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Cod Head of the Week: Tony Hamilton

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 10/03/2003

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We regularly need new Cod Heads, so would appreciate contributions from lifelong supporters of the Mariners. This week's Cod Head is Tony Hamilton.

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

My first game was against Sheffield Utd when Town won 4-0 in the 79-80 season, when George Kerr was in charge.

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

Chris Nicholl because he passed on his experience to all the other players.

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

The Liverpool game from last season because Town were total underdogs that night and the team Liverpool put out I think helped Town play the way they did.

What are your favourite and least favourite away grounds?

My favourite ground is the City ground (Nottingham Forest).
My least favourite ground is the Shay (Halifax Town).

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

The best season was when we got to Wembley twice because to watch your team there once was special but to go there twice in six weeks was unbelievable.

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

The best days were when Town played either Nottingham teams (Forest or County) because at the time the train fare was cheap and we used to go for a good day out watching Town play.

What is the strangest thing you have ever done at a game?

I spent nearly a season watch Town play while being on crutches, bearing in mind it was standing room only then, how it worked I used to get a taxi to every home game and my mates dad used to save me a place on the terraces, and spend the game propped up on a wall in the Lower Smiths Stand.

Who is the greatest ever GTFC manager?

Alan Buckley because he rewrote the history books when he took Town to Wembley twice in one season.

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?

I see all the home games with being a season ticket holder and listen to the away games on local radio.

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


McDermottCummingNichollMoore K

Do your children support the Mariners?

I've got 2 children and they know who Grimsby Town are and one of them is named after a football team because she was born between the two Wembley cup finals.

Tony Hamilton

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