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Baby, We Were Bourne To Run…

The Boss speaketh unto you dear Boro’ brethren on this wonderful, marvellous Tuesday in March. It’s days like this we should be at the seaside, but them at the Football League – they have the seaside coming to us. But at Boro’, we don’t build our castles on the sand. We build them on the rocks of Roberts and of Ashton and of Bostwick. And maybe Laird. Let’s have a […]

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The Monday Rant: First Half

Do you remember the last time we scored a goal in the first half of a game? And don’t say Sheffield Wednesday, because that doesn’t really count. Not when the ball hit Scott Laird and went in, rather than the other way around. In a world of great expectations, we could be a little arsey about this. But ild speculation and panic never solved a crisis. But it’s not our […]

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The Walsall Pact

In a part of the division we needn’t concern ourselves, there is a battle raging where the team with the longest fingernails will cling on to League One status. And that means an inevitable struggle for those lofty teams – like Stevenage, of course – against those scrapping for points. A warning: Tomorrow will not be pretty… In terms of team selection for the trip to Poland (snarf), Smiffy has […]

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Next Goal Wins…

This is a struggle. It really is. With each passing sentence, we’re thinking of a song title that could form the basis of a semi-humorous Slew pun. His loan spell had been meant by Gary Smith to give Boro’ a little extra punch in front of goal. No doubt the quite literal nature of his dismissal last night raises just a hint of irony. A third successive clean sheet is […]

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Colchester Patter

“No regrets, Kit. That’s what they’d say” – We’ve decided to steal borrow a line from Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins for a reason, even if it’s not immediately obvious. It has no real significance except in its literal form. Taking on Colchester United tonight, who are just five behind us, gives us a chance to set a marker for the season’s run-in. Recent form has kept the points tally ticking […]

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The Monday Rant was launched last week with the intention of being a weekly feature that serves to channel BoroGuide’s footballing frustrations at the start of the working week. It’s something we very much intend to pursue over the coming weeks and are sure there’ll always something football-related to complain about. In a light-hearted manner, of course. But not this week… There are times we have to remind ourselves that […]

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