So KUMB have written an article admitting that Parker may be part of the problem and saying that selling him might be a blessing in disguise. Only 12 months behind this blog!
As I have always maintained, retaining Parker was a terrible mistake; he should have been sold and the proceeds used to strengthen the team where we were weak.
KUMB come out with some psycho babble in support of their argument but what it boils down to is that Parker was Billy Big Boots at West Ham - as I always maintained - and that the team would have been better off without him had the Board, management and fans looked just half an inch beneath the surface.
Player of the Year? Yeah, player of the year in a team that finished bottom. Tell me, could we have finished any lower had we cashed in on Parker and looked at Plan B? Because Plan A, involving putting all the eggs in the Parker basket didn't work last season did it, so why, exactly, would it work this?
If it IS broke, don't ignore it!