Match report: Grimsby Town 0 Kidderminster Harriers 2

IMG_7207Sometimes it’s better to write something off and move on to the next one. That’s definitely true of yesterday’s Grimsby Town performance, which was one of the worst displays I’ve seen in quite some time. It lacked passion and urgency, was slow and lethargic at times, and saw the management staff too slow to change tactically when the game cried out for something different. Immediately after the game i criticised Paul Hurst for being too negative – but perhaps he’s just too trusting in his players to make amends? Either way I think he got it wrong yesterday and hope to see improvements on Tuesday night. Continue reading

Mariners Trust away supporters’ bar gains praise from visiting fans

IMG_6708If you’re not an away fan, you might not be aware of the fantastic bar used by supporters in the Osmond Stand at Blundell Park. The Mariners Trust bars are always busy on matchdays and regularly receive positive comments, but the away bar is also attracting lots of positive comments. As a member of the Trust I was given the guided tour on Saturday before the Dartford game and the bar and it’s hard not to be impressed with the work that’s gone into it. Altrincham fans recently posted very positive comments on their own website and other fans have donated shirts, scarves and other memorabilia for the walls behind the bar. If you’ve not seen the bar, check out the gallery of images below. And if you have something you want to donate to the collection contact the Trust.

Match report – Grimsby Town 3 Dartford 0

IMG_6842Last season, Luton despatched teams regularly when they didn’t play particularly well. They had players like Benson and Andre Gray who could seemingly score goals at will, unlocking defences with the guile needed when opposing sides came and parked the bus. There have been too many times this season that Grimsby Town have failed to break sides down, especially at home. But times are starting to change – the luck is going with Town with own goals and penalties awarded when previously we’d have missed out. Players are consistently playing well and the side looks like a team; they’re winning personal battles and punishing sides when they make mistakes. They’re not perfect – yet – but it’s now five wins on the bounce and the Play Offs beckon for the first time this season. Continue reading

Match report: Grimsby Town 3 Guiseley 0

FullSizeRenderYou can’t really win in games such as this – fail to despatch a lower league side at home and it’s seen as a disappointment, demolish the opposition and it’s something cast aside as the minimum expectation. I guess, at the end of the day, all that matters is that Grimsby Town are in the hat for the First Round of the FA Cup and have chalked up another win. Including the Lincoln win that’s now four in a row, six matches unbeaten and only one defeat in the last 10. It’s a far cry from the despondency around the ground after the Southport defeat. Continue reading