2007–08 Crewe Alexandra F.C. season


2007–08 Crewe Alexandra F.C. season
Crewe Alexandra
2007–08 season
Chairman John Bowler
Manager Steve Holland
League One 13th
FA Cup Second round
League Cup First round
Football League Trophy First Round
Top goalscorer League: Maynard (11)
All: Maynard (11)
Highest home attendance 6,771 (14 January vs Leeds United)
Lowest home attendance 2,862 (15 August vs Hull City)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2007–08 season of Crewe Alexandra Football Club's 84th competitive season. They competed in Football League One.

Contents

Events

This is a list of the significant events to occur at the club during the 2007-08 season, presented in chronological order. This list does not include transfers (which are listed in the transfers section below), match results (which are in the matches section) or awards (which are in the awards section).

2007

  • 20 April: Dario Gradi announces that as from 1 July, would take up a new role as the club's Technical Director whilst gradually allowing first-team coach Steve Holland control of the team.
  • 18 June: Crewe win the Bobby Moore Fair Play award for their outstanding conduct and discipline throughout the 2006/07 season.[1]
  • 11 August: The opening day of the season sees young striker Nicky Maynard fracture his fibula. He was diagnosed to be out for 3–4 months.[2] Maynard returned as a 46th minute substitute 112 days later in the FA Cup.
    11 August: Crewe end the day top of the league after their 2−1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.[3]
  • 15 August: Crewe are eliminated from the Carling Cup by Championship side Hull City after a 3-0 loss at home.
  • 25 August: Crewe drop out of the play-off zone after a 2−0 loss to Leyton Orient.[4]
  • 4 September: Crewe are eliminated from the Johnstone's Paint Trophy by Cheshire-neighbours Chester City after a penalty shootout defeat in the First round
  • 1 December: Crewe are eliminated from the FA Cup by League One side Oldham Athletic away from home. This result means that Crewe are eliminated from all cup competitions for the 2007–08 season.
  • 3 December: Sky Sports confirm that Crewe's home tie with Leeds United will be shown live on TV. Ths kickoff was changed to 19:45 GMT on Monday 14 January 2008. Crewe lost the match 1-0.[5]

2008

  • 29 January: Crewe enter the relegation zone in League One after a 1−1 draw with Bristol Rovers.[6]
  • 9 February: Crewe climb out the relegation zone to 20th after a 2−2 draw with top-of-the-table Swansea City.[7]
  • 26 March: Michael O'Connor makes his senior international debut for Northern Ireland in a 4-1 win against Georgia.[8]

Players

Squad information

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK ENGEngland Williams 24 EU 2004 90 0 30 Jun 2008 Free
2 DF ENGEngland Woodards 23 EU 2007 12 0 30 Jun 2010 £30,000
3 DF ENGEngland B. Jones 24 EU 2007 0 0 30 Jun 2010 £65,000
4 MF ENGEngland Roberts 20 EU 2004 81 7 30 Jun 2009 Youth system
5 DF ENGEngland Cox (captain) 35 EU 2006 32 1 30 Jun 2008 Free
6 DF FRAFrance Baudet (VC) 28 EU 2006 43 1 30 Jun 2009 Free
7 MF ENGEngland Schumacher 23 EU 2007 1 0 30 Jun 2010 Free
8 MF NIRNorthern Ireland O'Connor 19 EU 2005 30 0 30 Jun 2009 Youth system
9 FW ENGEngland Maynard 20 EU 2005 33 17 30 Jun 2010 Youth system
10 MF DEUGermany Bopp 23 EU 2007 0 0 30 Jun 2010 Free
12 MF ENGEngland Rix 23 EU 2001 103 4 30 Jun 2009 Youth system
13 GK ENGEngland Tomlinson 22 EU 2001 11 0 30 Jun 2008 Youth system On loan at Burton Albion until 21 Mar 2008
14 DF ENGEngland McCready 25 EU 2007 61 17 30 Jun 2009 Free
15 FW ENGEngland Pope 21 EU 2005 6 1 30 Jun 2009 Free
16 FW ENGEngland Lowe 28 EU 2006 31 7 30 Jun 2009 Free
17 MF ENGEngland Carrington 20 EU 2005 0 0 30 Jun 2009 Youth system
18 FW ENGEngland Moore 18 EU 2007 1 0 30 Jun 2010 Youth system
19 FW ENGEngland Miller 19 EU 2006 11 3 30 Jun 2009 Youth system
20 DF ENGEngland M Bailey 21 EU 2005 0 0 30 Jun 2008 Free
21 GK WALWales Fôn Williams 20 EU 2006 0 0 30 Jun 2008 Youth system
22 DF ENGEngland Daniel 19 EU 2007 0 0 30 Jun 2009 Free
23 DF ENGEngland O'Donnell 21 EU 2007 25 1 30 Jun 2010 Free
24 FW ENGEngland Farquharson 18 EU 2007 0 0 30 Jun 2008 Youth system On loan at Nantwich Town until 28 Mar 2008
25 MF ENGEngland J Bailey 18 EU 2007 0 0 30 Jun 2008 Youth system
26 FW ENGEngland Brown 18 EU 2007 0 0 30 Jun 2008 Youth system On loan at Kidsgrove Athletic until Jan 2008
28 DF NGRNigeria Abbey 28 EU 2007 0 0 30 Jun 2008 Free
29 DF ENGEngland Lynch 20 EU 2007 0 0 30 Jun 2008 Free
30 DF SCOScotland Boyle 20 EU 2007 0 0 21 Feb 2008 Loan On loan from Everton
32 MF ENGEngland G. M. Roberts 23 EU 2007 0 0 12 March 2008 Loan On loan from Ipswich Town
34 MF ENGEngland Lunt 27 EU 2007 0 0 19 Mar 2008 Loan On loan from Sheffield Wednesday

