League One

Last Updated: 28 April 2020

The 2010s are over – and here is Boro's decade in numbers...

2010s: A Boro’ Decade In Numbers

Mmm, 10 years is quite a long time – and there’s a lot to remember. To make it much easier, however, we explore Boro’s last decade in numbers. Some of these may amaze you. Others, meanwhile, may disgust or even enrage you. We don’t know. We’re just guessing. But we …

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Episode 51

A Load Of Old Toffee – Episode 51: It can’t have escaped the attention of any Boro’ fan that our time in League One is now all but done. The 3-1 loss at home to Bristol City, along with the 24 others during the season, has sent us packing to …

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Holding Back The Year

Christmas is a-coming. You can tell that by the way the weather has turned a relentless shade of cold, misty and damp. And the FA Cup Second Round, which is surely as much our gateway to the festive season as Balham is gateway to the south. But we’re not getting involved with …

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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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Inspector Shrewseau

And so within the space of days we go from playing the top team in the league to playing the team that now sit at the foot of the table. Off we go to Shrewsbury Town and, well, it must surely be one of the most crucial games of the …

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