FIFA 18 Verdict: Mansfield Town (H)

It’s not that our FIFA 18 Verdict got it wrong last week, oh no. It’s that Boro’ failed to prove it right. Or at least fulfil its prophecy. You know it, we know it and Newport County know it too. They were lucky to come out just with a 1-0 hiding; the chances passed up by our lads being all that stopped us racking up a rugby score. That’d have been apt ‘n’ all, what with Dave Parade being a rugby pitch. So, what’s in store for Mansfield indoors?

 

The FIFA 18 Verdict

There is no convincing reason (as far as we can tell) to change the starting line-up for Mansfield. And when we say “we”, we mean both us with control pad in hand and Dino Maamria with the actual decision to make. We’re guessing that Ben Wilmot is sitting it out again while we iron out how many tracksuits, bibs and training cones we’re getting from Man City. That’s in addition to the £2m and 10 per cent sell-on, you understand…

 

Stevenage 1-0 Mansfield Town (Samuel 89)

Team:
T. King; Henry, J. King, Wilko, Martin; Kenners (77), Amos, Sheaf (57), Whelps; Newton, Revell (66)

Subs:
Fryer, Franks, Goddard, Samuel (Kenners 77), Gorman (Sheaf 57), TVC, Godden (Revell 66)

Difficulty:
Legendary

Highlights:

 

• Back in the real world, read our full Stevenage v Mansfield Town 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...