[RUMOUR] Matt Clarke

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by cyaninternetdog, Jul 27, 2022.

  1. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I like it!
     
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  2. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    Only cos it would pass the SW19 test...
     
  3. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Didn't get off the bench for Brighton today. Making sure he doesn't get injured before his big move up north.
     
  4. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I never wear white unless I have to!
    The Cumberland team we played at Hazelwood last Monday all came in white ( they have to wear it for matches). They looked smart.
    Not that it helped them!
     
  5. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Chelsea are negotiating with Brighton for Marc Cucurella and are including Levi Colwill in the deal.

    You’d suspect that would reasonably free up Clarke to make a move now.
     
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  6. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Reservist

    Came on to post the same thing! Would expect some movement on this soon if we really want him.
     
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  7. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Interesting he’s most likely on the way to Chelsea as he’s been linked with Man City all summer. I wonder why that broke down?
     
  8. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    City refusing to pay more than £40m and Brighton refusing to lower the £50m valuation.
     
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  9. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    I’d have thought that Clarke should be free to move regardless. Wasn’t in the squad last season and they already have Webster and Veltman as Left-footed CBs. You’d think that if they find a space for one of the Championship loanee CBs from last season it would be Van Hecke too.

    Leventhal commented on his Athletic QandA this morning that discussions with Clarke are ongoing but nothing imminent.
     
  10. Certainly one to watch.
    AL of course knows nothing these days :)
     
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  11. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    I wish these very rich clubs would consider for a moment how it makes the rest of us feel when they quibble over 10 million!
     
  12. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    Not quite true I believe. I just don’t think he has any sources at Watford. But might have (or have colleagues who have) sources with the player/Brighton.
     
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  13. True....
     
  14. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Brighton have let Duffy go on loan to Fulham. I know they’re getting Colwill, but maybe they see Clarke as a squad option for this season?
     
  15. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    According to Wiki ( assuming its not been edited) he won PoTs last season at WBA. Its his 4th successive such award with 3 different clubs, WBA, Derby and Portsmouth.
    Pretty good going for a defender to win PoTs in any season let alone 4 times.

    But the main reason I like him is hes going bald at 25 which gives him a 1970s hard man look which I feel is an important attribute in a CB. Would contrast nicely with Sierraltas all round gorgeousness.

    Thats a yes from me.
     
  16. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Fulham getting a loan deal done quickly for an unwanted Brighton centre back. Don't they know that these things take 2 months?
     
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  17. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    Shane Duffy is only 30?!
     
  18. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Maybe we could get him to grow a moustache too to complete the 70's look?
     
  19. WalthamstowHornet

    WalthamstowHornet Academy Graduate

    We only seem to do two types of transfer. Mogi Bayat tat that is announced suddenly out of the blue, and the rare player that we actually want that drags out excruciatingly, constantly threatening to fall apart / be gazumped.
     
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  20. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    TUT has explained this to us. We must wait patiently in a line in case Newport make a bid instead. Only if there are no other interested parties can Pozzo be expected to get a non Bayat deal over the line.
     
  21. WalthamstowHornet

    WalthamstowHornet Academy Graduate

    Looks like it is 4 POTS awards in 5 years - so rubbish really! The other year he missed out to something called Graham Shinnie. Only joking it's obviously an extraordinary record.

    Incidentally within the last eight years both Hughes and Vydra have won the Derby POTS so it must be fate.
     
  22. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    ..and sell his Tesla for a Ford Capri Mk I
     
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  23. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Thats Andres Grays nickname isnt it ?
     
  24. Wot ????
    We didn't want Duffy ??.
    We have to wait to see if BHA even want to send Clarke out on loan. They may want to keep him. Even then there will clearly be competition. If he ends up joining another champ club or Newport, that's the time to whine. I'm sure Clarke & BHA aren't just sitting there waiting for the phone to ring.
     
  25. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    We know your slippery ways. When he does join another championship team it will be "we simply don't know what went on. Perhaps Pozzo didn't rate him. Perhaps Edwards declined. Perhaps he had always wanted to live in Middlesborough. This is the second most successful owner in our history"
     
  26. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    What happened to your pledge??
     
  27. If he does join another championship club it would be true to say that ""we simply don't know what went on. Perhaps Pozzo didn't rate him. Perhaps Edwards declined. Perhaps he had always wanted to live in Middlesborough. This is the second most successful owner in our history" but it would still be very disappoining and so well worth a whine. I would be joining you....
     
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  28. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    It was a joke with my old sparring partner TUT.

    Not sure why I bother.
     
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  29. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Still have 2 or 3 left footers in the squad (is Colwill left-footed?), so maybe he's not in direct competition with Duffy
     
  30. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    I’m just thinking, having sold Burn in Jan, now Cucurella (who I think played at LCB at least a couple of times?), Duffy leaving means they don’t actually have that many CBs on their books. Five, according to Transfermarkt - with one of those being 22yo Van Hecke who’s yet to make his Brighton debut.

    Clarke can’t be so far down the pecking order that they won’t consider keeping him.
     
  31. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    I used to love a Capri :cool:
     
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  32. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Stonewall classic.

    Saw one the other day and it looks tiny compared to modern cars.
     
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  33. I'm sure a lot straight men drove them too ?!!
     
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  34. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Didn't they have really dodgy steering too?
     
  35. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    I think Clarke is their sixth choice after Webster, Dunk, Colwill, Veltman and Van Hecke. But Clarke would be their second choice LCB I think.
     

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