Lakenheath Old Boys

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Sunday at Gooner HQ

A very good Sunday morning, lads. I hope that you're enjoying your weekends. It's Gooner's birthday - I'll be posting a birthday message thread later - and we're settling in to do what we love best - watch some of the football. The footie gods have planned a fascinating birthday schedule as well. It's Liverpool visiting Bournemouth up first and then it's Everton hosting ManYoo later on. Stick around for all of it, won't you?

245 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams in the tunnel now:

Bournemouth
Boruc; Adam Smith, Francis, Cook, Ake; Arter, Gosling; Stanislas, Wilshere, King; Wilson. Subs: Pugh, Afobe, Brad Smith, Fraser, Mings, Ibe, Federici.

Liverpool
Karius; Clyne, Lucas, Lovren, Milner; Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum; Firmino, Mane, Origi. Subs: Klavan, Moreno, Lallana, Mignolet, Ejaria, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold.

Referee: Bobby Madeley (West Yorkshire)

8:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob. Great to join you for a Sunday double header on the Gooner's Birthday. Wishing him a Happy birthday

8:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute's silence was observed in memory of the tragic air crash in Brazil

8:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And after a moment of silence for the Brazilians, we're ready to go here from Vitality Stadium with Jon Champion and Andy Townsend on the mic.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's sunny on the South Coast while here it's overcast and gloomy like a typical day in blighty.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the Vitality Stadium

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

Morning, MUR - thanks for joining me. We're away in Bournemouth with Bournemouth in their usual red and black vertical stripes and Liverpool in, well, a day-glo number that could probably be seen across the English Channel.

8:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My pleasure Glad to join you. LOL. You can definitely see that kit on the other side of the Channel

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

Origi has had a couple of touches but they’ve both more or less bounced off him, like one of those square net things on a frame you used to practice your first touch with when you were a kid.

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wising the Gooner a Very Happy Birthday. I guess he got his gift yesterday at the expense of our beloved WHR.

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

The away already in the ascendancy with less than ten minutes gone. We've established the pattern of the match early on.

8:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL, mate. You're top of the pun count this morning.

8:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Josh King was released from United because he played l;ike Origi the few times SAF gave him a chance.

8:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheers, mate - Gooner did get his birthday wishes met in spades yesterday. I'm glad that we met up with WHR on Friday night instead of for the game. It was a bit sad for the Hammers.

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Talking about King he overruns the ball into your former academy player then Harry Arter concedes a free kick

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!!! Origi does what Bob's been criticizing him for . Former Saint, Nat Clyne played a fantastic ball across the box and all Origi had to do was tap it in , but it seemed to bounce off him morthan anything else. A great chance.

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nat Clyne wins a corner from yet another great pass from Hendo. Why can't they do that on a regular basis for England.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Hendo is out for another as Lucas was challenging. His next corner is cleared. Take three.

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

Bournemouth seem to be well set up by Eddie Howe to deal with these routine set pieces.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Former Toffee , Dan Gosling heads out for take four.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's cleared to the delight of the home fans.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did you get a chance to see the match from ER???

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wijnaldum wins another Pool corner.

8:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now Liverpool have a tasty free kick chance out wide left after King upends LUFC Academy.

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Josh King heads away the corner then Josh King fouls Milner just to the left of the box. THat's one up for your academy vs ours/.

8:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We did, indeed. Came back from Dad's and watched. I keep pinching myself - I cannot believe that we're 4th!

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What was that from Milner. Surely they taught free kicks at the LuFC Academy

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

what a performance. Roofe with his first goal that was not in the roof of the net, a streaker on the pitch, and nosebleed territory. Congrats , mate.

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

GOAL! Mane with a great goal to open the scoring here on the South Coast.

8:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A long ball over the top for Mane to run on to and he just toe-pokes it past Boruc who was slow off his line.

0-1!

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

Yeah - Roofe has been quality all season but it was good to see him on the scoresheet.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!POOL TURN THEIR DOMINANCE INTO A GOAL WITH A SUPERB LONG BALL. MANE POKES IT PAST BORUC, WHO ALONG WITH NATHAN AKE WAS GUILTY OF SHAKY DEFENDING

8:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Liverpool have ripped the Cherries apart in two minutes. Boruc off the line disastrously and Origi rounds him and finishes from an impossible angle.

