FIFA 18 Verdict: Colchester United (H)

It’s often been the case that our FIFA 18 Verdict has made it up as it went along. Not playing to form or type, it has taken the line that anything can happen on a Saturday afternoon. Now, with a new boss at the helm, it may have a point. It’s a clean slate in the real world; a chance for Boro’ to hit the reset button. And, for the fortunes of this rambunctious predictogram, maybe we can draw under a line under its past failings too. Maybe.


The FIFA 18 Verdict

Let’s face it. The combination of a new boss and a gaggle of lads on international duty means we haven’t got a clue what this starting XI will look like. Dino may throw a right old curve ball and recall Ryan Johnson from the Nuns Eating, and start him up top. Our contingency plans are not well thought of by the necessary authorities. In all fairness, however, the gaffer had a handle on it all and we ain’t expecting any huge selection policy shifts.


Stevenage 3-0 Colchester United (Eastman OG 63, Revell 65, Wilkinson 76)

T. King; Henry, J. King, Wilkinson, Martin; Sheaf, Smith (56), Amos, Bowditch (74); Revell, Newton (82)

Fryer, Franks, Whelpdale (Smith 56), Goddard (Bowditch 74), Vancooten, Godden (Newton 82), Wade-Slater




• Back in the real world, read our full Stevenage v Colchester United preview 


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Pete H is the head of the BoroGuide team; helping to keep the show on the road for the best part of two decades – all because of his love of Boro'. He was relatively late to the scene; first rocking up at Broadhall Way during the 1995-6 season. But that's mainly because he was too young to pledge allegiance before then. There have been more than enough highs (Easter Monday '96) and lows (Kettering '02) since then, however, to keep him occupied. Yes, and the 2010 title win...