GRIMSBY TOWN F.C.
Founded: 1878


Also Known As:
GRIMSBY PELHAM (1878)
GRIMSBY TOWN (1879-)




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GRIMSBY TOWN F.C. (Football Club)
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BRIEF HISTORY of GRIMSBY TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB (reproduced from 'Wikipedia' pages)

Arsenal Football Club were formed as Dial Square in 1886 by workers at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, south-east London, and were renamed Royal Arsenal shortly afterwards. The club was renamed again to Woolwich Arsenal after becoming a limited company in 1893. The club became the first southern member of the Football League in 1893, starting out in the Second Division, and won promotion to the First Division in 1904. The club's relative geographic isolation resulted in lower attendances than those of other clubs, which led to the club becoming mired in financial problems and effectively bankrupt by 1910, when they were taken over by businessmen Henry Norris and William Hall. Norris sought to move the club elsewhere, and in 1913, soon after relegation back to the Second Division, Arsenal moved to the new Arsenal Stadium in Highbury, North London; they dropped "Woolwich" from their name the following year.

Arsenal appointed Herbert Chapman as manager in 1925. Having already won the league twice with Huddersfield Town in 1923–24 and 1924–25, Chapman brought Arsenal their first period of major success. His revolutionary tactics and training, along with the signings of star players such as Alex James and Cliff Bastin, laid the foundations of the club's domination of English football in the 1930s.[12] Under his guidance Arsenal won their first major trophies – victory in the 1930 FA Cup Final preceded two League Championships, in 1930–31 and 1932–33. Chapman died suddenly of pneumonia in early 1934, leaving Joe Shaw and George Allison to carry on his successful work. Under their guidance, Arsenal won three more titles, in 1933–34, 1934–35 and 1937–38, and the 1936 FA Cup while also becoming known as the "Bank of England club."

After the war, Arsenal enjoyed a second period of success under Allison's successor Tom Whittaker, winning the league in 1947–48 and 1952–53, and the FA Cup in 1950. Their fortunes waned thereafter; unable to attract players of the same calibre as they had in the 1930s, the club spent most of the 1950s and 1960s in trophyless mediocrity. The club's success in the late 1990s and first decade of the 21st century owed a great deal to the 1996 appointment of Arsθne Wenger as manager. Wenger brought new tactics, a new training regime and several foreign players who complemented the existing English talent. Arsenal won a second League and Cup double in 1997–98 and a third in 2001–02. In addition, the club reached the final of the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup (losing on penalties to Galatasaray), were victorious in the 2003 and 2005 FA Cups, and won the Premier League in 2003–04 without losing a single match, an achievement which earned the side the nickname "The Invincibles". The feat came within a run of 49 league matches unbeaten from 7 May 2003 to 24 October 2004, a national record.


CLUB FACTS & INFORMATION

Official Name
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Grimsby Town F.C.
Club Nickname
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The Mariners
Year Founded
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1878 (137 years ago)
English County
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Lincolnshire
Current Ground
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Blundell Park
Ground Location
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Cleethorpes, England
Club's Owner
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Grimsby Town F.C. Plc
Club Chairman
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Vacant
Current Manager
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Paul Hurst
Current League
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National League
Last Season
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Conference Premier, 3rd place


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INTERESTING STADIUM FACTS & INFORMATION


BLUNDELL PARK
Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35-7PY, England

OPENED: ......... September 2, 1899
SURFACE: ........ Grass
COST: .............. not available
CAPACITY: ...... 9,062
RECORD: ......... 31,651 (1937 vs Wolverhampton)
OWNER: ........... Grimsby Town
OPERATOR: ..... Grimsby Town F.C.
FIELD SIZE: ...... 111 x 75 yards (102 x 69 meters)



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