Alex fans encouraged to wear their club colours for the opening home game of the season
August.thManager Steve Davis is calling on Alex supporters to show their true colours for the Railwaymen’s opening home match of the new season against Barnsley on 16
Fans can get involved by donning their club’s famous colours, as well as finding the most innovative ways to show off their love for their team through social media using #WallofColour. As the new Sky Bet Football League season kicks-off, fans across the country are being set the challenge of creating a ‘Wall of Colour’ at their side’s opening home league match.
Last season, none of the 10 clubs that won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 or League 2 lost their first home league match. Additionally, none of the 9 clubs that were ultimately relegated won their opening home game. The Alex will be looking to kick off the new season in style, with the first home result often proving a useful pointer to a team’s prospects for the season ahead.
Everyone at Crewe is looking to our fans to play their part in getting by making Gresty Road a sea of red and white and creating a memorable atmosphere to inspire the team.
Steve said: “The Wall of colour is a great one for clubs and the all fans to embrace. I am seeing more Crewe shirts around the town and the surrounding areas and that is great to see.
If the weather is like it has been, it will make for a wonderful atmosphere and spectacle. “I can only encourage as many of our fans as possible to come to the first home game in their replica shirts, polo shirts or t-shirts, it doesn’t really matter as they are wearing red and white.
Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: “The beginning of the new season is always a special time, with supporters full of hope and expectation that this season is going to be their year.
Every side will want to make a strong start to the new season and the three points on offer could go on to make all the difference when the trophies are being handed out next Spring.” “It’s great to see Crewe calling on fans to create a Wall of Colour at the Alexandra Stadium and I hope that their supporters rise to the challenge.