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!

Friday, November 11, 2016

England vs Scotland Version 113... a World Cup Qualifier to boo


Nineteen days short of 144 years since England and Scotland first played a match, they meet today at Wembley in a big qualifier for Russia '18. Luckily  enough for me, it is being played on Veteran's Day so I am home and ready to watch! Will both teams be sporting poppies on their armbands despite it being  a no-no according to the numpties at FIFA. I did also read that Scotland will be wearing their atrocious PINK kit today!! Seriously? White vs blue hasn't clashed for 112 other meetings!!
Let's hope Southgate puts a good side together and we get one over on the Jocks... don't let Kathy know I said that... she's a MacDonald and I could pay for that comment

Join me for the match

UWS

171 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

Lots of Scots getting drunk at Trafalgar Square!
It's seems like an invasion from the North.. remembering the 70s when Wembley was full of Scots!!

12:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Alan Shearer
"I would be lying if I said I was confident"

I feel the same Alan

12:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Scotland will be wearing pink tonight
Bloody modern day football

12:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for posting the thread to get us going mate. I'll be around this afternoon in the office watching on Fox Soccer 2 Go.

1:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Don't like the idea of a pink away kit at all. Maybe it will put the Jocks off, eh?

1:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news out of Wemberly:

England: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Stones, Rose; Sterling, Henderson, Dier, Lallana; Rooney, Sturridge

Subs: Heaton, Pickford, Clyne, Jagielka, Bertrand, Townsend, Walcott, Wilshere, Lingaard, Kane, Vardy, Rashford

Scotland: Gordon; Anya, Hanley, Berra, Wallace; Brown, Fletcher; Forrest, Morrison, Snodgrass; Griffiths

Subs: Marshall, Hamilton, R Martin, Kingsley, Paterson, Bannan, Burke, Ritchie Naismith, McArthur, C Martin, S Fletcher

1:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rooney can't get a game at United and yet he's still skippering England?!

1:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Team sheets
England
Hart
Walker
Rose
Dier
Cahill
Stones
Henderson
Sturridge
Rooney
Lallana
Bench
Clyne, Heaton, Walcott, Jags, Bertrand, Townsend, Kane, Vardy, Ashford, Wilshire, Lingard and Pickford

Not too pleased with that line up...same old same old...BORING

The Pink Ladies
Gordon
Anya
Hanley
Berra
Wallace
Fletcher
Morrison
Brown
Snodgrass
Forrest
Griffiths
Bench
Marshall
Hamilton
Martin
Kingsley
Paterson
Banyan
Burke
Richie
Naismith
McArthur
Martin
Fletcher

1:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not happy with the team at all
It is the same team that has been stinking up the place...why do they deserve to play
Southgate has come in with a big broom and cleaned the place out...hasn't he!!!

1:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

FSN about to start coverage...wish it was NBC

1:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ian Holloway has taken over at Loftus Road.
I hadn't realized that JFH had left his post

2:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I would have had Heaton in goal tonight. He was lights out at Old Trafford

2:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Record over the 144 years and 112 matches
England have 47 wins
Scotland have 41
24 draws
England have scored 195 goals to Scotland with 171

Pretty close all round

2:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

More facts
Scotland won 10 of the first 16 matches
England caught and passed them after WWII
Scotland have only one 12 matches since then
England pulled ahead for the first time in 1983

2:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Armenia scored an injury time winner to come from 0-2 down to win 3-2 against Montenegro

2:21 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on England....entertain me!!!

2:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fox going commercial on top of commercial...back for a sec and back to commercial
Getting no atmosphere!!

2:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams coming out of the tunnel... come on England!!

2:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Flower of Scotland being blasted out by their fans... no booing from England fans... now the same for GSTQ

2:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Scotland fans booing GSTQ

Fans trying to out sing them
This should giddy up England

COME ON !!!

2:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

From the Beeb
Whether you are for that kind of thing or not, you can't argue that we have got a 'proper' atmosphere inside the new Wembley tonight. And that doesn't happen all too often.

2:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Get out of the damn studio... go to the stadium!

