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Posted by: RexFannies, May 21, 2018, 11:08pm
I can't think of any
Posted by: TAGG, May 21, 2018, 11:09pm; Reply: 1
None
I can't remember 😀
Posted by: AdamHaddock, May 21, 2018, 11:10pm; Reply: 2
Willie falconer
Posted by: promotion plaice, May 21, 2018, 11:13pm; Reply: 3

There's a few I'd like to forget   8)
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 21, 2018, 11:24pm; Reply: 4
Who's the best player that you forgot played for Town?


;)
Posted by: promotion plaice, May 21, 2018, 11:25pm; Reply: 5

Ronnie Pickering.
Posted by: forza ivano, May 22, 2018, 7:46am; Reply: 6
Quoted from KingstonMariner
Who's the best player that you forgot played for Town?


;)


I had forgotten all about Simon Francis until Bournemouth got into the prem
Posted by: diehardmariner, May 22, 2018, 8:25am; Reply: 7
Although I was a big fan of Slade in his first spell, it kinda sums him up when he got Francis in on loan and chucked him on the right wing simply because he was tall.  That meant we could lump it out to him for a knock-on.  Very similar to the much slated Monkhouse tactic of 2015/16.

Francis has since gone onto have a very solid career in the higher levels of the English game as a not too shabby centre-back/right-back.
Posted by: Les Brechin, May 22, 2018, 9:17am; Reply: 8
That bloke from Forest, Neil somethingorother who was supposed to be quite good.
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 22, 2018, 10:35am; Reply: 9
About 20 years ago while shopping in Bury St Edmunds I got talking to a bloke who had a car on display in the shopping mall,

He asked me where I came from ( my accent must have given me away ) and when I said Grimsby,

He replied I played for Grimsby in the 70's I was a full back,

To my embarrasment I did not remember him when he told me his name,

So if there are any swots out there with his name I would apprecieate it.

I think he said he played about 30/40 times in 2 years.
Posted by: psgmariner, May 22, 2018, 10:36am; Reply: 10
Quoted from Les Brechin
That bloke from Forest, Neil somethingorother who was supposed to be quite good.


Webb?
Posted by: Meza, May 22, 2018, 10:45am; Reply: 11
Peter Till

Anyone remember him
Posted by: Cloudy, May 22, 2018, 11:03am; Reply: 12
Quoted from grimsby pete
About 20 years ago while shopping in Bury St Edmunds I got talking to a bloke who had a car on display in the shopping mall,

He asked me where I came from ( my accent must have given me away ) and when I said Grimsby,

He replied I played for Grimsby in the 70's I was a full back,

To my embarrasment I did not remember him when he told me his name,

So if there are any swots out there with his name I would apprecieate it.

I think he said he played about 30/40 times in 2 years.


John Duncliffe?
Owen Simpson
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 22, 2018, 11:08am; Reply: 13
Quoted from Cloudy


John Duncliffe?
Owen Simpson


No ,  I remember both of those but keep them coming mate.
Posted by: Stew0_0, May 22, 2018, 11:11am; Reply: 14
That forest centre back. Was it Vance Warner?
Posted by: Cloudy, May 22, 2018, 11:24am; Reply: 15
Quoted from grimsby pete


No ,  I remember both of those but keep them coming mate.


Alan Marley
Jim Kirkland ( late 60's)
Posted by: Meza, May 22, 2018, 11:33am; Reply: 16
Tony Thorpe
Posted by: Les Brechin, May 22, 2018, 11:34am; Reply: 17
Quoted from Stew0_0
That forest centre back. Was it Vance Warner?


Not sure, I've forgotten.

It's a good job PSG reminded me of Neil's surname as I'd never have remembered otherwise.   ;D

Posted by: The_Laughing_Mariner, May 22, 2018, 11:48am; Reply: 18
Alan Gauden
Alan Marley
Posted by: RexFannies, May 22, 2018, 11:57am; Reply: 19
Quoted from promotion plaice

Ronnie Pickering.



Who!
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 22, 2018, 12:07pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from Cloudy


Alan Marley
Jim Kirkland ( late 60's)


I remember Marley he had a long throw I think,

Can not remember Kirkland so it might have been him ,

Thanks anyway.
Posted by: Father Christmas, May 22, 2018, 1:02pm; Reply: 21
Nick Rizzo
Posted by: diehardmariner, May 22, 2018, 1:17pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from Stew0_0
That forest centre back. Was it Vance Warner?


I bet Paul Crichton still has the bump from where he kicked him on the head!
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, May 22, 2018, 1:42pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from grimsby pete


I remember Marley he had a long throw I think,

Can not remember Kirkland so it might have been him ,

Thanks anyway.


