2007–08 Grimsby Town F.C. season

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Grimsby Town
2007–08 season
Chairman John Fenty
Manager Alan Buckley
League Two 16th
FA Cup Second Round
League Cup First Round
Football League Trophy Runners Up
Lincolnshire Senior Cup Semi Final
Top goalscorer League: Danny North(9)
All: Danny North(9)
Highest home attendance 7,417 v Morecambe (4 March 2008)
Lowest home attendance 1,204 v Huddersfield Town (4 September 2007)

Fixtures & Results[edit]

Pre Season Matches[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 Jul Brigg Town
The Hawthorns, Brigg W 3 - 1 - Bore, North (2)
21 Jul Farsley Celtic
Throstle Nest, Farsley L 0 - 2 - -
24 Jul Hull City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
31 Jul Grantham Town
South Kesteven Sports Ground, Grantham W 3 - 0 - Hegarty, Taylor (2)
4 Aug Scunthorpe United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - North

Lincolnshire Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
17 Jul Gainsborough Trinity
The Northolme, Gainsborough L 0 - 1 - -

Football League Two[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 Aug Notts County
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Bennett
18 Aug Bury
Gigg Lane, Bury D 1 - 1 - Bolland
25 Aug Macclesfield Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Taylor
Sept 01 Shrewsbury Town
New Meadow, Shrewsbury L 1 - 2 - Toner
Sept 08 Accrington Stanley
Crown Ground, Accrington L 1 - 4 - Bolland
Sept 15 Stockport County
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Bolland
Sept 22 Lincoln City
Sincil Bank, Lincoln W 2 - 1 - Whittle, Toner
Sept 29 Hereford United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 - 1 - Boshell, Newey
2 Oct Chester City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - Boshell
6 Oct Peterborough United
London Road, Peterborough L 1 - 2 - Toner
12 Oct Rochdale
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - Logan
20 Oct Wycombe Wanderers
Adams Park, Wycombe L 0 - 3 - -
27 Oct Bradford City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - Logan
3 Nov Rotherham United
Millmoor, Rotherham L 1 - 2 - Fenton
6 Nov Milton Keynes Dons
stadium:mk, Milton Keynes L 0 - 2 - -
17 Nov Morecambe
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - Taylor
24 Nov Barnet
Underhill, Barnet, London W 3 - 0 - North (2), Taylor
4 Dec Darlington
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 4 - -
8 Dec Brentford
Griffin Park, Brentford, London W 1 - 0 - Jones
15 Dec Mansfield Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - Jones
22 Dec Stockport County
Edgeley Park, Stockport D 1 - 1 - Butler
26 Dec Accrington Stanley
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - Hegarty
29 Dec Lincoln City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - Jones
1 Jan Chester City
Deva Stadium, Chester W 2 - 1 - Boshell, Atkinson
5 Jan Chesterfield
Saltergate, Chesterfield W 2 - 1 - North (2)
12 Jan Wrexham
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - North
19 Jan Dag & Red
Victoria Road, Dagenham, London D 0 - 0 - -
26 Jan Shrewsbury Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - North
29 Jan Bury
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - Clarke
2 Feb Notts County
Meadow Lane, Nottingham D 1 - 1 - Fenton
9 Feb Chesterfield
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 4 - 2 - Boshell (2), North, Hegarty
12 Feb Macclesfield Town
Moss Rose, Macclesfield W 2 - 1 - North, Clarke
16 Feb Dag & Red
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 4 - Jones
23 Feb Wrexham
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham D 0 - 0 - -
1 Mar Morecambe
Christie Park, Morecambe W 4 - 0 - Bore (2), Hegarty, Butler
7 Mar Milton Keynes Dons
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
11 Mar Barnet
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 4 - 1 - Hegarty, Bolland, Butler, Taylor
15 Mar Darlington
Balfour Webnet Darlington Arena, Darlington L 2 - 3 - Butler (2)
22 Mar Mansfield Town
Field Mill, Mansfield W 2 - 1 - Till, Boshell
24 Mar Brentford
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 2 - North
5 Apr Rochdale
Spotland Stadium, Rochdale L 1 - 3 - Taylor
12 Apr Rotherham United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
15 Apr Wycombe Wanderers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 - 1 - -
19 Apr Bradford City
Valley Parade, Bradford L 1 - 2 - Till
26 Apr Peterborough United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 - 4 - Butler
5 May Hereford United
Edgar Street, Hereford L 0 - 2 - -

