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STORIES SUGGEST WIJNHARD TO SIGN
8th October 2005 21:15


Will Clyde come back to Haunt Darlo
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Story by Dave Hutchinson 8 October 2005

Clyde Wijnhard is expected to sign a new contract with Mansfield Town

Darlington Manager David Hodgson speaking after last nights 1.0 win over Macclesfield Town. Of Clyde Wijnhard he is a player who i admire but i hope he goes on and rediscovers the form he showd here last season just not in this division. However it emerged last night that Clyde is going to sign a contract at Mansfield Town. A distraught little girl who was collecting cards
a new concept which really caught the imagination of young Darlington fans.
In the corner bar after the game looking for Clyde the news was broken to her that Clyde was no longer a Darlington player. A kind hearted Darlington player gave Clyde a call and he spoke to the little girl cheered her up. He informed her that he was expected to sign for Mansfield. He is also in talks with Blackpool and Colchester United, the latter keen to get Wijnhard to re-new his partnership with fit again Alun Armstrong. If as expected Wijnhard does sign for Mansfield today Hodgy will hope that he does not come back as a grim reaper to sink Darlo doing what he's good at scoring goals. Hodgson spoke after the game with the need to bring in a player on loan. We have Sodge back next week so that is a boost, Phil Stamp will be back training hhe's suffered with a virus the last week so he will be looking at two weeks to be available for selection. We'll have a look at the situation next week but bringing in a player on loan is an option.
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Clyde Wijnhard Sacked

By Scott Thornberry
Date: 7/10/2005

Darlington Striker Clyde Winjhard has been sensationally sacked after continually breaching club rules. The former Leeds United star had fallen out of favour with Hodgson and it seems it was his attitude which got him in to bother.

In a shock move Darlington manager David Hodgson has sacked striker CLyde Wijnhard. Wijnhard has been given 14 days to appeal against the dismissal, although the former Leeds United striker.

Wijnhard has already received several warnings and last week it was mentioned on this borad about Wijnhard having a bust up with Bert Bossu. David Hodgson told The Northern Echo "Clyde will not be playing for the club any more, his future lies elsewhere. The decision has been made following discussions with Clyde and the PFA.

"It is in the best interests of Clyde and the football club that we part. It is disappointing that it's reached such a conclusion, but now Clyde has the chance to try his luck elsewhere.''

"We all know what Clyde is capable of and he could have achieved so much more with Darlington. He scored 15 goals for us last season and finished top scorer.

"He knew how important it was to do well this season, but he just hasn't been able to find the form we know he has.

"It is frustrating, but I hope he can go on and prove what a good player he is."

The path to Wijnhards exit was set when he was subbed away at Hartlepool in the league cup, since then he has made just one start and that was last week against Northampton. Things have been going on behind the scenes and Hodgson's patience has finally ran out.

Ofcourse the major incident which showed things were not all that rosey was the fact that Clyde was not given a football card in the new 'player zone' game launched earlier this week. Oooo that just showed he was going the same way as Alex Jeaninn.

It has been reported that league one side Blackpool have already made an approach to Clyde.

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Wijnhard's contract is ended by Quakers
By Lee Hall (Exclusive)
DAVID HODGSON last night terminated the contract of Darlington striker Clyde Wijnhard.

The 31-year-old's stay in the North-East was brought to an end following a serious repeated breach of club rules.

Wijnhard has been given 14 days to appeal against the dismissal, although the former Leeds United striker has all but played his last game for the club following yesterday's surprise announcement.

Northern Echo SPORT understands Wijnhard had already received several warnings over his conduct prior to yesterday's decision.

The Dutchman was involved in a training ground bust-up with goalkeeper Bert Bossu last week, while his off-the-field behaviour has also provided the club and Hodgson with major cause for concern.

Wijnhard's antics came to a head on Saturday when the player failed to board the team coach after the Northampton game, instead opting for a lift with friends.

"Clyde will not be playing for the club any more, his future lies elsewhere," Hodgson confirmed. "The decision has been made following discussions with Clyde and the PFA.

"It is in the best interests of Clyde and the football club that we part. It is disappointing that it's reached such a conclusion, but now Clyde has the chance to try his luck elsewhere.''

League One side Blackpool have already made an approach for Wijnhard although Mansfield Town could also rekindle their interest in the player.

Despite ending last season as Quakers' leading scorer with 15 goals, Wijnhard has just one goal to his name this campaign - a penalty on the opening day at Rushden

But the Quakers' boss revealed his regret that Wijnhard never made the most of his potential at Darlington.

"We all know what Clyde is capable of and he could have achieved so much more with Darlington," added Hodgson. "He scored 15 goals for us last season and finished top scorer.

"He knew how important it was to do well this season, but he just hasn't been able to find the form we know he has.

"It is frustrating, but I hope he can go on and prove what a good player he is."

Hodgson completed a major transfer coup when he brought one-time £1.5m man Wijnhard to the club in September last year.

After a spell in Portugal with Beira Mar, Wijnhard returned to England and, after failing to earn a permanent deal with Sunderland, joined Quakers on an initial one-month deal.

Scoring four goals in his first five games, Hodgson moved quickly to secure Wijnhard's services until the end of the season.

But, despite an impressive start to his Quakers career, Wijnhard struggled to regain the form, which warranted the initial deal, although the striker finished the season as leading scorer.

In February, Wijnhard incurred the wrath of Hodgson when he was substituted after just 31 minutes at Leyton Orient for his poor work-rate. Ironically, it was against the same side this season that Wijnhard was withdrawn at half-time after another lackadaisical performance.

Despite being dropped after the Carling Cup defeat at Hartlepool United, Wijnhard earned a reprieve when he was recalled to the side at Northampton last weekend.

Before the game, Hodgson warned: "What I don't want Clyde to do is to go back to that stupid mould, where he loses the ball and doesn't work to get it back. This is a very big season for Clyde and he needs to start performing.

"He has the choice to go one way or the other. If he doesn't perform, where will he go at the end of the season?

"If he works hard and does well he has at least another season in him.

"We all know he has the ability, which has been the frustrated thing, and now he needs to start demonstrating that talent."

But, Wijnhard's appearance at the Sixfields Stadium was to be his last in a Quakers shirt and now the forward will open talks with Blackpool.
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Official statement regarding Clyde Wijnhard

Club releases official statement

Darlington Football Club can confirm that Clyde Wijnhard has been released from his contract.

The player is now able to obtain a loan move to another club until the re-opening of the transfer window.

From the 1st of January 2006 Clyde will become a free agent allowing him to join another club permanently.




 

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