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Carabao Cup roundup: Norwich are dumped out by League Two Crawley

• Crystal Palace lose to Colchester after penalty shootout• Sheffield United, Brighton, Watford and Southampton winNorwich were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Crawley as Bez Lubala’s deflected first-half strike was enough to secure a 1-0 w…

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League Two 2019-20 season preview

Scunthorpe and Plymouth should be contenders after their relegation to a division in which Stevenage could be dark horsesThere is a vast pool of exciting 40-something coaches determined to make a splash as managers, some of whom are taking their first …

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FA Cup: 10 talking points from the weekend’s third-round action

Nketiah shows rich promise, Chelsea may rue Fàbregas’s exit, things about to hot up for Solskjær and what next for Carroll? Related: FA Cup third round serves up shocks as Barnet, Oldham and Newport shine Continue reading…

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Jordan Ayew makes Palace advantage count with winner against Grimsby

With less than two minutes on the clock, Michael Jolley looked up at the heavens and shook his head in disbelief. The Grimsby manager had just seen defender Andrew Fox dismissed – with a little help from the video assistant referee – for a poor tackle …

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Michael Jolley set to test methods against ‘role model’ Roy Hodgson | Louise Taylor

Grimsby’s manager says he cannot think of ‘anyone better’ to learn from than his counterpart at Crystal PalaceAt first glance, Michael Jolley and Roy Hodgson might not seem to have much in common but the reality is very different. Admittedly, they are …

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Grimsby manager Michael Jolley: ‘I saw the second tower fall – that stays with you’

Jolley was a corporate bond trader in New York when the World Trade Center was attacked and knew people who died in the 9/11 atrocityFrom Manhattan to the Mariners Michael Jolley’s backstory trumps those of most managers. Six months on from taking char…

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Grimsby manager Michael Jolley: ‘I saw the second tower fall – that stays with you’

Jolley was a corporate bond trader in New York when the World Trade Center was attacked and knew people who died in the 9/11 atrocityFrom Manhattan to the Mariners Michael Jolley’s backstory trumps those of most managers. Six months on from taking char…

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Bra checks? Football fans are used to being treated like criminals | Amanda Jacks

Invasive security measures at Stevenage FC aren’t surprising. Routine restrictions on fans would cause outrage if imposed on others in society

• Amanda Jacks is the caseworker for the Football Supporters’ Federation

The treatment of female Grimsby Town supporters asked to show their bras at Stevenage FC’s turnstiles last weekend to check whether they were underwired or not, appalled male and female football fans across the country. Stevenage FC issued a defensive statement in response, effectively blaming the reputation of the entire away contingent of Grimsby Town fans for how they were searched and treated by their stewards.

Although I’m shocked by “bra gate”, it’s hardly surprising. I’ve been the caseworker for the Football Supporters’ Federation for 10 years now and am all too aware of how poorly football fans can be treated.

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English Football League investigates after fans made to show bras to stewards

EFL launches inquiry after Grimsby Town supporters subjected to ‘invasive’ checks at Stevenage football club

The English Football League is investigating after female football fans were made to show their bras during “grossly invasive” security searches.

At least 10 Grimsby Town supporters had their bras checked by stewards at Stevenage football club on Saturday.

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Grimsby Town fans made to show bras to Stevenage stewards

At least 10 football supporters including a 70-year-old woman had to raise tops for security searches, a fans’ group says

Female football fans were left “shocked and stunned” when they were made to show their bras during security searches at Stevenage football club, a supporters’ group has said.

At least 10 Grimsby Town supporters had their bras checked by stewards before the League Two sides met on Saturday, according to the Mariners Trust.

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League One and League Two: a fan from each club previews the 2017–18 season

If the fans who spoke to us are right, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton and Southend United – and a few other clubs – will be in the play-offs

• Championship: fans preview the season

It would be nice to stay clear of relegation and have a comfortable season with a few big wins to keep us going. I’d like a number of our younger players to establish themselves here rather than being bought by Premier League clubs.

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Grimsby fans hire mariachi band for Barnet game after inflatables ban

• Crowdfunding operation raises more than £1,000 to pay for Mexican music
• Barnet banned inflatables after incident involving Grimsby fan in 2015

Grimsby Town supporters have hired a mariachi band to play at Saturday’s game at Barnet after being banned from taking inflatables into the stadium.

A crowdfunding operation to pay for the Mexican music comfortably passed its £1,000 target and the band is expected to provide entertainment before and during the League Two match.

