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Dario Gradi is banned for life from football.  They cannot elaborate on why but did confirm it's for "safeguarding measures."

This is a "man" who thinks playing porn videos to 11 year old lads is educational.

A "man" who didn't acknowledge that putting your hands down a child's shorts was even abuse until Sheldon pointed it out.

<a portion of this post has been removed as speculative - RobF >

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Found this from a supporters meeting chaired by Mc Garry on Feb 19th 2021

 

TO CHAIRMAN JOHN BOWLER – THE BOARD PREVIOUSLY SAID IT WOULD AT SOME POINT BREAK ITS SILENCE OVER THE BARRY BENNELL AFFAIR. CAN YOU ENLIGHTEN US ABOUT WHAT THE NEXT STEPS ARE? CAN YOU ALSO LET US KNOW WHETHER THE CLUB INTENDS TO TRY TO APPROACH THE EX-CREWE PLAYERS THAT WERE VICTIMS OF BARRY BENNELL AND APOLOGISE OR TAKE OTHER STEPS TO REPAIR BRIDGES?

John Bowler : “The Barry Bennell affair as you refer to is part of a major project that is being sponsored by the FA through the Sheldon inquiry.

“I don’t know when but I would anticipate that the Sheldon inquiry would probably be published within the next month or two. Therefore I don’t believe it would be appropriate for me to comment much further until the inquiry is published – other than to say we cooperated with Sheldon in all the questions and all the information it was seeking regarding Crewe Alexandra.”

He added that staff at the club also cooperated by inquiring about past players so the Sheldon inquiry could speak to them.

He said: “It is an FA inquiry, it is a national study so therefore beyond that I think I should not comment further until I have seen that report. Then when we have seen that report, that is the time when we will make our feelings felt.” 

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So all the national media are reporting Gradi is banned for life ,but the football authorities will not release the reason!!Shocking, so much for transparency and due diligence they all keep harping on about.Christ ,this is safeguarding children !!!

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13 minutes ago, ELDERBEZZA said:

So all the national media are reporting Gradi is banned for life ,but the football authorities will not release the reason!!Shocking, so much for transparency and due diligence they all keep harping on about.Christ ,this is safeguarding children !!!

 

13 minutes ago, ELDERBEZZA said:

So all the national media are reporting Gradi is banned for life ,but the football authorities will not release the reason!!Shocking, so much for transparency and due diligence they all keep harping on about.Christ ,this is safeguarding children !!!

Unfortunately Dave,unless an abused victim points towards  him nothing can be done.Personally ,I think he’s as guilty as any of the beasts along with people who have tried to hide /cover up by not outing the perverts.Two clubs that have been involved have a common denominator .Chelsea and Crewe are the clubs.

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Pete Morse, defending someone who doesn't see anything wrong with putting your hand down a child's trousers.

https://www.crewechronicle.co.uk/incoming/i-declined-evil-bennells-invitation-12246978

 

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Dario is an educator. Had I made it in football ... it would have been all down to him and the club he built.

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It’s frustrating that I feel compelled, like Danny Murphy and Robbie Savage, to make it clear Dario was nothing but generous, kind, honest and proper. To me, it has never been in any question.

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Later, when Bennell was arrested in 1994 and later sent to jail, it became clear that, for some desperately unfortunate people, the cutting jibes – completely unwittingly, in my view – were hitting the nail on the head.

To me, had anyone actually had a genuine suspicion of wrongdoing, there would have been no teasing. Football dressing rooms can be cruel and unforgiving but there is a line, and that would comfortably cross it.
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Sadly, we live in a world where kindness and generosity is too often viewed with suspicion and doubt

<ovf censored> Pete Morse.

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1 hour ago, ELDERBEZZA said:

So all the national media are reporting Gradi is banned for life ,but the football authorities will not release the reason!!Shocking, so much for transparency and due diligence they all keep harping on about.Christ ,this is safeguarding children !!!

To be honest mate I think that statement from the FAs head of legal says it all to the extent that I’m surprised they were so blunt, it’s bordering on accusatory. That statement about his ban will be his legacy. 

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38 minutes ago, mr.hobblesworth said:

Pete Morse, defending

There’s a surprise. 

You should see the Crewe fans commenting on twitter, it’s depressing. 

@Phil1965 is honestly the only one I’ve seen react like a normal person.

The rest who have commented on the situation are embarrassing themselves with every paranoid, ultra defensive, Gradi shielding word. Not really a surprise given the attacks some of them made on Andy Woodward after his misconduct resignation from the Police, some were gleefully using that as some kind of smoking gun that the Bennell stuff was all made up. 

And they wonder why people look at Crewe and think of The Wicker Man. 
 

Morse and McGarry are a disgrace. Crewe Alexandra is a disgrace. Only club implicated not to apologise. Worse still, the only club who has fans shameless enough to say the things they have in blind devotion to Gradi. Weird, weird little town that needs levelling by HS2. 

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7 minutes ago, Doha said:

There’s a surprise. 

You should see the Crewe fans commenting on twitter, it’s depressing. 

@Phil1965 is honestly the only one I’ve seen react like a normal person.

The rest who have commented on the situation are embarrassing themselves with every paranoid, ultra defensive, Gradi shielding word. Not really a surprise given the attacks some of them made on Andy Woodward after his misconduct resignation from the Police, some were gleefully using that as some kind of smoking gun that the Bennell stuff was all made up. 

And they wonder why people look at Crewe and think of The Wicker Man. 
 

Morse and McGarry are a disgrace. Crewe Alexandra is a disgrace. Only club implicated not to apologise. Worse still, the only club who has fans shameless enough to say the things they have in blind devotion to Gradi. Weird, weird little town that needs levelling by HS2. 

The club, and people you mentioned are a disgrace, but i live in Crewe and i know plenty of Crewe fans that are ashamed of the goings on at their club. There are other Vale fans that live and work here too. The way you talk about the town, the water supply and internet etc is totally childish and completely detracts from your argument, something Rob F was referring to at the start of this thread.

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3 minutes ago, mbycars said:

The club, and people you mentioned are a disgrace, but i live in Crewe and i know plenty of Crewe fans that are ashamed of the goings on at their club. There are other Vale fans that live and work here too. The way you talk about the town, the water supply and internet etc is totally childish and completely detracts from your argument, something Rob F was referring to at the start of this thread.

It is not hyperbole to say that every single comment I’ve read is blind denialism. I will find and post 50 of them if you like. Phil is honestly the only commentator I’ve seen not following the party line. I don’t particularly care that you live there to be honest mate, the image presented to the world outside of Crewe by the public falling into rank by so many supporters and the local media is not a good one. It’s quite aggravating actually. 

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37 minutes ago, mbycars said:

The club, and people you mentioned are a disgrace, but i live in Crewe and i know plenty of Crewe fans that are ashamed of the goings on at their club. There are other Vale fans that live and work here too. The way you talk about the town, the water supply and internet etc is totally childish and completely detracts from your argument, something Rob F was referring to at the start of this thread.

Understand what you are saying. But sure Doha said it as a joke. I worked in Crewe for nearly 40 years, and I can assure you the things that that the Crewies said about us Clayheads were worse.

The thing is an apology and a bit of humility from the Crewe board would go a long way to closing this.

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