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 03, 2016

Premier League Footie on the Road

Greetings from Alexandria! I'm in the road this week attending a conference and visiting family in DC. After a long week of conferencing, it's a pleasure joining you for what promises to be a super day of the English domestic footer. We get started early with Chelsea v. Citeh at 7:30am. That's followed by the usual 10am EST kickoffs, including Spurs v. Swansea. And then we wrap things up at 12:30am EST with the London derby between Arse and the Hammers. Grab a cuppa and join me here on the LOB.

322 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Less than three weeks until Christmas, and like frantic festive shoppers, teams in the title race need to get their act together. The team top on Christmas Day has won the league in nine of the last 12 seasons, so there’s no better time for a team to take pole position – particularly with a flurry of heavyweight fixtures to come, starting today.

7:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, mate. I'm here to join you . How are things at Chateau Gooner?

7:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - I've had a great few days here and looking forward to a morning of footer with family.

7:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here's the team news out of the Etihad:

Man City: Bravo; Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov; Sané, Gündogan, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Navas; Agüero.

Subs: Sagna, Zabaleta, Fernando, Caballero, Clichy, Touré, Iheanacho.
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Fàbregas, Kanté, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard.

Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Oscar, Willian, Batshuayi, Chalobah, Aina.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

7:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It starts with a moment's silence due to a tragedy that took the lives of a Brazilian fooite team

7:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's the battle of the blues and the Motd kicks off from the Etihad.

7:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Citeh get us underway wearing their traditional sky blue against Chelski in their traditional navy blue. Remarkable that they're able to wear those kits.

7:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's Sky vs Royal.

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

Hazard is down after an early clash with Fernandinho.

7:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree or at least until it's made illegal.

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

Nice interplay between Hazard and Costa on the edge of the box by Hazard's shot is blocked by Stones.

7:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stones blocks a shot from Hazard as the royals attack early.

7:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If this match ends in a draw and Pool win at the Cherries tomorrow then I move up the PPP table.

7:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A shock start North of the border as Motherwell take an early lead vs Celtic

7:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

David Silva goes on a run and wants a penalty for hand ball on Cahill, but gets a corner . A penalty would have been harsh as it was ball to hand.

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

Citeh are dominating possession but Chelski look more dangerous when they break.

7:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa wins a tackle a stones throw from goal, but Citeh get away with it as they are being troubled with Chelsea's high press.

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

That's a distinct possibility, MUR. I tend to favor a draw in this match.

7:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred is on my desk, joining us for the early action. He wants the blue team to win.

7:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Leeds matches are BEIN shown on the telly on a regular basis . A late on vs Villa oday followed by a Friday nighter at Brighton beach this coming Friday

7:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Both Aguero and Moses now down requiring treatment. This one is pretty choppy so far.

7:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Both teams have a player down naughty by Cahill on Aguero and a biblical sin by Fernandinho as he fouls Moses.

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

Lovely Jubbly!

7:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A first time effort from Hazard is inches wide.

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

We're going to watch the late one over at Dad's where there is no wireless coverage or BEin, so we'll likely DVR the the match and watch it later. So, no updates by text please.

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A couple of Championship matches have been played. A real upset yesterday as Forest defeated the Toon 2-1. On Thursday , Paul Lambert's Wolves won 1-2 at Ian Holloway's QPR. Your thoughts?

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

Citeh nearly capitalize on some loose play in Chelski's midfield.

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

Otamendi picks up a yellow card for a tackle on Costa who makes a meal of it. Harsh.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Otamendi fouls Costa and is booked. It looks a harsh one on the replay and he will be suspended for Citeh's match at the Foxes next weekend.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois did well to tip over a long range effort from Aguero.

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

Now it's Pedro down after having his heel stamped on. It's a pattern of this match.

7:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pedro is now down for Chelsea, needing treatment.

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

Graeme Le Sox calls this "intriguing," but in truth the goalkeepers haven't been tested yet.

7:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois just tipped over a long range effort from Aguero, I guess from a tactical point of view , but not from an attacking sense.

