League Two Season Preview 2006/07 – Grims Town

Report by David Walker

Grimsby Town

Odds: 14/one

Previous Five Seasons2005/06 – four (League Two), 2004/05 – eighteen (League Two), 2003/04 – 21 (League One particular, Relegated), 2002/03 – 24 (Championship, Relegated), 2001/02 – 19 (Championship).

2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Cup 1st Spherical vs Bristol Rovers (h) – lost 2-1Carling Cup 3rd Round vs Newcastle United (h) – lost 1-.Football League Trophy Northern Area Initial Spherical vs Morecambe – lost four-three on penalties right after a one-1 draw following extra time.

Top Objective Scorer 2005/06: Gary Jones (striker) – 17 ambitions.

Gamers InIsaiah Rankin (Brentford – Free), Phil Barnes (Sheffield United – Free), Gary Harkins (Blackburn Rovers – Free).

Gamers OutRob Jones (Hibernian – Totally free), Thomas Pinault (Brentford – Cost-free), Steve Mildenhall (Yeovil Town – Free), Jean-Paul Kamudimba (Yeovil Town – Free of charge), Andy Parkinson (Notts County – Free), Marc Goodfellow (Bury – Cost-free),

Grimsby Town had one particular of their most exciting, if not heartbreaking, seasons in a prolonged time during 2005/06. Soon after spectacular Champions League chasers Tottenham Hotspur by beating them 1- in the Carling Cup, the Mariners seemed to clinch automated marketing for a lot of the period. Nevertheless, Russell Slade’s side hit an inconsistent patch of kind for the duration of March, slipped out of the reckoning and suffered defeat in the play-off last in opposition to Cheltenham Town.

Slade departed this summer time to get over at Yeovil Town and took Spurs match winner Jean-Paul Kamudimba and goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall with him. New manager Graham Rodger, who enjoyed an unbeaten 6 match temporary spell in cost at Blundell Park in 2004, has been left to select up the pieces.

Sheffield United’s previous Blackpool goalkeeper Phil Barnes has been brought in to substitute Mildenhall, whilst previous Arsenal striker Isaiah Rankin has joined on a totally free transfer from Brentford, by themselves play-off losers this period. This will be Rankin’s second spell with the club, getting had a mortgage spell during the 2003/04 campaign in which he scored 4 objectives in twelve appearances.

With Gary Jones, previous season’s top target scorer with 17 ambitions and former Sunderland striker Michael Reddy, second with 14, Rankin’s arrival adds further firepower to the squad which will be anticipated to push for marketing yet again up coming period.

Rodger is also holding faith with more youthful gamers at the club with four youngster presented new six month bargains. Midielder Ben Higgins and striker Danny North, both18, midfielder Paul Ashton and striker Danny North, both 19, have all put pen to paper.


Previous season’s fourth put complete proves Grimsby have one of the greater teams at this level but it will be up to new manager Graham Rodger to push them that one stage additional than Russell Slade was able to do.

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