UK time is: 08:06:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Nicky Departs For 2.25m

Nicky Maynard tonight left Crewe Alexandra for Bristol City for a fee of 2.25million.

After three straight months of rumours surround Nicky's future it was finally sorted in a matter of 48 hours. Yesterday news filtered through that Bristol City, long term admirers of Maynard, had had a bid accepted.

Today, after rumours of other interest and certain medicals, the move was completed and announced by Bristol City.

Having scored 35 in 57 starts for Crewe, it was never in much doubt that Maynard would eventually get his 'big move'. He renewed his contract just over a year ago with the promise that the right offer would allow him to consider his options.

With his importance to the club, it's strange to think that Nicky has only played two seasons professionally, and both have been cut short by injury. He burst onto the scene on the last day of 05/06 with a goal from his first touch in professional football. From there he has never looked back.

Partnering Luke Varney in 06/07 the two struck up a devastating partnership scoring 44 goals between them, despite both picking up injuries throughout the season. That seas Nicky scored 19 and with Varney's departure in the summer all eyes were on him for the new season.

However, it took just 23 minutes into the 07/08 season for Steve Holland's worst nightmare to be realised. Maynard had broken his leg and would sit out the first five months of the season. The Alex went on to struggle, as Maynard too struggled with his fitness battle. Then in the final two months of the season everything clicked as Maynard bagged an amazing 11 goals in the last 9 league games, securing safety for Steve Holland's men.

Nicky departs for one of the club's highest ever transfer fees (3rd highest off the top of my head) and goes with the best wishes of the fans and club.

Vital Crewe would like to wish Maynard luck in his future, which will hopefully be in the Premiership.








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




Join the FREE Telegraph League One Fantasy Football League!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 31 2008

Time: 6:45PM

Your Comments

I hope we can do him justice. Not a "big move" but Bristol City are on the up and up. We'll take good care of him. Good luck for the season. I'm very excited about this signing, the biggest in my clubs history.
CiderJar
You keep churning them out. Good luck for next season Crewe.
storagematt
i wish he went earlier on in the market i thought he would be there on august the 9th least theve replaced him this time
marwood
A 3 goal debut. I've seen enough. Money well spent. Thanks Alex.
CiderJar
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Massive win for Alex (Friday April 18 2014)

Davis delighted at victory (Friday April 18 2014)

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)

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

Swindon's Season Could End Monday
Swindon : 20/04/2014 21:01:00
A Busy Summer For MK Dons
MK Dons : 20/04/2014 19:19:00
Team News v Coventry
Oldham : 20/04/2014 17:57:00
Team News v Brentford
MK Dons : 20/04/2014 17:51:00
Team News v Walsall
Gillingham : 20/04/2014 17:44:00
Team News v Notts County
Crawley : 20/04/2014 17:36:00
Team News v Peterborough
Carlisle : 20/04/2014 17:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 62%
No 38%