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What is BoroGuide?

Simple question, isn't it? What is BoroGuide? Quel est BoroGuide? Was ist BoroGuide?

Much like Facebook started life as 'The Facebook', BoroGuide is 'The Boro' Guide' - we just trumped Zuckerberg and went for the snappier name straight off. We are the leading independent Stevenage Football Club website and the eagle-eyed among you'll have seen that on the frontpage and our extensive range of literature.

We exist to give you all the Boro' information that you could want, from current details on who that lad is out on the wing and where you park your motor at Gillingham, to historical information such as what Boro's biggest win ever is and where we've finished over the years. We can't answer when Dean Martin is coming back, however.

What's our aim?

We want to be useful. That's more or less it. We don't want to give you the news or report on every match - there's enough people out there getting paid to do that, without us piling in and adding to your reading list even though we get sod all. No, we're about the features and the profiles and the details that you can dip in and out of at will.

What's our all-time Stevenage Boro' XI?

Thanks for asking: Day; Harvey, Robbo, Sodje, Lairdy; Venners, Bossie, Boydie; Carlo, Bazza, Moro'

What's our editor's first Boro' game?

Stevenage Borough 2-0 Halifax Town, 13 January 1996

BoroGuide 2002

The First Edition

In our early years, we weren't the prettiest website on the block and we were still bandying around Web 1.0 terms such as "webzine" - but at least we didn't take half a day to load on a 56.6kbps dial-up connection.

2002

BoroGuide 2006

Dressing To Impress

Out with the "webzine" and in with the "experience" - we weren't exactly a sensory adventure, but we had started to take things much more seriously as we realised that people, y'know, actually came to read the site.

2006

Disclaimer:

We are totally and completely independent of Stevenage Football Club and, indeed, its various employees. The views here do not represent the club or its officials in any capacity. Unless stated, all written content is original and ours. If you want to use anything, just ask - we're really nice.

Images:

Despite the best efforts of our editorial team, BoroGuide hasn't been able to take all its own images. Many of the photos you see have, admittedly, not been taken by us. We do not claim ownership and use the images under fair use. We look to give full credit - let us know if we've failed in that task.

What's the BoroGuide story?

BoroGuide was originally born out of frustration in the pre-season of 2002. When we say frustration, we mean that there was no real alternative Stevenage FC website to rival the Official Site before that. We hope we have a formula that will succeed where others have failed in the past. Not by doing anything elaborate and spectacular, but simply providing information and features that Boro' fans want. How good we are is down to you.

A partnership formed between the editors following a frenzied email exchange, and here we are now. We've seen managers come and go, we've seen far more players come in and out too. But we aim to remain constant, like the unconditional love a dog gives his master, or a supporter gives his team.

In summer 2006, increasing time restrictions on both editors led to the match report service being discontinued. This was due to the realisation that falling behind with matches and developments is poor form. So we now focus on providing a more comprehensive version of existing features.

The site is run by the smallest of editorial teams, but we have our thanks to make: Ken Jude, Stuart Govier, Dave Toyn, Paul Lyme, Mark Edwards, Gregor Bowie, Colm Britton, Steve Watkins, Danielle Machin, Kevin Coleman, Matt Ranson, J Shenton (The Comet), James Cannon, Dave Paul, Chris Day, David Richardson, Matthew Clark, Alan Ford, Lloyd Briscoe and Russell Whiskin. That is in no particular order. Thanks to all in equal measure.

Websites have also helped us in our research, such as: Football Club History Database, Non League Matters, Russell Gerrard and the RSSSF's Non-League Archive

We will look to keep going for as long as we are wanted. Or something pretty drastic happens at our end. But we're enjoying our work and we're enjoying the ride that Stevenage FC has taken us on in recent seasons, up the leagues and through the cups. Long may it continue, don't you think?

BoroGuide 2011

Up In The World

After promotion to the Football League, a revamp for BoroGuide. If Boro' were going up in the world, it was only right that we followed them with intent. We went for a light and breezy look, almost like the clouds in the sky...

2011

BoroGuide 2014

And In Response...

Latching onto the latest web trends, we went responsive in 2014 to make it easier for you to be with us when you were out and about on your mobile devices - bringing in flexible design and more dynamic information to boot.

2014

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