0-2!

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! ANOTHER GLARING ERROR IS PUNISHED IN A MATTER OF MINUTES . AS JON CHAMPION STATED, ORIGI DEFIED THE LAWS OF GEOMETRY AS BORUC RUSHED MILES OUT OF HIS BOX , ORIGI WENT PAST AND SHOT INTO AN EMPTY NET FROM A NARROW ANGLE.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes and four seconds between the goals as it's starting to look it bit like London Stadium

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

Well, having been too reticent about coming out for the first goal, Boruc over-compensated there.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second goal was surprisingly simple considering the complexity of Klopp's system. Mane tackled Arter just outside the Pool box, passed to Hendo and his long slide rule pass found Origi, who rounded Boruc and did the rest

8:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Splendidly efficient stuff this, from Liverpool. They’ve dominated the game and taken a couple of early chances, if those chances were rather donated to them by Boruc.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It looks like Pool will end this match day in second place. The Hammers will move into the drop zone if the Tigers win at the Riverside tomorrow.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Origi did everything he could to disprove what you said about him. He was none too pleased.

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

Yeah - the only change at the top will be Arsenal replacing Citeh in third. Not good for my PPP score. And Aguero lined up for a three-match ban is even worse.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sarcastic applause as Borruc gathers a routine cross.

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Close to what I predicted. I picked the Gunners fourth and Citeh fifth. Not far off.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Firmino well wide from 25 yards out

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some more FA Cup Second Round matches being played today. The Real Dons won a thriller at the mighty Curzon Ashton by a score of 3-4

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sourbridge vs Northampton has been postponed.

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

If Eddie has any smarts, he'll make some changes at half-time. His plan isn't working.

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

Josh King nearly in there at the near post. If the Cherries could get one back before half-time it would change this match.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nearly a goal for the Cherries as Stanisluas played in Josh King . His pass went off of Karius and in nearly for an OG off a defender. Ake thought he won a penalty off the corner , but Bobby Madely said no.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It looks like Pool got away with one their as Firmino appeared to trip[ Ake. It must have been those jerseys that obstructed Madley's view.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Posh take the lead on the short journey to Notts County

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think the draw for the Third Round is tomorrow. Any preferences, mate?

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY!!! Cambridge takes the lead vs Coventry in the Cup.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into Two minutes of stoppage time.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bristol Rovers take the lead vs Barrow and the Posh go two up at Notts County

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

Half-time - and I'm off to wash up.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool are two up at the half.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Eastleigh takes the lead vs Halifax in a matchup of non league teams

9:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barrow tie it up at Bristol Rovers

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway as former Pool , trainee , Jordan Ibe , is on for former United trainee, Josh King

9:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The second half is underway - Jordan Ibe, the former Pool man, has come on for Bournemouth.

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four goals at the Evil Dem during halftime of this match. Braintree took the lead at the Evil Den, but the Evil Lions tied it up a minute later, followed by two more goals in eight minutes. The Evil Lions lead 3-1

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY!!! Cambridge goes two up vs Coventry and look to be in the hat for the Third Round draw tomorrow.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wishere booked for an unsavory challenge and skipper , Simon Francis , is told to calm him down

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A thriller at the Evil Den as Braintree pull one back, trailing the Evil Lions 3-2 and only 35 minutes have been played.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Simon Francis is booked for a late challenge on the former LUFC Academy player.

9:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boruc punches away a swerving free kick from Milner for a Pool corner.

9:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Hendo is cleared

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Accrington Stanley take the lead at Woking

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hendo is booked for an ankle foul on Stanislaus.

9:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Klopp looks a tad chilly today as Stanislaus is still down from that challenge.

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

Liverpool have taken their foot off the gas a bit, predictably, as Arsenal did yesterday. They've been on cruise control.

9:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

While Junior Stanislaus is down getting treatment, I'm going to post a birthday message for the Gooner on FB and the LOB.

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's helped off the field and that would be a major loss for the Cherries. It is as Ryan Fraser, signed on the cheap from Aberdeen is on for him.

9:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Penalty to Bournemouth!!!

