Features (2020-21)

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Because it's Saturday: the Ancient Mariners

By Gavin Bell, 29 November 2020

Town feature in a new book about life in the lower leagues. In an exclusive extract, author Gavin Bell meets the Ancient Mariners

Divisions divided: Covid tiers threaten football's integrity

By Chris Smith, 27 November 2020

The tier-restricted return of fans is a threat to the integrity of the League, and, argues Chris Smith to the existence of many northern clubs

Matt Tees: the second coming of the king

By Barry Whittleton, 15 November 2020

He almost doubled the gate on his return and he rescued Town from the doldrums. Baz Whittleton was lucky enough to see Matt Tees play

Matt Tees: how much we have to thank him for

By Gordon Wilson, 5 November 2020

Matt Tees was not only a great footballer. He was a modest, gentle, good-humoured and generous man. Gordon Wilson remembers

Football: a spiritual experience

By Chris Smith, 28 October 2020

The explosion of joy when celebrating a goal is the finest example of living in the moment. Chris Smith meditates on the game

Two ways to draw at Bolton

By Richard Lord, 16 October 2020

Town's game at Bolton brought back memories for Rich Lord. Two very different games, but the same result, and the same away team manager

Harry Betmead: from centre half to centre back

By Gordon Wilson, 13 October 2020

In the 1930s, Grimsby's Harry Betmead was one of the best players in his position in England. But, asks Gordon Wilson, was he a midfielder or defender

Following iFollow

By Various, 15 September 2020

Your tips on watching a game using iFollow

A right of reply

By Dave Roberts, 11 September 2020

The EFL Trophy, communications, the club board, season tickets... Dave Roberts of the Mariners Trust responds to recent discussion points

Land of their fathers, mothers or grandparents

By Dan Humphrey, 2 September 2020

Harry Clifton's latest under-21 call-up reminds us Town have three Wales qualified players. Dan Humphrey reflects

A time capsule

By Ron Counte, 18 August 2020

A match programme from 1958 provides Ron Counte with a fascinating glimpse into the past

Look back in hope

By Gordon Wilson, 29 July 2020

Grimsby Town have survived financial crises before. Gordon Wilson describes how Alderman Barrett led the Mariners out of debt and into a golden age

Dorothy Edwards: a life behind the scenes at Blundell Park

By Avril Taylor, 16 July 2020

In 1971, Dorothy Edwards became the first female Club Secretary in the Football League. Her daughter Avril Taylor remembers her time at GTFC

A history of Town kits: 2004-present

By Paul Thundercliffe, 6 July 2020

A single manufacturer has seen Town through the few highs and many lows of the last decade. Paul Thundercliffe concludes his history of Grimsby kits