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Postby mzawf » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:33 pm

:-D As the red devils begin another action packed season of 1st division football and while being placed at a very respectable seventh on the table. :crawleyscarf
It couldn’t have started any better on the pitch. A pre season friendly against Premier league side Crystal Palace resulted a 3 – 0 victory for barkers boys. :clap

The team officially kicks off this seasons’ footy on august 03 against Coventry. The sky blues lost to the devils 2 goals to nil, the last time the teams clashed back in 2013 :arrow: on that auspicious day of April 13
:youreds

Back In the backroom :-D there has been, some other action :scratch
with a new player being signed up on a one year deal. :applause James Hurst 21 years of age both a talented defender and a player who likes to mix it up front to boot :-D
Richie Barker wrote:
Crawley manager Richie Barker said he was delighted to secure Hurst's signature who goes on to say "He's a terrific defender but he loves to get forward and fits the template of player I want in our squad - someone who is young, athletic with a willingness to learn and improve and has a terrific attitude."

And so say all of us :youreds

After the departure of Richard Low as the CEO for the devils
Crawley Town have appointed Michael Dunford as their new chief executive
Let’s all hope that he brings with him a sense of sensibility back to the club :crawleyscarf
vis a vie :-D
The recent attack of a supporter, for verbally / barracking another.
Who received a four match ban for their over exuberance; which as we now know the ban has been nullified.
Remember now :scratc way back in the 2013 football season when a an avid, full on devils supporter was dished out a ban of such disproportionate excess, for calling a visiting linesman a monkey, what :o and? :scratch.
Which I believe, this is a ban still in force.
A point in dire need for correction. :yes
Wake up to the fact only a few overpaid kers give a toss about this verbal barracking.
Most supporters I have spoken with, see this colourful use of language as part of a fun day out
one fan wrote: who said if the same was in boxing we wouldn’t get past the weigh ins and less the fight interviews “I’m going to punch your lights out white boy and kiss my arse and see you at the post fight celebrations


Get a life and live in the 21st century
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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:16 pm

Hi footy fansThe fortunes of Crawley Town FC for August have been more up and down than a fiddlers elbow. :nopity :nopity
Following the pre season friendly when Barker guided his side to a 3-0 win over Premier League side Crystal Palace.
Then, on aug 06 the RED Devils saw its initial 1st round foray for a league cup title :-D Go billy-o :joker after an exciting start to this match, we saw Crawley ahead :crawleyscarf
Only for the Robins to execute a tactical fight back from a position of three one down and finishing at the final whistle :whistling one goal up. The Robins 4 The Devils 03
Next up :reddevils resulted a 3 all draw against Tranmere Rovers
:no :thumbsdown
More recently on Aug 24 Tranmere Rovers experienced a trouncing from Peterborough by losing by 5 goals to nil :confused

:director mzawf quotesTranmere Rovers manager Ronnie Moore who told BBC Radio Merseyside:
"I said on Friday that it wasn't going to be 0-0. I just knew, and we conceded two more from set-pieces.
"We played well in the first half, got at them and passed it well. We just needed that third goal.
"The tempo to the game wasn't there in the second half. We were too deep as a back four and it's causing us problems in our general play.
"I think we've got better players than we had last year, but at this present time, we haven't got a better team. That's the difference at the moment."

:director mzawf quotes Crawley Town manager Richie Barker who told BBC Sussex:
"We'd probably have taken a point before the game but in terms of the performance I thought the players were fantastic.
"If we'd have seen that through, we go and win the game and it's said and done. But the higher you go, there's people more aggressive and you don't see those finishes in Conference or League Two football.
"So that's why Ryan Lowe does what he does and that's why he is so good at what he does. But from our point of view it was a fantastic response from the players."


Moving forward to the 17th of August when the Red Devils lost by two goals when Rotherham United visited the Broadfield Stadium. This clash was a closely contested match when;- Crawley lost to the former Championship side, The Wolves with a one goal difference :indifferent
Next up Crawley are away at Peterborough (31st August) a former Championship team relegated last season to first division and by coincidence, it was Crystal Palace who last season sounded the death knell for that fall

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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:22 am

Oh life as a Crawley Town FC supporter can't get any better :joker
A new name for the home of the Red Devils :o

