UK time is: 22:12:46
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Johnson Pleaded For Another Chance

Steve Holland says the club turned down the chance to bring Eddie Johnson back till the striker turned up at Dario's house.

The 23 year old left the Alex's academy as a schoolboy to join Man Utd before rejecting a contract offer in 2005 after a season long loan from United. The two snubs forced Steve Holland, Dario Gradi and Neil Baker to turn Johnson's agent away when they were contacted earlier this summer about a move for Johnson.

However, Holland has revealed that a personal plea from the Chester born striker forced the club to give in and offer Johnson a third chance at the club.

Speaking to CreweAlex.net, Holland said: 'Eddie's agent was on to us earlier in the summer and we all briefly sat down and discussed the possibility of bringing him back. In truth, we concluded that we didn't think it would be a good idea because he has had two chances here previously and had not taken them.

'Eddie then made an unprecedented trip to see Dario at his house to plead for another chance. He admitted that the two decisions he had made earlier in his career were not necessary the right ones.

'There was a willingness for him to put his wrongs right and we have agreed to offer him a trial. It is nothing more than that. We are keeping a completely open mind about it.

'I think Eddie has realised that the grass is not always greener on the other side.'

Johnson has turned down a two year deal at Chester City to take up the trial at Reaseheath and knows that he's more than likely to play back up to the first team should he earn himself a contract.






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



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 2 2008

Time: 4:03PM

Your Comments

hope we dont re-sign him because he has let us down twice before and i dont think he deserves nother chance with us
jamiekilgannon1
It shows he really wants to play for Crewe if he had the nerve to turn up on the doorstep pleading for a deal.
dazza71
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Striker always confident (Thursday October 23 2014)

Davis delight as Alex clean up (Thursday October 23 2014)

Striker delighted to join (Thursday October 23 2014)

Crewe continue their rise (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Davis hails another win (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Crewe sign striker (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Crewe confident for clash (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Crewe chase hat-trick of wins (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Ready to return (Monday October 20 2014)

Archived Crewe Alexandra 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
Crewe 2 - 5 Rochdale
Crewe 1 - 0 Peterborough
Crewe 0 - 3 Notts County
Crewe 2 - 1 Port Vale
Crewe 0 - 3 Colchester
Crewe 1 - 2 Barnsley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Port Vale 14 3 4 7 -6 13
19. Gillingham 14 3 4 7 -7 13
20. Coventry 14 3 4 7 -8 13
21. Yeovil 14 3 4 7 -11 13
22. Crewe 14 4 1 9 -18 13
23. Walsall 14 2 6 6 -4 12
24. Scunthorpe 14 3 3 8 -11 12

Breaking League News

DRFC Dickov suffers goalkeeper blow
Doncaster : 23/10/2014 19:35:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v MK Dons Team News
Doncaster : 23/10/2014 19:28:00
Plymouth Want To Keep Bobby Reid Longer.
Bristol City : 23/10/2014 19:15:00
DRFC Rovers complete loan signing
Doncaster : 23/10/2014 19:12:00
Johnson Still Keen To Strengthen
Yeovil : 23/10/2014 18:21:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 52%
No 48%