Lakenheath Old Boys

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

The Champions League Final

The last club match of the season has two heavyweights going head to head. Can Juve win the Old Big Ears for the first time since 1996 or will Real Madrid be the first team to retain their trophy since it became the Champions League.
I am in the Juve court today..... let Buffon win the trophy for once

Join me
UWS

178 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

So Fox has started their coverage. They have the Rebecca Lowe wanna be in the stadium with a Yank and Big Brad commentating on the match

Big news to start is that Bale doesn't!!

On the bench in his home town

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

The line ups
Juventus: Buffon, Alves, Chiellini, Bonucci, Barzagli, Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Mandzukic, Dybala, HiguaĆ­n.

Real Madrid: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Isco, Kroos, Benzema, Ronaldo.



Looks like Real are going to be wearing purple and the Zebras will be out there for Juve

2:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wonder if Pogpants is pissed he left Juve... missing out on a Final

2:18 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wow
Juve have lost 6 European Finals... their last four too!!

2:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on Juve... I REALLLLLY want Spain to lose!

2:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

James Rodriguez not even on the bench!


I'll take him and Bale at OT with Lukaku in the middle

2:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, UWS. Back from a refreshing shower and now eating lunch. You're in top form. Great post and spot on with the comments.

2:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely. I second that.

2:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United play the winner in the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje, Macedonia on August 8th. Will it be Pogba or Jose facing his old club?

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

Cardiff the fourth British city to host the Final

London, Manchester and Glasgow

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

Welcome MUR

Black Eyed Peas on .... just bring the bloody teams out!!

2:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rap music part of the pre-match routine. Sigh...

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

Kick off is in less than ten minutes!!

GET 'EM OFF!!

2:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, UWS. I picked my choices for 50th and 51st Prem teams. Keep in mind that the Cherries and Swans were promoted to the Prem less than a decade after winning on the last day of the season to avoid relegation from the Football League

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

I'm going to google but how many years has the Final been on a Saturday

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

Hopefully last song


Tonight's going to be a good night

2:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. Jacquelyn says these are old songs. By old, she means they came out five years ago.

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

I saw that
I commented

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

Teams in the tunnel can't wait for the BEP to get off
Wonder if they were dancing

2:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Final has been played on a Saturday since 2010. That year, Jose's Inter defeated LVG's Bayern 2-0.

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

The first Saturday Final was in 2010

Inter beat Bayern 2-0

2:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry. What had you already mentioned?

2:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Here they come

2:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They are out on the 'pitch'
Most of it is still covered by the blue tarp

Kick off is in ONE minute

2:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yesterday was a crazy day. It was our teacher workday prior to Summer. Then straight home to change to go out to eat then straight to the graduation ceremony. A non stop day until 1015 PM.

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

Welshmen Ian Rush holding up the European Cup.. old Juve player

2:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The trophy is being rushed out on to the pitch by Ian.

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

Yikes... what a long day

Congrats again

2:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He was also on the losing side against Juve in the final where the horrible disaster occurred.

2:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Such a bad pun David

2:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, UWS. Our local Boggus Stadium has a capacity of 10,500 and was filled to near capacity. I don't remember quite that many people at my graduation . How about yours?

2:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

We are off

2:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the Millenium.

COME YOU OLD LADY!

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

Afternoon, chaps - thanks for getting us going, UWS. I'm here in the Cottage with a couple of buddies. We're in the midst of a garage sale weekend here in Fred-town so it's a busy day.

2:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Welcome Bob... and Friends

2:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon Bob and friends.

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

Decent header

Good start by Juve

2:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Higuain heads straight to Navas.

2:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

MOEdric

He's mispronounced about three players... how could he not know!

Why wouldn't Brad tell him off.. it was an old teammate

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

This guy SUCKS

2:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Higuain with a swerving effort straight to Navas. that he fumbled then gathered.

2:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

His name is John Strong, but his commentary is rather weak.

2:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Could De Gea be keeping against United in Macedonia on August 8th?

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

Great save from a Pjanic shot


All JUVE

2:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good save by Navas from Panic then the offside flag is raised. Great start by the Zebras.

2:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A REAL Panic attack for the purple team.

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

Has Ronald touched the ball

2:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is this the first major European final to be played indoors?

2:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I doubt it. He's playing more like Donald.

