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Not sure if I'd prefer a draw or a Notts win. Certainly don't want Creepy Crawley winning.
 

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Win 2-1, I expect us to be 2-0 up at half time and then Crawley come back.
I still can't believe we are in this situation again near the bottom after last seasons.
 

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What's happened to Gwion Edwards? Also impressed by him but he doesn't seem to be starting at the mo?
 

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Crawley fans - what's this about us having to go in that temporary looking stand down the side if we don't bring at least 600?
 

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I just hope we don't do a Carl Heggs meltdown at Daggers a few years ago. Couldn't take that again
 

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Crawley fans - what's this about us having to go in that temporary looking stand down the side if we don't bring at least 600?
I don't know how many we were given but the tickets have been sold out at Notts, but pay on the day available.
 

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Re away allocation, seating only is used if less than 600 to save on cost of opening terrace for smaller followings. The terrace will be used if necessary.
Gwion Edwards is just getting back to full fitness after a hernia options, his form is also improving.
Our defence was the issue for last 2 games as Ward was injured and Wood recalled to Rotherham. Ward may start tomorrow though.
I expect a tight nervy game with few chances, or maybe a goal fest like our last meeting.
2600 home fans, plus what you bring.
 

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2-0 Crawley at HT. If we don't beat these on Tuesday we deserve to lose 8-0 in the play offs to Chesterfield.
 

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This is going well.
 

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Crawley are the worst side I've ever seen and County have just lost 2-0 to them, christ.
 

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seriously, if alan smith ever plays for this club again
 

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Friday - 'fancy Crawley?' me Dad sez...'Alright' I sez knowing it'll cost me the grand total of £14 for a day out (yeah, I'm 22 and got in as a 17 year old, who's the real fucking winner Crawley Town?)...Little did I fucking know what a surreal and, frankly, disgraceful day it would be.

We get there really really early because me da says you've got to allow ages for traffic on the M25, so we did, we allowed enough time in case we had a crash, fell into a coma and still would then have time to get to the game after a lengthy period of physical therapy. I get handed my ticket, 'we're in this together' the shite scrap says (...once we know that we're strong and our stars - or however it goes).

'Thanks everyone for coming early' - Wait, the fuck? There's 30 people here...
'and supporter of the year....TRACEY COLE' - wooooo, 'go on Trace yells a woman behind the goal' - there's like 40 people here max.

Tightarses REALLY don't wanna open the terracing but eventually they do when there's too many for the seats so we file onto the terrace - waheyyy, behind the goal, we're loud, sun shining - I Gotta Feeling...woohoo.

Game starts, we pass it around a bit, ok lads. Corner - right, we've struggled with these recently, just pick up a man and...1-0. Fuck sake.
Few minutes later, right set-piece, just switch on. Free header for the biggest bloke on the pitch. 2-0.

c***. USELESS FUCKING c***. The rest of the game is a needless procession between two teams that are frankly an embarrassment to football. Thompson misses a sitter, McLeod misses one too, Thompson messes up another chance, Dean Morgan does...that...ahahaha, seriously what the fuck was that miss? Then the game ends, Alan Smith tries to clap us but is met with a barrage of recommendations that he retire because, in my poetic wording, 'he's a slow useless old fucking c*** of a prick, fuck off, stop clapping us...RETIRE, RETIRE....RETIRE...and cut your hair, you're 34 for fuck sake' - I get a nasty look from a bloke who obviously thinks we should be clapping them off like a cricket team who have lost a Test match on Day 2.

Smith - old prick. Retire
Mullins - finished. Retire
Jones - can't pass a ball, literally can't...if he turned up for powerleague he'd get laughed at. Retire.
McCourt - he's drunk...he HAS to be drunk. Retire/end your career at St. Mirren.
Garry Thompson - Fuck off. Retire/score 10 goals next season in the conference.
Shaun Derry - Never manage a club again.

