Crewe Alex defeated Chesterfield 5-1 at home on Saturday. Chris Porter grabbed a brace as the League Two side continues their decent start to the campaign.
The result was expected as their visitors were struggling after six games in the league.
Porter scored his season’s fifth, sending his effort past Tommy Lee at the meeting at Gresty Road in the sixth minute. His effort was the major highlight of the first half even though Chris O’Grady sent a volley in an equalizer attempt and Matthew Briggs had a chance.
Immediately after the break, Chesterfield were weakened with another early goal from Porter two minutes in. Perry Ng netted his first for the club to make it 3-0 few minutes later. Keeper Lee had sent a poor throw which Ng intercepted and netted. Continue reading “CREWE ALEXANDRA THRASH CHESTERFIELD 5-1”
Crewe Alexandra’s new player Eddie Nolan said that he is prepared to play anywhere in the defence in order to get enough playing time in the team.
Indeed the player is a versatile one and should prove to be useful for the Crewe Alexandra boss during the course of the season.
The player who was signed from Blackpool is currently on a one-year contract and has the option of signing a second one if ever he performs well.
Eddie Nolan who has represented the Republic of Ireland at international level said that he does not have a favorite position at the back and that he is prepared to help the team whenever they need him.
He said that he had had a great season last year with his team winning promotion, but he was disappointed to not having played more. This is why he wants to play anywhere he can at the back in order to get enough playing time.
Eddie Nolan said this objective is to help Crewe Alexandra win promotion. He said that if his former team has achieved it, there is no reason why this current team cannot achieve it. He said that he has met with the manager and that the latter has shared his vision with him. Continue reading “Nolan prepared to play anywhere”
Manager of Crewe Alexandra David Artellhas challenged his players to get more victories and get awarded with new deals by the club.
The club seems to have escaped the relegation zone after earning 45 points. However, reports have it that most of the players of the club could have expired deals from this summer. This likely informed the advice to win more games and get new deals.
“Players might think we’re safe but we’re not. We’ve got eight games to go and the plan is to win all eight. The best way to earn yourself a new contract is to win all eight. That’s the best way to persuade me and the staff for next season,” the tactician said. Continue reading “CREWE BOSS: MORE WINS, NEW DEALS”
Paul McCann, a former coach for Crewe Alexandra, who worked with the club during the 80s and 90s has been suspended by the FA.
McCann had worked with Crewe Alex as a voluntary youth and reserve team coach. He worked with Dario Gradi, the club director and former manager.
However, in 1991, McCann left the club side in a bid to pursue another career abroad. McCann has denied being involved in any wrongdoing. This did not stop his license from being suspended by the safeguarding panel of the FA.
Attempts to get confirmation from the FA following the suspension of McCann’s license is yet to yield any positive response as the FA have not confirmed the suspension or any details that concern it.
Speaking to The Guardian, McCann said:
“I have not done anything wrong. This process is in place to help the investigation take its due course. I am collateral damage.” Continue reading “FORMER CREWE ALEX COACH MCCANN SUSPENDED BY FA”
Crewe Alexandra have been knocked out of the FA Youth Cup at the first round courtesy of a late goal by Sheffield United.
Kenny Lunt could not do anything to save his boys as they played one of the toughest teams in the first round. They played the Blades
at Bramall Lane and lost 2-1. United booked their spot in the second round with the victory over the youngsters.
Crewe started the match well, scoring the first within three minutes. The goalkeeper of Sheffield United Joshua Perryman tried to clear the ball but Luke Walley closed down on him. The ball deflected off the player and over Perryman’s head to score. The score line remained unchanged until after the recess.
Owen Dale was his effort go wide immediately after the break. The Blades dominated the game as they tried to get the equalizer. Fifteen minutes from the end of the game, substitute Stephen Mallon sent the ball towards Tyler Smith. Smith curled the ball but it hit the goal post and Jordan Hallam got the equalizer. Alex seem to have done enough to force the game to extra time, but an 89th minute goal from Tyler Smith ensured that Crewe didn’t make it to the next round. Continue reading “CREWE ALEXANDRA CRASH FROM FA YOUTH CUP”
Steve Davis reckons his boys somehow have to lessen the number of corners the opposition is getting because it’s the corners which are responsible for the ball to be reaching inside the D regularly.
In Davis’s view, in the event of an aerial play inside the D, it’s obvious that the height of the players will be a factor and if the other team has more than a dozen players who exceed the 6-foot mark and you only have one or two, you will surely be in trouble if you are dishing out corners.
Davis defended Ben Garratt for advancing from his spot in the Round two EFL Cup match which saw the team’s elimination saying that it is the game plan of the shot stopper, but, his fault is that he has not always been able to grab the call when he has advanced.
Davis said, “I can’t go to Ben and ask why he was not at his spot and why he made the move forward. The reason being it’s been discussed in the team meeting and he’s been told to do that, but, he has faltered in execution. So, that’s the issue. Once he leaves the line, he has got to get the hold of the ball.” Continue reading “Steve Davis reckons his boys somehow have to lessen the number of corners”