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Posted by: Belfast Town, November 3, 2016, 2:59pm
Just tweeted by Nigel Lowther.
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 3, 2016, 3:03pm; Reply: 1
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Posted by: Boglesbuttocks, November 3, 2016, 3:05pm; Reply: 2
Great news if true
Posted by: davmariner, November 3, 2016, 3:07pm; Reply: 3
Don't want to come across as negative but slightly concerned if this is the case. Not only would he need to adjust to Football League, he'd need to adjust to working in a full-time environment. Would be a sensible appointment had we still been in the Conference. Time will tell, but if we get this appointment wrong we could soon find ourselves in trouble.
Posted by: Chrisblor, November 3, 2016, 3:11pm; Reply: 4
Fine with me. Glad we've not gone with some past it has been. Omar's happy about it too:

Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 3, 2016, 3:11pm; Reply: 5
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Posted by: cannylad68, November 3, 2016, 3:11pm; Reply: 6
Won't cost much.
Posted by: HertsGTFC, November 3, 2016, 3:12pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from davmariner
Don't want to come across as negative but slightly concerned if this is the case. Not only would he need to adjust to Football League, he'd need to adjust to working in a full-time environment. Would be a sensible appointment had we still been in the Conference. Time will tell, but if we get this appointment wrong we could soon find ourselves in trouble.


Get the bit about step up and full time but this August PH needed to adjust to the Football League he had never managed there before.

Marcus looks like a good recruit and one that will put 110% into GTFC!
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 3, 2016, 3:13pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from cannylad68
Won't cost much.
Month to month contract I would guess, so probally around £2,500 before Tax/NI if he's on say 30K a year.
Posted by: geir, November 3, 2016, 3:14pm; Reply: 9
I think I will be positive to this appointment if it is true. As many here have said - every appointment is a gamble.
Does anyone know how to pronounce his name? Is it Big-not or more like the French bigno` ?
Posted by: davmariner, November 3, 2016, 3:16pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from HertsGTFC


Get the bit about step up and full time but this August PH needed to adjust to the Football League he had never managed there before.

Marcus looks like a good recruit and one that will put 110% into GTFC!


Yes fair point Herts. Concerns are more centred around having to adjust to both at the same time. Felt that Scott and Hurst took a bit too long to adjust to full-time given the resources they had. Happy it's not some chancer on the way down though.
Posted by: Perkins, November 3, 2016, 3:21pm; Reply: 11
If true, the club will announce it the day before the Sheffield cup game in hopes of boosting the gate. Some Hope!!
Posted by: 97 (Guest), November 3, 2016, 3:28pm; Reply: 12
Success is never guaranteed, but from our own experience surely we've a better chance with someone who has worked his backside off in management, learned the whole thing from the ground up, played over 600 games and with a recent promotion under his belt. And his general attitude to football and life in general will be a breath of fresh air.

Can you imagine waking up the the following tomorrow morning:

"GTFC unveil Russ Wilcox as new manager. Wilcox 'buzzing' to get started"
Posted by: Garth, November 3, 2016, 3:32pm; Reply: 13
Happy with this, I think that you are forgetting he has some very good players here who are not suddenly going to go backwards, I hope we see some better attacking options now, sick of this bulling the opposition up every match
Posted by: lobsterpot, November 3, 2016, 3:46pm; Reply: 14
Would be happy with this and even happier to realistically think that he could easily bring Omari Sterling James and their striker Akwasi Asante with him. Have seen both a couple of times and they both look like the players that could step up the leagues ala Bogle. Dont know if Omari is related to Raheem but he is his double in both looks and playing style even down to the limp wrist down by the sides when he gets a spurt on and ive seen him at full pelt, very fast indeed!
Posted by: mariners1, November 3, 2016, 3:59pm; Reply: 15
We're in an ok position in the league and the transfer window opens in two months. We have to look long term and give the guy a chance.
Hurst neither believed or expected to challenge for promotion.....at least in his public utterances. First and foremost we need someone who can coach and man manage. I'm open minded about him and hope we supporters give the guy time. Let's reassess at the end of january eh?
Posted by: PPMariner, November 3, 2016, 3:59pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from geir
I think I will be positive to this appointment if it is true. As many here have said - every appointment is a gamble.
Does anyone know how to pronounce his name? Is it Big-not or more like the French bigno` ?


Big-not I think, geir.

Happy with this appointment; exciting times. UTM
Posted by: TownSNAFU5, November 3, 2016, 3:59pm; Reply: 17
My first choice.  He is on an upward career path. He has delivered promotion, as champs, on low gates and a low budget.  He sets his team up to play attractive football.

He might even bring another young promising striker with him?

He might also wish that Bogle had a lower sell-on percentage.

Do you think that Fenty preferred working with a young and new manager, rather than say  an older and experienced manager like Dave Jones?
Posted by: Cloudy, November 3, 2016, 4:03pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from mariners1
I'm open minded about him and hope we supporters give the guy time. Let's reassess at the end of january eh?


Very generous, 3 months  ;)
Posted by: excusebeef, November 3, 2016, 4:05pm; Reply: 19
Nice to see lots of positivity about this appointment. Let's just hope the negative moaners behind the dugout don't crush his early optimism when he loses his first home game! We have to back this guy and give him time to adapt to league management.
Posted by: HertsGTFC, November 3, 2016, 4:09pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from davmariner


Yes fair point Herts. Concerns are more centred around having to adjust to both at the same time. Felt that Scott and Hurst took a bit too long to adjust to full-time given the resources they had. Happy it's not some chancer on the way down though.


Agree, young & hungry is what we need now.
Posted by: mariners1, November 3, 2016, 4:11pm; Reply: 21
No I don't think 3 months is particularly generous when u actually think it through. He'll need 3-4 games minimum to assess the squad and then we'll start to see what style/formation he's going to favour. Get to january n we'll see what - if any - additional players he might try to bring in(and who he ships out!) end of january seems about right to me...but what do i know, i only went to my first game in 1962
Posted by: Mariner55, November 3, 2016, 4:19pm; Reply: 22
Personally, I think this is a good appointment (if true).  However, I really do not get the negativity.  Even if it was a manager I didn't rate, I still be 100% behind him.  How on earth do you expect them to feel if some 'fans' won't even give them a chance?
Posted by: Hertsmariner, November 3, 2016, 4:23pm; Reply: 23
If true, I think this will prove to be an inspirational appointment but I don't expect an immediate winning streak. He will need time to find the combinations of players best suited to a more forceful attacking style (I hope!). I think we all want to see some entertaining football home and away again.
Posted by: moosey_club, November 3, 2016, 4:24pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from geir
I think I will be positive to this appointment if it is true. As many here have said - every appointment is a gamble.
Does anyone know how to pronounce his name? Is it Big-not or more like the French bigno` ?


Bignots ...once he comes here  ;)
Posted by: moosey_club, November 3, 2016, 4:27pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from excusebeef
Nice to see lots of positivity about this appointment. Let's just hope the negative moaners behind the dugout don't crush his early optimism when he loses his first home game! We have to back this guy and give him time to adapt to league management.


That could be Sheff Utd in the dead rubber cup so thats a freebie  ;)
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 3, 2016, 4:28pm; Reply: 26
Well I'm happy Bignot has been offered the job.  I like the idea of new up and coming managers who have already had some success. I was happy when Scott and Hurst was appointed.

I wonder who he would/will appoint as assistant manager....(Confused)

I read Bignot was pretty hands on when it came to the youth academy at Solihull Moors, setting up a youth and junior department that stretches across 30 different teams! (ohmy) Maybe we will see some talent coming from Solihull Moors who have great potential (Confused)

Link >> http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/solihull-moors-success-story-meet-10031887
Posted by: diehardmariner, November 3, 2016, 4:34pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from davmariner
Don't want to come across as negative but slightly concerned if this is the case. Not only would he need to adjust to Football League, he'd need to adjust to working in a full-time environment. Would be a sensible appointment had we still been in the Conference. Time will tell, but if we get this appointment wrong we could soon find ourselves in trouble.


McKeown, Pearson, Hearn, Bogle and more recently Mills have all adjusted quite well to the step-up from part-time.    With the exception of Hearn, who would have established himself as a good League Two/One striker were it not for injuries, all are doing OK in League Two.  

If you're good enough, you're good enough.   You adapt to necessary adjustments, the very best will excel under such circumstance.
Posted by: Rodley Mariner, November 3, 2016, 4:42pm; Reply: 28
This is going to look great if he turns us down to stay at Solihull.
Posted by: sydney, November 3, 2016, 4:47pm; Reply: 29
McDermott as assistant?
Posted by: grimsby pete, November 3, 2016, 4:51pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from Rodley Mariner
This is going to look great if he turns us down to stay at Solihull.


