2006–07 Grimsby Town F.C. season

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Grimsby Town
2006–07 season
Chairman John Fenty
Manager Graham Rodger (sacked 6/11/06)
Alan Buckley (9/11/06)
League Two 15th
FA Cup First Round
League Cup First Round
Football League Trophy Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Peter Bore, Gary Jones, Ciaran Toner(8)
All: Peter Bore, Gary Jones, Ciaran Toner(8)
Highest home attendance 6,137 v Lincoln City (28 April 2007)
Lowest home attendance 1,635 v Crewe Alexandra (22 August 2006)

Grimsby Town Football Club entered the 2006–07 season as a member of League Two for the 4th season on the trot. The club were still managed by Alan Buckley. The club are still aiming to leave Blundell Park within the next few seasons.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 Jul Lincoln United
Ashby Avenue, Lincoln W 1 - 0 - North
14 Jul Gainsborough Trinity
The Northolme, Gainsborough W 1 - 0 - Rankin
17 Jul Doncaster Rovers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 - -
24 Jul Rotherham United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 - -
28 Jul Stoke City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
Jul Leeds United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Rankin

Lincolnshire Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 Jul Lincoln City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 - -

Football League Two[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 Aug Boston United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 - 2 - Bore (2), Rankin
8 Aug Wrexham
The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham L 0 - 3 - -
12 Aug Bristol Rovers
Memorial Ground, Bristol L 0 - 1 - -
18 Aug Mansfield Town
Field Mill, Mansfield D 1 - 1 - Bore
26 Aug Bury
Gigg Lane, Bury L 0 - 3 - -
1 Sep Macclesfield Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Toner
9 Sep Walsall
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - Bolland, Bore
12 Sep Rochdale
Spotland, Rochdale L 0 - 1 - -
16 Sep Chester City
Deva Stadium, Chester W 2 - 0 - Jones, Taylor
23 Sep Stockport County
Edgeley Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
26 Sep Hartlepool United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 4 - Fenton
29 Sep Darlington
Darlington Arena, Darlington D 2 - 2 - Toner, Ravenhill
8 Oct Hereford United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - Jones (2)
14 Oct Swindon Town
The County Ground, Swindon L 0 - 3 - -
21 Oct Notts County
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 - -
28 Oct Peterborough United
London Road, Peterborough D 2 - 2 - Toner, Bore
4 Nov Milton Keynes Dons
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 3 - Ravenhill
18 Nov Wycombe Wanderers
Adams Park, Wycombe D 1 - 1 - Jones
25 Nov Accrington Stanley
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes 2 - 0 - Paterson, Jones
5 Dec Barnet
Underhill Stadium, Barnet, London W 1 - 0 - Paterson
9 Dec Shrewsbury Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - Paterson (2)
16 Dec Lincoln City
Sincil Bank, Lincoln L 0 - 2 - -
22 Dec Torquay United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 - Rankin, Fenton
26 Dec Hartlepool United
Victoria Park, Hartlepool L 0 - 2 - -
30 Dec Stockport County
Edgeley Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 3 - -
1 Jan Rochdale
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 4 - -
9 Jan Chester City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 - -
15 Jan Walsall
Bescot Stadium, Walsall L 0 - 2 - -
20 Jan Darlington
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
26 Jan Torquay United
Plainmoor, Torquay L 1 - 4 - Paterson
3 Feb Boston United
York Street, Boston W 6 - 0 - Bore (3), Toner, Hunt, Paterson
10 Feb Bristol Rovers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 4 - 3 - North, Whittle, Boshell, Toner
17 Feb Mansfield Town
Field Mill, Mansfield W 2 - 1 - Bolland, North
20 Feb Wrexham
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - Bolland, Toner
24 Feb Macclesfield Town
Moss Rose, Macclesfield L 1 - 2 - Jones
3 Mar Bury
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 0 - North, Toner
10 Mar Hereford United
Edgar Street, Hereford W 1 - 0 - Bolland
17 Mar Swindon Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - Toner
24 Mar Peterborough United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 - -
31 Mar Notts County
Meadow Lane, Nottingham L 0 - 2 - -
7 Apr Milton Keynes Dons
National Hockey Stadium, Milton Keynes W 2 - 1 - Hunt, Boshell
9 Apr Wycombe Wanderers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 2 - 2 - Jones, Bolland
14 Apr Accrington Stanley
Crown Ground, Accrington L 1 - 4 - Newey
21 Apr Barnet
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 5 - 0 - Jones, North (3), Fenton
28 Apr Lincoln City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 0 - 0 - -
5 May Shrewsbury Town
Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury D 2 - 2 - Taylor, Fenton

