Unsung Heroes

Last Updated: 18 August 2021

A combination of power and pace is what made Yemi Odubade such an integral, yet understated, part of our 2010 title-winning side

Unsung Heroes: Yemi Odubade

A perfect combination of power and pace is what made Yemi Odubade such an integral, yet understated, part of our 2010 title-winning side. If you had to pick a five-a-side team made up of our champion cohort, some picks would – of course – be obvious. We’d bet you’d pick …

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"Woop, we can hear the Byron coming"; striker Byron Harrison sure made his mark at the Lamex when he arrived in January 2011

Byron Harrison

“Woop, we can hear the Byron coming”; striker Byron Harrison sure made his mark at the Lamex when he arrived in January 2011. Boro’ boss Graham Westley had gone in search of some extra firepower for his attack. And what he came back with was an undiscovered talent fresh from …

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Just how much did signing Brian Stein help to swing the tight 1993-4 Diadora League Premier Division title battle in our favour?

Brian Stein

Just how much did signing Brian Stein help to swing the tight 1993-4 Diadora League Premier Division title battle in our favour? Well, if you’re pushed for time, we’d tell you “quite a lot” is our answer. But, as we find with all things Boro’, the joy is always in …

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Think of the name Gittings and we bet that Martin comes to mind. But the service Peter Gittings gave to Boro' also deserves recognition...

Peter Gittings

“At least I’m the best player in my own family” – it says much about England’s 2001 Ashes team that bowler Jimmy Ormond’s best moment in a two-Test career is the withering put-down he delivered to Australia’s Mark Waugh. In much the same way, we can understand how Peter Gittings …

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As the Mark Stimson era started with more of a whimper than a bang, we turned to Mark Beard for much-needed oomph in the middle of the park

Mark Beard

As the Mark Stimson era started with more of a whimper than a bang, we turned to Mark Beard for much-needed oomph in the middle of the park. In fact, we didn’t win any of our first six matches; the attacking style that came with Stimmo produced goals, sure. It’s …

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For a time during GW's second time as Boro' boss, we turned to Ireland for talent. Darren Murphy was the first to come across – and most successful

Darren Murphy

For a time during GW’s second time as Boro’ boss, we turned to Ireland for talent. Darren Murphy was the first to come across – and most successful. And we mean no disrespect to either Darragh Ryan, Don Cowan or Luke Wade-Slater. When did Darren Murphy join us? Murph signed …

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