It depends what has been offered ,

If its no where near what he thought it should be in money and length of contract,

He might wait for a better offer from another club at another time,

I hope Mr Fenty is not trying to get him on the cheap.
Posted by: Skrill, November 3, 2016, 4:53pm; Reply: 31
I am going to wait until an official announcement, imho Bignot would fit in well!
Posted by: mariners1, November 3, 2016, 4:56pm; Reply: 32
Does anyone know if he's ever made a substitution before the 70th minute?

What a refreshing change THAT would be.....
Posted by: golfer, November 3, 2016, 4:57pm; Reply: 33
Quoted from Nelly GTFC
Month to month contract I would guess, so probally around £2,500 before Tax/NI if he's on say 30K a year.


Are you joking.? Nobody would come for that. It would make him the lowest person on Towns books. We would be the laughing stock if that figure got bantered about. I wouldn't even make a comeback for that. It wouldn't even pay the petrol in my zimmer frame.
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 3, 2016, 5:02pm; Reply: 34
Quoted from golfer
Are you joking.? Nobody would come for that. It would make him the lowest person on Towns books. We would be the laughing stock if that figure got bantered about. I wouldn't even make a comeback for that. It wouldn't even pay the petrol in my zimmer frame.
You had mis-read what I have wrote.  Most people get paid monthly, so if he doesn't have a contract I would guess the most Grimsby Town would have to pay in terms of any compensation at all to Solihull Moors would be just a months wages, whatever he's on,  I doubt it's more than 30K a year.

Made me laugh though. :)
Posted by: Mariner Timsky, November 3, 2016, 5:10pm; Reply: 35
Marcus Bignot's Black and White Army, , , , it doesn't flow off the tongue!  :-/
Posted by: The Old Codger, November 3, 2016, 5:14pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from Mariner Timsky
Marcus Bignot's Black and White Army, , , , it doesn't flow off the tongue!  :-/


Big-nobs black and white army G T F C.....
Posted by: Maringer, November 3, 2016, 5:15pm; Reply: 37
Why not? His name has the correct number of syllables to match the metre of the chant.

Something which Paul Hurst didn't have!
Posted by: TheRonRaffertyFanClub, November 3, 2016, 5:20pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from Maringer
Why not? His name has the correct number of syllables to match the metre of the chant.

Something which Paul Hurst didn't have!


Yes it's a perfect scan.

👍
Posted by: acko338, November 3, 2016, 5:35pm; Reply: 39
If this is true and proven, then would the experience of Stuart Watkiss be something that he might use as an assistant manager to ease him into a new and higher division position?

Does he have an assistant at Solihull?
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 3, 2016, 5:38pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from acko338
Does he have an assistant at Solihull?
According to this, Acton is Solihull Moors Goalkeeping Coach and they have two assistant managers.
http://www.solihullmoorsfc.co.uk/players.php?team_id=365&season_id=8&division_id=7&Management_List
Posted by: Grim74, November 3, 2016, 5:58pm; Reply: 41
Big gamble hope it pays off.
Posted by: Garth, November 3, 2016, 6:00pm; Reply: 42
Quoted from Rodley Mariner
This is going to look great if he turns us down to stay at Solihull.


Won`t be the end of the World, what you never had you never miss ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: golfer, November 3, 2016, 6:04pm; Reply: 43
Quoted from Nelly GTFC
You had mis-read what I have wrote.  Most people get paid monthly, so if he doesn't have a contract I would guess the most Grimsby Town would have to pay in terms of any compensation at all to Solihull Moors would be just a months wages, whatever he's on,  I doubt it's more than 30K a year.

Made me laugh though. :)


My apologies!  Agree entirely with you
Posted by: OllieGTFC, November 3, 2016, 6:18pm; Reply: 44
Now what a season this will be if we go up this season
Posted by: Mariner_09, November 3, 2016, 6:19pm; Reply: 45
I'd love to look down upon Hursty's Shrewsbury next year!
Posted by: golfer, November 3, 2016, 6:20pm; Reply: 46
It looks like Solihull have a bigger coaching staff than us.  Do you reckon they will have a Physical Fitness Coach  :)
Posted by: TJ, November 3, 2016, 6:23pm; Reply: 47
Solihull did have a sports scientist for quite a few years until he went to west brom academy, and this was while they were in the conference north haha
Posted by: Caveman, November 3, 2016, 6:26pm; Reply: 48
Golfer. We have a Fitness Trainer on (the) board.

Only trouble is, he trains racehorses !
Posted by: The Old Codger, November 3, 2016, 6:29pm; Reply: 49
Quoted from OllieGTFC
Now what a season this will be if we go up this season


Yes it will - but frankly, I'd be happy if we finish where we are at present.
Posted by: golfer, November 3, 2016, 6:38pm; Reply: 50
Manager of the month Lg 2-----Nov. Dec.---Jan---Feb---March---April----May     Marcus Bignot of Grimsby Town
Posted by: Mariner_09, November 3, 2016, 6:43pm; Reply: 51
I'd hope that if Hurst did leave because of a lack of coaches, Mr Fenty wouldn't be obstinate enough to block the appointment of an attacking coach, a conditioning and fitness coach and maybe even a full time kit man to allow Warrington to concentrate solely on McKeown's handling.
Posted by: Belfast Town, November 3, 2016, 6:59pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from golfer
Manager of the month Lg 2-----Nov. Dec.---Jan---Feb---March---April----May     Marcus Bignot of Grimsby Town


Manager of the Season!
Posted by: paramariner, November 3, 2016, 7:03pm; Reply: 53
Just wondering how many of those who appear in raptures about Bignot getting the nod are aware his team were hammered 6-0 by Macca's Harrogate earlier this year. I appreciate any team can have a bad day but -
Posted by: pizzzza, November 3, 2016, 7:06pm; Reply: 54
Quoted from golfer
Manager of the month Lg 2-----Nov. Dec.---Jan---Feb---March---April----May     Marcus Bignot of Grimsby Town


They never award a Manager of the Month for May.
Posted by: Grantley, November 3, 2016, 7:08pm; Reply: 55
^And Solihull finished 13 points above, what's your point?
Posted by: golfer, November 3, 2016, 7:12pm; Reply: 56
The leading contenders for the shortly to become part time manager vacancy at Solihull Moors are Karl Robinson,Nigel Adkins,Danny Cowley, Curtis Woodhouse and Dave Jones, all who now say they wouldn't have wanted the Grimsby Town job even if they had been offered it :)
Posted by: LondonMariner43, November 3, 2016, 7:16pm; Reply: 57
Quoted from The Old Codger


Yes it will - but frankly, I'd be happy if we finish where we are at present.


I'd rather finish one place higher!
Posted by: The Old Codger, November 3, 2016, 7:18pm; Reply: 58
Quoted from LondonMariner43


I'd rather finish one place higher!


So would I, but I think you got my point!
Posted by: headingly_mariner, November 3, 2016, 7:30pm; Reply: 59
Nice to be excited about an appointment rather than dreading some serial failure taking over. Always hard to predict how successful a manager will be, but fingers crossed he can carry on where Hurst left off.
Posted by: paramariner, November 3, 2016, 7:33pm; Reply: 60
Just saying.,
Think he may not be the messiah we're hoping for, god I hope I'm wrong.
Posted by: chiangmaimariner, November 3, 2016, 7:37pm; Reply: 61
Quoted from geir
I think I will be positive to this appointment if it is true. As many here have said - every appointment is a gamble.
Does anyone know how to pronounce his name? Is it Big-not or more like the French bigno` ?


I'm fairly sure it's not pronounced "Bingo", but we could call him that anyway.

Just because we can....  :D

Posted by: The Old Codger, November 3, 2016, 7:40pm; Reply: 62
Quoted from headingly_mariner
Nice to be excited about an appointment rather than dreading some serial failure taking over. Always hard to predict how successful a manager will be, but fingers crossed he can carry on where Hurst left off.


Can't say I'm excited about this at all. Where are Solihull Moors in the league ladder? 30 places below us?
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 3, 2016, 7:42pm; Reply: 63
Just found this about manager salarys from 2014.Link >> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2811433/League-One-Two-managers-earn-average-62-500-year.html

Posted by: The Old Codger, November 3, 2016, 7:43pm; Reply: 64
Quoted from Nelly GTFC
Just found this about manager salarys from 2014.
  • League Two managers take home £50,000-a-year on average
  • League One bosses earn an average of £75,000-a-year
  • Premier League managers earn an average of £3million a year
  • Jose Mourinho lead the way in the top flight on £8.37m
Link >> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2811433/League-One-Two-managers-earn-average-62-500-year.html



We're always lower than the national average in North East Lincs!  ;)
Posted by: LH, November 3, 2016, 7:47pm; Reply: 65
Moaning about a new manager even before he's appointed.

The Fishy, everyone.
Posted by: Mariner_09, November 3, 2016, 7:50pm; Reply: 66
I'd hope that everyone would have an open mind before judging him, he will need 2-3 games to get to know his players and then probably 6 weeks to iron out his philosophy on the players and work out the best way to get the most out of all the squad.
Posted by: The Old Codger, November 3, 2016, 7:58pm; Reply: 67
Quoted from LH
Moaning about a new manager even before he's appointed.

