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Nelly GTFC
September 3, 2014, 7:39pm

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18,000 at Blundell Park!!!

Just talking on the West Ham forums, one mentioned this game he said he went to, said it was the best fish and chips he ever had lol >> [url=http://www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=154837]http://www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=154837[/url]

Link >> [url=http://www.11v11.com/matches/grimsby-town-v-west-ham-united-11-april-1981-119776/]http://www.11v11.com/matches/grimsby-town-v-west-ham-united-11-april-1981-119776/[/url]


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September 3, 2014, 7:43pm
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yes remember it for bobby mitchells dive to get a peno for our goal, we had a decent team but west ham were a class above that day
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I remember this game, I was in the top of the old barratt stand and I remember a West Ham fan in the lower section shouting " we want six"
Cannot remember who scored for us.


Bobby Cummings is my hero ! The main reason I am a Cod Head.
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Nelly GTFC
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Can't find it on youtube, but found this one (the away game) from 1980 - lost 1 - 2 doh, says George Kerr put Kevin Drinkell on the transfer list the day before the match!!!!
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A side full of Town legends Batch, Brolly, Drinkell, Waters, Moore......... No disgrace losing 2-1 at Upton Park with Brooking, Bonds, Lampard etc in a West Ham side that ended the season as champions. Town were in the promotion places in March but eventually finished 7th.

[youtube]VnDbPpsylq0[/youtube]


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September 3, 2014, 8:10pm

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I was there.


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September 3, 2014, 8:17pm
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I remember it too. They nullified much of our attack by booting Bobby C all over the pitch. Quality team but they didn't mess around either.


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I was there that day too, stood in the pontoon right behind the goal, Great memories!


Grimsby and proud!
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September 3, 2014, 8:18pm
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I was there think super Bobby Cummings got kicked to bits my the Wes Ham full back whose name escapes me, also thought we were only a couple of players short of getting promoted to the first division that year !
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Didn't they go on to win the fa cup that year too?


Grimsby and proud!
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David Cross was one of those "nearly" great strikers. Very good at Div 2 level as it was then, but not quite top class. He was too good for us though that day. West Ham's side was a lot more physical than the Moore, Peters, Hurst one. Worthy champions.


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