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Crouchy to return to Pompey?

Crouchy to return to Pompey?

Peter Crouch has been linked with a return to Pompey several times over the years, and Harry Redknapp is known to be a very big fan of the big man.

The 'rumours' now are claiming that a deal has been agreed with Liverpool to see Crouch return to Fratton Park this summer in an £8m move from Liverpool. The People 'claims' that a 4 year contract worth £60,000 a week has already been agreed and he will return to the club when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

My thinking is that Crouch will leave Liverpool and I also believe that he could well return to Pompey, and to be honest although I know not everyone is a fan I would be happy to see him come back. Some fear a long ball game being used, but this is not what Crouch likes doing and in the main this is not our game either, he likes it to feet and we do that.

Although I like Milan Baros and he has worked hard, for me I am not convinced that I would want to sign him permanently now, particularly if it would take a fee of around £6m, in which case if we did have £8m I think I would prefer to see the extra couple of million coughed up and Crouch return in all honesty.


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Date:Monday April 7 2008
Time: 9:05AM


I suppose he's a younger Kanu with a bit more agility. If he joins I can see his partnership with Defoe being like the one he had with Mark Burchill.
07/04/2008 09:23:00
agreed - Baros is not looking like what we need - off load him annd Nugent for Crouch and some big Nigerian and we'd look great!
07/04/2008 09:26:00
Keep Nugent !!! Did no one notice the difference he made when he came on?? He should of scored at the end of the game and i only noticed on tv when i got home that as he went to strike the ball he was completely taken out. Not sure about Crouch but im not against it.
07/04/2008 09:40:00
ok. im not a big fan of his. and i would be worried about a long ball game. BUT, against arsenal, he was the best player on the pitch, and really did look like a younger version of kanu. and considering he really hasn't played much this season, that makes it all the more impressive., if we can get him, then id say go for it...
07/04/2008 11:02:00
I agree that we shouldn't be looking to pay a fee for Baros at the end of the season....after his miss against the Baggies I fear he will never score for us. Crouch would be a superb signing, and I feel he would compliment Defoe perfectly. Two strikers who are fringe members of the England squad....who'd have thought it?
07/04/2008 11:38:00
Agree, get rid off baros he tried hard but we now need goalscorers.say to say but i am Not struck on crouch i would personally sign martins,kanoute or gudjohnson.
stfc ballboy
07/04/2008 12:00:00
Well it would be different for Harry to buy him for once instead of selling him! I am not convinced by the Giraffe - Look what happened to them lot down the road when they bought him.
07/04/2008 12:15:00
The change in fans opinions is crazy. What happened to giving players a chance? All those games we gave Benjani? Baros worked his socks off on Saturday, if anything a little too hard. He ran Villa ragged the other week, changed the game at Utd and ran the channels beautifully against Chelsea. The problem I had with Baros on Saturday was although he was trying hard, he lacked confidence (same as Nugent) in front of goal. Also he's very much a second striker who creates space like Kanu does so unfortunately there was no one there with a killer finish to really kill West Brom off. He's worth a £3m/£4m punt, easily.
07/04/2008 12:15:00
Benjani was more of a threat though than Baros so we gave him time + we never expected more than benjani delivered, Baros did do a lot of running but looked slow when chasing 50/50 balls. I thought Nugent looked better than I have seen so maybe there was some truth in the hernia thing and there is more to come (cant believe I am saying this). I am happy with what Baros did in the Cup game and think he deserves a lot of credit for the goal and his general performance, but moving forward we can get someone better for the long term..... Crouch would be a very very good additino to the team and would work well with Defoe.
07/04/2008 12:42:00
Sachas_Bro I agree about Baros. My son was raving about him for hours after and all the way home. He said that when we were not performing he ran and ran and tried to create openings with more confidence he would undoubtedly have been the hero. Europe next year and we will need a bigger squad - sign Crouch and keep Baros is my bet.
07/04/2008 12:52:00
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