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Dave Boylen
Dave Boylen

We need to kick start our season

By: Dave Boylen
Date: 30/10/2008 (Last updated: 31/10/2008)

WELL we really have got our backs against the wall, if ever there was a time when the Football Club needed players with guts and character it is certainly now.

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  • 28-May-2009 Where Do We Go From Here?
    With just a few weeks since the season ended Dave Boylen is positively drooling at Town's prospects next season.

  • 06-Mar-2009 Grimsby Town Survival Pack
    Dave Boylen believes the Mariners can survive if they get the support which will help the players over the line.

  • 31-Oct-2008 We need to kick start our season
    Dave Boylen looks how Grimsby can turn around their fortunes after the recent disastrous run.

  • 23-Sep-2008 What Have We Got to Lose with Waktkiss?
    Dave Boylen has his say on the Buckley sacking, says what it is like to have a manager come in, and has his say on Watkiss.

  • 08-Aug-2008 Take the Gauntlet, Town!
    Dave Boylen looks at the start of the new season from the players' perspective.

  • 05-Jul-2008 This Could be Our Year!
    Dave Boylen believes that 2008-2009 could be the year when Town finally start to turn the corner.

  • 31-May-2008 The Future's Healthier
    Dave Boylen has his say on recent issues which have hit the headlines at Blundell Park including Alan Buckley's health.

  • 13-Mar-2008 I Told You So
    Dave Boylen believes the future has never been brighter for the Mariners with a good manager and crop of young players.

  • 04-Jan-2008 Club Needs Stability and Support
    Dave Boylen looks back on the last few weeks when Grimsby have enjoyed a much better spell of results.

  • 06-Nov-2007 Club Needs Stability and Support
    Dave Boylen believes changing the manager is a bad move at the present moment.

  • 11-Sep-2007 Boylen Backs Buckley
    Former Grimsby player Dave Boylen believes the fans should see Town through their current poor run.

  • 16-Aug-2007 The Season so Far
    Dave Boylen looks at the start Grimsby have made to the season, and feels hopeful for the future.

  • 12-Apr-2007 Goodbye Macca
    Dave Boylen looks ahead to John McDermott's last few games in a Grimsby Town shirt, and wonders where to next for Macca.

  • 21-Mar-2007 Bring Back Our Stripes
    Dave Boylen has his say on recent issues and looks forward to next season, in which he would like to see a new home kit.

  • 22-Feb-2007 Run Run Run
    Dave Boylen looks back on Town's great run, and asks if they can keep it up when they visit Macclesfield.

  • 18-Jan-2007 Don't Write Town Off!
    Dave Boylen believes we have come to a period in the history of GTFC which will probably be the most crucial in its history.

  • 04-Jan-2007 Has the Bubble Burst?
    Dave Boylen asks whether Alan Buckley's bubble has first following a disastrous period over Christmas.

  • 12-Dec-2006 Let's Back the Ground
    Dave Boylen pleas for the politicians of Grimsby to back the club's proposal for a new home.

  • 15-Nov-2006 What a Difference a Week Makes!
    Dave Boylen finds that the arrival of Alan Buckley at Blundell Park seems to have lifted everybody at the club.

  • 09-Nov-2006 Long Live the King!
    Dave Boylen comments on the departure of Graham Rodger and his replacment Alan Buckley.

  • 10-Oct-2006 Half Bore
    Dave Boylen has his say on the latest developments at Blundell Park, including some advice to young Peter Bore.

  • 20-Sep-2006 The Tide is Turning
    Dave Boylen feels that maybe the tide is turning a little bit for Graham Roger following the much needed away win.

  • 05-Sep-2006 Give Rodger a Chance
    Dave Boylen pleads with the fans to give Graham Rogder a chance to get his side to gel and work their way up the table.

  • 22-Aug-2006 Transfer Troubles
    Dave Boylen looks at the problems Grimsby Town have in getting new players to come to Blundell Park.

  • 16-Aug-2006 Shame on You, Humberside!
    Dave Boylen has his say on the Radio Humberside impasse, and believes John Fenty is right to stick up for the club.

  • 11-Aug-2006 New Signings Needed
    Dave Boylen has his say after the Wrexham game, and looks ahead to Grimsby's next game in Bristol.

  • 07-Aug-2006 A Tale of Two Halves!
    Dave Boylen looks back on Saturday afternoon as one of the great turnarounds and in Peter Bore a true local hero.

  • 04-Aug-2006 Reddy or Not
    Dave Boylen has his say ahead of the start of the new season, including what he thinks of the Michael Reddy situation.

  • 28-Jul-2006 Watkiss is the Man!
    Dave Boylen talks about the appointment of new Grimsby Town assistant manager Stuart Watkiss.

  • 12-Jul-2006 Beagrie is the Lynchpin
    Dave Boylen believes Peter Beagrie is an excellent signing for the Mariners and signals the start of a new fluent passing era.

  • 04-Jul-2006 Up The Mariners
    Dave Boylen responds to criticism about his previous article which appeared on this web site last week.

  • 29-Jun-2006 The Hard Work Starts Now
    Dave Boylen comments on the latest happenings at Blundell Park since the arrival of Graham Rodger.

  • 14-Jun-2006 Slade Should Have Gone
    Dave Boylen gives his views on the Russell Slade saga, and believes he should have been relieved of his duties before Cardiff.

  • 01-Jun-2006 My View on Slade's Exit
    Fishy columnist Dave Boylen gives his views on the sudden departure of Russell Slade from Blundell Park and what it means.

  • 31-May-2006 Memories of Cardiff
    Dave Boylen looks back on a disappointing day spent travelling to watch Town in the play-off final at Cardiff.

  • 18-May-2006 Half Way to Paradise
    Dave Boylen pens his diary in the early part of the week during which Town beat Lincoln twice in three days!

  • 11-May-2006 One Final Push!
    Dave Boylen looks back at the final game against Northampton and the need to now focus on the play-offs.

  • 02-May-2006 Down to the Wire!
    Dave Boylen contemplates Grimsby's final game against Northampton knowing that they must win to have a chance!

  • 25-Apr-2006 The Final Countdown
    Dave Boylen urges Town supporters to get behind the lads in the last two vitally important games starting at Macclesfield.

  • 23-Apr-2006 Boylen on the Run-In
    Dave Boylen has his say on the run-in, loan players, the season so far and the future of Grimsby Town.

  • 12-Apr-2006 The Talent in Grimsby
    Dave Boylen looks back at his years spent in local football, and believes there is a lot of untapped football talent in town.

  • 05-Apr-2006 Boylen on Town Managers
    Former Mariner Dave Boylen looks back at some of the managers to grace Blundell Park during his time at the club.

  • 28-Mar-2006 Football in the Seventies
    Dave Boylen explains what the football scene was like in the 1960s and 1970s compared to today's game.

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