Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Owen Completes U-Turn To Sign For Vale

Owen Completes U-Turn To Sign For Vale

Gareth Owen has re-signed for Port Vale after a week of speculation. The Vale defender was due to pen a two year contract at Gresty Road on Thursday morning before a last minute change of mind scuppered the deal.

Owen was the one who originally initiated the move as he became disillusioned at Vale Park but, days after telling the media his Vale career was over and nothing could change his mind, the re-appointment of Micky Adams seems to have, well, changed Owen's mind.

It's major u-turn for the former Stoke City youngster who on Tuesday told BBC Radio Stoke that his decision was set in stone and he was all set to join the Alex. Speaking on Tuesday evening Owen said:

'It's ifs, buts and maybes. If Micky Adams came in, would that change again when the EGM comes along? It won't really affect my decision. I've already said I'm going to leave so I think that's set in stone now.

'It'd be a weak man to go back on his word. I've already told them that I want to leave, to go back and say no I think would be poor on my part.

'I don't think it's fair to keep messing people around. I said I would be turning down a contract and that I would be leaving, I don't see that changing.'

Thankfully though it's a lucky escape for the Alex from a player who clearly never had his heart set on a move to Gresty Road and one could argue a case of ourselves being pawns in contract negotiations at Vale Park.

Dario, meanwhile, will turn his attention to his original transfer targets this summer with a new centre back and striker still top of his wish list.

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

Date:Friday May 13 2011
Time: 10:21AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Crewe Alexandra On This Day - March 17th

A look back to games played in recent years on March 17th.

Crewe Alexandra On This Day - March 16th

A look at games played on March 16th in recent years.

Officials Announced For Coventry And Forest Green Home Games

Antony Coggins will referee Saturday's game with the Sky Blues with Anthony Backhouse refereeing Tuesday's game.

Crewe Alexandra On This Day - March 15th

A look back to games played on this day in recent years.

Crewe Alexandra Archived Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Steve Johnson
Editor email
Josh Ravenscroft
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the Match - Crawley (H)
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
Sub - Grant0%
Sub - Walker10%
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

Vital Football Comment