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PENALTY CHERRIES AS FRASER MAKES AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT AS HE'S FOULED BY MILNER.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! CALLUM WILSON SCORES STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE AS KARIUS WAS DIVING THE WRONG WAY. IT'S 1-2 NOW.

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great job, mate. I will make sure to comment to one of my great friends.

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Klopp was furious about the penalty decision and is lectured about his conduct by Bobby Madley. He's still letting the fourth official, Stuart Atwell have it.

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY!!! CAMBRIDGE THRASHING THE FORMER TOP FLIGHT TEAM AS THEY GO THREE UP VS COVENTRY. Your thoughts?

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

Game on at the Vitality then?

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Accrington Stanley go two up at Woking and Notts County pull one back vs Posh as they trail the Posh 1-2.

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sure is. I thought Pool had this one wrapped up, but a certain player provided a lifeline.

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nat Clyne shoots well over while Ryan Fraser has been like a breath of fresh air for the Cherries.

9:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! And just like that Liverpool have responded. They do leak goals but they've got loads of goals in them.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!EMRE CAN RESTORES POOL'S TWO GOAL LEAD WITH A SUPERB FINISH

9:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mane rolls it to Can and boom!

1-3!

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wijnaldum won the ball in midfield and passed to MAne, who went on a great run , then passed to Can , who scored with a rocket in the upper 90 from the D.

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Like a Can ON!!! BOOM BOOM!

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY !!!! You will be delighted to hear that Bolton took the lead vs the Evil Blades with virtually the last kick of the half in the Second Round of the Cup.

9:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks, mate!

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

While Boruc can be blamed for the first two goals, there was virtually nothing that could be done about that CAN ON!!!

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Arter with an effort so far over that it must have gone halfway across the English Channel

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A swap of two former Saints players just down the road from the Vitality Stadium as Lallana is on for Mane. Jon Champion mentioned that Lallana had a night out his last visit to Bournemouth and the locals show what they think as they give him frosty reception.

9:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Karius does well to tip over a shot from Fraser. The young Scot makes his first mistake of the match with a poorly taken corner.

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

Lovely jubbly!

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Milner wins a corner off of Fraser and Brouc catches his corner. he nearly carried it over the line for what would have been an embarrassing day to have completed an embarrassing hat-trick.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW !!! Boruc avoided that OG by the width of a hair.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A striker for a defensive midfield player as Banik Afobe is on for Dan Gosling. THe Cherries are now playing with two up front.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! RYAN FRASER SCORES ON A CLASSIC COUNTER . WELL DONE BY THE CHERRIES GREAT FINSIH

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

GOAL! Well, well, well - this is why watching Liverpool is so entertaining this season.

2-3! Bournemouth back in biz!

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

iT'S NOW 2-3 AS THAT WAS A TEXTBOOK COUNTER. Origi sloppily passed to Wilshere , who found fellow former Gunner trainee , Afobe. He passed to Fraser, who sent Callum Wilson down the right. Her passed across the box, Afobe let it go and Ryan Fraser scored with a cracking finish from the edge of the box.

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

3-3!!!!!

Incredible match at the Vitality!

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! WOW !!! IT'S 3-3 AS STEVE COOK SCORES WITH A TASTY FINISH

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's Fraser again. Great cross over, great pull down and turn and whack!

3-3!

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

lOVEREN HEADED OUT A FREE KICK FROM cALLUM wILSON to Wilshere . He sent Ryan Fraser down the right and his pass was trapped by Cook and deliciously tucked away for an unlikely equalizer.

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

Oh - Afobe was nearly in there for a fourth. Bournemouth have their tails up!

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Karius rushes out to tip over a close range effort from Afobe.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Eddie Howe is looking like a genius with those substitutions.Ryan Fraser has two assists and won a penalty and playing two up front has unsettled the Liverpool defense.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You will be delighted to hear that Bolton have gone two up vs the Evil Blades early in the second half of a Second Round Cup tie.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER!!! You will not be pleased to hjear that the Evil Lions have scored to take a 4-2 lead vs Braintree.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A draw means that Chelsea will be clear by three points at the top of the table . Who would have thought that? Surely, nobody in the PPP>

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Emre Can booked for a cheap shot on Ryan Fraser.