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

The Bernebeu is filled with fans with big screens around a circle in the center circle

2:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great defending by the Hatchet man on Ronny that was actually a fair challenge.

2:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ronny has scored for United in this stadium.I hope he doesn't score today.

2:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dybala booked for a foul on Kroos. It didn't seem that severe.

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Juve have started well - you lot must be pleased.

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Benxema, unlike Alexis, will not be able to get away with handball.

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

Who do you want to win Bob?

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am and it has nothing to do with my love of Zebras.

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm neutral in this one. I had picked Barca to win this one.

3:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Never a foul there

3:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pick a side and stick with it


Surely anyone but La Liga

3:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I picked Bayern, who were eliminated by some REAL horrible officiating , so I will be going for the Zebras.

3:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I wanted to have some goals here

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

Ok

3:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The 39 year old Buffon could be double that age today due to the lack of quality in Real's attack today

3:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ramos is an idiot

He should be booked for pushing him

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Casemiro and Sergio Ramos the pantomime villains today. Mandzooks and Ramos get into it.

3:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ONE NIL

RONALDO!!!

He opens up the scoring... hardly done a thing but puts them one up

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! RONNY PUTS REAL INTO THE LEAD WITH THEIR FIRST SHOT ON TARGET.

3:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nice first time finish

3:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

at least it's not a nil niller for an American audience

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The first time this match the purples attacked with REAL pace and it paid off. They won the ball in their own box and a pacy ten pass possession culminated in Ronny playing it out wide to Carbajal, who passed back to Ronny, who tucked it in the corner.

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That goal was against the run of play, but it shows what happens when you play with pace and agreed about the finish.

3:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ronny like he did in the 2004 Cup Final, scores in this stadium. I think he considers this to be a lucky stadium/.

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

Useless pass there!!

There was an opening!!

Real blew their break too

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is Higuain playing against one of his former clubs?

3:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL!!
GREAT GOAL !!!

Mansukic(sp?)

3:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW !!!!! what an overhead kick by mandzooks. it's all tied up

3:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

COR! What a goal from big Mario Mandzukic!!!!!!

3:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Spectacular skill for a big, bulky player. A cross from Alex Sandro was chested down by Higuain to Mandzooks, who chested it then volleyed it into the upper 90.

3:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That lead lasted only seven minutes .

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

How can Ramos say that wasn't a foul?
He points at the ball... he never touched it

3:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That was a poor challenge by Sergio Ramos on Dybala . Why wasn't he booked?

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

Ronaldo tries his overhead kick... blocked




Finally Ramos in the book
I hate him

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

Great final so far
Not cagey...both teams attacking

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

Another chance... Ronaldo misses a header

3:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dani Alves booked for a late challenge on Alex Sandro . Sergio Ramos needs to stop with the yelling. Indoor voice please.

3:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ramos is a chippy bastard - would love to see him sent off.

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

Real are complaining too much after every challenge


GROW UP

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

Me too

3:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clumsy by Modric on Dybala just outside the Real box.

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

Straight into the wall

3:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Me too.He should know that refs don't like players screaming at them at the top of their lungs.

3:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chellini called for a foul on Sergio Ramos off a Juve corner. Both players show mutual respect for once.

3:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mandzooks down off a challenge by Carbajal. The stretcher is out, but he should be able to continue.

3:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hard to believe it's almost halftime. What a quick half!

3:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great block by Veran from Panic.

3:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Carbajal booked for a foul on Mandzooks. Not sure why he's complaining.

3:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They are complaining about everything

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

I hope both teams keep this up and not try not and lose

3:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It's been a decent CL Final for the first time in a while.

3:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time.

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

Half time

Well done both teams

More of the same please

3:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's that - it's been a whirlwind half with two great goals. More of the same please!

3:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 1-1 at the end of an entertaining half.

3:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Second half just about to start
Last 45 of club football...maybe

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

No changes yet as we approach the beginning the second half.

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

Could Bale be on his way out of Madrid?
If he doesn't play, possibly.
If he comes on and scores the winner... no

3:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great saving tackle

3:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great tackle by Barzagli for a Real corner. A foul is called off the corner.

3:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The hatchet man is now down for Juve.

3:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Toni Kroos is added to the list of Real booking and Real cry babies.

3:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kroos was REAL cross about being booked.

3:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

First save of the match for Buffon, which is a comfortable one from Modric

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

Second half not as good as the first so far

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Monkey Boy warming up now - the match could use him.

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

Decent cross almost hits Ronaldo at the back post

4:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Marcello with a long range effort that swerves wide

4:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Isco well wide with a long range effort.

4:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It would be great to see Monkey Boy play in his hometown.

4:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GOAL MADRID

A deflected shot but from a long way out

Buffon looks bummed

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Jammy deflected effort from distance by Casemiro!

4:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! WHAT A FINISH BY CASEMIRO FROM LONG RANGE . A GOAL FROM NOTHING.

4:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Buffon could have been at fault there

4:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It all started when Dani Alves gifted possession . He was down, effectively putting Real a man up. Several passes later, that long range effort from Casemirio went in.

4:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wonder of the deflection deceived him.

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

THREE ONE

Ronny scores again

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Skippy adds a third!!

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! RONNY WITH HIS SECOND AS REAL NOW LEAD 3-1.

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It started when Real were gifted a throw from a Real throw. Carbajal had a cross headed out then played Modric down the right and his cross was headed in by Ronny from close range.

4:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice attacking move from Juve - Cuadrado on for the defender Barzaglia.

4:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some Pjanic panic as the Croat is booked for Juve.

4:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Then a pull back from Panic on Casemiro and he could have been off for a second yellow.

4:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alex Sandro booked for a foul on Veran

4:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Marchisio now on for the injured Pjanic.

4:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Claudio Marchissio on for Panic as Juve make a second change.

4:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Caudrado booked as the total is mounting up for frustrated Juve.

4:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It appears that Real will be the first team in the CL era to retain the trophy,.

4:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Juve appeared to have run out of ideas as it's just a matter of time before Real lift the trophy.

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Monkey Boy finally gets his chance coming on for Benzema.

4:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A sentimental move by Zidane as Monkey Boy is on for Benzama in his hometown in the CL Final.

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're trying to think of a Manchester United fullback - French of African descent who now plays for Juve. Can you think who that might be?

4:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zidane will be pleased to win against one of his former clubs.

4:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bale almost in

4:26 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Evra

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

IS that Evra ? I think he is of Senegalese descent.

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks, mate - it was driving us crazy.

4:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh, flicked header just wide

Juve needs a goal VERY soon

4:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great free kick by Dani Alves headed inches wide by fellow Brazi, Alex Sandro.

4:27 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Juve have been second best the whole second half!!

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Marco Asensio on for Isco.

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM! It is true.

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

Ramos down... WHAT AN IDIOT

HE gets Cuaardo a red

SEE HE'S OKAY NOW

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

I HATE RAMOS

4:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cuadrado has only been on 18 minutes - and he's off!!!!

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

He did NOTHING


UNBELIEVEABLE!!!

4:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ridiculous from Ramos - I would have given him the second yellow.

4:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It gets worse for Juve as Cuadrado is off for a second yellow after he pushed Ramos. The replay showed that it was a disgraceful flop by Ramos for a mere tap!

4:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Something has to change

How can Romero get away with this

They should get Oscars

4:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It is cheating

4:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

agreed. Absolutely disgraceful!

4:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

agreed and because of that this match is now done and dusted

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

He will not be complained to
It is so pathetic

My friend has stopped watching the sport until they change these things

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Unfortunately, that may be many years away.

4:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morata gets a brief cameo.

4:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from Zidane as Alvaro Morata, a former Juve player, is on for Tony Cross.

4:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dani Alves fouls Modric in Bale territory.

4:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall by Ronny.

GOAL !!!!MARCO ASENSIO PUTS REAL 4-1 UP SEVERAL PASSES LATER.

4:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

4-1.... Bloody cheats

4:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into stoppage time.

4:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Marcello picked up the loose ball , went on a run and his pass was diverted in by Asensio.

4:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The match was much closer than the score indicates and agreed about the cheating. A poor way to end the season.

4:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That's it
Real Madrid have won it back to back

Bummer

4:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it as Real win 4-1 to become to win consecutive finals in the CL era.

4:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's that - a comprehensive win for Real in the end.

4:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am off boys

I'll be around for Scotland England match

4:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, UWS. Great chatting with you. I will join you for that match

4:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice chatting with you lads! Cheerio!

4:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Bob. Great chatting. Hope to chat with you during Scotland vs England.

4:51 PM  

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