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Three (3) Sunderland Fans Make Trip To Grimsby As Checkatrade Trophy Endures Appalling Attendances Once Again (Photo)

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Grimsby were eventually toppled by Sunderland Under-21s (Photo: @officialgtfc/Twitter)

The Checkatrade Trophy continues to lurch from strength to strength, with this week's first round fixtures attracting miserly numbers in terms of derrieres on seats.

With all prestige being systematically siphoned from the competition by the EFL, Charlton drew the biggest crowd of the round on Tuesday when 1,307 fans turned out to watch their 0-1 defeat against Portsmouth.

Abreast Of The Situation: Male Lincoln City Fans To Wear Bras At Stevenage Match In Protest Over Intrusive Security Searches

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Word has it that droves of male Lincoln City fans are planning to attend next weekend's trip to Stevenage while wearing bras in protest over the security searches allegedly conducted by the latter club's staff on female Grimsby supporters last month.

Reports at the time suggested that female Grimbsy fans were made to reveal their bras so that the wiring could be checked by Stevenage stewards (also female, it should be noted) before entering the Lamex Stadium when the two sides met in League Two on August 20th.

From Blue Square Premier to Football League

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Over recent months, we have called upon regular followers of non-league football in order to guess at which players might stand a chance of forging a career in the Football League, should they wish to take the opportunity. First up was Michael Hudson; the proprietor of The Accidental Groundhopper website running the rule over the Northern League.

Blue Square Bet preview

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There is a full programme of fixtures in the Blue Square Bet Premier League on Tuesday night (17 August). Ten sides are hoping to maintain their 100 per cent record with another ten hoping to get points on the board. York City and Crawley are two sides with lofty ambitions this season who are looking to bounce back from opening day defeats.

Grimsby Town FC Errea 2010/11 Home and Away Kits

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Grimsby Town Football Club is an English football club that will compete in the Conference National for the 2010/11 season following their relegation from the Football League Two at the end of the 2009/10 season. Last week, Grimsby Town employed a couple of soccer babes to launch its Errea home and away kits for the [.

Cheltenham Town 1 - 1 Accrington Stanley

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Football League 2: Staurday 8th May

What an emotional week its been. Martin Horwood (a club supporter) survives as Cheltenham's MP and the Robins sit with their backsides on the relegation trap door with Grimsby down below sleeping with the fishes.

Chesterfield 1 - 0 Cheltenham Town

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League Two - Saturday 12th December 2009

On a long drive with my long suffering wife I turned the car radio on for Sports Report. The jolly anachronistic theme tune is from the days of the BBC Light Programme. We know it by heart - Da-Dum-Da-Dum-Da-Dumpety-Dum etc etc. It cheers you up on a chilly winter Saturday when the sun has disappeared so early it really shouldn't have bothered to get up in the first place.


Relegation From the Football League is Not the End of the World

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[T]his year's League Two relegation battle is quite remarkable. Not just for the closeness of thefight, but for the teams involved. All bar one have recently spent time in the Conference and all bar one have gained promotion to the League since two-up two-down was introduced from non-league's top tier.

Book Review: Where’s your Caravan?

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Where's your Caravan?By Chris HargreavesPublished by The Friday Project, August 2011£8.99ISBN: 9780007364145What next for a lower league footballer upon retirement? A simple enough premise, but too few biographies have tackled the theme with any distinction, so Chris Hargreaves' recent release, which engages throughout with the realities and emotions of signing off from one's playing days, is a

Crewe Alexandra 1 - 2 Cheltenham Town

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League 2: Monday 5th April

A bit like waiting for a bus really. You stand there on the terraces for hours and then two wins come along, one after another. Not only that, Justin Richards scored both goals.


Can the rule of Laws be re-established at Scunthorpe United?

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On Tuesday, two goals from Niall Canavan helped bring about one of the most surprising results of the Football League season, Scunthorpe United travelling to Walsall and returning to Lincolnshire with a franklyinexplicable 4-1 victory. Here, Max Bell assesses the recentchangeover in managerial power at Glanford Park and the return of Brian Laws.

