Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

I haven't done my job properly

I haven't done my job properly

Steve Holland was more than a little angered at the team's performance yesterday but was willing to shoulder some of the blame.

The game at Gresty Road saw the Alex convincingly beaten 3-1 by a rampant Southend side, spearheaded by former Alex loanee Lee Barnard. To rub salt in the wounds both Gary Roberts and Kenny Lunt had penalties saved by Shrimpers keeper Flahavan, who was simply brilliant throughout the day.

The 'keeper's performance is no consolation to Steve Holland though; the Dutchman wasn't happy with his defence or midfield and felt he was to blame for Southend's early goal in the 3rd minute.

Holland told crewealex.net : 'I accept full responsibility for that result, it is my job to prepare the team. I prepare them for the game and I haven't done my job properly.

'All of the back four looked nervous and hesitant and the midfield didn't look like they wanted the ball at all except maybe Kenny Lunt, who I thought did some good things sometimes.The start of the game was abysmal and was really an unacceptable standard.

'To have missed two penalties, I don't think they were badly struck, neither of them was a poor penalty but they were 2 good saves for their goalkeeper.

'It is my fault, the fans deserve a lot better than that, but they got behind them in the second half. We have worked hard all week. I thought I had prepared them properly but I obviously hadn't.'

And it was a Millwall equaliser against Gillingham that saved Crewe from falling into the relegation zone but only goal difference, and Bournemouth's entrance into administration, keeps the Railwaymen out of the bottom four.

Next week is a trip to Yeovil and needless to say it's like a cup final, like every game for the next four weeks. This though will go to the last day of the season it looks like.





Writer:Dink
Date:Sunday April 6 2008
Time: 10:47AM

Comments

0
I was at your game yesterday and can safely say that the moaners disguised as "supporters" were an absaloute disgrace!

I was glad the person next to me was firmly shut up following his "I don't see us scoring we're f*****g s***.
LUFC1
06/04/2008 19:12:00
0
Oh and what game was your manager watching? Penalty one was good power, good width...but the height was far too comfortable. The second penalty was woeful.
LUFC1
06/04/2008 19:13:00
0
Going to be a tough ride home and trying to stay in this league!!
will it ever happen
15/04/2008 14:41:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

EFL Trophy Continues To Have A Future

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey has said that the revamped EFL Trophy continues to have a future for League One and Two clubs in the coming years.

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Cooper In Team Of The Week (28/3/17)

Crewe Alexandra are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Archived Vital Crewe Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Steve Johnson
Editor email
Profile
Josh Ravenscroft
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Match Result - Carlisle (A)
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
Carlisle Win0%
Draw50%
Crewe Alexandra Win50%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 39 23 9 7 78 30
2 Plymouth 39 23 6 10 75 19
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 39 15 9 15 54 4
13 Accrington 39 13 13 13 52 1
14 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
15 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.stig7tfm8
2.DerekS1
Vital Football Comment