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PAUL HURST GRIMSBY TOWN FC

Blundell Park, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 7PY Tel: 01472 605050 Email: webmaster@gtfc.co.uk Web: www.gtfc.co.uk

CLUB DIRECTORY

Chairman Mr Philip Day Club President Mr J Elsom Directors Mr J Fenty, Mr M Chapman, Mr S Marley, Mr J Wood and Mr D Roberts Life President Mr B D Ramsden Vice Presidents Roy Reed, James Reed, Eurolec Services (4), Wilton Cobley (2), John Grantham, Walter Drayton, Liz Drayton, Leeson Pearce, Hendry Electrical (6), Bernard Stafford, Sheila Stafford, Mark Spencer, Michael Johnson, Premier Decorators (2), John Carter, Val Carter, Matt Boulter (2), Greg Hodge and Lester Powell Chief Executive Ian Fleming Club Secretary Rae Walker Accounts Manager Steve Wraith Stadium Manager & Safety Officer Nick Dale Ticket Office Manager Lisa Piggott Commercial Manager Dave Smith Commercial Assistant Sam Strandt Press Officer Dale Ladson First Team Manager Paul Hurst Assistant Manager Chris Doig Head Therapist Dave Moore Conditioning Coach Greg Howard Under 23 Manager Ben Davies Youth Team Manager Neil Woods Academy Operations Manager Adam Smith Honorary Club Physician Frank Howells Crowd Medical Officer Dr K Collett Head Groundsman Michael Phillips Safeguarding Officer Martin George Equality, Diversity & Safeguarding Officer Adie Merrikin Education Welfare Officer Oliver Cowling Family Co-ordinator Sand Stewart Disabled Liason Officer (DLO) Amanda Jane Stephenson Supporter Liason Officers (SLO) Kristine Green and Amanda Jane Stephenson Sales Executive Gayle Jackson Media Consultant Jack Johnson

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ello to everyone reading these notes ahead of our League Two encounter against Stevenage FC. Everyone who looks at the league table can see how important today’s game is in the context of this season and we will be doing all that we can to get three points. However, Stevenage have been an improved side of late so we know that today will be another tough test. It pains me to say that I thought Scunthorpe were worthy winners last weekend. I didn’t think there was much in the game initially, but they scored a wonderful free kick and then got a second just before the break. Throughout the game they did many things better than us which are required to win any game and certainly when it’s a local derby. Unfortunately we were second best and I was disappointed with the performance from our players on the day. I told them after the game that it was a blessing that our fans weren’t there because that display wasn’t anywhere near good enough.

EVERYONE WHO LOOKS AT THE LEAGUE TABLE CAN SEE HOW IMPORTANT TODAY’S GAME IS IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS SEASON AND WE WILL BE DOING ALL THAT WE CAN TO GET THREE POINTS

I hoped to see a reaction from the players on Tuesday but that wasn’t to be due to the weather. When we arrived at Barrow it wasn’t raining heavily but once you looked at the pitch you can see the game would have been in doubt for some time. However, the first I heard that the game might be in doubt was when we were about five minutes away from the ground. Someone asked me if it was a good thing that the game was called off but I didn’t see it that way. We suffered a bad defeat last weekend and I was keen to see how the players reacted. It would have been another opportunity to learn more about the character of the players we have here. That said, it has meant that the lads didn’t have to play Saturday-Tuesday and it allowed us to turn our attention to this afternoon’s fixture a little sooner. Keep supporting the lads, Paul Hurst

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MACCA CAPTAIN’S COLUMN:

Afternoon all.

I waited until after Tuesday’s game to write these notes, in the hope I could talk about us showing some resilience and bouncing back from the defeat last Saturday which was one of the worst days I’ve had since I’ve been at the club. However, I’ve considered writing a weather forecast instead because it’s not been overly kind to us!

PLEASE TRY AND STICK WITH US BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO TAKE AN EFFORT FROM EVERY SINGLE PLAYER/STAFF MEMBER AND FAN BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE SEASON

The pitch at Barrow took me back to being a kid and playing on anything, anywhere! Honestly, part of me would have loved to have played the game. But in all seriousness, after seeing the pitch first hand, and the puddles, it was unplayable and would have been for several hours.

Having to train on 3G mainly for the last couple of weeks hasn’t been ideal for many reasons, but mainly because it’s not the same as playing on grass. However, it is what it is and we have to adapt. Once again, there will be no excuses in terms of our preparation for today’s game. I know you’re not with us at the moment and I’m aware that must be hard, but please try and stick with us because it’s going to take an effort from every single player/staff member and fan between now and the end of the season. UTM Macca

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Rollin Menayese

NEW BOYS Paul Hurst has made five additions to his squad during the Transfer Window. In this feature, due to deadlines, we look at three of the latest players to arrive at Blundell Park.

Athletic centre back Rollin Menayese joins us from Mansfield Town on loan until the end of the season. The 23-year-old signed for The Stags at the beginning of the season but his first team opportunities at Field Mill have been limited since the appointment of Nigel Clough in November. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo but raised in South Wales, Menayese ended up at Westonsuper-Mare, via a spell in the Cardiff City academy. After a string of fine performances in non league, he was snapped up by Bristol Rovers in 2017 and remained at the Memorial Ground until he was persuaded to join Mansfield by his former coach Graham Cloughan in the summer. The big defender has featured 14 times for Mansfield this season (scoring twice) and made his Town debut last weekend at Scunthorpe United. Career: Weston-super-Mare, Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town (Loan), Aldershot Town (Loan), Mansfield Town.

Stefan Payne

Jay Matete

Striker Stefan Payne signed a deal until the end of the season following his release from Tranmere Rovers in midweek. The 29-year-old previously played under Paul Hurst and Chris Doig for Shrewsbury Town when the Shrews avoided relegation in 2016-17 and then narrowly missed out on promotion in 2017-18. The hardworking forward appeared for a number of non league clubs earlier in his career before a prolific two season spell with Dover Athletic (40 in 98 games) persuaded Championship club Barnsley to sign the forward in 2016. After two years at Oakwell he joined up with Paul Hurst and played arguably some of the best football of his career. Payne also had spells with Bristol Rovers and Tranmere Rovers prior to his move to Cleethorpes.

Young midfielder Jay Matete signed on loan for the rest of the season from Fleetwood Town. The 20-year-old had featured 13 times for the Cod Army prior to his move to Blundell Park, which included a number of promising displays for the League One club. Matete hails from London and used to be part of the Reading academy before his move to the North West. Matete made his professional debut a little over a year ago and has been a regular in Fleetwood’s matchday squads since then. The central midfielder made his Mariners debut at the weekend and impressed fans with his close control and ability to carry the ball forward.

Career: Croydon, Sutton United, Fulham, Gillingham, Braintree Town (Loan), Aldershot Town, Sutton United, Macclesfield Town, Ebbsfleet United, AFC Hornchurch, Dover Athletic, Barnsley, Shrewbury (Loan), Shrewsbury Town, Bristol Rovers, Shrewsbury Town (Loan), Tranmere Rovers.

Career: Fleetwood Town.

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MARINERS TRUST We are very pleased to confirm that migration of the membership system to Membermojo is now complete and is live. This will make the whole process much more efficient with automated welcome email and automated reminders. Members can also log on using their email and view/update their own records as well as print off an e-membership card. Please contact us at membership@marinerstrust.co.uk if your email has changed or you don’t think we have it. As we haven’t sent out reminders while we have been doing this work, we have extended the membership of those due for renewal to the end of February 2021. You will now receive a reminder email at the beginning of February. As part of the membership system upgrade we have reviewed the junior membership age bracket. Junior memberships will now be available for those up to the age of 15 years old to bring it into line with the new Junior Mariners Club (launched by Summer 2021). We have introduced a young adult category for 16-21 year olds at the same price (£5) as we recognise that young people within this age bracket may still be in full time education. These changes fit much more logically within our rules and better defines the Junior Mariners Club going forward. Payment is now through the new system but can still be made in various ways i.e. Standing Order, PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cheque, Cash. The principal reason for joining is to be involved and have a say in the running of the football club. In addition to that we do offer some other benefits for members such as: • Season Ticket discount • Priority before general sale for restricted ticket matches • Priority and discount on Trust events • Special offers on Trust merchandise • Club Shop offers/discount • Monthly free draw (£20 club shop voucher) We also offer a Junior membership which for just £5 gives Junior Mariners their own benefits: • • • • •

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JANUARY TRANSFERS

We take a look and the recent ins and outs taking place in League Two during the transfer window...

