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Posted by: Les Brechin, December 9, 2014, 4:14pm
Just picked up my copy today. I'm not being biased just because I have a game in it but it's a great read, 100 pages and over 20 famous Mariners games re-lived, and for only £4.99 would make a great stocking filler for any Town fan.
Posted by: Rodley Mariner, December 9, 2014, 4:45pm; Reply: 1
First I've heard of it - is it available through the club Les or is an independent job?
Posted by: bax, December 9, 2014, 4:50pm; Reply: 2
Through the club.

I also have a story in it, but it really is good and a bargain at £4.99.
Posted by: tintowner, December 9, 2014, 5:00pm; Reply: 3
It most certainly is.
Posted by: Les Brechin, December 9, 2014, 5:10pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Rodley Mariner
First I've heard of it - is it available through the club Les or is an independent job?


Available from the club shop or online. Basically it's all the games which featured in last seasons programmes in the "My Favourite Game" feature all together in one book.

http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/article/the-my-favourite-game-book-2124411.aspx
Posted by: Mariner Ronnie, December 9, 2014, 6:37pm; Reply: 5
Good read and good effort, I was only at 2 of the mentioned games in the book;
V Accrington when we won 3-2
V port vale when we lost 4-0

Mine would have to be v barnet second to last game of the season, or scunthorpe away last season :)
Posted by: RichMariner, December 10, 2014, 12:35pm; Reply: 6
The club gets a lot of stick (sometimes justifiably) but it's also fair to praise them when they get it right.

It might not be the biggest thing they've done, but the book represents a lot of what they've been getting right in the last few years - getting the fans involved in projects and activities that keep us together while we're in the doldrums of non-league.

They've taken to social media, they've commissioned some high quality short videos, they've got an excellent match programme... there's plenty more they're doing, so while they might not be perfect, they're investing in the way they market themselves so they're not just relying on the income they generate on match days.

I think every fan - irrespective of their ability to write - should have a go at writing for the programme and books like this. It's the fans what make the club :)
Posted by: The Grim Reaper, December 10, 2014, 2:10pm; Reply: 7
Have you got a story in the book Les, Rich? That's why it appeals to you. Boring otherwise.
Posted by: Les Brechin, December 10, 2014, 2:31pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from The Grim Reaper
Have you got a story in the book Les, Rich? That's why it appeals to you. Boring otherwise.


1 story out of 23. 22 other great games to relive.

Give yer head a shake you miserable git!
Posted by: easypeersy, December 10, 2014, 3:13pm; Reply: 9
Cod Almighty writes the best stories :)
Posted by: RichMariner, December 11, 2014, 12:57pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from The Grim Reaper
Have you got a story in the book Les, Rich? That's why it appeals to you. Boring otherwise.


I've got a story in there, yes.

I'm sorry you find other fans' memories, tales and anecdotes boring.
Posted by: grimsby pete, December 11, 2014, 5:30pm; Reply: 11
Did we win all the games ?

I only like reading about games that we have won. 8)
Posted by: Les Brechin, December 12, 2014, 11:33am; Reply: 12
Quoted from grimsby pete
Did we win all the games ?

I only like reading about games that we have won. 8)


These are the 23 games relived in the book Pete.

Town 1 Arsenal 0 - 3rd Sept 1935
Chesterfield 4 Town 4 - 27th Mar 2004
Town 2 Everton 1 - 30th Oct 1979
Lincoln 4 Town 4 - 3rd Sept 1958
Mansfield 2 Town 2 - 26th Sept 1964
Bournemouth 1 Town 2 - 19th Apr 1998
Town 1 Spurs 0 - 20th Sept 2005
Town 3 West Ham 0 - 14th Feb 1996
Middlesborough 1 Town 2 - 7th Jan 1989
Town 3 Chesterfield 0 - 24th Dec 1955
Town 2 Exeter 1 - 11th May 1991
Everton 0 Town 1 - 20th Nov 1984
Town 2 Cambridge 1 - 1st Apr 1972
Coventry 0 Town 1 - 8th Sep 2001
Tranmere 1 Town 2 - 5th Mar 1994
Accrington 2 Town 3 - 5th Apr 2010
Liverpool 1 Town 2 - 9th Oct 2001
Town 3 Barnsley 2 - 9th Apr 1982
Stockport 2 Town 4 - 14th Apr 1990
Wolves 0 Town 1 - 16th Mar 2002
Port Vale 4 Town 0 - 5th Sep 2009
Town 6 Burnley 5 - 29th Oct 2002
Chelsea 2 Town 3 - 17th Dec 1983

Make sure to ask Santa to get you a copy for Christmas Pete.  ;)

Posted by: psgmariner, December 12, 2014, 12:07pm; Reply: 13
I have ordered this for Christmas.

Town 1 Arsenal 0 - 3rd Sept 1935 - crikey! who is it who remembers that one?
Posted by: pizzzza, December 12, 2014, 12:18pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from Les Brechin




Port Vale 4 Town 0 - 5th Sep 2009



Did they let a Port Vale fan have a go too?
Posted by: BIGChris, December 12, 2014, 12:26pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from psgmariner
I have ordered this for Christmas.

Town 1 Arsenal 0 - 3rd Sept 1935 - crikey! who is it who remembers that one?


Barralad?
Posted by: Abdul19, December 12, 2014, 12:30pm; Reply: 16
Oh god, the one off return of M. Heywood.
Posted by: Tommy, December 12, 2014, 1:05pm; Reply: 17
Am i missing something? What was so special about getting a 0-4 beating by the mighty Port Vale?
Posted by: Les Brechin, December 12, 2014, 1:15pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Tommy
Am i missing something? What was so special about getting a 0-4 beating by the mighty Port Vale?


You'll have to buy the book to find out!  ;)



Posted by: Les Brechin, December 12, 2014, 1:18pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from psgmariner
I have ordered this for Christmas.

Town 1 Arsenal 0 - 3rd Sept 1935 - crikey! who is it who remembers that one?


90-year old Arthur Dawson, who saw his first Town match in 1929 aged 6.
Posted by: barralad, December 12, 2014, 11:09pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from psgmariner
I have ordered this for Christmas.

Town 1 Arsenal 0 - 3rd Sept 1935 - crikey! who is it who remembers that one?


Big Chris....
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