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, April 30, 2017

Happy 11th Birthday, LOB!

Warm greetings to all of you out there in LOB land on the occasion of our 11th anniversary. I'd like to thank all of you who have taken the time to post here in the past year for keeping the humble idea that I had back in the spring of 2006, as I was recovering from an appendectomy, going day after day, week after week. I'll look forward to many more chats with you about everything English, politics, cultural and of course the football in the coming year. Cheers!

A Busy Late Season Top Seven Sunday Starts Bright and Early

It's a busy late season run in starting with Manchester United vs Swansea bright and early and concluding with the last ever match from SFL; the North London Derby ; of all matches. Sandwiched in between is the Toffees vs Chelsea and Middlesbrough vs Citeh. It's must see footie.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Must-Win Saturday!

It's a momentous day, gents, with so many things on the line that I can barely keep track of them. First, Sunderland must beat Bournemouth or they'll be relegated. More importantly, though, Leeds must win at home to Norwich or our playoffs hopes are all over. We still have an outside chance, but we need two wins. We also need Fulham and Not a Big Club to lose today. It's a long shot, but I've got my lucky Leeds shirt (summer edition) on for the full-on-mojo. No early match today, so I'm well rested for the match. Come on, you Whites!!!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 34 Update

Happy Tuesday morning, chaps - I'm here as usual to update the standings on our PPP game. The Premiership schedule was significantly affected by four of the big teams being involved in the Cup semi-finals on Saturday and Sunday. Those who had picked either Spurs or Citeh to advance obviously missed out on points, much to the advantage of UWS, who has picked Arsenal to win the Cup and Chelski to lose the final. In other big news, Barca have claimed the top of the La Liga table again, after that last gasp Messi winner on Sunday. So things have shifted a bit, but Red Devil still sits atop our table.

Here are the current standings:

1. Red Devil 1FCK - 36 points
2. The Red Dragon - 26 pts
3. Man Utd Rules - 25 pts
-  The Saint - 25 pts
5. Blue Devil - 23 pts
6. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 22 pts
7. Yellows - 21 pts
8. Someone Said - 20 pts
-  West Ham Rising - 20 pts
10. United We Stand - 18 pts
11. Swansong - 17 pts
12. Gooner71 - 15 pts

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Another Big Day in the Premier League... And the CUP

So, another set of big matches across the Pond.
We start at Turf Moor, where Manchester United need to recover from their costly victory on Thursday to keep their push for Top Four going. They would be a point behind City with the derby coming up on Thursday if they get the win.
We also have a small matter of the 2nd FA Cup semi. Will it be blue vs red in the Final or a all blue affair.
Of course, I am a Palace fan for the late one as they visit Anfield

The numpties that run the game has decided to overlap all three games today. What are they thinking?

Join me

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Business End of the Season

A very good Saturday morning to all of you in LOB land. We've reached the business end of the domestic season. Five matches left in the Premiership and the semi final stage of the FA Cup this weekend. It's time to buckle in and watch how things fall out. The Premiership fixtures this weekend take a backseat to the Cup, as a number of fixtures have been postponed due to the involvement of Spurs, Citeh, Arsenal and Chelski. So, we've got a load of matches today involving the bottom half of the table. NBC Sports Network are showing us West Ham v. Everton but the other matches all involve relegation threatened sides. It's also another titanic Saturday in the Championship as Brighton and Newcastle continue to battle it out for the title and Leeds, Fulham and Not a Big Club struggle to finish in the playoff spots. Join me for all the action, won't you?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - 33 Update

Hiya, chaps! I'm here on a Wednesday afternoon to take stock again of our humble PPP game. We're now through the busy Easter period and are heading into the home stretch of the domestic footer season. With five matches left in the Premiership, Chelsea are still the most likely title winners; however, their loss to United on Sunday and Spurs' continued form have reduced their lead now to four points. At the bottom, Boro and Sunderland are just about gone, leaving Swansea and Hull to jockey for that last relegation spot. In the championship, Brighton wrapped up promotion yesterday and Newcastle should follow shortly. Leeds have sadly dropped out of the playoff spots but will continue to compete with Fulham and Wednesday for that last slot. This week in the Champions League will ruin a lot of our brackets, as Bayern was eliminated by Real Madrid yesterday in a six goal extra time thriller. Barca are expected to suffer the same fate at the hands of Juve today.

That all means that Red Devil continues to be odds-on favorite to take the Shield this season. Here are the latest standings:

1. Red Devil 1FCK - 38 points
2. Man Utd Rules - 27 pts
3. The Red Dragon - 24 pts
4. The Saint - 23 pts
-  Yellows - 23 pts
6. Someone Said - 22 pts
-  West Ham Rising - 22 pts
8. Blue Devil - 21 pts
9. What's Up Wheaton Simon - 20 pts
10. United We Stand - 18 pts
11. Gooner71 - 17 pts
12. Swansong - 15 pts

Monday, April 17, 2017

Yellows Visits LHS!

Many thanks to Yellows for sending along the above photo of his recent trip to our old stomping grounds at Lakenheath High School. We can now say that our illustrious LOB Shield has now been displayed on the hallowed LHS grounds. Cheers, Yellows!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Game Changer Sunday

A very good Sunday morning to you, lads! We have a fascinating Sunday morning of Premiership footer ahead of us, with two matches that could very well change the picture of the table. First up, Liverpool travel to WBA, who have the potential to upset Liverpool's quest for European spots. A loss at the Hawthorns could very well let in Everton, United or Arsenal who play later. Then there is the small matter of United v. Chelski. Our Red Devil loving mates will probably be all doom and gloom, but on their day, United are capable of creating a surprise at Old Trafford. Join me for all the fun and games!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hurrah - it's Saturday Again!

