Frank Clarke

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Frank Clarke

Post by Montag » Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:07 am

Sad to hear of the passing of Frank. Brave striker from what I saw on TV. Before I started going to games. RIP.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61682556

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Re: Frank Clarke

Post by pindarus » Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:05 am

An old fashioned no. 9 not afraid to use his weight. I remember he had quite a tussle with Dave Mackay when we played Derby in the cup and Mackay put through his own goal.

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Re: Frank Clarke

Post by qprphilip » Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:54 pm

Tough as old boots, remember him well.

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Re: Frank Clarke

Post by ZENITH R » Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:16 pm

I used to have a friend who was from Shrewsbury. He remembered Frank catching the same bus to training my friend was taking to get to school.

No Prima Donnas back in the 60's. Public transport was the order of the day.

I saw him play for us a few times in the late sixties, and the first time I ever saw us win (2-0 v Swindon on 20 September 1969) Frank scored!
Saturday 9th November 1968: QPR V Burnley in the First Division - I saw the Hoops for the first time and my obsession began!

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Re: Frank Clarke

Post by 222gers » Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:38 pm

I always liked him. He was of course the elder brother of Allan “sniffer” Clarke, a more celebrated player.

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Re: Frank Clarke

Post by bigbobb » Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:03 am

An honest player who always gave his all for the team - what he may have lacked in skill he made up for in effort and drive.

A few years back I was at Leeds vs QPR on a Corporate ticket when Allan Clarke came round the tables. One of my friends is a Leeds supporter and was in awe - but I just said something along the lines of "Hmm - aren't you Frank's brother?"

He thought it was really funny and kept coming back to us and clearly loved talking about his big brother Frank.

RIP Frank and thanks for the memories!


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