Next Tuesday we entertain Grimsby Town at the SOL, in a cup game, (previously the Checkatrade Trophy – something else now). We got to Wembley last year, realistically we could do without the extra games? But…..
- Winning games is good?
- One day we’ll win a game at Wembley?
- It’ll be the last season our 1st team ever play in this competition?
We are also the current joint holders of the trophy, after 120 minutes couldn’t separate us in the final last season.
Prior to the knockout rounds commencing, we are in a group of 4, (us, Leicester U23’s and another team). Grimsby are a decent side to be fair, they are currently 7th in Division 4 – but SAFCBlog expects them to get promoted this season. Their best player is our player…..
Much is made by their rivals that they play in Cleethorpes rather than the town of Grimsby…. no big deal though? Having recently been to watch us play Bolton, miles away from Bolton, who cares? Man Utd have also done ok historically playing in the City of Salford?
Whilst Jack Ross is clever, (author of children’s books), their gaffer is on another level; he is a graduate of Cambridge University in Economics and followed that up with a Post Grad in Sports Science at Stirling University, (Scotchland).
Moving onto matters off the pitch, there’s plenty of decent famous folk from Grimsby……
Also from the town is Julie Peasgood, who played Fran in Channel 4 soap opera Brookside….. as luck would have it, Brookside was the show that gave SAFCBlog Ambassador Anna Friel her big break…..
Can’t imagine Grimsby bringing more than a few hundred fans, I’m not arsed as it’s a home game; but it’s surely got to be quicker by sea than road?(assuming you’ve got a boat).
Nothing game – but SAFCBlog will be there and on hand to offer the usual cutting edge review of the 90 minutes.
Sunderland 6 Grimsby 2
TV a game of opinions… but if there’s a better British actor than Stephen Graham, or a better TV series than This Is England….. I’ll eat a hat.
IN JACK SAFCBlog TRUSTS