Friday, 1 January 2016

PART 26: Grimsby Career Mode-FIFA 17

EFL League One-Matchday 30-Saturday 10th February 2018
Scunthorpe United 0 def by. GRIMSBY TOWN (J.Wilson & T.Buhagiar) 2
Glanford Park
Crowd: 6,739

Ty Stedman-"The team itself didn't put too much into this one being a derby in the build-up. The matchday atmosphere brings it to life but we weren't buying into it too much beforehand. Scunthorpe are fighting against relegation whilst we are eyeing off promotion. Some fans were telling me the other day that it's been a while that Grimsby had the better of the rivalry.

Normally as a squad we travel via coach to the away games but we took the train earlier today and mingled with our passionate fans. It was an idea from the coaching staff including myself to give back a little bit to the supporters who've followed us around all year and it worked.

Jamie Wilson's goal was one of the best we've scored and it brought the away end to life after The Iron had the better of the first half. From there we just did what we do well and led the game from the front foot."


EFL League One-Matchday 31-Tuesday 13th February 2018
Grimsby Town 0 drew. Shrewsbury Town 0
Blundell Park
Crowd: 4,523

Ty Stedman-"It was one of those nights. We rested players for the FA Cup and look honestly, credit to both teams for taking the park as the conditions were less than ideal for football. A rainy and windy night on the East coast of England is never going to suit any team and it was a slugfest for the lack of a better term. We'll look now at preserving our ground for the cup game on Saturday as we're expecting a sellout."


The Emirates FA Cup-Round of 16-Saturday 17th February 2018
GRIMSBY TOWN (T.Buhagiar & J.Wilson) 2 def. Reading 0
Blundell Park
Crowd: 9,034

Ty Stedman-"There's a few pundits saying the cup has lost its magic but that game was like nothing I've ever been involved in. They just told me on the way in here that it's been eighty odd years since this club went to the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup. And we did it in some style.

Reading are a serious force and challenged us early on. We barely had the ball but then a perfect ball through a pair of legs from Jamie Wilson got Trent Buhagiar in and it went in off the post. Later in the game Wilson got his name on the scoresheet in a Man of the Match performance.

Unfortunately not everything went as planned as we lost Liam Kinsella to injury. I quickly spoke to our doctor and it's looking like he's broken his ankle which will rule him out for the rest of the season. It's a huge blow but we have club captain Ben Davies to fill in at right-back.

We're trying not to get too excited or too ahead of ourselves but some giants have fallen so far. There's no Arsenal, no Chelsea, no United, three huge clubs that we can avoid. That being said, there's some competition still involved. If we can draw someone like Hull or Newcastle we'll be liking our chances more than against City or Liverpool. With respect to those clubs like Hull. We just want a home game over everything."


EFL League One-Matchday 32-Tuesday 20th February 2018
Port Vale 0 drew. Grimsby Town 0
Vale Park
Crowd: 4,930

Ty Stedman-"I'm not one for excuses but obviously the FA Cup commitments are hindering our league form. That's football and we're not complaining. That being said, we just didn't create the chances needed tonight to win it. Port Vale are a tricky side and we only just got over the line earlier this season against them. It's a point away from home and we're still six points clear of Millwall so it's not a concern."

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