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R.I.P. Peter Furneaux

2 December 2014

THE club are saddened to hear of the passing of former chairman and director Peter Furneaux.

During his time as chairman Peter was responsible for appointing Alan Buckley as manager, the most successful manager in Grimsby Town's history. The club then went onto spend over 10 years in the Championship under Buckley's reign.

Speaking of the passing of his friend, Town director John Fenty said: “It is really sad news and our thoughts are with his wife Ann and his family at this time.

Peter was Grimsby Town through and through and he had seen the club through a dramatic change of fortunes; from the depths of the fourth division through to the Championship. He was the chairman when Alan Buckley was appointed, and the rest is history.

"Spending 9 out of 10 seasons in the Championship was a major achievement and major credit should go to Peter and other directors such as the late Bill Carr.

"Peter was at the helm when the club incurred massive financial burdens put on this football club, through no fault of its own, throughout which we worked together, chartering the club through the darkest of days - avoiding administration and potentially going out of business.

“Peter's contribution to this football club has been enormous, John added.”

R.I.P. Peter Furneaux - A True Mariner. 

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