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29 Jun 2019 22:20:35
Have you seen on Twitteroo Jack Clarkes dad has lambasted Danny Mills view that Jacks move to Spurs will be a backward step?
He states no one knows what is really going on inside Elland rd. Another LUFC fan has a bit if a go too at Clarkes dad only for a colleague of Clarkes dad to also state . if you only knew what was going on inside Leeds Utd!?!?!
Crikey - Does anybody know what they are on about? 😧

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29 Jun 2019 22:56:27
PP Bet you JC Dad correct. Smacks of a forced sale whether JC likes it or not. Can you imagine if he turned down the move? For me, his sale is partly balancing books like Vieira in 2018, partly FFP compliance, but mainly to ease financial consequences of Radz tv rights disaster.

30 Jun 2019 07:03:54
Lads been shoved out the door . Time will tell whether it’s for a greater good or not .

30 Jun 2019 07:18:39
Got to agree, sure JC was persuaded by someone from within the Leeds set up that It would be best for him to go through with this deal. Did Find it strange Ian Harte as his agent hasn't had much to say on it but then again as an agent I guess he is unable to speak out, conflict of interest etc. Financially it maybe a great move for JC but his career could end up similar to Sam Byrams.

30 Jun 2019 09:06:15
My son had a spell at Man Utd academy, prior to joining Stoke

And do you know not once did any member of the Glazer family come up to me and let me know about the financial stability of their club

Even at Stoke, the selfish buggers are only interested in exploiting the talent of young adults and not letting parents know anything about the Profit&Loss or the Balance Sheet

And you know how interested football parents are with the viability of the underlying business

Sorry, a bit flippant, but can't really see how a footballer's dad could know the financial viability of a business. Not sure why the Executive board of such a business would need to run it past one of their employee's dad either

From the little I have seen regarding Leeds United's finances I can deduce our chairman is frugal but also astute.
Our turnover is high for the division we are in. We tend to sell players on for big money so we must be improving them on their journey. We hardly pay big fees when we bring players in so we are realistic in our position in the pecking order at this time.
I would love him to open the cheque book wider, but I don't want to support a boom and bust team. I want a longer term improvement plan. If we don't have the money then for God sake don't borrow it, that's not the Yorkshire mentality.

30 Jun 2019 09:17:32
Spot on George, JC would not have been looking for a PL club after four first team games. He has been touted around and Spurs have took the gamble. Think a couple more might go yet, replaced with loans.

30 Jun 2019 10:35:21
Axe, i think it's more likely that as JC's stock is quite high and in reality he is still only likely get limited game time again at Leeds that Radz, Orta, and Bielsa are willing to sacrifice him for a bag of gold now. who knows? Maybe the willingness to do this now is what is what has upset JC's dad. From a person on the outside looking in, the willingness of our club to sell a young talent for what we believe is relatively lower than his true value only helps to add fuel to the fire that our club is struggling finacially, whether this is true or not is anyone's guess. We saw last year another talent to in the shape of Viera go.

30 Jun 2019 11:05:17
Axe Your post incredibly naive in my opinion. It's not so much about a Dad knowing the financial viability of a club his son plays for, moreover it's about a discussion I'm sure the Clarke contingent had with Radz and co, namely, can we stay? Can we turn down Spurs' lucrative wage offer and concentrate on becoming a football legend here at ER? What if the answer which came back was we'd rather you didn't or a less subtle no? I'm not saying I disagree with the Clarke sale. If I were Radz, I might do the same thing, makes good business sense and we're about to use the proceeds most wisely it seems. The point is young JC seems to have been pressurized to leave and any spin of a greedy bright lights seeking teenager I see through it as fiction. Michael Woods Tom Taiwo Theo Richardson didn't prosper but JC seemingly forced to take this path. As for Mills saying what on earth is JC doing, bit of mischief making and he probably ought to know better. Just my opinion but what do I know?

