The Grimbarians Blog

This is the place to find positive content and updates from around Grimsby’s communities.  Featuring blog posts about the town and the work we are doing at Grimbarians CIC, along with posts by guest bloggers, artists, and businesses.

John Moore

John Moore

Anyone who’s ever watched the club’s match highlights will instantly recognise this man’s voice. John Moore has been commentating on Town games for almost 40 years and his beautifully authentic reaction to goals and significant moments during matches has made him a...

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Tony Butcher

Tony Butcher

This is Tony Butcher, the person who writes the quirky match reports for Cod Almighty, the Grimsby Town online fanzine, that you’ve probably read.He’s been producing his meandering musings on Mariners’ matches for more than a quarter of a century now - first via a...

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts has been following the Mariners for well over 50 years, but it’s for his work supporting the club that he’s perhaps best known. His first game was a 0-0 draw with Portsmouth in 1966 where he stood in the Imperial corner paddock along with his dad and...

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Jim Connor

Jim Connor

Town fans will know Jim Connor as an artist who’s produced countless cartoons, sketches, and paintings of the club over the years.Jim first began drawing things associated with GTFC when he was studying Fine Art at Sheffield Art School in the mid 1970s, but it wasn’t...

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Lloyd Griffith

Lloyd Griffith

Lloyd Griffith is a well-known comedian, presenter, actor, and classically trained singer… but he’s also a huge Town supporter.He’s been a regular at Blundell Park for the last 30 years - basically because of one man, John Cockerill. The former Mariners midfielder...

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Andy Carr

Andy Carr

For almost two decades Andy Carr was Mighty Mariner, Town’s beloved mascot. Back in 2000, when he was in charge of entertainment at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, Andy was asked to fill the role on a temporary basis - little did he know he’d be doing it the next 18...

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Terry Hall

Terry Hall

If you’ve ever travelled on a coach to watch the Mariners, you’ll probably know Terry Hall. He’s been going to away games on the supporters’ coach since 1993 and is responsible for running the away travel club for the last 15 years.Over the years Terry, along with the...

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Bruce Fenwick

Bruce Fenwick

Bruce will be a familiar face to many who watch the Mariners. Whether he’s with his 10-year-old daughter Maisy at Blundell Park or the lads on an away day, he’s officially ‘one of the regulars’ and has been for over 30 years. However, Bruce’s support for the club...

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Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Few people will know that Derek Smith’s association with Grimsby Town Football Club goes way beyond his role as a safety steward on a matchday.During the week, Derek is actually the club’s maintenance man and responsible for the day-to-day upkeep of Blundell Park,...

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