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16 June 2010
You know what they say: there's always someone worse off than yourself. Unfortunately for Town, they usually end up staying up at our expense or having 99 per cent of their debts cancelled in a Company Voluntary Arrangement.
Welcome back to the Cod Almighty quiz. We're gonna try and make these regular again.
1) In the 2009-10 season a club record 45 players featured in Town's first team. Only one club in League Two used more with an astonishing 58. Who?
2) And which side used the fewest players, with just 25?
3) Which Town loanee played for four clubs last season, three of which were relegated?
4) During his international career Nick Colgan won how many senior caps for the Republic of Ireland?
5) Last time Town lost their Football League status, 100 years ago, they finished second bottom of the second division and failed to secure re-election. Which club achieved re-election despite finishing below the Mariners?
Glossop North End
6) Town's neighbours Grimsby Borough finished second bottom of Division One in the Northern Counties East League last season. How many steps is this below League Two?
7) Like the Mariners, Borough don't play in Grimsby. From which club do they borrow a ground?
North Ferriby United
8) And which of these other venues
hosted Borough since the club was formed in 2003?
The Chartdale Club, Clee Road
Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education, Nun's Corner
Grimsby RUFC, Springfield Road
King George V Stadium, Weelsby Road
9) It's now 12 years since Town were last promoted. Since the club went up to Division One in 1901, what's the longest GTFC have gone between promotions?
10) "Players who think another two games and we will have a new manager and a new opportunity to hang on must think again," said a statement on Town's website last season. How much longer was it before Town sacked Mike Newell?
another two games
another five games
another 10 games
We trust your optimism for the new season has been well and truly kept in check. Submit your answers and see if you can come closer to success than John Fenty's wreck of a football club.