Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

It should have been over by half time

It should have been over by half time

Steve Holland believes his side should have come away with three points after Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to MK Dons.

The Alex manager was rueing his luck as the likes of Calvin Zola and Michael O'Connor squandered chance after chance to tie up our first win in seven games.

Crewe had fallen behind early on in the game, which saw the first signs of a protest from fans against Steve Holland, but a good response from the team saw us go in at half time 2-1 up and quite comfortable. However, having missed chance after chance to extend the lead, it was inevitable that the Dons - a hot tip for promotion this year - were going to get the equaliser. With 11 minutes on the clock former Man Utd and Stoke winger Luke Chadwick took advantage of the Alex's defensive frailties.

Steve Holland told crewealex.net of his disappointment after the game: 'It was a bad start to concede that goal, but the players showed good character after that. Across the game in the end though, we had enough chances to have won the game. It should have been over by half time really.

'Clayton Donaldson had two good chances, one in the first and in the second half he was one-on-one with the keeper to beat. That is the way it has been in a fair amount of our recent fixtures, we have just lacked that real cutting edge in front of goal.

'I don't think the first goal was very good defensively, there wasn't a lot going on and then suddenly they are in the heart of our defence and the ball is in the back of the net.'

With the daggers out, every move Holland makes is being scrutinised but he hit back at anyone who felt dropping [somehow] fans favourite Tom Pope was a risky move:

'It wasn't a brave decision to drop Tom Pope. All our forwards are good, if you are looking at starts per goals, they all average one goal in three. Calvin, I'm told it was his goal, will have more than that. Pope I think had played slightly more games and scored one more goal.'

BR>



Join Vital Crewe!

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved.

Message Board

Our message board is a fast growing portal for fans to air their views. Why not join them by clicking here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Crewe.







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

Writer:Dink
Date:Tuesday October 21 2008
Time: 12:56PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Crewe Alexandra On This Day - September 26th

Here are the games that have been played on September 26th in recent years.

Match Preview: Wycombe Wanderers vs Crewe Alexandra

A look at tomorrow night's game.

Crewe Alexandra On This Day - September 25th

A look back to games played on this day in previous years.

EFL Cup - Falling Attendances & More Rotation

Many fans have watched the seeming demise of the EFL Trophy, and it appears the EFL Cup may now be quickly following suit after the recent third round ties.

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)

Man of the Match - Carlisle (H)
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
Garratt20%
Walker0%
Raynes40%
Nolan0%
Ainley40%
Wintle0%
Lowery0%
Grant0%
Dagnall0%
Porter0%
Cooper0%
Sub - Pickering0%
Sub - Dale0%
Sub - Stubbs0%
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)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.stig7tfm1
Vital Football Comment