Date: 24th July 2010 at 5:01pm
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The day the Mariners reached the old First Division for the first time.


In 1901 Grimsby made it to Division One (now Premiership)for the first time. We beat Arsenal Manchester United and Leicester prior to pipping Birmingham City for the Championship by a point. In those days The Championship and Premiership were referred to as Division One and Two.

Anyway as is the way with these Cod bites there’s no time to fish or cut bait.

Played/Goal Ave/Points/Home Res/A Res

1 Grimsby Town 34 1.82 49
2 Birmingham C 34 2.38 48 D1-1 L1-2
3 Burnley 34 1.83 44 W2-1 L0-3
4 N Brighton Tower 34 1.50 42 W5-2 L0-5
5 Glossop N End 34 1.54 38 W1-0 D0-0
6 Middlesbrough 34 1.25 37 W2-0 D0-0
7 Arsenal 34 1.11 36 W1-0 D1-1
8 Lincoln C 34 1.10 33 W4-0 W1-0
9 Port Vale 34 0.96 33 W6-1 D0-0
10 Man Utd 34 1.10 32 W2-0 L0-1
11 Leicester C 34 1.05 32 W4-1 L0-4
12 Blackpool 34 0.57 31 W2-0 W1-0
13 G’boro T 34 0.75 30 D0-0 W1-0
14 Chesterfield 34 0.79 28 W5-2 D3-3
15 Barnsley 34 0.78 27 W1-0 W3-2
16 Walsall 34 0.71 27 D0-0 D0-0
17 Stockport County 34 0.56 25 W5-1 W1-0
18 Burton United 34 0.52 20 W5-2 W2-1


League Record
Overall Pos/ Home Pos / Away Pos
Position 1st / 2nd / 2nd
Played 34 / 17 / 17
Wins % 59% / 82% / 35%
Draws % 26%/ 18% / 35%
Loss % 15% / 0% / 29%


Case for the Defence
Overall Pos/ Home Pos / Away Pos
Position 3rd 6th 2nd
Average goals 0.97 0.65 1.29
Clean sheets % 50% 53% 47%


Attack
Overall Pos/ Home Pos / Away Pos
Position 1st / 1st / 8th
Goal Ave 1.76 / 2.71 / 0.82
No score % 29% / 12% / 47%



Goals! Goals! Goals!
Overall Pos/ Home Pos / Away Pos
Supremacy 2nd/ 1st / 4th
Avg supremacy +0.79/+2.06/-0.47


Div Scoreres
Overall Pos/ Home Pos / Away Pos
Position 8th / 1st / 14th
Overall Pos/ Home Pos / Away Pos
Goal Ave 2.74 / 3.35 / 2.12
Under 2.5 gls/game 56% / 53% / 59%
Over 2.5 gls/game 44% / 47% / 41%


Season W-D-L Longest Sequences
Overall Pos/ Home Pos / Away Pos
5-2-1 9-1-0 3-3-2


FA Cup
1st Round Sat 5th Jan
Grimsby Town (DIV2) 0-1 Middlesbrough (DIV2)