We might not be allowed out the house – but that doesn't mean we can't break out the FIFA 20 Verdict to see how we fare indoors against Scunny

We might not be allowed out the house – but that doesn’t mean we can’t break out the FIFA 20 Verdict to see how we fare indoors against Scunny. It’s annoying though. With spring just around the bend, we wouldn’t half mind a Saturday afternoon outside on the East Terrace with the fresh air and foul language. So, are the Football League adding a nice three-point haul to our tally as we prepare to put the clocks forward. Or should we draw as little attention to our efforts as possible. You’ll have to read on to find out…

 

FIFA 20 Verdict: Boro’ v Scunthorpe United

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Now, this wasn’t a great game if you’re a fan of good solid defending. Mistakes had been made (on both sides) that did neither side any favours. But we had an ace up our sleeves and that was Danny Newton. Not that we wanted to rush him back, you understand. That would be silly after such a long lay off – virtual or otherwise. Who knows. If we do call on him, maybe he’ll be the difference between a loss and a draw. Or a draw and a win.

OK – the secret’s OK. He turned a loss into a win and cut out the middle man.

Stevenage – 3 (Kennedy 45; Newton 75, 89)
Scunthorpe United – 2 (Miller 39; Perch 61)

Team (4-5-1): 
Farman — James-Wildin, Nugent, Cuthbert, Leesley — Kemp, Carter, Carroll, Lakin, Kennedy — CMS

Subs:
Bastien, Digby, TVC, Parrett (Lakin 82), Newton (CMS 69), List (Carroll 66), Parkhouse

Bookings:

Boro’ MOM:
Newton – 9.4 / 10

Difficulty:
Legendary

Back indoors. Let’s be havin’ you…

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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...