Lakenheath Old Boys

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Friday, August 04, 2017

Two Championship Matches To Start the Football League Season











It may still be Summer, but the Football League season has just kicked off with the Black Cats vs the Rams and Forest vs the Evil Lions. The match from the SOL is on Watch ESPN

125 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 in both matches early on.

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

Loving this availability of the Football League!!

2:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Brendan Galloway, on loan from the Toffees, wins an early corner for the Black Cats.

2:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, UWS. Last year they had the opening match on BEIN

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

Great chant before the kick off for that young boy that died during the summer

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

I think matches are on BEIN too sometimes.
I don't think it is today but I love ESPN having it


2:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Rams struggling to hold on as Honeyman had a shot cleared off the line then Grabban had a shot blocked by Wisdom.

2:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, UWS> He passed away last month at only six years of age. Derby County have a seven year old fan with the same illness.

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

I MISSED THE GOAL!!


I'll finally be able to start changing my League tables tonight
All the teams are alphabetical right now


3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YIKES!!!! I went into the garage to get the plumber a plastic bucket and come in to see the Rams score against the run of play. Bradley Johnson, the former , LUFC player, scores against his former LUFC boss.

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

Derby County top of the table

3:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Rams top and Fred, like his team, bottom for falling asleep

3:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lots of empty seats at the SOL. It may be like this all season.

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

Derby 1st, Millwall 2nd, Forest 3rd, Sunderland 24th

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

Millwall hit the woodwork

Lions on top

3:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob will not be pleased.

3:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The. Championship starts a week earlier then the Premier League. It also ends a week earlier! So it is two weeks shorter and EIGHT games longer!

3:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The replay of the goal shows absolutely disgraceful defending by the Black Cats,

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The play a lot of midweek matches. It's a busy schedule. All the more reason not be relegated from the Prem.

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Johnny Russell fouls Galloway near the Rams corner flag.

3:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Carson does well to tip over a close range effort from Cattermole .

3:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James Vaughan has a shot go off his own player for a goal kick off a pass from Cattermole. A sign of how things have gone for the Black Cats,

3:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

NDong the Bong is well wide with a long range effort.

3:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wisdom and None Too Wise fouls Cattermole.

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PENALTY TO THE BLACK CATS AND THE REPLAY SHOW IT WAS BY JACOB BUTTERFIELD. A WAY BACK INTO THE MATCH FOR THE BLACK CATS? THEY HAVEN'T SHOWN ANY THREAT PRIOR TO NOW.

3:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! LEWIS WAS GRABBAN AN EQUALIZER FOR THE BLACK CATS FROM THE SPOT.

3:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barry McKay has given Forest the lead vs the Evil Lions.

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

sorry for being in and out
Moving stones the back

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

Forest leading one nil
TOP OF THE TABLE!

3:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time.

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

Evil Millwall bottom

3:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 1-1 at the half at the SOL.

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

Hiya, lads - just finishing up lunch and checking in with ESPN3.

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

HT SoL

3:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, UWS.

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

Hiya Bob

3:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, Bob.

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

Can't believe you're not here this weekend to put all the stones in the back!!
NO...you'll be here to see it done!

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

I see that my old LUFC pal Bradley Johnson has scored for Derby today.

3:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What stones, mate?

3:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Got a pile in the driveway and wheelbarrowing them back!!

3:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I can't find the link - do you have it?

3:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You're old mate, Simon Grayson, is in charge of the Black Cats.

3:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's on www.espn3.com.

3:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That doesn't sound like my kind of fun, mate!

3:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Couldn't find it there.

3:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Go to Schedules
Soccer

3:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I finally found it but the link is dead. Never mind, I'll just follow the Guardian text.

3:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Once you're on the sire, go to the link that says schedule and replays. Click that and it will be under the column that says soccer

3:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

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

We are off for the second half

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

ESPN weren't late!!

3:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm surprised that UWS isn't watching the cricket match between the Birmingham Bear and Worcestershire.

3:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jason Steele turns around a cross/ shot from Forsyth.

3:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James Vaughan just wide after Honeyman had a shot blocked.

3:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cattermole has a long range effort deflected straight to Scott Carson.

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

I watched the Test Match most of the day!

3:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

NDong cuts out a pass for a Rams corner. Richard Keogh heads wide with a free header off the corner from Fatty. It was deflected for another corner that was cleared away

3:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I had noticed it on Watch ESPN. A surprising number of cricket and rugger matches available. I remember BEIN showing Rugger matches.

3:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Grayson is apparently having a fit on the touchline. Hope he bursts a blood vessel, the Judas.

3:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Galloway tackles Wisdom and well Wise for a Rams corner.

3:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL, mate. He's put on quite a bit of weight in the past few years. To be honest, I didn't see anything unusual from him on the touchline.

4:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred was not pleased by your remark about Grayson. Simon, not Larry.

4:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Off the inside of the post from Grabban after Bradley Johnson gifted possession to Cattermole.

4:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jon Champion says that the Rams are winless in seven previous visits to the SOL. Is the eight time the charm?

4:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

You found the link Bob?

4:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nothing doing on ESPN3 today, sadly.

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

Are you a numpty!!

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

http://www.espn.com/watch/schedule/

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry, mate. Hopefully, there's the link for the match at ER on Sunday.

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Like for like as Vydra is on for Weimann as the Rams make a substitution.

4:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think the match is on BEIN

4:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

French League Champs, Monaco , being holed to Desmond at home to Toulouse , who hope not to lose.

4:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I checked the website and the telly and it shows a friendly between Dortmund and Rot Weiss Erfurt at that time. Hope that's subject to change.

4:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - that doesn't look likely. However, I'll enjoy the Community Shield match and then the text updates of the match from the Reebok.

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Monaco now lead 3-2 as the visitors are looking like they came Toulouse.

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

It is on BEIN

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

The League Cup has some whacko name this season... sigh



Another sigh is for the Premier League allowing teams to have sleeve sponsors! United are going to have Tinder!

4:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vardy ties it up for the Foxes vs Monchengladbach. Citeh hammered the Hammers earlier today.

4:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL!!!! That's getting a bit too shirty!

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

Chris Martin with an atrocious effort... it just landed!!

4:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL!, UWS. It heard it almost made it to Berwick.

4:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It shows Bundesliga on my TWC/Spectrum guide - dunno.

4:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The League Cup is called the Carabao Cup. Sounds like the sponsors are from Curacao.

4:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What's the chance of a link on FS1 for our opening EFL Cup match against Port Vale on Wednesday?

4:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James Vaughan went down easily. That was never going to be awarded as a spot kick.

4:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry, mate. It's now called the Carabao Cup.

4:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

David Nugent on for Chris Martin

4:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

NDong fouls Bradley Johnson just outside the Black Cats box.

4:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall by Vydra.

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

I'm never calling it that. Sorry.

4:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nerves as Steele as the Black Cats keeper gathers the corner by Fatty

4:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

By the way, only one week left to get your PPP predictions in. Tick tock, gents!

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

Me neither

ALSO

Sunday's game is still the Charity Shield in my book

4:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Don't blame you. Jamie Vardy with his and the Foxes second as they have come from behind to take the lead vs Monchegladbach

4:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks for the reminder, Bob. Agreed, Dave. I think of it as the Charity Shield too.

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

Just checked BEIN
YOu're right

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks . I wish we were wrong.

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

ESPN show the match on their schedule!

4:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lee Cattermole and Billy Jones showing why they're not strikers.

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

Cattermole could've and should've buried that one

4:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We will need to watch it then on presumably, Watch ESPN.

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

What do you think of Sunderland almost pinstripes kit?

I don't like it

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

I'm willing to compromise with the EFL Cup and the Community Shield. But I'm not going to keep up with every bloody corporate sponsor that the EFL gets to sponsor their ruddy tournament.

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

And all red in the back

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I can't even see it and I hate it.

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A tad naughty by Vydra on Galloway

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

Under five minutes now for one of these sides to win it.

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not too fond of the new kit. Agreed about the ridiculous number of sponsors for the League Cup dating back to our high school days.

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James Vaughan is the first player of the match booked as he's punished for a rash challenge on Richard Keogh.

4:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into stoppage time.

4:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just a pair of minutes.

4:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A brave close range save by Jason Steele from David Nugent.

4:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It finishes 1-1 at the SOL.

4:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Derby pressing in added time

Nugent should have scored

4:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That should do it

It is over
Honors even

Forest still winning

4:37 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Apparently Millwall have created a lot of chances but still trail

4:39 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

From the Beeb

FULL-TIME
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Millwall
Posted at
16:38
Well, they won't know how they did it but Nottingham Forest have beaten Millwall.

The Lions may take another five games to create this many chances.

Debutant Barrie McKay's brilliant first-half hit gives the Reds all three points. If you can't be good, be lucky.

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

Take care boys

4:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's the Cottagers vs the Canaries and Villa vs the Tigers tomorrow on Watch ESPN . Sunday it will be Bolton vs Leeds on Watch ESPN

4:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So Forest will top the league at least temporarily and Sunderland and Derby share the honors. Millwall on the bottom of the table. That suits me just fine.

4:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, UWS. Look forward to chatting with you tomorrow.

4:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheerio, lads - see you in the morning.

4:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, Bob. I second that

4:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers lad. Look forward to chatting with you tomorrow.

4:43 PM  

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