2003–04 Grimsby Town F.C. season

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Grimsby Town
2003–04 season
Chairman Peter Furneaux
Manager Paul Groves (sacked 9 February 2004)
Nicky Law (hired 4 March 2004)
Football League Division Two 21st
FA Cup Second Round
Football League Cup First Round
Football League Trophy First Round
Lincolnshire Senior Cup Runners Up
Copa de Ibiza Winners
Top goalscorer League: Michael Boulding, Phil Jevons (12)
All: Michael Boulding, Phil Jevons (13)
Highest home attendance 6,856 (1 May vs Brentford)
Lowest home attendance 3,535 (16 September vs Swindon Town)

Fixtures & Results[edit]

Pre Season Matches[edit]

Copa de Ibiza[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Jul 08 SD Portmany
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Spain W 1 - 0 - Hockless
Jul 10 San Rafael
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza, Spain W 1 - 0 - Hockless

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Jul 15 Lincoln City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - O'Halloran
Jul 19 Sunderland
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Crane
Jul 23 Hull City
KC Stadium, Kingston upon Hull W 1 - 0 - Boulding
Jul 26 Boston United
York Street, Boston W 2 - 1 - ten Heuvel, Rowan
Jul 29 Halifax Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - Anderson, Mansaram
Jul 26 Barton Town
The Euronics Ground, Barton upon Humber W 3 - 0 - N/A
Jul 29 Middlesbrough
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - Boulding, Crowe

Football League Division Two[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Aug 09 Plymouth Argyle
Home Park, Plymouth D 2 - 2 - Boulding, Anderson
Aug 16 Port Vale
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - Boulding
Aug 23 Luton Town
Kenilworth Road, Luton W 2 - 1 - Anderson, Boulding
Aug 25 Wycombe Wanderers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 1 - Boulding, Cas, Barnard
Aug 30 Bristol City
Ashton Gate, Bristol L 0 - 1 - -
Sept 06 Peterborough United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Boulding
Sept 12 Hartlepool United
Victoria Park, Hartlepool L 1 - 8 - Rowan
Sept 16 Swindon Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - Boulding
Sept 20 Chesterfield
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 4 - 0 - Campbell, Cas, Hockless, Edwards
Sept 27 Sheffield Wednesday
Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield D 0 - 0 - -
Sept 30 Blackpool
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool W 1 - 0 - Crane
Oct 04 Queens Park Rangers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
Oct 10 Brighton & Hove Albion
Withdean Stadium, Brighton L 0 - 3 - -
Oct 18 Colchester United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 - Onuora, Boulding
Oct 21 Notts County
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 - Boulding (2)
Oct 25 Barnsley
Oakwell, Barnsley D 0 - 0 - -
Nov 01 Rushden and Diamonds
Nene Park, Irthlingborough L 1 - 3 - Anderson
Nov 15 Stockport County
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Mansaram
Nov 22 Brentford
Griffin Park, Brentford, London W 3 - 1 - Onuora, Boulding (2)
Nov 29 Tranmere Rovers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
Dec 13 A.F.C. Bournemouth
Dean Court, Bournemouth D 0 - 0 - -
Dec 26 Oldham Athletic
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 3 - 3 - Jevons (2), Boulding
Dec 28 Peterborough United
London Road, Peterborough D 0 - 0 - -
Jan 03 Wycombe Wanderers
Adams Park, Wycombe L 1 - 4 - Onuora
Jan 03 Plymouth Argyle
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 0 - 0 - -
Jan 17 Port Vale
Vale Park, Burslem L 1 - 5 - Jevons
Jan 20 Wrexham
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 3 - Jevons
Feb 08 Oldham Athletic
Boundary Park, Oldham L 0 - 6 - -
Feb 14 Brighton & Hove Albion
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - Rankin, Jevons
Feb 17 Bristol City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - Anderson
Feb 21 Colchester United
Layer Road, Colchester L 0 - 2 - -
Feb 24 Luton Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 2 - Jevons (2), Ford
Feb 28 Barnsley
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 6 - 1 - Jevons (4), Armstrong, Rankin
Mar 02 Notts County
Meadow Lane, Nottingham L 1 - 3 - Crane
Mar 06 Wrexham
The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham L 0 - 3 - -
Mar 13 AFC Bournemouth
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Rowan
Mar 17 Swindon Town
County Ground, Swindon L 0 - 2 - -
Mar 20 Hartlepool United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 - -
Mar 24 Chesterfield
Saltergate, Chesterfield D 4 - 4 - Lawrence, Barnard, Anderson, Rankin
Apr 04 Sheffield Wednesday
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 - Mansaram, Crane
Apr 10 Queens Park Rangers
Loftus Road, Shepherd's Bush, London L 0 - 3 - -
Apr 12 Blackpool
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 - -
Apr 17 Rushden and Diamonds
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - Jevons
Apr 25 Stockport County
Edgeley Park, Stockport L 1 - 2 - Hockless
May 1 Brentford
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - Rankin
May 8 Tranmere Rovers
Prenton Park, Wirral L 1 - 2 - Mansaram

