All posts tagged with: The Mariners

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 →

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 →

The Grimsby View: Bignot should play wingers

The last time a League Two club poached a manager from the division below was in January 2011 – Aldershot took Dean Holdsworth from Newport. That underlines the audacity – or indeed foolishness depending on results – Grimsby Town have shown to hire Solihull Moors’ Marcus Bignot. The Football Lab discusses the appointment, along with Paul Hurst’s controversial exit… Read more →