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Les Brechin
November 20, 2014, 10:51am

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One of the finest nights in Mariners history. I think most of us got urine wet through but nobody cared.

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How the mighty have fallen.  And I don't mean Everton.

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This was a top-quality Everton side who did very well in Europe.   Unbeaten at home that season.  Town did brilliantly to hold out for nearly the full 90 mins before snatching the winner.  If we can show the same character, determination and fight for the rest of this season, then we have a very good chance of going up.  
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November 20, 2014, 11:23am

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How the mighty have fallen.  And I don't mean Everton.

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This was a top-quality Everton side who did very well in Europe.   Unbeaten at home that season.  Town did brilliantly to hold out for nearly the full 90 mins before snatching the winner.  If we can show the same character, determination and fight for the rest of this season, then we have a very good chance of going up.  


They were THE team of the moment at the time. They had won their previous 10 games in all competitions and I think they went on to win the 1st Division title and The European Cup Winners Cup the same season. Our defence, particularly Batchy and Chris Nicholl were unbeatable that night. I don't think that I have ever seen a more one sided game where the team on the receiving end have won!

I remember we stopped at Hartshead Moor services on the way home and the team coach pulled in too, only to be mobbed by hundreds of Town fans.


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November 20, 2014, 11:24am

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I wish you would stop putting all these great times of the past on Les,

It only reminds me how low we have sunk.


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November 20, 2014, 11:25am

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I wish you would stop putting all these great times of the past on Les,

It only reminds me how low we have sunk.


Brilliant memories Pete. I'm glad we have them to look back on unlike some clubs.


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Didn't go myself that night, unemployed at the time and couldn't afford it
Listened to it on the radio
Remember the commentary to this day

Wonderful night.  Went to the Clee park after for a celebration drink with Brazilnut and his mates.


<'(((((<

When I was a little boy
I asked my daddy what would i be
would I be United, would i be Leeds
Here's what he said to me

Oh Grimsby Grimsby
Whatever will be will be
You'll follow then faithfully
Oh Grimsby Grimsby


Tell me Mam me Mam
I dont want no tea no tea
I'm watching the Grimsby
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November 20, 2014, 11:48am
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I have this news paper upstairs , I was there , wonderful night and had our bus windows put through too .
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I still have this clipping too Les,  it's great to reminisce about past glories, I know we have fallen since then but you never know we may get back there again one day, who knows?  


Grimsby and proud!
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Never knew Arsenal tried to sign John Barnes


“I hit the ball as though it owed me money.”
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Wonderful night, under the cosh for most of the match, Batchy was superb and Wilkies header beat the finest keeper in the league at the time, unbelievable
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Great night! We led a  charmed life that night but that spirit now would see us promoted.The Anfield win a few years later was different in that you could feel it was going to happen although perhaps not in the way that it did.Back in the league we may get chance to make history again.
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November 20, 2014, 3:22pm

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Great night! We led a  charmed life that night but that spirit now would see us promoted.The Anfield win a few years later was different in that you could feel it was going to happen although perhaps not in the way that it did.Back in the league we may get chance to make history again.


Yeah, the Anfield win was totally different. We gave Liverpool a good game that night but that night at Goodison was pretty unbelievable really. I think the corner count was something like 20 to 0 and apart from Wilkies goal, I think the only other shot we had was a weak effort by Steve Foley. They absolutely murdered us that night but Batchy and Chris Nicholl were in "thou shalt not get past" mode that evening.


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November 20, 2014, 3:32pm

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Reminds me of the night we beat them at BP.
Mike Brolly's name was headlines on the back page of the national papers the next morning.  
The atmosphere that night was awesome.


I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
Brian Clough.
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That is the problem for us older guys,

We have seen our lads beat the likes of Chelsea, Man City, Spurs, Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle Sunderland, ect ect ect,

Now we struggle to Beat Nuneaton, Southport and Altrincham.


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That was in the days when they used to value the League/Carling/Milk/Rumbelows Cup and field full strength teams.
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November 20, 2014, 6:07pm
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Les - please keep putting stuff like this on Fishy
My cup's half full - I want to be reminded of our great victories and great teams

It was a grreat night out – one of the best - and one of my favourite and most atmospheric grounds

They had 28 corners to our one I seem to recall; we had golf balls rained down on us from lovely people in top stand; a police horse was driven through Mariners fans for no reason (I remember woman and childen in tears); and me and three mates played ‘We're’ gonna win the cup one day’ all the way home on permanent loop on a cassette recorder... literally refusing to turn it off and ending up in hysterics

No one liked us and we didn’t give a sh*t!!
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Quoted from promotion plaice
Reminds me of the night we beat them at BP.
Mike Brolly's name was headlines on the back page of the national papers the next morning.  
The atmosphere that night was awesome.


This was also the night that 'sing when your fishing' was born.  I remember clearly the Evertonians in the covered corner singing it while the majority of the main stand laughed.  Happy days.
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I have this news paper upstairs , I was there , wonderful night and had our bus windows put through too .


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