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, March 12, 2017

Springing Forward!

A very happy Spring Forward morning, chaps. I hope you're not feeling too sleep deprived to enjoy some of the good stuff from across The Pond. Keep in mind that we're now, only four hours behind our friends in Blighty. That means that this morning's FA Quarterfinal between Spurs and Millwall pops up on FS1 at 10am. That's followed with a sole Premiership clash between Liverpool and Burnley at noon. Join me for all of the spring action this morning, won't you?

294 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's Sunday afternoon in England, so Tottenham must be at home. They’ve made short work of Stoke and short-ish work of Everton at White Hart Lane on the last two weekends – but can they do the same against Evil Millwall today?

9:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Celtic and Rangers are wrapping up the Old Firm Derby on FS1 as I tune in. 1-1 currently.

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

The teams now warming up at Shite Fart Lane:

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

Millwall: King; Cummings, Craig, Williams, Webster; Wallace, Thompson, O’Brien, Cooper; Gregory, Morison. Subs: Girling, Hutchinson, Romeo, Butcher, Ferguson, Worrall, Onyedinma.

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob. I just got back from walking Sparky and have some coffee brewing on Spring forward morning.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Old Fir Derby finished 1-1 with old man , Clint Hill , getting the late equalizer that ended Celtic's 22 match winning streak in the SPL.

9:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - how's your weather today?

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This is the final ever FA Cup match at SFL , where the Spuds are unbeaten, so the Evil Lions will have their work cut out for them .

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's pleasant , but overcast. We are having a break from a really prolonged Indian Summer. It's supposed to be in the low 70s today, which is a break from the tropical weather we have been experiencing. How is it in WNY?

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

Bitter cold - down in the single digits. We're meant to get half a foot tomorrow night into Tuesday morning. A last blast of winter, I hope.

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

I hope that you and Elizabeth had a relatively peaceful time yesterday. My thoughts are with all of you.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Evil Lions were scheduled to play at Bramall Lane at L1 leaders, the Evil Blades, but are playing at SFL instead. Either way, they had an evil fixture scheduled.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I sure hope so. It's rather late in the season for this nonsense. Wishing you Spring sooner rather than later.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This evil FA Cup fixture is underway from SFL.

10:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning boys

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

And we're away. Spurs in their usual kits and Millwall in a garish all-yellow number.

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

Morning, UWS - how are you, mate?

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, UWS. Welcome to Spring forward even though it may not feel like it.

10:02 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just saw that Fox had the Old Firm derby on before this match

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a difficult day yesterday, but after the service we had a BBQ with some ale, so it ended on a positive note. An emotional roller coaster. Glad to be here chatting on the LOB.

10:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'm cold!!
Can't believe this weather...especially our weather a couple of weeks ago!

Our garage door has to be fixed so it doesn't close... too cold for all this

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

Just to let you both know, I've invited along to the LOB a guy named Doug Fusella who was at Feltwell Junior High in the mid 70s with us. I remember the name but not much else about him, I have to admit. He's a Leeds fan who lives in Dallas now. I've been chatting Leeds stuff with him on Facebook.

10:04 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Glad you got thru everything

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes they did. I watched the end of it where Old man, Clint Hill , scored a late equalizer to end Celtic's 22 match SPL winning streak.

10:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm with you, mate - we went out last night and it was bloody freezing. We're scheduled to get another blast of lake effect snow tomorrow and Tuesday. I'm over it.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, UWS. I appreciate it.

10:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're happy to have you on board with us this morning, mate. Give Elizabeth a hug for all of us.

10:06 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All Spurs at the start

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He sounds like a good addition based on what I've read on FB. I don't remember ever meeting him

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

Kane got behind the Millwall defense and shot from an acute angle. He's down getting treatment now - a worrying sight for any Spuds fan.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I sure will. Thanks.

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

Oh dear. Kane is staying down...just in time for England !

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

I haven't seen him sign in to the blog yet but I'll let you know.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Winks was headed away to Number One Son., who played the ball back to Winks and his shot was saved by King at the near post.

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

Now it's Son weaving his way into a shooting angle but King saves again. The Lions keeper will be a busy chappy this afternoon.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

King with another near post save. The announcer said that he's already made fiver saves. How long can they withstand the Spuds pressure.

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

Kane limps down the tunnel - not a good sign.

10:09 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Kane is done for the day

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane goes down the tunnel. That will be a huge loss for the Spuds.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

King in the Evil Lions goal is finding the Spuds to be a royal pain.

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

I didn't see anyone come on for HK - did they?

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

So Christian Erickson has come on for Kane. Not sure why the Scandinavian wasn't on from the off.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Eriksen is on in Kane's place. Not exactly what the Evil Lions were hoping to see.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess Poch figured that the Spuds can rest a few players and advance. It seems to be the case.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A wasted free kick by Winks. He would do well to pass on that duty to Eriksen.

