Lakenheath Old Boys

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Who's Up for the Cup?

Who's up for the Cup, lads? Certainly you can count me in. While the 3rd Round is my absolute favorite weekend of the season, the 4th Round comes close. There are still loads of tasty fixtures at this stage - and this weekend is no different. We start with Liverpool hosting Championship contenders Wolves. Then there are the 10am EST kickoffs including Spurs v. Wycombe. And we end up with the all-Premiership match-up of Soton v. Arsenal. Join me for the Cup action this morning, won't you?

547 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Poor form from Fox Sports 1, as usual. They appear to be showing a World Cup 2018 magazine show right up until kick-off time at 7:30am EST. So no build up to the match at Anfield. Boo!

7:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams coming out of the legendary tunnel at Anfield now:

Liverpool: Karius, Randall, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Ejaria, Lucas, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Origi, Woodburn. Subs: Milner, Coutinho, Sturridge, Mignolet, Can, Stewart, Wilson.

Wolverhampton: Burgoyne, Coady, Stearman, Hause, Doherty, Edwards, Evans, Helder Costa, Saville, Weimann, Dicko. Subs: White, Batth, Mason, Lonergan, Bodvarsson, Enobakhare, Ronan.

Referee: Craig Pawson.

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

And we're away from Anfield...

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

GOAL! Oh my! Liverpool leaky defense cracks in the opening moments! Stearman nips in and nods home - free header!

Wolves are 0-1 up!~

7:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wolves are really putting the frighteners on the Pool defense. They've got another free kick now.

7:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dougherty takes and it's straight into the wall. the ball comes back in and Dicko misses a golden opportunity from about six yards out.

7:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning Bob
Missed the goal
I did see their second chance...so many not marked inside the box

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

Jurgen Klopp will know that he's in a dogfight now.

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

Morning, UWS - great to have you on board this morning. Suspicion of offside on the goal - I'll be interested to see your opinion on it.

7:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Im loving it... Liverpool struggling

7:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

STRUTH... WOLVES ALMOST GET ANOTHER!

Great run

7:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Costa nearly scored after a wonderful solo run. He stumbled just at the crucial moment. But another big chance!

7:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just saw the replay... I don't really like the shoulder making you offside..that's level in my book

7:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It makes me feel good that on Sunday there is your United followed by mine

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

Liverpool's passing is finally starting to click. Origi nearly gets through after a nifty exchange of passes.

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

That was my feeling, too. I thought Wolves deserved the good fortune because of their positive approach.

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

I can't wait for tomorrow's matches - should be magic!

7:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What are thoughts about Snodgrass?
Hull really improving under their new manager and they sell their best player?
Shouldn't surviving the drop be more important and valuable than getting 10 mil of the Hammer's cash?

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

A long spell of Liverpool pressure. They’ve totally dominated possession these last four or five minutes, but are yet to craft a chance.

7:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Snoddy was a key player for the Tigers. I expect them be relegated now. They've indicated no ambition at all by selling him.

7:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Treatment time now for one of the Wolves players.

7:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hope the guy is okay
Just slipped trying to get a cross over

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

The surface is not as good as you would expect at Anfield.

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

More sloppy passing allows Wolves to attack again. They look a potent threat on the break.

7:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Streaming yanks Wijnaldum back and picks up the match's first yellow card.

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

Did you see Bent's classic OG yesterday?
Classic

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

Fox seems to be up to their old tricks today. It's clear that the commentators aren't at the match - the commentary seems remote as a consequence.

And the crowd noise volume has definitely been turned down.

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

No - I've got to check that out. Derby nearly scored a real upset!

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

Have you seen the Doukara volley from the match against Forest the other day? Right out of the top drawer.

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

Here the vid from LUFC TV with highly partisan commentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaFnHd23bv0

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

Liverpool have had 80% of possession so far. And they have done almost precisely naff all with it. I know that you hate that statistic.