Last updated: 12 Feb 2008 (all stats except appearances and goals)
Source: Wikipedia players' articles, Crewe Alexandra, crewe-mad
Ordered by Squad Number.
Player must own an EU passport or be a full, current, 'A' international to legally play in English football. (Source)
Squad size is unlimited.
Appearances (starts and substitute appearances) and goals include those in the League One (and playoffs), FA Cup, League Cup and Football League Trophy.

Squad stats

Total Football League One FA Cup Football League Cup Johnstone's Paint Trophy
No.
P
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK ENGEngland Williams 43 43 40 2 1
2 DF ENGEngland Woodards 38 38 34 2 1 1
3 DF ENGEngland Jones 25 25 21 2 1 1
4 MF ENGEngland G. S. Roberts 36 38 5 35 5 2 1
5 DF ENGEngland Cox 23 29 1 27 2 1
6 DF FRAFrance Baudet 33 33 1 30 1 1 1 1
7 MF ENGEngland Schumacher 21 24 1 21 1 1 1 1
8 MF NIRNorthern Ireland O'Connor 16 21 21
9 FW ENGEngland Maynard 19 22 6 21 6 1
10 MF DEUGermany Bopp 6 11 1 9 1 1 1
11 MF WALWales Vaughan 1 1
12 MF ENGEngland Rix 25 30 26 2 1 1
13 GK ENGEngland Tomlinson 1 1 1
14 DF ENGEngland McCready 30 31 2 28 1 2 1 1
15 FW ENGEngland Pope 14 24 6 22 6 1 1
16 FW ENGEngland Lowe 19 31 5 28 4 2 1 1
17 MF ENGEngland Carrington 2 7 5 1 1
18 FW ENGEngland Moore 27 33 2 30 2 2 1
19 FW ENGEngland Miller 7 18 1 16 1 1 1
20 DF ENGEngland Bailey 1 3 2 1
21 GK WALWales Fôn Williams
22 DF ENGEngland Daniel 1 1
23 DF ENGEngland O'Donnell 18 24 1 23 1 1
24 FW ENGEngland Farquharson 1 1 1
25 MF ENGEngland Bailey 1 1
26 FW ENGEngland Brown 1 1
27 DF ENGEngland Dugdale
28 DF NGRNigeria Abbey 14 17 17
29 DF ENGEngland Lynch 1 3 2 1
30 FW ENGEngland Barnard 9 10 3 10 3
30 DF SCOScotland Boyle 14 14 14
31 FW ENGEngland Dickson 2 3 3
31 FW WALWales Church 13 14 1 12 1 2
32 MF ENGEngland Bennett 4 10 1 8 1 2
32 MF ENGEngland G. M. Roberts 4 4 4
33 FW CODDemocratic Republic of the Congo Baseya 1 4 3 1
34 DF SCOScotland Gray 2 2 2
34 MF ENGEngland Lunt 7 7 7
35 MF ENGEngland Anyinsah 2 4 4
36 FW ENGEngland Morgan 5 5 2 5 2

Last updated: 24 Mar 2008
Source: Crewe Alexandra
Ordered by Squad Numbers
0 shown as blank

Disciplinary Record

N
P
Nat.
Name
Y YY R Notes
4 MF ENGEngland G. S. Roberts 4 1 Conceded one penalty kick
6 DF FRAFrance Baudet 4 Conceded one penalty kick
30 DF SCOScotland Boyle 2 On loan
8 MF NIRNorthern Ireland O'Connor 2 Conceded two penalty kicks
12 MF ENGEngland Rix 2
30 FW ENGEngland Barnard 1 On loan
32 MF ENGEngland Bennett 1 On loan
34 MF ENGEngland Lunt 1 On loan
29 DF ENGEngland Lynch 1
9 FW ENGEngland Maynard 1
14 DF ENGEngland McCready 1 Conceded two penalty kicks
19 FW ENGEngland Miller 1
7 MF ENGEngland Schumacher 1
1 GK ENGEngland Williams 0 Conceded one penalty kick
2 DF ENGEngland Woodards 1 Conceded one penalty kick

