When Roman Pavlyuchenko came on against Young Boys the other night, the crowd immediately started the Super Pav song.
The chant made me feel sorry for Peter Crouch. At the time he had scored twice and by the end of the game he had claimed his hat-trick, but there was no singing of his name.
Along with a few others, Crouch is one of the players who we don’t have a song for. You never even hear something as uninspired as ‘There’s only one Peter Crouch’.
I know that he’s a player that divides a lot of people, but surely we should be singing in appreciation of anyone who scores a hat-trick? Or are we all big Abbie Clancy fans and still upset with Crouchie for his philandering ways?
This is the man who got us into the Champions League with his goal against Manchester City, before putting in a great performance on Wednesday. It wasn’t just the goals. Crouch was all over the place and tracked back to make several good tackles.
But that still wasn’t enough to get the fans singing and instead we were busy praising another striker. What has Pavlyuchenko really done at Spurs to warrant one song, let alone the two that we have for him? ‘Super Pav’? It should be ‘Occasionally super, but generally can’t be bothered, Pav’.