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Boylen on the Run-In

By: Dave Boylen
Date: 23/04/2006

NOW that we are coming to the most crucial part of the season, this is where the spirit of the club comes to the front, supporters and players alike.

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It is no use complaining that we have dropped so many home points, the fact of the matter is we have one game left and one away game at Macclesfield. Whichever way you look at it that is six points which will secure promotion out of this terrible league that we are stuck in.

It seems that I kicked up a bit of a hornets nest when I mentioned how important the Youth Development is to Grimsby Town. I will repeat there are a lot of good footballers in this area. It is just that there has been no time for Grimsby to put in young players while we have been tumbling down the leagues, and maybe in the last few years we have not had the right managers to be brave enough to take a chance and play a young player. There has also been pressure on managers to get immediate results which in turn means you have to be brave to play a unknown young apprentice,

I have to say this though. Some of the loan players I have seen have been unbelievable. Remember that Frenchman from Notts County [Mickael Antoine-Curier]; he was the worst professional footballer I have ever seen: he could not even stand up never mind kick a ball.

I feel that it is now getting better at Blundell Park. Russell Slade this season has put a decent squad together and they have been in the top three for most of the season and also we have had a good cup run. Remember that Spurs game, it will be one of the moments of this season for me when the winning goal went in, and my mobile rang and it was my ex-Captain Dave Worthington screaming down the phone all the way from France where he lives what a great win it was going to be. My reply was that there were at least ten minutes left, but we survived only to fall out with Alan Shearer in the next game.

On a final note regarding young players I hope that Russell Slade gets the time to develop young players just like Town have done in the past because I honestly feel that it is the future of this wonderful football club of ours.

Dave Boylen

Thanks to Dave Boylen for taking the time to answer these questions, and to Jake Olley for organising this article.

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