BARROW AFC

In Tom Davies Ollie Banks Jamie Devitt Neil Eardley Bobby Thomas Daniel Bramall

ARAMIDE OTEH

In Aramide Oteh Out Luke Gambin

BRADFORD CITY

WLEY TOWN FC CRA WEST

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NOLI CEDERE

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CRAWLEY TOWN

In James Tilley Jordan Maguire-Drew Davide Rodari Out Max Watters

Out Andy Dallas Harry Darling

CARLISLE UNITED

In Morgan Feeney Cedwyn Scott Out Max Hunt

CHELTENHAM TOWN

No recent activity

NEWPORT COUNTY

SOUTHEND UNITED

OLDHAM ATHLETIC

Out Danny Rowe

In Josh Davison

In Shilow Tracey

Out Martin Smith

In Nicky Adams Marcus Barnes

FOREST GREEN ROVERS

In Tom James Paul Coutts Robbie Gotts

In Jökull Andrésson Kyle Letheren

Out Kyle Howkins

In Sam Stubbs

CAMBRIDGE UNITED

SALFORD CITY

In Luke Gambin Anthony Hartigan Daniel Leadbitter

EXETER CITY

KURTIS GUTHRIE

Out Rollin Menayese Andy Cook

In Thomas Scott Kurtis Guthrie

MORECAMBE

COLCHESTER UNITED

In Ben Jackson Zack Elbouzedi

Out Kurtis Guthrie Jackson Longridge

PORT VALE

In Stephen Quinn George Lapslie

BOLTON WANDERERS

In Matty Foulds Rumarn Burrell Danny Rowe Andy Cook

MANSFIELD TOWN

GRIMSBY TOWN

In Tyler Cordner

SCUNTHORPE UNITED

No recent activity LUKE GAMBIN

STEVENAGE

In Jacob Bancroft Out Luis Fernandez

TRANMERE ROVERS In Nya Kirby Charlie Jolley Out Ollie Banks Stefan Payne

In Rollin Menayese Jay Matete Stefan Payne Idris El Mizouni

WALSALL

Out James Tilley

DANNY ROWE

In Jayden Reid Frank Vincent

HARROGATE TOWN In Simon Power

LEYTON ORIENT

In Nick Freeman Dan Kemp Out Jordan Maguire-Drew

DAN KEMP

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JAMES HANSON

IN THE SPOTLIGHT I

f there’s one positive to take out of last weekend’s game, it was seeing James Hanson back in the Mariners starting eleven.

The big front man struggled to overcome his injury problems during the first half of the campaign and only managed one start back in October. However, the 33-year-old played 70 minutes at Glanford Park and looked in fine fettle. Town fans will be crossing their fingers in the hope that Hanson can remain fit, contribute at the top end of the pitch and ease our relegation worries. After being released by Huddersfield Town and Bradford City as a junior, Hanson played three years in non league for Eccleshill United and Guiseley before The Bantams offered him a professional deal in 2009. The striker played over 300 games for Bradford during an eight year spell, scoring 91 goals, including one in the League Two Play Off final in 2013. Hanson was also a pivotal player in Bradford’s famous League Cup campaign which resulted in the League Two club reaching the final against Swansea City. In 2017 he signed for Sheffield United and helped The Blades win the League One title. After a loan spell with Bury the following season, Hanson featured for AFC Wimbledon as they successfully fought off relegation from League One in 2018-19. Signed by Michael Jolley in 2019, Hanson started the season off on fire (five goals in six games) and ended up with nine to his name when Covid-19 ended the season early.

CAREER:

Described by some pundits as one of the best headers of the ball in the whole of the Football League, a fit James Hanson will be a huge asset to Paul Hurst during the second half of the campaign.

Eccleshill United, Guiseley, Bradford City, Sheffield United, Bury (Loan), AFC Wimbledon.

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20 QUESTIONS JAMES HANSON

When were you born? November 9th 1987 Are you married? No, not yet Do you have kids? Yes Apart from football, what other sport do you like? Golf and Darts What do you like to do in your spare time? Play golf and Warzone with my mates What TV show are you watching at the moment? I’ve been watching the Serpent Which musician are you listening to a lot? I have a mixture really, I like listening to R&B! Best film you have watched recently? I don’t really watch films much to be honest, mainly box sets Who would you like to play you in a film about your life? Can’t think of anyone actually Career high point so far? Scoring in the League Cup semi-final Career low point so far? Relegation with Bury How would you sum up your time at your last club? Ended it on a high with staying up. Technically the great escape Who’s had the biggest influence on your career? My Dad What’s the best game you’ve played in? League Cup final at Wembley Who’s the best player you’ve played with? Andrew Davies at centre half Who’s the best player you’ve played against? Eden Hazard What’s the worst injury you’ve had in your career? Fracturing my hand What is the best goal you’ve scored? Personally, Leeds at home in the 93rd minute in the derby Do you have a pre match routine or superstition? None Who’s your best friend in football? Stephen Darby

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REMEMBERING

RON RAFFERTY Grimsby Town FC were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ron Rafferty, the club’s second highest goalscorer of all time.