Last updated: 24 Mar 2008
Source: Crewe Alexandra
Only competitive matches
Yellow card Y = Number of bookings; Second yellow card YY = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card R = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Crewe currently have the best disciplinary record in The Football League[9]

Awards

Individual
Date Country N P Name Award Notes
13 Aug 2007 ENGEngland 4 MF G. S. Roberts Team of the Week Source
20 Aug 2007 ENGEngland 2 DF Woodards Team of the Week Source
10 Sep 2007 GERGermany 10 MF Bopp Team of the Week Source
24 Sep 2007 ENGEngland 1 GK Williams Team of the Week Source
1 Oct 2007 ENGEngland 3 DF Jones Team of the Week Source
22 Oct 2007 ENGEngland 16 FW Lowe Team of the Week Source
5 Nov 2007 ENGEngland 18 FW Moore Team of the Week Source
19 Nov 2007 ENGEngland 2 DF Woodards Team of the Week (2) Source
10 Dec 2007 ENGEngland 2 DF Woodards Team of the Week (3) Source
28 Jan 2008 ENGEngland 1 GK Williams Team of the Week (2) Source
3 Mar 2008 ENGEngland 1 GK Williams Team of the Week (3) Source
17 Mar 2008 ENGEngland 8 MF O'Connor Team of the Week Source
Club
Date Period Award Notes
18 June Season 2006/07 Bobby Moore Fair Play award [1]

Players in / out

In

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
10 MF Bopp EU DEUGermany 23 Transferred Green tickY Rotherham United Summer Free
15 FW Pope EU ENGEngland 21 Youth team Green tickY Summer Free
17 MF Carrington EU ENGEngland 20 Youth team Green tickY Summer Free
21 GK Fôn Williams EU ENGEngland 20 Youth team Green tickY Summer Free
29 DF Lynch EU ENGEngland 20 Unattached Green tickY Summer Free
28 DF Abbey EU ENGEngland 28 Unattached Green tickY Summer Free
14 DF McCready EU ENGEngland 25 Unattached Green tickY Summer Free
3 DF Jones EU ENGEngland 23 Transferred Green tickY Exeter City Summer £ 65,000
7 MF Schumacher EU ENGEngland 23 Transferred Green tickY Bradford City Summer Free
30 FW Barnard EU ENGEngland 23 Loan End (Script MT Bold).svg Tottenham Hotspur Summer 3 Jan 2008 Loan
31 FW Dickson EU ENGEngland 22 Loan End (Script MT Bold).svg Charlton Athletic Summer 13 Sep 2007 Loan
31 FW Church EU WALWales 18 Loan End (Script MT Bold).svg Reading Winter 28 Jan 2007 Loan Crewe Alexandra
32 MF Bennett EU ENGEngland 18 Loan End (Script MT Bold).svg Wolverhampton Wanderers Winter 3 Jan 2008 Loan Crewe Alexandra
33 FW Baseya EU CODDemocratic Republic of the Congo
FRAFrance
19 Loan End (Script MT Bold).svg Southampton Winter 19 Dec 2007 Loan Crewe Alexandra
34 Gray EU SCOScotland 19 Loan End (Script MT Bold).svg Manchester United Winter 3 Jan 2008 Loan Crewe Alexandra
30 DF Boyle EU SCOScotland 20 Loan Green tickY Everton Winter 21 Feb 2008 Loan Crewe Alexandra
32 MF G. M. Roberts EU ENGEngland 23 Loan Green tickY Ipswich Town Winter 12 March 2008 Loan Crewe Alexandra
34 MF Lunt EU ENGEngland 28 Loan Green tickY Sheffield Wednesday Winter 19 March 2008 Loan
35 FW Anyinsah EU ENGEngland 23 Loan Green tickY Preston North End Winter Loan
36 MF Morgan EU ENGEngland 24 Loan Green tickY Luton Town Winter Loan

