5 Of The Best

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It's scary to think how many defunct clubs have gone under since helping to shape our story...

5 Of The Best: Clubs No Longer With Us…

At our level, defunct clubs are more of a feature than they should be. Unlike the bigger boys at the top table, there aren’t many with billions to burn and/or questionable reputations who are willing to come in and bankroll a smaller side. And what this means is that teams …

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Delays and disquiet with the 2021-2 edition put a thought into our head – what are the best all-time Stevenage kits we've seen?

5 Of The Best: Stevenage Kits

Delays and disquiet with the 2021-2 edition put a thought into our head – what are the best all-time Stevenage kits we’ve seen? Like all teams, Boro’ are blessed to have worn some real gems over the years. On the flip side, we’ve also stepped out in proper clangers. Looking …

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Boro' Family Ties: Like father, like son or brothers-in-arms – several families have contributed to the Boro' story over the years...

Boro’ Family Ties

As a tight-knit club, it’s good to keep things in the family? And we’ve certainly seen some close family ties over the years. After all, it’s easy for clubs to go out and bring in a player or two from the same club. Or even from the same country. But …

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We asked. You told us. Here are the six Stevenage captains that stand out from all the rest – even though it was pretty close...

Stevenage Captains

We asked. You voted. And here are the five Stevenage captains that stand out from the rest – even though it was pretty close. In fact, we really could’ve included 20 skippers here and not complain. But we’d have to change the title and write a lot more. We don’t …

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Normally, we're happy enough to go it alone when picking '5 of the Best' things. But we think we need your help with the best Boro' skippers...

Boro’ Skippers: The Search

Normally, we’re happy enough to go it alone when picking ‘5 of the Best’ things. But we think we need your help with the best Boro’ skippers. It’s quite a mammoth task, all told. There are some clear candidates that have to make it in. But there are others who …

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We've not had a load of overseas imports over the years – but here are five lads who make up a formidable French foreign legion to play for us

6 Of The Best: Boro’s French Foreign Legion

Vivre la vie Boro’, eh? OK – so we’ve not exactly had a load of overseas imports on our books over the years. It’s probably only been more common in recent times; Stevenage clearly one of the more salubrious destinations in League Two for foreign talent. But that’s not to …

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We're no strangers to getting on the wrong side of others. And we've wound up some teams more than most – such as these five Stevenage rivals...

Stevenage Rivals

We’re no strangers to getting on the wrong side of others over the years. And we’ve wound up some teams more than most – such as these five Stevenage rivals. And that feeling is, of course, mutual. You aren’t proper rivals if the irrational hatred doesn’t flow both ways – …

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In modern football, right backs are expected to do it all – in attack or at the back. But it's nothing new at Boro', as you'll find out now...

Right Backs

A great philosopher* once said “nobody grows up wanting to be a Gary Neville“. But we’re not sure about that one. At Boro’, we’ve seen lads wearing the number two shirt and doing quite brilliant things while doing so. In modern football, right backs are expected to do it all …

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The 2007 FA Trophy Final: One of Boro's greatest-ever cup matches?

Boro’ Cup Matches

Give us a break from league action and we come to life. Well, sometimes. Here are five of the best cup matches that Boro’ have been involved in. Now, don’t go all funny on us if the five we’ve gone for don’t match up with your thinking. This is Boro’ …

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Boro' played Ebbsfleet United on Good Friday 2008

Good Friday Games

Good Friday is one of those ‘special’ days in the footballing calendar. Y’know, like Boxing Day. Or the August Bank Holiday. And even St Woking Day. But it’s right to say that some of ’em have been much ‘gooder’ than others for Boro’ down the years. It can have quite …

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