Grimbsy sack Martin Butler over commute

Posted by - October 16, 2008 - League Two, Oddballs

Mike Newell saves Mariners striker some petrol money

Grimsby striker Martin Butler has had his contract terminated because new boss Mike Newell was unimpressed with his travel arrangements. The 34-year-old made a 350-mile round trip from his Worcestershire home to Grimsby. The striker was often forced to miss training because or the long-haul commute.

Newell said: “To have him available only a couple of times a week was not right.”

Butler has had the final six months of his contract paid and is now free to drive as far as he wants. So that is women, referees, corrupt businessmen and commuters on Mike Newell’s hate list to date.