Had a look at my Mariners' "bible" Pete and these guys mostly filled the left back position in the early 70s

1969-70             Mobley ( 26 games) or Duncliffe ( 26 games)
1970-71             Kirkland (12 games) or Campbell (25 games)
1971-72             Campbell ( 43 games )
Posted by: Skrill, May 22, 2018, 1:51pm; Reply: 24
Conor Henderson (icon_lol)
Posted by: ginnywings, May 22, 2018, 1:58pm; Reply: 25
Sean McAllister.  ::)
Posted by: Mariner_09, May 22, 2018, 2:09pm; Reply: 26
I think he forgot he played for us.
Posted by: fiveallive, May 22, 2018, 4:09pm; Reply: 27
I can never forget Vance Warner jesus he was bad.
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 22, 2018, 4:52pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from FishOutOfWater


Had a look at my Mariners' "bible" Pete and these guys mostly filled the left back position in the early 70s

1969-70             Mobley ( 26 games) or Duncliffe ( 26 games)
1970-71             Kirkland (12 games) or Campbell (25 games)
1971-72             Campbell ( 43 games )


I remember all those Tim apart from Kirkland so I am thinking it was him

Cheers I don't know why he slipped my memory when I can remember the others .(wheelchair)
Posted by: fazer11, May 22, 2018, 5:37pm; Reply: 29
Completely forgot Simon ford came back for a second spell
Posted by: Heisenberg, May 22, 2018, 5:52pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from Les Brechin


Not sure, I've forgotten.

It's a good job PSG reminded me of Neil's surname as I'd never have remembered otherwise.   ;D



How can you forget Neil Webb! Not from his time at Town, more Forest and Man Utd. I seem to remember he did his Achilles playing for England (v Sweden?) and was never the same again. Belting player in his day, though. Well past his best when he joined us, as many are.
Posted by: RichMariner, May 22, 2018, 6:33pm; Reply: 31
Nick Daws
Derek Niven
Will Antwi
Jamie Green - looked excellent at left back for a short-term contract in non-league but didn’t earn a longer deal
Posted by: bawarmy, May 22, 2018, 6:46pm; Reply: 32
Terry Curran
Posted by: Les Brechin, May 22, 2018, 6:49pm; Reply: 33
Quoted from Heisenberg


How can you forget Neil Webb! Not from his time at Town, more Forest and Man Utd. I seem to remember he did his Achilles playing for England (v Sweden?) and was never the same again. Belting player in his day, though. Well past his best when he joined us, as many are.


I obviously didn't forget him.

Going along with the flow of the thread, I was just suggesting that his time at Town was forgettable.

How can you name a player correctly, if you're supposed to have forgotten him.  ;)
Posted by: Abdul19, May 22, 2018, 7:23pm; Reply: 34
Quoted from fiveallive
I can never forget Vance Warner jesus he was bad.


Was going to post the same thing. That Sunderland game, Jesus Christ!
Posted by: Abdul19, May 22, 2018, 7:26pm; Reply: 35
As for forgettable, I'll go for Grant Normington
Posted by: Pogo, May 22, 2018, 7:39pm; Reply: 36
Ian Hamilton
Posted by: Meza, May 22, 2018, 7:44pm; Reply: 37
Chima Okorie  ;D
Posted by: Les Brechin, May 22, 2018, 8:05pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from Meza
Chima Okorie  ;D


Anyone who was at Tranmere that night will never forget Chima.

Anyway, according to wiki he scored 41 goals in 53 appearances for Town.  ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chima_Okorie
Posted by: Meza, May 22, 2018, 8:10pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from Les Brechin


Anyone who was at Tranmere that night will never forget Chima.

Anyway, according to wiki he scored 41 goals in 53 appearances for Town.  ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chima_Okorie


I noticed that Les i'm pretty sure he only made a small amount of appearances but broke his leg which ended if career with Town.  There was a Brazilian on trial with us but I think he ended up signing for Newcastle can quite remember his name maybe Flamego or something lol.  

On a separate note Les saw Ollie Boyd in motordepot today, he aint changed a bit lol.  didn't realise he stopped playing after having 3 ops on his knee.
Posted by: Heisenberg, May 22, 2018, 8:18pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from Les Brechin


I obviously didn't forget him.

Going along with the flow of the thread, I was just suggesting that his time at Town was forgettable.

How can you name a player correctly, if you're supposed to have forgotten him.  ;)


It’s pretty hard to gauge sarcasm on text, but ok, I see your point now.
Posted by: forza ivano, May 22, 2018, 8:33pm; Reply: 41
Quoted from Abdul19
As for forgettable, I'll go for Grant Normington


Not for me.I saw his only appearance at exeter!
Posted by: friskneymariner, May 22, 2018, 8:36pm; Reply: 42
Will Antwi was very good we tried to get him permanently but he was coaching at Totenham's Academy  and wanted to stay in London.
Posted by: Peeler_Crab, May 22, 2018, 8:45pm; Reply: 43
The Brazilian we had on trial was Fumaca (thumbup)
Posted by: Swansea_Mariner, May 22, 2018, 9:05pm; Reply: 44
Who was the third Italian player we had, he was here a few weeks played in the stiffs, Laws made positive noises about signing him then he disappeared (soon to be followed by Gambaro and  Bonetti!). i seem to remember him being a full international too.
Posted by: Meza, May 22, 2018, 9:20pm; Reply: 45
Quoted from Peeler_Crab
The Brazilian we had on trial was Fumaca (thumbup)


That's the fella
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 22, 2018, 9:28pm; Reply: 46
Quoted from Peeler_Crab
The Brazilian we had on trial was Fumaca (thumbup)


Does that mean 'Smoker' or something?  ;)
Posted by: Mandy Dunnit vs Hettie, May 22, 2018, 9:39pm; Reply: 47
Quoted from Peeler_Crab
The Brazilian we had on trial was Fumaca (thumbup)


