Steve Davis reckons his squad is too short to go through the first half of the season, but, he can’t elongate it even though he wants to because he used everything he had in the kitty in buying a couple of attackers first up.
According to the player turned coach, signings can’t be thought of unless his kitty is filled with some cash again and it would happen only if his discards depart.
Speaking yesterday, Davis said, “If I have to be honest with you, I would say no I am not happy with the number of players we have got. We definitely don’t have as many players as we should have, but, what to do?”
“A club might be big or might have the top class facilities, but, it all comes down to cash, doesn’t it? To make the recruitments of quality Footballers, you need to be having adequate cash. The facilities and all are irrelevant with regard to that.” Continue reading 'Steve Davis reckons his squad is too short'»
Among the different attempts that Steve Davis is taking to spruce up the performance of his team, he is looking at getting some Academy graduates to join the team.
He might be willing to sacrifice quantity of players if he gets quality ones from the Academy. He is confident that the new Academy graduates at his hand are good for helping him achieve his plans for the upcoming season. He has signed up players like Harry Pickering, Owen Dale and Tom Lowery play as professionals with his club. They would be starting off as pre season players for the team.
Callum Ainley as well as Charlie Kirk was already part of the action as members of the first team. Oli Finney is another player who is set to face bigger action in the upcoming season. Davis released about seven graduates from the Academy last week. Most have signed on professional deals with the club. Davis is certain that this time he has focused on picking up players who have more potential in them rather than simply picking up quantity which will hopefully make up for any deficiency in skills. He stated that he did not mean bad for the players who were let go. But he felt that the ones he shortlisted have potential and will be able to make the first team faster. Continue reading 'Steve Davis To Spruce Up His Team'»
Head coach of relegated English League one outfit, Crewe Alexandra, Steve Davis has told his players they should not go on holiday this summer and should be working hard at the club instead.
Crewe Alex FC were relegated from League One and finished bottom of the table, 16 points adrift of safety, with only seven wins in the 46 league games played.
The 50-year old tactician told BBC Radio Stoke:
“I’ve told the players they shouldn’t be going on holiday.
“They should be in with the management grafting away to improve things.”
Davis, who has been given the backing to carry on at Gresty Road by the club’s board, is adamant the squad must show commitment if they are to mount a serious challenge for promotion next term.
The Coach continued.
“For a lot of them, they should be in for the majority of the time proving themselves physically and mentally in preparation for pre-season.
“Everybody at the club has to do better, including myself,” Davis added.
The Alex have released 11 players including strikers Marcus Haber, forward Lauri Dalla Valle and midfielder David Fox. A contract has been offered to defender Zoumana Bakayogo with negotiations still on-going with top scorer Brad Inman. With 20 players contracted for next season, Davis is staying optimistic their absence from League One will be short. Continue reading 'RELEGATED CREWE ALEXANDRA BOSS WANTS HIS TEAM TO GO ON HOLIDAYS'»
Crewe Alexandra forward, Callum Saunders has a big burden to carry at the League One club being the son of popular figure. Assistant coach of the squad, James collins, says the striker has the talent to be successful in his chosen footballing career despite his father’s influence.
The striker who is only 20 years of age is the son of famous Ex-Liverpool, Aston Villa and Wales’s striker. Callum signed a deal with Crewe Alexandra in 2014 and has been growing gradually with the club.
“He’s a late developer.
“But he threatens the back four and gives us a threat – he’s a goal scorer,” the coach told BBC Radio recently.
The player scored in the last game against Colchester that ended 1-1. The goal was the striker’s second league goal in his second full season with the League One outfit. However, the club is already relegated this season to the League Two after a very poor run of games as the team has earned just 31 points in 43 matches.
“It’s good to see him score that type of goal – leaping into the box and scoring with the header – he was always good in the air coming through the academy,” Collins commented on Callum’s goal.
“He’s still got a bit to come physically but now’s the time to do it, he’s got to have a good year next year – it’s a big one for him. Continue reading 'CALLUM SAUNDERS CARRIED HUGE BURDEN AT CREWE ALEXANDRA'»
Celtic played their first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie against Stjarnan and came out on top with a 2-0 victory. Despite having claimed the victory, there ws an incident which occurred in the game which angered Ronny Deila.
Goals from DedryckBoyata and Stefan Johansen was enough for Celtic emerge as the victorious side but during this Champions League qualifying match, Johansen was arguing with Leigh Griffiths in relation to a penalty kick as both players wanted to take the set-piece.
Griffiths was the man who eventually took the penalty kick but it was fairly disappointing as the set-piece was saved. It made no difference whatsoever as Celtic still won the match but it was something that Ronny Deila was not proud or happy to see as his players were not playing professionally which is how they should have been playing not only in this match but throughout their entire playing careers.
When the match was over, Celtic’s Ronny Deila voiced his disappointment as he said: “It’s very clear who’s going to take that penalty; the guy who took the penalty. Leigh has taken penalties before so that is quite clear. We can’t have it like that, it’s unprofessional.” Continue reading 'Celtic overcame Stjarnan but Deila is not proud of his unprofessional players'»
James Collins is the man who has been in charge of the youth academy team of Crewe Alexandra and the experienced tactician is considered to be one of the most qualified coaches in the entire game as he received an Elite badge course from UEFA.
The influence that Collins has had with the club has been so significant that he will now be working alongside the head coach of Crewe Alexandra, Steve Davies in a more personal way than ever before.
The responsibilities of James Collins will be bigger but the head chiefs of the club are certain that he will be able to do everything in his new managerial role at Crewe Alexandra.
Crewe Alexandra’s James Collins spoke about his new role in the club as he said: “I’ve spoken to the chairman and I’ve spoken to Steve and they want me to get a little bit closer to the first team and a little bit further away from the academy. It’s very hard to juggle the job I’ve stumbled on this year, trying to head up the academy with Dario Gradi but also working with the first team.’’ Continue reading 'James Collins wants Crewe Alexandra to become pass masters'»