Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Calling For Holland's Resignation

Calling For Holland's Resignation

I've never before wanted a Crewe Alexandra manager out of his job, but I now see no alternative.

I'm not into knee jerk reactions. I never particularly wanted Dario to step down as manager and I gave Holland my patience right up till a month ago. However, in a very long spell in which most other managers would have received the sack at least 10 months ago, I really see no light at the end of the tunnel.

I think Holland is showing himself up to be a pretty dire manager, and probably through no fault of his own. At 36 he was thrown into the job with just a season of shadowing Dario and Neil Baker. He'd had next to zero experience of first team management, and the same could be said for his professional footballing career (he retired at 21).

These aren't digs at Holland, I genuinely like the guy and don't want to see this turn nasty from a group of fans who may not take long to go down that route. We mustn't forget he's been a great servant for the club, seeing the likes of Dean Ashton, Danny Murphy, Rob Hulse and Nicky Maynard through the academy, he is a fantastic coach - no doubt about that. It's just clear he has no qualifications for the manager's job and in hindsight really should have had a minimum of 3 years as Dario's assistant manager before being given the job.

Tonight's defeat at Yeovil put us rock bottom of League One. We're 12 games in and, let's face it, this is far from just a 'bad patch'. Relegation to this league wasn't nice but I think relegation to League Two would be devastating for this club, and I don't want to see that.

I'm not sure if Holland should be the only one to go neither, Gradi and Chairman John Bowler are accountable for much of the last 3 or 4 years but they can change the direction of this club, whether they will do is very doubtful.

For now though I'd like Holland to do the right thing. It's time to go, and if he's reading he has to know if he goes now he goes with everyone's best wishes!



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: 11:09PM

Comments

0
If Dario backs him, he stays - Dario basically is Crewe Alexandra.
Boxer
25/10/2008 11:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Crewe Alexandra On This Day - August 17th

Here are the games that have been played on August 17th in years gone by.

Crewe Alexandra On This Day - August 16th

A look back to games that occurred on August 16th in previous years.

Transfer Windows To End Early?

The Premier League and the EFL will both be seeking thoughts from member clubs on whether or not to close the summer transfer window before the season kicks off in coming years.

Crewe Alexandra Sign Jaaskelainen

Former Bolton keeper signs on a 1-year deal.

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 - Newport (H)
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
Garratt30%
Ng0%
Raynes0%
Nolan0%
Pickering10%
Walker0%
Wintle0%
Lowery30%
Dagnall0%
Porter0%
Cooper30%
Sub - Bowery0%
Sub - Ainley0%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.stig7tfm3
The Vital Football Members League