Brilliant choice - real name Jose Antunes. He was good, but he was no Ian Toale, now there was forgettable!
Posted by: Abdul19, May 22, 2018, 9:44pm; Reply: 48
Martin McIntosh
Posted by: toontown, May 22, 2018, 9:45pm; Reply: 49
James Berrett

I even forgot him whilst he was still on the pitch.
Posted by: BartonianMariner, May 22, 2018, 9:48pm; Reply: 50
Marlon Broomes - think he was a sweeper
Posted by: Meza, May 22, 2018, 9:48pm; Reply: 51
A very good read and Ivano Bonetti on his time in Grimsby.  Apologies i didn't want to start another so thought i'd put it in here.


https://www.theblizzard.co.uk/article/luton-town-3-grimsby-town-2
Posted by: chaos33, May 22, 2018, 9:50pm; Reply: 52
Peter 'Diego' Rawcliffe.
Tony Caldwell.
Posted by: forza ivano, May 22, 2018, 10:24pm; Reply: 53
Quoted from Meza
A very good read and Ivano Bonetti on his time in Grimsby.  Apologies i didn't want to start another so thought i'd put it in here.


https://www.theblizzard.co.uk/article/luton-town-3-grimsby-town-2


Really good read. It needs its own thread !
Posted by: Perkins, May 22, 2018, 10:28pm; Reply: 54
Jason (he's got a pineapple on his head) Lee.
Posted by: Manchester Mariner, May 22, 2018, 10:44pm; Reply: 55
Chris Grocock
Ian Straw
Posted by: toontown, May 22, 2018, 10:47pm; Reply: 56
Quoted from Meza
A very good read and Ivano Bonetti on his time in Grimsby.  Apologies i didn't want to start another so thought i'd put it in here.


https://www.theblizzard.co.uk/article/luton-town-3-grimsby-town-2


that was a great read - cheers
Posted by: Meza, May 22, 2018, 10:48pm; Reply: 57
Quoted from forza ivano


Really good read. It needs its own thread !


Ok, I've added a new thread ;)
Posted by: AdamHaddock, May 22, 2018, 11:08pm; Reply: 58
Quoted from BartonianMariner
Marlon Broomes - think he was a sweeper

Equaliser at Anfield. Far from forgettable
Posted by: Meza, May 22, 2018, 11:19pm; Reply: 59
Gary Liddell
Posted by: jamesgtfc, May 23, 2018, 6:56am; Reply: 60
Clint Marcelle and Glen Downey.
Posted by: DocDock, May 23, 2018, 8:35am; Reply: 61
Dean Gordon
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 23, 2018, 9:53am; Reply: 62
Quoted from Meza
A very good read and Ivano Bonetti on his time in Grimsby.  Apologies i didn't want to start another so thought i'd put it in here.


https://www.theblizzard.co.uk/article/luton-town-3-grimsby-town-2


It was a good read Meza,

The thing about fishing made me think,

In The fishing years we had 6,800 fisherman going to sea in 7,000 boats ??????????

I can not remember a fishermen having a trawler to himself   ;D
Posted by: friskneymariner, May 23, 2018, 10:10am; Reply: 63
Marcel Cas and er that Frenchman even Slade could not remember his name when he played for him.
Posted by: ginnywings, May 23, 2018, 10:13am; Reply: 64
Quoted from grimsby pete


It was a good read Meza,

The thing about fishing made me think,

In The fishing years we had 6,800 fisherman going to sea in 7,000 boats ??????????

I can not remember a fishermen having a trawler to himself   ;D


700 Pete. You have added a nought mate.  ::)
Posted by: LH, May 23, 2018, 10:17am; Reply: 65
Steve Slade - who the club had to confirm was no relation to Russell when he signed.
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 23, 2018, 2:01pm; Reply: 66
Quoted from ginnywings


700 Pete. You have added a nought mate.  ::)


I blame the morphine Ginny  ;)
Posted by: rancido, May 23, 2018, 7:21pm; Reply: 67
The " unforgettable " Serge Makofo !
Posted by: Elgringo87, May 23, 2018, 7:33pm; Reply: 68
Menno willems
Posted by: Thedonisthedon, May 23, 2018, 7:39pm; Reply: 69
Quoted from chaos33
Peter 'Diego' Rawcliffe.
Tony Caldwell.


That's the two I was thinking of.
Rawcliffe may have been from Louth.
Caldwell came in a player exchange, then Buckely sold him. Brilliant piece of business as he was crap.
Exchange player was Scott McGarvey, now he was really mad and picked fights with the corner flag. Made Gunning look like a girl private cat.
Posted by: ginnywings, May 23, 2018, 7:54pm; Reply: 70
I remember playing against a young Rawcliffe in the Sunday League. Jeez he was quick. Mind you, anyone seemed quick on a Sunday morning after a Saturday night skinful.
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 23, 2018, 8:02pm; Reply: 71
Ray Lancaster  came with rave reviews but could not hack our fresh air at Cleethorpes,

He came from Rotherham and all the smoke in the pit mining towns effected him when he breathed good fresh air and it made him tired all the time,

