Friday, 1 January 2016

PART 27: Grimsby Career Mode-FIFA 17


EFL League One-Matchday 33-Saturday 24th February 2018
GRIMSBY TOWN (T.Smith-OG) 1 def. Southend United 0
Blundell Park
Crowd: 8,604

Ty Stedman-"Luck is a funny thing in football. It changes games and today it helped us. Overall it was a fairly scrappy affair with not too many chances to be had for either side. The own goal right on half time would have no doubt affected them mentally going into the sheds. We took that one moment and held on. It wasn't pretty but three points is valuable at this stage."


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EFL League One-Matchday 34-Saturday 3rd March 2018
Sheffield United 0 def by. GRIMSBY TOWN (L.Rose & S.Davies) 2
Bramall Lane
Crowd: 20,233

Ty Stedman-"Sheffield is a tough place to travel to, whether it be United or Wednesday. It's a true football town and with 20 odd thousand there to cheer them on, we were a bit overwhelmed for the most part. The second half was a much improved effort and we were able to run in two goals."


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EFL League One-Matchday 35-Tuesdsay 6th March 2018
Oldham Athletic (O.Banks) 1 drew. Grimsby Town (E.Turner) 1
Bramall Lane
Crowd: 3,927


Ty Stedman-"We have a six point advantage over third place so we rested some of our key players as we do have the club's biggest game in a long time this Saturday night against West Ham. We came here aiming for a point and that's what we got thanks to a quality finish from Elliot Turner who played well on the right flank."

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The Emirates FA Cup-Quarter Final-Saturday 10th March 2018
GRIMSBY TOWN (T.Buhagiar) 1 def. West Ham United 0
Blundell Park
Crowd: 9,052

Ty Stedman-"It almost defies belief, nights like these. We came here with a fearless mentality. West Ham are the Premier League side, they had all the pressure and we took the game to them. Win or lose I was delighted with how we went about it straight from the first whistle.

They lost a lot of their go-forward when Payet got injured. As an opposing manager I saw that happen and straight away as they made the change I relayed a message our fullback over that side that overlapping was now the plan. Payet going off meant we didn't have to worry about that flank.

Both teams had chances galore and it really shows what a goalkeeper we have in Lance Morgan when he's matching it with Adrian. Morgan's been called up again for the England squad so we'll be without him but he's earned every single accolade.

And what can I say about that ending. We were planning to head to the Olympic Stadium to play in front of 60 odd thousand but then the, I don't really know how to describe it. Trent Buhagiar missed a vital chance ten minutes earlier but as soon as he got in behind in the 90th minute, I knew we had it.

Trent has scored vital goals in all four of our FA Cup matches and know he's scored arguably the most famous goal in this club's history. We're on top of the world at the moment. I never thought I'd be taking this team to Wembley for a Semi Final."



Drawing Watford in the Semi Final

"It's unbelievable to think about it. I caught a glimpse of a TV monitor on the way in and saw our logo on a ITV graphic for the Semi Final. And to look around and see none of the traditional big clubs left is unbelievable. We have Watford and the other semi final is Leicester and Hull. The FA Cup is one for the underdogs this year.

Again we have a Premier League side to play but we'll go in with the same mentality. It's the same as the last few FA Cup games. Knockout football with everything to gain and really for us, nothing to lose. The only difference this time is the venue. Wembley Stadium is a tad bigger than our humble ground."

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