The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



League Two Form Guide

  PGDPts
1Luton61416
2Wycombe6614
3Newport County6512
4Stevenage6-112
5Lincoln City6011
6Carlisle6410
7Cheltenham6310
8Notts County6310
9Colchester6210
10Coventry6210
11Accrington Stanley6010
12Swindon639
13Grimsby619
14Port Vale617
15Cambridge Utd6-17
16Yeovil6-17
17Crawley Town6-27
18Mansfield6-47
19Exeter6-47
20Crewe6-66
21Morecambe6-64
22Forest Green6-94
23Chesterfield6-53
24Barnet6-52

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

Latest Results (all divisions)



Question of the Week

What is more important, result or style of football?

Result
Style of Football


 

Calm Down Fishy Folk!!

By: ScottMcgarveysGreat
Date: 23/05/2002

ScottMcgarveysGreat posted the following on the Fishy Message Board saying he feels the situation might not be as bad as we first thought. We are keen to pass on any good news we get so here is his "rant of the day"

Home > Features > Calm Down Fishy Folk!!


There seems to be an awful lot of doom and gloom around, but I really think we need to step back and think about the financial and football situation from a wider perspective. We are entering a whole new era for Nationwide football with less money and consequently an even bigger gap between us and the Premiership

The situation has parallels with the booms and busts of the construction industry - when there is lots of work chippies of all calibres are in constant demand and are paid top rates. Come a bad winter or a recession opportunities for work drops right off, wage rates can drop by up to 50% and it's only the good quality, hard working reliable tradesmen who are kept in work.

See the similarities - there is a recession in Nationwide football and scores if not hundreds of players are without contracts - those players are going to be chasing a very limited amount of work as clubs cut squads and reserve teams.

Furneaux, I am sure has sussed this and is playing hardball. He knows he's got the whip hand - why offer new terms now to Allen and Butterfield? It's a calculated risk but he figures nobody's going to come in for them with offers of comparable wages in the next 6 weeks. Butterfield, Allen and the other out of contract players are all sat at home and it won't take long for them and their agents to realise that the phone isn't ringing and they've got a mortgage and loans to pay.

Furneaux comes back with perhaps a reduced offer, but a longer contract - what do you do? You know Bradford and Lincoln, 2 near neighbours are bust and you know from your mates/union/agent/journalists that wage levels are plummeting and there are still scores of players looking for new contracts who are willing to take what's on offer.

It's the same scenario when Furneaux tries to negotiate down existing players deals, the players have slowly realised by then that it's a completely new ball game and they now longer control the situation, now the Board is in the driving seat - you can bellyache all you like about reduced wages but you know you won't get any better deals elsewhere. I think it's called supply and demand and I reckon Furneaux is just stoking the fires with his talk of administration, sure big cuts have to be made but he knows the wage bill is where the cuts will be made.

I would also wager that you will see very few transfers through the summer, until a week or two before the start of the season and maybe even after the season has started, by then those desperate players will be biting the fingers off any club who makes them an offer. Sorry it's so long but as I said we are entering a whole new world.


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
Word Association Game43,050topuphere66621/10 18:50
Just Back-on the bus.40barralad21/10 18:48
Cheltenham Experience 8Gaffer5821/10 18:44
(Brexit) Japan wants a trade deal you say? 78Skrill21/10 18:41
Away to plymouth49Civvy at last21/10 18:41
Just back to the car15jonnyboy8221/10 18:34
Morecambe Match Thread39arryarryarry21/10 18:26
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...29,632Biccys21/10 18:21
Anyone know a good butcher?4Sigone21/10 18:00
Morecambe (A) Predictions37promotion plaice21/10 17:37

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