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Todd Bontoft Column

By: Todd Bontoft
Date: 05/08/2000

Todd Bontoft, a weekly guest columnist for The Fishy, takes an in-depth look at the stories making the news at Blundell Park each week. Todd, like most Grimsby fans, has a keen interest in the new stadium project.

Todd Bontoft's Column

Below you will a list of all Todd Bontoft's articles to date:

  • tuesday 13 march: We're In This Together!
    Todd was disappointed - but sadly not surprised - to see the mass exodus after the second goal went in for Wolves. new
  • monday 05 march: It’s a Mug’s Game
    Todd Bontoft asks why, despite the terrible form of the Mariners recently, he's still going to Huddersfield on Tuesday?!
  • monday 26 february: Things Are On The Up
    Todd argues that things are on the up as far as the team's performances are concerned and the club's prospects as a whole.
  • monday 19 february: Bums on Seats
    Todd despairs at the missing fans at Blundell Park and looks at some of the cold facts facing the club.
  • monday 12 february: Town's PR has TB
    Todd Bontoft feels like calling for a public enquiry after the disappointment of the Trevor Benjamin affair
  • monday 05 february: Sodden February
    Todd Bontoft looks at the ramifications of the weather and recent match postponements at Blundell Park.
  • monday 29 january: It's a Worry Football!
    'It's not a matter of life and death, it's more important than that' said Shankley. Todd questions the famous statement
  • monday 22 january: Who'd Be a Manager Todd Bontoft reflects on the ups and downs of life in the hot seat of football management.
  • monday 15 january: Fingers Crossed
    As a football fan, don't you find yourself doing those 'quirky' little routines? Todd admits his own superstitions!
  • tuesday 9 january: Out with the New
    Todd Bontoft reflects that fundamentally nothing has changed at Blundell Park since the club was founded in 1878!
  • monday 18 december: Forget the Turkey!
    Todd Bontoft explains why he isn't going anywhere this Christmas, which is reserved for Town games!
  • monday 11 december: That Wednesday
    Todd Bontoft describes his experience on Wednesday night at the Town Hall when NELC backed the stadium plans
  • monday 04 december: The Reckoning
    Todd Bontoft looks ahead to Wednesday's meeting of NELC having seen a copy of the NIMBY's report.
  • monday 27 november: A Few Good Men
    Todd Bontoft analyses the increasing problem of racism in Italian Football.
  • monday 20 november: Transfers Will End
    Todd Bonoft looks into radical changes afoot in the transfer system due to EU regulations.
  • monday 13 november: Go on Macca!
    Todd Bontoft recognises John McDermott's magnificent contribution to the Mariners over the last 12 years.
  • monday 06 november: Weather Report
    Todd Bontoft examines the stormy seas surrounding the Mariners and NELC.
  • monday 30 october: Shrewd Move
    Todd Bontoft draws parallels between the NELC debacle and the situation at Gay Meadow.
  • monday 23 october: PPV Tamed!
    Todd Bontoft has looks at the ramifications on NTL's decision to wthdraw fro Pay-Per-View TV.
  • monday 16 october: Mission Impossible
    Todd Bontoft has a look at the requirements of the next England manager.
  • monday 09 october: Luddite and Proud!
    Todd Bontoft examines the increasing roll of technology in today's game.
  • monday 02 october: Consultants Verdict!
    Todd Bontoft has had a look at the final version of NELC consultant's report.
  • monday 25 september: People Power!
    Todd takes a look what Town fans can do about the NELC decision.
  • monday 18 september: Hull's Stadium Plans
    Todd contrasts the attitude of Hull City Council towards Hull's plans for a new stadium with those of NELC.
  • monday 11 september: Vive la EU!
    Todd argues that the end of the transfer system can only be good for football.
  • monday 04 september: Poor Cousin Cup?
    Todd questions the value of English football's second cup competition.
  • saturday 26 august: One Out One In!
    Todd looks back at the Buckley years and forward to new King Lennie's reign.
  • monday 21 august: Council in Dock
    Todd Bontoft takes a look at the possiblity of a new site for a stadium at the Docks becoming a reality.
  • monday 14 august: Wot No Players?
    Todd looks into the implications for Town of the over-heating Premiership.
  • saturday 29 july: Council Ponders
    Todd looks into the various options open to the council with respect to GTFC's ground relocation.
  • thursday 27 july: Brighton's Fight
    A look at Brighton's problems with their ground relocation over the past few years.
  • tuesday 25 july: Ray of Hope
    So our dream of a new stadium in Great Coates is dead in the water or is it?.
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