FA Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Nov 08 Queens Park Rangers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - Boulding
Dec 06 Peterborough United
London Road, Peterborough L 2 - 3 - Jevons, Cas

League Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Aug 12 Doncaster Rovers
Belle Vue, Doncaster L 2 - 3 - Campbell, Anderson

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Oct 15 Sheffield Wednesday
Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield D 1 - 1 - Mansaram Sheff Wed win 5-4 on penalties

Squad overview[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Northern Ireland GK Aidan Davison
2 England DF John McDermott
3 Wales DF Darren Barnard
4 Jamaica DF Simon Ford
5 England DF Tony Crane
6 Netherlands MF Marcel Cas (Departed in January 2004)
7 England MF Alan Pouton (Departed in January 2004)
7 England DF Craig Armstrong (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday)
8 Scotland MF Stuart Campbell
9 England FW Michael Boulding (Departed in February 2004)
9 England MF Paul Warhurst
10 England FW Darren Mansaram
11 England MF Stacy Coldicott
12 England FW Phil Jevons
13 England GK Andrew Pettinger
14 England MF Chris Bolder
15 England FW Jonathan Rowan
16 England DF Greg Young
17 England DF Kirk Wheeler
18 England MF Graham Hockless
19 England DF Iain Ward
20 England MF Des Hamilton (Departed in March 2004)
No. Position Player
21 Scotland MF Iain Anderson
22 England MF Paul Groves (Player/manager until February 2004)
23 England DF Wes Parker
24 England FW David Soames
25 England DF Mike Edwards
26 England DF Jason Crowe
27 Netherlands FW Laurens ten Heuvel (on loan from Sheffield United)
27 United States MF John Thorrington
28 England MF Ashley Hildred
29 England FW Giovanni Carchedi
30 England GK Bradley Hughes (Departed in November 2003)
30 Northern Ireland GK Alan Fettis (on loan from Hull City)
31 England FW Liam Nimmo
32 England MF Nick Daws (on loan from Rotherham United)
32 Jamaica MF Jamie Lawrence
33 England FW Lee Thorpe (on loan from Leyton Orient)
33 France FW Mickael Antoine-Curier
34 England FW Isaiah Rankin
35 England MF Nick Hegarty
39 Scotland FW Iffy Onuora (Departed in February 2004)
-- England GK Paul Fraser

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Division Two League Cup Football League Trophy FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Northern Ireland GK Aidan Davison 36 0 32 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
2 England DF John McDermott 23 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
3 Wales DF Darren Barnard 38 2 34 2 1 0 1 0 2 0
4 Jamaica DF Simon Ford 28 1 26 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
5 England DF Tony Crane 40 3 37 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
6 Netherlands MF Marcel Cas 23 3 19 2 1 0 1 0 2 1
7 England MF Alan Pouton 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 England DF Craig Armstrong (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday) 9 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Scotland FW Stuart Campbell 43 1 39 1 1 0 1 0 2 0
9 England FW Michael Boulding 30 13 27 12 1 0 1 0 1 1
9 England MF Paul Warhurst 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 England FW Darren Mansaram 34 4 31 3 1 0 1 0 1 1
11 England MF Stacy Coldicott 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 England FW Phil Jevons 30 13 29 12 0 0 0 0 1 1
13 England GK Andrew Pettinger 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 England MF Chris Bolder 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 England FW Jonathan Rowan 14 2 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 England DF Greg Young 19 0 17 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
17 England DF Kirk Wheeler 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 England MF Graham Hockless 13 2 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 England DF Iain Ward 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 England MF Des Hamilton 31 0 27 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
21 Scotland MF Iain Anderson 33 6 29 5 1 1 1 0 2 0
22 England MF Paul Groves 12 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
23 England DF Wes Parker 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 England FW David Soames 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England DF Mike Edwards 36 1 33 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
26 England DF Jason Crowe 36 0 32 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
27 Netherlands FW Laurens ten Heuvel (on loan from Sheffield United) 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
27 United States MF John Thorrington 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 England MF Ashley Hildred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 England FW Giovanni Carchedi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 England GK Bradley Hughes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Northern Ireland GK Alan Fettis (on loan from Hull City) 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 England FW Liam Nimmo 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 England MF Nick Daws (on loan from Rotherham United) 18 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 Jamaica MF Jamie Lawrence 5 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England FW Lee Thorpe (on loan from Leyton Orient) 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 France FW Mickael Antoine-Curier 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 England FW Isaiah Rankin 12 4 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 England MF Nick Hegarty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 Scotland FW Iffy Onuora 22 3 19 3 1 0 0 0 2 0
# England GK Paul Fraser 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