Out

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Status
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
2 FW Otsemobor EU ENGEngland 24 Transfer Green tickY Norwich City England Summer Free
3 DF Jones EU ENGEngland 20 Transfer Green tickY Preston North End Summer £ 500,000[*]
12 FW Varney EU ENGEngland 24 Transfer Green tickY Charlton Athletic Summer £2,500,000
11 MF Vaughan EU WALWales 24 Transfer Green tickY Real Sociedad Spain Summer £ 300,000 Crewe Alexandra
26 MF Brown EU ENGEngland 19 Loan Green tickY Kidsgrove Athletic Winter Loan
24 FW Farquharson EU ENGEngland 19 Loan End (Script MT Bold).svg Northwich Victoria Winter Loan
29 DF Lynch EU ENGEngland 21 Loan Green tickY Stafford Rangers Winter Loan
22 MF Daniel EU ENGEngland 19 Loan Green tickY Grays Athletic Winter Loan
27 DF Dugdale EU ENGEngland 20 Free Green tickY Droylsden Winter Free
24 FW Farquharson EU ENGEngland 19 Loan Green tickY Nantwich Town Winter Loan
13 GK Tomlinson EU ENGEngland 22 Loan Green tickY Burton Albion Winter Loan BBC Sport

Last updated: 8 Mar 2008
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.

^ Initial fee of £500,000, plus clauses:
  • £62,500 for 15, 30 and 45 appearances for Preston North End
  • 20% sell-on clause
  • £250,000 should Jones achevie promotion whilst at Preston North End.

Club

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Technical Director England Dario Gradi MBE
First team coach / Academy Director England Steve Holland
Assistant manager England Neil Baker
Assistant Academy manager England James Collins
Assistant Academy manager England Neil Critchley
Chief scout England Glyn Chamberlain
Senior physiotherapist England Matt Radcliffe
Physiotherapist England Steve Walker
Fitness coach England Andy Franks
Academy Recruitment Officer England Phil Swift
Academy Welfare Officer / Academy Administration England Malcolm Hughes

Last updated: 26 Aug 2007
Source: Crewe Alexandra Staff

Other information

Chairman John Bowler
Vice Chairman Norman Hassell
Director Richard Clayton
Director Dario Gradi MBE
Director Mark Hassell
Director Jim McMillan
Director Daniel Potts
Director David Rowlinson
Director Jimmy Rowlinson
Head Groundsman John Huxley
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Alexandra Stadium (10,153 / 100 x 66 yd (60 m))

Last updated: 26 Aug 2007
Source: Crewe Alexandra Staff

Kits

Home
Supplier: Diadora
Sponsors: Mornflake Oats
Away
Supplier: Diadora
Sponsors: Mornflake Oats
Home goalkeepers
Supplier: Diadora
Sponsors: Mornflake Oats
Away goalkeepers
Supplier: Diadora
Sponsors: Mornflake Oats

Competitions

Overall

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Football League One 20 11 Aug 2007 3 May 2008
Football League Cup 1st round 15 Aug 2007
Johnstone's Paint Trophy 1st round 4 Sep 2007
FA Cup 1st round 2nd round 10 Nov 2007 1 Dec 2007

Last updated: 24 Mar 2008
Source: Competitions

League One

Table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Swansea City 45 26 11 8 81 42 +39 89 Promotion to the League Championship
2 Nottingham Forest 45 23 11 11 64 39 +25 80
3 Doncaster Rovers 45 21 16 8 61 30 +31 79 Qualification to the Football League One playoffs
4 Carlisle United 45 23 10 12 63 45 +18 79
5 Southend United 45 22 9 14 69 54 +15 75
6 Leeds United 45 26 10 9 70 37 +33 073¹
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 45 19 12 14 58 49 +9 69
8 Tranmere Rovers 45 18 11 16 51 45 +6 65
9 Oldham Athletic 45 17 13 15 54 45 +9 64
10 Walsall 45 16 15 14 50 44 +6 63
11 Northampton Town 45 16 15 14 58 54 +4 63
12 Huddersfield Town 45 19 6 20 49 62 −13 63
13 Swindon Town 45 15 13 17 61 55 +6 58
14 Leyton Orient 45 15 12 18 46 62 −16 57
15 Hartlepool United 45 15 8 22 61 64 −3 53
16 Bristol Rovers 45 12 17 16 44 50 −6 53
17 Millwall 45 14 10 21 44 58 −14 52
18 Yeovil Town 45 14 10 21 36 56 −20 52
decrease Crewe Alexandra 45 12 14 19 46 61 −15 50
20 Cheltenham Town 45 12 12 21 40 63 −23 48
21 Bournemouth 45 17 6 22 61 71 −10 047² Relegation to the League Two
22 Gillingham 45 11 13 21 43 71 −28 46
23 Port Vale 45 9 10 26 46 80 −34 37
24 Luton Town 45 11 10 24 43 62 −19 033²

Updated to games played on 29 April 2008
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
¹ Deducted 15 points for failure to comply with rules on insolvency.
² Deducted 10 points for entering administration
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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
45 12 14 19 46 61 −15 50 8 6 8 26 29 −3 4 8 11 20 32 −12

