Lakenheath Old Boys

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday in the Premier League

A very good Sunday morning to everyone out there in LOB land. I'm getting to the footer a little later this morning, having made the strategic decision to skip the early offering of Watford v. Stoke. Stoke have just wrapped up a 0-1 away win in that one. We still have two other far more interesting matches on offer. We start with Arsenal v. Bournemouth and finish the day with United v. West Ham. Join me for all the usual LOB banter.

403 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob. I woke up around the time you posted the thread. Based on the highlights, we seem like two wise sages.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Next, it's the Gunners vs the Cherries at the EM. Gooner, dad, and Simon must be licking their chops at a victory

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

Arsenal enter this match in that vaunted Wenger Cup position of fourth but in grave danger of being cut off from the title chasing pack of Chelski, Liverpool and City. They'll need a win today against Eddie Howe's good footballing side, no question.

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

Morning, MUR - thanks for suggesting the lie in - it was nice to get that in before throwing myself back into the fray again.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the EM

9:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First sighting of Jack Wilshere, who is on loan with the Cherries and will spend the match in the stands. And we're away.

9:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news:

Arsenal: Cech; Debuchy, Mustafi, Koscieny, Montreal; Elneny, Xhaka; Walcott, Özil, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sanchez. Subs: Gibbs, Gabriel, Ramsey, Giroud, Ospina, Iwobi, Coquelin.

Bournemouth: Federici; A Smith, Francis, S Cook, B Smith; Gosling, Ake, Arter; King, C Wilson, Stanislas. Subs: Pugh, Afobe, Allsop, Fraser, Mings, Mousset, Ibe.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. I was thinking the same thing.

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

Oh - Ozil had a golden opportunity to open the scoring there. His side-footed effort was blocked.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wilshere is ineligible to play because he's on loan from the Gunners

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Then that famous economist, Adam Smith, shot just wide at the other end

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

Stephen Cook's challenge is the first test of Mike Jones' patience. And he's in the book.

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That dish was a bit overcooked as Steve Cook is booked for a foul on Alexis.

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

Nice political science reference, MUR. I suppose that Smith will be looking for supply and demand from his teammates.

9:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You're off on a tear with the puns already, mate. Well in!

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't mean to gripe, but what exactly was the purpose of that early match or even playing on Sunday.Neither team played in Europe in midweek, neither team is in the Capital One Cup,neither team merits a police enforced match. It should have been played yesterday. Your thoughts?

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. You too. Plenty of demand and very little supply based on the highlights of the early match

9:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now it's Francis into the book - they're having trouble living with the Ox's pace.

9:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Simon Francis booked for a foul from behind on the speedy Ox inches outside the Cherries box.

9:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good free kick chance for the Arse.

Played short to El Neny but his shot is blocked by Ake.

9:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ake does well to block from El Neny from the short free kick as he did earlier from Ozil

9:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Total domination by Arsenal now - playing it about for fun. Reminds me of Leeds' play against Rotherham yesterday.

9:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aren't these the same two uniforms I saw at the New York Stadium yesterday? Are you and the Gooner playing a prank on Yours Truly?

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

GOAL! Bournemouth gift Alexis a gilt-edged chance.

1-0!

9:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cook is having a 'mare and Eddie Howe won't be happy with that soft backpass. Alexis latched on to it and finished easily.

9:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! CYBER MONDAY COMES A DAY EARLY AS STEVE COOK GIFTS ALEXIS A GOAL AND THE GUNNERS TAKE THE LEAD.

9:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bournemouth are in danger of being overrun now. The difference is that the blue team is on the ropes and the red team is rampant today.

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nearly a second as Federici failed to punch away , but the Cherry pies got away with it.

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

Now Alexis goes down - looked soft. Mike Dean not impressed.

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alexis goes down , looking for a penalty , but Mike Jones is having none of it.

9:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ian is not a master of the puns, so here is my take on the goal:

Cyber Monday has come a day early since that goal was given away so cheaply. What a bargain for the Gunners. He could have used this one. The Thanksgiving leftovers were not tasty because the Cook definitely under cooked that meal.

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Debuchy is off injured and rep[laced by Gabriel , but not Peter.

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Adam Smith won a free kick that led to two Cherries corners

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stanislaus wins another Cherries corner as the Cherries are starting to settle down

9:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bournemouth have a penalty - well, I never!!!

9:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hard to call there. Wilson seemed to go down easily under Nacho's challenge.

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner skips across the box and then Ozil gifts possession to the Cherries then
PENALTY CHERRIES AS NACHO TRIPS CALLY WILSON IN THE BOX

9:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Callum Wilson to take....

And scores! 1-1!

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL!!!! CALLY WILSON ALMOST PASSES THE PENALTY INTO THE BACK OF THE NET , SENDING CECH THE WRONG WAY

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ian , the anoraker , said that it''s the first ever goal scored by the Cherries against the Gunners in their history

9:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kos booked for foul from behind on Harry Arter

9:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Adam Smith had a great chance to put Bournemouth ahead. This match has turned around in seconds!

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! That was a costly miss by Adam Smith as he had a free header in the six yard box and headed over after Ake headed on the free kick.

9:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ian has confirmed that Mustafi talked himself into a booking when the penalty was awarded

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

Now Ake bundles Alexis over. Nice free kick chance for the Arsenal.

9:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Ake concedes a free kick just outside the Gunners box.

9:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A tastier clearance as Cook heads away the free kick from Ozil

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

Oh - Brad Smith was in on goal but he chose the wrong option going for the near post. Should have squared it.

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Talking about economical, Harry Arter was signed for 4,000 Bob from Woking after being rejected by the Hammers Academy

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Talking about academy rejects, Brad Smith had a near post effort saved by Cech. The pool reject nearly scored.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sarcastic cheers as Cally Wilson is flagged offside.

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

Eddie Howe has done a marvelous job assembling this good footballing side from scraps.

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I here cursing in the direction of Alex. AM I imagining that?

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

MY how he has done a magnificent job!

9:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No - I'm sure that's true.

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ian is lobbying him to replace Arsene at the Gunners. That is a possibility

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

Bournemouth are undoubtedly playing the better stuff at the moment. They are popping the ball about nicely and Arsenal look stodgy. Howe’s team have had four attempts to Arsenal’s three so far!

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm sure the amount of action in this match has doubled that of the early match already and we're only a third of the way through.

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

The Arsenal fans have gotten so used to the idea of Continental flair that I'd be surprised if Eddie got a look in. What about at Old Trafford?

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You're a great statto, mate. Well done. This sis a great contest

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

I caught the tail end of Watford v. Stoke and even the commentators seemed bored.

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Eddie Howe plays a continental style, but I would definitely take him at OT. I'm sure Jose will wear out his welcome before Arsene retires.

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

El Neny shoots high and wide after another poor clearance was under cooked.,

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm sure they were.I still don't see how that would be a police enforced kickoff. They're not exactly the most famous teams in the Prem.

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

Ozil and Alexis have a telepathic understanding? I haven't seen that today.

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

The commentators are debating the merits of playing with Alexis or with Giroud. Why not play them together???

9:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Emirates is silent and Bournemouth continue to enjoy themselves, even if the past few minutes have passed by without any notable action.

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Alexis and the Beaker may be tired from their midweek encounter. Giroud has been used as a super sub against tired defenders as will probably be the case today

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Josh King is guilty of a really poor pass as the Cherries countered off a Gunners corner.

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

According to Ian, Cally Wilson was a trainee in the Coventry City Academy, but left football to do some kick boxing before joining the Cherries. Surely, Coventry City must be kicking themselves over that decision. They could surely use his services.

9:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

They could indeed - what a fall from grace for the Sky Blues.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm ready for the half so I can go to the bog. TI haven't left because I dare not take my eyes off this match

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

Harry Arter is lucky to escape Mike Dean's wrath.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three minutes of stoppage time as Harry Arter got away with one there. Surely, the Gooner will curse that decision.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's actually Mike Jones as the Gooner will be more than willing to remind us. Somehow, I don't think he's on Gooner's Christmas card list

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Alexis has a shot cannon off the bar as the Gunners were unlucky not to take the lead.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 1-1 at the end of a fantastic first half. A really great contest

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from the EM

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

We're back on at the Emirates for the second half now. Arsenal can ill afford to drop points here.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nathan Ake fouls Theo

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

You're absolutely right - it is Mike Jones - my mistake.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The curling free kick from Ozil eludes everyone despite a decent delivery

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Josh King wins a corner off of Mustafi

10:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Expect to see Giroud come on for the last half hour if things stay the same.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now the Gunners counter.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No problem, mate.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Both teams will feature in televised matches next weekend. The Gunners will be at the Olympic Stadium in the late match on Saturday while the Cherries host Pool at 8:30 next Sunday as we're back to a normal schedule next weekend

10:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Theo nods Arsenal back into the lead.

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!THEO HEADS THE GUNNERS INTO A 2-1 LEAD.

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

Nice interplay there between Alexis and Ozil and then Nacho chipped up a lovely volleyed cross for Theo to head home. That's Arsenal at their best.

2-1!

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ozil put in a tasty cross that was pinged across the goal by Nacho that Theo headed in at the far post in a possession started with a nice cross field pass by Alexis.

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

MY Howe the Cherries manager is none too pleased.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ian calls this a helter skelter affair. He's a Charlie Manson fan?

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Impudent flick. Who's trying to be fancy, Ian?

10:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dan Gosling sings his way to a corner off of Peter Gabriel

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

El Neny heads out the corner and Alexis releases Theo down the right before Federici gathers a cross.

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Xakha Khan releases ALexis down the left, but his pass to Ozil was gathered by Federici.

10:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great block by Cook from the Ox then the Ox ends the move with a foul and a minor tantrum.

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alexis booked for a foul on Harry Arter and deservedly so. Like Scholes, tackling is not his specialty.

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Banik Afobe ,a former Gunners trainee , is on for Cally Wilson. This is strength on for speed.

10:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom boom, mate - HOWE witty of you. :-)

10:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afobe on for Cally Wilson now.

10:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Probably no room for Giroud today then.

10:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice anoraking on Afobe's background, mate. I had no idea he had an Arsenal association.

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Glad to help with the puns

10:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, but Ian beat me to the punch on Afobe. I just him.

10:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's the normal schedule next weekend. Saturday starts with Citeh vs Chelsea and concludes with a DC Derby as the Hammers host the Gunners. Leeds also host a much improved Villa side in the late match on Saturday.

10:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Uh oh - Jim Beglin is giving you a run for your money with a "Xhaka Can" pun there.

10:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I wonder if that is BEin televised next weekend. I'll be in DC with the Gooner and Dad.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stanislaus is down with a calf injury and it appears that Jordan Ibe will replace him.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Of course. You will be celebrating Gooner's birthday.I'm guessing he gets dibs on the telly unless you all plan to go to one of DC's many fine pubs.

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Simon Francis wins a corner off of the Ox. The corner from Francis is cleared/ and the Guinners counter.

10:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Could easily have been a penalty there for the Cherries. Arter booked for dissent.

10:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That looked a hand ball by Nacho off the pass from Francis . Howe was that not a penalty? Arter booked for protesting.

10:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Then the Gunners get it all wrong on the counter as Alexis puts the Ox through and his touch is horrible with just Federici to beat

10:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ramsey and Giroud being prepared to come on - I'm surprised.

10:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hey Boys,
Finally sitting down this morning
Watched the F1 GP, took a walk and did errands
Watched some of the first half of this match
Bournemouth have done well. Could have been in the lead. Their pen was less of a pen than United's non-pen at OT

10:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess there will be room for Giroud, but not Desmond.

10:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Miki and Wazza both on the bench
I think they deserved the starting spot!

10:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Ox and Theo coming off.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ramsey on for the ox and Giroud for Theo. Kate will be pleased.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, UWS> I got some extra kip and skipped the first match. I agree with your statements. Both were excellent on Thanksgiving Day

10:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great save by Cech with his knees.

10:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

cech with a point blank saved

10:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great knee reflex save by Cech from Afobe as Desmond is trying to force his way into the EM

10:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, UWS - how's your weather today?

10:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess Cech would do well on a reflex test at the doctor's office

10:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice and toasty warm in NY.Warm and sunny here in Harlingen . Warm enough to wear shorts.

10:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

El Neny does not walk like an Egyptian with his latest challenge.

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

Stupid challenge by Arsenal... modern day footballers....dumb as bag of rocks

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

Dreary and coldish
No white stuff though
You?

10:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Naughty by Brad Smith on Ozil and the big Aussie is booked for an agricultural challenge.

10:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Last roll of the dice for Eddie Howe - Mousset on for Brad Smith.

10:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mousset is on for Brad Smith. A striker of r a left back. Howe obvious is it that the Cherries need a goal ?

10:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sounds like Lakenheath weather in ENY. Ours is more like the Pirates of the Carribean

10:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We had some Lake Effect stuff last night - but didn't stick. Just hoping that it's clear for my drive on Wed.

10:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Interestingly, Walcott has gone off and has put a giant ice pack on his left shin.

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

De Gea, Valencia, Rojo, Jones, Darmian, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Rahsford and Ibra
Rooney, Miki and Bastian all on the bench

Carrick wil be missed

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

Where are you going Wednesday?

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

I would prefer Miki to Pogba.

10:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's headed to Alex to celebrate the Gooner's birthday. Wishing you a safe trip and it should be quite a weekend.

10:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm off to a conference in DC and then I've got the weekend with the family. Gooner's birthday is Sunday.

10:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Both Dahlgren teams face claret and blue opponents in the late Saturday match, but I'm guessing that Gooner gets dibs on what match is BEIN watched on the telly.

10:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The substitutes combine on a lovely move. Great ball in from Ramsey but Giroud just couldn't direct the volley on goal.

10:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The subs combine as Gordon Ramsey put in a tasty cross , but Giroud's header was wayward

10:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bournemouth have had 56% of the ball in this second half but they are just not doing enough to threaten Cech here.

11:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another tasty challenge as a shot from Gordon Ramsey is off of Cook for a Gunners corner

11:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dan Gosling booked for a challenge that looked more like that of Ryan

11:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Ozil is cleared.

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

Brucie's boys haven't lost yet, have they?

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

Celtic are up 2-0 in the League Cup Final up North

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mousset heads well wide off a great cross as a visit from Desmond doesn't seem on the cards

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

3-1 with a tap by Sanchez... Giroud made it
He is good

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! TE MATCH IS SEALED AS STOPPAGE TIME BEGINS . ALEXIS SCORES WITH AN EASY TAP IN TO MAKE IT 3-1.

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Five minutes of stoppage time.

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

That Alexis goal will just about wrap things up. 3-1.

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Cherries were caught chasing an equalizer. A routine slide tackle and the ball made its way to Giroud, who played a one two with Ozil then laid it on a plate for Alexis to score with an easy tap in.

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Relief for Gooner , Simon , and dad, who should all celebrate with some cherry pie.

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will take Sparky walkies at the conclusion of this match

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

A cheer for next weekend... stolen from my time at Carrow Road

Chim chiminey, Chim chiminey. Chim chim charoo
We hate those bastards in claret and blue

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it as the Gunners defeat the Cherries 3-1. Next, is United vs the Hammers and the Saints vs the Toffees.

11:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Arse have won 3-1 but Bournemouth were quite impressive

11:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams are out on the Old Trafford turf


COME ON MAN U
COME ON MAN U
COME ON MAN U

11:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United need to score early and often

11:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NBC are being like Fox... off for commercials

11:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back for the late one now. Are you lads feeling optimistic?

11:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United attacked the Stretford End in the first half midweek but today it back to normal
Stretford End for the second half

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

They have the wrong audio for the game!!

It is the SOUTHAMPTON MATCH

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

Weird - we're hearing about the Southampton goal while there is nothing going on at OT.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!! A HORRIBLE RETURN TO ST. MARY'S FOR KOEMAN AS CHARLIE AUSTIN GIVES THE SAINTS AN EARLY LEAD.

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

They had the United match on the there other match!

Now they have fixed the Sotton match but not this one!

AND BOTH GAMES HAVE EARLY GOALS


BLOODY NORAH

11:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bloody hell - now WH have scored at OT and they're still on the wrong audio!

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought it was just me.

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

Finally, they have fixed it!!

Stupid foul that caused the free kick

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER!!! SAKHO SCORES OFF FREE KICK FROM PAYET TO GIVE THE HAMMERS THE LEAD AT OT.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What a start to both matches!

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

Both games with a goal inside two minutes

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

Sorry about that, chaps - at least we have the right audio feed now.

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

Thomas commented that he didn't mind the wrong audio... we knew was was going on with both matches

11:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Definitely a stupid foul by Linmgard on Payet and horrible defending off the free kick from Payet as it was too easy for Sakho to head in the free kick

11:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed with Thomas.

11:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why do teams have their center forward mark the other team's center forward. They can't defend

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

Here's hoping West Ham fall apart like they did at WHL

11:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I don't think Herrera and Pogba is a good combination

Ibra offside but his shot was pretty weak

11:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I clocked Charlie Austin's goal at 41 seconds as the Toffees lived up to their name with some defending by their soft center. A deflected cross made it to JWP two yards from goal . His shot was blocked and Charlie Austin scored from two inches out

11:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

44 seconds for the Saints goal
90 seconds for the Hammers goal


Second fastest goal conceded at OT in the Prem

Dunno what the fastest was

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My question is why are forwards back defending. Just look at Lingard, who conceded that free kick. Surely Jose went over those details prior to kickoff, but was anyone listening?

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't either. I'm sure there were plenty when SAF was in charge.

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The latest in the Scottish LC Final is Celtic three up vs Aberdeen. Much easier than their midweek match vs BArca.

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

I'm surprised that you two anoraks don't know the answer to that one. Early doors here - plenty of time for United to come back.

11:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Here we go...just passing it around
I understand switching the point of attack but United switch it and switch it back



11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We play the Hammers again on Wednesday in the EFL Cup then away to the Toffees in the late match Sun day. Both are trailing , so something will have to give on Sunday

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

Is it Jose's fault that two games out of three a goal conceded so early

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

Pass to Rash from Pogpants was atrocious

11:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Weak effort on goal by Mata

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, UWS. That was the point of firing LVG. Bob mentioned Eddie Howe as potential next United manager. Howe United desperately need something different

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

United fans not having a good day out. Cheer up, lads. You'll have a nice pie and Bovril at half time.

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

And in the other one, so late. We don't start well nor end well. Not so great ion between either.

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

I agree - United have a tradition of having British managers. I could easily see Eddie Howe replacing Jose.

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hammers wanted a penalty for hand ball on Valencia . That was as weak as United's performance so far

11:47 AM  

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