Date: 22nd May 2010 at 9:14pm
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NEWLY promoted Stevenage, will be known as just that, after a board meeting decided to drop the Borough from the club name for their first season back in the Football League.

The Supporters Association confirmed that the club nickname will be ‘The Boro’ in remembrance of the clubs former name, which will be officially changed as of June 1st.

A statement from the Supporters Association read: “Looking to the future, the directors do not believe the connotation of the word Borough in the name should be carried into the Football League.

‘It`s served us well as a non-league club in the climb up the non-league pyramid and we shall always be ‘The Boro` in recognition of our roots, but now it`s time to look to the future.

“Dropping the word Borough and rebranding, by taking the name of the town, just as Barnet, Watford, Fulham, Chelsea and many others have is the right thing for the future. The alternatives of ‘Town`, ‘Athletic` and ‘United` all have their problems so, bearing in mind our roots, simply being Stevenage Football Club that started it all off just seems right.’

Pointless or will it make a difference? I’ll go with the first…