All posts tagged with: Grimsby Town

FA Cup 1st Round Predictions: revenge for Plymouth?

Northampton v Scunthorpe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had a more glamourous playing career than Graham Alexander but as a manager, he favours similarly defensive principles. The Dutchman’s Northampton side have improved their survival chances with back-to-back wins after a good defensive performance in a 1-0 win against Blackpool, with Ash Taylor and Aaron Pierre commanding at… Read more →

Morecambe v Grimsby: Shrimps in peril?

Tuesday night could not have got much worse for Morecambe. Not only did they lose 3-0 to Port Vale, their other relegation rivals won too. So far this season, they have looked overly reliant on the goalkeeping of Barry Roche. The long-serving stopper has turned in some important performances – most notably to preserve a… Read more →

Grimsby v Wycombe: set pieces the key

One would normally expect solidity to be at the essence of any Russell Slade or Gareth Ainsworth side, but these teams have shipped 14 league goals between them in six games combined. Grimsby’s defence had a busy opening day at Chesterfield, where Siriki Dembele and Sam Jones combined for an impressive counter-attacking goal. The Mariners… Read more →

League Two Season Preview 2017-18

Four of League Two’s more glamorous clubs won promotion last year, leaving Luton as the odd one out. The Hatters share this season’s favourites tag with big-spending Mansfield, closely followed by relegated clubs Coventry and Swindon, who arrive as big fish in this pond. Below is our predicted league table and you can click on the green links below… Read more →

Why Slade is perfect for Grimsby

Under Marcus Bignot, Grimsby Town often appeared a disjointed collection of individuals. The talent was there and we saw flashes of what they could do against the in-form teams, such as Plymouth, Carlisle and Mansfield, then Blackpool in the Brummie’s final game in charge. Every good result though was followed by two or three less… Read more →

Grimsby v Crawley: the summer ahead

Unless an extra space is randomly added on to the League Two play-off and relegation places, the Towns of Grimsby and Crawley are set for low key finales to their respective campaigns. To make the play-offs, Grimsby need from their final nine games around 21 points. That tally is almost double their total from the previous nine,… Read more →