A TOUCH OF CLASS FROM BIG CHRIS WOOD

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A TOUCH OF CLASS FROM BIG CHRIS WOOD

Post by AotearoaClaret » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:54 pm

Hi all,

I'm not one to start threads on here, but after the phone call I received yesterday, I thought it fitting that this should be shared amongst Clarets near and far.

Was out fishing yesterday off Auckland, and received a phone call from an unknown number, a certain Julie Wood, who is the big mans mum. She is currently back in New Zealand with Chris' Dad, for family reasons, but had taken the time to ring to say that Chris had seen that we had a New Zealand Clarets Supporters Club, and that he wanted to know if he could help or support us in any way moving forward.

Considering that this should be way down his and their list of priorities, I thought that it was an absolute touch of class and gesture from the family, lead by Chris, considering that they (his parents) had just come out of enforced isolation and absolutely no doubt that they had more pressing concerns on their plate.

I know that people see these kinds of gestures from footballers all the time, but quite often they are captured/ filmed for social media purposes (no problem with that whatsoever) but it is testament that our big striker did this with a quiet humility with no intention of anyone knowing. Just a genuine attempt to help a group of lads in his home country, who happen to support the team that he is playing for.

Despite the majority of our members hailing from East Lancashire, we are all very proud of Chris and how he represents our new adopted home, whilst wearing the badge that we all love so much.

Nice One Big Man

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Re: A TOUCH OF CLASS FROM BIG CHRIS WOOD

Post by tim_noone » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:57 pm

Its Woods!!! :roll:

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Post by GrahamBranchsPerm » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:01 pm

Great story thanks for sharing.

See him around Alderley Edge. Is a decent fella who will have a chat on Burnley and footy. As are all of them knocking about around here. Westy, Cork, Pope, Barnes Dave Jones and Vokesey. Westy especially enthusiastic about the Clarets.

Past and present the names above obviously.

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Post by Rowls » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:01 pm

Great little story.

Footballers often hit the headlines for the wrong reasons but the vast majority are genuine and nice people.

Chris is a credit to our club on and off the pitch.

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Post by ClaretTony » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:07 pm

Lovely story
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Post by Bosscat » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:10 pm

Great OP Aotearoa 👍🙂👍
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Post by Fretters » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:24 pm

That's brilliant. Out of interest, will you take up the offer?
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Post by Juan Tanamera » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:25 pm

Smashing story and credit to Chris Wood.
(25 minutes after the OP and I'm still trying to pronounce Aotearoa). :D
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Post by Bosscat » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:28 pm

Juan Tanamera wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:25 pm
Smashing story and credit to Chris Wood.
(25 minutes after the OP and I'm still trying to pronounce Aotearoa). :D
🤭 know what you mean
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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:02 am

:-D

Phonetically - Ow-o-teya-rowa (or close enough)

I'm by no means a Te Reo (Maori) speaker - but that's the Maori word for New Zealand! Not sure how its sounds with my Lancashire twang to the natives though - but I try!
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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:04 am

Fretters wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:24 pm
That's brilliant. Out of interest, will you take up the offer?
Yes we are Fretters - Tony Scholes has kindly invited us onto the Burnley Fc Supporters Group, and as a gesture, we are hoping to donate some of the money raised in our raffle in January to the food banks back home in the town. So every little helps - but what a draw that is getting the support of one of our top players!
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Post by Bosscat » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:21 am

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:02 am
:-D

Phonetically - Ow-o-teya-rowa (or close enough)

I'm by no means a Te Reo (Maori) speaker - but that's the Maori word for New Zealand! Not sure how its sounds with my Lancashire twang to the natives though - but I try!
"Land of the long white cloud" my grandmother (she was born in Kaitaia) taught me 🙂
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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:28 am

Bosscat wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:21 am
"Land of the long white cloud" my grandmother (she was born in Kaitaia) taught me 🙂
Far North of New Zealand - a really beautiful part of the country Bosscat

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Post by tiger76 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:46 am

Pleased to read a positive tale on here, hope you can engage with Chris and gain his help and support in any way he can assist.

Try and keep this site informed on any progress if you can, we need all the good news we can get right now.
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Post by ClaretTony » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:52 am

It’s brilliant having another group of supporters getting together as they have in New Zealand and I know how much they enjoyed their first meeting last March.

For Chris Wood to get involved like this is a bit special but it says so much about how good the lads are in our squad.
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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:24 am

tiger76 wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:46 am
Pleased to read a positive tale on here, hope you can engage with Chris and gain his help and support in any way he can assist.

Try and keep this site informed on any progress if you can, we need all the good news we can get right now.
For sure Tiger - we are in regular contact with Tony and will be sending plenty of pictures and updates as we go.

Keep well mate!

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Post by The Enclosure » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:41 am

Fantastic story, we really do have some top lads play for us.
All the very best to New Zealand Clarets.
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Post by jdrobbo » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:07 am

Absolutely fantastic. Top bloke!
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Post by MACCA » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:46 am

Top class from Chris Wood, it seems it is something that runs through most of our squad.
Very humble and genuinely good men, that are more than happy to stop for a chat, or do something a little extra for fans.

