Crewe Alexandra: how a football talent factory has been thrown into turmoil | Owen Gibson

24 November 2016 06:34
Crewe Alexandra are famed for developing talented youngsters but are now tainted after former players spoke of the abuse they suffered at the hands of the coach Barry Bennell at the club in the 1980sBased in a place once best known for its railway junction and its former Rolls Royce engineering works, Crewe’s unusually named and unashamedly progressive football club once gave its home town something of which to be proud.Now, the opposite is true, as the staff and fans of Crewe Alexandra find themselves under the microscope after revelations from their former players Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, who have waived their right to anonymity to speak of the abuse they suffered at the hands of the serial paedophile Barry Bennell while with the club in the 1980s. Related: Crewe director of football Dario Gradi expresses sympathy for victims of Barry Bennell Related: Andy Woodward criticises Crewe over lack of apology in Barry Bennell case Related: Second footballer reveals abuse by serial paedophile Barry Bennell Related: Andy Woodward: ‘It was the softer, weaker boys he targeted’ Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian