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!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The League Cup Final

Good Morning Fellas, the season's first trophy, apart from the Charity Shield(which United won), is up for grabs today at Wembley stadium. It is a repeat of the 1976 FA Cup Final...we don't want the same result today!
The match is on BEIN and I don't have it but Bob has hopefully got me sorted out. I am going to try and send the picture from my computer to my TV... fingers crossed!
Join me for the Final  and the early match at White Hart Lane Lane


COME ON UNITED!!!

UWS

379 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

Just like the '76 Final, United will be wearing their home shirts today and Southampton will be wearing changed colors
They won't be wearing their black shirts but will wearing white....at least it isn't Yellow and Blue!


Speaking of Blue... Ipswich has just taken the lead at Carrow Road

8:24 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just tested my computer/TV connection... IT WORKED!!

Not sure how I'll post on here tho

8:28 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We are off at the Lane

8:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, UWS! Thanks for getting us going this morning. I'm looking forward to joining you for an important match...and a couple of not so important ones.

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

In years past, there would have been one live match on offer today - the League Cup Final. In the modern age, however, we've got several random Premiership and Championship matches today that serve as a short of weird undercard for the main event. So we start today with Spurs v. Stoke and have to wait until 11am for United and Southampton to take to the Wembley pitch to sort out the first real silverware of the season.

8:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, UWS. Great to join you on what will hopefully be United's first silverware in four years.

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

The team news from Shite Fart Lane:

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Davies, Alli, Eriksen, Kane. Subs: Son, Janssen, Vorm, Trippier, Sissoko, Wimmer, Winks.

Stoke: Grant, Bardsley, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Whelan, Adam, Sobhi, Allen, Arnautovic, Crouch. Subs: Muniesa, Berahino, Afellay, Diouf, Cameron, Imbula, Given.

Referee: Jonathan Moss

8:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR!

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob. Great to have you on board too. I'm guessing you're going for the blue team in the East Anglian Derby.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds earn a corner after the second cross in a row goes across the box.

8:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Erickson finds no one with a cross find a teammate

Bloody short corner to follow

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just read that the EFL Cup Final kicks off at 11:30. If that's true that gives us an hour to get some tasks completed.

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

Spurs chaffing about with it...get a shot off

8:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That is correct.. walkies time for me and Shad

8:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

For Sparky and I as well. The dog, not Hughes.

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

Nice autocorrect.... phaffing about not chaffing

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Of course, Sunshine will be rooting for the Spuds.

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

Nice one MUR... I think Mark will be busy complaining to the press about the ref!

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice play on words.

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

KANE... ONE NIL

8:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! HARRY KANE GIVES THE SPUDS THE LEAD.

8:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! After a lot of huffing and puffing in the early stages, Harry Kane hammers home Spurs' opener!

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

Useless by Shawcross.... terrible attempt to try a back flick in his own box... and then gets megged

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke are playing as if they're on a Sunday stroll as they sttod watching the Spuds knock the ball about then a poor clearance by Shawcross resulted in a great finish by Harry Kane.

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

That's 15 goals in the Prem for HK; he's level with Zlatan now and two behind Alexis and The Chunk at the top.

8:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Back to Sparky that won't be walked... I loved Hughes as a player but I think he is my least liked ex Red Devil since he left
He seems to be very negative about the club. Doesn't seem to have a bond with the club.
Ince was another one that didn't seem to appreciate the club that made them

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The big supposedly physical Shawcross has been looking a tad delicate.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed with you about Sparky and Ince. Sadly, that seems like a lot of modern footballers.

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I picked Harry Kane to be GBB . He's catching up and Stoke are on a Sunday walkabout today.

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just noticed that both scorers in the East Anglian Derby are named Jacob.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Glen Whelan booked for a naughty challenge on Vertonghen.

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

Oh - another sweeping Spuds move ends with Kyle Walker blasting over from 11 yards.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kyle Walker blasts over after Delle Alli failed to control a great pass.