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Eriksen has a low shot blocked almost instantly. Millwall really haven’t got out at all yet.

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Who is the last English manager left in the FA Cup?

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ben Davies wins yet another corner.

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

First Spurs corner earned then. Erickson to swing one in. Out for another.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Morison, the Evil Lions striker back to head out for another corner that is headed out to Winks.

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

Good trivia question, mate. Let me give it a think.

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

Harry Redknapp?

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

One way traffic here at the Lane, for sure.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A weird play as Delli Alli beat the offside trap and the ball was sandwiched between him and King t, the Evil Lions keeper. Neither got it and it was hacked away .

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry, mate. I meant this season.

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

I believe that's Steve Morison, who we swapped for Lucciano Becchio and did nowt for us before we loaned him out to Millwall. I've got no love for him.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Who is the last remaining English manger in the FA Cup this season?

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's the loan striker for the Evil Lions. You will get the satisfaction of knowing that all he's going to do today is chase and run without touching the ball.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A rare Evil Lions attack and Wanyama concedes a free kick just outside the Spuds box.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wanyama heads out the free kick for the first Evil Lions corner of the match

10:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Millwall's home's kit is West Brom-like

Didn't they used to wear blue like Leicester?

10:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well - that has to be Neil Harris, Millwall's gaffer, right?

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Worm easily gathers the corner.

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

They wore blue in the '04 Cup Final

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done, mate. He's Millwall's all time leading scorer, who had two spells with them. Would you have picked him?

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

The yellow kit is crap.

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

Ive googled their shirts... they did used to wear blue and then a darker blue and now this...stick with your team colors!!

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That was around the end of Harris's first spell with the Evil Lions. I don't think he played in that final because then manager, Dennis Wise, deemed him surplus to requirements.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I saw then wear blue and white against the Foxes. This must be their away kit.

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

Do Spurs have any other proper strikers than Harry Kane in their squad? I can't think of any. They used to have a useless Spanish bloke who never scored. But I think they offloaded him.

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

This yellow reminds me slightly of the Spurs old away kit
Much better than their muddy color this season

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

Typical effort from Morison - well wide of the mark.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The seldom used Vincent Janssen is a striker for the Spuds.

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

It's actually worse in close up - an orange and yellow horizontal striped monstrosity.

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's the closest the Evil Lions have come to scoring. It looked closer on the replay by the graying striker.

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds win another corner that is headed away and snatched over by Vertonghen.

10:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's some deep anoraking, MUR. I can't remember Janssen ever getting a match - maybe in the EFL Cup? My point is that they're fairly light in the striker department.

10:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

When I see someone like Morison playing, I reckon - "I could do that?" I'm grey around the chops, can trundle up and down a bit for 90 minutes looking interested but not doing much of anything. And I can guarantee you that I would balloon my shots into the stands, just like Morison does. Sign me up, Neil Harris!

10:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Neil Harris did play in the 2004 FA Cup Final He was substituted after 75 minutes. That must have been his last match in his first spell with the Evil Lions.

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

Goal... the sub finally gets the Spurs on top

10:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! HK's replacement Erickson opens the scoring for Spuds!

10:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! ERIKSEN PUTS THE SPUDS IN THE LEAD.

10:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great turn and swing at the volley from Erickson as the ball dropped to him in the area.

1-0 Spuds!

10:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This one was coming and it was surprising that it took so long. A cross from Trippier was headed away and chested by Delle Alli . Eriksen stepped in front of him and smashed the ball in the corner with a first time finish.

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It looks like four heavyweights in the semis with all four teams in the top six.

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

It does indeed - I'd like to see those two derby matches.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Number One Son has a pass come off of Cooper for a corner.

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

Spurs hit the bar

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Wanyama heads the corner from Eriksen against the bar.

10:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - off the bar from Wanyama from that Erickson corner. Could easily have been 2-0.

10:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

When Spuds fans sing we're going to Wembuhlay, you should reply not till next season!

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

So, your predictions... will the semi finals be an all London affair with a guest from the Northwest invited or will it be a North London/Manc party

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just checked on Steve Morison . Born in London, but a Welsh international. He's scored 25 goals in the past season in a half in L1. As loathsome as he may be, I don't think I could emulate that.

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

Will all the Cup ties end in home wins...hope not...I fear yes



TWO NIL SPURS

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

GOAL! Number One Son adds a second for the Spuds!

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! NUMBER ONE SON PUTS THE SPUDS TWO UP WITH A CRACKING FINISH!

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

Son was allowed to drift in on his favored left foot and curl one beyond King. Easy peasy.

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

Why are Spurs fans singing Wemberlee Wemberlee...they should be scared stiff.....they play there often and SUCK

10:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nasty challenge from Wallace there on Wanyama - into the book.