Or so they say.
Posted by: jamesgtfc, May 23, 2018, 8:04pm; Reply: 72
David Beharall
Posted by: The Old Codger, May 23, 2018, 8:05pm; Reply: 73
Neil Webb
Posted by: ginnywings, May 23, 2018, 8:45pm; Reply: 74
Paul Warhurst
Posted by: Meza, May 23, 2018, 8:56pm; Reply: 75
Steve Saunders
Posted by: Youngy, May 23, 2018, 8:56pm; Reply: 76
Paul Jewell
Paul Robinson
Nigel Jemson
Gary Crosby
Paul Holsgrove
Jim Dobbin and Dave Gilberts second spells
Chris Thompson
Mark Nicholls
Mark Flatts
Posted by: forza ivano, May 23, 2018, 9:46pm; Reply: 77
Quoted from jamesgtfc
David Beharall


He played in the magical Liverpool win so is one of a dozen town heroes from that night.never to be forgotten. Marlon Brookes also played n scored didn't he?
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 23, 2018, 10:03pm; Reply: 78
Quoted from Youngy
Paul Jewell
Paul Robinson
Nigel Jemson
Gary Crosby
Paul Holsgrove
Jim Dobbin and Dave Gilberts second spells
Chris Thompson
Mark Nicholls
Mark Flatts


Jewell scored the goal laid on by Ivano at Charlton. Too memorable an incident ever to forget.
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, May 23, 2018, 10:06pm; Reply: 79
Nuts Anders fostervold
Menno willems
Posted by: jamesgtfc, May 23, 2018, 10:18pm; Reply: 80
Mickaël Buscher who came to the club with Akpa-Akpro.

He never played a first team game in his 7 month stay and is only 31!
Posted by: ginnywings, May 23, 2018, 10:26pm; Reply: 81
Quoted from forza ivano


He played in the magical Liverpool win so is one of a dozen town heroes from that night.never to be forgotten. Marlon Brookes also played n scored didn't he?


Marlon Broomes, and yes, he scored in extra time.

Edit: Just looked up the match stats and it was Beherall who gave away the penalty that put Liverpool in front.
Posted by: Abdul19, May 23, 2018, 10:28pm; Reply: 82
Luke Foulkes
Posted by: Meza, May 23, 2018, 10:31pm; Reply: 83
Quoted from Meza
Steve Saunders


The Ginger Winger
Posted by: Mighty_Mariner, May 23, 2018, 11:09pm; Reply: 84
Quoted from Youngy
Paul Jewell
Paul Robinson
Nigel Jemson
Gary Crosby
Paul Holsgrove
Jim Dobbin and Dave Gilberts second spells
Chris Thompson
Mark Nicholls
Mark Flatts


As in the ex-Spurs and Leeds keeper?
Posted by: Meza, May 23, 2018, 11:11pm; Reply: 85
Quoted from Mighty_Mariner


As in the ex-Spurs and Leeds keeper?


Fullback I think Mighty
Posted by: Mighty_Mariner, May 23, 2018, 11:13pm; Reply: 86
Quoted from Meza


Fullback I think Mighty


Aahh! 👍
Posted by: Meza, May 23, 2018, 11:21pm; Reply: 87
Quoted from Mighty_Mariner


Aahh! 👍


Not the one from Leeds or Newcastle tho...although this one did play for Newcastle

Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 23, 2018, 11:21pm; Reply: 88
Abdul Ashcroft is one that has slipped by me.
Posted by: Meza, May 23, 2018, 11:24pm; Reply: 89
who was that Moroccan on trial
Posted by: Mighty_Mariner, May 23, 2018, 11:28pm; Reply: 90
Jordan Chapel
Posted by: AdamHaddock, May 24, 2018, 12:02am; Reply: 91
This is the Paul Robinson we had. 2002 ish
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/paul-robinson-of-grimsby-goes-past-bobby-zamora-of-brighton-news-photo/1458706
Posted by: Meza, May 24, 2018, 12:13am; Reply: 92
Quoted from AdamHaddock


At first i thought it was him but im not sure its that one.
Posted by: Dan, May 24, 2018, 10:19am; Reply: 93
Jammal Shahin - always thought it was interesting how he was plucked out of Sunday League by Mike Newell / Neil Woods.
Posted by: Numanoid, May 24, 2018, 10:26am; Reply: 94
Andy Dixon local lad I think
Darren Mansaram
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 24, 2018, 10:33am; Reply: 95
That young lad that Newell signed on a 3 year deal Jones ?

Scored one goal off his bottom and was released after 12 months.
Posted by: Mallyner, May 24, 2018, 10:39am; Reply: 96
I cant remember his name now but he was a left back,  i think he was John and last time i saw him, he was running a milk shake parlour at the top of St Peters Ave, on the left as you go down.
Posted by: Numanoid, May 24, 2018, 10:52am; Reply: 97
Quoted from Mallyner
I cant remember his name now but he was a left back,  i think he was John and last time i saw him, he was running a milk shake parlour at the top of St Peters Ave, on the left as you go down.


John stones
Posted by: Manchester Mariner, May 24, 2018, 12:24pm; Reply: 98
Lee Pratt.
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, May 24, 2018, 12:42pm; Reply: 99
Quoted from grimsby pete


I remember all those Tim apart from Kirkland so I am thinking it was him

Cheers I don't know why he slipped my memory when I can remember the others .(wheelchair)


I wouldn't have known Pete without the record book I keep close by.... getting to an age when my memory ain't what it used to be too!!  ;)
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, May 24, 2018, 12:55pm; Reply: 100
Quoted from grimsby pete
That young lad that Newell signed on a 3 year deal Jones ?

