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I guess that's that then...

I guess that's that then...

I would assume it is pretty safe to say that Peter Crouch will be signing for Spurs this summer, what with Jamie's Dad confirming to sky sports news that he is a player he could be interested in: 'I like Peter. I've signed him several times and he's a top player.

'He's a player that we could be interested in, but we'll have to wait and see.

'Portsmouth obviously want to sell him now, they've accepted offers for him, so if they want to sell him, we'd be interested.'

I think he knows as well as we do, there is not a 'want to sell' about it, we have accepted offers so clearly 'we will sell' Crouch and with an interest, albeit it not 'concrete' interest confirmed I cannot see the big man going anywhere else apart from Spurs now to be honest...

There were rumours of a 'fall-out' between Crouch and Jermaine Defoe before he 'skulked off' back to Spurs but the little man would not be against re-uniting this pairing: 'I spoke to 'Crouchy' over the summer, while we were on England duty. I've played with him for several years, at Under 21 and now senior level.

So, Jamie's Dad got one of his own players to 'tap up' the striker then...

'It's down to Crouchy, obviously he's going to go where he's going to play.

'If he wants to come here it's only going to help the team.'

In all honesty if I had to pick I would really rather he did not go to Spurs - not that it makes much difference where he goes, but then again I would rather he did not go at all, but there you go! He is off, this is not going to change, if it is to Spurs so be it I guess, what can you do...


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Date:Saturday July 18 2009
Time: 10:42AM

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There seems little doubt Storrie wanted him out; crouch doesn't like storrie so it suits both parties; but this is the circus that is Pompey so who knowshow things will end.
18/07/2009 11:01:00
i think for peter himself it is the obvious choice and no one can be surprised hes come back for him, especially knowing hes for sale. My gripe is that its cash and not a swap deal for some of their unwanted but very good premiership players, knowing he likes crouch could have meant we could have got a good deal on a few players, instead it seems couch will be off for a mill or 2 more than we bought him for, which in my eyes is really poor for an english international striker....
18/07/2009 11:04:00
Yeah, As soon as I read that I thought Sunderland can kiss him goodbye. Storrie definitely wanted him out. He's pedaling the "it's all down to Peter line" It might not come off, but if he's gonna go anywhere the likelihood now seems Spurs. I wouldn't feel so miffed if I knew he was going to be replaced by another top striker, but again at the moment we know nothing do we..
18/07/2009 11:25:00
that could well be what spurs will offer ruffcider, they 'could' be interested in a player plus cash/players for player deal? spurs cast-offs? if we need it i will take it if they give it everything!

i suspect that storrie and crouch did have this 'argument' that is said, storrie is no one to be crossed, if you do this its goodbye - not professional but that seems the way it works...
18/07/2009 11:41:00
I can't see why Peter Crouch running away at the slightest hint on unsettlement is anybodies fault other that his own.. A good player yes, a good worker yes, but for gods sake as soon as things didn't go his way off the pitch he's running after a transfer like a kid whose running after an ice-cream van. Well Crouchy if that is loyality you can stick it where the sun don't shine and I don't know why so many Pompey fans are sticking up for you and giving you any more benefit of the doubt than Defoe.. all you did was stay four months longer... I'd love it if you went to Spurs so along with Defoe and old misery guts you can all hold hands an salute the Fratton End upon your return.. and take your applause ..yeah right .. Oh and Distin if you're reading this the same goes for you ... and while I'm at it... for the first time in history I am goona praise Niko Kranjcar although he may be off at the end of next season (or probably in January) he is as good as he word - Crouch and Distin you skill & ability might be missed but I'd rather have Hayden bloody Mullins working his socks off (not that that takes much) than you 'Superstars' who bottle it at the slightest sign of trouble - Good Riddance ! Rant Over
18/07/2009 12:05:00
i hear what you are saying chixy and do agree but my thinking is how easy is storrie making it for crouchy to stay tho, or should that be how much is he easing him towards the door...they might not like each other, but professional and personal relationships should remain seperate, altho for me i feel that storrie does not work this way, much like jamie's dad, once you cross them your done - crouchy talking to the media, misquoted or not (being paid a fortune or not) for me was the perfect thing to set things in motion...and this was taken advantage of and things snowballed from there.
'if' the decision making is purely down to crouchy and he is the one wanting out, ***** him i do not want him, or anyone else like that - i just never had crouchy pegged as one to skulk off with his tail between his legs tho...
18/07/2009 12:32:00
superb rant chix
18/07/2009 12:34:00
well rug, thatll soften the blow a bit(not the blow that hes goin, i agree with chix there, but the price hes going at) i mean, bent, huddlestone, giovani dos santos, hutton, jenas, even perhaps bale. We NEED at least some coming in with some premiership quality.
18/07/2009 12:36:00
I still think as I said the other day that Darren Bent will be coming here,theres a good chance a deal can be done involving crouch and Bent,a striker for a striker,the only stumbling block is that spurs turned down a 14 million bid,whereas crouchy is valued at 12 million.To be honest I would probably prefer Bent anyway if it was to happen.
18/07/2009 12:40:00
maybe i do have crouch all wrong and hs is not the honest, genuine and loyal person i thought he was - then again not many are now these days...when some players say things you believe them, and crouch is one of those that i believed when he said things, storrie is not so i still feel that he is the one more than willing to push crouch towards the door...

that said, 'if' crouchy really did want to stay with pompey then he would turn round and tell storrie to stick it, he wasnt going anywhere as he had a contract, by not doing this and willingly accepting to go, pushed or not, he isnt happy to stay - so i guess i virtually completely agree with chixy the more i think about still not overly keen on storrie tho ;-)
18/07/2009 12:45:00
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