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Jack Clarke

Post by Cjay » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:56 pm

Another superb performance today in the 5-0 demolition of Bristol City.

Cracking finish for his goal and 2 assists.

Think he is on 3 or 4 goals already and 4 or 5 assists.

Surely just a matter of time before he gets his chance?

Doesnt turn 18 for another few months.

Has been a standout performer for the u23s since January.

Beats defenders for fun, enough awareness to pick out his teammates with good crosses.

Jack Harrison and Lewis Baker both played well today.

But both outshone by Clarke.

Should be remembered he turned down Manchester City.

That shows how highly regarded he is.

His goal today was beautiful.

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by SG90 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:02 pm

If we don't give him a chance, he will leave. He's already too good for the u23s at 17, Cook was a regular at 17, so I don't see why he isn't in contention. Ease him in with a few appearances off the bench and give him a run out. I'd love to see him playing alongside Pablo and Saiz.

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by gessa » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:08 pm

That was an excellently taken goal.

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by Carrick Dave » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:19 pm

Heard a lot about the lad but first time I've been able to get a look at him today, and he lived up to his press alright. Loved the way he drove into the box to set Bamford up, and he hit the bar himself just after.

I agree, get him blooded - with him and Shackleton breaking through and some of the other lads developing fast - Diaz, Stevens, Edmondson, Hosannah - we'll have strength in depth for every position who all play the same way and all know what's expected.

We need to hold on to them though, and performances like this one will attract unwanted attention.

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by faaip » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:03 pm

Alioski replacement?
BPF - Beradi - Jansson - Forshaw - Cooper - Douglas - Hernandez - Klich - Saiz - Roofe - Clarke

"objective fan" - is that a consistent oxymoron?"

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by whiteswan » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:11 pm

faaip wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Alioski replacement?
:shock: You could be in big trouble if Cjay reads that!

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by Cjay » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:29 pm

faaip wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Alioski replacement?
NO :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair:

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by 1964white » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:51 pm

faaip wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Alioski replacement?
On the cards mate

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by faaip » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:53 pm

Cjay wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:29 pm
NO :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair: :chair:
Then he's back up for the creative mid.....don't see a place for him
BPF - Beradi - Jansson - Forshaw - Cooper - Douglas - Hernandez - Klich - Saiz - Roofe - Clarke

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by Cjay » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:19 pm

faaip wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:53 pm
Then he's back up for the creative mid.....don't see a place for him
Get Pablo mentoring him.

Back up for Ali.

Harrison back up for Pablo.

Get him in the 18 for Birmingham or Preston.

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by faaip » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:31 pm

How many bench players play in the U23's same week?
BPF - Beradi - Jansson - Forshaw - Cooper - Douglas - Hernandez - Klich - Saiz - Roofe - Clarke

"objective fan" - is that a consistent oxymoron?"

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by 1964white » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:32 pm

Carrick Dave wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Heard a lot about the lad but first time I've been able to get a look at him today, and he lived up to his press alright. Loved the way he drove into the box to set Bamford up, and he hit the bar himself just after.

I agree, get him blooded - with him and Shackleton breaking through and some of the other lads developing fast - Diaz, Stevens, Edmondson, Hosannah - we'll have strength in depth for every position who all play the same way and all know what's expected.

We need to hold on to them though, and performances like this one will attract unwanted attention.
The U23's have been impressive this season Davy, today's performance confirmed the promise & is very encouraging for LUFC's future. Clarke will surely make the bench soon, Bielsa will know when he is ready for the step-up to championship football though.

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by Carrick Dave » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:34 pm

Thanks Leon, any indication whether the opportunity to watch the game this afternoon on the new app was a one-off or will be a regular feature?

The stream was keek as is the LUFC norm, but I'd sign up again to watch the young lads regularly if they sorted it. Bought LUFC twice over different seasons and it's been unusable, can't understand why when LUFC illegal global streams are perfect and Radz is a media mogul.

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by 1964white » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:25 am

Carrick Dave wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Thanks Leon, any indication whether the opportunity to watch the game this afternoon on the new app was a one-off or will be a regular feature?

The stream was keek as is the LUFC norm, but I'd sign up again to watch the young lads regularly if they sorted it. Bought LUFC twice over different seasons and it's been unusable, can't understand why when LUFC illegal global streams are perfect and Radz is a media mogul.
Unsure Davy

It is ironic that Radz who is a media mogul struggles to get LUTV right :roll:

I believe the U23's will attract big audiences if Radz improves the service as these young lads are very good to watch. Fans won't fork out good money for a poor coverage!

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by Cjay » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:35 pm

Carrick Dave wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Thanks Leon, any indication whether the opportunity to watch the game this afternoon on the new app was a one-off or will be a regular feature?

The stream was keek as is the LUFC norm, but I'd sign up again to watch the young lads regularly if they sorted it. Bought LUFC twice over different seasons and it's been unusable, can't understand why when LUFC illegal global streams are perfect and Radz is a media mogul.
Last season i watched a lot of the u23 games on LUTV somehow, dont know how, didnt download anything but the games were there.

This season ive only watched yesterdays, had to download the app for the 2nd half. Was a bit poo at first, kept stopping and forcing closed, but settled down for the last 30mins or so.

Didnt pay anything so cant complain.

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by Cjay » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:24 pm

Step forward young man.

3 in 3 in pre season
Top scorer in the u23s now.
Standout performer all 2018 attacking wise from the u23s.

Your time is now.

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by faaip » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:35 pm

Sooner or later he's going to make a mess of a lot of defences ....
BPF - Beradi - Jansson - Forshaw - Cooper - Douglas - Hernandez - Klich - Saiz - Roofe - Clarke

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by SG90 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:56 pm

Millwall away isn't the time or place for him to make his debut. I'll be very surprised if he doesn't get on against either Preston or Birmingham.

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by Cjay » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:53 pm

Scored again today.

Noticed that 95% of the time I've seen Clarke play he has played on the left.

Last two times he has played on the right.

Testing him out for the Hernandez role perhaps?

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Re: Jack Clarke

Post by Cjay » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:11 pm

Think today was a game to give the young man a chance.

We lacked a bit of creativity, something a bit different.

Seems Bielsa doesnt think he is ready, fair enough.

But imo he is wrong, no other youth player has impressed more this year.

Without Pablo we lack creativity at times, he is the u23s Hernandez.

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