Scored one goal off his bottom and was released after 12 months.


Chris Jones it was Pete

His solitary effort was the home game v Burton.... who knew that the return fixture, THAT away game,  six months or so later, would be so catastrophic  :-/
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 24, 2018, 1:01pm; Reply: 101
Quoted from FishOutOfWater


Chris Jones it was Pete

His solitary effort was the home game v Burton.... who knew that the return fixture, THAT away game,  six months or so later, would be so catastrophic  :-/


That's the one TIM, I remember Newell saying he was one for the future.
Posted by: Numanoid, May 24, 2018, 1:02pm; Reply: 102
Kevin Topliss I think from Humbo
Posted by: Mallyner, May 24, 2018, 1:12pm; Reply: 103
Quoted from Numanoid


John stones


Thank you very much, i have been struggling for weeks to remember his name.  :)
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, May 24, 2018, 1:12pm; Reply: 104
Quoted from grimsby pete


That's the one TIM, I remember Newell saying he was one for the future.


If my memory serves me right he went to play in the Welsh league.... Neath maybe?

Newell was rumoured to be on a cut for any players he brought through that got sold on. He was one that never made the grade with us, so Newell missed out there..
Posted by: moss_side_mariner, May 24, 2018, 1:26pm; Reply: 105
Quoted from Numanoid
Kevin Topliss I think from Humbo


Healing, I think. Other local lads.... Neil Matthews and Neil Horwood.

And who remembers Steve Foley?
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 24, 2018, 1:32pm; Reply: 106
Quoted from moss_side_mariner


Healing, I think. Other local lads.... Neil Matthews and Neil Horwood.

And who remembers Steve Foley?


I do he came from Liverpool .
Posted by: Madeleymariner, May 24, 2018, 1:33pm; Reply: 107
Watched a short highlights vid of us winning 2-1 against Swindon on Youtube the other day. They had the team lineups on screen inc a player called Stiles on the right wing for us. I thought wow I really dont remember this guy at all, and they referred to him a couple of times in the commentary. Was poor quality video but eventually worked out it was Gary Childs. ;D
Posted by: moss_side_mariner, May 24, 2018, 1:41pm; Reply: 108
Quoted from grimsby pete


I do he came from Liverpool .


Correct. Bit of a party animal.
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, May 24, 2018, 1:50pm; Reply: 109
Quoted from grimsby pete


I do he came from Liverpool .


Didn't Foley come as part of a "double deal" from Liverpool... Chris Seagraves the other one I think?
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 24, 2018, 1:54pm; Reply: 110
I think Foley got locked up in Cleethorpes police station once and our chairman PF had to go bail him out.
Posted by: Les Brechin, May 24, 2018, 2:40pm; Reply: 111
Quoted from Youngy
Paul Jewell
Paul Robinson
Nigel Jemson
Gary Crosby
Paul Holsgrove
Jim Dobbin and Dave Gilberts second spells
Chris Thompson
Mark Nicholls
Mark Flatts


Mark Flatts must be well up there with instantly forgettable Town players. Didn't he come from Arsenal and played a few games for them?
Posted by: jock dock tower, May 24, 2018, 3:12pm; Reply: 112
Quoted from grimsby pete
Ray Lancaster  came with rave reviews but could not hack our fresh air at Cleethorpes,

He came from Rotherham and all the smoke in the pit mining towns effected him when he breathed good fresh air and it made him tired all the time,

Or so they say.


Ray Lancaster was about as fit a guy as you could get. Long after he'd finished playing for Town he was cycling long distances way before it became popular.

Here's a thought, being where you live, the full back wasn't Steve Govier was it? Used to play for Norwich before coming to BP, so would make sense to move back down that way.

Posted by: Cloudy, May 24, 2018, 3:33pm; Reply: 113
Quoted from jock dock tower


Ray Lancaster was about as fit a guy as you could get. Long after he'd finished playing for Town he was cycling long distances way before it became popular.

Here's a thought, being where you live, the full back wasn't Steve Govier was it? Used to play for Norwich before coming to BP, so would make sense to move back down that way.



Govier was a centre back wasnt he?
Posted by: rancido, May 24, 2018, 3:34pm; Reply: 114
Quoted from grimsby pete
I think Foley got locked up in Cleethorpes police station once and our chairman PF had to go bail him out.




Was he the one who allegedly had an altercation with Nigel Batch over Batch's missus ?
Posted by: Posh Harry, May 24, 2018, 6:17pm; Reply: 115
Quoted from rancido




Was he the one who allegedly had an altercation with Nigel Batch over Batch's missus ?


That’s what I recall as well. Think Foley was shown the door because of it.
Posted by: Meza, May 24, 2018, 6:45pm; Reply: 116
Chris Thompson
Posted by: jock dock tower, May 24, 2018, 7:15pm; Reply: 117
Quoted from Cloudy


Govier was a centre back wasnt he?


He signed as a centre half, but played majority of his games at left back. Martin Young - a cracking talent cut down in his prime - was the usual centre half when Govier played left back.

Posted by: grimsby pete, May 24, 2018, 7:37pm; Reply: 118
Quoted from jock dock tower


Ray Lancaster was about as fit a guy as you could get. Long after he'd finished playing for Town he was cycling long distances way before it became popular.

