STMI Grimsby Town Will Take Some Stopping
The Mariners have taken 3 from York City and one each from Port Vale, Luton Town, Cambridge Utd, Aldershot T, and Newport to assemble one of the most balanced, entertaining and combative squads in the Skrill Premier. Solid defensively last year, despite a nine man clear out, is League Football finally back on the Fisheries menu from 2014/15? It should be for Chairman John Fenty has been forking out fortunes.
Thank-you for reading part of STMI’s Skrill Premier Guide by Neil Gentleman-Hobbs
|Manager||Mr Scott & Mr Hurst|
|Position 2012/13||4th in BSP|
|STMI Forecast||Title Contenders|
The managerial Duo of Scott and Hurst have improved each season but last year undoubtedly missed hit-man-Hearn, despite Hannah contributing during a couple of loan spells, with defensive resilience making up for their normal attacking flair. The changes over the summer suggest that The Mariners could win the title this season with the duo’s favoured 4-4-2 moving from a defensive variation to the more entertaining double 6.
This season sees a beefing up of the midfield with Captain Craig Disley boosted by Kerr and McLauchlin, integral in York’s promotion, Neilson from Luton and Rodman picked from the very bones of a then down and out Aldershot. On his day this lad is unplayable and with the midfield generals the Mariners have he should have plenty of opportunity to roam.
The experience of McDonald from Vale, Doig from York and Bignot from Newport will only increase the meanness of a defence that could already peel an orange in its pocket. No surprise to see no new additions up front, but Hedges in as understudy to McKeown, just shows the strength in debth and financial resolve up the road.
|13th May||Scott Neilson||Luton T||Mid||Free|
|1st June||Scott Kerr||York C||Mid||Free|
|28th June||Pat McLauchlin||York C||Mid||Free|
|9th July||Alex Rodman||Aldershot||Winger||Free|
|23rd July||Paul Bignot||Newport||Def||Free|
|25th July||Clayton McDonald||Port Vale||Def||Free|
|26th July||Jonathan Hedges||Cambridge||GK||Free|
|1st Aug||Chris Doig||York C||Def||Free|
|Released||Greg Fleming||No club||Keeper||Free|
|Released||Simon Ford||No club||Def||Free|
|Released||Josh Morrall||No club||Mid||Free|
|Released||Derek Niven||No club||Mid||Free|
|Released||Frankie Artus||No club||Mid||Free|
|Released||Louie Soares||No club||Mid||Free|
Grimsby Town Squad 2013/14
13 James McKeown, Jonathan Hedges
2 Sam Hatton, 3 Aswad Thomas, 5 Shaun Pearson, Paul Bignot, Clayton McDonald, Chris Doig
4 Scott Kerr, 7 Joe Colbeck, 8 Craig Disley, 11 Scott Neilson, 18 Andi Thanoj, 20 Dayle Southwell, 23 Alex Rodman, 26 Patrick McLaughlin
9 Andy Cook, 10 Liam Hearn, 14 Lenell John Lewis, 17 Ross Hannah
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