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!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

That's so Spursy!

If things had gone differently on Monday night, Spurs would be kicking off against the Saints this afternoon with a chance of winning their first title since the 60s. As it is, the two big matches today are all about Champions League slots rather than titles. Oh - and Liverpool are playing Watford as well. Join me for all the fun, eh?

211 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news out of North London today:

Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Mason; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; Kane
Subs: Vorm, Davies, Wimmer, Carroll, Chadli, Winks, Clinton

Southampton: Forster; Martina, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Wanyama, Clasie; Mané, Davis, Tadic; Long
Subs: Stekelenburg, Soares, Yoshida, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Pellè, Austin

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

Jon Moss blows his whistle and Spurs kick us off. The home side are in traditional white shirts with blue shorts, while Southampton are decked out in red and white stripes.

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

Spurs have started brightly. Lamela drives in off the right flank but runs into a cul-de-sac and Southampton shuffle the ball away for a throw.

8:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Erikssen connected with a Danny Rose cross there - Foster saved well.

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning mate. I'm here to join you for a Spursy match where Pochi faces his former club

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Mane put through Tadic , who shot wide from a Narrow angle. He could have picked out Steven David , who had an easy tap in

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic is three up vs Aberdeen , who are a distant second. It's a meaningless match

8:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - Happy Mother's Day to you and yours. I enjoyed the photo that you posted on FB.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A full schedule of L1 matches on a warm and sunny weekend in BLighty , which is a change in what has been a really cold and rainy Spring

8:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mane is fresh off that hat-trick at St. Mary's last weekend; he's the danger man.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! NUMBER ONE SON GIVES THE SPUDS THE LEAD.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a really simple goal that was definitely not SPursy. Alderweireld played a long ball half the length of the field and found Son, who played a one two with Lamela. Kane was in an offside position, but in active . Number One Son rounded Forster and two defenders before blasting in from a yard out

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks mate. Happy Mother's Day to you and the Gooner

8:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Just persistence there from Number One Son on the goal - his mother would be proud on Mother's Day.

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's kind of a difficult day based on my mother's recent passing . I somehow found this photo when I went through the albums a few evenings ago.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kane scoops an effort high and wide from close range

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

Yes, difficult for us, too. Our memories aren't as fresh but I still think about that awful summer in London in 2012. I hope that the footer gives you a little peace today.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW! Celtic were three up vs Aberdeen , who have scored two quick goals to pull it back to 3-2.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will . I hope the same for you and the Gooner. I won't be around for the late match because the girls and I are going to Elizabeth's parents for Mother's Day

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Forster easily savers from Eriksen after Kane headed down a long diagonal to Lamela, who found Eriksen

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Then Kane shoots wide off a solo run as the SPursy team is running rampant.

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Saints have a corner.Ryan Bertrand to take as LLoris fists away for another.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Actually, a throw to the Saints.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! HOW SPURSY AS STEVEN DAVIS TIES IT UP FOR THE SAINTS.

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

GOAL! A rather Spursy goal conceded there. Davis with the tap in.

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

Kyle Walker was injured in that move that produced the goal - Soton played on and scored.

1-1!

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

It sounds like you've got a nice day planned.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was very Spursy as Lloris took a long free kick that the Saints headed back in midfield. Martina played Tadic down the right and his first time pass was put away by Steven Davis from close range under the dive of Lloris

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's a busy day because I have to come back and tutor this evening. How about you and Kate?

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some key results in L!. Fleetwood Mac two up vs a;ready relegated Crewe. That result would mean relegation for Donny and the Tangerines.Barnsley 1-3 up at table topping Wigan , which means that the Gils would miss out on that last playoff spot. It's Donny 0 Richard Burton 0, which would promote the tiny club to the Championship for the first time ahead of Wlasall, who are five up at Port Vale.

