The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



League Two Table

  PGDPts
1Doncaster383178
2Plymouth381872
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

Full League Two Table
Prem|Champ|L1|NL|VN|VS
SPL|SC|S1|S2



Question of the Week

Do you support Cleethorpes Town?

Actively
Vaguely
Indifferent
I dislike them!
Who?


 

I am the Gloryhunter Book Review

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 12/02/2010

I am the GloryHunter can be bought from Amazon.co.uk

This was a really good chance to record what happened in the 2008-2009 season in League Two, which was especially interesting and notable as four teams had points deducted. Spencer Austin was at one time or other at all four teams who had points docked, and every side involved in the relegation fight.

Instead we are treated to an endless ramble with many pointless detours and a collection of random characters who Austin just happened to stumble across.

Austin used to be a stand up comedian and the book is one long succession of wise cracks. Some of them are very funny and I laughed at loud at a few, but the bulk of them ranged from plain unfunny to wearisome.

What I'd like to have seen is Austin tell the real story of what is what is going on behind the scenes at each of the clubs - from a neutral's point of view. He has at attempt to do that at Darlington but in the end we're just treated to a succession of interviews with people he happened to meet, ranging from club mascots, forum keyboard warriors and those who spoke up loudest in whatever pub Austin happened to be in when he was writing each day's entry. You just get the impression that he hasn't really put the effort in to meet the people or dig our the stories that really mattered at each club.

Austin starts his journey at Grimsby. There is so much detail wrong in his time spent in Grimsby it's almost embarrassing in places. I mean the title of the Grimsby chapter is one of our chants and he gets it completely wrong, and misses even the point of the chant!

This book is probably good for the people who he met and featured in the book but for the rest of us it's like walking into the middle of someone else's conversation that you can't quite follow.

Add To Facebook


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!


Related Stories

Forum Latest
TitlePostsLatest Post
Danny Andrew14Cloudy25/03 21:33
Just back15fleabag197025/03 21:29
Accrington (A) Predictions21promotion plaice25/03 21:00
The Icenian Predicition League - WEEK 12373Les Brechin25/03 18:41
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...26,325Biccys25/03 17:49
Word Association Game38,944topuphere66625/03 17:48
Fishy Pontoon Buster13Les Brechin25/03 17:35
Match thread ??32Civvy at last25/03 17:14
Todays team7Rob_in_Grimsby25/03 16:31
England fans chants and songs etc43Grantham_Mariner25/03 16:11

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2017 TheFishy.co.uk