Date: 17th June 2009 at 12:59am
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Steve Holland has returned to haunt us this week, snatching two youngsters from the academy.

Holland is currently overseeing Stoke City’s academy having been appointed in the role back in March. It was only a matter of time before he returned to Reaseheath to tempt the talent over to the dark side.

Matthew Lund and Ben Marshall are both though to have turned down professional terms with the Alex, instead opting for Holland’s Stoke.

Whilst there is certainly no wrong doing from Holland, and Crewe will indeed get compensation for the two players, it’d be naive to think Holland hadn’t swayed their decision somewhat.

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