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  • Opinion: Super Paul Hayes

    Three is the magic number – George Young looks back fondly on Paul Hayes’ three spells at Glanford Park and reacts to the news that the mercurial striker is set to hang up his boots this summer. More

  • OPINION: J’accuse!

    Well, I’ve not been afraid to use the’R’ word all season. I recognised how desperate the situation was at the Lincoln friendly and have had precious little since to raise my expectations and levels of optimism. More

  • OPINION: Positive first impressions

    Scunthorpe fan Bradley Mell is feeling positive about the Iron’s appointment of Stuart McCall, despite the new gaffer overseeing a poor performance in his first game in charge at Accrington Stanley. More

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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: Expectation. A good or bad thing?

    Expectation! A good or bad thing? Personally, not so sure. It’s not something us Scunny fans have become accustomed to for the best part of our Iron supporting years, is it? More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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