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    How Sports Betting Legalization Affects the Future of Sports

    The Developments  The gambling world has been undergoing an interesting and surprising metamorphosis as of late. More and more people are getting interested in gambling, especially online gambling. Gambling has gotten so big, in fact, that it has started to affect the world of sports as well. Mainstream, established sports are adopting aspects of betting […] More

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    Opinion: Humble Pie

    I doubted the players and the management would have time to turn things around and we would finish outside the play-offs. I asked them to prove me wrong and they did. I thought that the damage caused by the previous management set up was too deep but clearly it wasn’t. Unfortunately though, we had another […] More

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    Opinion: Five steps to securing victory at Rotherham on Wednesday

    We’ve all been before, haven’t we? For the ninth successive time since our first appearance in the play-offs way back in 1988, Scunthorpe United have failed to win our 1st leg in a play-off semi-final. It is an utterly remarkable record, especially considering that we still managed to get promoted in two of those seasons! […] More

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    Opinion: Plenty at stake as Iron head to Rotherham

    Well, that was exciting now wasn’t it? A full (well, ish) Glanford Park, a warm May’s afternoon, dodgy defending, 4 goals, and plenty more missed chances besides – it was a perfect encapsulation of what the play-offs are all about. There might have “only” been 6,600 inside Glanford Park, but at times it felt like […] More

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    Opinion: Keep the Faith

    Kent-based Scunthorpe fan Ryan West reflects on the sacking of Graham Alexander and hopes a back to basics approach and change in defensive personnel will see an upturn in fortunes ahead of the Good Friday encounter with Oxford United.
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    Murray Wallace at left-back, Alexander’s latest tactical error?

    Last season, at the zenith of our goal-scoring prowess, before the post-Christmas fall, if I had whispered the words, “Murray Wallace at left-back” softly into your ear on the terrace, you’d have turned to me in disgust and told me to fornicate hence. Though I say this today, and it is an accepted reality. Yes, our Murray, perhaps the best centre-back currently plying his trade in League One, […] More

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    The Downward Spiral Of Scunthorpe United

    If you talk to older fans – you know the ones I mean – those who were regulars in the re-election days of the 70s when crowds were barely 1,700 at the OSG, what will so many of them tell you? More specifically, what will they tell you about the contrast between then and now? […] More

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    Couple go 1,000 games consecutively watching Scunthorpe United

    Richard and Tracey Bailey attended their 1,000 consecutive Scunthorpe game as the Iron recorded a 3-0 win over Northampton Town at Sixfields last weekend. We caught up with Tracey shortly after the couple had reached the amazing milestone! How long have you been supporters of the Iron and where did it all begin? Presumably you […] More

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    Funso Ojo or Funso Oh No?

    Our Belgian midfielder Funso Ojo has certainly divided opinion since his obscure arrival from Holland this summer, but I wanted to explore whether some of the criticism aimed at him is warranted. I know a number of fans who are starting to question the former PSV starlet, seemingly unsure whether he has the ability to […] More

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    The fate of Mr Alexander

    I thought I would try to be completely balanced in my assessment of the manager’s current position. Should he be facing the long drop or is the season so far a mere glitch? The Positives. The quality of play his team produced at the end of the season before last and for the first three […] More

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    In our Defence.. Portsmouth

    The latest home game saw the Iron pit their skills and abilities against another team new to the division in Portsmouth. Following on from the victory in the local derby at Doncaster, the opponents promised another stiff challenge following their long journey from the south coast. The Iron lined up with just one change from […] More

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    Analysis: In our Defence- Doncaster

    The first local derby of the season saw the Iron travel the short distance down the M180/M18 to the Keepmoat, the home of Doncaster Rovers. Following the first league defeat of the season it was important to get a positive result to ensure the gap between us and those above us didn’t increase. The one […] More

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    Analysis: In our Defence- Blackpool

    Iron fan Dave Spindley takes a look at the Iron’s rearguard action in a frustrating 0-0 draw with Blackpool at Glanford Park. Saturday saw a workmanlike but largely uninspiring 0 – 0 draw against play-off challenging, newly promoted Blackpool. An unchanged back five of Gilks, Sutton, Townsend, McArdle and Wallace looked to build on three […] More

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    Analysis: In our Defence..

    The first game in this seasons Checkatrade Trophy saw the Iron line up against Sunderland U21’s with a total of nine changes from the team that were victorious at Plymouth on Saturday. This included the whole of the back five as there were games for Rory Watson in goal, a return from injury for Jordan […] More

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    Analysis: In our defence..

    The second instalment in our new ‘In our defence..’ series sees Iron fan Dave Spindley review the Iron’s defensive exploits against Oxford. Saturday saw a much improved performance and result against a well organised and table topping Oxford United. An unchanged team saw a defence of Gilks in goal, full-backs Levi Sutton and Conor Townsend […] More

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    The Weekend Debrief

    Or five things we learned from the Iron’s second home game of the season against Oxford. Funso Ojo Our Belgian regista is making quite a name for himself, patrolling the back four and spraying Hollywood passes 60 yards across the pitch, to the toe-end of Levi Sutton no less. There is an argument for Ojo […] More

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    Analysis: In our defence..

    In a new feature, Iron fan Dave Spindley casts an analytical eye over Scunthorpe’s rearguard operations against Notts County in the Carabao Cup. Lining up in the new look defence against Notts County in the Carabao Cup, including one change from the previous game was Jordan Clarke, Charlie Goode, Rory McArdle, Murray Wallace and Connor […] More

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    Diary: Pre-season was a mixed bag

    Iron fan Earl Priestley hopes defeat to Luton isn’t a sign of things to come ahead of the League One curtain-raiser with Wimbledon this Saturday at Glanford Park. August is now upon us and and a month of training and friendlies are now behind us. Gone are the days when might see one the countries […] More