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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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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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Rams’ boss Rayner ready with a few surprises for new season

A seat in the boardroom and a new assistant means that the Croydon Athletic manager is working with more than the challenges presented by covid-19 ahead of the new season. Exclusive interview by ANDREW SINCLAIR Croydon Athletic are less than … Continue reading

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No Cup dreams as Croydon knocked out before a ball is kicked

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Any dreams that Croydon FC might have had of an FA Cup run taking them all the way to Wembley next May, however fanciful, have been cruelly snuffed out before a ball is even kicked in the new … Continue reading

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Croydon Athletic summer camp, Thornton Heath, Jul 21-Aug 20

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Season’s abrupt end leaves clubs uncertain over promotion

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: It was inevitable, but when the end of the season was announced, abruptly, on Tuesday, there was dismay and some shock among our local clubs, as ANDREW SINCLAIR, right, reports The decision was announced on Tuesday, with all … Continue reading

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Croydon FC’s game abandoned after referee is racially abused

Croydon FC’s match at Croydon Arena was abandoned at half-time on Saturday after the referee was racially abused by a player from the visiting side. This is the second game in a couple of months in the South East Counties … 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 cleared over racism allegations in Fisher match

There could be serious recriminations for a team of non-league footballers who walked off the pitch mid-game in Thornton Heath last month after the London FA handed down a ruling which cleared AFC Croydon Athletic and their players of all … 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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Croydon Athletic match abandoned amid racism allegations

Croydon Athletic, the sometime controversial non-league football club, is today at the centre of a racism row after an opposing team walked off the pitch on Saturday making claims that one of their players had been abused. The South East … 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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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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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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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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Crisis at the Arena as the Trams suffer 10th league defeat

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Chris Brown, Croydon FC’s caretaker manager, could only offer apologies after his side lost 5-0 to Fisher at Croydon Arena last night. The Trams remain anchored, without a point, rock bottom of the Southern Counties East Football League … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe head to appeal with FA Cup future at stake

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: It has been a week of turmoil off the pitch, with Whyteleafe being kicked out of the FA Cup for fielding a banned player – a matter which has been subject to an appeal hearing on Friday morning … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe in disciplinary shock as FA postpones cup tie

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Whyteleafe’s history-making game in the FA Cup second qualifying round, due to be played at St Albans City tomorrow, was sensationally postponed this afternoon, as the Football Association stepped in over a questionable player registration. The postponement marks … Continue reading

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Rock-bottom Croydon ready for the rough stuff with Bearsted

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Croydon Athletic’s FA Cup adventure is over for another year, while Whyteleafe came through a tough replay and are flying in their Isthmian league. But its tough times for Croydon FC. Here’s this week’s round-up of news from … Continue reading

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