Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Learn A Trade Urges Captain Artell

Learn A Trade Urges Captain Artell

Part-time captain David Artell says young footballers should be looking to life beyond football before it's too late.

The 30 year old came away with a degree in Forensic Biology last summer and is currently doing his Masters as he plans for his future once his playing days are over.

It's something, Artell says, that young footballers should all be doing, with their current career taking them to 35 - if they're lucky. He told BBC Radio Stoke;

'That's what football is, a second career. You've got that till you're 35, if you're lucky, and then after that you've got another 35 years - so it's a big chunk of your working life.

'Perhaps the Premiership players can retire but the likes of myself and other league players are nowhere near retirement. If I don't get paid next month then my mortgage doesn't get paid, much like the next fella down the road.

'One thing that football does give you is the chance to further yourself in the afternoon because we get back from training at 2, 3 o'clock.

'I keep telling the young lads what they need to be doing, whether it be a 12 week course learning to be a joiner or a plumber or something more academic.

'They could be the best player in that changing room but then they could break their leg in the morning - look at what happened to Dean Ashton.

'I think with most of them it goes in one ear and out the other but that's probably because there's nothing to stop it.'


Artell's future career path is a slightly odd choice for a 'bruising League Two centre back' but he admits that he only took to the idea after watching daytime TV!

'You'd tune in to Cracker or Prime Suspect and I thought, 'I could do that.'

'It was just that, Dick Van Dyke in the afternoon - 'he looks good' - and I know it sounds a bit shallow but it did just come from watching afternoon tele and it was fashionable at the time.

'I thought 'why not?''



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

Writer:Dink
Date:Thursday December 30 2010
Time: 11:53PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Stats: Crewe Alex v Luton Town

All the stats from Crewe Alex (1) vs (2) Luton Town, Gresty Road, 15:00 14/1/17 Att: 4,368

Crewe Alex: Positive Signs?

Josh Ravenscroft talks Artell's first game as gaffer, and explains what he saw and how he saw it.

All Time Leading Goalscorers - 51 To 74 (12/1/17)

With Manchester United's Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's goal return of 249 in the weekend's FA Cup third round tie against Reading, here's a list...

Crewe Alex: The Future

Josh Ravenscroft discusses the appointments of Dave Artell and Kenny Lunt, as manager and assistant.

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
Yes87%
No13%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 26 17 4 5 55 19
2 Plymouth 25 16 3 6 51 14
3 Carlisle 26 12 11 3 47 11
4 Portsmouth 26 13 6 7 45 14
5 Wycombe 25 12 6 7 42 6
6 Luton 25 11 8 6 41 13
7 Colchester 26 11 7 8 40 10
8 Cambridge 25 11 6 8 39 9
9 Barnet 26 10 9 7 39 0
10 Exeter 25 11 3 11 36 9
11 Grimsby 26 10 6 10 36 2
12 Blackpool 25 9 8 8 35 11
13 Crawley 25 10 5 10 35 -7
14 Mansfield 26 8 10 8 34 -3
15 Stevenage 26 10 3 13 33 -4
16 Yeovil 25 8 7 10 31 -3
17 Morecambe 25 9 4 12 31 -11
18 Crewe 26 6 10 10 28 -11
19 Hartlepool 26 6 9 11 27 -11
20 Leyton Orient 26 7 4 15 25 -11
21 Accrington 25 6 7 12 25 -11
22 Cheltenham 25 5 9 11 24 -10
23 Notts County 26 6 5 15 23 -20
24 Newport 25 4 6 15 18 -16
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Wycombe Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Blackpool (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Cainley1
Write for Vital Football