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Stokes Signs For Sunderland

Stokes Signs For Sunderland

Arsenal's young Irish Striker Anthony Stokes has finally left Arsenal after several weeks of speculation.

Stokes enjoyed a great vein of form during his loan spell with SPL outfit Falkirk scoring 16 goals in 18 games, including a hat-trick of hat-tricks.

Speculation had linked Stokes, 18, with Charlton, Celtic and Falkirk but Sunderland have won the race for his signature.

'It's brilliant to be here. It has been a hectic few days, sorting things out, and now I'm looking forward to training and playing,' he told the club's official website.

'I spoke to Roy Keane about everything, he told me his hopes for the club and it helped make up my mind.

'I'm excited about the move to Sunderland.'

We wish Stokes well with his future career.

I have just one piece of advice, don't get on the wrong side of your new manager.


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

Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Monday January 8 2007
Time: 3:41PM

Comments

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I remember Beckham Scoring a goal once and Keane Kicking him in the back in celebration.....Good luck Stokesy!
iceman10
08/01/2007 16:29:00
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^^ lol haha
hazzagooner
08/01/2007 16:42:00
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Stokes is quality and i will be very disappointed if we do not have first refusal on him. Out of all our strikers out on loan he is the most likely to be successful in the premiership.
simon
08/01/2007 16:52:00
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if sunderland get promoted soon ;)
G4L
08/01/2007 17:31:00
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I think Arsene wanted to pick one out of Bendtner, Lupoli and Stokes and its clear he's going for Bendtner. But half of my family are Brummies and Blues fans, and they say Bendtner has all the talent in the world, but a big ego. Apparently he's not chasing down defenders anymore or doing the simple things, but he's magic on the ball. AW will have to sort that, but if Stokes isn't good enough for Wenger I am not to question him. Anyone miss Bentley, Upson, Wright, Jeffers, Pennant, Taylor, Bothroyd, Volz, Quincy?
Little Dutch
08/01/2007 19:00:00
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Check out this link, particularly the last two paragraphs, www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N154633070108-1531.htm
Little Dutch
08/01/2007 19:50:00
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im particularly disapointed at the fact he wasnt given a chance for us but i wont put down wengers decision because i believe he knows best. . . the only time i saw stokes was at barnet in a frindly and he didnt catch my eye, seems like time changed in 6 months
abdleb
08/01/2007 20:59:00
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LD ego can be mistaken for confidence or arrogance.. nothing wrong with believing in yourself.. i also think wenger plans big things for bendter, my danish friend says bendter is going to be the next michael laudrup, i hope so !
PUREGOLD
08/01/2007 21:31:00
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Maybe, but he still has to work hard and chase down defenders etc. See Henry's goal on saturday, the best players still do the simple things.
Little Dutch
08/01/2007 21:39:00
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Bendtner does appear to have an ego, it is more than just a confidence. But he IS young, hopefully that will die down a little in time. All the great players have a swagger about them, you can hardly say Titi is without an ego. Shame about Stokes, but hey, let's look on the bright side - he knocked back pardew. HAHAHAHAHA!!! Up yours, ****face. »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
08/01/2007 22:19:00
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