Lakenheath Old Boys

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Night FA Cup Fifth Round Doubleheader









It's a Friday Night doubleheader as Chelsea hosts the Tigers and the Foxes host the Evil Blades. The match from SB is on FS2 at 3 PM. Join me if you can for the action and banter,

92 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, David - thanks for getting us going. I'm very much looking forward to sharing this one with you.

2:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

" The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia?". No the night the lights went out at the Bridge . Will that delay the kickoff?

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

The teams now coming out at Stamford Bridge:

Chelsea (3-4-3) Caballero; Rudiger, Cahill, Ampadu; Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Emerson; Willian, Giroud, Pedro.

Substitutes: Eduardo, Chalobah, Sterling, Scott, Moses, Hudson-Odoi, Morata.

Hull City Marshall, Meyler, MacDonald, Dawson, Clark, Evandro, Stewart, Irvine, Wilson, Dicko, Diomande.

Substitutes: McGregor, Grosicki, Toral, Batty, Keane, Campbell, Clackstone.

2:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, Bob. Glad to help. Looking forward to sharing the afternoon with you as well.

2:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The lights are back on. Perhaps it was by design.

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

That's interesting. New boy Olly Giroud gets a start, while my GBB Alvaro Morata is consigned to the bench. I know to pick 'em, eh?

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Morata is just getting back from injury and Conte wants to see how he fares against the likes of the struggling Tigers. Next Barca on Tuesday

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from SB

3:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Foxes vs the Evil Blades kicked off a quarter of an hour ago. Still 0-0 from the KP.

3:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! WILLIAN SCORES BRIGHT AND EARLY THANKS TO THE HIGH PRESS. GREAT FINISH FROM JUST OUTSIDE THE BOX.

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

Blimey! I stepped away for a moment to help out Katie in the kitchen and Willian has opened the scoring for the Blues.

3:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Tigers were trying to be fancy deep in their own half and were picked off by Willian as it deflected off of Ollie. He turned a defender then scored with a curler in the corner from just outside the box , leaving David Marshall without a chance.

3:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, Bob. It was a great finish , but the Tigers showed why they're struggling in the Championship.

3:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Tigers defend frantically and concede a corner.

3:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Taken short by Fab to Willian . Fab gets it back and forces a near post save from David Marshall.

3:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willian break for Chelsea, goes on a run down the left and his is just too far in front of Ollie.

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Diamonde wins a corner off of Cahill. First for the Tigers

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

Chelski appear to be in total control of this match from the off.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. they are. Nearly scored a second , but shot wide with just the keeper to beat.

3:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hull have been entirely outclassed so far.

3:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pedro forces a good save by David Marshall on a Chelski break.

3:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!PEDRO SCORES THIS TIME AS CHELSEA GO TWO UP.

3:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Pedro adds a second goal there. Smooth finish after a long ball over the top.

3:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Michael Dawson cheaply conceded possession that was picked by Rudiger. Several passes later, Ollie laid it off to Fab, who played a Fab long ball over the Tigers defense and Pedro picked his spot past the stranded David Marshall.

3:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Tigers cheaply concede a corner.

3:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! WILLIAN SCORES A SUPERB LONG RANGE CURLER IN THE CORNER. HIS SECOND AS CHELSEA GO THREE UP.

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Wow - Willian is on fire! He fires home Chelski's third! Hull down and out in the Cup.

3:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Young Kevin Stewart having a tough match for the Tigers. He had his pocket picked by Ollie for the last goal, now booked.

3:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chelsea goal started from the back. A dozen passes later a stray pass went to Kevin Stewart and he immediately coughed it up to Ollie, who passed to Willian for that great finish.

3:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the half between the Foxes and the Evil Blades.

3:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Some derisive applause from the Hull City fan base at that weak shot that didn't really test Willy Cab's goal. Hull in truth haven't had a sniff in this half.

3:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Of course, I'm pulling for the Foxes this afternoon. But you knew that.

3:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Olly Giroud adds a fourth - wallop!

3:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! OLLIE SCORES HIS FIRST FOR CHELSEA AS THEY GO FOUR UP.

3:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Even though it was a miss hit shot by Cahill the ball went back to him and his pass found new boy, Emerson, who went on a run down the left and his pass almost went in off of Ollie from a yard out.

3:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely. You wouldn't have it any other way

3:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A pair of stoppage time minutes.

3:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea is cruising as they are four up at the half.

3:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Callum Hudson-Odoi is on for Pedro, who is being rested with the match against his former club, Barca , in mind.

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

And we're off in the second half. The game is just about done and dusted but Chelski could push on and score 8 I suppose.

4:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway.

4:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's still 0-0 between the Foxes and Evil Blades with a little over an hour played.

4:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I replied to your question yesterday evening regarding my Summer schedule.

4:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long Tigers free kick is headed across the box and teenager, Ampadu is forced to clear over for a Tigers corner.

4:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PENALTY TIGERS OFF THE CORNER AS WILSON, WHO WON THE INITIAL FREE KICK SI TRIPPED IN THE BOX BY FAB.

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, well, well. Hull City have a penalty! Fabregas gives it away.

4:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wilson is down , holding his shoulder. It would be a shame if he has to be subbed.

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looks like Dawson has landed on his shoulder and popped it out. That's going to be painful.

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wilson, that is.

4:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Long time Tiger, David Meyler , to take.

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

David Meyler to take now....

And it's saved by Willy Cabs!

4:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Poor penalty, really, but Willy Cabs had to guess right. Good stop. But Hull must be thinking that it's just not their night.

4:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

IT'S SAVED BY WILLY CABS. NOT THE GREATEST PENALTY IF TRUTH BE TOLD AS IT WAS AT A GREAT HEIGHT TO BE PUSHED AWAY THEN MICHAEL DAWSON HEADED THE REBOUND STRAIGHT TO WILLY CABS.

4:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did you see my response last night about the question regarding my Summer schedule?

4:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob will be pleased that Vardy has given the Foxes the lead against his hometown club, the Evil Blades.

4:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wilson is down again , off that injury he picked up winning the penalty.

4:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jon Toral is on for Harry Wilson.

4:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ampadu heads out for a Tigers corner.

4:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A foul is called after the Tigers wreaked havoc off the corner.

4:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm quite pleased. I hate Vardy and the Foxes. But I hate the Blades even more.

4:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another Chelsea youngster about to come on as Conte is resting some players ahead of the match vs Barca.

4:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some Fab applause as he's replaced by LHS student, Kyle Scott for a first team debut for the Blues.

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Old man Fabregas departs. Youngster Kyle Scott comes on for his debut.

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The second half has been more like a friendly than a competitive match.

4:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It sure has. This one is over and I guess Chelsea don't want to risk injury with the match vs Barca in mind.

4:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kyle Scott cheaply concedes possession to Aussie international, Jackson Irvine, who shoots well over with just Willy Cabs to beat.

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willy Cabs blocks a close range effort for a Tigers corner.

4:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Willian nearly gets his hat-trick. Great block int he end by Irvine.

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great turn around by David Marshall from Zappacosta as Chelsea break off the Tigers corner.

4:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Our boy Morata replaces new boy Giroud for the last twenty minutes.

4:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from Conte and it's like for like as Morata is on for Olly.

4:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Former United trainee , Frazier Campbell , on for Nouha Dicko, who receives an E for effort, but much of his work was in vain.

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Drinkwater concedes a free kick to the Tigers about 25 yards from goal.

4:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Morata is tackled for a corner off a pass from Willian.

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clark heads out for another Chelsea corner.

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kyle Scott wins another Chelsea corner.

4:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is headed out and David Marshall does well to turn around a long range effort from Drinkwater.

4:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over at the KP as the Foxes hold on to defeat the Evil Blades 1-0 thanks to a goal from Vardy midway through the second half.

4:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hull to give them credit have kept trying to play and are still knocking on the door trying to get a consolation.

4:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And it's a debut yellow for young Kyle Scott.

4:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The schedule tomorrow :

A return to Hillsborough for Carlos Carvalho . Kickoff at 7:30 on FS on FS 1
Baggies vs Saints on FS PLUS at 10 AM.
Terriers vs United on FS 2 , kicking off at 12:30 PM.

You will notice that the 10 AM matches are not being televised.

4:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Diomande with a free header from close range and well wide.

4:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jackson Irvine shows his frustration with a foul from behind on teenager, Callum Hudson-Odoi.

4:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Daniel Batty on for Jackson Irvine.

4:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Willian unlucky not to get a hat-trick as a long range effort crashes off the post.

4:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Willian rockets a shot off the post. He really deserves a hat-trick. What a great performance.

4:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A pair of stoppage time minutes as the Tigers missed a great chance. Frazier Campbell passed when he should have shot and Ampadu cut it out as it was gathered by Willy Cabs.

4:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as Chelsea win 4-0 with all their goals scored in the first half. Chelsea took their foot off the gas in the second half.

4:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea and the Foxes are the first two teams in the quarters .

4:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's that, then. Chelski and Leicester are safely into the quarterfinals. Who will join them? We'll see starting tomorrow morning. I'll look forward to chatting with you then, mate. Cheerio for now!

4:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will you be around for the action tomorrow.

4:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. It was great chatting with you. Enjoy the rest of the day. Look forward to chatting with you tomorrow morning.

4:54 PM  

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