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The Alex Express - 13/03/2011

The Alex Express - 13/03/2011
We have drawn 'inspiration` from Vital Aston Villa for this and seeing as they run Vital Football we best hope they don`t mind.

Clayton Donaldson is still harbouring play-off dreams after his hat-trick against Burton Albion last week. ClayDo is looking for the team to get a January-style run going and push back up the table, though this was before the unhelpful defeat a Macc.
Read more: Donaldson Still Has Play-Off Hopes

There is speculation that Byron Moore has turned down a new contract at the club in order to leave for a League One club in the summer. The club can claim compensation if or when he signs for another club but talk about throwing years of coaching back in your face.
Read more: Moore To Leave At The End Of The Season?

Adam Dugdale seemed to be the only one to come out of the Macclesfield game with any credit. He won Man of the Match with over half the votes in our poll.
See results: Man of the Match vs Macclesfield?

Nick Powell, Ben Garratt and Max Clayton have all received call-ups to the England U-17 squad for the final qualifying stage for the U-17 Euro Championships. The news comes as no surprise as Garratt, Powell and Clayton have wracked up a fair few caps between them and remain the only youngsters from the basement division to receive call-ups. Read more: Trio Back In England Squad

Stats: Macclesfield v Crewe Alexandra 08/03/2011
Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Chesterfield 12/03/2011

Jordan Connerton is in fine form during his loan spell at Nantwich Town, he scored his seventh in eight matches in the week. Not too bad.
Read more: Loan Watch: Connerton Continues Scoring Form

Dario scoffed at a story suggesting Man City`s Reece Wabara had joined the club on a loan deal, saying that he has not heard back from Man City since the deal was originally pulled a couple of weeks ago. He added that he may decide against bringing in a defender if there was a decent defensive performance against Chesterfield. Uh-oh.
Read more: Wabara Joins On Loan? Not Yet! / Dario Denies Wabara Move

We took 511 fans to Macclesfield Town on Tuesday. The full travelling support from both ourselves and the opposition is available on our travelling support page. It`s the most in-depth of its kind and well worth a look.
Read more: Travelling Support - 2010/2011 / Travelling Support Page

The Cheshire Premier Cup against Stockport will be played on Thursday April 12th at Edgeley Park with a 7:45pm kick off.

Forum: Is Steve Davis the man to take over from Dario?

Clayton Donaldson`s tame penalty at Macclesfield on Tuesday night was our fifth penalty miss of the season from nine attempts, that`s not including his miss last weekend against Burton before he was allowed a re-take.
Read more: The Penalty Of Missed Penalties

The Crewe Alex U-18s beat their Middlesbrough counterparts in their match on Saturday. Sounded like a cracking match as it finished 3-2 to the Railwaymen. You can check out all the season`s Academy details including fixtures and results on our up to date Academy pages.
Read more: In-depth Vital Crewe Academy Page

Poll: Should Moore Play?

Don`t forget to add your player ratings for the Chesterfield match on our nifty little rating system. I hope to have the feature up for every remaining home game. Read more: Rate the Players - Chesterfield

Finally, a shout out to @mojofilterno9 and @JimDHennessey on Twitter for the "Alex Express" name suggestion.

Writer:Dink
Date:Sunday March 13 2011
Time: 6:06PM

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