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!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday at the Business End

Well, Chelski are champions, due to that Friday evening win over WBA. So what is left to sort out. Well, Champions League and relegation, of course. We start and end at the top today, with Citeh v. Leicester in a few minutes and Arsenal's trip to Stoke at 12:30pm EST.

Unfortunately, I'll be running off to the Fredonia Commencement ceremony at 9am or so, so I'll miss most of the proceedings. But I thought I could get us started today. Come join me, eh?

91 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams coming out at the Etihad now:

Manchester City: Caballero, Fernandinho, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy, Toure, Sane, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Gabriel Jesus.
Subs: Zabaleta, Fernando, Nolito, Aguero, Kolarov, Jesus Navas, Gunn.

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Benalouane, Fuchs, Chilwell, Mahrez, King, Ndidi, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy.
Subs: Musa, Amartey, Kapustka, Slimani, Zieler, Gray, Wasilewski.

Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire).

7:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're away at the Etihad in this crucial match.

7:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, mate.Thanks for getting us started and thanks for the clarification. I was wondering why Conte was partying like it was 1999.

7:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

COME ON YOU BLUES!

7:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fernie heads just wide from a corner taken by Sane and how do managers stay Sane when their players defend like that from set pieces?

7:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - first big chance for Citeh. Fernandinho stole in on the corner and nodded just wide. Leicester's makeshift defense is looking a bit rickety.

7:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - how are you mate?

7:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vardy scuffs it straight to Willy Cabs off a long ball from Okozaki.

7:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Citeh are all over Leicester at the moment - not great news for United and Arsenal.

7:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm kind of tired after a long week and Elizabeth is down for the week, so we had a few pints at Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate then up early to watch the Blues.

7:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How have you and Kate been? Hope you enjoy the commencement ceremony. Hard to believe it's that time of year. Melanie's graduation ceremony is twenty days away.

7:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That sounds like a nice evening out.

7:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ndidi heads over with a free header off a corner. Both teams guilty of missing with free headers,

7:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - now a big chance for Leicester goes begging. Ndidi is not able to nod it home from about six yards.

7:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was none too shabby. Getting ready for the last three weeks of the school year then four weeks of Summer School.

7:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Albrighton tries a pop with the outside of the right boot. Flies straight into Cab's arms.

7:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm officially on Summer Break, mate. Are you jealous?

7:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought I was having a nightmare when I first woke up. I was fixing a pot of coffee.and thought heard the voices of Ian Darke and Davie Prutton. Sadly, it wasn't a dream

7:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Definitely, jealous. I learned about Professors summer breaks when watching " The Middle" on Tuesday.

7:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL! I'm not fond of Ian chewing his vowels either.

7:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clumsy by Yaya on Okozaki. Begging for a card on his birthday?

7:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

In reality, few of us take the entire ten weeks off. Most of us are doing some work during the summer but it does slow down a bit.

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great sweeper keeping by Kasper or according to Ian, like Beckenbauer.

7:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That sounds similar to our summer breaks even though this will be my last summer taking Summer School before retiring.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kasper just fails to prevent a corner off a deflected effort from Sane.

7:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sane has a shot clerared by Chilly for another Citeh corner after some poor Foxes defending.

7:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clichy fouls Vardy on the break off a superb long throw from Kasper.

7:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It is a fairly standard summer academic break.

7:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How about the footie summer? The main events will be the Confeds Cup and the Gold Cup. Busier than footie summers during our time in Blighty.

7:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - massive scramble in the Leicester box. Not sure how that one didn't nestle in the net. Clichy should have scored. Then Sane.

7:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sane has a shot deflected for a corner after some trickery from Sterling, who got past Chilly then had a shot cleared off the line by Mahrez.

7:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's true - it's not a classic summer. I may have to dip into the MLS for a fix now and again!

7:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Silva scuffed his shot a bit but it still rolled in.

7:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! SILVA GIVES CITHE THE LEAD BUT FOXES PLAYERS SURROUND BOBBY MADELEY , PROTESTING THE GOAL.! BOBBY CHECKS WITH HIS ASSISTANT, ADRIAN HOLMES,

8:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Leicester are going potty claiming that Sterling was in an offside position impeding Kasper's view. They have a point on the replay.

Still - 1-0 Citeh!

8:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The goal stands . Based on the replay, it was too close too determine whether Sterling was offside. I think it should stand.

8:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fernandinho goes down in the box under a challenge from Fuchs. Citeh want a penalty!

Nothing doing from Madley on this one. A make up call?

8:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fernie does the Fosbury flop in the box and based on the ref's decision, Bobby Madeley doesn't appear to be a fan of Fosbury or his flop.

8:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great build up play to the goal, but it really looked a miss hit shot by Silva.

