Less than a year ago, Carl Magnay signed for GTFC (last July). For a reminder on his arrival last pre-season, see; http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/New-Grimsby-Town-signing-Carl-Magnay-goes/story-21643768-detail/story.html. Paul Hurst took a defender from the Gateshead team which knocked us out the semifinals of the playoffs, a team full of unpopular individuals amongst Town fans (Maddison, Chandler, O’Donnell), and as… Continue Reading 11 months of Magnay
By Chris Parker There are many clichés thrown around in sport, and football in particular, many of them apply to supporters. ‘Best fans in the league/country/world’*, ‘fans are more important than any player/manager/director/owner’ (* delete as appropriate), the list goes on & on. Many of them have at least a degree of truth but by… Continue Reading The Power of Fans
Hello! Putting the recent Bank Holiday to its best possible use, a couple of our Board Members, influenced by this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32871374 tried to summarise GTFC’s 2014-15 season in emojis, and came up with the ‘GTFC emoji experiment’. Paul’s effort can be seen at https://twitter.com/TooGoodToGoDown/status/602830798778171392 For those of you unfamiliar with this new ‘language’, if you hover over… Continue Reading The GTFC emoji experiment
With Jon-Paul Pittman confirmed to be staying on for another season, http://www.grimsby-townfc.co.uk/news/article/jp-pens-new-deal-2471818.aspx, there’s an interesting stat or pattern regarding Grimsby Town’s strikers and the numbers they wear. For whatever reason, recent history hasn’t been kind to those wearing numbers 9 and 10 on the backs of their shirts at Blundell Park. Martin Gritton, Marc Goodfellow, Ciaran… Continue Reading #9 plus #10 = no goals
In the aftermath of the Wembley ‘defeat’, I thought I’d package all my negativity and speculation, frustration and anti-referee sentiment, and package it in a nice little blog, to make you all want to kick your cat/puppy/missus/television/kicking receptacle of choice one more time (not that the Trust advocates violence), before moving onto a joyful summer… Continue Reading A post-Wembley rant
**Super Brief Blog Alert** Ouch. Just going to post this link, a blog to read that says it all: https://toogoodtogodown.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/weve-got-our-club-back-now-its-time-for-grimsby-town-fans-to-unite-and-join-the-trust/ A reminder to visit CodAlmighty diary for a decent post-Wembley piece; http://www.codalmighty.com/site/ca.php?article=5402 And finally, if you can bear it, there are some clips on BT sport website such as this one;… Continue Reading The day after Wembley….
Blog 3 of our Wembley preview series: (This one is designed to reassure you as the nerves increase and the big day approaches, some facts to chew over about the Mariners and GOAL SCORING statistics in the 14-15 season.) The following may worry the superstitious, but I make no apologies for that – these are… Continue Reading Pre-match thoughts
Leading up to our all important match at Wembley on Sunday we have caught up with a neutral who is attending the match as part of the “Big Day Out” voucher scheme. Can you introduce yourself and where you’re from? I’m David Pountney and I sit on the board of the Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust… Continue Reading An outsider’s view
For whatever reason, it has been a month since this website provided a new blog (http://www.marinerstrust.co.uk/playoff-scheduling-up-in-the-air/ ). A lot has changed in that month, not just in football results, but in local and national politics for instance. Even as I sit to write this, things keep changing. I am hoping to listen to GTFC Wembley… Continue Reading Wembley, Wembley, Wembley!
Some Thoughts about the Playoffs (whenever they may be!) In the previous 2 years, t’Mariners have reached the playoffs, but been defeated by first Newport (who then won at Wembley and went up) then Gateshead (who lost at Wembley to Cambridge). As the Mariners aren’t going to win this division, the only way up is… Continue Reading Playoff Scheduling; up in the air.