Today was bad, so so very bad. It was lacklustre and Crawley will never play so bad and win 2-0 again. Slow, no width, no movement, no technical ability, didn't win any headers, weren't first to any second balls, lost every challenge. They just didn't turn up aside from perhaps Blair Adams who went off with a hamstring strain just to continue the theme of all our good players eventually getting injured.

If Smith plays on Tuesday then it's practically curtains for Moniz already as far as I'm concerned. Anyone with a braincell can see the bloke is a useless c*** camel. The team selection was shite, subs were too. In fairness I think he's probably as fucking angry and frustrated at the technically inept squad Derry left him as we are.

Oh and, yeah this is a bit bitter, but for the love of God can Crawley fuck off. There wasn't any reaction when they scored, their fans made no noise, their ground would get torn apart by a bit of wind. We lost to a team whose 50/50 draw prize money was £38.50.

Home now anyway, hopefully half our team are crippled into retirement before Tuesday night - which as far as I'm concerned is merely a chance to get more value out of my season ticket and an opportunity to spend 90 minutes yelling abuse at any Notts player that gets within earshot (Jimmy Spencer and Curtis Thompson aside).
 

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How dare you slag off Alan's hair.
 

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How dare you slag off Alan's hair.

Preferably it gets cut when he's being put through an industrial blender or something. Useless old prick. Just praying he suffers something career-ending before Tuesday so I never have to watch him again and so that no other poor fucker has to witness him playing for their club. I wish he'd just fucked off to MLS, he could be America's problem then.
 

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Just why Notts. Just why. Crawley, were literally, abhorrently wank on every lifecscale the other evening. Had this down as an away win.
 

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:fl:

You should have based it on the teams we put out, not what you saw the other night.

The last week has been typical of our last 15-18 games. Utter toilet to passably good to utter toilet, etc.
 

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Friday - 'fancy Crawley?' me Dad sez...'Alright'...
This may be the best match report I've ever read :fl:

Totally agree about Crawley as a club as well. They're in the most successful period of their history, twatting famous old clubs like Notts and Barnsley in an effort to stay up and their 1,500 or so fans can barely be bothered to raise their foam hands when a goal goes in. Sincerely hope you lot stop up in their place. Either that or Izale "fucking" McLeod contracts a debilitating venereal disease which prevents him from ever playing against us again.

I'm not bitter about them dicking us twice this season. Disclaimer: I might be a little bitter
 

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Friday - 'fancy Crawley?' me Dad sez...'Alright' I sez knowing it'll cost me the grand total of £14 for a day out (yeah, I'm 22 and got in as a 17 year old, who's the real fucking winner Crawley Town?)...Little did I fucking know what a surreal and, frankly, disgraceful day it would be.

We get there really really early because me da says you've got to allow ages for traffic on the M25, so we did, we allowed enough time in case we had a crash, fell into a coma and still would then have time to get to the game after a lengthy period of physical therapy. I get handed my ticket, 'we're in this together' the shite scrap says (...once we know that we're strong and our stars - or however it goes).

'Thanks everyone for coming early' - Wait, the fuck? There's 30 people here...
'and supporter of the year....TRACEY COLE' - wooooo, 'go on Trace yells a woman behind the goal' - there's like 40 people here max.

Tightarses REALLY don't wanna open the terracing but eventually they do when there's too many for the seats so we file onto the terrace - waheyyy, behind the goal, we're loud, sun shining - I Gotta Feeling...woohoo.

Game starts, we pass it around a bit, ok lads. Corner - right, we've struggled with these recently, just pick up a man and...1-0. Fuck sake.
Few minutes later, right set-piece, just switch on. Free header for the biggest bloke on the pitch. 2-0.

c***. USELESS FUCKING c***. The rest of the game is a needless procession between two teams that are frankly an embarrassment to football. Thompson misses a sitter, McLeod misses one too, Thompson messes up another chance, Dean Morgan does...that...ahahaha, seriously what the fuck was that miss? Then the game ends, Alan Smith tries to clap us but is met with a barrage of recommendations that he retire because, in my poetic wording, 'he's a slow useless old fucking c*** of a prick, fuck off, stop clapping us...RETIRE, RETIRE....RETIRE...and cut your hair, you're 34 for fuck sake' - I get a nasty look from a bloke who obviously thinks we should be clapping them off like a cricket team who have lost a Test match on Day 2.

