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2005 Features Index

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 18/01/2005

THE following feature articles appeared on The Fishy at some point during 2005.

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30-Dec-2005 November Player of the Month Winner
Tony Hamilton reveals the identity of the Fishy's Player of the Month for November.
30-Dec-2005 The Proof's in the Pudding!
Laishers talks about the past, the present and the future at Blundell Park under Russell Slade.
29-Dec-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 22
Rob Sedgwick weighs up the odds over the New Year period to see where the bookies have erred!
20-Dec-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 21
Rob Sedgwick weighs up the odds over the festive period and fancies there to be a few upsets at long odds!
20-Dec-2005 Rant Time - Skool Teechers and Uver Fings!
It's rant time again with Billo today having a go at the Slade knockers, some of whom still have not been silenced.
19-Dec-2005 The Danger Within
"The securement of 51% of the shares by Mr Fenty does not present any additional dangers to those that already exist."
18-Dec-2005 November Player of the Month
Rob Sedgwick looks at the runners and riders for the November Player of the Month award.
14-Dec-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 20
Rob Sedgwick looks down the bookies' weekend football coupons with an eye to the best prices.
14-Dec-2005 The Return of the Gasheads
Andrew Doherty looks back at a miserable day spent travelling from Basingstoke to watch Town lose to Rovers.
06-Dec-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 19
Rob Sedgwick looks down the bookies' weekend football coupons with an eye to the best prices.
04-Dec-2005 October Player of the Month Winner
Tony Hamilton reveals the identity of the Fishy's Player of the Month for October.

29-Nov-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 18
Rob Sedgwick looks down the bookies' weekend football coupons with an eye to the best prices.
25-Nov-2005 George Best 1946 - 2005
"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered" - George Best
23-Nov-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 17
Rob Sedgwick looks down the bookies' weekend football coupons with an eye to the best prices.
16-Nov-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 16
Rob Sedgwick looks down the bookies' weekend football coupons with an eye to the best prices.
13-Nov-2005 October Player of the Month
Tony Hamilton reveals the six candidates for the Fishy's October Player of the Month.
11-Nov-2005 The Tony Ford Story
The Fishy is proud to be able to offer copies of a new book "The Tony Ford Story" at a special discount price.
08-Nov-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 15
Rob Sedgwick looks at the bookies' weekend football coupons to see where the best value for money is to be found.
03-Nov-2005 A Team To Remember!
A picture of the Mariners' team labelled 'Simply the Best!' is up for auction.
02-Nov-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 14
Rob Sedgwick turns his attention to this weekend's FA Cup to see where any possible upsets could occur.
01-Nov-2005 Another Crisis?
You think it's tough being a Town supporter? Get real says long-suffering Bavarian Billy!

24-Oct-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 13
Rob Sedgwick has scoured the midweek football coupon looking once again for value for money.
17-Oct-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 12
Rob Sedgwick looks this week at the LDV Trophy as a potential source of revenue from the bookies.
16-Oct-2005 September Player of the Month Winner
Tony Hamilton reveals the identity of the Fishy's Player of the Month for September.
12-Oct-2005 Ticket Fiasco - The Solution?
Nicko proposes a solution to the ticket issue problem which has been prompted by the Newcastle game.
11-Oct-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 11
Rob Sedgwick turns his attention to the midweek coupons in his weekly series on football betting.
10-Oct-2005 Ticket Sales - Fair or Fiasco?
Billo looks at the ticket issue problem and asks whether "fair weather" supporters have had it too easy.
08-Oct-2005 Ticket Allocation Worries
Nicko questions whether the club's mechanism for distributing tickets for the Newcastle game is fair to regular supporters.
05-Oct-2005 Beat the Bookies: Week 10
Rob Sedgwick has scoured the weekend football coupons to see where the bookies have got it wrong!
04-Oct-2005 September Player of the Month
Tony Hamilton reveals the six candidates for the Fishy's September Player of the Month.

18-Sep-2005: Beat the Bookies: Week 8
Rob Sedgwick turns his attention to this week's big cup game when Grimsby take on the mighty Tottenham!
13-Sep-2005: Beat the Bookies: Week 7
Rob Sedgwick has scoured this weekend's football coupons for the best possible prices to win some money!
01-Sep-2005: August Player of the Month
Rob Sedgwick reveals the six players who have been shortlisted for the Fishy's August Player of the Month award.

