Cod Almighty | Postbag
22 April 2012
Cod Almighty's tenth birthday may not have had quite the attention devoted to the sinking of the Titanic, but you have found other reasons to say nice things about us.
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The band plays on
Belated Happy Birthday Cod Almighty, where would we be without you? I know, still in the shit.
from Martin Wyburn
Its a bad result for the iceberg
I just want to give you some praise for an excellent football site. I'm not a fan of Grimsby as such, but I do remember your time in what is now the championship and it pleases me to see that there is still a strong fan culture around the club.
from Anders Kjellvold
Not enough lifeboats
The 1990 piece is beautiful. No one writes about West Brom that way; as the game has grown football writing with proper hope and love of the club has disappeared. Nice to see it again.
I still love Tony Ress, misunderstood genius, looked like a midget version of Freddie Mercury. Completely baffling.
from Stu Fletcher
An error in navigation
As a religious reader (and, I think, even one-time contributor of a link concerning Steve Evans' worrying activities in Haiti. How the blithering fuck did he get a job at Rotherham by the way?!) of your fantastic blog, I was wondering if I could ask you to help settle a dispute. You see, someone I know claims that this is the best own goal he has ever seen.
It's a good one, but I disagree vehemently that it's the best. I'm SURE I've seen a clip on the internets, somewhere, of one of Grimsby Town FC's finest going in for a tackle and accidentally beating Coyne to put the ball in his own net. From somewhere near the halfway line. Unfortunately, my assertions that this event happened are being dismissed as untrue, and I can't for the life of me remember when this happened or against who. In fact, it may not have been Coyne in goal, it's just a vague memory along with the commentator saying "this is end to end stuff" at some point. The other team may have been playing in blue, but I think I'm talking out of my arse now.
Anyway, a video of said event would be great, but even some form of online-based news source? Thanks a lot!
from Mo Taylor
Letters Ed responds: Mo promptly wrote back anwering his own question: it was Alan Pouton's for Reading on 5 October 2002 he had in mind, and he sent the clip to illustrate.
A hole in the Hull
Very interesting site!
I have though to contest the association of the word 'nunty' with people from Nunsthorpe. They have in the distant past been called 'Nunners' in an affectionate way about fellow Nunsthorpe-ites. In the more recent past they have been referred to as those 'off the Nunny'. However in all my research there is no evidence of the word 'nunty' originating from Nunsthorpe. It is a recognised slang word common to the Humber area and also used in Hull (in...Yorkshire!!!)as well as Grimsby. See this Hullspeak glossary. It states: 'Nunty = Not in Fashion'.
from Diane Dalziel
Letters Ed responds: Thanks Diane. Suggesting a common vocabulary with Hull might set some sparks flying.
Thanks to all our letter writers for their kind words. We also welcome unkind ones, at firstname.lastname@example.org.