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Eire Tempt Clark Switch

Eire Tempt Clark Switch

The Republic of Ireland have been in contact with Ciaran Clark over a possible switch of allegiance and Villa have confirmed he is considering the offer.

Clark has represented England at various levels and is in fact the former U20 captain, but FIFA rules allow a player to switch providing they have the appropriate qualifications (usually a granny is enough) and have not played for the full side.

Clark qualifies for this as his grandmother is from Moyle Hill in Milford and Scots born dad studied in Ireland.

Scout Don Givens has watched Clark numerous times but most recently in our recent Carling Cup clash against Blackburn.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Givens said:

'He's one of the people who qualify for Ireland. I'm not sure how he will decide, but he definitely qualifies for us.'

Interesting choice given how well rated Clarkie actually is. He has the potential to work his way into the England camp in my eyes but given how well he bounced back from the torrid game against Newcastle, I could see him partnering the Dunneymonster for the Emerald Isle before the end of the season should he turn that way and Trapattoni was prepared to throw somebody in with relatively little experience at the top level of the game.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday September 28 2010
Time: 4:07PM

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Don't do it Ciaran! The lad is a real talent and as things stand I see him as having a shot at a good England career. I know England have failed to live up to expectations in recent years but he has more chance of achieving anything with England than either Ireland or Scotland.
villan of the north
28/09/2010 16:17:00
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go to ireland!
Gruck
28/09/2010 16:24:00
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just a quick thought from a club point of view, would it not benifit us more if he and dunne work together at both levels. also given the competition to get into the fringes of the england team ie gary cahill, would he not benifit more and develop quicker by playing at international level with ireland at an earlier age?
deaf dean
28/09/2010 16:35:00
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but wouldn't it also benefit us to have a player work his way up through the ranks until he's of England international quality? And then to have him defend against the best players in the world in International competitions?
Callum_ws
28/09/2010 17:31:00
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England - he can always fall back on Ireland in future years if something goes wrong.
Gordonsleftboot
28/09/2010 18:09:00
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If your English play for England surely!!!!! Be a proud Englishmen son, not enough patriots nowdays...Im never going to be in his position, but I think I can safely say I would never be able to line up under someone elses national anthem...If your good enough you'll play for England, if not support them...'God save our gracious queen, long live our noble queen, god save the queen'.....
marcobavfc
28/09/2010 18:33:00
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He should choose Ireland. At least he won't be a public hate figure after every tournament. (Not that we've qualified for any lately, but if we can't make it to Euro 2012 in the group that we're in...)
Stephen Jay Hawkings
28/09/2010 18:38:00
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I can see two Villa raised players as CB's for England in the future, Clark and Cahill. What a pity our former manager sold Cahill, that was certainly one of his mistakes.
Obediah
28/09/2010 19:21:00
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Nothing good ever comes of Villa players playing for England. See Vassell, Barry, Milner, (Young), they get big headed and want to move on to media darling outfits. Go for Ireland Ciaran.
TelfordVilla
28/09/2010 20:22:00
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Obediah, selling Cahill was MON's BIGGEST mistake.
Madirish
28/09/2010 22:20:00
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