So much to catch up on and so little time to do it! I've only just had the chance to watch the highlights of the Forest game and to take in the line up. Faubert played on the right of midfield and no Scotty Parker. And guess what? Praise be, we looked half decent!
Now what have I been saying for three years now? Wasn't it something along the lines of Parker being part of the problem, that his inclusion caused all sorts of difficulties with balance in midfield, that he didn't offer enough going forward and lacked the positional discipline and tackling technique to play the role of the more defensive partner in a centre midfield pairing? I think that's a pretty fair summary don't you?
Well one swallow does not a summer make and I will not claim vindication quite yet, but the Forest game is hopefully a clue as to what is to come. For too long, a team has been cobbled together around Parker, a player who lacks the ability to be a King Pin. As a result, we have lacked shape and looked toothless time and time and time again.
Well at last the "King" is dead and we will all now see if I was right when I called repeatedly for Parker to be jetisoned so that his wages and transfer fee could be used to strengthen the team in other key areas. I will not hold my breath in expectation of wholesale apologies from all those who have called me a Spud, a traitor, a cnut and a fool for daring to criticise Claret and Blue to the Core Scotty Parker, but you will know who you are and you will soon have to live with the knowledge that you shared the myopia that cost us our place in the Premiership. Had Parker been sold to Spurs 12 or 18 months ago, we would still be a Premiership club today!
As for the Scott Parker fan club, I wonder if you will all now wear your Tottenham Hotspurs colous with pride?