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Clark Turning From England To Rep Of Ireland

Clark Turning From England To Rep Of Ireland


Villa's young defender Ciaran Clark has switched from being England U20 captain to pledge his allegiance to the Republic of Ireland. He qualifies due to his Irish mother and grandparents.

Richard Dunne has told avfc.co.uk that it is his fault after he had a word with 'Clarky' (blimey, Dunne is as bad as Mike Field with his Albie, Clarkie, etc!)

Dunne said;

'I went straight onto our recruitment guy and he's been in touch. It's great. I think he has declared so once it goes through it will be great to have him in the squad. He's certainly going to be a top player. I think for Ireland it'll be outstanding, to have a young player of his talent in the squad. He's absolutely brilliant. It's just a matter of time before he breaks through and commands a position instead of someone older than Clarky playing all the time.'

He also says in the interview (full quotes avfc.co.uk ) that it would be 'great to play alongside Clarky for Ireland. We've got a couple of young centre halves coming through and I think with Ciaran added to that it will just make the squad so much stronger. Sometimes you get to a point where you can't see any more players coming through for Ireland. So if you can get players like Clarky playing, other people in a similar situation to him might decide to follow him and play for Ireland.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday October 5 2010
Time: 11:05AM

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I think he's made a mistake, looks like he could make the grade for England
Valiant Villan™
05/10/2010 11:27:00
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Get in!
Pking
05/10/2010 11:35:00
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He would be far better for England. Its a shame though that he is choosing Ireland
__villa__
05/10/2010 11:56:00
0
Ahh Ireland babyy :D
Blitz
05/10/2010 12:44:00
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Amazed he hasn't been included in England U21 squad this season. I think he played a game last year. Maybe that exclusion helped him make up his mind to be Irish. Or was it the prospect of free Guinness?
krfeskivilla
05/10/2010 12:59:00
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Gordonsleftboot That is something we can only dream about : ) But good luck to the lad and may he stay a Villan.
steff_the_villan
05/10/2010 13:38:00
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Not looked at in Englands "promised brave new dawn" after the WC shambles.... England seem to still have the same old same old more or less, so cannot blame him... I am sure he will get far more senior caps playing for Ireland than if he had pledged allegiance to England. Mind you this rule of swapping countries after you have played an international match (whatever age or level) is ridiculous
fatloser
05/10/2010 15:21:00
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Shame For England. But good luck to him.
Revdpete
06/10/2010 00:40:00
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