FA Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 Nov Northampton Town
Sixfields Stadium, Northampton D 0 - 0 - -
21 Nov Northampton Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 2 - -

League Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
22 Aug Crewe Alexandra
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 3 - -

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
17 Oct Lincoln City
Sincil Bank, Lincoln D 0 - 0 - Grimsby win 5-3 on penalties
31 Oct Mansfield Town
Field Mill, Mansfield L 0 - 3 - -

League table[edit]

The four teams relegated from League One in 2005-06 would occupy the top four this season, sending Walsall, Hartlepool and Swindon back up. Bristol Rovers won the play-offs however, returning to League One after six years.

Torquay United had been both the last team to finish bottom under the old election system, and the last team to finish bottom of the League and survive due to the Conference champions not having a good enough ground. However, this season they finished bottom and dropped out of the League. They were joined by Boston United, who went into administration in the 87th minute of the season's final game (but would still have been relegated even without the 10-point administration penalty).

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Walsall 46 25 14 7 66 34 +32 89
P 2 Hartlepool United 46 26 10 10 65 40 +25 88
P 3 Swindon Town 46 25 10 11 58 38 +20 85
  4 Milton Keynes Dons 46 25 9 12 76 58 +18 84
  5 Lincoln City 46 21 11 14 70 59 +11 74
P 6 Bristol Rovers 46 20 12 14 49 42 +7 72
  7 Shrewsbury Town 46 18 17 11 68 46 +22 71
  8 Stockport County 46 21 8 17 65 54 +11 71
  9 Rochdale 46 18 12 16 70 50 +20 66
  10 Peterborough United 46 18 11 17 70 61 +9 65
  11 Darlington 46 17 14 15 52 56 -4 65
  12 Wycombe Wanderers 46 16 14 16 52 47 +5 62
  13 Notts County 46 16 14 16 55 53 +2 62
  14 Barnet 46 16 11 19 55 70 -15 59
  15 GRIMSBY TOWN 46 17 8 21 57 73 -16 59
  16 Hereford United 46 14 13 19 45 53 -8 55
  17 Mansfield Town 46 14 12 20 58 63 -5 54
  18 Chester City 46 13 14 19 40 48 -8 53
  19 Wrexham 46 13 12 21 43 65 -22 51
  20 Accrington Stanley 46 13 11 22 70 81 -11 50
  21 Bury 46 13 11 22 46 61 -15 50
  22 Macclesfield Town 46 12 12 22 55 77 -22 48
R 23 Boston United 46 12 10 24 51 80 -29 36*
R 24 Torquay United 46 7 14 25 36 63 -27 35

* Deducted 10 points for entering a Company Voluntary Arrangement

Coaching staff[edit]

Role Nationality Name
First-Team Manager (sacked 06/11/06) England Graham Rodger
First-Team Manager (hired 9/11/06) England Alan Buckley
First-Team Assistant Manager England Stuart Watkiss
Player/Coach (released 27/10/06) England Peter Beagrie
Reserve Team Manager England Stuart Watkiss
Head of Youth England Neil Woods
Youth Team Manager England Neil Woods
Physiotherapist England Dave Moore
Community Sport Coach England Gary Childs

