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Video Evidence: Um, Anyone Know Who Scouted Jack Clarke For Spurs?
By Harry Hotspur -

It gives me no pleasure to point out faults in youth players, but who on earth scouted Jack Clarke and brought him to Tottenham. He may well be only 20, but the reality here is pretty much the same sob story that we have with 19-year-old Troy Parrott.

This minutes played chart from Wyscout (£) tells us plenty about Jack, he gets minutes but then ultimately fails to impress enough to entice sustained appearances, no matter where he is. The cynic in me says that he was ‘marketed’ in the strength of occasional good games, opposed to any sense of consistency he brought to bear.

Total actions / successful 51%

As with Parrott, looking for highlight actions is hard work. It was all very hit-and-miss. Against Swansea City, Jack was on for 50+ minutes. Aerial duels / won 0. Defensive duels / won 0. Clearances 0. He didn’t do much at all.


Losses 8, in own half 4

This may appear to be a tough action to highlight this penalty given away against Swansea City on 03.03.2021but no matter what level you’re at, nobody cares about cheating. If there is contact, then it will be given. Ask anyone who has even got within a hair’s breadth of Mo Salah this season.

In conclusion, this appears to be another hype over substance situation. Is a player such as this worth being ‘plucked’ by Tottenham? If the answer is yes, then we need to hear something more convincing than ‘give him time’.

Tottenham is a Premier League side and frankly, Clarke looks a million miles away from the standards one might expect. Nothing personal, I just can’t see it. Stoke City can’t either as his minutes have been diminishing since he arrived.

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Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

Another strange one. About the same level as your typical average spurs acadamy graduate…. Sell 3 or 4 of these average kids and get some class in….. As always we have to look at Hannibal Hitchen, the man who oversees all our youth and senior transfers, the man who ‘hates’ the transfer windows.

makatiandy
makatiandy
1 month ago

Would like to know what his remit is.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

Somebody went to watch QPR and rated Clarke but never noticed Eberechi Eze.

Our scouting is very hit or miss. Some bull’s-eyes like Son, Reg, Tanguy, Lo Celso, Hojgberg, Toby.

Then on the other side of the scales, Lamela, Doherty, Davies, Aurier, Lucas. Then the magnificent eight, who could forget them. Erikssen the only one worth talking about.

coys1882
coys1882
1 month ago

My guess is David Pleat. However, to be fair to the lad H, his second half contribution for Stoke last night was well received by the locals … (see here) … https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/03/04/to-all-the-spurs-fans-that-see-this-some-stoke-fans-react-to-jack-clarkes-latest-display/

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

Just another in a long line of Levy punts that’ve gone south…

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
1 month ago

Petula Clark?

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

A helluva player.