Man Utd have Old Trafford, sounds cool :scratc

Arsenal the Emirates Stadium, A very prestigious sounding name :-D

The Stadium of Light, a power name for the home of Sunderland :applause

Kassam Stadium Oxford United :yes The Liberty Stadium for Swansea :-D all which have a good sounding name
:reddevils :crawleyscarf The CheckaTrade. com Stadium :joker :rotfl :mz it dosn't quite have the same feel about it :indifferent
And does absolutely nought to reflect the prestige of the Club and players :arrow: what a lousy name :thumbsdown
While attempting to stay upbeat about the new name, we decided that, luckily the new sponsor didn't turn out to be, the nonreactive rectal suppositories company
"This weeks match sees The Blues visit the non-reactive rectal suppositories stadium in Crawley"
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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds 2013/14

Postby mzawf » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:06 pm

Hi mzafers and footy fiends, since our last posting on the fortunes of Crawley Town F.C.
:mz says that a positive 5 weeks has been had ! For Barkers Boys :crawleyscarf .

Peterborough aka The Posh visited Broadfield stadium back on the 31st of August.
Typo alert correction :director The Check a Trade Stadium.com…it has a sort of dry mouthful of crackers feel about it. :glasses
“Oh we will get over it, but for convenience sake we here at mzawf HQ have decided to label the checkatrade com stadium, the Cat stadium”

Back to the footy the devils won against the Posh by two goals to nil (rock on) :group
Taking into consideration that Peterborough is currently placed, second on the table, a good start for CTFC :youreds

Next up at the CAT stadium :-D we had a 3-2 win over Gillingham on the (07/09)
Notably, Gillingham, have only just managed a scalp, a win against Crewe (28/08), this, following a ten match dearth of success. :youreds

On the 14th & then respectively on the 21st of Sept we saw CTFC draw one all against the Shrews, and with the same result away at Colchester.

Then !

Bouncing back on the 28 Sept the Devils won the points with a win over Oldham F.C. (The Latics).
Next up, we see the Barkers boys are away at the Bramall Lane stadium (the oldest major stadium in the world still hosting football matches today).
Bramall lane it rolls off the tongue. :yum
The Blades placed at the bottom of the table and who haven’t won a match in the past 10, no doubt will be aiming to turn a run of bad luck around.
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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:54 pm

Hi footy fans and Crawley Town Supporters it has been some time since we last checked out the fortune of :crawleyscarf
As always while catching up on the current news surrounding Barkers Boys, we have an air of optimism about what awaits us.

Starting out with the one all draw away at Sheffield, not the result we had anticipated and hoped for, but a ok start :aok

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker wrote: and was quoted on BBC Surrey: saying that:
"It was a good point and on a positive note, six games unbeaten.
"I've just said to the players the longer this run goes on and obviously that should motivate us more.
"But the lads are devastated in there and it comes to something when Crawley Town go to Bramall Lane and draw and the players are devastated, so I think that's a measure of how far we've come."


Next up, the :reddevils lost to Newport a second division team . :cry
In the Football League Trophy - Northern Section Second Round
At the final whistle Crawley 2-3 No comment from the back room.:crawleyscarf

Probably picked up the negative vibe/ mojo, when we visited Bramall Lane. the Blades having experienced a 10 match dearth of wins prior to this visit.
I noticed that Sheffield Utd fortunes haven’t really improved any, only winning once in the past five matches.

Next up, we have the Bradford utd losing at the hands (feet :joker ) of Barkers Boys
Crawley 1 Bradford 0.
Barker was quoted as saying that.. wrote:As an all-round performance, that was one of our best this season. [Goalkeeper] Paul Jones didn't have a lot to do, but what he did do was excellent.
"To be fair to Bradford, they probably caught us a bit cold. It was a surprise considering we knew what was coming at us, but for some reason we didn't look quite at it.
"We rode the storm a bit and I have to say our defending in the last 15 minutes was absolutely fantastic. It's a fantastic win and I can't speak highly enough of the players


In reverse of fortune Stevenage beat Crawley by two goals to zero.
As at the last meeting, Crawley beat Stevenage 2 – 1, all be it that was nearly a year passed (Dec 2012).

Barker wrote:We've played worst than that this season and won games and we certainly played worst than that and drawn games as well. It's tough because we've come away and you say to the players there are obvious things to improve on but I can't fault them on their effort.
"The first goal is very disappointing and we knew what we were going to get when we got here and set pieces are a big thing.
"I thought we dominated the game for probably 80% of the game. We had the most shots, the most crosses, the most corners and the most possession by a mile and we've come away with nothing."


