10 reasons Hatters fans should make the midweek journey to Blundell Park
Umming and ahhing whether to go on Tuesday night? Here's 10 reasons why you should consider going to Grimsby away on a Tuesday night.
1. The Town are unbeaten in 14 away games. The 27-match unbeaten run in the league might have come to end against Woking last week, but the Hatters still have yet to lose on their travels in the Skrill Premier for six months.
2. It only takes three hours to get there. We’re sure that you’ve already waxed lyrical around your office about the Town’s exploits this season so your boss is bound to realise the importance of you leaving work an hour early to catch the match. Not that we advocate skiving off work to watch the Hatters.
3. Luton never win at Grimsby. Okay, this might sound a strange reason, but think about it. The Hatters never win at Macclesfield, or Alfreton, and certainly not at Braintree. But they have this season. The Hatters’ record at Blundell Park is terrible: they’ve won just six of 25 visits, losing eight of their last 15. But if ever there was a season…
4. The fish and chips are great. If you’re partial to a portion, you’d be silly not to sample the local produce of what is known as “Europe’s food town”. Grimsby is recognised as the main centre of the UK fish-processing industry, with 70 per cent of the UK’s fish processing industry located in the town. Chances are the cod or haddock you’ll be munching on will have been caught earlier in the day.
5. It’s pay on the night. Can’t make the decision yet? Well, unlike most of the Town’s recent away fixtures, Hatters fans can pay on the turnstile for this match. So if you’re unsure right now but fancy a spur-of-the-moment trip on the day, you can get in the car and pay on the gate. Simple.
6. It’s an important game. Victory for the Town could stretch the lead at the top of the table to a whopping 17 points. Even a draw would make the gap 15, but regardless of those numbers the team need your backing at Blundell Park. Grimsby also need the points too, to make sure of a Play-Off place so it promises to be a decent game of football.
7. You never go to Grimsby. Chances are it’s been a while since you’ve sampled the delights of Cleethorpes. Of the Hatters’ last nine visits to Blundell Park five gave have taken place on a Tuesday night, two have been played on a Friday night whilst another came on a Saturday evening.
8. There’s nothing on the telly. Give EastEnders, Lambing Live and the Great British Sewing Bee the elbow.
9. It’s a trip to the seaside. Pack your buckets and spades, the Humber estuary is literally a stone’s throw from Blundell Park. Plus Skegness is only 40 miles down the road.
10. John Still says so. Well, you can’t say fairer than that, can you? See you there!