Racist incident at Newport It was really sad this week to learn of an alleged incident at Newport of a Grimsby Supporter shouting a racist remark at a Newport player. Our stance on this is that any form of abuse including racism has no place at a football ground or anywhere else in society and cannot be… Continue Reading Newsletter 31/8/2018

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The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) are campaigning about the allocation of FA Cup final tickets. They are concerned that of the 90000 capacity of Wembley, the two finalists receive 25000 each; less than a third! So they are asking for at least 5000 tickets more per finalist.  At the last count this campaign had the… Continue Reading The FSF & Ticket Allocation for the FA Cup Final

Football fans throughout England and Wales will be keeping an eye out for the progress of the Football Governance (Supporters’ Participation) Bill, which was due to be debated in the House of Commons this Friday just passed.  It was however put back until Friday 4th March 2016. The Trust are keen to track its progress and… Continue Reading Football Governance Bill (Update)

A guest blog and fans rally-cry from the Mighty Andy Carr Many Mariners fans who made the trip to Burton on that fateful day when our league status became no more, would not have believed that 5 years on  we would still not have returned to the promised land. It goes without saying, and it… Continue Reading Rally Cry – Andy Carr

Trust board member and author of the Too Good To Go Down blogs Paul Savage takes a look back at Operation Promotion. When Bristol Rovers converted their final penalty in the Conference Play Off Final at Wembley, Grimsby Town fans trudged out of the ground despondent with a long, fruitless journey home ahead of them. While many… Continue Reading Operation Promotion Review – Paul Savage

Grimsby Town 4-1 Barrow: Mariners record first victory in front of a packed Blundell Park, by Joseph Carson Last night, the Mighty Mariners took their first three points of the new campaign at the expense of Conference North champions Barrow. Blundell Park was packed with over five-thousand fans cheering the team to victory. After Saturday’s… Continue Reading Grimsby Town FC vs. Barrow AFC – Match Report

Ok, so a New Season starts in the morning (as I compile this on Friday afternoon). Have you done everything in preparation? Season Ticket renewed CHECK New signings followed on Twitter CHECK #OperationPromotion & Crowdfunder project; purchases made and picked-up/delivered? CHECK Purchased the local paper (Thursday) for a 12-page preview pullout  CHECK Read the Fishy… Continue Reading The New Season – 2015/16

Now the Trust does not endorse betting – we’d far prefer you gave your money to #OperationPromotion of course.  One way of looking at this is that Chris may show us all how much or how little he knows about English league football. Worth a Fortune? by Chris Parker Many years ago I worked with… Continue Reading Pre-Season Predictions – Chris Parker

FIRST DEPTH CHART OF THE NEW SEASON! (BOLD CAPITALS denotes starter, lower case denotes reserves. In order of likely preference.) Previous drafts have contained guesswork, but injuries have kind of assisted here – this version has a special treatment table section below, so is limited to fit players.  The Mariners have 5 players absent for the first… Continue Reading GTFC Trust Depth Chart – August 2015/16

Justified Optimism or Blind Faith? A 2015-16 preview by Chris Parker (the one in the suit below!) Pre-season is the time when all football fans are allowed to dream, in fact it is a pre-requisite. Whatever went on last season, good or bad, followers up and down the country will all be thinking, perhaps this season?… Continue Reading Justified Optimism or Blind Faith?


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