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1Doncaster393078
2Plymouth391975
3Portsmouth392668

4Stevenage391262
5Blackpool392160
6Luton391960
7Exeter391659

8Carlisle39-259
9Mansfield39558
10Colchester39457
11Wycombe39055
12Cambridge Utd38654
13Grimsby39-252
14Barnet39-351
15Accrington Stanley38-149
16Crewe39-948
17Crawley Town39-1348
18Yeovil39-946
19Morecambe39-1546
20Notts County39-2246
21Hartlepool39-1641
22Cheltenham39-1639

23Newport County39-2133
24Leyton Orient39-2932

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Who is to Blame?

By: Graham Howes
Date: 22/05/2002

AFTER the announcement by Peter Furneaux of the situation Grimsby are in whom is to blame?

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The players are on good wages and questions have been raised as to whether we are getting value for money. Also are the directors in fault for the way they are running the club?

After all relying heavily on one of the sources of income being 55% could be considered dangerous especially being a volatile income source. However we must consider developments within the club during the last three years and a major factor is that the club has been embroiled in a major battle. Yes errors have been made over over-stretching their budget.

But a major bearing is that Town have just finished there 2001-2 campaign. What is significant about last season is that if it were not for the Council and the Great Coates residents 2001-2002 should have been a glorious first year in our new stadium. What we see is that because the Council have failed to back the club's drive for a new stadium by removing the red tape obstacles it may have resulted in killing and destroying our beloved football team.

God knows how much gate/revenue could have been generated last season if the initial plans in Aug 1999 had had better backing from the Council. I just hope that the Council and Great Coates residents can sleep after selling the club down the river with petty excuses why the stadium should not be built at the Great Coates site.


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