Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Varney: Coaching Is Second To None

Varney: Coaching Is Second To None

Luke Varney has praised Dario Gradi as he begins life at his new club Charlton Athletic.

The 24 year old made the £2.5million move in June after scoring 25 goals in League One last season. Whilst the likes of Michael Higdon and Billy Jones have come out with words against the club, fans favourite Varney has nothing bad to say about Dario Gradi.

He told ICSouthLondon: 'People say his man-management isn't brilliant but his coaching is second to none. He spends so much time on you it's unbelievable.'

'He spent a lot of time on me and Nick Maynard last season and we saw the benefits because we scored 50 goals between us.'

Luke also says that a couple of Premiership clubs were interested in him but he felt Charlton was the club to be at after a phone call to Dean Ashton, about Charlton manager Alan Pardew.

Ashton had nothing but praise Pardew, who says he would have made Varney a West Ham player if he was still their manager. Varney said: 'I spoke to Dean Ashton, who'd worked under Alan at West Ham and he said he was a great manager - that the things he does for the forwards, the techniques,is a step up.'

Varney now hopes to impress his new club in more ways than one. Following his little 'jig' after scoring the opener vs Brighton at Gresty Road last season, he's planning a new dance for the Addicks supporters.

'I've been thinking what I can do for this year - I want to get one that the fans will remember.'



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Dink
Date:Friday August 10 2007
Time: 1:15PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Cooper In Team Of The Week (28/3/17)

Crewe Alexandra are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Reaseheath Review 27/03/17

Steve Johnson looks at non-first team matches from this week as well as those away from the club on loan deals.

Under-23s In Action At Gresty Road This Afternoon

Come down and watch some of the stars of the future at the Alexandra Stadium this afternoon for free.

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)

Match Result - Carlisle (A)
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
Carlisle Win0%
Draw0%
Crewe Alexandra Win100%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 39 23 9 7 78 30
2 Plymouth 39 23 6 10 75 19
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 38 15 9 14 54 6
13 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
14 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
15 Accrington 38 12 13 13 49 -1
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
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)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.stig7tfm8
2.DerekS1
Vital Football Comment