Features (2022-23)

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We're Beautiful South

By Alistair Wilkinson, 6 May 2023

Our resident poet, Al Wilkinson, marks the coronation of King Harry with an ode to Town's joyous cup romp

The future of tomorrow is here, yesterday

By JAIson St0ckw00d, 11 April 2023

Our AI author JAIson St0ckw00d tells us how AI, data and technology will drive football in the future.

Dieseruvwe Survivors Support Group

By Peter Anderson, 10 April 2023

Wrexham and Notts fans gather at the Racecourse today as they try to come to terms with the 2022 National League Playoffs

Welcome to Grimsby

By Peter Anderson, 20 March 2023

A town not in Yorkshire, the reputation of its football club protected by the Grimsby Reaper and glorified by an inflatable fish. Pete Anderson's starter pack for temporary Town fans

An ancient Mariner reaches back

By Neville Butt, 28 February 2023

Our own ancient Mariner, Neville Butt, has a wander down memory lane to find the connections between the Mariners and the Saints

Increasing capacity at Blundell Park

By Richard Lord, 15 February 2023

Rich Lord argues that waiting for Blundell Park to sell out more regularly may not be the best policy to decide when its capacity should be increased

Another Meek Moment in Time

By Roy Backrath, 6 February 2023

Meek heard the news today, oh boy

One Meek Moment In Time

By Roy Backrath, 25 January 2023

Where has he been? Well, Meek's been sitting in the Main Stand, contemplating. And now he walks from place to place, meeting people, getting into adventures.

Thank you for the music (references)

By Tony Butcher, 20 December 2022

We end our 20th-year celebrations with a trip into the life and times of Tony Butcher, the man of a million words, and a man of constant sorrow at the continual failure to punish foul throws.

Knowing us, knowing Rob McIlveen

By Rob McIlveen, 6 December 2022

He's seen things you people will not believe. Come stroll through six decades of Park life with Rob McIlveen, one of the pipers at the gates at the dawn of SWWF

Botham nicked my shampoo

By Steve Meek, 29 November 2022

Tales of the old days from Bernard Mooney, an ancient Mariner who's one of our own.

Knowing Us, Knowing Ron Counte

By Ron Counte, 22 November 2022

Ron Counte recounts bothering George Moulson and stalking Siriki in Sainsbury's. He may have been drinking, obviously

A shot in the dark

By Tony Butcher, 16 November 2022

Mingling with the stars at The FSA Awards. We didn't ask to be nominated but wouldn't turn down a swanky night in old London town for our match reporter.

Knowing us, knowing Tom Sargent

By Tom Sargent, 8 November 2022

They say pylonmaniac Tom Sargent's a man of the world. In just one click he'll tell you about his about his life. Will it keep you amused?

Knowing us, knowing Dan Humphrey

By Dan Humphrey, 25 October 2022

Next time you're out in town beware of Dapper Dan Humphrey, a man behind Operation Promotion and probably behind you in the frozen fish aisle. This is his life.

I don't know why I like you, but I do

By Alex Ramsden, 18 October 2022

When his grandad took him to his first game he fell asleep. But now Town are an important part of Alex Ramsden's identity

Knowing us, knowing Phil Ball

By Phil Ball, 11 October 2022

The morning fog may chill the air but Phil Ball don't care. The man of La Concha left his heart in Blundell Park and life's always in black and white

Knowing us, knowing Kristine Green

By Cod Almighty, 27 September 2022

Exclusive! Dame Kristine Green (SLO, BEM, cha-cha-cha), our very own special K, reveals the shocking secret of how she was the only dry Town fan in Bromley.

Knowing us, knowing Steve Meek

By Steve Meek, 13 September 2022

Once the gangster rapper of Love Lane Corner and now the Tetney Tupac he's the ace face of CA. Come dive down to the very bottom of the barrel with Steve Meek

In search of the Glover ball

By Rob McIlveen, 7 September 2022

In 1937 Pat Glover scored five times against the League champions. Rob McIlveen describes his quest to return the match ball to Blundell Park

Walking down the Grimsby Road: Book review

By Ron Counte, 1 September 2022

Essential history for younger fans, a wonderful evocation for those who were there. Ron Counte enjoys reliving Town's 1971-72 championship campaign

Knowing us, knowing Charlie Cross

By Cod Almighty, 30 August 2022

It's plain to see that 21st Century boy Charlie Cross was always meant for Grimsby. Come dip a toe into the world of the Harry Clifton of Diarists.

The enchanted Forest

By Ron Counte, 22 August 2022

It's not just an attractive cup tie. For Ron Counte a meeting with Nottingham Forest is a spiritual experience

Knowing us, knowing Bill Brewster

By Bill Brewster, 16 August 2022

He's the DJ in our DNA, he's the codfather of Town fanzines. Busy Bill Brewster's the boy on the Balearic beat but forever black and white when Saturday comes.

Bless thy neighbour

By Ron Counte, 10 August 2022

Our trade in players with Scunthorpe United says a lot about the clubs' changes in status over the years. Ron Counte examines the trends

When the women of Grimsby beat England

By Pat Bell, 2 August 2022

When the FA banned women's football in 1921, Grimsby led efforts to keep it alive. Pat Bell uncovers some forgotten games

Knowing us, knowing Jason Stockwood

By Jason Stockwood, 29 July 2022

After all the things he's done for us and everything he's said we just can't get enough of Jason Stockwood, a local lad doing good.

A tale of two finals

By Ron Counte, 28 July 2022

There are uncanny similarities between the 2016 and 2022 play-off finals. The difference is that this time we won't squander our success, writes Ron Counte

Helter-skelter: Town's return to the Football League

By Ron Counte, 24 July 2022

Kick-started by one amazing comeback, it ended with a three peaks challenge. Ron Counte recalls the test of character that was our return to the Football League

Knowing us, knowing Miles Moss

By Miles Moss, 19 July 2022

You only knew him for a while, but we know he will have made you smile. He used to be a joker, so let your hands come together for mystic Miles Moss

Knowing us, knowing Paul Thundercliffe

By Paul Thundercliffe, 7 July 2022

We all must have a code that we can live by. It's a family thing for former muser, and Sir Alan of Buckley's biographer, Mr Paul Thundercliffe.

Blundell Park bursting at the seams

By Peter Anderson & Mark Stilton, 1 July 2022

Worried there's no space for you anymore at Blundell Park? The club have got it covered, report Pete Anderson and Mark Stilton