[168] There have been numerous delays to the development of the new stadium. [174] Cohen had been in the town to think of ideas for a new film and had also visited the town's fish docks. As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. 1998 Football League Trophy Final starting line-up at Wembley Stadium. Slade was sacked on 11 February 2018 after seeing the team fail to win in 12 league games, with eight losses, he left the team 17th in League Two. [63] The club were drawn against Southern section champions AFC Bournemouth and in a tight game, an equaliser from substitute Kingsley Black took the game into extra time, and in the 112th minute Grimsby secured the game courtesy of a golden goal from Wayne Burnett. : Put new text under old text. Became the first foreign manager in English football with Grimsby. [106] The 25 game streak had last seen Grimsby win in the league with a 2–0 away victory at Torquay United on 19 September 2009. 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After six games in charge (including a defeat at home to Bath City in the FA Cup), none of which were won, Neil Woods was controversially made permanent manager on 23 November 2009. [162] This was quickly followed with the re-signing of keeper James McKeown on a three-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2021. [91], In 2006 the club announced an arrangement with HM Revenue and Customs which allowed the club to repay its tax liabilities in instalments. Win: Draw: Loss: Football League Second Division. [69] [70] Grimsby's push for promotion faltered and the team's form declined rapidly, with Lawrence being dismissed halfway into the season. [ citation needed ] Chester lost their final game anyway, meaning that Grimsby were safe; however, they would have been relegated if Newell's previous club, Luton Town, hadn't received a massive 30-point deduction. He watched The Mariners 1–0 defeat before talking to fans in the Blundell Hotel dressed in a Grimsby shirt and hat. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The 2020–21 season is Grimsby Town's 143rd in existence and their fifth consecutive season in EFL League Two. With the rules forbidding substitutes for injuries, Grimsby had to play with 10 men and an outfield player in goal. Since the late 1990s, there have been plans for a new 20,200-seat stadium at nearby Great Coates – tentatively titled the Conoco Stadium after a naming rights deal with the American energy corporation ConocoPhillips. [40] [41], In 1976 the club saw what could be said to be its most prestigious visitor when the local Member of Parliament and then Foreign Secretary Anthony Crosland invited the then United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to watch the Mariners play Gillingham. [ citation needed ] The mid-season capture of Huddersfield Town midfielder Wayne Burnett proved to be a great bit of business for Buckley. [120] [121], The 2012–13 season saw a more stable squad than had been seen by Grimsby Town in recent years, with a total of 12 players from the previous season's squad remaining. [23], In 1968 Grimsby slipped into the Fourth Division for the first time. Association football club in Cleethorpes, England, "Grimsby Town" redirects here. [42], The first season back (1980–81) saw the club finish 7th. [5] [15]. [34] Drewry became President of the Football League and Chairman of the Football Association after Grimsby, before he was elected as the 5th President of FIFA. "Mr. Arthur Drewry. Norwich finally reached the pinnacle of the league structure in 1972, with their first promotion to the top tier. [ citation needed ] The league soon collapsed and the following year the club applied to join the Football League, an application that was refused. They were just two games away from certain promotion when the season was cut short, as well as reaching the League Cup Final and the Lincolnshire Women's County Cup Final. [84], In 2005, director John Fenty became the controlling shareholder in the club after a search for outside investors failed, and a sale of shares to the local public was poorly received. [ citation needed ] In the final they would face Cheltenham Town at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff but, perhaps surprisingly as the bookmakers made them favourites and despite beating Cheltenham in both league fixtures during the season, they lost 1–0. [ citation needed ] Woods began to clear out the ranks, with Danny Boshell, Danny North, Jamie Clarke, Barry Conlon and Grant Normington all being released. [109] [110]. History. Wembley Double-winning captain from the 1997–98 season. [ citation needed ] Grimsby finished 19th in the final table, enough to avoid relegation, but a disappointing end to a season which had begun so promisingly. The away kit is blue, with the third kit being salmon. [83] Law struggled from the start after he lost keeper Aidan Davison to injury, as well as players like Marcel Cas, Alan Pouton and Michael Boulding departing the club for various reasons which meant Law was forced to sign replacement players such as veterans Paul Warhurst, Alan Fettis and Jamie Lawrence, journeyman Mickaël Antoine-Curier and injury prone John Thorrington. After a long winter break due to postponements, Grimsby started the new year scoring 13 goals in 2 games, beating Mansfield Town 7–2 at home and Histon 6–1 at Bridge Road. This caused many fans to again call for the sacking of Russell Slade. [157] October and November 2017 saw high levels of inconsistency for Grimsby. The duo started the 2011–12 season by rebuilding the squad, with many players leaving, and bringing in players including Liam Hearn, Craig Disley and James McKeown. The 1997–98 season saw the return of Alan Buckley as manager, after an unsuccessful period at West Bromwich Albion, for Grimsby Town's most successful post-war season. [112] Inconsistency followed, with the club managing to perform and get results against some of the league's top sides but struggling to beat the teams at the lower end of the table. [ citation needed ], The sudden collapse of ITV Digital had left the club with debts of over £2 million, £700,000 of which was owed to the Inland Revenue [74] [75] and a further substantial amount to their bankers, Lloyds Bank. [ citation needed ] Paul Groves, the skipper, was chosen to replace him. [ citation needed ] Woods began to make some fresh signings, notably Lee Peacock, Tommy Wright and former loanee Dean Sinclair joined the club. [60] After a seemingly poor start to the League campaign, performances improved, which propelled the club into a promotion battle with Watford, Bristol City and an expensively assembled Fulham (at the time the only club at this level to have spent seven-figure sums on players), with Grimsby finishing the season in 3rd place. [57] In the 1996–97 season the Mariners were relegated from Division One. [12], This was the most successful period in the club's history. [47] Following the resignation of Dave Booth in 1986 (to pursue outside business interests) the club had two managers in two years (Mick Lyons and Bobby Roberts). The original 1878 kit of Grimsby Pelham, featured a shirt with narrow horizontal stripes in royal blue and white, with long white shorts and black socks. [ citation needed ] Despite their previous form, the Mariners ran out comfortable winners with a full-time scoreline of 5–1. 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