John Bowler says Academy has to continue to produce products.
Crewe Alexandra chairman John Bowler told supporters at last night’s forum that the club’s business model will continue. The club chairman confirmed that Crewe Alexandra will remain as a Category II Academy and that our model of developing, playing and then selling our own players will continue.
The vastly experienced chairman admits that modern football is changing all the time and that the club are always monitoring the potential of the transfer market.
The chairman told the fans forum: “The club’s business model will continue and we will remain as a Category Two Academy. We appreciate that times are changing in the transfer market but we still believe that we can produce our own young players to play in our first team and then generate transfer revenue.
“We will prepare to have a much better season and discussions are onging to bring in what Steve (Davis) believes he needs. We are close to finalising our retain list and Steve wants to bring in some more experienced players to help our younger ones. That is what we will aim to do.
“To be competitive and challenge for promotion from League, the budget for this season will on par with last season’s budget. It is our ambition to bounce back as soon as we can.
“I will use the word devastated to describe now everyone is feeling after the season we have had. We are still reeling from relegation because it has not been a good season. We have to learn from the mistakes we have made and work hard to bring success back to the supporters.
“The club is owned by the fans, they are the lifeblood, and they can rest assured that we are all working hard to make sure we turn things around as soon as we can.”He added: