We would like our magnificent supporters to take their Harry Haddocks to Luton Town for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round clash.
It’s been 34 years since ‘Harry’ made his debut at Reading in the Fourth Round of the competition before becoming a national talking point the day we played ‘The Crazy Gang’ in the last 16. On every big occasion since then, Harrys are always spotted in the crowd, but he’s never descended on mass quite like he did at Plough Lane all those years ago.
Next weekend, we will look to recreate those scenes at Kenilworth Road on what will be another memorable day for the club.
“We are proud of the heritage we have as a club in the FA Cup. In the 30s we reached the semi-finals twice and then in 1989 over 2,000 Harry Haddocks took over the terraces at Plough Lane,” said Grimsby Town FC CEO Debbie Cook.
“As this is the furthest we’ve been in the competition in almost a quarter of a century, we wanted to celebrate that achievement by encouraging fans to take Harry Haddock to Luton.
“We know that every seat available to us will be snapped up by our fans and it would be great to see hundreds of Harrys behind the goal as well!
“The FA Cup is a competition famous for underdog stories – hopefully next weekend we can create more memories as a Club.”
This 2023 version of ‘Harry’ is a little different to the original (which was technically a rainbow trout!). It’s around a metre long and includes the club’s new crest and the messaging ‘Grimsby Town F.C.’ on both sides.
It costs £10 and is available from the Club Shop at Blundell Park and online by clicking here.
We can’t wait to see lots of Harry’s at Kenilworth Road on Saturday!