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Theimperialcoroner
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All this nostalgia brought back memories of a couple of characters from when I first started watching town.
The first was a bloke who used to stagger at the front of the Pontoon doing Norman Wisdom impressions before the game.
The other was an old guy in the Cons Corner who had a gallon of beer strung round his shoulder under a big coat. He used to barrack the players by use of a sled made megaphone fashioned out of a polystyrene cup. Sort of miss the likes of these nowadays.
Am I going daft or can anyone else remember them?


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Not the ones your thinking of but thinking of characters..........Beaver....think he got chucked out of the Old Show Ground while I was there one game.......I went to school with him and I spoke to him a few weeks ago before a Town game in that bar next to the bank on the high street......he's mellowed now.....


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Quoted from Theimperialcoroner
All this nostalgia brought back memories of a couple of characters from when I first started watching town.
The first was a bloke who used to stagger at the front of the Pontoon doing Norman Wisdom impressions before the game.
The other was an old guy in the Cons Corner who had a gallon of beer strung round his shoulder under a big coat. He used to barrack the players by use of a sled made megaphone fashioned out of a polystyrene cup. Sort of miss the likes of these nowadays.
Am I going daft or can anyone else remember them?


Remember the guy with the megaphone lol.
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Was it Bonzo, the leader of the skinheads, did he become a councillor?
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.........Beaver....think he got chucked out of the Old Show Ground while I was there one game.......


Maybe he'd been acting like a twit?
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I was at the Old Show Ground in roughly 1969 and there was a drunk there who always shouted ' Up the Ma. rin nerz'  I think it was the same guy who sold the ' Evening Tele Growf.' We won 2 -1 from memory and he missed both goals through going for a pee. We were in a side stand but I remember Scunthorpe hooligans throwing some glass bottles at the underside of the roof of the end stand, which burst over our supporters.
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I remember the Norman Wisdom bloke well and who remembers the bloke in The Pontoon, who when it was fairly quiet would scream at the top of his voice "Gerrin to em, get f**king into em"



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The old boy who used to stand against the fence in the open corner between the Osmond and the Barratt.

He used to abuse the Town Chairman FA Would constantly. I can still hear him, 'Can you hear me Wouldy'

Either he was a disgruntled ex employee of F A Would the builders or like today it was normal to have a go at the chairman

I remember he collapsed and died at a match in the spot where he stood all those years

'Can you hear me Fenty!'


I don't actually want to say I told you so, but, intercourse it, I did
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Quoted from Ipswin
The old boy who used to stand against the fence in the open corner between the Osmond and the Barratt.

He used to abuse the Town Chairman FA Would constantly. I can still hear him, 'Can you hear me Wouldy'

Either he was a disgruntled ex employee of F A Would the builders or like today it was normal to have a go at the chairman

I remember he collapsed and died at a match in the spot where he stood all those years

'Can you hear me Fenty!'




I remember him Swin, one game when he balanced his bottle of plonk on the fence at the side of the goal Ron Cockerill just missed it with one of his cannonball shots. Biggest cheer of the day when he moved very quickly to get his bottle.

No bars in those days so he always brought his own.


Over 31 years living in Suffolk but always a mariner.

  
                            
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Was it Bonzo, the leader of the skinheads, did he become a councillor?


You are correct. His name is Pete Burgess. He use to have a chiropractors bussiness which he ran from that little building outside Blundell Park which use to be a public toilet.
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