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!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Europa League Final.... Champions League playoff round

The Europa League Final has lost a bit of luster because the atrocities in Manchester this week. It is right for the Final to be played. I hope the United fans and players will do their best to honor the fallen... Manchester... a CITY UNITED
Took the day off to be here... hope to have some company and United make me happy

UWS

240 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

Attack
Attack
Attack Attack Attack

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

Today's Final is United seventh European Final
They won their first four but have lost the last two

1968 European Cup Final beat Benfica 4-1 AET
1991 European Cup Winners Cup beat Barcelona 2-1
1999 Champions League Cup Final beat Bayern 2-1
2008 Champions League Cup Final beat Chelsea on pens
2009 Champions League Cup Final lost to Barcelona 0-2
2011 Champions League Cup Final lost to Barcelona 1-2

Let's hope United stop the rot!!!!

11:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United have worn...
Blue...won
White...lost
Red...won
Red... won
White... lost
White... lost

Tonight....Blue...undefeated in blue!

12:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, UWS - thanks for posting an excellent thread here. I'm in the midst of wrapping things up at work and will be pedaling home shortly to enjoy the match. I'll catch you in about half an hour.

1:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great news you 'll be around

I took a personal day

1:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

COME ON YOU BLUE!!!

1:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ajax has made one change from the semi final
Riedeweld is starting in place of Viergever...what ever that means!!!


Ajax have the youngest average starting line up
22 years and 282 years old

1:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Untied make two changes
Mata and Smailling are starting
Fellaini is 'involved'



A cow that predicts winners of finals... has picked the bucket of Ajax! He picks the winner 80% of the time...we are screwed

1:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Romero, Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Rashford and Miki

Bench

De Gea, Jones, Rooney, Martial, Lingard, Carrick, Fosu-Mensah

1:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mourinho has a 100% record in European Finals
3 for 3


More again please

2:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

2003 UEFA Cup with Porto
2004 Champions League with Porto
2010 with Inter Milan


Including domestic competitions, he has won 11 out 13

2:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fox pre-game has started...hope they do a good job

2:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Happy that Lexi isn't on the panel... but that might mean he is on the match... sigh

2:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

There is no reason why Fox don't use the given commentators... no need for them to try and use their own

2:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Charlton, Best, Kidd, Hughes, Sheringham, Solskjaer, Ronaldo and Rooney.... who's the next scorer for United in a European final?

2:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hiya, mate. I'm back from work and settling in to enjoy this one. A lot at stake both on the pitch and in our PPP game.

2:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fox going to the stadium as United are warming up

Good start

2:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

United players having a touch now. What do you make of the line-up?

2:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Welcome back mate
Glad you're aboard
I hope United make me happy

2:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Romario is good but I would have still started De Gea
As for the side, not liking Fellaini playing. He could play well and get a goal but he is a liability out there with his brain!!
Other than that, I guess it is ok

2:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Subdued atmosphere?
Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

Phil Neville
Former Manchester United defender on Radio 5 live
Posted at
14:11
For me it doesn't feel right to be here. It's a big night for Manchester United but in reality it is just football.

These Man United supporters aren't singing, they look subdued, they are all sat down and they look and feel just like we do.

2:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Forgot about Liverpool making this Final last season

2:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

SAF in the stadium....wish he was in the dugout!!

2:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

By the looks like it on the BBC website, a lot of other fans are United fans tonight

As a Scotland born who lives in Newcastle and supports Liverpool, I can't stand United, but tonight is different and from the bottom of my heart I have never wanted a rival to win so much. Let's help do our part by cheering them on and let's help to heal Manchester with our wonderful game !

2:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Don't like United's two central defenders against the fast strikers of Ajax

2:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've got Red Devil 1FCK coming by for the match so I'll be a bit in and out. He's obviously an Ajax fan today.

2:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Kick him out the door!!!

2:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What are you doing for the Cup Final?

2:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL! No chance. He's got every right to challenge for the vaunted LOB Shield.

2:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've got some lads coming over. You?

2:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh dear - it's the Warren Barton tactical talk...(sigh)...

2:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Tom actually is going to Yankee Stadium with his girlfriend she will miss it. Matt will be around. Jon doesn't give two hoots

2:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Dolberg sounds a cross between Bob and David... yikes!

2:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kick Jon out of the house!

2:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I like his name - it's close to mine. We're "Green Valley" and he's the Danish variant of "Valley Town."

2:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I know!! I've tried to disown him!! He has been a Liverpool fan, a Spurs fan and now no fan at all!!

Can't believe he is going to be 19 years old tomorrow !!

2:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Untied have gone ten straight matches unbeaten in the EL
7 wins 3 draws

2:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rashford is the youngest Englishman to start a European Final since Garry Mills for Forest in 1980

2:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Zlatan can't be bothered wearing a suit...others are

2:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Now is the time for Pogba to shine...I've waited all season to see the player everyone says you are... TONIGH IS THE NIGHT

2:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams now gathering in the tunnel in Stockholm:

Ajax: Onana; Riedewald, De Ligt, Sanchez, Veltman; Ziyech, Schone, Klaassen; Younes, Dolberg, Traore. Subs: Boer, Tete, Westermann, De Jong, Van der Beek, Kluivert, Neres.

