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Newcastle Defender Gets First International Call-Up In Over A Year

Ciaran Clark has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for next week’s friendly against New Zealand and their Euro qualifier against Denmark on the following Monday.

This is what manager Mick McCarthy had to say about Ciaran to the Republic of Ireland website:

“Ciaran is in the same boat. He had to get back with Newcastle before he could back with us but he is playing well for them now and I was impressed with him against West Ham last Saturday.”

Clark returned to the Newcastle team against Manchester United last month making his first start for Newcastle since January. He has now started the last four matches for Newcastle and put in some excellent performances including a goal at West Ham.

His last cap for the Republic of Ireland was in September of 2018. However, he was called up for a match against Denmark in the Nations League last October. Clark has made 32 international appearances with 2 goals.

17 comments so far

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 7, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #1

    toon22. read#18. im saying bruce has a crap past record so i wont support him. if your going to criticise make sure youre not agreeing with the person your criticising by reading their post first.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 7, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #2

    As promised, again

    Before i get into any trubble with the blog speling polyce I want to:-

    Get down on my knees, beat my head against the floor, beat myself with twigs, wear the itchiest hair shirt i can find, deprive myself of sleep, go shopping with the wife (mine), read the most boring bloggers assertions and complaints till my brain bursts apologise for any Typo’s I have ever made or will most certainly make in my comments.

    There hopefully that will spare me from getting abuse or criticism from certain moronic posters.

    Your’s in a true spirit of freindship and trust


  • Pain in the Blog

    Nov 7, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #3

    HWA #6 last thread,

    I agree that we could be 2 points off 5th. by Tuesday.

    I predicted last Friday that the bottom seven teams would lose last weekend but we went and stuffed West Ham and both Wolves and Everton managed to get a draw. Apart from that I called Villa, Soton, Norwich and Watford correctly. Not difficult, I agree, because they are all struggling teams. But I also predicted the Manu would finish in tenth place, which they did. Not a bad Mystic Meg effort overall if I say so myself (and I do) and, of course, I’m absolutely delighted that I got our score so badly wrong.

    So I’ll stick my neck out this week and predict that we will beat Brighton and finish the weekend above Manure, Spurs and Wolves who could all be facing score draws. Unlikely, I know, but possible. And we can dream…

    That seems to fit with your prediction.

    What would be the odds on that then Jane?

  • Bants

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Thought I’d go again:

    WARNING: This post contains a slang racial term that some readers may find offensive.
    If you are easily affronted or offended,a millenial, or bettyswallocks please look away now.

    Someone asked the other day how Rafa was getting on in China so I conferred with my source,a Mr Cho from the Golden Dragon.

    He assured me that as expected Rafa has made a strong impression on the locals. They have found him to be professional,unflappable and full of integrity.

    However, the mask slipped one night when he was awakened by suspicious noises coming from his bedroom closet. He panicked, hit the alarm and began yelling and screaming for the security officers as he sobbed and cowered in his en-suite.

    It was then that they discovered a chink in his armoire!

  • Online Guy

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #5


    There’s no chance of us beating Brighton at the weekend .

    I’ll lay you any odds .

  • geordietom

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #6

    EGB … Catacomb’s dead centre of town like your joke but knar mate they weren’t …

  • geordietom

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Bants …

    nowt wrong with your joke mate , at least you gave a warning …


  • Ron Knee

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #8


    Have an uptick!

  • Pain in the Blog

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #9

    OK OLG,

    I’ll bet half a crown at evens.

    We’re fired up. The front three are getting closer to scoring and we’ve got as good a defence as theirs. Well worth 2/6d.

  • geordietom

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #10

    someone said earlier that TOON22 will soon be talking to himself on here , about 2 weeks ago ( the night shift on here ) he put comment after comment on must of been 20 or 30 comments talking to himself …

  • Online Guy

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Thanks Ron.

    Da do Ron Ron Ron da do Ron Ron .

    Crazy here init !

  • geordietom

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #12

    pain your rich mate 2 and a tanner …


  • Online Guy

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #13


    You can have 100/1 .

    No chance of us beating Brighton at the weekend.

  • geordietom

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #14

    our friend ( not ) Martin Atkinson is the ref for the weekends match …

  • Online Guy

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #15


    I’ll bet with yo if you throw your Vashti Bunyan album in with the half a crown .

    What’s your prediction for correct score ?

  • toon22

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #16

    1-0 the toon

    Miggy to get the goal

  • WLtoon

    Nov 7, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #17

    I also think there is no chance of us beating Brighton this weekend. Anyone thinking of waging daft bets with fellow bloggers better check the fixture list first.


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