UK time is: 00:38:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Nothing To Report Here

We weren't particularly expecting anything to happen and good old Crewe Alex have delivered [nothing] this transfer deadline day.

We started the pre-season with funds to bring players in and a list of targets but as we enter September the only new face in at Gresty Road this summer has been in the shape of back-up goalkeeper Alan Martin.

It does nothing to quell rumours of the club's financial position, we've seen plenty of positive talk coming from the club but it's always been followed up by back tracking. Even Dario's harshest critics would admit it's unlikely the maestro is entirely happy with his squad, 90% of whom have been blooded from the academy, and given a penny or two would strengthen.

New defenders were - and still are - absolutely necessary whilst the attack is far from ideal in terms of depth. It all seems so long ago however that we were hours from sealing a deal for Gareth Owen and talking of moves for Tyrone Barnett of Macc or Jamie Vardy of Halifax. Pie in the sky with hindsight!

The most recent of 'targets' has seen trialist Richard Hinds snubbed for the time being, with Dario only will to offer the former Sheff Weds defender a non-contract deal after tonight if he doesn't find himself a club beforehand. Well it seems Hinds hasn't signed up elsewhere, but I wouldn't pin any hopes on that one.

Dario is also reported to have also spoken to Arsenal's Reserve captain Daniel Boateng about a loan move but that looks like it can be discarded with the rest of the Alex rumours this summer after Arsenal pulled the plug on a deal that would have seen Boateng join Swindon this week.

On the plus side, rumours of an exit for Shaun Miller never came to fruition despite some insisting Miller was certain to leave the club before the end of the transfer window.

So, pulling out the old cliche....it looks like we will be going with what we've got.

The question is, will the club be coming clean as to why the last few months have been such a let down?




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 August 31 2011

Time: 11:02PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Newcomer set to miss out (Thursday July 31 2014)

My decision says Davis (Thursday July 31 2014)

Davis delight at deal (Thursday July 31 2014)

Striker signs for Crewe (Thursday July 31 2014)

Striker on trial (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Crewe trial international (Wednesday July 30 2014)

First-half goals decisive (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Selection issues for Crewe (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Duo press claims (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Crewe release duo (Tuesday July 29 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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Crawley 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Fleetwood 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Gillingham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

DRFC Coppinger signs new deal
Doncaster : 31/07/2014 21:18:00
Brown Leaves For Oxford
Fleetwood : 31/07/2014 20:15:00
Midfielder Rose Joins On Loan
Crawley : 31/07/2014 20:07:00
Woking 1-2 Crawley
Crawley : 31/07/2014 20:03:00
Newcomer set to miss out
Crewe : 31/07/2014 19:55:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 60%
No 40%