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I'm told that I was taken to Blundell Park for my 3rd bithday in 1969, but cannot recall the match.  My first memories of a town match are Grimsby v Exeter 1972 - McMennemy era and promotion celebrations followed.  Addicted from that point on by my own choice, well nearly!  
Oh to be 6 years old again, following the worlds greatest football team and desperately looking forward to watching my next Grimsby match at Blundell Park.  Life was so bloody marvellous then although we didn;t ahve a colour telly! UTM
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First game was against Middlesbrough in 1985. I was 13 at the time and only seem to remember the metal fences we all had to peer through. I still have the programme and a certain Brian Laws played for Boro that day. Later research tells me that we won 4-3 (great game apparently, shame about those bloody fences) and that it was the season when the Osmond Stand was the new home end and the away fans were in the Pontoon.


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Either my memory or yours is going as I dont recall either of Mike Brolly's goals against Everton being headers? One definetly wasnt


I thought that too Chris but didn't say anything in case it was my mind playing tricks on me. I'm fairly sure both goals were shots.



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It was April 81. West Ham won the cup the year before against The Gooners. Somebody called Cross scored 4 for them that day.

Just looked it up and there was a gap of three weeks between the two 5-1 defeats. I thought they were back to back. We won only one of our last seven or so games and that was at Wednesday. Makes you wonder whether the then board were panicking about the possibility of the Town getting into the First Division.


thanks for that barralad i will always have fond memories of that game even though we did lose,west ham was a good team then,it was great to see brooking,parkes and the likes,i was only 11 then,i use to go with my uncles who all use to sing, it was brilliant in them days


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Try as I might I can't recall much at all about the first Town match I was at.All I can remember is that Harry Wainman was in goal,which means it was sometime in the seventies.When did Harry finish playing for GTFC ? Help me out someone please!  
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Try as I might I can't recall much at all about the first Town match I was at.All I can remember is that Harry Wainman was in goal,which means it was sometime in the seventies.When did Harry finish playing for GTFC ? Help me out someone please!  



He went on loan to Rochdale in October 72.

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He went on loan to Rochdale in October 72.

Yep,that means I was about 5 years old (or less) when my dad first took me to BP.No wonder I can't remember sodomist all about it!

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Early 60s with my Dad.  I was very young so no idea which match.  Remember messing about at the top of the back stairs in the old Barratt stand.

My Dad went to his first game in the early 1930s.  He still follows them.  (We are both old sods).
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My first visits to BP were for reserve games as school would do trips to reserve games when we played a bigger team and I remember being absolutely freezing watching our reserves getting thumped by Liverpools second XI one night, the likes of Mike Hooper, Craig Johnston and Barry Vennison were playing for them. But my first proper game was when we beat Wolves 1-0 in the first round of the FA Cup in 1988.


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Town vs watford at watford   aboout 2002 i think?

Think we lost about 3-0




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