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 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.

189 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob. Great minds think alike. I made the same exact decision. Sounds like a great choice.

10:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - we are wise sages when it comes to a lie in. Welcome - it's great to have you on board for what promises to be a fascinating match. Any predictions?

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

This is a big match – one that could have huge consequences for both sides’ hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. Arsenal stagger into this fixture in dreadful form. Their last win in the league came against Hull City on 11 February. Their two other victories since have been in the FA Cup against non-league teams. There is disarray on the pitch and deep discord off it.

10:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning Boys
Watched some of the early match... didn't miss much!

Goal at Wembley.... Coventry City are two nil up against Oxford! Miles away from safety are going to win a trophy!


I will miss the kick off of the big one. I have to pick up Jon. I'll be back quickish!!

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

The teams news out of the Em:

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Coquelin, Walcott, Ozil, Welbeck, Sanchez. Subs: Gibbs, Gabriel, Giroud, Iwobi, Martinez, Elneny, Maitland-Niles.

Man City: Caballero, Fernandinho, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy, Jesus Navas, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane, Sterling, Aguero. Subs: Bravo, Kompany, Zabaleta, Nolito, Kolarov, Delph, Toure.

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

10:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, UWS - I didn't even know that match at Wembley was going on.

10:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning , UWS. Hope you are around for the big one. I'm predicting a Citeh win at the EM and cursing in the streets of Alex.

10:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sky are reporting that Ivan Gazidis met Arsenal fans’ groups at lunchtime today and told them that the club shares their concerns and that the last six weeks have been a "catalyst for change." Is that the dreaded vote of confidence for Wenger?

10:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Could well be - Gooner has told me he just doesn't want a hiding.

10:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. Coventry is wearing their way to being two up in the second half of the EFL Trophy Final vs Oxford Shoes, but should be concerned with bagging some L 1 points in their slim survival bid. Formerly known as the JPT.

10:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some exciting news. Celtic have clinched their umpteenth SPL title as early as April 2nd, winning 0-5 at the Queen of Hearts. Other than the split in a few weeks, what is left to capture the interest of the fans?

10:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams in the tunnel now. Monreal having a bit of a chat with his Spanish colleagues.

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

Not exciting at all up North of the Border. The SPL is a joke.

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

Citeh come into this one in third, two points behind Liverpool, but also two matches in hand on them. A win today would obviously put them back in third. But they also have a match with the champions elect Chelski on Wednesday to consider.

Arsenal are currently lying in sixth, three points behind United but with slightly better GD. A win today would put them back in fifth, but they're seven points off the pace for that CL spot.

11:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the EM.

11:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're away at the Emirates. Arsenal in their traditional kits and Citeh in dark blue and yellow socks.

11:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Navas is in an unusual right back role today and he commits the first foul.

11:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ozil to float one in early doors - collected by Willy Cabs.

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Citeh win at Chelsea in midweek and the Spuds win at the Swans then the Spuds will be only four points behind Chelsea two and a half weeks ahead of an FA Cup semi meeting

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh and the Gunners meet in a cup semi in three weeks.

11:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I didn't realize until recently that Leroy Sane is Germany's bright young hope up front. The new multicultural football game can confusing. Very few Gunter Netzer's around any more.

11:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Sterling was in on goal there but Ospina shut him down well. Citeh with a bright start here.

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero just offside as Ospina was there to block just in case. then Sterling beat the offside trap , but Ospina was there to block and it stayed in play.

11:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - almost a carbon copy for Arsenal with a dangerous ricochet that just went wide from Welly.

11:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! End to end stuff and Sane rounds Ospina and scores!

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Then Welly the same at the other end of the pitch as he turned Otamendi then a clearance cannoned off him just wide.

11:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Only four minutes in and Sane is put away by Ginger Winger. Mustafi had allowed acres of space and Sane did well. Very cool finish.

0-1 Citeh!

11:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I hope this keeps up - it's been a thrilling start to this match.

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! SANE BEATS GERMAN TEAMMATE, MUSTAFI THEN ROUNDS OSPINA FOR AN EASY FINISH TO GIVE CITEH THE LEAD JUST BEFORE KOS COULD CLEAR OFF THE LINE.

11:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Citeh look dangerous on every counter attack.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice finish from an acute angle seconds after the Wellie miss, a long ball from De Bruyne caught out Bellerin, who was beaten for pace by Sane , who rounded Ospina and finished from that angle.

11:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Navas continues to have difficulty in his new role. Yellow card for a nasty one on Monreal.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Spanish tussle as Navas with his second poor challenge, this time on Nacho.

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess it's looking like EL footie for the Gunners in what seems to be their worst season in Arsene's tenure.

11:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - off the post from Silva! And then saved by Ospina. Citeh really peppering the Arsenal goal.

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nearly a second for Citeh . First , a shot cannons off the post , then Ospina superbly saves the rebound.

11:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This could get ugly for Arsenal and Wenger unless the Arsenal back four tighten things up. I'm not sure who the leader might be to change things on the pitch.

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Looks like real hiding for the Gunners today in front of their discontent fans.,

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

I sense that the "Wenger Out" posters are about to come out.

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess Mustafi is one of the few somewhat vocal Gunners on the pitch.

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. They may become more numerous.

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

I am back.. missed the goal!

11:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nocito Curse?

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The EFL Trophy Final becomes exciting as the Oxford Shoes are used to pull one back against Coventry, making it 2-1 in the final ten minutes of regulation.

11:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal are showing a bit of grit in midfield. They’re popping the ball around with vigour in midfield and have snapped into a couple of tackles too. City are soaking it all up quite comfortably though.

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back. I'm sure you will see plenty of goals today.

11:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Is that the old Johnstone's Paint Trophy?

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Theo doesn't know why he was excluded from the England squad? Playing like Cleo didn't tell him anything?

11:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sure is , mate. Surely , the Sky Blues would prefer some L1 points.

11:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You can hear the frustration in the Emirates crowd every time a pass goes astray.

11:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What is our resident Gooner's thoughts on Wenger?


I don't know how I would have been with SAF? He made the mistake saying he was retiring near the beginning of the century. Everyone stopped playing... he reversed his decision and won the league 5 more times and the CL
He went out the right time having won the league and knew his team was starting to drop...he knew it. Players that used to be fringe players were starters

11:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cleo the television psychic, MUR?

11:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gooner thinks that Arsene should have retired and been moved into an upstairs role years ago. He thinks it's sad that Wenger will have to suffer the indignity of a sacking after a quarter century of service to the club.

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bellerin heads out a cross from Navas for a Citeh corner.

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was thinking of Cleo Lane. He's anything , but psychic if he thinks he should be anywhere near the England squad.

11:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Beaker had a chance on the turn. Tame shot easily saved by Willy Cabs.

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree with the Gooner. In any walk of life, if you linger too long then you lose every time.

11:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Britain's greatest ever jazz singer - nice reference, mate.

11:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wenger still may have the chance to leave gracefully.

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willy Cabs says that Ozil is a passenger!!!

11:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Boat Race starts soon
Delayed because of some WW2 bomb found....it hadn't exploded for 70 years!!!

COME ON CAMBRIDGE!

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

Better from Arsenal - they're working their way patiently back into this one.

11:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Wenger is being given the chance , but isn't taking it.

11:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Ozil had a shot block and the Gunners forced a corner.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coventry won a trophy at Wembley thirty years ago and are a minutes away from that today

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willy Cabs said that Ozil was short on the fare!

11:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Andre Marriner letting a lot go in this match.

11:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Can someone tell me when blue clashes with red.... I hate all these kits...show some pride in your club colors!

United alway wear red when they can.... except for the visit to St Etienne... red doesn't clash with green!!!

I HATE IT

11:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

COVENTRY HAVE WON THE CHECKATRADE TROPHY

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That looked a great tackle by Fernandinho on Alexis. Never a penalty. Great decision.

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

Alexis goes over in the box but Marriner judges it that Fernandinho slides in fairly to nick the ball away.

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thirty years after their last Wembley triumph. A shame they can't get any league points!

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

I agree with you, mate. Citeh should be wearing what Kate refers to as their "little boy pajama sets."

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coventry and Oxford met three seasons in the top flight between 1985 and 1988. How times have changed!

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree too. No need to change their kits. It didn't happen when we lived there . Why now other than for evil commercial reasons?

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

Granit Xhaka picks up his requisite yellow card.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Xakha Khan with his requisite booking as he was off key with that foul on Ouchamendi.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Granite is anything but the Rock of Gibraltar!

11:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Otamendi giving the fans a glimpse of his awesome thigh tattoo.

11:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Navas fouls Alexis again. He's getting close.

11:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Navas foul Aelxis just outside the Citeh box. Alexis needs to keep his mouth shut and stop officiating.

