Vital Football

Crouch looking forward to an exciting future

Crouch looking forward to an exciting future

Without actually committing his future to Pompey in as many words Peter Crouch basically seems to have done this with his 'things are changing at Portsmouth every day and it's exciting. I am looking forward to being a part of that' thoughts, among other things...

The England striker, who hopes to get the nod when England play Kazakhstan at the weekend, is hopeful that Pompey 'can go the same way' as Citeh and Chelski, who have both benefited from their own cash injections over the years.

All being well our future will be a bright one, the bright one that did seem was going to be possible anyway until we hit the brick wall that we did back along!

So, basically that is Niko Kranjcar and Crouch that have committed to us, for at least the next season, and these were a couple of our most prized assets, but assets that did seem most likely to move on this summer.

All we need now is for Glen Johnson to do the same and we are laughing, that and of course Dr SAF's takeover to be fully approved, a manager to come in and this manager to decide on the futures of our out of contract players and we then know exactly where we stand - the rest can then be built from there...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday June 1 2009
Time: 11:32PM

Comments

0
Crouch, Niko, Glen and James are our main players.. All we need is to build a team around them and be a better outfit for sure. Thank God, with the money we now have we can get rid of players who should be playing in league 2. No names, but everyone on this site knows who they are!
Pompey Malta
01/06/2009 23:45:00
0
I would count Distin/Belhadj and Kaboul as must keeps as well. When he settled down, Distin was brilliant for us. Kaboul and Belhadj still haven't (imo) reached their full potential. Wouldn't want to sell them and then they come back and bite us on the backside.
Gandor1
02/06/2009 00:07:00
0
we don't need much to happen then! By the way, who does articles at half eleven at night? Lol
MFFP
02/06/2009 00:11:00
0
if glen johnson stays, it would probably be the biggest signing Dr AlF could make (...right up there with man u signing ferdinand)
pompeycarpet
02/06/2009 00:16:00
0
Chelsea sniffing out for Glen. Feel sorry for Crouchy as he obviously wants to be an England first choice but hasn't been given the opportunity by recent Pompey team choices to show what he is good at, apart from workrate
hammersmithblue
02/06/2009 07:45:00
0
It is good news, although I have expressed my thoughts on Niko and Crouch both being in the team. A new manager though may have different ideas. Johnno is a must stay and hopefully Dr AlF will already know this. A supposed £12 mill bid from Chelsea is a bit cheeky really!
sneakay
02/06/2009 08:51:00
0
chelsea sold wayne bridge for 10million - and he was only a reserve left back (and he played for southampton. that's got to take at least 5 million off his price!)! GJ is much much better, and the best right back in england (just ask fab). if we were still in financial trouble... 20million might have been enough...
pompeycarpet
02/06/2009 11:23:00
0
back to crouch, and Fabio likes to play with one main striker - and that is how we have been playing (admitidly, normally there is someone behind him [like kranjcar was before he was injured] ) - but crouch plays fabios favoured position, and he is playing better than his competition at the moment.
pompeycarpet
02/06/2009 11:24:00
0
Some high quality service & PC will have a field day. Time to look after the good & get rid of the bad & ugly. Need a squad where you have to good to get on the bench!!!
storagematt
02/06/2009 15:45:00
0
Can't see why he is not ahead of Heskey, He's better & scores goals ?
pompeyyong
02/06/2009 15:57:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Third time lucky? Nope as O'Shea interest ends

O'Shea saw a couple of bids for him put in; these were turned down by Chesterfield. A third bid hasn't come from Pompey and it isn't going to either.

Topping last seasons tally the aim

78pts was only enough for a play-off place last season so you suspect we'll have to better that for a top 3 finish this coming season, which begins with Carlisle at Fratton.

On this day in history...26th June

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 26th June.

Done Deal - Smith in permanently from Swindon

The interest Pompey retained in Smith, with him 'in our sights' has resulted in him returning to the Blues on a permanent basis after signing for an 'undisclosed fee' from Swindon.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Cookie has signed five player now. How many more until you are happy?
Suggested By: eastneydave
Just a keeper10%
Two 70%
Three 10%
Four10%
More0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.eastneydave14
2.pompeyrug13
3.Copnor4311
4.FrattonBlue8
5.Pompeyboosie6
6.mslorna485
7.Ronald Wilson4
8.Jimsmithswig3
9.storagematt2
10.Lemmi1