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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Nostalgia: Ex-QPR Forward, Frank Clarke Turns 64

Former QPR forward, Frank Clarke turns 64

Born July 15, 1942, Clarke joined QPR from Shrewsbury for 35,000 pounds, in February 1968 to boost our promotion hopes (after QPR failed to agree terms with another forward, John O'Rourke (who anyway joined QPR a few years later).
Clarke spent tw0 years at QPR, before we sold him to First Division Ipswich for 38,000 pounds in March 1970 after our promotion hopes faded. In the 1969/1970 season, Clarke formed part of a dynamic forward line of Clarke, Barry Bridges and Rdney Marsh.
In the 1967/1968 season, Clarke scored 3 goals in 13 games. In QPR's (terrible) First Division season, he scored 5 goals in 23 games. And in the 1969/1970 season he got 9 goals in 31 games + some great cup goals, including two in QPR's "Shock win' In the League cup against Wolves at Loftus Road (in October 1969)
(Clarke is the brother of Walsall/Fulham/Leicester, Leeds and England Forward Alan Clarke)

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