Friday, 1 January 2016

PART 14: Grimsby Career Mode-FIFA 17


EFL League Two-Matchday 43-Saturday 15th April 2017
Cambridge United (S.Berry & S.Pearson-OG) 2 def by. GRIMSBY TOWN (T.Buhagiar x2 & B.Davies) 3
Abbey Stadium
Crowd: 5,023

Ty Stedman-"Just like the last time we played Cambridge, we took our foot off the pedal. 3-0 up with twenty minutes to go and it went downhill from there. Their second goal came in stoppage time so we were never really concerned about dropping points but a clean sheet is always our main objective once we take a lead.

What today's game did do is practically guarantee us automatic promotion which is incredible from where we were earlier this season. This side has improved in leaps and bounds and we're delighted to give our fans a second-straight promotion and move into League One. It's a brilliant day for the club."


EFL League Two-Matchday 44-Saturday 22nd April 2017
Grimsby Town (A.Chambers) 1 drew. Doncaster Rovers (J.Marquis) 1
Blundell Park
Crowd: 7,940

Ty Stedman-"It was tough conditions to play in today. The rain was quiet heavy at times and it prevented us from gaining too much of an upper hand. Doncaster are a decent side too so all in all a very tough ask. Ashley Chambers finished off a brilliant attacking move from us and we'll look to entertain in our last two games now that promotion is sealed."


EFL League Two-Matchday 45-Wednesday 26th April 2017
Accrington Stanley 0 def by. GRIMSBY TOWN (T.Buhagiar) 1
Crown Ground
Crowd: 1,920

Ty Stedman-"Amazingly we're back in with a chance of winning the title after Plymouth dropped points tonight. Winning our final home game is our target against Luton but the trophy would be an honour for the club if everything goes our way. Tonight we had a bit of a casualty ward with Dom and James both getting injured. We came through well and it was great to win it with a late goal." 


EFL League Two-Matchday 46-Saturday 29th April 2017
GRIMSBY TOWN (T.Buhagiar-PEN) 1 def. Luton Town 0
Blundell Park
Crowd: 8,892

Ty Stedman-"We were expecting a tough game considering Luton are heading to the playoffs next week. To our credit we kept them contained a lot more than last time and we played a much better game today. Their goalkeeper was amazing and pulled off some brilliant saves, including Trent's first penalty but then his defender let him down, got sent off and gave Trent a chance for redemption."


Promotion To League One:

We're absolutely delighted to be heading to League One and it's amazing considering where we were after the first two months of the season. The squad has gelled very well and we have a bright future in my mind. 

Trent Buhagiar finished with 26 goals, six clear of the next best. He was brought in to be our 4th choice striker but has taken the mantle as our main threat. James McKeown has finished with 16 clean sheets which is the most in the league. Our discipline has been brilliant and we won the league's Fair Play Award which shows how this club operates.

We've lost some loanees unfortunately. Dominic Vose heads back to our bitter rivals Scunthorpe so I'm sure we'll see him next season and best of luck to him in games where the Iron aren't playing us. Kayden Jackson goes back to Barnsley after banging in a fair few goals for our reserves team and Shaun Tuton joins him back at Barnsley.

In terms of contract talks, we've let go of Max Wright and Josh Venney to pursue options elsewhere. We don't need to bring in too many new names as our youth has stepped up to another level this season.

Aidan Collins has been brilliant at left back since being called up a couple of months ago. Sean Davies in the midfield is rated by pundits as one of our top three players and at 16 he still has plenty of potential in him. Jamie Wilson will see more game time next season as well.

I'm excited to announce that we've just signed up youth goalkeeper Lance Morgan to a long-term deal. He's been highly rated as our best youth player and he's just turned 16 but he will be our first-choice keeper next season. 

James McKeown's status isn't secured yet, we're looking to keep him but his door is open for offers. We're on good speaking terms but he's been made well aware his starting spot is going to Lance. We warded off an offer from two Premier League clubs to keep Lance."


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