UK time is: 11:36:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Gary Roberts Admits Drink Problem

An interests article published on The Guardian's website today revealed a few unknown facts on ex-midfielder Gary Roberts' time at the club.

Roberts left under a cloud just 12 months ago. Despite years at the club coming through the club's academy, Roberts was effectively told to find a new a club by then manager Steve Holland after months upon months of disciplinary problems.

He went on to sign for Yeovil Town for a nominal fee but it took less than a season before he was sacked, again for disciplinary problems. Turning up to a club family fun day in May smelling of drink being the final straw for Yeovil boss Terry Skiverton.

It's left Roberts jobless throughout the summer having to face up to his troubles with drink and gambling. Only just turned 22, Roberts told The Guardian:

'Making my debut for Crewe was the highlight of my career, even more than playing for England, because it was the moment I'd become a footballer. So for it not to work out there was a real shame,

'I don't hold any bitterness towards him [Skiverton], like with Dario and Steve at Crewe, it's not the manager's responsibility to sort my problems out. Only I can do that.'

'I really can't believe what's happened to me. What's happened to my life.'


Now with the Sporting Chance Clinic, founded by former Arsenal defender Tony Adams, Roberts hopes to return to the game sooner than later and we can only wish him luck.

The article is a good one, so give it a couple of minutes of your time at:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2009/sep/03/gary-roberts-sporting-chance-yeovil-crewe




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



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

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

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 4 2009

Time: 12:09AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
good luck to the guy, I hope he gets over it!
JuvenileD
Report Abuse
05/09/2009 21:03:00

Good luck Gazza
mowen23
Report Abuse
07/09/2009 20:34:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Defender confident of winning return (Thursday February 26 2015)

Alex snap up young talent (Thursday February 26 2015)

Crewe seek replacement (Thursday February 26 2015)

Keeper blow for the Alex (Monday February 23 2015)

Crewe falter at Barnsley (Saturday February 21 2015)

Unhappy return for Davis (Saturday February 21 2015)

Stats: Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra (Saturday February 21 2015)

Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra: Team Line-Ups (Saturday February 21 2015)

Davis facing familiar foes (Saturday February 21 2015)

Crewe net keeper (Saturday February 21 2015)

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
Barnsley 2 - 0 Crewe
Doncaster 2 - 1 Crewe
Crewe 2 - 0 Fleetwood
Crewe 1 - 0 Yeovil
Colchester 2 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 5 MK Dons

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Walsall 32 10 11 11 -1 41
16. Peterborough 32 12 5 15 -5 41
17. Barnsley 32 12 5 15 -6 41
18. Crewe 32 11 5 16 -23 38
19. Notts County 30 10 7 13 -6 37
20. Colchester 32 9 7 16 -14 34
21. Crawley 32 8 9 15 -22 33

Breaking League News

Man City Star Loan Deal Set To Be Extended
Walsall : 27/02/2015 10:51:00
Preview: Coventry vs MK Dons
MK Dons : 27/02/2015 09:28:00
DRFC First visit to the Keepmoat for Bankes
Doncaster : 27/02/2015 08:00:00
Mark Haywood In Charge of Oldham v Preston
Preston : 27/02/2015 03:05:00
Hugill Teams Up Once Again With Micky Adams
Preston : 26/02/2015 21:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 50%
No 50%