Doctor Evil has complained that somebody inside the England set up has told Parker that he has to be playing in the Prem to feature in the international team and Allardyce has taken him at his word. But who says this is true?
Was Parker in the last England squad for the cancelled fixture against Holland? Yes. Was he a Championship player at that stage? Yes. Has Capello picked players in the Championship before? Yes. Has he picked players who are not even getting regular first team football? Yes. So, the facts don't support what Parker is claiming do they?
Who is this unnamed person in the England set up? The bibs and cones man? This all reads like a Daily Mirror story when a "source close to the club" is used to springboard an article. Is Parker perhaps telling porkies? Is he using this as an excuse to engineer a move whilst keeping the Hammers fans sweet?
One thing is for sure, "Mr West Ham, Scotty Parker the Claret and Blue Legend" doesn't want to be at the club a minute longer than he has to be. Contrast that with Brooking and Bonds when they stuck by the club following relegation. In fact, contrast that with Carlton Cole!
West Ham legend? Bloody self serving mercenary more like!