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Cod Head of the Week: Chris Copestake

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 21/08/2006

The latest Cod Head of the Week is 13-year-old Chris Copestake who is a relative newcomer to Blundell Park.

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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 Chris Copestake.

Fishy:
Tell us a bit about yourself.

Chris:
I am 13 years old, but am very mature, and live in Waltham.

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

Chris:
I started supporting the Mariners in the season before the Wembley season but my first game was against Rotherham at Blundell Park in our Division 1 relegation season. It finished 0-0 but we Raven and Santos sent off.

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

Chris:
John Oster is by far the best player I have seen play for Town, he was pure quality and should have playing in the Premiership.

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

Chris:
The Spurs game was the game that I will never forget and the one that I wish I could go back to watch it again.

Fishy:
What are your favourite and least favourite away grounds?

Chris:
Well my least favourite is York Street in Boston by a mile, I can't believe how bad the facilities are their.
But my favourite is Fratton Park because of the atmosphere there was around the ground.

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

Chris:
Well when Kalala scored against Tottenham I just went round hugging random people.

Fishy:
What is the worst game you've ever been to?

Chris:
It was Town against Wycombe at Blundell Park in the 04/05 season. It was absolutely awful, there was about 4 shots in the whole game.

Fishy:
What's the most amusing chant you've heard at a game?

Chris:
This season at home against Peterborough their fans were singing that we were just a small town in Scunthorpe. That one got me laughing.

Fishy:
Who is the greatest ever GTFC manager?

Chris:
I know he was not in my time but I have heard and seen great things from Lawrie Mcmenemy's reign as gaffer at Grimsby. His best achievement was getting us promoted from the 4th Division.

Fishy:
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?

Chris:
I get to pretty much all the home games at the moment but don't travel away for many reasons. And when Town are playing and I'm not watching it I watch Soccer Saturday, listen to Humberside and get Texts on my Mobile.

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

Chris:

Davison
McDermott HandysideToddGordon
CookePoutonHughesOster
KabbaMansaram

Chris Copestake

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

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