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Cod Head of the Week: Jason Jackson

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 17/05/2004

THIS site is written by fans for fans and the latest installment of the new series of Cod Head of the Week is Jason Jackson.

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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 Jason Jackson.

Fishy:
Tell us a bit about yourself.

Jason:
My name's Jason Jackson. I have been a season ticket holder for the past 7 seasons now. I work at Pleasure Island as a ride operator and I am also at college.

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

Jason:
I have been supporting the Mariners now since I was 7 years old. My first game was when I was 9 or 10, I think, when we played West Ham at Blundell Park in the F.A Cup and won 3-0.

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

Jason:
My best player has to be Danny Coyne.

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

Jason:
It would have to be the Burnley game - it was just unbelievable.

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

Jason:
My least favourite away ground has to be Doncaster's Belle Vue and my favourite is Derby's Pride Park.

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

Jason:
My best season is the 1997/98 season; I will never forget that season. My worst has to be a close one between last season and this season.

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

Jason:
My most eventful day is the Liverpool game. My Mum didn't know I was going to the game; she thought I was just going to school, but I didn't. I think I caught the half 12 train to Liverpool with a few of my mates. We got to the Ground and just witnessed one of the best games ever. Then I got home about 2am and there's my mum wondering where the hell I got to. I thought it was funny but I don't think she found the funny side of it.

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

Jason:
Two seasons ago, last home game of the season against Burnley, when everyone invaded the pitch I ran on and the next thing I turned round and ran straight into a police horse and knocked myself out.

Fishy:
Who is the greatest ever GTFC manager?

Jason:
It has to be 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?

Jason:
I go to all the home games and only go to away games if I am not working or have the money. If I don't go I always take my radio with me to work and listen to the match.

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

Jason:

Danny Coyne
Tony GallimoreAndy ToddGeorge SantosJohn McDermott
Kingsley BlackPaul GrovesStuart CampbellKevin Donovan
Clive MendoncaJack Lester

Fishy:
What's the best-ever atmosphere you remember at a home and away game?

Jason:
Home game has to last season against Sheffield Wednesday. The crowd were singing the whole game, and to win 2-0 made it even better.
My away game is the Derby game on Boxing Day last season. The crowd was great and our barmy army was non-stop singing. The final score made it even better: 3-1 to the mariners!

Fishy:
Do your children support the Mariners?

Jason:
No I don't have children but when the day does come they will be wearing the Grimsby shirt with pride.

Jason Jackson

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

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