Manchester United: Romero; Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Herrera, Fellaini; Mata, Pogba, Mkhitaryan; Rashford. Subs: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Lingard, Carrick, Jones, Martial, Rooney.

Referee: Damir Skomina.

2:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on Fox... get back from commercials!!

2:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree - Pogba should be able to show up on the big occasion and prove his price.

2:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They are back.. teams in the tunnel

Valencia is the captain... here they come

COME ON MAN U
COME ON MAN U
COME ON MAN U

2:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I know that United won the European Cup Winners Cup, but did they ever win the UEFA? Fairs Cup?

2:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Do Manchester proud!!!





2:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We have the crappy commentators!!

Damn it

2:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nope, this is the one trophy they've never won

2:42 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Untied lose the toss
Get the kick off

2:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still no Red Devil - why can't Americans show up for matches on time? (sigh)....

2:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Now for a minute silence

2:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nice editing by Fox...cut to a guy flipping off some one!


Had a moment of silence
Now applause

2:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're away! Come on, United!

2:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Morons.... first quarter doesn't matter!!

Sorry , wrong sport

2:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

WE ARE OFF!!!

2:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogba gets a chance...hits it wide... just knock it in

2:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A bit ping pongy so far.

2:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent enough start from United but still not getting a chance

2:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, chaps. I'm here to join you on what has been a busy day

2:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nothing from Ajax so far....long may it continue

2:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Welcome MUR

2:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I read that Ajax like to play like Barca, so we should expect a low scoring affair.

2:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Very scrappy. Settle down, lads!

2:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't see that from them at all. They seem more like a Scandinavian outfit.

2:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, UWS. I would have taken off today, but we're getting ready for semester exams, which start on Monday

2:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, MUR - great to have you around!

2:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Any guest show up yet Bob?

2:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Red Devil just pulled up!

2:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rash is so on Sanchez, but not Alexis

2:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, Bob. Great to be around

2:56 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

How did Fellaini miss that header!!!!

2:56 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Call him a numpty... should be docked at least five points!!!

2:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United are not giving Ajax anything...UNITED HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS!

COME ON

2:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sanchez fouls Miki,.

2:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogpants with a pathetic free kick

2:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That was a foul by Fellaini at the top of the box... nothing called

That's what I'm talking about

STUPID

2:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Cup Final is a 5:30 kick off again

WHY NOT 3 o'clock

3:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ajax with a their first shot... too open there

MARK UP

3:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sanchez straight at Romero as Ajax were given far too much time and space to pass the ball around

3:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Even worse next season. I think the Cup Final is on the second to last week of the league season instead of after the season. They tried that before and it didn't work. Why try again?

3:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POGBA!!!

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lovely jubbly! Pogpants with a deflected effort.

They all count!

3:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Deflected but who cares!!

3:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY!!!! POGBA GIVES UNITED THE LEAD WITH A DEFLECTED SHOT. UNITED'S FIRST SHOT ON TARGET

3:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United need to add to it... don't sit back!

3:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I came from a poor Ajax throw and Mata laid it off for Pogba to score.

3:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ajax have a shot deflected for a corner. The header from the corner is well over.

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Veltman obstructed by Miki .

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick is headed on and Herrera clears for a corner.

3:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Miki fouls again on the left... he's going to get carded soon

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. He seems to be thinking about a trip to the Hallmark store.

3:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great run by Valencia... nice shot but should have gone across the goal

We need another goal!!

3:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Did you dock Red Devil for his lateness

3:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This match is just like all the other matches... on top but keeping the other team in it and it hurting

COME ON... GET ANOTHER!!!!

3:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not a good pass there by Miki... pass was never on

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Poor pass by Miki,.

3:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

67% posssession for United but again... means nothing

3:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Valencia with a powerful shot straight at the keeper and beaten away

3:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It's goals that Mata.

3:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

IS Blind a former Ajax player?

3:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think so

His dad definitely was

3:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fox's pitchers keep pausing


Is this our commentary team for the next World Cup Final

YIKES

3:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogpa has scored in back to back games after a run of 19 games without a goal

3:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sorry, it has bee Ajax with 67% possession...how stupid is that

3:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Miki in the book.. he's been bit of numpty today

3:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The ref has had enough as Miki is booked for his third stupid foul of the half.

3:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rashford sort of clueless with his move
Got hit right in the family jewels

3:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rash down injured in the box. It looks like he ran straight into the player.

3:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Glad that shot was blocked..Romaro wasn't in the goal

3:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United starting to be shaky at the back

KNOCK IT OFF

3:21 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Jose reaction to the goal... I HATE IT

3:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Too close for comfort and Ajax looked dangerous till that poor final pass.

3:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He seemed none too concerned about it.

3:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on United

Pick it up again

3:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United's midfield starting to be beaten to everything

3:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Like a knife thru butter

Not good by United


All of a sudden, United have stopped playing

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bloody hell. Traore was allowed to walk through the United defense till his touch let him down

3:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United are desperate to get a second goal
If it doesn't come, it is going to be like the rest of the matches today

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose will need to let them have it at the half despite leading.

