55- it’s a magic number……..

Here are a few interesting numbers. 1896- the year which saw the formation of Crawley Town FC. 1- the number of seasons so far we’ve played League football. 25- the price of the most expensive ticket to watch the FA Cup 3rd Round game v Bristol City. Also the price charged v Derby County in the same round last season. 3109- the average home League crowd so far this season (not including the match with Burton Albion). 2151- the number […]

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The boys Don good……..eventually!

So, to Rotherham. Or actually Sheffield. The Don Valley stadium, just like the Withdean for grown ups. Actually, more like Gateshead- the view was similarly terrible and it was just as cold. But one real difference- we won! Although I’m still not quite sure how. If I was a Rotherham fan I’d be reaching for the Valium.  I thought we’d begin by comparing celebrity fans. As you know, we have Dan Walker, Simon Calder and Chico (“I’ve been watching Crawley […]

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Confessions of an FA Cup Jonah!

Last month I was asked to write an article for the Fanzine, Real Mad Red. The article had to have an FA Cup theme. You may have seen it already, but what you saw was an edited version- cut almost in half. As I laboured over it, I thought I would reproduce it in full here. My apologies if you’ve read it already! Being asked to write a topical article for an FA Cup edition was always going to be difficult. You […]

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Wembley or bust!

I didn’t have high hopes for Bury. Not the match, the town. I hated Manchester- dirty, unpleasant, damp place- and have no good feelings about Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley and other Lancashire places not necessarily beginning with B. I’m a professional Northerner, but Lancashire- with the possible exception of Liverpool- has never filled me with joy. But Bury was rather nice. A pleasant, compact town, lots of attractive Victorian architecture, a packed and thriving shopping centre, and nice people. And apparently […]

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A load of Bulls…………….

Well, let’s start with the positives. We had a good journey to Hereford on the Alliance coach, the company was delightful, the weather stayed nice, Hereford was pleasant, the view from the away stand is great so long as you don’t suffer from vertigo, and Andy Drury scored a great goal. Oh, and Josh Simpson managed to be man of the match at left back- Mr Versatile!  Now the negatives. We gave Hereford their goal with a defensive mistake. Claude […]

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