UK time is: 19:21:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Friends Reunited In Trinidad

Two players who spearheaded Crewe's late 'glory years' could go head to head on the world sage tomorrow night. With England taking on Trinidad & Tobago in a friendly tomorrow night, there may well be an added spice for any Alex fans watching.

Whilst goalkeeping legend Clayton Ince could be lining up for Trinindad, it's needless to say that Dean Ashton will be hoping to finally win his first senior England cap after two very very long years of waiting.

Both Ince and Ashton were formidable in the team that began the year 2004 11th in the Championship, just five points off the play-offs. With Ashton's free-scoring habits and Clayton Ince becoming one of the most, if not the most, successful Alex keeper ever, that team will forever be looked back upon as a great one.

Within months (or days in Ashton's case) of then all ties between Ince, Ashton and Crewe Alexandra were broken. Ashton moved on to Norwich for 3.5million whilst Ince moved to Coventry on a free. It's sad that the only one of the three not to go on to relative success afterwards was Crewe Alexandra FC. Ashton is well on his way to being the all time great academy product from this club, whilst Ince has tasted another record breaking season and promotion with Walsall.

If they face each other tomorrow night, 10:30pm GMT, then it'll be a little bit of nostalgia all round. From Ashton making his England debut against his former team mate to it highlighting to us fans just how badly wrong these past four years have been. It'll be a spectacle though, two true Alex greats up against each other in front of the nation - a rather tired and bored nation no doubt, but the nation all the same.

Good luck to both of them, though Ince may understand if we want Ashton to stick a couple past him....









Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 31 2008

Time: 1:18AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Alex seeking a hero (Thursday April 17 2014)

Crewe face crunch game (Thursday April 17 2014)

Crewe can't halt run (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Wolves (Tuesday April 15 2014)

No shift in focus (Friday April 11 2014)

Crewe take on leaders (Friday April 11 2014)

Survival quest for defender (Thursday April 10 2014)

Prove them wrong - Davis (Wednesday April 9 2014)

We must maintain philosophy (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Striker returns (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Shrewsbury 1 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 2 Wolves
Crawley 1 - 2 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 2 Coventry
Crewe 1 - 3 Notts County
Gillingham 1 - 3 Crewe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Coventry 43 16 11 16 -2 49
18. Colchester 43 11 13 19 -12 46
19. Tranmere 43 12 10 21 -24 46
20. Crewe 43 12 10 21 -27 46
21. Carlisle 42 11 11 20 -26 44
22. Notts County 43 13 4 26 -16 43
23. Shrewsbury 43 9 14 20 -16 41

Breaking League News

SUFC BREAKING Blades v Stevenage Teams
Sheff Utd : 18/04/2014 19:04:00
Team News: Bradford City v Peterborough United
Peterborough : 18/04/2014 18:51:00
Shrewsbury : 18/04/2014 18:43:00
Tranmere : 18/04/2014 18:37:00
Crawley : 18/04/2014 18:24:00
Oldham : 18/04/2014 18:18:00
Notts County : 18/04/2014 18:13:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 63%
No 37%