- Jan 17, 2015
- Reaction score
- Tranmere Rovers
Crewe's side stand is terrible, they oversold it for New Year's Day last season by allowing pay on the day and it was chaos. This season we had a similar incident with the linesman, where an idiot threw a bottle in his vague direction after we had a man sent off (liner ignored a handball in the build up and we have equally braindead fans as everyone else) and the linesman stopped the game for ten minutes because he told the ref he didn't feel safe. Don't know where else Crewe could put away fans is the only problem.I’m aliiiiiive. Dangerous place that Belgian bar in Crewe town centre I tell you.
What an absolute bin fire that was then. I still don’t like the penalty and if I was in charge that simply wouldn’t be one, but cold light of day I can see why he’s given it.
I imagine both sets of clubs are going to be in a fair bit or trouble about what happened at the end. I don’t know whether anyone actually did anything to the linesman, if so they’re obviously a dickhead and need banning, the massive delay was basically because he was refusing to come back and linesman in front of loads of people calling him a cheat. On the other side there was a pitch invasion and all sorts getting lobbed over the segregation from both sets, all very unbecoming.
I would say the whole set up at Crewe needs looking at, it’s not very often I’ve felt unsafe at a football match but yesterday was pretty close. The stand can’t cope with those numbers - I don’t think it was even quite sold out but I ended up stood on some stairs with my 70 year-old dad and a poor kid who couldn’t see anything because there was no space anywhere. The bit behind the stand was horrible at half time, particularly around the bar bits and coming down those stairs. Police operation was like a Belgrade derby as well, the first train back to Nottingham wasn’t until 7:10 after the game but they were adamant no one was going anywhere other than the station and that ‘every pub in Crewe is closed’. We snuck round in the end, walked into town and had a pint and a chat with some sound Crewe fans in a pub that clearly hadn’t got the memo.