The Fishy, everyone.


Alright, can't say I'm excited about the prospect of appointing him, OK?
Posted by: OllieGTFC, November 3, 2016, 7:59pm; Reply: 68
I swear people was moaning on here when Scott and Hurst got appointed  as managers here
Posted by: lew chaterleys lover, November 3, 2016, 8:00pm; Reply: 69
Quoted from The Old Codger


Can't say I'm excited about this at all. Where are Solihull Moors in the league ladder? 30 places below us?


Exactly  he  has  managed to get a club with very few fans and no standing in the game to within 30 places of us. Quite  an achievement.
Posted by: GtfcGarner, November 3, 2016, 8:02pm; Reply: 70
Like others have said, I'd much rather a guy that's on the up and will pump in 100% day in and day out rather than the usual merry-go round managers wanting another payday. I'm confident with a bigger crowd, better competitive budget this guy will work his nads off and hopefully make us work. I like the fact he's been interested in coaching since such a young age and learned from the likes of Dario Gradi ect. I'll be behind him 110% should he get the job.
Posted by: olimariner, November 3, 2016, 8:26pm; Reply: 71
Let's just get behind the new man and support him as am sure he will probably need it to settle in initially!
New job new league new fans, amazing fans who turn up in huge quantities that will blow him away I am sure.... UTM
Posted by: The Old Codger, November 3, 2016, 8:28pm; Reply: 72
Quoted from GtfcGarner
Like others have said, I'd much rather a guy that's on the up and will pump in 100% day in and day out rather than the usual merry-go round managers wanting another payday. I'm confident with a bigger crowd, better competitive budget this guy will work his nads off and hopefully make us work. I like the fact he's been interested in coaching since such a young age and learned from the likes of Dario Gradi ect. I'll be behind him 110% should he get the job.


I'll be 110% behind him and whoever he picks but I'm not going to say I'm not concerned.
Posted by: LH, November 3, 2016, 8:31pm; Reply: 73
I'd be more concerned with an older manager on the merry go round than with a young manager trying to make a name for himself. He's done well so far so nothing suggests he can't do it with us.
Posted by: KK_DOG, November 3, 2016, 8:35pm; Reply: 74
It's fantastic news if true and I think it is. A young keen manager and he may even bring his top striker with him in January. Positive, bold move by the board. Plenty to be upbeat about and he inherits a good squad of players doing well. I'm flippin excited.
Posted by: kingster72, November 3, 2016, 8:50pm; Reply: 75
Amazing fans that any new boss will appreciate & not accuse them of being spoilt!

Quoted from olimariner
Let's just get behind the new man and support him as am sure he will probably need it to settle in initially!
New job new league new fans, amazing fans who turn up in huge quantities that will blow him away I am sure.... UTM


Posted by: Grimsbys finest, November 3, 2016, 8:53pm; Reply: 76
Imo this season had always been a learning curve for everyone at the club. This is still the case.
Posted by: Madeleymariner, November 3, 2016, 8:55pm; Reply: 77
Sounds a decent choice, lets see where we are in May, then make our minds up, till then lets get behind him or anyone else appointed.
Posted by: HertsGTFC, November 3, 2016, 8:56pm; Reply: 78
Any idea when it will be formally announced?
Posted by: Mariner_09, November 3, 2016, 8:56pm; Reply: 79
This may be the cheap option over Jones but it's an ambitious option, showing faith in an up and coming manager.
Posted by: limerickfan, November 3, 2016, 9:00pm; Reply: 80
Agree with most on this site, a good choice if correct, these younger managers are hungry for the game, they bring a freshness to the game which can only mean good times to come - UTM
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 3, 2016, 9:09pm; Reply: 81
It's a good job The Fishy wasn't around when we first appointed Alan Buckley.

"Why on earth are we appointing someone who was sacked by Walsall and is now managing Non-League Kettering"
Posted by: forza ivano, November 3, 2016, 9:13pm; Reply: 82
Quoted from HertsGTFC
Any idea when it will be formally announced?


Think he has still got to accept the offer Herts. Having said that I was told it would announced on monday
Posted by: HertsGTFC, November 3, 2016, 9:15pm; Reply: 83
Quoted from forza ivano


Think he has still got to accept the offer Herts. Having said that I was told it would announced on monday


Thank you  :)  
Posted by: Mendonca1995, November 3, 2016, 9:31pm; Reply: 84
It's a tough one dave jones or Marcus bignot,one has 3 premiership promotions a lot of contacts and experience but has had 3 years out of the game and  is still a big name ,the other has 1 non league promotion is young,talented up and coming very hard working enthusiastic manager i think it will be bignot but for me I would have only just taken jones ahead of him due to experience and contacts as bignot hasn't worked with football league standard players etc but its just my opinion will support 100% whoever gets the job good luck to both and exciting times Ahead hopefully UTM
Posted by: paramariner, November 3, 2016, 9:31pm; Reply: 85
Didn't say I wouldn't be 1 million % behind him, of course I am, but just like others have said, I'm a little bit scared I suppose.
Posted by: Japers, November 3, 2016, 9:47pm; Reply: 86
i wonder who he will bring in as his : number 2 , conditioning coach , kit man and water boy / tea lady....
Unlike others i can only be 99% behind him...
Posted by: topuphere666, November 3, 2016, 9:55pm; Reply: 87
Quoted from chiangmaimariner


I'm fairly sure it's not pronounced "Bingo", but we could call him that anyway.

Just because we can....  :D



Bingo and Tombola amongst the ranks! Gambling our way up the league
Posted by: KingstonMariner, November 3, 2016, 10:00pm; Reply: 88
Quoted from paramariner
Just wondering how many of those who appear in raptures about Bignot getting the nod are aware his team were hammered 6-0 by Macca's Harrogate earlier this year. I appreciate any team can have a bad day but -


That's just given me flashbacks to Braintree, August 2011.


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/The_Scream.jpg/800px-The_Scream.jpg
Posted by: KingstonMariner, November 3, 2016, 10:02pm; Reply: 89


Yes it's a perfect scan.

👍


And doesn't have that problem of ending in an S

Stuart Watkiss's black and white army will make us sound like Kaa
Posted by: Mrs Doyle, November 3, 2016, 10:31pm; Reply: 90
Jeese hang on Paramariner every manager can have a mare I think Bignot deserves a chance like Hurst and Scot did he as fresh ideas and modern methods we need to get up to speed.
Posted by: paramariner, November 3, 2016, 10:45pm; Reply: 91
Yeah I know, I did say that didn't I, I'm not unhappy just cautious. Hope he's brilliant 😃  :)
Posted by: LongEatonMariner, November 3, 2016, 11:40pm; Reply: 92
why are Bignot's credentials that he is keen, works hard and is hungry for success? Surely these are a given? I'm not anti him at all, it just reads like people choosing and ignoring facts to prove their view, as opposed to debate.
Posted by: Brisbane Mariner, November 3, 2016, 11:57pm; Reply: 93
Any manager with more personality than PH is a good pick, I liked PH but his dour yorkie style did wear thin at times, this Marcus Bignot sounds like and intelligent man driven by success and achievement both on and off the field. If he's the one then lets back him and give him a chance - we did that with PH and RS when they arrived and we ended up better off eventually all this guy  has to do is build on the momentum and keep us going in the right direction. 8)
Posted by: Mighty_Mariner, November 4, 2016, 12:25am; Reply: 94
If I put £1000 on Marcus to get the job I would land a nice £125 profit! Worth the gamble?!?
Posted by: chaos33, November 4, 2016, 12:28am; Reply: 95
Have you got a grand on the hip you flash get?  ;)
Posted by: Mighty_Mariner, November 4, 2016, 12:39am; Reply: 96
Supposed to be for the Mrs Xmas presents etc but I like a little gamble here and there lol!

Not sure she'd see it that way mind 🤔!
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, November 4, 2016, 3:53am; Reply: 97
Am sure that he's been in contact with Omar with regards to players etc and quite possibly knows some through the non league system. I'd also like to think that the players he would've seen (liked) from this/last season will now become realistic targets and maybe he's had contact with some of his excisting squad already?
Posted by: pizzzza, November 4, 2016, 6:18am; Reply: 98
The same contact that told me Bignot will be the next manager has told me he will be unveiled on Monday morning.
Posted by: Cloudy, November 4, 2016, 6:33am; Reply: 99
Quoted from pizzzza
The same contact that told me Bignot will be the next manager has told me he will be unveiled on Monday morning.


My contact 'Mr Social media' told me the same ;)
Posted by: GyFerrers, November 4, 2016, 6:58am; Reply: 100
Let's look at this logically.  We currently sit 6 points off an automatic promotion place and 6 off a relegation place.  3 wins on the trot and we're right in the mix, 3 losses and we're in trouble.  The team in 17th place win their game in hand and they jump to 9th.  It's tight, very tight.

