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Newell Worst Ever Town Boss

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 19/10/2009

MIKE Newell has the worst record of any Grimsby manager who lasted as long as 54 games. The Mariners won just 13 of these games and drew 12, in all competitions. Only Paul Groves has a comparable record in modern times, but that was in much higher divisions.

Newell's record is in fact even worse when you consider the quality of the opposition he faced. Most of the managers in the list have played at least some of their games in higher divisions than the fourth tier of English football.

Bill Shankly is the greatest ever GTFC manager, followed by Lawrie McMenemy.

ManagerYearPWDLFAPtsGD
Bill Shankly1951543410101105011260
Lawrie McMenemy197154329131026910533
George Kerr197954311112845410430
Alan Buckley II19975428141282439839
George Fraser19215426131592719121
Allenby Chilton1955542772076648812
Tim Ward19605424131793828511
Ron Ashman19735421181574578117
Alan Buckley I1988542017177068772
Jimmy McGuigan19645419201586767710
David Booth198254211320838576-2
Frank Womack193254211320106101765
Brian Laws1994541918176765752
Wilf Gillow19245421122188707518
Lennie Lawrence200054191223567469-18
Alan Buckley III200654181422697868-9
Russell Slade200454171720576068-3
Johnny Newman197654191025597167-12
Mike Lyons198554181323667567-9
Tom Casey197554171522637566-12
Charlie Spencer193754171423789165-13
Bobby Kennedy196954151920536264-9
H N Hickson190254161523688863-20
Bobby Roberts198754151524577060-13
Paul Groves200154131625648955-25
Tom Johnston196254131526699454-25
Mike Newell200854131229628451-22

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