2005–06 Grimsby Town F.C. season

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Grimsby Town
2005–06 season
Chairman John Fenty
Manager Russell Slade
Football League Two 4th (Play off runners up)
FA Cup First round
League Cup Third round
Football League Trophy First round
Lincolnshire Senior Cup Semi Final
Top goalscorer League: Gary Jones(15)
All: Gary Jones(17)
Highest home attendance 8458 v Northampton Town (6 May 2006)
Lowest home attendance 1131 v Morecambe (18 October 2005)

Fixtures & Results[edit]

Pre Season Matches[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 Jul Sheffield Wednesday
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - Hegarty
22 Jul Rotherham United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Gritton
26 Jul Leeds United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Reddy
31 Jul Lincoln City
Sincil Bank, Lincoln W 1 - 0 - Parkinson
2 Aug Blackburn Rovers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - R.Jones

Lincolnshire Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 Jul Scunthorpe United
Glanford Park, Scunthorpe D 0 - 0 - Scunthorpe win 4-2 on penalties

Football League Two[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 Aug Oxford United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Crane
9 Aug Bristol Rovers
Memorial Ground, Bristol W 2 - 1 - Gritton, R.Jones
20 Aug Darlington
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
27 Aug Barnet
Underhill Stadium, Barnet, London W 1 - 0 - Andrew
29 Aug Rushden And Diamonds
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 - McDermott, Kalala
Sept 02 Stockport County
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 3 - G.Jones
Sept 06 Chester City
Deva Stadium, Chester W 2 - 1 - Kalala, Reddy
Sept 10 Peterborough United
London Road, Peterborough W 1 - 0 - G.Jones
Sept 17 Torquay United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 0 - R.Jones, Reddy (2)
Sept 24 Boston United
York Street, Boston D 1 - 1 - Kalala
Sept 27 Notts County
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 4 - 0 - R.Jones, Gritton, Kalala, Cohen
Oct 01 Shrewsbury Town
Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury D 0 - 0 - -
7 Oct Wycombe Wanderers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
14 Oct Cheltenham Town
Whaddon Road, Cheltenham W 3 - 0 - Bolland, Reddy, Cohen
22 Oct Leyton Orient
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
29 Oct Northampton Town
Sixfields Stadium, Northampton D 0 - 0 - Toner, Bore
11 Nov Macclesfield Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 1 - G.Jones, Newey, Cohen
19 Nov Wycombe Wanderers
Adams Park, Wycombe L 1 - 3 - Reddy
26 Nov Oxford United
Kassam Stadium, Oxford W 3 - 2 - Parkinson, Bolland, Cohen
6 Dec Rochdale
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 4 - 1 - G.Jones, Cohen, R.Jones, Reddy
10 Dec Bristol Rovers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
26 Dec Bury
Gigg Lane, Bury W 2 - 1 - G.Jones, Cohen
28 Dec Lincoln City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 0 - Toner, Reddy, Parkinson
31 Dec Wrexham
The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham W 2 - 1 - Reddy, Downey
2 Jan Carlisle United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - Toner
14 Jan Mansfield Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - Reddy, Parkinson
17 Jan Darlington
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 0 - 0 - -
15 Jan Torquay United
Plainmoor, Torquay D 2 - 2 - Parkinson, Futcher
24 Jan Stockport County
Edgeley Park, Stockport L 1 - 2 - Reddy
28 Jan Peterborough United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - Reddy
4 Feb Notts County
Meadow Lane, Nottingham W 1 - 0 - Reddy
11 Feb Boston United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - Reddy
14 Feb Mansfield Town
Field Mill, Mansfield L 1 - 2 - Woodhouse
25 Feb Chester City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - G.Jones
3 Mar Rushden And Diamonds
Nene Park, Irthlingborough D 1 - 1 - Futcher
11 Mar Barnet
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 0 - G.Jones (2), Bolland
18 Mar Bury
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - G.Jones (2)
21 Mar Rochdale
Spotland, Rochdale D 2 - 2 - Toner, Bolland
25 Mar Lincoln City
Sincil Bank, Lincoln L 0 - 5 - -
1 Apr Wrexham
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 - G.Jones, Reddy
8 Apr Carlisle United
Brunton Park, Carlisle L 0 - 1 - -
15 Apr Shrewsbury Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Goodfellow
17 Apr Leyton Orient
Brisbane Road, Leyton, London D 0 - 0 - -
21 Apr Cheltenham Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - G.Jones
29 Apr Macclesfield Town
Moss Rose, Macclesfield D 1 - 1 - G.Jones
6 May Northampton Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Kalala

Play offs[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 May Lincoln City
Sincil Bank, Lincoln W 1 - 0 - G.Jones
16 May Lincoln City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - Futcher, G.Jones
28 May Cheltenham Town
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff L 0 - 1 - -

FA Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 Nov Bristol Rovers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - G.Jones

League Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
28 Aug Derby County
Pride Park Stadium, Derby W 1 - 0 - G.Jones
Sept 20 Tottenham Hotspur
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - Kalala
26 Oct Newcastle United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 Oct Morecambe
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Ashton Morecambe win 4-3 on penalties

League table[edit]

Carlisle United were another side who earned a second successive promotion, only two years after a relegation from the League that some predicted would see the end of the club. Northampton Town joined them, making up for two seasons of play-off disappointment, and Leyton Orient ended a decade in the bottom division by earning promotion on nearly the last minute of the season. Wycombe started the season with a 21 game unbeaten run that saw 5 of their players named in the PFA LG2 team of the year. Two tragic off the fields events however saw them fall away in the second part of the season before losing to Cheltenham Town in the playoff semi-finals. Grimsby Town lost 1-0 to Cheltenham in the final at the Millennium Stadium.

