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!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The European Super Cup

So, the European Cup winners Real Madrid take on the Europa League winners Manchester United with the first trophy of the season up for grabs. Strange place to have this match but we are all off to Macedonia!!
Join me for United's first trophy of the season!

UWS

112 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

So, I am here for the match!! I had jury duty today. I showed up at the courthouse this morning, went thru all the machines, checked in and they said.... Im free to go!

1:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Team news
For Real... Bale starts, Ronaldo on the bench
For United..all three new signings Lindelof, Matic and Lukaku start

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

Teams in full

Man United
De Gea, Valencia, Lidelof, Smalling, Darmian, Pogba, Matic, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Lukaku and Lingard
Bench
Romero, Mata, Martial, Carrick, Blind, Rashford, Fellaini


Real Madrid
Navas, Caravajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Bale, Benzema, Isco
Bench
Nacho, Ronaldo, Casilla, Hernandez, Vazquez, Asensio, Kovacic

2:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I do like United's strength!

Jose has options!

I would have preferred Rashford in for Lingard

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

Bailly and Jones suspended for this match

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

Looks like Real will be wearing all black today
What will United wear?
Red doesn't clash with white!!

2:08 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United are going to be wearing Red shirts , white shorts , white socks

2:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This woman needs to shut up!!!

She is just yelling and arguing and not letting others talk

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

This match used be between European Cup winners and the European Cup Winners Cup winners

The first Super Cup was in 1972 with a two legged final where Ajax beat Rangers.
The first one off match was in 1998 for good (84, 86 and 91 were all one gamers)
United won it once in the history in 1991

Super Cup Winners
5 Barcelona, AC Milan
3 Liverpool, Real Madrid
2 Ajax, Anderlecht, Juve, Atletico, Valencia
1 Man U, Derby, Villa, Chelsea, Bayern, Parma, Lazio, Dynamo K, Forest, Aberdeen, Steaua B, Mechelen, Zenit, Gala, Sevilla and Porto

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

SHE NEEDS TO SHUT UP!!!

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

United undefeated in 11 European Games. Their last loss was to Fenerbace(2-1) in November 2016

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

Eight players have played for both teams
Laurie Cunningham
David Beckham
Gabriel Heinze
Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Cristiano Ronaldo
Michael Owen,
Javier Hernandez
Angel di Maria

2:21 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I hope United go out to win this and not go and try not to lose

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

United's win against Red Star Belgrade was a one off game at Old Trafford because of trouble in Yugoslavia

2:31 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ronaldo almost broke his neck getting off the bus!!

2:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United won only 1-0 and missed a pen

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

So Bale starts for Real... does that mean he stays?
I am sure this match doesn't count toward being cup-tied

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

Apparently, it very warm in Skopje and a drinks break will given to the players
I am ok with that but they keep the clock running... why? Just stop it!!


Only 33K fit in the stadium

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

Teams are coming out of the tunnel
Both captains bringing out the trophies they won last season... I like that

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

All Italian officials today

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

Every question asked to the woman... she talks for TEN MINUTES!!

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

Tony Jones and sadly David Pleat on the microphone

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

We are off

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

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

United keeping the ball for a while but not going anywhere but then a ball to Lukaku... almost in but taken away

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

There is also the League Cup matches kicking off all over England as I type

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

Real win the first corner of the match

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

Struth... useless defending by United allow Bale to get his foot on the ball...phew....he poked it wide


All preseason, I haven't been too impressed with United's back three or four

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

There will be a three min water break at the 30 and 75 th minutes

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

Early goals in the League Cup
Barnsley 1-0 Morcambe
Bristol C 1- Plymouth
Grimsby 0-1 Derby

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

Great run by Miki... I think he was touched... he wouldn't have gone down if he hadn't been

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

Miki with a dangerous cross just blocked

2:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He tripped over himself... I don't think it was a foul and not a dive either

2:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United dominating at the moment

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

Both Bristols are hosting matches tonight...just a bit of gossip!

Wonder if they have hosted the same night. Not sure the police are too thrilled

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

That wasn't a foul...or it was by Smalling

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

More terrible defending from a corner

Real hit the bar!

United break... Pogba takes a shot from miles out... PASS IT TO MIKI

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

Holy Crap... United defending has been very bad

An atrocious clearance by Darmian

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

Real starting to be on top

Modric whips the ball across that somehow landed in De Gea's arms

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

United sitting too far back
Again, the defending is embarrassing



1-0 Real..... bugger

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

Terrible pass by Valencia!!


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

After the first 10 minutes, no United player is doing anything


Drinks break.... BUT... the clock still ticks!!

How much added time will it be

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

We are off again

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

Navas looks like he is playing for Norwich!!

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

Herrera with a free kick... far too long... straight out of the play
Sigh

3:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, UWS. Sorry for not being around, but I have been really busy running end of Summer errands. I will be leaving at halftime and am recording the match. I will be in and out for the League Cup match tomorrow, but should be around for the second half.

