The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



League Two Form Guide

  PGDPts
1Blackpool6916
2Accrington Stanley61014
3Stevenage61013
4Doncaster6713
5Plymouth6313
6Portsmouth6712
7Crewe6312
8Notts County6-112
9Hartlepool639
10Wycombe629
11Cambridge Utd618
12Exeter608
13Mansfield608
14Grimsby6-18
15Yeovil6-27
16Colchester6-47
17Newport County6-57
18Luton616
19Barnet606
20Crawley Town6-26
21Cheltenham6-74
22Leyton Orient6-133
23Carlisle6-101
24Morecambe6-90

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

Latest Results (all divisions)



Question of the Week

Do you support Cleethorpes Town?

Actively
Vaguely
Indifferent
I dislike them!
Who?


 

Going Underground: QPR Report

By: Tony Butcher
Date: 11/04/2004

A grey, overcast afternoon in the footballing home of the Guardian eating yoghurt readers of old London Town with around 400 or so Town fans soaking up that sophisticated, swanky aroma of success. Or was it just the hot dog stall?

Home > 2003-2004 Season > Reports > QPR (a)


Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers 3 Grimsby Town 0
10 Apr 2004, Nationwide League Division 2

The tannoy squeaked out a selection of bohemian beats, barely audible, barely identifiable. The Hee-Bee-Gee-Bees play Pink Floyd? And lose. Camped up Comfortably Numb bringing calls for Football Association sanctions for crimes against humanity.

Town warmed up as is now usual, with chaotically heartless games of one-touch shinball, whilst the gathering groaners tried to work out who was who, and who would play where. Those fortunate southern-based ancient Mariners hadn’t a clue, recognising one in three, and no-one winning the weekly prize for correctly placing the individuals in their allotted slots. A bit like Mr and Mrs: the jackpot just keeps on growing. Does that make Law Derek Batey?

Town lined up in a 4-4-2 formation, as shown. Ah, the same back four as last week, with Edwards and Tubbs Crane still together. But which Simon Ford would turn up? Was it to be the hookah smokin’ caterpillar that was given the call inside his head. Elsewhere, Armstrong for Coldicott brought gasps and incredulous gawps. Or perhaps Law had just given up on today, saving Private Stacy for the big one on Monday?

QPR warmed up down in the distance, the occasional fringe flapping. Padula’s Latin loafer straggle mullet, together with Harper’s bizarre scalp-hugging spiky black hat, was destined to for the substitutes’ bench. At least we had Bircham’s evil gremlin look in full view. Or perhaps it was a big wig and he’s really as bald as a Coldicoot.

But the big question was this: "Who has the biggest backside - Crane or Gallen?" You can phone a premium rate telephone number with your votes, though children should get the permission of their parents first. Now there’s Saturday night entertainment - Britain’s top 50 footballing backsides, hosted by Jonathan Ross. Another ratings winner.

1st half

Rangers kicked off towards the Town fans, passing back, left, right, then up field down the line for Town to head out for a throw in. Ah-ha, you see, that’s why they are near the top - they make the opposition knock it out of play within the first 10 seconds. Same outcome, different, more subtle, script.

After a couple of minutes of huffling and scuffling Crowe under hit a back pass across the face of goal, forcing Fettis to slap awkwardly downfield as two Rangers hovered menacingly. That was just about the only thing to keep us awake in the first 10 minutes. Men collided with men, Antoine-Curier fell over, Ford and Crowe kept controlling the ball out of play, Rangers kept passing the ball out of play. Actually, I fib, for Town had an effort on goal - a total and utter shock to everyone inside Loftus Road and totally out of character with the game. Anderson flibbled across the pitch and stroked a perfectly weighted pass over to Jevons on the left, who jinked, shimmied and dinked a loopy cross in to the centre of the penalty area. Rowan managed to out jump a defender and head a bit softly towards goal. Camp Lee, so dapper in powder blue, crumpled and seemed to parry the ball aside from somewhere near his ankles. There was a minor tussly scurry inside the six yards box and the ball eventually seeped aside and away.

Grimsby
Fettis
Ford
Craneyellow card
Edwards
Crowe
Anderson
Armstrong
Lawrence
Jevons
Antoine-Curieryellow card
Rowan

 

Subs
Warhurst82 mins
Coldicott15 mins
Thorrington45 mins
Bolder
Hockless
 
Attendance
14,488

 

Referee
Mike Thorpe
(Stoke-on-Trent)

 

Division Two
League Table
Reports/Fixtures
Squad Stats
Top Scorers
Previews
Predict-o-Meter

 

Man of the Match
Vote for your Man of the Match

Your Name (optional)
Your Email Address (optional)
Your Man of the Match

Nominations count towards the Player Of The Month shortlist.


Vote for your Man of the Match

Your Name (optional)
Your Email Address (optional)
Your Man of the Match

The report continues in Part Two.

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
Last chance11Donny boy30/03 09:49
Danny Andrew46Cloudy30/03 09:47
Mariners Trust e-mail11Cloudy30/03 08:12
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...26,391Biccys30/03 07:53
Word Association Game39,022topuphere66630/03 07:53
What's going on..38Freemoash8830/03 07:50
Blackpool Tickets28Grantham_Mariner30/03 07:40
Match Prediction Thread3GrimRob30/03 06:58
Upcoming Fixtures1SiteBot30/03 04:23
Josh Gowling...24Simariner30/03 00:28

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