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The playoff bound Evil Lions take the lead at the Gils, whose fate seems to be sealed.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barnsley now 1-4 up at wigan. The champs seem to be starting their summer holiday

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

Walker is still limping a bit but he earns a corner with a blast.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kyle Walker has a long range effort blocked for a corner off a corner.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Posh lead the doomed Tangerines 3-1

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

Really - Blackpool could drop into L2? Wow! Not too long ago they were gracing the Premiership.

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's really sad story. A happier story is that Richard Burton look to be visiting ER next season

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

That will be interesting. Burton is the closest footie team to my parents' old fat in West Hampstead, just slightly closer than Loftus Road and QPR.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The real kick in the teeth for the Tangerines is that their local rivals, Teeny tiny Fleetwood will survive at their expense and are getting the result that sends them down

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry mate. I think Burton is on the Staffordshire - Derbyshire line about twenty five miles east of Stoke.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ryan Mason clears for a corner off a nice one two between Davis and Tadic

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

I must be thinking of another side, then.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Posh now lead the Tangerines 4-1 on what is a really rotten day for the once proud club

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! How did Harry Kane not score. He brushed aside Fonte off a long ball then a magnificent block from close range by Forster

9:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time arrives, then, and my initial post seems to be prescient. Spurs flattered to deceive coming out strong in the initial period and then gave up the impetus to Soton.

1-1 at the interval.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Posh now thrashing the Tangerines 5-1

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It is 1-1 in a really interesting contest

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from SFL.

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

Back on at Shite Fart Lane - The Saints get us underway in this second half.

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There will be a water break midway through the second half. Is it really that hot?

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The matches have concluded in L1. Wigan go up as champs despite being thrashed 1-4 at home to Barnsley. Congratulations to Richard Burton , who have been promoted to the Championship for the first time in their history. Donny and the Tangerines were relegated along with Colchester and Crewe.

The playoffs:

Walsall vs Barnsley and The Evil Lions vs Bradford City.

Scunny will not be pleased . They won 0-2 at Bramall Lane , but were pipped to that last playoff spot on goal difference by Barnsley, who benefitted from Wigan starting an early summer vacation.

9:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I can't believe that it's that hot - hot by North London standards, perhaps.

9:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'll take Walsall and Bradford from those two pairings.

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just checked. It's 78 degrees in London, which is a drastic change. It had been a wintry Spring up until a couple of days ago then it goes to the other extreme.

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think I would too, mate

9:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's definitely London Hot.

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Braintree kickoff the second the second leg of a playoff semi at home to Grimsby having won 0-1 away to Grimsby in midweek. Forest green Rovers drew 1-1 vs Dover in the other semi yesterday to go through to a Wembley Final 2-1 on agg. Cheltenham made an immediate return to the Football League as runaway champs.

9:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Busy making breakie for Kathy on Mum's Day
French Toast
YUMMY


COME ON YOU GUNNERS!!

Of course, City visit Wales next weekend.. The Swans have beaten Liverpool and West Ham in their last two outings... not an easy task

Talk to you later

9:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kane tries one from distance - screwed well wide. He's feeling frustrated with Vardy and Aguero on his heels.

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. That would be considered warm even in midsummer. I guess the water break makes sense considering the players have been playing in wintry conditions.

9:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well in, UWS - Happy Mother's Day to Kathy.

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I second that. Great job. Happy Mum's Day to Kathy

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Kane is offside.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fonte heads away a cross from Eriksen for a Spuds corner.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vertonghen has a header headed off the line from Van Dijjck from the corner.

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pelle is on for Mane. Gee oh Gee . Clinton Njie is on for goal scorer, Number One Son

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kyle Walker has a shot blocked for a corner. Ryan Mason commits a foul as the Saints attempted to clear the corner.

9:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now ta water break as it's hot by London standards.

9:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We've reached the water break. I suspect that this would be a mild day in Harlingen.

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Play resumes.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It would be this time of year for sure, but I imagine one would be needed in Fred Town

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

GOAL! Soton lead at Shite Fart! Davis with a brace!