The striker scored 152 goals in just 277 appearances between 1956 and 1963 - an unbelievable feat by one of the most naturally gifted goalscorers to wear a black a white shirt. Rafferty signed as a professional with Portsmouth in 1954 following a spell of national service. However, the curly haired frontman was only at Fratton Park for 18 months before Town boss Allenby Chilton paid £3,500 for the young striker’s services. ‘Raff’ broke into the Town side midway through the 1956-57 season and never looked back, topping the goalscoring charts in four out of his six seasons with the club. He was able to score with either foot, but predominantly with head - often from a pinpoint cross from either Johnny Scott or Jimmy Fell. When The Mariners suffered relegation to Division Three in 1959, Manchester United were thought to have been interested in signing the prolific marksman, however Rafferty remained at Blundell Park. He scored 34 goals during the 1961-62 season and helped Town to promotion back to Division Two. It was a remarkable achievement because Rafferty played for the majority of the campaign with a serious knee injury. Rafferty was sold to Hull City for £10,000 in 1963 but a broken leg was to cut short his time at Boothferry Park. However, Rafferty played on for a few more years with Aldershot Town, often at centre half, before retiring in 1969. Raff’s 152 senior goals for The Mariners remains a post-war club record and sits behind only Pat Glover in the all-time goalscorers list.

RAFFERTY: IN PROFILE 1956-63 GTFC Games: 277 GTFC Goals: 152

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RAFF

Michael Hubbert writes about the legendary goalscorer who was integral to the plight of The Mariners in the late 50s and early 60s.

“The chief news of the week was the signing of Ron Rafferty from Portsmouth”, so wrote director Bob Walker in the club notes included in The Mariner for the Christmas Day match versus Leicester City in 1956. He went on to say “He is young and versatile, having played in all the inside positions. We all hope he settles down quickly and adds strength to the part of the team that has caused the most anxiety”. I think it’s true to say he added that strength in bucket loads and Town came to rely upon his goals for the next six seasons. His league goals total of 145 in 264 matches is a better return in both numbers and goals per game than any of the revered post war names like Cairns, Briggs, Tees, Drinkell or Mendonca and second only to Glover in all time numbers. Neither was he a player who came for one or two seasons scored a good few goals and left either to better himself. He stuck with us despite being watched by Manchester United in 1958, perhaps the opportunity to move on never arose due to his being described by one reporter as being a fabulous header of the ball who would have been a real prospect had his ground finishing been as deadly. That comparison appears to be to the top strikers of the day but let us be clear, Ron was supremely effective in the second and third tiers of the league and never had a chance to prove himself in the first tier apart from a few early games for Portsmouth where his best memory seems to have been meeting WW2 hero Montgomery of Alamein on the pitch at Fratton Park! Rafferty is the man who kick-started a floundering Town team in the 61-62 season by scoring 24 of his 34 goals after Christmas to earn promotion back to the old Second Division; a place that his goals had kept us in the late 50s. It was during this period he is remembered for some fantastic performances resulting in numerous braces against the likes of Leicester,

Fulham, Huddersfield and Blackburn and of course his four goals in a match at Lincoln City. My Uncle Bill was someone who preferred the here and now to looking back (except that is when it came to cars, as we chugged along from Caistor to Grimsby matches in his Morris Minor Traveller in the 70s) but the one player from the past who got a frequent mention was Ron Rafferty or “Raff” as he and many others called him. He really admired him as a goal scoring centre forward and I remember Bill saying more than once how his goals were essential to Town in the late 50s and how they were missed towards the end of a season when Town were relegated. Just checking the records, that was the season he was being watched for a potential move and it also coincided with a few games out after Christmas after which his goalscoring dried up by his standards. We really were that reliant on him. A good season, we got promoted, one not so good and we got relegated… he did still score 19 goals, mind! Those who saw him undoubtedly rated him as a true Town legend, despite being unfortunate to play in the transitional spell in our history when the First Division glory days were not far behind us and still well remembered. Tony Holmes, who has watched Town since the early 50s, remembers him as what he describes as a ‘true centre forward’, who was exciting to watch get his mop of curly hair onto a cross from Johnny Scott or Jimmy Fell. His days as a Town player ironically drew to an end in the season after promotion was won. As with many players in those days, his knees were beginning to give out and the Second Division that he had played in with aplomb a few years before proved too demanding on his limbs. So in 1963 it was off to Hull and then Aldershot where he mainly played in defence. Settling in Aldershot, the tributes from the local club give testament to not just Ron the player but Ron the person. I read that his family have said he never forgot us and the good times here; we in turn must ensure that whenever great Town goal scorers are mentioned his name rightly continues to be writ large in our history. Rest in peace “Raff”.

