2011–12 Crewe Alexandra F.C. season

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This article details Crewe Alexandra's 2011–12 season in League Two. This will be Crewe's 88th competitive season and third successive in League Two.

Crewe Alexandra F.C.
2011–12 season
Chairman John Bowler
Manager Dario Gradi (until 10 November 2011)
Steve Davis
League Two 7th - Play Off Winners
FA Cup 1st round
League Cup 1st round
Football League Trophy Quarter Final (North)
Top goalscorer League: Nick Powell (13)
All: Nick Powell (15)
Highest home attendance League: 6,919 vs Aldershot Town (5 May 2012)
All: 7,221 vs Southend United (12 May 2012)
Lowest home attendance League: 3,142 vs Barnet (10 September 2011)
All: 2,271 vs Macclesfield Town (5 October 2011)
Average home league attendance 4,124
Home colours
Away colours

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK England Phillips 38 2010 32 0 30 Jun 2012 Free
2 DF England Tootle 25 2009 71 1 30 Jun 2014 Youth system
3 DF England Davis 24 2009 1 0 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
4 DF England Westwood 26 2008 90 12 30 Jun 2014 Youth system
5 DF Gibraltar Artell 35 2010 43 5 30 Jun 2012 Free
6 DF England Dugdale 28 2010 20 0 30 Jun 2012 Free
7 MF England Bell 33 2010 49 2 30 Jun 2012 Free
8 MF England Murphy 26 2008 89 8 30 Jun 2013 Youth system
9 FW England Miller 28 2006 141 36 30 Jun 2013 Youth system
10 FW England Leitch-Smith 26 2008 19 5 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
11 FW England Moore 28 2007 154 15 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
12 DF England Shelley 26 2008 49 6 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
13 GK Scotland A Martin 27 2011 0 0 30 Jun 2012 Free
14 MF England Sarcevic 24 2010 5 1 30 Jun 2012 Undisclosed
15 DF England C Martin 29 2009 6 1 30 Jun 2012 Undisclosed
16 FW England Connerton 26 2009 2 0 30 Jun 2012 Undisclosed
17 MF England Mellor 25 2009 1 0 Youth system
18 GK England Garratt 22 2011 0 0 30 Jun 2013 Youth system
19 MF England Clayton 22 2011 2 0 30 Jun 2014 Youth system
20 MF England Turton 23 2011 1 0 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
21 DF England White 23 2011 0 0 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
22 DF England Ray 22 2011 0 0 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
23 FW England Daniels 22 2011 0 0 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
24 MF England Hughes 24 2011 1 0 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
25 FW England Powell 22 2010 19 0 30 Jun 2014 Youth system
FW England Koral 23 2011 0 0 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
FW England Oswell 23 2011 0 0 30 Jun 2012 Youth system
DF England Ting 23 2011 0 0 30 Jun 2012 Youth system

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

Squad stats[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total League Two FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Steve Phillips 54 0 49+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
2 DF England Matthew Tootle 44 0 39+1 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
3 DF England Harry Davis 47 5 42+2 5 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
4 MF England Ashley Westwood 47 3 42+2 3 1+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
5 DF Gibraltar David Artell 38 3 33+1 2 1+0 0 1+0 1 2+0 0
6 DF England Adam Dugdale 51 3 46+0 3 1+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
7 MF England Lee Bell 36 0 23+10 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
8 MF England Luke Murphy 49 7 41+3 7 1+0 0 1+0 0 3+0 0
9 FW England Shaun Miller 36 5 26+7 4 0+0 0 1+0 1 2+0 0
10 FW England AJ Leitch-Smith 44 10 34+7 10 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
11 FW England Byron Moore 49 11 45+0 10 1+0 1 1+0 0 2+0 0
12 MF England Danny Shelley 29 1 12+14 1 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+1 0
14 MF England Antoni Sarcevic 10 0 1+5 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
15 DF England Carl Martin 34 0 27+4 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
17 DF England Kelvin Mellor 17 1 9+6 1 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
19 FW England Max Clayton 30 5 1+26 4 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+2 1
20 DF England Oliver Turton 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
24 MF England Caspar Hughes 7 0 0+4 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
25 MF England Nick Powell 45 15 37+4 14 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 1
33 DF England Jordan Brown 7 0 2+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players on loan to Crewe who returned to their parent club:
27 FW England Wes Fletcher 6 1 3+3 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 MF England Jamie Lowry 10 0 9+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 FW England Greg Pearson 9 3 8+1 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 DF England James Tunnicliffe 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
34 FW Wales Billy Bodin 9 0 8+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Top scorers[edit]

