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james powell
31-08-2004, 07:51 AM
Just found this on rednbluearmy.com

Crystal Palace have made an offer for West Brom left-back Neil Clement.
Clement is in a contract dispute with the Baggies and Palace have offered 750,000 for the defender.

The former Chelsea left-back wants a return to London and Dowie has not been impressed with Danny Granville this season. :p

jordanismygod
31-08-2004, 07:54 AM
I think this one will come off today. It will be good to have a good dead ball player in the team.

eagles #1
31-08-2004, 07:55 AM
hes been playing reguarly for Brom and scored 2 goals! so i doubt theyd let him go, they wanted Paul Konchesky to replace him so........

jordanismygod
31-08-2004, 07:56 AM
Yes but if he wants to go, then theres not much they can do.

JamieBcpfc
31-08-2004, 07:57 AM
I'm not convinced it will happen, but I guess this is going to be an action-packed day

Trolley
31-08-2004, 07:57 AM
'Neil Clement' has been deployed both at 'Left Back and on the left side of 'Midfield'. The laddie possesses a real 'Thwack' with his left foot and is regarded in some 'Circles' as an exceedingly able 'Dead ball' kicker.
On the 'Downside' certain question marks have been raised as to his defensive qualities.

:p

davematt
31-08-2004, 07:58 AM
Would be a great signing. He has a great left foot, and can also do a good job in midfield if needed.

MasterYoda
31-08-2004, 07:58 AM
Few 1st div clubs looking at him too. says a lot.

drizzt
31-08-2004, 08:00 AM
Could well come off as he is out of contract at the end of the season and could leave on a free.

st albans
31-08-2004, 08:37 AM
don't rarte him and isn't better than what we have at the moment

WeeOrangeMonkey
31-08-2004, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by st albans
don't rarte him and isn't better than what we have at the moment

What???

Did you see him play against Villa?
You think he's no better than G-G-Granville?
Are you mad???????

Mendosa
31-08-2004, 08:47 AM
Originally posted by james powell
Dowie has not been impressed with Danny Granville this season.

He's not the only one. :(

Clapham Grand
31-08-2004, 09:10 AM
Don't think Clement is much better than Granville to be honest

Justy C
31-08-2004, 09:13 AM
I don't think Clement is a bad player but 750,000 seems a bit steep for a player of his ability in the last year of his contract if that is true.

LeeH
31-08-2004, 09:14 AM
this is the one I want to happen most of all - he is an under-rated player and is showing he can step up to the plate already in the Prem. Him and then about 11 other signings befre 5pm will do me fine :D

andymorris
31-08-2004, 09:15 AM
would be a good signing but don't see it happening

Flappy Chicken
31-08-2004, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by LeeH
this is the one I want to happen most of all - he is an under-rated player and is showing he can step up to the plate already in the Prem. Him and then about 11 other signings befre 5pm will do me fine :D

Ditto!

we_8_brighton
31-08-2004, 10:49 AM
If he can do a job in midfield (which he can) i think we should try and get him.

Clapham Grand
31-08-2004, 11:11 AM
apparently he was dreadful in midfield at the weekend

markholmes1991
31-08-2004, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by Justy C
I don't think Clement is a bad player but 750,000 seems a bit steep for a player of his ability in the last year of his contract if that is true.

if that is the case 425,000 would seem more reasonable. A capable player who seems to have lost his way in the past 9 months

Phil O'Sophical
31-08-2004, 11:17 AM
This story started off again in the early hours on the often unreliable tribalfootball.com together with a revamp of the Jay Bothroyd rumour and one or two other sites seem to have cottoned on to it.

Gerry from Sussex
31-08-2004, 11:21 AM
You don't have to be that good to be better than DG on current form

mrdance88
31-08-2004, 11:23 AM
Please god lets get him in!!!!

I dont even want to think about having Danny all the way to Christmas! :(

cpfc_spc1982
31-08-2004, 11:44 AM
am i alone in thinking granville is a better defender than clement?

mainstandeagle
31-08-2004, 11:46 AM
Yes, probably.

