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Crouchy 'should' be fine and dandy!

In his latest interview with pfcTV Paul Hart has spoken about a range of things, including the latest international break and how this could impact on our season, good or bad, but arguably most importantly he updates us on Peter Crouch's injury situation...

This is not anything major to worry about, as he said that the big man had reported some discomfort in his calf, saying it was 'sore', which has been confirmed as a 'very, very minor tear'. England have promised he will be taken care of, and will sit out training as a result and will not take any part in the friendly at the weekend, but he 'could' be fit for the world cup qualifier with the Ukraine next week and 'should not' really be a doubt for Hull, all being well.

Hart, like all of us, would like to see Crouch play for England, but having him fit for us is the priority but he will be looked after by England, we hope...

The Pompey manager also said it would have been 'nice to have played another game this weekend' instead of having the international break, but acknowledged it had been a 'stop start month' anyway, what with us being our of the FA cup and having a week off. On the flip side, the fact that some could rest their weary limbs was something that he took comfort in - but feels that those that have gone away with their country, which is most, can manage training wisely and maybe even boost fitness at the same time. Should they win when on international duty they come back in even better spirits anyway - so here is hoping!

We are in the same boat as most others in the premier league though in as much as basically 'the best will be international standard', and we want the best doe we not? In which case they will be called away - again something he alluded to, and something that he knows is what we do want to be happening, even if it can be a pain at times.

Hart also mentioned 'the team spirit' again, which he maintains is very high, which I think is more than visible with the way we are going on the pitch at the moment, but watch these pfcTV videos and you can visibly see this is the case in training too - everyone looks very much together, Hart is literally putting an arm around players and all looks good...

Emphasis was added to the 'we are going to be a hard team to beat' between now and the end of the season - not that expectations are too high with us thinking we are 'assured' of anything. Oh, and another thing I saw in this video, Asmir Begovic is looking pretty tasty at the moment as some of the saves he was pulling off were top drawer, again bodes well for the future!

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Date:Thursday March 26 2009

Time: 12:16PM

Your Comments

Good news about Crouch, let's hope he can rest up and come back to Pompey ready to keep scoring!
sneakay
Good news about Crouch, let's hope he can rest up and come back to Pompey ready to keep scoring!
sneakay
Yes its a great relief about Crouch - it seems England are doing the right thing. I hope they don't play him on Wednesday night though, after all it is only a friendly. It has been quite frustrating the way its been a 'stop-start' month, but it hasn't done us any harm so far has it? As for Hart's influence on the team, he's proving to be a first class manager, together with Brian Kidd of course. If only we/the powers that be at the club had realised what a top draw manager we had in the backroom, we would never have wasted all those weeks on Adams! Oh well, hindsight, eh! Sven Goran who?
tracyc
Yes its a great relief about Crouch - it seems England are doing the right thing. I hope they don't play him on Wednesday night though, after all it is only a friendly. It has been quite frustrating the way its been a 'stop-start' month, but it hasn't done us any harm so far has it? As for Hart's influence on the team, he's proving to be a first class manager, together with Brian Kidd of course. If only we/the powers that be at the club had realised what a top draw manager we had in the backroom, we would never have wasted all those weeks on Adams! Oh well, hindsight, eh! Sven Goran who?
tracyc
i see setanta are now, som hours later, covering the crouchy angle - maybe they were tipped off by vital pompey...

i like hart, and he is doing a good job - bonus is he 'did' learn from the mistake at boro, in many ways TA never did and kept repeating them, so hats off to hart but im still thinking we need to bring in a 'proper' manager in the summer, but alot depends on the ownership of the club, if sacha stays so does hart, simple as...
the game with the ukraine on wednesday is a world cup qualifier tho isnt it?
pompeyrug
i see setanta are now, som hours later, covering the crouchy angle - maybe they were tipped off by vital pompey...

i like hart, and he is doing a good job - bonus is he 'did' learn from the mistake at boro, in many ways TA never did and kept repeating them, so hats off to hart but im still thinking we need to bring in a 'proper' manager in the summer, but alot depends on the ownership of the club, if sacha stays so does hart, simple as...
the game with the ukraine on wednesday is a world cup qualifier tho isnt it?
pompeyrug
Not a lot I can add really. I did get the jitters when I first heard about Crouchie...so here's hoping he comes back fit along with all the others who are on international duty. As for managers, I did hear an interesting interview last night on radio 5 about Man City and Hughes's position as manager. Now him I could go for. Still at the moment Hart seems to be pulling things together, and so as long as things keep progressing I'm happy...
cornypomp
Not a lot I can add really. I did get the jitters when I first heard about Crouchie...so here's hoping he comes back fit along with all the others who are on international duty. As for managers, I did hear an interesting interview last night on radio 5 about Man City and Hughes's position as manager. Now him I could go for. Still at the moment Hart seems to be pulling things together, and so as long as things keep progressing I'm happy...
cornypomp
yes Rug Ukraine is a qualifier and good news Crouchie's injury is not too serious.
eastneydave
yes Rug Ukraine is a qualifier and good news Crouchie's injury is not too serious.
eastneydave
I have been thinking of Hughes as well.....
Gandor1
I have been thinking of Hughes as well.....
Gandor1
I certainly see Pompey's survival hopes a massive priority over England. Yes we take pride in their call ups & hope they play well, England win & they come home to us safe & sound. Heaven forbid any of them pick up a bad injury & we lose them.
storagematt
I certainly see Pompey's survival hopes a massive priority over England. Yes we take pride in their call ups & hope they play well, England win & they come home to us safe & sound. Heaven forbid any of them pick up a bad injury & we lose them.
storagematt
yep - stuff the country, domestic is where it's at.
WalshWasGod
yep - stuff the country, domestic is where it's at.
WalshWasGod
 

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