[1][2]

Place Position Nation Number Name League Two1 FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
1 MF England 25 Nick Powell 15 0 0 1 16
2 FW England 11 Byron Moore 9 1 0 0 11
3 FW England 10 AJ Leitch-Smith 9 0 0 0 9
4 MF England 8 Luke Murphy 8 0 0 0 8
5 FW England 9 Shaun Miller 5 0 1 0 6
TOTALS 46 1 1 1 50
1Includes 2012 Football League play-offs.

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name League Two FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
7 England MF Lee Bell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 Gibraltar DF David Artell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 England DF Harry Davis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 England DF Adam Dugdale 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 England FW Shaun Miller 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
12 England MF Danny Shelley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0

Awards[edit]

Individual[edit]
Date N
P
Nat.
Name
Award Notes
2011-07-01
Club[edit]
Date Period Award Notes
2011-07-01 2011-07-01

Players in and out[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Ref.
13 GK Scotland A Martin 22 Ayr UnitedScotland Free Transfer Summer 30 Jun 2012 Free Source

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
6 DF Cameroon Ada 26 KilmarnockScotland Released Summer Free Source
15 DF England Mitchel-King 27 AFC Wimbledon Released Summer Free Source
9 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Zola 26 Burton Albion Released Summer Free Source
11 MF Jamaica Grant 23 Wycombe Wanderers Released Summer Free Source
3 DF England Blanchett 24 Burton Albion Released Summer Free Source
27 MF England Short 20 Free agent Released Summer Free Source
28 DF England AM Westwood 34 Free agent Released Summer Free Source
24 GK Poland Fogler 26 Free agent Released Summer Free Source
7 FW England Donaldson 27 Brentford Out of contract Summer Free Source

Last updated: 2 July 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[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

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: 21 May 2011
Source: Crewe Alexandra Staff

Other information[edit]

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

Last updated: 21 May 2011
Source: Crewe Alexandra Staff

Kits[edit]

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

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Football League Two 10 7 6 August 2011 5 May 2012
Football League Cup 1st round 1st round 9 August 2011
Football League Trophy 1st round Template:Fb round2 2011-12 FL Trophy R4 w/c 29 August 2011
FA Cup 1st round 1st round November 2011

Last updated: 1 July 2011
Source: Competitions

League Two[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
5 Torquay United 46 23 12 11 63 50 +13 81 Qualification for League Two play-offs[a]
6 Cheltenham Town 46 23 8 15 66 50 +16 77
7 Crewe Alexandra (O, P) 46 20 12 14 67 59 +8 72
8 Gillingham 46 20 10 16 79 62 +17 70
9 Oxford United 46 17 17 12 59 48 +11 68
Updated to match(es) played on 5 May 2012. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League One.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 20 12 14 67 59  +8 72 11 6 6 38 28  +10 9 6 8 29 31  −2

Last updated: 5 May 2012.
Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/crewe_alexandra/tables/default.stm

Results by round[edit]

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 A H H A A H H A A H A H A H A A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A H H A A H H A H A H A H A H
Result L L L L W W W L W D L L W L W L L W W D D L W L W W W L W D W L D D D W W W W D D W D W D D
Position 24 23 23 24 22 20 15 20 15 16 19 19 15 16 14 17 18 16 15 16 14 15 15 15 14 13 11 12 12 12 10 9 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7

Last updated: 5 May 2012.
Source: Crewe Alexandra
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

  Won   Drawn   Lost   Postponed

Pre-Season Friendlies[edit]

Last updated: 4 May 2011

League Two[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

Last updated: 1 July 2011

Football League Trophy[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Last updated: 12 November 2011

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]