Lakenheath Old Boys

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

What a Way to End the International Break: El Classico Manchester



It's the hottest contested Manc Derby in years thanks to two managers who have a mutual hate for each other as well as Zlatan calling former manager, Pep, a coward. I Can't wait for this match to start. Then there's the remainder of the Prem matches. Now time to get a nice cuppa freshly brewed coffee.

555 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - thanks for getting us started. I couldn't be more excited about this morning's match-up. I'll be back in a tick with a cuppa.

7:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate.Glad to help. I just got mine . The flavor is strange brew with some cream

7:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Claudio Bravo, as expected, makes his debut in in goal for Citeh , Mik makes his first start for United, and Ihenacho is in for the suspended Aguero. I am excited to see how Mik fares and to see if Zlatan can get the better of John Stones,.

7:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jesse Lingard makes his first start of the season.

7:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning boys
No Rashfordmor Martial
Mhiki is in

7:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams gathering in the tunnel:

Man Utd: de Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw, Pogba,
Fellaini, Mkhitaryan, Rooney, Lingard, Ibrahimovic.

Subs: Mata, Martial, Smalling, Rashford, Romero, Ander Herrera, Schneiderlin.

Man City: Bravo, Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Iheanacho, Nolito.

Subs: Zabaleta, Fernando, Caballero, Jesus Navas, Sane, Clichy, Garcia.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

7:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Jocks, In their infinite wisdom, have the first Old Form Derby in four years scheduled at the same time as the hottest contested Manc Derby in years.It's 0-0 midway through the first half of that one.

7:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

In recent times, United's team wasn't that dangerous and the bench was a weapon
Now the bench is lethal
Teams in the tunnel

7:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, UWS. How was your first week back? I wonder if you're having the same flavor of coffee as Yours Truly.

7:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will Jose and Pep shake hands or will it be like Jose vs Arsene?

7:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Big derby day today
Manchester
Glasgow
Yorkshire...good luck beating the table toppers Bob

7:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

One strange thing is that the managers had a fortnight to prepare for this match, but the players only a few days due to the international break.

7:28 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This was my pick for the first manager spat on the sidelines

7:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I forgot about that. It will be tough keeping pace with the Terriers, coached by a former German-American international

7:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They hugged
That's a spat for me...points for me

7:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We are off

7:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It seemed a friendly managerial embrace . Clattenburg gets us underway

7:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on Man U
Come on Man U
Come on Man U

7:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not a chance,mate. No points.

7:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

COME ON UNITED!

7:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Damn

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

Furious tempo from the start.

7:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

City close with a cross

7:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dangerous ball over from Ginger Winger but with Aguero suspended, no one was running on to it.

7:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PHEW! De Bruyne got free of fellow international, teammate, Hair Bear. Sterling failed to connect on his cross.

7:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hoops take the lead vs the Gers in the first Old Firm Derby played in four years.

7:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Still not thrilled to see Roon playing
Hope he shuts me up and scores a brace

7:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United losing the ball central midfield
Knock it off

7:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Something has to give since both teams have a perfect record. Citeh with all the early attacking

7:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another time
And another

7:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's twice in a row that Lingrad has cheaply conceded possession.

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

Oh - decent effort from Pogba there on the end of a good move. This is absorbing stuff.

7:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent break and shot by Pogba
Just over

7:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United with a great break led by Roon. He finds Mik with a diagonal, who lays it off to Pogba, who shoots just over with a first time pong range effort.

7:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bravo way out
If I would shoot quick and often
Free kick chance for City

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

Bailly gives away a dangerous free kick to City.

7:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bailey fouls De Bruyne just outside the box.

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

Rubbish free kick from Kolarov. Why didn't De Bruyne take it?

7:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless from Kolo
Lovely

7:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kolorov with an off color free kick that fails to trouble De Gea.

7:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Again sloppy passing
ibra blows the break

7:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zlatan with a shot blocked on a break that started with a tackle won by Mik in midfield.

7:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hoops go two up in the Old Firm Derby.

7:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United do attack with pace


7:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Roon sucks
United lose ball in midfield again
Bugger

7:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, lads - Ginger Winger gets free and slots home in the left corner. City strike first.

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

DAMN . DE BRUYNE GIVES CITEH THE LEAD ON THE COUNTER.

7:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless defending

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

Lingard seems really shaky today - what's up with him?

7:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Blind looks like he's blind to the action.Clichy played a long ball near the corner flag that was headed on by an unchallenged Ihenacho. Then De Bruyne won the ball by Blind , who was blind to what was happening and he shot easily past De Gea.

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

Sterling has a problem here.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gers pull one back at the Hoops as the Hoops lead 2-1 at the half.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's Lingard's first start of the season and it's the pressure of the occasion as well as trying to impress a the new manager, who's quite demanding

7:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The midfield is losing this for us

7:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fernandinho tackles Zlatan for a United corner. Sagna heads away the corner taken by Roon.

7:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rodney's corners just float in
Better than not beating the first man but put some pace on it

7:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not a good start to your first weekend of the school year

7:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

People were talking about Uniteds midfield being so much bigger and would dominate
Boy were they wrong

7:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That goal was only the second conceded by United this season. Not a bad record.

7:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh now win another free kick

7:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Big of argy bargy between Rooney and Pep there - hilarious!

7:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Taken by De Bruyne and headed away

7:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pep and Roon have a tussle
Bad from pep

7:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United have spent this half giving the ball away

7:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Moutinho's not happy - Mata and Rashford up warming up.

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. This derby is now a derby as Roon untucks Pep's shirt because he was holding the ball, preventing Roon from taking a throw. Points for first scuffle of the season?

7:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rangers get a goal back

7:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Get the ball over!!!

7:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Does that count as a scuffle between Pep and Jose since Roon is fighting for Jose?

7:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Roon is too slow

7:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roon with a nasty challenge on Fernandinho minutes after the incident with Pep. He's lectured by Clattenburg for being such a naughty lad.

7:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

New keeper and havent tested him once

7:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ibrahim and Roon look out of it

7:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think your sportscenter is about ten minutes behind.It must be fatigue from your first week back, LOL.

7:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good run by Miki but he's flagged offside.

7:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mik is flagged offside off a long ball from Shaw then is tripped by Bravo. I guess fortune favors the brave.

7:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Auto text for Ibra

7:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great volleys from Sagna is just over off a poor clearance and Nolito had his shirt pulled.

8:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fellaini is a disaster waiting to happen

8:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zlatan too easily tackled by Otamendi

8:01 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I can't believe how bad United's play in the midfield has been

8:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It seems like Blind and Lingard are too. Why are Mata and Rash on the bench. Does Jose have a rash?

8:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lindy and Rooney to come off at half time?

8:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United are lucky not to be further behind

8:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom boom, mate!

8:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He wont bring off Roon

8:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

To be fair, City haven't had many real chances beyond the goal.

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great ball from Sterling to Silva, whose pass is gathered by De Gea off the on rushing Nolito.

8:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Two nil
Absolutely rubbish

8:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

DAMN !IHENACHO PUTS CITEH TWO UP

8:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, mate - Ihenacho slots home the second goal on the rebound. How was he not offside, though?

8:05 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great call from linesman
Just give Ginger half an hour to shoot in box

8:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A lot like the first goal. A multi pass move that started deep in the Citeh half and this time Bailey was guilty of failing to put in a decent challenge on De Bruyne, who then ha d a shot come off the post and Ihenacho tucked away the rebound from a yard out

8:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All three parts of Uniteds team has been atrocious
Has Pogba touched the ball more than five times

8:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back to your question, Bob. I could see Mata on for Hair Bear and Rash for Lingard. I expect Jose to make those changes.

8:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Miki is losing all the challenges

8:10 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogba losese ball but was fouled luckily

8:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. I don't blame Pogba because United haven't had much of the ball.I think Mata could help with that

8:11 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So bad from Rooney

8:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

David Silva picks up the first yellow card of the day.

8:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nasty fouls by Silva and Otamedni on Valencia and why was neither booked? OH, Silva was.

8:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Zlatan gets one back as Bravo fumbles on his debut!

1-2!

8:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! FORTUNE DOES NOT FAVOR THE BRAVE AS BRAVO DROPPED A FREE KICK AND ZLATAN TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THAT GIFT BY EASILY TUCKING IT AWAY.

8:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Yes!!!!!!!!
Nice finish by Ibra
Lovely by Bravo
Bravo young man

8:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wonder what Joe Hart must be thinking.

8:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He didn't look too brave on that free kick

8:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Excellent finish from Zlatan there on the full volley - that wasn't an easy chance. He's top of the pops now on four goals, with my GBB suspended for a silly elbow two weeks ago.

8:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Credit to Valencia for winning that free kick thanks to some trickery.

8:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Love it about Bravo
Where's Joe Hart
He must be smiling in Italy

8:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rather naughty of him and he will be disappointed to not be participating, but it's his own fault.

8:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bailly picks up a yellow card for a cynical tug back.

8:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That's my GB man on top

Header at back post
Almost

8:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Zlatan receives a gorgeous ball from Roon but puts his header into Bravo's arms.

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes if stoppage time as Bailey is booked for a cynical foul. Roon wins a tackle and his cross is headed by Zlatan straight to Bravo.

8:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

End to end stuff

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bravo to United for pulling one back. Jose headed to the dressing room before halftime

8:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - more shenanigans from Bravo there with his defender. He's all at sea and Zlatan has a shot cleared off the line!

And that's half-time. Phew! Marvelous stuff.

8:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!Zlatan has a shot cleared off the line after another error by Bravo and Citeh lead 2-1 at the half. Time to catch our breath. This one is far from over.

8:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ibra misses a sitter
Half time
Lucky only to be one down
But could have been Desmomd right

8:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Celtic 3-1

8:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hoops now lead the Gers 3-1

8:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jack Wilshere on loan to the Cherries. How he has fallen.

8:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Only time United have won a Prem derby when losing at half time was at Maine Road
United two down at half
Two goals from King Eric and a winner by Keane with a goal at the back post
I remember it well

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

As expected, Jose has made a change. It's two. One of them , Herrera is a surprise. Herrera for Mik and Rash for Lingard

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now is a perfect time to end that streak.

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Rash goes on a great run down the left and his superb cross is volleyed over by Zlatan

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United have started the second half on the front foot. Are you listening, Desmond?

8:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Already two chances for Zlat

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zlatan chests down a pass from Roon and blasts well over from the D

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A poor challenge by Roon on Clichy. he's begging for a card

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roon cheaply concedes possession yet again

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zlatan booed for a foul from behind on Otamendi

8:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Roon moved wide
Less of a liability
Zlat in book

8:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Now Fellaini in book

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fernando about to come on because Pep believes it's better to look good than to feel good.

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

Back with a bagel for the second half now. Ihena cho off and Fernando on. Defensive move from Pep.

8:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

4-1 Celtic

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair Bear is booked for an elbow on Otamendi and Fernando on for Ihenacho

8:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Get Roon off

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pep believes looking good means going defensive to old on to the lead.

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back. Sounds like great brekkies. All I've had is some Strange Brew with Cream, but no Clapton.

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

Bravo's in trouble again and that's definitely a penalty for the foul on Rooney. What was Clattenburg thinking?

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bravo with a risky move and I thought he fouled Roon in the box. United should have had a penalty. Clattenburg got it wrong.

8:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Love how crowd are cheering Bravo
Almost blows it again
I agree with Lee and not Graham

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fortune certainly favored the Brave on that challenge.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I can see both points of view.

8:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ball fails to get in box
Roon wants a pen

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A sane change by Pep as Leroy Sane is on for his debut in place of Sterling.

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

Boom boom, MUR - you're on a roll today.

8:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

At least United have changed this half
A certain man and his notebook never changed anything

8:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless free kick by Roon

8:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The two subs clash there - Rashford on Sane.

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hoops now thrashing the Gers 5-1

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rash shows Sane what a Manc Derby is all about

8:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

5-1 Celtic and Rangers are down a man too

8:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Old Arsenal man Senderos got two yellows

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers , mate. Any time I have Strange Brew with Cream, my performance level improves.

8:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

As long as there's no Clapton involved....

8:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogba has been Pogpants

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The two Daves are chatting and the two Joes are battling in a battle of managerial wits.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM for both comments.

8:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All over at Parkhead

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

Ha - nice one, UWS.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over and the Hoops have thrashed the Gers 5-1

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Athletico have won 0-4 at Celta Vigo. All the goals were scored in the second half.

8:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Do I complain to you that your sportscenter is late

8:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Haven't seen much from Sane yet - can't believe how much these young players are worth these days. It's a scandal!

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sane with some trickery down the right then tries to be fancy with a cross and it's straight to De Gea.

8:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A decade ago, Evra was subbed at half time of a derby
He ended up ok
Miki will be ok

8:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bugger
Ibra was offside
Great by Rash

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

Rashford has a deflected one in the net but it's flagged off.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER!!!!! Rash has a goal disallowed off a long ball. It came off of Zlatan, who was well offside.

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

Bravo didn't look so clever on that one again - he's had a right 'mare today.

8:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

20 to go
Come on United

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed about Mik. He should be . The first season in the Prem is always an adjustment.

8:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nice save by De Gea
Could have been a pen with that challenge

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by De Gea off a short corner then De Gea saves the rebound from Otamendi . The next corner is headed away

9:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United slowing down on D here
Wake up

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair blocks a shot for another Citeh corner.

9:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Twilight saves well from Fernandinho's header.

And United spring a counter. Rashford was nearly in.

9:01 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That's United of old
Great by De Gea and then cross

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea catches the corner and throws to Rash ,who wins a corner off of Fernando

9:01 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless corner by Roon
Not a good one again

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stones heads out the corner from Roon for another. The next one from Roon is headed away then Pogba tackled in the D. Now Citeh break

9:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

DeB inside of post
Phew

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

Oh - Ginger Winger hits the post and it nearly dribbles in. Sane had played him in.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

AND Sane finds De Brruyne and his effort is off the post across the line and somehow United are only a goal behind.

9:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Silva had a big chance too. Should have hit the target.

9:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Silva hits one over

9:03 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogpants still done nothing

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry about the naughty remarks. I will try to behave , but it will take a great deal of effort. I forgot that we're the two Daves and the two Joes on the touchline. It's this derby day stuff.

9:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

15 to go

9:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kung Fu Panda getting readied now.

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose calling for some karate chops from a muscular looking lad.

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roon trips Fernadinho just outside the box.

9:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rooney gives away a silly foul there on the edge of the area.

9:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ginger Winger puts it well over the top.

9:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogpants is supposed to be strong
Lost it to a midget
City with free kick chance
Well over

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thankfully, the free kick from the Ginger one is over.

9:06 AM  

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