Category Archives: Whyteleafe FC

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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Whyteleafe league exit raises doubts over property investors

The Steven Gerrard Football Academy has tried to distance itself and the eponymous former Liverpool and England captain from any mention in the public outrage caused by two non-league football clubs being forced to quit their home grounds after they … 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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Ex-Liverpool star Gerrard announces academy in Surrey

A football academy set up in the name of Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool and England midfielder, will be run in Whyteleafe from September. The Steven Gerrard Academy made the announcement last week. In February, Inside Croydon reported that Whyteleafe … Continue reading

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Singapore-based firm buys up Whyteleafe’s football ground

Whyteleafe Football Club’s ground has been bought by a Singapore-based company in a half-million-pound deal which could see the Isthmian League side have to leave their Church Road home. “This could end up finishing the club,” a sports website has … 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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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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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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Trams have 10 games left to salvage their promotion push

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Fixture congestion, cup knock-outs, floodlight failures, losing streaks, ANDREW SINCLAIR reports on a tough February for the local clubs. Croydon FC pictures: PAUL DAVIS Croydon’s non-league clubs have had a tough month, as one saw their promotion hopes … Continue reading

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‘It’s just terrible’: local football club rocked by fourth break-in

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: On the pitch, things had been running smoothly for Liam Giles’s Croydon FC. And then vandals and thieves broke into the clubhouse once again. ANDREW SINCLAIR reports For the fourth time in 10 months, the Croydon FC clubhouse … Continue reading

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Athletic waiting for FA judgement over racist abuse claims

The former borough councillor who chairs Croydon Athletic says no further action will be taken by the club against their player accused of racist abuse. Exclusive by ANDREW SINCLAIR Croydon Athletic will be taking no further action against the player … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe striker given trial chance with Championship club

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: One of the local clubs’ outstanding players has been offered a trial with a Championship side, while there’s a massive opportunity for a cup giant-killing for another club’s youth team, as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports Whyteleafe’s Ronald Sobowale is … Continue reading

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Bad-tempered derby sees Athletic end six-match losing streak

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: The 2019 el Croydon Clásico between Croydon Athletic and Croydon FC at Mayfield Road on Tuesday night turned out to be less-than-a-classic, and ended with accusations surrounding a deliberate dive to get a rival player sent off. ANDREW … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe handed chance to make piece of FA Cup history

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: A former Palace manager is set for a return to south London, while Harry Hudson’s side is making amends for last year’s desperate disappointment, as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports Whyteleafe are just 90 minutes away from becoming the first … Continue reading

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Bumper crowds see Somo’s goals keep Croydon on the up

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Personal tragedies for players, three-goal leads squandered, the return of women’s football and continuing encouraging turn-outs at Croydon Arena, as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports Goals galore for the both Croydon clubs and a personal tragedy at Whyteleafe – it … Continue reading

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Holmesdale defeat showed how much Trams miss Somo

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Bumper Bank Holiday crowds and a bit of a cup run – the local teams have got through the first month of the season in reasonable shape, as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports Photographs by CLARE BARNETT Croydon FC drew … Continue reading

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Newly confident Trams are up for the FA Cup this Saturday

NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Forget transfer deadline day, for the area’s amateur clubs, this weekend is one of the biggest of their season. By ANDREW SINCLAIR There’s a wave of fresh optimism down at Croydon Arena this week, as Croydon FC, the … Continue reading

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Carshalton in play-off as they pursue back-to-back promotions

Our veteran non-league football correspondent, BRIAN GRANVILLE, on play-off success for one local club Carshalton Athletic’s stellar end-of-season form has transformed what has otherwise been a very disappointing season for non-league football in and around Croydon. Tonight, Carshalton face Merstham … Continue reading

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Down, but not out? Relegated Croydon plan for uncertain future

Our venerable football correspondent, BRIAN GRANVILLE, reports on the latest set-back suffered by the borough’s oldest non-league club Despite having had five managers in less than 12 months, Croydon FC have still only managed to collect eight league points all … Continue reading

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Councillor’s £1,000 grant to football club outside the borough

One of Croydon’s football crazy Conservative councillors has been doling out council cash to a sports club that is based outside the borough. Croydon Council has allocated £560,000 per year to what it calls its ward budget scheme. Under the … Continue reading

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Arena clubhouse suffers ransacking on two successive nights

For Croydon’s longest established non-league football club, their battle for survival just got a whole lot tougher It’s time to support your local team. Croydon Football Club’s clubhouse at Croydon Arena in South Norwood has been the target of break-ins, … Continue reading

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Fans fear that Saturday’s derby could be last Croydon Clasico

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: A spokesperson for Croydon FC this morning denied the rumour that Jose Mourinho, having been sacked by Manchester United, is to be brought in as manager at Croydon Arena. “Not even Mourinho could save them now,” they might … Continue reading

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Trams get their season on track with first league victory

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: You win one, you lose some. Well, that’s the way it’s been this week for Croydon, who on Saturday finally ended one of the worst starts to the season by any side in English football, having lost their … Continue reading

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Trams go into Trophy game with several scores to settle

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Crisis club Croydon FC suffered its second 5-0 drubbing in succession on Tuesday. The prospect of a trip to Tolworth to take on Corinthian Casuals, a side from the Isthmian League who had already given their strikers shooting … Continue reading

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