2000–01 Grimsby Town F.C. season

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Grimsby Town
2000–01 season
Chairman Doug Everitt
Manager Alan Buckley (until 22 August)
Lennie Lawrence (from 29 August)
Stadium Blundell Park
Football League First Division 18th
FA Cup Third round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Livingstone (7)
Average home league attendance 5,646

During the 2000–01 English football season, Grimsby Town F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

The 2000–01 season saw a boardroom change with Doug Everitt taking over from Bill Carr. Everitt dismissed manager Alan Buckley just two games into the season,[1] replacing him with Lennie Lawrence, who earlier in his managerial career had guided both Charlton Athletic and Middlesbrough into the top flight.[2] The new manager chop and changed the playing squad around and brought in some expensive loan signings from abroad such as Zhang Enhua, Menno Willems, David Nielsen and Knut Anders Fostervold. Despite this, the club struggled to avoid relegation, only securing their place in Division One on the last day of the season with a win over promoted Fulham.[3]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Fulham 46 30 11 5 90 32  +58 101
2. Blackburn Rovers 46 26 13 7 76 39  +37 91
3. Bolton Wanderers 46 24 15 7 76 45  +31 87
4. Preston North End 46 23 9 14 64 52  +12 78
5. Birmingham City 46 23 9 14 59 48  +11 78
6. West Bromwich Albion 46 21 11 14 60 52  +8 74
7. Burnley 46 21 9 16 50 54  -4 72
8. Wimbledon 46 17 18 11 71 50  +21 69
9. Watford 46 20 9 17 76 67  +9 69
10. Sheffield United 46 19 11 16 52 49  +3 68
11. Nottingham Forest 46 20 8 18 55 53  +2 68
12. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 14 13 19 45 48  -3 55
13. Gillingham 46 13 16 17 61 66  -5 55
14. Crewe Alexandra 46 15 10 21 47 62  -15 55
15. Norwich City 46 14 12 20 46 58  -12 54
16. Barnsley 46 15 9 22 49 62  -13 54
17. Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 8 23 52 71  -19 53
18. Grimsby Town 46 14 10 22 43 62  -19 52
19. Stockport County 46 11 18 17 58 65  -7 51
20. Portsmouth 46 10 19 17 47 59  -12 49
21. Crystal Palace 46 12 13 21 57 70  -13 49
22. Huddersfield Town 46 11 15 20 48 57  -9 48
23. Queens Park Rangers 46 7 19 20 45 75  -30 40
24. Tranmere Rovers 46 9 11 26 46 77  -31 38
Key
Promoted to the Premier League
Qualified for the promotion playoff
Relegated to Division 2

Results[edit]

