Burnley striker Sam Vokes ruptures his cruciate ligament

Sam Vokes

Sam Vokes

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Burnley striker Sam Vokes has been diagnosed with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Sam picked up the injury during Saturday’s game against Leicester City at Turf Moor and scans have since revealed the extent of the injury.

The Welsh international will now be seeking specialist advice this week and everyone at Burnley Football Club wishes him a speedy recovery.

Fellow striker Danny Ings continues to make good progress in his recovery from an ankle injury and is expected to rejoin the squad soon.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: “Sam has had a great season and I am sure you will join us all in supporting him during his recovery.

“As ever, our team mentality remains focused and this represents another opportunity for someone to come and make a continued contribution in the closing weeks of the season.”

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5:26pm Mon 31 Mar 14

A Darener says...

Hope he recovers as soon as possible. Injuries to footballers are a pain ( no pun intended) after the close of the loan window. Rovers have suffered throughout the season. Burnley had been very lucky. Still it will give others a chance. Oops! They don't have any spares.
Hope he recovers as soon as possible. Injuries to footballers are a pain ( no pun intended) after the close of the loan window. Rovers have suffered throughout the season. Burnley had been very lucky. Still it will give others a chance. Oops! They don't have any spares. A Darener
  • Score: -19

5:28pm Mon 31 Mar 14

eddio says...

Ouch! That is a bad injury and his season is over now. Alan Shearer had same injury and it can't be rushed through.
Unlucky Sam. Best wishes for a full recovery from a Rovers' fan.
Ouch! That is a bad injury and his season is over now. Alan Shearer had same injury and it can't be rushed through. Unlucky Sam. Best wishes for a full recovery from a Rovers' fan. eddio
  • Score: 24

5:48pm Mon 31 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

A Darener wrote:
Hope he recovers as soon as possible. Injuries to footballers are a pain ( no pun intended) after the close of the loan window. Rovers have suffered throughout the season. Burnley had been very lucky. Still it will give others a chance. Oops! They don't have any spares.
Nice sentiment and I don’t think you have many spares when it comes to brain cells. Nice lad Sam Vokes and this is sad for him but Ings and Barnes will carry it off and Sam will be back for his Premier league debut next August.
And another thing Burnley have not been lucky with injuries they have had a good few. Marney, Mee, Ings, Wallace. The difference is we don’t moan about it like you lot.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Hope he recovers as soon as possible. Injuries to footballers are a pain ( no pun intended) after the close of the loan window. Rovers have suffered throughout the season. Burnley had been very lucky. Still it will give others a chance. Oops! They don't have any spares.[/p][/quote]Nice sentiment and I don’t think you have many spares when it comes to brain cells. Nice lad Sam Vokes and this is sad for him but Ings and Barnes will carry it off and Sam will be back for his Premier league debut next August. And another thing Burnley have not been lucky with injuries they have had a good few. Marney, Mee, Ings, Wallace. The difference is we don’t moan about it like you lot. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 4

5:50pm Mon 31 Mar 14

A Darener says...

Very true, I don't have any spare brain cells, I use them all.
Very true, I don't have any spare brain cells, I use them all. A Darener
  • Score: -6

5:56pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Ewood_Mark says...

So unlucky for the lad. He seems to have come on leaps and bounds for Burnley since last season and it's a shame its had to end early for him this season. Wishing him all the best on his recovery. Hope none of my fellow Rovers fans come on here to mock a young player getting seriously injured because that's just disgraceful.
So unlucky for the lad. He seems to have come on leaps and bounds for Burnley since last season and it's a shame its had to end early for him this season. Wishing him all the best on his recovery. Hope none of my fellow Rovers fans come on here to mock a young player getting seriously injured because that's just disgraceful. Ewood_Mark
  • Score: 34

5:58pm Mon 31 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

A Darener wrote:
Hope he recovers as soon as possible. Injuries to footballers are a pain ( no pun intended) after the close of the loan window. Rovers have suffered throughout the season. Burnley had been very lucky. Still it will give others a chance. Oops! They don't have any spares.
You are a disgusting apology of a Rovers fan. I can only hope that true Rovers fans will give you the verbal beating you deserve.