Here's a thought, being where you live, the full back wasn't Steve Govier was it? Used to play for Norwich before coming to BP, so would make sense to move back down that way.



I remember Steve Govier  he was a good player but didn't he play most games as a centre back ?
Posted by: Numanoid, May 24, 2018, 7:42pm; Reply: 119
Charlie I'Anson him who went to spain
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 24, 2018, 7:55pm; Reply: 120
Quoted from Numanoid
Charlie I'Anson him who went to spain


In the category of 'one who got away'. Played in the Segunda or whatever it's called and even a few games in La Liga in Spain. Thought he looked quality when I saw him play.
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 24, 2018, 7:55pm; Reply: 121
Quoted from Meza
who was that Moroccan on trial


Mustapha the Thief?
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 24, 2018, 7:56pm; Reply: 122
Quoted from Les Brechin


Mark Flatts must be well up there with instantly forgettable Town players. Didn't he come from Arsenal and played a few games for them?


Thought Freemo was on loan from Chelsea.
Posted by: KingstonMariner, May 24, 2018, 7:56pm; Reply: 123
Chris Llewellyn. Liverpool Youth Team graduate?
Posted by: Meza, May 24, 2018, 8:25pm; Reply: 124
Steve Stoutt
Posted by: WOZOFGRIMSBY, May 24, 2018, 8:35pm; Reply: 125
Steve kabba
Nicky Rizzo
And of course

Jason Lee!
Posted by: Abdul19, May 24, 2018, 8:40pm; Reply: 126
Kabba was quality!

The fact it's taken me this long to think of James Lawson illustrates just how forgettable he was.
Posted by: Quagmire, May 24, 2018, 8:48pm; Reply: 127
Mark Nicholls
Posted by: Meza, May 24, 2018, 8:48pm; Reply: 128
Paul Holsgrove
Posted by: Cambs Mariner, May 24, 2018, 8:50pm; Reply: 129
Bob Oldridge. Scored on his debut if I remember correctly.
Posted by: Meza, May 24, 2018, 8:59pm; Reply: 130
Marc Goodfellow
Posted by: Numanoid, May 24, 2018, 9:12pm; Reply: 131
Quoted from Meza
Steve Stoutt


Great lad ! He used to live in Southfield Ave .we did a driveway next door and he ended up doing some work with us in the close season ,he'd left us for Lincoln and they released him too but he then went to Boston. I think he's a milkman now in Huddersfield  :)
Posted by: mariner83, May 24, 2018, 9:13pm; Reply: 132
James Alabi
Christian Jolley
Posted by: fleabag1970, May 24, 2018, 9:20pm; Reply: 133
Peter grotier ?
Posted by: Meza, May 24, 2018, 9:24pm; Reply: 134
Quoted from Numanoid


Great lad ! He used to live in Southfield Ave .we did a driveway next door and he ended up doing some work with us in the close season ,he'd left us for Lincoln and they released him too but he then went to Boston. I think he's a milkman now in Huddersfield  :)


Yeah went to a school mates house who lived next door to him and I couldn't stop talking about town town town, then I found he played for Lincoln ahaha, but lovely bloke, he gave me a pair of his town shorts
Posted by: Abdul19, May 24, 2018, 10:02pm; Reply: 135
Nicky Walker
Posted by: The_Laughing_Mariner, May 24, 2018, 10:07pm; Reply: 136
Ian Toale
Posted by: jock dock tower, May 24, 2018, 10:09pm; Reply: 137
Gordon Walker
Posted by: The_Laughing_Mariner, May 24, 2018, 10:12pm; Reply: 138
Ricky Ravenhill
Posted by: Abdul19, May 24, 2018, 10:12pm; Reply: 139
Abdul
Posted by: Meza, May 24, 2018, 10:14pm; Reply: 140
Gary Silk
Posted by: ginnywings, May 24, 2018, 10:18pm; Reply: 141
Quoted from KingstonMariner


In the category of 'one who got away'. Played in the Segunda or whatever it's called and even a few games in La Liga in Spain. Thought he looked quality when I saw him play.


I remember when he first got into the side, i thought he was class and would make us money one day; then PH released him and when asked why at a fans forum, he wasn't very complimentary about him, saying he was one footed and other stuff that now escapes me. That's when i started to dislike PH.

Think Charlie had the last laugh.
Posted by: blundellpork, May 24, 2018, 10:40pm; Reply: 142
Nicky Southall- a Brian Laws rough diamond who ended up playing for Bolton in the Prem.
Posted by: mariner83, May 24, 2018, 10:43pm; Reply: 143
Erm Church (Antony?)
Posted by: Meza, May 24, 2018, 10:45pm; Reply: 144
Quoted from blundellpork
Nicky Southall- a Brian Laws rough diamond who ended up playing for Bolton in the Prem.


