As we join in the pre-day #1 excitement, our forthcoming pre-season build-up blogs will bring to you;   Chris Parker’s squad analysis (though he pines for a Livvo or a Lump) and also Chris’s betting tips (with compulsory disclaimer!)   A summer summary; Crowdfunder, Open Day, 9 of 9, links to keep us entertained and informed etc… Continue Reading Pre-Season Preview – 2015/16

Can Blundell Park be a fortress?  by Doug Jefferson As the new season is finally approaching there is more positivity surrounding the Mariners than I can just about ever remember.  Our fans combined with the fantastic work of the Trust have raised over £100,000 in Operation Promotion, we have retained the majority of a squad… Continue Reading Fortress Blundell Park?

Here at Trust Towers, a football fix has been obtained this summer, not via the Copa America (let’s face it, none of those players are joining GTFC this summer) or the European Under 21 championships (is it just me or is Gareth Southgate more a bank manager than a football manager?), but via the #FIFAWWC,… Continue Reading Random round-up, World Cup women, back up keepers, and more

The Trust welcomes guest blogger Joseph Carson, who was among those present as pre-season began on Wednesday evening. Here’s Joe’s match report: Cleethorpes Town 0-4 Grimsby Town:  It’s only the eighth of July, less than 2 months since Wembley, but Grimsby Town’s season has started with a friendly victory over Cleethorpes Town at the Bradley… Continue Reading Mariners defeat Owls to kick-off ‘Operation Promotion’ campaign

Hi all;  Below is a revised Depth Chart, following recent signings: (CAPITALS denotes starter, lower case denotes reserves. In order of likely preference.) It contains a fair amount of guesswork, then assumes injuries, suspensions, and asks: ‘what would Paul Hurst do?’   A couple of reasonable questions – who will start at Right Back? What strikeforce partnership? Which… Continue Reading The GTFC Depth Chart 2015-16 (early July version)

Inspired by a tweet of the World’s Greatest Tall and Short players, we commissioned, well we asked, former Trust Chair Chris Parker to do us a blog on the topic, with the obvious twist – they must have been Town players at some point.  Here it is below! It being Chris’ article, blame him for… Continue Reading The tall and the short of it!

A guest blog on an Operation Promotion birthday challenge from @Sandii_lou ! I have been following #Operationpromotion on Twitter since it launched, and love how it has got all the fans and players interacting like never before. Sure, we all “followed” each other, but very rarely struck up a conversation with one another. Now the… Continue Reading A birthday bet!

One of our occasional blogs on an issue affecting non-league football in general……… The problem: Promotion from/relegation to the Conference.   Admittedly this is not a new campaign, but here is a summary of the argument, a refresher to remind us. It is not fair that in the Championship, Division 1 and Division 2, the 2nd… Continue Reading TooGoodToGoUp?: the argument for 3up 3down/4 up 4 down

Ok, it is time for another one of these to see where we are up to. We are hoping to keep it updated as pre-season progresses…….. Explanations; Sparse squad, more about gaps to fill at this stage. E.g. I’ve not bothered putting Gregor Robertson anywhere else but left back as we have no other left… Continue Reading The June 2015 GTFC Depth Chart

Before I start on with my blog, I wanted to point out a recent blog by Trust member Tommy Bryan which has a similar sentiment, although it focuses more on a comparison between 9 years ago and the situation now.   Here it is:  https://tommybryan84.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/reacting-to-play-off-final-defeats-will-2015-be-different-to-2006-for-grimsby-town/  Enjoy!   A good analysis, which will be interesting to… Continue Reading Previous Playoffs and the Power of a Positive Attitude


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