QPR WANT CROUCH

Peter Crouch is reportedly wanted by the Championship club Queens Park Rangers. Harry Redknapp who is in charge at QPR has already worked with the veteran striker quite a few times in the past and he is interested to do that again.

Crouch who has become 33 years old now has been in fine form at Stoke this season. His league goals’ tally for the season reads 6 and that clearly suggests how well he has played for the Potters.

Crouch is one of those players who have changed clubs frequently during his playing career. He has been active in professional arena for about 15 years and in that period; he has already played for 12 clubs. He doesn’t usually stick to a club for more than a couple of years.

However, he has been at Stoke City since quite some time now. He had landed at the Britannia Stadium in August 2011 and he has already spent 2 and half years there.

CROUCH BACKS SPURS

Tottenham recently sacked Andre Villas-Boas and have replaced Tim Sherwood as the new first-team coach. Stoke city striker Peter Crouch has said that his former club will be able to rediscover the impressive form under the new manager.

Tottenham have been billed as a strong favourite for the top four this season, but a poor run of form in recent weeks has resulted in the club slipping down the table. They recently lost 5-0 at the hands of Liverpool – one of their top four rivals. Crouch is someone who knows Sherwood well and he says that the new manager will be able to get Spurs out of their troubles.

HUGHES UNSURE ON CROUCH

Former England international Peter Crouch is one of the main strikers at Stoke city, but he was not in the best of shapes when Mark Hughes took over the club from Tony Pulis at the start of the season.

After a run of poor results, Stoke slowly appear to be finding the form that is necessary for them to finish mid-table.

The form of Peter Crouch has been a major reason for their recent run of good results, and Hughes has praised the striker. He has said that Crouch has been working extremely hard in training, which is starting to show in his form.

Crouch did not have much competition for positions when Hughes arrived at the club, but the arrival of a new manager has worked to the benefit of the striker. He has been working hard to impress the new man, who is also attempting to change the style of football at the club. Pulis was more interested in the results than the style of football, which led to some dour football.

BACK IN ACTION

Peter Crouch is back in action with a bang. The 32 years old forward who had been warming the bench since the last one month or so was brought back into the Stoke line-up for the Capital One Cup game against Tranmere Rovers and he justified his selection with an impressive performance. He was one of the two goal scorers for Stoke in the game.

Talking to the reporters at the end of the match, Crouch said, “A goal is a goal, no matter when you score it, at the beginning or at the end.”

“My father came all the way from London to see this game and I am happy that he didn’t return disappointed.”
“I hadn’t featured in the last few games, but, I had in my mind that I might be starting this game. So, I was prepared for it.”

“I am thankful to Mark Hughes that he kept me on the field for the whole game. I enjoyed every single minute of my time out there.”

CROUCH WANTS ENGLAND RETURN

Former Tottenham and Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has stated that he would one day like to return to the England national team if he is recalled. The striker has not officially retired, but he has not been called up for the national team duty in the last three years.

His last match was against France in a friendly encounter back in 2010. At 32 years of age, he does not have a long time left in football. However, he would be one of the experienced strikers for Roy Hodgson at the 2014 World Cup. He made his debut for the national team in 2005.

TURN THE CORNER

After a miserable season, which saw manager Tony Pulis lose his job, striker Peter Crouch believes that the club can turn the corner by managing to win a trophy in the upcoming season. Stoke have come close to winning a trophy as they have reached the final of competitions like the FA Cup in the past.

However, the optimism after the initial years of spending in the Premier league under Pulis has been waning in recent years. Stoke managed to wins only three matches in the league last season and they were almost relegated last season.

Will the Gunners bring home the Champions League?

Given how many football fans enjoy gambling – and sports betting in particular – it is likely that a lot of Gunners fans will be at least considering placing bets on their team to either win the Champions League or at least overcome Bayern Munich in the next round.

