Cod Almighty | Match Stats
Saturday 28 April 2018
Grimsby Town 2 Clarke (29), Matt (90+3)
Notts County 1 Jones
Attendance: 7,133 (1,566 away fans)
The things you say and do just thrill them through and through, for the match-day munchers at fish lunches keep getting sentimental over you, young Harry Clifton.
When you find yourself in times of trouble who you gonna call? Old geezers! Yes, let it be placed on the record that the older heads shouldered the responsibility of the nation. Collins was marvellously Collinsian and Woolford was, again, efficiently effective in ticking and tocking. But who bloomed most bloomingly?
Blooming heck! It's the final stage of the metamorphosis of the forlorn frog into the beautiful butterfly of love: Luke Summerfield. There was music everywhere at his swinging, swaying and anticipating.
The ex-businessman was business like:
"We can enjoy this for 24 hours, and then we need to start thinking about next season, because that needs to be better than this season."
Big Sam's wingman was disappointingly honest and accurate. It takes the fun out of football when the opposition are calm, sane and rational in summarising a game thusly:
"We huffed and puffed all day but never really put them under enough pressure. I didn't think we deserved a win and even a draw may have been kind to us."
It's coming home. It's coming home. Football. It's coming home under Michael Jolley.
Passing the football in triangles. Men moving. Men moving the football around the pitch with pace. Crosses. Shots. Defence, defiance, spirit, passion in a fashion. Even the weak were mighty for the Mariners. Hooper had his most effective game yet, ever; Clarke was sturdy and concentrated; Woolford moving towards Disleyian reliability. Cardwell ran around a lot.
Stop pursing your lips. You can put your pennies in the sow's ear now. It may not be silky, but it's safe.
It's a mystery, oh it's a mystery, I'm searching for a clue how Nolan's nutballers got so near to going up automatically. They are exactly what they were in December against Slade's Sludgers: miserably mundane mumblers. Paceless, faceless and just relying on the percentages of pap.
It just shows where running around a lot gets you. Back where you started.
Crying for cod quotas, the Harrys, Grimsby and St Michael of Jolley.
Life is all about the choices you make. In the deep, dark past Champagne Carl has made some bad choices in our life but this man, at this time, made a positive choice to give Grimsby life. He chose not take the opportunity to reward Virtue's slips and so Boyeson's virtue is our reward: 10.000
Remember, most virtues and flowers bloom best on poor soil. Well, he is from Hull.
Get into 'em, get into 'em, got into 'em, they got into us, and arise Sir Jammy Dodger.
In a word: providence
Town: McKeown; Hall-Johnson (Davies 58), Clarke, Collins, Fox, Clifton (Jackson 90+1), Rose, Summerfield, Woolford, Cardwell (Matt 74), Hooper
Subs not used: Berrett, Osborne, Jaiyesimi, Killip
Booked: Rose, Woolford
Notts County: Collin; Hunt (O'Connor 69), Duffy, Brisley, Jones, Virtue-Thick (Grant 58), Hewitt, Noble, Alessandra, Ameobi (Stead 53), Forte
Subs not used: Smith, Husin, Hall, Fitzsimons