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IN PORT T ODAY:

STEVENAGE The Boro

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FORWARD

FORWARD

05. SCOTT CUTHBERT

27. JACK AITCHISON

36. LUKE NORRIS

Stevenage will be looking to their experienced skipper Scott Cuthbert to lead them away from their relegation troubles. The 33-year-old has been at Broadhall Way since 2018 and is already closing in on 100 appearances for The Boro. The centre back began his youth career with Celtic in his native Scotland, before moving to England joining Swindon Town where he reached the League One Play Off final in 2010. Cuthbert then moved to Leyton Orient in 2011 and enjoyed four successful years with the East London club including another Play Off final appearance in 2014. The Scot moved to Luton Town in 2015 and helped The Hatters win promotion to League One in 2018. An excellent talker and organiser at the back, the Town forwards will have to be at their best to get the better of The Boro captain this afternoon.

Promising Scottish youth international Jack Aitchison is on loan at Stevenage for the season from Barnsley. The 20-year-old signed for the Championship club from Celtic in October and was immediately loaned to The Boro to gain more first team experience. The forward is a product of the Celtic academy and at age 16 and 71 days he became their youngest ever appearance holder in a match against Motherwell. He also scored in the same game and became the youngest player to score a competitive goal for The Bhoys. As debuts go, it wasn’t a bad one! Aitchison, who has been capped 17 times for Scotland U19 (scoring 11 goals), spent most of last season on loan at Forest Green Rovers, scoring six times in 30 appearances.

Striker Luke Norris is a new signing at Broadhall Way, joining on a deal until the end of next season from Colchester United. The 27-year-old has been a regular for The U’s over the last two-and-a-half seasons, scoring 23 times in just shy of 100 appearances. Stevenage-born Norris began his career with Hitchin Town before joining Brentford as a Scholar in 2010. During his four years at Griffin Park he gained experience on loan at Boreham Wood, Northampton Town and Dagenham & Redbridge until he agreed to sign for Gillingham in 2014. Norris was a regular for The Gills for the next two seasons and his form persuaded Swindon Town to sign the striker for £150,000 in 2016. After two years in Wiltshire, Norris was on the move again, joining Colchester. The striker will be hoping to get off the mark for his new club this afternoon.

Career: Celtic, Dumbarton (Loan), Aloa Athletic (Loan), Forest Green Rovers (Loan), Barnsley.

Career: Brentford, Boreham Wood (Loan), Northampton Town (Loan), Dagenham & Redbridge (Loan), Gillingham, Swindon Town, Colchester United.

Career: Celtic, Livingston (Loan), St Mirren (Loan), Swindon Town, Leyton Orient, Luton Town.

