening if you will be around. Cheers.

3:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Could be touch and go for this evening - what time is it on?

3:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - cleared off the line there by a steadfast Holland defense. England starting to pile on the pressure. Holland look rather ordinary tonight.

3:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a lot of promise from Promes tonight - he jobs off injured after a half hour.

3:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Barkley should have buried that one. England should be one or two up.

3:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Post a thread and I'll try to join in.

3:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm home now and England have come crashing back to reality with a 1-2 loss at Wemberley.

That man Jamie Vardy scored another brilliant goal after a lovely team move just before half time. Holland equalized through a penalty given away by Danny Rose who had a 'mare tonight. And then Narsingh finished England off.

Over and out from me tonight.

5:01 PM  

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