Sidemen Charity Match stars TBJZL, Manny and Jed Brown to join Crawley set-up ahead of potential FA Cup debuts | The Sun

SIDEMEN stars Tobi and Manny Brownare set to join Crawley Town's set-up following their impressive displays in a YouTube charity match.

The brothers featured in the social media supergroup's clash with The YouTuber Allstars late last month.

The duo linked up to score three of the Sidemen's goals in the the 8-7 thriller at the Valley.

And their displays have prompted League Two side Crawley to invite them – along with brother Jed – to train with the first team next week with a view to possibly playing in the FA Cup.

An excerpt of a club statement read: "Crawley Town Football Club and WAGMI United are delighted to announce that Tobi “TBJZL” Brown — a founding member of The Sidemen, Europe’s largest YouTube collective — will join the club for training on 1 November, alongside his brothers Manny Brown and Jed Brown.

"All three players will be further evaluated by coaches and staff during the session for possible inclusion in the team for the Red Devils’ upcoming FA Cup match against Accrington Stanley on 5 November.

"Tobi and Manny recently starred in the 2022 Sidemen FC Charity Match in September, where Crawley scouts were on hand to evaluate participating players as part of WAGMI United’s recent partnership with The Sidemen.


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"The brothers combined to score three of Sidemen FC’s eight goals in the victory."

Crawley Co-Chairman Preston Johnson said: "We're excited to have Tobi, Manny and Jed joining us for training on Tuesday, and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can bring to the club.

Depending on how they perform, we may extend offers to continue training with the lads on a trial basis and potentially compete for a spot on the bench for the Accrington Stanley match.

"As we’ve said before, it’s fairly unlikely they’d get on the pitch unless the game is well in hand, but we want to give them the opportunity to show Lewis and the staff what they can do in training and then go from there.”

Crawley revealed last month that they'd formed a partnership with the Sidemen.

And the Red Devils even sent scouts to watch them in action in their showdown with the YouTube Allstars.

The remainder of the club statement read: "The FA's bylaws dictate that any player who has formally registered as part of a club is eligible to be named to the squad and potentially compete in FA Cup matches.

"And while Crawley Town FC remains fully committed to winning our first-round match, the club also looks forward to the possibility of these new recruits joining our team on a trial basis for training and the matchday experience — and introducing the club to millions of potential new supporters in the process."


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