Jim Cannon
31-08-2004, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by cpfc_spc1982
am i alone in thinking granville is a better defender than clement?

I suspect so.

Brian Potter
31-08-2004, 12:04 PM
Great going forward, tripe defender.

glaziers fan
31-08-2004, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by Brian Potter
Great going forward, tripe defender.

Better than Granville then! :)

samtheeagle
31-08-2004, 07:44 PM
I spoke to one of the Watford directors today who has close links with a westbrom board member. He confirmed that crystal palace had approached West Brom for Neil Clement.

Sussex Eagle
31-08-2004, 07:57 PM
Stop with the Granville abuse! What's he done wrong exactly? Our most improved player under Dowie (he genuinely was pony before) and light years better than Emmerson at the mo.

Sandowneagle
31-08-2004, 10:35 PM
Neil Clement was a done deal according to Kit Symons at 3pm, by 6pm according to SJ the deal had fallen through.

eagles #1
31-08-2004, 10:36 PM
oh BOLLOX NOT ANOTHER ONE!!! THATS KILY AND CLEMENT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PALACE PLAYERS!!!

CPFC987
31-08-2004, 10:38 PM
Who's heard Symons say this though:confused: and same for the Killy Gonzales transfer... who did SJ say it to?

LeeH
31-08-2004, 10:38 PM
Wel, still 20 mins for the situation to change! :lux:

CPFC987
31-08-2004, 10:40 PM
Deals may have been done but could be announced tommorow!?!?

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
31-08-2004, 10:40 PM
Shame if true

Sandowneagle
31-08-2004, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by CPFC987
Who's heard Symons say this though:confused: and same for the Killy Gonzales transfer... who did SJ say it to?

11 players, 2 subs and 1 mascot at the football aid match.

lordanton
31-08-2004, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by Sandowneagle
11 players, 2 subs and 1 mascot at the football aid match.

What time was this?

Clapham Grand
28-12-2004, 08:39 PM
250k fee, clubs are talking about it now aparently

c_block_lad
28-12-2004, 08:43 PM
This was in the Mail this morning. 250K is a bargain mind.

eagles #1
28-12-2004, 08:44 PM
Deffo get him in for 250k, can he defend though?

davematt
28-12-2004, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by c_block_lad
This was in the Mail this morning. 250K is a bargain mind.

Agree. Very good price if true.

NO1FAN
28-12-2004, 08:47 PM
corking signing at that price

palace & proud
28-12-2004, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by c_block_lad
This was in the Mail this morning. 250K is a bargain mind.


I would think West Brom would want a bit more for him than 250k Be agood if we did get Clement :D

gold76
28-12-2004, 10:25 PM
Out of contract at the end of the season, weighs in with a few goals, would be a bargain imo

Sussex Eagle
28-12-2004, 10:36 PM
Would be a very good signing at that price. Hope it comes through.

mainstandeagle
28-12-2004, 10:36 PM
Set piece specialist he is.

mojoeagle
28-12-2004, 10:37 PM
Good bit of bussiness, He has a dangerous free kick as well

Raoul Duke
28-12-2004, 11:22 PM
It sounds like a decent piece of business but I'm sure there must be better players available.

Braders
29-12-2004, 12:10 AM
Good signing........hope it comes off.

arussell
29-12-2004, 12:16 AM
I'd rather play Gary Borrowdale, but 250k is about right if we must

markholmes1991
29-12-2004, 10:09 AM
250k would be a good piece of business. Admittedly no "world beater" but steady with the potential to weigh in with a few goals

Falco
29-12-2004, 10:11 AM
Originally posted by Brian Potter
Great going forward, tripe defender.

Absolutely right. It astonishes me that so many seem to be in favour. If WBA fans were told they would be signing Granville to replace Clement, they would be just as pleased as many on here seem to be: they really don't rate him. Sometimes the grass isn't always greener ...

