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Cod Head of the Week: Charlie Jilling

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 19/02/2008

THE latest Cod Head of the Week is Charlie Jillings, who lists his favourite game as the 1-0 win over Spurs.

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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 Charlie Jillings.

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

Charlie:
When I was 6 years old my dad was a steward and I use to go with him. I think my first game was Portsmouth but can't really remember

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

Charlie:
There is Oster, Todd and Coyne - they were amazing and had a lot of talent.

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

Charlie:
1 nil win against Tottenham, the atmosphere was amazing. I didn't go to Wembley or Anfield so couldn't really decide on any other game.

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

Charlie:
My favourite is the Millennium Stadium and my worst one is Boston.

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

Charlie:
The worst was when we got relegated to Tranmere and one of the best is '98 season when we got promoted, also the season we beat Tottenham was a good season.

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

Charlie:
Probably when I needed to go to the toilet but went to the canteen then went back to my seat but I had then to get up to go to the toilet.

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

Charlie:
When we got relegated at Tranmere

Fishy:
Who is the greatest ever GTFC manager?

Charlie:
Alan Buckley

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

Fishy:
Lincoln Bomber in the Air..........................RAF from Grimsby shot one down.

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?

Charlie:
If I can't get to a game I either listen to it on Mariners World or listen to I on the radio. I get to all the home games and about five away games. I have never missed a home game for ages there was one time when I had a operation in my ear at the hospital and they sent me home to rest and they said I wasn't allowed to go out but I still went to the Town game.

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

Charlie:

Coyne
McDermottToddJonesNewey
OsterPoutonColdicottAnderson
KabbaRankin (first spell)

Charlie Jillings

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

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