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!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Championship Playoff Final - Hudders v. Reading Live!

I'm joining proceedings in the second half after completing some pre-Memorial Day party preparation. This is a poignant match for me, as I'd hoped that my beloved Leeds would be in this one. And so they should have been, as these two sides are at 0-0 nearly an hour in. Join me if you're around.

75 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams on display at Wembley today:

Huddersfield: Ward, Smith, Hefele, Schindler, Lowe, Hogg, Mooy, Kachunga, Brown, van La Parra, Wells.

Subs: Whitehead, Hudson, Holmes-Dennis, Coleman, Cranie, Quaner, Palmer.

Reading: Al Habsi, Tiago Ilori, Moore, van den Berg, Gunter, Evans, Williams, Blackett, Swift, Kermorgant, Grabban.

Subs: Beerens, Mendes, Obita, McCleary, Popa, Jaakkola, Kelly.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

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

A rare foul throw there. Wow!

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

In the few minutes I've watched, Reading seem to have a bit more ambition than do Hudders.

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

I have been watching the link on to my computer
Now I have to make it not full screen to be able to comment with you... You're worth it



Huddersfield have been the better team and have had two glorious chances. A header missed from six yards out and a tap in at the back post that was shinned wide

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

Kachunga picks up a silly yellow card for protesting a correct decision.

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

I appreciate the effort, mate. Welcome!

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

I can't believe that MUR is having to work today - some districts have no respect for the fallen, eh?

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

Good turn by Smith but a rubbish shot in the end. Woody would have buried that chance.

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

It is crazy...isn't it a NATIONAL Holiday

11:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

An hour gone - here come the changes. Van den Berg is coming off to be replaced by Obita for Reading.

11:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It bloody well is - has Texas seceded again?

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

Wish it was Van Der Kerkoff

11:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kachunga comes off now - he's throwing the toys out of the pram like a little kid as he comes off.

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

Sir Patrick Stewart watching - apparently he'd a Hudders fan. I knew he was a Yorkshire lad.

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

They did say he was a Terrier

11:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wells earns himself a good free kick opportunity now off Gunther.

11:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I want Huddersfield to become the 49th different team to play in the Premier League

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

Wonder if Sir Patrick is enjoying an "Earl Grey - hot" in the stands today?

11:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

These playoff games used to be so entertaining... not in modern day football alas

11:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Used to be lots of goals!!

11:34 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So pathetic there by Van La Para... used your left foot lad

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

This is been a load of codswallop!

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

Oh - that was a dire pass - straight out of play!

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

So weird looking at the crowd... never sure which team they are rooting for
Both clubs have the same colors home and away

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

Who do you want to win?

11:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

McCleary on now.

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

I suppose Hudders. I've got a good friend at Virginia Tech who is a big Terriers fan.

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

Come on, you lot - the big rectangle at the end of the pitch - find it!

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

The sub McCleary wins a free kick a fair way out.

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

Quite an easy game really

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

Will there be a winner in the last ten minutes... I don't want ET

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

I don't either - I've got things to do. These two sides are boring.

11:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That should have gone in for Reading. They don't seem to want to score.

11:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Reading finished third and Huddersfield with

In the other two playoffs, the team that finished in the last playoff spot went up
Millwall 6th beating Bradford 5th
Blackpool 7th beating 5th Exeter

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

That will add many minutes to this one as the someone was stretchered off... five minutes it took

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

The commentators can't decide which side should be promoted.

11:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Both sides are playing for extra time now (sigh)...

11:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Brown wins a corner.

11:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Seven added minutes... please have a goal

11:56 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GET THE BLOODY BALL ACROSS!!!

11:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

0-0 at Full Time. (yawn)...

12:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless effort for the last kick of the game

Extra time here we come
I may not stay for the entirety

12:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Huddersfield lose the toss at the start of extra time and Izzy Brown gets the ball rolling again. If his side lose this match, he’ll never, ever forget that sitter he missed from four yards out in the first half.

12:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

are you talking about the back post shinner? It was four inches out

12:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless effort for a corner there.. Shortish to a man to flick...what's the point.. your centerbacks came all the way up for nowt!

12:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Watching ESPN 3's coverage of the German Cup Final with Matt on Saturday. His B Dort won 2-1 after losing three straight finals... Frankfurt had a free kick with the last kick of the game.. a chance to get the ball in the box.... the guy hit the first man just inside the box..... SO BAD

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

Even Championship sides just go sideways and backwards!

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

I hate possession football
When you get the ball, try and score... if you lose the ball...get it back and try again

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

It is so hip to keep possession.... BLOODY BARCELONA

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

Lunch has arrived - leftover pizza and salad.

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

Come on both of you... go for the win

12:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Whip out the smelling salts - it's half time of extra time.


zzzzzzz

12:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hefele has really been in the wars today.

12:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This lot wishes it were Barca!

12:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I need to get to Walmart... come on

12:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I have to go


Take care

12:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Most of these footballers are running on fumes and adrenalin at this stage.

12:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheerio, mate - thanks for joining in!

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

Wells had a chance to win it - of course, he didn't take it.

12:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Just about time for penalties. Maybe one last chance.

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

And we're going to penalties - third time that's happened.

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

Either of these sides will be favorites to go straight back down.

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

BEin have their own Rebecca Lowe now. Copy cats!

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

Kermogant up first for Reading....

Scores a nice pen into the left corner.

1-0

12:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lowe up next for Hudders.

Not a great pen but Al Habsi went the other way.

1-1

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

Williams up next for Reading....

Down the middle - dangerous.

2-1.

12:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hefele - strange choice....

Saved by Al Habsi!

2-1

12:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kelly for Reading....

Roofs it!

3-1!

12:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wells now....

Scores easily.

3-2 Reading now.

12:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Moore....

Hits it high over the bar!!!

3-2

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

Two center backs have now missed pens.

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

Aaron Moran to level it....

Does.

3-3

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

Crucial one now....Abita!

Saved by Ward!!!

Huddersfield can win it all now.

12:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Schindler to take the key pen.....

Scores!

Huddersfield have been promoted to the Premier League!!!!

12:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Brighton and Huddersfield... the 48th and 49th team to play in the Premier League since its inception in 1992-93....that is almost a TWO AND HALF PREMIER LEAGUES OF PREMIER LEAGUES!!

Here are the Premier Leagues not in the Premier League
Premier League 2
1 Hull
2 Boro
3 Sunderland
4 Reading
5 Sheff Wed
6 Wolves
7 Leeds
8 Norwich
9 Derby
10 Cardiff
11 Villa
12 Barnsley
13 Wolves
14 Ipswich
15 QPR
16 Birmingham
17 Forest
18 Blackburn
19 Wigan
20 Sheff Utd

Premier League 3
1 Bolton
2 Bradford
3 Charlton
4 Wimbledon
5 Oldham
6. Swindon
7 Coventry
8 Portsmouth
9 Blackpool

2:27 PM  

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