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2000-2001 Features Index

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 22/09/2001

Here, collected into a single place, are features, articles and other items about the Mariners that appeared prominently during - or were about - the 2000-2001 season.

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2000 Review of the Year 31st December
We look back at the highs and lows of the roller coaster year that 2000 was for the Mariners, a year which saw the arrival of manager Lennie Lawrence.
Alan Buckley Memories
We've collected the thoughts and recollections of Town fans across the world's about their favourite memories of the Buckley era.
Annual Awards Night 09th May
Our roving reporters Nicko and Chez were at the end of season 'knees up' to present three trophies and talk to players and club officials.
April Fool's Joke 01st April
The Fishy can exclusively reveal that Grimsby Town have signed an unknown player Bhat-urd H'doq, a 22-year-old striker from the tiny African state of Togo.
Billo' Speech 25th December
Site owner Bill Osborne's special Christmas day speech from his home in Australia. The speech was originally broadcast at 3pm on 25th December 2000.
Come Relegation, Come! 07th April
Stephen Bateman argues that relegation to the second division would be a blessing in disguise for the Mariners.
Chasing Rainbows 13th February
Pat Collins looks at Lennie Lawrence's record now that the Grimsby manager's honeymoon period at the club is over.
Diary of a Cod Widow
Long-suffering Chez Osborne each week tells the harrowing tale of the previous seven days she has had to endure, playing second fiddle to the Mariners.
Double Standards 25th February
Following the Forest game, Steff Keightley argues that away fans are treated as second class citizens through poor stewarding, and greater ticket prices.
The Fan's View 21st April
Andy Swaby counters Martin Handsley's article "The Writing's on the Wall" and argues that all is not gloom and doom just yet at Blundell Park.
Mighty Mariner's Diary
The Mighty Mariner had to discontinue his diary, which he faithfully penned for the first 7 weeks of the season. If you haven't seen it before then it's well worth a read.
My Kingdom for a Striker! 11th March
The case of Roy Essandoh, who signed for Wycombe after answering an advert on the Internet, prompted Steff Keightley to compile a list of strikers for Town.
"No" to DeFreitas! 9th May
The Fishy calls on GTFC Supporters to vote No for Great Grimsby Liberal Democrat candidate Andrew DeFreitas in June 7th's General Election.
Position of the Week
The Fishy's Richard Lord and Richard Hubbert review Grimsby's rollercoaster 2000-2001 season position by position.
Results Of The Rivals Fans Awards 9th July
The votes for the Rivals sites poll of Fans awards for last season have been counted with some surprise results.
Slipped Through the Net
In a series of articles, Dan Humphrey takes a look at former Grimsby players still plying their trade elsewhere within the game.
Speculation Round-Up
The Whisperer brings you the latest stories to be 'doing the rounds' in the dark and murky world of myth and legend that is the football transfer rumour mill.  Part 1 | Part 2
Shock Board Changes 15th May
A board meeting at Blundell Park created a major shock as the news that not only had the chairman Doug Everitt resigned, but vice chairman Bryan Huxford had also fallen on his sword.
Storm Brewing at BP? 4th March
Graham Howes comments on a report that relations between the board and manager are becoming strained due to lack of progress in contract negotiations.
Striker 2nd Chance 17th March
Mrs Turbot the tea-lady's move to Kidderminster Harriers has fallen through after the pacy striker failed a medical at the third division no-hoper club.
Todd Bontoft's Column
Todd Bontoft, a weekly guest columnist for The Fishy, takes an in-depth look at the stories making the news at Blundell Park each week.
Transfer Rumours 10th May
Until the commencement of the season there will be the usual rumours and so called secret sources revealing the players who are being freed or are coming to Grimsby.
View from Afar 20th January
Matt Westcott recently left the UK to live in exile in Bermuda, and gives his views on the events happening back home in Grimsby.
Voting Begins in The Rivals Polls 9th June
Vote in the Fans' Awards poll, a unique voting system developed to allow you to select your players of the year.
We're In This Together! 16th March
Geoff Ford, Sports editor of the Grimsby Telegraph looks at the reality of life in the first division for a club like Grimsby Town.
Where have the Fans Gone 31st January
As interest in football in the UK continues at full pelt, attendances at BP leave the Mariners bottom of the crowd table. GET Sports Editor Geoff Ford asks why?
The Writing's on the Wall 06th April
Martin Handsley justifies the statement "Since taking over the reigns at BP vice-chairman's Bryan Huxford's Board have brought the club to it's knees."
Zhang's for the Memories 27th March
The subscribers to The Fishy say their goodbyes to Chinese International defender Zhang Enhua, who spent four months on loan at Blundell Park.

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