Last updated: 29 April 2008
Source: Sky Sports

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 H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H A A H H A A H H A H A A H A H H A H A A H A H A
Result W D L D W L D L D L L W D W W W L L D L L D L W L L L D D L D W D L D D L W W D L L W W L

Last updated: 24 Mar 2008.
Source: Sky Sports
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches

11 Aug 2007
Crewe Alexandra 2 – 1 Brighton & Hove Albion Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 5,394
Referee: S Bratt
G. S. Roberts Goal 22' (pen.)
G. S. Roberts Goal 79'
Report Dean Cox Goal 14'
Andrew Whing Booked in the 57th minute 57' (Unsporting behavior)
Dean Cox Booked in the 86th minute 86' (Unsporting behavior)

15 Aug 2007
Carling Cup
First Round
Crewe Alexandra 0 – 3 Hull City Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 2,862
Referee: P Miller
G. S. Roberts Booked in the 32nd minute 32' (Unsporting behaviour) Report Nathan Doyle Booked in the 23rd minute 23' (Unsporting behavior)
Michael Bridges Goal 44'
Richard Garcia Goal 55'
Stephen McPhee Goal 70'

18 Aug 2007
Bristol Rovers 1 – 1 Crewe Alexandra The Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 7,750
Referee: G Salisbury
Joe Jacobson Booked in the 25th minute 25' (Unsporting behaviour)
Craig Disley Goal 32'
Report Tom Pope Goal 34'

25 Aug 2007
Crewe Alexandra 0 – 2 Leyton Orient Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,683
Referee: D Drysdale
G. S. Roberts Booked in the 83rd minute 83' (Unsporting behaviour) Report JJ Melligan Goal 35'
Adam Boyd Goal 85' (pen.)

1 Sep 2007
Swindon Town 1 – 1 Crewe Alexandra County Ground
Attendance: 6,595
Referee: K Friend
Michael Pook Goal 24' Report Steven Schumacher Goal 42'

4 Sep 2007
Johnstone's Paint Trophy
First Round (N)
Chester City 1 – 1 Crewe Alexandra Deva Stadium
Attendance: 2,162
Referee: K Evans
Richie Partridge Goal 61'
Kevin Ellison Booked in the 90th minute 90' (Unsporting behavior)
Report Ryan Lowe Goal 37'
  Penalties  
Paul Butler Scored
Richie Partridge Scored
Nathan Lowndes Scored
James Vaughan Missed (Saved by Tomlinson)
John Murphy Scored
4 – 3 Steven Schumacher Scored
Billy Jones Missed (Hit post)
Ryan Lowe Scored
Julien Baudet Missed (Wide)
Eugen Bopp Scored

8 Sep 2007
Crewe Alexandra 2 – 0 Huddersfield Town Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 5,164
Referee: N Swarbrick
Lee Barnard Goal 16'
Eugen Bopp Goal 39'
Report Andy Booth Booked in the 20th minute 20' (Unsporting behavior)

16 Sep 2007
Doncaster Rovers 2 – 0 Crewe Alexandra Keepmoat Stadium
Attendance: 6,726
Referee: D Deadman
Paul Heffernan Goal 31'
Dan Woodards Goal 48' (o.g.)
Report

22 Sep 2007
Crewe Alexandra 0 – 0 Millwall Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,478
Referee: P Joslin
Report Gary Alexander Booked in the 36th minute 36' (Unsporting behavior)
Ben May Booked in the 72nd minute 72' (Unsporting behavior)

29 Sep 2007
Oldham Athletic 3 – 2 Crewe Alexandra Boundary Park
Attendance: 5,082
Referee: A Taylor
Mark Allott Goal 36'
Matthew Wolfenden Goal 83'
Neil Kilkenny Goal 90+1'
Report Lee Barnard Goal 17'
Byron Moore Goal 26'

2 Oct 2007
Tranmere Rovers 1 – 1 Crewe Alexandra Prenton Park
Attendance: 6,155
Referee: S Mathieson
Chris Shuker Goal 65'
Shane Cansdell-Sheriff Booked in the 87th minute 87' (Unsporting behavior)
Report G. S. Roberts Goal 56' (pen.)

