UK time is: 18:22:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Carlisle United vs. Crewe Alexandra

Brunton Park

16th August 2008

3:00 pm

Alex Set To Face Cumbrians

The Alex head north to Carlisle United for the first away game of the season.

The Cumbrian's are fresh from 2 wins since the start of the season, beating Bristol Rovers on the opening day of the season and Shrewsbury Town in the Carling Cup first round, both away from home. With Crewe playing well against Championship Barnsley fans will be hoping to take 3 points away from Brunton Park.

Just to add a little spice to the fixture, Carlisle have former Crewe keeper Ben Williams in goal, a player much criticised by supporters and a player with weaknesses known by the Alex management.

Manager Quotes

Steve Holland

Steve Holland spoke to the Official Site "Calvin has made progress and we expect him to train today. If he doesn't suffer any set-backs then he would be under consideration for selection. He has only missed the last few days of training and with the fitness work he did over the summer, I'm not that concerned with that. He has enough overall fitness from the work we have done over the pre-season."

"We have no fresh injury worries from Tuesday night which is good. Bopp is making progress from his groin strain but will be out for a bit yet. We are in decent shape and will go to Carlisle looking to get our first league points of the season."

Carlisle United Team News:

Carlisle will have a relatively clean bill of health for the clash with only Lumsdon set to miss out with a back injury he picked up against Partick Thistle.

Bridges could also be in line for his first start during this spell at Carlisle. The former Alex target could cause a few problems for Collis if its his day.

Former player Ben Williams should be in goal for the Cumbrians

Player to watch: Ben Williams

Crewe Alexandra Team News:

Crewe have no new injury concerns following the Carling Cup. Zola is expected to return to fitness and should be available for selection. Bopp is still out however with a strain he picked up against Brighton.

Most supporters will be hoping that Holland names the same side that booted Barnsley out of the cup, as side which looked much better than the one that lost to Brighton.

Player to watch: Joel Grant

Possible Line-Ups

Carlisle

Willaims
Raven
Livesey
Murphy
Horwood
Dobie
Thirwell
Bridge-Wilkinson
Hackney
Carlton
Bridges

Crewe

Collis
Woodards
Jones
McCready
Baudet
Bailey
O'Connor
Moore
Grant
Elding
Pope

Match Prediction:

The most common score's are split down the middle in the Vital Crewe prediction league, so it will be a draw! 2-2!

Next Fixtures:

Alex Vs Walsall - 23rd August
Alex Vs Bristol City - 26th August




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: pastymaster Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 15 2008

Time: 11:33AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Honours even in tense battle (Monday April 21 2014)

Fair result says Davis (Monday April 21 2014)

Crewe chase more reward (Monday April 21 2014)

Massive win for Alex (Friday April 18 2014)

Davis delighted at victory (Friday April 18 2014)

Alex seeking a hero (Thursday April 17 2014)

Crewe face crunch game (Thursday April 17 2014)

Crewe can't halt run (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Archived 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 0 - 0 Colchester
Shrewsbury 1 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 2 Wolves
Crawley 1 - 2 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 2 Coventry
Crewe 1 - 3 Notts County

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Coventry 44 16 12 16 -2 50
18. Colchester 44 11 14 19 -12 47
19. Tranmere 44 12 11 21 -24 47
20. Crewe 44 12 11 21 -27 47
21. Notts County 44 14 4 26 -15 46
22. Carlisle 43 11 11 21 -29 44
23. Shrewsbury 44 9 14 21 -19 41

Breaking League News

Boss Praises His Troops
Crawley : 23/04/2014 18:01:00
RUFC - Play-Off Ticket Information
Rotherham : 23/04/2014 17:16:00
Board Apologise For Mistakes This Season
Shrewsbury : 23/04/2014 16:07:00
RUFC - Millers Interested In Winger?
Rotherham : 23/04/2014 14:54:00
Blessed With Young Talent
MK Dons : 23/04/2014 14:14:00
Spencer Shining At Meadow Lane
Notts County : 23/04/2014 14:10:00
One More For Madine
Carlisle : 23/04/2014 14:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 62%
No 38%