The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



League Two Form Guide

  PGDPts
1Luton61416
2Wycombe6614
3Newport County6512
4Cheltenham6412
5Accrington Stanley6212
6Stevenage6-112
7Colchester6311
8Lincoln City6011
9Notts County6310
10Cambridge Utd6110
11Swindon639
12Grimsby619
13Coventry608
14Carlisle6-18
15Port Vale617
16Yeovil6-17
17Mansfield6-47
18Exeter6-47
19Crewe6-36
20Crawley Town6-35
21Morecambe6-64
22Forest Green6-94
23Barnet6-43
24Chesterfield6-53

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


 

John Fenty Responds - More

By: Bill Osborne
Date: 24/09/2004

IN a statement on Radio Humberside's site (http://www.bbc.co.uk/humber/) John Fenty has been responding to claims from independent fans' web site 'electronicfishcake.com' that they face a £500,000 tax bill.

The Town chairman says that like all other clubs they have a tax debt, although he won't disclose the amount, but he's keen to stress that matters are in hand:

"When I took over as chairman, I did address finance in that I explained that after successive relegation's, and against the backdrop of losing the ITV money, that the club's finances were and remain difficult."

"Additional to the board's financial support to the football club, further debts into the season would have to be met, and our objective was to pay these or deal with these problems through improved footballing performance."

"Now we're very, very, happy on where we're going on this in that we've got improved gate receipts, we've got substantial improved commercial income and in total we're very very happy that we can solve the problem that we're talking about when I first took over."

Later, on Mariners Net he added;

"We have matters in hand though, and it is not something that is going to cripple us.

"We are in talks but are happy with the way things are going at Blundell Park.

"The team is playing very exciting football and the support has been tremendous. We are on a par with the gates we were getting when we were in the first division and with added income streams, it is all helping.

"We are delighted with the way things are going and I want to re-iterate to the fans that there is nothing to worry about."END


My comments;

I, like all other Grimsby Town fans am delighted to hear "We have nothing to worry about"

I did post on the Message Board that the club will respond saying that "We have a tax bill. We get on every year. So what?" and that has happened by looking at the response.

I have no option but to accept Mr Fenty's statements but he did not respond to the real issue.

Have Grimsby Town sought and received advice on going into administration?

So why did they, if we had nothing to worry about?

In his response Mr Fenty says "We are in talks"

Who with Mr Fenty? The tax office? So exactly how much is it?

In fact in reading Mr Fenty's response, he assures us everything is OK but he never denied anything in the article.

However, we have to take his word. He has invested a great deal of his own money in the club and it looks like he will be continuing to do so. For that we should all be duly grateful.

Billo


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
THE ICENIAN PREDICTION LEAGUE. WEEK 12416Les Brechin22/10 12:51
NEW STADIUM79The Dogs Testicles22/10 12:49
Keeping track on our loanees12forza ivano22/10 12:46
Paul Hurst166d3d422/10 12:40
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...29,644Biccys22/10 12:24
Word Association Game43,062topuphere66622/10 12:23
Brentford v Grimsby The Big Match March 25th 197216Bigdog22/10 12:01
Just back to the car29jonnyboy8222/10 11:50
(Brexit) Japan wants a trade deal you say? 81Skrill22/10 10:27
Upcoming Fixtures1SiteBot22/10 04:14

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