ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

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ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby ClaretTony » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:11 pm

And Sam's departure has been confirmed

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http://www.uptheclarets.com/stokes-vokes

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby ksrclaret » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:13 pm

Ha ha

Bravo Burnley, bravo. You've outdone yourself when no soul thought it possible.
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby ClaretTony » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:14 pm

Sam has said: "“Burnley was a huge part of my life, I really found my home there and I made a lot of good friends there, but it was time for me to move on."
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby ClaretTony » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:14 pm

Clearly the right decision to let him go. He wanted to go and, given the service he's given us, it is absolutely right that we let him move on.
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby boatshed bill » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:14 pm

All The Best, Sam, you've been great for us :cry:

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby ksrclaret » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:16 pm

I too wish Sam nothing but the best, he's better off somewhere else.

I'll miss him

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby summitclaret » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:17 pm

Been a super signing. Good luck Sam. You will always be a claret. I 'do have kept you here until May.

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Cleveleys_claret » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:17 pm

He also said "a manager I want to play for". Maybe reading a bit too much into it but the amount of interviews of departed players who come out with comments like this is astounding.

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Cleveleys_claret » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:18 pm

Also true legend. Always be a hero. Would have just preferred him going than someone coming in on a 6 month contract though at 38
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby ClaretTony » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:18 pm

Cleveleys_claret wrote:He also said "a manager I want to play for". Maybe reading a bit too much into it but the amount of interviews of departed players who come out with comments like this is astounding.


Players always say things like that and big the new club up. They don't always speak quite so fondly of the club they've left. Sam has.
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby boatshed bill » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:19 pm

Claret Tony's headlines are pretty good, this one and "Ouch, it's Crouch" haha!

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby IanMcL » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:20 pm

Grew with the team success.
Thanks Sam. 100% best wishes for continued personal success for club and country.

You'll always be a Claret.

Sam Vokes, there's only one Sam Vokes

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Pearcey » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:21 pm

Good luck to him. He’s been fantastic in every way for us. Massive part of getting us to where we are. Gutted!

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby ClaretSteve » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:24 pm

Really sad he’s gone.

Hope he smashes them in again in the championship!

Cheers for the memories

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Cirrus_Minor » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:25 pm

Sam has been one of the corner stones for us especially the 2 promotions from the Championship. I will be sorry to see I'm go but will wish him all the best. Thanks Sam and good luck.

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby WestMidsClaret » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:25 pm

Thanks Sam you'll always be a claret. Legend.

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby ClaretTony » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:26 pm

Posts 12 to 15 are all spot on

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby strayclaret » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:27 pm

All the best Sam, thanks for the memories :roll:

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby duncandisorderly » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:28 pm

My favourite modern claret. Came from being a bit of a meh signing to being a big part of the reason we are where we are. Never caused issues, even if he agitated for a move this window you didn't hear it from him.

QPR, Liverpool, Chelsea. Will always be a claret as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Rileybobs » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:29 pm

Has been a great servant to the club. Clearly wants minutes on the pitch at this stage of his career and due to our recent success, which he has played a huge part in, we are unable to offer that. I wish him all the best.

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby diamondpocket » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:30 pm

After his maturity and growth with us as a player, and being 29 now, he should be in his prime and I'd expect him to do really well in the Championship, provided he has the right supply. Good luck Sam

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Nonayforever » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:32 pm

Thanks Sam.

One of my favourite players.

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Guitargeorge » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:33 pm

I would describe him as a model and honest professional. We wish you every success with a Stoke and many, many thanks for the part you have played in our recent success.

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Guller Bull » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:35 pm

Vokesy Vokesy Stokesy

Good luck Big Sam and thanks - you'll be missed.
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Lord Beamish » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:35 pm

Like Arfield, Sam is a modern day Legend. He has been an integral part of the most successful and sustained period of growth I’ve seen at the Club in my lifetime. I’m truly sad to see him leave.

Thanks for all those great memories, Sam.
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby bodge » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:39 pm

Vokesy has always been one to knock on the manager's door if he isn't playing, so this doesn't surprise me.

A bloke who got Burnley and its fans just like SD.

It's a loss and i hope he does well as he's a top pro.
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby jedi_master » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:40 pm

Modern day legend, what a superb signing he has been for us.

Looked a fish out of water in that first full season with us, but from the moment Austin left till today he has been simply brilliant. I particularly think he deserves immense credit for how well he came back from his injury, if anything better (for me) than he was prior. His partnerships with Ings and Gray will leave long in the memory.

All the best Sam - sickened with our business today and would have begged you to stay personally if we knew what was happening with your ‘replacement’, but equally it is hard to begrudge you happiness after the service you have given us.

Welcome back at Turf Moor anytime.
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby alwaysaclaret » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:41 pm

A massive sad day for the club as far as I'm concerned, Sam is a true legend, was a big part of our recent success, good luck in your next chapter, you'll be missed.

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby TheFamilyCat » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:42 pm

Cleveleys_claret wrote:He also said "a manager I want to play for". Maybe reading a bit too much into it but the amount of interviews of departed players who come out with comments like this is astounding.