6 Oct 2007
Crewe Alexandra 1 – 4 Bournemouth Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,799
Referee: C Webster
Shaun Miller Goal 89' Report Lee Bradbury Goal 37'
Max Gradel Goal 61', Goal 77'
Darren Anderton Goal 85'

13 Oct 2007
Southend United 3 – 0 Crewe Alexandra Roots Hall
Attendance: 6,927
Referee: A Penn
Nick Bailey Goal 17'
Adam Barrett Booked in the 18th minute 18' (Unsporting behavior)
Gary Hooper Goal 63'
Leon Clarke Goal 82' (pen.)
Report Lee Barnard Booked in the 5th minute 5' (Unsporting behaviour)
Ben Rix Booked in the 82nd minute 82' (Dissent)

20 Oct 2007
Crewe Alexandra 2 – 0 Luton Town Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,490
Referee: E Ilderton
Ryan Lowe Goal 14', Goal 40' Report Alan Goodall Booked in the 25th minute 25' (Unsporting behavior)

27 Oct 2007
Cheltenham Town 2 – 2 Crewe Alexandra Whaddon Road
Attendance: 3,605
Referee: D McDermidd
Alan Wright Goal 85'
David Bird Goal 89'
Report Simon Church Goal 74'
Ryan Lowe Goal 78'

3 Nov 2007
Crewe Alexandra 2 – 0 Yeovil Town Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,363
Referee: J Moss
Chris McCready Goal 28'
Byron Moore Goal 40'
Report Justin Cochrane Booked in the 34th minute 34' (Unsporting behavior)
Terrell Forbes Booked in the 44th minute 44' (Unsporting behavior)
Scott Guyett Booked in the 89th minute 89' (Unsporting behavior)

6 Nov 2007
Port Vale 0 – 1 Crewe Alexandra Vale Park
Attendance: 5,329
Referee: R Beeby
Craig Rocastle Booked in the 72nd minute 72' (Dissent) Report Ben Rix Booked in the 22nd minute 22' (Unsporting behaviour)
Elliott Bennett Booked in the 70th minute 70' (Unsporting behaviour), Goal 76'

10 Nov 2007
FA Cup
First Round
Crewe Alexandra 2 – 1 Milton Keynes Dons Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 3,049
Referee: K Hill
Chris McCready Goal 3'
Neil Cox Goal 65'
Report Gareth Edds Booked in the 15th minute 15' (Unsporting behaviour)
Dean Lewington Booked in the 60th minute 60' (Unsporting behaviour)
Jemal Johnson Goal 69' (pen.)

17 Nov 2007
Crewe Alexandra 1 – 0 Northampton Town Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,531
Referee: A Haines
Ryan Lowe Goal 59' Report Guy Branston Booked in the 31st minute 31' (Unsporting behaviour)
Ryan Gilligan Booked in the 43rd minute 43' (Unsporting behaviour)

24 Nov 2007
Nottingham Forest 2 – 0 Crewe Alexandra City Ground
Attendance: 16,650
Referee: M Oliver
Arron Davies Goal 45'
Sammy Clingan Goal 52'
Report Dan Woodards Booked in the 51st minute 51' (Unsporting behaviour)

1 Dec 2007
FA Cup
Second Round
Oldham Athletic 1 – 0 Crewe Alexandra Boundary Park
Attendance: 3,900
Referee: J Moss
Lee Hughes Goal 41' Report

4 Dec 2007
Crewe Alexandra 2 – 3 Gillingham Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 3,929
Referee: G Laws
Byron Moore Goal 43'
G. S. Roberts Goal 49'
Chris McCready Booked in the 56th minute 56' (Unsporting behaviour)
Report Mark Bentley Goal 8'
Andrew Crofts Booked in the 27th minute 27' (Unsporting behaviour)
Mark Bentley Booked in the 51st minute 51' (Unsporting behaviour)
Chris Dickson Goal 56' (pen.)
Chris Dickson Goal 73'

8 Dec 2007
Crewe Alexandra 0 – 0 Walsall Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,639
Referee: S Mathieson
Report Michael Ricketts Booked in the 83rd minute 83' (Unsporting behaviour)

15 Dec 2007
Hartlepool United 3 – 0 Crewe Alexandra Victoria Park
Attendance: 3,915
Referee: M Haywood
Michael Nelson Goal 67'
Richard Barker Goal 85'
Richard Barker Goal 88' (pen.)
Report

22 Dec 2007
Crewe Alexandra 0 – 4 Doncaster Rovers Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,122
Referee: D Foster
G. S. Roberts Booked in the 12th minute 12' (Unsporting behaviour)
Shaun Miller Booked in the 71st minute 71' (Unsporting behaviour)
G. S. Roberts Yellow cardRed card 80' (Second bookable offence)
Report Stephen Roberts Booked in the 24th minute 24' (Unsporting behaviour)
Jason Price Goal 38'
Jason Price Goal 50'
Paul Green Goal 90+1'
Lewis Guy Goal 90+3'

26 Dec 2007
Huddersfield Town 1 – 1 Crewe Alexandra Galpharm Stadium
Attendance: 9,795
Referee: D Drysdale
Nathan Clarke Booked in the 31st minute 31' (Unsporting behaviour)
Andy Holdsworth Booked in the 46th minute 46' (Unsporting behaviour)
Andy Booth Goal 85'
Jon Worthington Booked in the 86th minute 86' (Unsporting behaviour)
Report Lee Barnard Goal 19'

