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Bobby Clark Could Be Latest Academy Talent NUFC Fail To Hold Onto



There’s some concerning news surfacing that Newcastle could be set to lose 16-year-old Bobby Clark to Liverpool. This was reported as an exclusive by Rising Ballers on Twitter earlier today.

The Mail’s Simon Jones is now reporting that Liverpool are winning the race for the young attacking midfielder, who is the son of former Magpie Lee Clark. According to Jones, Liverpool are battling Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham for Clark’s signature.

This is distressing news as these reports seem to infer that Newcastle don’t stand much of a chance to retain one of our brightest young prospects – and one with local ties to boot.

Clark made his debut for the Newcastle U18s in September of 2019 at just 14. He is part of the England set-up having been called up to the U16s this past April. Recently, his father rubbished claims that the youngster was offered to Tottenham, only to be turned down by Spurs.

This will be a bitter blow to lose another promising youngster before he barely even gets started at Newcastle. In 2015, Liverpool signed Luis Longstaff (no relation to Sean or Matty) from our Academy and two years later Newcastle were forced to sell Lewis Gibson to Everton as he wouldn’t sign a new contract.

Newcastle have shaken up the Academy on a few occasions over the past few years. This summer Steve Harper was named Academy manager after the club released over a dozen youngsters.

We now look on the brink of losing one of our top young prospects to a club overflowing with Academy talent. Here’s a BBC video clip of Clark competing in the Wonderkid Challenge last year.


84 comments so far

  • carltoon

    Jul 22, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #1

    RH, thanks for the reply, i watched something on YouTube with Bobby Clark, it was a skills test, and he was fantastic, so i was hoping he would progress and be a good player for us. But as usual he’s away. Best of luck to him

    1
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 22, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #2

    I’d have Janmaat and Mbabu back. We’re in desperate need of two right backs and two left backs.

    0
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Why is our youth development so bad at the club ?

    8
  • carltoon

    Jul 22, 2021 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Rom, i would say Ashley! Underfunding, but it’s always been the same, always selling our best young players.

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Carltoon

    Seeing as he’s such an astute business man !

    You would have thought he would have invested in the youth set up and saved himself even more money !

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2021 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s as simple as the club is not geared for success. It is set up in such a manner that it ‘wipes It’s own nose and avoiding relegation is an achievement.

    4
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #7

    But I suppose then , he would have had to actually spend money !

    Which when it comes to us , it’s not really his thing is it !

    1
  • carltoon

    Jul 22, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Well! It’s never going to change while that Ashley’s here, promising a state of the arts training facility, while they have to use wheelie bins, but even before he took over, we never brought young players through, .

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Mund

    You fancy explaining why we should all just accect the state the clubs in ?
    Let apathy take over

    You think itll be good for us or something ?

    12
  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Accept even

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Phew

    There’s my 5% for the day 😉

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Jail

    Its set up in a way that achives that while funding histat shops one way or another

    NY

    Might you ecplain who weve only spent 7 million net in the last 10 years ?
    Wouldnt that mean the clubs absolutly minted , or is it that the clubs ran to our detrement. While his tat shops rake it in at our expense

    Wheres all the cas h ??

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Think i really need a new keyboard lol

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Alright 3% 🙂

    1
  • carltoon

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Are we a cursed club? We never seem to get a break, so near then brought back down.

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #16

    carltoon

    Isnt it club policy not to invest in the youth set up
    Iirc it was stated that theres no guarentee of a return, so the clubs not going to bother

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Since Rafa left theyve basically painted the bits the cameras outside see
    Put up a few pics and the like

    Easily 50 millions worth there

    2
  • Great White Hunter

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Optimistic, Haway lad don’t take it to heart, don’t get too angry, it’s only a blog, people,posters seem to hate each other, but they have never even met them, so it’s not worth the effort or the frustration. IMO you and the others mentioned are good posters but opinions differ most times, so be it, I know its hard to ignore them at times, just bite the bullet, I do. When I first joined the blog a certain poster, which I can name commented on my name The Great White Hunter, with WTF…….. that was me being introduced to the blog…… anyway sermon over , cheers GWH

    10
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Romford Mag,
    We’ve been here a million times, is it spite, stubbornness who knows.

    4
  • Not another deJong

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Youth pathway to the first team blocked by the necessity to continually avoid relegation and the ‘safe’ option of senior experienced players.

    8
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Or total stupidity !

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Thrust Lever
    @Thrust_Lever
    22nd July: G-GALI routed from its base to Southampton

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Mund

    Why do you care who we sign, or not ?
    Itll be great
    Best season ever

    Wont it ??

    5
  • toon22

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #24

    As those nasty negative thoughts are bad for you
    Do you stick yer fingers in yer ears and say “lalalalalala” alot
    Or do you prefer the good old bucket of sand ??

    6
  • Mund

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Defo not getting him then

    WhoScored.com
    @WhoScored
    Only Leo Messi (4.8) completed more dribbles per game than Jens Cajuste (3.8) in the Champions League last season

    2
  • jane

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #26

    one for magicmac. do you think Larne have any chance in Denmark tonight?

    0
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Who is it at the club that makes the judgements on whether the youth players will make it or not ?

    1
  • jane

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #28

    sorry Larne are at home.

    0
  • Mund

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #29

    No doubt Charmers has to sign off on it all Rom.

    Complete idiot who is a clone of the tyrant

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Please don’t say Bruce !!!!

    2
  • Anglosaxon

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #31

    Once upon a time if youth didn’t make the grade the were thrown on the scrap heap, now I think the club are obliged to fund their future education.

    4
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Damn , now I’ve gone over my quota !

    🙂

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Anglo

    Of just release them ?

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Or *

    0
  • jazzyp

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Rom
    Please stop now before you get brain freeze.
    Enough is enough pal

    5
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Jazzy

    I need a lie down mate !

    I’ve gone all dizzy 😉

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Rom

    Stop it with the waterfalls then mate 😉

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #38

    First off , you need a brain to freeze bud 😀

    3
  • Anglosaxon

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #39

    Has Newcastle just had a consignment of Columbian powder delivered.
    Some strange antics on here.

    3
  • jane

    Jul 22, 2021 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #40

    goal Larne 4 mins!! great start.

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