Next Brentford FC visited Crawley, resulting a bad day!...
Then the Red devils got stung by the Bees and lost by one goal to nil. :angry
In response to that Barker was quoted to say ..
CFTC Governor wrote:“Did we deserve to win the game? Probably not, but I thought we did enough to deserve something out of the game.
"Without a piece of poor defending we probably would have come away with a nil-nil, which would not have been ideal.
"I have to say one or two people need to have a look at their mindset, in terms of what we are trying to do. They are a fantastic bunch of players who work extremely hard.
"I said before all my players have flaws. That's why they play for Crawley.
"If they didn't have a flaw they're all good players and then they would go and play for somebody else."


So without a win in the last four matches, and this including the Port Vale game, who trounced the Devils 3 goals to nil back on the 22/10. Then losing to Bristol City 2 -0 more recently. :thumbsdown
This appears to have ended the 5 match winning streak of wins for the Red Devils !
Barkers boys face Hednesford Town (Away) Sat 9 November 2013 in a FA Cup match.
Hednesford Town Football Club is an association football team based in Hednesford, Staffordshire, England. They play at Keys Park. The club plays in the Conference North and who are comfortably placed at the top of the table.
The Only way is Up! :reddevils
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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:57 pm

Hednesford 1 Crawley 2 09/11
Crawley Town former manager Richie Barker told BBC Surrey:

"It wasn't the most attractive game to watch but we came here to do a job and we've done that.
"We are where we want to be which is in front of the TV tomorrow afternoon watching the second-round draw.


It has been said that a week is a long time in a football managers career. and since our last posting 14 days ago the devils say goodbye to Ritchie Barker following a 15 month spell at the helm.
Hats off to Ritchie :mz says Ritchie Barker clearly had the highest aspiration for Barkers Boys and worked too that end.
But after a recent goal dearth and not winning any of the past seven league matches, plus scoring only once in this period.
The Barker era came to its end (27/11) Terminated with immediate effect ( well there are the thanks for the effort hard work and vision) even after holding up and The Reds being unbeaten in the last four games across all competitions . It’s Tough when you’re at the top!
Nb: It’s not what happens in the board room or the back room, and as we all know it’s about what happens on the pitch. :-D
A good move? :scratch Only time will tell. It’s in the lap of the gods! :notworthy
:youreds
Good Luck to Ritchie in all you do :clap
Moving on :arrow:

Come on down John Gregory :applause
Crawley are away and visiting the Memorial Stadium for the FA second round clash against Bristol Rovers (The Gas Heads) 07/11
Crawley Town manager John Gregory told BBC Sussex:
"We have got a very talented squad here, but we are not performing as well as we should be or winning enough matches.
"The players have got a point to prove and want to pick themselves up. We know from our history that if you get to the third round you can pull the big ones.
Bristol Rovers 0 Crawley 0 The gas heads are currently languishing at the bottom of the second division.


BBC sport wrote:
Struggling Bristol Rovers hang on to earn an FA Cup reply against League One side Crawley Town.


A new beginning is beckoning at the checkatrade stadium let’s hope the new honcho has some serious tricks up his sleeve.

The checkatrade stadium oh please oh please don’t let us be get labelled Greg’s guys! :joker
Next up we see The Invincibles visit Crawley on the 14th placed PNE 3rd on the table and riding high at this time.
A tough match ahead for :crawleyscarf
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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:25 pm

Howza footie fans! Since we last checked on the fortunes of :crawleyscarf way back on Dec 14th, since that point, loads of stuff has been occurring particularly off the pitch. :yes
Firstly with a festive arrival John Gregory as the new honcho :xmas ho ho ho and then, more recently with the appointment of Guy Whittingham as first-team coach.
“Would you adam and eve it” Guy Whittingham was sacked by Pompey only last month and replaced by Richie Barker, who was dismissed by Crawley two days after. :scratch
Whittingham's departure :arrow:
“It has smidgens of fine dining wheeling and dealing in the back room”
Putting that aside,
it seems that as the :reddevils start 2014, and a fresh wave of optimism is blowing over the Cat Stadium.
Taking note that John and Guy have some history at working together as
affiliations being the making of good foundations for success :scratc

An impressive start by the devils under Gregories guise, by winning against Leyton Orient back on the 21/12/13/ and, who at that time, were the league leaders.

