Category Archives: Croydon FC

Trams look to turn over new Leafe with updated league

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: The season may be over for the borough’s part-timers, but as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports, there’s still plenty going on behind the scenes with derby dates to arrange for a renewed local rivalry Croydon FC will have a local … Continue reading

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Croydon FC youth academy trials, free entry, Apr 30 & May 7

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‘Home form at Arena cost us’ says departing Trams boss Giles

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: End of an era at Croydon Arena, as the manager who helped pull the club together after crisis-hit years has announced he is stepping down. ANDREW SINCLAIR with a round-up on another tough season for the Trams, Rams, … Continue reading

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‘Bitter pill’ for Trams as they are cruelly denied semi-final place

On the eve of ‘Non-League Day’, when the country’s smaller clubs ask fans from Premier League sides to pay them a visit, ANDREW SINCLAIR rounds up the latest news from Croydon FC and Croydon Athletic Robbed of a shot at … Continue reading

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As the pressure mounts, Trams are taking it one game at a time

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: As the football season enters its vital last few weeks, ANDREW SINCLAIR catches up with the local sides’ managers One win and just six points from 10 games from October and mid-January reads like the form of a … Continue reading

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Trams’ New Year game hits back of the net for local community

Croydon FC might have lost their first game of 2022 to an unlucky injury-time goal at the Arena yesterday, but the people of South Norwood turned out as the real winners after an impressively generous donations day held for the … Continue reading

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Trams kick-off New Year with collection for community kitchen

Croydon FC’s first game of 2022 will be running a fund-raiser for the South Norwood Community Kitchen. The match, against Tooting Bec, kicks off at Croydon Arena at 3pm on bank holiday Monday, January 3. “Come along and cheer on … Continue reading

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Club kept in the dark over light bulbs at council-owned Arena

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Croydon FC fear dire consequences over the poor lighting at their council-owned ground, while Athletic try to get over a crucial game where six players were sent off. ANDREW SINCLAIR reports Croydon FC’s brightish start to the season … Continue reading

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Angry Giles blows the whistle over dodgy penalty decision

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: As groundsharers Croydon Athletic and Balham get off to a slow start in their new league, ANDREW SINCLAIR reports on how their neighbours at the Arena are mounting a promotion challenge Croydon boss Liam Giles was left fuming … Continue reading

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AFC Whyteleafe kick-off thinking ‘the impossible could happen’

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: With a new chairman and manager, a Surrey phoenix club is working with the fans with renewed belief. By ANDREW SINCLAIR A month is a very long time in football. In the case of the borough’s newest team, … Continue reading

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Football’s coming home for Croydon’s non-league sides

Local non-league sides kick-off the new season on Saturday with a home-coming and hopes that, at the very least, they will be able to complete their fixtures this time round, as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports Having been left to count the … Continue reading

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From Montserrat to Norwood Junction: a goalkeeper’s journey

ANDREW SINCLAIR charts one of the more remarkable pieces of summer transfer business conducted in the Southern Counties East League Div 1 On June 2 this year, Nic Taylor kept a clean sheet for Montserrat in a 4-0 victory over … Continue reading

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All change for the Rams as local leagues get FA shake-up

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: A reshuffle of non-league divisions across the country by the FA looks to have dealt Croydon FC a tough hand. ANDREW SINCLAIR reports The chances of an el Croydon Clásico derby between the borough’s leading non-league sides have … Continue reading

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Social media black-out is ‘start of a fightback’ says Townsend

Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend says that the social media boycott by English football which begins this afternoon is just the start of a fightback against online abuse and discrimination. Townsend, Palace and the majority of clubs in the country will … Continue reading

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Trams’ most peculiar season comes to fitting end in Peckham

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: For Croydon clubs, their interrupted and curtailed covid season ended with a whimper rather than a bang at the weekend. ANDREW SINCLAIR reports. Match photos: PAUL DAVIS Croydon FC had the opportunity on Saturday to end a disjointed … Continue reading

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Non-league clubs left to count costs of season-that-never-was

The borough’s grassroots football clubs have had a second season abandoned because of coronavirus, reports ANDREW SINCLAIR It was seemingly inevitable, but last night the Football Association declared the non-league season below the National League null and void. It is … Continue reading

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Trams mark arrival at Crystal Palace with memorable comeback

After 10 months without a home game, the borough’s oldest non-league club enjoyed a homecoming with a difference on Saturday, with the most rousing of comeback wins, as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports For the first time in almost 10 months, thanks … Continue reading

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Non-league football ordered to suspend games and training

    Croydon FC’s dreams of playing their first home fixture of the season at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre this Saturday have been crushed after the FA this morning confirmed the postponement of all “non-elite” football due to the … Continue reading

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Giles sees red after his side concedes controversial late penalty

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: With the Croydon “Wanderers” about to set up a new home at Crystal Palace, ANDREW SINCLAIR reports on an impressive unbeaten run, and how the Rams have managed to end their losing streak as one of their stalwarts … Continue reading

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Arena closure sees the Trams sidetracked to Crystal Palace

The borough’s oldest non-league football club has been forced out of Croydon, the latest casualty of the council’s cash crisis. Croydon FC have been unable to play any home matches since the new season began because their ground, Croydon Arena, … Continue reading

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Libraries, pool and Arena may not open because of cash crisis

CROYDON IN CRISIS: More embarrassment for Tony Newman as Croydon-owned sports centre in his ward remains closed, while fears have been revived that the Labour-run council could flog off some libraries for housing Several of the borough’s public libraries and … Continue reading

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No panic says Rams boss after 13-game win-less streak

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Tough times at the Mayfield, while Croydon FC are enjoying their games on the road, as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports Croydon  Athletic have certainly picked up where they left off in the covid-abandoned 2019-2020 season, their 2-0 home defeat … Continue reading

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League promises to help Croydon’s homeless football club

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Croydon FC kick-off their league season tomorrow with no certainty about when they will be able to start playing home games again at the council-owned Croydon Arena – if at all. Croydon Arena, which is operated on behalf … Continue reading

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Mayfield Stadium takes special measures for return of fans

NON-LEAGUE NEWS by ANDREW SINCLAIR Football fans can return to stadiums to watch their favourite non-league sides, it was announced last week. If only Croydon FC had a stadium that was open and operating where they might be able to … Continue reading

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Croydon Women ready to kick off in search of old glories

Training in a public park, wearing borrowed kit and unable to use their traditional home ground, but still with dreams… ANDREW SINCLAIR reports on how a once great football club is slowly rebuilding itself Two decades after being disbanded, Croydon … Continue reading

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