Tim Clarke

Tim Clarke

Australian. Picked Fulham 10 years ago because I liked what they were about. Have been living with the consequences ever since. You Whites!

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Catch 22: Parker’s Impossible Problem

Scott Parker must feel some solidarity with Yossarian, the protagonist of Joseph Heller’s Catch 22. You might know the bind of the novel: Any WW2 pilot who wanted to fly a mission must be insane, and was therefore prohibited from flying. Paradoxically, any man who recognised the danger and tried to opt out, must be of sound mind and was required to fly. “That’s some catch, that Catch 22…”
5th September 2020

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Chaos and the Cottagers: What the “unexpected” might mean for Fulham

This weekend, whistles will sound in football stadiums for the first time in months. But for the first time in footballing history, they will echo through empty stadiums, punctuated only by the occasional yell from the players, and barked orders from managers who cast a stark figure against a backdrop of plastic chairs.
19th June 2020

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The Away Record Fallacy

Tim Clarke sits down with Gordon Davies and Rob Wilson to discuss how players actually respond to the notion of a poor away record.
6th February 2020

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Parker’s Fulham > Slav’s Fulham

It is human nature to romanticise the past. And the romantic feelings I have towards May 26th 2018 and Slavisa Jokanovic are bordering on inappropriate. But I've glossed over that cold December night when that Fulham team gave Sunderland their first home win in 364 days. I've repressed the memories of losing 8-2 to Chelsea pre-season. 'It means nothing,' I told myself, very unconvincingly. No, that season is all Mitro on fire and Denis sitting on the crossbar at Wembley.
25th October 2019

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Scotty Parker’s Loan-ly Whites Club

This image from the first home game is truly poetic. Mitro and TC, goalscorers and spine of this Fulham team, framed perfectly in the centre. Behind them, Blackburn goalkeeper and defender are slumped in resignation. Beyond, Fulham FC are building something...
29th August 2019

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Putney Ultras | Thirty-Three Degrees South

I’ve got a confession: I once sat in the Putney End. It was the 2-1 win against Sunderland last year. I mean no offence to any die-hard Putney End fan, but it was awful.
23rd May 2019