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Football League your thoughts: Tom Ince in spot of bother but Derby win again

Tom Ince won and missed two penalties but also scored twice as Derby beat Rotherham, Reading look rock solid under Jaap Stam, Tim Sherwood’s week got even worse and Grimsby got the result of the day

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Paul Hurst leaves Grimsby to become the new manager at Shrewsbury Town

• Two clubs agree compensation package for the switch
• New Meadow club are currently bottom of League One

Paul Hurst has left Grimsby Town to become the new manager of Shrewsbury Town after the two clubs agreed a compensation package.

Related: Is the unthinkable happening – are people finally switching the football off? | Owen Gibson

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Scott McManus strikes for Halifax to beat Grimsby in FA Trophy final

• FC Halifax Town 1-0 Grimsby Town
• Shaymen take the FA Trophy on their first trip to Wembley

This was some way for Halifax Town to overcome the crippling disappointment of relegation. Three weeks after dropping out of the National League Premier due to a final-day draw with Macclesfield, Jim Harvey’s team put their frustration to good use by beating Grimsby 1-0 to win the FA Trophy on their first visit to Wembley.

Understandably Grimsby had prioritised returning to the Football League after a six-year absence by beating Forest Green here in a play-off last week, and looked quite lethargic against their fresher opponents. There would be no second dose of success in eight days for Paul Hurst’s team as Scott McManus’s stunning effort three minutes after half-time looped over the head of James McKeown.

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Grimsby’s Omar Bogle scores twice to defeat Forest Green in playoff final

Grimsby Town ended their six-year absence from the Football League after two goals from striker Omar Bogle helped them to victory over Forest Green Rovers.

Signed from non-league Solihull Moors last summer, Bogle scored 16 goals in the regular season and took his chances just before the break to give Grimsby the advantage. Forest Green fought back after the break and Keanu Marsh-Brown’s superb goal reduced their deficit before Grimsby wrapped up the victory through Nathan Arnold.

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This is Grimsby: Thomas Turgoose on his love of the Mariners

The actor takes a leading role as Mariners fans explain their relationship with a club whose fortunes seem intertwined with the fate of the local fishing industry

By Copa90, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Think Grimsby and you think fish. You know it, we know it. Start a chant of “you stink of fish” and we’ll answer with “we piss on your fish, yes we do”. The names of our fanzines – Sing When We’re Fishing, The Fishy, Cod Almighty – tell their own story. It was Liverpool’s Kop that first sang “you only sing when you’re fishing” at us, during an FA Cup tie in 1980. We changed the personal pronoun and turned an insult into a motto. Grimsby men, away for long periods in the fishing grounds, came home with a lot of catching up to do, with their drinking and with the Mariners.

Perhaps inevitably, then, the piscine theme finds its way into We Are Town, a new anthology of writing from Grimsby Town fans published by the Mariners Trust. In one section of the book Grimbarian author Jack Waterman, reflecting on the club’s centenary exhibition in 1978, argues that during our heyday in the 1930s, “the prosperity of the fishing industry and the confidence of the town were reflected in the performances of the team”. In another, Town fan and former Guardian sports journalist Steve Bierley says of our long post-war decline: “The trawling industry collapsed, while the footballing knowledge of the Grimsby board could have been written on the dorsal fin of a small cod.”

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FA Cup roundup: Scunthorpe earn trip to Chelsea but Salford City exit

• Scunthorpe defeat Orient 3-0 and Salford go down 2-0 at Hartlepool
• Shrewsbury beat Grimsby 1-0; Walsall see off Chesterfield on penalties

Scunthorpe will travel to Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup after easing to a 3-0 home victory over Leyton Orient in a replay while Salford City went down 2-0 to Hartlepool.

The Iron last played at Stamford Bridge in 2005 when they took a surprise lead before going on to lose 3-1.

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Grimsby fan guilty of assaulting Barnet steward with inflatable shark

• Kenneth Meech found guilty of common assault after February match
• Given 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay steward £100

A Grimsby Town supporter was found guilty on Monday of assaulting a steward with an inflatable shark at a Conference match.

Kenneth Meech, 50, told the BBC he took the blow-up toy fish to the fifth-tier clash at Barnet in February in support of a fellow fan who had been ejected from an earlier away game for refusing to hand over a large beach ball.

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Bristol Rovers promoted to Division Two after beating Grimsby on penalties

• Bristol Rovers 1-1 Grimsby Town (Grimsby win 5-3 on pens)
• Rovers the first team to bounce straight back to Football League

Bristol Rovers became the first team in a decade to bounce back into the Football League at the first attempt after a thrilling penalty shootout victory over Grimsby Town in front of a record Conference crowd of 47,029 at Wembley.

In an otherwise nerveless display of penalty taking from both sides Jon-Paul Pittman missed the vital kick for the Mariners and Lee Mansell confidently stroked home the clincher to give Rovers a 5-3 win on penalties after the teams had finished 1-1 after 120 minutes.

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