No such abuse from Burnley fans when Henley got injured the other week.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Hope he recovers as soon as possible. Injuries to footballers are a pain ( no pun intended) after the close of the loan window. Rovers have suffered throughout the season. Burnley had been very lucky. Still it will give others a chance. Oops! They don't have any spares.[/p][/quote]You are a disgusting apology of a Rovers fan. I can only hope that true Rovers fans will give you the verbal beating you deserve. No such abuse from Burnley fans when Henley got injured the other week. FCBurnley
  • Score: 19

6:00pm Mon 31 Mar 14

A Darener says...

What part of "hope he recovers as soon as possible" do you not understand?
What part of "hope he recovers as soon as possible" do you not understand? A Darener
  • Score: -3

6:06pm Mon 31 Mar 14

tonyk74 says...

Lolololololololololo
lolololololololololo
lolol
Lolololololololololo lolololololololololo lolol tonyk74
  • Score: -19

6:30pm Mon 31 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Genuinely sorry for the lad, it's probably the worst injury any professional sportsman can have, from a true blue I honestly hope he makes a full recovery asap.
Genuinely sorry for the lad, it's probably the worst injury any professional sportsman can have, from a true blue I honestly hope he makes a full recovery asap. owd nick
  • Score: 22

6:31pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

tonyk74 wrote:
Lolololololololololo

lolololololololololo

lolol
Change your name to bellsmash74.
[quote][p][bold]tonyk74[/bold] wrote: Lolololololololololo lolololololololololo lolol[/p][/quote]Change your name to bellsmash74. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 2

6:32pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

owd nick wrote:
Genuinely sorry for the lad, it's probably the worst injury any professional sportsman can have, from a true blue I honestly hope he makes a full recovery asap.
Good man Nick.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Genuinely sorry for the lad, it's probably the worst injury any professional sportsman can have, from a true blue I honestly hope he makes a full recovery asap.[/p][/quote]Good man Nick. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 13

6:34pm Mon 31 Mar 14

mjp 53 says...

tonyk74 wrote:
Lolololololololololo

lolololololololololo

lolol
Total worthless pr*ck hope you end up breaking something, preferably your neck, now that would be p*ss funny.
[quote][p][bold]tonyk74[/bold] wrote: Lolololololololololo lolololololololololo lolol[/p][/quote]Total worthless pr*ck hope you end up breaking something, preferably your neck, now that would be p*ss funny. mjp 53
  • Score: 9

6:35pm Mon 31 Mar 14

mjp 53 says...

A Darener wrote:
What part of "hope he recovers as soon as possible" do you not understand?
I thnk it was the spare bit which seems to fit in with not having many spare brain cells
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: What part of "hope he recovers as soon as possible" do you not understand?[/p][/quote]I thnk it was the spare bit which seems to fit in with not having many spare brain cells mjp 53
  • Score: 5

6:36pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Ewood_Mark says...

Watched the game on Sky, and after he got injured he tried to stand up and jog it off despite the injury he had. Shows the determination of your players and its credit to your club..and that's why you'll see the job through.
Watched the game on Sky, and after he got injured he tried to stand up and jog it off despite the injury he had. Shows the determination of your players and its credit to your club..and that's why you'll see the job through. Ewood_Mark
  • Score: 22

6:40pm Mon 31 Mar 14

mjp 53 says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
Watched the game on Sky, and after he got injured he tried to stand up and jog it off despite the injury he had. Shows the determination of your players and its credit to your club..and that's why you'll see the job through.
Nice to see some compassion from the other side, makes a change from the other speclal needs idiots who come on here.
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: Watched the game on Sky, and after he got injured he tried to stand up and jog it off despite the injury he had. Shows the determination of your players and its credit to your club..and that's why you'll see the job through.[/p][/quote]Nice to see some compassion from the other side, makes a change from the other speclal needs idiots who come on here. mjp 53
  • Score: 14

6:50pm Mon 31 Mar 14

McClaret says...

Worst case scenario for the lad and best wishes for a full recovery. He has contributed much to the season and the lads owe it to him to see the job through.
Worst case scenario for the lad and best wishes for a full recovery. He has contributed much to the season and the lads owe it to him to see the job through. McClaret
  • Score: 11

6:50pm Mon 31 Mar 14

owd nick says...

mjp 53 wrote:
Ewood_Mark wrote:
Watched the game on Sky, and after he got injured he tried to stand up and jog it off despite the injury he had. Shows the determination of your players and its credit to your club..and that's why you'll see the job through.
Nice to see some compassion from the other side, makes a change from the other speclal needs idiots who come on here.
There are special needs idiots on both sides of the fence I'm afraid, we had something similar from one of your Burnley trolls that inhabit our site when Marshall was injured. It might have been more, it has so many identities it's hard to keep track of it's linguistic DNA at times.

