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League Two Table

  PGDPts
1Doncaster393078
2Plymouth391975
3Portsmouth392668

4Stevenage391262
5Blackpool392160
6Luton391960
7Exeter391659

8Carlisle39-259
9Mansfield39558
10Colchester39457
11Wycombe39055
12Cambridge Utd38654
13Grimsby39-252
14Barnet39-351
15Accrington Stanley38-149
16Crewe39-948
17Crawley Town39-1348
18Yeovil39-946
19Morecambe39-1546
20Notts County39-2246
21Hartlepool39-1641
22Cheltenham39-1639

23Newport County39-2133
24Leyton Orient39-2932

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Buckley's Town Finish Ninth!

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 28/05/2007

GRIMSBY under Alan Buckley managed a top ten finish last season. The Fishy have calculated the league table from the time Alan Buckley arrived at Blundell Park until the end of the season, and Town finished in ninth place.

The table can be seen below:

 PWDLFAWDLFAGDPts
Hartlepool29112125910322010+2668
MK Dons29103229146351920+1454
Swindon29103122106361314+1154
Walsall2983320136631713+1151
Bristol R298331996541714+1350
Rochdale298332886452519+2649
Shrewsbury3093325144741917+1349
Stockport2993228155281719+1147
Grimsby2982422165281826-243
Macclesfield2984325174281528-542
Darlington2963515195551516-541
Barnet29102322142391026-841
Lincoln2982517172751623-739
Peterborough2964428194381718+837
Notts Co2953721184461117-334
Mansfield2961821203561317-333
Chester294741616428915-633
Boston2963518203391329-1833
Wrexham3045512154391525-1332
Accrington29645282422101630-1030
Wycombe293931193291926-529
Hereford2946512112571121-929
Bury2915910244461316-1724
Torquay2935714150311829-2217

The table was calculated from by subtracting the league table on the morning of Buckley's first league game at Wycombe from the final table after 46 games.

Considering that the table includes a record-breaking seven consecutive defeats, it is no mean achievement. When Buckley arrived at Blundell Park the Mariners were third bottom with a goal difference of -11 and just 16 points from the first 17 games of the season. If the Mariners continue their improvement under Alan Buckley this year they should be capable of at least a top seven finish. Also the clubs which have been relegated do not look on paper to be quite the stature of those they have replaced, so the standard in League Two this season looks slightly lower if anything.

Town's opponents in Buckley's first league game, Wycombe, were in third position with a third of the season gone, but had a miserable second half to the season and finished just three points ahead of Town in the final table, and fourth bottom in the remainder of the season table shown above.

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