The Only Way Is Murphy

Captain Luke Murphy’s opening goal in Sunday’s Football League Trophy Final no doubt sent his eventual transfer fee soaring still higher. The Alsager born midfield maestro is almost certain to be the next player to join ‘Millionaire’s Row’ at Reasheath training ground and his scintillating displays in an Alex shirt this season deserve nothing less.

Gudjon Tried To Sack The Youth Coaches

Following a torrid start to the 2008/09 season Steve Holland left as Crewe Alexandra manager and was replaced by former Iceland national team manager Guðjón Þórðarson.  Despite a good start to the job Þórðarson still did not prevent the club from being relegated to the football league basement for the first time since 1994 and technical director […]

Getting To The Championship

In 1997 Dario Gradi took Crewe Alexandra into English football’s second tier for the first time in modern history and it was an achievement than many never believe possible for such a modest sized club. 

I Don’t Regret Not Managing England

During the 1980’s  Dario Gradi was making a name for himself as a very talented young manager at Crewe Alexandra. His reputation was growing and clubs all over Europe were keeping a close eye on the man from Milan. Eventually, Portuguese giants Benfica decided that they would take a chance on Gradi if they could […]

The Dawn Of A New Era

Legendary Crewe Alexandra technical director Dario Gradi came to the club in June 1983 after deciding that he wanted to get out of London and begin a new adventure. Thirty years later, he has built the football club on his own philosophy of putting faith in young home-grown players before selling them on to stay […]