Back To The Future: Accrington Stanley v Stevenage

Back To The Future: Accrington Stanley v Stevenage

Great Scott Laird – the finishing line is not so much in sight, but right up in our faces. Take your partners for the last 90 minutes of term, folks. After all that’s been said and done and had us flapping like flappy jacks over the last nine months, school is all but out for the summer. It’s time, nearly, for that well-earned fortnight in Benidorm before the Euros get going. But before that, one final “hurrah”. Or is it one final “ah feck”?

 

Accrington Stanley v Stevenage: McFlying

The curtain hasn’t quite come down on the season yet. For this Stevenage team, there is still a chance of a glorious surge into the top 16 of the League Two table. We’d have to win and hope the three mugs above us lose for this to happen. But, hey, we’re living in this mystical world where Leicester are the best football team in England and Donald Trump could soon be US president. You think our little scenario is unlikely? Anything is possible.

Well, maybe not Woking being promoted to the Football League.

It’s a huge, huge shame that we have to spend our last knockings of the season up there. We were once told by your mum that, if you have nothing good to say, just don’t say anything at all. It sounds like good advice as a general rule, but it’d mean this would end up being a pretty piss-poor match preview. Just remember what the Stereophonics once told us – you gotta go there to come back. And ain’t that the ruddy truth…

Our hosts this weekend have promotion to League One in their hands. It’s theirs to lose. A six-match unbeaten spell indoors and the best attack on home turf in the division makes it highly likely that won’t happen either. But these guys aren’t infallible. When it comes to their defensive record at the Wham Stadium, they rank a lowly 15th. Boro’, by comparison at the Lamex, are only one place behind them. So, what odds…?

On the subject of that stadium name – is the stadium bar called Club Tropicana?

If it were up to the bookies, we almost might as well not turn up for this one. More than one lot have us down at 11/1 to ruin that promotion party; the hosts best priced at 1/3. Put it this way – the bookies think it’s more likely that Mark Hughes will manage to score this weekend than we are to win. Yes – Mark. Hughes. It’d almost be ironic if our season ended on such a bum note because of that particular individual. Almost.

So, what could go wrong? It feels like we’ve been asking that a fair bit during this season – and the answer hasn’t been one worth waiting for. But we’ve seen enough in the past few weeks to believe that Darren Sarll won’t have this Boro’ team rolling out a red carpet for our promotion chasing hosts. It’s one we’re going for, a taster for next campaign – if our calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour… you’re gonna see some serious sh*t.

BoroGuide’s Accrington Stanley club profile – ‘cos where we’re going, we don’t need roads..