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Peter Crouch
« on: October 8, 2018, 12:24:40 PM »
I've searched high and low but unless i am having a total nightmare i couldn't see a thread on Peter Crouch

Now other than having had one of my favourite songs for a player (feet stick out the bed) i just wanted to say how much I am enjoying his Podcasts on the BBC where he talks about all sorts of subjects.

Couple of my favourites so far are talking about the ice baths when he was saying Shaqiri was up to his nostrils whilst Crouch said he didn't even get his balls wet ;D

The other was a story about Liverpool fancy dress parties

Well worth a listen anyway!

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« Reply #1 on: October 8, 2018, 04:03:14 PM »
He's one of the great characters in football. Love his twitter feed. He's got a book out at the moment too - 'How to be a Footballer' - think I'll give it a go.

Enjoying the podcast even though I generally find (usually ex) footballers telling anecdotes about their playing days a bit boring & cringeable. Crouch seems really self aware and self deprecating though.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #2 on: October 8, 2018, 08:55:08 PM »
He's one of the great characters in football. Love his twitter feed. He's got a book out at the moment too - 'How to be a Footballer' - think I'll give it a go.

Enjoying the podcast even though I generally find (usually ex) footballers telling anecdotes about their playing days a bit boring & cringeable. Crouch seems really self aware and self deprecating though.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 09:24:02 PM »
Great book. Culminates in a great little chapter about Gerrard.
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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #4 on: February 7, 2019, 03:11:12 PM »
He does come across as a decent bloke. I saw a tweet of his a few months back that made me laugh.
Some lad had said thanks to him as Crouch had donated something, a shirt possibly, im not sure. The lad then said "as a thank you I promise to stop wanking over your wife". Crouch replied " if you could mate, that would be great."

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #5 on: February 7, 2019, 03:17:44 PM »
He does come across as a decent bloke. I saw a tweet of his a few months back that made me laugh.
Some lad had said thanks to him as Crouch had donated something, a shirt possibly, im not sure. The lad then said "as a thank you I promise to stop wanking over your wife". Crouch replied " if you could mate, that would be great."

:D

He’s quite a funny bloke. His podcast and book are a decent listen/read, especially the podcast episode that came from his old local curry house which is now my local one.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #6 on: February 7, 2019, 10:47:26 PM »
Crouch's goal for Stoke against Man City was phenomenal. Easily one of the best prem goals of the last decade. It's easy to bucket him with some other big lumps up top but he had a lot of ability for his size.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #7 on: February 7, 2019, 10:57:00 PM »
Loved that one in front of the kop against Galatasaray

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #8 on: February 8, 2019, 10:33:36 AM »
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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 08:26:30 PM »
Crouch's goal for Stoke against Man City was phenomenal. Easily one of the best prem goals of the last decade. It's easy to bucket him with some other big lumps up top but he had a lot of ability for his size.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #10 on: March 1, 2019, 07:50:14 AM »
Fans of his podcast, the shits gave him a second series.
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2019, 11:40:58 PM »
Was nice to see Crouchy get such a good reception, was a good player for us and scored some lovely goals. Am I right in thinking his "he's big, he's red" song got song? Sounded like it on my stream.  ;D

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2019, 08:33:59 AM »
Was nice to see Crouchy get such a good reception, was a good player for us and scored some lovely goals. Am I right in thinking his "he's big, he's red" song got song? Sounded like it on my stream.  ;D

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2019, 08:00:35 PM »
Will always Love Crouchy, great to see him given such a good reception

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2019, 08:38:41 AM »
Been getting into the podcast recently and it's good but a few insights into the state of English football(ers). He lauds Harry redknapp for his simple tactics at spurs of just giving the ball to modric. He talks about Tony pulis giving etherington and crouch days off training for playing well. He's asked about a tactical mistake and cites an example of playing on the left of a 433 for us away to Watford but he scores 2 goals and we won 3-0. He takes a dig at capello for giving him tips on how to improve his volleying. He talks about his goal drought with us and basically says he fixed it by playing higher up the pitch than raga asked him to.

He comes across as a good and down to earth lad overall though. Don't think there's any malice to the above examples but nice examples of how some footballers probably think. Managers get a lot of stick
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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2019, 09:50:33 PM »
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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2019, 02:26:00 AM »
Made me smile, https://twitter.com/petercrouch/status/1122846578086170624
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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #18 on: June 4, 2019, 02:44:10 PM »

'Our beautiful baby boy was born Monday 3rd June mother and baby Divock Samrat Crouch are doing well'

^ https://twitter.com/petercrouch/status/1135902142135513088?s=09

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #19 on: June 4, 2019, 02:54:03 PM »
'Our beautiful baby boy was born Monday 3rd June mother and baby Divock Samrat Crouch are doing well'

^ https://twitter.com/petercrouch/status/1135902142135513088?s=09



Baby Divock?  :o is Crouchy taking the piss like he is so famously known for?  ;D

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #20 on: June 4, 2019, 02:55:27 PM »
Baby Divock?  :o is Crouchy taking the piss like he is so famously known for?  ;D

His next tweet....

