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Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by SM » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:53 pm

On loan according to WLS.

Very surprised by this one...
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Re: Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by dm » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:04 pm

I was too but if Shodipo is to be loaned out that would leave us with just Eze, Chair, Bos and Pugh for the front 3. So it makes sense from that perspective and also would if an Eze move is in the frame this month. Hopefully not of course.

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Post by Andy_N19 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:02 am

Apparently ahead of Middlesbrough, Stoke and Millwall... well wouldn't you :)
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Re: Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by UxbridgeR » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:22 am

He looked an exciting player for Leeds last season, but has barely figured since he went back there on loan.

Also we already have five loans, and you can only have five in a matchday squad, so frankly it looks a bit odd. Maybe Mlakar is going back to Brighton. He's getting virtually no game time, which they can't be happy with.
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Re: Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by dm » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:51 pm

Dave Mc has suggested both Mlakar and Smith will return to their parent clubs this month.

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Post by White Duck » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:53 pm

I would return Mlakar and Smith and send Shodipo and Masterson on loan (assuming Barbet is back soon). If we can sign a proper leader for midfield to be new captain that would be great (another Derry).
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Post by trevsinclair85 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:13 pm

White Duck wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:53 pm
I would return Mlakar and Smith and send Shodipo and Masterson on loan (assuming Barbet is back soon). If we can sign a proper leader for midfield to be new captain that would be great (another Derry).
I’d keep masterson and give him a chance. Looks decent to me.

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Re: Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by White Duck » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:20 pm

trevsinclair85 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:13 pm
White Duck wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:53 pm
I would return Mlakar and Smith and send Shodipo and Masterson on loan (assuming Barbet is back soon). If we can sign a proper leader for midfield to be new captain that would be great (another Derry).
I’d keep masterson and give him a chance. Looks decent to me.
Yes he's made a good start for us but only worth keeping him in the squad if he plays most weeks which I doubt will happen if Hall, Leistner and Barbet are all fit. Better to give him half a season of regular football in Div One rather than a couple of appearances with us.
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Re: Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by 222gers » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:23 pm

dm wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:51 pm
Dave Mc has suggested both Mlakar and Smith will return to their parent clubs this month.
That's me finished with QPR if Smith and Mlakar go back. :wink:

Seriously though, Clarke could be a handy short-term signing. Still, it's halfway through January and we still haven't lost any key players.

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Re: Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by dm » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:21 pm

222gers wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:23 pm
That's me finished with QPR if Smith and Mlakar go back. :wink:
Quite how we'll cope without them, I just don't know.

I think Smith has been a little unfortunate in not getting more opportunities to show what he can do.

As for Mlakar, I guess we'll never know whether he'd have been a decent player for us or not.

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Re: Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by Devonranger » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:46 pm

Allowing Masterson and Shodipo to get a regular run of games without the pressures they would encounter in our first team makes sense to me.

I think Jack Clarke could be a really interesting signing if it happens. Could bring decent balance with both BOS and him on either flank.

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Re: Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by jimjams » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:48 am

White Duck wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:20 pm
trevsinclair85 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:13 pm
White Duck wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:53 pm
I would return Mlakar and Smith and send Shodipo and Masterson on loan (assuming Barbet is back soon). If we can sign a proper leader for midfield to be new captain that would be great (another Derry).
I’d keep masterson and give him a chance. Looks decent to me.
Yes he's made a good start for us but only worth keeping him in the squad if he plays most weeks which I doubt will happen if Hall, Leistner and Barbet are all fit. Better to give him half a season of regular football in Div One rather than a couple of appearances with us.
That's a big if for the best of squads. Even without injury there's suspension. And we have had Cameron deputising there this season. I'd say we were shorter at centre back, where we often play three, than in attacking midfield, where we often have just two.

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Re: Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by deadendjob » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:50 am

Wonder if we're loaning him with the intention to buy?
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Post by UxbridgeR » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:15 am

deadendjob wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:50 am
Wonder if we're loaning him with the intention to buy?
Unlikely. Tottenham paid £10M for him just last summer. I doubt we could afford him, and if he was for sale, I think there'd be much bigger clubs interested.
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Re: Jack Clarke Signing... Close

Post by Spencer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:03 pm

Just confirmed - on official site.

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