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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

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Will you attend any Checkatrade Trophy games next season?

All of them
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Final only
Total boycott


 

Furneaux: We Will Survive!

By: Bill Osborne
Date: 01/05/2002

GRIMSBY Town will survive - despite losing more than half of its income because of the collapse of ITV Digital. That's the message from club chairman Peter Furneaux, who today stressed the Mariners' proposed £14-million stadium near Great Coates would also go ahead as planned.

Stuart Rowson writes in the Grimsby Telegraph that ITV Digital stopped broadcasting its paid-for services at 7am today after a buyer could not be found to rescue the ailing company and the Mariners are expected to be one of the hardest hit as the £2-million due for TV rights in August presents a massive chunk of their annual income.

But Peter Furneaux told him that he refuses to believe the club will fold, and instead has reaffirmed his determination to take the Mariners onwards and upwards.

".…The stadium will go ahead as planned…."

"We finished the season with a positive feeling from the players through to the supporters and we want that to carry on." said Furneaux.

"It's not going to be easy, but this club will survive. We've got more experience than most clubs of running a tight ship. We've been there and done it. This football club will go on - but there will have to be some realism in football."

"The stadium will go ahead as planned. The funding is a completely separate issue to the football side. It will proceed."

Mr Furneaux will attend a meeting of Football League chairmen in Birmingham on Friday when they will decide how to re-sell the TV rights but Furneaux believes there is no chance of clubs receiving another golden contract similar to the last one that effectively killed ITV Digital.

"This is a football problem, not a Grimsby Town problem. We all know the new deal will go back to something how it was before ITV Digital. We'll get what we got before with Sky at best when we had about £500,000 a year. That's at best in my opinion."

With players' wages rocketing during the past 12 months, he thinks cutting the bill is the most obvious solution.


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