There's no excuse for it, whoever they play for injuries like this can be devastating and career threatening.

Nowt wrong with having a dig and a gloat at your rivals expense, but never in situations like this.
[quote][p][bold]mjp 53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: Watched the game on Sky, and after he got injured he tried to stand up and jog it off despite the injury he had. Shows the determination of your players and its credit to your club..and that's why you'll see the job through.[/p][/quote]Nice to see some compassion from the other side, makes a change from the other speclal needs idiots who come on here.[/p][/quote]There are special needs idiots on both sides of the fence I'm afraid, we had something similar from one of your Burnley trolls that inhabit our site when Marshall was injured. It might have been more, it has so many identities it's hard to keep track of it's linguistic DNA at times. There's no excuse for it, whoever they play for injuries like this can be devastating and career threatening. Nowt wrong with having a dig and a gloat at your rivals expense, but never in situations like this. owd nick
  • Score: 16

6:59pm Mon 31 Mar 14

mjp 53 says...

owd nick wrote:
mjp 53 wrote:
Ewood_Mark wrote:
Watched the game on Sky, and after he got injured he tried to stand up and jog it off despite the injury he had. Shows the determination of your players and its credit to your club..and that's why you'll see the job through.
Nice to see some compassion from the other side, makes a change from the other speclal needs idiots who come on here.
There are special needs idiots on both sides of the fence I'm afraid, we had something similar from one of your Burnley trolls that inhabit our site when Marshall was injured. It might have been more, it has so many identities it's hard to keep track of it's linguistic DNA at times.

There's no excuse for it, whoever they play for injuries like this can be devastating and career threatening.

Nowt wrong with having a dig and a gloat at your rivals expense, but never in situations like this.
I quite agree injuries just seem to bring out the idiots especially turf moor tom AKA fake t*ts, bubble pop for one .Its okay with the banter i get that but this is diferent. Sam is now out for 6 to 12 months and will miss the majority of the premier season. Just wish him all the best for a speedy recovery
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mjp 53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: Watched the game on Sky, and after he got injured he tried to stand up and jog it off despite the injury he had. Shows the determination of your players and its credit to your club..and that's why you'll see the job through.[/p][/quote]Nice to see some compassion from the other side, makes a change from the other speclal needs idiots who come on here.[/p][/quote]There are special needs idiots on both sides of the fence I'm afraid, we had something similar from one of your Burnley trolls that inhabit our site when Marshall was injured. It might have been more, it has so many identities it's hard to keep track of it's linguistic DNA at times. There's no excuse for it, whoever they play for injuries like this can be devastating and career threatening. Nowt wrong with having a dig and a gloat at your rivals expense, but never in situations like this.[/p][/quote]I quite agree injuries just seem to bring out the idiots especially turf moor tom AKA fake t*ts, bubble pop for one .Its okay with the banter i get that but this is diferent. Sam is now out for 6 to 12 months and will miss the majority of the premier season. Just wish him all the best for a speedy recovery mjp 53
  • Score: 11

7:12pm Mon 31 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

tonyk74 wrote:
Lolololololololololo

lolololololololololo

lolol
Who and what you are as a person all out in the open. A very very small insignificant and nasty individual.
[quote][p][bold]tonyk74[/bold] wrote: Lolololololololololo lolololololololololo lolol[/p][/quote]Who and what you are as a person all out in the open. A very very small insignificant and nasty individual. RobH2O
  • Score: 9

7:47pm Mon 31 Mar 14

twquick says...

Sad news for Sam, get well quickly young man! Looking forward to the return of Ings, Trippier, Marney to complete a glorious season! GO CLARETS!!
Sad news for Sam, get well quickly young man! Looking forward to the return of Ings, Trippier, Marney to complete a glorious season! GO CLARETS!! twquick
  • Score: 9

9:40pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

tonyk74 wrote:
Lolololololololololo

lolololololololololo

lolol
Is this you finding a serious injury amusing?

If it is then you are a disgrace.

Sam Vokes has been outstanding for Burnley FC this season, a credit to his club and to the Championship and it is a sad loss to us that he will miss the remainder of the season. His contribution has put us where we are and I have no doubt whatsoever his absence will squeeze an extra 10% out of each and every player during the run-in, we will do it for Sam make no mistake, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Burnley FC in the Premier League.

