Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

I'm the best man for the job... but we may sell.

I'm the best man for the job... but we may sell.

Despite coming under increasing pressure, Dario Gradi says he is the best man for the job at Crewe Alexandra.

Anti-Gradi chants grew louder during yesterday's 3-0 defeat at home to Shrewsbury, the third defeat on the trot for the Alex.

Sitting 15th in League Two, things at Gresty Road hit a new low mid-week with Dario admitting that his 'primary job' was to blood and sell on young players, their involvement in the first team was a 'secondary consideration'.

He backed them comments up post-match yesterday, adding that our best two midfielders in James Bailey and Ashley Westwood could also be sold in the summer in order to 'move forward'.

He told CreweAlex.net:

'I know I won't go on forever and I don't necessary want to go on forever but it is important that I stay at the moment because I am the best man for the job that needs to be done.

'If I thought handing over was the answer then I would do it, but I don't at the moment.. We need to produce players that are good enough to be sold to survive as a football club. It is as simple as that.

'We have players here like Ashley Westwood and James Bailey, who are good enough step up and play higher. They might be sold in the summer if the money is right because that is the only way we are going to move forward again.'


The comments have rightly infuriated fans who now feel the club lacks any direction and a first team manager with first team interests at heart.

Until the club wake up and until Dario Gradi and John Bowler get their heads out of the sand this club is going to the pits. If the atmosphere at the last two home games has told you nothing else, it's shown just how bored fans are with the club.

With season ticket renewals coming up, the club may well be surprised at just how few fans want to keep ploughing hundreds of pounds into a club that shows no ambition or respect towards it's paying supporters.

We support Crewe Alexandra FC and the 11 players out on the pitch every Saturday. We aren't paying to fund Dario's hobby that is the academy.

We can urge John Bowler to sort out this mess but I feel he has as much resentment for fans and their views right now as we have for Dario Gradi the first team manager.

Thanks for slowly killing the passion this club.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Writer:Dink
Date:Sunday April 11 2010
Time: 1:58PM

Comments

0
Yes GRADI OUT and now.
mowen23
11/04/2010 14:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Ben Nugent: Not Given A Chance

'He is a vocal player (a leader of men), not afraid to get stuck in, he gives 110% each game'. Find out why else Josh R thinks Nugent must start.

Lowe To Bury...Again?

Josh Ravenscroft discusses the recent rumours that Ryan Lowe has been offered the head coach role at Gigg Lane, and that he looks likely to take it.

Billy Bingham: Not Given a Chance

Josh Ravenscroft talks about the midfield, Bingham imparticular. He discusses why Billy deserves a place and how he could be given one.

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

Archived Vital Crewe Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Nicky Crompton
Editor email
Profile
Ross Menhennet
no email
Profile
Steven Dale
no email
Profile
Josh Ravenscroft
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Would a 'target man' be benificial for Crewe Alexandra?
Suggested By: Josh Ravenscroft
Yes82%
No18%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 19 12 3 4 39 14
2 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
3 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
6 Yeovil 19 8 4 7 28 1
7 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
8 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
9 Stevenage 19 8 3 8 27 1
10 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
11 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
12 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
13 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
14 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
16 Crawley 19 6 5 8 23 -11
17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
24 Newport 19 4 5 10 17 -7
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)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Crawley Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Carlisle United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Morecambe (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 7 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Vital Football Comment