Providing the official Red Devil supporters transport to away games - We are back now taking bookings for coaches for this season which is going to be exciting - come and support your team on the road.I was in two minds about travelling by coach. As I said to Pat on Saturday I thought it might be a closed shop/bit of a clique. Well I got that totally wrong. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming - and from one of our pubs we visit - Hello Alain. I hope that you have recovered after Saturdays result, disappointing but I suspect that some of your group didn’t know the result due to the amount of shots that were consumed just prior to jumping on the coach. As always it was an absolute pleasure to play host to you all, a more polite and social group would be hard to find anywhere. Please pass our thanks and regards to all members of the group as we enjoyed the day, one of the best we have had in eighteen years! Regards Andy & Donna Cross Keys
Status of away travel
COME AND WATCH THE RED DEVILS BOTH AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD THIS SEASON OUR 12th IN THE EFL. WE ALL TRAVEL UNITED IN SUPPORTING OUR TEAM THE RED DEVILS – THAT IS CRAWLEY OF COURSE – NOT THE OTHER ONE
NEXT AT HOME – BRISTOL STREET MOTORS TROPHY AGAINST BRISTOL ROVERS – NEXT TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER – 7.45pm KICK OFF. MATCH TICKETS NOW ON SALE .
NEXT AWAY TRAVEL – Saturday 9th DECEMBER – COLCHESTER UNITED – 3.00pm kick off – 10 seats remaining on the coach. FULL DETAILS BELOW
Details of the remaining games until the New Year are below – we are taking bookings for all these matches.
For this season, at the moment we are only planning to take the one coach to games which will have 34 seats – seats will be sold on a first come basis and we will have a standby list should we fill the coach. However, if we do fill these coaches we may consider putting on a bigger capacity coaches depending on extra seats required and availability from United Coaches who we are using this season. Coaches will have toilet facilities and the possibility of seat charging points for your mobile devices.
DISAPOINTING DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE AFTER TAKING THE LEAD
As much as disappoint as last night was, we seem to be our own worst enemy with the mistake we are making by playing too much from the back – passing and decision making was poor especially in the second half after a good first half and a great goal to take the lead from Adam Campbell, one positive thing that came out of the game was the 60 minute performance of Ade Ademeyo – before being substituted, he is a class act and the more time he gets into the team the better he will become. The other observation is that Jay Williams in not a central defender, he needs to play in front of the back three if you are paying that system – bring in Harry Ransom – he is a defender first and has never played a bad game when selected – then you can have Ben Gladwin playing in a better midfield position. These are just my thoughts but all supporters will have their own take on things.
Well done to the 136 supporters who made the trip to Nottingham which was amazing number for a midweek game halfway up the country – they never stopped supporting the team throughout the game and hope you all got home safely – we know that many were staying up overnight.
For us, our journeys were much better, the minibus behaved itself, getting us there and back with no problems, we did have another M25 diversion which cost us about 20 minutes travelling time on the way home – we eventually arrived at the stadium at 1.20am having had a drop off in Reigate. Thanks to those who travelled with us.
The details of the BSM EFL Trophy have been announced – the game against Bristol Rovers is next Tuesday 5th December with a 7.45pm kick off – match tickets are now on sale for Season Ticket holder and go on general sale on Friday this week. Cost are the same as the previous rounds £10 Adults and £5 for concessions and lower for the under 16’s at £4.00 and under 14 free with a paying adult. Very good prices for this game.
Our coach to Colchester is filling up with only 10 seats remaining, so if you want to travel with us then book your seats – full details are below. It’s extremely unlikely that we will have sufficient support to put on a second coach so once these seat are gone we will have a standby list for anyone that cancels. Those who have still to pay for their seats please see me at the Bristol game – we will be in Redz before kick off until 17.30pm. If you can’t make it then please let me know and we will send our bank details for you to do a Bank Transfer payment – despite my concerns about the Transfer Payments it is actually working well and thanks to everyone who has done this so far.
SUPPORTERS COACHES – AWAY MATCH DETAILS.
League 2 match – COLCHESTER UNITED – Saturday 9th December with a 3.00pm kick off. – 10 seats remaining on the coach as of today. The 53 seater coach has been confirmed with United, the coach will leave the Broadfield Stadium at 11.00am and travel to and back from Colchester non-stop – cost of this trip is £30.00. Tickets will only be sold and are now available from the Colchester website – the earlier you buy them the cheaper they are. If you are aiming to travel with us we would suggest that you book your seats on the coach first before getting your match tickets so that you know you have seat booked and confirmed.
League 2 match – GILLINGHAM – MONDAY 26th December with a 1.00pm kick off
With the cut off date now passed we will only be taking the one coach – we have12 seats only available for this trip.
The coach will depart from the stadium at 10.30am and cost is £30.00. We will travel non-stop to Gillingham and will park at an industrial park by the Gillingham Railway Station as we have in the past. It’s then about a 10 minute walk to the stadium. The coach will remain there and we will return there after the game to get back on. Please start booking your seats as need to make sure we have sufficient coaches booked for this trip as the trains as we know do not run.
League 2 match – MK DONS – Friday 29th December with a 7.45pm kick off. Our Cut-off date for this coach is Saturday 16th December – the coach will leave the Broadfield Stadium at 4.00pm and travel to Milton Keynes non-stop – cost of this trip is £30.00 – being a Friday evening we know that the M25 will be a problem but as it is over the Christmas /New Year hopefully there will be less traffic.
League 2 match – BRADFORD CITY – Saturday 6th January with a 3.00pm kick off. Our Cut-off date for this coach is Saturday 23th December – the coach will leave the Broadfield Stadium at 7.00am and travel to Bradford with a buffet stop at the Leeds Arms in South Anston where we stopped last season which has been booked. Cost of this trip is £40.00 which includes the buffet – again we will have a comfort/coffee stop at Watford Gap services and again on the way home at some point.
MORECAMBE – AWAY – this will remain an overnight trip.
No date yet announced for the Morecambe away game that was postponed – as soon as it is announced we will publish the new details for this overnight trip. However, if you are interested in doing an overnight trip to this game whenever it is played then please let us know as we have spaces available from supporters not able to travel due to a midweek fixture who were booked on the original date.
CRAWLEY TOWN F C EXHIBITION AT THE CRAWLEY MUSEUM.
Steve Leake and Mick Fox both renowned Crawley Supporters have put together a history of the club that we all support and is being shown at the Crawley Museum which is open on Thursdays’ until Sunday each week
Crawley Town FC exhibition is being held at the Crawley Museum in December and January looking at the history of the club from the early beginnings in the 1890’s until the present day with many artefacts and club memorabilia – The Museum is at The Tree, 103 High Street, opposite where Morrison used to be.
The Exhibition starts from the Thursday 7th December 2023 until Thursday 26th January 2024. (The museum will be closed between 23rd December 2023 and 4th January 2024) –
There is also a Family Day on Sunday 17th December with competitions and also meeting some past and present players who will be in attendance. A “loop” video of the history of the club made by Charlie Palethorpe and Sam Gadsdon is being shown throughout the time of the exhibition which we and other club associated groups are part of.
Museum Doors open from 10.30am until 4.00pm on the days of the exhibition.
TO BOOK SEATS ON THE SUPPORTERS COACHES FOR ANY OF THESE MATCHES – PLEASE CONTACT EITHER ALAIN (07771-792346, ALAIN_HARPER@ICLOUD.COM OR PATRICK VIA TWITTER(X) OR FACEBOOK – WE WILL CONFIRM ALL BOOKINGS MADE.