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Northern IrelandDavison
EnglandMcDermott
EnglandCrane
EnglandEdwards
WalesBarnard
EnglandCrowe
EnglandHamilton
ScotlandCampbell
ScotlandAnderson
EnglandJevons
EnglandBoulding

Most frequent starting line-up uses the team's most used formation: 4-4-2. The players used are those who have played the most games in each respective position, not necessarily who have played most games out of all the players.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

# Player From Age Fee
01 Northern Ireland Aidan Davison EnglandBradford City 34 Free Transfer
05 England Tony Crane EnglandSheffield Wednesday 19 Free Transfer
06 Netherlands Marcel Cas EnglandSheffield United 30 Free Transfer
17 England Kirk Wheeler EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Professional Contract
20 England Des Hamilton WalesCardiff City 26 Free Transfer
21 Scotland Iain Anderson EnglandPreston North End 26 Free Transfer
25 England Mike Edwards EnglandColchester United 22 Free Transfer
26 England Jason Crowe EnglandPortsmouth 23 Free Transfer
27 Netherlands Laurens ten Heuvel EnglandSheffield United 26 Loan
28 England Ashley Hildred EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Professional Contract
29 England Giovanni Carchedi EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Professional Contract
31 England Liam Nimmo EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 17 Professional Contract

Mid-Season[edit]

# Player From Age Fee
07 England Craig Armstrong EnglandSheffield Wednesday 28 Loan
09 England Paul Warhurst EnglandCarlisle United 33 Free Transfer
27 United States John Thorrington EnglandHuddersfield Town 23 Free Transfer
30 Northern Ireland Alan Fettis EnglandHull City 32 Loan
32 England Nick Daws EnglandRotherham United 33 Loan
32 Jamaica Jamie Lawrence EnglandWigan Athletic 32 Free Transfer
33 England Lee Thorpe EnglandLeyton Orient 26 Loan
33 France Mickael Antoine-Curier EnglandNotts County 19 Free Transfer
34 England Isaiah Rankin EnglandBarnsley 24 Loan (Part of Michael Boulding deal)
34 England Isaiah Rankin EnglandBarnsley 24 Free Transfer
35 England Nick Hegarty EnglandGrimsby Town Academy 18 Professional Contract
39 Scotland Iffy Onuora EnglandSheffield United 35 Loan
39 Scotland Iffy Onuora EnglandSheffield United 35 Free Transfer

Out[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

# Player To Age Fee
01 Wales Danny Coyne EnglandLeicester City 28 Free Transfer
03 England Tony Gallimore EnglandBarnsley 30 Released
10 England Steve Livingstone EnglandCarlisle United 32 Released
11 England Terry Cooke EnglandSheffield Wednesday 25 Released
13 England Steve Croudson EnglandBoston United 21 Released
14 England Chris Thompson EnglandNorthwich Victoria 20 Released
18 England Steve Chettle EnglandBurton Albion 33 Released
23 Cape Verde Georges Santos EnglandIpswich Town 31 Free Transfer
26 England Stephen Downes EnglandYork City 20 Released
33 United States Jake Sagare United StatesPortland Timbers 22 Released

Mid-Season[edit]

# Player To Age Fee
06 Netherlands Marcel Cas NetherlandsRBC Roosendaal 30 Released
07 England Alan Pouton EnglandGillingham 25 £30,000
09 England Michael Boulding EnglandBarnsley 26 £50,000 (plus Isaiah Rankin on loan)
20 England Des Hamilton EnglandBarnet 26 Released
22 England Paul Groves EnglandScunthorpe United 36 Loan
30 England Bradley Hughes EnglandGainsborough Trinity 20 Released
39 Scotland Iffy Onuora EnglandTranmere Rovers 35 Free Transfer

References[edit]