Friday, 1 January 2016

PART 53: Grimsby Career Mode-FIFA 17


Premier League-Matchday 21-Sunday 19th January 2020
LEICESTER CITY (A.Musa & D.Drinkwater) 2 def. Grimsby Town (T.Buhagiar) 1
King Power Stadium
Crowd: 31,943

Ty Stedman-"As you know we were humbled the last time we played Leicester which was only last month. I was ripping my hair out that day and I was doing more of the same today as despite the scoreline being much closer, this loss probably hurt me more as we cost ourselves dearly in the end.

Their first goal was a cheap one to concede and our defenders, not just one, all of them have been conceding poor goals as of late. The second goal which won it in the end was a horror pass out from the back that eventually got blasted in from long range by Danny Drinkwater. It was again a very avoidable goal.

We've lost eight of our last twelve games which is unlike anything we've done in the last few years. We came up to the Premier League the hard way and I can't lie, I thought we'd be in a fight to stay here. The next game against Everton is a big one for both clubs."


Kinsella & Martin Out, Lichaj In:

Ty Stedman-"Oliver Martin has left us bound for Millwall. He's a decent attacking midfielder but he was growing frustrated with not getting a chance as a few players occupied that spot ahead of him. That's football, he understood that and asked if he could seek offers elsewhere. Millwall were generous with their transfer fee and all parties are happy.

As for Liam Kinsella, it was more of a financial benefit for us. Blackburn Rovers offered a decent sum and we've already brought in Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj to fill the void. Liam was one of our better players and he'll no doubt add to Blackburn's roster.


Premier League-Matchday 22-Sunday 26th January 2020
EVERTON (S.Haller & R.Barkley) 2 def. Grimsby Town 0
Goodison Park
Crowd: 38,423

Ty Stedman-"A tale of two halves today. We worked very hard in the first half to keep Everton at bay. Attack-wise we came out firing but were unable to convert our chances. Scoreless at the break at Goodison Park against a desperate Toffees side showed a bit of character and then of course it all went down the drain.

Their first goal opened the floodgates and before you knew it they had two and the game was well and truly over. We can't afford to keep doing this. We have Swansea in our next league game and they too are in a battle to get away from the relegation zone. It's backs to the wall for us at this stage of the season."


The Emirates FA Cup-Round 4-Friday 30th January 2020
Grimsby Town 0 def by. CHELSEA (E.Hazard) 1
Blundell Park
Crowd: 9,051 (SOLD OUT)

Ty Stedman-"Defensively, apart from the opening few minutes of course, I thought this was our best performance in a very long time. Eden Hazard grabbed that goal early on and we took ten minutes or so to wake up but once we did, we really kept them fairly quiet in the attacking sense.

Obviously we changed our set-up a bit and had more players tracking back and the way we set-up probably backfired for the most part as we didn't really create any notable chances at goal. I'm happy with our defending but there's more to football than that and we simply need to start scoring goals. It's all Premier League games now so we have to knuckle down and win this fight against relegation."


Premier League-Matchday 23-Saturday 8th February 2020
GRIMSBY TOWN (S.Davies & D.Clut) 2 def. Swansea City (P.Mpoku) 1
Blundell Park
Crowd: 8,917

Ty Stedman-"The only word I can think of at the moment is finally. We finally produced when it was needed the most. This was a lower-table clash of two sides keen for a win and we held them out and won it all with the counter-attack in the final moments. It was deja vu I guess from our first few Premier League wins.

The pure joy there at the end was on show. We've been waiting for a day like today where luck is on our side and we pull off a gutsy win. The fans really got into that goal at the end and it was similar scenes to when we secured promotion. We're delighted to be here in the Premier League but we want to stay right where we are and that was a big six-pointer today."

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