30 Jun 2019 11:18:46
Can’t believe anyone thinks this is anything other than Harte either trying to get more money for his client (and himself) or Spurs making a genuine approach as they see a long term future with him at the club.
Conspiracy theories like the club are pushing him out for money, and his dad knowing the fanatical status of the club are pish.
If he didn’t want to go, he wouldn’t go and would not agree terms. Harte probably looked at his salary, compared to Harrison and thought he could get more for Clarke (doing his job! )
For the record, I don’t believe it’s a good move for the lad, he will progress much faster at Leeds and be worth far more in a year or two than being at Spurs, and in a year or two he would command a starting spot in the PL, that won’t happen for him now, it’s happened for so many (Sam Byron, Lewis Cooke etc etc etc)

30 Jun 2019 11:36:33
Midfield General It's hardly a conspiracy theory. We want to sell, Spurs want to buy. Clarke can in theory turn down the move but what if he knows that will make his current employers unhappy? Don't think the Dad is a lone nut but your theory suggests you think he is.

30 Jun 2019 11:49:25
Think JC's advisers were trying to play one off against the other to get as much out of any deal as possible. Don't know if Clarke actually wanted to go, so they had to start a blame game to sell the move to JC, running Leeds down to sell the idea of the move to a reluctant JC might be one way of looking at it. Who knows? One thing that must be remembered is no one is bigger than the Club.

30 Jun 2019 11:52:02
Axe, your post is spot on, and brilliant, in my opinion!

30 Jun 2019 12:10:44
Axe s statement is very enlightening with the pressent running o ER but I cannot fathom out selling JC for 8 mill only to give citeh 1 mill loan and 1 mill Jack Harrison wages. Plus 2 mill Costa loan plus wages that's over half Clarke's money. A year later nothing.

30 Jun 2019 16:11:05

Apologise for being "incredibly" naive. The counsellor had assured me that I have been doing well and was almost free of my naivety and working hard on my suitability too
I shall report back on Wednesday, when I have my next appointment, that my naivety has plummeted again. This time to "incredible".
Many thanks for letting me know, it's only a really good friend that is confident in telling you your faults because they love you and want you to get better

. however, I still stand by the statement that I have no idea why a chairman of a multimillion pound business would be telling a parents dad whether the finances are healthy or not
I take your point the maybe, just maybe, Jack Clarke's dad may have some how gotten to speak to Radz about his son's transfer. But why on earth would a chairman discuss the financial standing of his company with an employee's dad?

Let's not bicker, come join me in my new "Jacuzzi of Naivety". I have some lovely pink gin I want to try, and the sun is most definitely above the yard arm Georgie, my old font of knowledge.

30 Jun 2019 16:22:53
Not a question of being forced out. What was said was said was JC had to go to get some money in. JC would not have asked to leave but between the club and his agent a way out has emerged and like any young lad he will take the financial security. No blame lies anywhere it is how football works. Radz was happy to sell Harte was happy for him to sign and i am happy and wish him all the best. When we are in PL in 2020 and he is heading back to Spurs it will hit home for the lad.

30 Jun 2019 16:35:12
Axe You're on!

30 Jun 2019 17:54:23
George, welcome in, always room for a fellow Leeds fan

and cheers.

30 Jun 2019 17:54:55
Great posts Axe. Bermo posted on here that one of the spurs scouts mentioned JC back last autumn and other clubs have been aware for sometime . JC is being offered 20 k a week after 4 championship starts and a 5 year contract with the runners up in the champions league! What’s not to like? Add into that a club with other good English players and a good reputation for developing them and a manager who underpins all of that. It’s in just about everyone’s interests, Spurs, the agents involved, the family, JC and Leeds if we get enough money.

On top of all of that I have the feeling that Bielsa did not see him as a key part of the team for 40 plus matches this year . At First team level this is all part of a plan to optimise the very best performance and position for the team in this one year. The money from Clarke and potentially him back on loan does that.

30 Jun 2019 18:06:41
Bieslabud, when we are a PL side in 2020 do you think Spurs will loan us Clarke for a 2nd year?

Then he would be learning about the Premiership, as I doubt he would be ready for a top 4 outfit.



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