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did you see the results that I posted at 7:46?

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! No, It's not as Fernandinho headed in a free kick from De Bruyne, but it was disallowed for offside then Chelsea went up the other end of the pitch as Hazard broke, rounded Baravo, but found a sea of blue shirts, sky blue not royal

7:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great tackle by the Side show on Aguero for a Citeh corner off a great long ball from Kolorov.

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

GInger Winger preparing to swing a free kick, Fernandinho nods it in and it's called back for offsdie.

7:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yikes ! Motherwell go two up vs Celtic.

7:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Victor Moses wins a corner off of Leroy Sane.

7:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A chrous of boos off a poor back pass from Azpi as the Side Shpw appeared to take a cheap shot on Aguero.It was not called and would have been an early bath for the Chelsea defender.

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

That could easily have been a red card for Sideshow. Referee Taylor not moved.

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great block from Aguero by Azpi in the box.

8:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great clearance now by Sideshow who might not have been on the pitch.

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

It's Sideshow and Aguero together again and Sideshow does well this time, conceding the corner.

8:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another great block by the Side Show as Citeh win another corner that yet again comes to naught.

8:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A real upset brewing North of the border as MotherWell are two up vs Celtic at the half . Well done to them

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

Wow - that would be quite a result.

8:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero is just wide with a left footed volley off a great cross from De Bruyne

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

Another big decision for Referee Taylor as Silva goes over Conte's leg in the area. Nothing doing.

8:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did Kante foul Aguero in the box?

8:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Neither Aguero nor Costa have scored. who is their nearest rival in the goal scoring race?

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

It would be the brave man who would predict the result in this match. Could easily be a draw but it could also be decided by one incident.

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

GOAL!!!!!

Gary Cahill sticks it in his own net on the stroke of halftime!

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! CAHILL GIFTS CITEH THE LEAD WITH A SPECTACULAR VOLLEY INTO HIS OWN NET FOR A SPECTACULAR OG OFF A GREAT CROSS FROM NAVAS.

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

Nice ball in from Navas and it's turned in tidily by Cahill.

1-0 Citeh!

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into two minutes of stoppage time/.

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Spot on mate. Quite an incident . Aguero and Costa would have been proud of that finish. Better than any OG I scored.

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

To answer your earlier question, after Aguero and Costa on 10, Alexis Sanchez has 8 and then there are several players on 7 (Lukaku, Defoe, Hazard, Zlatan).

8:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's halftime and Citeh are one up thanks to a spectacular volleyed OG by Cahill just minutes ago. Prior to the goal It was a fairly even match

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks ,mate. Any one of those players are capable of catching Costa and Aguero this weekend.

8:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic have pulled back a goal at Motherwell as they now trail 2-1.

8:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway in the battle of the Blues Brothers

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

We're back on for the second half now - no changes as of yet.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Side Show clears for a Citeh corner

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great block by Courtois from De Bruyne in a Belgian clash as he received the ball from Silva, who went on a long solo run/

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

Great break from Sane but Ginger Winger was a bit greedy going for goal rather than returning it.

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa slices wide off a pass from Victor Moses.

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willian is on for Pedro.

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

Conte has seen enough - Willian comes on for Pedro. Why not make that change at the break?

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

Kante picks up a yellow card there for a bit of a stamp.

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. I'm not sure what would be accomplished in four minutes and his replacement doesn't so any better as Willian slices a shot horribly wide.

8:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Cahill clears off the line after a mix up in the Blues defense allowed Aguero in.

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gary Cahill clears off the line from Aguero that comes off Courtois for a corner after a horrible back pass.

8:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sure - what coach would say to a player - "I'm giving you four minutes to show me something!" It's absurd!

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Which blues, LOL?

8:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now it's Sideshow landing on Aguero's ankle.

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero is injured off the resulting corner as he collides with the Side Show. Not great viewing.

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

Oh - how did Ginger Winger miss that absolute sitter?!