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! STEVEN DAVIS SCORES WITH A LONG RANGE EFFORT IN THE CORNER . A SOFT SHOT , BUT OUT OF THE REACH OF LLORIS

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

This match should have been a home celebration of Spurs' accomplishments this season. Someone should have told the Saints.

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

78F is a touch hot for my taste. I like it between 65-75F.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great goal by the Saints , but definitely preventable as it started with a throw. Long , Pelle ,ans Tadic combined . Davis got the ball and the Spuds defense backed off as Davis was allowed time to dribble in and pick out his spot. The Saints now lead 1-2

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Van Dijjck fouls Lamela just outside the Saints box.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Lamela is over.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Saints move up to sixth ahead of the Hammers while the Gunners can be level on points with the Spuds if they win at the Etihad and this result holds.

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

That might be hugely significant goal. As it stands Southampton would leap above West Ham and climb to sixth in the league, while Spurs would let Arsenal back into the conversation for second place.

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It's been a letdown for the home fans. Also it also seems hot by Fred Town standards.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An attacking switch as Chadli is on for Mason.

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

Romeu has a boxer's cut over the eye.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Romeu is off for treatment due to a gash near his eye,.

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

Kane goes over in the box - nothing doing from the ref.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane goes down ,looking for a penalty. Nothing doing. Then play goes up the other end of the pitch and Shane Long is booked after a collision with Lloris

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dier heads well wide from a cross by Kyle Walker.

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shane Long shoots high and wide as a goal kick was headed on by Pelle.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

JWP is on for Tadic.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lamela has a cross headed out for a corner.

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

Danny Rose and Shane Long wishing each other a Happy Mother's Day there.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A flash point between Danny Rose and Shane Long. It looks like Long has been a thorn in his side.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That could very well be true , but the Mother's Day roses have thorns.

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

The Saints just wasting a bit of time.

10:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Indeed. The Spurs players are rather arsed off about this outing.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Five minutes of stoppage time.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They could be arsed off after the late match

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

Exactly - this opens the door for their city cousins.

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

JWP wide from Long range on the counter as Long took a long ball and did well to pick out the midfield player

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sounds like a family feud with their cousins.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chadli has a close range effort well blocked by Forster off a free kick from Eriksen

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kane is well wide from just outside the box and that may do it.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it and the Saints win at SFL for the first time in thirty years as the the Spuds season continues to unravel and the Saints are up to sixth.

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

That's it - a great win for The Saints, who leapfrog West Ham into 6th and strengthen their bid for the Europa League.

Spurs can't be caught today, but a win for the Arsenal will put them on level terms with Arsenal going into the last match next Sunday.

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it for me. It was great chatting with you.. I hope you and Kate have a great day. CHEERS!

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

Have a great afternoon, mate!

10:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here are the teams lining up in the tunnel in the Emirates:

Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy; Fernando, Fernandinho; Navas, De Bruyne, Iheanacho; Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Angelino, Demichelis, Delph, Toure, Sterling, Bony.

Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal; Elneny, Ramsey; Welbeck, Iwobi, Sanchez; Giroud. Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Coquelin, Wilshere, Cazorla, Campbell, Walcott.

Referee: Anthony Taylor.

10:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, make that the Etihad.

10:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am back for the 'big one' for the most part
May have to be in and out for some of it

COME ON ARSENAL!!

Actually, I'll take a draw. I want Spurs to finish a deserved second

11:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A more attacking line-up than usual for Arsene, who may be feeling the pressure. Giroud and Welly up top and Sanchez, Iwobi and Ramsey all in support.

11:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We're off
I sign in as MUR signs off

City look like they are starting fast

11:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome back, UWS. Spurs are doing everything possible to ruin your hope that they'll finish second.

11:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I appreciate your joining me.

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

The big three in Spain have all kicked off
Barcelona are hosting a city derby with Espanyol
Real are hosting Valencia
Atletico are visiting Levante

All pretty easy games...are they all

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

Again, as I stated earlier, City's visit to Swansea is not as easy as it appeared
Swansea are on a roll!

