Sunday, 29 November 2009
Make Parker Captain Now!
I was opposed to Parker being voted Hammer of the Year last season because, in my opinion, he did not start or finish enough games and his decisive contributions, even when playing, were too few and far between. However, despite his short stature, he has been, indisputably, head and shoulders our best player so far this season.
On Saturday he was awesome, from preventing Burnley from taking the lead by clearing the ball off the line, through to the delicious passes that led to our first goal and the award of the second penalty. Released from the shackles of protecting the back four by the inclusion of Kovac, Parker was literally everywhere and his attitude was perfectly summed up by again taking a free kick square on his kisser as he raced forced to block it.
There are growing rumours that Upson will be on his bike in January but that is irrelevant in my opinion. When playing, Upson is "in the zone" and so is no leader. Parker's enthusiasm and energy, on the other hand, are an example to all and surely must be as infectious as swine flu.
Zola should act immediately and pass the armband to Scotty!
Posted by Hammersfan at 20:09