Fair play to the Rovers above who understand the severity of this injury. It's no laughing matter and I wouldn't wish this on any professional regardless of their club.

But you sir, are a w@nkstain.
[quote][p][bold]tonyk74[/bold] wrote: Lolololololololololo lolololololololololo lolol[/p][/quote]Is this you finding a serious injury amusing? If it is then you are a disgrace. Sam Vokes has been outstanding for Burnley FC this season, a credit to his club and to the Championship and it is a sad loss to us that he will miss the remainder of the season. His contribution has put us where we are and I have no doubt whatsoever his absence will squeeze an extra 10% out of each and every player during the run-in, we will do it for Sam make no mistake, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Burnley FC in the Premier League. Fair play to the Rovers above who understand the severity of this injury. It's no laughing matter and I wouldn't wish this on any professional regardless of their club. But you sir, are a w@nkstain. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 7

10:20pm Mon 31 Mar 14

digitusjonfred says...

Only one comment from Super-claret..OMG !!
Only one comment from Super-claret..OMG !! digitusjonfred
  • Score: -1

10:54pm Mon 31 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
tonyk74 wrote:
Lolololololololololo


lolololololololololo


lolol
Is this you finding a serious injury amusing?

If it is then you are a disgrace.

Sam Vokes has been outstanding for Burnley FC this season, a credit to his club and to the Championship and it is a sad loss to us that he will miss the remainder of the season. His contribution has put us where we are and I have no doubt whatsoever his absence will squeeze an extra 10% out of each and every player during the run-in, we will do it for Sam make no mistake, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Burnley FC in the Premier League.

Fair play to the Rovers above who understand the severity of this injury. It's no laughing matter and I wouldn't wish this on any professional regardless of their club.

But you sir, are a w@nkstain.
What a pity you didn't share the same level of "fair play" as I and several other Rovers fans have shown in this instance when Marshall had his season ending injury, which of your troll identities was it then? We Love You Venky's? or shall I pick any one from 6 or 7 others?

Didn't you have a go at Cairney and Henley as well?

In your case calling someone a w@nkstain is pretty pathetic even by your standards.

Apologies to Vokes and all decent Burnley fans for posting this but when I read this morons comments I nearly threw up and was so angry I simply had to reply.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonyk74[/bold] wrote: Lolololololololololo lolololololololololo lolol[/p][/quote]Is this you finding a serious injury amusing? If it is then you are a disgrace. Sam Vokes has been outstanding for Burnley FC this season, a credit to his club and to the Championship and it is a sad loss to us that he will miss the remainder of the season. His contribution has put us where we are and I have no doubt whatsoever his absence will squeeze an extra 10% out of each and every player during the run-in, we will do it for Sam make no mistake, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Burnley FC in the Premier League. Fair play to the Rovers above who understand the severity of this injury. It's no laughing matter and I wouldn't wish this on any professional regardless of their club. But you sir, are a w@nkstain.[/p][/quote]What a pity you didn't share the same level of "fair play" as I and several other Rovers fans have shown in this instance when Marshall had his season ending injury, which of your troll identities was it then? We Love You Venky's? or shall I pick any one from 6 or 7 others? Didn't you have a go at Cairney and Henley as well? In your case calling someone a w@nkstain is pretty pathetic even by your standards. Apologies to Vokes and all decent Burnley fans for posting this but when I read this morons comments I nearly threw up and was so angry I simply had to reply. owd nick
  • Score: 6

11:46pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

owd nick wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
tonyk74 wrote:
Lolololololololololo



lolololololololololo



lolol
Is this you finding a serious injury amusing?

If it is then you are a disgrace.

Sam Vokes has been outstanding for Burnley FC this season, a credit to his club and to the Championship and it is a sad loss to us that he will miss the remainder of the season. His contribution has put us where we are and I have no doubt whatsoever his absence will squeeze an extra 10% out of each and every player during the run-in, we will do it for Sam make no mistake, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Burnley FC in the Premier League.

Fair play to the Rovers above who understand the severity of this injury. It's no laughing matter and I wouldn't wish this on any professional regardless of their club.

But you sir, are a w@nkstain.
What a pity you didn't share the same level of "fair play" as I and several other Rovers fans have shown in this instance when Marshall had his season ending injury, which of your troll identities was it then? We Love You Venky's? or shall I pick any one from 6 or 7 others?

Didn't you have a go at Cairney and Henley as well?

In your case calling someone a w@nkstain is pretty pathetic even by your standards.

Apologies to Vokes and all decent Burnley fans for posting this but when I read this morons comments I nearly threw up and was so angry I simply had to reply.
Did I comment on a Blackburn player's injury? If so I'd like you to show me where? Banter is one thing, insulting another teams supporters with regard to their teams incredible demise is ok too in my book, but gloating over an opposition players injury is another. Not my style old man. And in any case we don't need to rely on other teams losing players to injury or suspension, we're better than that, as you well know.

If I put down a Rovers fan for gloating over Sam Vokes sustaining a season ending injury and you defend him, what does that make you?

Another w@nkstain? or worse?
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonyk74[/bold] wrote: Lolololololololololo lolololololololololo lolol[/p][/quote]Is this you finding a serious injury amusing? If it is then you are a disgrace. Sam Vokes has been outstanding for Burnley FC this season, a credit to his club and to the Championship and it is a sad loss to us that he will miss the remainder of the season. His contribution has put us where we are and I have no doubt whatsoever his absence will squeeze an extra 10% out of each and every player during the run-in, we will do it for Sam make no mistake, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Burnley FC in the Premier League. Fair play to the Rovers above who understand the severity of this injury. It's no laughing matter and I wouldn't wish this on any professional regardless of their club. But you sir, are a w@nkstain.[/p][/quote]What a pity you didn't share the same level of "fair play" as I and several other Rovers fans have shown in this instance when Marshall had his season ending injury, which of your troll identities was it then? We Love You Venky's? or shall I pick any one from 6 or 7 others? Didn't you have a go at Cairney and Henley as well? In your case calling someone a w@nkstain is pretty pathetic even by your standards. Apologies to Vokes and all decent Burnley fans for posting this but when I read this morons comments I nearly threw up and was so angry I simply had to reply.[/p][/quote]Did I comment on a Blackburn player's injury? If so I'd like you to show me where? Banter is one thing, insulting another teams supporters with regard to their teams incredible demise is ok too in my book, but gloating over an opposition players injury is another. Not my style old man. And in any case we don't need to rely on other teams losing players to injury or suspension, we're better than that, as you well know. If I put down a Rovers fan for gloating over Sam Vokes sustaining a season ending injury and you defend him, what does that make you? Another w@nkstain? or worse? Super_Clarets
  • Score: -6

8:40am Tue 1 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
tonyk74 wrote:
Lolololololololololo




lolololololololololo




lolol
Is this you finding a serious injury amusing?

If it is then you are a disgrace.

Sam Vokes has been outstanding for Burnley FC this season, a credit to his club and to the Championship and it is a sad loss to us that he will miss the remainder of the season. His contribution has put us where we are and I have no doubt whatsoever his absence will squeeze an extra 10% out of each and every player during the run-in, we will do it for Sam make no mistake, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Burnley FC in the Premier League.

Fair play to the Rovers above who understand the severity of this injury. It's no laughing matter and I wouldn't wish this on any professional regardless of their club.

But you sir, are a w@nkstain.
What a pity you didn't share the same level of "fair play" as I and several other Rovers fans have shown in this instance when Marshall had his season ending injury, which of your troll identities was it then? We Love You Venky's? or shall I pick any one from 6 or 7 others?

Didn't you have a go at Cairney and Henley as well?

In your case calling someone a w@nkstain is pretty pathetic even by your standards.

Apologies to Vokes and all decent Burnley fans for posting this but when I read this morons comments I nearly threw up and was so angry I simply had to reply.
Did I comment on a Blackburn player's injury? If so I'd like you to show me where? Banter is one thing, insulting another teams supporters with regard to their teams incredible demise is ok too in my book, but gloating over an opposition players injury is another. Not my style old man. And in any case we don't need to rely on other teams losing players to injury or suspension, we're better than that, as you well know.

If I put down a Rovers fan for gloating over Sam Vokes sustaining a season ending injury and you defend him, what does that make you?