Peter Winn joins Boro

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Stevenage have made their second signing of the summer with the aquisition of Scunthorpe midfielder Peter Winn. The winger joins Stevenage on a one year deal with an option of a further year should the club wish to. Winn spent last season mostly in the Blue Square Premier with Gateshead, who attempted to sign him permanently.

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Brian Laws, a former Burnley player is all set to be appointed the new manager of the Burnley Football Team. The 48 year old will succeed Owen Coyle who has joined Bolton Wanderers. Laws is a former Sheffield Wednesday manager and has beaten Sean O'Driscoll in the race to be at the helm of the Burnley [.

FA Cup

Smith begins to make his mark

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Three out. Two in. Gary Smith has been a busy man since Boro's exit from the FA Cup at Tottenham.

The three players leaving were all unused substitutes at White Hart Lane and have all moved on loan deals until the end of the season. Peter Winn has gone back to his roots, joining Grimsby. Phil Edwards has also returned to his native Lancashire linking up again with former boss John Coleman at Rochdale.

Little Totton will turn on Gas in FA Cup

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Little Totton will turn on Gas in FA Cup

Salisbury get Port Vale or Grimsby

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Marking Half a Century: QPR's Record Win Occurred Fifty Years Ago Today

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Fifty Years Ago Today: QPR's RECORD VICTORY

- December 3, 1960, QPR defeat Tranmere 9-2 at Loftus Road in a QPR team which included Mike Keen, Clive Clark, Tony Ingham and a recently-signed Mark Lazarus.

Bath City - Giantkillers!

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Bath City beat Grimsby Town 2-0 yesterday. I still feel giddy typing that. Not a 1-0 victory thanks to a fluke goal against the run of play. Oh no! Bath City defeated Grimsby Town with a decisive goal in each half. It is one of those results you need to say out loud over and over again, just so that you can reassure yourself that it really happened.

The Gents with Stan Bentley

"The Gents" with Stan Bentley - "Lose this postage address please..."

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Welcome to "The Gents" with Stan Bentley - The Yorkies' regular advice column for our valued readers. Bring your modern day problems and have them answered by the most valued voice - a 1950's journeyman footballer. "Back of the net!"
Dear Stan,
I didn't have much contact with my father growing up but now, as an adult, I have the opportunity to rekindle my relationship with him.

"The Gents" with Stan Bentley - "Toss it all on the rubbish heap"

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Welcome to "The Gents" with Stan Bentley - The Yorkies' regular advice column for our valued readers. Bring your modern day problems and have them answered by the most valued voice - a 1950's journeyman footballer. "Back of the net!"

Hi Stan,
I'm trying to organize an epic New Year's Eve party.


York’s Jason Walker Caps Slick Passing Move With Sweet Overhead-Kick vs Grimsby (Video)

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By Chris Wright

It's not often we feature action from the Blue Square Premier such is our remit here on Pies, but when it's this good we'll gladly make an exception.

Submitted for your perusal is Jason Walker's sweet sweet goal for York City against Grimsby at the weekend a pretty slick bout of passing (considering we're talking about the fifth tier here) followed by a sublime, post-clipping overhead kick.

Brian Laws’ most significant contribution to management before joining Burnley

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Are Clarets on a (chicken) wing and a prayer? Appointing an unproven in the Premier League, recently-sacked manager was always going to be an iffy decision for Burnley to make as they strive for top-flight survival. But the fact that they chose Brian Laws as the man for the hot seat makes it even more controversial.

Manchester United

No Smoke Without Fire at Old Trafford?

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As Manchester United's hopes for a record beating 19th league title fizzled out at Old Trafford on Sunday, smoke from the dying embers of the season could be seen around the ground by many fans. At least that is how the romanticised version of events may be interpreted.

Instead what we saw was the smoke from a smoke-bomb, dropped outside the megastore, the latest in a long line of protests by Manchester United fans over the Glazer ownership of the club.

A cold old Tuesday night in Manchester

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United in the cup tonight. And it's away from home. Anyone hopeful?

Harry Redknapp has gone on record stating that his priority this season is league supremacy and getting as close to that coveted top four as possible. And he could do without the potential nuisance that is the Carling Cup.

