Cult Classic

Last Updated: 24 July 2021

It's not often you find a one-club man these days. In a parallel universe, Jose Whishaw would be one of them. One of our own...

Cult Classic: Jose Whishaw

It’s not often you find a one-club man these days. Even our highest appearance makers, Ronnie Henry and Mark Smith, turned out for other clubs in their time. But, in a parallel universe, Jose Whishaw is a genuine one club man. Such was his affinity for Stevenage, you can even …

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When a loan deal is turned into a permanent one, that lad must be doing something right. Luke Freeman is a good case in point...

Cult Classic: Luke Freeman

When a loan deal is turned into a permanent one, that lad must be doing something right. Luke Freeman is a good case in point. After all, one of the joys of bringing someone in on loan is that you can send them back. Sometimes, you simply can’t wait for …

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For us, there's something of an 'on ne sait pas quoi' with Jean-Michel Sigere – enough then, surely, to make him a cult classic?

Jean-Michel Sigere

For us, there’s always something of an on ne sait pas quoi with Jean-Michel Sigere – enough then, surely, to make him a cult classic? Of course, you might feel this is an odd hill for us to choose to die on. But our memories of the French forward still …

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Heading into the mid-1980s, we were getting back to our swashbuckling best – and helping to lead the charge was talismanic Paddy Butcher

Paddy Butcher

We weren’t around at the time ourselves – but, for those who were, the mid-1980s saw Boro’ back at our swashbuckling best. The step from the United Counties League to the Isthmian League was a tough one to make. So, we needed the players who could help us make that …

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FourFourTwo asked us to nominate the definitive Stevenage Cult Hero. Here's who we said – and what we said about the man, leader and legend...

FourFourTwo: Stevenage Cult Hero

FourFourTwo is probably the best magazine for all things football in the UK. A couple of weeks ago, their editorial team gave us a buzz to share our wisdom. No laughing back there, please. We were asked to nominate the definitive Stevenage Cult Hero; a man who holds a special …

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In a time before Luke Freeman, there was Adrian Clarke; the original left wing wizard to come to us from Arsenal – even if it was via Southend

Adrian Clarke

In a time before Luke Freeman, there was Adrian Clarke. Both graduates of Arsenal, there is a little bit of disparity between the ages of the pair upon arriving at Boro’, but there are also some striking similarities; both being wing wizards on the left hand side for a start. …

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From one record-breaker to the next, Ronnie Henry is the only lad in this list to skipper us in two different spells

Ronnie Henry

It’s not yet been a week since we first heard that Ronnie Henry was leaving Boro’; seven years of service for the club under his belt. But it is surely appropriate to cherish such distinguished times. And that’s what we’re attempting to do with this very instalment of Cult Classic. First …

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Dean Martin is a lad that we remember rather fondly; a tenacious midfielder signed by Richard Hill in 1999 and played two seasons for us. Ish...

Dean Martin

Dean Martin is a lad that we remember rather fondly; a tenacious midfielder brought in by Dickie Hill in 1999 and played two seasons for us. Well – two-ish. That’s because his time with us was usually limited to the second half of a season. Each year, he’d be heading …

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Carl Alford – a man so far up our list of best-ever Boro' players that he commands a tremendous view over the Sussex coast

Carl Alford

Carl Alford. He’s a man so far up the list of BoroGuide’s bestest-ever Boro’ players that he commands a tremendous view overlooking the Sussex coast. And, on a clear day, you can even make out the outline Guernsey. Probably. After Barry Hayles left for the greener pastures of the Football …

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