We need someone in to hit the ground running and keep the points ticking over until we get to 50 and safety, anything else this season is a bonus.  Given our financial position, net trading +£59k but an underlying debt of £4m, we have no money to spend.  The cards we have are the cards we play.  Marcus has got his current club into the National League on a shoestring, he talks the language we want to hear and from his location and playing history, must have the right contacts.  For me he ticks the boxes, no appointment comes with guarantees.
Posted by: highcliff mariner, November 4, 2016, 7:41am; Reply: 101
Quoted from Cloudy


My contact 'Mr Social media' told me the same ;)

You and me must be among the few that haven't got a contact  "in the know "  :-/

Utm
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 4, 2016, 8:16am; Reply: 102
Bignot will be appointed after the FA Cup first round match away at Bolton >> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3903568/Grimsby-Town-set-Marcus-Bignot-Paul-Hurst-s-replacement-Blundell-Park.html
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Posted by: Caesar, November 4, 2016, 8:55am; Reply: 103
I like the looks of Bignot, hope this is true and he does well with us.  I would like us to be a club that helps young managers on their way up the leagues (hopefully with us at least for a while) rather than plucking big names that for some reason get talked about a lot.  Maybe that is just cos I am burnt from Mike Newell who I must confess I thought was a fantastic appointment at the time.  
Posted by: TheRonRaffertyFanClub, November 4, 2016, 9:19am; Reply: 104
Quoted from Caesar
I like the looks of Bignot, hope this is true and he does well with us.  I would like us to be a club that helps young managers on their way up the leagues (hopefully with us at least for a while) rather than plucking big names that for some reason get talked about a lot.  Maybe that is just cos I am burnt from Mike Newell who I must confess I thought was a fantastic appointment at the time.  


Me too. With hindsight we should have picked up on the fact he had been unemployed for a while and his time at Hartlepool and Luton had not been all sweetness and light.

At least with Bignott we know he is gainfully employed, his current employers think a lot of him, he finds good players and he works hard. That's a start and that will do for me.
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 4, 2016, 9:26am; Reply: 105
Can we have a ceremonial ripping up of his season ticket from "Ian" on the pitch before the Barnet game?  :)
Posted by: Grimsbys finest, November 4, 2016, 9:29am; Reply: 106
Quoted from GyFerrers
Let's look at this logically.  We currently sit 6 points off an automatic promotion place and 6 off a relegation place.  3 wins on the trot and we're right in the mix, 3 losses and we're in trouble.  The team in 17th place win their game in hand and they jump to 9th.  It's tight, very tight.

We need someone in to hit the ground running and keep the points ticking over until we get to 50 and safety, anything else this season is a bonus.  Given our financial position, net trading +£59k but an underlying debt of £4m, we have no money to spend.  The cards we have are the cards we play.  Marcus has got his current club into the National League on a shoestring, he talks the language we want to hear and from his location and playing history, must have the right contacts.  For me he ticks the boxes, no appointment comes with guarantees.


Very good post. We talk about 'Fenty going for the cheap option' but we seem to forget that we have a few millions pounds worth of debt. A lot of managers who we have been linked with have only had success with teams with big budgets.
Posted by: gtfc98, November 4, 2016, 9:38am; Reply: 107
I've actually heard this isn't the case and the interview process only concluded late yesterday. Are the telegraph and RH getting a bit ahead of themselves?
Posted by: 1mickylyons, November 4, 2016, 9:39am; Reply: 108


Me too. With hindsight we should have picked up on the fact he had been unemployed for a while and his time at Hartlepool and Luton had not been all sweetness and light.

At least with Bignott we know he is gainfully employed, his current employers think a lot of him, he finds good players and he works hard. That's a start and that will do for me.


And me....
Must confess though alarm bells were ringing very early doors when Newell said something like he just picked the team and never got involved with any coaching.I think Bignott will do well here lets face it if he makes the right noises in his first press conference the fans will eat it up there are 5k fans here at GTFC wanting to back any new manager and this team to the hilt.
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 4, 2016, 9:39am; Reply: 109
It's rather strange now that he has "allegedly" been offered the job that his odds at Skybet have gone from 1/8 to 2/7 this morning?
Posted by: Chris Packit, November 4, 2016, 9:50am; Reply: 110
Quoted from gtfc98
I've actually heard this isn't the case and the interview process only concluded late yesterday. Are the telegraph and RH getting a bit ahead of themselves?


... but it must be true ... it's in The Daily Mail [cough, cough!]
Posted by: grimsby pete, November 4, 2016, 10:15am; Reply: 111
The odds might have moved because he has been offered the job,

BUT

Not excepted it yet,

This gives the ones in the know a chance to make a few quid,

Relax I am sure he will be with us on Monday. 8)
Posted by: promotion plaice, November 4, 2016, 10:25am; Reply: 112

I wonder if Bignot is going to give Hurst a call and ask his opinion on taking the job before he makes his decision.........  :)
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, November 4, 2016, 10:30am; Reply: 113
That first mike newell match at Cheltenham is the most bizarre game I've been to! First half playing like Brazil, second half playing like Kazakhstan
Posted by: 97 (Guest), November 4, 2016, 10:36am; Reply: 114
Quoted from Caesar
I am burnt from Mike Newell who I must confess I thought was a fantastic appointment at the time.  




We all got burnt. We all thought he was a fantastic appointment. None of us knew how thirsty he was though.

Very pleased we appear to have appointed someone on the up rather than someone on their way down, grasping at a final pay deal before they leave football.

Posted by: Civvy at last, November 4, 2016, 11:12am; Reply: 115
Quoted from Les Brechin
Can we have a ceremonial ripping up of his season ticket from "Ian" on the pitch before the Barnet game?  :)


Surely it would have to be outside the ground Les ??
Posted by: 1mickylyons, November 4, 2016, 11:18am; Reply: 116
Quoted from Civvy at last


Surely it would have to be outside the ground Les ??


Have you both noticed barra`s deafening silence it must be him ;D
Posted by: RichMariner, November 4, 2016, 3:20pm; Reply: 117
I suppose the thing you get by appointing Bignot is that he's likely to sign up-and-coming non-league players who won't be demanding big contracts.

It fits the way we have to work, given our huge debt.

Also, Bignot seems to conduct himself professionally. Obviously the most important asset of any manager is their ability to win games of football, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have an intelligent, level-headed and incredibly grounded manager because, after all, he's representing our football club.
Posted by: Mighty_Mariner, November 4, 2016, 3:48pm; Reply: 118
Does anyone know Bignot's preferred formation?
Posted by: fleabag1970, November 4, 2016, 3:55pm; Reply: 119
[quote=316]I suppose the thing you get by appointing Bignot is that he's likely to sign up-and-coming non-league players who won't be demanding big contracts.

It fits the way we have to work, given our huge debt.


Its not a huge debt  by football standards !! Scunny must be losing 1000's every week
Posted by: golfer, November 4, 2016, 6:32pm; Reply: 120
Quoted from Mighty_Mariner
Does anyone know Bignot's preferred formation?


It's always an attacking formation to keep the opponents on the defensive He scores quite a lot but needs a really good goalkeeper.  His chosen formation is well known to us ex-pros it is   1--1--8    for home matches and 1--8--1 for away matches  :)
Posted by: Japers, November 4, 2016, 6:57pm; Reply: 121
Quoted from 97




We all got burnt. We all thought he was a fantastic appointment. None of us knew how thirsty he was though.

Very pleased we appear to have appointed someone on the up rather than someone on their way down, grasping at a final pay deal before they leave football.



Actually the poster Mrs Doyle was quite anti Newell from the day he was announced
Posted by: OllieGTFC, November 4, 2016, 8:15pm; Reply: 122
Apparently there is a update coming up very soon according to Matt dean
Posted by: Hagrid, November 4, 2016, 8:29pm; Reply: 123
Deal agreed just needs signing, his assistant is coming to GTFC too
Posted by: chaos33, November 4, 2016, 8:31pm; Reply: 124
Matt Dean said on RH Sportstalk this evening that he has it on good authority that Bignot has verbally agreed to be the new GTFC manager with an official unveiling on Monday or Tuesday. He stressed no official word from either Town or Solihull.

Will he bring his own assistant or might we appoint one for him? Thoughts might turn to that now....
Posted by: OllieGTFC, November 4, 2016, 8:33pm; Reply: 125
Sounds like he will bring his own assistant in you can't blame him for that
Posted by: Perkins, November 4, 2016, 8:47pm; Reply: 126
Mickey Moore is his assistant who is coming with him says the Birmingham Mail. Ex Mansfield Asst  Manager. A Solihull fan says that if Bignot has a fault, it's making a substitution too early, Now that WILL make a change.
Posted by: Mariner56, November 4, 2016, 9:03pm; Reply: 127
Quoted from Perkins
Mickey Moore is his assistant who is coming with him says the Birmingham Mail. Ex Mansfield Asst  Manager. A Solihull fan says that if Bignot has a fault, it's making a substitution too early, Now that WILL make a change.


