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Crewe Alexandra Football Club CREWE ALEXANDRA
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Ground: Alexandra Stadium,
Gresty Road, Crewe,
Cheshire, CW2 6EB
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Tel: 01270-213-014
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Getting there
By Car: (approx 183 miles from HW)
M40/M42 west to join M6. Exit M6 at junction 16 (A500). At roundabout follow signs for Crewe. After about two miles, turn right at roundabout (A5020) towards Crewe; left at the next roundabout (0.8m); straight on at the next (Rookery pub on right), passing the Brocklebank pub on the left; then left at the next - and final - roundabout, taking you into Nantwich Road, passing the Crewe Arms Hotel on your right and Crewe Station on your left.
Train: Crewe station is situated very close to Gresty Road. To connect from the south, travel from London Euston. You connect from High Wycombe via London Marylebone or join the service at Watford Junction. Connections are also available by travelling from High Wycombe towards Birmingham.
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Chairboy Connections
Players who have played for both Clubs.

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Gary Blissett - Former Crewe striker who spent a short spell on loan at Wycombe during December 1995, making 4 appearances while he was on the books of Wimbledon. Made 122 League appearances for Alex between 1983 and 1987, scoring 39 goals. Also returned there on loan during the 1995/96 season.

Simon Church - High Wycombe born player who was originally with the Wanderers Centre of Excellence before switching to Reading to complete his apprenticeship. Made 12 loan appearances and scored one goal at Crewe during the 2007/8 season while still at Reading. Went on to make 6 League appearances for Yeovil Town during the second half of the 2007/8 season without scoring before a loan move to Wycombe at the start of the following campaign where he made 9 appearances without finding the net. Has played on loan at Leyton Orient after his time back at Wycombe. The striker has also gained Welsh international honours at U21 and senior level.

Mark Foran - Former Sheffield United defender who spent an unspectacular loan spell at Wycombe in August 1995. Went on to spend three seasons with Peterborough but made just 25 League appearances before moving to Crewe and then Bristol Rovers in the summer of 2000. Also made one loan appearance for Oldham during the 1996/97 season.

Anthony Grant - Defender who spent the 2006/7 season on loan at Wycombe from Chelsea - making 49 First Team appearances under Paul Lambert. Made five appearances for Luton Town, also on loan from Chelsea, the following season before switching to Southend United on loan for the second-half of the 2007/8 season and then making the deal permanent in August 2008. Also played made two appearances for Oldham on loan while at Chelsea prior to joining Wycombe. Spent the 2012/13 season at Stevenage before switching to Crewe on a free in the summer of 2013 on a two year deal.

Joel Grant - Winger who had a three year spell with Crewe (96 League apps and 16 goals) before joining Wanderers in the summer of 2011. He originally started his football career in the youth team at Watford, going on to make 7 League apps before eventually joining Aldershot Town in September 2007 following an earlier loan spell. He moved to Crewe a year later on a three year deal and for a fee of 130,000

Stuart Green - Midfielder who started his pro career at Newcastle Unitd but failed to break into First Team football and was loaned to Carlisle United and Hull City before a permanent move to the latter in 2002 when Peter Taylor was Hull boss. Made close to 150 apps for City before switching to Crystal Palace (again under Peter Taylor) in 2006. He later spent time with Blackpool where in November 2008 he made two loan appearances for The Railway Men. Joined Wycombe (once again under Peter Taylor) in the summer of 2009 on a two year deal but after making 15 appearances and with Taylor sacked did not appear again and was eventually released at the end of the 2010/11 season. Went on to play for Workington and then play and manage his home town club Whitehaven.

Peter Johnson - Harrogate born defender who started his senior football with Middlesbrough in 1977. Also played for Newcastle United, Doncaster Rovers, Darlington before a short spell with Crewe in 1985, making 8 League appearances. Also had a brief stint with Exeter City before longer spells with Southend United, Gillingham and Peterborough United. Made ten appearances for Wycombe under Martin O'Neill during the 1991/92 Conference season.

Neil Lennon - Former Northern Ireland international who made more than 150 senior appearances for Crewe between 1990 and 1996. Went on to extended spells with Leicester City and Celtic under former Wanderers Manager Martin O'Neill before ending his playing career with a short spell at Nottingham Forest, followed by nine League appearances at Wycombe during the second half of the 2007/2008 season. He has since gone on to coach and manage Celtic.

Anthony McNamee - Midfielder who made his senior debut while with Watford aged 18 towards the end of the 2001/2 season. Spent six seasons with The Hornets and during that time made five League appearances on loan at Crewe at the tail end of the 2006/7 season. Moved to Swindon Town in January 2008, making 79 League apps before switching to Norwich City two years later following a previous loan spell at Carrow Road. Moved to MK Dons in August 2011 and in November 2011 signed a loan deal with Wycombe, making six apps and scoring twice under Gary Waddock, before the deal was made permanent in the January 2012 transfer window. Made nine further apps for Wycombe before being released at the end of the 2011/12 campaign. Signed for then Conference side Macclesfield Town in August 2012.

Dean Morgan - Striker who played on loan with Crewe (one goal in nine apps) during the latter stages of the 2007/8 season while with Luton Town. Originally played as a youngster with Colchester United and spent two years with Reading before switching to Luton in the summer of 2005. Dropped down to Conference football with Grays Athletic in August 2009 but was released a month later and then joined MK Dons. Made 9 League apps, scoring once for Franchise before a loan to Aldershot Town for the final six weeks of the 2009/10 season. Switched to Chesterfield in August 2010, going on to score 4 League goals in 38 apps before ending the 2011/12 season on loan at Oxford United. Released by Chesterfield at the end of the 2011/12 season and eventually joined Wycombe in September 2012 on a initial short term deal until January 2013.

