Former Potters boss Tony Pulis used Rory Delap as his long-throw weapon - launching in missile throws to target-man Crouch.
It made the Britannia Stadium a nightmare to go to and Crouch thinks the Arsenal stars in particular hated to travel there.
"I watched them get off the bus with shoulders hunched. They knew what they were going to get.
"That look of sheer horror on players' eyes when they got off the bus was so funny to watch.
"It was so funny to watch people wilt in front of you."