What do we think about when we think of Peter Crouch? His aerial ability, his good touch for a big man (you gotta love a cliché), his wonder goals – that fantastic volley for Stoke against Manchester City sticks in the mind. Even his England scoring record of 22 goals in 42 appearances is great, although there is some debate over the quality of who he scored against but hey, to use another cliché, you can only beat what’s in front of you. But for majority of us when we think of Peter Crouch, we think the Robot; and what a sight that is to behold. The effortless grace he possesses must make him a legend on the dance floor.
But I digress; we had almost forgotten all that is good about the evergreen Peter Crouch. Mainly because he had simply disappeared into the Potteries wilderness. That was until recently. Suddenly, after looking like his Stoke days could be numbered, he is thrust back into the team and my word he is back with a bang.
3 starts over the festive period and 2 goals, his first in the Premier League since May 2015 in fact, has wetted Crouch’s appetite once again after looking like he was heading out the exit door.
A goal scoring Crouch is a happy Crouch which surely will please his missus Abbey Clancy, after 18 months of not banging anything in; Just to reiterate, I am still talking football here.
So what does the future for Peter Crouch hold? Well, the rumours are Stoke City want to offer him a one year deal after his recent exploits with Mark Hughes clearly keen to keep him at the club. This will take Crouch to his 37th birthday. With 48 goals in 185 appearances for Stoke, that is not a bad return and probably deserves another contract.
Crouch, from what he is saying, wants to stay but, if not, he still has confidence to do it at the highest level and why not? He still has it, clearly, if the last few games are anything to go by and being only 2 goals shy from 100 Premier League goals must give him even more incentive. If he continues to get a run in the side and more goals flow what next for Peter Crouch? England call up anyone?
Now that is crazy talk, but I just wanna see the robot come to life once again for the national team.