Mickey Nuttall - Joined Wycombe during the 1990/91 Conference season from Cheltenham Town for 6,000. Scored 13 goals in 30 apps for Wycombe. Went on to play for his home town club, Boston United, after leaving Wycombe before spells with Kettering and then a return to Boston. On the books of Peterborough United prior to his time with Cheltenham, from where he spent a brief spell on loan at Crewe.

Stefan Oakes - Former Leicester City trainee who made seven loan appearances at Crewe towards the end of the 2002/2003 season. Had a short spell at Walsall before moving to Notts County where he had made 49 appearances in 15 and scored 3 goals, including a stunning strike in a 2-1 victory over Wycombe at Adams Park in February 2005. Signed for Wanderers in the summer of 2005 from County. Made 124 appearances for Wycombe, scoring nine times before switching to Lincoln City in June 2008. Later played for Tamworth in the Conference before moving to the US to play for FC New York.

Brian Parkin - Goalkeeper Parkin began his pro career with Oldham in 1982 but made just six League apps before moving on to Crewe. Also spent a couple of seasons with Crystal Palace before he settled with Bristol Rovers where he made over 250 apps over seven seasons. Moved to Wycombe from Rovers where he made 29 apps in a two season spell between July 1996 and May 1998. Also played one game on loan for Notts County in October 1998 but wasn't asked back! Returned to Bristol Rovers in 1999 as part of the coaching staff.

Scott Shearer - Goalkeeper who signed for Wycombe on a free from Bristol Rovers in the summer of 2007. Formerly with Albion Rovers and Coventry City before signing for Rovers in the summer of 2005. Initially a regular in the Rovers side before falling out of favour and ending the 2006/2007 season on loan to Shrewsbury Town. Spent three seasons with Wanderers before a short spell with Wrexham. Joined Crawley Town in December 2010, making 46 appearances before singing for Rotherham in May 2012. Joined Crewe in July 2014, making 3 appearances before moving on to Burton Albion.

Barry Silkman - Midfield cult hero who ended his Football League career at Crewe in 1986 before moving into non-League football with Wycombe. Best remembered for his spell at Orient where he made more than 150 appearances. Other Club's include Crystal Palace and Manchester City. Made eight appearances at Wycombe during the 1986/87 Isthmian League Championship season.

Anthony Stewart - Central defender who came through the Youth ranks with Wanderers to make his First Team debut aged 19 in January 2012. His progress attracted the interest of other clubs but after turning down a contract offer from Wanderers in the summer of 2014 and then not finding another club, ended up on loan at Crewe before signing a permanent deal in January 2015. Didn't hit it off with The Railwaymen and returned to Adams Park in June 2015.

Kenny Swain - A midfielder for the Wanderers during the 1972/73 season under Brian Lee before signing for Chelsea in the summer of 1973 - going on to make 119 League appearances while at Stamford Bridge before equally lengthy spells with Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest before signing for Portsmouth in 1985. He totalled 113 League appearances while at Fratton Park before ending his playing career at Crewe Alexandra. Later moved into management with Wigan Athletic, Grimsby Town and the England U16 and U17 sides.

Martin Taylor - Taylor spent a short loan spell at Crewe in 1996 while still at Derby County. The former County 'keeper joined Wycombe in 1997 under John Gregory and went on gone on to make close to 300 First Team appearances before retiring from the playing side in May 2003. He made his mark at Wycombe as part of the side that reached the FA Cup semi-finals in the 2000/2001 season.

James Tunnicliffe - Former Stockport County youth player who made his senior debut aged 16 in 2005. Switched to Brighton in the summer of 2009 for an undisclosed fee and went on to have loan spells with MK Dons and Bristol Rovers before he was released from his contract at the end of the 2010/11 season. Signed on a one year deal by Gary Waddock for Wycombe from Brighton in June 2011. Debuted for Wanderers on the opening day of the 2011/12 season and scored but would eventually fall out of favour. Loaned to then 'League Two' Crewe towards the end of the 2011/12 campaign where he made two appearances before injury cut short his spell. Released by the Wanderers in May 2012.

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Chairboys all-time record against Crewe
DATE COMP V R SCORE ATT
Sat, Nov 20, 1993 FL3 H W 3-1 6,137
Sat, Apr 30, 1994 FL3 A L 1-2 6,182
Sat, Sep 17, 1994 FL2 A W 2-1 4,466
Sat, Mar 25, 1995 FL2 H D 0-0 6,288
Sat, Aug 12, 1995 FL2 H D 1-1 5,281
Sat, Jan 20, 1996 FL2 A L 0-2 4,150
Sat, Nov 2, 1996 FL2 A L 0-3 3,636
Sat, Feb 8, 1997 FL2 H W 2-0 4,907
Tue, Sep 17, 2002 FL2 H L 1-2 4,909
Tue, Mar 4, 2003 FL2 A L 2-4 5,938
Sat, Jan 8, 2011 FL3 A L 0-3 3,727
Mon, Apr 25, 2011 FL3 H W 2-0 4,615
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 FAC1 A L 1-4 2,417
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 FAC1 H D 1-1 1,929
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 FAC1r A W 2-0 1,695
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 FL3 H W 5-1 2,572
Key:
FL3 = Football League Division Three/League Two
FL2 = Football League Division Two/League One
FAC = FA Cup
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