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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...

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...

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...

Confessions of an FA Cup Jonah!

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...

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...

A load of Bulls…………….

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...

Cobblers!

Cobblers!

I've got a 100% record at the Sixfields Stadium. I'd never visited it before today! With Wednesdays EGM and coach tickets to sell on Thursday and Friday it's been a busy week for us, and it's been nice to get back to watching football. I suppose technically we did get...

The day the wheels came off………

I thought long and hard about whether to write this blog at all. My mother once told me that if I couldn't say anything nice I should keep quiet. On that basis, this would almost be the literary equivalent of 4.33 by John Cage- a blank page. Atkinsons of Morecambe...

A week of two halves, Brian…………

From defeat to magnificent victory, from crisis to good news for all CTFC travelling fans. It truly has been a week of contrasting fortunes. If anyone is up there controlling this, I'd like a week where everything progresses gently, the Reds win every game comfortably...

At least the fish and chips were good…….

First and foremost, credit must be given to the standout performance of the day. A round of applause to the staff at Simpsons award winning fish and chip restaurant in Cheltenham, who served 48 portions of wonderful fish and chips (and one mackerel bap, but there's no...

Remembering what it feels like to lose…….

I suppose it had to happen at some point. But are we downhearted? Well, yes, a little bit. There were a number of shock results in the Carling Cup tonight and we were good enough to have added to them. But here we are, regretting what might have been. The best team...