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As excitement for the new season reaches fever pitch up and down the country, it is fascinating to see that our latest poll (to date) has yielded a whopping 78% of votes in favour of Blakey being our top scorer next season.

Kevin Doyle, scorer of 9 goals despite playing the majority of the second half of the season as a lone striker (and our Player of The Year in my humble opinion) and record signing Stephen Fletcher, who bagged 12 goals for a side ultimately relegated have thus far received a mere slice of the vote (less than 25% between them in fact).

We would love to hear from those backing Blakey, whilst acknowledging and respecting of course all opinions- if he can rediscover his form then who knows what he is capable of.

Despite his 'fall from grace' last year, (he was never fit from day one), let's remember he is a Manchester United graduate (how many players, played or blooded have proven poor) took the Golden Boot two years in a row despite spending half a season with a poor Plymouth side. I was watching a compilation of his goals for us during our promotion season and the only striker I can compare him to is Bully.

As for Sam Vokes, I think he has been cut something of a raw deal. He triumphed at the mighty Bournmouth despite their ultimate relegation, he scored for us on his debut, score for Wales a week later if I am not mistaken (he also broke the Under 19 record scoring after 36 seconds on his debut) before being dropped to the sidelines and being offered sparing parts. Despite the glaring miss in the last minute against Manchester United I do not think the boy has put a foot wrong since he signed for the club. I do not believe Leeds was the right club for him to go on loan to, especially once they got their strikers fit, and whom struck form immediately, but the kid's mins per goals ratio is somewhat striking if you explore the details.

orbid that one or both of our main two struggle for form, get injured, suspended and such forth, I think we have tremendous ammunition on the bench in these two.

As long as Doyle and Fletch stay fit I do not expect Blake to get many starts, but whilst saying that, I expect him to cause mayhem from the bench and chip in with eight at least. Vokes will prove his own worth. Mark my words.

Opinions are sought, so please share them here or on our message board.

The season is here. Again. Get ready to enjoy & embrace.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: New York City Wolf Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 5 2010

Time: 4:20AM

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The site has cut the first word from every sentence by some error. I'm sure you catch the drift. :)
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05/08/2010 04:48:00

Good first attempt at publishing an article though mate! You can amend articles once published if the template cuts the odd letter away.
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05/08/2010 09:57:00

Tried the magic amend button 6 times and it still kept cutting the letters off! I gave up went to bed and beat up my teddy bear. He ain't gettin' on no plane- he ain't gettin' on no plane.
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05/08/2010 14:22:00

Tried the magic amend button 6 times and it still kept cutting the letters off! I gave up went to bed and beat up my teddy bear. He ain't gettin' on no plane- he ain't gettin' on no plane.
New York City Wolf
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05/08/2010 14:22:00

i am somewhat suprised the percentage was so high for blakeybut with vokes i admire him very much. come two or three years he will be a bully type stricker with his height and strength
burgaboii wolvesfc
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05/08/2010 16:08:00

Looks like Sam will get his chance to score, unfortunately it will be down in Bristol! Just hope it is for experience and we get him backer a better player
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05/08/2010 16:21:00

It goes to show how easily the polls here can be "massaged" by somebody out to distort the facts! If one took a straw poll of 100 Wolves supporters and asked them who will be our top scorer next season I doubt very much whether SEB would rack up even 5% It is quite clear that Doyle and Fletcher would be at the top of nearly everybodies list! Sorry guys but this thread and poll is a waste of space!
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05/08/2010 21:24:00

astraltrader you'd get a different answer no matter who you ask! On Vital Wolves we get visiting supporters from other clubs who also vote, so I agree we don't get the same result as when you ask 100 wolves supporters, but that doesn't mean the polls are being massaged.
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06/08/2010 08:57:00

And what if one of them gets injured early on like blake did last year ??
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06/08/2010 12:05:00

Astral has always disagreed with our poll results...... he needs to realise that polls are put in place to reflect everyones opinion, not to match your own opinion. I think you'll find that a lot of registered votes would reflect a genuine desire for SEB to come good again (Let's not forget what he has done for us!!! - Without his exploits Doyle etc woudl not be in our squad & we would be discussing this saturdays NPower opener!)
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06/08/2010 12:39:00

Jamo - with due respect I think you are confusing a desire to see SEB come good again [which I also share] with the poll asking who will be our top scorer next season - which would obviously be a straight choice between Doyler and Fletch. Two totally different things my friend! FGS - the chances are that both of them will score far more goals than SEB will have starts next season.
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06/08/2010 16:43:00

Oddjob - You fairly ask what would happen if one of Doyle or Fletcher got injured next season - in which case the other would top the scoring charts. Simples!!
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06/08/2010 16:46:00

So if ( God forbid ) Doyle got injured first game , And blake comes in , You seriously think Fletcher will get more than blake ?? , Doyle is by far the best striker we have , but a confident blake is the best finisher the club has too !!!! , Wouldn't be suprised if your a Keogh fan hahahahaha
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06/08/2010 22:08:00

Oh and Astral , How the hell do you or infact any of us know Fletcher and Doyle will start together ???? , Have you watched every minute of every friendly , For all we know Blake could look the sharperst and Fittest , His goal against Walsall definately showed he looks sharp , MM is a no hairs n graces manager and will think highly of any player who gets him 30 goals whatever league we were playing in , has Doyle or Fletcher ever bagged 30 goals in a season ???? ( Not sure myself but dont think they have ) , This Poll should have been done after the first game of the season when we know roughly what MM will play at home games as thats when we will do most of our attacking formation/s !!!!!
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06/08/2010 22:12:00

I thought the point of a poll was so that a particular population (Wolves fans) could be able to share their thoughts and opinions which make predictions!!!! If we were allowed to wait until after one game to make our predictions, then we should be able to change them after ten, or maybe even thirty games?!!!! :)
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08/08/2010 06:56:00

Good point , But in Friendlies you never know your strongest team til the first game of the season thats all im saying , , What i reckon is , How many people who actually polled for blake would go to the bookies and out a 10 quid bet on that ???
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09/08/2010 11:20:00

ODDJOB - I didnt say that Doyle and Fletcher would always start together - where did you get that from. What I said was either Doyle or Fletcher will head the scoring list come the end of the season - not SEB. Also you made the comment that I was a Keogh fan - again what you dont know you seem to make up. Personally for what its worth I dont think Keogh is up to the level needed to be a successful Premier League striker - but nor IMO is SEB. Comprende??
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09/08/2010 20:31:00

The Keogh remark was made as a cheeky dig at not agreeing with you !!!!!!!!! , I agree with you that Fletch or Doyler will top the Scoring charts as it goes but " MY POINT " was neither me you or anyone else on here knows wether MM will start S.E.B or not , He will be highly thought of by MM as his goals got us up and AGAIN is looking very sharp and like his old self , So just because Fletch n Doyler cost 7 Mill each does not Gurantee them a starting place , So Disregarding Blake to me is unfair on the lad as ive said he is the best finisher the club has and a fit n firing blake is just as good as Doyle or Fletcher !
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