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! De Bruyne misses wide open goal! Gundogan found Navas on a Citeh break and he played a great ball into the box. De Bruyne then had a shot come off the top of the bar and out for a goal kick. It was a wide open, gaping goal.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic have come from two down at the half to make it Desmond at Motherwell.

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

GOAL! Oh - that is brilliant from Costa!

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

Long ball from Fabregas, but it's Costa's chest control and then ability to muscle Otamendi out of the way to make the room for a shot that is most impressive. His 11th of the season!

1-1!

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! 1-1 COSTA SCORES WITH A NEAR POST FINISH PAST BRAVO. A FABULOUS LONG BALL FROM FAB WAS TRAPPED BY COSTA. HE TURNED OTAMENDI AND BEAT BRAVO WITH A NEAR POST FINISH. CHELSEA'S FIRST SHOT ON TARGET

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now he is solo GBB. Sorry mate.

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

Oh - Aguero was in there but lingered on it a bit too long and allowed Courtois to set himself for the shot.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great close range save by Courtois from Aguero. Kante was tackled by De Bruyne , who found Aguero.

8:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not going my way now - I needed a Citeh win and a couple of goals from my pal Sergio.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a brief appearance for Desmond in the match between Celtic and Motherwell. It was Desmond about three minutes ago, but now 3-3.

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

What a ding dong up there north of the border!

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A wild one at Well. Three goals in three minutes . Celtic scored to make it Desmond then a minute later Well regained the lead, making it 3-2, but a minute after that the Hoops tied it up at 3-3. Are we watching the wrong match? Desmond stayed for a mere 60 seconds.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clichy on for Sane. Where will he play as Citeh now have two left backs on he pitch, unless Kolorov goes to the center of defense.

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

Clichy on for Sane now - looks like Pep is settling for a draw now.

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

GOAL! Quick as you like Costa sets Willian free and he races down the pitch and finishes with aplomb with his right foot.

1-2!

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

The Brazilian players displaying their black armbands after that goal.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! WILLIAN GIVES CHELSEA THE LEAD ON THE BREAK seconds after Chelsea cleared a ball played in from Gundogan in the Ccelsea box. the ball made it to costa, who went on a great turn and played through willian , who scored with a great finish past bravo.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by Courtois from Silva

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That looks a great substitution from Conte as Chelsea look set to remain top of the pops.

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

Willian is down after that challenge and Ginger Winger knocks is out sportingly.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea have scored with their only two shots on target while Citeh have had many on target, but only scored once.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess Citeh can consider themselves unlucky to be trailing, but they have been caught out and missed some really great chances.

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yaya on for Gundogan. Can he inspire Citeh to come from behind in the final quarter of an hour?

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

Now that Citeh are behind, Pep has to reconfigure his plan, bringing Yaya and now Ienacho on.

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A striker for a defender as Ihenacho is on for Stones. Pep realizes that Citeh have to throw caution to the wind as they need to come from behind

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thomas Rogic , the Aussie international, gives a Celtic a really late lead for the first time this match. It's now 3-4 at Well headed into stoppage time.

9:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Citeh should have had this one wrapped up in the first half.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Navas booked for a shirt pull.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Bravo fumbles from the free kick, but gathers at the second attempt.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yaya wins a corner off of Willian while Costa is down, supposedly injured.

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He may not be faking as he asks to be substituted. He will be replaced by Nat Chalobah one of the few youngsters to make it from the Chelsea Academy.

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ihenacho heads well wide off the corner from Silva

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic came form 0-2 down at the half to win a wild one by 3-4 at Well with a late winner.

9:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Silva wins a corner off of compatriot, Azpi. Silva's corner is cleared away

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pep mocks the refs in really hilarious fashion. He must be auditioning for " Carry on Ref!"

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

GOAL! Hazard seals an impressive win for Chelski!

1-3 - wow!

9:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The finishing has been the difference between the sides today. Citeh had plenty of chances today but missed them all.

