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?

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

Well you have only gone and done it !! £100k mark (net of costs) achieved this morning following  a late surge by everyone and another very generous donation by Andrew Newman and then local company Eurolec have weighed in with a fantastic £3k to take us over. We cannot thank everyone enough for their amazing support for this campaign.… Continue Reading Budget Boost

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

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!

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

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

THE Mariners Trust is launching ‘Operation Promotion’ and calling on Grimsby Town fans to help boost Paul Hurst’s transfer kitty for next season. After more than 200 people either joined or renewed their membership, the Trust has kicked off a new initiative to capitalise on the positive vibes around the club, in spite of the… Continue Reading Trust launches Budget Boost for Operation Promotion

After the disappointment of Wembley, the attitude of Grimsby Town supporters has been nothing short of incredible. Instead of moping around and looking to blame someone (apart from the ref), everyone seems to have recognised the fantastic efforts of the players and in turn the players have nothing but praise for the fans. There is… Continue Reading #OperationPromotion


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