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!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Quest Continues!

My beloved Leeds United continue their quest for promotion to the Premier League this season with a home match with Nottingham Forest this evening. Come on, you Whites! #MOT!

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Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm at work today and haven't been able to get my BEin log-in going today, so I've accessed the Radio 2 commentary from Elland Road. Lovely jubbly!

2:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A near capacity crowd of 25K or so will be expecting to turn around that defeat at Barnsley from the weekend. Forest did win a first match under their new caretaker manager, but that was to Bristol City who everyone is beating these days.

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

The Leeds side tonight:

Green, Ayling, Jansson, Bartley, Berardi, Bridcutt, Roofe, Vieira, Doukara, Wood, Dallas.

2:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're away at Elland Road. Good strong start for us. Stu Dallas nearly got on the end on an early cross from Luke Ayling.

2:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pontus Jansson has a looping header directed toward goal but it's collected by goalkeeper Henderson.

2:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry - it's Pablo Hernandez playing in the attacking midfield role - Doukara has been dropped to the bench by Gary Monk.

2:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First save there from Rob Green from Forest's main weapon Molongo.

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

Ten minutes in and still 0-0. Forest will be relatively content with their start. Our momentum has dropped off and the passing hasn't clicked in the past five minutes.

2:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pablo picks up a useful free kick. He can swing one in to the big boys now.

2:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - we've got the ball in the net but it's flagged offside. Still - that should give us some heart.

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

Absolutely fantastic play from us there as they put together a fine counter-attack, eventually seeing Roofe fire a fine cross into the box but Danny Fox is there to head away the danger.

3:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A decent cross from Berardi on the left flank as he looks for the head of Wood, but Forest goalkeeper Henderson collects with ease.

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

Not happy with this yet. We've got less than 50% possession at home and not enough dangerous chances on goal. 0-0 as we approach half-time.

3:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

One minute of stoppage time now.

3:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A very even first half at Elland Road, with no goals yet. Both sides could have nicked the opener though with some good chances but a little bit more will be needed to win this one in the second half. Not happy yet.

3:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Forest get the game back underway at Elland Road. Come on, you Whites!!

3:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Free kick for Leeds as Hernandez goes down after being fouled. He takes and it fires over the top of a number of heads but Pinillos just about gets his head on it to clear.

3:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another Leeds free kick, Hernandez is again the man who is fouled, this time by Vaughan. He goes over to have a chat with the referee, signalling that the Leeds man had dived, but it's a free kick nonetheless. One way traffic now. Better.

3:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YESSSSSSS! It's a scrappy one but it's Chris Wood's 20th of the season. 1-0 Leeds!

4:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just got home
Just got an update on my phone from Fotmob

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

A corner is delivered over by Hernandez that Bartley heads towards goal but sees it blocked, only to fall into the path of the potent Wood at the mouth of the goal and he makes no mistake in tapping home.

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, UWS - you brought us good luck again!!!

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

An instant change for Forest as Hobbs is replaced by Thomas Lam.

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nearly a second for us but Pablo is flagged offside.

4:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Less than half an hour left. Hang in there, lads!

4:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am listening to commentary of the semi final at Anfield.
The link didn't work
Southampton still one up from the first leg

4:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

How are you following?

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That Wood goal has us up to third again, two points clear of Reading in fourth and seven points off Newcastle in second.

Of course, we've played one match more than all of the other sides. Of course, I'd prefer the points.

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another Forest change as Osborn is replaced by Gooner favorite Nicklas Bendtner. Where's he been?

4:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Plenty of niggly fouls and free kicks from both sides now.

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

Liverpool almost take the lead! Goal line technology saves the Saints

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

What commentary are you listening to?
My 5Live is blacked out
I am listening to Talksport's commentary of the semi

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

A change for Leeds now as Dallas is replaced by Souleymane Doukara. Good one - Douks can run the ball into the corner flag with the best of them.

4:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

?

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

I've got the Radio 2 stream going:

http://leedsunitedlive.com/

4:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Goal at Elland Road... "stormer of a goal" by Leeds

TWO NIL

Tony Yeboaish

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YESSSS!!!!!!

Douks with the second goal!!!!

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I can't wait to see it - sounds special!

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We've got to be home and hosed now.

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

Changes for both sides as O'Kane is replaced by Ronaldo Vieira while Assombalonga makes way for Ben Brereton, who is making his Forest debut this evening.

4:21 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Can't get it to work
Talksport is giving me updates

Southampton should have been further up

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

Is it politically incorrect to say that even saying "Assombalonga" makes one sound a bit racialist?

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You've done well, lad. Brought us two close.

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Wood nearly wrapped things up with a second, chipping the keeper but just wide.

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another Leeds change as Alex Mowatt replaces Hernandez. That's our lot.

4:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

How much time left
Kick off was at 3 at Anfield

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

Five minutes and stoppage. Blow up ref!

4:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Roofe nearly scored a third there. We seem to be defending from the front and running this one, as we should.

4:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I apologize for no goals in the last ten minutes

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

Almost a third goal again. Ayling crossing to Wood but his touch was heavy and Henderson collected.

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

LOL! That's alright mate. I'll let you off this time.

4:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

16 to go at anfield

4:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just one goal by Pool and they'll go on and win it

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Into four minutes of stoppage time now.

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

sniff sniff sniff.... I smell third!! Over the 50 pt mark

Well done!

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

First yellow card of the game for Ayling, which is surprising considering the number of fouls and tackles this evening!

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - we're definitely safe now.

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

Full time

Congrats mate

4:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YES! Full-time whistle.

We're now up to third in the table and numerically safe for another season in the Championship. It's party time at ER!

4:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks, mate!

4:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

80 minutes gone at Anfield

4:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That is incorrect
You are not safe in the Championship.....you're going Premier League

4:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Under 8 to go
Away goals only count after extra time in the EFL Cup

4:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Can Southampton hold on?
Will it be a repeat of the 1976 FA Cup Final?
Could United blow a two goal lead?

4:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Liverpool(2 legs)... Southampton have not let in a single goal during their entire run to Wembley....almost

4:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pool want a pen... ref gives a corner
It was a good challenge and the man went down too easily


Southampton breaks....and SCORE!!!!!!!!!!

2-0 on aggregate in injury time!!!!

Shane Long

4:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool wanted a pen but it was a great tackle... they just go down the other end and finishes it up!

4:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Full time... Southampton are Wembley bound... COME ON UNITED... let's have a repeat of the 76 Cup Final...with a different result of course

4:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This is why teams like Southampton and Everton and others that have no worries of relegation should take cup competitions seriously... it's great to make a Wembley Cup Final

4:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TTFN

4:54 PM  

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