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

Oh - Lloris saves well from Crouch - close call for the Spuds.

8:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stoke go very close to the equalizer... Great save by Lloris but Crouch was offside... not called though

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! What a superb close range reflex save by LLoris from Crouch off a pass from Pieters. I thought Stoke had tied it up.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wonder if Martin Peters watched that pass from Pieters.

8:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Who scored in the derby? Ipswich were ahead... did Norwich tie it up

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

Charlie Adam follows his colleague Shawcross into the ref's book.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Charlie Adam booked for a naughty challenge on Delle Alli. Charlie Adam has been sent off twice at SFL. Now he's on a hat-trick.

8:55 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just looked it up.. ended 1-1
Good result for Our Bob

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The two Jacobs scored. Knudsen for the Tractor Boys and Murphy for the Canaries.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Off the bar from Vertonghen off the corner.

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! A long range curling effort from Harry Kane is inches wide. He normally doesn't score with those types of efforts.

8:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So, 11/12 games to go in the Championship
Are the top two in trouble?
Are the top six set?
As of this morning
Brighton 71
New 70
Hud 65
LEEDS 61
Read 60
Wed 58
Ful 53
PNE 52
Nor 51

8:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

12 /13 matches to go

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, UWS. Bob should be pleased. It seems that the playoff places are all but decided, barring a miracle.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane is fouled by Pieters, not former legend, Martin Peters.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Lee Grant tips over a long range effort from Kyle Walker off a short free kick from Zeriksen.

9:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! What a finish from Kane from about 14 yards!

His 16 of the season!

9:01 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

TWO NIL
TWO FOR KANE


Great effort... do that for the THREE LIONS!!

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!! HARRY KANE AT THE DOUBLE. GREAT TECHNIQUE OFF A TRAINING GROUND ROUTINE. THE CORNER WAS PLAYED TO HIM AT THE EDGE OF THE BOX AND HE HIT IT FIRST TIME WITH HIS LACES IN THE CORNER.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My GBB is catching up.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My Sparky has an upset tum tum. Is that true for Stoke's as well?

9:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for posting the Champ table. I think that the top two and the top six are close to set now. I'm a bit worried about Fulham, who still have a couple of matches in hand on us. They could still get into the top six.

9:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

He is indeed, mate. Only one off the top boys now. He does like to score in streaks.

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

Walker is a player that is a prime example of what's wrong with modern day football
He is a full back that attacks but can't defend. Teams don't have fullbacks any more. They don't have a #2 and #3. They have WING BACKS... every heard of defending!
United have Valencia at right back... he was signed as a replacement for Ronaldo
Liverpool have Milner in in the same position


What's wrong with playing with players that are defenders first

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

Hudders are only 5 and 6 points back... the top two play each other midweek

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Charlie Adam trips Delle Alli. Would they do any worse with Adam Ant on the pitch?

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

Wow! Kane again! Will he claim that one, despite the huge deflection?

0-3!

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!HARRY KANE SCORES A DEFLECTED EFFORT OFF THE SHORT FREE KICK. A FIRST HALF HAT-TRICK.

9:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick chance...... GOAL... KANE WITH HIS HATTRICK INSIDE 36 minutes!


Massive deflection but still his because it was on target

Back to back weekends with a trio

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's Kane's because it was still headed on target, not an OG by Bruno Martins Indi 500.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hudders has a replay at the Etihad in midweeek.

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

typical modern day football there
Spurs trying to play their way out the the back with defenders that think they are Scholes... Lloris has to hack it out of play

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arnautovic concedes another free kick.

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

Useless effort of a free kick that time

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke were wise to the short set piece after Kane had scored two before under those circumstances.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane tied now for GBB?

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

Cricket score possible at the Lane today

Can Spurs declare?



This is what United don't do... Score plenty

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, UWS. The fullbacks are more like Steve Coppell and Gordon Hill, not Mick Mills or Kenny Sansom.

