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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old July 14th, 2004, 16:09 Thread Starter
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Thanks for the Ł2m Southampton, it's better than nothing I suppose. He is a laughing stock, he does miss big chances, he is just as ugly as Ormerod, yes, but he is fairly decent when he's with his game. Under the right guidance, I think he could do fairly well alongside Kevin Phillips. I expect him to do alright this season and get the Saints a few goals. What are your thoughts on the beanpole...?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old July 14th, 2004, 16:17
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Crouch make look like a joke, but I think he can be a pretty useful striker if used the right way. I mean, if he puts his head to it, he can win every single header... he needs muscles though.

And if I remember correctly, his goal scoring record was not bad for Villa seeing his limited playing time...

So an ok signing by the Saints as a back up. Now, if they are bying him to replace Beattie... nah.
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Yeah, he wins everything in the air, as you would expect of a 6'7" forward. He can also hold play up fairly well and has good feet for a lad his size. He's the perfect targetman as he will always provide that flick-on or knock-down, but as you say AMOROSO, he does lack the muscle needed at this level.

He scored 4 times last season in about 15 starts I think, which isn't terrible- I'm sure he'll knock in treble that if he's to be a regular at St. Mary's.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old July 15th, 2004, 15:06
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He'll be a half decent signing, don't be suprised to play a long ball game next season

He's not as ugly as Ormerod but being almost 7ft tall, he does seem a little odd


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old July 15th, 2004, 21:11
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Old Beanpole's Southamptons stupid signing of the summer!

Their first one was one giant called Jelle Van Damme from Ajax for 2 million pounds. Looks like the long ball will be the Saints trdemark this season

Check this out to see what the people thought about it

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I have no idea why Southampton signed him, in my opinion he's not good enough to play football in the top flight.
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What Paul Sturrock playing Long Ball???
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Maybe we should have a poll as to when Soton fans will start calling for his head?

Will it be when they go below Albion in the table?

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