The 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

Our County
Our County

Proud Of Lincolnshire?

By: Bill Osborne
Date: 29/05/2005

There will most probably be more than a few who will be delighted at Lincoln losing their 3rd play off final in a row. But surely we should be bemoaning the fact that another Lincolnshire club has not been promoted.

There are some who will espouse the view that Grimsby is in North East Lincolnshire with Scunthorpe whilst Lincoln with Boston are in Lincolnshire. But one should remember that these divisions in the county were politically motivated to ensure the Labour party bunched their votes into one container. We are all Lincolnshire whichever end of the county we were born in.

Although I like Liverpool one could hardly call me an avid supporter, but when they are in Europe representing English football I am a Liverpool supporter. That same applies to Man Utd and any other team that is playing 'the foreigners'.

We all support England when they are playing in Internationals because of our national pride so surely that support should extend to any English club playing international matches and to our county too when a fellow Lincolnshire team is involved.

That does not mean we should not treat them as the opposition when they are either playing against us or competing for league positions. Just the opposite!

But when all that is over and done with they are our closest neighbours and part of our genetic lineage in some cases. You cannot get closer than that.

Personally I am sick of all the Yorkshire and London clubs grabbing all the limelight. We have four League football teams in Lincolnshire now and I hope we get a few more to help put Lincolnshire on the map of football.

Up the Mariners, Louth, Brigg, Gainsborough, Spalding, Horncastle, Spilsby and all.

Good luck to Scunthorpe United, who if the truth be told, deserved their promotion, not just for last season but for their consistency over the last 3 or 4, which has finally resulted in their move up.

What a pity that Lincoln failed again albeit in extra time. But let us be proud that a fellow Lincolnshire club got to the playoffs and another one got promoted. Rivals for sure, but brothers in arms too. We are all Lincolnshire.

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
No movement, no news, no hope!!2denni26618/01 07:23
Upcoming Fixtures1SiteBot18/01 03:10
British Restaurants1Southwark Mariner18/01 01:50
Tickets for Colchester 28Grimal18/01 00:13
Clee Town5Abdul1918/01 00:07
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