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The Highs and The Lows

The Highs and The Lows

So to some ups and downs and gate receipts so low it would not even pay for prawns in the Findus let alone the cheep seats at an England world cup Group C match

Yes the Blue Square beckons and we should not take anything lightly for it will be a long and hard battle back, however heritage is on our side and the two at the top are putting their money where their mouth to ensure a Blundell bounce back.

Yes it`s a downer but life, like the history of the Mariners is full of peaks and troughs.

Biggest League Attendance
26,605 v Stockport County on April 11, 1952
26,537 v Stoke City, Division One, April 4, 1947.

Biggest FA Cup Attendance:
31,651 v Wolverhampton Wanderers on February 20, 1937
26,505 v Hull City, fourth round, January 29, 1949

Biggest League Cup Attendance:
23,115 v Wolverhampton Wanderers on December 4, 1979

Biggest Neutral Venue Attendance:
76,972 v Wolverhampton Wanderers on March 25, 1939 in the FA Cup semi final at Old Trafford, Manchester

Smallest League Attendace:
1,833 v Brentford on May 3, 1969

Smallest Cup Attendance:
970 v Scunthorpe United Football League Trophy on December 5, 1987

Highest League Gate Receipts:
81,200 v Newcastle United on May 4, 1993

Highest FA Cup Gate Recepts:
119,799 v Aston Villa on January 4, 1994

Highest League Cup Gate Receipts: 97,000 v Tottenham Hotspur on October 29, 1991

Smallest League Gate Receipts:
32 v Glossop on April 13, 1907

Biggest League Victory:
8-0 v Tranmere Rovers on September 4, 1925

Biggest FA Cup Victory:
8-0 v Darlington on November 21, 1885

Highest Scoring Game:
9-2 win over Darwen on April 15, 1899

Biggest League Defeat:
1-9 v Arsenal on January 28, 1931

Biggest FA Cup Defeat:
1-9 v Phoenix Bessemer on November 25, 1882

97-98 Double feats

A Wembley double saw The Mariners win the Auto Windscreen final and then achieve a promotion back to Division One (Championship) via the playoffs.

April 19, 1998: Attendance 62,432, gross receipts 1.35m.
Mariners enjoy a 'Norf Larndun Knees up` after the Football League Trophy victory over Bournemouth at Wembley.

May 24, 1998: Attendance 62,988, gross receipts 1.4m.
Town fans witness promotion via the Division Two play-off final victory over Northampton at Wembley.

Writer:Ocean of Optimism
Date:Tuesday June 8 2010
Time: 3:29PM

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