Tag: Grimsby Town

The EFL, Stevenage and Grimsby: Talking Whilst Saying Nothing

For many years, talk of how to improve attendances at football matches often seemed to ultimately boil down to the idea that making grounds safer to visit and more welcoming to all members of the community was ultimately beneficial to everybody. When hooliganism reached its nadir in England during the first half of the 1980s, it was suggested that falling attendances had stripped back those who went to matches to such an extent that troublemakers, once a minority that it was easy to drown out, were amongst the few left who had the stomach to still attend matches, and...

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Stevenage & Grimsby Town: A Storm In A D-Cup?

On paper at least, a League Two match between Stevenage and Grimsby Town would hardly be expected to be the sort of football match that makes national newspaper headlines, and indeed casual observers of lower league football might have been forgiven for glancing at the results and assuming that nothing particularly unusual had happened. Stevenage won the game by three goals to one – their first league win of the season – Grimsby had a player sent off, and a crowd of just under 2,800 people was present to watch it all. So far, so routine. However, events away...

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Video of the Day: Grimsby Town vs Arsenal, 1986

We’re continuing the theme of the FA Cup Third Round with our Video of the Day this morning, and today’s offering is another half-forgotten match from the 1980s. We’re off to Cleehtorpes for a match between Grimsby Town and Arsenal. Grimsby are now in the National League, but in 1986 they were in the Second Division of the Football League, while Arsenal were in a bit of a trough, having not won a major trophy since the 1979 FA Cup and having not really challenged for the league championship since the early 1970s, whilst a year earlier they’d been...

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The 2013 FA Trophy Final: Grimsby Town vs Wrexham

Yesterday afternoon in London was one for extra layers. As the Metropolitan Line train rolled out of Baker Street underground station and north towards Wembley Stadium, the slate grey sky darkened, the temperature dropped, occasional flurries of snow lacerated the roof tops and the feeling grew that perhaps we were here on the wrong day of the year. Cup final days aren’t supposed to feel like this – well, not this cold, anyway. Of course, to complain about the weather in London would be churlish in the extreme. The weather in both Lincolnshire and North Wales was considerably worse this weekend, and there had been talk that some – perhaps many – supporters might even find themselves snowed in and unable to make the long trip south for this match. Yet most made it. A day out at Wembley can have a galvanising spirit on the soul of the football supporters. For both the supporters of Grimsby Town and Wrexham, this match is hardly the main event of the 2012/13 season. The promotion places in the Blue Square Bet Premier are far from already sewn up to the point that these two clubs might yet meet back here in the division’s play-off final in a couple of months time. Yet it does matter for both. Grimsby Town managed a Wembley double at the end of the 1997/98 season, winning...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 22-04-2012

It’s the penultimate week of the non-league season, and while most of the championship issues have now been resolved there are still relegation places to be filled at the bottom of many of the tables. We’ve got a mixture of the top and the bottom of the tables for you this evening, kicking off with the bottom of the Blue Square Premier. The relegation places are already decided, but AFC Telford United went into their final home match of the season looking to boost their league position with a win against Grimsby Town, while Newport County prepared for their forthcoming FA Trophy final with a home match against Alfreton Town and Forest Green Rovers played already relegated Darlington. In the Blue Square Bet South, meanwhile, champions Woking were at home against Truro City, whilst at the bottom of the table Farnborough and Havant & Waterlooville both went into their match at Cherrywood Road needing a win to avoid relegation from the division. Finally, we’re off to the Southern League Premier Division, where Weymouth needed a win against Hitching Town in order to guarantee avoiding relegation themselves. Our thanks, as ever, go to those that take the time to record, edit and upload these matches. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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