Boro' History

Last Updated: 26 May 2022

Oh, this lot? They're such Terras – and quite literally so, given it's the nickname that Weymouth Football Club are known by...

Weymouth: Remember Them?

Oh, this lot? They’re such Terras – and quite literally so, given it’s the nickname that Weymouth Football Club are known by. We even think that intro is worthy of a cheeky little “wehhhh!” in deference to our Dorset chums. Two crackerjack puns and we haven’t even got onto our …

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It's not unusual, every so often, for an unknown team to come from nowhere and become your equals; Leigh RMI being an example...

Leigh RMI: Remember Them?

It’s not unusual, every so often, for an unknown team to come from nowhere and become your equals; Leigh RMI being an example. You could point at sides like Yeovil Town or Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion popping up in the Championship too. Or Barnsley in the Premier League. Gosh – …

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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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For a long time, just the idea that we'd ever play a 'big' team like Sheffield Wednesday on equal terms seemed so out there...

Sheffield Wednesday: Remember Them?

For a long time, just the idea that we’d ever play a ‘big’ team like Sheffield Wednesday on equal terms seemed so out there. When we first began knocking the ball around on the King George V playing fields, who knew that it was the start of an odyssey that’d …

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Yet another team from our 'once-and-never-again' ledger, us and Halstead Town have always been poles apart in footballing terms...

Halstead Town: Remember Them?

Yet another team from our ‘once-and-never-again’ ledger, us and Halstead Town have always been poles apart in footballing terms. If you had us down as two circles on a Venn diagram, it seems hard to imagine how they’d ever overlap. And yet the very fact that we’ve turned up to …

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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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Our home game with Vauxhall Motors (Luton) in November 1985 seemed like an ordinary league clash – but it ended in tragedy...

Tragedy At Broadhall Way

Our home game with Vauxhall Motors (Luton) in November 1985 seemed like an ordinary league clash. Well, why wouldn’t it? But it was a fixture that didn’t make it past the half-time interval as tragedy struck in a way that you’d never expect to see at a football game. For …

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Here's one team from our humble county that doesn't get too much of a mention in the Boro' tale. So, where do Hoddesdon Town fit?

Hoddesdon Town: Remember Them?

Here’s one team from our humble county that doesn’t get too much of a mention in the Boro’ tale. So, where exactly do Hoddesdon Town fit in the grand scheme of things? After all, it isn’t like we ran into them year after year down in the Isthmian League. Ware? …

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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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Long before Ali G had put the name of Staines in lights, Boro' had already been there and done that in battles with the Swans

Staines Town: Remember Them?

Long before Ali G had put the name of Staines in lights, Boro’ had already been there and done that in battles with the Swans. That said, we don’t quite have the cultural clout of Sacha Baron Cohen and our seven meetings with them (to date) aren’t exactly the stuff …

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