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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

The twin cults of loyalty and personality……

  I would like to start this short blog by making an important statement and scotching some ugly rumours. Whilst it is true that I resigned as Chair of the Crawley Town Supporters Alliance last night, there is no truth in the speculation that I'm about to take up...

Scunthorpe- and a whole new world…..

So, it's Scunthorpe. A town rightly famous for its Municipal Swimming Pool ("do Jasper Carrot want to play Scunthorpe Baths for 500 quid?" "Jasper Carrot would drink Scunthorpe baths for 500 quid!"). A town whose inhabitants are known as Scunthorpians (actually, I...