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League Two Table

  PGDPts
1Luton223245
2Notts County221543
3Exeter22539

4Wycombe221037
5Accrington Stanley21837
6Lincoln City22936
7Coventry22835

8Colchester22635
9Mansfield22533
10Grimsby22-133
11Newport County22532
12Swindon21432
13Cambridge Utd22-830
14Carlisle22028
15Cheltenham22-227
16Stevenage22-627
17Crawley Town22-624
18Port Vale22-924
19Crewe22-1223
20Morecambe22-922
21Yeovil22-1321
22Barnet22-820

23Chesterfield22-1420
24Forest Green22-1920

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Priority for transfer window?

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


Start 'em Young
Start 'em Young

Local Talent is the Answer

By: Steve Johnson
Date: 02/02/2010 (Last updated: 03/02/2010)

I HAVE finally given up doing the POM as I no longer recognise players to choose from, not that we score goals or win. I have lived away from Grimsby for many years but have always managed to see 6 to 7 games per season. Sadly I can no longer make the considerable effort to see a team lacking in skill, passion and commitment.

The last few times they have played like a team of total strangers.

I put this down to the club's attitude in recent years. Let's get another player on loan and further demoralise players trying to make the grade. The majority of the loans do not produce the goods and are not good enough to get into other poor teams. Henderson was great .Atkinson and Sweeney were good loans but most of the rest have been transient, disrupted the squad and crucially stopped the development of young players

Although football is now a squad game Grimsby have taken this to new heights. What has happened to North, Hegarty, Bird and Normington? What will happen to Wood, Shamin, Fuller? Will a constant stream of loans and haphazard signings allow these to develop? Buckley's third reign was a disaster, Newell's even more so. Recent mistakes have including hopeless signings such as Heywood, Hope and Llewellyn. There have also been poor extension of contracts: e.g. Boshell,Clarke.

And as to Woods, who appears to be acting like a rabbit caught in car headlights ,give him the chance to develop a young committed squad in the Conference. I am afraid that is where we are going and I suspect it will be a blessing in disguise and give him a chance to get back to grassroots. It will not be easy:,look at Luton, Mansfield etc.

Grimsby deserves league football, the Wembley days are long gone. The abject show at Cardiff was perhaps the start of the rot. Grimsby can come back but only with local talent being developed and with players committed to Grimsby Town

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