The Grimsby Town FC


League Two Form Guide

1Lincoln City6414
3Newport County6-212
8Accrington Stanley6110
9Cambridge Utd639
10Forest Green629
15Notts County6-27
22Port Vale6-74
23Crawley Town6-43

Full Form Table

Latest Results (all divisions)

Question of the Week

Is the squad strong enough to challenge for promotion?

Strong yes
Weak yes
Weak no
Strong no


El Tel: Clubs Set To Buy British

By: Graham Howes
Date: 11/08/2002

EL TEL has made comments on Ceefax that top-flight clubs will once more be looking to sign British players. Venables cited the economic climate which is currently overshadowing domestic football will be a major factor when deciding between a foreigner and similarly gifted home based player.

Home > Features > El Tel Buying British

One reason for Venables which is changing attitudes is the problem of foreigners increasingly becoming homesick and constant language barrier problems. It is also a broad indication that wages to foreign players have gone through the roof and agents' demands for a cake of the Premiership riches make bringing in a foreigner not a viable option anymore. Already El Tel has been true to his word and recently signed Nick Barmby from Liverpool. The Hull-born player has become Venables first capture to the tune of £2.75m.

If Venables is accurate then this represents a major shift in thinking from top Premiership bosses. Once again the Nationwide's best will be looked at as possible future Premiership players and this has got to be good news to clubs like us. It can't have been healthy for the game to fritter millions of Sky TV money to places like Latvia, Turkey or any other foreign football nations. I have not got a problem if the player is quality - however, how many foreigners in this country are poor just because they were a cheaper option to home based talent?

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
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...28,441Biccys26/07 04:56
Word Association Game41,494topuphere66626/07 04:53
Upcoming Fixtures1SiteBot26/07 04:18
Security checks55ivanosandwich26/07 01:41
Jack Keeble18Oly198726/07 00:58
Twat of the Week39GrimRob26/07 00:45
Slade on iFollow2HotToddy26/07 00:16
GY v Blackburn rovers match thread39TheGoalKipper25/07 23:42
Chesterfield Tickets31GtfcGarner25/07 23:20
Aalst visit10Les Brechin25/07 22:37

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2017