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Name Peter Crouch
Gender Male
Nationality UK
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer

Affiliation

Org England National Team
Club as Player Stoke City FC
  Liverpool FC

2017 02 04 Retrieve

[Peter Crouch talks about bringing back his famous robot dance to celebrate his 100th Premier League goal] I was under a lot of pressure to pull that out, I don’t think I’ve actually done it in club football. It was a bit rusty but it was a nice feeling to score and bring it back for nostalgia purposes

2017 10 26 Tweet

[Peter Crouch reacts after England’s 3-1 win over Brazil in the FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-finals] Youngsters these days have no regard for tradition . We don’t get to Finals of world cups . How dare they #BRAvENG

2018 03 03 Retrieve

[Peter Crouch on Robert Prosinecki] Playing with him was amazing. He was a real character, but what a player. He didn’t really move very much, although he didn’t need to. I think I scored about 19 goals that season and he put pretty much every single one on a plate for me. He didn’t speak much, but you knew he understood far more than he was letting on. You could speak to him one-on-one and he’d answer in perfect English, but as soon as you told him to track back, he would reply: ‘I don’t understand’. He’d smoke before the game, at half-time in the showers, and after the game as well. Red Marlboros, too. The real heavy stuff

2018 09 08 Retrieve

[Peter Crouch reveals how an encounter with Roy Keane at a set of traffic lights made him sell his Aston Martin] I was playing for Liverpool and England, so I’m thinking, ‘I’ve arrived’, so the Megane can go for an Aston Martin. But I knew it wasn’t me. Getting in it was a struggle, and I never felt right in it. But I pulled up alongside Roy Keane, with a bit of speed garage playing, the sunglasses on, window down, arm out. Then I looked at Roy and he looked at me, and you’ve seen Roy look at people in that way. He looked at me, and it’s the smallest I’ve ever felt. It was a look of sheer disgust. I have to thank Roy, I don’t even know if he knew it was me or some idiot stopped at the lights, but after he took off and left me in his wake, I looked at myself in the mirror … and sold the car that week, and took a big hit on it. It wasn’t me

2019 09 28 Retrieve

[Peter Crouch on Mauricio Pochettino] Pochettino is the best thing that has happened to Tottenham in 20 years. I say that as someone who was at the club in the late 1990s and, again, 10 years later when Harry Redknapp took charge: I’ve seen good and bad times first hand and I know what I’m seeing now. This is a blip, nothing more. I was at Leicester seven days ago and I didn’t see too much wrong with their performance. They should, really, have won that game and I will argue with anyone who thinks VAR was brought in to decide offside calls like the one which went against Son Heung-min. If Serge Aurier’s goal had stood, Tottenham would have gone into today’s game with Southampton in third place. As it stands, they are seventh. Not ideal, of course, but not any reason for people to believe the relationship between club and manager has run its course

Tottenham will finish in the top four again and I have absolutely no doubt about that. Pochettino might not be happy with certain aspects of his squad but not to the point that he has lost faith in them. If anything, it looks to me that he is frustrated that they are not getting the ‘glory’ they deserve. If they need some change to the personnel, they don’t need it in the dugout. Pochettino is one of the best managers in the world and has many admirers - the work he has done to make Tottenham Champions League regulars should not be taken for granted. He is the man to lead them through this gloom and, most importantly, the man to keep taking Tottenham forward

2019 12 07 Retrieve

[Peter Crouch talks about Mohamed Salah’s omission from the Liverpool starting line-up in their Merseyside derby against Everton] I remember when England were playing Andorra and I was like ‘get me on that pitch’

2020 02 15 Retrieve

[Peter Crouch gives insight into what Wayne Rooney would do during downtime at the World Cup] Do you remember Gazza at Italia 90 when they were saying he was playing tennis the day before a game, sweating, playing five sets? Rooney in a way was a bit like that. It’s hard to keep him off the training pitch, he just wants to play. He just enjoys it, he loves it, he’s like a kid, but in a man’s body, with a world class talent, playing at a World Cup. He was always sort of jovial. He was great around the place, Rooney. I suppose there’s a perception of him, but he was the life and soul of our dressing room

2020 03 07 Retrieve

[Mohamed Salah reaches goals landmark] Salah has scored 70 goals in 100 games for @LFC. That’s more than Suarez, Torres, Fowler, Owen and Crouch after 100. Impressive

2020 03 26 Retrieve

[Peter Crouch has had podcast listeners guessing about the identity of a mystery teammate known only as Parched] There’s a couple of instances (where a player will constantly talk to a manager). There’s one player that will remain nameless – I’m not saying the club, when I say remain nameless they always try to get it out me – we decided to call him Parched.

When we were doing pre-season training it was intense, really intense, and after you’ve done your running or training everyone would go over for a drink, knackered, and drink loads of water. It was roasting hot, you’d done a load of work. We’d look over and Parched would be sitting with the coaching staff. He’s not had a drink. Every drinks break we’ve had he’d be around the manager, chatting to him about tactics or just getting him on side.

“So the nickname Parched really suited him. Everyone knows it. I think Parched knows who Parched is. You could trust him. He was a great lad, a top man and the only real reason he got away with it was because he was a good lad and everyone liked him

[Jermaine Jenas and Jon Walters ruled themselves out and Crouch has previously confirmed it is not Joe Allen, James Milner, Glenn Whelan nor Steve Sidwell. He added this week] I’ve had voicemail after voicemail from people constantly asking me who Parched is and having a guess – and this is footballers included. There are a select few who know, probably three, four or five players – and the rest of the Premier League has just been all over it, it’s like Who Shot Phil? I just need to get it off my chest now

[Special guests making guesses included Sean Dyche, Pepe Reina, Lucy Benjamin – who shot Phil Mitchell in an EastEnders whodunnit – and Rio Ferdinand] Darren Fletcher is a strong shout and Rio has been in the dressing room with him at Old Trafford and thinks he has Parched-like tendencies. I completely get the guess … but it’s just not right

I know people in various dressing rooms and I’m at the age where I know various managers too. People talk in the Premier League – and 100 per cent, Parched is a marmite character. He’s happy with that. He would tell you straight, now, if he was here, he’d say, ‘You either love me or you don’t’

Jack Butland is Parched in the making. There’s potential

2020 04 04 Retrieve

[Peter Crouch says his children have made a special tool to respect social distancing during the coronavirus crisis] My kids have made a paddle to measure out two metres. They have stuck a mop and a brush together and then put a picture of my face on it. The motto is now: Stay a Crouch away

2020 06 20 Retrieve

[Peter Crouch has criticised Arsenal for not tying star youngster Bakary Saka down to a new contract] I would be concerned (his contract). It’s happened time and time again at Arsenal – I don’t know who is in charge of contracts at Arsenal but he needs to be sorted