All posts tagged with: Jim Bentley

Morecambe Season Preview: Lavelle impresses

With the 2018-19 League Two season coming up, The Football Lab spoke to Morecambe fan Jack Steer (@morecambejack) from the Shrimps Trust (@shrimpstrust)… Within the uncertainty that off-field problems naturally bring, it feels like Morecambe have created a ‘Dunkirk Spirit’ over the last few seasons. Does that show the importance of having big characters like… 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 →

Morecambe v Exeter: manager-swap

Following Karl Robinson’s sacking as MK Dons manager, this is now a meeting between the two longest-serving managers in the Football League. Jim Bentley and Paul Tisdale have had their moments during their respective times in charge of Morecambe and Exeter, but there is a growing sense that both have outstayed their welcome. The Shrimps… Read more →

Morecambe Season Preview: fixing the defence

2016-17 will be Morecambe’s tenth season as a Football League club, and it could prove their toughest yet. Long-serving chairman Peter McGuigan has expressed a desire to sell the club, while the worst campaign to date under Jim Bentley has seen fans question the Liverpudlian. Throw in the departure of key attacking players and circumstances are far from ideal. Could… Read more →