Gary Crawshaw's 1996 cameo on BBC's They Think It's All Over...

At last! Unlike U2, we’ve gone and found what we’ve been looking for – and it’s a little slice of Boro’ television history, courtesy of They Think It’s All Over. For those of you who may not remember, this was a foul-mouthed, sports-based comedy panel show. It made A Question of Sport look positively angelic, and it was magnificent. We’re not here to celebrate the last notable thing we can recall Nick Hancock doing, however. No, this is about our moment in the irreverent spotlight – long before You’re The Manager ever entered Channel 4’s thoughts.

 

Boro’ Think It’s All Over…

Now, we’re not sure how much more we need to sell this to you. For those who remember They Think It’s All Over, this features the original line-up. And that’s a good thing in our book. Well, we prefer Lee Hurst if it’s a choice between him and Jonathan Ross at least. You will, however, have to excuse what we can only describe as dodgy mid-1990s haircuts. The worst offender letting everyone else off the hook? It’s Gary Crawshaw, of all people. But why was our 1995-6 FA Cup defeat to Hereford United of such interest to the folks at TTIAO?

Fill five minutes of your commute ‘ere…

 

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Pete H is the head of the BoroGuide team; helping to keep the show on the road for the best part of two decades – all because of his love of Boro'. He was relatively late to the scene; first rocking up at Broadhall Way during the 1995-6 season. But that's mainly because he was too young to pledge allegiance before then. There have been more than enough highs (Easter Monday '96) and lows (Kettering '02) since then, however, to keep him occupied. Yes, and the 2010 title win...