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

Now Spurs are in second place with this win. Ten points behind the Blues...any chance?

Who do you guys think will miss out on the top four?

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. United need to do the same just down the road at Wembley.

9:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Perfectly stated MUR

What wrong with having a Jimmy Nichol, Stewart Houston, Arthur Albiston, Gary Neville or Denis Irwin?
Defend and let the likes of Coppell, Hill, Kanchelskis, Beckham and Giggs to the attacking

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Chelsea have all, but won the Prem. Missing out on the top four depends upon who chokes in the run in. Hopefully, the fixture congestion doesn't cost United.I'm thinking The Gunners and Pool will miss out.

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

Yes - HK has been awarded that last goal and his hat-trick. So he's on top with Alexis and The Chunk. Points for several of our PPPers, including MUR, on that one.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, UWS. Great to see we're on the same wavelength.

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

Kane has scored three hat-tricks in nine games
Of course, still another 45 minutes to go in this one

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage and like my Sparky, Stoke's is probably sick to his stomach.

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

I agree, MUR. I can't see Chelski dropping many points now. They're playing like a well-oiled machine. They put out just enough energy to get a goal up. If they concede, as they did yesterday against Swansea, they're able to just push into another gear to score one or two more.

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

FOUR NIL

Kane provides the numpty from midweek with a tap in

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

Blimey - it's a rout! Dele Alli knocks in the fourth!

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

Perfect cross by Kane

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! THE SPUDS GO FOUR UP AS KANE ASSISTED ON THIS ONE GOING PAST BRUNO MARTINS-INDI 500 AND LAID IT ON A PLATE FOR AN EASY DELLE SANDWICH TAP IN.

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

I didn't see the midweek match in the EL. Why was Alli a numpty?

9:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Sparky at WHL might need walkies at half time...he will probably kill some one in the dressing room if he doesn't

9:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time..quite a half for the Lillywhites

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds are four up at the half.

9:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

An atrocious tackle to get a straight red

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

Half-time: Spuds go in 4-0 up. What way back for Stoke?

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5UhJVu9eT8

He was pissed he didn't get a foul called and just went in for the kill

9:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I hate the argument that he's JUST young
I hate the arguement that he is JUST immature
I hate the argument that you can't take the viscous streak out of him because he won't be a great player




True greats are great and mature at a young age and get better with age


Just making excuses

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

What do you want to happen to Leicester this season?
I never wanted them to be relegated but what they did with their manager... I think I'd like them to go down

9:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's a strange one. The players showed they can play with the best of them with a decent performance in Seville, yet have looked like Championship players the remainder of the 2017 calendar year. A tough one, but I would like to see them stay up.

9:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Even how they treated the man who won them the ONLY ever League Title the club will ever get?

9:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from, SFL.

9:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They are out for the second half... and we are underway after a false start

9:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What on earth could Sparky say in the dressing room. 4-0 down - cor!

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I saw this coming after a poor run of results and especially after he said he gave players too many chances. I'm sure the owners were not pleased to hear that. it seemed like the players had quit for the season. After Jose was sacked at Chelsea , that told me that nobody is safe any more. I agree with you, but unfortunately this is modern football.

9:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

THREE big sport fixtures taking place in the Capital
This match, the League Cup Final and at Twickenham for the Six Nations... England take on the Italians


9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Toby is down with what appears to be a groin injury.

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Toby back up.

9:35 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Thoughts on Alli?

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The League Cup Final sounds like the biggest of the North London matches.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wimmer on for Toby. Like for like.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I didn't see the match , but Alli sounded like a real idiot.

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delle Alli chests down a long pass from Dier and with his back to goal volleys wide.

9:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I posted the link to his tackle

9:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for catching me up on that, UWS. Alli better not pull that nonsense when playing for England!

9:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hugo Lloris could probably go off for a kebab during this second half.