Ron Dogers
29-12-2004, 10:15 AM
Is this a forward step??, best thing about him seems to be his dead ball skills which is one of DG better qualities anyway. WBA's defence is awful, how much of this is down to him?

Jordan's Jacket
29-12-2004, 10:17 AM
I don't rate Granville, but Clement is not exactly an improvement

cpfcben
29-12-2004, 10:22 AM
he takes very good free kicks and corners!!!
not especially mobile which I feel is an attribute that we need for that position!!!!

PalaceMonkey
29-12-2004, 10:26 AM
he looked ok from what I saw in the WBA Liverpool match.
nothing special, but can't really go wrong with 250k can you?

lordanton
29-12-2004, 10:34 AM
But who is better? Babayaro didn't want to come and Arca loves Sunderland for some reason.
He may only be as good as Danny, but set-pieces for us have been absolutely crap this year and he could give us so many more goals...and the occasional Butterfield-esque ones as well.

I'd crap myselft if Hughes was standing over a free kick, with Clement to his left and Butters to his right!!!

Justy C
29-12-2004, 11:02 AM
I thought we'd be going for someone with a bit more pace to be honest. As already mentioned we know about his delivery from set pieces but as a defender he isn't the greatest. I texted a West Brom fan I work with about him last night, I got this response back (which doesn't say a lot)...

He's effing useless. Much like rest of our lot though. Incredibly thick tactically. Robbo destroying past 4 years hard work overnight. I'd sack the c_nt tomorrow.

So a happy ship there then.

Having said all that though, if he does arrive lets get behind him.

BW_Palace
29-12-2004, 11:48 AM
He can play central midfield too can't he? He could be useful as cover there too.

Brett
29-12-2004, 12:10 PM
DG's a much better player and if I'm saying that Clement must be seriously plop. Which he is.

mainstandeagle
29-12-2004, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by lordanton
Arca loves Sunderland for some reason

:D :D

GUCCI Eagle
29-12-2004, 04:24 PM
Clement's feet are too big.

NZsparky
29-12-2004, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by GUCCI Eagle
Clement's feet are too big.
Thats ruined it for me:sob: Whats he like in high heels?

Sussex Eagle
29-12-2004, 08:50 PM
Ok, so how about we suggest some better competition for Danny (& Joonas) who are realistic? I'll start us off with a 'maybe'. Tony Capaldi, who has looked very decent the couple of times I've seen him, but perhaps isn't terribly 'proven'.

NZsparky
29-12-2004, 08:51 PM
Capaldi's feet are too small.

cpfc_spc1982
29-12-2004, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by BW_Palace
He can play central midfield too can't he? He could be useful as cover there too.

very average in one and shit in another position whats the point.

Ollie Ox
30-12-2004, 12:45 AM
Have watched WBA a bit recently and Clement has looked poor, especially against Liverpool when he allowed Garcia to walk in front of him to side foot in of the goals. Rubbish

Dodges_Mate
30-12-2004, 07:01 PM
Think this would be great he gets forward and far better than Granville IMO

OneSize
31-12-2004, 03:00 PM
Apparently rangers are in for him aswell.

Tony
31-12-2004, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by OneSize
Apparently rangers are in for him aswell.

Queen's Park or Berwick? ;)

kolinkins
31-12-2004, 03:28 PM
No better than Granville. Or even if he is, not sufficiantly to make a difference to the team

jaymuncey
31-12-2004, 03:40 PM
if dowie wants him then thats good enough for me...i think he's the best judge on this one

OneSize
31-12-2004, 04:43 PM
whenever ive seen him, i thought hes looked really good going forward and solid defensively.

BringBackSasa
09-01-2005, 08:56 PM
He's signing.

LeftHandedEagle
09-01-2005, 08:59 PM
Really? How do you know mate?

Jimbo ?
09-01-2005, 09:02 PM
I go away on wednesday - would dearly love a couple in by then. otherwise I wont know about it until the end of jan. clement would be a decent buy IMO

zonin2000
09-01-2005, 09:06 PM
Where are you going Jimbo?

zonin2000
09-01-2005, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by BringBackSasa
He's signing.
When?! How much?! How do you know?!