The post I read criticised him for not making early substitutions so I wouldn't read too much into either comment!
Posted by: Mariner_09, November 4, 2016, 9:08pm; Reply: 128
I think we must keep our expectations realistic, he will take time to get to know his new players and he will inevitably want to bring his own in, hopefullt that Asante from Solihull will be one, he may take a significantl period to adapt to a bigger club with more demanding fans.
Posted by: OllieGTFC, November 4, 2016, 9:16pm; Reply: 129
Well let's give him a big warm welcome next Saturday when we play Barnet
Posted by: Mariners_15, November 4, 2016, 9:20pm; Reply: 130
Hope we back the new guy now on and off the pitch. Said it last week and will say again that having no stength and conditioning coach at this level is poor.
Posted by: Les Brechin, November 4, 2016, 9:28pm; Reply: 131
So, his first game should be the EFL Trophy game next Wednesday against Sheff Utd in front of about 300 fans!!

I hope someone tells him us fans are boycotting this pointless game!
Posted by: ginnywings, November 4, 2016, 9:39pm; Reply: 132
Quoted from Les Brechin
So, his first game should be the EFL Trophy game next Wednesday against Sheff Utd in front of about 300 fans!!

I hope someone tells him us fans are boycotting this pointless game!


If he has his finger on the football pulse (which i certainly hope) then he will know the situation regarding the EFL Trophy.

I think this is the correct appointment for us and now it's over to him. It's a big chance for him to further his career and i hope he ends up one day leaving us for a much bigger club.
Posted by: craigy, November 4, 2016, 9:42pm; Reply: 133
Be interesting to know what the contract situation is like. Will it be another rolling contract or a more permanent one.
Posted by: Mighty_Mariner, November 4, 2016, 10:12pm; Reply: 134
I Houghton Gary Whild was his assistant?
Posted by: KingstonMariner, November 4, 2016, 10:13pm; Reply: 135
Quoted from WOZOFGRIMSBY
That first mike newell match at Cheltenham is the most bizarre game I've been to! First half playing like Brazil, second half playing like Kazakhstan


Another Sacha Baron Cohen link then.
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 4, 2016, 10:14pm; Reply: 136
From about two hours ago. Just what's been said in here really in the last few hours.

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Posted by: KingstonMariner, November 4, 2016, 10:16pm; Reply: 137
Quoted from golfer


It's always an attacking formation to keep the opponents on the defensive He scores quite a lot but needs a really good goalkeeper.  His chosen formation is well known to us ex-pros it is   1--1--8    for home matches and 1--8--1 for away matches  :)


I remember when it used be known as 1-9-2.  ;)
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 5, 2016, 12:21am; Reply: 138
Guessing they will have to uproot...
Quoted from Irish Mirror | Posted: 9thth April 2014
“I still live at the training ground in London and Marcus is based in Birmingham so we commute to see each other.”
Link >> http://www.irishmirror.ie/lifestyle/family/gorgeous-ireland-goalkeeper-emma-byrne-3393675
Posted by: arryarryarry, November 5, 2016, 2:32am; Reply: 139
Quoted from Nelly GTFC
From about two hours ago. Just what's been said in here really in the last few hours.

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I thought we play Sheffield United on Wednesday.
Posted by: Mrs Doyle, November 5, 2016, 4:35am; Reply: 140
No hiding places now with social media around looks like It's Bignot
Posted by: Pastandpresent, November 5, 2016, 8:09am; Reply: 141
Ifs it's him can't come soon enough heard the new assistant is not inspiring the players and that none of the loan players will start some won't make the squad ???
Posted by: RoboCod, November 5, 2016, 8:28am; Reply: 142
Quoted from Pastandpresent
Ifs it's him can't come soon enough heard the new assistant is not inspiring the players and that none of the loan players will start some won't make the squad ???


Run that by me again?
Posted by: GrimExile, November 5, 2016, 8:52am; Reply: 143
fs it's him can't come soon enough heard the new assistant is not inspiring the players and that none of the loan players will start some won't make the squad ???


That doesn't make sense to me either. Can you explain?
Posted by: kevikov, November 5, 2016, 8:56am; Reply: 144
Quoted from Pastandpresent
Ifs it's him can't come soon enough heard the new assistant is not inspiring the players and that none of the loan players will start some won't make the squad ???


Say what with the who now??!!
Posted by: ginnywings, November 5, 2016, 9:18am; Reply: 145
Think he's saying that Watkiss is not inspiring the players, so the new guys can't come quick enough.
Posted by: Pastandpresent, November 5, 2016, 9:20am; Reply: 146
Basically the the team needs a proper coach , heard training not very good, loan players won't be starting again !!
Posted by: IlkleyMariner, November 5, 2016, 9:21am; Reply: 147
Quoted from ginnywings
Think he's saying that Watkiss is not inspiring the players, so the new guys can't come quick enough.


That is surprising. Thought Watkiss was highly regarded.
Posted by: davmariner, November 5, 2016, 9:24am; Reply: 148
Watkiss is just working voluntarily to help us out. Can't believe people are criticising him. This a bloke with quite a bit of experience and has coached at a Premier League club.
Posted by: RoboCod, November 5, 2016, 9:34am; Reply: 149
Are any of the loanees looking at potential cup-tied status? I can't remember who's on loan/signed these days, never mind their loan periods, but maybe their parent clubs had a say. Can't see Dave Moore not training to a professional standard, mind.
Posted by: Hertsmariner, November 5, 2016, 10:03am; Reply: 150
Interesting snippit on Emma Byrne (Marcus's wife) talking about being a full-time pro with Arsenal Ladies-and making the point that mornings are spent in the gym on fitness and conditioning training! Well.......
Posted by: Garth, November 5, 2016, 10:09am; Reply: 151
Quoted from davmariner
Watkiss is just working voluntarily to help us out. Can't believe people are criticising him. This a bloke with quite a bit of experience and has coached at a Premier League club.


Watkiss is a very good experienced coach for this level and above
Posted by: IlkleyMariner, November 5, 2016, 10:10am; Reply: 152
Quoted from Hertsmariner
Interesting snippit on Emma Byrne (Marcus's wife) talking about being a full-time pro with Arsenal Ladies-and making the point that mornings are spent in the gym on fitness and conditioning training! Well.......


Emma is a good goalkeeper. Is there anything to stop her playing in goal for GTFC on Wednesday, given suspensions and International call-ups for the Mariners!!!!!
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, November 5, 2016, 10:17am; Reply: 153
Quoted from Pastandpresent
Basically the the team needs a proper coach , heard training not very good, loan players won't be starting again !!


Look mr doig. You had your chance!
Posted by: lee65, November 5, 2016, 10:42am; Reply: 154
Quoted from RoboCod
Are any of the loanees looking at potential cup-tied status? I can't remember who's on loan/signed these days, never mind their loan periods, but maybe their parent clubs had a say. Can't see Dave Moore not training to a professional standard, mind.


This sounds perfectly logical, we are now loaning players from higher division teams, you could see Barnsley or QPR perhaps needing fringe players if they draw a low placed team to save their main league squad

Also, it might be that Bignot has a change of strategy regarding loanees, so why risk being cup tied
Posted by: grimsby pete, November 5, 2016, 10:49am; Reply: 155
I understand he has a strange  selection policy ( well for us its strange )

He plays wingers on the wing and midfield players in the middle.
Posted by: Pastandpresent, November 5, 2016, 11:01am; Reply: 156
If watkiss is a great coach why is he not inspiring the boys have heard on good authority the  sessions not very good !!! And why isn't he  working for the club full time !!! the reason hurst left was because of the infrastructure not enough coaches anyway hopefully bignot will be able to take the club to the next level especially playing style
Posted by: Garth, November 5, 2016, 11:16am; Reply: 157
Quoted from Pastandpresent
If watkiss is a great coach why is he not inspiring the boys have heard on good authority the  sessions not very good !!! And why isn't he  working for the club full time !!! the reason hurst left was because of the infrastructure not enough coaches anyway hopefully bignot will be able to take the club to the next level especially playing style


Really! ;D
Posted by: Garth, November 5, 2016, 11:17am; Reply: 158
Quoted from Pastandpresent
If watkiss is a great coach why is he not inspiring the boys have heard on good authority the  sessions not very good !!! And why isn't he  working for the club full time !!! the reason hurst left was because of the infrastructure not enough coaches anyway hopefully bignot will be able to take the club to the next level especially playing style


Really! ;D
Posted by: Black_and_White_Bear, November 5, 2016, 11:42am; Reply: 159
As the title says, he has been offered the job, but is there any official notification that he has accepted?
Posted by: Lincoln Mariner 56, November 5, 2016, 11:43am; Reply: 160
Quoted from Pastandpresent
If watkiss is a great coach why is he not inspiring the boys have heard on good authority the  sessions not very good !!! And why isn't he  working for the club full time !!! the reason hurst left was because of the infrastructure not enough coaches anyway hopefully bignot will be able to take the club to the next level especially playing style


What do you call good authority? For me has to come direct from a player to have any credibility & preferable one in the team as those on the fringes or recently left out are known to moan.

