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!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Summer Tour Continues!

So, United have beaten LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake and Man City. Next up... another Real... of Madrid this time. A battle of some big wigs... I wish United would get back to the top of the heap. I don't know what has happened the Premier League teams... in the 2000s we were were in the CL final almost every year... and of course, in 08, we had both finalist.
Can United, City, Chelsea, Spurs or Liverpool make that step?
Anyway, join me for United's next installment against a Ronaldoless Real

Join me

UWS

154 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, UWS. Looking forward to chatting with you in this big match.

4:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United's starting line up isn't exactly top notch
Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Bailly, Jones,Darmian, Carrick, Fellaini, Pereira, Martial, Lingard an Rashford

Subs
De Gea, Pereira, Blind, Lidelof, Mitchell, Smalling, Tuanzebe, Valencia, Herrera, McTominay, Mhiki, Pogba, and Lukaku



United have a strong squad!

4:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Welcome MUR

Did you have a great time on Thursday?

4:55 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on ESPN... get to the match

4:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thank you. Yes. It was the experience of a lifetime. A fantastic time.

5:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Rojo will miss the start of the season even tho all three of them are on the tour
Shaw to return in Sept from foot injury
Young in Oct from a hammy
Rojo not until Dec with his knee injury

5:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Decent commentary team tonight
Champion and Burley... wonder if ESPN got a lot of complaints

5:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A decent commentary team of Craig Burley and Jon Champion. There must have been a fair number of complaints about the chitter chatter on Monday.

5:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So glad to hear you had a great time. Who did you go with?

5:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm surprised Young is still with United considering he is not that young. Jose may deal him in the January transfer window.

5:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ronaldo is bugger around in China at the moment... wonder why he's doing that

5:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

8 of CL winners are starting for Real
4 of EL winners are starting for United

We are off

5:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thank you. I went solo, but it was still a great time.

5:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Santa Clara, CA.

5:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bailly phasing about in the back... almost let in Benzama

5:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I saw the Dier goal against PSG last night

Stupidity to play the ball around in the back like that!!

5:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fellaini tries to pass to a teammate that stopped running... how did he not see that. I saw it

United get a luck corner

5:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great pressing by United as Nacho concedes a cheap corner to United/

5:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose will be keen to get a win against some old mates.

5:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I don't want Martial to leave OT
He had a chance to take players on... passed it off.. United failed to attack

I have been pleased how fast United have attack on this tour. I don't want them to sit back because it is Mardid

5:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea does well to punch away the ball from a cross from Benzama. The only problem is that he punched Phil Jones at the same time.

5:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Jones and Romero bump into each other but United survive

Great change of pace by Rashford...defender plays the man and not ball but gets away with it

5:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He punched Monkey Boy as well.

5:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. it's been a good start by United as it was Thursday in Houston. Hopefullly,they will play that way this season.

5:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nice by Martial... great shot... well saved

Useless corner follows..doesn't meet the first man

5:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kaylor Navas, playing for Real instead of Ticos, does well to push away a long range effort karate chopped at him./

5:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Poor clearance by Hair Bear after United did well to stop a tricky run by Carbajal.

5:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Too close there from Jones for me
so calm but a goal could be given away

5:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

These two play in 16 days time for the Super Cup... It would be great to start the season with that trophy

5:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just remembered that United and Real meet two weeks from Tuesday in the UEFA Super Cup in Macedonia.

5:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely. I couldn't agree more.

5:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United face Barca on Wednesday. Talk about a competitive pre-season schedule.

5:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wonder if Steve is going to see United vs Barca on Wednesday?

5:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Even though he is not a United fan , it 's too big a match to skip.

5:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chicha joined the Hammers. He'll make his Hammers debut against none other than United.,

5:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United did well to swarm Benzama after a nice pass from Isco.

5:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Game hasn't got much to comment about at the minute

5:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Monkey was halfway to L.A. off that through ball from Marcello. I haven't seen a player that offside in ages.

5:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will the UEFA Super Cup be similar?

5:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Burley complaining about the fans in the stands not watching the game... that is so true. The US fans are used to baseball and football when action isn't always happening

SUCH A WASTE not watching the match

5:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Last season was the most boring United side to watch since LVG was in charge.

