UK time is: 09:01:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Rivals Network Shuts Up Shop

As of this morning, the Rivals Network shut down.

For years it was the internet hub for many Alex fans having arrived on the scene nearly a decade ago, and the network itself was just the first of many football fan networks to crop up.

However, after a take over by BSkyb just a couple of years ago the test of time was against the network. Many editors took their site off what was becoming a tired and worn down network and moved over to the likes of VitalFootball.

A recent re-design soon forced other editors off, and what once hosted the cream of the crop of football fanzines was now a deserted series of internet message boards.

This morning Rivals's parent company took the decision to take all Rivals sites off line, commenting:

'Following the closure in hosting all the relevant websites, and a review of www.rivals.net it has been decided to close the Rivals websites as of the date of this letter.'

And so it's the end of an era.

The Crewe message board remained popular to the end and we'd like to offer all members a place here on Vital. Still updated daily, with a fast growing message board and on the most popular football fanzine network, we have it all to offer.

Unlike Rivals, we are going nowhere. The Vital network is going from strength to strength, with a brilliant new look about to hit your monitors very soon. On top of that the top dogs at Vital towers are beavering away on one or two new features that no-one else will be bringing you.

Head over to our message board and say hello.




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



For the very latest League Two odds

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

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 2 2009

Time: 6:52PM

Your Comments

Come on Alex fans, make the move over!
PooliePoolie
sorry for what is essentially a 'copy and paste' job, but my message to anyone from rivals after the sad decline of that network that is considering coming over to vital football for whatever side is...do it!
whatever club you support vital football is the place for you for fantastic banter, quality writing and what can be fantastic forums too...
do not just think about it, do it join vital crew and get involved is what i say!
pompeyrug
Vital is now the best and easiest home for football fans to join and share their opinions, its easy enough to go off onto other clubs boards as well to read what their fans are saying. sign up and join the community!
GThomas
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

We were excellent - Davis (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Crewe denied in extra-time (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Bolton (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Crewe bid for upset (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Davis looks for way forward (Sunday August 24 2014)

Crewe slump to foot of table (Sunday August 24 2014)

Crewe chase first reward (Friday August 22 2014)

Striker ready to go again (Friday August 22 2014)

Davis demands response (Thursday August 21 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
Fleetwood 2 - 1 Crewe
Swindon 2 - 0 Crewe
Crewe 2 - 5 Rochdale
Crewe 1 - 2 Barnsley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Gillingham 4 1 1 2 -3 4
19. Yeovil 4 1 1 2 -4 4
20. Walsall 4 0 3 1 -1 3
21. Oldham 4 0 2 2 -3 2
22. Colchester 4 0 1 3 -3 1
23. Scunthorpe 4 0 1 3 -8 1
24. Crewe 4 0 0 4 -7 0

Breaking League News

The Guest Blog - Season 2, Episode 6
Walsall : 28/08/2014 21:53:00
Rochdale Extend Logan Deal
Rochdale : 28/08/2014 20:41:00
DRFC Keegan commits his future to Rovers
Doncaster : 28/08/2014 20:37:00
Oldham Not Moving For Paddy Kenny
Oldham : 28/08/2014 20:30:00
Brown Joins On Loan
Notts County : 28/08/2014 20:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 57%
No 43%