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Video on Youtube called how we got promoted. Done by the club, a very good watch, cant post link as on my phone but would urge all to watch! Its quite touching in a way
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That's excellent!
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That's excellent!


Still get goosebumps watching that!



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Still can't watch any of this without getting emotional
Braintree Home OMG..
Braintree away praying for something for 75 mins then we got something
Then praying for a winner and not penalties and it came massive massive relief
On the pitch chatting to the players, photos etc great
Then whole family to Wembley
Wouldn't have missed that and Arnold's goal for anything
Can't wait till 6/8/16
Come on Town!!
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Oh for intercourse sake in a blubbering mess again...this can't be healthy...


'the poor and the needy are selfish and greedy'...well done Mozza
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Wow..........just show that to the lads who have been offered deals but are yet to sign, that I nothing else will get them to put pen to paper.


"Crombie you would have got to that if you weren't such a fat ba%$@rd" - George Kerr, inspiration from the dug out 70s style  
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On the pitch after Braintree away was special, only trumped by Nathan's goal at Wembley.


"Crombie you would have got to that if you weren't such a fat ba%$@rd" - George Kerr, inspiration from the dug out 70s style  
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Welled up three or four times during that  

Absolutely massive, critical and no doubt pivotal moment in our history!


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My favourite team with one of my top ten favourite tracks of all time ( Coldplay - Fix You ) WOW

I cant seem to get the link on full screen.


Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no-one can imagine
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It's the PH reaction at Braintree that gets me.


Grimsby till I die.
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Watched it. Felt the pain and the joy again. Cried. Fantastic!


'See the steeple pine
The hills as old as time
Soon to be put to the test
To be whipped by the winds of the west..'
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1st time I've seen Braintree away, never seen Hurst show that much emotion before, hope he can show more passion at Blundell Park and less of the negative winging. UTM
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Is it ok to cry whilst watching this video    
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Yep


'See the steeple pine
The hills as old as time
Soon to be put to the test
To be whipped by the winds of the west..'
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That leap and header by Bogle at Braintree was a thing of beauty.


Då ska vi vända hem     Then we shall turn home
då vill vi dit igen             there we want to be again
Till det ställe som             To the place from
vi ifrån en gång kom     which we once came
     
För längtan finns             For the longing is there
hos folk som minns             in people who remember
Den tid som var             The time that was
finns i drömmen kvar     remains in dreams
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It's only a few weeks since I was listening to the Braintree commentary and hardly able to listen to the Podge penalty kick.  In a way, the despair of the first leg and the poor form before that made the end result even more special
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I appear to have something in my eye. Both of them.


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Cannot stop watching it with tears streaming down my face. Superb

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I don't think I could ever get bored of watching that.
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Superb video. I felt utterly dejected after that home tie with Braintree and couldn't see a way to progress for us. It was apparent though from the second leg that the pressure got to Braintree. For the first time in the season, they were expected to win and had a big crowd by their standards. They couldn't handle it and went to pieces.

I was quietly confident that we would beat FGR in the final but it was still a massive relief and outpouring of 6 years of frustration when that Arnold goal went in. Don't think i've ever seen so many grown men crying at once.

It's only football.........................
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Love it. My lad has watched the re-run virtually every day for the last two and a half weeks!!
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Don't mind admitting it got me seeing Dis in despair and then in ecstasy very emotional what a superb video.  
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Had tears rolling down my face by the end of this. Upset me seeing Gregor and Craig Clay too, only a short time ago. They are heroes and that squad will always be remembered as legends.


hopes Scunthorpe lose almost as much as I hope we win.
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I admit to being very emotional watching this excellent video, but how I would have loved my Dad and my mate Colin to see us get promoted, sadly both have passed away whilst we have been in the football wilderness.


Bobby Cummings is my hero ! The main reason I am a Cod Head.
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Haven't welled up so much since watching the film The Champ, great stuff, I'm just glad they didn't put the downfall first then how we got promoted, because I would be crying like a little girl.


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Yeah, roaring again.


Batch, Crombie, Moore K, Wiggington, Cumming, Waters, Bonnyman, Ford, Emson, Drinkell, Whymark. Love you all, You are the reason I'm on here. You've had help from Todd, Handyside, Futcher P, Groves, Mendonca, Macca etc etc etc. Up The Mariners!!!!!!!!!
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Brilliant emotive music behind brilliant scenes. As with others, lump in my throat time.

Also, congratulations to the PR people at the club. They often get a tough time on here (and rightly so on some occasions) but credit where credit is due, this is excellent stuff. More please!

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Quoted from Les Brechin
Great video



One club one love Grimsby Town
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I admit to being very emotional watching this excellent video, but how I would have loved my Dad and my mate Colin to see us get promoted, sadly both have passed away whilst we have been in the football wilderness.
Hopefully looking down on us from above



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Paul Hurst reaction is absolutely amazing. Paul I doubt you no more you are part of us all.