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Danny Simpson clears for a Citeh corner.

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Andy King heads away the Citeh corner. He was rarely defending this deeply while playing for the Toffees.

8:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sane goes over in the box and this time it is a penalty!!

8:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PENALTY !!!! A STONEWALL AS BENALOUANE OBVIOUSLY TRIPPED SANE!

8:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gabriel Jesus to take.....

And nets it easily.

2-0!

8:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

JESUS! YAYA NOT TAKING THE PENALTY ON HIS BIRTHDAY!
JESUS !!! THE PENALTY STILL GOES IN. TUCKED IN THE CORNER, SENDING KAPSER THE WRONG WAY

8:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh two up and this one is almost done and dusted. The Foxes miss out on a chance of overtaking the Baggies into 8th place.

8:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This one looks in Citeh's control now, which would put them up to 72 points from 36 matches. Safely in third. Realistically then Liverpool on 70 points from 36 matches are United and Arsenal's main target.

8:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Benalouane was exactly representing the baldy union very well or so Guzan tells me.

8:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Leicester are desperate to hear the half-time whistle. They can’t get out of their final third. Manchester City are relentless right now. They’re well worth their two-goal lead.

8:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a good baldy representation there for sure.

8:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Well, well, well. An outstanding goal from Okazaki!!

8:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

He doesn't score very many, but that was a brilliant volley from a great ball in. Even the Citeh fans behind that goal must have enjoyed that one aesthetically.

2-1!

8:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Game on now?

8:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! GAME ON AS OKOZAKI SCORES A CRACKING VOLLEY OFF A SUPERB CROSS FROM ALBRIGHTON. HIS FIRST GOAL SINCE DECEMBER 3RD

8:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They had a humorous segment on "Men in Blazers " yesterday about bald American keepers in England becoming extinct. Did you see it?

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into two minutes of stoppage time.

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shakespeare to inspire a comeback in the next acts after intermission?

8:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Peep peep - a cracking first half comes to a close. And I'm off for a refreshing shower to get my day started. Back in a tick.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh lead 2-1 at the half in a match they seemed to have wrapped up for Yaya on his birthday until that cracking volley from Okozaki a few minutes ago.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from the Etihad.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred is up against the telly following the action.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Albrighton scuffs a volley off a great cross from Vardy. That was a great opportunity to let in Desmond.

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kompany booked for a cynical lunge on Chilly , who was going on a superb solo run.

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Albrighton is down for treatment after a powerful cross from Sterling smashed his nose. He seems to be okay.

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Actually not. It's a gushing nosebleed, so the Foxes are currently playing with ten men.

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Albrighton is down again after being hit in the nose again. It was a stray elbow from Fernie.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Albrighton has a bit of a shiner after that challenge and the replay show that it may not have been accidental. Will Fernie be facing a suspension?

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The first change from Shakespeare as Amarty is on for Andy King.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fuchs booked for an off the ball foul on Jesus , who is still down for treatment.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Slimani on for Okozaki as play resumes.

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

I'm back for a moment to watch Mahrez earn a penalty!

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PENALTY FOXES AS MAHREZ TURNS CLICHY , WHO TURNS HIM IN THE BOX.

9:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bloody hell - Mahrez has slipped and taken two touches on the ball. Referee Madley has ruled it out!

Still 2-1.

9:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm off to my Commencement now.

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mahrez tucks away the penalty and no it doesn't count as mahrez scored, but he kicked off his other foot, so it's disallowed since he kicked it twice. A great decision by the eagle eyed Madeley.

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Enjoy. Do you want updates?

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Count that as a blown opportunity by the Foxes.,

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Albrighton booked for a cynical barge on Fernie and he's immediately replaced by Damari Gray. A clever move by Shakespeare, given that the challenge was for retaliation.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zaba on for De Bruyne

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero wins a corner off a solo run.

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kompany heads well over off a cross from Silva that resulted from the corner.

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero for kicking the ball away after conceding a free kick.

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vardy wins a corner off of Otamendi.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Mahrez is headed away

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Seven up minutes of stoppage time, which may become eight is more than enough as Otamnedi is down for treatment. His knee was stepped on by Ndidi indeed.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It may even bee naughty nines minutes of stoppage time once play resumes.

9:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from Pep as Navas is on for Jesus.

9:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will Cabs is down after being challenged on a cross. An elbow in the tummy from Ndidi indeed.

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

David Silva has talked himself into the box after the Foxes won a free kick. Kasper up for the free kick

9:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willy Cabs punches away the free kick from Mahrez and Citeh attempt a break.

9:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's finally over as Citeh hold on to win 2-1. All the goals were scored in the first half.

9:28 AM  

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