Day: April 9, 2012

Is The Evans Effect Set To Move From Crawley To Rotherham As Well?

There is, perhaps, little to surprised about regarding the decision of Steve Evans to leave promotion-chasing Crawley Town for Rotherham United this morning. Rumours had been circulating for the last few days that Rotherham were interested in taking him and his baggage on and even the timing – with six games of the season left to play and Crawley Town two points off an automatic promotion place – isn’t a major shock. The Steve Evans show, from his crocodile tears in court when it looked as if he might be sent to prison over tax offences committed whilst at Boston United through to his heavy-handed gamesmanship of the last couple of years or so, has always been entirely about Steve Evans. Any discussion of the “Crawley miracle” was always tempered by amount of money that seemed to be flowing through the club and the tainting of the clubs name that came with his association with it. There was a suggestion of everything not quite being as it seemed at Broadfield Stadium as long ago as January, with the sales of Matthew Tubbs and Tyrone Barnett to AFC Bournemouth and Peterborough United respectively. Crawley Town had remained solvent throughout their Blue Square Bet Premier promotion season thanks in no small part to the money raised as a result of an FA Cup run which saw the club bow out at...

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The Other, Other, Other Varsity Match

While the Varsity Boat Race on Saturday afternoon was giving the security staff present a busier afternoon than they might have been expecting, there was another meeting of Oxford and Cambridge courtesy of the humorists at the Southern Football League, who scheduled the match between Oxford City and Cambridge City. Andrew Cherrie travelled down to the Oxford City Stadium to see a dead heat between two of the stalwarts of the leagues Premier Division, who are both still chasing play-off places at the top of the table.  There was a point approaching just over the half way mark on Saturday where it seemed as though Oxford were destined to pull into an unassailable lead. Setting a frantic pace and exerting all the pressure upon their Cambridge counterparts, the sheer power and athleticism of the boys in blue proving superior to anything that those in white could rustle up. Cambridge toiled and struggled and bravely managed to find the resolve to earn themselves a result that many watching would have considered as an unforeseen outcome. Oxford and Cambridge fought an unrelenting physical battle, with each side striving for the same fundamental accolade: escape from the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division. Jugs of Pimms and criminally overpriced Jack Wills hoodies were thankfully absent at Court Place Farm on Saturday afternoon as Oxford City took on Cambridge City in what was dubbed...

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