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Has our downturn in form going into the business end of the 2023-4 season now ended our chances in the League One playoff race?

League One Playoff Race: Over and Out?

Has our downturn in form going into the business end of the 2023-4 season now ended our chances in the League One playoff race? On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, a 1-0 defeat indoors against Leyton Orient saw us drop out of the top six. Mind you, we still …

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Here is a closer look at whether League One side Stevenage can sustain their promotion push and earn a playoff place this season

Can Stevenage Sustain Their Playoff Form?

English Football League One side Stevenage are pushing for promotion to the Championship. They are currently in 7th place in the league after 31 games played, with just 16 games left to play before the end of the season. Let’s dive straight in to see if Stevenage FC can sustain their …

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Now we know the opening day fixtures for the 2023-4 season, how will this year's rank among Boro's previous curtain-raisers?

Opening Day Fixtures: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Now we know the opening day fixtures for the 2023-4 season, how will this year’s rank among Boro’s previous curtain-raisers? Of all the teams to face, Northampton Town would probably be our 24th choice out of 23. And to be away too? It’s nothing (much) personal against the Cobblers. It’s …

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The Final Curtain

Nearly there folks, nearly there. There hasn’t been a lot from the 2013/4 campaign to put on the Doovdé Highlights – it’ll be a shorter watch than Great Michael Warner Goals Of Our Time (£1.99, VHS/Betamax). And after spending a good few months somehow losing to sides doing barely passable impressions of third tier teams, we’d rather …

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Relief?

“Relief? Well, now let us see. Y’know, we don’t have any idea what that means. We know what you think it means, Mr Westley. To us, it’s just a made up word. A manager’s word, so young fellas like can wear a suit and a tie, and have a job…” The interpretation of just one word …

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And On The Third Day…

We’ve already touched on the reasons why this fixture is as welcome as an arsonist at a fire safety convention. After failing to beat teams in and around us in recent weeks, this season is looking like it’ll have a deeply unhappy ending. Now we go to a side who …

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They Think It’s All Over…

It’s taken a couple of days, but we’ve finally dragged ourselves to the computer to accept that our League One fate is now all but sealed. We’d still have a chance if we’d overcome an average Colchester United, but we’ve been called in – our time is up. And the …

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Colchester United are in town and – beg, borrow or steal – we need three points to breathe new life into our hopes of staying in this division

Holding Out For A Hero

And so we come to what could be described as Boro’s biggest game for at least a couple of years. Colchester United are in town and – beg, borrow or steal – we need three points to breathe new life into our slightly faded hopes of staying in this division. …

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“It’s Not The Despair, Laura…”

“…I can take the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand.” It took us some time to pluck up the courage, but we’ve just taken a look at the League One table for the first time since late last week. And it makes for grim reading. The 1-0 defeat at …

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