I was told last week, from a guy whose son is on Lincoln's books, that Hearn & Arnold did not like PH or his style, maybe they didn't but the other players did as there is certainly no pleasing all professional footballers especially those not getting selected.

Given Dave Moore's experience in the game, & that of Watkins and Warrington, it would be surprising if sessions are not that good but as I do not attend them hard to comment. Name your source and we might accept what you say.
Posted by: Pastandpresent, November 5, 2016, 1:10pm; Reply: 161
By all accounts its watkiss that takes training all I'm saying is get a manager and give players direction the game last week was dire Yeovil were poor and we made them look decent
Posted by: oldun, November 5, 2016, 1:51pm; Reply: 162
I think our loan players are:
Tuton
Jackson
Collins
Comley.

So not true to say we are not playing loan players. Collins started last week and Comley and Jackson came on. Tuton not in the squad. I would not argue with that. For me if Bignot (assuming he is the new manager) can bring in a couple of decent strikers, then Tuton and Jackson can go back to Barnsley for me.
Posted by: Mariner_09, November 5, 2016, 1:57pm; Reply: 163
Collins isn't on loan, he's on a sixth month deal until Jan. Vose is though.
Posted by: mariners1, November 5, 2016, 3:22pm; Reply: 164
Quoted from OllieGTFC
Well let's give him a big warm welcome next Saturday when we play Barnet


can't we give him a warm welcome on Wednesday night?
Posted by: ginnywings, November 5, 2016, 4:05pm; Reply: 165
Quoted from mariners1


can't we give him a warm welcome on Wednesday night?


The couple of hundred there can.
Posted by: Squinter, November 5, 2016, 4:07pm; Reply: 166
Watkiss has been helping out Dave Moore as a favour, free of charge
Posted by: Belfast Town, November 5, 2016, 6:11pm; Reply: 167
Reported to have gone on to the supporters' coaches after the game to say goodbye. Everything I hear about him suggests that he's a top bloke.
Posted by: Davec, November 5, 2016, 6:14pm; Reply: 168
Never came on mine Belfast, and I certainly didn't see him on the others
Posted by: Davec, November 5, 2016, 6:21pm; Reply: 169
Or are you on about Bignot Beltfast
Posted by: ginnywings, November 5, 2016, 6:24pm; Reply: 170
Quoted from Davec
Or are you on about Bignot Beltfast


Beltfast. Is that like Slimfast in reverse?
Posted by: golfer, November 5, 2016, 6:26pm; Reply: 171
Quoted from Davec
Or are you on about Bignot Beltfast


ffs!   I give up.
Posted by: Gainboroughcodhead, November 5, 2016, 6:48pm; Reply: 172
Just watched video on twitter of Marcus addressing supporters on coach on twitter what a top bloke and a proper way to bow out take note mr hurst
Posted by: Gainboroughcodhead, November 5, 2016, 6:51pm; Reply: 173
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Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 5, 2016, 7:11pm; Reply: 174
Do the players throw him up in the air every week lol (Confused) Maybe it means something  ;)
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Posted by: buckstown, November 5, 2016, 7:49pm; Reply: 175
I love that man already
Posted by: RichMariner, November 5, 2016, 8:30pm; Reply: 176
It seems Bignot commands the respect of everyone he works with, and he knows how to keep the fans onside too.

I think he'll be a safe pair of hands. Everything about this appointment feels sensible, rather than spectacular.

It could be spectacular too, by the end of the season (you never know!).
Posted by: gb, November 5, 2016, 8:32pm; Reply: 177
I must admit to being totally underwhelmed by this appointment in terms of the unknown but as always will support the new man.

If he carries himself like that with our fans though it could be exciting times ahead. I guy with passion and comes across as an actual human.
Posted by: Danny Coynes Left Glove, November 5, 2016, 8:33pm; Reply: 178
Nice guy and I hope he's the right fit for the club
Posted by: IlkleyMariner, November 5, 2016, 8:36pm; Reply: 179
Quoted from gb
I must admit to being totally underwhelmed by this appointment in terms of the unknown but as always will support the new man.

If he carries himself like that with our fans though it could be exciting times ahead. I guy with passion and comes across as an actual human.


Well, Mr gb that's awfully nice of you.

What's your problem? We are on the charge. Div 1 next year for sure. The man will become a legend.... trust me. ;D
Posted by: Mrbusdriver, November 5, 2016, 8:40pm; Reply: 180
I like the appointment .

Good pictures on the horizon.
Posted by: jonnyboy82, November 5, 2016, 8:51pm; Reply: 181
Welcome mr bignot , looks like you left some decent fans there and you will certainly get the same support here.
Posted by: OllieGTFC, November 5, 2016, 10:07pm; Reply: 182
Looks like it's been confirmed can't make no more bets
Posted by: HertsGTFC, November 5, 2016, 10:31pm; Reply: 183
Wow it appears we may have recruited a manager with humour and humility and the ability to engage with the fans.

Very,very optimistic about this lad!

Marcus, "if" you are joining us all we ask for is that you are as passionate about GTFC as we are ............If that's the case I reckon the rest should look after itself!
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 6, 2016, 5:49am; Reply: 184
Worth a listen >> https://audioboom.com/posts/5249825-marcus-bignot-on-the-2-2-draw-at-yeovil-town-it-s-what-the-fa-cup-is-about

He's keeping tight lipped that's for sure lol. (icon_wink)
Posted by: golfer, November 6, 2016, 7:37am; Reply: 185
The players definitely do it for him. When they scored the equaliser against Yeovil they "mobbed" him more than themselves as if they had done it just for him. One hell of a guy as already said. 100% genuine.
Posted by: Rick12, November 6, 2016, 8:27am; Reply: 186
Quoted from HertsGTFC
Wow it appears we may have recruited a manager with humour and humility and the ability to engage with the fans.

Very,very optimistic about this lad!

Marcus, "if" you are joining us all we ask for is that you are as passionate about GTFC as we are ............If that's the case I reckon the rest should look after itself!
Like you I like the sound of this guy.Have a good feel about this guy

Posted by: MARINERSMAN22, November 6, 2016, 8:36am; Reply: 187
I hope we can sign Sterling and  Asante, in the same way Hurst brought McKeown and Pearson from Boston.

Imagine

Sterling Bogle Asante
Vose Comley Disley
Mills Collins Pearson Davies

8) :)
Posted by: MARINERSMAN22, November 6, 2016, 8:37am; Reply: 188
Macca in goal btw :)
Posted by: Rick12, November 6, 2016, 8:39am; Reply: 189
Quoted from MARINERSMAN22
I hope we can sign Sterling and  Asante, in the same way Hurst brought McKeown and Pearson from Boston.

Imagine

Sterling Bogle Asante
Vose Comley Disley
Mills Collins Pearson Davies

8) :)

My sort of player is the one who trys and makes the effort most weeks(I would have this first over ability).Pearson for one stands out in this category from the little Ive seen amongst the current crop
Posted by: MARINERSMAN22, November 6, 2016, 8:43am; Reply: 190
Totally agree. Talent gets you so far but ambition gets you further. Pearson, Disley and McKeown have been fantastic. A few seasons ago they were all linked away but they stayed and credit to them!

I would like to see the new manager implement something other than 442 as the players we have are better suited to 433 or 4231. Vose is a very good player but not a winger.

Bignot would be a great appointment
Posted by: Rick12, November 6, 2016, 8:45am; Reply: 191
Quoted from MARINERSMAN22

Bignot would be a great appointment
Iam more optimistic about Bignot than I was with Hurst at the start of his tenure just from listening to the pair of them speak.Bignot for me speaks from the heart more and and has a better energy about him
Posted by: TheRealJohnLewis, November 6, 2016, 8:46am; Reply: 192
I want to sign Bolarinwa and Browne get a prolonged run in the team, as they're the type of players to get you out of your seat.
Posted by: RoboCod, November 6, 2016, 9:19am; Reply: 193
Just watched MOTD on catchup, it's stunning what Conte has done at Chelsea with basically the same side that Mourhino was driving into the ground a year ago.
Not comparing us to Chelsea in any way, just seeing a new and very energetic, people/fan/press-friendly manager take over from someone who'd become a little jaded, a little shall we say grumpy and lost his spark, and that new guy re-inventing, re-invigorating a side, a situation that could have comparisons to ours at BP.

