The Grimsby Town FC


League Two Table


6Notts County14121
7Accrington Stanley14120

9Crawley Town14-120
19Cambridge Utd14-516
20Leyton Orient14-215

24Newport County13-88

Full League Two Table

Question of the Week

How long before new manager arrives?

By weekend
Two weeks
Three weeks
Four weeks


April Fool: Ridsdale to Join Grimsby Board!

By: Jon Mjedsson
Date: 01/04/2003

IN a surprise announcement, it has been announced that Peter Ridsdale will be joining the Grimsby Town board. The ex-Leeds chairman has only been out of work for less than 24 hours since yesterday's announcement to the City that he had resigned from the board of the Premiership club.

A spokesperson for Grimsby Town Football Club has said "The club has made a brave choice in inviting Mr Peter Ridsdale to join the board, but we feel that he is genuine lover of football, and has a lot of experience of being on the board of a football club in difficult times. He can only be a positive influence on Grimsby Town Football Club."

The appointment is likely to cause controversy for the N.E. Lincs club. Ridsdale has presided over a dramatic downturn in Leeds Utd's fortunes. He has taken them from a team competing in the potential Premiership champions to the danger of being drawn into a relegation dogfight. By gambling and losing on Leeds' continuing presence in the Champions' League and the substantial income that entails, he was forced to sell leading players to settle debts. His poor relationship with manager Terry Venables was infamous. It is also unclear what the reaction of ordinary Mariners fans will be to the appointment of the former chairman of a disliked Yorkshire side.

But could the "genuine football fan" Ridsdale bring new money and perhaps players to Blundell Park? If he cares to contribute even a small part of his reputed 7-figure payoff from Leeds Utd, it could help stabilise the club's finances. Unlikely as it may seem, he may be Grimsby's saviour.

No one was available at GTFC for comment when the Fishy contacted 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

Message Board Latest
TitlePostsLatest Post
Robbie stockdale72Superdan14728/10 11:17
yeovil roll call25lukeo28/10 11:16
Yeovil...Car Park & Executive Seat Patrol6moosey_club28/10 11:02
New Fishy Pontoon Buster Game44Les Brechin28/10 10:53
Humberside commentary on DAB2lee6528/10 10:52
Alan stubbs9forza ivano28/10 10:49
Yeovil (A) predictions16Davec28/10 10:45
Mcalister12Hagrid28/10 10:43
Paul Peschisolido27Fat Cobra28/10 09:39
Dean Henderson3speedy28/10 09:37

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2016