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

Lukaku called off side...he should have left it to Herrera... he's the one that hit it!!

NOT SMART

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

United creating some chances.... USELESS EFFORT BY POGPANTS

3:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! The Chunk had a shot blocked after great hold up play by Pogba.

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

He is trying too hard!

3:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hi David
Glad you're here

3:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Is Bale auditioning for United or Chelsea?

3:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Dave. I should be around for about another five minutes. It's been a crazy day considering it's Summer vacation.

3:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I want Rashford on

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

High and wide by Herrera.

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

Nice cross by Valencia... cleared

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will Bob be around tomorrow? I googled Carabao, the sponsors of the League Cup. It's an energy drink from Thailand.

3:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The picture of Yours Truly with the Shield is in front of Bob's beloved grapefruit tree.

3:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lindy booked for a foul on Isco.

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

League Cup updates
Wimbledon 1-0 Brentford
Brum 1-0 Crawley
Cardiff 0-1 Pompey
Grimsby Derby Abandoned Rain
Luton 0-1 Ipswich
Norwich 1-1 Swindon
Forest 1-0 Shrewsbury
QPR 1-0 Northampton
Sh Wed 0-1 Chesterfield
Wolves 0-0 Yeovil
Wycombe 0-0 Fulham
Reading 0-0 Gillingham

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

Nice pic

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

Brum have gone 3-0 up
Norwich 3-1

3:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great save by De Gea against his possible future employers.

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

Stop fouling United

3:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Glad to see Pompey up at Evil Neil's Cardiff.

Grimsby vs Derby postponed due to rain. They didn't do that back in our day.

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

Well won by Pogpants... can United do something with it

Too slow

3:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I noticed that there aren't any northern clubs facing southern clubs in the League Cup.

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

Lukaku gets a header on goal... straight at the keeper

3:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chunk shoots straight to Navas.

3:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into stoppage time. Not sure how much?

3:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I see a pair of minutes and halfway through that.

3:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wednesday equalize on the on Tuesday


Pogba should have taken a shot there... passed it to Real instead

3:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I don't get it... two minutes added and we stopped for three

WHY IS NO ONE SAYING ANYTHING

3:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time

3:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was great chatting with you, albeit for a few minutes . Sorry I couldn't stay longer. I will try to be around for Leeds vs Port Vale tomorrow. Cheers.

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

Wednesday now2-1 up

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

This woman is still just rabbiting on!!!!

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

Take care MUR

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

Teams waiting in tunnel


There hasn't been that much of a gulf... shut it idiots!


Rashford on for Lingard... that's the way it supposed to be in the first place

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

We are off with no commentators!!

45 seconds in so far... no talk

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

over a minute


I like it with the no Pleat

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

Now Fox studio panel are talking... why... it was fine with no talk

Kroos with a great shot and a great save by De Gea



Seriously, the panel don't need to be talking!!




United give the ball away so cheaply again

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

Great run by Rashford... just too much at the end

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

2-0
United ripped to shreds

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

BLOODY HELL
Pogba with a header saved then Lukaku hits the rebound so far wide and high

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

United two down and what is Jose going to do... bring on Fellaini

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

Fellaini on for Herrera


Time for some stupid fouls

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

Fellaini is looking so bad out there
Can't really walk and run properly!

4:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bale hits the crossbar... wide open with the run

The defenders are really really really concerning me

They have been atrocious!!

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

YES!!!
2-1 a goal on a rebound by Lukaku
Nice shot by Matic

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

He should have had a brace!

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

70th minute

United win first corner

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

Ronaldo stretching

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

Terrible free kick by Rashford
Didn't beat the first man
Following cross.. same result

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

Real bringing on two players... Assensio and Lukas V


Water break.... clock still running

4:17 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bale being replaced
Isco off too

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

Decent cross by Matic to Fellaini.. he heads the back of Sergio Ramos' head

Fellaini is bleeding

4:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Fellaini still on the ground. How much time will be added with this and the water break


Fellaini has a new shirt broth out to him

Got a huge storage around his head... Terry Butcher style except black

4:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

oooh... United create a chance... Rashford should have scored!!

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

Real break... great saving tackle by Darmian

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

Ronaldo coming on

He'll get a good cheer from everyone

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

Rashford should have scored! So bummed

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

Free kick chance... Rashford to take...USELESS EFFORT!!

SO BAD

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

Another atrocious free kick for United

Straight to the keeper

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

Who knows how much time is left
87 gone but we had the water break and the Fellaini injury

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

7 added minutes

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

Fellaini heads toward goal... easy save


Then.. De Gea with a great save

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

Useless defending again by United from a corner
Free header from Ramos.... thankfully wide

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

terrible cross by Rashford
He has not been good since he came on

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

Rash in the book for a rash challenge

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

Valencia fouls Ronaldo

Free kick chance for the ex red devil... skied

4:40 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That is it

Ref blows the whistle before the 7th minute


Not happy

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

Take care boys

4:41 PM  

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