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Brian Quailey, Tony Thorpe, Liam George... Boro's seen enough duff forwards over the years. And Greg Luer is also on that list...

Who The Hell Was… Greg Luer?

Brian Quailey, Tony Thorpe, Liam George… Boro’s seen enough duff forwards over the years. And Greg Luer is also on that list. In football, the conventional thinking is that a striker should be able to come in and score goals. That’s what they’re on the pitch to do. OK, so …

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As we struggled to get used to life playing in the GM Vauxhall Conference, one man we turned to for a lift was Vasili Kalogeracos

Who The Hell Was… Vasili Kalogeracos?

As we struggled to get used to life playing in the GM Vauxhall Conference, one man we turned to for a lift was Vasili Kalogeracos. At the time, Boro’ had been unable to build on a 3-0 win away to Stafford Rangers on the opening day of the 1994-5 season. …

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In our club's not-so-long story, the name Brian Aldridge is forever linked with a bit of a cock up; one that's not even his fault

Who The Hell Was… Brian Aldridge?

In our club’s not-so-long story, the name Brian Aldridge is forever linked with a bit of a cock up; one that’s not even his fault. In fact, it’s a bit of a rum deal for the stopper who actually came in to do us a favour back in the day. …

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To a few people, he's a two-time Olympic decathlon champion. But, to others, Daley Thompson is best known as a Boro' player...

Who The Hell Was… Daley Thompson

To a few people, he’s a two-time Olympic decathlon champion; winning gold in 1980 and 1984. But, to others, Daley Thompson is best known as a Boro’ player. Probably. At least, we think we got it the right way around. And it was a blink-and-you-miss-it relationship. He came in, played, …

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In need of a fresh creative spark, Teddy Sheringham turned to the loan market in January 2016 – and found Deimantas Petravičius

Deimantas Petravičius

In need of a fresh creative spark, Teddy Sheringham turned to the loan market in January 2016 – and found Deimantas Petravičius. At that halfway point of the 2015-6 League Two season, we – and the boss – weren’t finding things easy. After a brief spurt of fortune that brought …

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With Cloughie's second spell in charge not quite living up to his first, was Baroan Tagro the signing to change all that?

Baroan Tagro

With Cloughie‘s second spell in charge not quite living up to his imperious first, was Baroan Tagro the signing to change all that? After coming back as gaffer in summer 2000 after the ridiculous decision to sack him in December 1998, Cloughie had us finishing in seventh in his first …

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In the first half of our debut Football League season, new additions to a close-knit squad were carefully chosen – and Jay O'Shea was one of 'em

Jay O’Shea

In the first half of our debut Football League season, new additions to our close-knit squad were carefully chosen – and Jay O’Shea was one of ’em. The Irish winger arrived not all that long after another lad we looked at recently – Marvin Williams. Well, 10 days after the …

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For a Boro' side adapting to life in the Football League, one of the men that Graham Westley looked to for that bit extra was Marvin Williams

Marvin Williams

For a Boro’ side adapting to life in the Football League, one of the men that Graham Westley looked to for that bit extra was Marvin Williams. After storming to the 2009-10 Blue Square Premier title, we pretty much kept faith with the same band of brothers who had earned …

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Like all those England one-cap wonders, we've also signed our fair share of one-outing – er – wonders? And Carel van der Velden is one of 'em...

Carel van der Velden

If we asked you to, we bet you could name at least one of England’s one-cap wonders. Steve Guppy – he’s one. Brian Stein is another. See, it’s easy. But what about if we ask you to reel off one of Boro’s (many) one-outing wonders from over the years? Now …

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Part of Cloughie's efforts to reshape Boro's squad for the 1998-9 campaign, Rodney McAree joined in September 1998. But he didn't hang around...

Rodney McAree

Newcastle aside, there ain’t too much about the 1997-8 campaign we’d look back on with love. Cloughie got to work rebuilding the Boro’ squad during summer 1998. New faces for the 1998-9 season included Carl Alford, Lee Howarth and Dominic Naylor. But the start of the season didn’t put an end …

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