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Les Brechin
April 10, 2015, 8:31pm

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For me, and I'm sure for most others, I support Grimsby Town because they are my home town team.

I was actually born in Cleethorpes (Croft Baker Maternity Home) but have never lived in Cleethorpes.

For the first 18 months of my life we lived on Newhaven Terrace but we then moved with my Dad's job to Cardiff and then a year later we moved to Leicester, again due to my Dad's job. Sadly my Dad was diagnosed with leukemia and died when I was 3 and a half, so Mum moved the family back to Grimsby where I have lived ever since.

I have noticed though that there seems to be quite a few people who live away from the area. Most of these will have moved away from Grimsby at some time during their lives but I know there are some Town fans who have never actually lived in Grimsby.

So, why do you support/follow The Mighty Mariners?


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April 10, 2015, 8:35pm

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Well!  i was born in Grimsby (Nunsthorpe) in 1970 and was taken to see Town when i was 7 by my uncle Pat and i've been hooked ever since.

I could never support any other team.....ever!

Grimsby and proud!
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I came over from Hull because my family moved here when i was very young and then i went to watch a match at BP and have been hooked on the mariners ever since. My father was a Hull City fanatic all his life and we had many heated arguments over football over the years. My dad hated town but i think he admired and was envious of them when they were punching above their weight in the Championship as it is now. My dad died just before Hull moved into the KC stadium and he never saw them reach the promised land. He would give me some stick now if he was still alive.

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April 10, 2015, 9:05pm
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Born in Leeds. My Dad was Town fan. I got taken to a Leeds match before moving to Keelby but when I watched town I was hooked. Since moving over to Preston I have become more keen and proud to be a Town fan. Many work colleagues are PNE fans (actually off to watch PNE with them tomorrow) but we have respect for each other because of past history's in our lifetime. UTM
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April 10, 2015, 9:07pm

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My dad told me too! And they are my hometown club, ive never wanted to support anyone else, only one of my friends who supports town as well! Never known us win anything as mum and dad didnt take me to wembley in 98!! But gtfc are a part of my life and im so glad i was told to support them from the day i was born, would be a dream come true if i can see us go up this year!
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April 10, 2015, 9:08pm

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Home town club. My old man took me to a match around 95 or 96 (3-1 over Sunderland). I briefly tried the glory supporting thing around 1999/2000 when I adopted Chelsea as my second team. Didn't last long, didn't feel any connection to them whatsoever unlike the mad mix of emotions town put me through
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GTFC are the biggest supported team in my slum in Nairobi.
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born in cleethorpes, grew up under the floodlights in harrington st . and been going since 1962,, seen the good and bad, sadly this last 5 yrs has been the worst and  realy got to me ,, why,, its only football after all
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April 10, 2015, 9:25pm
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I was born in North Yorkshire and have never lived within 90 miles of Grimsby... most of the kids at my school supported Leeds who were local or Liverpool who were good.  But my mum's family came from Grimsby and my Uncle took me to my first game - a 4-0 win over Bolton in January 1981. I've been a Mariner ever since, albeit from a distance!
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Father and grandparents lived in Ellison Street, opposite the old Loftis' toy shop, 200 yards from the ground.

My dad was a Town fan so he took me to games.

I was brought up in Mablethorpe, where there were a lot of Grimsby fans.  There used to be a Town suporters bus that went to every home game.  Used to go on the bus with mates, or in my dad's car.  

Been an exile for over 40 years and still travel to games.  Not sure why.
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