FA Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 Nov Carlisle United
Brunton Park, Carlisle D 1 - 1 - Bolland
20 Nov Carlisle United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 - 0 - Jones
1 Dec Huddersfield Town
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield L 0 - 3 - -

League Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 Aug Burnley
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 - 1 - North, Burnley win 4-2 on penalties

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
4 Sep Huddersfield Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 4 - 1 - Fenton, Toner, Rankin, Till
9 Oct Rotherham United
Millmoor, Rotherham D 1 - 1 - Till, Grimsby win 4-2 on penalties
13 Nov Doncaster Rovers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 2 - 2 - Boshell, Mills (O.G), Grimsby win 5-4 on penalties
8 Jan Stockport County
Edgeley Park, Stockport W 2 - 1 - Clarke, Raynes (O.G)
26 Feb Morecambe
Christie Park, Morecambe W 1 - 0 - Bolland
4 Mar Morecambe
Blundell Park, Grimsby D 0 - 0 - -
30 Mar Milton Keynes Dons
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London L 0 - 2 - -

League table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Milton Keynes Dons 46 29 10 7 82 37 +45 97
P 2 Peterborough United 46 28 8 10 84 43 +41 92
P 3 Hereford United 46 26 10 10 72 41 +31 88
P 4 Stockport County 46 24 10 12 72 54 +18 82
  5 Rochdale 46 23 11 12 77 55 +22 80
  6 Darlington 46 22 12 12 67 40 +27 78
  7 Wycombe Wanderers 46 22 12 12 56 42 +14 78
  8 Chesterfield 46 19 12 15 76 56 +20 69
  9 Rotherham United 46 21 11 14 60 58 +2 64*
  10 Bradford City 46 17 11 18 63 61 +2 62
  11 Morecambe 46 16 12 18 59 63 -4 60
  12 Barnet 46 16 12 18 56 63 -7 60
  13 Bury 46 16 11 19 58 61 -3 59
  14 Brentford 46 17 8 21 52 70 -18 59
  15 Lincoln City 46 18 4 24 61 77 -16 58
  16 GRIMSBY TOWN 46 15 10 21 55 66 -11 55
  17 Accrington Stanley 46 16 3 27 49 83 -34 51
  18 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 14 20 56 65 -9 50
  19 Macclesfield Town 46 11 17 18 47 64 -17 50
  20 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 13 10 23 49 70 -21 49
  21 Notts County 46 10 18 18 37 53 -16 48
  22 Chester City 46 12 11 23 51 68 -17 47
R 23 Mansfield Town 46 11 9 26 48 68 -20 42
R 24 Wrexham 46 10 10 26 38 70 -32 40

* Deducted 10 points for entering administration

Coaching staff[edit]

Role Nationality Name
First-Team Manager England Alan Buckley
First-Team Assistant Manager England Stuart Watkiss
Reserve Team Manager England Stuart Watkiss
Head of Youth England Neil Woods
Youth Team Manager England Neil Woods
Goalkeeping Coach England Steve Croudson
Physiotherapist England Dave Moore
Community Sport Coach England Gary Childs
Community Sport Coach England Graham Rodger

Charlie lofts

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 Jamie Clarke
3 England DF Tom Newey
4 England MF James Hunt
5 England DF Ryan Bennett
6 England DF Nick Fenton
7 England MF Peter Till
8 England MF Paul Bolland
9 England FW Danny North
10 Northern Ireland MF Ciaran Toner
11 England MF Danny Boshell
13 England GK Gary Montgomery
14 England DF Shaleum Logan (on loan from Manchester City)
14 New Zealand DF David Mulligan (on loan from Scunthorpe United)
No. Position Player
14 England DF Sam Hird (on loan from Doncaster Rovers)
15 England DF Justin Whittle
16 England FW Isaiah Rankin (Departed in January 2008)
16 England MF Grant Normington
17 England MF Nick Hegarty
18 England MF Peter Bore
19 England FW Gary Jones
20 England FW Andy Taylor
21 England FW Nathan Jarman
22 England DF Luke Foulkes (Departed in October 2007)
22 England DF Matthew Bird
23 England FW Martin Butler
24 England GK Leigh Overton
25 England DF Rob Atkinson (on loan from Barnsley)