Crawley Town manager John Gregory told BBC Surrey wrote:"No one gave us a cat in hell's chance today. We had nothing to lose and I think the approach that we had in dressing room with the players was 'you come here and you're expected to lose, but you've got every chance'. "We felt that we were in charge for the first 15 minutes and then they scored against the run of play with their first opportunity. We had to fight to get back into the game, which we did, and once we got back to 1-1 we took over.
"There were lots of good individual performances but also collectively as a group of players. I left all 11 players on that started the game because they were so fired up and we come away having beaten the league leaders."


Next we saw Crawley lose to the MK Dons on the 24th Dec by two goals to nil
Crawley Town manager John Gregory told BBC Surrey:"It was hard on us really. They had one shot in the first half and two in the second but the goals were both clinical. "The first one's flown in from a long distance and 2-0 flattered them.
(Crawley's Billy Clarke was sent off for a late challenge on Lee Hodson)
John Gregory told BBC Surrey"It looked a red card to me. Billy had left the ground and it looked like a two-footed challenge from where I was. I might be wrong but it looked as if it was a straight red."


Then on the 29th Dec Crawley bounce back with a win against Notts County by one goal to nil. The Magpies are currently languishing at the bottom of the table at 23rd place.
Next up we have a FA cup match against league two Bristol Rovers who will visit the CAT stadium on the 08/01 noting with this current deluge of wet weather it’s in the lap of the gods. :notworthy
Ricthie’s got a mountain to climb watching over the fortunes of Pompey.
Back home, John Gregory appears to have everybody onside :youreds
2014. bring it on!
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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby steveizy » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:59 pm

That was a good account of recent events :notworthy

Football is a good example of the saying "What goes round, comes round"

John Gregory is a breath of fresh air for the long suffering fans of Crawley Town and he does, indeed, seem to have the fans behind him :scarf

I won't dwell on Barker nor Coppell. Suffice it to say that I don't think either of them will be missed and heaven help Pompey with that dynamic dull duo. :indifferent

For the first time this season, I feel sufficiently motivated to go to a match. :scarf Crawley vs Bristol Rovers on Weds. 6 Jan if the originally abandoned, then postponed match does indeed take place :scratc Weather isn't looking good though.:thumbsdown

If it, hopefully, goes ahead then I'll report COYR :youreds :crawleyscarf

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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:18 pm

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Hi footie fans since we last checked up on the fortunes of Crawley Town F.C the club bombed in the FA Cup second round replay against the Gasheads. 08/01 Whilst all was looking promising as the match progressed, and the reds were leading and stomping ahead towards a winning end game, when Two late goals saw Bristol Rovers come from behind to beat Crawley 2-1 in their FA Cup bid. Since that time the devils have been treading water :joker although not on the pitch after several matches were postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. On the 12/01 the reds pulled a two all draw when Crawley played away at the Sixfields Stadium against Coventry City.
Crawley Town assistant manager Guy Whittingham wrote:and who told BBC Surrey: A point is no more than we deserved.
"I think in the second half we were certainly the better side - their goal was against the run of play.
"But to pick ourselves, and for the substitutes to come on and work hard and get back into the game was really pleasing.
"We've seen that the players aren't willing to give up and there's a prove of good team spirit here."


On the 25/01 playing away at Rotherham Crawley came away with a 2 all draw
Crawley Town manager John Gregory told BBC Surrey:
"We're looking at our clocks and those five minutes [of extra time] have gone, and in that extra fifty seconds they go and equalise. It seemed like a lifetime for us and I was anticipating the referee to blow his whistle before [the goal].
"Rotherham are very direct but we dealt with everything they threw at us. We had opportunities to have gone 3-1 up and the game would've been over but they're things we are slowly learning and improving on.
"I look back at the 90 minutes and there were so many good things that we will build upon and slowly as a team we will improve week after week. There's a great resilience that runs through the team


Crawley took its first scalp since back ain December last, when the The Red Devils beat The Magpies by one goal to nil.
Away to Walsall at the Bescot Stadium Crawley won 2 goals to one
Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Sussex:
"It is disappointing that we let them back into the game - we should be shutting up shop and making sure it doesn't happen.
"That's probably five we've had cleared off the line in the last two weeks, and five or six off the woodwork, so we're not a million miles away.
"But there's no way we should be talking about this having been 2-0 up in the 88th minute."

