TP did say in the Summer he desperately wanted to come but it didn't make financial sense.
Great character in the dressing room by all accounts as well.
Would be great to have him back.
Would be interesting if someone could find some of the quotes on the MB when he originally joined v Gills and didn't cover himself in glory. I think I went to see Ajax that weekend and read the Oatcake in the Easyjet cyber caf thingee. Crossley got a bit of a slating I remember ;D
dude - was at that gills game, and i thought he did well really. seem to remember plenty of shouting at the defence and accurate long throwing, although he may have been at fault for their goal (can't really remember this)?
Post by One of the Elite on Mar 11, 2004 14:12:20 GMT
it would be great see him here, but i cant see it really, with the money hes on at fullham, but thats just my personal opinion. can you imagine that - crossley 1st choice keeper, de goey 2nd choice. that'l be great and with gerry at the back, and who knows maybe be keown. and if we get the money for lomas
ay, we'll have a great team, but cnat see it hapening myself
Post by NorwichStokie on Mar 11, 2004 14:29:38 GMT
I remember the goal against Gillingham and some of the comments afterwards. Don't want to blow my own trumpet (I've got a girlfriend and I'm not double-jointed ;D), but I did say at the time that the goal was due to a wicked deflection and Crossley was going the right way to save it before it hit the stomach of the Gills player. I'd love to see Crossley back. I've never felt so confident in a 'keepers ability in years. I felt that he played the biggest role of any single player in us escaping relegation last season.
It would be good to see Crossley back at the brit but i dont agree with him coming in as first choice in front of EDG and Cutler. He would only be a loan move and we would have no gurantee of him staying in the summer so why should he be playing in front of our players already here?
Post by Lakeland Potter on Mar 11, 2004 22:03:15 GMT
Ed's a good shot stopper but, given a choice between the two, Crossley wins by a distance. Not just for his saves but for the way he organises the defence. And its a long time since any keeper had such a good rapport with the Stokies in the Boothen.
Some people have short memories if they can't remember just how good he was last season.
Post by wardrobe monster on Mar 11, 2004 23:48:07 GMT
Its interesting to note that this story is still not on the sentinel website despite appearing on the back page today. However the other vale & crewe stories are on the web page. Obviously want stoke fans buying the paper rather than reading it for free on the web.
As much as I like Crossley, I'm rather bloody delighted to have Ed in goal for us. I don't think he gets anywhere near the credit he deserves. Yeah - so he can't twat the ball an extra 10 yards down the pitch. Whoop-de-doo. Anybody remember the saves against West Brom? (Even though one of their possible 'goals' would have been chalked off for offside anyway!) I dare say that's the best save I've EVER seen....and there's a few good 'uns by Stoke 'keepers (as much as folk think we ain't been blessed in the 'keeping department in recent years)...
Post by lurcherthelurker on Mar 12, 2004 11:15:06 GMT
Dont be such a fuckwit you monkey
Its not an extra ten yards !!, he's lucky to reach the halfway line sometimes (thats with a following wind) Crossers could 'twat' it to the other penalty area at times, so straightaway puts us on the attack, rather than having to defend poorly taken goal kicks / drop kicks.
He's not a bad shot stopper either. and comes out further than his six yard box. !!
In Ed we have a good keeper. You don't play in a World Cup 1/4 final if you're no good, particularly with the Dutch defending in front of you
If Crossley was to come it would mean 2 real class keepers on our books. Would be great competition and as someone above said, shows how far we've come. Pitching one against the other isn't really necessary.
I like em both a lot and would be delighted with either playing. Sure Ed's kicking is dodgy but have no probs with him at all. Probably been worth a good few points to us this term already.
"Fuckwit"? I know you are, you said you are, so what am I? (in a childlike-styleeee)
As for Crossers, balls to it. Let's save a bit o' cash by selling all our other players in our squad and watch us soar to promotion on the back of Crosser's sublime, superhuman kicking a la Pat Jennings!
Reading holds bitter, bitter mammories for me, Rexxy Luv.
Like, tryin' to get parked up near the ground...only to be diverted into Nuclear Holocaust Business Park Land some 8 day's trek away from the ground o'er roundabout and crossroad...(much like Milton Keynes, actually)... only to see a desperately inept performance by manager and team alike as the frost took hold and turned me into nothing more than a pissed-off snowman...in Reading - a place which would make The Outer Hebrides seem like some kind of party-central of Rio de Janeiro.
For this alone - I am making a stand and come 3 o' clock tomorrow afternoon, I shall be extending my index finger and middle finger in the general direction of deepest, darkest Berkshire and muttering the immortal words, "Fuck That For A Game Of Soldiers".
Can't believe we'd have EDG and crossley on th ebooks at the same time except to get over a very short term problem. Have them both competing for the jersey next year !! Don't think so. Think wages Think lots of noughts on the end