I don't think United will beat WH

11:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Torres has scored early
1-0 AM

11:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree - but Arsenal also need a win here and then to do better than Citeh on Sunday. Who are they playing?

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

Who is Torres playing for these days?

11:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! My boy Sergio!!!!!!!!!

11:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why didn't City play like this on Wednesday

They are all over them

Good scorer for Our Bob


Barca take the lead

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

Aguero hits #23!

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

GOAL! Giroud!!!!!!!

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

Arsenal almost tie it up!
Beautiful header!! By the defender!!


GOAL... 1-1... what a start!!!

11:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We expected a dry, boring outing this afternoon - far from it - two goals in ten minutes!

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

Torres is back at Atletico

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

Struth... City could have scored again!!!!

11:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - that makes sense. He probably feels more comfortable there. Chelski just about killed his career.

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

The defenders seem to be on strike today. I luv it!

11:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

With a bit of lull in the match here is a wrap up on the lower leagues of English Football which are all finished

Championship
Champs Burnley
R-U Boro
Play off Brighton, Hull, Derby, Sheff Wed
Relegated Charlton, MK, Bolton

League 1
Champs Wigan
R-U Burton
Play off Walsall, Bradford, Millwall, Barnsley
Relegated Doncaster, Blackpool, Colchester, Crewe

League 2
Champs Northampton
R-U/3rd Oxford, Bristol Rovers
Play off A. Stanley, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Wimbledon
Relegated Dagenham, York

Conference
Champions Cheltenham
Play off Forest Green, Braintree, Grimsby Dover

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

I just understand how City would perform the way they did in Spain when they can attack like this
Who cares if you concede, just score the same amount

11:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for the update, mate.

11:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welly is down needing some treatment now - he's not happy. Wilshere up warming up.

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

Welly walked off now - he might be out for England now. Bad news for Woy.

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

Wellie down but is walking off
Every injury... you think of the Euros

He is done for the match... could that be it?
He looks really upset

Kompany is out it was announced today

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

Probably good news for Theo, who might have been staying at home this summer.

11:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They say it is 75 deg out there today
Wish it was that here!

The sun just came out in Scotia after pouring rain!


What was with that drink break at WHL... ridiculous

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

Why would Woy pick Jack Wilshere? He's been out all season. Surely there are other midfielders (e.g., Drinkwater, Delle Alli) who deserve it more.

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

I think it is better news for Drinkwater
Maybe Carroll
Noble

11:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's been beautiful here - I prefer it a bit under 70F. We were out gardening all afternoon yesterday. Lovely.

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

Hopefully that weather will come here!

11:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, presumably Woy brings five or six attackers. Kane and Vardy are musts. Rooney is on the plane. So too Sturridge. So then who's the fifth or sixth. Sterling? Carroll? Berahino? The Ox? Theo?

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

Ox is out for sure with injury
Not sure about Theo, he has been hurt too

11:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Crouch?

11:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Surprise surprise the third of the top three take the lead as well

Ronny makes it 1-0

11:31 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Carroll ahead of Crouch

Noble has been great for the Hammers....just not on Wednesday please

11:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree. I'd have Noble in among the midfielders.

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

Aguero and De Bruyne were the worst on the field midweek
I couldn't believe how bad they were

11:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Do you think any of us will be daring enough to back Leicester to win the title again next season? How about Top Four?

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

Levante tie it up against Atletico

11:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I need another goal from my boy Aguero right about now.

11:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nava beats his man... pisspoor cross.. of course

11:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

No thanks

11:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Clash of heads between Giroud and Mangala there. He looks a wee bit shaken.

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

Liverpool take the lead vs the Hornets at Anfield

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

What would happen to the Europa if Liverpool were to win it?

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

Joe Allen's goal for Pool have taken them up to 58 points. That is 4 points behind United having played the same amount of games, two points behind Sotton and one behind West Ham with a game in hand on both

11:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool would get a Champions League place so England would have five participants
I think the League Cup space would go to sixth cuz City won that. If United win the FA Cup then seventh would go too

11:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

After that furious start to the match, the fizz has somewhat gone out of this one.

11:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Real go two up
As of now
Barca 88
Real 87
Atl 86

AM surely will win against the bottom club

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

So, as it stands Leicester, Spurs, Arse, and Citeh would go to the CL, with possibly Liverpool as well. Then United and Soton would go to the EL, with possibly West Ham, if United won the FA Cup.

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

Those four points for La Liga champs might be crucial in the PPP.

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

That's that - the first ten minutes were great, the next thirty five, not so much. I reckon that this one might end a draw, which would guarantee Spurs 2nd and Arse 3rd.

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

You are correct

Half time

I am off for walkies


I'll be back

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

Before I leave, I have to correct you slightly
Spurs and Arsenal could swap places
Spurs now have a two point lead

11:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Citeh get us underway in the second half - bright sunshine still ringing the Etihad. They had a water break in the first match - I wonder if they'll do the same here.

12:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! The Ginger Winger finishes off a lovely move with a stunning strike!

2-1 Citeh!

12:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Petr Cech was beaten at his near post - he won't be happy about that.

12:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Iwobi trudging off - Theo to come on.

12:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsene Wenger commented that "the future of Arsenal FC depends on this match." Doesn't look good right now.

12:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great clearance by Otamendi there as Theo fizzed a ball over.

12:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Citeh look a bit overrun at present - might need a change for the last twenty minutes.

12:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Theo was in there but just couldn't quite steer his chip on target.

12:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Sanchez finishes off a terrific team move, straight down the middle. Great finish.

2-2!

12:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Suddenly Citeh have sprung to life again - I don't know why teams do that. Hang back until the other side scores.

12:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ihenacho comes off to be replaced by Sterling. He's shaking his head, doesn't like it.

12:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ginger Winger is fouled on the edge of the box by Gabby.

12:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

DeBruyne whips in a shot but Cech tips over easily.

12:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Aguero had a chance at the back post but put his shot wide.

12:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Aguero again strides into the area for a volley. Just wide.

12:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

HI Bob,
Sorry my walk was long

Desmond!!!

12:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsene throwing on Coq au Vin now. He's obviously happy with a draw now.

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

How was the walkies?

12:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Scores from Espana
Barca 4-0
Real 3-1
Atletico 1-1

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

Yeah - two good goals from DeBruyne and Alexis.

Elneny coming off now.

12:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A little chilly cuz of the wind

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

Citeh seem the more urgent of the two sides now. They've got you lot looking up at them.

12:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good score for United but not Spurs

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

Were the neighbors out gardening today?

12:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'd like to see Watford get a goal back... damn it.. as I type they go two up

12:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not yet
Again, a little blustery and still too wet after this morning deluge

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

Navas sprinting off now to be replaced by Wilfried Bony.

Fernando also off for Yaya.

12:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Watford will be happy to have just survived; Bournemouth, too.

12:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Barca, Real and Atletico are good but what about the league?
I know Sevilla could get a hat-trick of EL wins. If it wasn't for Liverpool, they could have had all four places in the two Finals but what can you say about the league when Barca have a +79 GD, Real +75 and AM +44
Ironically, La Liga don't use GD for tie breaks... head to head

12:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I don't really care about La Liga but Valencia get a goal back
3-2
Barca 5-0 +80 GD

12:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A draw or loss for City doesn't really matter for United
Just not a win

12:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Again, I have no confidence United will win both games

I guess if United get a draw and a win, we would need City to drop points against Swans... not impossible

12:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think you might just. West Ham are in rotten form right now.

12:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Valencia are down to ten men

City hit the bar!

12:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Watch us struggle against the Cherries!


Last game at UP... could be a tough one

12:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A slice of leftover quiche has arrived for lunch.

12:46 PM  

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