However, realistically (and probably not surprisingly for most Arsenal fans) you will get pretty long odds on them achieving either of these aims, with the Gunners currently rated around 11/5 to beat Bayern, and 33/1 to win the Champions League at many football betting sites.

CROUCH FORGIVES

The Stoke city striker Peter Crouch has said that he will not blame the Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini for the loss of his three teeth back in November.

The former Liverpool and Tottenham striker was involved in the clash with the Argentine defender Coloccini when the two sides met each other back in November. He lost his three teeth in the process, and he has been only recently back to his best.

Crouch has been wearing mouthguard until recently, and he has said that wearing it and playing is not ideal. Stoke city come into the match against Newcastle on the back of a poor run of form, as they have managed just one win in the last five matches.

The single victory came in the league match against Reading. The goal return for Crouch this season has been far from ideal, as the 32-year-old has been able to get just five goals from his 25 appearances this season. In fact, goal scoring has been a problem for the Stoke city team as a whole. Due to the excellent defence, they have been able to sustain a position close to the top half of the table. Crouch has also refused to blame Coloccini for the incident, as these things are not meant to happen.

“As you can see from when I clobbered Matty Taylor in the face, that wasn’t meant either. I felt so guilty after and went in to apologise because I know what it feels like. And I certainly don’t attach any blame to Coloccini. My nose was a bit wonky at Liverpool and I had it put right after a knock – and my teeth weren’t ideal until I had them knocked out and repaired – so I’m slowly improving as I get older!,” said the former England international.

EURO DREAMS

The former England international Peter Crouch has revealed that he wants to play in European football once more with his current club Stoke City.

The former Tottenham and Liverpool striker has fond memories of playing in the European competitions like the Champions League and the Europa league with his former clubs. He also experienced the same with Stoke City last season after they managed to qualify for the European football for the first time in their history. However, due to a poor league campaign, they have been unable to recreate the same this time around.

Now, the 30-year-old Peter Crouch has said that he is extremely desperate to get some more test of the European football with Stoke City and will be working hard to ensure the same at the end of the season. Crouch has been at Stoke City for more than a year now. He has been able to get them to a respectable finish in the league last season, but they failed to qualify for Europa league. They have made a good start to the new season by being extremely good defensively. As a result of the great defensive performances, they have been able to maintain their position in the top half of the table.

“The atmosphere at the Britannia when we play any of the big teams certainly rivals any of those games in Europe. But playing in the Champions League is the pinnacle. Playing in places like the San Siro and Bernabeu takes a lot of living up to. If you look at the atmosphere around the place, it’s fantastic as we are winning games. That shoots you up the Premier League table and we are now only three points off fifth or sixth,” said Peter Crouch. Stoke City are currently ninth in the Premier league table.

WALTERS BACKS CROUCH

The Stoke city player Jon Walters has said that the team should be working hard in order to provide the former Tottenham and Liverpool striker Peter Crouch with the necessary chances if they are to score more goals this season.

Stoke city have struggled to score a lot of goals in the league this season. As a result, they are given the unwanted tag of being the draw specialists in the league. They have managed just one victory in the Premier league this season, despite having a potent strikeforce in the form of Peter Crouch. The 30-year-old England striker has an impressive record of scoring for numerous clubs over the years.

However, he has been goal shy in front of goal for Stoke city this season. Walters has said that it is the job of the team in order to work hard and supply him with chances so that he can score. The club has scored just eight goals in the 10 matches they have played in the league. This record is not good enough if the team wants to finish in the European position according to the player. Walters, Matthew Etherington, and Michael Kightly are the players supplying ammunition for Peter Crouch in the 4-5-1 formation.

“Sometimes Crouchy is left on his own up front, so he is battling against two centre-halves and a midfielder screening in front of him. It is very difficult. So as a team I think we can do better going forward and we are working on that. As a wide man, I am not going to do 10 step overs, drop a shoulder and take on three or four players. It is all about the three in midfield at the moment building through the pitch,” said Walters. Stoke will face an away trip to West Ham on Tuesday night.

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