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Marinerz93
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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.  

UTI


I think that's impressive that an extra 2,500 Scunny fans on top of your average would come to see Town play at your place  


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I think that's impressive that an extra 2,500 Scunny fans on top of your average would come to see Town play at your place  


I'll tell you what was more impressive? managing to beat you in your own backyard despite being battered all game.   King Kev.

Just over a week until we lock horns again. ....

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King Kev.



Imaginative nickname. I prefer ‘Ginger Pig’.

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Always thought the whole bashing a club about poor attendances or banging on about your own is pointless...

Christ Newcastle have had massive gates for years...they’ve won excrement all...

Let’s just be happy we can have a game against scunny. Whilst some don’t see it as a derby, it’s more of a derby than playing Lincoln has ever been...


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I'll tell you what was more impressive? managing to beat you in your own backyard despite being battered all game.   King Kev.

Just over a week until we lock horns again. ....

UTI


I think we’ll count that one as a bite then 😄.

Unfortunately I think Van Veen B@stard will be well up for this one.  Keep him quiet (easier said than done) and we should be ok.


The wife was going away for a girly weekend.
I jokingly remarked  'I don't know whether to spend it watching porn or watching football'
'you may as well spend it watching porn' she replied
That's understanding darling what makes you say that? I asked

She said 'Well you already know how to play football'  
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Another civil Scunny fan here.

Looking forward to the game in a couple of week's time. I have never understood the desire from some of our fans to see you suffer and get relegated from the league. I want Scunny to do well and doing well while beating you lot would be the icing on the cake. I'd rather have us challenging for promotion, from league one say, with you lot on the fixture list than playing the likes of Crawley Town instead. Rivalries make football more interesting, but you can't have rivalries if you never play each other.

I am a relatively young fan, most of my time (since the late 90s) has seen us eclipse you, so I have been accustomed to you being poorer than us. However, my Granddad would drill it in to me that Grimsby are the one, stemming from his time in the 60s and early 70s when it was a regular fixture. Unfortunately since fortunes have been different for both clubs and the games became far more rare  a sense of rivalry was lost until the dawn of the internet allowed bickering between fans to happen, even though many Scunny fans would have longed for the days when we were comparative so that we could play our derby game again.

In the meantime we've had Hull in the late 90s/early 00s. Such games were highly anticipated, though it always felt like we were trying too hard to make something click between the clubs, especially as Hull fans always seem to have their eyes fixed on Leeds for their hatred. Such games were enjoyable, because we'd often win and listening to whinging Hull fans bemoaning a loss to a small club was always funny.

Our rivalries v Donny and Lincoln don't seem to ignite that same feeling.

So, Grimsby it is, and hopefully it will become more regular, and in a higher division, to make the seasons that more exciting.
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On a side note, I've noted surprise from some regarding how BIron didn't resort to taunting.

I realise that many do just that, and playing along can be part of the fun, if done respectfully. I find the inbred/gypsy and other such taunts tiresome in these things, but joking along can be amusing if done correctly and in good nature. My Grimsby supporting friend found it amusing when I was asking how their game against the Dog and Duck went during the non-league years.

Still, behind it all, every Scunny and Grimsby fan supports their club because of dedication and are similar in mindset. It'd be so easy to support Liverpool or any other good club, but we realise that there is more to life than winning. Our clubs are both crap, we lose a lot more often than Liverpool, but we are far more resilient. It's a different mindset to those who support the big clubs, who wail and howl if they don't finish top four. Just look at Man Utd fans. Spoiled for years, they now shriek about how it's not good enough when they're a top half Premier League team, and one which can still qualify for European competitions. They act as if it's the worst thing ever, but Donny, Chester, Hereford, Darlington, York, Chesterfield, Torquay, Bury, Stockport and Leyton Orient would all tell them how melodramatic they are being. Both our clubs are far more at risk of real oblivion than them, yet we stick through it all. It's a testament to our character, and one that should be recognised by all of us. Behind the gloating and taunting we should hopefully recognise that there is a more commendable streak in our personalities in this regard, and that we are more alike than we are with the Kent based 'red.'
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Quoted from Lee Hodges Burger
On a side note, I've noted surprise from some regarding how BIron didn't resort to taunting.