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! GAME, SET,AND MATCH AS HAZARD PUTS CHELSEA 1-3 UP WITH YET ANOTHER BREAK FROM YET ANOTHER LONG CLEARANCE DEEP IN THEIR OWN HALF. THIS TIME , MARCUS ALONSO FOUND HAZARD AL ALONE UP FRONT AND HE SCORED WITH A CLINICAL FINISH PAST BRAVO AS WE START HALF A DOZEN MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, mate . Chelsea have been really clinical while Citeh spurned many chances.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The 10 Am matches include a trip to SFL for Bob Bradley that will be shown on CNBC while it's Palace vs the Saints on CNBC. I'm opting for the one on NBCSN

9:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice by Conte is a really late Belgian swap as Batshuyai is on for Hazard

9:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

a fight breaks out as Aguero makes a late challenge on the Side Show. It goes all wrong for Citeh late on as AGuero is sent off and will miss the next three matches.. it will be four if he doesn't go off soon.

9:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh my - Fernandinho has been sent off at the end of this one.

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Fernandinho is sent off as Citeh are down to nine and Fernandinho tries to get in an altercation with Antonio Conte. He may be in for a lengthy suspension. Fans have to be restrained as well.

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as Chelsea win 1-3 at Citeh , who will be without two key players the next three matches. Not looking good for Citeh. Pep and Conte sportingly shake hands.

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

Full-time - Chelski will remain on top another week after an impressive win for them here at the Etihad.

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from SFL as I just got back from walkies

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sunshine is about to be fed brekkies as his beloved Spuds kick off.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

As I was feeding Sunshine brekkies, I came back to see Kyle Walker with a nasty head injury. It came off a challenge with Neil Taylor.

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

I'm back for the Spuds - Gooner is humoring me with watching that. Are their any other matches being televised?

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

Hey Boys
I have around and about today
Sorry I haven't been on LOB
I'll be for a bit
Still have to go walkies!


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

There is a match on CNBC
Palace Soton

and all the others on plus

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

I have my phone going strong for SS
It has just finished the coverage from the Etihad
Hopefully SS will follow soon

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

The teams on display at Shite Fart, for what it's worth:

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose, Dembele, Wanyama, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.
Subs: Vorm, Wimmer, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Sissoko, Onomah, Nkoudou

Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Amat, Taylor, Fulton, Cork, Fer, Barrow, Sigurdsson, Montero.
Subs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, Mawson, Britton, Routledge, Borja, Llorente

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

Manchester... the hotbed of football
8 league matches in a row by the two home teams in the city
7 draws
1 loss

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds attack and Delle Alli has a shot deflect off of Neil Taylor straight to Flappy.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Goodm morning, UWS. Great to have our fantastic trio around.

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

Eriksen over a free kick now....

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

SS has just started

West Brom one up against Watford

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

Morning, UWS - I'm at the Gooner's this weekend. How are you, mate?

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The FA Cup Second Round is being played this weekend. The famous, Solihull Moors take a surprise lead at Luton, who are definitely in Bedfordshire while the Tangerines take the lead vs Brackley

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Canaries take the lead vs the Bees , the Terriers take the lead at Blackburn and Not a Big Club take the lead vs Ridsdale's lads in a matchup of Not So Super Villains.

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

Jonny Evans nods the Baggies into the lead against Watford.

10:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Norwich already two up at CR vs Brentford
Derby ahead at Wigan

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane is flagged offside and misses an open goal to boot.

10:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Im good
Another long week at school
Very depressing

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I picked both for promotion.

10:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fulham ahead against Reading

Did you know a game was going on at yours when you are away

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

When do you go on vacation? My last day is the 16th , which makes the 17th a very Happy birthday indeed.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Flappy does well to flap over a header from Harry Kane/

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

Decent header there by Harry Kane and it's tipped over.

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

All Sunderland against the Champs but no goals yet
Stoke take the lead vs Burnley

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

Sorry to hear that, mate - nearly Christmas break, eh?

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's breaking and entering, which is illegal. Serves Jaap's lads right for such unruly behavior.

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred took that as an invitation to irk Sparky since he has a similar color coat to a fox. I don't see that as a valid excuse.

