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Question of the Week
How long before new manager arrives?
By: Rob Sedgwick
ONE month ago we reported on Graham Rodger's record in his first six games as Grimsby manager, when he had the worst record of any Town boss in history. Today after 13 games the situation has improved: Rodger now has got the 8th worst record of Town's 31 managers who have lasted 13 games or more.
Rodger is still almost level-pegging with his mentor Alan Buckley, who started off slowly when he became Town boss in 1988, before becoming Town's most successful manager since WW2. Rodger is currently ahead of Alan Buckley's first spell as Town boss only on goal difference.
Of course the table is not an altogether fair comparison as Rodger has the advantage of playing in the bottom division, whereas many of the managers began their careers 1,2 or even 3 divisions higher. Rodger also took over a successful team, whereas the bulk of the managers picked up the pieces after their predecessor was sacked due to poor form. However, Rodger will point to a steady climb up the table and we'll be charting his progress whilst he remains Grimsby's manager.
|Alan Buckley II||1997||13||4||4||5||16||13||16||3|
|Alan Buckley I||1988||13||3||3||7||10||19||12||-9|
|H N Hickson||1902||13||1||4||8||15||24||7||-9|
Two of Town's most popular post-war managers Lawrie McMenemy and George Kerr lead the table after 13 games, with Town's most famous gaffer Bill Shankly weighing in in 4th place.
Grimsby's first ever manager H N Hickson got off to a miserable start in 1902, but was to last another 18 years at the helm! In his first season Hickson's side got relegated from what is now the Premiership and then were relegated from the football league in 1910. Town regained their league status the next season, but Hickson failed to restore Grimsby to the top flight, although his chances were interrupted by World War One.
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