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TownSNAFU5
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I had the very bad-timing award for the 1979-80 season.  I was serving in the RAF in Germany for all of 79 and 80.   šŸ™šŸ˜Ÿ
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Thanks to Jock for starting this thread. It's been brilliant reading everyone's comments.1979/80 was my first season  and the Blackpool home game was my first Town match. I'm really enjoying the Town programme featuring this season and reliving it all.

I was hooked after a few minutes really. I went with a friend as my family had no tradition of going to matches. I got to more games as the season went on being a bit short of money to get to them all. When I wasn't at a game I'd be catching the latest midweek scores on the Paull Hunsley Electric Wireless Show or watching on ITV's World of Sport on Saturdays. I remember the thrill of the 6 3 away win at Wimbledon where the teleprinter put the word six after the score to clarify things. I think we scored five in twenty second half minutes.

The 4 0 battering of Sheffield United remains my favourite game and Joe Waters' goal in that match was the best I've seen at BP.

Barnsley was my first away game. Loved it. Great to see the goal again.

I went to university the following year and my grant and savings over the next three years were invested in a lot of away games. I was always proud of being a Grimsby fan and didn't friends know it.

It's obviously been a tough time since 2003 but I'm still hanging on in there, travelling over from Doncaster for the home games. The first thing I did when I moved back up here was to get a ST.

I had a few seasons where I didn't get to many games due to health and pressing personal reasons but the love never died or diminished.

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When you consider we had 3 of the best strikers in that league at the time, 2 who went on to be England Under 21 internationals.
We WERE spoilt.


The following year we had four! We signed Trevor Wymark.



"Ah but I was so much older then, Iā€™m younger than that now.ā€ Bob Dylan, My Back Pages
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Quoted from Jackie Lewis
One of Mikey Brollys best that season and a great day out


That's a fantastic bit of footage. First observation: 45 minutes TV coverage for a Third Division game (even if it was regional). Seems incredible now.  Secondly, what a biased illegitimate Martin Tyler was. Thirdly, Fred Dineage, Tyler, and the theme music were pure Monty Python. Can't find the sketch I'm thinking of.

Thanks for posting it JL.


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Great memories, what a night that was when Brolly scored two against Everton, I was in the Barrett's stand that night.

And the 4-0 win against Sheff Utd  will always stick in my mind.

I went to most of the games mentioned that season home and away, great times.


Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no-one can imagine
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That season was the first season that I remember big numbers of Town fans going away-may have had something to do with the sheer number of localish games that season-Hull, both Sheffield clubs, Rotherham, Chesterfield Barnsley and Mansfield were all in our division. My favourite game of that season was Chesterfield away-3.0 up and played a fair bit of time with 10 men after Kev. Moore (RIP) was sent off before seeing the game out at 3-2. (They must have hated us that season as I'm pretty sure we knocked them out of the F.A. cup in the round before Liverpool.) We'd gone on our Sunday League teams (Ambleside) annual day out and ended up in the Chesterfield Aquarius club watching......Peters and Lee!!!


I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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There was a photo of Gary Lund and Paul Wilkinson in the England team.

Anyone able to post, it would be great to see that again.
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No goalie gloves. When did keepers start to wear them?

Although I had been to games before the one that sticks out was the late 80s. I think we went down under Bobby Roberts. We needed to win to get in a relegation play off. I am sure I haven't imagined it, but I think initially three from the division below played off against fourth bottom for the right to be in that division. Sure we lost 2-1????
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Marc North missed a penalty.
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Aldershot. I remember Don Oriordan playing.
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