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

Liverpool have had three shots, none on target. Wolves have had four shots, one on target, and their inexperienced 20-year-old goalkeeper is having the time of his life.

8:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO NIL!!!

RIPPED APART!!

8:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wolves are 0-2 up! Wow! Weimann straight through the middle and rounding Karius.

8:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! WOLVES GO TWO UP AT ANFIELD. ANDY WEIMANN WITH THE GOAL.

8:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

POSSESSION MEANS NOTHING!!!

BLOODY MODERN DAY FOOTBALL STATS

I think Reading had more possession than United in the last round
United won 4-0

8:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Paul Lambert will be cock-a-hoop as he heads into the dressing room in a few minutes - what a great time to score!

8:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning lads I got a wee bit of extra kip.

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

Welcome, MUR - you've joined us at a vital time. Hope you're up for the Cup!

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

Wijnaldum goes down in the box bu the referee is not impressed. Went down too easily there.

8:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning MUR... maybe you should go back to bed..I'm loving how this game is going!!

Liverpool are really struggling in 2017
Couldn't beat Plymouth at home
Lost to Swansea at home
Losing 2-0 to Wolves at home


KEEP IT GOING

8:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Will the fans boo at half time

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Liver pool were shredded apart as they were playing their predictable, boring , short , passing game. A slip off a short pass, a long Wolves clearance and Costa finds himself going on a break. He found Weimann all along up front, who rounded Karius and easily scored.

8:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into two minutes of stoppage time.

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

forgot the losing to Southampton at home as well!!

Wolves fans singing about going to Wemberlee

8:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks lads. I was thinking of staying in bed on a cool, dreary morning, but the second goal was scored after I fed Fred, so you might want me up.

8:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

When Wolves get the ball, they go forward with pace..what a novel idea

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

There are indeed some boos ringing the ground as Liverpool troop off 0-2 down.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wolves are shockingly two up at the half at Anfield.

8:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool need a goal, they pass it around in midfield!!

There goes the whistle

LOVELY JUBBLEY

8:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Reading take on Cardiff today...come on CITY

8:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pool host Chelsea on Tuesday !! Are Liverpool one of the ones to miss out of the top four? Love it for Pool and City to be outside looking in!

Lots of matches the same night as the transfer window closing.

8:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Tomorrow's clash at OT is a clash of two of the last three winners of the Cup!
Wigan 2013
United 2015

Arsenal won in 14 and 15

8:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kate Abdo seems to be a much needed addition to the FOX crew. She starts with a great pun , stating POOL were rubbish, no sorry I meant sluggish, then Lexi says Costa parted the Red Sea. Decent by FOX for once.

8:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Phillipe Coutinho is coming on for the second as we get set to start again at Anfield.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from Anfield.

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coutinho on for Connor Randall. Liverpool punished for not taking the Cup seriously despite fixture congestion.

8:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Liverpool had 79% possession with no shots on target and a Wolves goal off a Pool possession. It means naught.

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Better from Pool as Doogie Hausse is booked for a rugby tackle on Origi then Klaven diverts a header from Coutinho's free kick just wide.

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool two down at home as they were vs the swans last week. Will they lose this as well?

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wijnaldum fouls the dangerous Costa on a break similar to the one that led to the second goal. He's deservedly booked or should have been

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

Wijnaldum picks up a yellow for hauling back the danger man Costa.

8:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The fee kick is straight into the wall.

8:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A stat that UWS will love. Pool set to lose three in a row at Anfield, being out scored 6-2 in the process.

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A decent Pool break, but a poor pass from Origi was behind Moreno, who was in a great position.

8:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great stat.... Chelsea to come next

8:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Three things I that annoyed me about Thursday's match

United played like crap
United lost
United wore white!!! United don't do that! They wear red whenever they can...don't just change for change

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

Wolves erecting a gold and black wall now. Should they be working for Trump?

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool then host the Gunners. They may be done in by the end of next weekend.

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

Klopp looks absolutely livid!

8:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wolves need to keep playing like they did in the first half....why change what is working

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM! Sorry, he has the codes to the nukes, but good one, mate. Charge them a tariff!

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wolves started the season with Walter Zenga as manager, being replaced by Paul Lambert around Thanksgiving.

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

The last few minutes have been a shot-blockathon, with Origi, Ejaria and Firmino all having efforts repelled. Burgoyne still hasn’t had a save to make.

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cometh the hour, cometh Pool's first shot on target. A long range effort from Coutinho straight to the keeper.

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

Liverpool will have to pay a 20% tariff in order to enter the penalty box.

Boom boom!

8:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

How can a team at home vs a lower league team get their first shot on goal in the 60th minute... almost a backpass

Bloody modern day football

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Burgoyne got away with one as Coutinho put through Moreno, who rounded the young keeper, but overran the ball out of play.

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

But still no further changes. Surely Sturridge will get a run out.

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool have been out scored 2-0 at Anfield by lower league opposition in the CUP and have yet to score from open play in the CUP vs lower league opposition.

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM, mate.

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I watched the East Midlands Derby yesterday evening along with Desmond . The Foxes were the better team , but have a replay at the KP.

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

And here comes Sturridge, replacing Roberto FIrmino. Why take a striker off?

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sturridge on for Firmino. The striker has been pathetic the past few matches.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess he's resting him for the matches vs Chelsea and the Gunners that are coming up. That could be five consecutive home losses for Pool.

8:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't understand modern football managers. You need two goals, at a minimum. Why not have three strikers on?

8:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Costa comes off now and Ronan comes on.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A player from the Wolves Academy as the dangerous Costa gets a standing ovation and is replaced by eighteen year old Connor Ronan, the young Irish player.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, Bob. Modern footie can be really frustrating.

8:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Really really don't want Liverpool to get a sniff here...Keep em out Wolves

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Since United made the EFL Cup Final, the Manc Derby will need to be rescheduled. The Gunners will have that weekend off as well.

8:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nothing has happened this half. but I bet you there will be lots of added time....because a big un is behind

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Pool ose at home to Chelsea and the Gunners that will be five losses in a row at Anfield. When did that last happen?

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bodvarsson, who was part of the Iceland team in the Euros, is on for Dicko.

8:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I thought more had chosen Liverpool to win the Cup, but it's only Swansong who will lose out with this result, if it holds up.

8:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ref isn't looking for a chance to get Pool back into it


Never a pen

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Woodburn goes down, looking for a penalty. He should have been booked for diving. What are they teaching at the Pool Academy?

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

A second Wolves substitution, Bodvarsson replacing Dicko. Paul Lambert is bunkering in now.

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa lived up to his name as he went Coast to Coast on the second goal.

9:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now Klopp is throwing on defensive middle Emre Can. What's the point of that?

9:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sturridge tries a pop but Burgoyne is well behind it.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from Klopp. Can Pool pull some goals back as Ejaria was jarred by the Wolves defense.

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Easy for Burgoyne.

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coutinho high and wide from long range.

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from Paul Lambert as Joe Mason is on for Andy Weimann.

9:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

14 plus... many added to go

COME ON

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Doherty tackles Woodburn for a Pool corner.

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Connor Roan failed to pick out Saville Row on a Wolves break off a horrible corner from Woodburn.

9:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Cant stand all the squad rotation
Player prefer playing than training!

Wolves blow a 4 on 1 break there!

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

Down to just a little over ten minutes for Liverpool to get back into this one. They haven't really threatened yet.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bodvarsson wins a corner off of Joe Gomez ona Wolves break.

9:08 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh, almost three

9:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

linesman's flag didn't go up

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Ronan is headed away then Karius is forced to save from close range.

9:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

If Liverpool score, they'll score again
Wolves will wobble

9:10 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Three home defeats in a week...LOVELY JUBBLEY in'it

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Origi with a long range effort straight at Burogyne, who has yet to be forced to make a difficult save.,

9:11 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

please read that last post in a cockney accent

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I could be five in a fortnight, which would be even better.

