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Category: Crewe Alexandra

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Middlesbrough tumble out of Carabao Cup after losing to Crewe on penalties

• ‘It was a terrible performance,’ says Jonathan Woodgate • Forest Green beat Charlton thanks to debutant keeperDavid Artell felt League Two Crewe deserved to be in the second round of the Carabao Cup even before Middlesbrough forced penalties at the R…

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League Two 2019-20 season preview

Scunthorpe and Plymouth should be contenders after their relegation to a division in which Stevenage could be dark horsesThere is a vast pool of exciting 40-something coaches determined to make a splash as managers, some of whom are taking their first …

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Andy Woodward extract: ‘Telling my story stopped a young guy ending his life’

In an extract from his new book the former footballer discusses going public over the abuse he suffered and the impact that hadThere were conversations I needed to have. People I couldn’t just spring this on. The hardest conversations were the ones wit…

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Andy Woodward: the terrible secret of Barry Bennell and

The footballer tells for the first time how a relative of Barry Bennell cast a grim shadow over his family, years before the paedophile coach began abusing him On the night before we were due to meet, Andy Woodward took himself away to spend some time …

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Crewe sack academy coach for attempting to groom underage girl

• Carl Everall given three-year community order• 28-year-old had been coaching at Crewe since 2013Crewe Alexandra, one of the clubs most heavily implicated in football’s sexual-abuse scandal, have announced they have sacked one of their academy coaches…

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Crewe agree first settlement with Barry Bennell victim after U-turn

• Out-of-court deal signals change of position by club• Club have declined to offer an apology to player’s parentsCrewe Alexandra have dramatically changed their position in the face of widespread legal action from Barry Bennell’s victims and agreed th…

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Barry Bennell expenses claim raises questions about Crewe’s legal defence

• Bennell claimed £5 per boy to accommodate them• Crewe have said overnight stays were nothing to do with clubHere is the expenses claim from Barry Bennell that raises significant questions about the defence put forward by Crewe Alexandra’s lawyers to …

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Crewe claim they did not arrange for boys to stay with Barry Bennell

• Crewe bring in lawyers used by Catholic church in abuse case• Club say victims’ long silence means case should be thrown outCrewe Alexandra are taking on Barry Bennell’s victims in the high court by claiming it was the parents, not the club, who let …

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Crewe under fire after telling Bennell victim he waited too long to report abuse

• Crewe accused of ‘desperate and dirty’ attempt to fight claims• Steve Walters tells lawyers to issue high court proceedingsCrewe Alexandra have been accused of a “desperate and dirty tactic” after new revelations about how far they are willing to go …

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Revealed: the evidence Crewe supplied on Barry Bennell scandal

• Dario Gradi did not do detailed check before hiring Bennell• Overnight stays for boys encouraged as part of club cultureEvidence supplied by Dario Gradi related to the Barry Bennell scandal can be revealed by the Guardian today and includes an admiss…

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Sound of Dario Gradi’s silence in Barry Bennell affair is deafening | Daniel Taylor

‘Mr Crewe’ was suspended from football two years ago and all sorts of new detail and claims have emerged. All that can really be said is there are more questions than answersMore in hope than expectation, I contacted Dario Gradi a few days ago to ascer…

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Former Crewe coach Paul McCann found not guilty of sexually abusing player

• McCann was Barry Bennell’s assistant at Crewe• Cleared of four charges relating to late 1980sPaul McCann, formerly Barry Bennell’s assistant at Crewe Alexandra, has been cleared of four specimen charges of indecent assault after being accused of repe…

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Crewe suspend academy coach over safeguarding issue and spark FA inquiry

• Head of foundation Carl Everall’s behaviour investigated• Crewe back in spotlight after Gradi and Bennell casesCrewe Alexandra have suspended their head of foundation because of a safeguarding issue that has led to the club notifying the Football Ass…

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Jailed football coach Barry Bennell may face further abuse charges

Police get go-ahead to put together a case for CPS Trial judge questioned merits of more criminal proceedingsBarry Bennell, the former football coach who is serving a 30-year prison sentence as an “industrial-scale child molester”, is facing the possib…

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Crewe manager tells players to refund fans after 6-0 defeat to Colchester

• David Artell says fans ‘don’t deserve to pay for that’• Cheltenham sack Gary Johnson after four league gamesThe Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell has told his players to refund travelling supporters after the League Two club’s 6-0 defeat to Colche…

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Nick Powell refinds his feet at Wigan and stirs a few memories | Ben Fisher

The former Crewe midfielder who won over Sir Alex Ferguson in a matter of minutes is back doing what he does best after his wilderness years at Old TraffordIn a candid interview a couple of years ago, Nick Powell discussed how he felt at being perceive…

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Crewe excluded from regional awards for handling of Barry Bennell scandal

• League Two club to be barred from Northwest Football Awards• Crewe council prepares to pass motion against AlexandraCrewe Alexandra are to be banished from the Northwest Football Awards because of their handling of the Barry Bennell sex-abuse scandal…

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Crewe reject calls for inquiry into Barry Bennell sexual abuse

Victims of football coach left ‘bitterly disappointed’ after club says it will not hold investigationVictims of Barry Bennell have said they are “bitterly disappointed” after Crewe Alexandra rejected calls for an independent inquiry into child sexual a…

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Crewe ignored police advice in late 1980s to ‘move on’ Barry Bennell

• Club warned it may be employing a paedophile• FA inquiry heard one board member ‘not surprised’Crewe Alexandra were advised by the police to sever their ties with Barry Bennell but continued to employ him for a number of years despite being warn…

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I was a Crewe obsessive. Now I’m so ashamed of my club I’ve divorced them | Adam Breeze

Since the crimes committed by Barry Bennell at Crewe came to light, the seeming lack of empathy and common decency shown by the people in charge has been incomprehensibleLast year I divorced my football team. After 38 years of (a few) ups and (mostly) …