29 Dec 2007
Millwall 2 – 0 Crewe Alexandra New Den Stadium
Attendance: 8,068
Referee: T Kettle
Neil Harris Goal 49' (pen.)
Ahmet Brković Goal 53'
Report Micheal O'Connor Booked in the 90th minute 90' (Dissent)

1 Jan 2008
Crewe Alexandra 4 – 3 Tranmere Rovers Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 5,137
Referee: J Moss
G. S. Roberts Goal 30' (pen.)
G. S. Roberts Booked in the 40th minute 40' (Unsporting behaviour)
G. S. Roberts Goal 48'
Ryan Lynch Booked in the 62nd minute 62' (Unsporting behaviour)
Nicky Maynard Goal 67'
Danny O'Donnell Goal 89'
Report Andy Taylor Goal 8'
Chris Greenacre Goal 31'
Antony Kay Booked in the 33rd minute 33' (Unsporting behaviour)
Ian Goodison Red card 65' (Violent conduct)
Paul McLaren Goal 74'

14 Jan 2008
Crewe Alexandra 0 – 1 Leeds United Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 6,771
Referee: K Friend
Live on Sky Sports
Report
Darren Kenton Booked in the 35th minute 35' (Unsporting behaviour)
Jermaine Beckford Goal 36'

19 Jan 2008
Carlisle United 1 – 0 Crewe Alexandra Brunton Park
Attendance: 6,449
Referee: C Webster
Joe Garner Goal 52'
Peter Murphy Booked in the 71st minute 71'
Report Nicky Maynard Booked in the 90+1th minute 90+1' (Unsporting behaviour)

22 Jan 2008
Match postponed on 5 Jan 2008 due to FA Cup fixtures
Swansea City 2 – 1 Crewe Alexandra Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 11,200
Referee: A Woolmer
Thomas Butler Goal 14'
Paul Anderson Goal 77'
Report Steven Schumacher Booked in the 90+2th minute 90+2' (Unsporting behaviour)
Tom Pope Goal 90+3'

26 Jan 2008
Crewe Alexandra 0 – 0 Swindon Town Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,344
Referee: K Evans
Julien Baudet Booked in the 80th minute 80' (Unsporting behaviour) Report Michael Pook Booked in the 40th minute 40' (Unsporting behaviour)
Billy Paynter Red card 74' (Serious Foul Play)
Jon-Paul McGovern Booked in the 78th minute 78' (Unsporting behaviour)

29 Jan 2008
Crewe Alexandra 1 – 1 Bristol Rovers Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 3,942
Referee: P Taylor
Tom Pope Goal 47' Report Ben Williams Goal 45' (o.g.)

2 Feb 2008
Brighton & Hove Albion 3 – 0 Crewe Alexandra Withdean Stadium
Attendance: 4,802
Referee: D Whitestone
Glenn Murray Goal 23'
Guy Butters Goal 41'
Glenn Murray Goal 45'
Report

9 Feb 2008
Crewe Alexandra 2 – 2 Swansea City Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,955
Referee: N Miller
Julien Baudet Goal 82'
Tom Pope Goal 90'
Report Jason Scotland Goal 9' (pen.)
G. S. Roberts Goal 40' (o.g.)

12 Feb 2008
Leyton Orient 0 – 1 Crewe Alexandra Brisbane Road
Attendance: 3,881
Referee: G Hegley
Charlie Daniels Booked in the 31st minute 31' (Unsporting behaviour) Report Nicky Maynard Goal 26'
Julien Baudet Booked in the 45+1th minute 45+1' (Unsporting behavior)

23 Feb 2008
Leeds United 1 – 1 Crewe Alexandra Elland Road
Attendance: 21,223
Referee: M Pike
Ľubomír Michalík Booked in the 15th minute 15' (Unsporting behaviour)
Tresor Kandol Goal 85'
Report Patrick Boyle (footballer)Patrick Boyle Booked in the 29th minute 29' (Dissent)
Nicky Maynard Goal 47'

26 Feb 2008
Match postponed on 16 Feb 2008 due to frozen pitch
Crewe Alexandra 0 – 1 Carlisle United Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,786
Referee: P Taylor
Julien Baudet Booked in the 83rd minute 83' (Unsporting behaviour) Report Scott Dobie Goal 64'

1 Mar 2008
Northampton Town 0 – 0 Crewe Alexandra Sixfields Stadium
Attendance: 5,507
Referee: M Haywood
Report Kenny Lunt Booked in the 63rd minute 63' (Unsporting behaviour)