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

The free kick from Alexis comes to nothing. Arsenal don't have a lot of targets.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A horrible free kick from Alexis goes harmlessly out of play. He should spend more energy on set pieces than arguing with the ref.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Isn't Wenger a target?

11:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Sane concedes a free kick near the Citeh corner flag.

11:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom boom - I suppose he is now.

11:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling wins a corner off of Nacho.

11:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stones heads wide from the corner.

11:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Citeh can throw some Stones at Wenger!

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fernadinho clears for a Gunners corner.

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

GOAL! Theo stabs home the equalizer!

11:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

1-1!!

Walcott ties it up
City seemed to have stopped for offside

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! THEO TIES IT UP FOR THE GUNNERS!

11:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not offside

11:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A scrappy goal really. Comes from a short corner. Poor defending from Citeh and when the ball came back in, Theo was first to it.

1-1.

11:40 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

oooh, City almost retake the lead right away

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

Oh - off the post from Ginger Winger's shot! The game is breaking open again.

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

THEY DO

WIDE OPEN THREE TIMES!

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Unusually poor Citeh defending from a short corner. A deflected corner was headed away then headed back in and Citeh were caught napping as Theo shot past Willy Cabs.

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

GOAL! Aguero puts Citeh back in the lead! It's almost as if they can score whenever they want.

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! CITEH REGAIN THE LEAD A COUPLE OF MINUTES LATER AND A MINUTE AFTER A SHOT DEFLECTED OFF OF KOS AND THE POST.

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

That's 14 goals for Sergio now. Seven goals back on The Chunk at the top.

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's like watching a "Carry On" movie. After DeBruyne had a shot deflect off of Kos and on to the post , then Ozil gifted possesion to Silva , who played a one with Sterling . He was tackled and the ball broke to Aguero, who shot past Ospina from a narrow angle.

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A pair of minutes of stoppage time according to Alexis.

11:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Who do you want in the Cup Final?
Repeat of the 2002 Final?
Repeat of the 1981 Final?
North London derby?
All Blue Battle?

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Inches over by Theo.

11:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Theo almost grabs his brace there. Nice little ball in from Alexis and Theo tried a dink on goal.

11:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Walcott on to the roof of the net!

Looking at the replay, he should have done better


HT

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh 1-2 up at the half.

11:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Yaya on for Sterling
We are off

12:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NBC just made the kick off... very Fox-like...knock it off

12:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from the EM as Yaya is on for Fernadinho

12:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Unusually poor from NBC and Yaya for Sterling

12:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The musical Gunners have brought on Peter Gabriel for Kos and that's Kos they sucked in the first half.

12:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fernadinho booked for a foul on Wellie that was not very Wellie done./

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

Back on for the second half and Fernandinho picks up an early booking off Andre Marriner.

12:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was reading an article on Yahoo about three good reasons to retire early. The first reason is that the future is uncertain. I'm guessing that Arsene did not read that article.

12:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, Bob. Greta to have you around for more of the banter. You missed a couple of substitutions.

12:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero wide with a near post header off a cross from Navas.

12:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Aguero was free in the box but put his header well wide. A big miss.

12:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Otamendi heads out a cross from Navas for a Gunners corner.

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

GOAL! Mustafi puts Arsenal level again! Desmond at the Em!

12:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

DESMOND!!

MUSTAFI AN EQUALIZER

12:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! DESMOND AT THE EM AS MUSTAFI HEADS IN THE CORNER.

12:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal don't score a lot of goals from set pieces but that was a classic. Good delivery over and Mustafi leapt well to nod past Willy Cabs.

2-2!

12:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice corner from whoever took the corner. Was it Alexis?

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

Time for City to score then?

12:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will Cabs took a back seat in the Cab?

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

I agree, UWS - it has seemed as if Citeh could score at will in that first half.

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm sure that a visit by Desmond in Alex is a pleasant surprise for the Gooner, Simon, and Dad.

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

I think it was Beaker with the assist from the corner there.

12:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm sure Chelsea players and fans are pleased.

12:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some great Citeh foot work then a cross from Navas is cleared for a Citeh corner.

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

Great save by Ospina

12:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is headed away then Ospina superbly saves a long range rocket from Fernandinho.

12:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great save by Ospina there from Fernandinho's blast.

12:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ospina still down from that shot.

12:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks for the clarification. About time that the Beaker made a contribution to the Gunners. It's been ages.

12:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This time a cross from Ozil has tons of hang time and is sent to Willy's Cab

12:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mustafi is booked for a foul on German teammate, Sane.

12:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Peter Gabriel clears a cross from De Bruyne for a Citeh corner.

12:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A kiss hit corner from De Bruyne finds Ozil.

12:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

SANE goes on a run and wins a corner off of Bellerin.

12:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Navas nicks the ball off of Alexis from the corner then crosses to Aguero , who has a free header easily saved by Ospina.

12:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ollie on for Theo , whom he calls Stan , saying this is a fine mess you got us into.

12:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arlo seemed a bit surprised that Arsenal had scored so many headers this season, but isn't that Giroud's stock in trade?

And here is the man himself, replacing Theo.

12:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. I guess, the Gunners are associated with the short passing game, trying to always score the perfect goal.

12:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Looks like the linesman needs a pair of cheap sunglasses.

12:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from Arsene as Iwobi is on for Arsene.

12:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sorry, being doing odd things around the house

Will there be a winner

12:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry . Iwobi for Wellie.

12:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Back after enjoying a tuna melt that was dispatched at my side. We're nearing the climax of this absorbing match.

12:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought there would be. I'm guessing a late winner. Conte must be asking the same question.

12:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I still think that there might be a winner here.

12:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back lads. Sounds like Bob was having an Arsene sandwich.

12:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ozil with a chance... strange reaction between him and the keeper!

Awful by Ott

12:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh get away with Otamendi miss judging a long ball. as Willy Cabs jockeyed the Beaker out of play, informing him that he does not yield to pedestrians.

12:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Did you have a long "Honey Do" list this weekend, UWS?

12:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There’s a feeling to this game now that both sides might be happy with a point. Neither side are going for it like they were just before and just after half-time. Or maybe they’re both knackered. The pace has certainly dropped.

12:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This score would keep United in fifth..as if it matters

12:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coq Au Vin, on a yellow , with a naughty challenge on De Bruyne. Lucky to still be on the pitch

12:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not really Bob... I am actually home alone... well Jon and Tom are upstairs....just cleaning stuff up and trying to get Shadow from delaying his walk!

12:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Inside ten minutes for someone to break the deadlock here.

12:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL, Bob. Sounds like a busy lunch time.

12:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Why is Shadow stalling - it's beautiful here today. Mid-40s and bright and sunny. I'll be out in the yard later.

12:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh, knowing that hey play at the Bridge on Wednesday, may be conserving energy

12:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Im stalling the walk!!
The sun is out here too

12:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Muggy, breezy, and in the low 80s here. Took Sparky before this game to avoid the heat.

12:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That makes more sense.

12:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I have a faculty meeting on Tuesday afternoon and I'm not that bothered that I will be missing United Everton.... they have been really annoying me

12:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree with UWS. It appears that United , the Gunners, and the Toffees will be playing EL footie next season.

12:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good lord that's hot for early April. It's been a mild but long winter here. The trees aren't really budding yet but we've got our daffodils up.

12:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think that looks likely.

12:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think fifth does matter because fifth place automatically qualifies for the group stages of the EL while sixth place has a pesky two legged playoff match at the beginning of the season.

12:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's been like that a good part of our winter and early Spring. Unusual even by our standards, but not too much for April.

12:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Iwobi gets into the area but blasts over the top. He should have at least hit the target.

12:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zaba on for Silva, indicating that Pep seems content with a draw.

12:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Accuweather says it's 61 and sunny in both London and Mildenhall. Isn't that unusually warm for early April for them?

12:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Three minutes of stoppage time to come.

12:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mustafi wins a free kick as we enter three minutes of Alexis stoppage time.

12:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

75,000 at Wembley's match today

Well done fans of Coventry and Oxford

12:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Navas can't get the ball over but wants a pen

He's useless getting the ball over... not good for a wide man

12:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Great for the EFL trophy Final.

12:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Last chance for the Arsenal now.

12:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Desmond stays for good at the Emirates


Have a good rest of the day... Shadow can have his walk now

TTFN

12:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It finishes Desmond and mutual respect between Pep and Arsene as both exchange hugs.

12:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it - Citeh will remain in fourth, a point behind Liverpool in third. Arsenal will stay in sixth, two points behind United.

12:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Enjoy the rest of your weekends, chaps - I'll talk to you soon.

Cheerio!

12:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, lads. Enjoy the rest of the weekend . If I cannot be around in midweek then I will for sure next weekend.

CHEERS!

12:52 PM  

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