Yeah, I bet he’s spent night after night dreaming of playing for the bloke who upto a fortnight ago was managing ******* Luton.

As for Vokes - well he didn’t turn out too badly after being called “the White Iwelumo” by some pillocks.

There was always a day when he would leave and I think most thought it would be because we’d moved on and signed a far better player to replace him rather than be replaced by Peter Crouch.
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Goalposts » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:45 pm

all the best sam, one of a few that will always be welcomed back....really honest footballer wish him well and sad to see you go.

remeber him sitting with fans and going in away end with Southampton when they played them in cup..how many prem players would do that..
and before someone says it , i know heaton did it at Man U

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Postby bfcjg » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:47 pm

A model proffesional and just a very nice person. A void that won't be easy to fill.

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Postby duncandisorderly » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:55 pm

Seems a genuinely nice guy. Maybe too nice for a big centre forward like he is, but he knows how to score a header. I genuinely think we could have built a less direct team around him, but crossed it more, rather than cutting in, and he'd have thrived in the top division.

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Postby martin_p » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:02 pm

Sorry to see him go, but it was probably the right move for him. Been massive for us in his time here and has scored goals that will live long in the memory. Also impressed with the way he dealt with missing virtually the whole of the first Dyche Premier League season and came back so well the season after.

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Postby joey13 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:06 pm

So when we try to sign an unhappy player it doesn’t happen, but we can’t keep one and persuade him to stay bearing in mind he signed a new contract not that long ago , doesn’t make sense .

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby fidelcastro » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:09 pm

joey13 wrote:So when we try to sign an unhappy player it doesn’t happen, but we can’t keep one and persuade him to stay bearing in mind he signed a new contract not that long ago , doesn’t make sense .


He wanted regular starts. What's not to understand?

:?

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby joey13 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:11 pm

fidelcastro wrote:He wanted regular starts. What's not to understand?

:?

And 4 months ago he was ok with it

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Hibsclaret » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:14 pm

Sam has been a great servent to us.

Last year he was a star in the game at Chelsea then after the next home game he was dropped.

Similar story this year and so it was inevitable that an international striker would need more game time.

Best wishes Sam and thanks for the many important contributions you have made in terms of both goals and defending corners....

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Postby fidelcastro » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:16 pm

joey13 wrote:And 4 months ago he was ok with it


At a guess, signing a new contract bumps his transfer fee up.

Of course, that could just be the old cynic in me ;)

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby ashtonlongsider » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:16 pm

There's a saying 'nothing last's forever'. However, when Sam signed a new 3 year contract recently I thought he would go on to finish his playing days with us. It's a sad day in our household. My wife's upset. My grandkids, who Sam kindly did a personal video (without any asking) when they came over from Asia last year are 'in bits'. Sam also came to the rescue when my son couldn't get a ticket for Olympiakos in Athens. Sam, Sincere thanks for the personal touches, your a legend and You'll always be a Claret.
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Paddy1882 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:22 pm

Thanks for everything Sam!! You’ve been an absolute credit to yourself from the way you played to the way you conducted yourself off the field. Good luck big man

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby RalphCoatesComb » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:26 pm

Haven't felt this sad about a player leaving since Brian O'Neil went to Southampton.
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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby NL Claret » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:27 pm

Best wishes Sam Vokes. Played a massive part in where Burnley Football Club is today. Came across as a decent genuine bloke and always appreciated the fans.

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Postby piston broke » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:00 pm

Fantastic club servant and quality goalscorer.
As mentioned above his promotion goal against QPR, his thunderbolt against Liverpool and his two at Chelsea stand out but he added to that with the equaliser at Aberdeen for our first goal in Europe since ‘67.
Thanks, Sam.

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Postby brigante » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:17 pm

One of my favourite modern players. The only time I’ve ever jumped out of my chair and cheered a goal by a country other than England was when he scored that fantastic header for Wales against Belgium in the Euros.

It took me the best part of 40 years as a Claret to see a Burnley player score in such illustrious international company. It was the first time my little boy had seen football on the telly; it took Sam less than one.

Good luck Vokesy, and thanks for everything.

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Postby SGr » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:19 pm

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Murger » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:20 pm

Can't begrudge him 1st team football. He's been a belting player.

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby KlyBfc » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:28 pm

Sam truly is a modern day legend. He has been a huge part of everything positive that the club has done the last 6 years and I hope he continues to be successful. The way he’s performed on the pitch and conducted himself off it, means Sam will always be one of us and fondly thought of. Some of his goals were huge but that equaliser at Pittodrie is my favourite.

I had no issue with this being his time to move, he’s certainly earnt the right and understand Dyche getting Crouch in as a body. But for the whole transfer committee/board to leave us weaker than before is to me unacceptable. I don’t want us to go down, for Dyche, the players and the fans, but a little bit of me (just being over emotional) can’t help but feel the board themselves deserve it.

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Postby Adrianthepostman » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:43 pm

Crouch

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Re: ARTICLE: Stoke’s Vokes

Postby Pad1951 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:28 pm

Thanks for the memories Sam.

Best wishes for the future, we will sure miss you.

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Postby Garnerssoap » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:38 pm

******* stinks to me


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