Crouch for Aston Villa or one night with Abbey Clancy

I'm not mentioning pre-season starting in a couple of days or the fact we are three players down on last season or even that I think we need five really good players to come in and maybe three more very solid squad players for us to kick on from last season.

I'm not going to mention any of it and I'm not even going to bring up formation because I know O'Neill knows it has to change and the players are coming.

I think we should talk about Peter Crouch instead and not just because we are linked to him today or because O'Leary, who has finally accepted that he is nothing better than an assistant, was a fool to let him go, but because he really is one of the luckiest guys in the league and not a bad footballer at the same time.

In fact, Crouch is a very decent football player and while we all know what happens after you've been in a relationship for a while, most of you would swap the love you think you have for his very fake love, in a heartbeat and if only for one night. I mean no disrespect to Crouch but take away his money and a bird like that wouldn't normally look at him twice and while he must know this and if he were to add it all up he'd figure something out, I'm sure it doesn't bother him. He knows and he doesn't care any more. You can hardly blame him with what he has gotten out of the game can you?

But, more on Crouch as a player and the speculation today is that it's between us and Sunderland. Surely any self respecting whore of a footballer would pick us over Sunderland?

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On the other hand, Sunderland may very well be able to offer more hard currency as they also have an American billionaire owner. Funny how all these American billionaire owners are coming over buying our clubs and then piling them with debt. Do you think they know something we don't, or maybe they have a plan?

For footballing reasons and because we might get a picture of his wife draped only in a claret and blue scarf, I hope Crouch comes back to Villa Park but if he were to move for purely financial reasons I suspect he might go to Sunderland, but it is only speculation and will probably come to nothing even though we do need another striker or two.

Quite a bit more speculation today, but all things we've touched on the last few days so I'm not going to list again. Crouch is quality and would be a good signing and if he were coming I'd be happy as I think he has something to prove and we might very well be the club to give him the opportunity to prove himself.