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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

  • 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

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    Wake me up when September ends

    George Young can’t get excited about pre season. He reckons the first couple of months of a new campaign don’t count for all that much either. Here’s why… Apparently there’s a new football season on the way. Rumours circulate of new kits, the papers are full of new signings and faux outrage at the ones […] More

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    Opinion: The Real Danger

    Iron fan and Donny Road ender Matt Ellis fears negative tactics will be the real danger to a successful campaign. We’ve had a frustrating summer, we’ve heard whispers of ‘head-turning’ signings, ‘eyebrow raising’ signings, ‘marquee’ signings, we’ve been promised more recruits to renew our assault on the gates of the Championship. So far, we’ve had perhaps […] More