The Alex Express - 20/03/2011
hys Taylor has been called up for the Wales Under-21 squad for their European Championship qualifier at the end of the month. It means a re-call for Steve Phillips for the Sunday trip to Hereford United.
Read more: Taylor In Wales U-21 Call Up / Taylor Unavailable For Hereford Trip
Ada in Team of the Week: Patrick Ada Is Football League's Choice
Dario and David Artell seemed to have a disagreement over his substitution during last weekend`s game against Chesterfield. Captain Artell was disappointed that Dario replaced him with five minutes to go in order to combat the threat of Jack Lester. They talked it over though and it`s actually a bit of a non-story.
Read more: Artell and Dario Resolve 'Differences'
Man City right-back Javan Vidal said that he isn`t due to join the Alex on loan. Which is nice, but he was never linked in the first place.
Read more on Sky: Vidal plays down Crewe link
Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Southend United 15/03/2011
tats: Oxford United v Crewe Alexandra 19/03/2011
We took a respectable 399 fans to Oxford United. More on: Travelling Support pages
David Artell has spoken passionately about getting the support of fans after the team was booed off the pitch during defeat at Macclesfield Town. Speaking before the win over Southend, the captain said he was disappointed with fans reactions at Macclesfield as the team left the pitch at half time to a chorus of boos from the 500 strong traveling support.
Read more: Artell Issues Rallying Call
The big news of the week was of course the £822k loss made by the club in the year ending June 2010. It`s the biggest loss the club have faced in a fair few years and the accounts don`t make good reading. A lot more can be read on our forum where you can also find a link to the accounts in full: Crewe Post Big Loss Of £822k In Accounts
Forum: Should Dario take a pay cut in order to help the finances?
Ten games (ok, nine now!) of the season remain and we sit four points off the play-offs. There are various arguments that we should be currently in that top seven. A poor away record, a poor February, too many draws at the start of the season.... it's hard to say what has cost us the most.
Read more: The Home Straight, Play-Offs The Prize
Finally, Dario has been given the "Lifetime Achievement Award" equivalent in the weekend`s Football League Awards. Sir Dario collected the "Contribution to League Football Award" on Sunday; are the Football League assuming he doesn`t have much left to contribute?
Read more: Dario Honoured With Football League Award