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Saturday 30 November
A mad dash of a day for some of the Cod Almighty team. A frantic trip to Grimsby sees the Fans' Day tickets picked up from Spectrum Print and after a quick and relaxing pint in the Rutland Arms, it's onto the streets to try and get Town fans to help with the cause.
And it has been a good day at the office. All the fliers have gone and the coffers have swelled by a few quid. The charitable people of Grimsby who couldn't buy a ticket today have pledged to visit this site or accost us before the Sheffield Wednesday game.
Thank you to all those who stopped for chats and stopped Si's hands from dropping off (silly boy thought he'd be warm in his leather jacket! pft!). To top it all off the ITV cameras filmed us selling our wares. GET YER FANS' DAY TICKETS 'ERE! In a past life we could have worked in a Victorian market. Costume dramas, here we come.
Monday 25 November 2002
Set up online ordering system with PayPal, which means people can now buy Fans' Day tickets online.
Thursday 21 November 2002
The group picture taken before the Preston game arrives in the post. You can see it here.
Wednesday 20 November 2002
At last the tickets are on their way and it's looking like that people will be able to buy them at the Leicester game.
An email is sent out to the many subscribers of the email updates:
Thank you for registering your interest in the Fans' Day for the Bradford game on Wednesday 1 January 2003, organised by Cod Almighty.
If you don't realise what the day is about, let me briefly explain. Over a month ago the Grimsby Town chairman Peter Furneaux appeared on a Radio Humberside phone-in and asked
* for a sponsor to come forward for the one remaining unsponsored game - Bradford at home
* for anyone with any commercial ideas to come forward
In addition Mr Furneaux said the club would appreciate any further support from its fans.
In light of the chairman's comments, the Cod Almighty team decided to organise a Fans' Day - a day sponsored by the fans of the club. To raise the cost of the sponsorship we have decided to organise a raffle. A supporter can buy as many tickets as they want at a price of GBP5 per ticket. The prizes on offer aren't any old prizes as well. They are a bit different, a bit special and our thanks go to Grimsby Town Football Club, the Grimsby Telegraph and Radio Humberside for going out of their way to help pledge some terrific prizes. Highlights include:
* 15 pairs of sponsor's tickets - including three-course meal, a tour of the ground and seats in the executive area to watch the game
* the chance to take part in a half time penalty shoot out
* be a club mascot for the day!
* spend the day in the press box with Radio Humberside's John Tondeur
* write a report for the Grimsby Telegraph - and see it published!
We're going to have tickets on sale from the Leicester game on Saturday 30 November onwards. It's cutting it a bit tight but I'm confident the people of Grimsby will be able to club together and buy the 500 tickets that will cover the cost of the sponsorship in time for the raffle draw on Monday 23 December 2002. Any additional money will go to the club's youth scheme.
It's only GBP5 and this will help safeguard the club's immediate future - with the chance to bag a few prizes into the bargain as well! And - the way I think about it - it's GBP5 to help the club, not a fiver to enter a raffle. Winning a prize is a bonus. By contributing you've won already! The whole idea of the day is for the fans to unite to put a little bit extra in. We've already had a pledge of GBP200 from one person - the things people will do to spend a day with John Tondeur!
Fans' Day raffle tickets will be available from the club ticket office on non-matchdays and from Fans' Day ticket sellers around the ground for the home games against Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday. If you think you or somewhere you know could sell tickets please drop us me a line. Every ticket sold contributes and we'd like a few more voices in the local community to help out.
Full details of the day are available at http://www.codalmighty.com/fansday
Thank you for your support.
You have received this email as you have registered with the Cod Almighty Fans' Day email service. If you do not wish to receive any further emails from this service please reply to this email with 'unsubscribe' in the header.
Saturday 16 November
Several of the Cod Almighty team scurry from a meeting with the supporters' trust at the Blundell Park Hotel to the Main Stand to have their pic to be taken with Mighty, Stuart Rowson of the Grimsby Telegraph and John Tondeur of Radio Humberside. JT makes a valiant attempt to get out of the shoot by claiming that he hasn't got his "nice glasses" with him. Simon asks Mighty if he's going to sing for the crowd today. Thankfully Mighty answers "no". We'll remember to spare you from that on the day.