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The Jovial Forester

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Thought the lad Clarke who was apparently the target of abuse (and didn't hear it fortunately) had a good game for Scunny.
It's embarrassing and inexcusable but was actually quite pleased with how it was handled in game - the stoppage and the announcement. Expect a lot of shit gets a pass or gets missed in most games. Hope they can follow it up with a ban for the prick.
 

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Yep we handled it well. Totally unacceptable and no one from the club has tried to deflect anything. Still sounds like black bastard to me though. If it wasn't then apologies I need my ears cleaned.
 

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The behaviour of that idiot is not representative of our club, I share your view about stiff sentencing...the reaction where I was sat was a little less restrained, needless to say if they would not be welcome in our part of the ground.

Sadly racism seems to be on the rise, not just in football, it has just taken a little longer to raise its ugly head where we watch the game...I have had friends and family members racially abused and told to get out of the UK in the last three years (any ideas what might have caused that)...I don't see my long term future in this country any more, when I retire FGR may well lose a regular supporter, unless there is significant change in how we treat minority communities.
So so true.

Quite a few neanderthals seem to think that it's perfectly fine to racially abuse people 'cos 'we won the referendum man' :ffs:
 

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FGR supporters were shouting f** Bast*** at our keeper Conrad Logan a few weeks ago at TNL.

i would call him ‘big boned’ rather than fat.
 

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According to their twitter account in their mid week Paint Pot game against Mansfield, they were passing it around like Barcelona at the back, and their goalkeeper was doing turns like Neymar. Good result today Vale, cherry on top of such an amazing week.
Seem a tad obsessed pal with Vale, yet you lot couldn't even sell out Macc :dry:

So on top of checking the Vale and Pope official twitter account you continually comment on Vale threads on here too , remarkable really .
I should concentrate on chasing Swindon for the title instead of worrying about a mid table team.
 
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The behaviour of that idiot is not representative of our club, I share your view about stiff sentencing...the reaction where I was sat was a little less restrained, needless to say if they would not be welcome in our part of the ground.

Sadly racism seems to be on the rise, not just in football, it has just taken a little longer to raise its ugly head where we watch the game...I have had friends and family members racially abused and told to get out of the UK in the last three years (any ideas what might have caused that)...I don't see my long term future in this country any more, when I retire FGR may well lose a regular supporter, unless there is significant change in how we treat minority communities.
Greenacres - shame to hear about the racial abuse that you have witnessed. Not sure if it is on the increase, it's always been pretty bad. I have been racially abused several times during my travels around the world. My wife has been racially abused in England (she is non Caucasian) and both of us have been discriminated against by the government as a matter of UK policy.

As far as not seeing your long term future in UK anymore, I can only say that I understand. I left the UK years ago and settled in my wife's home country, where I became a citizen. I've left the UK behind. I can recommend you to leave the UK as soon as you can. Don't wait for retirement if at all possible.

FGR doesn't have to lose you as a supporter, you can support them from afar. The iFollow thingy is great and you could always get back on occasion to watch them. I support Scunny from a long way away and they will never lose me as a supporter. I have always tried to get back to watch them when I can. You can do it too.

Best of luck to all L2 fans who have been affected by abuse or discrimination.
 

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Not sure where to post this but Crawley have sacked their operations officer and holder of the safety certificate, Kelley Derham. No reason given but it was, apparently done via e-mail ( classy) and the statement released by the club mentioned financial difficulties!

In other news Yems' first home game in Saturday against Port Vale. Last Saturday in his first game we managed the first clean sheet since September 14th. Feel we may have to do so again to get anything from the game.

Casey
 

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Not sure where to post this but Crawley have sacked their operations officer and holder of the safety certificate, Kelley Derham. No reason given but it was, apparently done via e-mail ( classy) and the statement released by the club mentioned financial difficulties!

In other news Yems' first home game in Saturday against Port Vale. Last Saturday in his first game we managed the first clean sheet since September 14th. Feel we may have to do so again to get anything from the game.

Casey
We play as bad as we did Saturday against an awful Walsall you might! That said we've got a few players back for this in Joyce from suspension and Browne who was ill so should help.

Strange one Crawley for us... we've got an 80% win record at this stadium (actually higher % if you include the friendly opening place!) which considering in recent years we've been pants away is pretty remarkable... the one we did lose was because we had MacDonald sent off when winning!

We have won 4 of our last 5 away games to break a hoodoo going back since March so fingers crossed we can get back on track and thoughts of Man City are put on the backburner.
 

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The Straight Red podcast at Crawley are indicating the game may be played behind closed doors as the safety certificate still has not been transferred. Seeing the person who used to do things like this is the person who has just been sacked they are not to hopeful this will be done. They also say there may be a walkout by the backroom staff (ticket office etc) in support of Kelly.

I would think it would be a gobsmackinglly stupid thing if they didn't get it done in time but I'd check before you travel.

Casey
 

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New man in charge of running things at Crawley (they have these wonderful, meaningless titles) definitely inspires ... something.

Nukhan Ruzgar was previously a Sports Director for Kayseri Ersiyesspor in Turkey (Turkish owner don't forget). His record with them was (faithfully copied from Simon on the CTFC Forum) ...

2014-2015 – Relegated from Turkish Super League
2015-2016 – Relegated from Turkish First League
2016-2017 – Relegated from Turkish Second League
2017-2018 – Relegated from Turkish Third League into amateur football.

I'm sure there are many and varied reasons for the club's fall from the top but I have not been party to them. I don't know; but I can't help thinking he is a slash and burn manager and our demise may start here.

Casey
 

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When Lewis Alessandra used to play for us he got lots and lots of penalties. Does he still have that knack?

I always liked him, he had a good partnership with Reid. He looked like he could play at a higher level, he just lacked the ball and shooting skills to do so.
 

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A few things have gone wrong recently! The approaching transfer window has unsettled some and contributed to a loss of belief in the camp. Add to that the tinkering with our game in an effort to score more goals, and it worked for a few games. But that was not built on anything solid, we've reduced our two most influential players (Joe Mills and Liam Shepherd) to bit part players who's games are not suited to the positions they are playing. Suicide tactics I'm afraid.
Add to that our goalkeeping situation which was fucked-up from day one and we are looking at a bleak Christmas period. Swindon will murder us in a few weeks time. Jesus!

Probably turn it around today then!
 

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A few things have gone wrong recently! The approaching transfer window has unsettled some and contributed to a loss of belief in the camp. Add to that the tinkering with our game in an effort to score more goals, and it worked for a few games. But that was not built on anything solid, we've reduced our two most influential players (Joe Mills and Liam Shepherd) to bit part players who's games are not suited to the positions they are playing. Suicide tactics I'm afraid.
Add to that our goalkeeping situation which was fucked-up from day one and we are looking at a bleak Christmas period. Swindon will murder us in a few weeks time. Jesus!

Probably turn it around today then!
 

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Colchester v Carlisle passes the inspection. A relief for the travelling away fans*







*Although by 5pm they’ll be wishing it had been called off.
 

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