I'm still glowing from that magnificent result at SJP yesterday evening. I'm settling in with the knowledge that Leeds have done their Good Friday business already. Now, we can all settle back and relax and enjoy the Premiership doings today. First up - Spurs at the Lane against Bournemouth. Then it's the 10am EST kickoffs including Palace v. Leicester and Watford v. Swansea. We end up with Citeh visiting Soton at the end of the day. Join me for all of the fun!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 32 Update

Hiya, chaps - I hope all is well out there in PPP land. Another weekend has spun by, which leaves us with about a month left of the season. Chelsea are still on top, United have replaced Arsenal in the top five and Swansea has sunk into the bottom three. Brighton and Newcastle continue to swap places each week and Romelu Lukaku is running away with the Golden Boot (currently on 23 goals). At this stage, Red Devil is 10 points ahead and may as well start to measure the wall space for that shield. Unless there is a late surge from someone with a lot of shifts in the table, the outcome of this year's PPP is about done and dusted.

Still - here are the latest standings:

1. Red Devil 1FCK - 38 points
2. Man Utd Rules - 28 pts
3. The Red Dragon - 24 pts
4. West Ham Rising - 23 pts
-  Yellows - 23 pts
6. The Saint - 22 pts
-  Someone Said - 22 pts
8. Blue Devil - 21 pts
-  What's Up Wheaton Simon
10. Gooner71 - 17 pts
11. Swansong - 16 pts
12. United We Stand - 15

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday in Wengerland!

A very good Monday afternoon to all of you in LOB land! Everything has gone smoothly in the office today, so I'll have a chance to follow this afternoon's Premiership clash between Palace and Arsenal. If your so inclined, drop in for a natter.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Can United FINALLY Play Well

So, United are undefeated in TWENTY league matches but have only won ten of them!! It would have better to have lost five and won 15. It is not only the lack of winning but it is also the way they are playing. It has been slightly better than when LVG was around but the play is still too slow, not enough chances created and DEFINITELY not enough goals scored. Well, United are not playing at home and playing against the bottom club, can they turn the corner and win while entertaining!
Join me for the match and then Everton hosts red hot Leicester in the late one

Join me

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Saturday's Alright for Footie

Welcome to the weekend, chaps. We start early as usual with Spurs trying to keep up the pace at the top with their home match against Watford. That's followed by the usual 10am EST kickoffs, including Citeh hosting Hull and Liverpool at Stoke. I'll be running off to an open house event over on campus during that one. However, for those of you around this afternoon, you'll be able to see the late one, Bournemouth v. Chelski. Pour yourself a nice cuppa and join me from 7:30am onward.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Premiership Plus Predictions Game - Week 31

Hiya, chaps - I held off on this week's update until after the hurly burly of the packed midweek schedule had been completed. After the dust had settled on Week 31 in the Prem, Chelski were still on top and running away after their big win over City and Arsenal were back in the European qualifying spots after their 4-0 drubbing of West Ham. Hull's win has dragged Swansea back into the dropzone. And both Newcastle and Brighton won, increasing their gap at the top of the Championship.

Here are the latest standings:

1. Red Devil 1FCK - 38 points
2. The Red Dragon - 29 pts
3. Man Utd Rules - 28 pts
-  The Saint - 28 pts
5. Yellows - 27 pts
6. Blue Devil - 23 pts
-  West Ham Rising - 23 pts
8. Someone Said - 22 pts
9. Swansong - 21 pts
-  United We Stand - 21 pts
-  What's Up Wheaton Simon - 21 pts
12. Gooner71 - 20 pts

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

More Midweek Footer Action

I'm back on Wednesday afternoon to monitor more of this packed week of Premiership and Championship footer. We're getting to the business end of the season so every match and every point counts. Join me if you're loafing around today.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Tuesday Afternoon Footer Madness!

Just when you thought it was safe to return to work, the footer gods have scheduled a full slate of Premiership and Championship matches this afternoon. The big one is United hosting Everton; however, my eye will be on Brentford where my beloved Leeds United will try to bounce back from a bad loss to Reading at the weekend. Come on, you Whites!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

A Sunday Firecracker

A very good Sunday morning to all of you. I made an executive decision to skip the early match between Swansea and Boro - and right so, since it was a  0-0er. But I'm here with bells on looking forward to the big one. Arsenal v. Citeh at the Emirates. This is a crucial match for the top six. The Gunners have slipped as of late, putting increased pressure on Arsene Wenger's job, while Citeh's form has been improved. Still - they've been leapfrogged yesterday by a resurgent Liverpool, so they're place in the top four in not assured. Join me for all the fireworks from 11am onward.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

The Prem is Back!

Welcome back to your Saturday mornings, chaps - it felt as if that International Break would never end, right? Well, the Premiership is back with a bang. We start early doors with one of the biggest fixtures of the season - the Merseyside Derby. That's followed by the usual 10am EST slate of matches in the Prem and the Championship, including Spurs at Turf Moor, ManYoo hosting the Baggies and Chelski v. Palace at the Bridge. We end with the big one - the South Coast Derby. Just kidding - it's Leeds at Reading for all the playoff marbles in the Championship. So pour yourself a cuppa and join me for all the madness this morning, won't you?