Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Billy: You could play at half-pace

Billy: You could play at half-pace

Billy Jones (the original) has, rather predictably, spoken to the Lancashire press about how poor Crewe's training is.

The 20 year old had spent 9 years at the club, breaking into the first team at 16 years old. Despite Crewe being the club who gave him the chance of second tier professional football at such a young age, Billy has decided not to put in a good word for the Alex after moving to Preston North End this summer.

He told the Lancashire Evening Post that Preston is 'much more professional' and that at Crewe you could 'get away with playing half-pace'. Billy also said that leaving the club 'wasn't a big wrench'.

Billy left in murky circumstances this summer after rejecting a new contract back in October, but many gossip columns suggest that he had decided not to re-sign months prior to that - and that it wasn't only him making the final decision for his career.

Billy letting his contract run out annoyed many fans. Those who had seen the likes of Seth Johnson, Dean Ashton and Danny Murphy go for millions in the middle of their contracts felt that Billy had let them and the club's academy down. It was highlighted further when Luke Varney signed a new 2 year contract months prior to his £2.5million transfer to Charlton.

Because Billy is under 24 Crewe do get compensation, but it will be minimal compared to the £2million the club felt they could have got had Billy signed a new contract. A tribunal is set for the 24th August with a fee of around £600k-700k being likely for a young player who's captained England up to the Under 20's.



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Dink
Date:Thursday August 9 2007
Time: 2:06PM

Comments

0
another player critcising club training methods? surely not? suppose to be better this summer but we will see.
mowen23
09/08/2007 14:50:00
0
Why take so long to come public about a serious matter as training methods? He should of said something about it at the time not sat around and sulked about it.
westendcrewie
09/08/2007 16:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL

It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.

Attendances Continue To Rise In The EFL

The EFL have released figures for attendances so far in 2017/18 and they show a rise on figures from the same time last season.

Officials Announced For Crewe's Next 2 Away Games

Officials announced for Saturday's trip to Forest Green Rovers and Tuesday's trip to Morecambe.

Crewe To Travel To Evesham In FA Youth Cup 2nd Round

Evesham United advance to second round after Shrewsbury Town's disqualification following using an over-age player.

Archived Vital Crewe Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Steve Johnson
Editor email
Profile
Josh Ravenscroft
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the Match - Lincoln (H)
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
Richards0%
Ng0%
Walker50%
Raynes0%
Pickering0%
Ainley0%
Lowery0%
Grant0%
Cooper0%
Dagnall0%
Bowery50%
Sub - Porter0%
Sub - Bakayago0%
Sub - Nolan0%
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 (view all)

Vital Football Comment