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2010–11 Crewe Alexandra F.C. season

This article details Crewe Alexandra's 2010–11 season in League Two. This will be Crewe's 87th competitive season.

Crewe Alexandra Football Club
Season 2010-11
Manager Dario Gradi
Chairman John Bowler
League League Two
League Position 2009–10: 18th
2010–11: 10th
FA Cup First Round (out)
League Cup Second Round (out)
Football League Trophy Area QF (out)
Top goalscorer League: Donaldson (28)
All: Donaldson (29)
Most appearances League: AR Westwood (46)
All: AR Westwood (51)
Highest attendance 7,183 (vs Port Vale, 15 January 2011)
Lowest attendance 3,171 (vs Barnet, 21 August 2010)
Average attendance 4,073
Last match Bradford City (A), won 5–1
Next match FL2, 06/08/11
Transfer Spending £ 000,000 Steady
Transfer Income £ 000,000 Decrease
Last updated: 09:50, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Players

Squad information

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  ENG Phillips 32 EU 2010 32 0 30 Jun 2012 Free
2 DF  ENG Tootle 19 EU 2009 72 1 30 Jun 2013 Youth system
3 DF  ENG Blanchett 23 EU 2010 44 0 30 Jun 2011 Free
4 DF  ENG AR Westwood 20 EU 2008 91 12 30 Jun 2013 Youth system
5 DF  ENG Artell 29 EU 2010 44 5 30 Jun 2012 Free
6 DF  CMR Ada 25 Non-EU 2009 66 1 30 Jun 2011 Free
7 FW  ENG Donaldson 26 EU 2008 130 49 30 Jun 2011 £125,000
8 MF  ENG Murphy 20 EU 2008 89 8 30 Jun 2011 Youth system
9 FW  COD Zola 25 Non-EU 2008 79 22 30 Jun 2011 £200,000 On loan at Burton Albion
10 FW  ENG Miller 22 EU 2006 142 38 30 Jun 2011 Youth system
11 MF  JAM ENG Grant 22 EU 2008 106 18 30 Jun 2011 £130,000
12 MF  ENG Bell 27 EU 2010 50 2 30 Jun 2012 Free
13 GK  WAL Taylor 20 EU 2010 49 0 8 Sep 2010 Loan On loan from Chelsea
14 FW  ENG Moore 21 EU 2007 155 15 30 Jun 2011 Youth system
15 DF  ENG Mitchel-King 26 EU 2009 51 0 30 Jun 2011 Free
16 FW  ENG Connerton 20 EU 2009 2 0 30 Jun 2012 Undisclosed
17 DF  ENG Shelley 20 EU 2008 50 8 30 Jun 2011 Youth system
18 FW  ENG Leitch-Smith 20 EU 2008 19 5 30 Jun 2011 Youth system
19 MF  ENG Mellor 19 EU 2009 1 0 30 Jun 2011 Youth system
20 DF  ENG Martin 23 EU 2009 6 1 30 Jun 2012 Undisclosed
21 MF  ENG Sarcevic 18 EU 2010 6 1 30 Jun 2011 Undisclosed
22 DF  ENG Davis 18 EU 2009 2 0 30 Jun 2011 Youth system
23 DF  ENG Dugdale 22 EU 2010 21 0 31 Jan 2011 Free
25 FW  ENG Powell 16 EU 2010 19 0 Youth system
28 DF  ENG AM Westwood 33 EU 2011 8 0 Free
29 MF  ENG Clayton 15 EU 2011 2 0 Youth system
30 MF  ENG Turton 17 EU 2011 1 0 Youth system
31 MF  ENG Hughes 18 EU 2011 1 0 Youth system
  • Last updated: 21 May 2011
  • Source: World Heritage Encyclopedia players' articles, soccerbase
  • Ordered by Squad Number.

Appearances (starts and substitute appearances) and goals include those in the League (and playoffs), FA Cup, League Cup and Football League Trophy.

