I honestly can't see anyone accepting going into different changing rooms depending on your race.Hold your horses chaps.
I dont "know" Yems but have spoken to him on occasion since he was manager of Horsham...yonks ago.
While the taking the piss out of Greek music is believable having a segregated training ground is bullshit. The man never stopped going on about how the squad must always pull together, how the whole must strive to be better than the parts etc. Also, three black players at the club signed new contracts with Yems still in charge (before the allegations were made). Honestly, not a hope in hell of that happening if the training ground was racially segregated.
I sometimes get fed up with his curt manner in interviews but going from that to calling him a Victorian bigot is just not on. Let's not forget. The owner until just a few weeks ago was a Turk. The guys who ran it for him on a day to day basis were Turks and Muslims. Can you imagine them allowing some of these things to go on?
The new owners have attended a fans forum , they appear genuine people and have had this land in their lap. I am waiting to see how they handle it and what is released from their investigation.
*new owners obviously waiting for verdict before appointing Yems as new manager....I know a man who knows a man. Strong rumour in other words.
I was told today that the allegations against John Yems have been found to be "without foundation in fact" by the investigation on behalf of the club (Crawley Town).
I was also given other information about the FOUR people making the allegations.
The club are said to be waiting for the FA to come to a conclusion with their report before releasing their findings.
Is that the Mark Wright that racially abuse a youth team player while manager of Chester?It’s a really odd one, especially with the exposure with the Mark Wright stuff and the documentary’s around that.
To keep a lid on the type of things that we’re accused is some going but as mentioned before some of these accusations are abhorrent, how on earth has it took this long to be reported if it is true?
It’s all a bit bizarre but if it does turn out to be true then he shouldn’t work in football again.
After the match on Saturday the Athletic interviewed Lewis Young. Temporarily in charge of the team and Yems assistant.
Here is an extract.
“Is it true that Crawley Town have, at any stage, had segregated dressing rooms for white and black players?”
Lewis Young, Crawley’s interim manager, shifted uncomfortably and his awkwardness was understandable as a black man who, until recently, was the assistant to John Yems, the man at the centre of this alleged scandal.
Young started off by pointing out he was restricted in what he could say while an investigation was ongoing. Yet here was a man, unmistakably, who was stung by the suggestion that he, or anyone at Crawley, would have allowed themselves to be part of such a set-up.
“I’ve tried to stay calm,” said Young. “But we, as individuals inside the dressing room, who are living it, know there are certain things we wouldn’t stand for. And if that (black and white dressing rooms) was to go on, something would have been said. We know what we would stand for, and what we wouldn’t.
Whatever the outcome of the investigation into Yems I think that answer puts paid to the ludicrous allegation that the was segregation at the training ground along racial lines.
Yes I saw that match. Was it against Leeds in the cup?No. Its the Mark Wright who appeared on TOWIE and has an actress wife.
He was a youth player at Spurs was released and started playing at National league levels. He was on loan at Crawley at one point. Gave up football to become a media personality.
He made a documentary about giving it one last shot to be a pro footballer, signed for Crawley and managed half a game before being hooked.
If I made this up you wouldn't believe it.
One of the people who seem to run Wagmi United is being sued in America for a racially motivated assault!
Appears a group attacked a restaurant owner in California and shouted a few racial slurs.
Now, I don't know the ins and outs of the story, and everyone is innocent until condemned by the press, but this is not good.
I know your new owners are US based, but I assume they have someone running the things day to day there?Seems that Crawley have stopped investigating the allegations against John Yems and are just waiting for the fa and pfa to tell them what to do.
Slightly different from what I was told a couple of weeks ago.
Sky news report
Seven Crawley players reported incidents of racist language and behaviour to the PFA last month; The FA has not made the club aware of any findings that would necessitate the filing of a police report, and we have acted in accordance with their recommendations, said a club spokespersonwww.skysports.com
You make your own luck in life.They've mucked up getting rid of Yems. If they wanted their own man it would have been harsh but that's football.
They've mucked up the appointment of Betsy. The delay may not gave been their fault but stupid to say it was because the Queen asked them not to clash with the jubilee.
They appear to be unlucky and I'm just hoping they don't muck much else up.
There is someone....blowed if I can remember his name though.I know your new owners are US based, but I assume they have someone running the things day to day there?
Just asking out of interest.
I know we aint the biggest club in the world but that's a bit harsh!
I wouldn't wish harm on any club.