The Grimsby Town FC

Question of the Week

Should Russell Slade be sacked?

Yes immediately
Give him one more game


Keeping up with the Lawrences

By: Tony Hamilton
Date: 25/05/2003

TODAY there I was sat watching the 2nd Division Play off final, thinking what a load of mugs are running are the club - sacking an experienced manager and bringing in an inexperienced one who’s got us nowhere but relegation.

We can call Lennie Lawrence all sorts of things - he spent a lot of money here and left us with a few problems as well wages-wise, but as soon as the new board got their feet under the boardroom table they sacked him. I wonder if any of them rue what they've done because in the end Grimsby Town Football Club have suffered thinking they knew what they are doing?

This afternoon all I heard was that LL had managed over 1000 games, and had his ups and downs along the way, and after all those games even the man himself said this game was the best he'd been associated with. Now he’s in Division 1 and we will be struggling next season in Division 2.

I wonder what surprises the board have now? For the last few days they've started reducing Paul Grove’s war chest down to more like a tea chest and making the club look like it's run by amateurs not businessmen. Now we look like a laughing stock and it would appear to be last year's pre-season all over again - where we will be struggling to get a squad together to start pre-season training in July.

With all this happening, how many players will want to sign with all our dirty linen being washed yet again in public and promises to Paul Groves being broken by our directors? So from the way things are looking it could be a struggle staying in Division 2 next season unless the directors decide to change their minds on the way things are being done at the moment. It makes me wonder if the directors we've got CAN run the Club or are misleading us the supporters over the club's true financial position.

They came out and said that the Jarvis sponsorship deal was the biggest the club has had, but the Club is pulling offers from players with regard to them signing new contracts and they've got the season ticket and share money to use how they want. Seeing all this it makes me wonder what is really happening down at Blundell Park.

With signing players in mind I wonder how far Paul Groves has got down the line (his words not mind) and if any have shown an interest in signing for the Mariners, but all this rearing its ugly head it's going to be like Groves banging his head against the wall as he keeps getting the rug from pulled under him by our unconcerned directors. So come on Mssr’s Fenty and co. - let's go into a new season united for once and not the usual case of being disjointed

If you have a rant or two and you would like the opportunity to air your views and opinions, Click here to submit 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
Thread TitlePostsLatest Post
Word Association Game44,560grimsby pete18/01 16:06
Nothing to see here.7Abdul1918/01 16:02
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...30,629cmackenzie418/01 15:28
Tickets for Colchester 32Ipswin18/01 15:14
We won something!18FishOutOfWater18/01 14:00
Chinese resturant5moosey_club18/01 13:55
ICENIAN PREDICTION LEAGUE 2018. WEEK 154Abdul1918/01 13:43
A proper disgruntled chairman14Les Brechin18/01 13:36
Hartlepool 24AndyDarloFC18/01 12:18
Asante coming back40acko33818/01 10:06

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2018