Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Varney Joins Premier League Underdogs

Varney Joins Premier League Underdogs

Luke Varney is a Premier League player today after signing for Blackpool on loan from Derby County.

Ok, we use the term Premier League player in the loosest possible term when it comes to loan deals.... and Blackpool.

It is however a fantastic move for Luke, still only 27. He probably never imagined he'd be where he is now when Neil Baker saw him playing for uber non-league side Quorn as a 20 year old. Even more so when you consider it took some three years for him to find his feet at Gresty Road before hitting it off with Nicky Maynard in 06/07.

His time since his £2.5million departure for Charlton in 2007 hasn't been the most settled, going from London to Derby only to be discarded before he'd got out of the taxi. A loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday last season was probably his most successful stint post-Crewe.

There was talk in the last month or so that Varney would be returning to Gresty Road on loan. Obviously that was never going to happen seeing as he even snubbed QPR to go to the Premier League, but the fun is in the speculation.

He joins friend of CAFC and Blackpool manager Ian Holloway at Bloomfield as well as, of course, David 'Welsh Wizard' Vaughan. The reasons to be backing Blackpool this season are starting to outweigh the reasons not to, if one turn coat is enough of a reason not to.

Good luck to Luke. Still welcome back here if it doesn't work out....

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Dink
Date:Friday August 27 2010
Time: 5:27PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Crewe Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Video: Doncaster Rovers (H)

Crewe Alexandra managed to give supporters a long-awaited victory in their final home game of the season against Doncaster Rovers.

Davis happy with finale

Manager Steve Davis was happy and doubtless very relieved to witness Crewe Alexandra complete their home programme with a 3-1 victory against Doncaster Rovers.

Archived Vital Crewe Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Coyne
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By: Vital Crewe
Yes40%
No60%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Wigan 45 24 15 6 87 40
2 Burton 45 25 9 11 84 20
3 Walsall 45 23 12 10 81 17
4 Millwall 45 23 9 13 78 23
5 Bradford 45 22 11 12 77 13
6 Barnsley 45 21 8 16 71 13
7 Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 71 11
8 Gillingham 45 19 12 14 69 16
9 Coventry 45 18 12 15 66 16
10 Sheff Utd 45 18 12 15 66 7
11 Rochdale 45 18 12 15 66 6
12 Port Vale 45 18 11 16 65 3
13 Peterborough 45 18 6 21 60 5
14 Southend 45 16 11 18 59 -5
15 Bury 45 15 12 18 57 -18
16 Swindon 45 15 11 19 56 -10
17 Oldham 45 12 18 15 54 -12
18 Chesterfield 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Shrewsbury 45 13 11 21 50 -18
20 Fleetwood 45 11 15 19 48 -6
21 Blackpool 45 12 10 23 46 -19
22 Doncaster 45 11 12 22 45 -16
R Colchester 45 9 13 23 40 -41
R Crewe 45 7 13 25 34 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 12:30PM : Fleetwood Town (a)
Sky Bet League One