UK time is: 15:30:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

'Derby Day' Build Up

Whether you see Vale as our rivals or Vale fans see us as their rivals there is no getting away from the fact it is as close to a derby as either of us will get this season.

Crewe take a trip to Burslem having lost the 'home leg' in October 2-1. Vale will be looking to do the double over the Alex for the first time in 13 years and sit in a prime position to do so.

Whilst we've languished in the bottom half of the division all season, Vale have been on the rise under Mickey Adams. Currently sitting 11th in the division and five points off the play-offs, Saturday's match is somewhat of a make or break game.

With 18 goal scorer Marc Richards, the former Alex loanee, up front and a fairly steady defence, Saturday's match will be a tough test for the Alex.

Dario & the side faced criticism following October's derby defeat after a physical Vale were not only allowed to kick us off the pitch but also seemed to be more motivated ahead of the game.

Saturday's game is arguably the only meaningful game left in our calendar. With the play-offs beyond us and relegation all but a mathematical impossibility, it is pure pride at stake this weekend. If nothing else, a chance to end Vale's hopes of a play-off push.

Ahead of this weekend's game Dario said he knows the supporters feelings, saying he sees Vale as our real local rivals.

'For me, only when we faced a team from the Potteries does it feel like a real local rivalry.

'I expect them to be physical and to play it a bit longer than us, but we have to stand up to that and play our football. It should be a great game again and we all know how much it means to the supporters.'


Meanwhile Vale winger Lewis Haldane is hoping his side can reproduce the 2-1 victory from Gresty Road. He told BBC Radio Stoke:

'I thought it was one of my best games for Vale. There was a great atmosphere and I hope it will be the same on Saturday.

'It was a good game up at Crewe. The fans will be up for it and hopefully we can get the three points.'


Tickets for the match are on sale now from Crewe Alexandra.



................................Follow Us On TwitterFollow Us On Facebook





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

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

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 24 2010

Time: 4:33PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Davis vows to fight on (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Crewe crash again (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Notts County (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Crewe seek reversal of fortunes (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Davis rues inconsistencies (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Davis has backing (Monday September 29 2014)

We were well in it - Davis (Saturday September 27 2014)

Further woe for Alex (Saturday September 27 2014)

Crewe seek boost (Friday September 26 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
MK Dons 6 - 1 Crewe
Gillingham 2 - 0 Crewe
Crewe 2 - 5 Rochdale
Crewe 0 - 3 Notts County
Crewe 2 - 1 Port Vale
Crewe 0 - 3 Colchester

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Doncaster 9 3 2 4 -5 11
19. Leyton Orient 9 2 4 3 -1 10
20. Colchester 10 2 3 5 -1 9
21. Barnsley 9 2 3 4 -3 9
22. Port Vale 10 2 3 5 -6 9
23. Scunthorpe 10 2 1 7 -13 7
24. Crewe 10 1 1 8 -19 4

Breaking League News

Keith Hill In Charge of Walsall v City
Bristol City : 02/10/2014 14:27:00
Posh v City Live On The Box.
Bristol City : 02/10/2014 13:44:00
Head to Head: Walsall v City
Bristol City : 02/10/2014 13:00:00
Striker Unmoved. Actions Do The Talking
Preston : 02/10/2014 09:16:00
A Chance Earned
Colchester : 02/10/2014 09:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 53%
No 47%