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


 

Is Pompey Chief Right?

By: Graham Howes
Date: 01/03/2002

MILAN MANDARIC has decided to withhold players and staff wages due to the Hampshire side's recent poor performances. Mandaric, left, explained: "These players expect to go through the motions and not give anything like 100% and then to receive a huge wage packet. This will make them think, I hope".

Home > Features > Is Pompey Chief Right?


"Our supporters, who earn a tiny amount compared with them, travel all over the country to watch their team and see them lose game after game because they are not putting their backs into it.

"That is all I ask. Some days we are going to be beaten by better teams, I accept that, but why should I just keep on bankrolling non-triers?"

Many Town fans would sympathize where Mandaric is coming from. There have been past comments about how much effort players commit to a game from some of the Mariners' faithful.

However the PFA chief Gordon Taylor says that no player intentionally goes out in a game to lose. The PFA chief went on to say "This is a serious issue. These people have mortgages, full-time commitments and families and they want the money they are contracted to have. If not, there will be problems.

"It's quite naive really; it's going back to the Dark Ages. If they lose then they're not working hard enough and they don't get any money but if the win then that's fine3. If football was as easy as that it would be a simple game. I have never known a player yet who wanted to play badly and lose."

Equally I agree with Taylor's view players do not intentionally throw a game and players have commitments such as mortgages etc. However I do believe players do go out and go through the motions of a game and in doing so risk losing the game. How many times you see sides play within themselves suddenly go behind then wake up and the rest of the game destroy the opposition. Considering what is now going on or off the pitch with sections of so called professional players. It is about time the games PFA, FA and players grow up and realise the privileges the game gives to its members. After all it was not long ago players up and down the country used to step out onto their respective clubs hallowed turf in pride of wearing there club colours.

I fear that the game is getting the wrong type of professional player which is fed by greed and not passion for the game. Thus up and coming players are becoming professional footballers not because they enjoy playing the game.


If you have a rant or two and you would also like the opportunity to air your views and opinions, Click here to submit them!



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
Mickey Mouse Outfit6KingstonMariner25/05 04:40
Upcoming Fixtures1SiteBot25/05 04:21
Ariana Grande concert35Skrill25/05 02:39
Bilbao & Bizkaia Ground Guide2Paris Mariner25/05 01:04
Twat of the Week27GrimRob25/05 00:02
Hamburg SV6Mariner Ronnie24/05 23:37
Who remembers Terry Curran?31HotToddy24/05 23:04
Word Association Game40,218topuphere66624/05 22:57
Ajax v Man UTD Europa League Final11promotion plaice24/05 22:49
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...27,395Biccys24/05 22:13

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