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total League Two League Cup Football League Trophy FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Phil Barnes 51 0 42 0 1 0 7 0 1 0
2 DF England Jamie Clarke 38 3 29 2 0 0 7 1 2 0
3 DF England Tom Newey 52 1 42 1 1 0 6 0 3 0
4 MF England James Hunt 46 0 37 0 1 0 5 0 3 0
5 DF England Ryan Bennett 48 1 40 1 1 0 4 0 3 0
6 DF England Nick Fenton 53 3 42 2 1 0 7 1 3 0
7 MF England Peter Till 44 4 34 2 1 0 6 2 3 0
8 MF England Paul Bolland 45 6 35 4 1 0 6 1 3 1
9 FW England Danny North 36 10 27 9 1 1 6 0 2 0
10 MF Northern Ireland Ciaran Toner 37 4 30 3 1 0 3 1 3 0
11 MF England Danny Boshell 48 7 40 6 1 0 6 1 1 0
13 GK England Gary Montgomery 7 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 DF New Zealand David Mulligan (on loan from Scunthorpe United) 7 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 DF England Shaleum Logan (on loan from Manchester City) 5 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF England Sam Hird (on loan from Doncaster Rovers) 18 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 DF England Justin Whittle 23 1 18 1 1 0 3 0 1 0
16 FW England Isaiah Rankin 19 1 17 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
16 MF England Grant Normington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF England Nick Hegarty 37 4 30 4 0 0 2 0 5 0
18 MF England Peter Bore 23 2 17 2 1 0 4 0 1 0
19 FW England Gary Jones 46 5 36 4 1 0 6 0 3 1
20 FW England Andy Taylor 30 5 26 5 0 0 2 0 2 0
21 FW England Nathan Jarman 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 DF England Luke Foulkes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 DF England Matthew Bird 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 FW England Martin Butler 22 6 21 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 GK England Leigh Overton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF England Rob Atkinson (on loan from Barnsley) 28 1 24 1 0 0 4 0 0 0

Loaned out player stats[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total League Two League Cup Football League Trophy FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
17 MF England Nick Hegarty (on loan at York City) 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

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EnglandBarnes
EnglandClarke
EnglandBennett
EnglandFenton
EnglandNewey
EnglandTill
EnglandBolland
EnglandBoshell
EnglandHegarty
EnglandJones
EnglandNorth

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]

Pre Season[edit]

In[edit]

# Player From Age Fee
02 England Jamie Clarke EnglandBoston United 24 Free Transfer
04 England James Hunt EnglandBristol Rovers 30 Free Transfer
13 England Gary Montgomery EnglandRotherham United 24 Free Transfer
22 England Luke Foulkes EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Professional Contract

Mid Season[edit]

# Player From Age Fee
14 England Sam Hird EnglandDoncaster Rovers 20 Loan
14 England Shaleum Logan EnglandManchester City 18 Loan
14 New Zealand David Mulligan EnglandScunthorpe United 25 Loan
16 England Grant Normington EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 17 Professional Contract
21 England Nathan Jarman EnglandBarnsley 21 Free Transfer
22 England Matthew Bird EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Professional Contract
23 England Martin Butler EnglandWalsall 33 Loan
23 England Martin Butler EnglandWalsall 33 Free Transfer
24 England Leigh Overton EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 17 Professional Contract
25 England Rob Atkinson EnglandBarnsley 20 Loan

Out[edit]

Pre Season[edit]

# Player To Age Fee
02 England John McDermott Released 37 Retired
04 Scotland Gary Harkins ScotlandPartick Thistle 22 Free Transfer
09 Republic of Ireland Michael Reddy Released 27 Retired through injury
13 England Robert Murray EnglandKing's Lynn 20 Free Transfer
15 England Gary Cohen Released 23 Retired through Injury
20 England Gary Croft EnglandLincoln City 33 Free Transfer
24 England Simon Grand EnglandMorecambe 23 Free Transfer
27 England Tony Thorpe EnglandTamworth 33 Free Transfer
29 England Matthew Bloomer EnglandBoston United 28 Free Transfer

Mid Season[edit]

# Player To Age Fee
16 England Isaiah Rankin EnglandStevenage Borough 29 Free Transfer
17 England Nick Hegarty EnglandYork City 22 Loan
22 England Luke Foulkes EnglandBoston United 18 Free Transfer

Notes and references[edit]