Jimbo ?
09-01-2005, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by zonin2000
Where are you going Jimbo?

Was off to Sri Lanka - and infact asked for any other BBS visits their, but I'm told its a bit damp there at the moment so am off to Egypt for a week or so, we dont get much sun shine up here in the north.

zonin2000
09-01-2005, 09:48 PM
No internet access in Egypt?

Niceaction
09-01-2005, 10:03 PM
Clement has done nothing in the Premiership to prove he worth getting IMO.

Jimbo ?
09-01-2005, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by zonin2000
No internet access in Egypt?


dont know really, but I hope so as I will go mad not knowing the scores and signings....

fingers crossed

limited_edition
09-01-2005, 10:07 PM
You get internet cafes in far more remote countries than Egypt.

zonin2000
09-01-2005, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by Jimbo ?
dont know really, but I hope so as I will go mad not knowing the scores and signings....

fingers crossed
PM me your mobile number, and I'll text you any news.

limited_edition
09-01-2005, 10:22 PM
If Mohammed Shawky signs for us, you can be sure Egyptian news will let you know !

TC EAGLE
10-01-2005, 01:23 PM
Looks like the threat he's making about going looks more certain know. The move to Gillingscum is more and more closer.

from skysports
Dmitri Bulykin is in London ready to seal a move to Crystal Palace, but Dinamo Moscow have wasted little time in finding a replacement.

Bulykin was expected to join Bolton during the transfer window, but Palace have now stepped in and are set to clinch his signature.

The Russian international is now in London discussing terms with Palace and he is confident of sealing a deal later this week.

"It is possible my contract will be signed by January 14," said Bulykin.

"I know that the club is 17th in the table and it is fighting to stay in the Premier League, but I want to help them in this fight."

OOOPS APOLOGIES POSTED IN WRONG THREAD, CAN SOMEONE PLEASE DELETE THIS

Palace Don
10-01-2005, 01:27 PM
Bring back Sasa - Who is signing, and how dop you know?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:15 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:15 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:15 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:15 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:15 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:15 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:15 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:16 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:16 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:16 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:16 AM
clements has been in decent form for the baggies this season, but there is still a question mark over his concentration levels which are obviously vital to any player. At 250,000 he's worth buying imo,am i wrong in thinking DG is out of contract at end of season?

orpington pisshead
12-01-2005, 03:21 AM
wtf apologies folks.

Jaserob
12-01-2005, 04:14 AM
LOL. Making sure you are getting your point across? :)

Excowboy
14-01-2005, 05:31 PM
Palace Eyal up duo

Jan 14 2005

South London Press


CRYSTAL Palace are believed to be tailing Premiership duo Eyal Berkovic and Neil Clement.

Chairman Simon Jordan told the South London Press this week Palace were on the brink of landing a full-back and midfielder, both of whom he said "will be on expensive Premiership wages, but I will be prepared to pay them."

Portsmouth midfielder Eyal Berkovic and West Bromwich Albion left-back Neil Clement have been linked with Palace since the summer.

Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric confirmed Palace's interest in Israeli international Berkovic this week.

He said: "There's been some conversation and speculation.

"I should say a bit more serious than speculation. But there's nothing official or concrete at this point."

Although Palace have a policy of not naming transfer targets, Clement fits the Eagles' bill - they want a specialist left-back to give Danny Granville some competition.

Palace are also running the rule over Russian international striker Dmitri Bulykin and former Fulham French international utility man Martin Djetou.

Both have spent the week on trial at the club's Beckenham training ground and played in a specially arranged friendly with Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday.

Manager Iain Dowie said: "We need to bring more quality in. But it has to be quality for the next three or four years. I don't want it to be knee-jerk, that's not right.

"As for loans, how many Premier League clubs are willing to loan their players out? You can do it from abroad and there are one or two about, good ones and bad ones. The good ones are going to cost you money, they aren't called loans for nothing. Good ones are on sizeable money."

