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Postbag: pain, pleasure and Chapman's Pond
24 March 2010
The postbag returns, after a delay caused by lack of letters, the Six Nations and finally the stupidity of the letters editor, with your thoughts on the occasional pleasures, and more frequent pains, of supporting Grimsby Town, not to mention the unfathomable mystery that is Chapman's Pond.
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Sorry to pick the author (of this article on Danny North) up on a point of fact regarding the last player(s) to score a hat-trick for Town, but didn't Phil Jevons hit four in a 6-2 win against Barnsley in the ill-fated relegation season of 2003-4? I know it's not three like Pouton and Boulding, but I'm sure he would have grabbed the match ball having surpassed the three-goal mark? All this begs the question - why, other than Proudlock's three against Lincoln last year, have we not had strikers who trouble the ball manufacturers a bit more regularly? Sign of the times.
Up the Mariners!
from Chris Kirk
Letters Ed responds: Coincidentally, this letter coincides with highlights from that Barnsley game making their way onto Mariners Player- nice headline, shame about the inaudible interview.
Martin Wyburn (See the last postbag) should not be sad and downcast. It has taken me the best part of 20 years to educate the Wigston end of Leicester into the ways of the mighty, if under achieving, Mariners. As a prison officer even the prisoners have stopped slagging Grimsby off. The way Town's results are going even HMYOI Glen Parva's side would stand a chance.
"Robbed again boss" is fast becoming my welcome onto the wing. It's quite surprising how many people watch the results when we don't win!!!!
from Keith Falla
Only hope now lies in prayer for a miracle comparable to the raising of Lazarus.
from John Ellis
Pain, with schadenfreude
As bad as things are at BP, I thought this may bring a chuckle to the folks at CA.
Keep up the good work fellas!
from Graham King
We all know the legend about Chapman's Pond being bottomless and that a horse and cart fell in and sunk for ever more, etc. etc. Does anyone actually know the truth about the pond? In other words, is it a natural pond or was it once a quarry? If so how did it come to be flooded (was it deliberate or accidental due to digging too deep), how long has it been there etc? My grandparents are under the impression that there was a brick works there. Oh and just what is that creepy old water tower for? Something to do with the pond?
Any information that anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
from Joe Austwick
If you have anything to say about Chapman's Pond or anything else within or at the edge of reason, this is the place to say it.