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So, which one is it?

You have to laugh, come on guys, if we did not we would cry right?

It has been one thing after another in recent months, on the whole - despite moments in between - years and years but if we gave in were would that leave us? I think most would be on that edge looking over!

The destination of Peter Crouch - which still appears to be away from Pompey is another unwanted source of 'rumour' and 'speculation', particularly at this time - is anyone's guess.

And 'guess' is what I think is a fair summary of what most papers are doing!

Sunderland are signing him...
Nope they are not as Fulham are signing him...
Oh, hang on Fat Sam is going to blow his load and take him to Blackburn...

'Reports' coming out of Spain, linking him with Blackburn, are apparently saying that Crouch wants to leave as he is fed up with playing as a lone striker - fair enough, I am fed up with him playing as a lone striker too, but unless he knows something that very few others do who is to say he would do that again here this season? Besides, would he be any less unlikely to do this under Fat Sam...

In all honesty I am fed up with the 'reports about him leaving'.

That said, as far as I am concerned, despite things currently looking far from rosy player wise, my attitude remains the same if any player wants to leave - whoever it is, and no matter how much I rate them - show them the door. I never had him pegged as one of these people, but if he is then someone needs to fetch his coat!

Although, at the same time, the last thing we want is for the club to be looking to cash-in at the moment...

As it happen, it is still heavily in favour that the England man will leave, although I am today told that we are no further forward than we were the other day, no offer had been accepted up to and including this morning - offers have been made, and it is still thought that could will leave, but no one is making this happen...

Although the BBC is now 'reporting' that he is in talks with Sunderland, and the BBC is usually pretty accurate, right?


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 15 2009

Time: 1:46PM

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Sad, sad times. We're selling to the clubs we're meant to be beating. Even if Dr SAF has money it'll take a lot to recruit and settle a team in time for the new season.
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15/07/2009 14:17:00

I hate to say it but it looks like hes off to Sunderland.
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15/07/2009 14:26:00

Not sure he wants to settle up north, bleedin' bleak up there!!! Still be gutted if we lost him, irrespective whether it was Sunderland or Fulham. We should be building a team not tearing it apart!!!
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15/07/2009 14:29:00

i think he is heading to the black cats.
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15/07/2009 14:39:00

Surely Dr SAF should have something to say about these sales? I mean, he is buying the club with these 'quality' players like Crouch, and they are being sold before he takes over. Jeez, before long, all our best players will be gone, and Dr SAF will offer 29p for the club! Sort it out - I mean, if this is all true.. Sad sad times, dispite the brightness appearing over the horizon.
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15/07/2009 14:44:00

There will be people lined up to replace Crouch, otherwise I doubt we would sell him.
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15/07/2009 15:18:00

Dr SAF has a price, it obviously isn't the same as sasha's also Crouch fell out with Storrie and like D'Allesandro that normally means the end of a blue shirt
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15/07/2009 15:23:00

I hope sneakey is right I don't want to rely on Utaka
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15/07/2009 15:39:00

well the BBC seem to think we have accepted a 12 bid but crouchy's got to be worth more than that IF we were gonan sell him right? i dunno 12 just seems a stupidly low amount to let arguably our best player go for.... =/
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15/07/2009 16:17:00

I just don't know what to say. If we sell Crouch it may be Sasha trying to counteract any brinkmanship from Al Fahim. Al Fahim knows that Sasha needs to sell before the South African loan is due for repayment. If Sasha sells more players the club will be able to meet those payments and hence not held to ransom. Worrying times really. Sasha clearly doesn't care anymore, other than selling a Premier League club. If he doesn't hurry up and sell then he won't have a Premier League club to sell.
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15/07/2009 16:25:00

Not a lot I can add really, you guys seem to have covered all bases. Just feeling a bit dejected about the whole saga. Has anybody put a bid in for Distin yet?
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15/07/2009 17:20:00

as if crouch would go to sunderland i will imagine spurs will bid and 12million thats nothing nowdays if its 12million i would expect half the premiership to bid for him 16million at the very least.... ANSWERS PFC OWE US ANSWERS
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15/07/2009 17:58:00

I think that it is time for PFC to clearly say to the press that Crouch is not for sale if we are to be anything other than relegation candidates next year.
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15/07/2009 18:00:00

I thought you were going to put "but unless he knows..." someone very fast to pair alongside him, he can shove off!! :P
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15/07/2009 19:31:00

i think he will go to Spurs, failing that Fulham...but am i bothered...no. Evryone is yawning on about selling our best players-THEY'VE ALREADY GONE. Crouch is over rated, he can score for england against pretend teams, AND LOOK AT THE MISSES. Either SAF is lining up Mancini and some other top notch players, or as i suspect, We will be a showcase club for young south american and african tallent to be sold at prophet to bigger clubs which i why Paul Hart will remain in charge-experiance and skill with the youth. This is what Pini Zahavi had in mind and was quoted as stating and at that time mentioned \middle east investment in a project like this. So kiss goodbye to Pompey as a "Football Club" guys, it's about to cease to exist. all that is left is a shop window, a waiting room. there you go...
plymouth graham
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15/07/2009 22:31:00

read PROFIT not PROPHET...thats me
plymouth graham
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15/07/2009 22:32:00

whats wrong with being a showcase for all young south american and african rising stars. i would love to see the next messi tevez roll up for pompey and then 2 years or 3 years down the line sell them on to real madrid or city or any club for tens of millions of pounds. thats what all the teams would love to do.
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15/07/2009 23:26:00

Didnt we pay 12mil for Crouch, well has anyone at the club heard of profit?? i am Angry now...
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16/07/2009 00:43:00

I'll say this once - "PETER, I LOVE YOU, DON'T LEAVE!" That feels better
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16/07/2009 01:55:00

Pompeyhussler - can we have a quick look at what D'Allesandro is up to nowadays. Buying any old South American does not mean instant profit
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16/07/2009 01:58:00

Also, plymouth graham - who is overrating Crouch? Sunderland, Fulham, Villa. I don't think he's going to end up in the National Portrait Gallery or the 4th plinth in Trafalger Square. Getting rid of your top scorer is never seen as the best move a club could make, let alone to your immediate rivals. He was a legend in the making and it looks like he's going. Hello Darren Bent if we are lucky
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16/07/2009 02:17:00

Pompeyscum you are not that lucky Darren Bent will cost you 16m.
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16/07/2009 03:17:00

Darren bent is not as bad as people think. Defoe was the lynch pin in the crouch Defoe line up together they were very good, on his own-not so good look back at the goal ratios with and with out the midget. The next Messi...do me favour, the next Colocini more like
plymouth graham
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16/07/2009 08:23:00

Darren Bent aint nuthin compared to Crouchy! that is terrible business
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16/07/2009 08:47:00

Could we not buy him another midget to play with? How he has gone down in value is beyond me. He's practically guaranteed to get double figures not matter who he plays for. Bargain for 12mill. Santa Cruz was 18mill wasn't he? Worth less than D Bent! Unbelievable. I feel sick
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16/07/2009 11:18:00


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