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The Crewe-cible


Danforth “You must understand, sir, that a person is either with the Boro’ or he must be counted against it, there be no road between. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time – we live no longer in the tinpot non-league when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world. Now, by god’s grace, our prospects look up and them that feared for Boro’ will surely praise […]

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The Nightmare After Christmas


Records, they say, are made to be broken. It is a concept that spawned a TV show that kept Roy Castle and Kriss Akabusi in work for a number of years. But it’s one thing to set a record; it is another to have one ended. In the past fortnight, Boro’ have seen not just one long-standing record fall, but two. True London bus style. It would always happen – […]

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Ronnie, Meet Greg


“I don’t think he knew where it was going and it’s ended up in the back of our net” – so said Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore of Greg Tansey’s wonderful strike after Saturday’s draw against the league leaders. We rather believe that if you can’t appreciate a moment of such creativity and execution from someone who, y’know, has form for it this season, you ought to go and work in […]

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The All-Singing, All-Dancing Scunthorpe Review


It might not have been the prettiest spectacle at times on Saturday, but we did the job and secured all three points. We’ll look back at the end of the season while clasping the League One trophy and what will we see? The list of results won’t say anything but the fact it finished Stevenage 1-0 Scunthorpe United – and it allows us to indulge in the cliche of winning […]

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Riss You Were Here?


“We’ll be top by five o’clock” we sang. But almost in an ironic sense; while it was certainly possible for the mathematics to work in such a manner, it couldn’t happen. Surely? But it did transpire that, for a mere 20 glorious and sunny minutes, we were top of the third tier of English football. It wasn’t to last until 5pm, of course. But it just pushes expectations up all […]

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Saints And Sinners


It’s not always easy to come to terms with a 4-1 home defeat, no matter how much you try and mitigate it with the fact that it was a Premier League side and not really deserved. The  difference between the top flight and League One was exemplified with the great finishing and ball control throughout the pitch which was ultimately Boro’s undoing. Oh yes, and an over-zealous referee… Boro’ had […]

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