Date: 13th May 2008 at 9:11am
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In the lead up to the FA cup the ‘links’ with players – too and from Pompey – have been few and far between, which is good as this keeps the preparation solely on the job in hand, but I picked up on a little snippet today that thinks we ‘might’ be in to ‘rival Manyoo’ for the signature of Dean Ashton this summer – if West Ham sell, with it claimed they ‘must sell before they can buy’…

I have always rated the fella and think we were in for him when he went to West Ham – but the price frightened us off? If we could be in the running for him this time I would not be disappointed at all, even more so if it would ‘only’ take a mere £8m to get him, I reckon we could stretch to that but Manyoo are always more likely to beat us to his signature aren’t they anyway?

Peter Crouch or Dean Ashton?

It is a tough call, both have fine qualities but as an all round player I think that Ashton would just shade it for me to be honest, but I am a fan of Crouch so I would be happy with either.

All in all though I do think that Crouch would be the more likely arrival, I might even go as far as to say he will re-arrive at Fratton in the not to distant future…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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