I realise that many do just that, and playing along can be part of the fun, if done respectfully. I find the inbred/gypsy and other such taunts tiresome in these things, but joking along can be amusing if done correctly and in good nature. My Grimsby supporting friend found it amusing when I was asking how their game against the Dog and Duck went during the non-league years.

Still, behind it all, every Scunny and Grimsby fan supports their club because of dedication and are similar in mindset. It'd be so easy to support Liverpool or any other good club, but we realise that there is more to life than winning. Our clubs are both crap, we lose a lot more often than Liverpool, but we are far more resilient. It's a different mindset to those who support the big clubs, who wail and howl if they don't finish top four. Just look at Man Utd fans. Spoiled for years, they now shriek about how it's not good enough when they're a top half Premier League team, and one which can still qualify for European competitions. They act as if it's the worst thing ever, but Donny, Chester, Hereford, Darlington, York, Chesterfield, Torquay, Bury, Stockport and Leyton Orient would all tell them how melodramatic they are being. Both our clubs are far more at risk of real oblivion than them, yet we stick through it all. It's a testament to our character, and one that should be recognised by all of us. Behind the gloating and taunting we should hopefully recognise that there is a more commendable streak in our personalities in this regard, and that we are more alike than we are with the Kent based 'red.'



Totally agree. Apart from being aged 1 to 3 I was born and bred in Grimsby (though I was actually born in Cleethrorpes, but never lived there). As you say it would be so easy to support Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea etc but my club is part of me and means far more to me that just a football club. You don't choose your team, your team chooses you.



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Another civil Scunny fan here.

Looking forward to the game in a couple of week's time. I have never understood the desire from some of our fans to see you suffer and get relegated from the league. I want Scunny to do well and doing well while beating you lot would be the icing on the cake. I'd rather have us challenging for promotion, from league one say, with you lot on the fixture list than playing the likes of Crawley Town instead. Rivalries make football more interesting, but you can't have rivalries if you never play each other.

I am a relatively young fan, most of my time (since the late 90s) has seen us eclipse you, so I have been accustomed to you being poorer than us. However, my Granddad would drill it in to me that Grimsby are the one, stemming from his time in the 60s and early 70s when it was a regular fixture. Unfortunately since fortunes have been different for both clubs and the games became far more rare  a sense of rivalry was lost until the dawn of the internet allowed bickering between fans to happen, even though many Scunny fans would have longed for the days when we were comparative so that we could play our derby game again.

In the meantime we've had Hull in the late 90s/early 00s. Such games were highly anticipated, though it always felt like we were trying too hard to make something click between the clubs, especially as Hull fans always seem to have their eyes fixed on Leeds for their hatred. Such games were enjoyable, because we'd often win and listening to whinging Hull fans bemoaning a loss to a small club was always funny.

Our rivalries v Donny and Lincoln don't seem to ignite that same feeling.

So, Grimsby it is, and hopefully it will become more regular, and in a higher division, to make the seasons that more exciting.


That is a fair enough post but you will also appreciate that a lot of Town fans with longer memories have seen the Mariners being well above Scunthorpe on every level for decades.

The two clubs have had contrasting fortunes in a 15 year period which has been irritating to say the least.

I have nothing against the Iron apart from wanting to beat you when we meet and you have certainly been a more professional and better organised club than GTFC for some time, but we feel we are at last emerging from a long and dispiriting time.


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My late father use to tell me he remembered Town reserves playing Scunthorpe in the old Midland league before they were admitted to the league, sometime in the fifties I believe.

My first away match was scunny on a Christmas day about 1960 ish.

To me the real derbies that matter are scunny and dull. For some reason Lincoln didn't have the same passion as these two did. I can still remember catch the train and ferry to go to old Bothferry Park. Car deck was rammed with Town fans, no cars could get on.

Happy days
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