Then Crawley played at Swindon on the 25/02 bagging 1-1 draw
Crawley manager John Gregory told BBC Surrey:
"Swindon Town have got second best home record in our league and we've come here and, in my opinion, more than matched them all over the field.
"There's a lot of disappointed faces in the dressing room, so that tells you the kind of standards the boys have set themselves and when they come to a place like Swindon and get a point.
"All in all, it's been a good couple of away performances against top-quality opposition and we are delighted that we've got something out of this game. My players showed great passion tonight."


Crawley beat Peterborough by one goal to nil
Crawley head coach Guy Whittingham told BBC Sussex:
"I thought we started the game really well and we had three chances in the first half and then we let them back into the game.
"Peterborough are always going to cause you problems.
"We maybe got that luck at the end when the ball was put into the box and it was a penalty. Matt Tubbs has been practising his penalties but not those ones."
"the pressure was on him from last week when you scored one and we felt he was going to bury it into the corner but he calmly chipped it over the keeper."

Overall The Devils have both improved on, and are comfortably positioned at 14 on the table.
Post, the pre Christmas shake-up, and with the new governor [47_47.gif] experiencing a marked improvement in the clubs fortunes, losing only two of the last 10 games,
This places the team roughly where they were positioned mid-season in 2013.
The only way is up :youreds
Tonight’s match against Stevenage 04/03 :scratc
The last time we clashed with the Boro boy,s the devils lost by 2 goals 2 to nil!
Placed in the relegation zone.and coupled with past performances :mz says Stevenage is up for the taking :kebab
:reddevils :punch Boro boys :3some

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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:04 pm

Hi mzawfers :aok

Post our last update re the fortune of :crawleyscarf :reddevils
Moving forward little comfort can be taken from the 1-1 scoredraw against, bottom of the table Stevenage, back on March 04th. :no
Now and with the benefit of hindsight , it turns out to be one of the few successes over the month of March.
It’s been a busy time for Gregory’s boys playing eight matches over this past month.
The highpoint was likely the win against league leaders, Wolves (2 -1 on 18/03). :notworthy
Bomb to the bottom team and then beat the league leaders, two extremes by far! :scratch
So apart from another draw against the Shrews, there doesn't appear to be a great deal to be excited about.
The remainder of the month’s games having resulted nothing much, losing to ; Gillingham, Colchester, Oldham, and Sheffield Utd and Preston N End to boot!
Following the recent back room shake up and stuff, in reality not a great deal has changed since Ritchie bailed out!
Note: Ritchie Barker has more recently, been given the boot from Portsmouth, and after only a short time, at the club’s helm.
Will lightening strike twice :scratc and the revamp back-room stuff turns out to be just ome more ? ‘white elephant’.
Over these past few years the club has been through several back room shake ups ‘slamming the car into reverse at full speed mentality’ approach “just don’t get it”!

Ultimately the game is decided on the pitch and the :reddevils have the potential to hold on in leageue one
Hopefully with Gregory at the helm fortunes will improve, all be it, slow in materialising!
Is :crawleyscarf only delaying the inevitable and are playing in a league above their weight? :scratc
Or is that just a load of waffle? :-D
Regardless of that :-D
Post all the reshuffling and admin stuff the devils are holding on in league one :youreds
With the next match to be away at Port Vale on April Fool Day, PV kicked our arse back in Oct 2013 three goals to zilch! regardless :-D I smell a scalp :yum
:youreds 0 -2 mzawf predicts
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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:50 pm

Hi to all you Red Devil Revellers :reddevils

01April – :joker
Crawley played away against Port Vale and lost, contrary to our positive stance at that time forecasting Crawley to win by two goals.
We got the number of goals correct although the wrong team scored them :thumbsdown

The team is up and down more than a fiddlers elbow :nopity

Post the not so distant Zenith :scratch :-D - beating Wolves back in March.. :aok

The Red devils played out five matches and losing them all, before a break in the trend, when Crawley beat the MK Dons two goals to nil. :crawleyscarf
The Club went on a roll from that point forward, by winning their next two games, both Tranmere and Leyton'O being beaten 2 goals to nil :crawleyscarf
Things appeared to be looking :clap :clap up. :thunbsup
Sadly, not to last! :confused
:football :football :football

Playing away and then losing to Notts County back on April21, and then losing away at Bradford on the26th. :angry
Next up Carlisle visit the C.A.T. stadium and need a win, to avoid relegation from division one.

