Boro' History

Last Updated: 26 December 2023

September 2023 ended with a bump. But, with 10 league games now under our belt, how does our start stack up against other years? | BoroGuide

At This Stage: September 2023

September 2023 ended with a bit of a bump for Boro’. But, with 10 league games now under our belt, how does our progress stack up against other seasons? We’re actually not far from being a quarter of the way through our 2023-4 Sky Bet League One obligations. Can we …

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Let's not underestimate how tough it was for us to get out of the Conference in 2010; Oxford United one of the teams in our way

Good Game: Stevenage Borough 1-0 Oxford United

Good Game: The series looking at the amazing, utterly memorable, unbelievably dramatic and downright ludicrous games that involved Stevenage Borough over the years. But we’ll insist that we accept no blame for memories warped by time, age or alcohol consumption at the time. We’ll never refer to any games involving …

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In an era defined by Gitts' scoring record, the exploits of Jimmy Hughes during the 1990-1 campaign could sneak under the radar

Unsung Heroes: Jimmy Hughes

Pick any point in Boro’s history before 1995 and you’ll likely hear Martin Gittings’ name come up. Now, you don’t need us to tell you that Gitts was a class above when it comes to banging ’em in. But you could argue that our record scorer’s abilities in front of …

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To us, some players are inextricably linked with specific clubs – like Kevin Lisbie and Charlton. So, what's he got to do with us?

Who The Hell Was… Kevin Lisbie?

In our mind’s eye, some players are inextricably linked with specific clubs. Tony Thorpe and Luton Town was one such connection we always used to make back in the day. Another that you may consider is Kevin Lisbie and Charlton Athletic. The question that comes out of this, however, is …

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As GW's Boro' pushed for a Conference playoff place in the 2004-5 season, the arrival of Darryn Stamp was a bit of a key moment...

Unsung Heroes: Darryn Stamp

The mid-2000s were a bit of a cult time for Boro’ all told; Graham Westley now firmly into his stride as boss and pushing us into the promotion picture. With forwards like Anthony Elding and Dino Maamria at our disposal, we had the necessary capability to score goals. But there …

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Leyton Orient 1-2 Stevenage Borough: In the mid-1990s, Boro' started to move the dial in the FA Cup; establishing our cupset pedigree with a 1996 trip to Leyton Orient

Good Game: Leyton Orient 1-2 Stevenage Borough

Good Game: The series looking at the amazing, utterly memorable, unbelievably dramatic and downright ludicrous games that involved Stevenage Borough over the years. But we’ll insist that we accept no blame for memories warped by time, age or alcohol consumption at the time. We’ll never refer to any games involving …

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August 2023 is now done; Boro' now five league games in. So, how does the start of this campaign compare with others before it?

At This Stage: August 2023

Blink and you miss it; August is (all but) done and dusted – and we might as well be plunged into the depths of winter now. For Boro’, we’re enjoying a decent return to League One. As one month ends and the new one starts, we find ourselves five league …

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We're not the oldest club on the block, that's for sure. But doing a brief Stevenage FC history is not easy, we can tell you...

A Brief History of Stevenage FC

If Stephen Hawking had decided to write a book about our club, we’d imagine this is the title he’d choose. But, with the passing of that particular genius, a boat has long since sailed. And the title is ours to grab. The reason? To serve you a little slice of …

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Let's talk iconic Boro' goals for a second. Joel Byrom? Yep. Giuliano Grazioli? Very probably. John Mousinho? You'd think so...

Cult Classic: John Mousinho

Let’s talk iconic Boro’ goals for a second. Joel Byrom? Yep. Giuliano Grazioli? Very probably. John Mousinho? You’d have to think so. But this alone doesn’t instantly make a cult classic. Don’t get us wrong – landmark goals do a lot to keep someone fresh in the memory for the …

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There weren't many highlights during our 1997-8 campaign. But Giuliano Grazioli did his bit to give us one big moment from it...

Cult Classic: Giuliano Grazioli

There weren’t many highlights during our 1997-8 campaign. Boro’ had now entered a period of transition after a sustained run of success. The team that won the 1995-6 Conference title and gone close to retaining it in 1996-7 had now largely broken apart. Gone were the likes of Barry Hayles …

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