Rushden and Diamonds failed to improve on the previous season, and paid the price with relegation to the Conference. Oxford United joined them, despite the return of manager Jim Smith, and became the first former winners of a major trophy to be relegated to the Conference.

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Carlisle United 46 25 11 10 84 42 +42 86
P 2 Northampton Town 46 22 17 7 63 37 +26 83
P 3 Leyton Orient 46 22 15 9 67 51 +16 81
  4 GRIMSBY TOWN 46 22 12 12 64 44 +20 78
P 5 Cheltenham Town 46 19 15 12 65 53 +12 72
  6 Wycombe Wanderers 46 18 17 11 72 56 +16 71
  7 Lincoln City 46 15 21 10 65 53 +12 66
  8 Darlington 46 16 15 15 58 52 +6 63
  9 Peterborough United 46 17 11 18 57 49 +8 62
  10 Shrewsbury Town 46 16 13 17 55 55 +0 61
  11 Boston United 46 15 16 15 50 60 -10 61
  12 Bristol Rovers 46 17 9 20 59 67 -8 60
  13 Wrexham 46 15 14 17 61 54 +7 59
  14 Rochdale 46 14 14 18 66 69 -3 56
  15 Chester City 46 14 12 20 53 59 -6 54
  16 Mansfield Town 46 13 15 18 59 66 -7 54
  17 Macclesfield Town 46 12 18 16 60 71 -11 54
  18 Barnet 46 12 18 16 44 57 -13 54
  19 Bury* 46 12 17 17 45 57 -12 52
  20 Torquay United 46 13 13 20 53 66 -13 52
  21 Notts County 46 12 16 18 48 63 -15 52
  22 Stockport County 46 11 19 16 57 78 -21 52
R 23 Oxford United 46 11 16 19 43 56 -14 49
R 24 Rushden & Diamonds 46 11 12 23 44 76 -32 45

* Deducted 1 point for fielding an ineligible player

Coaching staff[edit]

Role Nationality Name
First-Team Manager England Russell Slade
First-Team Assistant Manager England Graham Rodger
Reserve Team Manager England Graham Rodger
Head of Youth England Neil Woods
Youth Team Manager England Neil Woods
Physiotherapist England Dave Moore
Community Sport Coach England Gary Childs

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 England GK Steve Mildenhall
2 England DF John McDermott
3 England DF Tom Newey
4 England DF Simon Ramsden (Departed in January 2006)
5 England DF Tony Crane (Departed in January 2006)
5 England DF Ben Futcher
6 England DF Justin Whittle
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala
8 England MF Paul Bolland
9 Republic of Ireland FW Michael Reddy
10 Scotland MF Martin Gritton (Departed in January 2006)
10 England MF Marc Goodfellow
11 England MF Andy Parkinson
12 England DF Rob Jones
13 England GK John Lukic (Departed in March 2006)
14 England MF Terry Barwick
15 England MF Gary Cohen
16 England FW Jermaine Palmer
17 England DF Glen Downey
No. Position Player
18 Northern Ireland MF Ciaran Toner
19 England FW Gary Jones
20 England DF Gary Croft
21 England MF Alan Lamb
22 England FW Calvin Andrew (on loan from Crystal Palace)
22 England FW Andy Taylor
23 England MF Nick Hegarty
24 England FW Danny North
25 England MF Paul Ashton
26 England MF Tommy Taylor (Departed in November 2005)
26 England GK Robert Murray
28 England DF Simon Francis (on loan from Sheffield United)
28 England DF Matthew Bloomer (on loan from Lincoln City)
29 England DF Miles Chamberlain
30 England MF Ben Higgins
31 England FW Steve Slade (Departed in October 2005)
31 Montserrat FW Junior Mendes (on loan from Huddersfield Town)
32 England MF Curtis Woodhouse

