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Cod Head of the Week: Gary Ladd

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 11/07/2001

This site is written by fans for fans and each week we interview a prominent "Cod Head" as part our commitment to fans of Grimsby Town FC. We regularly need new cod heads, so would appreciate contributions from lifelong supporters of the Mariners. This week's Cod Head is Gary Ladd.

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When did you first start supporting the Mariners, and what was your first game?

1968 Grimsby Town 'v' Notts county.

Who is the best player you ever saw wearing a Grimsby Town shirt?

Trevor Whymark.

If there is one game you were allowed to go back in time and watch what would it be and why?

Auto Windshield final at Wembley because it was such a special occasion.

What are your favourite and least favourite away grounds?

Sunderland was the best and the worst would have to be Scunthorpe's poxy dump!

What, in your opinion, are GTFC's best and worst seasons since you have been supporting them?

The best season was 1997/98 and the worst was the Mick Lyons season of doom!

What is the most eventful day you have ever had in the course of following the Mariners?

The Wembley games.

Who is the greatest ever GTFC manager?

Alan Buckley.

How many games a season do you get to now, and what do you do while Town are playing games that you can't get to?

On average 30 and when I'm not at the match I go fishing and listen to Grimsby on the radio

Name your all-time starting eleven since you have been watching Town?

Davidson, Macca, Croft, Futcher, Handyside, Burnett, Cunnington, Bonetti, Childs, Whymark and Tees
Subs:- Mendonca,Brase and R Smith

Do your children support the Mariners?

Yes they do.

Gary Ladd

If you would like to be a Cod Head please send an e-mail at once to Rob Sedgwick.

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