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Question of the Week

Will you attend any Checkatrade Trophy games next season?

All of them
All home games
The odd game
Knock out games
Final only
Total boycott


 

Sue Osbome

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 03/09/2000

Each week we interview the long-suffering partner of a keen Town fan. Watching and reading about football can consume a lot of time, which can be a frequent bone of contention between partners when one partner is a keen fan and the other is not. This week's Cod Widow is Sue Osborne.

Sue Osborne
Sue Osborne

Fishy:
Tell us a bit about yourself.

Sue:
I am Susan Osborne wife of Bill (Billo). We live in a beautiful house in Port Macquarie in Australia. I sometimes think I am also married to Dave Larder. I spend more time talking to him than I do with Bill who is always busy on the net.

Fishy:
Do you support Town yourself, perhaps another club, or do you have no interest in football?

Sue:
I am a supporter in that I support Bill in what he does. When we lived in Grimsby I supported more but I was mainly friendly with some of the players wives. None of us were all that bothered about football.

Fishy:
Has Billo ever taken you to a game, when, and what do you think of it (the first one if more than one)?

Sue:
Yes many times. The first one I remember well. It was bloody freezing.

Fishy:
How big a part do GTFC play in Billo's life?

Sue:
GTFC is a big part in Bills life but it always has been.

Fishy:
Would you rank Billo's interest in the Mariners as obsessive, fanatical, healthy, moderate, or occasional?

Sue:
Obsessive.

Fishy:
How often a week do you think Billo thinks of something related to the Mariners?

Sue:
Only about 23 hours a day

Fishy:
Who has the deciding vote when there's a football match on TV that clashes with something you want to watch?

Sue:
Me but I usually give him it as he is usually on the net while I watch TV and that is good so I can watch my programmes.

Fishy:
What do you do when a Town game is taking place?

Sue:
I make the supper for him and Eric (Ex Grimsby who went to school with Bill) who comes from Sydney to our place when a game is on. Then I go to bed.

Fishy:
How often does Billo wear a Town shirt in a typical week?

Sue:
Every time a match is on and sometimes he goes out with it on.

Fishy:
Does Billo read the newspaper from the front or the back?

Sue:
From the front. He does not like Australian sports pages

Fishy:
Is it just Grimsby Town, or does Billo have other sporting teams or individuals they are passionate about?

Sue:
Snooker, boxing and England

Fishy:
How long after meeting Billo did they first mention the Mariners?

Sue:
The same day. Only about 1,000 times though.

Fishy:
Do you resent Grimsby Town taking up such a large part of Billo's life?

Sue:
I like him to be involved. It is his interest and keeps him happy and it doesn't worry him that I am not really interested in football but I do watch the cup final with him and the England games so that pleases him. He has never neglected me for football but he has tried a few times :>).

Sue Osborne

If you or your partner would like to be a Cod Widow please send an email at once to Rob Sedgwick.

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