Mr Palace
14-01-2005, 05:55 PM
In the South London Press today, there was an interesting interview with Dennis Wise. In it he was asked where Scumwall would be signing Clement but he was quoted as saying that he's laready signing for another club.

I guess that's probably us. Not sure if I'm that excited about this one having read comments by various West Brom fans that he's not actually that good. I don't imagine he can be worse than Granville though.

KungFuCharlie
14-01-2005, 05:57 PM
If Clement was that good then a) why would he play for WBA, and more importantly b) why would they allow him to leave.

Maybe I've missed something, I'm sure someone will point it out.

darren_j
14-01-2005, 06:00 PM
B). out of contract at the end of the season and I believe Mike Kelly is his uncle or related in some other way.

Originally posted by KungFuCharlie
If Clement was that good then a) why would he play for WBA, and more importantly b) why would they allow him to leave.

Maybe I've missed something, I'm sure someone will point it out.

cpfc_spc1982
14-01-2005, 06:04 PM
looking on there rivals site when we have previously been linked most regard him as their player of the season so far ... not exactly saying much though.

Father Fertile
14-01-2005, 06:14 PM
I think Berkovic would be a good signing jury out on Clement as far as i am concerned. Having said that old Blinky Bill Harry Redknapp is rumoured to be interested in Berkovic so knowing his track record of monitoring Palace targets and gazumping them he'll go to Saints! :hmph:

honeysuckle
14-01-2005, 06:22 PM
Why would the Baggies sell a player to one of closest relegation rivals? Its Not going to happen until the end of the season.

Jules
14-01-2005, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by honeysuckle
Why would the Baggies sell a player to one of closest relegation rivals? Its Not going to happen until the end of the season.

Cos he's rubbish? ;)

Father Fertile
14-01-2005, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Jules
Cos he's rubbish? ;)

Can't really argue, good point well made! :p :)

orpington pisshead
14-01-2005, 10:10 PM
He isn't that bad a player fgs and more to the point wouldve been ideal replacement for DG tomorrow. at the very least a decent squad player imo.

pedro
16-01-2005, 06:57 PM
This transfer must be almost complete, why else would he let Dioup run in and have a clear header from 3 yards well into injury time to once again leave WBA with no points! :D

Niceaction
16-01-2005, 07:04 PM
Danny G would have been proud of that error. I sure he is cacking his pants at the thought of Clement coming to provide competition!

cpfc4ever
16-01-2005, 07:18 PM
He won't be coming to palace, played for WBA today, and doesn't seem like he will be leaving any time soon

Sussex Eagle
16-01-2005, 08:07 PM
He cost them the game by losing Diop today. Very DG-esque.

OneSize
16-01-2005, 08:28 PM
to be fair he is a left back playing at centre back. whenever ive seen him play at left back hes been more than capable.

Kevan Woz Awful
16-01-2005, 08:38 PM
I see no point in signing players who are 'as good as' or 'no better than' ones we've got.
The only players worth signing are those better than what we have and I cannot see how Neil Clement fits that criteria.

Stockport_Eagle
16-01-2005, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by cpfc4ever
He won't be coming to palace, played for WBA today, and doesn't seem like he will be leaving any time soon
My thoughts exactly. It's unlikely a deal is to be concluded in the next day or two if he's played today. :rolleyes:

forsells no1 fan
16-01-2005, 09:20 PM
Out of interest how did he perform today?

forsells no1 fan
16-01-2005, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by forsells no1 fan
Out of interest how did he perform today?


I must learn to read posts in full before asking silly questions. Someone slap me!

Gazz
16-01-2005, 09:28 PM
I watched the game and he actually played very well until the lapse in concentartion right at the end.

ROCK'N'ROLL
16-01-2005, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by forsells no1 fan
Out of interest how did he perform today?

Martin Tyler and Andy Gray both had some very complimentry things to say about him during the match.