Looking forward to his first interviews and hearing what he has laid out for the future.
Posted by: Mariner_09, November 6, 2016, 9:19am; Reply: 194
I'd hope he tries to address the areas of concern during January as much as it is possible in January. We need a poacher, I don't know anything about either Sterling or Asante, are either of them poachers. Maybe we could pinch Ricky Miller from Dover, contract up in the summer, league club comes knocking I'm sure we could tempt him, tempting Dover might be trickier though. We need a new left back, Andrew looked suspect again yesterday for me. The new guy would need to be defensively solid first and foremost and then an attacking threat not the other way around. I feel a Townsend quality player (who could both very effectively) is out of reach. Gowling and Collins seem to grips with one another and we seem very solid again. Hoping Biggers can re-install our attacking prowess and more specifically Bogle's goal scoring form.
Posted by: bradzmilne, November 6, 2016, 9:37am; Reply: 195
I urge anyone that has Twitter to watch Marcus Bignot go onto the Solihull supporters bus yesterday. He really does speak from the heart, I like him  
Posted by: Peeler_Crab, November 6, 2016, 10:23am; Reply: 196
Quoted from bradzmilne
I urge anyone that has Twitter to watch Marcus Bignot go onto the Solihull supporters bus yesterday. He really does speak from the heart, I like him  


Could you ping the link up for it please, Bradz ?
Posted by: OllieGTFC, November 6, 2016, 10:28am; Reply: 197
http://m.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/grimsby-town-s-rumoured-to-be-next-manager-marcus-bignot-says-goodbye-ahead-of-mariners-unveiling/story-29872026-detail/story.html
Posted by: Peeler_Crab, November 6, 2016, 10:37am; Reply: 198
Quoted from OllieGTFC


Thank you, Ollie..
Posted by: OllieGTFC, November 6, 2016, 11:04am; Reply: 199
Not a problem, now lets show him we can do as supports,  give him a the Grimsbyitis
Posted by: friskneymariner, November 6, 2016, 11:08am; Reply: 200
Hate to see Omar back defending corners,think that limits him to getting up front quickly.
Posted by: golfer, November 6, 2016, 12:42pm; Reply: 201
Quoted from Mariner_09
I'd hope he tries to address the areas of concern during January as much as it is possible in January. We need a poacher, I don't know anything about either Sterling or Asante, are either of them poachers. Maybe we could pinch Ricky Miller from Dover, contract up in the summer, league club comes knocking I'm sure we could tempt him, tempting Dover might be trickier though. We need a new left back, Andrew looked suspect again yesterday for me. The new guy would need to be defensively solid first and foremost and then an attacking threat not the other way around. I feel a Townsend quality player (who could both very effectively) is out of reach. Gowling and Collins seem to grips with one another and we seem very solid again. Hoping Biggers can re-install our attacking prowess and more specifically Bogle's goal scoring form.


I disagree with what you say about Andrew. I think he is the best left back we have had in recent seasons [Townsend apart] He does a hell of a lot of work both attacking and defending. If you play 4-2-4 you have to have the winger covering for the full back when he goes forward. We haven't had a proper left winger starting for yonks. I am not blaming Vose because he has been played out of position so lets see what Browne can do. At the moment Andrew is running up and down like a blue arsed fly with no support or backup
Posted by: ginnywings, November 6, 2016, 12:52pm; Reply: 202
Quoted from golfer


I disagree with what you say about Andrew. I think he is the best left back we have had in recent seasons [Townsend apart] He does a hell of a lot of work both attacking and defending. If you play 4-2-4 you have to have the winger covering for the full back when he goes forward. We haven't had a proper left winger starting for yonks. I am not blaming Vose because he has been played out of position so lets see what Browne can do. At the moment Andrew is running up and down like a blue arsed fly with no support or backup


Was about to make the same point. Andrew seems to get a lot of undue stick IMO. I think we've looked far better balanced in the last two games and Andrew has played well.
Posted by: The Old Codger, November 6, 2016, 1:01pm; Reply: 203
Quoted from ginnywings


Was about to make the same point. Andrew seems to get a lot of undue stick IMO. I think we've looked far better balanced in the last two games and Andrew has played well.


This is the quandary with Vose isn't it. Everyone raves about his ability going forward but it's at what cost? I'm looking forward to seeing a left sided midfielder who can track back so Andrew can show his undoubted ability going forward as well as getting some cover. I remember thinking in pre-season how good he was getting forward and wasn't dissimilar to Conor Townsend in that respect.
Posted by: KingstonMariner, November 6, 2016, 1:45pm; Reply: 204
Quoted from MARINERSMAN22
Totally agree. Talent gets you so far but ambition gets you further. Pearson, Disley and McKeown have been fantastic. A few seasons ago they were all linked away but they stayed and credit to them!

I would like to see the new manager implement something other than 442 as the players we have are better suited to 433 or 4231. Vose is a very good player but not a winger.

Bignot would be a great appointment


I'm afraid I have to disagree with that. Ambition gets you no where without ability. You need both to be fair. But ambition and hard work alone are not enough in any competitive field if you don't have the talent to start with. That's the kind of thinking that leads to talentless oafs making fools of themselves on those Britain's Got X-Factor type shows.
Posted by: Mrs Doyle, November 6, 2016, 2:27pm; Reply: 205
You also need a fair share of luck that's why I love this game. ;D ;D ;D

You can do all the planning and all the training you like but one bad deflection or bad refs decision and your bollixed.
Posted by: jonnyboy82, November 6, 2016, 2:52pm; Reply: 206
I just hope he plays our bloody wingers !

Real talent with bolarwinra and browne and hope he abandons this stupid club policy of playing four central midfielders.

I get the impression he will get the best out of them.
Posted by: Japers, November 6, 2016, 3:06pm; Reply: 207
Whilst happy with the appointment of Bignot i cannot help but feel more elated by the non appointments of the likes of : knill , Westerly and Wilcox.
based on nothing other then my own thoughts i would like to think we went for Adkins who told us how flattered he was and then went for Bignot
Posted by: acko338, November 6, 2016, 3:07pm; Reply: 208
Quoted from jonnyboy82
I just hope he plays our bloody wingers !

Real talent with bolarwinra and browne and hope he abandons this stupid club policy of playing four central midfielders.

I get the impression he will get the best out of them.


PROPER WINGERS, PROPER CROSSES FOR THE FORWARDS !!

You know it makes sense !!!!

No square pegs out of position, please !!
Posted by: Mrs Doyle, November 6, 2016, 3:18pm; Reply: 209
The balance looks better with wide men they make life a lot harder for opposing defenders and (just as importantly) gives our defence more of a break. Without wide men we get stretched and pulled out of shape as proved in the first half yesterday.  
Posted by: Cloudy, November 6, 2016, 3:43pm; Reply: 210
I appreciate the club said they wouldn't be giving a running commentary on the appointment of a new manager but surely they should have said something by now?
IF an appointment is imminent which is what every media source and even the prospective manager are saying then surely GTFC could have said something like 'we expect to make a formal announcement on Monday/Tuesday'

Just another example of the magificent fans being treated like shite
Posted by: ginnywings, November 6, 2016, 3:44pm; Reply: 211
Quoted from acko338


PROPER WINGERS, PROPER CROSSES FOR THE FORWARDS !!

You know it makes sense !!!!

No square pegs out of position, please !!


You won't get many of them from Tombola until he learns to look up and pick out a man. He has frightening pace and power but his end product is not there yet and he needs more coaching for me. Twice yesterday he was in a great position and both times the ball went straight to the keeper. There is not a lot of end product from him at the moment and that is probably why he's not a starter and more of an impact sub.  
Posted by: Bigdog, November 6, 2016, 3:45pm; Reply: 212
The play two wingers solves everything debate.

So we play two wingers.

Do we play one up front so we can still play a midfield three so we have enough possession to feed the wingers? And if we do, then only one in the box for the cross.

Do we play two up front which leaves us overrun with a central midfield two then no service to the wingers?

We have only one central midfielder who in my opinion has the attributes to play in a central midfield two and that is Comley. Even if we had another, most weeks we'll come up against a midfield three and most likely lose control in there.

Don't get me wrong I don't like to see central midfielders pushed out wide. I'd play Browne in front of Berrett every day of the week. But to play two from the start of a match would be suicidal in the modern game.

Name me one currently successful side that plays two wingers in a 4-4-2. The game's moved on. The mickey was taken out of the formation in the Mike Bassett movie "We're England, we play four four feckin two". That film was made in 2001.

If we play two out and out wingers something's got to give elsewhere.

Browne deserves a start in maybe a 4-2-3-1, 4-3-1-2, 4-5-1 or a 4-3-3 and exciting as he is I think Bolarinwra could be a liability on the right from the start of a game especially with Zak Mills as good as he's been has made only a handful of League appearances.

Anyway we'll have a new manager tomorrow and it should be the end of week in week out 4-4-2 no matter what, square pegs in round holes that we've got so used to in the PH years.

I want to see more of Browne and more of Bolarinwra. But in a 4-4-2 that belongs to the previous century?

No thanks..  