Squad stats

Total FA Cup Football League Cup Football League Trophy
No.
P
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK  ENG Phillips 2 3 3
2 DF  ENG Tootle 41 44 39 1 2 2
3 DF  ENG Blanchett 42 44 39 1 2 2
4 DF  ENG AR Westwood 50 51 6 46 5 1 1 2 2
5 DF  ENG Artell 44 44 5 40 4 1 2 1 1
6 DF  CMR Ada 44 45 1 40 1 1 2 2
7 FW  ENG Donaldson 47 48 29 43 28 1 2 2 1
8 MF  ENG Murphy 41 44 3 39 3 1 2 2
9 FW  COD Zola 5 8 1 6 1 1 1
10 FW  ENG Miller 40 44 18 42 18 2
11 MF  JAM Grant 19 28 6 25 5 1 1 1 1
12 MF  ENG Bell 49 50 2 45 1 1 2 2 1
13 GK  WAL Taylor 50 49 44 1 2 2
14 FW  ENG Moore 31 42 6 37 6 1 2 2
15 DF  ENG Mitchel-King 10 16 14 1 1
16 FW  ENG Connerton 2 1 1
17 DF  ENG Shelley 17 26 6 25 6 1
18 FW  ENG Leitch-Smith 6 18 5 16 5 1 1
19 MF  ENG Mellor 1 1
20 DF  ENG Martin
21 MF  ENG Sarcevic 6 1 6 1
22 DF  ENG Davis 1 1
23 DF  ENG Dugdale 16 21 1 20 1 1
25 FW  ENG Powell 1 18 16 1 1
28 DF  ENG AM Westwood 7 8 8
29 MF  ENG Clayton 2 2
30 MF  ENG Turton 1 1
31 MF  ENG Hughes 1 1

Last updated: 21 May 2011
Source: Crewe Alexandra
Ordered by Squad Numbers
0 shown as blank

Disciplinary record

N
P
Nat.
Name
Notes
12 GK  WAL Taylor 3 0 1
7 FW  ENG Donaldson 1 0 1
10 FW  ENG Miller 6 0 0
12 MF  ENG Bell 5 0 0
23 DF  ENG Dugdale 5 0 0
2 DF  ENG Tootle 4 0 0
6 DF  CMR Ada 4 0 0
5 DF  ENG Artell 4 0 0
4 DF  ENG AR Westwood 3 0 0
9 FW  COD Zola 1 0 0
8 MF  ENG Murphy 1 0 0
18 FW  ENG Leitch-Smith 1 0 0
14 FW  ENG Moore 1 0 0
3 DF  ENG Blanchett 1 0 0
28 DF  ENG AM Westwood 1 0 0

Last updated: 21 May 2011
Source: Crewe Alexandra
Only competitive matches
sending offs by a direct red card.

Awards

Individual
Date N
P
Nat.
Name
Award Notes
2010-08-23 23 Aug 2010 2 DF England Tootle League Two Team of the Week Source
2010-08-23 23 Aug 2010 5 DF England Artell League Two Team of the Week Source
2010-08-23 23 Aug 2010 7 FW England Donaldson League Two Team of the Week Source
2010-09-13 13 Sep 2010 5 DF England Artell League Two Team of the Week Source
2010-09-13 13 Sep 2010 8 MF England Murphy League Two Team of the Week Source
2010-09-27 27 Sep 2010 5 DF England Artell League Two Team of the Week Source
2010-10-04 4 Oct 2010 12 MF England Bell League Two Team of the Week Source
2010-10-18 18 Oct 2010 2 DF England Tootle League Two Team of the Week Source
2010-10-25 25 Oct 2010 4 MF England AR Westwood League Two Team of the Week Source
2010-12-13 13 Dec 2010 7 FW England Donaldson League Two Team of the Week Source
2011-01-10 10 Jan 2011 2 DF England Tootle League Two Team of the Week Source
2011-01-10 10 Jan 2011 7 FW England Donaldson League Two Team of the Week Source
2011-01-31 Jan 2011 England Gradi League Two Manager of the Month Source
2011-03-07 7 Mar 2011 7 FW England Donaldson League Two Team of the Week Source
2011-03-24 24 Mar 2011 England Gradi Contribution to League Football award Source
2011-05-28 Season 7 FW England Donaldson League Two Golden Boot Source
Club
Date Period Award Notes
2011-04-08 8 Apr 2011 2011-04-02 W/E 7 Apr 2011 F&C Performance of the Week Source 2

Players in and out

In

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
21 MF  ENG Sarcevic 18 EU Woodley Sports Transfer Summer 30 Jun 2011 Undisclosed Crewe Alexandra
12 MF  ENG Bell 27 EU Macclesfield Town Transfer Summer 20 Jun 2012 Free Crewe Alexandra
5 DF  ENG Artell 29 EU Morecambe Transfer Summer 30 Jun 2010 Free Crewe Alexandra
1 GK  ENG Phillips 32 EU Bristol Rovers Transfer Summer 30 Jun 2012 Free Crewe Alexandra
13 GK  WAL Taylor 20 EU Chelsea Loan Summer 8 Sep 2010 Loan Crewe Alexandra
3 DF  ENG Blanchett 23 EU Peterborough United Transfer Summer 30 Jun 2011 Free Crewe Alexandra
23 DF  ENG Dugdale 22 EU A.F.C. Telford United Transfer Summer 31 Jan 2011 Free Crewe Alexandra
28 DF  ENG AM Westwood 34 EU Kettering Town Transfer Winter 31 Jun 2011 Free Crewe Alexandra

