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Vokes Busting A Gut To Play for Newcastle

8:19 am, Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

We had reported a few weeks ago that Newcastle United and Aston Villa were both after 6’1” Bournemouth 18 year-old striker Sam Vokes.

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Sam Vokes – can’t wait to join Newcastle United


The fee had already been agreed and looked like it may come down to the choice of the player as to which club he would sign for.

Newcastle are willing to pay out around £250K for Sam, but then they loan him immediately back to Bournemouth for the season, so that would not impact them.

News is being reported today that Sam really wants to come to Newcastle:

A source on the south coast told the Evening Chronicle yesterday:

“Sam knows all about Aston Villa’s interest, but he is busting a gut to play for Newcastle, and the delay on his move up there is killing him.”

Vokes has scored 12 goals for Bournemouth in 25 starts this season, and he also has six assists. He was born in Lymington, England in October, and has dual nationality. He is already a Welsh Under-21 international, and scored in his International debut after just 36 seconds with a goal in a 4-0 victory over Northern Ireland – way to go.

Sam has played 46 times for Bournemouth since his debut in 2006 has 15 goals to his credit. Since debuting for the Wales Under-21 side he has played 7 times and scored 4 goals for the Under-21s.

He made his debut for Bournemouth on 5th December 2006, against Nottingham Forest and his first goal for Bournemouth came in the 1-1 away draw against Gillingham on the 16th December 2006.

This is good news because even though we are fighting relegation we still had a full house yesterday for the visit of Fulham, to the amazement of the TV commentators, who couldn’t quite get over the atmosphere created by the Newcastle fans.

It’s called passion and it looks like Sam Vokes knows all about that.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Transfer News and Rumours



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bobby Choung // Mar 23, 2008 at 8:43 AM

    seems like a pretty tall dude … and if he’s excited about joining newcastle … shudn’t b a problem between who to choose from then :)

  • 2 Jack // Mar 23, 2008 at 8:54 AM

    Sounds good – I’m really excited about all these young’uns we have now :D Our reserves team must be doing ok :D

  • 3 Leo // Mar 23, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    haha aston villa dont have a chance, look how high they are in the table compared to us but we still have that desired affect on footballers

  • 4 scott9 // Mar 23, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    hahahahahaha i no its great in it leo

  • 5 Hadji // Mar 23, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    If we sign him we’ll create huge dillema for Carroll and Baheng.

  • 6 Leo // Mar 23, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    does baheng play upfront for the reserves? i dont know why but i always saw him as a midfielder

  • 7 CRAIGG // Mar 23, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Sign him up he is a finisher seen him a few times this season and he reminds me of a young Chris Sutton.

    Unplayable in the 18 yard box good in the air, and one of those annoying players who seems to be in the right place at the right time the sort that usually play against us.

    I am loving this new foresight and long term planning from our new regim at the top.

  • 8 Spyro // Mar 23, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    i was reading the telegraphs review of the game and i just got the feeling that they were annoyed we won the game, they made little pops at the crowd, saying for most of the game it was really quiet in the stadium and they also said we didnt play that well, and rather then give us credit they just opted to slate fulham for being so crap. lol

  • 9 Spyro // Mar 23, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    sign him up for his hunger alone, any decent player who actually wants to play for us is a must sign

  • 10 Tom_Toon // Mar 23, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Hes been dubbed the new Shearer.

  • 11 Punk Skunk // Mar 23, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Like the kids attitude!..

  • 12 Tripp // Mar 23, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    agree. Skill and talent are important, but if the player can’t be arsed to work hard for the club then they can sod off. We’ve had our share of that lot. We need people who want to work hard and fight for points. Yes, they need to have a certain level of ability, but above that I’d say passion should count for a lot.

  • 13 Kiwi Toon // Mar 23, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Give this guy a few years and he will be brilliant. Him and Andy Carroll up front and we would be banging the goals away unlike this season




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