Another w@nkstain? or worse?
dont you like to refer to jack walker as a "senile old man"

you sir are worse than dog do-dos on a shoe
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonyk74[/bold] wrote: Lolololololololololo lolololololololololo lolol[/p][/quote]Is this you finding a serious injury amusing? If it is then you are a disgrace. Sam Vokes has been outstanding for Burnley FC this season, a credit to his club and to the Championship and it is a sad loss to us that he will miss the remainder of the season. His contribution has put us where we are and I have no doubt whatsoever his absence will squeeze an extra 10% out of each and every player during the run-in, we will do it for Sam make no mistake, and we look forward to welcoming him back to Burnley FC in the Premier League. Fair play to the Rovers above who understand the severity of this injury. It's no laughing matter and I wouldn't wish this on any professional regardless of their club. But you sir, are a w@nkstain.[/p][/quote]What a pity you didn't share the same level of "fair play" as I and several other Rovers fans have shown in this instance when Marshall had his season ending injury, which of your troll identities was it then? We Love You Venky's? or shall I pick any one from 6 or 7 others? Didn't you have a go at Cairney and Henley as well? In your case calling someone a w@nkstain is pretty pathetic even by your standards. Apologies to Vokes and all decent Burnley fans for posting this but when I read this morons comments I nearly threw up and was so angry I simply had to reply.[/p][/quote]Did I comment on a Blackburn player's injury? If so I'd like you to show me where? Banter is one thing, insulting another teams supporters with regard to their teams incredible demise is ok too in my book, but gloating over an opposition players injury is another. Not my style old man. And in any case we don't need to rely on other teams losing players to injury or suspension, we're better than that, as you well know. If I put down a Rovers fan for gloating over Sam Vokes sustaining a season ending injury and you defend him, what does that make you? Another w@nkstain? or worse?[/p][/quote]dont you like to refer to jack walker as a "senile old man" you sir are worse than dog do-dos on a shoe hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 0

11:18am Tue 1 Apr 14

u owe u owe says...

We assume a special attitude towards the dead,
something almost like admiration for one who
has accomplished a very difficult feat. We
suspend criticism of him, overlooking whatever
wrongs he may have done, and issue the
command, De mortuis nil nisi bene: we act as if
we were justified in singing his praises at the
funeral oration, and inscribe only what is to his
advantage on the tombstone. This consideration
for the dead, which he really no longer needs, is
more important to us than the truth, and, to
most of us, certainly, it is more important than
consideration for the living. Sigmund Freud
We assume a special attitude towards the dead, something almost like admiration for one who has accomplished a very difficult feat. We suspend criticism of him, overlooking whatever wrongs he may have done, and issue the command, De mortuis nil nisi bene: we act as if we were justified in singing his praises at the funeral oration, and inscribe only what is to his advantage on the tombstone. This consideration for the dead, which he really no longer needs, is more important to us than the truth, and, to most of us, certainly, it is more important than consideration for the living. Sigmund Freud u owe u owe
  • Score: 0

3:32pm Tue 1 Apr 14

junction10 says...

FCBurnley wrote:
A Darener wrote: Hope he recovers as soon as possible. Injuries to footballers are a pain ( no pun intended) after the close of the loan window. Rovers have suffered throughout the season. Burnley had been very lucky. Still it will give others a chance. Oops! They don't have any spares.
You are a disgusting apology of a Rovers fan. I can only hope that true Rovers fans will give you the verbal beating you deserve. No such abuse from Burnley fans when Henley got injured the other week.
Although your point is cute, they're not really comparable. Vokes is a full (and goalscoring) young Wales international, who's performed brilliantly all season for club and country bagging 6th place in the Championship Player of the Year, who's just suffered a potentially career affecting knee injury and will be out for potentially 12 months.
Adam Henley damaged an ankle ligament and although he's young he's not really set the league on fire this season and doesn't feature at international level. Couple of months out and then he'll be fit in time for his summer holiday and then pre-season.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Hope he recovers as soon as possible. Injuries to footballers are a pain ( no pun intended) after the close of the loan window. Rovers have suffered throughout the season. Burnley had been very lucky. Still it will give others a chance. Oops! They don't have any spares.[/p][/quote]You are a disgusting apology of a Rovers fan. I can only hope that true Rovers fans will give you the verbal beating you deserve. No such abuse from Burnley fans when Henley got injured the other week.[/p][/quote]Although your point is cute, they're not really comparable. Vokes is a full (and goalscoring) young Wales international, who's performed brilliantly all season for club and country bagging 6th place in the Championship Player of the Year, who's just suffered a potentially career affecting knee injury and will be out for potentially 12 months. Adam Henley damaged an ankle ligament and although he's young he's not really set the league on fire this season and doesn't feature at international level. Couple of months out and then he'll be fit in time for his summer holiday and then pre-season. junction10
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