We are Town is out now, and available for £10 from the Grimsby Town club shop and Mariners Trust website (http://www.marinerstrust.co.uk/product/we-are-town-book-pre-order/)
A beautifully designed 228 page hardback, We are Town: Writing by Grimsby Fans 1970–2002 is a unique and stunning book which relates three extraordinary decades of Grimsby Town FC history through the eyes of the club's supporters.
For the first time ever the book brings together in print classic fan writing from zines and the web, and combines specially commissioned new material to chronicle a remarkable period beginning with Lawrie McMenemy and Matt Tees, through the George Kerr and Alan Buckley days, right up to Phil Jevons' incredible last-minute League Cup tie winner at Liverpool.
The book is sure to appeal to Mariners fans across the generations – those who were there, and those who wish they had been. By turns nostalgic, bitter, euphoric, argumentative and funny, We are Town covers two title wins, two double promotions, cup shocks, the Mariners' first ever visits to Wembley and the day Grimsby topped the Championship in 2001.
The pages of We are Town also reveal the Great Grimsby XI: the eagerly awaited results of a poll to establish supporters' favourite Mariners player in every position during the timespan covered by the book.