The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



League Two Table

  PGDPts
1Portsmouth463987
2Plymouth462587
3Doncaster463085

4Luton462777
5Exeter461971
6Carlisle46171
7Blackpool462370

8Colchester461069
9Wycombe46569
10Stevenage46467
11Cambridge Utd46866
12Mansfield46466
13Accrington Stanley46365
14Grimsby46-462
15Barnet46-757
16Notts County46-2256
17Crewe46-955
18Morecambe46-2052
19Crawley Town46-1851
20Yeovil46-1550
21Cheltenham46-2050
22Newport County46-2248

23Hartlepool46-2146
24Leyton Orient46-4036

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



Question of the Week

Will you attend any Checkatrade Trophy games next season?

All of them
All home games
The odd game
Knock out games
Final only
Total boycott


 

Something in the Fish?

By: Richard Lord
Date: 07/10/2001

AFTER beginning the season so well winning four of their first six league games, Grimsby have plummeted down the league table after losing four of their last five matches. The Mariners' results from their fixtures show some rather intriguing if slightly bizarre statistics.

Home > Features > Something in the Fish?


Since Grimsby won promotion to Division One back in 1998, scoring goals has been a constant problem, averaging just a goal a game over the past three seasons. This season did show some encouragement but with the team scoring 14 goals in 12 games it isn't much of an improvement. But, rather strangely, the team seem to lose the more they score.

  • All victories so far have been 1-0.
  • Whenever Grimsby have scored two or more goals in a game they haven't won.

    This season began requiring Grimsby to play just one league game a week. Since the Mariners started playing during the week, the results have been very poor.

  • Mon 27 Aug Portsmouth 4-2 Grimsby
  • Tue 18 Sep Palace 5-0 Grimsby
  • Tue 25 Sep Grimsby 1-2 Gillingham
  • Fri 5 Oct Grimsby 0-2 Rotherham

    So it seems playing midweek doesn't suit Town - they're still looking to pick up a point during a weekday match. Despite losing five games so far this campaign, the only one Grimsby have lost on a Saturday was at Bradford. Other than that they are undefeated on Saturdays.

    Conceding goals is proving to be Grimsby's downfall at the moment. Strangely enough the Mariners are yet to concede just one goal in a game. So the opposition either fail to score, but if they do they score at least two.

  • When Grimsby have conceded first they haven't won.
  • When Grimsby score first they haven't lost.

    This puts pressure on the team to score the first goal, a point Lennie Lawrence repeated time and time again last season. The significance of the first goal in Grimsby's case seems to determine the outcome of a game.

  • If you're someone who likes to couple a reason with poor form, then look no further than the Cup game this Tuesday. Since being pared with Liverpool Grimsby have drawn two and lost four of their last six, whereas before they were aware of the fixture they had won four, drawn one and lost one.

  • If you're someone who likes to attach blame to a particular person then in this case it'll be Marlon Broomes. Since joining the Mariners on loan Grimsby have failed to win a match.

    So, if you like to make predictions and are looking to do so for the Liverpool game, here is what could happen:

  • It's a weekday game, so Town will lose.
  • If Liverpool score first, Town will lose.
  • If Town score first, we'll win.
  • If Liverpool score, they'll score at least two.
  • If Broomes plays, we're doomed!
  • Then again, the statistics were all based on LEAGUE games and not CUP games. You'll be interested to learn that Town's CUP games so far generally contradict most of the LEAGUE statistics shown. It's the Cup, anything can happen!

    What do you make of the statistical trends?

    Your views here: Message Board


    Readers may be interested to peruse two new regular statistics pages which have been added to The Fishy's collection of after-match facts, all of which are updated shortly after every game.

    Minutes Per Goal
    When Goals Occur



    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
    Other Clubs Transfer News111promotion plaice27/05 01:28
    Siriki Dembele signs for Grimsby Town47Nelly GTFC27/05 01:25
    Signing63samg26/05 23:29
    Lennell John-Lewis signs35Welwynmariner26/05 23:28
    Word Association Game40,268topuphere66626/05 23:24
    Hamburg SV19Mariner Ronnie26/05 22:55
    Freeview on MP.7ginnywings26/05 22:42
    Ariana Grande concert53Skrill26/05 21:09
    Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...27,436Biccys26/05 19:59
    Season Ticket sales.40Helgy26/05 18:41

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