It didn't take him long did it? Parker was at Stamford Bridge today, as a personal guest of the Redknapps, checking out his team mates for next season.
At least Defoe had the decency to wait until the day after we were relegated to slap in his transfer request. Scotty had his release clause written into the mega contract he signed at the very last moment of last summer's transfer window and, four games before the season's end, is already taking steps towards leaving.
Mr West Ham? You guys make me die! Had Van der Vaart not come on to the market at such a cheap price, Parker probably wouldn't be a West Ham player now - as I have maintained all along; you can bet your house, your wife and your daughter on him not being in Claret & Blue next season, irrespective of whether we stay up or go down.
Remind me, don't we have a game in Manchester tomorrow? So why, exactly is Parker hobnobbing in London with the Redknapps on the evening before the game? Even if he isn't playing - and I'm sure 'Arry will be warning him not to take any risks with his injury - as Brady's Captain Elect, shouldn't he be with the rest of the squad showing moral support?
Did 'Arry present him with the Player of the Year award on the pitch before the game?