The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



Player Minutes

PlayerMinutes
Nathan Clarke2,000
James McKeown1,980
Danny Collins1,948
Siriki Dembele1,812
Paul Dixon1,652
Ben Davies1,631
James Berrett1,620
Luke Summerfield1,522
Sam Jones1,502
Mitch Rose1,215
Martyn Woolford1,167

Full Stats
Latest Scores





Question of the Week

Priority for transfer window?

Reduce squad size
Strengthen defence
Strengthen midfield
Strengthen attack
No change needed


 

April Fool: Ridsdale to Join Grimsby Board!

By: Jon Mjedsson
Date: 01/04/2003

IN a surprise announcement, it has been announced that Peter Ridsdale will be joining the Grimsby Town board. The ex-Leeds chairman has only been out of work for less than 24 hours since yesterday's announcement to the City that he had resigned from the board of the Premiership club.

A spokesperson for Grimsby Town Football Club has said "The club has made a brave choice in inviting Mr Peter Ridsdale to join the board, but we feel that he is genuine lover of football, and has a lot of experience of being on the board of a football club in difficult times. He can only be a positive influence on Grimsby Town Football Club."

The appointment is likely to cause controversy for the N.E. Lincs club. Ridsdale has presided over a dramatic downturn in Leeds Utd's fortunes. He has taken them from a team competing in the potential Premiership champions to the danger of being drawn into a relegation dogfight. By gambling and losing on Leeds' continuing presence in the Champions' League and the substantial income that entails, he was forced to sell leading players to settle debts. His poor relationship with manager Terry Venables was infamous. It is also unclear what the reaction of ordinary Mariners fans will be to the appointment of the former chairman of a disliked Yorkshire side.

But could the "genuine football fan" Ridsdale bring new money and perhaps players to Blundell Park? If he cares to contribute even a small part of his reputed 7-figure payoff from Leeds Utd, it could help stabilise the club's finances. Unlikely as it may seem, he may be Grimsby's saviour.

No one was available at GTFC for comment when the Fishy contacted them.




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
TitlePostsLatest Post
Promotion Calculator1GrimRob12/12 10:02
Twat of the Week28Maringer12/12 09:59
Next 4 games.. 10pizzzza12/12 09:57
Unity Day/Trust6Croxton12/12 09:23
Grimsby Town. Seven Seas10dapperz fun pub12/12 09:06
Will we finish above Lincoln ?7dapperz fun pub12/12 09:00
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...30,318cmackenzie412/12 08:01
Word Association Game44,069cmackenzie412/12 08:00
SLO- New appointment17davmariner12/12 07:28
Research Grimsby Town supporters221mickylyons12/12 07:19

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2017 TheFishy.co.uk