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It wouldn't make a difference. Lee Grant must be wishing Lou was playing goalkeeper for Stoke.

9:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shawcross fouls Delle Alli by the corner flag

9:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am going to shower right now so I can walk the dog in between matches
I'll be back before the end

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane just fails to connect with a cross of the short free kick and is injured as he slid into the advertising boarding, holding his knee.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vartonghen fouls Arnautovic just outside the Stoke box,

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A poor free kick by Charlie Adam is headed out by the first man for a rare Stoke corner.The corner is out for another.

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A wretched corner and the Spuds eventually clear for another and yet another poor set piece from Charlie Adam.

9:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That was a quick kebab for Lloris - he's back in action, clearing out a rare Stoke attack. Spuds noticeably taking the foot off the gas here.

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Applause as Harry Kane is back up.

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A double substitution by Sparky as former Spud, peter Crouch is cheered, as he's replaced by Berahino and boos for Charlie Adam as he's replaced by Affellay

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Superb close range save by Lee Grant from a volley from Dier off a free kick, but the offside flag is raised.

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arnautovic wins a corner on the counter off a Spuds free kick.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Tiddly Winks on for Vertonghen. Both teams have one substitution remaining.

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

Harry Wink time.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wimmer booked for a foul on fellow Austrian , Arnautovic.

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Winks has a shot deflected for a corner off a pass from Eriksen

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

I've just been explaining the meaning of the term "England cap" to Kate. It is a really interesting tradition.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lee Grant superbly turns around a pile driver from Harry Kane off of a pass from Harry Winks.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sure is. That's a unique teaching moment.

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

I don't think that other countries award actual caps, do they?

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

The East Anglian Derby is still at 1-1. That'll keep Norwich on 52 points, six points back on Not a Big Club in 6th and 9 points back on us.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The East Anglian Derby has been over. It did finish 1-1. Hard to see the Canaries in the playoffs barring a miracle.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think caps are a British tradition. That's one that needs to remain.

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke got away with one there as Shawcross seemed guilty of hand ball in the box off a Spuds corner.

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

My mistake - I thought it was still being played. They must have started early doors.

10:07 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am back all clean and shaven and I have missed nowt... I am going to go on a walk right now to be all set for the Final
Our weather has been so warm but alas it has turned freezing again!


I'll be back

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

I'm happy with that result. 1-1 suits us just fine. Keeps Norwich at bay. Fulham are still a worry, though.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Eriksen with a long range effort about a foot over.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Geoff for Jeff as Cameron, owner of many Yank Caps is on for Whelan in the final roll of the dice for Sparky.

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

Off you go, mate. You should have kept the fuzz for the walk, though. It's a bit parky here.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, UWS. You picked a perfect time to shower. Both teams seem to be waiting for the final whistle.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You need to hide Kate's striking boots.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will be walking Sparky at the conclusion of this match on a warm, breezy morning.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lee Grant blocks from Kyle Walker from a narrow angle. A routine save

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

It has been a bit dull in this half.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice for Poch and a deserved standing ovation for Harry Kane as Number One Son is on for the local's number one son.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke players have looked like Number two or Number Three Son.

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lee Grant got just enough of a touch to deny Delle Alli another goal.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wanyama with his requisite booking for a naughty challenge on Wee Joe.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time. I agree.

10:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Potch displaying a disastrous sartorial style today. But he'll be happy with that 4-0 win.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It finishes 4-0 to the Spuds with all the action in the first half. Off to complete some tasks ahead of the League Cup Final.

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

Some team news out of Wembley
Mata and Lingard start
Rashford and Rooney on the bench

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

Here are the two starting elevens

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Ibrahimovic.


Southampton XI: Forster, Soares, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini.

10:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Southampton have had two weeks to rest for this game and name the same team that beat Sunderland 4-0 a fortnight ago.

