A native of Norfolk (Clive comes from West Runton / North Walsham),
his footballing successes occurred outside his home county. In
seven years at Carrow Road, he made just sixteen appearances as
Kevin Keelan and Chris Woods occupied
the Number One shirt. One of my earliest footballing memories
is the Canaries' FA Cup defeat at Maine Road which saw John
Bond's Manchester City put six past Clive without reply.
A move to Barnsley in 1984 resulted in 291 appearances for the
Yorkshire side with Clive twice winning the Player of the Year
award. In 1991 he joined Coventry as cover for Steve Ogrizovic
but made only a single League Cup appearance. The following year
saw him join newly promoted Ipswich Town as cover for Craig Forrest.
Clive managed to displace his rival and accumulate 48 appearances
for Norwich's arch-rivals. Knee injuries forced his retirement
at the age of 37.
Mike Davage revealed in his article
"Canaries Wingin It Everywhere" in the 1997/98 Norwich City handbook
that Clive was signed by Sudbury Town (Jewson Eastern Counties
League) as non-contract cover for their goalkeepers. He combined
this with work in the insurance industry in London.
The matchday programme against Barnsley on 11th September 2010
reported that he was currently working in an administrative role
for a company run by former Ipswich player David Bingham which
provides rehabilitation services.