Always saw is name pop up on the vidi printer for Hartlepool
Posted by: jaygy, May 24, 2018, 11:08pm; Reply: 145
Did we have a very tall African goalkeeper on trial/short contract in the late nineties or early 2000’s? I just seem to remember a back page of the telegraph about him for some reason 🤔
Posted by: Youngy, May 24, 2018, 11:23pm; Reply: 146
Quoted from Meza
Marc Goodfellow


I will never forgive him for missing an absolute sitter at Leyton Orient in the last minute which would have given us 3 points and essentially promoted us ahead of them.
Posted by: forza ivano, May 25, 2018, 12:05am; Reply: 147
Think I've got the ultimate player that we've all forgotten. And that's the guy we signed a year or two ago. You know the one, the  signing that made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up...... ;D ;D
Posted by: Balthazar Bullitt, May 25, 2018, 12:10am; Reply: 148
Quoted from forza ivano
Think I've got the ultimate player that we've all forgotten. And that's the guy we signed a year or two ago. You know the one, the  signing that made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up...... ;D ;D


Did he come on as a sub at Chester by any chance?
Posted by: Meza, May 25, 2018, 12:55am; Reply: 149
Quoted from Youngy


I will never forgive him for missing an absolute sitter at Leyton Orient in the last minute which would have given us 3 points and essentially promoted us ahead of them.


Yep remember that too but its really hard to pick players you forgot played for town when were all firing names that we clearly all know lol.  And some names i have briefly forgotten that others have posted and im thinking oh yeah i do remember him lol.

I remember watching town reserves one evening when it was buckleys first maybe 2nd seasonin charge and we had a black striker called something Morris.

Posted by: Abdul19, May 25, 2018, 7:15am; Reply: 150
Quoted from jaygy
Did we have a very tall African goalkeeper on trial/short contract in the late nineties or early 2000’s? I just seem to remember a back page of the telegraph about him for some reason 🤔


Ademola Bankole?
Posted by: Les Brechin, May 25, 2018, 7:21am; Reply: 151
Quoted from KingstonMariner


Thought Freemo was on loan from Chelsea.


Mark Nicholls was from Cheksea, Im sure Flatts came from The bottom.
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, May 25, 2018, 10:33am; Reply: 152
One who's just come to mind.....Robert Taylor
Posted by: AdamHaddock, May 25, 2018, 10:41am; Reply: 153
Ah yes. Rob Taylor. Sent off against Bradford for kicking thin air
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 25, 2018, 11:18am; Reply: 154
Quoted from Les Brechin


Mark Nicholls was from Cheksea, Im sure Flatts came from The bottom.


Yes I saw them both play,

Flatts on his debut looked promising but did not kick on,

While watching Nicholls I though what a load of rubbish what did Chelsea see in him enough to sign him.
Posted by: livosnose, May 25, 2018, 11:30am; Reply: 155
Quoted from AdamHaddock
Ah yes. Rob Taylor. Sent off against Bradford for kicking thin air


Benito Carbone scored a cracking free kick in that game.
Posted by: Les Brechin, May 25, 2018, 11:35am; Reply: 156
Quoted from grimsby pete


Yes I saw them both play,

Flatts on his debut looked promising but did not kick on,

While watching Nicholls I though what a load of rubbish what did Chelsea see in him enough to sign him.


I think Chelsea was his first club.
Posted by: Peeler_Crab, May 25, 2018, 12:16pm; Reply: 157
Quoted from Abdul19


Ademola Bankole?


Correct, Abdul

In the words of Alan Buckley "We just call him, George" (icon_rolleyes)
Posted by: Manchester Mariner, May 25, 2018, 12:29pm; Reply: 158
Isaiah Rankin.
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 25, 2018, 1:12pm; Reply: 159
Quoted from Les Brechin


I think Chelsea was his first club.


Yes Les but he must have shown some promise to sign him in the first place,

I did not see any though.
Posted by: FishOutOfWater, May 25, 2018, 3:53pm; Reply: 160
Quoted from livosnose


Benito Carbone scored a cracking free kick in that game.


If I remember correctly the ref moved the free kick 10 yards closer to goal in because our players didn't retreat arguing it shouldn't have been given... double whammy against us then as it made it easier for Carbone to hit the target    ::)
Posted by: Numanoid, May 25, 2018, 4:26pm; Reply: 161
Darren Wrack another local I think
Chris Nicholl
Posted by: Les Brechin, May 25, 2018, 4:46pm; Reply: 162
Quoted from Numanoid
Darren Wrack another local I think
Chris Nicholl


Chris Nicholl will never be forgotten for his performance at Goodison Park on that rainy November evening back in 1984.
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 25, 2018, 5:04pm; Reply: 163
Quoted from Numanoid
Darren Wrack another local I think
Chris Nicholl


We could have had Darren Wrack when he left school but did not want him,

A few years later we Paid £100,000 for him,

THEN

Let him go on a free.!!!!!!!
Posted by: friskneymariner, May 25, 2018, 5:17pm; Reply: 164
Quoted from grimsby pete


Yes I saw them both play,

Flatts on his debut looked promising but did not kick on,

While watching Nicholls I though what a load of rubbish what did Chelsea see in him enough to sign him.


Nicholls made a great connection with Kevin Muscat's elbow.
Posted by: Abdul19, May 25, 2018, 5:57pm; Reply: 165
Quoted from grimsby pete



Let him go on a free.!!!!!!!


We've still got the 50% sell on clause though ;)
Posted by: totalidiot, May 25, 2018, 6:50pm; Reply: 166
Billy Stubbs, no idea who he was,where he came from and where he went to.
Posted by: Thedonisthedon, May 25, 2018, 7:12pm; Reply: 167
Isaiah Rankin Ex Arsenal
Posted by: Abdul19, May 25, 2018, 8:17pm; Reply: 168
Robbie Busscher
Posted by: Balthazar Bullitt, May 26, 2018, 7:31am; Reply: 169
Quoted from totalidiot
Billy Stubbs, no idea who he was,where he came from and where he went to.


