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Question of the Week

Priority for transfer window?

Reduce squad size
Strengthen defence
Strengthen midfield
Strengthen attack
No change needed



By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 06/03/2004

Once in a while one of us will have a ramble. You can see all the current and previous editorials in the list below.

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  • monday 29 may: Deal or No Deal?
    Jake Olley looks at how Alan Buckley is doing and whether the lack of transfer activity is justified.
  • 2006

  • monday 29 may: Should Slade Go
    The Fishy believes the GTFC board should no longer show faith in Russell Slade and withdraw their new contract offer.
  • 2005

  • wednesday 16 march: Mr Slade - Our Hero!
    The board's decision to give Russell Slade a further year will bring joy to some and despair to others.
  • wednesday 09 march: It Is Not Over Yet!
    Billo warns of the danger of people thinking our troubles are over now an agreement has been reached over the tax bill.
  • monday 14 february: Humberside Petition
    The Fishy believes the ban on Radio Humberside not to be in the interest of Grimsby Town Football Club and its supporters.
  • thursday 10 february: End It Now!
    Billo says the club should end the ban on Radio Humberside.
  • tuesday 18 january: Put Up Or Shut Up
    Billo calls for supporters to stop moaning and get behind the club in their hour of greatest need.
  • 2004

  • wednesday 01 december: Dear Mr Fenty
    Billo writes an open letter to John Fenty about the tax bill, which is back in the news again.
  • sunday 14 november: How Much Time Is Too Much Time?
    Has Russell Slade reached his time? Should he be given more time to get us clear of relegation? Billo has his say.
  • thursday 07 october: Another Step Forward
    Billo believes the move by the club to take the players to a local factory is a huge step in the right direction.
  • wednesday 06 october: GTFC And Man Utd
    Billo rants about the the share holdings at GTFC and why the fans should buy into their beloved Mariners!
  • monday 02 august: The FA or Coronation Street?
    Billo rants about the latest scandal from the FA over Sven Goran Erikson, comparing it to a TV soap.
  • friday 30 may: Fenty's Doomsday Book
    Billo comments on the so-called "book of conditions" issued to the players at Blundell Park by the board.
  • monday 12 may: Going The Right Way?
    Billo feels that Russell Slade looks like he is going the right way in preparation for the new season
  • thursday 06 may: The Vicious Circle!
    Billo rants about the lack of support at Blundell Park which he blames for Town's current predicament.
  • friday 05 march: Are We Ever Satisfied?
    Billo thinks Town fans should be a little more positive about our current position than they are inclined to be.
  • friday 05 march: Taking The Risk!
    Billo looks at the ramifications to the club of appointing a new manager, in particular the question of money.
  • wednesday 21 january: Sack The Board? Are You Crazy?
    Billo responds to people calling for the sacking of the Blundell Park board after Town's recent problems.
  • saturday 18 january: Farewell Paul Groves
    Billo calls for the sacking of Paul Groves after yet another crushing defeat, this time against Port Vale.
  • 2003

  • wednesday 12 october: Justice For All
    Billo rants about the new FIFA red card instant suspension rules which will come into place next season.
  • saturday 13 september: Dear Mr Furneaux
    Billo's reaction to Stuart Rowson having his press pass removed by the club.
  • sunday 02 march: Play The Game!
    Billo chastises Grimsby fans who boo individual players at games, calling for a halt of the practise.
  • 2002

  • thursday 21 march: League Clubs Facing Financial Disaster!
    Billo looks at the prospect of league clubs facing financial ruin and possibly closing down after the collapse of the ITV Digital deal.
  • wednesday 13 feburary: The Media And Grimsby Town
    Billo looks at the media's relationship with Grimsby Town and their support of the Mariners.
  • wednesday 22 january: Sack The Board? No Way!
    Billo rants about the GTFC board and why they should be supported.
  • wednesday 02 january: The Time Has Come To Protect The Club's Future!
    Billo looks at the current need to cut costs at Blundell Park and where savings might be found.
  • 2001

  • sunday 30 december: Give Groves A Chance!
    Billo thinks Paul Groves deserves the chance he has been given and calls for Town supporters to back him.
  • sunday 16 december: Go, in the Name of Cod, Go!
    The supporters of Grimsby Town have had enough and are planning a protest at the next home game on Boxing Day.
  • friday 14 december: Why Sack The Chairman?
    Billo rants again about the backlash to the Broomes saga and the calls for the chairman to resign!
  • wednesday 15 august: The Winds Of Change
    Billo looks at the ramifications of the recent additions to the board and the changes taking behind the scenes.
  • friday 13 july: Huxford Must Speak
    Bryan Huxford's bid to take over Grimsby Town FC may well depend upon him naming his backers.
  • saturday 24 june: Letter to the Chairman
    The Fishy asks the GTFC chairman Peter Furneaux about the reasons for changes to the stadium plans and sources of funding.
  • friday 25 may: The GTFC Investment in Youth!
    Billo gains encouragement from recent moves at Blundell Park to turn to youth in the quest for future players and fans alike.
  • friday 18 may: We're In this Together!
    Billo tries to estimate what the repercussions are likely to be with the loss of the two main players on the board.
  • wednesday 16 may: Stand By Your Man
    Stephen Bateman analyses Bryan Huxford's enigmatic statement "The future is bright so let nobody turn off the light."
  • wednesday 9 may: Vote "No" to DeFreitas!
    The Fishy calls on GTFC Supporters to vote No for Lib Dem Andrew DeFreitas in the General Election on June 7th
  • friday 07 april: Paying the Piper
    Billo says if the fans are prepared to help fund the club, one would expect that we would be presented with the chance to do so.
  • monday 04 march: Change of Priority
    Billo calls for a change in priority at the club if a new striker is to be brought in.
  • monday 26 february: Fair Play For Fans
    Billo speaks in the aftermatch of the Steward Incident at Forest.
  • tuesday 12 february: The Search Goes On
    Billo pleads for patience in Lennie Lawrence's quest for a new stiker.
  • monday 6 february: We Could Be Next
    Billo takes a look at the developing situation at Hull City and argues that it could be Grimsby Town who will follow the Tigers into receivership.
  • monday 15 january: We must be doing something right?
    Billo on the success which The Fishy is enjoying after the site was unfavourably mentioned in the club's programme.
  • 2000

  • sunday 03 december: A New Mood
    Stephen Bateman senses a new mood amongst the supporters at Blundell Park.
  • tuesday 31 october: Time to Act!
    The time for fans to take direct action against NELC has come
  • friday 01 october: What now NELC
    Our verdict now that the report has been made official.
  • friday 23 september: NELC Report Verdict
    Our verdict on the first draft of the report commissioned by NELC.
  • saturday 25 july: AGM Plea
    A plea for shareholders' unity at this year's AGM.
  • saturday 15 july: Planning Permission Disgrace
    Our views on this week's outrageous events.
  • 1999

  • sunday 28 november: Too much police involvement in football
    Rob gets very angry about the Danny Coyne incident with the police.
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