To the astonishment of all involved, the long-awaited and frequently doubted Crouchfest actually comes to fruition, and in ways no-one could ever imagine. Join almost 3,000 happy pod listeners as Crouchy, Tom and Chris put on a show at a sold-out O2 in London that makes the Samrat Christmas special look like a poetry reading in Ealing library. We have Liam Gallagher and a host of superstars from the world of music, a coachload of referees, London’s biggest round of drinks and a man dressed as Tony Pulis. Nothing in the world of That Peter Crouch Podcast will be quite the same ever again.
Peter Crouch takes us inside the dressing room for the most intense fifteen minutes of a match day. Chris and Tom discover the running battle between kitmen and linesmen, players' toilet etiquette at half time and also learn about the art of 'snapping it off'.
Peter tells us what it's like on your first day at training with Steven Gerrard at Liverpool. Following that nerve wracking experience, you'll discover why Crouchy is a soup connoisseur plus what goes on in the manager's office.
Nothing is off limits in this episode all about big European trips and matches. Crouchy reveals what it's like to play in a Champions League final while Chris and Tom discover a revelation about footballers and their pants. Plus, why Rafael Benitez was stationed in a Spanish pit lane and you'll learn more about the competition's iconic anthem.
Having recently podded in Crouchy’s house and a rather soulless local hotel, Peter, Tom and Chris relocate to the pub and immediately feel much better.
The identity of the Premier League players notorious for buttering up referees is uncovered, Crouchy reveals whether he would “take contact” to win the World Cup for England and the lads find out which basic laws of the game they are blissfully misinterpreting.
Meanwhile, the global search for a nice Karl with a ‘K’ continues with a number of promising leads.
Peter, Chris and Tom discuss everything on tele; box-sets, pundits and when analysis goes wrong. Crouchy also reveals what happened on his punditry debut in India, his love for Match of the Day and his deep distrust of anything robotic.
We asked for your dreams and boy did you respond! From travelling through space with Ron Vlaar to eating watermelon with Frank Lampard, Crouchy, Chris and Tom try to decipher all of our listeners’ weird and wonderful dreams. They’ll also discuss whether dreams play any role in manager’s tactics and why Peter’s got a qualification in Leisure and Tourism.
Find out what really happens on a Premier League substitutes’ bench with Peter, Tom and Chris. We hear why getting benched is similar to getting dumped, the games that substitutes play while the match is going on and why being on the bench isn’t as glamorous as you might think. Crouchy also reveals why he’s become an ‘angry benchman’ in recent years.
Peter, Chris and Tom marvel at the greatest overhead kicks they’ve ever seen.
Bale, Zlatan, Ronaldo and Trevor Sinclair all get a mention as Crouchy tries to explain how you do it, and what it feels like to score one on the biggest stage.
Peter Crouch celebrates the start of Series Two by inviting Tom and Chris to his house, aka the Croucho Club.
It has unusually big doors and sofas, and Tom and Chris feel very small. We hear extraordinary tales of a £50,000 garden slide, midnight games of volleyball lit by car headlights and why footballers are unable to buy curtains without third-party help, plus try to guess the identity of the Manchester City player who lived in teenage squalor in just one room of his six-bedroom mansion.
The boys are then joined by Peter’s wife Abbey, who reveals what it’s really like to live with a millionaire footballer.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, Crouchy talks Hummers, a convertible Renault Megane and reveals how he became a ‘Master Driver’. There’s discussion about players who share lifts and the pranks played on team mates’ cars at the training ground. (This episode contains some strong language and adult humour)
As a taller man it's fair to say Crouch has had his struggles with football kits. We'll discover what strips he loved as a youngster and what really goes on at a club kit launch. There's plenty of chat about shocking kits from past and present and how important squad numbers are to a modern professional. (This episode contains adult humour and some strong language).
The life of a goalkeeper is a strange one, so we've dedicated an episode to those who try and stop Crouch from scoring. He'll talk about how and why the art of goalkeeping has dramatically changed, the art of scoring one-on-ones and why all goalies fancy themselves as an outfield player. Everyone remembers David James, right? (This episode contains some strong language and adult humour).
Peter Crouch tells us what it’s like when you’re a footballer facing a stadium full of abusing fans plus, how one bad chant can affect a player. There’s stories about Michael Duberry and Graeme Souness and Crouchy tells us what’s it like when Old Trafford boos you in your first few appearances for England. (This episode contains adult humour and some strong language).
There's more to footballers' celebrations that Peter Crouch's 'Robot' and this episode covers everything from supporters in the stand to those players who just don't know what to do after hitting the back of the net. If you've never heard the story of how 'The Robot' started you'd never guess, but Crouch details who was involved, where he came up with the idea and how it came to be on the Old Trafford pitch in 2006. (This episode contains adult humour and some strong language.)
Footballers tend to have a lot of spare time and a lot of cash, so why do they get it so wrong so often? Crouch talks everything from haircuts and strange endorsements to a suit fitting with David Beckham. We’ll re-live some of his own questionable fashion choices and learn all about those maverick team mates who love to push the boundaries. (This episode contains adult humour and some strong language).
From crazy formations to bizarre instructions from a manager, Peter Crouch takes us inside the baffling world of tactics. He tells Chris Stark and Tom Fordyce what Rafael Benitez, Tony Pulis and Harry Redknapp are like on the training ground and the scariest player Crouch has ever come up against.
From breaking up riots in Africa to troublesome trips in Turkey, Peter Crouch tells us what it’s like for a footballer on a coach. He reveals how they’ve changed over the years and which managers run the tightest ships.
Peter Crouch takes us behind the velvet rope and into the VIP booth as he reveals what it's really like to go out drinking with a professional footballer. There's tales of a young Crouch venturing on his first nights out and his best advice when it comes to sweet talking a doorman, dressed as a 'weird animal'.
What happens on a night out with David Beckham, hours after making your England debut? Peter Crouch reveals all and tells us how Sven tried to sooth himself after games. Find out how his international career came to an end and why ‘Michelle from the FA’ plays such an important role.
Peter Crouch tells us what it’s like to be a player on the move on deadline day, arguments with chairmen and disagreements with managers. Plus, how players try and get one over on TV reporters and journalists.
What goes on in a dressing room full of millionaire footballers? Peter Crouch tells Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark tales of which team-mate to avoid following into the toilet and why the kitman is the most important man at a football club.
Peter Crouch - goalscorer, dancer, and now podcaster. The former England striker gives Chris Stark and Tom Fordyce an insight into how to be a footballer, with lessons in everything from dressing rooms, transfers, getting free stuff and where to sit on the team bus.