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Goodbye Big George


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By Badge32
May 1 2014

George Elokobi will bid farewell to Wolves after he was told no new contract will be given. Elekobi, Known as Big George will see his six-and-a-half-year stay end after the game against Carlisle on Saturday.

He will get the chance to say farewell to Wolves fans on Saturday and will don the Wolves shirt for one last time in Jody Craddocks testimonial match on Monday. Big George has played 102 times for Wolves and scored four goals. Elekobi thought he had scored both goals in a 2-1 against Manchester United back in 2011, however the second was given to Kevin Doyle. Talking today Jezz moxey said "George has been a fantastic servant to this club since his arrival in 2008, proving to be a hugely popular figure with team-mates, staff and fans alike,”

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"He's been a constant figure throughout the club's promotion to the Premier League and our three-year stay in the top flight, with one of his most memorable moments being his goal against Manchester United at Molineux.

"He has battled against some serious injuries but he's never been let his head drop and his attitude, commitment and character throughout adversity has been infectious and an example to everyone."

Wolves signed George Elekobi from Colchester for £300,000 in January 2008. He managed just three starts during the Championship winning season due to injury, He made his come back as an 85th minute sub in the final game of the season against Doncaster Rovers. He had two loan spells away from Molineux, first with nottingham Forest and then at Bristol City. owever, his time at Ashton Gate was restricted to just one game after he fractured and dislocated his ankle on his debut against Leeds in September 2012, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

As a fan of Big George I will be sad to see him go but would like to wish him all the best and hope he finds a new challenge soon.

 

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Goodbye Big George
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01/05/2014 20:17
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Re: Goodbye Big George
Ian.PershoreWolf (IP Logged)
01/05/2014 21:54
It's always sad to say goodbye to a decent human being. Big George definately falls into that category. Not a great footballer by any stretch,but his heart said everything.

Good luck my friend.

 
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Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
01/05/2014 22:22
Funny isn't it how he has made himself so popular with us all, when so many others couldn't possibly manage that. I'll be sorry to see George go because his commitment to the club has been unwavering.

However I can remember quite a few occasions when my heart has been in my mouth when George has had the ball, as I had absolutely no confidence in his ability!!!

 
Re: Goodbye Big George
toomb (IP Logged)
02/05/2014 08:35
Wish him luck in the future, think he's probably a lovely bloke but I've wanted him out of the club every summer since he arrived



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Re: Goodbye Big George
Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
02/05/2014 09:33
My thoughts exactly. I never met him but he always seemed a nice chap who gave 100% but if we're looking at getting anywhere, sadly he's not up to it.

 
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wolverina (IP Logged)
02/05/2014 09:54
Hope he finds somewhere else. He always seemed so genuine - not a lot of talent but never lacked enthusiasm. Keep smiling, George!

 
Re: Goodbye Big George
Badge32 (IP Logged)
02/05/2014 12:13
Great bit in the E&S today with George saying he is a Wolves fan now and will come to watch us when he can. Top Bloke.

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“It’s an emotional day and at the same time these are fantastic memories for me and I’ll leave with a lot of pride and with Wolves on a high,” said the Cameroon-born left-back.
“Hopefully these good times are going to continue in the future for Wolves – I’m a fan now and no one will be stopping me coming to watch Wolves when I can.

“There’s a real buzz about Wolves at the moment and if I was going to leave, I always wanted it to be at a time like this.”

“I’ll be there tomorrow to make sure I say my farewells and my thank yous to all the fans,” he said. “And I’ll look forward to Jody Craddock’s testimonial on Monday when hopefully I can get on the pitch as well.”

“They’re fantastic fans and to have that support, even when I didn’t play for so long, is incredible.

“I’ve been through it all - I’ve got scars, medals, relegation tears and promotion tears.

“It’s just great to see the club going in the right direction.”

 
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Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
02/05/2014 17:20
Never less than 100% from Big George and an absolute credit in terms of commitment. A fans favourite and rightly so, good luck to him in the future.



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