"Our boy is beautiful the name is still to be clarified unfortunately Abs not going for Divock Samrat"

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #21 on: June 4, 2019, 03:06:07 PM »
Wouldn't put it past Crouchy to name him Divock ;D

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #22 on: June 4, 2019, 03:30:11 PM »
Congratulations, big fella. And that tweet, and the name, are hilarious.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #23 on: June 4, 2019, 05:50:53 PM »
Fucking love the fact he posted the Divock Samrat thing :D

He was in stitches on a podcast when someone recommended he name his next baby Samrat :D

Think he could do much worse with names.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #24 on: June 4, 2019, 07:17:44 PM »
Fucking love the fact he posted the Divock Samrat thing :D

He was in stitches on a podcast when someone recommended he name his next baby Samrat :D

Think he could do much worse with names.

The Samrat he always talks about in his podcast is my local curry house. Never seen him in there sadly(apart from his photo on the wall in classic restaurant style).

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #25 on: June 5, 2019, 01:32:49 AM »
Absolutely love the guy. He's got a really great sense of humour and was a very good player in his younger days. I hope he takes up punditry actually because he's got a sense of humour but also speaks quite well about the game.
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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #26 on: June 5, 2019, 06:14:20 AM »
He's Big
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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2019, 11:06:36 AM »
Retired.

Always be one of my favourite ever players/characters, in this day and age of personality vacuums, he was a breath of fresh air.
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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2019, 11:25:19 AM »
Always said he was underrated. Very good footballer. That hatrick he got against Arsenal was top class. Not to mention the couple of bicycle kicks he scored for us.

All the best for the future.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2019, 11:39:11 AM »
Won the FA Cup with us and played in the 2007 Champions League final.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2019, 11:45:44 AM »



Former England striker Peter Crouch has ended his playing career aged 38 after more than 21 years as a professional.

The former Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Liverpool and Stoke striker was out of contract at Burnley in June.

Crouch played for a total of 11 clubs and earned 42 England caps.

"If you told me at 17 I'd play in World Cups, get to a Champions League final, win the FA Cup and get 100 Premier League goals, I would have avoided you at all costs," Crouch wrote on Twitter.

"It's been an absolute dream come true. Our wonderful game has given me everything. I'm so thankful to everyone who helped me get there and helped me stay there for so long."

Crouch said his decision to retire arrived "after a lot of deliberation".

Having started his career at Tottenham, he had spells on loan at Dulwich Hamlet and IFK Hassleholm before moving to Queens Park Rangers.

He then moved to Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Norwich on loan, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth again, Tottenham, Stoke and Burnley.

He scored 108 goals in 468 Premier League appearances and won the FA Cup in 2005-06 with Liverpool and played in the Champions League final in 2007 as part of Rafael Benitez's side.

Crouch admitted the prospect of retirement was "scary" : "To go from being a regular starter to someone whose role is limited to 10 or 15 minutes off the bench has been hard to accept.

"I will be 39 in January but I am physically fit and could have carried on. What I didn't want to be was someone who was thrown on to have balls smashed up to them."

The 6ft 7in striker, who scored 22 times for England, was more adept with his feet than his head despite his stature - scenario he demonstrated with eye-catching volleys for both Stoke and Liverpool.

His trademark 'robot' celebration gained him notoriety and later in his career he was part of the successful 'That Peter Crouch Podcast'.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2019, 12:29:09 PM »
"What I didn't want to be was someone who was thrown on to have balls smashed up to them."

Shots fired at Dyche? ;D

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« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2019, 12:47:53 PM »
Decent goal-scoring record for him, 1 in 4.

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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2019, 12:52:48 PM »
Those overhead / scissor kicks where off the scale in technical ability

Hope he enjoy his retirement. Perhaps he’ll make a great manager / coach
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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2019, 12:53:57 PM »
"What I didn't want to be was someone who was thrown on to have balls smashed up to them."

Shots fired at Dyche? ;D

Thought that myself, as his technical ability has never warranted that and he wasn't the best header of the ball (even though he's scored a number of goals from headers)

Took ages for him to score here and then he became a cult figure. We probably would have won the CL had he started as a lot of the Italian teams feared him. By the time Torres arrived, he was arguably not quick enough to integrate into the attack. That volley against Galatasaray was something
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2019, 12:58:10 PM »
Thought that myself, as his technical ability has never warranted that and he wasn't the best header of the ball.

Took ages for him to score here and then he became a cult figure. We probably would have won the CL had he started as a lot of the Italian teams feared him. By the time Torres arrived, he was arguably not quick enough to integrate into the attack. That volley against Galatasaray was something

He was probably our most reliable striker in that post-Owen and pre-Torres era. Really helped the team and he linked up well with Gerrard

Obviously he was phased out a bit by Torres’s arrival but he did still start some big games with him like the Arsenal QF.

Always have his best, always seemed delighted to be here and to have played for us, always speaks highly of us. And he said in his book that he grew up practising his volleys in the park against the tennis court netting in Ealing and I had a kickabout with my son in the very same spot a coupe of weeks ago. He’ll be my pension fund yet. :D

Time for him to focus on Divock Samrat and the rest of the family.

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2019, 02:54:47 PM »
Best wishes to him!

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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2019, 03:46:48 PM »
Crouchey! He's like one of us. A normal dude, a good laugh and a nice guy. Talented too. All the best.
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Re: Peter Crouch
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2019, 07:22:07 PM »
Cannot believe it is 11 years since he left Anfield and that he was at Stoke for 8 years

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« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2019, 07:25:30 PM »
Brilliant player, one of the most likeable footballers if not maybe the most likeable. Maybe the biggest surprise as well, when we signed him it just looked like we’d got a big target man to hit balls at but he’s got a great touch for a big man.
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