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!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday Action Footer Madness!

I've raced home after a tedious meeting to settle in to enjoy this afternoon's footer action. Of course, my attention will be firmly on The Baseball Ground (as I like to call it) where my beloved LUFC will be taking on Derby County. At the same time, United will kick off their Round of 16 fixture away to Sevilla and Shakhtar take on Roma. Join me for all the action this afternoon!

206 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

I am here for both Uniteds.... both hoping for away wins!

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

Got my ESPN link waiting for the event to begin

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

Afternoon, mate - great to have you around. We're making history today, as Sevilla have never played United. How is that possible?

2:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Team news out of Espana tonight:

Sevilla: Sergio Rico, Jesus Navas, Mercado, Lenglet, Escudero, Sarabia, Nzonzi, Banega, Correa, Vazquez, Muriel.
Subs: Soria, Carrico, Ben Yedder, Pizarro, Nolito, Roque, Sandro.

Manchester United: de Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young, Ander Herrera, McTominay, Matic, Sanchez, Mata, Lukaku.
Subs: Romero, Bailly, Pogba, Martial, Lingard, Rashford, Darmian.

Referee: Clement Turpin (France).

2:38 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Paul Pogba has been pants but do you leave him on the bench?
Bloody Jose is going to kick him out of OT!

I don't like the line up at all
De Gea
Valencia
Smalling
Lindeloff
Young

Where's Baiily? Shaw?

Matic
Herrera
McTominay

Where's Pogpants? Where's any creativity?

Mata
Sanchez
Lukaku

Where's Rashford? Martial? Lingard?

At least the bench is strong!!
Lindy, Pogs, Martial, Rash

Jose will bring on Darmian!

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

It's been a great two weeks for English clubs in Europe. Of the four clubs in the CL, Citeh and Spurs are virtually assured a quarter final berth, while it's all to play for Chelski after their 1-1 draw. United must come in favorites tonight.

And Arsenal - odds on to lift the Europa League, I'd say.

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

That is strange they've never met
This is the tenth Spainish side United have played in Europe

The winners of the last THREE Europa League champs playing each other

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

That was the chatter earlier in the coverage - that Jose wants Pogpants gone. What do you make of that?

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

Leeds link starting on ESPN
Brilliant

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

I don't have a good feeling about my lot
You?

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

Wahay - the coverage of the Cloughie v. Revie Derby is starting up now on ESPN.

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

I think he really needs to stop being so stubborn

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

I'd be happy with a draw tonight - so, no.

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

Jose or Pogs?

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

Sevilla wearing all white except for socks
Why couldn't United wear their red shirts, black shorts

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

The match at Derby was the big match in the land in the early and mid 70s

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

Jose

Pogba is an idiot too though

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

So, none of the previous four Prem teams lost so far... hope it continues

We are off

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

As I have said, United of recent times are too slow, not positive and not creative

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

The Leeds starting XI for tonight: Wiedwald, Berardo, Jansson, Cooper, De Bock., Foshawr, Vieira, Pablo, Roofe, Dallas, Lasogga.

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

United's defense already look shaky for that corner

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

United on the front foot from the off - I hope that will be true for my lot.

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

Derby get us going at the Baseball Ground (I refuse to call it anything else!)....

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

Leeds feeling momentum after their comeback

They are off at Pride Park

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

MOT!!!!

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

I hate Fox having the commentators sitting in the studio in LA

Are we going to have that during the summer?

I read that FOX are going to have like 26 games on network and the rest on FS1

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

Fatty Huddlestone with an early free kick chance. Cleared out.

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

I understand liking the Baseball Ground and I would call it the same but it doesn't exist any more

I call it Pride Park... forget Ipro or whatever it is

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

I assume that they'll have a panel in Russia and commentators in the grounds for at least all of the big matches. That's the way it was in 2014 in Brazil. I remember the lovely studio with the view of the Copacabana in the background.

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

That was by ESPN... they always do a good job

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

Sanchez is going to be fed up with the lack of chances

2:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good attack from us - volley from Dallas blocked out. Good start to this one.

2:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Really? I could have sworn that Big Red was in the studio. Isn't he a Fox guy?

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

I just want United to following in City and Liverpool's footsteps
A simple four or five goal away win

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

United can't keep the ball
They never look up for the game

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

He was with ESPN then

100% sure it was ESPN

They did a great job

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

Corner to United... NO ONE in black goes anywhere near the ball

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

That would do nicely!

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

That's why I was so upset about Fox getting the WC Espn had done such a great job

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

I hope that Fox get it right - it's not that hard, really. Just watch what NBC Sports does every Saturday.

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

They. haven't watched NBC yet

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

Annoying that our teams are attacking opposite ends.

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

They seem to have adopted the Univision/Telemundo model. Bunch of idiots in a studio in NJ commenting on remote feed.

2:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

A nil niller is not really a good result
One away goal in the second leg and we'd be screwed

2:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well - we've weathered the first 10 minutes without a goalkeeping howler, so there's that.

2:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

oooh, why couldn't Lukaku get the ball to Mata

2:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wolves take an early lead at home against Norwich

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

Dallas tries a full volley there from De Bock's cross - gets it all wrong. Difficult skill, to be fair.

3:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Terrible by Herrera... looks like he's done his hammy

Pogba?

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

Fulham take the lead at Ashton Gate

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

Ok Pogba... prove to Jose you belong... score a hat-trick

3:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dicey free kick there for us - out for a corner now.

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

Come on Pogba.... let's go

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

Oh - that was right across the area. Fatty had a tap in - couldn't get to it. Too many pies.

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

How did Derby not score there!!!

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

We're really under the cosh right now - hang in there, lads!

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

Surprised that his tummy didn't knock it in

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ah - De Bock did really well to get to the by-line but his cross was overcooked.

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

Too deep of a cross from Leeds

Where is the quality?


Lost art of football

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

He just kind of fell over trying to get it in. Sad.

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

And drilled it out for a throw in

3:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Nugent nearly nodded home there. Derby really knocking on the door there. It all stemmed from a mistake from Berardi.

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

ooh, Leeds just survive

Nugent at the back post... decent cross!

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

Gary Rowett can get stuffed.

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

Lukaku with a volley horribly wrong... was on side

3:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Lukaku! Keep your knee over the ball, mate! You would have buried that volley, eh UWS?

3:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're the only side not to win yet in 2018. Disgusting.

3:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

25 in.. ONE attempt OFF target



I hate it

3:10 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ouch.. that hurts
Tonight is the night

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

Wolves two up

3:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've seen enough already. Blow up, ref!

3:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another Derby corner - loads of pressure from them. Why can't we play Burton Albion every week?

3:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sevilla with a decent chance

Should have done better

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

Joe Ledly appears to have picked up a hipster beard. Not acceptable.

3:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well, in 2018 in doesn't matter who. you play

Sorry... that was low of me

3:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Canaries get a goal back at Molineux

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

Very harsh, mate. Very harsh.

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

This ref in Spain has bee good so far

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

Half an hour in - Liam Cooper hasn't gotten himself sent off yet. There's something.

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

To be fair, you brought up that fact

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

Useless cross by Valencia

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

Bloody hell! Foresaw nearly nodded into his own net? No communication at all.

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

Oh - and Wiedwald had to palm the corner away from the goal-line. Close.

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

Yikes with the defensive header!!!

Corner whipped in.. was that a save or the crossbar

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

Oh - now it's Weimann just over the bar. He was in on goal.

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

Struth... just over the top

Living on borrowed time here Leeds

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

Derby completely outclassing us right now - don't like it.

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

ONE NIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Against the run of play, Big PML nods home a lovely team goal!

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

Great goal!!

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

Lovely long ball out by Liam Cooper and chipped ball over from Dallas to PML who ran onto the header.

0-1 Whites!

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

Decent effort by McTom
Keeper had to make a save

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

I want an away goal in Spain

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

Well...Blues

3:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lasogga now on 10 goals, a goal behind Roofe. Wish we had him on permanent terms. He's only on loan from Hamburg.

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

Well, Pogba still. on the bench apparently

Sanchez in the book

Not smart

Could me a leg because of that

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

Roma take the lead at Shaktar

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

My Wolves fan friend here in Fredonia has just chipped in on Facebook hoping that we score a boat load against Derby today. Course he's a Leeds fan today, in't he?

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

Take it when you can get it

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

Oh - Lawrence with a rocket off the bar! Then the rebound was hoiked over. How are we still in front?

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

ooh, off the bar!!!
He was offside with the rebound anyway

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

I will, mate. I will.

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

If we can just hang on until half time, who knows?

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

phew.. De Gea makes a save from a bike

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

When was the last time United were dangerous from a corner... when Vidic came up for one?

3:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh dear - what were De Gea and his defender playing at there!

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

What is Lindeloff doing



STRUTH... another great save by De Gea

United have stopped playing!!

There goes the whistle

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

What a great save

Hope Madrid aren't watching

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

Half time in Sevilla. 0-0. As you say, a dangerous score-line. I'm hoping for a packet of goals for you lot in the second half.

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

Bugger! Poor defending by De Bock allows Weimann in to equalize.

1-1 right at the end of the half.

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

Bugger... sorry mate

What an atrocious header

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

Have you read any of Mike's comments on WhatsApp ?

He was on a roll yesterday

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

Teams are coming out of the bunker!!

United can't be okay with a nil niller

3:46 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Underway in Spain

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

I want to see Rashford or Martial on for Mata

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

There United go... going backwards

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

What the hell is Matic doing!!!!!!

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

That wouldn't certainly help.

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

Off we go in Derby

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

Too much passing by United

SHOOT

3:51 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Useless long corner
Brought down by Mata
Then it is his turn to put in a crappy cross


Everyone wants to play like Barcelona


THEY RUINED FOOTBALL!