The story of Operation Promotion is a thing of beauty, a Grimsby Legend for all generations of now and in the future.

I can look back and say I was there with Dis the captain, and the squad on that emotional roller coaster of a season when to be fair we all doubted we could do it but the squad had the guts and belief to see us home in the most dramatic way ever.

Our fans are unbelievable and their support is so envied by others we have left a rather big void in those non league grounds ans finances.

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I didn't go to Braintree but was speaking to someone today who did. Can I just say a massive well done to everyone else who went when many had given up. This was the moment the team needed support and boy did they get it.


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Finally found a link where I could see it full screen and yes, brought a tear to my eye.

http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/article/freeview-how-we-were-promoted-3133645.aspx


Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no-one can imagine
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Really enjoyed watching that again,

Also really pleased I do mot have to go up the road to Braintree any more  


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Really enjoyed watching that again,

Also really pleased I do mot have to go up the road to Braintree any more  


Colchester instead next season Pete!



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My Mrs see me blubbering and said.................................................................... Bloody hell s it's only a football match silly old sod.

As the now famous song says.......        
                                                                                 "They just don't understand"
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Honestly think that if you can watch that without feeling emotional, cry or well up you must be dead inside.

From that penalty things changed. I've never driven back from a game like I did against Braintree and felt so good after watching town...until the following week.

The greatest day supporting town...


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Just watched it......... and yes....eyes are getting a little watery.

Wembley....the best footballing day I have ever had.

UTM


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Bloody good that. Glad I watched it on my own. Nobody saw me snivelling!
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It's a great watch, first time I've noticed that bogle was virtually level with Amond when he struck the penalty !
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Colchester instead next season Pete!


Yes really looking forward to seeing their new ground from the inside Les,

You can see it from the A12 but I have not been inside yet.


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Brings a tear to my eye everytime.
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The video is probably the best video I've ever seen concerning Grimsby Town. Massive kudos to the club for producing it.

In many ways the victory at Braintree was a greater achievement than the Wembley game. From talking to people who went to the game the turn out was more a show of defiance than a genuine belief that we could do it. We all hoped but as the commentator says the odds were stacked against us historically and in terms of (very) recent encounters between the two sides.
There are many game defining moments in football. The penalty decision and Podge's gleeful execution must rank as one of Town's all time defining moments. The result was staggering. Braintree's heads dropped. The tiredness experienced by part timers asked to play two massive games in four days (with work for some in the intervening period), which had been held at bay for the whole time they maintained a 1-0 advantage came flooding out. The mood amongst the Town fans changed in the instant Podge's penalty hit the net. I cannot put into words how but from that moment I knew Town would win. To me it didn't matter that they had a player sent off. Bogle's goal though fantastic, with the best celebrations (up to that point) I can remember in 50 years of watching my team was somehow incidental.
At Wembley I didn't speak to a single person in the lead up to the game who didn't think Town would win. From early on it was obvious that the same team that turned up at Braintree had come to Wembley. That's not to say there wasn't tension. The beauty of the video is that you remember how you felt when the first goal went in, followed so quickly by the second. The tension ramped up after their excellent goal and you wondered whether even then the game could be snatched away..again. I will never, ever be able to describe the feeling when Arnold stuck the third away. The realisation that we'd done it made me just stand there yelling "f**king yes!" again and again I fell over the seat in front of me because the person sat there had left early!!! This video brings it back as though it was still going on. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen it....


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Watched it 3 or 4 times already. The BT Sport bit about writing us off is actually a microcosm of our fans after Braintree. "We'll never get out this league with Hurst in charge"

After nearly a month to reflect the joy has now really sunk in. I've made an edit of 5 seconds for Arnold's goal and I just love it. Finally after 11 years of watching town fail and fail again I finally saw some success! Sadly for my own sake I wasn't here to witness Mendonc, Donavon, Gilbert, Childs, Groves, Davison, Crichton, Drinkell, Waters, Drinkell, Ford, Moore, Handyside, Livo, Birtles and Oster. I've seen Church, Makofo and Fyfield! I doubt that when I look back hopefully in 60 years time or so I will be able to recall a greater moment of joy than the 95th Minute, Play off final, 15th May, Grimsby v FGR and that ball ricocheting off the defender and the moment before he scored that you knew he was going to and Shaun Pearson leading round a gang of players to start the celebration party! That is the happiest I've ever felt and after 6 agonising years of torture we finally suceeded, we finally got out of the league impossible to get out of.


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Silence is not sacrifice.

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The video is probably the best video I've ever seen concerning Grimsby Town. Massive kudos to the club for producing it.