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That is a great read.

9:11 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool still just passing it around... modern day footballers are morons

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joe Gomez more like Gomez Addams with that long range effort.

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rangers one up at Motherwell late in the match.

9:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Woodburn wins a corner off of Doherty.

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

GOAL! Liverpool get one back. It's scrappy from Origi. But it will give them hope that they can dig this one out.

9:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

wide man doesn't beat the first man

Corner...bugger.... Liverpool score!! Defender headed out of his keepers hands

Here they come

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

Four minutes and stoppage time now for Liverpool to usher in Desmond at Anfield.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! ORIGI PULLS ONE BACK FOR POOL WITH A FAR POST VOLLEY AS WOLVES FAILED TO HEAD AWAY THE CORNER , THEN STURRIDGE HEADED ON FOR ORIGI TO HEAD HOME FROM A YARD OUT.

9:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

great save!!

Pool could win it!

I HATE IT

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

Oh - Origi again. Somehow Burgoyne scrambled it away.

9:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wolves need to break but they are all sitting back

9:15 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

just asking for another goal

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Origi nearly scores off another corner that the Wolves defense failed to clear yet again . Burgoyne with his first difficult save of the match

9:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Again, no reason for a lot of added time

9:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why do teams do this!!

9:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh, great job by Wolves....almost a one man goal

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bodvarsson goes on a solo break off a desperate clearance from Joe Mason and Lucas superbly blocks his shot.

9:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

4 added minutes

Too much but not too bad

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time./

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

About what I was expecting.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dave Edwards with stupid foul on Moreno.

9:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stupid foul....free kick chance for Pool

9:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Straight into the wall

Useless

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

Liverpool have a free kick now. Coutinho over it - into the wall. Trump would be pleased.

9:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

90 secs

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coutinho straight into the wall without paying a tariff.

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

Have you noticed the tendency toward footballers holding up their hands to block what they're saying from the cameras. I think it's really silly. You?

9:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick for Wolves... don't stay down
Ref will add more time

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

Wolves fans starting to celebrate now.

9:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well done... won a corner

30 secs

9:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bodvarsson wins a late Wolves corner.

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

And that's it! Wolves have won at Anfield - a marvelous day for them!

9:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wolves set for the Final then? Beaten Wolves in the Cup and they make the final

IT IS OVER!!!

FANTASTIC!!!!!!

9:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Origi fouls Stearman and it's over as Wolves with a famous 1-2 victory at Anfield. WOW!

9:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Of course Fox don't stay for the sounds at the stadium... right back to the studio guys!

Why don't they learn from NBC

9:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'm off for walkies in falling snowflakes...not a lot but still falling
I'll be back

9:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back for the West London Derby as Prem leaders, Chelsea, host the visiting Bees.

9:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here are the line-ups for the Chelski v. Brentford match on FS1:

Chelsea: Begovic, Azpilicueta, Terry, Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Fabregas, Ake, Pedro, Batshuayi, Willian.

Subs: Ivanovic, Hazard, Moses, Costa, Matic, Eduardo, Kenedy.

Brentford: Bentley, Dean, Egan, Barbet, Colin, McEachran, Yennaris, Woods, Bjelland, Sawyers, Vibe.

Subs: Hogan, Hofmann, Bonham, Kerschbaumer, Clarke, Jota, Field.

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from SB

10:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're away at Stamford Bridge.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am curious to see how Conference leaders, Abe Lincoln, who eliminated the Tractor Boys with a last minute winner in a replay, get on as they host the Seagulls, doing well in the Championship.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Begovic playing his last match for Chelsea? He may join the Cherries.

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Killie take a first minute lead vs Ross County

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tony Pulis must be on scouting duty as he's in attendance at SB.

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

Pulls would be lucky to get any players off Chelski.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pedro with a long range effort about three fourths of the way back to peter Griffin Park.

