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, July 19, 2017

A Bizarre Wednesday Evening Combination




It really is an unusual mixture of matches with both Gold Cup  matches and a U.S.L. match involving my local RGV Toros . There are two Gold Cup Quarterfinal matches . Costa Rica vs Panama looks set to head to extra time amidst a tedious 0-0 score line. The Toros vs Orange County F.C. kicks off at 8 P.M. on Watch ESPN. while the U.S. vs El Salvador kicks off at 9 P.M. on FS1. It's a surprisingly busy July evening.



Monday, July 17, 2017

Game #2... the one before David's Match

So, can United improve on their 5-2 win against the LA Galaxy on Saturday.? Tonight they take on Real Salt Lake. I have no idea how good or bad they are but a win is a must. Up next, the Manchester Derby... I bet Dave won't be on LOB on Friday!!

Join me

UWS

Saturday, July 15, 2017

United's Season Gets Underway

So, the nightcap to our doubleheader heads to the west coast to see our beloved Manchester United open up a new season against the LA Galaxy... I'll have the same as a few years ago... 7 nil

Join me

UWS

A Little Saturday Night Footer Action

It may be the middle of summer but the football keeps coming hard and fast. We've got a mid-summer night's double header tonight, starting with the US team taking on Nicaragua in their final group match of the Gold Cup. Bruce Arena's boys have notched a draw and a win in group play but haven't exactly been lighting it up. Perhaps tonight will be the night for them to unleash the hounds.

That's followed at 10pm by a summer tour event between Manchester United and the LA Galaxy. That will give us a chance to see what Jose Mourinho has in mind when the Premier League starts up in a month's time. Join me tonight for all the action on FXX and ESPN2.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

More Group B Action, This time from Tampa







It's a double header from Tampa . Panama just defeated Nicaragua 2-1 . Now the U.S. take on Martinique, whom they should defeat, but it won't be easy as some of the Martinique team play professionally in primarily the French second division.



Saturday, July 08, 2017

A Gold Cup Group B Double Header from the Grand Old Opry City



The CONCACRAP Gold Cup is not exactly a gold medal winning tournament, but it provides us with our footie fix during the Summer. The Tournament started in true Gold Cup fashion with a double header from the stadium. It was two Group A matches from Red Bull arena . Today it's a double header from Nissan Stadium in Nashville. It starts with the two group favorites, which is the U.S. vs Van Halen's Panama that kicks off at 4:30 PM EDT . The second one is Martinique vs Nicaragua, kicking off at 7 PM EDT. If you are footie deprived then join us . The first match is being shown on the local Fox Affiliate and the second one is being shown on FS2.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Happy Birthday, UWS!

Many happy returns to UWS on the occasion of his 53rd birthday. Please join me in wishing Dave a very happy birthday. Enjoy the day, mate!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Concacaf Gold Cup!

No footer on this summer? Psssh! No sooner has the Confederations Cup wrapped up last weekend than another major tournament - the Concacaf Gold Cup - starts up this weekend. The party gets started tomorrow evening with a double header at Red Bull Arena featuring Canada v. Guiana and Costa Rica v. Honduras.

The US gets started on Saturday with a match up with Panama at 4:30pm. You can get all of the schedule information at the official tournament website here:

http://www.goldcup.org/en

Sunday, July 02, 2017

The Confeds Tournament Concludes





The Confeds Cup concludes with both the Third Place match and the Final. Both are rematches of group matches that ended in a draw. The Third Place match starts at 8 AM EDT with Portugal vs Mexico from Moscow, where next year's World Cup Final will be played. The final is Germany vs Chile from St. Pete. Join me if you're up!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Premier League Pass

I thought I would post the article that UWS texted to me and MUR about the new Premier League Pass deal that NBC has signed. The media coverage, including this article, has been universally negative about the deal. Yet, I'm still not sure that it affects the matches that we watch on an average weekend. I've rarely switched from the "big" match featured on NBC Sports Network (or the main channel) to watch the likes of Palace v. Southampton, in the way that this article suggests that neutral American fans have been doing. So, as long as I've still got my 7:45am, 10am and 12:30pm matches on a Saturday, that's more than enough. But I'd love to hear your thoughts, gentlemen. Here's the link to the story:

https://worldsoccertalk.com/2017/06/27/premier-league-pass-marks-giant-step-backward-nbcs-coverage-epl/