Think you're confusing him with cotton eyed Joe
Posted by: Thedonisthedon, May 26, 2018, 8:55am; Reply: 170
Local and Wintringham Lad Paul Emson.
Athletico-Brigg Town -Derby-Town.
Posted by: Thedonisthedon, May 26, 2018, 9:06am; Reply: 171

More on One's Isaiah Than the other Rankin.

Rankin scored two goals in his first six games. In a match against his parent club Barnsley at Blundell Park, Rankin scored a goal in a 6–1 victory for Grimsby, but controversially upset Barnsley manager Gudjon Thordarson for what he called an unprofessional goal celebration. Thordarson stated that Rankin would never play for Barnsley again, and the player had his contract terminated with immediate effect, which allowed him to sign for Grimsby on a permanent basis until the end of the season.
Posted by: livosnose, May 26, 2018, 12:30pm; Reply: 172
Colin Cramb
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 26, 2018, 12:41pm; Reply: 173
Just remember another one   male private Renwick.
Posted by: Mallyner, May 26, 2018, 4:25pm; Reply: 174
I dont know if he has been mentioned yet but Owen Simpson. I believe he lives in Waltham and was on the photos when Alan Shearer came regarding Matt Tees and the possible connection with heading a ball and dementia.
Posted by: grimsby pete, May 27, 2018, 11:15am; Reply: 175
?????  Hogan from our non league days
Posted by: mariner83, June 8, 2018, 7:39am; Reply: 176
Ronald Ermes

Actually did he ever actually make an appearance?
Posted by: Todmorden Mariner, June 8, 2018, 7:49am; Reply: 177
Paul Holsgrove
Posted by: PrestwichMariner, June 8, 2018, 8:08am; Reply: 178
I can't remember anyone I've forgotten!
Posted by: Gainsbro_Mariner, June 8, 2018, 9:26am; Reply: 179
Steve Chettle

I was 15 years old when we signed him and having grown up in the era of collecting Merlin Football stickers as a kid he was always in my swap pile. I was delighted when we signed him as he was a proper stalwart at Forest. I think he played about 15-20 games all season, was largely injured and went down.

Paul Warhurst

Again, a Premier League old timer, won the League with Blackburn after that thing at Wednesday when he was a centre half playing up front and scoring. Again a “‘massive” signing for a teenage me despite blissfully ignoring the fact he was old, past it and had played for 2/3 teams already that season.

Clint Marcelle

Played in the Premier League with Barnsley, again I just recall remembering from his Football sticker and being on Fifa 98. Was a completely pointless signing, well past it and lasted 5 minutes.

John Thorrington

I remember seeing this guy tearing it up for Huddersfield on the old ITV Yorkshire Goals on Sunday programme, couldn’t believe our look when we brought him in towards the back end of 03/04. Played like 3 times and ended up in the MLS.

Jason Batty

New Zealand number 1 keeper I reckon either signed non-contract terms or was training with us for a while. Never even saw the bench whatever he was.

Martin Pringle

A huge signing for Town from Premler League Charlton, two games and a career ending injury.
Posted by: Les Brechin, June 21, 2018, 1:18pm; Reply: 180
Sam Kelly.  :)
Posted by: Ipswin, June 21, 2018, 1:50pm; Reply: 181
I came across a number of the 'Black and White Corner' fanzines the other day. Done I think by Jake Olley, I don't know how many there were before it went mammaries up but I have four or five of the first seven

Anyway I was amazed how much information there was in them, some great articles and in number 7 a superb lengthy interview with Sir Matt.

It also gives a lot of names for the 'Players you forgot' thread (or in many cases 'Players you didn't forget as you never heard of them')

Here we go (apologies if any have already got a mention)

Liam Nimmo 2 apps as sub
Willie Falconer 2 apps 1 start 1 sub
Neil Murray 2 apps 1 start 1 sub
John Walker 3 apps 1 start 2 sub 1 goal in 6-3 home defeat by Watford
Nicky Rizzo 1 app
Jake Sagere 1 app
Enzo Gambaro 1 app as sub
James Lawson 1 app as sub
Lee Pratt 1 app 17 yo keeper conceded 5 goals v Stoke
Robbie Busscher 1 app as sub signed from Feynoord came on in 89th min, record shortest time on pitch for Town!
Posted by: Les Brechin, June 21, 2018, 2:10pm; Reply: 182
Quoted from Ipswin
  
Lee Pratt 1 app 17 yo keeper conceded 5 goals v Stoke


I remember that game well. 1986/87 season, last game under Mike L**ns (still can't bring myself to spell his name out). We were already relegated. Lost 5-1. To be fair he didn't really have much chance with any of the goals, it's just that the team we had at the time were so bloody awful. We'd also lost 6-0 at Stoke in the FA Cup earlier that same season.
Posted by: Perkins, June 21, 2018, 3:45pm; Reply: 183
Jimmy Gilligan, think we offered Watford 100 grand for him on the day they were letting him go for free. They took the money, we got Gilligan and employed  probably one òf the worst players I've ever seen.
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