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

Your prediction? I asked the question but was lost during the goal

10:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL! That is true. But it would be their first semi in five years.

10:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The move started deep in the Spuds half with Dier winning a tackle just outside his own box. The ball broke to Delle Alli, who went on a long solo run.. He passed back to Dier , who passed to Number One Son. He miss controlled the pass, but recovered to score with a cracking finish.

10:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I reckon that United are up for an upset tomorrow - I'll be watching!

10:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Leeds get another mention

10:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh won at the Riverside yesterday, so all the Cup ties cannot end in home wins. I'm predicting a penalty shootout on Jose's return to SB.

10:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time.

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

Ossie's going to Wembley - his knee's are all a-trembly - la la la la; la la la la.

10:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Me too... because of the hour change I will only miss the first five minutes instead of the full half



I really don't think United have a shot

10:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hope Im wrong

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

Who is this plonker doing the color commentary?

10:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The match is being viewed by a parade of former Spuds legends. They must be pleased with proceedings.

10:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm off for a shower.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's David Prutton.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds are two up at the end of a dominant half.

10:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Tottenham Tottenham
No one can stop em
We're gonna do it like we did last year
We're gonna do it again
We won't give it up
We're gonna bring the Cup
Back home to White Hart Lane

10:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from the soon to be demolished SFL.

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The can only hope because they haven't done so for 26 years.

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Neil Harris made a substitution at the half.

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ben Davies goes on an unusual solo run , but scuffs a shot side with his weaker right foot.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

King is forced to push away a powerful long range effort from Eriksen.

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Eriksen with another effort, but it lands in Row G this time.

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A rare Evil Lions chance and it lands in Row T. Not sure why the player is laughing about it.

11:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cooper clears for a Spuds corner.

11:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Three nil

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! NUMBER ONE SON PUTS THE SPUDS THREE UP WITH HIS SECOND GOAL OF THE MATCH

11:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

You both know about my thoughts on modern day football

Another pet peeve I have.... how teams collect trophies!!

The way it has been done and should be done is the team comes up the stairs..the trophy given to the captain

Today's footballers....captain comes up and everyone else comes up and it is all congested and then the Cup gets delivered... I HATE IT

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It Started at the back with several short passes then all of a sudden a long ball from Trippier was volleyed by Number One Son past Tom King at the near post.

11:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The first time I can remember the new way was the 1999 CL Final... that was okay because it was on the pitch and there was room but still annoying because players were touching it before it was delivered

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

I'm just back from the shower to see Son rattle in Spurs' third goal.

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. I prefer the way they did it in the past.

11:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back. Correct that the Lion Tamers are three up.

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

Dele Alli takes some more abuse now. Potch should really consider withdrawing him. The last thing they need in to lose him to injury.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Music to Bob's ears as the announcer says that Steve Morison has been replaced and that it hasn't been his day. A 20 year old is on in his place.

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought that challenge on Harry Kane should have been a penalty and at least a card . It was really wreckless.

11:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Son - on a hat-trick - tries one from a wide angle. Blasts well over.

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

Back to the nursing home for Steve.

11:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A bit more life about Millwall now but it’s too late for them, really. They’re not Barcelona.

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Even Wanyama has a pop at goal as his long range effort is deflected for a corner.

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL. They really are facing the lion tamers.

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

This one is done and dusted...I am going to challenge the wind and take Shadow for walkies
Ill be back for the match at Anfield

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not sure about that. Morison is only 33 years old, so what would that make us?

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, UWS. Hope to see you back match fit.

11:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sunshine has a couple of puns. He says that the Spuds opponents are Lion down and that they are lion if they say that they are going to win.

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice for Neil Harris as Jeff Wallace is replaced by Northern Ireland international, Shane Ferguson.

11:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a patch on your puns, mate.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Serie A may be traditionally low scoring, but don't tell Inter , who lead Atalanta 7-1.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! DELLE ALLI PUTS THE SPUDS FOUR UP.

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

GOAL! Dele Alli pops up at the back stick to knock in Spurs' fourth goal - over and out for the Evil Lions.

11:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great team goal and far too easy for the Spuds. Harry Winks found Trippier down the right and he passed to Eriksen , who found Delle Alli unmarked at the far post as he smashed home to make it 4-0

11:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vinny Janssen is on for Delle Alli.,

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Bob. I will tell Sunshine as he sits on his lofty perch with his head held high.

11:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tom King does well to push away a long range effort from Wanyama.

11:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from Poch as Sissy is on for Wanyama.

11:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Crikey - Janssen has even scored!!!