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NO. NAT NAME

01

Jamie CUMMING

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ROLL-CALL POSITION AGE APPS GLS PREVIOUS CLUB

Goalkeeper

21

29

0

Chelsea

Luther WILDIN

Defender

23

87

3

Nuneaton Town

03

Ben COKER

Defender

31

21

1

Lincoln City

04

Romain VINCELOT

Midfielder

35

20

0

Shrewsbury Town

05

Scott CUTHBERT

Defender

33

98

5

Luton Town

06

Luke PROSSER

Defender

32

19

1

Colchester United

07

Charlie CARTER

Midfielder

24

57

10

Chesterfield

08

Elliot OSBORNE

Midfielder

24

12

1

Stockport County

10

Tyrone MARSH

Forward

27

14

1

Boreham Wood

11

Danny NEWTON

Forward

29

118

26 Tamworth

12

Remeao HUTTON

Defender

22

22

0

Birmingham City

13

Billy JOHNSON

Goalkeeper

21

1

0

Norwich City

15

Terence VANCOOTEN

Defender

23

72

0

Reading

16

Arthur IONTTON

Midfielder

20

38

1

Trainee

17

Elliott LIST

Midfielder

23

52

6

Gillingham

18

Mackye TOWNSEND-WEST Defender

17

1

0

Trainee

19

Arthur READ

Midfielder

21

26

0

Brentford

23

Jack SMITH

Midfielder

19

24

0

Trainee

24

Ross MARSHALL

Midfielder

21

16

0

Maidstone United

26

Tom PETT

Midfielder

29

12

1

Lincoln City

27

Jack AITCHISON

Forward

20

9

1

Barnsley

35

Matty STEVENS

Forward

22

3

0

Forest Green Rovers

36

Luke NORRIS

Forward

27

4

0

Colchester United

40

Chris LINES

Midfielder

35

2

0

Northampton Town

Jacob BANCROFT

Forward

19

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SIX

OF THE BEST

vs STEVENAGE By John Kirk

With The Mariners and Stevenage only meeting on nine other occasions prior to this day, Kirky has done something a little bit different for this Six of The Best feature… Wilf Mannion (1918-2000), Famous Middlesbrough, Hull, and England forward was Landlord of the Pied Piper, Oaks Cross Stevenage. He now has a statue at the Riverside Stadium and was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2004. Arthur Drewry – GTFC member of the FA Committee that selected England teams at the time, was left to pick the England team on his own for the 1950 World Cup Finals match with the USA, and selected Wilf to play at centre-forward. England famously lost 1-0.

The Results…

Footballers born in Stevenage include Ian Allison, Zane Banton, Keinan Davis, Kevin Phillips, Jason Shackell, Ben Wilmot, Jack Wilshere, and Ashley Young, but between them they only played 10 first team games for the local club!

Town versus Stevenage has a somewhat balanced look about it. Before this season started, the 8 matches had seen the first and last game of the sequence as Town wins, the March 2018 game at BP being drawn and a couple* of games in between the wins and the draw being wins to Stevenage.

Stevenage Borough played in what we now call the National League for 16 seasons, finally winning the Championship of that league in 2009-10, replacing the most famous club in English football, whose name escapes me for the time being. At the same time, they dropped the “Borough” from their name. Lewis Hamilton was born in Stevenage. It has been calculated that if he drove the team bus, no club would be more than an hour’s drive from Hertfordshire. Even Barrow on a Tuesday night.

LE WIS HAMILTON

Richard Norwood (1590-1675) English mathematician, diver and surveyor was born in Stevenage. He was the first person to survey the islands of Bermuda. He disappeared near there in 1675.

27 Aug 2016 Grimsby Town v Stevenage

W 5-2 League Two

28 Jan 2017 Stevenage v Grimsby Town

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22 Sep 2018 Stevenage v Grimsby Town

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06 Apr 2019 Grimsby Town v Stevenage

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D 0-0 League Two

*I’m using couple in the 18th century meaning of the word expressing a number somewhere between 1 and 3. Our fifth game back in the league saw Town win 5-2, largely courtesy of an Omar Bogle hat-trick that has remained our largest win – though equalled in the home game versus Tranmere in late November 2018.

STE VENAGE’S L AST VISIT TO BLUNDELL PARK ENDED WITH A 3-1 WIN FOR TOWN L AST JANUARY

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OMAR BOGLE SCORED A HATTRICK IN TOWN’S 5-2 WIN OVER STE VENAGE IN 2016



2020/2021 STAT PACK 2020/2021 STAT PACK 2020/2021 STAT PACK 2020/2021 STAT GRIMSBY TOWN 2020/2021 STAT PACK PACK GRIMSBY TOWN GRIMSBY TOWN GRIMSBY TOWN GRIMSBY TOWN

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O

ver recent years the GTFC Academy has gone from strength to strength under the stewardship of Neil Woods and his team and are playing a vital role in supply the first team squad with good quality young players. There is no doubt at all that this will be more important than ever going forward. The YDA is a group of volunteers and club staff dedicated to raising funds for the academy to help it’s continual improvement. As part of this we have launched the Friends of the YDA scheme which gives supporters various rewards in return for making monthly contributions. Here are the rewards for the various levels:

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If you would like to take part in the scheme please contact us at YDA@GTFC.co.uk We would like to thank the following supporters who have already signed up and in total are contributing over £5k pa to the academy:

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BRINGING GRIMSBY TO THE BIG SCREEN Grimsby Town fan and acclaimed film director Jack Spring explains his love of The Mariners and discusses his next feature film Three Day Millionaire. 4th November 2000 was I think the first time I was taken to watch Town play. It was away at Watford and all I can remember from the game is being too small to see over the bloke in front of me and having to ask my Dad ‘have we scored’ every time The Hornets struck the back of the net. There’s no rhyme or reason to why a kid from South London who’d just seen a football team based 200 miles away play for the first time, losing 4-0, would

