Articles by Gordon Wilson

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Matt Tees: how much we have to thank him for

5 November 2020

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

Harry Betmead: from centre half to centre back

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

Look back in hope

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

Champions: part two of a story based on true events

5 April 2019

7 April 1934: Hull v Grimsby with the second division title at stake. Gordon Wilson and Andy Freeman take you back in time

Champions: a short story based on true events

29 March 2019

Anlaby Road, Hull. 7 April 1934. A Grimsby win will make sure of the second division title. Gordon Wilson and Andy Freeman imagine the mood

Brian Hill: wonderful wing-raider

29 October 2018

In the 1960s, Grimsby enjoyed the services of a winger who could torment England internationals. Gordon Wilson remembers Brian Hill

Of Owls and Cods

19 July 2018

Could the Mariners face Cleethorpes Town in a league fixture one day? Gordon Wilson knows a club that's risen from the same level as the Owls

Can you hear the Grimsby sing?

30 November 2016

On 9 December, the Mariners Trust will be staging a unique celebration of the Mariners. Gordon Wilson offers a preview