8 Mar 2008
Crewe Alexandra 0 – 0 Nottingham Forest Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 6,314
Referee: J Singh
Report Arron Davies Booked in the 25th minute 25' (Unsporting behaviour)
Chris Cohen Booked in the 48th minute 48' (Dissent)
Julian Bennett Booked in the 69th minute 69' (Unsporting behaviour)

11 Mar 2008
Crewe Alexandra 0 – 2 Port Vale Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 5,229
Referee: M Dean
Patrick Boyle Booked in the 15th minute 15' (Unsporting behaviour)
Michael O'Connor Booked in the 68th minute 68' (Unsporting behaviour)
Report Paul Harsley Goal 57' (pen.)
Robin Hulbert Booked in the 65th minute 65' (Unsporting behaviour)
Marc Richards Booked in the 68th minute 68' (Unsporting behaviour)
Luke Rodgers Goal 81'

15 Mar 2008
Gillingham 0 – 3 Crewe Alexandra Priestfield Stadium
Attendance: 4,956
Referee: P Joslin
Kevin Maher Red card 57' (Professional foul) Report Tom Pope Goal 9'
Nicky Maynard Goal 50'
Dean Morgan Goal 76'

22 Mar 2008
Crewe Alexandra 3 – 1 Hartlepool United Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,412
Referee: S Attwell
Nicky Maynard Goal 20'
Nicky Maynard Goal 30'
Julien Baudet Booked in the 60th minute 60' (Unsporting behaviour)
Nicky Maynard Booked in the 70th minute 70' (Unsporting behaviour)
Tom Pope Goal 85'
Report Joel Porter Goal 81'

24 Mar 2008
Walsall 1 – 1 Crewe Alexandra Banks's Stadium
Attendance: 4,741
Referee: F Graham
Ian Roper Goal 90+4' Report Nicky Maynard Goal 61'

29 Mar 2008
Luton Town 2   1 Crewe Alexandra Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 5,465
Referee: M Oliver
Matthew Spring Goal 4'
Matthew Spring Booked in the 70th minute 70' (Unsporting Behavior)
Matthew Spring Goal 78' (Pen.)
Report Danny Woodards Booked in the 47th minute 47' (Unsporting Behavior)
Michael O'Connor Booked in the 53rd minute 53' (Unsporting Behavior)
Nicky Maynard Goal 58'

5 Apr 2008
Crewe Alexandra 1   3 Southend United Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 4,895
Referee: A Haines
Nicky Maynard Goal 74' Report Lee Barnard Goal 2'
James Walker Goal 19'
Charlie Mulgrew Booked in the 38th minute 38' (Unsporting Behavior)
Simon FrancisBooked in the 77th minute 77' (Unsporting Behavior)
Lee Barnard Goal 80'

12 Apr 2008
Yeovil Town 0   3 Crewe Alexandra Huish Park
Attendance: 4,785
Referee: R Booth
Marc Bircham Booked in the 62nd minute 62' (Unsporting Behavior) Report Nicky Maynard Goal 8'
Nicky Maynard Goal 58'
Tom Pope Goal 90'

19 Apr 2008
Crewe Alexandra 3   1 Cheltenham Town Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 5,279
Referee: Andy D'Urso
Nicky Maynard Goal 14'
Nicky Maynard Goal 68'
Nicky Maynard Goal 76'
Report Alan Wright Booked in the 60th minute 60' (Unsporting Behavior)
Steven Gillespie Goal 62'

26 Apr 2008
Bournemouth 1   0 Crewe Alexandra Fitness First Stadium
Attendance: 8,621
Referee: Keith Hill
Sam Vokes Goal 55'
Lee Bradbury Booked in the 80th minute 80' (Unsporting Behavior)
Report

3 May 2008
Crewe Alexandra     Alexandra Stadium

Last updated: 24 Mar 2008
Source: Crewe Alexandra
Notes: League One fixtures not listed due to copyright. Results will be shown.

Trivia

  • Gillingham's Chris Dickson scored the winning goal against Crewe on 5 December at Gresty Road after spending one month on loan for the Railwaymen.
  • Walsall's goalkeeper Clayton Ince received the November Powerade Player of the Month award just four days before playing against his former club. Ince, who spent six years at Crewe, said of the occasion, “...my feelings for the club will be put to one side for 90 minutes on Saturday.” Ince kept a clean sheet in the match which resulted in a 0-0 draw.
  • On 12 February, Crewe signed Ipswich Town midfielder Gary Roberts. Unusually, he is the second player with the name Gary Roberts at Crewe. He was assigned the shirt number 32, whilst the other Gary Roberts has the number 4 shirt.
  • Ex-Crewe striker Luke Rodgers scored the final goal in the local derby against Port Vale, just as he did last season.

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