Stevenage is fast becoming the Football League club you can set your watch, or associated timepiece, to. The moment that Boro’ put the ball in the back of the net, you can be sure it is 3.58pm (on Saturdays) or 9.41pm (on weekdays). And always in time to make a chump of the journo who thinks his copy is ready to be filed. Sharpen pencils, and re-write dear fellow…
The next beneficiary of G-Smiffy Late Late Show is Yeovil Town. It’s more than nine years since we paid a visit to Shush Park, and the last time was with a rabble comprising Martin Williams, Jude Stirling and Gary MacDonald. As you can imagine – it did not end well for the visitors that day, the Cidermen winning 2-1 in what was their Championship-winning campaign and last against Boro’ for some time.
As omens go, there are none for Boro’ tomorrow. Yeovil’s record against us is so good that we haven’t beaten them since 1999 and the days of Carl Alford. If you’re thinking of betting on us tomorrow, the form book suggests you may rather consider the 150-1 shot running in the Grand National. Yeovil are not totally clear of being pulled back into a relegation scrap and will be as eager for points as Boro’.
In most cases, however, it seems the bookies have Boro’ down as slight favourites for a win in Somerset. Mind you, there are some tempting odds at present on the draw – a few 12/5s on offer although they do seem to be shortening as we write. You may even get a stalemate at 9/4 if you shop around/go with a certain operator/give a William Shatner. Linky: HERE
And so onto the Team Tarot. The sun is out so we’ve come outside without the blackboard; just a felt tip pen to enhance the built environment. And believe us when we say Hitchin needs it: