2017: Boro’s Year In Numbers


By Pete H

Our pitiful budget and – let’s be blunt – our laziness means this is the closest we’ll come to staging an End of Year Bash. You can be sure of two things as the curtain comes down on the latest calendar year. First, a black and white montage of the year’s dearly (and famous) departed set to some classical music. Second, the rabid need from any half-decent meeja outlet going (oh, and Buzzfeed) to post tenuous lists or reviews of literally anything from the last 12 months. In that spirit, here’s Boro’s Year In Numbers for you to gorge festively on.

* No Cheltenham preview from us. We’re “revelling”…


The Year In Numbers

1 – the number of goals scored by Doncaster to get 2017 off to a losing start for Boro’

– the number of goals scored by Crawley to end 2017 on a losing note for Boro’

– more appearances until Ronnie makes PW fork out on rewriting the Boro’ history books

gold rings red cards: Charlie Lee, Jamie Jones, Dale Gorman, Luke Wilkinson and Kevin Toner

– conceded in one game for the first time in 25 years. We forget who the opposition were…

10 – goals scored in two FA Cup ties; putting Nantwich and Swindon Towns to the sword in style

25 – goals scored by Matty Godden

41 – players who turned out in a Boro’ shirt, with another 5 who made it as far as the subs bench

42 – afternoons and evenings spent as an unused substitute by Chris Day

51 – times Tom Pett turned out for us; of these times coming from the bench

54 – matches played this year: W22 D11 L21 (27 at home and 27 away)

67 – league points won; coinkydinkily our final tally of points for the 2016-7 League Two season

74 – conceded; 42 of which were on the road

79 – scored; 59 of which were at the Lamex Stadium

82 – yellow cards; Jonathan Smith chipping in more than any other player with 8 bookings

2,508 – average home attendance for the year, although it’s 2,661 without the Checkatrade Trophy

67,707 – people through the gate in total at the Lamex in 2017; 66,519  without the Checkatrade Trophy