Long may it continue!
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Post by Steve1956 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:51 am

Aotearoa ,I hoped you told him to avoid reading this Forum,he gets quite a bit of stick on here......anyway well played Chris nice gesture.
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Post by Redbeard » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:17 am

I have two nephews in Auckland (Arsenal and Chelsea) who need converting, for a start...
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Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:18 am

Redbeard wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:17 am
I have two nephews in Auckland (Arsenal and Chelsea) who clearly need converting...

Unusual names for nephews :D


Nice touch from Chris Wood
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Post by Tribesmen » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:18 am

Great read i must say .
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Post by Redbeard » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:22 am

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:18 am
Unusual names for nephews :D
They are unusual nephews... ;)
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Post by Sarum » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:10 am

And, being the 7 December when posting this

Happy Birthday to Chris, who shares his birthday with my late dad.
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Post by durhamclaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:30 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:57 pm
Its Woods!!! :roll:
? Er no, it’s Wood
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Post by ClaretTony » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:37 pm

jdrobbo wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:07 am
Absolutely fantastic. Top bloke!
That's a battle jdrobbo but who's the winner? - NZ Clarets get Chris Wood's mum on the phone, your West Yorkshire Clarets get Roger Eli visiting you in the pub.
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Post by Hibsclaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:38 pm

durhamclaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:30 pm
? Er no, it’s Wood
Er yes...there was more than one family member involved so it is indeed Woods
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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:39 pm

durhamclaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:30 pm
? Er no, it’s Wood
I’m really not following it either Durham. The fact that they logged on to the board to correct (?) that, despite the original post and it’s content probably says more about them as posters than it does about me. And shows why I don’t ever start threads on here.

Apologies if I’m missing something really obvious though!

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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:41 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:37 pm
That's a battle jdrobbo but who's the winner? - NZ Clarets get Chris Wood's mum on the phone, your West Yorkshire Clarets get Roger Eli visiting you in the pub.
Big call! Jdrobbo- I may be tapping you up for our next video call and Roger Eli’s details if that’s ok!

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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:43 pm

Redbeard wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:17 am
I have two nephews in Auckland (Arsenal and Chelsea) who need converting, for a start...
They are more than welcome! Put them in touch Redbeard! It’s never too late!
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Post by Hibsclaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:18 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:39 pm

Apologies if I’m missing something really obvious though!
You are...a sense of humour it seems

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Post by Foulthrow » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:28 pm

It’s Chris Wood
Burnley’s favourite kiwi,
Coming from New Zealand,
Via Leicester City

It’s Chris Wood
Burnley’s favourite kiwi,
Scoring lots of tap ins
Headers
Volleys

It’s Chris Wood
Burnley’s favourite kiwi

But he’s been offside for a long, long
Offside for a long, long
Offside for a long, long time

(To the tune of Driftwood by Travis)

*shameless ripoff of the Mark Wood song from the Tailenders podcast.

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Post by durhamclaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:36 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:39 pm
I’m really not following it either Durham. The fact that they logged on to the board to correct (?) that, despite the original post and it’s content probably says more about them as posters than it does about me. And shows why I don’t ever start threads on here.

Apologies if I’m missing something really obvious though!
It puzzles me too Aotearoa, but never mind UTC and all that, btw my son lives near Christchurch and I know that he
has contacted you in the past and is looking forward to a meet in the South Island.
Keep up the good work (or is that works)
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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:41 pm

Hibsclaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:18 pm
You are...a sense of humour it seems
Presumably it’s some kind of in joke. Apologies pal that I don’t spend every waking minute on here and that I missed your’s and your mates unbelievable craic/banter.

Nice one pal- you sound like fun!

Wonder how I become more like you?..... log into the messagebord and have a joke with a guy I probably don’t know, behind a computer screen. Completely missing the point of a post, not offering anything to the thread and then telling the person who posted some half decent news, (that a lot of people have clearly appreciated) that he needs to get a sense of humour. I think I’ll stick to the real world if that’s ok big man!
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Post by jrgbfc » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:50 pm

I'm guessing the joke was about how many of our fans still think he's called Chris Woods. Like Jeff "Hendricks". I found it quite witty anyway if nobody else did :D
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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:58 pm

I would have expected better from you jrgbfc considering you stayed at my house down here for a couple months! Maybe I’m just out of touch these days!
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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:59 pm

durhamclaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:36 pm
It puzzles me too Aotearoa, but never mind UTC and all that, btw my son lives near Christchurch and I know that he
has contacted you in the past and is looking forward to a meet in the South Island.
Keep up the good work (or is that works)
What’s your lads name Durham?

