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24th Aug 2016

WATCH: More proof that Peter Crouch is sounder than the average footballer

*Which is not to say the average footballer is not sound

Mikey Stafford

Peter Crouch

Does anyone not like Peter Crouch?

Maybe there are some Portsmouth or Southampton fans who don’t like the fact he ping-ponged around the South Coast of England during a 180year career that has taken in 9 clubs, 42 international caps and a lifetime of being bought and sold by Harry Redknapp.

But for the most part people like the perma-smiling, long-limbed striker who has scored over 200 goals for club and country.

There is the possibly apocryphal story about him taunting a minimum wage fast food employee who he demanded serve him free food.

His goal celebration, which is infinitely better than that Olympian’s Mobot.

The fact he REALLY enjoys his holidays.

But when he is working, he is working. Last night the 35-year-old hit his first hat-trick in three years as Stoke thumped Stevenage 4-0 in the EFL Cup. Including this absolute gem.

 

Then after the game, when he had claimed his prize of the matchball, Crouchy handed it over to a child among the Stoke travelling support.

A nice touch no doubt from one of these multi-millionaire footballers who we have been hearing need to learn more from Olympians.

Alternatively, you could argue that a 35-year-old who has played for close to two decades at the top of the game has little or no interest in bringing a League Cup football from Stevenage into his gaff.

On the latest GAA Hour we look back at Mayo-Tipperary and chat to Andy Moran about his incredible, never-ending career. Listen below or subscribe here on iTunes.