In many ways the victory at Braintree was a greater achievement than the Wembley game. From talking to people who went to the game the turn out was more a show of defiance than a genuine belief that we could do it. We all hoped but as the commentator says the odds were stacked against us historically and in terms of (very) recent encounters between the two sides.
There are many game defining moments in football. The penalty decision and Podge's gleeful execution must rank as one of Town's all time defining moments. The result was staggering. Braintree's heads dropped. The tiredness experienced by part timers asked to play two massive games in four days (with work for some in the intervening period), which had been held at bay for the whole time they maintained a 1-0 advantage came flooding out. The mood amongst the Town fans changed in the instant Podge's penalty hit the net. I cannot put into words how but from that moment I knew Town would win. To me it didn't matter that they had a player sent off. Bogle's goal though fantastic, with the best celebrations (up to that point) I can remember in 50 years of watching my team was somehow incidental.
At Wembley I didn't speak to a single person in the lead up to the game who didn't think Town would win. From early on it was obvious that the same team that turned up at Braintree had come to Wembley. That's not to say there wasn't tension. The beauty of the video is that you remember how you felt when the first goal went in, followed so quickly by the second. The tension ramped up after their excellent goal and you wondered whether even then the game could be snatched away..again. I will never, ever be able to describe the feeling when Arnold stuck the third away. The realisation that we'd done it made me just stand there yelling "f**king yes!" again and again I fell over the seat in front of me because the person sat there had left early!!! This video brings it back as though it was still going on. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen it....


Beautifully written Barra. Agree entirely.


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About 2 mins 30 in, when Podge puts that pen away and the music kicks in I just became a mess, hairs were dancing already but at that moment I went to bits  
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Agree with Barra about the confidence of Town fans. Every single fan i spoke to said we would win and all were saying by 2 or 3 goals. The one abiding memory i will have is my very drunken brother saying adamantly and repeatedly that we would win 3-1 and that FGR cannot and will not match our passion on and off the pitch. So much so that the gamblers among our group stuck bets on that score and won a fair few bob. The sight of them all kissing my brother at the end with tears in their eyes will live with me for ever.
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The Braintree one where Boggs hit a superb curler only for the keeper to get a finger tip on it and deflect it onto the post. Podges reaction is superb he as both hands aloft celebrating lol
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Agree with the poster who mentioned the sadness that Clay and Robertson are no longer at the club. Would have been great to have given those two the chance to progress with us in League 2, but I suppose football is a cruel sport and there's no room for sentiment. Would obviously have loved to have seen Nolan too but that was out of our hands.


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The Braintree one where Boggs hit a superb curler only for the keeper to get a finger tip on it and deflect it onto the post. Podges reaction is superb he as both hands aloft celebrating lol


At the time I didn't realise the keeper had got anything on it. From the camera angle it was a goal all the way. You have to say it was an unbelievable save...


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At the time I didn't realise the keeper had got anything on it. From the camera angle it was a goal all the way. You have to say it was an unbelievable save...


I was stood very slightly to the left of the goal and was right behind the trajectory of the shot. I thought it was a goal, I was celebrating and then out of nowhere he got the slightest touch on it. One of the best saves I've ever seen.


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I will admit that I was part of the support that didn't give us much chance in the second leg, I knew we had a great squad capable of winning any game but being through the last 14 years with town and losing the first leg 1-0 I guess it just felt like it was going to be another disappointment but gladly I was proved wrong and after that I just knew we would win at Wembley
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Apart from that drastic blunder when Boggs bravely nodded in the winner that Braintree keeper made some superb saves the one from a vicious Arnold shot was a good one but that Boggs one was world class. Could do a lot worse than sign him as competition for Macca being part time should not cost a lot.
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Braintree away was a fantastic day, coming home you just knew we would win at wembley. Seen myself half a dozen times through the video, expression different every time, typical town though, anguish to joy
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Apart from that drastic blunder when Boggs bravely nodded in the winner that Braintree keeper made some superb saves the one from a vicious Arnold shot was a good one but that Boggs one was world class. Could do a lot worse than sign him as competition for Macca being part time should not cost a lot.


I think he was on loan from somewhere (reading maybe?) so will already be full time and probably paid a decent whack
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I think he was on loan from somewhere (reading maybe?) so will already be full time and probably paid a decent whack


believe it was Millwall pal.
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I have no embarrassment in admitting that I was in tears after Arnold's goal and every time I watch that video, I get goosebumps. Braintree away and Wembley will stay with me till the day I die and I can't even watch the videos of the goal without getting a bit teary. Shows what a fantastic club we are. UTM
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I'm enjoying the fact that every single goal had a hint of luck/bad keeping to it. A poorly hit penalty, Braintree keeper coming out and being stranded, same again with the forest green in first, then an awful parry for the second followed by a lucky deflection for the third. Just nice to finally have the gods on our side after all these years and finally have a bit of luck, it was clearly fate.

Not to detract anything from the performance, we were head and shoulders above Braintree in the second leg and FGR!
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Hairs on the back of my neck standing up. Tears in my eyes as I did when I listened on the radio to the final. Excellent stuff - wish I was back home for next season - really do!

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Just watched it again to get me in the mood for the new season and it's still fantastically emotional.
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