Can Peter Crouch Do A Job For Newcastle?

The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Spurs big striker Peter Crouch could be offered to Newcastle United in the summer.

Peter Crouch – could he do a job for Newcastle the next three years?

The 30 year-old Macclesfield-born 6′ 7″ striker was offered to Newcastle in January,  as the London club tried to sign 22 year-old young Andy Carroll.

A young up and coming talismanic striker who’s just been capped by England, and who will only improve, for a player who was 8 years older and with the best of his career behind him – yes that seems like a deal Tottenham would try to make.

But of course Newcastle finally got a massive £35M for the striker, which included a 25% sell-on clause, and £30M of the fee in cool cash, which currently should be earning some nice interest.

An unnamed London source told the Evening Chronicle today:

“As far as Peter Crouch is concerned, he will be offered to a number of clubs in the Premier League in the summer.”

“It would not be wrong to suggest some of those clubs linked with him in January will be in there again.”

Crouch could certainly come in and do a job for Newcastle, but at 30 years old he doesn’t  fit the profile of a younger player who can improve.

But depending on the fee he could be acquired for, he could still be a decent short term buy for the club, and of course he has massive experience.

He’s played 73 times for Tottenham with 23 goals,  and of course for England in 42 games he has a massive 22 goals, and we’ve always thought this lad was under-rated for his goal-scoring abilities.

In his total career,  in which he’s played for clubs like QPR,  Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Liverpool and Southampton,  he has 437 total first class appearances and 136 goals.

In the summer it looks like Johan Elmander, the 6’4″ Swedish striker currently at Bolton Wanderers could become a free agent,  and he could perhaps be a better deal for the club.

But if for some reason Peter turned up on Tyneside this summer, we think he could do well for a few seasons at Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

53 comments so far

  • G

    Feb 22, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    I would take him, as long as the fee isn’t too stupid. If he is 30 now he will have no resale value.

  • Jarra_Mag

    Feb 22, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Good squad player

  • Davies

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d take him on a free with low wages. Otherwise, no thanks. Good impact player, but he can’t have much left in the tanks.

  • Overseas Newcastle - Cheik out Tiotes back pocket

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #4

    a woold tkae hmim to ba honset, vray f=gaad plyer

    bt hy wat do i knoo eh?? 🙁

  • Tinman

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Wood be a great aquisition depending on price. I would pay 2-5m for him. He will have to take a cut in wages if he was to come though. Can see him becoming a super sub!
    Crouchy has always been branded as ‘only’ a target man who can head the ball, however he has a great touch and is a great finisher inside the 18yard box. Very under rated.

  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Dont want a 30 year old robot,

    Could probably do a decent job but he will be crap in a couple years time, and he will cost to much for a 30 year old with no resale value.


  • AndyE93

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Would take him if price is less than 6 mill or 10 million for him and Krancjar? Probably won’t have huge wages as Tottenham have a wage cap just like us. Wouldn’t be my first choice but he is a handful on his day

  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Who in there right mind would pay 6 – 10 mill for crouch!

    he’s past it

    Harry Redknapp always says in interviews crouchy is goin nowhere, but he is obviously trying to offload him behind his back coz he’s CRAP

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #9

    How can you even say he is crap ? Look at his goal record,Robo Crouch ? Your a joke,37 ! Hes been class this season…..You people have no idea what football is ! Your views and opinions are a outrage sometimes ! Slap your yourselves !.

  • cartoonie

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Get him in i reckon, obv like others have said not at a big price though. Maybe 4-5 tops. I agree he might not be the most nimble of players. but if he was in the starting 11 every week he would score you 15-20goals a season no bother. Even though he would miss about 20 open goals, the actual goals scored make up for it

  • AndyE93

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Plus the amount of chances he would set up for Nolan so although he may not be prolific the job he does for the team would be invaluable

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Lets be honest now ? Would you rather Crouch or Kuqi ? Would you have Crouch or Cole ?….Crouch for me any day of the week ! Crouch is both good in the air and on the floor……

  • MacToon

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle will not pay over the odds for any player so if Crouch has a good price-tag we might be interested if not then there are plennty other options.

    My guess is the dodgy Redknapp would want too much money from us for him.

  • AndyE93

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Ciaran Thomas i don’t think you can compare Crouch to other suspected targets as nobody knows who we are looking at. Only Graham Carr and Pardew will know the players we are looking at to try and take this club forward. But to answer your question Crouchy any day!

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #15

    I have no doubts in Mr.Carr finding us class players like he did with Tiote and Ben Arfa.I think Peter Crouch would bring alot to this club,He would fill the boots of A.C Very nicely.


    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Mid : Gervinho & Ireland (if he find the form)
    Att : Hulk & Elmander
    Def : Vargas & G. Cahill



  • gorskino10

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Squad player but nothing more than that i have never seen a guy this tall who is so easy to push off the ball and also his win ratio in the air is terrible he always misjudges the flight of the ball this just shows he has no ability he is only playing cause he is tall, he makes Zigic look skillful.

