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The benefits of little and large...

...and nope I do not mean Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe - although they will obviously be a fantastic pairing and that will be a benefit, but I mean that man who 'might' supply them...

I think that on the whole we accepted the Glen Little signing fairly well, few threw the dummies out of the pram in disgust demanding the head of Peter Storrie or Harry Redknapp for bringing us 'such a player'... granted we might have been surprised but it did not take us long to see the bigger picture and understand that his signing could in fact become very beneficial!

With the immanent arrival of Crouch the signing of Little may well prove a master stoke by Pompey, and although I am still not convinced that he will be a week in week out regular I now feel that he could play that touch more than even I first suspected...

Crouch is more that just 'a big man' that can be used as a target, much, much more - his all-round game is fantastic and he will offer so much, but with the crossing ability that Little has - and trust me this is much better than just about anyone we currently have at the club, even if technically they are far superior - if he gets his delivery right then our strikers will have a field day!

We saw for England against Trindad recently just a brief snippet of what we can expect from Crouch and Defoe, add the service that is needed and just think how many knockdowns Crouch could supply to Defoe, then if he does not finish I would suspect that the big man would then be on hand to tuck home the rebounds!

Mouth-watering, that is what this probable 'little and large' pairing is for me, but whilst I would still like to see Shaun Wright-Phillips arrive should this not come off then Little could prove to be very big for Pompey...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 8 2008

Time: 1:10PM

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When is the deal going to be complete? I keep looking and it is not done yet......how about now?
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08/07/2008 13:19:00

Glen Little could be a very shrewd purchase, we all hope so. If he ain't he'll be gone in January.
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08/07/2008 13:28:00

Defoe and Crouch have spent 322 minutes on the pitch together for England. In that time they have scored 10 goals between them. An amazing record.
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08/07/2008 16:24:00

Same as you -Keep refreshing & looking at all footie sites but deal still not completed
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08/07/2008 17:49:00

Little is quality! I keep telling you!
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08/07/2008 19:21:00

Every Pompey fan I meet at the moment can only talk about Crouch signing. I think it must be taking a while to make him a big enough shirt. Hopefully tomorrow!!
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08/07/2008 20:13:00

Sneakay, if you are on about the Crouch deal; he has passed the medical and all that he is waiting for is the Liverpool powers to be to come back from holiday later this week to sign off on the deal.
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09/07/2008 06:03:00

I think Little could turn out to be the signing of the season. Less natural ability but a shrewd player with the right mental approach and work ethic and he won't be affraid to give Utaka or anyone else a kick up the bum if they are slacking.
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09/07/2008 06:05:00

Agreed with that FA, I think Little will be a cracking signing. I reckon he'll end up with an extension to his contract...Hopefully anyway.
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09/07/2008 08:06:00

from what i wrote it is also clear that i agree with FA - see we can agree mate :-) (thats a joke!)
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10/07/2008 12:23:00


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