Cod Almighty | Postbag
The one with the thorn in his side
13 January 2004
Burn down the disco
'Official sponsor of Des Hamilton'. Are you proud of this fact?
from Wayne Allen
Letters Ed responds: Er. Ahem. Dunno what you're talking about mate. Er. Des who?
All men have secrets and here is mine
I've been to the Scilly Grimsbys. And very nice they are too.
I've seen this happen in other people's lives
Hello. I have a question regarding your T-shirts and the photos of people in them. I don't have a camera so can't get a picture of me in one but I have a very amusing story about when I wore mine to a match at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium. If I send it will you put it on that page for me?
from Will Smith
Letters Ed responds: Yeah, why not. Go on then, send it in.
Save your life, because you've only got one
Hey Whit. Glad your confusion has ended. I didn't get to read your email before Peterborough but there were so many people that I don't think the red carnation would have stood out. Maybe you heard me cheering anyway. Keep up the support despite some of the recent losses. GO TOWN!
Hang the DJ
The useless one posts to internet message boards. Here's the proof.
from Ben Asher
I've spent too long on your trail
Another Disco Des in the world.
from Ben Asher
Letters Ed responds: Admit it - you're stalking him aren't you?
Unruly boys who will not grow up must be taken in hand
If Barnard can tuck his shirt in for Wales he can do so for Town.
from Peter Thompson
I want the one I can't have
Hi. I want one of your t-shirts but i think medium will be too loose on me. Are you thinking of making some "skinny-fit" tees? And what about different colours? Are you also going to make more designs? Keep me smiling.
from Natalie Goodshaw
Letters Ed responds: I've been told by the powers that be that this very subject will be discussed at the AGM at the end of February. Hope you can wait til then.
The devil will find work for idle hands to do
If any of you heard Five Live yesterday you must have heard the endless debates about how many penalties have been given to opposition teams at Old Trafford and how many have scored from those penalties. This left me wondering about the Mighty Mariners. How many penalties have Town been awarded at Blundell Park over the past 10 years? How many have they scored from? The same again for the opposition. And what about away from home? How do these stats compare to other teams? I'm sure there's some statto (no offence)out there who can answer this query.
from Simon Oakley
Letters Ed responds: Good question Si. I asked Andy our resident statto but he's not sure if he can get the relevant info on missed penalties. Anybody out there fancy a crack at it?
It's so easy to laugh
Taken from today's Guardian: "We would like to get four or five players in but, let's be honest, who wants to come to Wolves?" Wolves - the Premiership's Grimsby?
from Paul Danford
Letters Ed responds: You know what Paul, I've been saying that since they got promoted. It might learn 'em a bit of humility eh?
Is it really so strange?
Tony Butcher gives Saturday's ref a "huge 9.32". Is this the highest score Tony has dished out?
from Carl Noxby
Letters Ed responds: Ooh, I think it might be. And a quick check of my records shows that the previous highest score was nine. Given to Paul Armstrong for his officiating of the 1-0 away win at Coventry in 2001.
An engagement ring doesn't mean a thing
With regard to Mr A Wilkinson's glum assessment of the Plymouth game: Is this what marriage does?
from Tony Butcher
Surely you're happy it should be this way?
If you've really heard people talking about "how gaseous the beer in the Imp is these days" then doesn't the landlord need to turn down the central heating?
from Jo Tilley
This charming man
Jesse Guittard's reports are fab! Keep taking him to Town games. I hope Town give him more to cheer about than his American Football team. Another great addition to an excellent site.
from Shaun Parish
Letters Ed responds: Unfortunately Jesse is currently away for a month gun-running in Nigeria. Or something. But I am reliably informed by his keeper that he plans to return to his "Graceland" (aka Blundell Park) at the end of February for the Barnsley match.
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