Whilst Carlisle have everything to play for :yes and by coincidence Bristol City kicked Port Vale backside 5-0 back in March. :scratc
It would be great to finish this season on a high
:youreds :crawleyscarf :crawleyscarf :youreds


Gregory best quotes Nots County 1 Crawley 0 (21/04) "We seem to have a problem against teams in the lower half and I think it is a mental problem and it will need to be a lot better next season. :yes

Bradford 2 Crawley 1 (29/04) "But other people should take responsibility in that situation and it's something we need to spend time on in the summer."
And so say all of us :clap
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Re: 2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Sun May 11, 2014 6:53 pm

Hi to all you Crawley FC supporters :reddevils
Post the last :mz blog re the fortunes of :crawleyscarf, where we predicted (more hoped) that the devils would finish the season in a blaze of glory thereby winning the final two matches. :confused
And with as all things in football, we all understand that few things go as expected. :no (The recent match- Liverpool v Crystal Palace stands testimony to this notion, after Liverpool let slip a 3-0 lead in the final 11 minutes ending with draw 3-3 draw).

The Red devils only managed a no score draw, against now relegated Carlisle (April29)
Plus when it all looked promising in the begining while playing at home against Bristol City, Crawley led by one goal :scarf until the second half play then, Crawley conceded the goal, which when the final whistle blew, 1-1 being the result (May01). Crawley finished 14th on the table at the season end.. :aok
Ten places below where the team started back in Aug 2013.

One of this seasons’ high points was repaying an earlier 2-1 defeat by The Wolves back in August 13, Ritchie Barker era, then beating Wolves 2-1 under John Gregory. :scratch (Wolves finished top of the table with a stomping 103 points) :shock:

Still :crawleyscarf have a continuing backroom shake up and on all accounts a reduction in numbers (boots on the ground) both on and off the pitch is forecast for this summer.

Head Coach Guy Whittingham contract has been terminated.
Gregory’s contract has been extended to 2016.

It has been stated tough financial decisions will influence the club as they move forward towards next season kicks off. :firey
Teamwise
BILLY CLARKE, MARK CONNOLLY, PAUL CONNOLLY, GARY DICKER, RORY FALLON
Goalie PAUL JONES, LOUIS JOHN, JOHNNY MADDISON, ALEX MALINS, JONTE SMITH and SERGIO TORRES are to leave the club.
We wish them good fortune for the future :applause
DANNIE BULMAN, MIKE JONES, JAMIE PROCTOR, MAT SADLER have until the end of May to accept or decline the clubs offer.
:football :football :football
BRADLEY ISAACS, RYAN RICHEFOND, ANDY DRURY, CONNOR ESSAM, KYLE McFADZEAN, JOSH SIMPSON, JOE WALSH are already under contract for next season. :football
Rookies BRADLEY ISAACS, RYAN RICHEFOND are in to boot :football
With all the uncertainty surrounding the club and forthcoming summer reshaping it will certainly make for interesting times ahead. :scratc
:youreds
john Gregory wrote: "There will be new faces and I’m sure our fans will be as supportive of them as they have of the players who have served this football club so well in the past.”

Ah Grasshoppers "be as one" !
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2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Tue May 17, 2016 4:43 pm

A sense of déjà vu is a buzzing down at the CAT stadium, with yet another shakeup in progress.
Changes at board level down to the pitch have been facilitated.
After a lengthy wait (2013) The Club now have a new owner, who, and if you believe some of the reports!
Purchased the club for the sum of a £1.00 ‘Club statment, 'deposit paid to the solicitors.’ :rotfl
What is the deposit on £1? Personally I could have got them a better price, and paid in cash.

A source did report that the president of a TFF first division team (Kayseri Erciyesspor) may have invested as much as €4 million / £3.1. In Crawley Town F.C

Chairman Ziya Eren, a successful Turkish Businessman and guiding influence to Kayseri Erciyesspor since 2011.
Clearly, Ziya Eren, has a passion for football on the pitch and a sound vision for the clubs future.
Kayseri Erciyesspor, winning the TFF First league 2012/2013, and then playing the Turkish Super league, 2013/2015.
Ziya, has targeted Crawley to reach the Championship in eight to 10 years.