5:29 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stop just passing it about in the back... ATTACK
They haven't been doing it up to now over here

Don't be scared of Madrid

5:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It was the same in Houston.

5:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. They need to stop being REAL conservative.

5:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Oh dear... the Punmeister is back

5:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just too much passing by United... and not going ANYWHERE!!

5:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GO FORWARD!!!!

5:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Real face Citeh in L.A. on Wednesday. That should be quite a match.

5:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Such a bad cross by Fellaini!!

5:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Drinks break.
They should stop the clock... they don't tho

5:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The break will last up to three minutes.... STOP THE CLOCK THEN

5:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No. They don't There was a two minute water break in the match at Orlando , but only a minute of stoppage time. Isn't that faulty math?

5:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Really bad

5:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Play resumes.

5:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think the break lasted two minutes.

5:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

VERY disappointed so far
Just like against the other Real!

5:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Benzama with a horrible attempt to win a free kick about 25 yards from goal.

5:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. I don't think we could do much worse than against the other Real.

5:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some horrible music on the FM channel as Real win a free kick. The free kick is a Poor Kroos cross.

5:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yikes. The Galaxy have only one home win all season.

5:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

FM radio is way out of tune with that pass.

5:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nice clearance from Jones

5:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Just wide by Lindy with a great long range effort, which is the closest United have come to scoring.,

5:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lingard misses the target... please make the keeper work

5:47 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Take him on Marccus.... tries to go backwards!

5:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice bit of trickery from Modric as his pass eluded the diving De Gea and it forced a last ditch clearance from Bailey.

5:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Real corner is real poor as it's headed away by the first man.

5:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Will Ronaldo be ready for the Super Cup
Too busy going to China and court!

5:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three minutes of stoppage time.

5:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

YES!!!

GREAT RUN BY MARTIAL!!!


LINGARD TAPS IN

5:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! LINDY GIVES UNITED THE LEAD WITH A FAR POST TAP IN OFF A PASS THAT WAS KARATE CHOPPED TO HIM.

5:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Also, credit to Hair Bear, who chested down a long goal kick from De Gea and fought to win the ball back after being tackled. He found the karate kid down the left and he beat hos defender before finding Lindy at the far post.

5:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That attack started by Fellaini almost blowing it, falling down and probably fouling then passing as he was laying down


Ball in the net but called offside


HT

5:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United one up at the half thanks to the stoppage time goal from Lindy.

5:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I watched the brief interview with Skippy. He may decided to be a reality T.V. star in life after footie.

6:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Multiple changes for Madrid...United still hiding in the dressing room

6:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fellaini stillon
DeGea, Blind, Smalling def on

6:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Lukaku and Pogba on

Is Fellaini is the only one left

6:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Both sides with massive substitutions as the second half is underway

6:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Real have all reserves on


United need to punish them

Martial still on... should have cut that off

6:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stands empty... do you want to eat or watch the game!!!

6:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be a busy Wednesday evening starting with United vs Barca at 7:30 PM and concluding with Citeh vs Real , which doesn't start until 11:35 PM your time. A tad late for the East Coast?

6:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

When is the Gold Cup final?
Isn't it Wednesday?

6:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams need to go out and entertain!!!!!

6:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. I got a halftime snack, but was back with several minutes to spare.

6:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Oscar Rodriguez well wide with a long range effort for Real.

6:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

It is at 9:30 EST

6:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

In this stadium

6:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fortunately, I was on Thursday. I drove five hours to watch the match and paid good money, so yes we should be.

6:15 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Herrera is hurt and is going to come off

6:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose in conversation with referee, Kevin Scott after a challenge on Herrera.

6:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The match on this ground will be the Gold Cup Final which does kick off at 9:30 PM EDT. After that is Citeh vs Real from L.A. which kicks off at 11:35 PM EDT.

6:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Has Lukaku touched the ball

6:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He coughed up possession a minute or two ago.

6:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stupid foul by United
McTominay...you can't just run thru someone

Free kick chance for Madrid

6:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pogba with a stupid foul on Casemiro just outside the United box.

6:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The wall was about 5 yards away!

6:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A real poor free kick into the United wall . Now United break with Miki.

6:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Does that have anything to do with the conversation Jose had with the ref a few minutes ago.

6:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is it a case of McTomain poisoning?

6:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Decent cross from Blind , but nobody could make that vital connection.

6:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Somebody must have a s United were awarded a corner and Hair headed over off the corner from Miki.

6:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A bit rash by Miki on Kovacic.

6:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United are boring me again!!!!

6:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A corner is karate chopped to United off a one two with Blind

6:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Blind is headed away by the first man then Hair Bear is offside off a pass from McTomain poisoning.

6:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Stupid foul by Lidelof...RIDICULOUS CHALLENGE

6:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER !!! PENALTY REAL AS LINDELHOF IS CALLED FOR A RASH CHALLENGE.

6:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

1-1

6:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL 1-1 AS CASEMIRO THUMPS IN A TEXTBOOK PENALTY.

6:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United haven't tried to attack... is this what is going to be like

BLOODY BORING

6:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kiko Casilla does well top rush out and gather off a nice through ball intended for McTomain poison.

6:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This group has done nothing
Miki, Lukaku and Pogba have been invisible

Another foul by United.... these youngsters want it more

6:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Smalling with a real stupid foul on a Real youngster just outside the United box.

6:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Almost straight in... De Gea saves

6:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea nearly caught out at his near post as he pushes away the free kick for a corner.

6:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Why is Fellaini still out there



United should be embarrassed with this second half display

6:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

These were supposed to be the starters!

6:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chunk has been blowing chunks.

6:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Who is Valencia going to come on for?
Fellaini? Move Blind to the middle

Drink break

The stadium is silent!!

6:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The water break.

6:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If they think it's hot in San Jose then come here to feel real heat.

6:41 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Valencia on for Darmian

6:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Valencia on for Darmian.

6:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Play resumes.

6:43 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

USELESS BY POGPANTS

6:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bloody useless by Pogba

6:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If this is tied at the end of regulation then it goes straight to penalties.

6:45 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ON this tour
Good, Useless,Good, Useless...how will they play against Barca
We will play scared

6:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sounds about right. Steve can give us some first hand analysis.

6:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fellaini with a wide open chance.... ATROCIOUS

6:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Then a stupid foul by him

6:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How did Hair Bear miss that . Laid on a plate for him by McTomain poison and blats over from two yards out.

6:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Oscar Rodriguez booked for fouling Miki on the break.

6:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fans want pens...United don't deserve them

6:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fans pleased that they don't have to endure an extra half hour of this dross.

6:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Blind clears for a Real corner , not a fake one.

6:53 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogba is just phaffing around out there
Blind had a yell at him

6:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A trio of minutes of stoppage time.

6:56 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So bloody pathetic

Penalties but I can't stay for them!!


Have a good rest of the match


SO ANNOYED

6:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 1-1 at the end of stoppage time. This will be decided by spot kicks.

6:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, UWS. Great chatting with you. Do you want updates?

6:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose not staying for the penalty shootout.

7:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL! UNITED'S FIRST PENALTY WILDLY KARATE CHOPPED PRACTICALLY OUT OF THE STADIUM.

7:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea saves the penalty from Kovacic. Not a great penalty. Still 0-0

7:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Casilla saves the penalty from McTomain Poisoning.

7:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW !!!! De Gea with a great save from young Oscar Rodriguez as it was headed for the upper 90.

7:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

1-0 United Miki sends the keeper the wrong way, going for placement instead of power.

7:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

1-1 . De Gea got a hand to the penalty from Quesada , but palmed it in.

7:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL. LINDELOF STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE , ALMOST PASSED TO THE KEEPER.

7:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Still 1-1 as Hernandez,one of the Real teens, shoots wide even though De Gea went the wrong way.

7:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

2-1 United as Blind shot down the middle, but the keeper went early the wrong way.

7:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Off the bar and over by Casemiro as United win a farcical shootout 2-1.

7:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it for me.

CHEERS!

7:11 PM  

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