Cod Almighty | Postbag
The one with loads of links to Plymouth
2 July 2003
In this week's Postbag: yet more adulation; tiger baiting; Blackpool trivia; MASSIVE Grimsby; Argyle chat; Butcher's arrogance; Argyle overload; unfriendly friendly; desperate touts; pre-season price hike; monkey hangers on the web; Pete Green explains all; and free money for Town
Great site - someone posted a link on a Tranmere message board. A lot for people who don't follow you fishy boys! You've had me laughing all afternoon. Good luck for next season.
from Mike Hardy
Amused to see an offering in the postbag from a member of the 'Tiger Nation' who now feels that Scunthorpe are too insignificant to be hated by fans of Hull City. I thought the real reason that Tahgers fans stopped trying to take the michael out of the Iron was that Scunny were just too good nowadays (for Hull City that is). Perhaps this fan should be setting his sights lower rather than higher. How about Donny?
from Mr B.L. Ackandwhite-Barmy
Surely Blackpool's recent claim to fame is knocking us out of the FA Cup in the first round two years running? I suspect we bought Groves mainly to stop it happening again.
The second time was when we were in the (old money) second division, thus setting up some kind of trivia quiz question.
from Pat Bell
I rather suspect that 'you big boys' will have quite a shock when playing in the 'old third division'.
Your views are rather like those published by Huddersfield prior to their slip through Division Two. Like Sheffield Wednesday, you have a footballing lesson or two to come next term.
Unfortunatley for Grimsby, the first one will be at home park.
Letters Ed responds: Well, with our hard core support of 3,000, we do like to think of ourselves as being on level terms with yer Man Utds and Liverpools. Seriously though - are you mental?
Just thought I should let you know that the online place where Argyle fans congregate is P@SOTI. The messageboard there is as frenetic as any.
I hope your whole team show the same arrogance as the person who wrote the piece on Plymouth Argyle. I think you are in for a shock from this league.
from Chichester Green
Letters Ed responds: You think Butcher was scathing about Plymouth? You should see what he writes about Grimsby.
Love your rough guide to Plymouth Argyle - made me laugh out loud. Quite a few factual innacuracies but - hey - who's worried? Also it can't have been raining enough if you only found a couple of websites. Here's a few more:
Keep up the good work
So, why is the potentially money-spinning friendly against Middlesbrough 'behind closed doors'?
from Mr Benn
Letters Ed responds: Rumour has it that Middlesbrough have another friendly arranged for the same date, so Town will just be playing against their youth team.
Has anyone ever seen a ticket tout selling tickets for a Town game outside Blundell Park?
from Ruth McFarley
Seven quid for a pre-season friendly? That hardly seems value for a match when 22 players will turn up and not really try, other than to get a little fitter and have the occasional touch of a football. Hardly a competitive game. And against what is hardly a big name team in Sunderland. What crowd is the club expecting? Is it expecting one? Why don't they just play it behind closed doors?
Out of interest, does anyone know how seven quid compares to other clubs' pre-season admission prices? It was only a couple of seasons ago the club was letting us into a pre-season game for a fiver. Surely inflation on a fiver over two years doesn't yield seven quid?
from Nigel Framhill
Here are two great Unofficial sites about Hartlepool united to add to the rough guide to hartlepool:
Ok, so one is mine, but Frank's site is good for photos of Pools.
In Pete Green's amusing dissection of the word 'nunty' he notes 'with apologies to Zoe Williams'. Firstly, who is Zoe Williams? And secondly, does she accept his apology?
Yours eagerly awaiting your reply
from Paul Hardy
Letters Ed responds: Pete says: Zoe Williams is, quite simply, the future of journalism. She can cover subjects from the New York smoking ban to the future of irony with consummate intelligence and humanity, and somehow manages to combine incisive scholarship with an instantly engaging chat-down-the-pub style. 'Things you only know if you're from Grimsby' was inspired by her excellent column in the Guardian's Weekend magazine Yorkshire Forward web-site, businesses in the "Yorkshire" region (which Grimsby falls under for this agency) can register their interest to enable them "to access a wealth of infomation on the thousands of business grants and soft loans available within the region."
Aren't Town a business? Are they eligible? If so, to what? Do they know? Just a thought.
from Dave Chambers
Ah, that's a better mixture - and good to see a few familiar faces back. If you go to the feedback page it makes it very simple to drop us a line. Go ahead punk, make my day.