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!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Can Anyone Stop Chelsea?

That's the question that's on everyone's mind now, as we inch toward the holiday period. Chelski are six points up on Arsenal in second and have won 10 matches on the trot. Today, they visit Selhurst Park early doors. The result there will color the rest of the weekend's action. After that we've got some averagey looking 10am EST fixtures and then United visiting the Baggies in the late one. Join me early for all the action here on the LOB.

504 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's a foggy day in London town as Palace and Chelski prepare to come out of the tunnel. Here are the teams:

Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward; McArthur, Ledley; Zaha, Cabaye, Puncheon; Benteke
Subs: Speroni, Fryers, Mutch, Lee, Townsend, Husin, Campbell

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilcueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kanté, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Costa, Hazard
Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Zouma, Chalobah, Fábregas, Pedro, Batshuayi

7:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So Jason Puncheon is back for Palace after a one-game suspension while Mathieu Flamini misses out with groin knack. For Chelsea, the 27th coming of Cesc Fábregas has been put on ice as Nemanja Matic regains his place in the starting XI. The Blues, not unlike Leicester last season, have been able to field a very settled side week after week with minimal changes, and that can’t hurt.

7:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Palace fans are "Glad All Over" right now but will they be in 90 minutes? They are perilously close to the drop zone in 16ith, level on points with Boro and only three points off the relegation spots.

7:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, mate. Great to join you for the early action. The answer to your post is that Palace will definitely not stop Chelsea. One team is on their way to the title and the other is in free fall.

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

Happy Winter Break, mate. I'm happy to have the pleasure of your company this morning.

7:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from a foggy Selhurst Park.

7:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Happy Winter break to you as well.

7:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're away at Selhurst Park, Palace in their traditional kits. Chelski have forgone the day-glo yellow numbers that they've been wearing of late for a classier all white kit.

7:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It doesn't quite feel like Winter Break for me yet, as I've got loads of grading to do over the next few days. But I'll be enjoying the matches this morning.

7:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

These teams are separated by only eight miles in this London Derby, but they are much farther apart in the table.

7:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I sure hope you get those papers graded soon because you have earned it , mate. I have to get up early Monday and Tuesday morning if not quite as early because I have drive the girls to school those mornings. Their break doesn't start until Wednesday

7:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Palace is frustrating Chelsea early doors. Will they have to grind out a result as they did vs the Baggies and the Black Cats./

7:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Palace look up for this. First Kelly and then Zaha wrestle feistily with Hazard in the corner and they eventually win a foul from the Chelsea man, to the home crowd’s delight.

7:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chelski starting to put some interesting moves together but Palace have done well to break them up around the box.

7:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

John Moss tells Kante that he Kant do that as he tackles MacArthur to the ground.

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

The mist has just about burned off at this point.

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Elizabeth kindly fixed me birthday brekkies , which was a Mexican pastry and a tall mug of coffee.

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

Boom, boom - a good start to the punnery.

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

Sounds delicious, mate!

7:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was like that on my morning commute to work yesterday morning.

7:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Fred was pestering me for the leftover crumb and has a question for you.

7:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First yellow card of the match goes to Joe Ward. And now Cheslki have a really useful free kick chance.

7:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What's that, mate?

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joe Ward is booked for a foul on Hazard just outside the box as Chelsea got through for the first time. Will it be a hazard for Palace.

7:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick Wiliian is deflected for a corner.

7:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The commentator thinks it's Willian who took it but it's actually Hair Bear. Deflected out.

7:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The short corner results in a miss hit cross that goes harmlessly out.

7:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

His Black Cats hots the Hornets while your Whites host the Bees. He asks if that is almost as if his team and your team are playing against the same mascots?

7:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM, mate.

7:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The first decent chance of the match for Palace as Cabaye found Joe Ward down the right and his pass was shot wide by Puncheon in the six yard box. One of the few chances Palace will get

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

Diego Costa has been walking the yellow card tightrope, but there it is. He'll serve a suspension in the next match. He'll have his feet up on Boxing Day now.

7:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa is booked for the first time in a dozen matches. That's his fifth booking of the season , so he will be suspended for the match on Boxing Day> it was a poor foul from behind on Joe Ledley

7:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've just left you a special birthday message on your Facebook feed, mate!

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He will have a Winter Break like us as he won't be in action until New Year's Eve. A tough life!

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate . I will check/.

7:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'll post it on the LOB later this afternoon. It's a corker!

7:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa wants a booking for being fouled by MacArthur. Someone forgot to tell him it was James, not Douglas that fouled him.

7:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zaha fouls Hazard just outside the box. Will it pose a hazard for Palace?

7:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hazard continues to be one of the most fouled players in the Premiership. Chelski have a free kick now out wide left.

7:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom, boom!

7:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Looking forward to it. Thanks, mate

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

Jon Moss has pulled Zaha over with his skipper to calm him down.

7:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This free kick has been delayed for ions as John Moss and Scott Dann combine to calm down Zaha , who should have been booked. The free kick from Willian is blocked way by Beardy Ledley

7:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

After a bit of an argument in the wall between Palace team-mates McArthur and Zaha, Willian eventually swings in the free-kick which Ledley heads clear.

7:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning All

Happy Birthday David.

Hope you have a great day... and a United win!!

7:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Are you guys all off for the break? I STILL HAVE TO GO ALL NEXT WEEK!!!!!

8:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, UWS! All next week! Bloody Norah!

8:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Palace are giving away too many free kicks around the box. One of these is bound to go in.

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cabaye fouls Costa just outside the box as Palace are riding their luck.

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

Well, that was a useless free kick enterprise.

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, UWS. Thank you very much. A United win would be a great birthday present in a tough match at the Hawthorns.

8:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. I am starting Winter Break today. My daughters start on Wednesday. I'm sorry to hear that you have to wait to start yours. It will be here before you know it.

8:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Since United are playing on my birthday this year, does anyone know what happened to Jose on my birthday last year?

8:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think we are going to struggle... especially at set pieces. We do love to give away STUPID fouls too!


Yes, all next week. We get that stupid emergency release day on Friday... 15 minutes!!!

8:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well over by Azpi

8:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What a nonsense, mate. I'd go out on strike.

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

I don't mean to complain Bob but your picture for this match is false advertising. Bright and sunny and Chelsea wearing yellow

8:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A 15 minute work day? Sounds like your vacation starts mid morning on Friday, but sounds really stupid and bloody useless to come in for fifteen minutes.

8:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So I went over to watch the MLS Cup Final between Toronto F.C. and the Seattle Sounders on tape delay with a mate last night.

It was goalless through 90 minutes and extra time. Seattle won the title without a shot on goal!!

8:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I know - I expected them to play in their day-glo yellow number today, especially with the foggy conditions!

8:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zaha goes on a solo run and is fouled just outside the box by Marcus Alonso. A rare opportunity for Palace.

8:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now a chance for Palace - Puncheon curves it well over.

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

We watched it. Why do Finals have to end up that way... just more ammo for the yanks to pick on soccer

8:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

And it's wasted as PUncheon shoots it well over.

8:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Does anyone remember what happened to Jose on my birthday last year?

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

Who do Leeds have today?
Another top of the table clash?


Wally in the Brolly is being very annoying at Pride Park!
He is really making the difference

8:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Diego Costa again!!!!!

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

Bugger

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

Great ball over to Costa and he hangs in the air and puts it back across the keeper and into the corner. Great technique.

0-1 Chelski!

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

Is it still snowing in WNY Bob?
It is coming down hard here
Supposed to get messy stuff later too

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

I'm off for an early half-time snuggle with the missus - back in a tick.

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It all started at the back and culminated in a great cross by Azpi as Costa leapt up between two defenders and scored with a well placed header.

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

Got the sack after losing to the future Champs

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time./

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done , UWS.

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea is one up at the half as Palace have it all to do.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from Selhurst Park/

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jon Champion said that the goal was Diego Costa's first headed goal since March 2015 and Chelsea's first headed goal in eleven months. Both are surprises.

8:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Back for the second half now - this one is looking ominous. Chelski tend to go one up through Costa and then bolt the door.

8:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Better from Palace as a long Chelsea clearance was headed back and Zaha used his pace to headed a pass back for Cabaye,whose effort was saved by Courtois.

8:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, mate. Just in time for Palace's first corner of the match

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois easily catches the corner that was pUnceon into the box.

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A swerving, powerful effort from Kante is straight to Hennessey, but is beaten away due to the power and pace.

8:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bob, you have TWC
Have they taken away NBSSN and a few other if you don't have some converter?

It means I can't watch the matches upstairs

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

I have to take Shadow on a walk in this frozen tundra right now.
I'll be back

8:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not that I'm aware of, mate. I've still got NBC SN.

8:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Keep warm, UWS and see you back in a little while.

8:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't have TWC, but Spectrum took them over in our area and I heard they're even worse than TWC if that's even possible.

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

Chelski seem to be inviting Palace on to them, as usual. Catennacio style from Conte.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, mate. Palace have made a decent start to the second half.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

According to the stattos, Palace have the worst record in the top four divisions for the 2016 calendar year. Alan PArdew is only around because he is the prodigal son.

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Victor Moses breaks one of the Ten Commandments as he Puncheon into an illegal tackle and is booked for that

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

Another Palace free kick now - one in off the bum would change everything.

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Cabaye is headed out for a corner.

