Life at Crawley Town- where we’d love a bit of boredom!

This article was written for- and appears on- the football website We Are Going Up. It can be found at http://www.wearegoingup.co.uk/2013/07/23/crawley-town-where-wed-love-a-little-boredom/ But given the effort I put into writing it, I thought I’d reproduce it here too! Take care, Ian. The last twelve months have demonstrated that there is never a good time for a Crawley Town supporter to write a season preview. Around this time last year I wrote a piece filled with optimism about our first ever season in […]

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Knicker(bocker)s to fan engagement!

Since the new CEO and Marketing Manager arrived, we’ve heard much from CTFC about fan engagement- and rightly so. The signs are that both Richard and Ryan are quite aware of the need to work with their committed supporters if positive change is to be realised, and that is extremely heartening. But truth be told, the need for this engagement is undoubtedly motivated by financial concerns. As a supporter, I cannot be anything other than delighted with the success we’ve […]

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Fun, fun, fun in the wind, rain and sun……..

The last time I visited Brunton Park I was 14 years old. My home town team, Bishop Auckland, had reached the second round of the FA Cup, and we travelled full of optimism in expectation of a giant killing. At 0-0, with 70 minutes gone, the referee called the game off due to a waterlogged pitch with our lads on top. After three attempts at a replay were thwarted by the weather the game was moved to Workington. Carlisle won […]

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A day of triumph, tragedy, farce and pantomime…..

  Triumph. Tragedy. Farce. Pantomime. Today’s trip to Preston had all the ingredients of a Shakespeare play- apart from the codpiece (though I understand that Paul the bell has one of these in his wardrobe for those special occasions). As I sit on CTSA coach 2, ten minutes out of Warwick Services, the world seems a warm, comfortable – albeit a little noisy- place. Our mighty reds are sat in fourth place in League One. We’ve just visited a club with […]

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A Week of Firsts…….just a shame it wasn’t this week!

Following our trip to Millwall, CTSA Secretary Gill Courtnell wrote a short blog for publication in the matchday programme. Unfortunately, due to a cock up on the print deadlines front (or some such!), it didn’t get used, but we thought it was far too well written to be consigned to the dumper and decided to reproduce it here! So, using the patent CTSA time machine (which works particularly well and is why CTSA Chairman Paul Prendergast believes he is still […]

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