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Question of the Week

Priority for transfer window?

Reduce squad size
Strengthen defence
Strengthen midfield
Strengthen attack
No change needed


Paul Sleeth

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 18/06/2000

Cod Head Paul Sleeth

The following is an interview of Paul Sleeth undertaken by The Fishy.

At the time this interview was done Paul was taking part in a competition in New Zealand.

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

I first started supporting the mariners when my dad took me to my first game when I was about 6 years old. Memory fails me which team we played - possibly Brentford

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

The best player that I can remember was Joe Waters - he played with such passion in a black and white shirt - and inspired me because he like me was not a tall bloke!

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

Grimsby away to Everton at Goodison Park when Town won in the dying minutes 1/0 with a Paul Wilkinson goal - we all went mad, so did the Everton fans - they put the windows through on our coach. It was a true underdog win and very satisfying

What are your favourite and least favourite away grounds?

Favourite - Liverpool, least - Halifax

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

Worst - the relegation season when laws ruined the spirit of the side - Kenny Swain couldn't halt the slide. Best was the bounce back,and the AWS win - 2 trips to Wembley - I was in Indonesia at the time and missed both trips but imagine my joy when I bought the British Soccer Weekly and saw Paul Groves on the front cover with the headline - Mighty Mariners

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

As above - I whooped with joy and ran off overjoyed

Who is the greatest ever GTFC manager?

Alan Buckley - without doubt

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?

None now unfortunately but I follow their progress through friends and family

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

Batch, Croft, Handyside, Lever, Mcdermott, Waters, Oster, Groves, Bonetti, Wilkinson, Lester

Paul Sleeth

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