Grimsby Town's score comes first[4]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 2000 Preston North End H 1-2 5,755 Livingstone
19 August 2000 Portsmouth A 1-1 12,511 Smith
26 August 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-1 7,755
29 August 2000 Crewe Alexandra A 0-2 5,305
9 September 2000 Gillingham H 1-0 4,512 Livingstone
12 September 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 0-1 3,732
16 September 2000 Burnley A 1-1 15,413 Butterfield
23 September 2000 Nottingham Forest H 0-2 6,467
30 September 2000 Barnsley A 0-2 13,096
14 October 2000 Huddersfield Town H 1-0 4,911 Allen
17 October 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 3-1 4,428 Livingstone (2), Nielsen
21 October 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 0-2 16,397
24 October 2000 Crystal Palace A 1-0 16,685 Allen
29 October 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 2-0 5,429 Allen, Nielsen
4 November 2000 Watford A 0-4 11,600
18 November 2000 Sheffield United A 2-3 12,861 Livingstone, Nielsen
21 November 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-2 16,088
25 November 2000 Fulham A 1-2 12,107 Donovan
2 December 2000 Crystal Palace H 2-2 5,802 Jeffrey, Donovan
9 December 2000 Tranmere Rovers A 0-2 7,119
13 December 2000 Wimbledon A 2-2 4,489 Smith, Nielsen
16 December 2000 Norwich City H 2-0 5,618 Fleming (own goal), Nielsen
23 December 2000 Preston North End A 2-1 14,667 Willems, Groves
26 December 2000 Stockport County H 1-1 6,654 Burnett
1 January 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-1 17,004
13 January 2001 Crewe Alexandra H 1-3 4,495 Donovan
20 January 2001 Stockport County A 1-1 6,165 Donovan
27 January 2001 Portsmouth H 2-1 4,128 Donovan, Livingstone
10 February 2001 Gillingham A 0-1 8,633
17 February 2001 Burnley H 1-0 6,044 Enhua
20 February 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 2-2 24,249 Groves, Enhua
24 February 2001 Nottingham Forest A 1-3 21,660 Campbell
3 March 2001 Barnsley H 0-2 5,996
6 March 2001 Huddersfield Town A 0-0 9,494
10 March 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-2 4,899
13 March 2001 Wimbledon H 1-1 4,276 Enhua
17 March 2001 Queens Park Rangers A 1-0 17,608 Groves
20 March 2001 Birmingham City H 1-1 4,843 Pouton (pen)
31 March 2001 Norwich City A 1-2 17,461 Campbell
7 April 2001 Tranmere Rovers H 3-1 5,816 Cornwall (2), Livingstone
14 April 2001 Watford H 2-1 6,110 Handyside, Coldicott
16 April 2001 West Bromwich Albion A 1-0 16,504 Cornwall
21 April 2001 Sheffield United H 0-1 6,983
24 April 2001 Blackburn Rovers H 1-4 6,507 Cornwall
28 April 2001 Birmingham City A 0-1 24,822
6 May 2001 Fulham H 1-0 8,706 Groves

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Wycombe Wanderers A 1-1 5,390 Nielsen
R3R 16 January 2001 Wycombe Wanderers H 1-3 3,269 Jeffrey

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 22 August 2000 Carlisle United H 2-0 1,914 Coldicott, Allen
R1 2nd Leg 5 September 2000 Carlisle United A 1-1 (won 4-2 on agg) 2,228 Allen
R2 1st Leg 26 September 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3-2 2,396 Gallimore, Rowan, Allen
R2 2nd Leg 2 October 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-2 (lost 3-4 on agg) 8,058

Squad[edit]

[1] 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 Danny Coyne
2 England DF John McDermott
3 England DF Tony Gallimore
4 Scotland DF Peter Handyside
5 England DF Richard Smith
6 England MF Wayne Burnett
7 England MF Kevin Donovan
8 England MF David Smith
9 England FW Mike Jeffrey
10 Scotland MF Stuart Campbell (on loan from Leicester City)
11 England MF Paul Groves
12 England DF Danny Butterfield
13 England GK Steve Croudson
14 England FW Steve Livingstone
15 England DF Paul Raven
No. Position Player
16 England MF Stacy Coldicott
17 Northern Ireland MF Kingsley Black
18 England MF Adam Buckley
19 England FW Daryl Clare
20 England DF Matthew Bloomer
21 Scotland MF Neil Murray (on loan from Mainz 05)
22 England DF Ben Chapman
23 England FW Jonathan Rowan
24 England MF Andy Smith
25 England FW Bradley Allen
26 England MF Alan Pouton
27 Denmark GK Morten Hyldgaard (on loan from Coventry City)
28 England FW Luke Cornwall (on loan from Fulham)
29 Netherlands DF Menno Willems

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
27 Denmark FW David Nielsen (on loan from F.C. Copenhagen)
28 Norway DF Knut Anders Fostervold (on loan from Molde FK)
No. Position Player
30 China DF Zhang Enhua (on loan from Dalian Wanda)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grimsby sack boss Buckley". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lawrence is new boss". BBC Sport. 26 August 2000. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gutsy Grimsby stay up". BBC Sport. 6 May 2001. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/grimsby-town/2000-2001