Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has lamented over the club’s poor defending as they succumbed to a disappointing 4-2 defeat to Crewe on the road. The Rovers recently ended an eight-match winless streak by beating Wigan Athletic but they could not sustain the form as they were once again vulnerable on the road.
Speaking to iFollow Rovers, Mowbray admitted that the team were embarrassing from set-pieces where Wednesday had the upperhand for most of the game. Continue reading “Blackburn Rovers boss embarrassed after Crewe defeat”
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”
For the fans of Crewe Alexandra the question is what would seem to be a good season for the team in League two.
The last season or the one that is ending has been tough for the team. They might want to forget the season they played in 2015-2016. The season proved to be disastrous and there were several reasons for the same.
With league two in 2016-17, many are wondering what would be good for the team. The board of the team has announced that Steve Davis would have a future that is being questioned if the start of the next season would be similar to the last one. Indeed, their past three campaigns have left much to be desired. Steve Davis on the other hand, is banking on a pre season program. He feels that necessary tests for the team will be provided in such a program. Crewe Alexandra would be facing the team of Wolverhampton Wanderers as a pre season match. Steve Davis is confident that this pre season match is what his players need to spruce up their skills for the season coming up. Continue reading “Crewe Alexandra To Get Pre Season Matches”