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Return to the glory days

Ask any Mariners fan about the glory days and the more seasoned supporters will recall the 1920s & 1930s when the club played Division One football alongside the best teams in the country. More recently, the 1997/98 season saw the club climb as high as Division Two (what is now The Championship) and win the Auto Windscreens Shield at the old Wembley.

However, since then, the club has been in decline. The financial crisis sparked by the collapse of ITV Digital has seen Grimsby struggling to pay off substantial debts and after an run which took them to the League Two Play Off final in 2006/07, the club ultimately lost at the Millenium Stadium and remain in the bottom flight of English football for another season. Poor results so far this season mean relegation is a distinct possibility.

Nevertheless, Grimsby Town are a great club with a loyal fan base - the 2006/07 season saw average attendances of over 4,000 - and you deserve to be watching your team progress through those Play Offs and moving up through the leagues and emulating the great side of the 20s & 30s.

If you would like the chance to help put Grimsby Town back on the path to glory and have a say in the future of the club, then maybe The People's Club can help.

Grimsby Town - The People's Club?

The People’s Club are looking to sign up 40,000 football fans who are interesting in buying and running a real football club, which will be chosen by our members. We expect to bring in excess of £1,500,000 investment per season to the chosen club.

If our members choose Grimsby Town to be The People's Club, then what will we do?

Firstly, we'll bring much needed investment to the club in a number of ways.

You can expect gate receipts at home games to go up as members travel to see games and boost the attendance figures. Innovative commercial activities will bring in additional revenue and the very nature of The People's Club concept will naturally mean Grimsby Town will receive a massive publicity boost as the local and national media all monitor the success of the club.

Secondly, you, the fans, will run the club. You'll have the ability to vote on whether to hire or fire a manager, which players start each game each week and who is on the bench. As the transfer window opens, you'll be able to choose who we sign and who we transfer list.

We're giving you the opportunity to take Grimsby Town forwards - and, who knows, maybe one day we'll be boarding coaches to take us to Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and Villa Park every other Saturday.

Most importantly, what we won't do is change Grimsby Town for the worse. We're all football fans and we fully understand the importance of the heritage and identity of the club and the feeling of belonging that each and every Mariners fan feels. We certainly won't be relocating the team to Milton Keynes or mucking around with the club crest.

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How will your membership help?

As politicians are fond of saying, your vote truly counts. The People's Club is built entirely on the concept that the fans know best and the collective decision making power that our members have will ensure success for many years to come.

At the moment, Grimsby Town is not The People's Club. It can only become so if you sign up and choose the Mariners as the club you think we should make a bid for once we have enough members and therefore enough funds to do so.

Register for free and select Grimsby Town as your choice for the club we should buy. Then tell all your friends about us - their votes count too! If Grimsby Town is one of the most popular choices, it stands a very good chance of attracting substantial investment.

We're also on the lookout for a representative in Grimsby to encourage fans to sign up, so please contact us if you think you can get enough fans behind you and make Grimsby Town The People's Club.

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