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Artell: "Feel-Good Factor Has To Continue"

21 February 2019

David Artell believes that the good feel factor is engulfing the club once again after our recent improvement on the pitch. The Alex welcome Exeter City to the Alexandra Stadium this weekend hoping to get closer to one of the chasing pack and Artell says that the supporters will have another big part to play.  

The Crewe boss said: "I was here as a player and looking back I think I had a big part to play in that.

"As a manager, I think it's actually harder to do it. You've got more influence but you can't actually bind all the bits together, you can only put them in place for others.

"Then others have to knit it all together.

"But the way the players got round and protected Perry (Ng) during - and after - the Carlisle game recently, those are things you don't write down or say, you've just either got it or you haven't.

"It is a real pleasing thing for me that they are prepared to look after each other. I don't want football matches to reach that stage, nobody does, but you can't control it.

"And when it does rear it's ugly head you want everyone to be together, and I think that's the case.

"As disappointing as Macclesfield away was right at the end, and because some people invaded the pitch, the fans are much appreciated and they make such a difference.

"If people don't believe that, look at our home record. It's terrific and the fans have a great part to play in it.

"We all have to stick together, we can't do it alone. We wouldn't survive as a football club.

He added: "We've all got to be pulling in the right direction and the fans understand that, we have knowledgeable fans."


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