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

It's all Palace now - I can't believe that Chelski are going to win the title playing like this.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Cabaye is cleared as Palace maintain possession.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Somehow, Kante was booked even though Moses committed the transgression. It was for persistent fouling and he will join Costa for a two week vacation as he will be out for the Boxing Day match vs the Cherries.

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They have a six point lead, so they would have to have a collapse not to win it.

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fab is on for Willian. Tat will allow Chelsea to keep the ball longer and run time off the clock.

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A clash of heads between Palace teammates , Delaney and Cabaye as both are down in the Palace box.

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

Chelski have decided to play a bit. Alonso with a volley at the back stick. Into the side netting.

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

Now Fabregas with a chance. Didn't really get his foot behind it.

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

Why is Andros Townsend still on the bench if Pardew's side need a goal?

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hennessey fumbled it, but gathered at the second attempt.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. He should have been on at least ten minutes ago,. No wonder why Palace have the worst record in the top four divisions in 2016.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did you see that Leeds vs the Bees is BEIN shown on the telly at 10 AM? Will you BEE watching it?

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by Hennessey from Kante after great foot work from Moses, then it was cleared away.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's about bloody time as Andros is on for Puncheon. What as Pardew waiting for? An engraved invite?

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kante responds with a defensive change as Ivanovic is on for Moses, who gets a standing ovation from Palace fans as he was a former academy player.

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delaney tackles Costa for a Chelsea corner.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delaney is booked for a foul on Hazard just outside the Palace box, an area where he has v=been fouled frequently. Delaney is booked for that

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! A curling free kick from Marcos Alonso crashed off the bar and the rebound was headed straight to Hennessey. Palace are still in this match.

9:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Costa has been quiet in the second half, but then he was pretty quiet in the first and still had a decisive impact.

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zeke Fryers, the former United academy player, is on for Martin Kelly , the former Pool player

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fab save by Hennessey, but the Spanish playmaker was called for a foul.

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

Pardew is losing his mind now and Jon Moss has come over to calm him down.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now that I discovered that I get PLET, I need to decide what match to watch, or do I switch around? I will be watch Leeds vs the BEES on BEIN plus one other match.

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

The Batman is on for Costa now.

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

What is PLET?

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Batshuai is on for Costa, who is booed off the pitch by Palace fans, but he may have scored the goal that has put them nine points clear and on his way to a two week vacation.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Five minutes of stoppage time./

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's an acronym for Premier League Extra Time.

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This is a carbon copy of Chelsea's win at the SOL.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fab booked for tripping Scott Dann.

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Andros with a free kick that it makes halfway across London. Like something out of Mary Poppins.

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea look to be doing an Italian job , looking like Italian ice while Palace are more like Vanilla Ice.

9:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nearly time up, now.

9:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over and Chelsea grind out a 0-1 win at Selhurst Park , looking like the Italian Job.

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

Boom, boom, mate - you're on a tear. Conte has eked out another ugly win for his side.

Chelski are now 9 points up on their opposition. Ugh.

9:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Time for a refreshing birthday schedule ahead of a busy 10 AM/ 9 AM schedule.

9:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Back inside the warmth just as the final whistle blows

9:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome, back, UWS

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

NBC showing Boro v Swansea
Is that the Bob Bradley affect?
There aren't a good patch of matches but I'd prefer to watch the Champions at Stoke or West Ham Hull

Of course, I can

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Here's what's on the menu at 10 AM:

Leeds vs the Bees on BEIN
Middlesbrough vs Swansea on NBCSN
The black Cats vs the Hornets on CNBC

The following are on Premier League Extra Time:
The Hammers vs the Tigers
The Potters vs the Foxes
PLE goal rush

There's more on the menu than at some restaurants
'

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think I'm going for Leeds vs the Bees and the Potters vs the Foxes.

9:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back for the 10 am kickoffs, which are a bit like "Relegation Watch." With Palace already having lost, the bottom three have a chance to help themselves out. Sunderland are hosting Watford, Swansea are away to Boro and West Ham v. Hull is a real relegation dogfight.

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

I've got UWS' Soccer Saturday link blasting.

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

We'll be without the services of our top goalscorer Chris Wood, who's out with a hamstring injury today, but I'm still hoping that my beloved Leeds United can do the business against Brentford this afternoon.

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

I'll be watching the Boro v. Swansea match. Here is the team news, as we get underway:

Middlesbrough: Valdes, Barragan, Chambers, Gibson, Da Silva, Forshaw, Clayton, de Roon, Ramirez, Negredo, Fischer.

Subs: Friend, Bernardo, Leadbitter, Rhodes, Guzan, Downing, Traore.

Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Mawson, Amat, Taylor, Fulton,
Britton, Barrow, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Llorente.

