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  • Crouchy's certainly something different as regards man marking of him. He's a great option to throw into the pot when things ain't going right, again he's done his World Cup chances no harm at all.

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    • The fact is Heskey appears to be the favourite based on the most recent England team selections but when you look at the goal scoring records of him and Crouch that doesn't make sense.

      Crouch deserves his place at the WC. That said, he is rather limited in terms of what he can offer. He can't cross, he can't tackle and he can't go past defenders BUT he scores goals AND he gives that last ditch, sling it in the box, element that no doubt will be necessary at some point so make sure there is a seat on that plane near the emergency exit with the extra leg room.

      I think Heskey is better at holding the ball up and laying it off for supporting midfielders but other than that he can't offer anything - not even a couple of goals!!

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      • Agree that Crouch should get on the plane but as Sfers says I also see him as a plan B player and not really as a nailed on starter. Chuck him on when plan A goes t*ts up. Most foreign defenders will assume he is just a big lump who only feeds on the high balls and they will be deceived by his freakish abiliy to tickle the ball with both feet and his outrageous desire to scissor kick it!! They wont be expecting that little gem!
        I read today that Capello prefers Heskey due to his assist rate and his skill at 'messing up' opposing centre backs. Crouch trys this but gives too many fouls away. So if we are to assume that both Crouch and Heskey board that plane...I cant see Carlton Cole knocking Rooney or Defoe out of the queue for passport control!