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Crouch

Post by willo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:05 am

No 'homecoming'. Crouch has announced his retirement!

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Re: Crouch

Post by Systemsguy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:06 am

At least that will stop one perenial transfer story of Crouch to QPR every transfer window.....
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Re: Crouch

Post by Bear-Grills » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:25 pm

As a matter of interest -if there are any stats wizards out there- how many England strikers can better Crouchie's strike rate of 22 from 42 games?
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Post by 222gers » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:19 pm

It's a shame... I thought even at his age he could do a season with us especially as we are devoid of strikers. We seem to be flooding the squad with midfielders at just the time when we seem to have a plethora of promising youngsters in these positions. I suppose we have to keep faith with the management though.

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Post by Satch » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:18 pm

222gers wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:19 pm
It's a shame... I thought even at his age he could do a season with us especially as we are devoid of strikers. We seem to be flooding the squad with midfielders at just the time when we seem to have a plethora of promising youngsters in these positions. I suppose we have to keep faith with the management though.
He didn't do much for Stoke last season. What little money we have probably isn't worth spending on someone who seems to have accepted his career is over. I like Crouch, would be a shame to hear him being booed for not being up to it. I don't think the club are under any illusions that we need strikers but that doesn't just mean grab anyone. Assuming Luongo leaves and Cameron returns, then realistically we've only really added one net midfielder in Ball who seems like he might be used as cover across a variety of defensive positions. I expect players will be loaned out again as well.

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Re: Crouch

Post by Rbee » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:47 pm

Just guessing but if Crouchy did make it known he would come to us I don't think his salary demands would be that high as he is aware of our plight and has retired anyway.

But would he be a Mark Warburton player?

Crouchy would certainly be a Fernandes signing, lol

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Post by Esox Lucius » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 pm

Don't worry, I bet there are loads of strikers past their best looking for one last pay day that we could sign.
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Re: Crouch

Post by Montag » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:31 pm

What did we get for him, £1M? As George W said "Fool me once...………………………………………………….er……………….a fooled man won't get fooled again!!"
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Re: Crouch

Post by Satch » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:16 am

Montag wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:31 pm
What did we get for him, £1M? As George W said "Fool me once...………………………………………………….er……………….a fooled man won't get fooled again!!"
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Re: Crouch

Post by patrickqpr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:35 am

Satch wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:16 am
Montag wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:31 pm
What did we get for him, £1M? As George W said "Fool me once...………………………………………………….er……………….a fooled man won't get fooled again!!"
Can’t believe Ferdinand is still in a job
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Re: Crouch

Post by 222gers » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 pm

Nice little article on Crouchie's retirement in the Times today saying what a nice, self effacing man he is. As approachable as a bloke that plays for your pub team it says.

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Re: Crouch

Post by Libertine » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:03 pm

Bear-Grills wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:25 pm
As a matter of interest -if there are any stats wizards out there- how many England strikers can better Crouchie's strike rate of 22 from 42 games?
Minimum 40 caps - two. Gary Lineker (48 in 80) and Jimmy Greaves (44 in 80)

Crouchie scored 22 in 42.

I spent 3 weeks travelling all over Germany for the 2006 World Cup with a bunch of mates. We met some amazing people from all around the World but all any of them wanted to talk about from an England perspective was Peter Crouch. He seemed to fascinate everyone.
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Re: Crouch

Post by Bear-Grills » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:51 am

Libertine wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Bear-Grills wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:25 pm
As a matter of interest -if there are any stats wizards out there- how many England strikers can better Crouchie's strike rate of 22 from 42 games?
Minimum 40 caps - two. Gary Lineker (48 in 80) and Jimmy Greaves (44 in 80)

Crouchie scored 22 in 42.

I spent 3 weeks travelling all over Germany for the 2006 World Cup with a bunch of mates. We met some amazing people from all around the World but all any of them wanted to talk about from an England perspective was Peter Crouch. He seemed to fascinate everyone.
Thanks Libertine! Not surprised to hear he fascinated other supporters, as he was one on the unlikeliest looking footballers ever!

His effectiveness always seemed to be obscured for a lot of people because he looked like bunch of wire coat hangers in a football kit. He was good in the air(naturally!), good on the ground and always seemed to me to have a good footballing brain, distributing the ball well, and knowing where he and his team mates were most of the time.
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Re: Crouch

Post by Satch » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:57 pm

Bear-Grills wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:51 am
Libertine wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Bear-Grills wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:25 pm
As a matter of interest -if there are any stats wizards out there- how many England strikers can better Crouchie's strike rate of 22 from 42 games?
Minimum 40 caps - two. Gary Lineker (48 in 80) and Jimmy Greaves (44 in 80)

Crouchie scored 22 in 42.

I spent 3 weeks travelling all over Germany for the 2006 World Cup with a bunch of mates. We met some amazing people from all around the World but all any of them wanted to talk about from an England perspective was Peter Crouch. He seemed to fascinate everyone.
Thanks Libertine! Not surprised to hear he fascinated other supporters, as he was one on the unlikeliest looking footballers ever!

His effectiveness always seemed to be obscured for a lot of people because he looked like bunch of wire coat hangers in a football kit. He was good in the air(naturally!), good on the ground and always seemed to me to have a good footballing brain, distributing the ball well, and knowing where he and his team mates were most of the time.
Not sure he was good in the air per se but good a heading a ball. I always thought he was unfairly penalised by referees which hampered his England career as he was certainly effective (although from memory a decent number of goals were in friendlies.

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