  • Ciaran Thomas

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Cahill ? I dont think Mike Ashley will fork out 20 million for him….. Bolton wont sell him unless big money.

  • cartoonie

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Gorskin – U cant compare zigic to crouch?!!?!?! 42apps for england – 22 goals. Cant be doing that bad?!

  • AndyE93

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Yannick Malta if that list came off i would be the happiest man in the world. Absolutely no chance of that happening though as Vargas would cost about 12-15m. Also he is a winger, Cahill 20m or so Hulk at least 25-30m. The other 3 may be more possible but then again who’s to say Gervinho won’t go to liverpool?

  • AndyE93

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Cartoonie i totally agree, Zigic has only looked good in his last 3 or 4 games, the rest of the year the whole of Brum thought he was a complete donkey and they had been robbed of £6M

  • gorskino10

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #22

    but if you watch him his goals are lucky the are simple tap ins (like the one at AC Milan etc.) ive never seen him score a goal he made, and tbh we have already Loven who is the same and also Best, he is the pinical player who gets TAP INS only i havent seen him score one that wasnt on a plate for him we have 2 Tap In scorers we don’t need another one who is like that. We someone that scores ALL types of goals and Crouch isnt that person. Im not saying he is worse than the players we got atm but he is the same style of them in terms of how they get goals we dont need a 3rd player that only can get tap ins.

    And why can i not compair a guy who is 6ft7 to a guy who is 6ft 7 and a half? they both are center fowards both (suppose) to be great in the air (Zigic isnt great but still better than crouch who hardly wins any headers) and to a person that only gets tap ins. both players are incredible similar so they should be compaired. Zigic also have 53 caps and has 20 goals, 2 less than Crouch.

    BTW why do we want a player who is 30? Ashley wouldnt get him in on massive wages and massive fee for like 1 or 2 years max he wants younger.

  • toonboyjake

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #23

    id gladly have crouch up front, go to a lot of england games and in the 20mins he usually gets towards the end of the game he always seems to be in the right place at the right time, if we signed him id try and get shaun wright-phillips to as in the england games ive seen crouch score it always seems to be from swp, they come on the same sort of time and link up pretty well, i know ill get stick for saying that as swp hasnt really done a lot lately but i think hes a player that can pop up with goals and will take on and usually beat his man to get a ball in the box

  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Ciaran Thomas

    You obviously no nothing at all about football, and should be ashamed to call urself a TOON fan.

    What football have u been watching this season?
    Crouch has been terrible, he’s scored 2 goals in the Premier and about 6 in europe.

    You have to think crouch is in a team with gareth bale and aaron lennon putting crosses in.

    Who mentioned Kugi and Cole, lol

    Carlton Cole is just paper talk = not true

  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Feb 22, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #25


    On the same page mate,

    Totally Agree

    Crouch scores tap ins, is crap in the air and has had the service of bale, lennon and van der vaart.

  • AndyE93

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #26

    You mention Gareth Bale there but does he really create that much? He only has 1 assist in the PL this year. the same as Xisco! Also he totally dominated Milan’s defence the other night, didn’t see Zigic ever doing that when he was playing in the CL for Valencia. don’t remember him having 7 in the CL in 1 season. Totally lazy comparison to make!

  • daneevz

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #27

    no ta Crouch not my ideal signing as we’ll go back to playing long high balls to him. ill take defoe if hes available??

  • cartoonie

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #28

    37 BEN ARFA 37 – Crouch this season – Played 22, scored 9?!?! Not too shabby for a useless lanky lad. Compared to rooney 20 apps, 6 goals! Drogba 26apps , 11 goals!

  • newcastle29

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #29

    No thanks, backward step imo!

  • sammydolan

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #30

    gorskino10 – LOL, only scores tap ins – so what? If it was that easy then why doesn’t best or ranger do it?

  • cartoonie

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Micheal Owen only scored tap ins! well until he came to newcastle haha

  • Pigott93

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #32

    No i wudnt like crouch i tink if we end up gettin him it mite stop us from getting good younger players lik gervinho and crouch wud only be here for lik 3 years anyway

  • coolcatcarter89

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #33

    No f*****g way! Some people saying yes, if you’d just post your details, I can have you sectioned? It’s for the best…..

  • hadthetshirt

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #34

    No thanks rather have a new settee than an old couch

  • dublin mag steve

    Feb 22, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #35

    @no, 4 what is your deal.

  • cartoonie

    Feb 22, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Do that stats above about crouch not mean anything to you people saying he is shit?!

  • North Atlantic Magpie

    Feb 22, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #37

    I don’t like the idea. I don’t like using a tall player as a target-man. I wanna see some free flowing football not just long balls all the time. It’s terrible.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 22, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #38

    To answer your headline in a word NO.
    Do we need him in a word NO.

  • Mags

    Feb 22, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Why should we have to make do with either Crouch or Cole from the ‘ammers? Both are way below what we sold.


  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Feb 22, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Yannick Djalo would be way better, yes he’s small but he’s fast skillful and a good crosser and would be available for cheaper than the man who is 6ft 7 and can’t win headers!


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