Why not play diferent way than every other team does

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

Five yard pass by Pogba... straight out of bounds


So much for proving a point

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

The only negative about De Gea is his barnet!!

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

The problem with this type of result, United don't use their home field advantage when they get home
In the EL last season, we did the hard work away from home and held on at home... almost conceding last second knock out goals

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

Shakhtar equalize at home to Roma

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

United are just flat out boring and not that good

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

Pogba falls for nothing

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

Wahay - Spitty Saiz is back from suspension. Roofe coming off with a slight knock. Come on Spitty - stick one in for us!

3:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

So bad by Young... no idea what to do with the ball so decided to fall

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

SHOOT THE DAMN BALL

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Blow up, ref!

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

United have a free kick.. nothing will come from it

Lukaku... straight into the wall

No creativity anywhere in this side

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

TWO shots in 61 minutes

Any on target?

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

Header won... De Gea with the save

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

United just give the ball away


Geez

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Nugent had the goal gaping but put it wide. Phew!

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

Leeds survive a chance

4:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Do you have confidence that United will win at OT?

I don't

4:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - I think you can. Sevilla aren't very good.

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

Great half time talk by Jose... we've been worse



Decent save by Leeds keeper

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

Oh - De Bock coughs up another one and Nugent pulls another decent save out of Wiedwald. We need another goal against the run of play right about now.

4:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Better than United

4:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Am I being unfair to my team?

4:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Cardiff take the lead at Portman Road

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

Hopeless by Smalling fouling at the corner

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

No - I don't think so. United should be better but I think Jose's way frustrates them. You should be playing like Spurs or Liverpool.

4:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Never a foul by Mata there
The Sevilla players called that one

4:11 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Looks like Pogba is playing to stick it to Jose

SO BAD

4:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cam Jerome coming on for Nugent now. He's never scored against us. Not a time to break your duck, mate.

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Coop had a chance to nod one home. Put it over!

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

Leeds have a chance there

First corner comes to nothing


Then a header just over

That's better... should have done better

4:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Heck appears to be a fan of the big puffy jacket.

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

Rashford about to come on
Mata?

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

Shakhtar have come from behind to take the lead

4:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Game is getting stretched now - could be dangerous for us.

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

No, Sanchez... GEEZ

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

McTom has done well tonight
Better than Matic or Pogba or Herrera

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

Leeds are giving it their best go right now

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

21 shots to 4

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

They are - I'm just worried that we might let one (or two) in through defensive errors. We're prone to throwing away goals at the end of matches.

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

Heck is clearly still pushing on for a win here - Pablo is down for the count and is being replaced by Alioski. Like for like.

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

Two rubbish balls in from Ali to start off.

4:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Martial coming on for Mata
That's all three subs used...wow.. he didn't use Darmian

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Stupid foul by Kal. Dangerous position now.

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

Free kick chance for the Rams

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

Straight into the wall

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

GOAL!!!!!!!
LEEDS BREAK AND SCORE!!

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

GOAL! Ali on the break! Leeds 1-2 up!

4:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Missed the first chance... did well with the rebound

4:24 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What a useless effort with the first attempt

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

United get the ball in the net

Lukaku scores but the ref calls for a handball

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

I want my United to score one too!!

4:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That was all down to Saiz's persistence breaking through two tackles and then feeding Ali. He needed two chances but eventually stuck it away with his noggin.

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Still a lot of time left - can we hang on?

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

Definite handball there by Lukaku

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Our old pal Bradley Johnson has joined in for a late cameo.

4:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now we just need a United away goal and for Leeds to hang on.

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

Leeds looking dangerous now

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

Sevilla have a shot blocked then dive but no pen given

United then have a shot hit wide by Rash

4:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lovely chip wide by BJ. Keep it up, mate.

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

You're not commenting on What'sapp
Mike has been on a roll for two days straight

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

Six goals now for Ali - he's been a great purchase for us.

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

Rashford takes a free kick from MILES out... wide

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

I can't keep up with it.

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

Nice - we've got a free kick now for a nasty one from Fatty. Should have been a red card, though.

4:32 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just entering added time in Spain

4:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Nil Nill is not a great score

Only two added minutes

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Let's have a late United goal in Espana, eh?

4:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United have no intention of scoring

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

And in Derbyshire

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nearly into stoppage time now at the Baseball Ground.

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another wayward shot from BJ - I love ya, mate!

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

Awful by Smalling to give them one more chance....nothing comes from it...United get a nil niller


Might be good enough but not good enough for me

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Five minutes added on now. Hang in there, lads!

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You lot can do these mugs at OT.

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

Four of five added minutes still to play in Derby

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Berardi concedes a corner now.

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

Bloody hell

Sorry mate

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bugger!!!!

Palmer equalizes in stoppage time. I had that sinking feeling.

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

Still time to hold out for a point

4:37 PM  

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