League Two Form Guide
Question of the Week
Do you support Cleethorpes Town?
|Welcome to Grimsby|
Is There a Future For Grimsby?
By: Stephen Johnson
A few years ago I entered Grimsby and saw a road sign which said University, Crematorium and Coastal attractions. Little did I realise that this could be a portent for the future.
Oxford and Cambridge are in the Conference, and although Grimsby does not have a real University, it does not need Morse to work out that Grimsby could easily join them next year. Unfortunately the present management seemed to have burnt their boats and the ashes of a once proud club could be the only thing which moves to Great Coates.
As to coastal attractions supporting Grimsby is as scary as the big wheel. Although England copied us the other night by not turning up, just as we did at Cardiff, we cannot blame an influx of foreign players as we never played the good ones e.g. Kalala. What both Grimsby and England can do is look at how they develop young players: neither have anything to lose. Grimsby have a nucleus of promising but unfinished players. They will flourish if they are played regularly with 4 to 5 seasoned pros. Team selection and formations are confusing and will not encourage young talent to come to Grimsby.
The Butlers, Rankins and assorted loanees are not the answer. Look at the leading scorers in League 2: Lester, Boulding, Gritton and no Grimsby player in sight. Let North, Taylor, Bore have their head with Jones on a regular basis and maybe a name will appear. If the present management want to live in the past then replace them with people with something to prove and who are really ambitious. The future is not bright and although Lincoln has a university and also seem destined for the drop let them go to Oxbridge and make sure we don't
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!
|CHELTENHAM TOWN MOVED TO 1PM||32||adzmayte||24/03 08:10|
|Sam Jones||8||sam gy||24/03 07:58|
|Word Association Game||38,918||topuphere666||24/03 07:40|
|Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...||26,301||Biccys||24/03 07:37|
|Danny Newton||8||Sigone||24/03 07:31|
|Awful Game||57||TheCodfather1966||24/03 07:15|
|Arthur Drewry||10||ex-merseymariner||24/03 07:04|
|Upcoming Fixtures||1||SiteBot||24/03 03:23|
|The Icenian Predicition League - WEEK 11||355||Les Brechin||23/03 23:07|
|EXTREME Leisure||33||Simariner||23/03 21:24|
News | Features | Submit Article | |