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Fenty threatens to quit Grimsby

Grimsby Town

Grimsby Town chairman John Fenty says he is prepared to quit the club if a suitable buyer can be found.

In a statement, the chairman questioned the support of the council over stadium plans and claimed he was hurt by criticism of his search for a manager.

"To say we are looking to take the cheap option is grossly unfair," the Mariners chairman explained.

"To get this football club out of this current mess will cost a fortune whoever is appointed."

Fenty described running the club as a never-ending torment: "You end up asking questions of your sanity and what you are actually achieving.

"There simply isn't support for the way we have been performing on the pitch nor the facility we play from.

"We need a council that speaks with one voice to tell us what they actually support and if they really want a professional football club locally or not.

"There is only so much you can take.

Whoever we appoint is going to be expensive, whether it was an internal or external appointment

Grimsby chairman John Fenty
"I face the regular criticism that I am trying to relocate the stadium for personal gain when nothing could be further from the truth."

The departure of former Town boss Alan Buckley last month has seen Fenty come under fire over the appointment of a new manager.

"Whoever we appoint is going to be expensive, whether it was an internal or external appointment."

"It just needs everybody to come together and get behind the club," he said.

"Only that way can we move forward on the pitch and, hopefully, off it with the new stadium."


see also
Grimsby players to blame - Newey
30 Sep 08 |  Grimsby
No O'Kelly approach from Grimsby
18 Sep 08 |  Doncaster
Sacking no shock to Grimsby fans
15 Sep 08 |  Grimsby
Grimsby dismiss manager Buckley
15 Sep 08 |  Grimsby


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