First Team squad[edit]

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 Phil Barnes
2 England DF John McDermott
3 England DF Tom Newey
4 Scotland MF Gary Harkins
5 England DF Ben Futcher (Departed in August 2006)
5 England DF Nick Fenton
6 England DF Justin Whittle
7 England FW Isaiah Rankin
8 England MF Paul Bolland
9 Republic of Ireland FW Michael Reddy
10 Northern Ireland MF Ciaran Toner
11 England MF Peter Beagrie (Departed in October 2006)
11 Wales MF Anthony Pulis (on loan from Stoke City)
12 England MF Ricky Ravenhill (Departed in January 2007)
13 England GK Robert Murray
14 England MF Terry Barwick (Departed in August 2006)
14 England FW James Lawson (on loan from Southend United)
14 England MF Kevin James (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
14 Northern Ireland FW Martin Paterson (on loan from Stoke City)
15 England MF Gary Cohen
No. Position Player
16 England MF Danny Boshell
17 Scotland DF Martin McIntosh (on loan from Huddersfield Town)
17 England DF Andy Butler (on loan from Scunthorpe United)
17 England MF Peter Till
18 England MF Peter Bore
19 England FW Gary Jones
20 England DF Gary Croft
21 England MF Paul Ashton (Departed in January 2007)
21 Australia MF Nicky Rizzo (on loan from Milton Keynes Dons)
22 England FW Danny North
23 England MF Nick Hegarty
24 England MF Ben Higgins (Departed in January 2007)
24 England DF Simon Grand
25 England DF Miles Chamberlain (Departed in January 2007)
25 England MF James Hunt (on loan from Bristol Rovers)
26 England FW Andy Taylor
27 England FW Tony Thorpe
28 England DF Ryan Bennett
29 England DF Matthew Bloomer

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 Phil Barnes 51 0 46 0 1 0 2 0 2 0
2 England DF John McDermott 27 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
3 England DF Tom Newey 46 1 43 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
4 Scotland MF Gary Harkins 17 3 17 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
5 England DF Ben Futcher 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 England DF Nick Fenton 42 4 38 4 0 0 2 0 2 0
6 England DF Justin Whittle 42 1 37 1 1 0 2 0 2 0
7 England FW Isaiah Rankin 23 2 20 2 1 0 1 0 1 0
8 England MF Paul Bolland 42 5 39 5 1 0 0 0 2 0
9 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Reddy 11 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Northern Ireland MF Ciaran Toner 37 8 33 8 1 0 2 0 1 0
11 England MF Peter Beagrie 10 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Wales MF Anthony Pulis (on loan from Stoke City) 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 England MF Ricky Ravenhill 20 2 17 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
13 England GK Robert Murray 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 England MF Terry Barwick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 England MF Kevin James (on loan from Nottingham Forest) 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 England FW James Lawson (on loan from Southend United) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Northern Ireland FW Martin Paterson (on loan from Stoke City) 15 6 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 England FW Gary Cohen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 England MF Danny Boshell 33 2 29 2 0 0 2 0 2 0
17 Scotland DF Martin McIntosh (on loan from Huddersfield Town) 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 England DF Andy Butler (on loan from Scunthorpe United) 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
17 England MF Peter Till 22 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 England MF Peter Bore 35 8 31 8 1 0 2 0 1 0
19 England FW Gary Jones 42 8 39 8 1 0 1 0 1 0
20 England DF Gary Croft 33 0 28 0 1 0 2 0 2 0
21 England MF Paul Ashton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Australia FW Nicky Rizzo (on loan from Milton Keynes Dons) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 England FW Danny North 23 6 20 6 0 0 1 0 2 0
23 England MF Nick Hegarty 19 0 15 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
24 England DF Ben Higgins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 England DF Simon Grand 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England DF Miles Chamberlain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England MF James Hunt (on loan from Bristol Rovers) 15 2 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 England FW Andy Taylor 12 2 11 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
27 England FW Tony Thorpe 7 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
28 England DF Ryan Bennett 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 England DF Matthew Bloomer 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Loaned out player stats[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
7 England FW Isaiah Rankin (on loan at Macclesfield Town) 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 England MF Ricky Ravenhill (on loan at Darlington) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