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

United's Road to Wembley
3rd Round Northampton 3-1
4th Round Man City 1-0
QF West Ham 4-1
SF Hull 2-0, 1-2... 3-2 on aggregate

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

Southampton's Road to Wembley
3rd Round Crystal Palace 2-0
4th Round Sunderland 1-0
QF Arsenal 2-0
SF Liverpool 1-0, 1-0 2-0 on aggregate


Pretty impressive... all Premier League... no goals conceded

10:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not liking BEIN... a 5 minute pre-game...are they in the Fox mold of coverage??

10:45 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Off to pick up Jon from work
I'll be back

10:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, UWS. Back from a brief walkies with Sparky and a few small chores completed. Off to do a few more ahead of the Wembley match

10:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Solon's road to the final would be more impressive if it weren't for the policy of Prem managers to play "C" teams in the League Cup. In reality, Soton were beating reserves.

11:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I won't be able to comment much
My computer is being used for the match
I am probably behind slightly too

11:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not exactly a dream team in the BEin studio for this one. Wrong-Way Rongen, for example.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The pre match show is on BEIN and it starts with an error by Gary Bailey, stating that the Saints won their only major trophy in 1977. It was a few years before he joined United, but should someone remind what actually happened?

11:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bein better than fox

11:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Rongen is really irritating.

11:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I was kicked off your act for time
Hope it doesn't happen often

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A tad better, but nowhere near NBC.

11:21 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Home team Spurs won
Home team England winning...but struggling against Italy
Home team United...

Of course, Spurs and England wore white
Southampton wearing white

11:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams out of the tunne

11:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Back for a cozy 10 secs and off to another commercial

11:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Saints haven't faced a full strength team so far in the competition and Jose has a really great record in this competition. Hopefully, this is a good sign.

11:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There’s a terrific atmosphere at Wembley, with the players on both sides shaking hands. United are the designated home side and are wearing red. It’s League Cup final time!

11:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The other guy is an idiot
Ward Prowsey

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Other than Northants, both teams faced top flight opposition. Hopefully United can defeat Southants as they did Northants.

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Wembley.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

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

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

A quick check on the PPP stakes in this match:

Most of us don't have a shout in this one. Only MUR and Red Devil picked United and will pick up 6 points.

No one picked Soton to be here.

11:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Plus the points for GBB. Hopefully , it's a profitable day , both from a PPP point of view and a United point of view. Thanks for posting,.

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

First real chance of the match falls to Pogba who warms Forster's hands early on.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fraser did well to beat out a powerful long range effort from Pogba.

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

It could well be a profitable day. However, that six points could also put Red Devil out of sight.

11:36 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogba takes a shot straight at the third post

I want Martial to take men on

11:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bailey almost got pick pocketed by Manolo Gabbiadini , but got away with it. Eric, not Gary.

11:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's been a tight PPP race this season. I guess we're finally going to have a front runner.

11:38 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lingard sucks

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

It’s been a respectful start from both sides, and as I type United are having their first extended spell of possession.

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess Red Devil would profit from a Red Devil's win. Am I correct?

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Redmond has a shot deflected or a corner off a solo run

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rojo heads out a cross from a short corner for another.

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from JWP is headed out.

11:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Short corner by the Saints
Why do people of today think that the comer isn't a chance to get the ball in the box
Too much over thinking

11:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Soton have the ball in the net but it's ruled offside.

11:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bertrand really burned Bailly on that move - that's a danger sign for United.

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

DAMN!!!! PHEW ! Gabbiadi has a goal disallowed for offside. Rojo had his pocket picked and it looked like Gabbiadini scored a tap in.

11:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Phew
Saints almost score and then do and then no for offside

11:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The replay shows that Bertrand was offside by the goalscorer Gabby was level. Unlucky for the Saints.

11:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth
Well on side

11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gabbiadini was actually on side, but was Bertrand interfering with play? If so, that was the correct call. Great run, pass,a nd tackle from Cedric.

11:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Saints have their tails up now.

11:44 AM  

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