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Post by IanMcL » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:05 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:02 am
:-D

Phonetically - Ow-o-teya-rowa (or close enough)

I'm by no means a Te Reo (Maori) speaker - but that's the Maori word for New Zealand! Not sure how its sounds with my Lancashire twang to the natives though - but I try!
Sounds like the Maoris were originally from Yorkshire!
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Post by bfcjg » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:09 pm

Brilliant story and far better then the usual fishing threads we get on here.😁 He always comes across as a well grounded individual on the tele.
As an aside did you catch anything.
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Post by jdrobbo » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:20 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Big call! Jdrobbo- I may be tapping you up for our next video call and Roger Eli’s details if that’s ok!

Will try to help!

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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:38 pm

jdrobbo wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:20 pm
Will try to help!
Thanks mate. I'll be in touch next year on the west yorkshire clarets email address.

Cheers
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Post by durhamclaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:38 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:59 pm
What’s your lads name Durham?
My lads name is Dan Smith he currently runs a rope access training company near Christchurch and has been a Claret since it was drilled into him from an early age (from me).
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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:44 pm

bfcjg wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:09 pm
Brilliant story and far better then the usual fishing threads we get on here.😁 He always comes across as a well grounded individual on the tele.
As an aside did you catch anything.
There were 3 clarets out (amongst others) fishing off the mussel farms between Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula. Not the best day, but here were our totals;

1st Claret - 7 Snapper (limit) and a couple of Kahawai for smoking
2nd Claret - 1 Snapper
3rd Claret - went hungry.

Luckily our pal from Padiham is sound as a pound and split his catch with us. So fresh fish and chips Sunday night for tea, then a fish Ruby last night in my house.
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Post by AotearoaClaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:47 pm

durhamclaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:38 pm
My lads name is Dan Smith he currently runs a rope access training company near Christchurch and has been a Claret since it was drilled into him from an early age (from me).
Sound Durham - tell him to get in touch via all of the usual methods - his name does ring a bell though and I'm sure you will keep him up to date via news on here!

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Post by durhamclaret » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:53 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:47 pm
Sound Durham - tell him to get in touch via all of the usual methods - his name does ring a bell though and I'm sure you will keep him up to date via news on here!
Certainly will do Aotearoa and again keep spreading the word, keep the faith UTC!
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Post by Belial » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:13 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:54 pm
Hi all,

I'm not one to start threads on here, but after the phone call I received yesterday, I thought it fitting that this should be shared amongst Clarets near and far.

Was out fishing yesterday off Auckland, and received a phone call from an unknown number, a certain Julie Wood, who is the big mans mum. She is currently back in New Zealand with Chris' Dad, for family reasons, but had taken the time to ring to say that Chris had seen that we had a New Zealand Clarets Supporters Club, and that he wanted to know if he could help or support us in any way moving forward.

Considering that this should be way down his and their list of priorities, I thought that it was an absolute touch of class and gesture from the family, lead by Chris, considering that they (his parents) had just come out of enforced isolation and absolutely no doubt that they had more pressing concerns on their plate.

I know that people see these kinds of gestures from footballers all the time, but quite often they are captured/ filmed for social media purposes (no problem with that whatsoever) but it is testament that our big striker did this with a quiet humility with no intention of anyone knowing. Just a genuine attempt to help a group of lads in his home country, who happen to support the team that he is playing for.

Despite the majority of our members hailing from East Lancashire, we are all very proud of Chris and how he represents our new adopted home, whilst wearing the badge that we all love so much.

Nice One Big Man

All at NZ Clarets
Great story that AotearoaClaret. Chris is also with a girl from Liverpool... and he has a second cousin who lives in Liverpool, who just so happens to go out with a Burnley fan
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Re: A TOUCH OF CLASS FROM BIG CHRIS WOOD

Post by JohnDearyMe » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:32 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:04 am
Yes we are Fretters - Tony Scholes has kindly invited us onto the Burnley Fc Supporters Group, and as a gesture, we are hoping to donate some of the money raised in our raffle in January to the food banks back home in the town. So every little helps - but what a draw that is getting the support of one of our top players!
Great story. Have you guys managed to meet up at all for any games this season given the relative lack of restrictions over there? Would be possibly the biggest collection of clarets in one place on the planet at the moment if so!
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Re: A TOUCH OF CLASS FROM BIG CHRIS WOOD

Post by Bullabill » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:04 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:44 pm
There were 3 clarets out (amongst others) fishing off the mussel farms between Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula. Not the best day, but here were our totals;

1st Claret - 7 Snapper (limit) and a couple of Kahawai for smoking
2nd Claret - 1 Snapper
3rd Claret - went hungry.

Luckily our pal from Padiham is sound as a pound and split his catch with us. So fresh fish and chips Sunday night for tea, then a fish Ruby last night in my house.
.............. and a couple of Kahawai for smoking.
Any better than Woodbines?
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Re: A TOUCH OF CLASS FROM BIG CHRIS WOOD

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:10 pm

AotearoaClaret wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:38 pm
Thanks mate. I'll be in touch next year on the west yorkshire clarets email address.

Cheers
I used to know jdrobbo - he used to sit next to me at the home games when we were allowed to go :D
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