I WOULDN’T QUITE CALL IT AN ARMY, BUT ME, MY DAD AND A HANDFUL OF MATES SOON BECAME SOUTH LONDON’S UNOFFICIAL GRIMSBY TOWN SUPPORTERS BRANCH stick with said football team. I can’t really even confess to a feeling of affinity, a pressuring Father pushing me towards supporting Town or even that I’d had that much fun. I was four years old after all so I probably liked the colours of the kit or the new swear words I was learning. But prevail I did and despite having to constantly battle away the ‘yeah I know you like Grimsby, but what’s your proper team’ or is ‘that a Newcastle shirt’ throughout the early parts of my playground youth, my love of Grimsby Town blossomed deep. Being a lone solider sporting the Jarvis strip on mufti days at school I’d regularly recruit friends to join me and my Dad on trips around the country on away days throughout my early teens, they too enjoying the novelty of it all compared to the Premier League they were used to being served on the telly. I wouldn’t quite call it an army, but me, my Dad and a handful of mates soon became South London’s unofficial Grimsby Town supporters branch, following the Mariners wherever the fixture list would take us, or more commonly how far my Dad was willing to drive us.

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Fast forward a few years and I find myself dropping out of University and chasing the dream of making a feature film. I’d already made a shed load of short films, some of which did quite well and won me some awards across the world, but most importantly acted as a superb training exercise in honing my craft of making films. Having spent a month or so pottering around after leaving Uni, trying to find rich people to fund the film, I’d realised that with films being such a conglomerate of every art form but most importantly commerce, it was my then lack of business acumen that was keeping me from being an attractive option for investors. Not to mention the only ‘investor’ I knew was my mate’s Dad, and he wasn’t interested in investing into an 18 year old kid’s movie. I needed a different strategy and after a night under the watchful eye of Mr Wetherspoon, I woke up and decided starting an inflatable hot tub rental company would be the way I’d gain the business record I needed to attract the cash for the film. A year later we’d opened our ninth branch, had over 100 hot tubs being rented out every weekend to middle aged women across the UK and most importantly, were able to attract the money to get the film green-lit. The film was called Destination: Dewsbury and after a frantic 3 week shoot, a year or so later we had a cinema release, the Leicester Square premiere and the whole process went pretty, if somewhat surprisingly, well. The average age of the crew was 22, I was 19 and somehow our £150k budget film wasn’t only on my Mum’s Sky box, but was also in Cinemas - it was all a bit surreal and exceeded all of our expectations. Doing the film so young got us all quite a bit of press, got me a manager and an agent and really got me in the door. The best thing to ever turn up on my metaphorical door however, was a script titled ‘Three Day Millionaire’. The script was all about the Grimsby Trawlermen who’d come back and live like millionaires for three days before going back out to the North sea. Not only was it all about the town, the Town’s identity was celebrated like nothing I’ve ever seen before and quite frankly, it was superbly written and a killer script. Think Snatch meets This is England, set in Grimsby and directed by a BTEC Edgar Wright. It’s a little like the anti-venom to the Sacha Baron Cohen effort.

A year or so later we’d attached the cast (unfortunately the producer will put me on the naughty step for a good few months should I reveal said cast, but it’s a beautifully British, exciting line up) and importantly we’d raised the cash. We’re planning to shoot in May, virus permitting, and the budget is just under £1 million - a large percentage of which is being spent directly in the Grimsby economy. Local services, crew, hotels, locations, catering etc - we’re sending as much of that budget as is feasibly possible straight back into the town’s pockets. It was experience on a feature film set in York that got me on my way, so I’m particularly keen to get as many local kids, actors and trainees on set as possible. It’s relatively rare that the circus of a feature film roles into Grimsby, so we have even more responsibility to leave as much of a legacy behind as possible. The help of the town so far has been immense, from the council, investors, folks helping with our location scouts, local press coverage, kind people offering the networks and help wherever they can. I feel very lucky to be the one responsible for bringing the town to the big screen in a way that proudly tells the story of our heritage. The town is undoubtedly on the up and I look forward to Three Day Millionaire doing it’s part in showing the world what this great town has to offer. Jack Spring Grimsby Town Fan & Film Director

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HELPING FAMILIES ENJOY FOOTBALL AT HOME The ‘homemade waste pipe goal’. Waste pipes, push-fit knuckle bends and some barrier fencing. It doesn’t seem like much, but sometimes it’s all you need to transform your garden into a proper footy pitch.

