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Deadline Day News
by Hardy on 01/04/2005

Not a very exciting transfer deadline day. Two players leave the club (well one and an imaginary friend).

Clark exit
Steve Clark (right) has left the Daggers after having his contract cancelled by mutual consent. He immediately signed for Garry Hill at Weymouth.

Clark joined the Daggers in December after leaving Hornchurch when the money ran out there, and following a couple of games at Weymouth in the interim. With Mark Janney out injured, he made the right side of midfield his own and impressed on and off with his aggression and pace while frustrating many with a lack of quality in his crossing. He scored a quite fabulous goal in the 5-0 thrashing of Gravesend & Northfleet.

Steve was subbed after just over an hour at Stevenage and stormed off down the tunnel immediately and it is strongly rumoured that he had words with John Still on the subject. With his contract up at the end of the season manager and player decided it was best to agree to part company on Wednesday night and on Thursday Clark rejoined newly appointed Weymouth manager Garry Hill on the south coast.

A few eyebrows have been raised at the timing of Hill's appointment and Clark's tantrum but as we all know, footballers and football managers would never play underhand games like that! 

Gomissing, Gone!
Talking of underhand games, the strange tale of Morgaro Gomis has come to an end at last.

Gomis, a former Chelsea youth player, likened to a young Patrick Vieira, was signed by the Daggers on the 21st January 2005 from Windsor & Eton on a free. Expected to go straight in to the squad for the game at Hereford that weekend, it turned out that Gomis was suspended and then he subsequently failed to arrive at the club.

In February it emerged that Gomis had mysteriously acquired an agent who had been unaware of the deal made with the Daggers and stepped in to stop the player playing for the Daggers. It emerged that the agent was touting the player round other clubs, notably Barnet where Paul Fairclough to his credit threw them out saying the player already had a club.

The Daggers referred the issue to the FA, who it is understood washed their hands of any responsibility to adjudicate with their usual style. The club and the mysterious agent, apparently a Barrister and therefore exempt from being registered as a football agent under FA rules, finally negotiated a closure to the issue yesterday shortly before transfers closed for the season and the contract signed by Gomis has been torn up. It is understood that the Daggers have not paid any money to the player or the agent throughout this sorry affair.

Gomis has apparently resigned for Windsor & Eton!

Quite how two months sitting on his hands with no football and no wages before going back to playing two leagues below where he could have been has benefited the player is difficult to understand. The incident is now hopefully closed for good.

And that is it
Not a very exciting transfer deadline day all round and but with the Daggers now treading water until 2005/06 that was not a great surprise.

DiggerDagger has been doing its maths and believes that there are three first team players still to negotiate contracts for next season or beyond.

John Still will no doubt now be working on where he needs to fill gaps in order to turn the intermittent promise of this season into a team that can challenge next season. I believe that John will be in the market for a John Taylor type "big lump" centre forward and some quality in the middle of the park where a lack of depth in the squad has hurt us on and off this season.

What is the priority for you? See the new poll and let us know where you think we need someone most.

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