Peter Crouch

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Peter Crouch

Postby Bordeauxclaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:35 am

Opinions?

As a footballer that is.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby theroyaldyche » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:36 am

Past it

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Crouch in Claret, Riddance Vokesy?

Postby ZizkovClaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:36 am

Strange deal, would much prefer to see Joe Allen included myself

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby martin_p » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:38 am

He’s very tall isn’t he!

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Re: Crouch in Claret, Riddance Vokesy?

Postby randomclaret2 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:38 am

John Percy is generally fairly accurate

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby WestMidsClaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:39 am

As macca said on the other thread might have been OK a few years ago but not someone I'd like to have if chasing a game because that just leads to one game plan. Definitely different from what we have though :lol:
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby dushanbe » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:40 am

Been a much better player than he's given credit for, but at 38 and used sparingly by Stoke in a division below, seems an odd one to me.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Lancasterclaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:42 am

4th choice of the bench when looking for a goal?

Not the worst choice (and another to say he's a lot better than he's given credit for) but surely we can do better?

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Reecey1987 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:43 am

Lancasterclaret wrote:4th choice of the bench when looking for a goal?

Not the worst choice (and another to say he's a lot better than he's given credit for) but surely we can do better?

Considering we was after che adams its a bit of a step down
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Dyched » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:47 am

Is this some kind of sick ******* joke?

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby TheFamilyCat » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:47 am

Reecey1987 wrote:Considering we was after che adams its a bit of a step down


Unless Che Adams is 9-foot tall, then surely it’s a step up.
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby RVclaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:49 am

Just about sums up our absolutely shambolic recruitment.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Cubanclaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:50 am

I sense that SD doesn’t want to totally lose that ability to throw on a big man to get on the end of a cross in the late stages of a game, but I’d imagine it would only be until be a deal to the end of the season to account for the loss of Vokes.

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Re: Crouch in Claret, Riddance Vokesy?

Postby joey13 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:51 am

Can we start some riots please
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby claptrappers_union » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:52 am

I've always liked Crouchy, I wouldn't want to spend money on him though, but he's an option. If given the choice between Wells and Crouch, I'd pick Crouch.


EDIT: I didn't realise this was in expense of Sam Vokes... Why have Peter Crouch for 12 months when we can have Vokes for another 3 years?
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Paddy1882 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:53 am

If this happens then all this “we won’t sign anyone just for the sake of it” is nonsense!! We’ve got someone to come off the bench and cause problems with his height.... it’s Sam Vokes!!
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Socrates » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:53 am

If he signs then we’ve moved on from signing footballer snow and we’re signing GIFs instead.
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Claretnick » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:54 am

No no no I would rather we keep Sam!
If this is the best SD can come up with, then it is pathetic....
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby claretdj » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:54 am

Have we not learnt our lesson with stoke duds? Cort, Walters n now Crouch @ 38? Yikes!

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Grumps » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:56 am

Paddy1882 wrote:If this happens then all this “we won’t sign anyone just for the sake of it” is nonsense!! We’ve got someone to come off the bench and cause problems with his height.... it’s Sam Vokes!!

To be fair, crouch would cause more problems than vokes in those circumstances

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Jakubs Tash » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:56 am

Doesn't he still live in and commute from London every day? Even taking out of the equation his age and inability to get a game at a struggling C'ship club, this is worrying.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby COBBLE » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:57 am

would still be a virgin if he hadn't been a professional footballer.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby claptrappers_union » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:59 am

COBBLE wrote:would still be a virgin if he hadn't been a professional footballer.


That was the best a footballer has ever said in the history of football.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Cubanclaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:00 pm

Paddy1882 wrote:If this happens then all this “we won’t sign anyone just for the sake of it” is nonsense!! We’ve got someone to come off the bench and cause problems with his height.... it’s Sam Vokes!!


We have Paddy but the longer term view is surely to upgrade Vokes, if we can’t do that this window then you’d expect that investment to be made in the summer. So that is where Crouch might be a stop-gap.
Sam’s been great for us and I’ll be proper sorry to see him go but I don’t think he seized his chance this season when Wood was out of form and he warrants first team football. If we can get £8m in for him that seems a pretty good deal to me. Hopefully though - it gives us the freedom to swoop for Adams!!

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby dougcollins » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:02 pm

Didn't he once refuse to come here?

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby claptrappers_union » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:03 pm

dougcollins wrote:Didn't he once refuse to come here?


Not that he 'refused'. He just signed for Portsmouth instead.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Firthy » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:08 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:Not that he 'refused'. He just signed for Portsmouth instead.


He should go there now. He won't be coming here.

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Re: Crouch in Claret, Riddance Vokesy?

Postby nil_desperandum » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:09 pm

joey13 wrote:Can we start some riots please

You might need to explain that to some on here, (so didn't give it the like it deserved).

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby dougcollins » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:09 pm

I think there was more to it, I'm sure I remember him making adverse comments about the town. Time of the race riots?

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby claptrappers_union » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:12 pm

dougcollins wrote:I think there was more to it, I'm sure I remember him making adverse comments about the town. Time of the race riots?


Stans book suggested that

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby SGr » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:14 pm

I think that what this club should be doing is signing younger players that can develop an—


Image

I give up.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Paddy1882 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:14 pm

Cubanclaret wrote:We have Paddy but the longer term view is surely to upgrade Vokes, if we can’t do that this window then you’d expect that investment to be made in the summer. So that is where Crouch might be a stop-gap.
Sam’s been great for us and I’ll be proper sorry to see him go but I don’t think he seized his chance this season when Wood was out of form and he warrants first team football. If we can get £8m in for him that seems a pretty good deal to me. Hopefully though - it gives us the freedom to swoop for Adams!!