First Team Squad[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total League Two League Cup Football League Trophy FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Steve Mildenhall 54 0 49 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
2 England DF John McDermott 37 1 32 1 3 0 1 0 1 0
3 England DF Tom Newey 43 1 40 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
4 England DF Simon Ramsden 15 0 12 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
5 England DF Tony Crane 6 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
5 England DF Ben Futcher 18 2 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 England DF Justin Whittle 41 1 37 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala 25 6 21 5 3 1 1 0 0 0
8 England MF Paul Bolland 51 4 47 4 3 0 0 0 1 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW Michael Reddy 51 14 47 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
10 Scotland FW Martin Gritton 30 2 26 2 2 0 1 0 1 0
10 England MF Marc Goodfellow 11 1 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 England MF Andy Parkinson 47 4 43 4 3 0 0 0 1 0
12 England DF Rob Jones 46 4 42 4 3 0 0 0 1 0
13 England GK John Lukic jnr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 England MF Terry Barwick 11 0 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
15 England MF Gary Cohen 48 6 43 6 3 0 1 0 1 0
16 England FW Jermaine Palmer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
17 England DF Glen Downey 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 Northern Ireland MF Ciaran Toner 34 3 34 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 England FW Gary Jones 47 17 43 15 3 1 0 0 1 1
20 England DF Gary Croft 37 0 36 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
21 England MF Alan Lamb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 England FW Calvin Andrew (on loan from Luton Town) 9 1 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
22 England FW Andy Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 England MF Nick Hegarty 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 England FW Danny North 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England MF Paul Ashton 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
26 England MF Tommy Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 England GK Robert Murray 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 England DF Simon Francis (on loan from Sheffield United) 6 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
28 England DF Matthew Bloomer (on loan from Lincoln City) 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 England DF Miles Chamberlain 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 England DF Ben Higgins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 England FW Steve Slade 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Montserrat MF Junior Mendes (on loan from Huddersfield Town) 20 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 England MF Curtis Woodhouse 19 1 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

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EnglandMildenhall
EnglandMcDermott
EnglandWhittle
EnglandR.Jones
EnglandNewey
EnglandCohen
EnglandBolland
Northern IrelandToner
EnglandParkinson
EnglandG.Jones
Republic of IrelandReddy

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 England Steve Mildenhall EnglandOldham Athletic 27 Free Transfer
03 England Tom Newey EnglandLeyton Orient 24 Free Transfer
07 Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean Paul Kamudimba Kalala France OGC Nice 23 Free Transfer
08 England Paul Bolland EnglandNotts County 25 Free Transfer
13 England John Lukic jnr EnglandNottingham Forest 18 Free Transfer
14 England Terry Barwick EnglandScunthorpe United 26 Free Transfer
15 England Gary Cohen ScotlandGretna 22 Loan
16 England Jermaine Palmer EnglandStoke City 19 Free Transfer
18 Northern Ireland Ciaran Toner EnglandLincoln City 24 Free Transfer
19 England Gary Jones EnglandTranmere Rovers 30 Free Transfer
20 England Gary Croft WalesCardiff City 30 Free Transfer
21 England Alan Lamb EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 17 Professional Contract
22 England Calvin Andrew EnglandLuton Town 18 Loan
26 England Tommy Taylor NorwayViking FK 20 Free Transfer
30 England Ben Higgins EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 17 Professional Contract

Mid Season[edit]

# Player To Age Fee
05 England Ben Futcher EnglandBoston United 24 Free Transfer
10 England Marc Goodfellow EnglandSwansea City 23 Free Transfer
15 England Gary Cohen ScotlandGretna 22 Free Transfer
22 England Andy Taylor EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Professional Contract
26 England Robert Murray EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Professional Contract
28 England Matthew Bloomer EnglandLincoln City 26 Loan
28 England Simon Francis EnglandSheffield United 20 Loan
31 Montserrat Junior Mendes EnglandHuddersfield Town 28 Loan
31 England Steve Slade IcelandKnattspyrnufélagið Víkingur 29 Free Transfer
31 England Curtis Woodhouse EnglandHull City 25 Free Transfer

Out[edit]

Pre Season[edit]

# Player To Age Fee
01 Wales Anthony Williams EnglandCarlisle United 27 Free Transfer
08 England Jason Crowe EnglandNorthampton Town 26 Free Transfer
11 England Stacy Coldicott EnglandHereford United 31 Free Transfer
12 England Graham Hockless EnglandNorth Ferriby United 22 Free Transfer
14 England David Soames EnglandArmthorpe Welfare 20 Free Transfer
15 England Terry Fleming EnglandKidderminster Harriers 33 Free Transfer
16 England Ronnie Bull New ZealandNew Zealand Knights FC 24 Free Transfer
17 France Thomas Pinault Released 23 Free Transfer
28 England Terrell Forbes EnglandOldham Athletic 23 Free Transfer

Mid Season[edit]

# Player To Age Fee
04 England Simon Ramsden EnglandRochdale 23 Free Transfer
05 England Tony Crane EnglandWorksop Town 22 Loan
05 England Tony Crane EnglandWorksop Town 22 Free Transfer
10 Scotland Martin Gritton EnglandLincoln City 27 Free Transfer
16 England Jermaine Palmer EnglandScarborough 18 Loan
16 England Jermaine Palmer EnglandYork City 18 Loan
16 England Jermaine Palmer EnglandAlfreton Town 18 Loan
23 England Nick Hegarty EnglandWhitby Town 19 Loan
23 England Nick Hegarty EnglandWillenhall Town 19 Loan
26 England Tommy Taylor EnglandBuxton 20 Free Transfer
31 England Steve Slade EnglandMaidenhead United 29 Free Transfer

Notes and references[edit]