Lakenheath Old Boys

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Morning Coming Down

It'll be an extra early start to affairs tomorrow morning, so I'm setting this thread up early. I'll be looking for all you to join me for another packed day of Premiership footer. It all starts at the ungodly hour of 7am with United's trip to plucky Watford. There are a couple of fixtures then at the 9am hour and finally Spurs v. Sunderland at 11:30. Hope to see you in the a.m.

324 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, chaps - United will try to bounce back this morning from two defeats to Citeh and Feyenoord. That's been the first hiccup for United since Jose Mourinho took over.

6:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams warming up at Watford now:

Watford (3-5-2) Gomes; Cathcart, Prödl, Britos; Janmaat, Pereyra, Behrami, Capoue, Holebas; Deeney, Ighalo.
Substitutes: Pantilimon, Zuniga, Kenedy, Watson, Amrabat, Guedioura, Success.

Manchester United (4-2-3-1) De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Shaw; Fellaini, Pogba; Rashford, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic.
Substitutes: Romero, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Young, Memphis

6:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So, we're set to start. Both sides are thankfully in their traditional kits.

7:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It looks like Wayne Rooney is playing in the centre of midfield in a 4-1-4-1 formation. That will give Paul Pogba a bit more freedom, though you have to wonder about the contradiction of somebody being both captain and utility player.

7:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Early free kick chance - Roon floats one in and Smalling gets his head to it but directs it wide.

7:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nothing much happening so far. United have had a bit more of the ball. Rashford is playing on the left and Martial on the right.

7:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Several Watford free kicks in succession.

Oh - Prondel got on the end of the free kick and knocked it back across goal toward Deeney. Couldn't get on it.

7:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well - A long throw is launched towards Deeney in the box. Fellaini clearly, and stupidly, takes a big handful of his shirt. Michael Oliver mustn’t have seen it, as it was a clear penalty.

7:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

De Gea makes an excellent save from Deeney’s close-range header. United are a bit under the cosh here. Mou isn't happy.

7:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

United look like a collection of players rather than a team, which is what they are at this stage of their development. The elephant in the team doesn’t help.

7:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - decent United attack there. Rashford got the ball over and Zlatan hit the side-netting with his left footed shot.

7:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There’s a break in play after a clash of heads between Martial and Janmaat. I think they’re fine. Martial looks woefully out of form at the moment.

7:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Pogba hits the crossbar with a rocket of a shot that left Gomez for dead. Shame.

7:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! The in-form Capoue rattles in a shot from a lovely pick-out on the wing.

7:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It was Martial again who coughed up the ball on out wide. Janmaat centered it and Capoue knocked it home. I wouldn't be surprised if Martial came off here. He's been on the floor several times now and he'll be embarrassed by that loss of ball.

7:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Martial is coming off now after a dire outing.

7:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ashley Young coming on to replace Kung Fu Panda now.

7:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A lot of the United players look out of sorts right now.

7:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yet another Watford free kick now - a bit more central than the others. Capoue over it.

7:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Twilight does well to collect.

7:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Into four minutes of stoppage time now.

7:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Back on for the second half now - it's all gone pear shaped for United so far. Got to get better.

8:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob. I just woke up and how are we losing to these mugs?

8:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

AMarabat wins a corner off of Pogs

8:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Holebas is headed away then cleared to the Watford half.

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Luke Shaw leads a counter then he plays a horrific pass to a wide open Roon.

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's bad enough that we're losing , bu then there's dirty old man Pleat helping out with the commentary

8:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Smalling with a stupid foul on Aamrabat

8:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Capoue is headed away then Amrabat has a shot deflected for a corner.

8:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There's the small Mata of a substitution upcoming

8:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roon with an absolutely useless cross. Now Mata is on for Valencia. I hope this change does Mata.

8:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! RASH TIES IT UP.

8:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - I'm just back from kitchen duty to see Rashford slam a close shot in after some criminal Watford defending.

1-1 Game on!

8:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now the momentum should swing back in United's favor.

8:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The goal was scored almost immediately after the substitution.A Watford goal kick made it back to De Gea. He played it short to Bailey. He in turn played it out wide to Zlatan and his cross was headed by Behrami straight to Rash in the six yard box and Rash took advantage of that poor defensive header to blast home from close range

8:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Amarabat dives in and gives away a cheap free kick. Will United take advantage?

8:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello mate. I think we had to come from behind to win with two late goals last year. Perhaps the same here,.

8:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Michael Oliver giving Pogba a bollocking for his attitude.

8:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Young wins a corner now....United in ascendancy.

8:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Watford are under pressure for the first time in the match, though Bailly temporarily relieves that pressure with a preposterously ambitious left-footed volley from 30 yards.

8:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

DAvid Pleat said that effort nearly made it to BedfordshIre. He did manage Luton back in the day.BOOM BOOM!

8:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What do United and I have in common? We both slept the first half and cam to life in the second half.

8:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom boom indeed.

8:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I have no idea what formation United are playing now. It’s a freestyle 4-3-3.

8:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pogba just escapes a yellow card there.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL! Pogba giodts the Hornets a fre ekick by the corner flag with a barge on Perrerryra.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He takes A HORRIBLE FREE KICK AND IT TAKES triple the attempts that it would take an AYA team to clear.

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What happened to UWS? He couldn't bear to watch. It's as if he knew this wasn't going to be pleasant viewing.

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

And now Pogba has been booked - he was begging for that.

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

Haven't heard from UWS this morning - maybe he's in hiding?

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now pogs gets into it with Deeney and Michael Oliver has had enough, booking him.

8:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now it's an intriguing free kick oppo out wide left. Zlatan over it - blasts into the wall.

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Cathcart fouls Shaw just outside the box. Zlatan takes and it's blocked by the wall. Former Hornet, Yashley crosses straight to Gomes Addams.

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rash is fouled just outside the box by Max Britos.

8:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hollaback Girl picks up the latest yellow.

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Perhaps it was Holebas. The free kick is headed away

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair Bear wins a corner That is headed away then cleared

8:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Gomez saves brilliantly from Zlatan!

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW!!!!What a world class save by Gomes Addams from a great header by Zlatan from a great cross by Hair Bear of all people.

8:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Too much fouling by the Watford back four at this point - they're giving United chances.

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A rash challenge by Max Britos gifts United a free kick

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gomes Addams is fouled by Hair Bear, who would fit in with the Addams Family.,

8:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Juan Zuniga replaces the goalscorer Capoue, who has had another good game.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Capoue , who has ha d a great start to the season is replaced by Carlos Zuniga, the Colombian international. That reminds me that I'm still working on finishing up a cuppa coffee.

8:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, mate - supersub Zuniga has rattled in another leading goal for Watford.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

DAMN!!! THE COLOMBIAN SCORES AS SOON AS I FINISHED TYPING THAT HE HAD COME ON.

8:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Zuniga must have had his jolt of coffee this morning because he scored with his first touch.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

mEMPHIS ON FOR sHAW.

8:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lindy comes on for a late cameo.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, mate. We'll be lucky to get help from Desmond

8:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry - that's Memphis - I get all of your light-skinned Afro-European players confused.

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Troy Deeney is helped up by Mike Oliver and booked for a foul.Then waste it with a foul of their own

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's okay.I often do that

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Hair bear is booked. Jose is none too pleased.

8:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Desperate straits for United now - Hair Bear picks up an unnecessary booking.

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How long did Zuniga score after coming on? Gomes Addams took a free kick and 39 seconds later the ball was in the back of the net. It was headed away then the Hornets won a free kick at the halfway line . A few passes later Perrerya passed for Zuniga to score with a first time finish

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ighalo takes forever to come off as he's replaced by Success , which the Hornets have been

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zlatan fouls MAx Britos.

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Since the Hornets brought on Success , I'm sure he'' be marked by Failure.,

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into four minutes of stoppage time. As Roon stupidly fouls Perreryra by the corner flag and is booked and will run time off the clock for the Hornets

8:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A frustrated Rooney dives in and gets booked - this is sad.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Deeney fouls Smalling

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

Bloody hell - Hair Bear has given away a penalty, tripping up Zuniga.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Success living up to his name with a great run and
BLOODY HELL!!! WHAT A MORON HAIR BEAR IS. HE GIFTS THE HORNETS A PENALTY WITH A HORRIBLE FOUL ON ZUNIGA.

8:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Troy Deeney has picked up the ball - he usually takes theirs.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There's no way Success could be playing for United. Our players are failures.

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Deeney rockets home the penalty. 3-1. Sorry, mate.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

FATTY TO TAKE THE SPOT KICK AND GOAL HE MAKES IT 3-1 FROM THE SPOT.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, mate.That pretty much raps up this match. next is a relegation six pointer.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it and the Hornets defeat United 3-1 in a horror show with Jose sportingly congratulating Walter Matzzari

8:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dear oh dear - the whistle goes and Rooney is still having a chat with the officials. Not a good day for United and their supporters. That's three defeats on the rot and Jose has a lot of questions to answer.

For Watford, it's a tremendous win and three vital points in their bid to stay up.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think United should sack Jose and put Hose B in charge. Do you agree?

8:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Turnip is in the stands loving this win.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A chat with the officials. He was okay with how our players played. Why isn't he having a go at the United players? that's what a captain should be doing. the officials had a better match than the United players.

GET A CLUE ROON.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will you be around for the other matches?

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LVG type stats for United with 60% possession and only two shots on target

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aberdeen won 1-3 at Crocodile Dundee. Next, Celtic play at Nessie. Rangers drew 0-0 at their near Neighbors Ross County yesterday

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL !!! IT'S Ian Darke with the commentary as they're off from Selhurst Partk

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zaha wins a corner for Palace.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke counter off the Palace corner then Glen Johnson concedes a free kick to Palace.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I also have The Saints vs the Swans on a link

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It takes Ian Darke an eternity to name the categories in which Palace are last. He could have just stated that Palace are last in every category.

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Walters is offside with just Mandanda to beat, but shoots wide. Ian said it would not have counted. Really Ian?

9:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Palace win a corner that is cleared, want a penalty for hand ball on Glen Whelan , and are putting the Potters under pressure.

9:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zaha goes on a solo run and is fouled just outside the box by Arnautovic. The Swans have a free kick too.

9:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!JAMES THOMKINS, THE NEW SIGNING FORM THE HAMMERS HEADS IN THE FREE KICK. POOR DEFENDING BY JON WLATERS

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Palace have a corner.

9:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL!!!WOW PALACE ARE TWO UP AS SCOTT DANN HEADS IN THE CORNER. HORRIFIC MARKING BY THE POTTERS

9:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess Sparky is still on the touchline, but his team are off to an atrocious start. Two goals scored off of set pieces.That was their season total coming into the match

9:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

How bad are Stoke? I may take a shower during this one.

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by Flappy from Shane Long off a run and pass from Nathan Redmond. Then the offside flag is raised.

9:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello mate. This is a decent match. Stoke is really awful Worse than even United.

9:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arnautovic limping gingerly. Ian goes on and that it would be a huge loss for stoke if he has to come off . Has he been watching the player who has done naught this season?

9:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another free header off a Palace corner, but Beneteke heads straight to Old Man Given

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Puncheon with a long range effort straight to Old MAn Given

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Flappy tips over a free kick from Tadic

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boni shoots wide with just Mandanda to beat after he tackled Scott Dann

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bruno Martins-Indi fouls Townsend just outside the box.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Old Man Given has to be alert as Townsend curled it in and the veteran keeper pushed it away at his near post.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute's applause for Souare, who as injured in a car crash this week.

9:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yikes! Palace were bottom, but will move up to the top half of the table with a win. Bojan with a clumsy foul on Zaha

9:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Andros is punched away then Bojan concedes a corner.

9:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Scott Dann heads well wide from the corner. In the other match , Claude Puel let's hiss assistant, Eric Black know how he feels about the Saints performance. I presume the Frenchman speaks fluent English.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An atrocious cross from Arnautovic and Ian replies by saying better from Stoke. I guess anything is better.

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Flappy saves a header from Van Dijjck off a corner.

