The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC




Upcoming Fixtures

Thu 18/01
Australia A-League
Brisbane v Perth
Spanish Segunda
Osasuna v Gimnastic
Spanish Copa del Rey
Leganes v Real Madrid
Australia A-League
Western Sydney v Melbourne Victory
Turkish Super League
Kasimpasa v Alanyaspor
Spanish Segunda
Granada v Real Zaragoza
Dutch Eredivisie
FC Utrecht v AZ Alkmaar
Portuguese Primeira
Vitoria Setubal v Sporting Lisbon
French Ligue 2
Bourg Peronnas v Reims
Brest v Lens
Lorient v Clermont
Orleans v Auxerre
Quevilly v Gazelec Ajaccio
Sochaux v Nancy
Tours v Chamois Niortais

Full Fixture List




Question of the Week

Should Russell Slade be sacked?

Yes immediately
Give him one more game
No


 

Chairman Moving To Cut The Costs At BP!

By: Bill Osborne
Date: 02/01/2002

GRIMSBY TOWN chairman Peter Furneaux stated today that the club are to embark on a cost-cutting exercise in a bid to provide funds for new manager Paul Groves.

The Grimsby Telegraph revealed that the club are losing £45,000-a-week and stand on the brink of financial ruin if they drop into the second division.

Injuries restricted new manager Groves' options for the Portsmouth game to 13 fit players, but Furneaux stressed that cuts would be needed in every department if Town were to stay afloat in Division One.

Asked if any money would be available to Groves for new players the chairman said "I have said that we will support him and we will.

"We will be reviewing the complete operation of the football club. That will include every aspect because we have been overspending for some considerable time.

"Its imperative that we put everything into the first team whatever happens elsewhere. We may have to sacrifice long term plans to stay in the first division"

"We haven't sold a player for 18 months and for somebody to come in and take some of these players would be something we haven't experienced for some time."

"...We have £14,000-a-week worth of talent in the treatment room..."

But Furneaux dropped the broadest hint that the players would be playing for their future when he said "I'm sure if the manager does not get the commitment that he deserves then he will be making recommendations to the board."

"But those sort of decisions will be managerial. We have £14,000-a-week worth of talent in the treatment room."

After the removal of Lennie Lawrence's £150,000-a-year wages from the payroll, the club were now starting to look elsewhere in order to make savings.

Furneaux refused to be drawn on who was facing the boot as part of the cuts but it is thought that the club's youth structure could be downgraded in order to save costs.

And the chairman revealed that steps were being taken to increase the money being pumped into the club "It's so important to everybody in Grimsby, not just the football club, that we stay up," he said.

"...An announcement will be made shortly..."

"There have been extensive investigations into how we can increase the money coming in, and an announcement will be made shortly. We need to attract more finance into the club."



Add To Facebook


This site is by the fans, for the fans, and we will consider articles on any subject relating to the Mariners whether it be related to current news, a nostalgic look back in the past, a story about a player, a game or games in the past, something about Blundell Park or football in general. Click here to submit your article!


Related Stories

Forum Latest
Thread TitlePostsLatest Post
Clee Town6dapperz fun pub18/01 07:43
Tickets for Colchester 29jonnyboy8218/01 07:31
No movement, no news, no hope!!2denni26618/01 07:23
Upcoming Fixtures1SiteBot18/01 03:10
British Restaurants1Southwark Mariner18/01 01:50
Video Assistant Refereeing21Teestogreen17/01 23:28
Latest episode of Tommy Of The Town1Badger5717/01 23:24
The Fishy 521ginnywings17/01 22:58
McDermott available!!!39KingstonMariner17/01 22:19
What's your taste in music then?230KingstonMariner17/01 22:00

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2018 TheFishy.co.uk