Cool new signing at Swaffham?

Although the weather has yet again put paid to football at Shoemakers Lane, rumours concerning a new signing, were spreading around Swaffham like wildfire on Saturday night.

Although the weather has yet again put paid to football at Shoemakers Lane, rumours concerning a new signing, were spreading around Swaffham like wildfire on Saturday night.

The undisclosed player, alleged by those who saw him, to be none other than the 6' '7" tall, former Norwich, Portsmouth, Liverpool and now-in form striker at Spurs, Peter Crouch!

Rumours say that he is looking to increase his playing portfolio, in a bid to impress Fabio Capello in a last- ditch attempt to be included in the England squad for South Africa this summer. He sees a spell at the Pedlars as an obvious opportunity.

An eagle-eyed supporter snapped this photo as 'Crouchy' was being escorted from the ground by club member, Josh Reynolds and Youth players Jamie Titmarsh and Curtis Senter.


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The unmistakable, stereotypical 'Crouch' hat does seem to provide some truth to the speculation.

Attempts to find out further information from the club resulted in a 'frosty' reception but did not include a denial of the allegation, nor confirmation.

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It is believed that both parties have agreed a 'cooling-off' period in negotiations.

Next Saturday, weather willing Swaffham first team travel to Great Yarmouth Town, 3pm kick-off.

The Reserves travel to Hoveton Wherrymen (2pm ko) and the A Team host Gressenhall at Shoemakers Lane (2pm).

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