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Cheltenham Town 1 - 1 Port vale

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League 2, Saturday 20th March 2010

I don't like opposition goal keepers who wear orange kit. The last one (see 23rd January 2010) cast a 'fluence' on our strikers. This one stopped some shots but looked beatable; although admittedly it was only managed once.

City Beat the Ottoman Empire of Non-League Football

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Bath City beat Weymouth 2-0 Tuesday night. Weymouth is the sick man of the Blue Square South this season. City fans would have been hoping for a more emphatic victory. Last Spring, however, City lost 0-1 to the last season's sick man of the Blue Square South, Fisher Athletic. This occurred at a key moment in the season and may have cost City a playoff spot.

The Rest

TTU’s Goodreads: 21-12-12

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It's been a fine week again for online writing and any of many could have made ourthree to pick out, but wehave decided to drop back into the past in order to highlight two of the sites that inspired us in the early days of this blog in 2009 - othersworth mentioningwould be Two Hundred Percent, The Real FA Cup, Pitch Invasion, Viva Rovers, Llandudno Jet Set, Black & White & Read All Over and Mirko Bolesan (now renamed Spirit of Mirko).

Great Football League Teams 14: Grimsby Town, 1997-8

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Booker Prize winner: Amsterdam by Ian McEwan John Peel Festive 50 Number 1: The Delgados: Pull the Wires from the Wall Poet Laureate: Andrew Motion President of Libya: Muammar al-Gaddafi We are especially thrilled to invite Pete Green for our fourteenth nostalgiafest. His Cod Almighty is the sine qua non of club websites, rightly recognised as such by When Saturday Comes, and the automatic first

Torres said Liverpool is a bigger club than Chelsea. So what!.

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This is the last post I am prepared to write about Fernando Torres and the Liverpool connection. Now as you all are aware, all we have heard Liverpool fans bleating about for a week now is how Liverpool are this and that and they couldn't believe what he has said blah blah blah!.

I just want to say something here to you the Liverpool fans.

This Is How It Feels

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The universal misery of being a football fan. I picked this up from - no links back on there so I'm afraid I don't know where this first appeared online. Grimsby's fate is not yet decided - if both results go their way they could stay up at the expense of Barnet: Now I'm as optimistic as anyone when it comes to this twát of a football club, but after this afternoon's latest

Will Fabio Capello and the English media fall out during the World Cup?

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Here in the UK our papers like to build people up and then knock them down. Come the 2010 World Cup, who would be bold enough to say the same won't happen to England manager Fabio Capello in the white-hot heat of a tournament? He too may suffer the fate of those who shone brightly at first, only to realise the media is a fickle mistress.

Vidal joins Derby on loan

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Derby County have signed versatile Manchester City youngster Javan Vidal on loan until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old England youth international can operate at right-back or on the right-hand side of midfield.

Vidal is yet to feature for City's first team but had loan spells with Grimsby and Aberdeen last season.

Featherstone’s Future Unclear At Hull City

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According to the Hull Daily Mail, Hull City midfielder Nicky Featherstone will be returning to the club after being on loan at Grimsby. However he admitted that his future is unclear at the club. Featherstone said,

"Nothing has been said yet about what's happening with my situation .

Home is Where the Brain Is

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Bath City lost to Braintree Town Tuesday night 2-0. Coming as it did at the end of a long string of important games full of emotional ups and downs, it was bound to be a difficult match. Braintree, being in Essex, is also the farthest distance City will travel this season (for a league match - I'm not counting Grimsby).

A Masterclass in Getting Pissed-Off

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This may not be really relevant to Barnsley, but honestly, I don't think Mr. Kevin Arderly of Grimsby would care any more. We've all been pissed off at are club at some time. Most of us shout, swear and even drink our grievances away. But, this elderly 'gentleman' doesn't. He goes on this unofficial fan site, and [.

Phil Ball in Spain

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Time is an inconvenience between football matches. Who said that? Albert Camus? Nah - it was actually my mate Rob from Grimsby - but you can best appreciate that sort of sentiment if you come from such a place. In Spain, however, some extraordinary stuff again this weekend. Who needs beach balls when you've got La Liga?