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They stole Kevin Drinkell for a pittance!!!
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If it came to it, I'd rather see Stevenage go down this year than Scunny. It's a shame that Bury's fuckup lost us a relegation spot.


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We all hate scunny, I mean I hate Hull more but we’re a million miles away from the championship. I never regarded Lincoln as a derby nor could I care less about them.

I have friends who are scunny fans and whilst I’d happily laugh at their demise, as I’ve said previously, I’d rather have the fun and excitement of playing them twice a season, may be winning one or both than playing Stevenage...


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Never seen Scunny as a rival growing up, same as Lincoln.

It took a good 15 years of watching Town to see us play either in the league.  Still not seen us play Hull in a league fixture.

Rivalry for me was always Sheffield Wednesday or Barnsley.  West Brom for a bit in the mid-90's,

It feels a 'new' set of rivalries in Scunny and Lincoln for me but it's a good 15 years now that we've been either at their level or bemoaning their success.  

Maybe I need to come back down to earth but I really struggle to see the likes of Scunny and Lincoln as rivals.  Hell, don't even get me started when we start to feel that Stevenage, Hartlepool, Cheltenham and Forest Green Rovers are some sort of rivals to us...
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Went to school in Brigg, in the mid 90s so we were the "bigger" team then - didn't really think of them as rivals other than when we played them in the AWS (I think we had more there that night than they did? ).

There seemed to be more GTFC fans, than Scunny as well.
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Never seen Scunny as a rival growing up, same as Lincoln.

It took a good 15 years of watching Town to see us play either in the league.  Still not seen us play Hull in a league fixture.

Rivalry for me was always Sheffield Wednesday or Barnsley.  West Brom for a bit in the mid-90's,

It feels a 'new' set of rivalries in Scunny and Lincoln for me but it's a good 15 years now that we've been either at their level or bemoaning their success.  

Maybe I need to come back down to earth but I really struggle to see the likes of Scunny and Lincoln as rivals.  Hell, don't even get me started when we start to feel that Stevenage, Hartlepool, Cheltenham and Forest Green Rovers are some sort of rivals to us...


I am not having a go at you here but I think it's really interesting....

Stevenage, Cheltenham and Forest Green are rivals because they are in the same division as us and we have to play them twice a year. If we were in FGR's position right now we would seriously be looking at a play off run and we'd love that! We would be fancying promotion if we were in Cheltenham's position. Lincoln are a bigger club than us by any measure you want to mention - league position, number of season ticket holders, turnover, facilities (particularly their training ground). Up to this season I'd have said the same about Scunthorpe and you can't deny it about Hull (I struggled to write that).

You don't "feel" that they are rivals but based on fact they are. There is nothing wrong with your feelings though! Football is a game that's all about emotion, passion and feelings.

What we are in danger of here is doing what Wolves, Man City and their like did to us in the glory days - we loved all the sh*t they gave us about being 'bigger' clubs because of their history, their fan base and the size of their grounds. And we loved it because we often played them off the park and shut them up where it mattered.

We don't get a single point for having been to Wembley umpteen times, having the record attendance at Old Trafford, having had Hall, Betmead and Buck in our team or Bill Shankly as a former manager. We get points for beating Colchester on a cold Tuesday night in February in front of a pathetic home crowd.




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I don't have the same views as almost everyone.
I want all Lincolnshire clubs to be in the football league, and hopefully Boston in the future.
Yes, let's have local rivalry, but not to the extent of vitriol.
RR will back me up in confirming that the local derby matches were always against Hull City.
Special trains from Cleethorpes/Grimsby direct to Boothferry Park.
Once you were in the ground, you could see further trains arriving with supporters.
One of my memories going via the ferry, saw a rather large red faced man, wearing a Grimsby Town rosette on one lapel, and a Hull City rosette on the other.
Good times.
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Life without a local rival is very boring. Imagine our time in non-league again but without those Christmas and New Year games against Lincoln. It would've been barren.

Attendances go up for local derbies - we'll no doubt sell all 2,000 tickets for the game at Scunny in just over two weeks (we took more than that to Bradford!).

I guess it costs more to bring extra police and stewards in but I'm sure that's outweighed by extra ticket sales.

Don't understand why rivalries have to get so intense and heated though. Why one person needs to lamp another person — just because they happen to have been born the other end of the road — is a mystery to me.


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I am not having a go at you here but I think it's really interesting....

Stevenage, Cheltenham and Forest Green are rivals because they are in the same division as us and we have to play them twice a year. If we were in FGR's position right now we would seriously be looking at a play off run and we'd love that! We would be fancying promotion if we were in Cheltenham's position. Lincoln are a bigger club than us by any measure you want to mention - league position, number of season ticket holders, turnover, facilities (particularly their training ground). Up to this season I'd have said the same about Scunthorpe and you can't deny it about Hull (I struggled to write that).

You don't "feel" that they are rivals but based on fact they are. There is nothing wrong with your feelings though! Football is a game that's all about emotion, passion and feelings.

What we are in danger of here is doing what Wolves, Man City and their like did to us in the glory days - we loved all the sh*t they gave us about being 'bigger' clubs because of their history, their fan base and the size of their grounds. And we loved it because we often played them off the park and shut them up where it mattered.

We don't get a single point for having been to Wembley umpteen times, having the record attendance at Old Trafford, having had Hall, Betmead and Buck in our team or Bill Shankly as a former manager. We get points for beating Colchester on a cold Tuesday night in February in front of a pathetic home crowd.




Oh I don't disagree with anything you've said.  We are where we should be and there's no arguing that.  I was more just bemoaning, out loud, our relative fall from grace.  
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I am not having a go at you here but I think it's really interesting....

Stevenage, Cheltenham and Forest Green are rivals because they are in the same division as us and we have to play them twice a year. If we were in FGR's position right now we would seriously be looking at a play off run and we'd love that! We would be fancying promotion if we were in Cheltenham's position. Lincoln are a bigger club than us by any measure you want to mention - league position, number of season ticket holders, turnover, facilities (particularly their training ground). Up to this season I'd have said the same about Scunthorpe and you can't deny it about Hull (I struggled to write that).

You don't "feel" that they are rivals but based on fact they are. There is nothing wrong with your feelings though! Football is a game that's all about emotion, passion and feelings.

What we are in danger of here is doing what Wolves, Man City and their like did to us in the glory days - we loved all the sh*t they gave us about being 'bigger' clubs because of their history, their fan base and the size of their grounds. And we loved it because we often played them off the park and shut them up where it mattered.

We don't get a single point for having been to Wembley umpteen times, having the record attendance at Old Trafford, having had Hall, Betmead and Buck in our team or Bill Shankly as a former manager. We get points for beating Colchester on a cold Tuesday night in February in front of a pathetic home crowd.




Very well said! was a similar response i made to someone on here not long ago. As a Scunny supporter we often get taunted by you lot for attendances. Ask a Bournemouth supporter if they really give a toss about attendances?  I'd rather have a successful team to support.  Have to say i am looking forward to our rematch in a few weeks time. It is all doom and gloom at the moment though, i can't see no more than 5,000 Scunny fans there.  

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