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James Collins wants Crewe Alexandra to become pass masters

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By , July 23, 2015 11:49 am

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'»


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By , December 3, 2013 1:56 pm

The manager of Crewe Alexandra, Steve Davis, is hoping that things turn around for his team in the next game against Port Vale which is going to be played this Saturday.

Alexandra’s performance in their last 6 games has been very poor. They have just managed to secure a couple of points from those games and they are at the 22nd position in the League One points table at the moment.

In total, Alexandra has played 19 games in the ongoing League One so far and they have won just 4 out of them. In 11 games, they have suffered defeats, while, in the remaining 4 games, they have shared points.

Talking to the reporters yesterday, Davis said, “Sometimes, the derby matches turn things around for you and I hope it’s the case with us. We put up a disappointing performance against Wycombe the other day, but, we need to forget that. There will be a lot at stake in the game against Port Vale and we will have to be our best in that game.”

“We have disappointed our fans on quite a few occasions this season. Now, it’s time to give them a bit of joy and there is no bigger occasion than derby to do that.”

When asked if the players are hugely gutted by that FA cup defeat a couple of days back, Davis said, “Yes they are and that’s obvious. When you lose such a big game, you have got to be disappointed. But, we can’t do anything about that now. It has gone. So, we should just focus on the upcoming derby.”

Crewe Alexandra had taken on Wycombe Wanderers in a FA Cup 1st round game at Alexandra Stadium on Saturday and had suffered a 1-2 defeat.


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By , October 17, 2012 2:13 pm

The Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis has said that he is extremely happy with the performance of his players following the 2-1 win over Scunthorpe United. Crewe Alexandra were facing Scunthorpe United in the midweek encounter. The club was hoping to improve on the opening day defeat at the hands of Notts County. Even though they may have begun the campaign with a convincing 5-0 win over Hartlepool United, it was a match that has least significance due to the fact that it is a league cup match. Steve Davis has made it a priority for the club to be challenging for the top honours in the league this season.

As a result, he made sure that the team was extremely focused for the match against Scunthorpe United. They delivered the perfect result for the manager after they secured a 2-1 win over the promotion rivals. Leitch-Smith opened the scoring for Crewe Alexandra after just 1 min. This extremely good start to the match was soon nullified by the equaliser from Scunthorpe United in the form of a goal by Grella in the 15th minute. However, a goal from Murphy in the 73st minute provided the club with all three points in the match.

“It was a tough game for us tonight but I was pleased with the way players responded after Saturday’s defeat to Notts County. We found it hard going in the first half. It was a tough night but the players dug in and got us the result. We made a great start through AJ and he is capable of scoring goals like that. The two substitutes had an impact and full credit to Harry. He has only signed today and showed a sublime piece of skill to help create the winning goal,” said Davis after the match.

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By , January 13, 2012 10:45 am

Harry Davis has said that one of the reasons for Crewe Alexandra’s poor form at home is the defensive tactics employed by the opposition.

Crewe Alexandra are currently in the 14th place in the table and one of the reasons for their current low position is the home form. The club has only two wins in their last eight matches and it is something that the club is keen to address soon enough. Despite suffering a dip in form at home, Crewe Alexandra still remain in contention for making it into the final play-offs position, which is currently occupied by Oxford United with 41 points about in comparison with Crewe Alexandra’s 33 points.

So far, Crewe Alexandra have taken only 11 points from their previous 11 home games, which translates roughly into just one point per home game. Harry Davis has acknowledged that it is simply not good enough if Crewe Alexandra are to reach their season objective of qualifying for the play-offs position. He, however, has acknowledges that one of the reasons for Crewe Alexandra’s poor performance at home is the way in which the opposition teams play against them at home. Teams visiting Gresty Road often tend to sit back and hit on the counter, which according to Harry Davis is the reason for the poor form of the team at home.

“Teams know we’re a good passing team at home so they look for an early goal and then sit back. It’s hard to break them down when they’ve got players behind the ball. Our starts have been a bit iffy at times and when they do drop off, we can’t seem to find an answer and get that goal,” said the 20 year old defender Harry Davis in an interview given to BBC Radio Stoke.