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CHOTW: Henry Barber

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 02/10/2006

THE latest Cod Head of the Week is Henry Barber, a 14-year-old season ticket holder who lives near Louth.

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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 Henry Barber.

Fishy:
Tell us a bit about yourself.

Henry:
I'm Henry Barber and I am 14 years old. I have been a season ticket holder for around 8 years in the lower Carlsberg stand. I live in Alvingham near Louth.

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

Henry:
I started supporting them 10 years ago and my first match was in 1997 vs Bristol City at home. it was 1-1.

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

Henry:
In my opinion the best player I have seen in a Town shirt is Kingsley black.

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

Henry:
The Wembley game against Bournemouth because it was a brilliant comeback.

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

Henry:
My favourite is Pride Park (Derby's ground), it has brilliant facilities. My least favourite is York street of Boston, a total dump.

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

Henry:
The best season-1997/98. Worst - the 2002/03 season where Town were relegated from the old div1.

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

Henry:
The most eventful day while I have been following Town is the play off final last season. the match was poor but Cardiff was a great place.

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

Henry:
Erm, going to the toilet and to walk out to find Town had scored against Boston at home this season.

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

Henry:
Town v Cheltenham at Cardiff, the players didn't really show up.

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

Henry:
Against Crewe in the cup. We were loosing and I heard the Crewe fans sing "we are going up" when they had only got 2 points.

Fishy:
Who is the greatest ever GTFC manager?

Henry:
Alan Buckley, some people didn't like him though.

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?

Henry:
I go to all the home games, because I have a season ticket. I go to about 3 away games a season.

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

Henry:

Davison
McDermott HandysideLeverGallimore
DonovanBlackPoutonLester
KabbaClare

Henry Barber

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

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