Reds’ Away Days up North – Craig Bratt.

Regular CTSA traveler, Craig Bratt gives us the lowdown on the trips to Rochdale and Fleetwood. Rochdale On 17th January, Reds took their first ever trip to Spotland, Rochdale. It was a frosty, early start aboard the CTSA coach as it headed up the M23 at 6.30am. With an initial quiet journey, news soon broke of impending snow in Rochdale, leaving many wondering if it was to be a wasted journey. Nevertheless, the usual coach entertainment made the journey more enjoyable. […]

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Groundhoppers Give Crawley the “Thumbs Up”

Groundhoppers Give Crawley the ‘Thumbs Up’ On Saturday 10th January, CTSA Member and Crawley Town ST holder, Craig Bratt met up with some of his mates he’d made through Twitter, who enjoy travelling to different grounds and blogging about it.  It coincided with, what was arguably, one of the best days at the Checkatrade.com Stadium for a long time!  Not only was it written about in the “Lostboyos” blog but, remarkably, a fantastic video was made of the great atmosphere […]

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Are Crawley Town the new Michael Fish? A blog.

Another home game, another postponement. Another set of disappointed away fans, another collection of internet vitriol. Crawley Town seem to have become the footballing equivalent of Michael Fish- unable to predict the weather correctly but still willing to have a go despite criticism. It seems that the view from afar is that Crawley Town are “tinpot.” (there were a collection of less pleasant words too). CEO Michael Dunford has said publicly that he’s embarrassed by the situation. It’s probably fair […]

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Should we be more like AFC Wimbledon? Discuss.

Friday night. 10 PM. The Black Country. A number of slightly sad but rather proud Reds supporters are thinking about what might have been, having watched their team play wealthy Wolverhampton Wanderers off the park in front of 17000 of their own fans, only to lose to an added time penalty. Messages start to flood in on Twitter, Facebook and phone, all with a common theme- how impressive Crawley Town have looked to the watching Sky Sports millions. Now all […]

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“What has the CTSA ever done for us…..”- a blog….

“Alright. But apart from the cheap away travel, the discounts at the football club and with local businesses, the many kids in the community getting free football coaching, the golf day, the money raised for good causes, the 50/50 draw, the support for local schools, the liaison with the football club, the supporters football team…..and all run by volunteers….what has the CTSA ever done for us?!” Sorry for the Python moment there. I’ve been back in the chair for a […]

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