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Vokes for sale

Sam Vokes time at Molineux looks to have come to an end with Burnley and Brighton alerted to his availability.

With 12 months remaining on his contract a decision on Sam Vokes's future was imminent and expected around the same time as the Ireland tour.

The 22-year-old had loan spells with Championship sides Burnley and Brighton last season and both sides could be set to make fresh moves for Vokes now that clear the air talks have resulted in Vokes being told he can move on.

"For Sam I think it is best to find a new challenge, I have spoken to him about that and we have had an honest, open discussion.' Wolves gaffer Ståle Solbakken told Wolves Official Website.

He continued: "If an offer is right and Sam is happy and we are happy he will be allowed to leave on a permanent basis.

"We haven`t had any offers to date but just had an open chat with Sam two days ago about what is best for him and for us."

Vokes has scored just 9 times since making the move to Wolves four years ago from Bournemouth.

He has struggled to break into the first team with just 4 starts coming from his 59 appearances.

Vital Wolves Comment: What kind of fee do you think Sam Vokes is worth?

£500,000 is being quoted in the E&S could he come back to haunt us at that price?

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 23 2012

Time: 3:00PM

Your Comments

Jody Craddock could leave and he would probably come back to haunt us - they all do!!! To be fair though why pay his wages for another year for him not to play and then walk away at the end of it on a free. I wish him all the best (unless he's playign against us) for the future. P.s. I bet he goes to Leeds to ruin the start to our campaign!
86lobo77
See ya.
winstonsmith84
more worrying is the fact that Stale is giving that **** RJ a fresh start... seems turning up drunk / applauding opposition's fans / poisoning the dressing room / is not an issue ... very disappointing
AdMant
Forest have signed Ade G on a 3 yr deal.....surprised?
Rustmonkey
AdMant sorry but I hope RJ does get another chance. We've all done stupid stuff before let's move on for Christ's sake. MM shouldn't have made him captain (which is the root cause of most of the problems!) Anyway him and Batth could prove to be very good for us if indeed that is the chosen partnership. Gutted about Adlene being allowed to Forest for cheap. Not looking forward to playing against him next season.
86lobo77
No change in Johnson's attitude is going to mask the fact that he isn't very good. Leaving aside the attitude problems, the booze and any rift his captaincy may (or may not) have caused in the dressing room;he's slow;has appaling positional sense (and his lack of speed means he can't make up for it);seeing him turn is like watching an artic' attempt a three point turn in Broad Street;he is the only professional(or amateur,come to think of it) sportsperson i've ever seen who's running style involves his heel connecting with the ground so clearly and heavily, first. It's like when a goalie, or a fly-half, heel a divot out of the turf to place the ball on for a kick.It's quite odd and obviously the polar opposite of how a sprint coach would tutor someone to run... on yer toes, son, on yer toes.And lest we forget the way players of the calibre of Long tore him a new one last season, long(soz!) before any 'rifts' or 'attitude problems'. In fact he was poor against Fulham in our second game-the win tended to mask the fact, though. Supposedly he was much sought after a year ago. Blues slapped a £12million price tag on him and waited for the offers to roll in...and waited...and waited some more... and then sold him to the club who had finished 4th bottom in the 10/11 season for £8million less than their opening price.One can only suspect the offers were more of a trickle than a flood!Mick took pains to point out that he'd signed his prefered CH from the Johnson/Dann partnership;he said so. In doing so he delivered one of his churlish, immature, snidey remarks,aimed at someone (Dann) who had turned down his previous advances. He's like the schoolboy who asks out the girl he's fancied for ages, gets rebuffed and then tells anybody that will listen that he didn't REALLY fancy her anyway... the slag!As an epitaph on Mick's Wolves career, I think the Johnson saga is perfect. The former CH that couldn't organise a defence, or identify(and then attract) players that could improve it.Just in case i've left you in any doubt as to my opinion on RJ, i'm still with Southbank60 on this;we signed a dud.
winstonsmith84
Winston - So to reiterate, you don't think he should start? ;) I appreciate your points and while I don't by any means think he is quality defender, I do think he is better than Berra for example. I also think he is better than most Championship defenders. He is also a goal threat from corners (something we haven't had from Centre half for a while). It is maybe a coincidence but he has won two Carling Cups - one with a rubbish Cardiff side, and the other with an even worse Birmingham side (and Johnson was good in the final against Arsenal that day!) So he can't be terrible. My main point was - give him a chance, fair enough if he trips up over the hipflask in his sock against Leeds then by all means bring Berra back in, but if he comes in and does the job forging a strong partnership with Batth (hopefully) then great - everyones a winner! The only thing he needs to do is keep his missus off Tw*tter! Carl - The forgiving Wolf.
86lobo77
86lobo77- whether he's one of the best two CH's at Wolves is a different matter entirely. I was just pointing out that there was far more wrong with him last season than a few pints too many and a supposed bust-up in the dressing room. How he does or doesn't get on with his teammates, or how sober he is when he turns up for training, is something we can only hear rumours of.His form on the pitch is there for all of us to judge,though.The rumours, I couldn't really care less about at the best of times. The facts were that he demonstrably was giving it the big un to the rest of the team on the pitch, whilst turning in poor performances himself; no wonder the bloke that bought him dropped him.Making him captain was a disaster anyway, it would appear, but RJ compounded that himself by refusing to take responsibility for his own (many) mistakes.Hardly leadership material.It's only the performances on match-day that i'm interested in; the rest is for gossip mags as far as i'm concerned.It is one of the wonders of sport that when a player is doing the biz, the 'bad press' tends to disappear. As for giving him a chance if he plays, that goes without saying.I'm not sure i'm ever going to like him, all the same.I still hate the close season, I know that much!
winstonsmith84
As WS84 cites me in support of his damning indictment of RJ, you guys will not be surprised to read that I agree with everything he says about Johnson. If only I could remember where I had written my comments, I could direct you to that post for reference purposes. I am all in favour of a new manager giving a player a second chance but in RJ's case I will make an exception. Apart from his off-feld antics and his disruptive presence in the changing room, he is leaden-footed, easily drawn out of position and possesses absolutely no positional sense whatesoever. On the other hand, isn't this report supposed to focus on Sam Vokes?
Southbank60
 

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