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H A H H A H H A H

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Cambridge Port Vale Southend Scunthorpe Barrow Stevenage

H A H A A H

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2020-21 PLAYER STATS 2020-21 TOTAL APPS SUB GLS 23 23 2 26 2 19 2 24 1 16 5 2 2 5 11 9 1 7 5 9 14 3 1 6 2 18 3 1 4 7 2 2 6 2 6 2 1 1 18 1 1 6 24 1 4 1 1 2 6 2 7 1 2 2 1 2 1 12 3 1 6 11 2 2 12 8 1 6 3 6 12 2 8 7 2

GTFC CAREER APPS GLS 474 105 5 28 21 57 4 56 6 39 9 20 1 12 23 3 1 8 108 4 11 2 2 8 41 3 1 46 1 17 55 4 1 1 9 2 8 3 2 1 3 15 63 3 1 36 1 13 2 20 1 9 6 14 25 2

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TUESDAY 26TH JANUARY

RESULTS & FIXTURES

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James McKEOWN Luke HENDRIE Danny PRESTON Danny ROSE Luke WATERFALL Matt GREEN James HANSON George WILLIAMS Sean SCANNELL Montel GIBSON Ollie BATTERSBY Luke SPOKES Harry CLIFTON Ira JACKSON JR Alhagi TOURAY SISAY Filipe MORAIS Max WRIGHT Jay MATETE Elliott HEWITT Sam RUSSELL Jock CURRAN Mattie POLLOCK Rollin MENAYESE Harvey TOMLINSON Joey HOPE Joseph STARBUCK Cameron PAINTER Evan KHOURI Duncan IDEHEN Luis ADLARD Louis BOYD Ben GRIST Sam HABERGHAM Kyle BENNETT Idris EL MIZOUNI Ben DAVIES Stefan PAYNE Bilel MOHSNI Ludvig OHMAN Owen WINDSOR Owura EDWARDS James MORTON Virgil GOMIS Terry TAYLOR James TILLEY

Cheltenham Town 2-0 Oldham Athletic Exeter City 0-2 Morecambe Scunthorpe United 2-0 Port Vale Southend United 1-3 Bradford City Stevenage 0-0 Colchester United Tranmere Rovers 3-2 Harrogate Town

FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY Colchester United v Scunthorpe United

SATURDAY 30TH JANUARY Bolton Wanderers v Leyton Orient Bradford City v Barrow Cambridge United v Crawley Town Carlisle United v Exeter City Forest Green Rovers v Cheltenham Town Grimsby Town v Stevenage Harrogate Town v Newport County Morecambe v Tranmere Rovers Oldham Athletic v Salford City Port Vale v Southend United Walsall v Mansfield Town


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Mercedes-Benz of Grimsby

Laceby Crossroads, Laceby, Grimsby, N E Lincs DN37 7LG mercedes-benzofgrimsby.co.uk

Laceby Crossroads, Laceby, Grimsby, N E Lincs DN37 7LG mercedes-benzofgrimsby.co.uk Official government fuel consumption figures in mpg (litres per 100km) for the A-Class range: combined 8.4 (33.6)-4.5(62.8). CO2 emissions from 169-107 g/km. The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method - Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. With a PCP plan, your regular monthly payments are low because a significant proportion of the Total Amount Payable is repayable at the end of the agreement by one large repayment. Finance example is for a Mercedes-Benz Agility agreement for a Mercedes-Benz A 180 AMG Line with optional metallic paint, with a contract mileage of 24,000 miles and excess mileage charge of 8.0p per mile. Applies to new vehicles ordered between 10 December 2020 and 31 January 2021 and registered by 31 March 2021 (subject to availability). Retail customers only. At the end of a Mercedes-Benz Agility agreement, there are three options: i) retain the vehicle – pay the optional final payment to own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle (you may be charged for excess wear and tear); or iii) replace: part-exchange the vehicle, subject to status. *On the road cash price is based on manufacturer’s recommended retail price and includes 12 months’ road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Manufacturer contribution can consist of a contribution towards the cash price and a contribution towards the deposit. ^Optional final payment and option to purchase fee not payable if you opt to return the vehicle at the end of the agreement (vehicle condition, excess mileage and other charges may be payable). Finance available subject to credit acceptance to UK residents aged 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Terms and conditions apply. Offer may be varied, withdrawn or extended at any time. ‘Mercedes-Benz Agility’ is a form of hire-purchase agreement provided by Mercedes-Benz Finance, MK15 8BA. You will have a 14 day statutory right to withdraw from the agreement. Listers Group commonly introduce customers to a selected panel of lenders including Mercedes-Benz Finance. We may receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to such lenders. This introduction does not amount to independent financial advice. Any information provided by Falcon of Hull & Lincolnshire Limited is done so on a non-advised basis. Falcon of Hull & Lincolnshire Limited is a credit broker and not a lender. Falcon of Hull & Lincolnshire Limited is an appointed representative of Listers Group Limited, Othello House, Stratford-upon-Avon Business and Technology Park, Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7GY is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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MATCH OFFICIALS REFEREE:

Anthony Backhouse

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FOURTH OFFICIAL: Abbas Khan