MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 05: Travis Cloke of the Magpies, relegated to the reserves for the past two weeks, looks thoughtful during a Collingwood Magpies AFL training session on May 5, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Under siege Collingwood forward Travis Cloke says he has no plans to leave the Pies, despite being stuck in the VFL since Round 5.

Cloke admitted he was furious when he was dropped from the senior side before the club’s ANZAC Day clash however, remains steadfast in his commitment to the Collingwood Football Club.

“I was pissed off, is the best way to put it,” Cloke said.

“I debuted 13 years ago on that day, so it’s pretty special to me. I hadn’t missed one since, so I was pretty annoyed.

“I understand (Nathan Buckley) is the coach — he makes the call for the team, not the individual. I’ve copped it on the chin and gone back and really worked on my footy the last few weeks.

“I’m starting to get there. I’m starting to progress and also I’m going out and enjoying my football, but also playing with a bit of an edge as well.”

However, the 29-year-old did admit that he has “had enough” of playing in the VFL and cannot wait to return to the senior side.

“It took until running out in the VFL, realistically, to sink in,” Cloke said.

“It’s probably sad to say that it did take that long and it shouldn’t have. But it did.

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“The positive thing is, I’ve bought into the VFL program over the last few weeks — I haven’t gone back and sooked and whinged about the situation. I think Dale Tapping, our VFL coach, has been impressed and happy with the way I’ve gone about the attitude and I’m looking forward to playing wherever I’m required over the next few weeks.

“I’m hanging to get back into the senior side, that’s for sure. I’ve had enough of VFL football.”


  1. I think he’s a good player he needs to go into the back line for a change and get some confidence while working on his goal kicking action it’s ugly and doesn’t work his left shoulder looks like it’s gunna fall off he needs to straighten it up and you will find he will kick straight we all know he can play.And I barrack for Carlton.Good luck Clokey.

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