If Only He’d Stayed Longer… Phil Jevons

It’s fairly safe to say that whenever any Mariners supporter hears the name Phil Jevons, it immediately takes us straight back to that joyous Tuesday night at Anfield in October 2001 and that goal. I mean who can forget that audacious 30 yard thronker to seal a famous win against Liverpool in the 120th minute…

My First Game – Mark Lever Testimonial

Everyone’s first live football match is always something to savour as it’s quite often the start of a passionate obsession for the rest of their life. There’s so much that encompasses a football match rather than just the 90 minutes that keep people going back for more time and time again. Fans get into the…

He’s One of Our Own – Danny Butterfield

Since the turn of the millennium, there hasn’t been many Grimsby Town youth products who have gone on to have such a glittering career away from Blundell Park than Danny Butterfield has – Ryan Bennett the only other notable product, so far. Boston-born Butterfield was picked up as a youngster by Grimsby Town where he…

The rise of the Chinese Super League

The Chinese Super League certainly hasn’t been at the forefront of the footballing world or the majority of supporters’ conversations since it’s inception back in 2004; but that is all about to change. The recent spending power coming out of China has certainly caught the attention of the football industry in recent weeks, with many…

Is Louis van Gaal feeling the pressure from the Manchester United faithful with his playing style?

Article since feature on The Secret Footballer Fan Zone With Manchester United having fired blanks in their previous three matches against Manchester City, Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace respectively, something had to change against CSKA Moscow in their Champions League tie. This was not only to ensure that the unwanted sequence wasn’t extended but also to…