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Swinter Is Coming


The FA Cup and Stevenage Borough. It’s Peter Shilton somehow avoiding a red card in our 1996 win at Leyton Orient. Or our ‘home’ fixture against Birmingham City? It’s Newcastle part one and Kenny’s bouncy balls. And it’s Peter Winn in Newcastle part two. It’s even super Tottenham at the Lane. But is it, now, just another game in the calendar? In this eighth season of ours in the Football League, […]

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Absolutely Dabbulous


So, Halloween is all over and done with for another year. And thank Heaven 17 that’s the case. Not just ‘cos it’s a pish American festival, but ‘cos we got into the spirit a little earlier than most this year. Boro’ weren’t short of a horror show or two in the past two-and-a-half weeks. The history books aren’t going to spring a “yeah, but…” on unsuspecting readers when they read […]

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FA Cup Giant Killers: Boro’ Compared To The Rest…


It doesn’t concern us this season, but the FA Cup Third Round takes place this weekend. You know the drill now, too. It’s when all those plucky lower-leaguers look to bruise the egos of the rich and famous. Plimmuff go to Liverpool, Arsenal to Preston and Posh to Chelsea are some examples. And it’s the occasion to which we all look to see who the latest FA Cup Giant Killers are […]

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Port Vale and I


“Alright, this is the plan. We get in there and get wrecked, then we’ll eat a pork pie. Then we’ll drop a couple of Surmontil-50’s each. That means we’ll miss out Monday but come up smiling Tuesday morning.” Now, first thing’s first – when it comes to drugs, just say no. Drugs are bad, mmmkay? OK – the public service announcement over, and we now can bang on with the matter at […]

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No Replays? No FAnks…


It’s been some time now, but you can never keep a good egg down and once again the Football Association have come to the fore. And the latest cunning plan from the game’s trusted custodians? Well, that’d be scrapping FA Cup replays. In trying to be seen to be doing something – nay anything – to try and improve England’s showing at the footballing top tables, smaller clubs take the hit.   Scrapping FA Cup replays? The FA […]

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Yeo-ing For Gold


Hello, guten tag and bonjour. We’ve caught the travel bug and can’t wait to see where the Boro’ bus is taking us next… ah. Yeovil. Can that be right? Well, it looks like it. Just three weeks after we last ventured out to the wild west to check up on our old chums, we’re heading back for what will be a milestone 25th meeting between Yeovil Town and Stevenage. Or Satanage, if they prefer. If we […]

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