Another thing to note, who on earth asked Clement to mark Diop at set pieces? A bit like Routledge marking Vierra.

pedro
16-01-2005, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by ROCK'N'ROLL
Martin Tyler and Andy Gray both had some very complimentry things to say about him during the match.

Another thing to note, who on earth asked Clement to mark Diop at set pieces? A bit like Routledge marking Vierra.
It was Ian Darke rather than Martin Tyler, anyone know where he has gone as Darke has done the last few high profile games.

ROCK'N'ROLL
16-01-2005, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by pedro
It was Ian Darke rather than Martin Tyler, anyone know where he has gone as Darke has done the last few high profile games.

Whoopsie.

ROCK'N'ROLL
16-01-2005, 11:42 PM
Also, on MOTD2, Strachan said that he didn't think the goal was Clements fault. Not that he really knows though!!

cpfc_spc1982
16-01-2005, 11:52 PM
Originally posted by ROCK'N'ROLL
Also, on MOTD2, Strachan said that he didn't think the goal was Clements fault. Not that he really knows though!!

how diop was his man?

maybe it was in an area the keeper should have been patrolling of a screen could have knocked away but bottom line is the player clement was marking got a free header.

bosko
17-01-2005, 12:00 AM
i watched clement play today against fulham and he actually played at centre back, he had a good game, hope we get him.

Farawayeagle
17-01-2005, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by Kevan Woz Awful
I see no point in signing players who are 'as good as' or 'no better than' ones we've got.
The only players worth signing are those better than what we have and I cannot see how Neil Clement fits that criteria.

From the team we put out against City it was obvious we had no serious cover for the left back position.

"As for better than we have" -- why would those kind of players be lining up to sign on for a relegation battle?

BW_Palace
17-01-2005, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by cpfc_spc1982
how diop was his man?

maybe it was in an area the keeper should have been patrolling of a screen could have knocked away but bottom line is the player clement was marking got a free header.

Because the keeper was signalling at someone else (it being their fault), not Clement.

gold76
17-01-2005, 12:54 PM
Clement had a good game at centre-back apart from his last minute lapse, cant see him coming till the end of the season if he's still part of there plans. I also thought their left-back Paul Robinson had a stormer too.

Farawayeagle
25-01-2005, 01:37 AM
Sounds to me like they want to keep him.

By Oliver Bhurrut
ALBION No.2 Nigel Pearson has praised Neil Clement for delivering the goods week in week out_- despite being shunted from pillar to post in the Baggies side this season.

The versatile 26-year-old started the Barclays Premiership campaign in centre-midfield from where he fired two-point earning goals.

A switch to left-back followed when Bryan Robson took over in the Hawthorns hot-seat but Thomas Gaardsoe's red card at Manchester City last month forced Clement to cover at centre-half.

And Albion's 2001 Player of the Year has adapted with great success at the heart of the defence as the Baggies have conceded just three times in six games - losing only once.

"Neil's played in three or four positions for us this season and done really well for us," said Pearson.

"The first time he went back to centre-half was when we had to re-arrange at Manchester City.

"Things were looking a bit wonky that day but the lads dug in and got a result.

"He's shown how versatile and how capable he is.

"He is prepared to play wherever and he has shown real commitment.

"I'm delighted for him because he's a good lad and a good professional.

"I'm sure he's just glad to be part of the side that is turning things around - but there is still a long way to go."

Albion remain five points off safety, with 14 games remaining, despite Saturday's 2-0 Hawthorns victory against Manchester City.

Barney Gumble
31-01-2005, 11:38 AM
Just signed and five and a half year contract with West Brom.

Oh well.....there goes another target

PengeEagle
31-01-2005, 11:51 AM
GOOD, HE IS SHITE ANYWAY!

Igor Iconic
31-01-2005, 11:56 AM
5 and a half years!!! Blimey.

daz_eagle
31-01-2005, 11:56 AM
i think we probably already have a better left-back in gary borrowdale. if not now, then in 6 months to a year.

JFBeagle
31-01-2005, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by mainstandeagle
Yes, probably.

Oh no he's not:)