Smith - old prick. Retire
Mullins - finished. Retire
Jones - can't pass a ball, literally can't...if he turned up for powerleague he'd get laughed at. Retire.
McCourt - he's drunk...he HAS to be drunk. Retire/end your career at St. Mirren.
Garry Thompson - Fuck off. Retire/score 10 goals next season in the conference.
Shaun Derry - Never manage a club again.

Today was bad, so so very bad. It was lacklustre and Crawley will never play so bad and win 2-0 again. Slow, no width, no movement, no technical ability, didn't win any headers, weren't first to any second balls, lost every challenge. They just didn't turn up aside from perhaps Blair Adams who went off with a hamstring strain just to continue the theme of all our good players eventually getting injured.

If Smith plays on Tuesday then it's practically curtains for Moniz already as far as I'm concerned. Anyone with a braincell can see the bloke is a useless c*** camel. The team selection was shite, subs were too. In fairness I think he's probably as fucking angry and frustrated at the technically inept squad Derry left him as we are.

Oh and, yeah this is a bit bitter, but for the love of God can Crawley fuck off. There wasn't any reaction when they scored, their fans made no noise, their ground would get torn apart by a bit of wind. We lost to a team whose 50/50 draw prize money was £38.50.

Home now anyway, hopefully half our team are crippled into retirement before Tuesday night - which as far as I'm concerned is merely a chance to get more value out of my season ticket and an opportunity to spend 90 minutes yelling abuse at any Notts player that gets within earshot (Jimmy Spencer and Curtis Thompson aside).
Bish That is quite literally the best review of a bad day I have ever read in my whole life! Gonna have to throw these boxers straight in the fucking bin....
 

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How's it go?

"He's here,
Here's there,
He's got fuckin' shit hair,
Alan Smith...Alan Smith..."

This could easily be a league 2 fixture next season. You haven't got rid of us that easily.
 

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Is this really the same Alan Smith? From England internationals and Champions League to a team on the brink of relegation to League 2? Blimey, that's some fall.

What I don't understand is the players didn't seem to understand just how important this game was, and frankly how embarrassing it would be to them, as well as the fans and the club to lose to a team of what are to all intents and purposes a Southern League club in Football League clothing. Have the players no pride/shame? What more motivation do they need, do they not care about staying up in League 1 and avoiding a relegation on their CV?
 

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They care. That's why it's even more depressing - last season we had quite a few good players that didn't really care then thought 'shite, relegation would be quite bad' and then started playing well. This season I don't think they've ever stopped caring or trying - they're all just incredibly shite. Yesterday, when the second goal went in, they essentially acted like a group who knew they didn't have a hope of scoring 2 goals and eventually just gave up hope with 30 minutes left. The only players who were ever really in the game were Jones (who has zero technical ability) and Spencer, who started up-front with no support and then kind of dropped back into midfield when McCourt went off - Spencer's also basically risked his career to come back this season - he wasn't meant to be back till next season and then he returned on the basis he can't play more than one game a week and he's ignored that and is playing every game despite clearly not being fit. I'd rather we just shut him down, we're relegated and he'd be a major asset in League 2 - last thing we need is him re-injuring his knee.

Moniz said it all in his interview when he said without JCR there's no individual class or pace in the squad.

Cheers Shaun.
 

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Oh right, I just got the impression from your AVGN-styled report that half your players couldn't give a fuck, but then I'm sure you know far better watching Notts week in week out (or at least more often than I do, which is admittedly zero).

But giving up hope with 30 minutes left - is that not a sign of not caring, or is it just severe shortage of confidence? Often there's a thin dividing line between the two.
 

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Confidence, they know they're not good enough.
 

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