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EnglandBarnes
EnglandMcDermott
EnglandWhittle
EnglandFenton
EnglandCroft
EnglandTill
EnglandBolland
Northern IrelandToner
EnglandNewey
EnglandBore
EnglandJones

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 Phil Barnes EnglandSheffield United 27 Free Transfer
04 Scotland Gary Harkins EnglandBlackburn Rovers 21 Free Transfer
07 England Isaiah Rankin EnglandBrentford 27 Free Transfer
11 England Peter Beagrie EnglandScunthorpe United 40 Free Transfer
16 England Danny Boshell EnglandStockport County 25 Free Transfer
18 England Peter Bore EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Professional Contract

Mid-season[edit]

# Player To Age Fee
05 England Nick Fenton EnglandDoncaster Rovers 26 Free Transfer
11 Wales Anthony Pulis EnglandStoke City 22 Loan
12 England Ricky Ravenhill EnglandDoncaster Rovers 25 Free Transfer
14 England Kevin James EnglandNottingham Forest 26 Loan
14 England James Lawson EnglandSouthend United 19 Loan
14 Northern Ireland Martin Paterson EnglandStoke City 20 Loan
17 England Andy Butler EnglandScunthorpe United 22 Loan
17 Scotland Martin McIntosh EnglandHuddersfield Town 35 Loan
17 England Peter Till EnglandBirmingham City 20 Loan
17 England Peter Till EnglandBirmingham City 20 Free Transfer
21 Australia Nicky Rizzo England MK Dons 27 Loan
24 England Simon Grand EnglandCarlisle United 22 Loan
24 England Simon Grand EnglandCarlisle United 22 Free Transfer
25 England James Hunt EnglandBristol Rovers 29 Loan
27 England Tony Thorpe EnglandStevenage Borough 32 Loan
27 England Tony Thorpe EnglandStevenage Borough 32 Free Transfer
28 England Ryan Bennett EnglandIpswich Town 17 Professional Contract
29 England Matthew Bloomer EnglandCambridge United 27 Free Transfer

Out[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

# Player To Age Fee
01 England Steve Mildenhall EnglandYeovil Town 28 Free Transfer
07 Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala EnglandYeovil Town 24 Free Transfer
10 England Marc Goodfellow EnglandBury 24 Free Transfer
11 England Andy Parkinson EnglandNotts County 27 Free Transfer
12 England Rob Jones ScotlandHibernian 26 £200,000
13 England John Lukic jnr Released 19 Free Transfer
16 England Jermaine Palmer EnglandWorksop Town 20 Free Transfer
17 England Glen Downey EnglandWorksop Town 26 Free Transfer
21 England Alan Lamb EnglandEastwood Town 18 Free Transfer
32 England Curtis Woodhouse Released 28 Retired to compete in Boxing

Mid-season[edit]

# Player To Age Fee
05 England Ben Futcher EnglandPeterborough United 25 Free Transfer
07 England Isaiah Rankin EnglandMacclesfield Town 27 Loan
11 England Peter Beagrie Released 40 Retired
12 England Ricky Ravenhill EnglandDarlington 25 Loan
12 England Ricky Ravenhill EnglandDarlington 25 Undisclosed
14 England Terry Barwick EnglandNorthwich Victoria 23 Free Transfer
21 England Paul Ashton EnglandOssett Town 20 Free Transfer
24 England Ben Higgins EnglandEastwood Town 18 Free Transfer
25 England Miles Chamberlain EnglandEastwood Town 18 Free Transfer

References[edit]