31-Aug-2005: Beat the Bookies: Week 6
Rob Sedgwick has scoured this weekend's football coupons for the best possible prices to win some money!
23-Aug-2005: Beat the Bookies: Week 5
Rob Sedgwick this week looks for the best bet on the bookies' coupons at Town's Carling Cup fixture with Derby.
22-Aug-2005: Insania Darlingtonia
Andrew Doherty looks back on a memorable day spent travelling to Blundell Park to watch Grimsby lose to Darlington.
18-Aug-2005: The Anti Slade Brigade
Billo rants about Town boss Russell Slade not being given a fair go for a section of fickle Grimsby Town supporters.
17-Aug-2005: Beat the Bookies: Week 4
Rob Sedgwick looks for the best value on the bookies' coupons in matches involving the three Humberside clubs.
15-Aug-2005: Cod Head of the Week
The latest Cod Head of the Week is Richard Hubbert, a 19-year-old student at York University.
10-Aug-2005: Beat the Bookies: Week 3
With the games now taking place thick and fast Rob Sedgwick looks for the best value on the bookies' coupons.
03-Aug-2005: Football Betting: Week Two
Rob Sedgwick turns his attention to the top of League Two and looks for the best value prices for the top teams.
27-Jul-2005: Football Betting: Week One
Rob Sedgwick's first article in a new weekly series about Football Betting, focussing on the League Two scene.
26-Jul-2005: It's Only A Friendly - Or Is It?
Billo asks are the Leeds and Blackburn games just friendlies, or are they more than that?
21-Jul-2005: A Chance In A Lifetime - A Fan's Donation
The Official Website is offering one deserving fan the chance to be pictured with the team at the team photocall next Monday.
20-Jul-2005: The Youth System - Who Is Failing Who?
How long is it since the youth system produced a genuine first team player? Chris Parker asks the questions.
05-Jul-2005: Dear Son - Exclusive
A letter from a player's mum to her son, a Town player in the army camp.

29-Jun-2005: Your Last Chance To Make History!
This is your last chance to join Town as a player. Well, almost that is.
27-Jun-2005: Are You Listening Mr Slade?
Billo asks should we listen to what the fans and supporters are saying about Slade's new signings?
20-Jun-2005: Write a Profile!
"Your help is needed in completing our "Player Database" series of profiles of former players."
19-Jun-2005: Who Really Cares About The Future of GTFC?
Billo wonders if we really care about GTFC or its future.
15-Jun-2005: When the First Whistle Blows
With the season fast approaching Billo asks are you a 'supporter' or a 'fan'? Can you spot the difference?
13-Jun-2005: Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting For The Cash!
Good news is the League are seeking compensation for ITV Digital. Bad news is it is a long wait for results.
04-Jun-2005: The Scourge of Football?
Tony Hamilton looks at the increasing part agents play in today's money-orientated game.
02-Jun-2005: Your Chance to Own The Club - Or Part Of It
Your chance to own a part of the club, or even own it, with unissued shares in Grimsby Town still available.

31-May-2005: Cod Head of the Week
The latest Cod Head of the Week is Chris Borum, a 35-year-old policeman from Barnsley.
31-May-2005: New Stadium? Forget It!
Is the new stadium just a pipe dream or a route to financial disaster?
29-May-2005: Proud Of Lincolnshire?
Billo thinks we should be proud of Lincolnshire teams. Whoever they are!
26-May-2005: Rant - A Question of Money
Billo rants about the youth development programme and says scrap it! For now that is.
14-May-2005: Hair Raising
Jack Johnson has found a fascinating link between managerial success and the amount of hair on the gaffer's head.
12-May-2005: Going The Extra Mile
Billo rants about the apathy in the local Grimsby and Cleethorpes community about the Mariners' plight.
08-May-2005: Studying 'The Study'
A look at the feasibilty study that Town Chairman John Fenty says we have to have before the new stadium can go ahead.
04-May-2005: Vote now for your Player of the Year!
The shortlist of six players for the Player of the Year award can now be announced. Please vote ASAP for the overall winner.
04-May-2005: April Player of the Month
Tony Hamilton this month reveals the six candidates for The Fishy's April Player of the Month.
03-May-2005: Between The Lines
Billo talks about Town chairman John Fenty's recent comments about the season gone (almost)

