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Peter Crouch A Rovers Target?

Blackburn Rovers are understood to be waiting to cash in on Portsmouth's apparent financial problems with a summer bid for Peter Crouch.

Sam Allardyce is understood to have tried to sign the England International in the January transfer window without success but WHEN our Premier League safety is secured Big Sam could begin the building of his own side with a 10 million move for the 28-year-old who has scored 10 goals in 31 Premier League appearances for Portsmouth this season.

With debts (apparently) pilling up for the South Coast club they look like they will have to sell more of their best players in the summer. Having already lost Lassana Diarra (to Real Madrid) and Jermaine Defoe (who returned to Tottenham Hotspur) in January, Crouch (who earns a reported 60,000 per week) is another high-earned that could be offloaded at a good price to help ease these along with his fellow England International Glen Johnson, who is understood to be interesting Liverpool?

Crouch fits perfectly into Big Sam's ideal big target man mould, as these are the types of striker that he has always liked to have play for his sides.


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 12 2009

Time: 8:01AM

Your Comments

Personally I'd not be uhappy if we signed Peter Crouch, and he is a Big Sam type of player. However, we'd need to offload RSC first (which is going to happen anyway isn't it) to raise some money. The thought of Crouch and Matt Derbyshire playing together appeals to me!
Walker
Personally I'd not be uhappy if we signed Peter Crouch, and he is a Big Sam type of player. However, we'd need to offload RSC first (which is going to happen anyway isn't it) to raise some money. The thought of Crouch and Matt Derbyshire playing together appeals to me!
Walker
You really shouldn't read what is in the papers fellas .. Sure Pompey have a debts but they are now on a par with every other Premier League club... The only way Crouch will leave Fratton Park in the summer is if Pompey go down (but then who could blame him) .. but let's be honest either of us could be in that unfortunate position (although I hope we both survive) .. If anything Pompey need to find a player .. or play a system... which suits two meter peter.. He's a work horse who get's very little praise (or support from his teammates) for his efforts... but 10- 12m would seem about right .. maybe a little more ;)
Chix
You really shouldn't read what is in the papers fellas .. Sure Pompey have a debts but they are now on a par with every other Premier League club... The only way Crouch will leave Fratton Park in the summer is if Pompey go down (but then who could blame him) .. but let's be honest either of us could be in that unfortunate position (although I hope we both survive) .. If anything Pompey need to find a player .. or play a system... which suits two meter peter.. He's a work horse who get's very little praise (or support from his teammates) for his efforts... but 10- 12m would seem about right .. maybe a little more ;)
Chix
the only reason crouchy will leave pompey again is if we push him out... even if we went down, not that we will, i reckon unless we made him go - which we would - he would stay...
pompeyrug
the only reason crouchy will leave pompey again is if we push him out... even if we went down, not that we will, i reckon unless we made him go - which we would - he would stay...
pompeyrug
I doubt this will happen, he would fit in with a big Sam style of play, but maybe RSC will not even leave at the end of this season now.
roverjoy
I doubt this will happen, he would fit in with a big Sam style of play, but maybe RSC will not even leave at the end of this season now.
roverjoy
woteva happens we need 2 more quality strikers! roberts is all about holding the ball up and pace and at 31 hes gunna get slower! respect to santa cruz but hes mind is on winning things as he said,derbyshire no problem with him,rigters cant even get into a championship team,and mccarthy has a bitchfit a month! scoring is not gunna get easier if this remains the same! oh give vilanueva a chance upfront i say!
Rikin5
woteva happens we need 2 more quality strikers! roberts is all about holding the ball up and pace and at 31 hes gunna get slower! respect to santa cruz but hes mind is on winning things as he said,derbyshire no problem with him,rigters cant even get into a championship team,and mccarthy has a bitchfit a month! scoring is not gunna get easier if this remains the same! oh give vilanueva a chance upfront i say!
Rikin5
agree with walker would love to see crouch and matty up front together
a7081543
agree with walker would love to see crouch and matty up front together
a7081543
I would like to see this happen. Its not impossible - despite what the pompey lads are saying, but it is unlikely.
Mikey D
I would like to see this happen. Its not impossible - despite what the pompey lads are saying, but it is unlikely.
Mikey D
10-12 and he's yours i'd say in the summer. decent player, but would he want another move up north?
pentonpompey
10-12 and he's yours i'd say in the summer. decent player, but would he want another move up north?
pentonpompey
Hmm... Crouch and Derbyshire. I like it. Only problem is, I don't think Crouch is actually a great target man,despite his size. He's got a great touch though and is a nuissance, so maybe it could just work.We don't often buy big name premiership players though do we?
Money4midfield
Hmm... Crouch and Derbyshire. I like it. Only problem is, I don't think Crouch is actually a great target man,despite his size. He's got a great touch though and is a nuissance, so maybe it could just work.We don't often buy big name premiership players though do we?
Money4midfield
Well he seemed to do ok in Liverpool didnt he penton pompey?
Mikey D
Well he seemed to do ok in Liverpool didnt he penton pompey?
Mikey D
 

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