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      Peter Crouch (Striker)

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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #350: Jun 19, 2008 11:08:13 pm
      Why is it that when we are pursuing players from other clubs they can freely raise the price to a ridiculous value, and when we valuate our own players to be sold we eventually have to lower it to get people to buy?

      This is utter bollocks! We're the bespectacled geeks in a bullying galore at school, they swing us about in trash cans like nobody's business.

      And it's not only by other clubs. The owners too, are all unconcerned in their own stupidity, rather letting their small brained-big heads run the show.

      What a F***ing frustration it is.

      Its got to do with first team status i think everyone knows crouch isnt first team so there trying to make a quick buck... cant blame to be honest but yea it does suck
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #351: Jun 20, 2008 12:33:24 am
      Its got to do with first team status I think everyone knows crouch isnt first team so there trying to make a quick buck... cant blame to be honest but yea it does suck

      But you could argue the fact that because he is getting selected for england his price should be a bit higher
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #352: Jun 20, 2008 06:42:32 am
      Why is it that when we are pursuing players from other clubs they can freely raise the price to a ridiculous value, and when we valuate our own players to be sold we eventually have to lower it to get people to buy?

      This is utter bollocks! We're the bespectacled geeks in a bullying galore at school, they swing us about in trash cans like nobody's business.

      And it's not only by other clubs. The owners too, are all unconcerned in their own stupidity, rather letting their small brained-big heads run the show.

      What a f**king frustration it is.

      This has been pissing me off for a long time, too!  :f_steam: If Pompey bid £8 million we should tell them to shove it, and wait for the next bid - just like teams do to us when we want to buy... The only thing I can think of is that Rafa is trying to raise a certain amount of money very quickly, for reasons only known to him, and if he drops £1-2 million here or there then he accepts the loss.

      This seems logical from the point of view that the owners probably aren't giving him much dosh to spend, but he does seem to be in a rush, much more so than when he's trying to buy... Maybe he's going to put in a surprise bid for someone soon, when these deals are sorted, or am I grasping at straws?

      (For the highlighted bit - nice one mate, you gave me a laugh there!  :D)
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      Reply #353: Jun 20, 2008 11:19:02 am
      Its a buyers market when a player only has 12 months left on his contract and he wont sign a new one.

      but he has got to be worth 10mill
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      Reply #354: Jun 20, 2008 12:17:52 pm
      Should say £10 million or nothing i think quite a few of us have grown tired of us being pushovers in the way we say a price then vastly reduce it. Other teams do the opposite and hike the price up and manage to get the fee they hiked it up to so why cant we ?

      We need money so we should get more for our players not settle for less.
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      Reply #355: Jun 20, 2008 12:30:52 pm
      Should say £10 million or nothing I think quite a few of us have grown tired of us being pushovers in the way we say a price then vastly reduce it. Other teams do the opposite and hike the price up and manage to get the fee they hiked it up to so why cant we ?

      We need money so we should get more for our players not settle for less.
      Possibly because other clubs haven't got Slick Rick involved in negotiations?
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #356: Jun 24, 2008 04:48:36 am
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      Portsmouth have had a £9m bid for Peter Crouch turned down, even though the striker has only a year left on his Liverpool contract.

      Pompey boss Harry Redknapp wanted to pay £7m up front with the rest in extras and pair up the 27-year-old with his England colleague Jermain Defoe.

      http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sport/football/article-1028887/Liverpool-snub-9m-Pompey-bid-England-striker-Crouch.html?ITO=1490

      Looks like Rafa is playing a bit of hard ball   >:D
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #357: Jun 24, 2008 06:42:16 am
      £10 million is enough for him i think.
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #358: Jun 24, 2008 07:03:13 am


      Looks like Rafa is playing a bit of hard ball   >:D

      Think hes just letting everyone know if we can be held to Ransom so can they .....Nice one Rafa
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      Reply #359: Jun 24, 2008 07:47:26 pm
      We rejected a £9million offer apparently. Really glad to see Rafa standing his ground over our players and holding out for his valuation of them.
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #360: Jun 24, 2008 07:59:02 pm
      with one year left on his contract, he'll be pretty much worthless by Christmas......take 9 or 10 million, Rafa.

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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #361: Jun 24, 2008 11:17:55 pm
      with one year left on his contract, he'll be pretty much worthless by Christmas......take 9 or 10 million, Rafa.

      Agree.  No point dicking about over the odd one or two million.  He's never going to be prolific for us.  Although we should have made more of a profit on him after establishing him at international level but thats the fault of the idiots sorting out the contracts at Anfield.  Sorry Rick.
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      Reply #362: Jun 24, 2008 11:23:06 pm
      He may not be prolific or the worlds best striker but he sure as hell has given us some sweet things to remember. Such as the Ass-nal hat-trick and the over head kicks
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #363: Jun 26, 2008 08:17:09 am
      Agent - Gunners consider Crouch
      Santa Cruz and Gomez also mooted as Adebayor replacements


      Super agent Vincenzo Morabito claims Arsenal are considering Peter Crouch as a possible replacement for Emmanuel Adebayor.

      Barcelona and Milan are battling to persuade the Gunners to cash in on Adebayor, with a fee in excess of £30million mooted for the Togo striker.

      Milan have confirmed the former Monaco forward is their top target, but have acknowledged the difficulty in tempting Arsenal to sell.

