The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



League Two Table

  PGDPts
1Exeter81022
2Notts County8619
3Accrington Stanley8616

4Luton8814
5Mansfield8513
6Coventry8413
7Cambridge Utd8013

8Swindon8-113
9Newport County8312
10Lincoln City8312
11Stevenage8212
12Wycombe8112
13Grimsby8-312
14Barnet8311
15Crewe8111
16Morecambe8-29
17Colchester8-28
18Carlisle8-58
19Yeovil8-78
20Crawley Town8-27
21Cheltenham8-47
22Forest Green8-105

23Chesterfield8-105
24Port Vale8-64

Full League Two Table
Prem|Champ|L1|NL|VN|VS
SPL|SC|S1|S2



Question of the Week

How happy are you with the GTFC board?

Very happy
Happy
Neutral
Unhappy
Very unhappy


 

Billo Says: The Handyside Debacle

By: Bill Osborne
Date: 02/07/2001

THERE has been a great deal of speculation about the future of Grimsby Town defender, Peter Handyside, with a number of clubs said to be interested in signing the former Scottish U-21 International. The latest rumour is that he will sign for Second Division Stoke City early this week.

This news comes in a report from Mariners Net who also state, "Despite the best efforts of Town boss Lennie Lawrence to keep the former Scottish Under 21 International at Blundell Park, Handyside (26) has refused to sign a new contract with the Mariners and looks certain to have played his last game for the club."

"Stoke could see Handyside as an ideal addition to their squad, having missed out on promotion last season after going out in the play-off semi-finals, but they feel that they are close to being major challengers in the Second Division."

"Handyside has also been linked with Scottish outfits Livingston and Dundee, as well as Portsmouth and West Bromwich Albion"

Billo says: This would be a bad move for Handyside and indicates a lack of ambition bearing in mind his demonstrated abilities with the Mariners. To leave a first division club for a second division outfit is a backward step.

"...Handyside has taken some very bad advice!..."

It seems that Lennie Lawrence's advice that another year with Grimsby could put him in the spotlight was good advice and it would be a pity if Handyside disregarded it to move to a lower division.

One cannot blame players leaving a club to better themselves. Their playing career is relatively short and they have to do what they consider is best for themselves and their families but in this case, it if turns out to be true, he has not only not bettered himself, he has also taken some very bad advice.

Do you agree or disagree with Billo's view? Place your comments on the Message Board!

Latest News: Lennie Lawrence is seeking to get Luke Cornwall back to Grimsby on a season long loan.



Add To Facebook


This site is by the fans, for the fans, and we will consider articles on any subject relating to the Mariners whether it be related to current news, a nostalgic look back in the past, a story about a player, a game or games in the past, something about Blundell Park or football in general. Click here to submit your article!


Related Stories

Forum Latest
TitlePostsLatest Post
Purpose of The Fishy59The Old Codger19/09 21:41
THE ICENIAN PREDICTION LEAGUE. WEEK 7248Les Brechin19/09 21:33
Notts County Res  v Town Res.5Grimal19/09 21:22
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...29,238Biccys19/09 21:16
Marcus Bignot59Les Brechin19/09 21:15
Word Association Game42,500topuphere66619/09 21:14
Clements 18zorro_is_a_Mariner19/09 20:22
Holiday's7Jarmo.Is.God19/09 19:48
Be careful what you wish for89Ascend19/09 16:58
Mariners Trust open meeting95bax19/09 16:57

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2017 TheFishy.co.uk