UK time is: 00:43:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Crewe Face Battle For Barnard

Dario & Steve Holland have identified Luke Varney's short term replacement in Tottenham's young striker Lee Banard. Barnard scored 18 goals in 19 games for the Tottenham reserved side 2 seasons ago but a broken leg last season ruled him out long term. The highly rated youngster has returned to fitness this summer and Tottenham seem willing to loan him out for the whole of next season.

It was Steve Holland, the new First Team Coach, who spotted Banard after Tottenham showed interest in giving Holland their Academy's top job. Holland is now using his contacts to full effect as he embarks on his first season 'in charge' but may still miss out on Banard. Millwall have already shown an interest and a chance for regular football whilst staying in London may be too good to turn down for the 22 year old.

Barnard has already been shown round the Reaseheath training ground but despite convincing Bopp, Schumacher and Jones to sign Dario admits this one won't be so easy. Dario said 'We have someone in mind (for a loan), a player we've got an outside chance on.

'But I don't know whether we're going to be able to get him.'

If Barnard turns down the season long loan at Crewe Dario will turn his thoughts to young Alex striker Tom Pope, who Dario hopes will follow in the footsteps of Dean Ashton and Luke Varney, before persuing other targets.




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:Thursday June 14 2007

Time: 7:48PM

Your Comments

Can't wait to see barney playing reguarly at pro level. Hes benged them in consistently for years now. A great addition should he go to crewe!
cheddar_green
Good to see a some Vital Crewe news flowing! (From your Cheshire cousins in Stockport)
greyhound
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Crewe set for shake-up (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Crewe crash out (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Rochdale (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Crewe covered by exit (Tuesday September 2 2014)

We will be strong - Davis (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Davis still hopeful (Monday September 1 2014)

Davis rues opening half (Saturday August 30 2014)

Crewe still pointless (Saturday August 30 2014)

Stats: Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra (Saturday August 30 2014)

New date for Alex (Friday August 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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. sankeyred 1
2. crewejon 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fleetwood 2 - 1 Crewe
Swindon 2 - 0 Crewe
Gillingham 2 - 0 Crewe
Crewe 2 - 5 Rochdale
Crewe 1 - 2 Barnsley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Port Vale 5 1 2 2 -1 5
19. Yeovil 5 1 2 2 -4 5
20. Rochdale 5 1 1 3 -1 4
21. Scunthorpe 5 1 1 3 -7 4
22. Walsall 5 0 3 2 -2 3
23. Colchester 5 0 1 4 -5 1
24. Crewe 5 0 0 5 -9 0

Breaking League News

Crewe set for shake-up
Crewe : 02/09/2014 23:19:00
Crewe crash out
Crewe : 02/09/2014 22:37:00
Crewe : 02/09/2014 22:20:00
Yeovil : 02/09/2014 22:14:00
Crawley : 02/09/2014 22:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 57%
No 43%