I completely agree with you that it’s about longer term and if Sam goes we need to replace with better quality... I just personally don’t think that person is crouchy but it’s up to Dyche I guess

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Tall Paul » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:16 pm

SGr wrote:I give up.


Can we hold you to that?

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby KefkaClaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:18 pm

Someone take the chequebook away from Dyche, this can’t be justified at all.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby SGr » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:19 pm

Tall Paul wrote:Can we hold you to that?


Don’t count on it. :D
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:19 pm

Im not getting angry until it happens.
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:22 pm

Claretnick wrote:No no no I would rather we keep Sam!
If this is the best SD can come up with, then it is pathetic....

Dont be so harsh. Cant win them all at least we got Gifton Noel Williams and Wayne Thomas!

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby SalisburyClaret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:24 pm

The shops around Burnley are nowhere near as good as they need to be for Mrs Crouch
Having said that he scores a lot of goals...

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Rick_Muller » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:24 pm

KefkaClaret wrote:Someone take the chequebook away from Dyche, this can’t be justified at all.

he doesn't need the chequebook for this one though does he...

I'm not against signing Crouch, on a short term deal as cover if Vokes goes, but it must be backed up with a quality signing in the summer window (perhaps there's agreements in place with other targets who wont/cant come till the summer..???)

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby DCWat » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:27 pm

Someone start a riot in Burnley to put Crouch off.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Dyched » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:28 pm

Rick_Muller wrote:he doesn't need the chequebook for this one though does he...

I'm not against signing Crouch, on a short term deal as cover if Vokes goes, but it must be backed up with a quality signing in the summer window (perhaps there's agreements in place with other targets who wont/cant come till the summer..???)


Who we gonna get in the summer? Ricardo Fuller. Or Glenn Whelan. Perhaps Rory Delap.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:29 pm

Rick_Muller wrote:he doesn't need the chequebook for this one though does he...

I'm not against signing Crouch, on a short term deal as cover if Vokes goes, but it must be backed up with a quality signing in the summer window (perhaps there's agreements in place with other targets who wont/cant come till the summer..???)

He wont be playing for free.

And lets say Wood gets injured. Acl. Or returns to his early season poor form. Especially without vokes oushing him. Who would you rather have to come in. Crouch or Vokes. Honest answer!

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Rick_Muller » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:32 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:He wont be playing for free.

And lets say Wood gets injured. Acl. Or returns to his early season poor form. Especially without vokes oushing him. Who would you rather have to come in. Crouch or Vokes. Honest answer!

Bloody Vokes of course. But the thing everyone seems to forget is what the players want and what Dyche wants for future planning. Dyche doesn’t see Vokes as long term, so is letting him go

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Dy1geo » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:34 pm

dougcollins wrote:Didn't he once refuse to come here?


Taken from Crouch’s book, “I was once again perfectly happy with the Salaries being offered.....They were all championship clubs: Portsmouth, Burnley, Preston. Burnley manager arranged to meet halfway between Turf Moor and Loftus Road, which turned out to be a service station on the M6. Being sold the club, being told how big their ambitions were while sitting in a Little Chef seemed a touch ironic, although I did love Stan.”

Just thinking if he had bought him the big breakfast he may have signed.
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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby NL Claret » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:35 pm

Crouch is one of those players that Burnley fans / UTC posters take an instant dislike to even before he has pulled on the claret jersey.

Similar to the likes of Tony Philliskirk, Lennie Johnrose (took a while for some to warm to as he played for the club down the road), Ross Wallace, Scott Arfield (Huddersfield message board said he was no good is which enough for some UTC posters) and Joe Hart.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby KateR » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:39 pm

simply refuse to believe this is nothing but fake news and Stokes wishful thinking.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby agreenwood » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:40 pm

Based on his recent record at Stoke, it looks like 90 minutes is beyond him. On that basis, he can’t possibly be seen as a replacement for Vokes.

We weaken our striking options with this swap.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby corporal jones » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:41 pm

NL Claret wrote:Crouch is one of those players that Burnley fans / UTC posters take an instant dislike to even before he has pulled on the claret jersey.

Similar to the likes of Tony Philliskirk, Lennie Johnrose (took a while for some to warm to as he played for the club down the road), Ross Wallace, Scott Arfield (Huddersfield message board said he was no good is which enough for some UTC posters) and Joe Hart.


and Im sure if you look back at the time, lots of numpties on here didnt want Joey Barton, and we know how badly that turned out!

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby Lord Beamish » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:41 pm

Dy1geo wrote:Taken from Crouch’s book, “I was once again perfectly happy with the Salaries being offered.....They were all championship clubs: Portsmouth, Burnley, Preston. Burnley manager arranged to meet halfway between Turf Moor and Loftus Road, which turned out to be a service station on the M6. Being sold the club, being told how big their ambitions were while sitting in a Little Chef seemed a touch ironic, although I did love Stan.”

Just thinking if he had bought him the big breakfast he may have signed.

Deffo if he’d have been bought the Olympic Breakfast with limitless refills on his tea/coffee.

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Re: Peter Crouch

Postby corporal jones » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:42 pm

better than Chris Wood.


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