      Morabito, who is among the agents working on the deal for the Italian giants, appears optimistic that Adebayor will move to the San Siro.

      However, Morabito claims Arsenal will not sanction the transfer until Arsene Wenger has brought in a replacement.

      Optimistic

      Liverpool striker Crouch is among Wenger's targets, according to Morabito, along with Blackburn Rovers' Roque Santa Cruz and Stuttgart frontman Mario Gomez.

      "Arsenal are looking for Adebayor's replacement," Morabito told Italian TV show Studio Sport.

      "The names being talked about are Peter Crouch, Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz and Germany forward Mario Gomez.

      "Until that search is over, the negotiations won't reach the final stage, but I am fairly optimistic.

      "What are the chances of Adebayor joining Milan? At this stage, we are at 70 per cent to 80 per cent."

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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #364: Jun 26, 2008 08:24:55 am
      with one year left on his contract, he'll be pretty much worthless by Christmas......take 9 or 10 million, Rafa.



      Fully agree that's not much of a turnaround but probably the most we can expect to get for him, anything else would be a bonus but Crouch needs regular starts.
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #365: Jun 26, 2008 08:32:05 am
      Heard on Radio Merseyside this morning that Man City are also showing an interest.

      As he is obviously not going to sign a new contract then all I can say is the more the merrier.

      A bidding war would do our transfer kitty no harm at all.
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      Reply #366: Jun 26, 2008 08:34:08 am
      Man City have wanted him for a while now but when they get linked with the likes of Ronahdinho you tend to think Crouch just won't be enough for them.
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      Reply #367: Jun 26, 2008 08:38:30 am
      With plenty of clubs now showing interest (Pompey, Spurs, Arsenal, Man City, etc), maybe we could hope for as much as £11-12 million? This might be a little optimistic, but it seems like Rafa did the right thing turning down Harry's £9 million bid... It'd be nice to see him go for a decent sum because he's well worth it IMO.
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #368: Jun 26, 2008 08:42:47 am
      Heard on Radio Merseyside this morning that Man City are also showing an interest.

      As he is obviously not going to sign a new contract then all I can say is the more the merrier.

      A bidding war would do our transfer kitty no harm at all.
      Heard on Radio Merseyside this morning that Man City are also showing an interest.

      As he is obviously not going to sign a new contract then all I can say is the more the merrier.

      A bidding war would do our transfer kitty no harm at all.
      All astute observations...
      I don't think that 12 million is beyond the realms of possibility, especially when we have 4 or 5 clubs expressing an interest?
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      Reply #369: Jul 21, 2008 10:25:27 pm
      http://sport.setanta.com/en/Sport/News/Football/2008/07/21/Friendly-round-up/

      Peter Crouch scored twice as Portsmouth coasted to 4-1 win over nearby neighbours Bournemouth on Monday, while Robbie Fowler made his Blackburn debut when Rovers crashed to a 3-1 friendly defeat to Bundesliga newcomers 1899 Hoffenheim.

      Crouch’s double – his first goals since signing from Liverpool – were bookended by strikes from Sulley Muntari and Jermain Defoe, with Brett Pitman on the scoresheet for the hosts.

      A disappointing evening for Paul Ince was compounded by a first-half injury to Morten Gamst Pedersen.
      Hoffenheim went ahead through Christoph Janker early in the second half, but saw their lead disappear through Benni McCarthy’s 63rd minute volley.
      A Matthias Jaissle header and Janker’s second of the game gave victory to Hoffenheim.

      North of the border, Derek Young’s strike just before half-time was enough to give Aberdeen victory over Brechin.
      Partick Thistle were also in action but did not fare so well, with Burnley of The Championship scraping a slender 1-0 win thanks to Joey Gudjonsson’s goal on the stroke of half-time.

      The Clarets’ fellow second-tier side Crystal Palace were also in action, breezing to a 4-0 win over Tavistock.
      Calvin Andrew’s double, a Ben Watson strike and an own goal were enough to hand victory to Neil Warnock’s side.
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      A good striker.
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #370: Jul 21, 2008 11:01:55 pm
      I'm still pretty damn gutted he's gone.
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      Reply #371: Jul 21, 2008 11:38:39 pm
      I reckon I'm over it now. I think I would have been gutted if he'd played a lot more games last season and brought more goals.

      I have no doubt he'll bang a few goals in for Pompey this coming season. Hopefully none against us though. He's an enemy now.  ;)
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #372: Jul 21, 2008 11:42:10 pm
      Im over him leaving and although I still want him to do well and score goals at pompey I hope he does bad against us because when we play pompey he is just another player for the opposition and then after the game I will hope he does well again
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      Re: Peter Crouch (Striker)
      Reply #373: Jul 21, 2008 11:44:42 pm
      I'm still pretty damn gutted he's gone.

      Feel strongly that he is gonna be a top three strikers this season. Still pissed we created a situation that made it imperative that he left, but more pissed that he opted to leave instead of fighting for the top striker spot.
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      Reply #374: Jul 22, 2008 12:09:09 am
      Feel strongly that he is gonna be a top three strikers this season. Still pissed we created a situation that made it imperative that he left, but more pissed that he opted to leave instead of fighting for the top striker spot.
      I am sorry too , but the end of it all Rafa needs the cash, because parry and the yanks are tw*ts.

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