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! JANSSEN SCORES HIS FIRST EVER GOAL FOR THE SPUDS FROM OPEN PLAY AS HE PUTS THE SPUDS FIVE UP , BEATING TOM KING AT HIS NEAR POS

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This matches the Gunners business like performance against Linked In City.

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ben Davies wins a Spuds corner.

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The goal just seconds after Dier got away with a defensive error in his own box. He got up, found a player down the left and several passes later Number One Son cut in and laid it off for Janssen to score with a first time finish.

11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!!! Janssen thought he had another goal, but his header off a cross from Vertonghen was easily saved by Tom King.

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Janssen has a shot deflected for a corner.

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Winks has a shot land in Row Q off the corner.

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

CRICKEY! The Spuds have out shot the Evil Lions 26-4.

11:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good idea bringing on some hungry players like Janssen on a day like this.

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This has been real humiliation for the Evil Lions. You can understand this from Linked In City , who are in the Conference, but I would have expected better from a L1 side than a Conference side.

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's Hungry Like the Wolf!

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will it be like the match vs Linked In City where there won't be any stoppage time?

11:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spuds fans having a nice sing-song now about going to Wembley and the Millwall fans responded with humor.

11:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They replied with we're going to Shrewsbury. Will it be the taming of the Shrews after facing the Lion tamers?

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time as a long range effort from Winks was just wide.

11:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Son has his hat-trick, assisted by King.

6-0 Spuds!!!

11:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! NUMBER ONE SCORES HIS FIRST EVER SPUDS HAT-TRICK TO PUT THE SPUDS HALF A DOZEN UP FOR HIS FIRST EVER SPUDS HAT-TRICK . GREAT CROSS BY ERIKSEN AND A SOLO RUN BY SISSY.

11:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And that's that. An emphatic win for Spurs, then. They're on to a Wembley semi final. Never in doubt.

11:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as the Evil Lions have been tamed a half dozen to nil.

11:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Next is the Prme and NBCSN as Pool host Burnley.

11:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Anfield.

12:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Back for the late Premiership match - here's the team news out of Anfield:

Liverpool (4-3-3) Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Milner; Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Mane, Origi, Coutinho.
Substitutes: Karius, Moreno, Lucas, Woodburn, Wilson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez.

Burnley (4-4-2) Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Barton, Hendrick, Arfield; Gray, Barnes.
Substitutes: Vokes, Brady, Westwood, Agyei, Tarkowski, Robinson, Darikwa.

Referee Craig Pawson.

12:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Burnley win the first corner of the match despite a quick start from Pool. The corner from Scott Arfield is headed away by Wijnaldum and volleyed over by George Boyd.

12:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Ashley Barnes has shocked Anfield with an early goal!!

12:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!ASHLEY BARNES GIVES BURNLEY A SURPRISE LEAD AT ANFIELD.

12:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You have to say that Burnley have earned that one. Matt Lowton with an excellent ball in there and Barnes latched on to it expertly with his right peg to steer it home.

0-1!

12:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That will be welcome news for United and Arsenal fans. Arsenal are a mere three points behind Pool now with two matches in hand. United are four points behind with two matches in hand. You'd have to say a loss today would put Pool odds on for missing out on the top four.

12:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a superb through ball from Matty Lowton, but horrible Liverpool defending as three players stuck out a leg and completely missed the ball , allowing Ashley Barnes to smash in at the far post.

12:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Emre Can with a poor foul just outside the Pool box.

12:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

George Boyd well wide off the short free kick as Burnley aim for their first double vs Pool since the 1929-1930 season.

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

Lovely Jubbley....boy that wind is 'orrible

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, Bob. A promising Liverpool season has gone horribly wrong and I would think they're a long shot to make the top four.

12:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Mane did well there to bring down a long ball beat his man and chip a cross over toward Origi. Just too much weight on it.

12:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A bit breezy here too and now drizzly.

12:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome back, UWS. I thought you'd like this scoreline.

12:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What about the Cup scores...
Winning Teams 13 Losing Teams 0


How will it go tomorrow

12:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes.Great news and as I was telling Bob, Pool look a long shot to make the top four.

12:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just saw on the BBC that Shakespeare has been appointed until the end of the season

12:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm not looking forward to my Sunday errands in the bitter cold this afternoon. But we've also got a dinner party to look forward to this evening. It all balances out.

12:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hope he got it in writing

12:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Breaking news: Classic literature as Craig Shakespeare is named Foxes manager till the end of the season.

12:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I was happy with the time change that I will be able to watch United on Monday but I have a damn faculty meeting on Thursday!

12:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM, UWS. Is that the opening act or the closing act?

12:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Beat ya MUR

12:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hope the dinner party warms you up after the errands.

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

It's not just that Pool have been sluggish today; Burnley have been really positive. They're a decent side.

12:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry about the faculty meeting. Hopefully, United do better vs the Russians than Hillary.

12:17 PM  

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