20-Apr-2005: Feedback!
The Fishy looks at the comments and feedback for the last month.
19-Apr-2005: She'll Be Right!
Billo has his say about the lack of support to the trust and the campaign to keep the Mariners afloat.
17-Apr-2005: Inquest? - More Like A Court Martial!
Russell Slade condemns 'The Frenchman' after Town's 2-2 draw with Notts County on Saturday.
11-Apr-2005: Calling All Football Fans
Nicko appeals to the people of Grimsby to bring the good times back to Blundell Park...by attending games.
10-Apr-2005: Back To The Building! - Yet Again!
Billo questions when the building phase is over and we start playing.
06-Apr-2005: March Player of the Month
Tony Hamilton this month reveals the six candidates for The Fishy's March Player of the Month.
05-Apr-2005: My Say on the Ban
Nicko vents his spleen on the issue of the infamous ban on Radio Humberside which has been imposed by the club.
03-Apr-2005: Time To Sack Someone - Maybe
Billo thinks we should be looking at ways to end the misery by sacking someone. - Maybe!

31-Mar-2005: Why Slade Is Here To Stay
Blundell Scout, a Fishy regular, explains why Town boss Russell Slade is staying at Blundell Park next season.
22-Mar-2005: The Exile Strikes Back
Chris Laishley answers recent criticisms that the GTFC exiles have it easy!
20-Mar-2005: Tales From Darlington
Andrew Doherty looks back on a day spent travelling on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, only to lose 1-0!
18-Mar-2005: Where Are You?
More feedback from fans on the future of the club and Russell Slade's part in it.
16-Mar-2005: Mr Slade - Our Hero!
The board's decision to give Russell Slade a further year will bring joy to some and despair to others.
16-Mar-2005: Feedback
Two Fishy subscribers have their rant about the current financial situation at Blundell Park.
09-Mar-2005: February Player of the Month
Tony Hamilton reveals the six candidates for The Fishy's February Player of the Month.
09-Mar-2005: It Is Not Over Yet!
Billo warns of the danger of people thinking our troubles are over now an agreement has been reached over the tax bill.
05-Mar-2005: The Ride Of Your Life!
A great chance to travel in the team coach with the players and official to the Boston Game.

28-Feb-2005: Back the Right Horse!
How you can back the Mariners by selling Grand National Draw tickets and win a few thousand while you are at it!
21-Feb-2005: Cod Head of the Week
The latest Cod Head of the Week is Andy Humberstone, who has been supporting Town since 1967!
18-Feb-2005: Buy Your Own Football Club!
Become be a shareholder and part owner of the Mariners, help your club and have a say in how it is run.
18-Feb-2005: God Save Us - From The FA
The Football Supporters Federation are calling on all fans to help stop the FA playing the cup final on Wednesday night.
15-Feb-2005: Grimsby In February
Exiled supporter Andrew Doherty looks back at a day travelling to Grimsby to see Town lose 1-0 to Shrewsbury.
14-Feb-2005: Humberside Petition
The Fishy believes the ban on Radio Humberside not to be in the interest of Grimsby Town Football Club and its supporters.
10-Feb-2005: End It Now!
Billo, in an Ediorial, says the club should end the ban on Radio Humberside.
07-Feb-2005: January Player of the Month
Tony Hamilton reveals the six candidates for The Fishy's January Player of the Month.
02-Feb-2005: Time For The FA To Get It Right!
Brian Barwick has moved in as CEO of the FA. Will he manage to change things for the good of the game?

30-Jan-2005: Unjustified Expectations
Billo feels that John Fenty has done his duty and should not be asked to pay the tax bill.
27-Jan-2005: Blunderside!
David Wilkinson reacts to the banning of Radio Humberside by Grimsby after their coverage upset the Mariners.
18-Jan-2005: A Concerned Chairman
John Fenty responds to the criticism, negativity and insults hurled at the people who do their best to help the club.
18-Jan-2005: Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!
Billo calls for supporters to stop moaning and get behind the club in their hour of greatest need.
17-Jan-2005: Cod Head of the Week
The latest Cod Head of the Week is Adam Swallow, a 22-year-old retail manager in Freshney Place, Grimsby.
12-Jan-2005: BookZone - The Beautiful Game?
Elaine Deane reviews the football book 'The Beautiful Game' - which highlights the dirty side of football.
09-Jan-2005: December Player of the Month
Tony Hamilton reveals the six candidates for The Fishy's December Player of the Month.
09-Jan-2005: How to Help
Details of how fans can help Grimsby through their current financial crisis as a result of an unpaid tax bill of over 700K.

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