Cod Almighty | Postbag
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21 April 2005
Well here we are again, your ever infrequent letters page. Most of you have stopped bothering to write in now, and who can blame you? Anyway, I promise there'll be one once a month from now on. Can't say fairer than that.You know the drill. firstname.lastname@example.org is where your letters should be sent. And no, I don't want to transfer a large sum of money for a Nigerian businessman.
Fair enough plugging other site's previews but what happened to Cod Almighty's pre-match pieces? Sorely missed.
from Dave Chambers
Letters Ed responds: And lo, so it was that a letters page and match preview did appeareth on the same day. And there was much rejoicing
uncle al creases me!!!!! on this site and at work!!!! keep em goin! look al no F-words!!!! ha ha
Letters Ed responds: Let's talk about your mother
Token "Codalmighty is ace" letter
A truly excellent site - discovered through the latest edition of When Saturday Comes. In addition to your take on the news, I particularly enjoyed blow-up hols and art seat. I will be back regularly. If you would be kind enough to add www.prideofanglia.com to your links page I will buy one of your t-shirts. I promise.
Nice ground, still no fans
Clarence Park might not hold many, but I dispute Paul Ketchley's portrayal of the place as a Deva-esque dystopia. It's a perfectly neat and pretty little ground, for which reason some of London's Premiership clubs make a point of scheduling friendlies at St Albans every summer.
I know a bleak non-League setting when I see one, and I saw one at Frickley Athletic the other week. Mind you, even there, the catering is better than Blundell Park's.
from Pete Green
GET: "Slade says Mariners were unlucky"; "did not deserve to lose". Can I have a pair of Slade's rose tinted spectacles please? Maybe a handout for the next stuffing a la Conoco Stadium red caps a year last May?
They were diabolical. How many would have been there without the two free kids? Is there any truth in the (hopeful) rumours floating around on Saturday that a new manager (with a bit of nous) could be installed if Noddy fails to reach a certain place in the League (that's Two, not Conference)?
from Phil Shorter
Letters Ed responds: I think it's safe to say that rumour has been put to ground.
I'm not sure if your history of the mighty Mariners is as good as it should be. Without doubt the best players were there in the 70s: Hickman, Tees, Worthington, Boylen and Wainman were all heros to a lad of 10 years old. Did Town want a kid that no one had heard of for £30,000?
Your historian also missed the fact that it rained or froze or both for every home game from the start of the 1970 season until well into the 1974 campagn. Oh how I miss the good old days.
from Keith Falla
Letters Ed responds: It rained for four years solid? Are you quite mad?
I've moved out of Town in the last two years. I have just read your excellent site and was intrigued with the interview with Nigel Lowther. What does the Rowson incident relate to?
from Chris Borum
Letters Ed responds: How can I summarise this: Rowson wrote an article for the local rag about how Town were cutting costs by not having an ambulance at the ground. It wasn't quite true. There was one of those big hoo-hahs about nothing and then everyone kissed and made up. And lived happily ever after. Well, for a few months anyway
Giving and receiving
Excellent work, Miss Guest Diary, 18th Feb 2005.
Thing is, when you signed off to make out you were going to 'learn about smart objectives etc ' the bit about about 'giving and receiving feedback' gave you away! It isn't a course at college or some corporate training day it's ebay isn't it?
from Ian Jackson
GTFC fans re-united
I remember mike (batman) wattam from the royal navy and he was a complete loon then but very funny. Hope him and his family are keeping well. All the best.
from John Sanders
Letters Ed responds: Glad to be of service. The £500 contact fee can be sent to the usual address. Make it out to 'Letters Ed'. Cheers.
Oh my God, your site had me in hysterics - what a great blast from the past. Me and my sister grew up in Grimsby but now live in Canada, although we still haven't lost our roots amd have managed to keep many of those terms alive. But thanks for reminding me of the ones I'd forgotten.
Just wondering though, what about "guwin'" (going) and the "maaaaahkit" (market, which could be "freemo" or "Top Town" maaaaahkit). As in: "am guwing to Freemo-maaaahkitt, ah ya gunna go wi' me?". Or even: "Me Mam's off to top town maaaahkit."
By the way, the Peabung is still the World's best fish, chips & mushy peas.
Nice t-shirts. Are you planning on doing any others?
from Gary Herd
Letters Ed responds: There are plans Gary, but there's still internal squabbles over what should go on it. I'm staying well clear - they're like a bunch of schoolgirls when they start arguing.
from up the iron
Letters Ed responds: Brian Laws, eh?
We've all gone on a summer holiday
"End of season special - get all the action from the rest of the season on World - All for less than £10, click here" cries the latest attempt from the club's official site to wring the last jingling change out of the club's fans. They've got some cheek given there was no live commentary on Mariners World yesterday though.
Given the players have decided to call time on the season early, Russell Slade has apparently decided to give the youngsters a chance for the remaining games, and Radio Humberside is ignoring Town to concentrate on Hull and the Scunts, the club's web department might as well take an early summer break as well.
from Ian Poulter
Encounters with God
Nearly crashed my car into some idiot in Ashton- under-lyne the other day - turned out to be my idol and Ashton Utd manager Paul Futcher.
from Rob Mitchell
Encounters with odd
Paul Wilkinson v Everton, then the league champions. Un-reported on Yorkshire TV as no union cameraman took the video and couldn't show the club video.
from Keith Blackett
Letters Ed responds: Whu?
One of your lot
Updated every Tuesday? You're havin' a laugh.
I had a good old rant a month ago about an article on the site by one of your lot after the away trouncing at Macclesfield, basically Jason Crowe-ing about how prescient I was in denouncing Slade as a non-manager and Positive John being hoodwinked twice in a row by baldy men claiming to be football managers. Where is it?
from Ken Andrews
Letters Ed responds: One of our lot? It's a fanzine - someone just contributed a piece for publication. And yeah, I'll do the letters more often - the excellent £0 per hour wages I get for doing it should be motivation enough. That last one you sent was a little long for a letter though.
Has your quizmaster been moonlighting on the Guardian football web-site? Their quiz is supposed to be daily but at the time of writing it hasn't been updated for three days. Booooo, sort it Guardians!
from Jo Tilley
The actor who played Ned Glover is called Johnnie Lees (I think the spelling is right). At one time he was the compere at the Sand's Club on Cleethorpes seafront and he also did a spot at Bunnies Club. I celebrated the birth of my daughter with him at the Sand's Club and lost two days! We put some booze away that night.
from John Bowker
He is, how you English say, a bit meeefed
Could you find out if any CA readers have a recording of Russ going off his rocker at "The Frenchman", that I could offer for download for a limited period. It would go nicely with my artists impression of the new ground I downloaded a couple of years ago.
from Richard Bedwell
Letters Ed responds: Anyone? I'd like a listen too