Knowing us, knowing who - aha!

Cod Almighty | Article

by Tony Butcher

26 February 2022

20 questions for 20 (in)glorious years of tutting at Town as we celebrate our china anniversary with a pot pourri of those contributors you've loved and some we've lost on the way.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Crikey! Is it that long ago? Our very first diary was on the day Town hammered Wimbledon 6-2, slap bang in the middle of the great escape under Groves.

Yes, it surely is. Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the amazing Cod Almighty journey from writing occasional waspish diaries to writing waspish diaries daily.

And in between we've loved and lost so many…Mystic Meg, Tommy of the Town, Codswallop and countless diarists as life got in the way and the cold dead hand of the old tin pot despot sapped life from the living.

Ah memories.

After 20 years of hurt there are more questions than answers, but what we do know is that Alan Buckley's head is still gleaming and Russell Slade is still seething, seething John.

We moved into Cod Almighty Towers as Town started to ail and fail, and have ended up being the accidental chroniclers of the decline and fall of the Fenty Empire. It didn't have to be this way, but it was.

Enough about him, what about us?

Just who are the eclectic band of brothers (and sisters) who've contributed with exasperation, desperation and indignation, all leavened with some wry and dry humour for the Grimsby nation?

Every Tuesday until the press-gang runs out of luck we'll be bringing you voices from the past and present, with a little Q&A revealing their innermost, darkest soccer secrets.

There's more to Cod Almighty than the mad match reporter you know.