  
Posted by: HertsGTFC, November 6, 2016, 3:47pm; Reply: 213
Quoted from golfer


I disagree with what you say about Andrew. I think he is the best left back we have had in recent seasons [Townsend apart] He does a hell of a lot of work both attacking and defending. If you play 4-2-4 you have to have the winger covering for the full back when he goes forward. We haven't had a proper left winger starting for yonks. I am not blaming Vose because he has been played out of position so lets see what Browne can do. At the moment Andrew is running up and down like a blue arsed fly with no support or backup


Agree with Golfer on this. When we played against Morecombe on the opening day PH played Bolarinwa in front of Andrew, both looked really good. I would really like to see Rhys Browne start he looks like he has something different.
Posted by: Cloudy, November 6, 2016, 3:51pm; Reply: 214
Quoted from Cloudy
I appreciate the club said they wouldn't be giving a running commentary on the appointment of a new manager but surely they should have said something by now?
IF an appointment is imminent which is what every media source and even the prospective manager are saying then surely GTFC could have said something like 'we expect to make a formal announcement on Monday/Tuesday'

Just another example of the magificent fans being treated like shite


Now seems the media are tweeting a press conference has been called for Monday morning. Shame the club couldn't have told us first even if we all assume we know ;)
Posted by: Nelly GTFC, November 6, 2016, 4:57pm; Reply: 215
Just announced this in the last 30 minutes on the Official Grimsby Town Twitter and Facebook sites. (ohmy) (clap) (clap2) (100)
Tweet 795300421908701188 will appear here...
Posted by: cmackenzie4, November 6, 2016, 5:46pm; Reply: 216
Quoted from Nelly GTFC
Just announced this in the last 30 minutes on the Official Grimsby Town Twitter and Facebook sites. (ohmy) (clap) (clap2) (100)
Tweet 795300421908701188 will appear here...


I wonder who it is?  ;)
Posted by: lee65, November 6, 2016, 5:49pm; Reply: 217
Which bits the "Kingswood Lounge"?
Posted by: crusty ole pie, November 6, 2016, 6:03pm; Reply: 218
Quoted from lee65
Which bits the "Kingswood Lounge"?


The old legends bar that remains empty on match days
Posted by: forza ivano, November 6, 2016, 6:48pm; Reply: 219
Quoted from crusty ole pie


The old legends bar that remains empty on match days


Really? That sounds like it's a bit of a missed opportunity.why is its closed?
Posted by: SuperJoeyWaters, November 6, 2016, 7:37pm; Reply: 220
The Kingswood Lounge is not closed on matchdays but is only used by a very few people mainly those who have executive boxes. The club charges £150 per season to use the faicility or £8 per game. That is the reason why not many people use it
Posted by: Mrs Doyle, November 6, 2016, 7:55pm; Reply: 221
Lets hope Tombola proves Hurst wrong and is more than just a impact substitution the only way to get match fit is to play full matches.
Posted by: crusty ole pie, November 6, 2016, 8:17pm; Reply: 222
Quoted from SuperJoeyWaters
The Kingswood Lounge is not closed on matchdays but is only used by a very few people mainly those who have executive boxes. The club charges £150 per season to use the faicility or £8 per game. That is the reason why not many people use it


When it was ledgends it was 25 quid a season and was packed taking many hundreds of pounds per game then the club got greedy and now remains largely empty
Posted by: OllieGTFC, November 6, 2016, 8:21pm; Reply: 223
Sounds a silly question but will there be a live stream for tomorrow ?
Posted by: Mariners_15, November 6, 2016, 8:30pm; Reply: 224
Quoted from OllieGTFC
Sounds a silly question but will there be a live stream for tomorrow ?


Hopefully the club might do something. Would be a missed opportunity with the likes of facebook live and periscope about at the minute.
Posted by: ginnywings, November 6, 2016, 8:43pm; Reply: 225
There will no doubt be a filmed interview with the new manager on MP with Dale asking inane questions like "why did you leave Solihull to come to Grimsby"? Doubt there will be a live link though.
Posted by: forza ivano, November 6, 2016, 9:41pm; Reply: 226
Quoted from crusty ole pie


When it was ledgends it was 25 quid a season and was packed taking many hundreds of pounds per game then the club got greedy and now remains largely empty


Fao the trust. It would seem obvious but has anyone done a cost benefit analysis of how the lounge is utilised?
Posted by: Superdan147, November 6, 2016, 9:55pm; Reply: 227
Quoted from ginnywings
There will no doubt be a filmed interview with the new manager on MP with Dale asking inane questions like "why did you leave Solihull to come to Grimsby"? Doubt there will be a live link though.


Can't wait to listen to dales dull voice ask the most mundane and uninspiring questions. Really wish we had someone a bit more charismatic asking the questions and someone's who's just a little creative and ask the questions we actually want the answers to. I always enjoy Matt deans interviews. Wish we had someone like Matt doing all the media stuff
Posted by: The Old Codger, November 6, 2016, 10:00pm; Reply: 228
Quoted from ginnywings
There will no doubt be a filmed interview with the new manager on MP with Dale asking inane questions like "why did you leave Solihull to come to Grimsby"? Doubt there will be a live link though.


Will still be better than Doig
Posted by: Maringer, November 6, 2016, 10:10pm; Reply: 229
I wonder if they will fire up that lawnmower as usual, so we can't hear what is being said in the interview properly?
Posted by: MidnightMariner, November 6, 2016, 10:17pm; Reply: 230
Quoted from Maringer
I wonder if they will fire up that lawnmower as usual, so we can't hear what is being said in the interview properly?


😂
UTM
Posted by: RichMariner, November 6, 2016, 10:17pm; Reply: 231
Quoted from Superdan147


Can't wait to listen to dales dull voice ask the most mundane and uninspiring questions. Really wish we had someone a bit more charismatic asking the questions and someone's who's just a little creative and ask the questions we actually want the answers to. I always enjoy Matt deans interviews. Wish we had someone like Matt doing all the media stuff


If you turned the clock back to 03/04 you'd have had me asking the questions!

Had some good times working with Dale. I got speaking to Tim Harvey at an end-of-season awards thing and asked if I could come down and have a go at asking the questions - and he was like 'yeah, knock yourself out'.

I did it for a season... I fell out with Des Hamilton, and Alan Pouton would never give an interview (always used to threaten to set his dogs on me).
Posted by: promotion plaice, November 6, 2016, 11:36pm; Reply: 232

I know its a big step up for Bignot, but I hope he has had the balls to tell Fenty what he demands back from the club, fitness coach comes to mind.
Posted by: gtfc98, November 7, 2016, 7:39am; Reply: 233
Just because Hurst asked for a fitness coach doesn't necessarily mean that we actually need one. I'm not saying that we don't but people seem to be obsessed by it just because that poisonous dwarf used it as an excuse to leave.
Posted by: Garth, November 7, 2016, 9:31am; Reply: 234
Quoted from gtfc98
Just because Hurst asked for a fitness coach doesn't necessarily mean that we actually need one. I'm not saying that we don't but people seem to be obsessed by it just because that poisonous dwarf used it as an excuse to leave.


FFS --- off your Christmas card list then ;D
Posted by: Garth, November 7, 2016, 9:32am; Reply: 235
Quoted from gtfc98
Just because Hurst asked for a fitness coach doesn't necessarily mean that we actually need one. I'm not saying that we don't but people seem to be obsessed by it just because that poisonous dwarf used it as an excuse to leave.


FFS --- off your Christmas card list then ;D
Posted by: forza ivano, November 7, 2016, 9:43am; Reply: 236
will the press conference be live on Sky news & BBC news? ;D
Posted by: Balthazar Bullitt, November 7, 2016, 9:48am; Reply: 237
Sky have it on pay per view I think and BT are launching a new channel which has cameras fitted in Mr F's shitter
Posted by: mariner83, November 7, 2016, 3:51pm; Reply: 238
Quoted from RichMariner


I did it for a season... I fell out with Des Hamilton


What did you do to upset Disco Des?  ;D
Posted by: excusebeef, November 7, 2016, 4:00pm; Reply: 239
Quoted from RichMariner


If you turned the clock back to 03/04 you'd have had me asking the questions!

Had some good times working with Dale. I got speaking to Tim Harvey at an end-of-season awards thing and asked if I could come down and have a go at asking the questions - and he was like 'yeah, knock yourself out'.

I did it for a season... I fell out with Des Hamilton, and Alan Pouton would never give an interview (always used to threaten to set his dogs on me).


Did Grovsey also have a go at you for being so dam negative all the time lol
Posted by: RichMariner, November 7, 2016, 5:25pm; Reply: 240
Quoted from mariner83


What did you do to upset Disco Des?  ;D


I asked him about an injury that I thought had kept him out of a friendly. He said he didn't have an injury and was just rested.

He was a superstitious man, and said that if he now got injured he knew who to blame.

The very next day he got injured. He genuinely didn't talk to me after that.
Posted by: RichMariner, November 7, 2016, 5:29pm; Reply: 241
Quoted from excusebeef


Did Grovsey also have a go at you for being so dam negative all the time lol


He did! We'd just lost 8-1 at Hartlepool and I asked him how he planned to turn it around in our next game. I thought it was a fair enough question but after he answered the question (and when the camera was off) he gave me a grilling for making too many references to our poor results.
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