Following last season’s relegation to the 2nd division campaign success and feel good factors has been in short supply
With the club finishing in the lower section of the table, the Red Devils fortunes have been gloomily mixed.
44 games in Lg2 Lost 23 Won 13 and Drew 8
Putting a positive spin on the final games
Closing matches next up Dag Red (The Daggers)
:mz predicts this should result a comfortable away win,!
This prior to when Barnet (The Bees) visit the CAT Stadium for the end of season ‘finale’
:mz predicts the win over Barnet, based on recent performance
- York v The Bees 1-1 - Morecambe 4 – Barnet 2- vie-a-vis, Crawley 2 York 2 and Crawley 1-1 Morecambe, Come on you Reds a result to carry the team onwards to future glory. :rotfl
Alas again it all turned to wasted-hope again and as is a reflection on the apathy felt when trying to write a positive account, on the Fortunes of the Crawley Town F.C.
Likely best just to move on, on! It’s been a mixed bag since steveizy started writing up on the devils by steveizy » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:08 pm.
Looking at the picture as a whole, regardless being of great interest it’s still, a downward slide.
After reaching the nadir on a scale of one to ten
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadir
‘The only way is up’
I’m all blogged out and looking towards a brighter future

“And so say all of us”! Come on You Reds :crawleyscarf
First step back to league one
2 3 4 here we go
:youreds

Hats off to all of you dedicated Red Devils fans for your unwavering and continued support for the team.
It's been tough , the team blagged it!
With good result in short supply.
No point in Picking over ‘the bones’
The only way is up :thunbsup :aok :scarf :crawleyscarf

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2,3,4 come on u redz

Postby mzawf » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:00 pm

by steveizy » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:08 pm
Not quite Barclays Premier League yet but CTFC are top of the Blue Square Premier League by 3 points after 13 games. Promotion at the end of the season would earn them a place in the football league.

They have a tough match away at Luton on Tues. but whatever the result the 3 point buffer will help.

I say - let's all get behind them


"GO ON CRAWLEY"!

The above quote posted by steveizy back in 2010. :crawleyscarf Redz Devils. :devil
It’s been emotional :cry more down than up :scratch
Zenith New Crawley boss Richie Barker began with a win as the Reds knocked Millwall out of the League Cup on penalties.'
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=573&start=135#p3271
vis-à-vis The Nadir point! relegation to the second division. Albeit at that this time, on the ‘face of things’ it appears, the club was :punch its weight’.
Time marching on- August 06 2016. Kicking off, a new beginning
Wycombe Wanderers visit the CAT stadium, and, looking back to the teams last 'clash' (Dec 2015) :devils the redz lost a 2 goal to nil trouncing!
Fielding a new squad sporting many youthful qualities ‘up and coming’ players, in addition to some town veterans ‘to boot’ :clap :crawleyscarf
11 players, who can comfortably play well in multiple positions as well as big purse purchases, Yow! Fortune abound!
'let the games begin' :reddevils
A win against the Blues would be encouraging, and then following a 3 day break, Wolves visit the CAT :clap
EFL Cup 1st round
The overall team strategy looks strong :mz :director striker/forward/attack side of things :scratch appears challenging :indifferent
The front line needs bolstering :yes

Chairman Ziya Eren, Respect!

To “Keep your eye on the ball” then visit
CFTC official...
Click link for official CTFC @ http://www.crawleytownfc.com/
:youreds
Get down to the Checkatrade stadium and join the fun of a new beginning
Click for directions to the CAT Stadium
All hail the footy God :notworthy
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2,3,4 come on u reds

Postby mzawf » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:39 pm

Hi, time too catch up on the fortunes of Crawley’s Red Devils. :-D
Following the Yeovil Trouncing 5 goals to nil December past , and more recently ‘retribution’ takith back of O ‘scalp’ Devils 2 the Glovers nil :clap
With the :mz footy fray playing out true to form, all with average outcomes.
The state of play at the CAT Stadium is very much midrange
Football it’s a tough game. :football
:yes in that still holding mid-table (Current position 13). :aok
Focusing on league two matches as is 8 wins plays 10 losses.
That along with 5 draws 4 one all’s :o and one no score! :shock:
Déjà Vu :confused

(Argus)
Crawley’s new owner insists his dream of leading the club into the Championship within ten years is possible. In fact, Turkish businessman Ziya Eren says the goal could be achieved sooner than that. But the steel magnate has stressed only togetherness between everyone involved in the club – players, management, staff and fans – can make it happen.

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Seemly it’s going to be a slow process while :mz is looking ahead to around 2025 ish reporting Championship status!
Around that time Space Exploration ‘Boldly goes where no human being has been before’.

NASA
Bring it on
Come on u Reds
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