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    VARIOUS LOCATIONS, UNITED KINGDOM

    With the possible arrival of the Super League to English soccer, second division teams no longer know if there will soon be a first division for them to gain promotion to.

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    VARIOUS LOCATIONS, UNITED KINGDOM

    With the possible arrival of the Super League to English soccer, second division teams no longer know if there will soon be a first division for them to gain promotion to.

    After two successive promotion years Grimsby Town is back in the second division. It was a successful first division team in the 1930s. The team was fifth in 1935, its highest-ever finish in the top division.

    Forty three years on since the club's last outing in the top division, Grimby ambition today is to play there again. Grimsby's won promotion the last two seasons under manager Alan Buckley.

    Buckley said he wants first to get enough points to avoid relegation. "I would have said the same thing last season..but the players never cease to amaze me and I've got a lot of confidence in the way that we play and I'm pretty sure we might surprise a few people."
    Gary Birtles is one of the team's most experienced players. Thirteen years on since playing and scoring for Nottingham Forest in the European Cup, he says winning promotion today is just as satisfying.

    Goalkeeper Steve Sherwood is another experienced Grimsby player. He enjoyed great success with Watford in the 1970s and early 1980s. He has doubts about next season's proposed Premiere League and believes it is only money which is motivating managers considering the breakaway.

    Sherwood's old Watford manager was Graham Taylor, himself a former Grimsby player of the early 1960s. Today's he has the most prestigious job in English football.

    Source: BBC 1" VIDEOTAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA93TJTZBFLACE90WSM55Z9RYG9
    Media URN:
    VLVA93TJTZBFLACE90WSM55Z9RYG9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1935
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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