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newarkmariner
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Having lived away from GY for 27 of my 34 adult years I've found that there are far worst places to live with far less friendly people, im a proud Grimsby lad and always fly the flag and still get upset when people scoff at my home town or my team ,as someone has already said its a sh!thole but its my Sh1thole,yes its stuck in the 70s with a lethargic council who along with a proportion off residents who cant and wont accept change, who are happy too live in dog muck riddled streets with boarded up shops and brothels ,but then their are the things that make it wonderful THE PEOPLE well a majority off them anyway, the history off the town, the fishing heritage,the Nordic connection,the dock tower.the strange sense off humour that seems lacking in most other places ive lived and the football club(my first love),I still get goosebumps every home game when I first catch sight off the floodlights on my drive to the ground and I doubt  that feeling will ever leave me
why? because no matter were I live out the rest off my days GY is home, cut me in half and I'm Black and white through and through, IM GRIMSBY TILL I DIE
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[quote=353]I travel a fair bit and when I’m passing through caistor on the 46 and see the dock tower ..flying into humberside coming over the coastline or even coming in on the train passing through the outskirts I still get a sense of my town my roots and anybody who doesn’t like it get fooked [/quote

I work in Caistor most days of the week and trundling back down the A46 it is by far the best view of our town with the iconic dock tower in the background.................

P.S. Soon to be improved when the Tower blocks of flats finally come down then just the magnificent dock tower will stand unrivalled as our backdrop.

Unless the useless   NELC  does something unthinkable like it as done with most of our iconic architecture.

It's a good job GTFC  employs its own groundsmen imagine the state of the pitch under NELC control.
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A sizeable proportion of the population spends most of its time on the roofs of East and West Marsh houses hurling slates at the police and pushing chimney stacks onto cars parked below only coming down on the promise of free fags and a finger down their girlfriend's knickers in the back of the police van before they are taken away




And Pizza Swin. Don’t forget they get Pizza as well.


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And Pizza Swin. Don’t forget they get Pizza as well.


Ah now I understand, I'd do it myself for a pizza if a) I could actually climb onto a roof and b) I could be excused putting my finger down some girls knickers


I don't actually want to say I told you so, but, intercourse it, I did
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I liken the place as a sort of Liverpool of the East; a culture and dialect all of its own, shaped by the sea and the people who made a tough living from it that meant working hard and partying harder.

I suppose MJ will be getting a version of all this across to potential new recruits.  Not necessarily some romantic idea of Grimsby as some undiscovered heaven on earth, but a genuine town that loves its team.  

A young player who wants to do well and improve will be buying into a certain footballing idea by coming here.  If they want to have an easy life with no pressure and be at a safe, comfortable club in a leafy area, then go play for Crawley or Stevenage or Cheltenham.  If you want to learn from one of the best up-and-coming coaches in the game, and be part of a traditional northern football club with passionate supporters, a noisy away following and be at the heart of a community for a season or two, then we're the place for you.


I live in Stevenage and lived in Crawley though there is a bit of grass and a few trees neither are particularly “leafy” most of Stevenage is former council estates and Crawley is similar, the locals in both places are usually ignorant tossers as well, people in Grimsby are much friendlier.

Some things spring to mind when I saw the title of this thread,

When you go on holiday you always meet someone from Grimsby or the surrounding area. Also I can’t understand why we don’t pack the park each week as everyone down here knows a Town fan.

How many people do you meet who when you say you’re from Grimsby they reply “oh it stinks of fish” like we’ve never heard that before ???😴

If you believe the GET you’d think the place somewhere like Compton or the UK equivalent Luton but I can tell you it’s not the worst place I’ve lived in or visited.

What makes me sad is when I drive down Freemo Victor St and Cleethorpe Rd I grew up around there and it looked very different then, this part of the Town needs a big regeneration kick start......... a football ground and community hub perhaps?


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Being Grimsby is very special to me,

Living in Suffolk for over 30 years Grimsby will always  be home to me and my wife,

Suffolk people are strange they always look at you but will not speak first they always wait for you to start the conversation then they will join in,

Grimsby people are a friendly bunch on the whole and will always have a chat even if they do not know you.

The love for our club stands out more than most because we have had so many downs as well as ups.


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I grew up in Grimsby and Cleethorpes but have spent the last 14 years living in Huddersfield and Leeds.

I'm the first generation of my family to move away since they settled here when the docks opened and I feel a deep-rooted connection to the town(s) - particularly because they've always faced an uphill struggle in terms of outside perception (Grimsby in particular).

However, while living in Leeds I got to work across the Castleford and Pontefract area - an extremely poor region of the UK with its own troubles and struggles.

But I also met some extremely nice, honest, down-to-earth people there, who are good friends. I think there's a strong sense of loyalty in towns that have lost their industries. Despite what the media might like to portray, there are more people willing to roll up their sleeves and give to others what they probably need themselves (Operation Promotion) than you'd find in more affluent areas of the UK.


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Having lived there for 3 years and have been consistently coming back & forth to the town for going on 9 years, the place is pretty special to me.

It's similar to Darlington in so many ways and it has it's own class. I love knowing I spend a lot of time here; met some great people through my time here and long may it continue  

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We will be back. One day. Someday, somehow!

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I've worked abroad, had holidays all over the world, met people who have their noses so far up in the air I felt sorry for them. I'm a Grimsby boy, always will be and I so enjoy telling people that my team is Grimsby Town FC to which the comment usually is ' why' , they just don't get it.


Yeah thats a common enough reaction that I get too - we are not all plastic EPL male masturbators - my usual retort!


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I live in Stevenage and lived in Crawley though there is a bit of grass and a few trees neither are particularly “leafy” most of Stevenage is former council estates and Crawley is similar, the locals in both places are usually ignorant tossers as well, people in Grimsby are much friendlier.

Some things spring to mind when I saw the title of this thread,

When you go on holiday you always meet someone from Grimsby or the surrounding area. Also I can’t understand why we don’t pack the park each week as everyone down here knows a Town fan.

How many people do you meet who when you say you’re from Grimsby they reply “oh it stinks of fish” like we’ve never heard that before ???😴

If you believe the GET you’d think the place somewhere like Compton or the UK equivalent Luton but I can tell you it’s not the worst place I’ve lived in or visited.

What makes me sad is when I drive down Freemo Victor St and Cleethorpe Rd I grew up around there and it looked very different then, this part of the Town needs a big regeneration kick start......... a football ground and community hub perhaps?



In the mid 70's my wife's cousin, who was from Brixton, came to visit Grimsby for the first time. She was actually amazed that the town didn't smell of fish , the women didn't all wear shawls and the men didn't go round in clogs! She genuinely believed that was what she would see in Grimsby. I think her perception of Grimsby was based on pictures that she had seen depicting the Fish Docks during the 30's.


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