Grimsby Town in Focus

Rob Scott and Paul Hurst have invested heavily again signing defenders Simon Ford from Chesterfield, Sam Hatton from AFC Wimbledon, Aswad Thomas from Braintree;  keeper Greg Flemming from Chesterfield; Right winger Joe Colbeck from Hereford United; and strikers Greg Pearson from Burton Albion and Andy Cook from Barrow. Triallist midfielder Derek Niven also gets a 1 year deal.  Coulson has left for York City and Scott Garner went to Cambridge and Anthony Church,  Kiernan Hughes- Mason,  Peter Winn,  Gary Silk and Charlie I’Anson were also released.

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STMI take a look at our local rivals. To kick-off  here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices  and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the preseason results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 5th August. 

Grimb Badge.png Friendly Results

Stalybridge Celtic 2 Grimsby Town 1
Lincoln City 1-1 Grimsby Town (GT win 5-4 pens)
Barton 2 Grimsby 4
Scunthorpe 0 Grimsby 2 (Lincs semi-final)
Grimsby 0 Hull 0
Louth 0 Grimsby 2
Grimsby 2 Doncaster 3
Gainsborough 2 Grimsby 2
Grimsby 12 Grimsby Borough 3


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 Transfer Business

IN- Defender Simon Ford from Chesterfield
IN- keeper Greg Flemming from Chesterfield
IN- midfield trialist  Derek Niven
IN- Striker Greg Pearson from Burton.
IN- Defender Aswad Thomas from Braintree 
IN- Right winger Joe Colbeck from Hereford
IN- Defender Sam Hatton from AFC Wimbledon
OUT- Coulson to York City
OUT- Scott Garner to Cambridge
IN- Striker Andy Cook from Barrow (undisclosed)
OUT Rob Duffy Lincoln City

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Michael Coulson, Anthony Church, Kiernan Hughes- Mason, Peter Winn, Gary Silk, Charlie I’Anson

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James McKeown – Signed a new 2 year deal. Andi Thanoj new 2 year deal Frankie Artus 1 year contract  Dayle Southwell – Offered a 1 year deal

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The Mariners are disappointed with a 2-1 defeat at Stalybridge.  Simon Ford rejoins the club after 2 seasons at the Spireites. 840 Mariners travel to see Town defeat local rivals Lincoln 5-4 on penalties in the Lincolnshire County Cup Final (1-1 at full-time) . Combined season ticket sales at Grimsby are set to top 1800 with 200 season tickets also being written to. Hit-man Hearn is struggling with an injury to his calf and Achilles area. Former Chesterfield keeper Greg Flemming caught the Mariners managerial duo’s eyes and has been offered a one year deal.

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Former Chesterfield captain Derek Niven in on a 1 year deal. Ex-Macc holding midfielder Lewis Chalmers has unsuccesful trial for Mariners. Striker Greg Pearson arrives from Burton Albion on a 1 year deal. Two live TV games – Wrexham (A) Sat 25th Aug KO 17.15 and Luton (H) Fri 22 Sept KO 7.45. 864 season tickets sold as at 5th July.

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Defender Aswad Thomas joins from Braintree on a 2 year deal. Serge Makofo paid up. Andi Thanoj agrees new 2 year deal. Michael Coulson has joined York City. Scott Garner signs for Cambridge. Alan Buckley rejoins coaching staff and will become new youth Guru. New all Blue away kit announced. Michael Coulson interesting York. Season tickets now on sale & sales £12k up on first 4 days of last year. Mariners targeting promotion.

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Squad


Goalkeepers

James McKeown: May 2014 Greg Flemming May 2014.

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Defenders 

Simon Ford May 2013 Aswad Thomas June 2014, Sam Hatton June 2014, Bradley Wood: June 2013, Shaun Pearson: May 2013, Ian Miller: May 2013

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Midfielders

CM Derek Niven June 2013, RW Joe Colbeck: June 2014, Frankie Artus: May 2013, Andi Thanoj: May 2014, Craig Disley: May 2013

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Strikers

Greg Pearson June 2013. Liam Hearn: May 2014 Anthony Elding: May 2013 (+ 1yr option), Andy Cook May 2014, Louie Soares: May 2013

Posted on August 5, 2012, in Blue Square Premier Squads & Transfers 2012-13, Blue Square zone, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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