Subs: van der Hoorn, Fer, Borja Baston, Nordfeldt, Montero, Naughton.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I have Leeds vs the Bees and the Potters vs the Foxes on my telly. Home fans are singing MOT and they're off from ER

10:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Swansea have come out of the blocks well. Siggy with an excellent strike that Valdes has to turn around.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob will be interested to note that this Leeds final match at ER in the 2016 calendar year

10:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Is it on BEin? I had no idea!!!

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You're not watching Leeds vs the Bees on BEIN?

10:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks, mate - I had no idea. I've got the Leeds boys on now. Marvelous!

10:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's unusual for BEin to show a match at 10am, so I hadn't noticed.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great close range block from Kasper as the Potters have dominated early doors.

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

Congrats Bob
You watch your United now and our United next

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No probs, mate. It's all part of the birthday festivities.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Evil Cardiff take an early lead vs Barnsley

10:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A goal in the Championship - Sean Morrison has put Cardiff a goal up against Barnsley.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The tractor Boys take the lead at struggling Wigan

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rob Green is about to turn 37. A bit long in the tooth?

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

My link for SS isn't working today
The bloke is show the Darts World Championship

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

We’ve had another goal in the second tier, where Ipswich Town have taken the lead against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium. Brett Pitman was the scorer with a contentious penalty.

10:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - that's what I found, too. I thought I had it going but it's darts.

10:11 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ipswich one up at Wigan
Cardiff the same at home to Barnsley

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Grant did well to tip over a header from Huth , the former Stoke defender.

10:11 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Missed the earlier updates...sorry


How are Leeds looking

10:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hull City goalkeeper has been down for an extended spell getting treatment on a groin injury.

10:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're all over Brentford, but I want some chances before long. Without Chris Wood, we don't have the sharp edge up front.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

fFter early Stoke dominance , it looks set to be a fairly even contest

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's been kind of a scrappy start at ER.

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

What is Wood's injury update? I read that he was taken off against Reading for precautionary reasons

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sacko wins the first Leeds corner of the match

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

He's got a slight Hammy problem - he's supposed to be back on Boxing Day.

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

If got a link going on the desktop
Newcastle one up at Burton

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

Ah - Roofe did really well to nick the ball and then feed Dallas but Stu launched it into outer space.

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

Dwight Gayle scores his 17th of the season with a near post flick after getting on the end of a good cross from Matt Ritchie. It’s Burton Albion 0-1 Newcastle United.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Toon take the lead in the opening act of their first ever league meeting at Richard Burton

10:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Link sucks!!
Nice and clear for ten seconds and then... nothing

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

Oh - Doukara played a lovely cross over and Roofe was nearly on the end of it. Wood would have nodded that home for sure.

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

Boro ahead

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lionel Ritchie assisted on a goal scored by Crystal Gayle?

10:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First decent chance for Brentford. Scott Hogan nipping it to nod toward goal from a cross. Rob Green was behind it.

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

Burton tie it up vs the Toon
So have Barnsley at Cardiff

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I switched over to the match at the Riverside. More defensive woes for Bob's lads. Bradley that is.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A free kick for Boro. Gaston to take. He nearly put Boro two up as he curled it inches wide.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some twists and turns in the playt performed by Richard Burton.

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

No Premier League team has scored fewer goals this season, but Middlesbrough have chalked up another one in the credit column. Alvaro Negredo has scored on the back of an Adam Clayton assist.

10:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice take by Rob Green.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PNE take the lead Ashton Gate and that's not idle gossip.

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You will be pleased with that assist , but even more so if the men in white can do so at ER

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PENALTY BORO AS JORDI AMAT TRIPS ADAM FORSHAW IN THE BOX,.

10:28 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Leicester City down to ten men
Vardy is off for a lunging tackle...not studs up though

Not like Rojo

10:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Preston lead Bristol City 1-0 courtesy of Simon Makienok.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! NEGREDO PUTS BORO TWO UP FROM THE SPOT, SENDING FLAPPY THE WRONG WAY

10:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Adam Clayton is dead to me now.

10:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So the Champs won't win again away from home

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm not sure why Bob is complaining at the fourth official. That seemed an obvious penalty

10:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What is Bob complaining about?
Who is Adam Clayton?

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The champs will be without their top scorer until the Third Round of the Cup, which is a four week vacation.

10:31 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think the Vardy red will be rescinded

10:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's complaining about the penalty decision. Bradley that is.

10:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I saw the replay of the sending off . it seemed really harsh

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It should be.

10:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Barnsley now winning at Cardiff

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Luton take the lead at the Tangerines.

10:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

While we've had the dominance of possession, Brentford have had the actual shots on goal.

10:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ipswich pegged back at lowly Wigan

10:37 AM  

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