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

I suppose that's one way to stop Fraser, who has been electric since coming off the bench.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Simon Francis win a Cherries corner.

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

Bournemouth are really doing Arsenal a favor here; the Gunners will stay second on GD with this result.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jeff will not be pleased that Port Vale have taken early lead vs his team in the Cup.

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

Five minutes of stoppage time now to come

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lallana wins a corner off of Ake as there are five minutes of stoppage time.

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

There is one person who picked Chelski - Red Dragon, I think.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Loveren heads on to the corner to Origi , who does well to control the ball, turn and volley just inches over.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks for the update. Red Dragon will be delighted.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lallana just wide with a long range effort.

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

GOAL! Oh - my goodness; it's 4-3!!!!!

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL !!! NATAHN AKE!!! LOOKS TO HAVE WON IT FOR THE CHERRIES, WHO NOW LEAD 4-3

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

This may be why Liverpool may lose the title. They're thrilling up front but they give up too many goals at the back.

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

a LONG THROW BY sTEVE cOOK WAS HEADED OUT TO jORDAN iBE ,, WHO PASSED BACK TO cOOK. iT WAS TOO HOT TO HANDLE FOR kARIUS, WHO SAVED THE INITIAL REBOUND FROM aKE, BUT NOT THE SECOND.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What a comeback for the Cherries , who were won 1-3 down not too long ago

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

One last desperate chance for Pool, lofted into the area. Boruc collects and that is that!!!!

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over and the Cherries come back to defeat Liverpool 4-3 in an unlikely win. Eddie Howe's substitutions changed the course of the match

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, Bob. That suspect defense will likely cost them the title.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Accrington Stanley go three up at Woking. Stanley eliminated Burnley in ET of the EFL Cup and gave the Hammers all they could handle. I'm sure teams will want to avoid them in the draw tomorrow.

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jeff will not be pleased that Port Vale have gone two up vs his team about twenty minutes in and you will not be pleased that the Evil Blades have pulled a goal back at Bolton as they now trail 2-1.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Off to take Sparky walkies on the first cool , breezy, dreary morning of the season.

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

Back for the late one now, after a spot of birthday brekkies.

10:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams on the pitch now:

Everton: Stekelenburg, Coleman, Funes Mori, Ashley Williams, Baines, Gana, Barry, Mirallas, Cleverley, Bolasie, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Jagielka, Deulofeu, Barkley, McCarthy, Valencia, Holgate.

Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian, Carrick, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Ander Herrera, Martial, Ibrahimovic. Subs: Bailly, Mata, Lingard, Blind, Rashford, Romero, Fellaini.

Referee: Michael Oliver.

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

We're ready to go - both sides in their traditional colors.

11:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm back just in time as they're off from Goodison

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

Miki is back in the first team, good to see. Rooney isn't even on the bench - is he injured?

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Final scores in the FA Cup 2nd Round:

Bolton 3 Evil Blades 2
A shocker : Bristol Rovers 1 Barrow 2
Cambridge 4 Coventry 0
Eastleigh 3 Halifax 3
Evil Lions 5 Braintree 2
Notts County came from two down to make it Desmond vs Posh
Woking 0 Accrington Stanley 3

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not sure. He had a good match vs the Hammers midweek in the EFL Cup

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Port Vale are three up at the half vs Jeff's favorite team

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

COME ON MAN UNITED!
COME ON MAN UNITED!
COME ON MAN UNITED!

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

Welcome back, mate.

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How as brekkies? Always enjoyable at Gooner Central

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, mate. Glad to enjoy the pleasure of your company.

11:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Everton still look the better side. United have hoisted a couple of long balls down the right flank for Martial to chase after, but that’s about it so far.

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pogba is high and wide after a great United possession.

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kung Fu Panda was in an illegal position as he was about to shoot past stecks. Great through ball from Miki after a pass from Carrick

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They should play the Zed cars song because that's what Row the effort from Funes-Mari landed/.

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

United desperately need a good win here, otherwise they're at risk of losing contact with the top sides. They're currently 13 points adrift from Chelski at the top.

11:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose talking about style of play and DNA . Wasn't he supposed to work on that this summer?

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barry adding to his record tally of Premier League bookings for his challenge on Zlatan, who let him know how he felt about it,

11:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United with lots of pretty passing deep in the Toffees half, but they need to work Stecks.

11:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rojo becomes the first player into Michael Oliver's book. Ouch!

11:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rojo was never Gana get away with that as he's booked for a rash challenge after Herrera gave away possession.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick was headed up by Ashley Williams , then former United player , Clever Boy , looking anything but as his volley is scuffed upward and gathered by De Gea.

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now United win a corner. Bolassie is on to the karate chop as it's headed away. Eventually, the ball is headed onward to Stecks.

11:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bolassie is off to the races , but his cross is headed away after a series of crunching tackles by both teams then an illegal karate chop to open a jar of Coleman mUstard. It's a Toffees free kick that results in a United free kick.

11:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mustard and Toffee? Has that combination ever been served by you or the Gooner.

11:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not really a birthday feast, is it?

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fat Ronnie a little thin on the blue on Twitter that the fans say isn't worth Toffee.

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not really. I guess we were too spoiled in the early match. We are seeing why these teams have struggled as of late.

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Your mate, Jeff, is not enjoying the Gooner's birthday as Port Vale go four up vs his lot as his team are about to crash out of the Cup.

11:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The players seem to have taken stock of Oliver’s refereeing decisions thus far and decided that they can probably be as violent as they like today.

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mirallis was unable to connect a pass from Bolassie that surely would have given the Toffees the lead.

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's not that he's letting the play flow? Perhaps he's playing by the rules used about forty years ago. Wrong rule book?

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Funes-Mori is called for obstruction on Miki about a yard behind the D

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall by Zlatan. Really awful.

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Both teams have seen a lot of the ball, but have been bullocks.

11:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What's Zlatan been eating for brekkies. Surely he needs a pick me up.

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

Michael Oliver has finally run out of patience with the serial fouler Gareth Barry.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Enough is enough as Barry is booked for repeated rules violations after great foot work by Miki

11:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A night out on the town after curfew for Zlatan?

11:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That jar of mustard was neither too hot nor too spicy as that was deemed a legal karate chip.

11:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Could have been - he looks right off the boil today.

11:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And don't get me started on Pogba - he's making a mockery of those flash Nike ads.

11:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The last 10 minutes or so has been dreadful. No passing moves to speak of, just a lot of hopeful but aimless balls forward followed by clearances into touch.

11:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! An extraordinary finish from Zlatan!

11:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And now Stekelenberg has gone walkabout again - hasn't really learned his lesson, eh?

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! UNITED TAKE THE LEAD WITH A BIZARRE GOAL BY ZLATAN HE CHIPPED THE ON RUSHING STECKS . IT CAME OFF THE BAR AND POST, ROLLED ON THE LINE THEN TRICKED OVER THE LINE AS A DEFENDER WAS A SECOND TOO LATE CLEARING IT

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

So much for Zlatan having a night out. That was sheer brilliance combined with bizarre goal keeping. Agreed about Pogs

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time.

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United are one up at the end of what was primarily a dreadful half, but came to life in the final few minutes.

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from Goodison. No changes from either manager.

12:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jeff's lads crash out of the Cup , losing 4-0 at Port Vale.

12:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zlatan must love really hot mustard as that was a robust challenge plus the massive size differential.

12:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back from a road snack run to the store in time to see Twilight make a tremendous save.

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

Is UWS boycotting United matches now? We haven't heard from him all day.

12:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Great kick save by De Gea from Mirallis as Mirallis too easily skipped past the United defenders after some great Toffee link up play

12:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think UWS is at ODP training today.

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, mate. Some goodies for the road.

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kung Fu Panda has a shot deflect off of Baines inches wide for a corner, wrong footing Stecks

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

Clev with a chippy foul on the edge of the box. Could be fruitful.

12:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not so Clever Boy showing UNited why the likes of Miki are starting instead of him as he fouls Miki inches outside the box., The free kick is cleared

12:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An aimless karate chop as that shot was high and wide.

12:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - rocketed off the bar by Herrera!

12:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Off the bar from Herrera as United try to go two up.

12:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mourinho is still looking grumpy, despite his side being three points up. This would be a vital win.

12:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It may be a rancid jar of mustard as Coleman is down for treatment.

12:19 PM  

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