Lakenheath Old Boys

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

It's Time to Watch Football


Yesterday's matches nearly put me to sleep - not a Super Saturday at all. But today promises much, much better. We start with Manchester City, who have recently been going through a slump, up against a faltering Southampton side. Something's got to give. Then there is a big one from Stamford Bridge. Matches between Chelsea and United tend to bring fireworks - let's hope this one doesn't disappoint. Join me for all the usual banter here on the LOB.

419 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob. I'm up to join you and sure agree that hopefully, the matches are much better than yesterday

8:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Some very interesting team news out of the Etihad:

Manchester City (an incomprehensible 3-2-4-1): Bravo; Stones, Kompany, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Gundogan; Sane, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling; Aguero.

Subs: Fernando, Nolito, Caballero, Jesus Navas, Clichy, Otamendi, Iheanacho.

Southampton (a cohesive 4-3-3): Forster; Martina, Fonte, van Dijk, McQueen;
Clasie, Romeu, Davis; Tadic, Redmond, Austin.

Subs: Yoshida, Rodriguez, McCarthy, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Hojbjerg, Stephens.

Hunk: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Weary)

8:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - I know that your presence is going to bring us some luck and better matches. Thanks for joining.

8:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vinnie Kompany and Aguero are back in the starting lineup for Citeh, which should help their chances against the Saints.

8:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, Bob. I appreciate that. Hopefully I can be more motivational than yesterday.We can combine our superpowers and perhaps that will work. If UWS comes on board then that may be the clincher.

8:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sounds like an overly cautious variation of a 3-6-1 because Pep likes to overload the midfield against such attacking powers as the Saints.

8:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the Etihad.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Citeh avoid defeat then they will remain top of the pops as will you. Otherwise, Liverpool go top.

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

Did you see any of the Champions League match with Barca in mid-week - I heard it was quite the demolition.

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

Actually - I think it's Arsenal at the top, as Liverpool conceded that late goal against WBA. They needed a clear two-goal win to take the top spot.

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. Thanks for the clarification.My apologies to Gooners. I think Citeh do go top if they avoid defeat.

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

Southampton are likely to try to break through Tadic and feed Austin up front.

8:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Romeu left a mark on the Ginger Winger there and he's still hobbling a bit - worrisome for Citeh.

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I DVRED Barca vs Citeh and the Gunners vs LUDO. I watched Barca vs Citeh and it was a demoliition,but it was only 1-0 when Bravo was sent off on the hour mark for hand ball outside the box. Also, Messi had a hat-trick and without him I didn't think there was much difference between the sides.

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

This has been a quiet start, City pushing the pace but Southampton standing strong. I think we’ll be enjoying a fair few fouls in centerfield.

8:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I watched the first half of the Gunners vs Ludo and will be watching the second half today

8:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Unfortunately, it seems a lot like yesterday

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back from a short trip to the bog . Did I miss anything?

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fernandinho goes on a run down the right and just fails to pick out Sterling at the far post.

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

Not a lot, mate. The Guardian has described it as "sedate as a sedan."

I've been texting with our handyman who has been really erratic recently. We're trying to get some odd jobs done before the snow starts to fly.

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

Silva intercepts a poor ball from Clasie insdie the centre-circle and immediately releases De Bruyne on the left. He sees Sane making a run across the face of goal so tries a low cross, only for Van Dijk to stab behind for a corner which comes to nowt.

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

Interesting that Citeh have Sane and Liverpool have Mane in essentially the same position. Coincidence?

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Classie sure didn't live up to his name with that wild finish

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Definitely not coincidence. It's the way the universal energy flows, mate.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great tackle by Van Dijck on De Bruyne

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tadic wins a corner off of Stones.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Tadic is headed away by fellow Serb, Kolorov, who has seen those over the years

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!REDMOND GIVES CITEH THE LEAD THANKS TO SOME REALLY HORRIBLE CITEH DEFEMDING

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

GOAL! What a calamity for Stones and Citeh and Redmond has snuck in to round Bravo and score.

Southampton are 0-1 up!

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's really simple to describe . Citeh were safe in possession when all of a sudden, Stones made a crazy back pass towards Bravo that was picked up by Redmond, who was less than a Stones throw away . He easily rounded Bravo and easily slotted home.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gooners must be delighted. I guess whomever picked them to win the title would be in pole position in the PPP.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

McQueen fouls Silva just outside the box following a corner.

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!STONES REDEEMS HIMSELF AS HE SHOOTS IN THE FREE KICK FROM DE BRUYNE AT THE FAR POST.

No. He's ruled offside. I guess not.

