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TownSNAFU5
March 23, 2015, 4:22pm
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An idea for a theme for a home or away game this season?

(Stolen from PNE fans at Barnsley last Sat).

Last Sat 2,500 Preston fans looked like a cross between Clockwork Orange droogs and Homepride flourmen according to the national papers today.   Many fans were festooned with bowler hats, pinstripe suits, bow ties and false moustaches and were a sight to behold.  

The theme originated as Preston's annual Gentry Day, pioneered by Alan Ball Senior, their former manager, who in 1970 said that "Preston fans are the best, they are the gentry".  These days the occasion is also used to remember fans who are no longer with us.

We could use this or a similar theme to a) be ironic as to others' poor perceptions of Grimsby as a town, b) be ironic as to some perceptions of our fans' behaviour (after Burton) and c) remember and commemorate some very loyal Town fans who have lost their lives over recent years.

Any thoughts?  Is it a practical idea that would have support? We would at least be the most smartly-dressed fans on the day.


  
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March 23, 2015, 4:40pm

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Why don't we just start playing "you'll never walk alone", taking celery to matches and singing "no-one likes us"?

Not having a dig, but if you're having to force stuff like this and steal from other clubs & shoehorn some GTFC reference in, you might as well not bother!

Barnet was great, Woking too, Eastleigh was a decent idea the hi-vis at alfreton is another goodun, but intercourse me - can we just step back a minute and think about why most of that happened?
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Yeah I do agree Ska, as I did with you over the 'clapping at 10 minutes' to mark the year we were relegated . It's starting to look a bit contrived to me now. Why don't we just show up in big numbers, and make lots of noise with plenty of black and white on show?


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I have to agree with Ska and Chaos on this one. I love these themed match days, but it seems they're losing the novelty.

The away games, it was said that will happen away until the end of the season, so would make sense to carry on the themes for away games for the rest of this season. But, we need to be more original.

Scarves at the park, would be good enough for the remaining 3 home games.


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Black and white scarves at the park. Lots of fans and lots of noise both home and away. Hi vis jackets at Alfreton. Sorted  


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Yeah it's lost a lot of it's novelty, the only one I would make an exception to would be an away day play off at FGR if it happened. The high viz and inflatables plus a coloured Beeny hat would mean something.
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Yeah it's lost a lot of it's novelty, the only one I would make an exception to would be an away day play off at FGR if it happened. The high viz and inflatables plus a coloured Beeny hat would mean something.


Posters of beef, pork and lamb too.

Oh and torches, for when the floodlights go out.


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March 23, 2015, 8:00pm
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The idea has already been set for suited and booted at Southport and for kinda similar reasons to what you've said, with no mention of Preston. There's no need to emulate anybody.
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All very contrived now, especially trying to find an appropriate time for clapping. I hate all these nicked references to be honest. I know people are going to slam me for saying it but I particularly hate that 'posnan' thing. Nicking from a premiership team who nicked it off another team.

Think the hi vis thing makes some sense and it should look good. I'll be doing that one but a lot of these other ideas are trying too hard. We barely sing 'when we're fishing anymore' which saddens me because it really means something ... Not all this nicked Italian nonsense.

I normally come on here telling other people to lighten up. Grimsby is a very unique place .... We should be able to celebrate the fact in a witty and original way.
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Nice one Al. I think your views will be shared by a lot of posters over the age of about 21. I admire the enthusiasm very much of these younger guys, but they're trying a bit too hard to be like everyone else. You just have to look at videos of our fans chanting to get similar views from opposition supporters. Not that I want to turn this into 'bash the young uns' but it all smacks of clone culture. Let's be ourselves eh.
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