OUR thanks to you once again for your magnificent support of Grimsby Town Football club last season.
From August through to May you followed Paul Hurst’s side to each corner of the country, on weekdays as well as weekends. Without doubt, we have the best fans in the League.
On home turf we were proud to see Blundell Park packed to the rafters for the Scunthorpe United game in the FA Cup in November and further 5,000- plus gates against Lincoln City, Huddersfield and Gateshead in the play-offs.
For the second year running we finished 4th in the Conference Premier, winning almost 50% of our fixtures, racking up 78 points in the process – a feat that shouldn’t be overlooked when you take into account the plight of play-off runners-up Wrexham and Kidderminister Harriers last season. Also, as I mentioned earlier, we enjoyed a superb run in the FA Cup, reaching the 3rd Round proper for the first time since 2003!
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one delighted to see The Mighty Mariners receiving national exposure on TV during the cup run. It’s been too long since we last enjoyed time in the spotlight, giving Football League clubs a run for their money.
We've already managed to sign Scott Brown and managed to keep hold of our goalscoring skipper Craig Disley, creative midfielder Scott Neilson and the imperious James McKeown.
I for one know that Paul Hurst is working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring in players who have the hunger and required quality to help this magnificent club back to the Football League. For this to happen the club needs YOU to continue your outstanding support next season to help cheer on The Mariners, just as you did this year.
After what has been a good season, with exceptional support from the fans, we are delighted to announce the positive news that we have held the majority of prices at the same level as last season, with an adult and accompanied junior enjoying a full season’s entertainment at less than £15 per game, with a season ticket.
Also, as a special thank you to our long standing ’Senior Support’, we have introduced a significantly lower price for those fans who are 75-plus year old season ticket holders. We understand that some of our elder season ticket holders struggle with dark evening and very cold winter games, so we have taken this into account with a new lower price. We have also introduced an ‘Ancient Mariner’ category – albeit on matchday only – whereby any fan who is 85 or over can get to see the Mariners free of charge, as long as they are accompanied (season ticket holder or carer/family member).
I hope that you decide to renew your season ticket(s) because, remember, we NEED your support.
Ian Fleming Grimsby Town Football club chief executive