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

GOAL! Stones gets immediate redemption with an easy tap in from a brilliant ball by Ginger Winger.

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

The goal has been ruled out for offside as Sergio Aguero was in an off-side position when he went to head the ball. Shame - both players needed a break there.

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Romeu with a long range effort that is well wide, but great passing leading up to that attempt.

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

Stones does present Gareth Southgate with a problem. He's just about the complete central defender, but he is prone to crazy mistakes from time to time.

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

Morning Boys... what a lovely pass by Stones!

Missed his redemption piece. Was very confused when you announced a goal and it was still 0-1

Two wins for teams in red would do me good today!

Congrats for your lot yesterday

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gundogan drags a shot from just outside the box well wide.

9:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I have to pay attention to my Giants too this morning
They are playing at Twickenham at 9:30

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, UWS. Great to have you on board.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Chelskilad said...

Hello guys . Hope you are all well . Watching the football on the iPad at the pub . Might put the NFL from Twickenham on as well because it's on BBC 2 .

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

Morning, UWS - thanks for joining us. I know that What's App is easier but we miss you over here. Sorry to nag.

9:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Welcome Bruv
You have to change your icon...especially today!!

9:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I have the NFL on my phone

9:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, Chelskilad! Great to have you on board, too, for the big one coming up next.

9:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

NFL....I know not what you speak of?

9:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL! I'm looking forward to the banter between the Nocito brothers today. What are your predictions?

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

As the half ends, Citeh look a bit lost. They're front line has not been clicking at all.

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

Romeu really looks and plays like an assassin.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Saints are one up at the half amidst boos from the home fans.

9:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Drives me nuts
City down... 10 secs to go...passing the ball around the back
Hate modern day football....like City doing it though

9:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sad news. I don't know him but Daryl Upshaw, LHS Class of 1979, has died. RIP.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Tony. It should be interesting in the late one with two United fans and a Chelski fan aboard.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I never heard of him, but my condolences.

9:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What team will Jose pick today
Is he going to have the players stay on coach and just park it at the top of the box?
Is he going to attack?
Are United going to get to the stadium on time unlike their trips to WHL and UP last week

Rooney didn't travel down to London

9:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More bad news for Pep Guardiola. De Bruyne has been subbed for Ihenacho. Must have picked up a knock.

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

9:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Is Jose paving the way for Rooney leaving the club in January?

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He did put on an extra striker, so Citeh should be more attack minded.

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There were rumors that he would be moving to a Chinese club last summer. I could see him moving at the end of the season.

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

Kolarov picks up a yellow for obstructing Charlie Austin as he flicks the ball beyond him.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kolorov booked for obstructing Charlie Texas off a long ball from Gordon McQueen

9:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Makes sense - I don't think he could even do a job in the MLS at this stage - his game has deteriorated that much.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Davis plays it out wide to Tadic and his cross has a lot of hang time , which is easily caught by Bravo.

9:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sterling has switched sides to play the Ginger Winger role out wide right now. I prefer De Bruyne in that role.

9:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Im back from a trip to the loo

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wouldn't be surprised if it finishes 0-0 at the Bridge. I expect Jose to pick a cautious lineup. A shame as United showed that they can be entertaining when the played on Thursday

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back. I had two trips in the first half. Fortunately, none of us missed a goal.

9:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Giants already losing

9:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

bugger.. 1-1

9:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Ihenacho comes good almost immediately!

9:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!IHENACHO TIES IT UP WITH A GREAT FINISH . IT'S 1-1

9:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great cross ball by Fernandinho to Sane and he feeds the youngster for an easy finish.

1-1 Game on!

9:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

City will win this easily now!

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was all ticky tacky when out of the blue , Fernandinho played a long diagonal down the left to Sane . He mad e run and passed to Ihenacho, who got in front of a defender , who was playing a lot like Dick Van Dyke and scored easily from six yards out.

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Naughty by Aguero on Charlie Texas.

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

Now it's Aguero into the book - he's getting frustrated.

9:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams sit back too much.. what do expect to happen if you don't try to go forward.... I just don't get it

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did anyone see the EL match on Thursday vs Fenerbache? It was a return to OT for RVP, boos for Skrtel, the pantomime villain, and hisses from Fred for their manager Dick Advo CAT.

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree, UWS. It was even worse yesterday.

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Van Dijck is down injured. He defended more like Dick Van Dyke when Citeh tied it up.

9:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I do think that there are more goals in this one.

9:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just saw the goals from Thursday

9:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rangers and Celtic playing in the League Semi Final today
Scoreless in the 35th minute

9:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Winners meet Aberdeen in the Final

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ihenacho has a [ass come off of Fonte for a corner that is cleared.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That Final sounds like a real classic, LOL.

9:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Is it another CL and EL week this next week? Should be able to watch more this week.

9:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Saints can't pass the ball to each other any more

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred said that Advo Cats lads played like a bunch of girl cats. He used a word that has the same meaning. Harsh from Fred

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hoijberg is on for Classie, who really hasn't been in the second half.

9:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nice save by Forster

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Forster with a great save from Gundogan

9:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

End to end stuff now at the Etihad. This match has really opened up.

9:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Why isn't Forster England's #1?

9:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United sitting in SEVENTH.. a win today would only take them up above their hosts into 5th..
A Sotton win would drop United to 8th

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's EFL Cup matches in midweek then the following week is a CL/EL week, followed by an international break at the end of that weekend.

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

That's a bit sexist from Fred. Is he a Trump supporter?

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

Oh - even better. I'm hoping that my Leeds boys can extend their EFL Cup run this season with another win.

9:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree, Bob. I think Forster is in form keeper, but politics prevents him from starting.

9:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Don't think this week is a European week. There is a fortnight between the matches agains the same opponent in the CL

It is League Cup this week I think. Manc derby and all

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not at all. He's just advocating for Advo CAT.

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct, UWS. There will be a MAnc Derby. I think Leeds hosts the Canaries.

10:00 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Tuesday
Arsenal Reading
Bristol City Hull
Leeds Norwich
Liverpool Spurs
Newcastle Preston

Wednesday
Southampton Sunderland
West Ham Chelsea
Man U Man C

10:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL!

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

Can't wait for those fixtures - Tuesday seems like a good day for me.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, UWS. United are about the same in the standings , if not worse than when LVG was in charge, but I am definitely not advocating a return to his tactics.

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

Great save by Bravo from a shot by Austin.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I hope the matches are not ruined by reserve teams being fielded.

10:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Austin with a shot.. he was wide open... should have done better with that attempt.... hit it away from the keeper!

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bravo pushes a way a powerful shot from Charlie Texas.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That shows that Citeh are not guaranteed a win today

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry. I meant to say NOT advocating.

10:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Be better Southampton with getting the shot off
Look dangerous until it really counts

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sane wins a corner off of Fonte.

10:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

My brother was very wordy on here this morning, wasn't he?

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Taken short to Sane and headed wide by Aguero.

10:05 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I know City will score... of course.. I knew Arsenal were going to score yesterday


I hope I'm wrong twice

10:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Where did Chelskilad go? Is he worried about the match?

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Navas on for Bad Kompany as Pep appears to be going for it.

10:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Goalless at ht at Hampden Park

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He was a real chatterbox, LOL.

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

A little over ten minutes for Citeh to win this one. Seven of the top eight dropped points this weekend.

10:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He's not really a Chelsea fan anymore
He's a Jose and Klopp fan

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just shows that those OLD Firm matches are classics. I think Celtic won 5- 1 when they met in the SPL.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess he was happy with the result on Monday

10:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams are out for the Bridge Battle
Bad Guys
Court
Az
David Luiz
Cahill
Moses
Kante
Matic
Alonso
Pedro
Costa
Hazard

Good Guys
De Gea
Valencia
Bailly
Smalling
Blind
Herrera
Fellaini sigh
Lindgard
Pogba
Ashford
Ibra

10:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Who would you have in Fellaini's spot, UWS?

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Claude Puel shutting up shop as JWP is on for Charlie Texas.

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

Overtime Fellaini is in the side it means we are going for the draw
Stopping the other team and not trying to score


Carrick played well on Thursday. Defended well and was good with the pass

Fellaini will foul people, get booked and act like a moron

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ageuro goes on a nice solo run , but is pushed out wide and drags his shot wide.

10:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Carrick

10:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Where's Mata instead of Rooney?
They are both not in the side!

Martial?

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. I would prefer to see Carrick starting, but Jose prefers someone like Hair Bear in the lineup.

10:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That makes sense.

10:13 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Saints with a modern day corner... front post... easily cleared!

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Lingard is replacing Mata. Is that correct?

10:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Quite a good top of the table if this stays as is
City 20
Arsenal 20
Pool 20
Spurs 19

10:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A win for Chelsea would put them on 19
A United win would put them only 3 points back


I think United host Burnley next Saturday

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

Nolito is being prepared to come on - why?

10:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

5 added minutes

Why?.... I know why.... big club not winning

10:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This is a good time for United to meet City in the EFL Cup. They're definitely not firing on all cylinders.

10:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sane trots off to be replaced by Nolito for the remaining minutes.

10:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Every time the ball goes in the box... i fear a blue is going to fall and they will get a pen

Of course, City would miss it

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Both teams will play the reserves, so its' hard to predict the outcome.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Five minutes of stoppage time and I agree with UWS as to the reason why,.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's possible. Citeh are that desperate that they may resort to doing anything to win a pen.

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

Forster is booked for time wasting - Soton just hanging on for the draw now.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great tackle by Fonte for a Citeh corner.

10:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

City's last five matches
Celtic 3 City 3
Spurs 2 City 0
City 1 Everton 1
Barca 4 City 0
City 1 Sotton 1... hopefully


A slump?

10:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

2 minutes to go

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ihenacho has a shot blocked off of Vamn Dijck for another that is cleared as Citeh continue the late onslaught.

10:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

miscue by a Saint... will that cost them

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Pep effect, just like laughing gas, is starting to wear thin

10:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Last chance saloon for Citeh now.

10:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Will the streak continue in the League Cup at Old Trafford?

10:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A definite slump for Citeh - they were flying in September. I don't know what's happened to them.

10:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BLOW UP REF

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice long pass from Bravo to Silva

10:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BTW... why are Leeds matches almost always the last to finish??

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hard to predict the Manc Derby if the reserves are playing.

10:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It happened to City last season too.
Strong start and then down

10:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!!

Ends 1-1

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mark Clattenburg blows the final whistle and Citeh are held 1-1.

10:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

An excellent result for Soton there, who finish 8th. Citeh drop another couple of points.

10:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Off for walkies in a chilly Scotia
I'll be back for kick off

10:26 AM  
Blogger Chelskilad said...

Might have to change my name soon . Don't like the way the club operates nowadays. Will have my full support behind United today . Sorry to disappoint those of you looking for a Bro v Bro banter thing .

10:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No disappointment here, Chelski - just glad that you're on board today. Have a good pint for me.

10:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm back from walkies with Sparky on a pleasant morning. I second Bob's statement.

10:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am back from a windy walk... come on Man U, Come on Man U Come on Man U

10:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams in the tunnel..here they come

United have not done well vs Chelsea as of late
Please change today

10:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams coming out at the Bridge.

10:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Welcome Tone

10:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Jose has gone to the correct bench... habit must have been tough to break

What kind of music are they playing?
Where is the Blue is the Colour

10:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well done Bruv... now make your mojo work

10:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose was sacked by Chelski on my 50th birthday and was told to get out, stay out, and not come back. Is he permitted to be out on the field if given those instructions?

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

There it is after coming back from break

Rash or Lindy should roast Moses
We are off

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

Here we go, then - let's have a good one chaps!

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

BLOODY HELL

30 SECONDS!!!

11:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from SB

COME ON MAN UNITED!

11:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bloody hell - 30 seconds in! Sorry, chaps.

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

what they hell were United doing

11:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL!! CHELSEA TAKE THE LEAD 30 SECONDS IN

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

What were Smalling and De Gea doing

11:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Terrible mistake there from Smalling who didn't realize that Pedro was slipping in behind him. Should have attacked it.

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

BTW, Celtic take the lead in the 87th min

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

What the hell... Bailly with an atrocious effort to clear.... do they know the game has started?????

11:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

so weak of an effort from Lindy
Wins a corner

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm asking the same question on what is a nightmare begin for Jose. Not a single United player touched the ball as an innocuous long ball caught out Smalling and De Gea as the two couldn't figure out whowould get the ball. The answer was Pedro , who greatfuly walked the ball into an empty net.

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

Early doors, lads. Early doors. That should open things up. This has started with a crackling atmosphere.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Chelskilad said...

Sorry . I'm a jinx . I needed Arsenal to win yesterday for my football thing at the pub . Now none of the Gooners are even talking to me .

11:05 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

USELESS corner by Blind
Why kick it there when there was NO RED SHIRT there!!

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner was cleared as United are doing their level best to tie it up.

11:05 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sorry about the Gooners Tony

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea and Smalling sure looked like clowns , trying to defend a routine long ball. They were the Side Shows for which I am not interested.

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

Great movement from the United front line now. This is absorbing stuff.

11:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just over by Ibra

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

A decent cross by a modern day footballer....stunning

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL1 tHE ONE TIME vALENCIA PUTS IN A GOOD CROSS AND zLATAN HEADS OVER WITH A FREE HEADER FROM TWO YARDS OUT.

11:08 AM  

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