Once again, we have a root around to try and dig up those facts and statistics that are hard to find and put them all in one place for you to mull over.
It’s going to be hard for many of our away fanbase as this one is always one of those games you just take a shine to, its easy to get to, loads of watering holes, a decent away end chippy, the atmosphere is always good in this old stadium, and you can guarantee good vocal support from the MK Army, what’s not to like ?
STADIUM – The 10,153 capacity Alexandra Stadium, but probably best known as Gresty Road.
YEAR OF FORMATION – 1877
NICKNAME – The Railwaymen.
CREWE – THE LEAGUE STORY SO FAR
Hull City 1 Crewe 0
Crewe 0 Charlton 2
THE MANAGER David John Artell aged 39 and born in Rotherham.
As a centre back, he started his playing days at Rotherham and became somewhat of a journey man playing for 14 clubs during his pro career totalling some 540 games and scoring 44 goals, he also represented Gibraltar on 7 occasions.
In 2014 Artell joined Crewe to become their Academy Head while he was still playing for Bala Town.
In January 2017 Artell then took the step up to become 1st Team Manager replacing the sacked Steve Davis.
His managerial stats look like this, GAMES 175, WON 69, DRAWN 31, LOST 75 and that gives him a just above standard 39% Win Ratio, although I do find it slightly strange under his leadership that Crewe have drawn so few games.
Bruce Grobbelaar, David Platt, Dean Greygoose (love his vodka), Neil Lennon, Robbie Savage, Dean Ashton, Nicky Maynard, Ryan Lowe, Ryan Colclough, Danny Woodards, Mark Carrington, Jordan Bowery, Daniel Powell to name just a few.
Crewe have had over 30 managers in their history with Dario Gradi probably being about the best one known, for the older fan you might remember Harry Gregg, Harry Catterick or Jimmy Melia.
Gresty the Lion, who seems to have a blemish free character.
Nothing much has come to light on this one, although it is rumoured Michael Crawford is an Alex fan, also Curly Watts and Elsie Tanner from Corrie (ask your parents), the latter taking the kick-off in a Testimonial match some years back.
CURRENT MATCH ODDS
Crewe 21/20 Draw 12/5 MK Dons 27/10
LAST TIME ROUND
Saturday 19th January 2019 – MK Dons 0 Crewe 1
Team – Nicholls, Walsh, Moore-Taylor, Cargill (D’Ath), McGrandles, Gilbey, Houghton, Lewington, Agard (Sow), Aneke, Pawlett (Harley).
Unused Subs – Watson, Martin, Simpson, Moore,
Goals – Kirk 32’
Referee – Andy Haines (4 Yellows)
Attendance – 8,347
HEAD 2 HEAD – League Only
2018/19 – MK Dons 0 Crewe 1
2018/19 – Crewe 0 MK Dons 0
2014/15 – Crewe 0 MK Dons 5 (Cole 2, Baker, Bowditch, Powell)
2014/15 – MK Dons 6 Crewe 1 (Alli 3, Grigg, Afobe, Reeves)
2013/14 – Crewe 2 MK Dons 0
2013/14 – MK Dons 1 Crewe 0 (Bamford)
2012/13 – Crewe 2 MK Dons 1 (Bamford)
2012/13 – MK Dons 1 Crewe 0 (McDonald)
2008/09 – MK Dons 2 Crewe 2 (Wilbraham, Puncheon)
2008/09 – Crewe 2 MK Dons 2 (S Baldock, Chadwick)