Out

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
3 DF  ENG Jones 26 EU Exeter City Released Summer Free exetercityfc.co.uk
4 MF  ENG Schumacher 26 EU Bury Released Summer Free Crewe Alexandra
5 DF  ENG O'Donnell 24 EU Shrewsbury Town Released Summer Free Crewe Alexandra
21 MF  ENG Clements 20 EU Free Agent Released Summer Free Crewe Alexandra
2 DF  ENG Brayford 22 EU Derby County Transfer Summer Undisclosed Crewe Alexandra
16 MF  ENG Bailey 21 EU Derby County Transfer Summer Undisclosed Crewe Alexandra
13 GK  ENG Legzdins 23 EU Burton Albion Released Summer Free burtonalbionfc.co.uk
9 FW  COD Zola 26 Burton Albion Loan Winter Loan Crewe Alexandra

Last updated: 29 January 2011
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable.

Club

Coaching staff

Position Staff
First Team Manager Dario Gradi MBE
Assistant Manager Steve Davis
Assistant Manager (Player Recruitment) Neil Baker
Assistant Academy Manager James Collins
Assistant Academy Manager Neil Critchley
Head Physiotherapist Rob Sharp
Physiotherapist Nick Oakley
Fitness Coach Andy Franks
Academy Recruitment Officer Phil Swift
Academy Operations Manager Paul Anthrobus

Last updated: 11 May 2010
Source: Crewe Alexandra Staff

Other information

Chairman John Bowler
Vice Chairman Norman Hassall
Director Richard Clayton
Director Dario Gradi MBE
Director Mark Hassall
Director Jim McMillan
Director Daniel Potts
Director David Rowlinson
Director Jimmy Rowlinson
Head Groundsman John Huxley
Assistant Groundsman Andrew Wareham
Club Doctor Dr Mike Freeman
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Alexandra Stadium (10,153 / 100 × 66 yd)

Last updated: 11 May 2010
Source: Crewe Alexandra Staff

Kits

Home
Sponsors: Mornflake Oats
Away
Sponsors: Mornflake Oats
Home goalkeepers
Sponsors: Mornflake Oats
Away goalkeepers
Sponsors: Mornflake Oats

Competitions

Overall

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
10th August 7, 2010 May 7, 2010
Football League Cup August 10, 2010 August 24, 2010
Football League Trophy August 31, 2010
FA Cup November 6, 2010

Last updated: 21 May 2011
Source: Competitions

League Two

Table

Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Chesterfield 46 24 14 8 85 51 +34 86
P Bury 46 23 12 11 82 50 +32 81
P Wycombe Wanderers 46 22 14 10 69 50 +19 80
4 Shrewsbury Town 46 22 13 11 72 49 +23 79
5 Accrington Stanley 46 18 19 9 73 55 +18 73
P Stevenage 46 18 15 13 62 45 +17 69
7 Torquay United** 46 17 18 11 74 53 +21 68
8 Gillingham 46 17 17 12 67 57 +10 68
9 Rotherham United 46 17 15 14 75 60 +15 66
10 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 11 17 87 65 +22 65
11 Port Vale 46 17 14 15 54 49 +5 65
12 Oxford United 46 17 12 17 58 60 -2 63
13 Southend United 46 16 13 17 62 56 +6 61
14 Aldershot Town 46 14 19 13 54 54 +0 61
15 Macclesfield Town 46 14 13 19 59 73 -14 55
16 Northampton Town 46 11 19 16 63 71 -8 52
17 Cheltenham Town 46 13 13 20 56 77 -21 52
18 Bradford City 46 15 7 24 43 68 -25 52
19 Burton Albion 46 12 15 19 56 70 -14 51
20 Morecambe 46 13 12 21 54 73 -19 51
21 Hereford United* 46 12 17 17 50 66 -16 50
22 Barnet 46 12 12 22 58 77 -19 48
R Lincoln City 46 13 8 25 45 81 -36 47
R Stockport County 46 9 14 23 48 96 -48 41

** – Hereford United deducted three points
** – Torquay United deducted one point

Promotion to League One
Qualification to League Two playoffs
Relegation to Conference National
Last updated: 16:14, 28 May 2011 (UTC)


Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 18 11 17 87 65 +22 65 13 6 4 49 18 +31 5 5 13 38 47 −9

Last updated: 21 May 2011.
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/crewe_alexandra/tables/default.stm

Results by round

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H H A H A
Result

Last updated: 21 May 2011.
Source: Crewe Alexandra
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches

      Won       Drawn       Lost       Postponed

Pre-Season Friendlies

Last updated: 2 August 2010

League Two

Football League Cup

Last updated: 4 September 2010

Football League Trophy

FA Cup

References

The following references are from crewealex.net, unless otherwise specified.

External links

  • Official Website
  • Sky Sports
  • BBC Football
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