Poppy time
Crowd is silent and then applause

2:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back for the match now. Looking forward to joining you. It's Armistice Day, of course, so we've got a ceremonial beginning to the match this afternoon.

2:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Poppy Wreaths being brought to the center spot
Players arm in arm as the Last Post being played
Crowd is silent

Well done

2:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great job both sets of supporters

Poppy armband being worn by both sides

Stick it to FIFA!!


Great job everyone at Wembley as Southgate and Strachan shake hands


COME ON ENGLAND
COME ON ENGLAND
COME ON ENGLAND

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Immaculate acknowledge of that moment. And now here we go!

2:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wish it was Keegan and Brooking vs Dalglish and Souness

We are off

2:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Phil Neville is on the mic

2:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Those are crap kits, indeed. It doesn't even appear that it's in aid of cancer research or anything - just a bad idea.

We're away!

2:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Can't believe the Jocks are wearing pink

2:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Very ping pongy early doors.

2:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I was reading that Scotland have worn pink traditionally in the past but not against England

2:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ex Red Devil Fletcher slices his effort

Can't believe he is only being Jim Leighton and Kenny Dalglish in caps

2:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stones loses the ball in the center circle...he thinks he's Maradona!!

2:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The commentators don't sound like they are in the stadium

2:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fletch BEHIND not being

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice free kick chance for England now - Rooney over it.

Long one to the back post. Hanly knocks it back to his keeper.

2:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

first chance for England to get the ball in the box
Rooney too deep and comes to nothing
How can England's captain get it so wrong

2:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not sure you know that I'm here, mate.


HIYA, UWS!!!

2:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not happy with England's start
Should I be surprised ?

2:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hey Bob... I saw you... sorry I didn't acknowledge

2:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rooney gives away a silly free kick. Snoddy to swing it in.

Cleared out.

2:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lallana breaks but cuts back and lets everyone come back

It wasn't a good counter attack Phil

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

No worries, mate - how are you?

2:56 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Really enjoyed my day off today
Kids are off the wall at school
inmates controlling the assylum

2:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh dear - sorry to hear that. But I'm glad you're enjoying a three-day weekend.

2:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Leeds get a mention!!

2:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice shout-out for Leeds United's last championship year and Wee Gordon's role in that.

2:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

stop phasing about in the back!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

England playing with fire at the back right now; the Jocks are working them hard.

3:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Crowd want a pen. Ref waves it away

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - referee - what was that?

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More Keystone Kops defending at the back for England. What are they playing at?

3:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why can't England play the English way? They're not good enough to play it another way

Phil says to be patient...why?

3:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Germany to up in San Marino

3:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

15 gone...NO effort towards the goal for England or Scotland

WHY OH WHY

3:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Has Sturridge touched the ball

3:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I DON'T WANT MY CENTER BACK DRIBBLING OUT
I WANT MY CENTER BACK TO DEFEND

3:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless cross by Lallana

3:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't think Daniel has. He's another one who's not a regular for his club. He typically gets about 10 minutes when Liverpool are already 3 or 4-0 up. I don't get it.

3:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rooney's effort was better this time but still cleared
Still no shots

3:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rooney to swing one in again. Good ball, please.

Not bad - but cleared. Another one swung in from the other side by Hendo. Cleared out again. The crosses seem to be meat and drink for the Jocks so far.

3:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick chance more central now
Stupid foul again by a modern day football

3:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Who will take
Dier scored in the WC
Rooney takes it... off the wall
Not too good

3:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sterling picks up a nice free kick chance now.

3:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!!!

Sturridge flicks in a header from a decent cross by Walker

HATE THE SOUND FOX IS GIVING US!!

3:11 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Hello boys! i"m joining you at the 10 minute mark. Are you ahead?

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

Lovely header there by Sturridge.

3:13 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Right, I figured out why I'm behind. I caught up now. 1-0 and that was a better header that it appeared on first glance.

3:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good response by the Scots
WIDE OPEN HEADER six yards out...muffs it

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - I'm at the 26th minute mark.

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

Welcome, Gooner!

3:16 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

I'm in the pro-Pink kit camp. I can really see them.

3:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rooney with an absolutely atrocious pass... Griffiths should have passed it but didn't
England let off there

3:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Howdy Gooner

3:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Slovakia two up in England's group

3:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

England play Spain on Tuesday
Will it be Southgate's last or will he keep the job
I think he will keep it

3:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NI 1-0 up vs top of the group Azer

3:20 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Hiya boys. There's a chasm in quality between these two teams. I don't recognize these Scots at all.

3:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I miss the days of the great Scotland teams
Playing in both WC in the mid 70s
So many stars playing in the First Division
Why has it changed so much

3:22 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Tuesday is a friendly. With as many limping Spaniards and English, I can't imagine a hammer and tongs event. I've been getting multiple emails every day from the England supporters club assuring me of the availability of choice seats left.

3:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

a big dive by Rose... I HATE IT

3:24 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Book that Spud! Disgraceful midget arsonist

3:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rooney tries to pass it but why not shoot!!
He has lost all confidence to use his left foot

Stunning

3:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It's at Wemberlee?

3:26 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Oooh, Rooney's no Ōzil with that attempt.

3:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Steve, who is your least favorite ex Gunner
I think I have two
Strachan and Hughes...they've been anti United since they left OT
Bob, Leeds?

3:27 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Whatever happened to that idea of playing the friendlies away from Wembley to mix it up for the fans? That was a good idea.

3:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Northern Ire two up

3:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

uh...Wembley was finished!!

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

Red Devil 1FCK has joined me in the office for a bit of the footer action this afternoon. He says hi.

3:29 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Generally, any player who has worn the kit for us I treat like kin. Van Persie and Adebayor notably excepted.

3:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Say hello from me

3:29 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Welcome Alex

3:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sounds like two good ones

3:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Definite chasm in quality. But England have got to resist the temptation to play a long ball/crossing kind of game that they're used to.

3:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

England haven't done much so far apart from the goal
Scotland have played better

3:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

From Auntie Beeb

After 41 minutes, John Stones has played 48 passes - the most in the England team. He has completed 94% of them but, tellingly, they are all performed deep on the pitch. Only five have been in the Scotland half.

3:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

7 seconds added to the half
Half time
Fox go to commercial after 20

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half time arrives. Quite satisfied with proceedings so far.

3:34 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Is Rooney just hanging on for some particular England appearance or goal tally? How can he still still fill the leader role. Mind, no idea who would be a good leader from this squad.

3:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

John Stones goes for a wonder into the Scottish half, he runs into a man in pink, Adam Lalland picks it up and spreads it out wide, where Raheem Sterling then runs headlong into an opponent.

Forrest Gump football


Not brilliant from the Three Lions

3:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

France are scoreless at home with Sweden

3:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Slovakia three up against Lith

3:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rooney needs to go Stateside or China...or Goodison

3:38 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

It should be the next England boss's express duty to shift him out.

3:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We are off for the second half with all those red seats still empty...bloody prawn sandwich brigade

3:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're away again in the second half. More of the same, please, lads.

3:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless by Cahill.. kicks it right out of play and he hurt himself

3:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed, Gooner - Roon is the past.

3:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Anya marauds down the flank but then shanks it out of play. Danny Rose did well to shepherd him out.

3:50 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Where's that penalty celebrating crap corner taking Biggles impersonator tonight? Bencb?

3:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Alright, lads - I'm signing off and going upstairs to watch on the big screen.

3:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Scotland should have tied it up there... where are England?
Are they with the red seat clan

3:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All Scotland...shot blocked

COME ON ENGLAND!!!

3:52 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Bob, do you have to prove you're not a robot when you comment? If there's any way to kill that feature on this blog, I'm in favor

3:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TWO NIL
LALANNA WITH ENGLAND'S SECOND

Another glancing header

3:53 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

LALALA!!!!

3:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I never click it

3:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool on top of the league
Liverpool players score both England goals


I'm nervous about what is happening at Anfield
Clop should have been at OT instead of a second year with LVG

3:57 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

I can't comment unless I do. Does my head in

3:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Just got upstairs in time to see that goal go in. Lovely technique from Lallana. We're ensconced in the Poli Sci Reading Room watching on their widescreen.

3:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Really?

3:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Same as Euro 96... Scotland should have tied it up... then England go down and go two up

Same direction too

4:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why didn't you do that earlier?
Your picture has changed

4:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'd like to see some changes now. Reinforce the dominance.

4:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A hat-trick of headers!
Three nil England
Cahill with the header this time

4:04 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Why isn't the commentary that the Scots aren't ahead because when England has gifted them chances, they've muffed them? Strachan's got to to be for the chop after this. I don't know but has he left anyone out of the squad? Or should they immediately start the Jack Charlton technique of uncovering Scottish grannies

4:04 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Cahill with the third headed goal of the night!

4:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Missed that Cahill got booked before his goal and is out of the next qualifier

4:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why is Sterling so bad for England.... He has improved in a Citeh shirt

4:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Free header for Cahill. Over and done with

4:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stupid tackle by Rose there

Where are their brains?

4:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogba has equalized for the French versus Sweden

4:07 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Sterling plays with DeBruyne, Silva, and Aguerro at City. J-Hen's not going to put you in the headlines now, is he?

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Scotland in danger of being overrun

4:10 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Ah, Biggles is on the bench

4:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Walker breaks forward...sometimes he is clueless on what to do with the ball
I don't like him much. He goes forward well except for the final ball and he sucks defending

4:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Any news from the Germany - San Marino for the Red Devil?

4:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sterling misses from TWO inches!!

4:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

5 nil up the last time I checked

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ah - Sterling should have scored. Poor.

4:13 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

TBF, J-Hen's delivery not the problem that time.

4:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Khedria 7 m
Gnarby 9, 56
Hector 32, 65

4:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

France have come from behind to take a 2-1 lead at home to Sweden
North Ire three up vs Azer

4:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Vardy replaces Sturridge

4:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sturbridge gets a rest; he'll be happy about that goal. Vardy comes on.

4:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

In England's group, Slovakia leading 3-0 at home to Lithuania and Slovenia is 1-0 up at Malta

4:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sterling plays a useless pass inside the box... HOPELESS

4:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Red Devil thanks you for the update.

4:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

How about SHOOT


loved that Magazine... i miss it

4:20 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Spirit? Spirit? These Scots wouldn't enough spirit if they were all on a Glenlivit IV drip. That's the problem. No quality, no spirit.

4:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Two more changes for The Jocks.

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL, Gooner! Nice one!

4:22 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

They need a maniac at the youth level who pushes the kids with promise to play in the German or French leagues. In a generation they might get lucky with a Pulicic like we have.

4:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Doing a quiz for the best average finish in English football Leagues

I got the first 9 without mistake
United avg fin 3.1
Arsenal 3.5
Liverpool 4.27
Chelsea 6.77
Spurs 8.27
Everton 9.7
Villa 11.07
Newcastle 13.2
Man City 14.77

The rest
West Ham 15.1
Blackburn 17.97
Southampton 18.43
Boro 21.6
LEEDS 21.97

4:26 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

These Scots would be on a hiding to nothing but humiliation in a WC finals.

4:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

5 to go
I wish England entertained me more
A 3 nil win but still not really happy

4:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ole football now

4:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Now just passing around
Just boring
Not trying to go anywhere
The fans are not enjoying it..they are bored and have to do something

4:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another goal in NI... FOUR NIL
Azer hadn't concede one goal before tonight in qualifying

4:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm surprised that we are that high; we've been in the wilderness for years.

4:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

England 3-0 Scotland
Posted at
16:28
Excellent travel news. I mean excellent.

The M1 North is shut.

4:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I was too

4:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

WHY DON'T THEY WANT TO ENTERTAIN

4:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless pass by Walker and Rooney fouls and is in the book

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Two minutes of stoppage as Roon goes into the book

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The free kick from Griffith goes over

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Full time - 3-0; pleased with that.

4:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That's it

Still hate Fox's coverage

I am off to coach a practice for Siena
It is from 7-8.
I'll try to join in for the USA Mex match

TTFN

4:36 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Not enthralling stuff but 3 points from what should have been a trickier fixture than it was.

4:40 PM  

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