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

Many Premier League and Championship sides are fielding below strength teams in their cup matches. Chelsea make nine changes, as do Spurs. Burnley make eight changes and there are plenty of reserves in the Brighton side facing Lincoln City too. How will they fare? We’ll soon find out.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wonder if they're one of his future opponents.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zouma heads out for a Bees corner.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harley Dean heads well wide off the corner from Josh McEachran, the former Chelsea Academy player, who will be keen to show the Blues what they shipped off.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

willian goes on a solo run and has a pass cleared for a corner. Fab takes it short to Willian and Chelsea win a free kick. Pedro was fouled just outside the box.

10:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chelski have a free kick chance here with Willian over it.

GOAL! Sumptuous delivery straight into the back of the net!

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! WILLIAN BENDS IN THE FREE KICK AS CHELSEA HAVE AN EARLY LEAD.BENTLEY SAW THE FREE KICK DRIVEN IN LIKE A LUXURY CAR.

10:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bentley made the wrong decision. Given the angle, I would have cheated to the left, as that was always the more likely side for Willian to stick it in. He left himself with far too much to do.

10:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Seven goals for Willian already and he hasn't really been a regular in the side. Cor!

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Blackburn take the lead vs Blackpool in the black derby.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great return for so little playing time . The stuff champions are made of.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Forest Green take the lead at Barrow as they aim to decrease Abe Lincoln's lead at the top as the leaders are hosting the Seagulls in the Cup today

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Championship news of interest to Bob:

The Canaries take the lead vs the Brummies

The Tractor Boys take the lead at Ridsdale's house
Richard Burton move out of the drop zone , taking the lead at Loftus Road. Wigan , United's opponents tomorrow, replace them

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gareth Southgate on duty as well, I guess scouting Bees players,

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

JT with a rare long range effort that goes well wide off a short corner.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! PEDRO PUTS CHELSEA TWO UP.

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

Chelski go two-nil up and this one is just about over. Conte risked with nine changes and it's paying off. They are rampant.

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

I'm back as Chelsea double their lead

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

My SS link is on bloody horse racing but my radio app with Talksport is going around the grounds. BBC is blacked out

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pedro showed that he's more than a luxury player as he drove that sot past Bentley. After some back and forth off the Bees goal Kick , Willian found a loose ball in midfield and passed to Batshuyai, played a through ball that Loftus-Cheek let run to Pedro, who scored.

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What doesn't help is that there are Prem matches just days after the Cup matches.

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, UWS. I hope you are nice and warm at your house.

10:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Black derby is being played in front of a very sparse Ewood Park with both sides' supporters protesting their owners.
Play had to be stopped for a bit because the fans outside the stadium threw tennis balls on to the field

Burn beating Pool 2-0


Wycombe take the lead at WHL!!!

10:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Gola at Sincel Bank
Lincoln 0 Brighton 1

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wycombe Wanderers take a shock lead at SFL on the match being shown on FS Plus.

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

I think Fox have chosen the wrong match again!

This was always going to be a home banker... I know Bradford won here two years ago but...

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

Blackburn are 2-0 up over Blackpool in the battle of the Blacks. We're scheduled to play Blackburn next after our Cup exploit tomorrow.

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER!!!! Claude Puel says he will play the youngsters for the Saints vs the Gunners

10:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed, UWS. I would have chosen Spurs v. Wycombe. This one is a training exercise for the Blues.

Oh - nearly a third!

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Bentley just kept out a shot from Batshuyai off a corner that nearly crossed the line.

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

I HATE IT!!!

Why don't teams want to win the Cup!!!


Drives me crazy

Is in the foreign managers that have changed the mindset? English managers do it too but because it is the thing to do!

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

No goal-line technology in the FA Cup yet. But that was the right decision. Didn't cross the line.

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The match from SFL is being shown on FS Plus, but I would have rather watched that.

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

I really thought Southampton had a chance today after already making a Cup Final

10:29 AM  

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