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's starting to feel that way.

3:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United's passing accuracy is 63%. That is pathetic at this level.

3:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United are now second best


3:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rashford hasn't bee that good so far

3:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Again, not good from Rash

3:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Last year's final being talked about
Liverpool one up at half
Lost 1-3

3:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I remember that. Jose may mention that at the half.

3:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

My ;last class is about to start, but I will be around for the second half.

3:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time

Half way there but still not good enough

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time: Big Red sums it up accurately - "It was boring."

Good scoreline so far but not much football. Hoping for better in the second half.

3:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Everyone is saying that Jose's teams know how to hold on to leads...NOT THIS ONE

We never hold on

3:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The students are working on review problems in preparation for the semester exam. United one up at the end of a first half that was far from being a classic.

3:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I hope this doesn't go to ET because the student s would end up heading hope before the end of ET.

3:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams attacking their fans for the second half

COME ON MAN U
COME ON MAN U
COME ON MANU


We are off

3:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pogba first on the score sheet and last out of the tunnel. Second half underway

3:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This Irish bloke did it all the time in the semi... Celta DE Vigo.... no... it is Celta Vigo

3:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United already pinned back

3:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sevilla had tied it up by now.

3:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Come on, United! More goals!

3:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Shoot it Fellaini!!!

3:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!!!!

MIKI!!!!!!!

3:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YESS!!!!!

Miki with a lovely overhead!

3:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United scored from a Corner!!!!

3:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! MIKI PUTS UNITED TWO UP FROM A CORNER.

3:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Smalling headed on and Miki diverted it in .

3:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Boys called for Smalling header but a Smalling header to assist will do

3:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great slide tackle by Sanchez on Rash

3:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stupid foul by Hair Bear.

3:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fellaini in the book

I still think United will make it difficult for themselves instead of scoring another!

3:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair Bear booked for too many stupid fouls.

3:56 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

OMG... the boys just told me that a reporter over here was talking to Shwinney... he asked him... Do you think the Chicago Fire could win the World Cup!!!!

3:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We need another goal... don't sit back!!


Again, Rashford hasn't bee that good today


Wide open with a run there but Untied survive... COME ON

4:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just kick the ball out Pogba.... Corner to Ajax

4:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That was a really stupid question by that so called reporter.

4:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Veltman not svelt as he's booked for fouling Mata on the counter.

4:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United mustn't just sit back

4:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless by Rashford


JUST ANOTHER GOAL PLEASE... THAT'S ALL I'M ASKING

4:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Younes booked for holding back Valencia

4:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh Fellaini with a header... saved

4:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair bear heads straight to the keeper. Should have put United three up.

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ajax high and wide with a long range effort.

4:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just one more goal please!!!

4:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United goal that is

4:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Smalling clears for an Ajax corner.

4:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United phaffing about with it

Corner Ajax...the go backwards

4:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

How was that a free kick there on Rashford

4:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United's back four has been quite good so far

4:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free kick called inside the D... very dangerous area... very late call

I don't think it was a handball... ROW Z please

4:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

COME ON UNITED... KEEP IT TIGHT!

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ajax have a free kick in the D off of what looked hand ball by Miki.

4:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

never a free kick... can't go in please... straight into the wall

Lovely jubbley

4:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall and cleared away.

4:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lingard coming on for Miki

4:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

First United change a s Lindy is on for Miki.

4:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Loved Miki's goal


Both the new signings that are playing tonight have scored!!

4:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why wasn't that a foul on Pogba... all body

4:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mata with a horrible tackle
then Herrera dives as he was head butted.. knock it off

4:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A fight breaks out after a foul and after all is said and done , Mata is booked.

4:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Corner to Ajax... please don't concede United... Just keep it simple

4:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Riedeweld booked for Ajax during that skirmish

4:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ten minutes plus stoppage time

COME ON

4:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another Ajax long range effort is high and wide.

4:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Please don't concede!!!!

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A standing ovation for rash as he's karate chopped off the pitch.

4:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Five to go

4:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lingard... one on none.... RUBBISH!!!

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lindy was off to the races then blew it as he's was stopped with a last ditch tackle as he was about to shoot.

4:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth... Ajax almost in!!

That would have been a crucial 10 seconds


If De Gea leaves, why would United waste money when we have an Argentine international

4:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

STOP GIVING THE BALL AWAY

4:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

One minute plus added time.. can't be much time


Rooney coming on.... for the last time?

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mata wins a late corner/

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roon on for last cameo on for Mata. Last roll of the dice for Jose.

4:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

4 added minutes

4:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time.

4:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

3 minutes to go!!

4:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just a mata of minutes before we win the EL.

4:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ajax has not really bothered United much at all
Where were all their young fast strikers

4:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice tackle, ROON!

4:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Long range effort straight to Romero

4:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Under a minute!!


YES...WE ARE GOING TO DO IT!!

4:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United almost blew it there!!

4:38 PM  

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