Gradi against winter break idea

22 December 2010 04:13
Crewe manager Dario Gradi says he is not in favour of the introduction of a winter break, despite the recent snow.Crewe saw their game with Bradford postponed on Saturday and the scheduled Boxing Day trip to Accrington Stanley is also in doubt. [LNB]Despite the disruption, Gradi says a winter break would be unnecessary. [LNB]"This sort of thing doesn't occur that often and we manage to get through the fixture list most years," he told BBC Radio Stoke. [LNB]Gradi admitted that a break may suit the country's bigger clubs but argues that it would not be practical for those in the lower leagues. [LNB]"I don't know what a winter break is, I mean we're having a winter break now but we're not having a break, what we're doing is having a break from games. [LNB]"The big clubs would be going off abroad to the sunshine and playing in tournaments to raise money. [LNB]"So what it will do is it will extend the season and I really don't want to be playing football in the summer," he said.

Source: BBC_Sport