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  1. Well I have my team ready for next season. We will be having a slightly different formation, but finances are crippling us. I'm bottom of the list with only 84k a week to spend. In comparison, Sunderland are the team directly above us and they have 200k a week to spend, but at the other end Brighton have 825k a week to spend, so we will definitely have a challenge on our hands. I've made a raft of changes too, to hopefully give us a chance of staying up. John O'Brien (regen from Crusaders), Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Loan from Aston Villa), James Shea (free), Nathan Baker (free), Kyle Bartley (free), Sam Clucas (free), Kgiso Nthle (free), Kieran Wallace (free) and Joe Dodoo (free) all join the club. Ben Richards-Everton (Port Vale, 15k), David Stockdale (retired), Angus MacDonald (released), Otis Khan (released), James Tilley (released), Nick Anderton (released), Ethan Galbraith (released) and Josh Koroma (released) have all left the club.
  2. Grimsby Town FC 22/23 Season: Last season, we had the disappointment of losing in the play-offs. With 5 games to go, we was 4 points off the play-offs, and a slim chance of getting through. However, 4 wins and a draw saw us overtake MK Dons, who occupied the last play-off spot, and also Mansfield to finish 5th in the league. This meant we faced a tough Rochdale team, who had only lost 8 games all season. Going into the match, the head-to-head didn't really separate the teams either, playing 7 times and 2 wins a piece. The first leg, was a typical 0-0, neither team wanting to break the shackles, and much of the second leg followed, until Charlie Wyke hit the back of the net, providing the only goal in both legs. This meant we faced Hull City, who overcame Mansfield 1-0 in the final. Things couldn't have started better for us after we had a penalty in just the 8th minute, allowing Wyke to step up and score his 18th goal of the season. Ogbene followed with his 15th goal of the season in the 60th minute, and with Hull attacking, we hit them on the counter twice more with Wyke getting his 19th and 20th goals of the season, resulting in a 4-0 thrashing of our rivals just over the river. The Championship will be very tough for me, the board have hardly given me a transfer budget (378k) and there isn't much in the wage budget either. Goalkeepers: James McKeown. Played 53. Conceded 48. Clean Sheets 23. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Another great season for Macca, getting over 20 clean sheets again. Jakub Ojrzynski. Played 2. Conceded 6. Clean Sheets 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Still has a bit of potential, but the Championship may be a step too far for him. Will compete for second or third choice next season. David Stockdale. Played 1. Conceded 0. Clean Sheets 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Was signed for emergency cover, and is retiring, allowing me to bring in a new face in goalie corner. Defenders Luke Hendrie. Played 50. Goals 2. Assists 4. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. I was looking to extend his deal in January and was able to. Had another solid season for us. Jordan Brown. Played 7(7). Goals 0. Assists 0. Loan Expires 30/6/2023. Joined us because of his versatility. Had a solid enough season for us. Will be looking to improve on him though for the Championship. Charlie Wiggett. Played 44. Goals 2. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. One of my first choices in the first 11. Had a fantastic season, and our results at the end of the season turned better when he was back in the team. Mattie Pollock. Played 52. Goals 6. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Another fantastic season from Pollock, finishing with an average of 7.08. Ben Richards-Everton. Played 4(1). Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Complained due to lack of playing time in January, so I moved him on to Port Vale, who paid his full wages and gave me 15k to turn it into a permanent deal. Angus MacDonald. Played 12. Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Back-up defender, who only played when Wiggett or Pollock was injured. Camron Gbadebo. Played 0. Goals 0. Assists 0. Loan Expires 30/6/2023. 4th choice defender, who replaced Ben Richards-Everton. Didn't play though, due to the form of other defenders. Brandon Mason. Played 45(1). Goals 0. Assists 17. Contract Expires 30/6/2025. One of my signings of the season. Only disappointment from me was that he didn't hit 20 assists, mainly due to an injury that ruled him out for a month. Nick Anderton. Played 10. Goals 0. Assists 3. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Came in as back up and provided that for me when Mason was injured. Will be moving on though at the end of the season. Midfielders Ethan Galbraith. Played 2(2). Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Didn't get a game from January, so will be moving on at the end of the season. Does still have potential though, which I will consider. Jake Hessenthaler. Played 53. Goals 2. Assists 6. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Hess had a fantastic season in midfield, finishing with an average of 7.04. Harry Clifton. Played 31(21). Goals 0. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Renewed his deal in January, on less wages. Homegrown and gives me back up for next season. Max Wright. Played 20(27). Goals 0. Assists 4. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Didn't hit the heights of last season, but didn't have the same opportunities. Training him to cover left wing too. Chay Cooper. Played 26(22). Goals 1. Assists 3. Contract Expires 30/6/2025. Had an ok season for me, but dropping him to the bench was one of the reasons towards the end of the season why I was getting better results. Ronan Darcy. Played 51(3). Goals 7. Assists 3. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Finally started to find the back of the net! Now I need to work on him to provide more assists. Nevertheless, had a good season. Sammy Ameobi. Played 46(5). Goals 8. Assists 2. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Voted signing of the season by fans, he had another good season for me. His experience in the Championship will be very useful for me. Otis Khan. Played 3(8). Goals 2. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Ended up coming off the bench a few times and scoring some vital goals to kill games off. Will sadly be leaving though. James Tilley. Played 6(31). Goals 1. Assists 3. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. The player I have used most from the bench. Still has potential, but I need better in the Championship. Chiedozie Ogbene. Played 41(11). Goals 15. Assists 3. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Forced himself into my squad, and haven't really looked back. Already been given a new deal for next season. Strikers: Josh Koroma. Played 6(20). Goals 4. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Joined the club to be a back up, and thats where he played. Will leave at the end of the season. Charlie Wyke. Played 51(2). Goals 20. Assists 6. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Joined from Sunderland, and I wasn't quite expecting him to hit 20 goals in the season and become top-scorer in the League. Very happy with this signing.
  3. I've just finished my season. Fairly happy with the outcome, but you'll have to wait till tomorrow for the report of where we finished.
  4. Congratulations on the promotion @Jogo Bonito
  5. Grimsby Town FC 22/23 Season: Following on from the disappointment of the play-offs, we go again. A slight new team meant potentially time for players to gel, but we currently find ourselves within the play-offs come January. Goalkeepers: James McKeown. Played 29. Conceded 28. Clean Sheets 10. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. A real joy to manage, even at 33 year old. I've already given him a new deal till 2024, meaning by the end of his deal, he will have been at Grimsby for 13 years, something you don't see very often now-a-days. Jakub Ojrzynski. Played 2. Conceded 6. Clean Sheets 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Happy as second choice, playing in the trophy games. Hasn't impressed so far, but hopefully he picks up a little. David Stockdale. Played 1. Conceded 0. Clean Sheets 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Signed as emergency cover, after Jakub picked up an injury. Solid third choice keeper, but at 37, he will be leaving at the end of the season. Defenders Luke Hendrie. Played 28. Goals 1. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Still my first choice right back. Hitting an average rating of 6.95, he's become very dependable for us. Regardless of the division, I will be looking to extend his deal next season I think. Jordan Brown. Played 5(3). Goals 0. Assists 0. Loan Expires 30/6/2023. The versatile defender, joined from Derby for the season, and takes up one of the places on the bench. Can cover all across defence and midfield for me. Charlie Wiggett. Played 29. Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Established himself as one of the centre backs, and at only 20 years old, he's surely going to improve too. Has already hit 10 yellows this season, meaning a double suspension, but one of my first choices. Mattie Pollock. Played 28. Goals 5. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Still hard to believe he's only 21 and has played nearly 150 games for us already. It's looking like another good season for him. Ben Richards-Everton. Played 4(1). Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Came in as back up to Wiggett and Pollock, but has been complaining of lack of playing time. Should be moving on in this window. Angus MacDonald. Played 3. Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Came in as back up and another one who has been complaining of lack of playing time. Will be moving on at the end of the season too. Brandon Mason. Played 28. Goals 0. Assists 13. Contract Expires 30/6/2025. What a signing he has been. 13 assists already, and could quite easily hit 20 before the end of the season I feel. Hard to believe he didn't cost me a penny. Nick Anderton. Played 3. Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Joined from Carlisle after their relegation back to League 2, playing most of their games. Good enough back up to Mason. Midfielders Ethan Galbraith. Played 2(2). Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Again, hasn't played much for me so far this season, so will probably move on at the end of the season. Doesn't complain when not getting played though. Jake Hessenthaler. Played 29. Goals 1. Assists 4. