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!

Friday, August 11, 2017

IT'S BACK....WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE, WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!

Our summer is almost over which is always a bummer BUT on the bright side... The Premier League is BACK!!! We start on a Friday this season as Arsenal host Leicester City. Can Arsenal start a title challenge on the front foot? Can Leicester regain their title lost last season?
This season sees two newcomers to the Prem. Brighton and Huddersfield become the 48th and 49th different team to play in the league since its inception in 1992-93... Premier League... A Quarter of a Century Old!!

Join me for our opener
UWS

314 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, UWS. Thanks for a perfect post. Hard to believe the Prem has been around for a quarter of a century. Back to work on Monday, so Summer is almost over. This will help brighten that. Here to join you for the beginning of what we hope will be an exciting season.

1:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ouch... starting school on Monday!!

1:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NBC already started... well done

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

Line up as the Em

Arsenal XI: Cech, Holding, Monreal, Elneny, Bellerin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Lacazette, Welbeck

Bench: Ramsey, Giroud, Ospina, Walcott, Iwobi, Mustafi, Coquelin

Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan (c), Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy.

Bench: Chilwell, Gray, Iheanancho, King, Hamer, Amartey, Slimani

1:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, chaps! I'm happy to join you from our hotel room in Syracuse hoping that I can get the stream on NBC Sports going. Thanks for the excellent thread, UWS.

1:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What did you make of everyone's predictions?

1:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Welcome Bob
Hope you can find a good link

1:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

More Spurs Champions pick than I thought!

2:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Marvelous! I've got the link up and running. I never thought I'd be so happy to see Robbie Earle's mug. NBC live at pitch-side at the Emirates!

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

I reckon that MUR was tapping into my brain. I figure that Spurs were on fire at the end of the season. They've got loads of young talent and the top goalscorer from last year. If they stay fit, they have a decent shout.

2:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well done!

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

All I have to say is... Jamie Vardy is going to have a party.. and get me some points!

2:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A sign of the times: Alexandre Lacazette is the only player in their starting XI with a single-digit shirt number: No 9. Mezut Ozil is next lowest with No 11, then Alex Oxlade Chamberlain with No 15 and Rob Holding with No16. Mohamed Elneny is highest with No 35. I miss the days of players wearing 1-11. It was simple.

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

Thanks, mate - you know I wish I were sitting in "my chair" at Casa Nocito. (sigh)... Missing you lot.

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

So many people picked The Gazette to score the first goal
Bob picked Welbeck

A few picked injured Sanchez!
WHR thinks there will be no goals scored in the first 9 games of the weekend until Hernandez scores at OT!!

2:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, chaps. Glad to join everyone and glad that Bob has a working link.

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

Sure missed here. I am sitting in your chair as I type

2:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I hope Chicha is pants on Sunday and LOL from WHR!

2:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sunshine was on Melanie's shoulder watching the telly and is rooting for the Foxes. Does that mean that napping Fred is rooting for the Gunners?

2:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry chaps. That would have been a great occasion.

2:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Quite a few people picked Alexis Sanchez to be the first goalscorer in the Prem. Not I. I swapped him out for Danny Welbeck when he was left on the bench for the Community Shield, thinking that he's "want away." Of course he's not even dressed for the match today! Fairly transparent now that he'll be off before the transfer window ends. Lots of people picked Lacazette.

2:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think you should leave my chair unoccupied with a Tony Currie #10 Leeds shirt draped across the back. ;-)

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

COME ON VARDY

2:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will read about that in Lacazette.

2:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The latest weather in London:

It's 66 , partly sunny , and breezy with rain expected in about 80 minutes. Please send some of that our way.

2:24 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

http://www.nbcsports.com/video/premier-league-back

2:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NBC starting off great

Pitch side and at the stadium


Not on commercial and in a studio in LA

2:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, Steve. Wishing you success on the opening match of the Prem season. Probably the first time ever that the English top flight has started the season on a Friday

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

Welcome Gooner

2:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, UWS. I disagree with Robbie Mustoe that David Wagner will keep the Terriers up. Le Socks mad e a good point that if they only won three of their last ten matches in the Championship and were promoted with a negative goal difference then why would they do well at much more difficult level.

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

Great to have you on board, Gooner. Wishing your Arsenal lot all the best for this season.

2:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Also, Bob will be hoping for a W Yorkshire rival to struggle.

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

15 minutes until the new season!!!!

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

Yes, I'm picking Huddersfield for dead last this season. Would love to see Not a Big Club relegated as well.

2:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

NBC showing all of the other poxy channels how it's done.

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

Live from the REAL stadium on Sunday

2:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great scenes from the Blind Pig pub in NYC of Arsenal fans gathering for the opening kickoff.

2:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely. They look very professional compared to those other joke networks. You will be pleased to see that I picked the Terriers to finish dead last.

2:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Isn't the Blind Pig Not a Big club's logo?

2:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I saw that - well in, lad!

2:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I thought it was a Sheffielder shagging a sheep.

2:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Since I'm going back to work Monday, I might as well get up early tomorrow to get back in the routine.

2:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

ROTFL, mate! Absolutely.

2:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Only a three day work week next week because I'm taking off Wednesday and Thursday to help Melanie move in her dorm.

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

Where are any center backs for the Arsenal?
Aren't they all full backs?

2:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now it's Robbie Mustoe, Graeme Le Sox and Rebecca Lowe in the studio. What happened to Robbie Earle? Has he gone off for a curry and a pint?

2:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Are Kos and Peter Gabriel injured? There's Mustafi and Merte, who played last weekend

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

Good luck with the move MUR

We have guests from Charlotte coming in midweek until Sunday
The following week we are taking Jon and some friends to Boston for the weekend for a video game tourney... then my final weekend of summer

2:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Was he suspended for a daft off the pitch incident?

2:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think that the new boy Kolasinac is a center back by trade. But I'm not sure that Wenger is playing him that way. He doesn't fancy center backs - we all know that.

2:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks, UWS. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Speaking of Boston, my nephew will be starting at the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

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

Mustafi is on the bench - it appears to be some kind of poxy back three for the Arse. Don't like it.

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

Teams coming out


We are almost underway

2:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Based on the way he treated Steve Bould probably not. Mad Jens may be treated better.

2:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams in the tunnel now...

2:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Isn't Holding a center back? Probably he and Kolasinac will be in the center

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

I know it won't happen again, but I prefer the teams running out by themselves instead of walking out with the other team and then handshakes

2:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Make sure that none of those guests sits in the LUFC/Tony Currie chair!

2:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

New signing , Harry Maguire must be replacing the aging Huth alongside Captain Morgan.

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

I agree with you. I don't like this pretense that an ordinary Premiership match is like an international with sides coming out together, an anthem playing and handshakes and all that nonsense. Next thing we know they'll be exchanging pennants.

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

We are off!!

COME ON VARDY!!

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

Uh oh - "coverage will resume shortly"....

Ah - we're back!

2:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The 2017-2018 Prem season is underway from the EM.

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

"Football is back!" Marvelous!

2:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

UWS going for the eewok!

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

I think I may be slightly behind the two of you on the telly.

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

I've been watching vids of 70s and 80s

It was a contact sport back then

2:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not Wellie done by Captain Morgan as Mike Dean blows for the first foul of the new season.

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Danny Welbeck is upended early doors by Captain Morgan.

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

HOLY CRAP!!!!


THE GAZETTE SCORES!!!


SO MANY POINTS FOR SO MANY

2:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

THE FIRST GOAL OF THE NEW SEASON . I MISSED IT BUT WILL READ ABOUT IT IN LACAZETTE.

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

GOAL! Lacazette makes it 1-0 in a matter of 2 minutes!

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

Sorry. I'll delay

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

oooh, almost 1-1


Great hit

2:49 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

POINTS!

2:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nearly the equalizer as the Gunners struggled to defend the throw from Fuchs. It was headed out and Mahrez volleyed just wide.

2:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I was just thinking that Arsenal never just ding a cross in to a target man but rather piss about all over the area when Elneny tossed in a lovely ball. And what a headed finish!

2:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Mahrez could have leveled it. Great start to this match.

2:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners clear for a Foxes corner. taken short and

GOAL !!!! 1-1 OKAZAKI HEADS IN A CLOSE RANGE EQUALIZER.

2:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bloody hell - the Japanese Okazaki has leveled it! Wow! What a start!

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

GORDON BENNETT!!!

1-1!!!


two goals in four minutes!!

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

Loving it

Attacking football...who'da thunk it

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gooner, MUR, Red Dragon, The Saint, Simon and Yellows all start off with two points for that Lacazette goal. Marvelous!

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

None of that modern football - this is proper stuff.

2:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cursing in the nation's capital and not from the President, but from the Gooner. Albrighton took a short corner and played a one two. His cross was overcooked , but new signing, Harry Maguire , did well to head across the goal instead of lettin g the ball go out of play and Okozaki headed in from a yard out. Absolutelty horrible defending from the Gunners

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great run and drive from The Ox. Not too far away.

2:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners nearly regain the lead as the Ox goes on a solo run and shoots inches over.

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

Arsenal need to keep attacking.

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

Lacazette looks really eager.

2:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I went online and read a summary of the opening on the Lacazette website. The Gunners won a free kick in midfield and the Ox made a run down the left. He cut the ball back and a cross field pass was played to Bellerin and his cross was met with a great finish as stated in Lacazette.

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

Was The Gazette's goal his first touch in the Prem

2:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Does anyone in ENY pr WNY subscribe to Lacazette? It provides really detailed info.

2:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think it was.

2:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think it was, too. A remarkable Premiership debut.

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

Stupid short free kick
All the big blokes came up for the free kick

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

Premier League

2:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent cross over but handled nicely by Holding.

2:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ridsdale's return to ER will not be on Watch ESPN tomorrow. Instead , they are showing the Bees vs Forest and the late one, which is the Teesiders vs the Evil Blades.

2:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Never going to call it that, mate.

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Foxes goal was off a short corner. It does work on occasion.

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

Looking forward to it - we need to bring the hammer down on Riddie's lot.

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. That would be fantastic.

3:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sunshine's cage is facing the telly, but he's more interested ion grooming than the match

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

Leicester seem to be the team of two seasons ago and not last season

3:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Owl Face is flagged offside for the Foxes.

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

Useless effort of a header from Ozil

3:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice cut-back but Albrighton was fouled by Nacho.

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

Let's hope Lukaku starts off as fast as The Gazette

3:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, UWS. Ndidi and Harry Maguire are the only Foxes starting players that were not part of the Prem champion team of two seasons ago.

3:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Maguire lectured for a poor foul , showing what he learned in his early career at Not a Big Club. That's what I read in Lacazette. It's an informative newspaper.

3:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Harry Maguire gets a bollocking from Mike Dean but escapes the book for now after hacking Lacazette.

3:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If you read one of Shakespeare's plays that you can get some insight on their title chances this season.

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

Nice move by the Arse
Welbeck had a shot blocked

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A nice block from Harry Maguire off a shot from Wellie after some nice one touch passing from the Gunners

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Foxes lost on their last two visits to the EM due to late winners. The same today?

3:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welly had a chance but it was blocked nicely.

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The simulation rule described by Arlo sounds complex. A two match ban in some cases and in other cases no punishment at all.

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Has Vardy, the Owl Face , even touched the ball?

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

Welbeck should have shot many times but kept going wide!

3:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Wellie made a run in the box, rounded Kasper, then his pass was cut back and cleared away.

3:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - how did that not go in for the Arsenal. Great stuff from Welly.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Klasinac had a near post effort pushed around by Kasper.

3:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good technique from the defender there.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic take the lead in a Glasgow Derby. That is at Thistle.

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's been a breathless first half hour of the Premiership. More of the same, please.

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

GOALL

VARDY SCORES FOR LEICESTER!


DO I GET POINTS FOR THE SECOND GOALSCORER!!!

Great cross

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

Goodness! Vardy nips in at the back post to hammer the second into the net. Bad stuff from the defenders.

3:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No points, mate. Sorry.

3:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! OWL FACE GIVES THE FOXES THE LEAD AGAINST THE RUN OF PLAY. SLOPPY BY THE GUNNERS GIVING THE BALL AWAY DEEP IN THEIR OWN HALF. aLBRIOGHTON GOT THE LOOSE BALL, MADE A RUN DOWN THE LEFT AND A PERFECT PASS ACROSS THE BOX WAS THUMPED IN BY OWL FACE, ALONE IN THE SIX YARD BOX.

3:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry, UWS, but I read on page three of Lacazette that Bob would not be giving you any points for that goal.

3:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cursing in the nation's capital?

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

DAMN

3:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mahrez is looking for more. Leicester are looking more like the side of two years ago than last season, hitting Arsenal on the break to devastating effect.

3:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Typical Gunners as it has gone horribly wrong for Arsene as he just signed a new two year contract.

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

Ozaki heads it just wide

3:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I would imagine so.

3:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Headed inches wide by Okozaki off a great cross as it could have been a 1-3 lead for the Foxes.

3:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Oka just wide of the post. Holding again was at fault.

3:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice through ball from Beaker, but the intended target was wellie offside.

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

Shame - Welly was away but flagged offside.

3:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners are guilty of not HOLDING on to their lead.

3:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ouch - that was a good 'un, MUR.

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate.

3:25 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Anyone pick Leicester for the league?
Europe?
How quickly we all forget

3:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looks like Craig Shakespeare has been tucking into the pies in the close season.

3:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nope - neither. I reckon that we all thought - and rightly so - that Leicester's title season was a one-off.

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



GaryLineker
As it stands Leicester are top of the @premierleague. When was the last time happened?

3:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice move from Arsenal earns a corner.

3:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gunners players thought they had a penalty due to hand ball by Ndidi and the replay shows they had a good case, but Mike Dean says corner.

3:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Big shout for a penalty - the replay shows that it could easily been given.

3:28 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Gazette matched the fastest goal to start the season of 94 seconds

Who's record did he match?

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I reckon that he Ndidi handball it.

Boom boom!

3:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think the title was a one off. Also, Shakespeare was that heavy during the title winning season, so he's probably been eating pies for many a year.

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Alan Shearer?

3:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM, Bob.

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

Leicester are whipping in some dangerous crosses

3:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Teddy Sheringham.

3:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mahrez wins a corner off of Kolasinac.

3:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nacho heads away a tasty corner.

3:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheers, mate. You're the punster in chief but sometimes I can get one off.

3:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A pair of minutes of stoppage time.

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

Don't know the answer yet. It was asked on the BBC

3:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You did very well Ndidi, mate!

3:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Into stoppage time then.

3:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Can we find the answer in Lacazette or one of Shakespeare's plays?

3:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice one, mate!

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

GOAL
DESMOND!!


Leicester blew it there

3:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! DESOMND AT THE EM WITH THE LAST KICK OF THE HALF THAT WAS VERY WELLIE DONE.

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

Last kick of the half!!

3:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's Desomnd at the half.

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

Leicester should have cleared that well before

3:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! My first goalscorer levels it for the Gunners!!!!

3:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The half ended on a Very Wellie note for the Gunners. It was stated in Lacazette that the Gunners took the lead 94 seconds into the match, but Shakespeare plotted a comeback in the second act of a Midsummer's Night Dream as the Foxes came from behind to take the lead, but Wellie tied it up on the stroke of halftime. What a first half!

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

Whew - the half-time whistle goes. That was one heck of an advert for the Premiership. Desmond at the Em and nicely poised for the second half. I would still tip this one Arsenal's way as they've created more chances, while Leicester rely on hitting on the break.

3:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunner's equalizer resulted on a tackle by Nacho on Mahrez in midfield. The ball broke to Ozil. who passed to Lacazette and he let it run as both Kolasinac and Wellie beat the offside trap. Kolisinac unselfishly squared it to Wellie , who scored with an easy tap in .

3:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Great half
Just wish you were here Bob watching it with me, Matt, Wyatt and Paul


Of course you too David

3:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Doesn't look like we will have the choices of games in the 400s

3:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. I would love to have been up there. If not for helping Melanie move then I may have done so.

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

Answer to trivia question

Arsenal's Kevin Campbell against Man City in 1994-95 and Newcastle's Faustino Asprilla against Sheff Wed in 1997-98 are the other two players to race out of the blocks.

3:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If I understand, Extra time has been replaced by Match Pass , which costs extra so I pass! Is that correct

3:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

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

Second half underway

3:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're away again in the second half at the Em.

3:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great trivia question. I remember both players well, who were great in different ways. I never would have guessed those.

3:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If that second half is half as entertaining as the first then we're in for quite a treat.

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

Early long throw from Leicester comes to nowt.

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

I would ban the long throw from football - it's really boring.

3:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If the Gunners continue to cheaply cough up possession then the Foxes may end up with an unexpected victory at the EM.

3:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Really? Goals have been scored that way and as a player I used it regularly.

3:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Beaker drags a long range effort wide

3:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's just a random lob into the area.

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

WOW.. what an atrocious cross by Mahrez

3:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mahrez will not impress any suitors with that cross. Shakespeare would call that a tragedy.

3:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Arsenal keep try to build their way out of the back... they keep losing it

3:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The cross was worse than the pun!

3:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mahrez balloons a cross toward the corner flag for no apparent reason.

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

Vardy should have shot first time... Cech was way out

3:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The second half has got off to a considerably more sedate start to the first.

3:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Vardy was nearly in there but Cech swept up well.

3:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great slide tackle by Cech on Owl Face off a long Foxes clearance. Gunners fans shouted shoot and El Neny responded by nearly gifting the Foxes the lead.

3:56 PM  

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