Dean Ashton anyone?
In the lead up to the FA cup the 'links' with players - too and from Pompey - have been few and far between, which is good as this keeps the preparation solely on the job in hand, but I picked up on a little snippet today that thinks we 'might' be in to 'rival Manyoo' for the signature of Dean Ashton this summer - if West Ham sell, with it claimed they 'must sell before they can buy'...
I have always rated the fella and think we were in for him when he went to West Ham - but the price frightened us off? If we could be in the running for him this time I would not be disappointed at all, even more so if it would 'only' take a mere £8m to get him, I reckon we could stretch to that but Manyoo are always more likely to beat us to his signature aren't they anyway?
Peter Crouch or Dean Ashton?
It is a tough call, both have fine qualities but as an all round player I think that Ashton would just shade it for me to be honest, but I am a fan of Crouch so I would be happy with either.
All in all though I do think that Crouch would be the more likely arrival, I might even go as far as to say he will re-arrive at Fratton in the not to distant future...
PLAY UP POMPEY!