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shaquiri is out injured for Stoke and is not expected back till February . That and the loss of Jack Butland are massive.

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wee Joe takes a decent free kick that's headed away for a corner.

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's taken short and is easily cleared as Stoke do their best impression of United.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joe Ledley with a long range effort halfway to Southampton.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shane Long is booked for simulation as he attempts to win a penalty for the Saints. It seems that Mike Jones made the correct decision.

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nathan Redmond shoots high and wide with just Flappy to beat

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Classie shoots straight to Flappy as the ball broke to him off a run down the right from Tadic

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Redmond miosses an open goal as there's a minute of stoppage time in both matches.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Halftime in both matches as it's 0-0 at St. Mary's and Palace are two up thanks to goals from set pieces in the first eleven minutes.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from Selhurst Park. Damian Delaney is on for the injured James Thomkons.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

And from St. Marys

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

MacArthur clears for a Stoke corner.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mandanda easily saves a tame header from Shawcross from the corner.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arnautovic wins a corner. Bojan to take.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A wayward header from Shawcross as the Potters keep possession, then Palace break

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joe Ledley wins a Palace free kick. The free kick from Andros is cleared for a corner.,

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Nearly another set piece goal as Bojan clears a header off the line from Scott Dann off the corner from Andros.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A world class tackle by Delaney on Arnutovic to preserve the clean sheet

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A double substitution for the Saints Hoijberg on for Classie and Charlie Austin on for Shane Long. Like for like , so Claude Puel sending out a message that he's not pleased with what he's seeing

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arnautovic with words for the Palace bench as he's not pleased with a challenge. Why not have words with his teammates for playing so poorly?

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Charlie Austin heads just wide seconds after coming off the bench

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A tad naughty by Zaha on Bojan. Not a single so far in this match

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arnautovic takes and Bruno Martins-Indi has a shot deflected for a corner after some ping pong in the box. The corner deflects off of several players and eludes Shawcross as it's out for a goal kick

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The first booking of the match as MacArhtur commits a crunching foul. In the other match, Romeu heads into the ground and just over off a Saints corner

10:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!!! How did Charlie Austin not score . A great Saints move down the right and a great pass into the box. Austin slid in and his shot came off the post from three yards out. Now the Saints have a corner.

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! THE SAINTS TAKE THE LEAD!!!! THE SAME EXACT MOVE DOWN THE RIGHT . A CROSS DEFLECTED OFF OF TWO SWANS PLAYERS THEN CHARLIE AUSTIN CHESTED DOWN THE PASS AND BLASTED A SHOT INTO THE ROOF OF THE NET.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Swans throw away the Ki as he's replaced by Jeff Montero

10:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Diuof is on for Stoke as the Potters desperately need a goal. They've only scored two league goals this season

10:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Palace win then they will be in ninth place , but it's really early in the season

10:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arnautovic is stupidly booked for a nudge on Andros.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!!MACARHTUR HAS A SHOT DEFLECT OFF OF GEOFF CAMERON TO PUT PALACE THREE UP. IT CAME OFF THE FREE KICK THAT WAS HEADED AWAY BY SHAWCROSS. MACARTHUR CUT IN AND SCORED .

10:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

All three Palace goals resulted from set pieces someway somehow

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! ANDROS LEADS A PALACE BREAK, IS GIVEN THE FREEDOM OF SE LONDON, CUTS IN THEN SCORES WITH A GREAT FINISH PAST OLD MAN GIVEN

10:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This goal was from open play: WIDE OPEN PLAY. Scott Dann won a tackle far too easily and it broke to Andros, who took advantage of the wide open spaces.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Flamini is on for Joe Ledley as Martin Kelly heads away a free kick from former Pool teammate, Joe Allen, then Diouf heads well over from the corner.

10:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Finally a useful remark from Ian as he states that Stoke have been outscored fourteen to one in the past four matches. CRICKEY!

10:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Martino on for Tadic, presumably to hold on to a 1-0 lead.

10:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boni shoots straight to Manadanda as former Saints player, Jack Cork, is replaced by a supposed prodigy from the Swans Academy.

10:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A sign of the times for Stoke as Flamini coughs up the ball, Boni has a wide open goal, and slips as he's about to shoot and the danger is cleared. A sign of how bad things have gone for Stoke.

10:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A standing ovation for Andros as her's replaced by Chong Lee.

10:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great save by Forster from Siggy then Romeu clears it away

10:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Speaking of showers, I'm back feeling squeaky clean and it appears that Stoke have had a shower today. 4-0. Thump.

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

GOAL! Arnautovic pulls one consolation goal back. 4-1.

Last kick of the match.

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

Over to the relegation dogfight at Saint Mary's. Soton are 1-0 up - this would be a key win for the Saints.

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

Are you sticking around for the late one?

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

You would expect a home win for Spurs against a team who have had their annual false start to the season, but this has already been a pretty strange Premier League campaign. Nobody knows anything - except the team news, which is just in.

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

Teams gathering in the tunnel now:

Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1) Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Dier, Vertonghen; Dembele, Wanyama; Sissoko, Alli, Son; Kane.
Substitutes: Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Eriksen, Lamela, Winks, Janssen.

Sunderland (4-3-3) Pickford, Manquillo, Djilobodji, Kone, van Aanholt; Cattermole, Kirchhoff, Ndong, Januzaj, Defoe, Pienaar.
Substitutes: Denayer, Khazri, Watmore, O’Shea, McNair, Gooch, Mika.

11:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hey Boys, I have commandeered Tom's laptop after being guilted to joining today. I have had a busy weekend!

11:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, mate - great to have you on board. Many thanks for Tom. Sorry about that United result this morning.

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

United were not good but David Pleat is an idiot!!
That was a definite foul on Martial AND it wasn't a pen either

Not happy about my lot at all... not very smart and not very dangerous....not a good combo

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

Spurs start this one in 7th but could jump to 3rd over their cross-town rivals Arsenal with a big win today.

Sunderland are second bottom but could escape the drop zone with a win, plunging Bournemouth into the bottom three.

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

Spurs get us underway at Shite Fart with their traditional kit. But what on earth are Sunderland wearing?!

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

I agree with you, mate. United weren't good but probably deserved a draw. Martial was fouled in the first half and it wasn't a pen.

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

Just a kick off happened, there was a crash sound and our power went out. Some tree hit the wires... thank god we have a full house generator. Kathy's dad put one in when he was living here

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

Blimey - do you have to go and do some emergency tree surgery? Hope everything's okay around the house.

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

It’s all Spurs, as you’d expect. This is a much stronger-looking side Sunderland, however, with Kirchhoff and Cattermole giving the defence plenty of protection.

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

Wanyama tries an overhead that's neither here nor there. Well over the top.

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

Good start by Spurs

11:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

They're resisting being hypnotized by those hideous Sunderland away shirts.

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello chaps . I'm back for the late one. I was gone because I was watching the movie " Pretty in Pink." Actually I was on the phone regarding a tutoring job, but I'm back now.

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I did watch while I was on the phone. A dominant start by the Spuds. Fred is sound asleep in my bedroom.

11:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just read the comment about the crash and the tree . I hope everyone in ENY is OK.

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

Welcome back, MUR. You haven't missed much. "Pretty in Pink" is probably a superior entertainment.

11:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Number One Son shoots over after Harry Kane tackled Cattermole and set him up. Makes Fred feel like Number Two Son

11:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I reckon that UWS has gone off for a spot of emergency tree surgery.

11:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM. Thanks mate.

11:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Didaboji fouls Sissy just outside the box and should have been booked , but wasn't

11:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Eric Dier fancies this long shot effort at the free kick.

11:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not quite the same as his effort this summer against Russia.

11:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

ERic Dier shoots the free kick will over. The free kick was a dier of one.

11:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jordan Pickford got that name because he frequently picks the ball out of the back of the net. Am I right?

11:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wnayama fouls Pienaar on his return to SFL

11:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Jan is headed well over by Jan Kierchoff.

11:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wnayama volleys wide after two previous Spuds efforts were blocked.

11:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sunderland would be well pleased with escaping Shite Fart with a point here. What does Fred think of it so far?

11:57 AM  

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