Month: January 2014

Crawley re-sign Tubbs.

Crawley Town have announced that former Striker Matt Tubbs has rejoined the club on loan from Bournemouth.

The 29 year old originally signed for The Red Devils from his Birthplace Salisbury in 2010, scoring 49 goals in 65 games as Crawley propelled from the Conference to League 1 with back to back promotions.

Tubbs hasn’t had great success since leaving the stadium and will be looking to rediscover his form in West Sussex.

Since leaving Crawley he’s had time at Bournemouth where he scored 7 goals in 38 which was followed by a loan spell at Rotherham, Managed by his boss at Crawley, Steve Evans. He scored 1 in 15 for the then League 2 side.

The news of Tubbs’ move to Crawley came in somewhat unusual circumstances when Crawley Manager John Gregory retweeted a tweet from the Crawley Chairman “A player of YOUR choice signs tomorrow morning. Well done CTFC fans. This is the clubs gift back to you.”

Gregory went on to retweet numerous fans comments ranging from “I hope it’s Tubbs” to “Thank you for signing Tubbs”.

Matthew Tubbs will be in line to make his second Crawley debut in the FA Cup second round replay at home to Bristol Rovers.

Bournemouth end interest in Foderingham


Wes Foderingham looks set to stay at Swindon after Bournemouth have seemingly ended their interest in the Goalkeeper.

Following the permanent signing of Lee Camp who’s been on loan at the club from West Brom since late October, Bournemouth no longer require a Goalkeeper.

Camp made 11 appearances in his initial loan spell at Dean Court, keeping 2 Clean Sheets.

Foderingham has been on Bournemouth’s radar for a while, and Foderingham’s former Swindon team-mate Matt Ritchie joined the Cherries on January deadline day last year.

The Swindon Stopper has become a key member of the Robins’ side since his loan move from Crystal Palace in October 2011 which became a permanent transfer just three Months later. He has made 122 appearances for the Wiltshire club in total.

He was infamously subbed in a 4-1 defeat at Preston last season by then Manager Paolo Di Canio after 41 minutes following a less than impressive performance in the eyes of the Italian.

There is no other interest in the 22 Year old Englishman currently. Bristol City and Bradford were keen on his signature in the summer but he opted to sign a 2 year extension to his contract at The County Ground.