Fantastic memories and when Keith put us 1-0 up everyone somehow knew it was never going to be enough - the sense of 'storm brewing' at half time was palpable; we sort of knew the Wimbledon 'steamroller' would do its stuff in the Second half. This cup run was part of a lengthy period of gradual improvement; Buckley, God that he is, took some time to turn the juggernaut round through strong self-belief, strong principles and a mixture of youth/experience and excellent forays into the transfer market.
I think the parallels with S&H are uncanny - but instead of one bloody-minded non-league boss coming to GTFC we have two. I think they will sort this mess out and have already started that process.
from Nigel Devereux
Wallowing in bad news?
Tony Butcher does a great job. He keeps me alive, over here in rainy Spain. Yet I can't help but be confused by recent events. Two consecutive victories, and no reports by anyone. I hate to point to consipracy theory, but can we only read about disasters? I'd love to know what our scribes thought about the 7-0 job, at the very least.
The web page is wonderful, and you do a great job. But very disappointing to have no reports on the last two games.
from Phil Ball
Letters Ed responds: Sorry we haven't been able to cover our recent matches. Tony was not at the Kettering match, and work and trade union commitments do not allow him the time to report on midweek games, especially on the eve of a public sector strike. We are always keen to hear from people who can fill in when Tony is not there, so if anyone wants to try their hand at writing a report, do get in touch: a deep knowledge of prog rock is not compulsory.
We do have some feedback from one of the missing matches, t
More from the man of faith
Forewarned is fore armed as they say. Thanks to Cod Almighty, we knew Grimsby would be crap , but I think they took being crap to a whole new level against Newport. What did we do sat in the Upper Findus for the first 75 minutes? We watched the ships sailing up and down, plus the odd sea gull doing aerobatics. Much more interesting than Grimsby's dire attempts at football.
Many a new supporter would have packed them in. Not us. We went back for more! We're made of sterner stuff! Next stop the Port Vale replay, and Grimsby were great! A good game and a great night out.
They may not be the best in the world, but we will support them no matter what. They are our team and we love them. Rather be a season ticket holder at Grimsby Town than a season ticket holder at a premier league club. Overpaid, huge egos to match and the ruin of English football, that's the premier league!
Up the mariners!
from Richard Satterley
Too hard on the Trust
Just a quick one to say that the Diary of Thursday 1 December 2011 was rubbish. If it was meant to be amusing, it failed. If it was meant to be helpful to the Trust, it failed. If it was meant to helpful to GTFC or anyone connected with GTFC, it failed. Not sure what the point of it was at all. A few cheap shots at people trying to do something constructive to secure the future of the club and a series of unfunny references to an old woman were all I could make out. Please try and stick to what you are good at in future.
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from Charles Lumley
Letters Ed responds: Guest Diary responds:
And good day to you too Charles! The Diary that made you so heart-pumpingly cross was, as I mentioned, in homage to the late, rather great, Dave Peasgood who wrote the Fred and Bert columns. As for my Mum, well she does exist, is a Town fan, and that is more or less word-for-word what she had to say. The elderly don't get much of a say in the modern football world and there's an awful lot of 'fans' like her who never go, never have gone but never fail to
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