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Solid midfielder for me and has just hit 200 games with the club. Averaging 7.10 so far this season. Harry Clifton. Played 17(12). Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Hasn't played as much this season, but is always in the squad due to home-grown club status. Will probably look at renewing his contract as he still has potential. Max Wright. Played 15(12). Goals 0. Assists 4. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Hasn't quite hit the same stats as he did last season due to form of other players. Chay Cooper. Played 16(11). Goals 1. Assists 2. Contract Expires 30/6/2025. Joined on a free from Spurs, with plenty of potential. Played ok so far, but will improve with match games. Ronan Darcy. Played 28(2). Goals 1. Assists 2. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Had high hopes for him when he joined us, but I feel he hasn't quite hit those. At 22, he will still improve. Sammy Ameobi. Played 27(3). Goals 6. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Signed permanently after an amazing season last season, where he hit 16 goals. Carried it on to this season, and will hopefully reach double figures by the end. Otis Khan. Played 3(1). Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Joined as squad cover, due to his versatility, but hasn't really played. James Tilley. Played 2(17). Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Out of contract at the end of the season, and will probably move on. Has been a good servant for us, but hasn't reached his potential, and I can do with better. Chiedozie Ogbene. Played 20(11). Goals 10. Assists 2. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Signed from Rotherham, mainly to be back up to Max Wright, but has forced himself into the attacking right midfield position, and contributed with 10 goals so far. So far, he's one of my signings of the season, and I'm already looking at giving him a new deal. Strikers: Josh Koroma. Played 5(14). Goals 3. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Still providing me with back up. Hasn't quite reached his potential so far. Charlie Wyke. Played 28(1). Goals 12. Assists 2. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Joined on a free from Sunderland, and came straight into the first team. Given us 12 goals so far, and hopefully will send us into the play-offs.
  6. Slowly getting back into my Grimsby save. I see a few people are using Ronan Darcy, but how are you using him? Maybe I'm setting my expectations too high when I want a minimum of 10 assists from him. He hasn't had an assist or goal so far this season after playing 10(1) games...
  7. Some good signings there @robterrace! I have my back up left winger, Otis Khan, he can cover multiple positions, but also signed my back up centre half, Ben Richards-Everton, released by Bradford.
  8. Right, hopefully time to get back into my Grimsby save... still looking for that left winger and centre half to make my team complete for the season ahead.
  9. I'm pretty close to making my final signings. My team would be as follows: GK: James McKeown RB: Luke Hendrie CB: Mattie Pollock CB: Charlie Wiggett LB: Brandon Mason (New Signing) CM: Jake Hessenthaler CM: Harry Clifton RW: Max Wright ACM: Ronan Darcy LW: Sammy Ameobi (converted into a permanent) ST: Charlie Wyke (new signing) My second team: GK: Jakub Ojrzynski RB: Jordan Brown (loan from Derby) CB: Angus MacDonald (new signing) CB: LB: Nick Anderton (new signing) CM: Ethan Galbraith CM: Chay Cooper (new signing) RW: Chiedozie Ogbene (new signing) ACM: James Tilley LW: ST: Josh Koroma A couple more signings still to come.
  10. Grimsby Town FC 21/22 Season: Well that's another season complete! Despite it being another tough season, we started fantastically, even at one point we hit top. However, I soon knew we would hit a rough patch, and we did, but we finished 5th and faced Charlton in the play-offs. One pleasing aspect was we only conceded 31 goals in our 46 games, which resulted in only 9 defeats. We did have 16 draws though. We lost in the play-offs semi-final, 3-1 on aggregate, which was slightly disappointing as we was the better team in the home-leg. The defeat will give us chance to rebuild next season. Goalkeepers: James McKeown. Played 50. Conceded 39. Clean Sheets 22. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Mr Dependable again. Will be first choice again next season. Jack Rose. Played 3. Conceded 6. Clean Sheets 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2022. Will be leaving at the end of the season. Has spent a couple of seasons as back up, but will be moved on. Jakub Ojrzynski. Played 1. Conceded 0. Clean Sheets 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Signed from Liverpool to compete for second spot. Cheltenham offered him a loan till the end of the season, which I agreed to and has impressed there so will be coming back at the end of the season as second choice. Defenders Luke Hendrie. Played 47. Goals 2. Assists 5. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Another solid season for Luke. Has pretty much made right back his own. Bradley Halliday. Played 8(5). Goals 0. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2022. Will be leaving at the end of the season. Seemed to take a step backwards when he played. Charlie Wiggett. Played 42. Goals 1. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Came in on a free from Chelsea, but started as back-up. When Waterfall got injured, he had his chance and I didn't look back. Mattie Pollock. Played 47. Goals 1. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Another great season from Pollock. Becoming better and better too, which is only pleasing. Luke Waterfall. Played 8(2). Goals 1. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2022. Another one who has been dependable for us, but will sadly be leaving at the end of the season. Will Fish. Played 2. Goals 0. Assists 0. Loan Expires 30/6/2022. Came in as back up and did his job. Bradley Garmston. Played 38(1). Goals 0. Assists 7. Contract Expires 30/6/2022. Has been my first choice left back throughout. Will see if he accepts being back up next season. On slightly high wages, so will hopefully reduce those. Barry Douglas. Played 8(4). Goals 0. Assists 0. Loan Expires 30/6/2022. Will be going back to Hull. Came in for cover, but hasn't impressed. Dane Massey. Played 10. Goals 0. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2022. Is already retiring at the end of the season, but was an okay back up for us. His wages will be reinvested into better. Midfielders Ethan Galbraith. Played 7(26). Goals 3. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Didn't play much, mainly from the bench but was dependable. Jake Hessenthaler. Played 51(3). Goals 0. Assists 6. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Another solid season from Hess. Potentially won't play as much next season though. Harry Clifton. Played 49(3). Goals 3. Assists 3. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. A good season from Clifton in midfield. Hasn't quite reached his potential yet either. Liam Sercombe. Played 3(5). Goals 0. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2022. One that will definitely be leaving at the end of the season. Has been okay for me though. Brennan Dickinson. Played 5(23). Goals 3. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2022. Came in as back up, and hasn't complained. Been solid enough and given me an option from the bench at either left back, or left wing. Haven't decided if he will be here next season. Max Wright. Played 48(4). Goals 10. Assists 10. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. Came through our youth system, and is still impressing. Managed to bag double figures in both, and hasn't reached his potential yet. Ronan Darcy. Played 44(2). Goals 2. Assists 9. Contract Expires 30/6/2024. One of the stars of the transfer window. Had a decent season, but hopefully he will get double figures in assists next season. Sammy Ameobi. Played 50(2). Goals 16. Assists 5. Loan Expires 30/6/2022. My signing of the season. I was expecting him to be good, but not quite that good. Is out of contract with Forest, so I will explore the possibility of signing him permanently. James Tilley. Played 15(31). Goals 4. Assists 2. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Makes an impact from the bench. Isn't the best, but hasn't reached his potential and is versatile which is always a bonus. Charles Vernam. Played 3(12). Goals 1. Assists 0. Contract Expires 30/6/2022. Out of contract at the end of the season, and will move on. Has been a good servant for us, but hasn't reached his potential, and I can do with better. Strikers: Josh Koroma. Played 12(33). Goals 5. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2023. Came in as back up, and was okay for me. Gives me a different option up top. Amadou Bakayoko. Played 43(6). Goals 11. Assists 1. Contract Expires 30/6/2022. Is out of contract at the end of the season, but I haven't decided on him. Has scored 26 goals in 70(16) games for us.
  11. Well 26 games into the season, and we find ourselves in 4th position, just 3 points off an automatic promotion place! Still, we have only lost one game, but we are back to our draws, having 12 of them. Max Wright has had a good season so far with 4 goals and 7 assists from 28(1) games. Sammy Ameobi is having a great season too, with 11 goals and 5 assists in 28(2) games. I might look at getting Ameobi in permanently, if the transfer is right.
  12. Well there is my first defeat of the season against 20th placed Luton. 2 shots at goal, 2 on target, 2 goals for them. 16 shots, 8 on target, 0 goals for me! Sounds about right...
  13. @Jogo Bonito I have just had a look on my save, and there is someone called "Viktor Gyokeres" who looks decent, but technical stats aren't the best. Kun Temenuzhkov might be worth looking at too. Maybe Tyrese Campbell too? I know his heading isn't the best, but other stats might make up for it.
  14. It's frustrating in one aspect, because even though I am currently 21 games unbeaten this season, I'm still 5 points behind Portsmouth, despite forcing them to their only defeat all season. My concern at the minute is if I do get promoted, I would have to replace a good 70% of the team as they wouldn't be good enough. Still, let's see where we are come the end of the season.
  15. Just about to get into December, and I am still unbeaten in the League. A few draws have crept in though, as we have now drawn 10 out of our 21 games this season. I'm out the Leasing.com Trophy and out of the Carabao Cup. Have progressed to the third round of the FA Cup though now. Darcy is back and firing again, so hopefully he can change some of those draws into wins.
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