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Is the squad strong enough to challenge for promotion?

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Cod Head of the Week: Ben Brooks

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 06/02/2001

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 Ben Brooks.

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

Ben:
I started Supporting Grimsby in 1995 and my first game was town Vs Charlton Athletic and we lost to a penalty.

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

Ben:
It has to be King David Nielsen [Ed - Oh dear, this was only written 3 weeks ago!].

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

Ben:
Town Vs Burnley in 1998 when we had to win to go to Wembley and we won with a Donovan wonder strike.

Ben Brooks
Ben Brooks

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

Ben:
Favourite has to be Sunderland and worst Fulham.

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

Ben:
The season that we were relegated into Div 2 and the Wembley season.

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

Ben:
It has to be the Wembley trip Vs Northampton we were out numbered 10-1 but we outsang the Northampton fans.

Fishy:
Who is the greatest ever GTFC manager?

Ben:
Alan Buckley.

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?

Ben:
About 35 including home games, I listen to the on the radio when I cannot get.

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

Ben:
Coyne, Butterfield, Lever, Handyside, Gallimore, Donovan, Pouton, Burnett, Campbell, Mendonca, Nielsen.

Fishy:
Do the rest of your family support the Mariners?

Ben:
Me and my dad go to all the matches together and my mum and my sister come to about 2 a season.

Ben Brooks

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

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