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

Thanks
The break can't be shorter tho!!

Have school all the way until the 23rd

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jon Walters with that goal for Sparky's lads. That's Hughes, nit Goldstein

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

El Classico has just begun... I don't give two hoots!

I hate it the way they all try and win Oscars for the 90 minutes

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW!!!, but you probably go back later than me. I go back on Jan 2nd.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed about El Classico. For some reason, you must be talking about Messi , Skippy , Neymar, and Biscuits.

10:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Those two reds late on will really hurt City

10:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think we have the 2nd off but back the 3rd!

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Both are three match bans. It may be more from Fernandinho for the afters.

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

When are you off for break?

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's when my students come back. The 2nd is a work day for us.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My last day is Friday the 16th, my birthday is the 17th , and I go back on the 2nd. The girls last day is the 20th, Jacquelyn's birthday is the 21st, and they go back on the 4th.

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Richard Burton takes the lead vs Rotherham in a battle of small Championship teams.

10:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wycombe Wanderers smoke their way to a two goal lead at Chesterfield in the Cup.

10:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Goal at Selhurst.... To Palace
Le Tis is not a happy camper

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Morton won by half a dozen at Beith in the Scots Cup. Stranraer drawing 1-1 vs East Kilbride while Stenhousemuir go two up vs Forres Mechanics. I won't take my car to Forres or any repairs.

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wonder if we should be watching that match

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

Big mistake by Forster to give Benteke a tap in on his birthday!

A swing and miss and hits his standing foot


Baggies two up against the Hornets

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A must win for Alan Pardew as Palace have lost half a dozen in a row.,

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

West Brom have scored more goals than United this season!



Stoke two up vs Burn

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Unusual for Forster.

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

So are you two still considering retiring in the next couple of years?

10:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'd love to be off that early!!

A few years back we had two full weeks off for a couple of years in a row. Christmas on a Tues or Wed is best for me

Palace TWO up

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bristol City take the lead vs Ipswich. I wish that was idle gossip.

10:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I have four years to go after this year

10:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. Two and a half years till I retire. whatever I do after that will be outside education except for some part time tutoring.

10:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Good news for Our Bob
Blackburn should be 4 down but it is 1-1 vs Hudders

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheltenham take the lead at Sutton United.

10:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James Thomkins with that second Palace goal.

10:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ive just heard from Luton... that my aunt is ill...no they are two down to Sullihull


Ref takes forever to make a decision... Penalty Spurs

10:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Penalty to Spurs - that was a total dive!

10:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PENALTY TO THE SPUDS AS NEIL TAYLOR IS CALLED FOR A CLIP ON DELLE ALLI ON THE EDGE OF THE BOX.

10:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Don't think it was a pen
Delle caused the contact

Kane....one nil

10:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Harry Kane converts!

1-0 Spuds

10:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!HARRY KANE SCORES WITH A WELL PLACED PENLATY , SENDING FLAPPY THE WRONG WAY

10:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am off for walkies

I'll be back

TTFN

10:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I totally agree with you, UWS. Never a pen. No contact at all.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I hate the fact that Delle Alli went down so theatrically. Flappy agrees as he talks himself into the book. I'm sure Jose will have plenty to say about Mr. Moss.

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

Oh - Deli Alli is in again. Flappy does well to stand up to him.

10:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delle Alli is through , but Flappy does well with a close range block.

10:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers , UWS. Enjoy

10:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Muniesa puts Stoke two up vs Burnley.

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Donny Trump has gone three up at Stevenage, probably padded with illegal votes. Yeovil goes two up vs Crawley. Both are L2 matches.

10:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Enjoy the lovely weather, mate.

10:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Great strike by Number One Son!

10:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!NUMBER ONE SON PUTS THE SPUDS TWO UP WITH A GREAT FINISH AS WE ENTER STOPPAGE TIME

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

Shame - I've got a soft spot for Swansea now that Bob Bradley is there. I'm hoping that they can escape the drop.

10:48 AM  

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