Non-Existent Nines: Leeds United's Stumbling Oaf Clyde Wijnhard

Another player who failed to deliver what was expected of him at a big club, Clyde's time as the non existent nine was mercifully short and in no way sweet.
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Another player who failed to deliver what was expected of him at a big club, Clyde's time as the non existent nine was mercifully short and in no way sweet.

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Following the great success at Leeds of Surinam-born, Dutch-trained, boulder-arsed striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, in 1998 George Graham decided to go back to showroom with £1.5 for the new, updated model, Clyde Wijnhard.

In he came, to a host of "Jimmy and Clyde" headlines. 25 games and 4 goals later, out he went, a fat-arsed nomad sheltering in the Second Division clubs of the Pennines. What went wrong? Perhaps the exit of Graham, replaced by a man with different ideas of how to use strikers or ruin football clubs, did for him. Or maybe it was that while Hasselbaink swang his destructive posterior like a cartoon wrecking ball, Wijnhard's massive behind existed more as a toddler's does - protecting him from injury every time he fell over his own slabbish, stumbling, useless feet.

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