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NationalTiger

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#1
11/09/2018 at 22:28

A decent interview with ex-Tiger Jon Parkin to be fair...

Click here!

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essexgull

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12/09/2018 at 11:08

Not really sure why he's described as an 'honest pro'- After a good first season, helping Hull avoid relegation, he turned up after summer for his second season, knowing Hull would need all hands on deck, obese and unable to play to the standard that he was paid for for the first 8 weeks and then only scored 6 goals in 29 appearances... then after most of the season getting back to the required fitness - something he should have maintained during summer, he was loaned to Stoke where he put the effort in for the 6 or so remaining games, to get a contract with them.

He's released his biography, so has to sell it and make it seem more interesting to publicise it in the media, but essentially, he was just a man who didn't do his job to the full extent of his abilities and didn't put in the effort required. Where would we be in life if we all took this attitude?

I don't see him as a hero (nor a bad person) from a previous era. Previous era footballers didn't have either the money he earned, nor the help and education in their careers. He simply didn't give a monkey's chuff to stay in condition, which is fine, but there's no need to paint him as some kind of interesting character for not doing so.


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KingstonKid

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#3
12/09/2018 at 11:17

I bet his book is a good read.
He scored a few good goals for us.
Think against Wednesday and L**ds.
Met his parents once who told me they watched him everywhere he played.
Feed the beast and he will score, likes his grub too, now that's a surprise!
Curtain raiser to the Ipswich game..............Big Billy v Jon Parkin cage fight!

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essexgull

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12/09/2018 at 11:30

If he was black and/or foreign, he would have received no end of abuse for being lazy, wasting the club and supporters' money and not making full use of his ability. But because he's Northern, a pie-eater and 'one of us', he's painted as a folk hero and only his goals are remembered.

He's just a man who had the ability to play professional football, but didn't put much effort into his career. No mystery or need for a biography.


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12/09/2018 at 12:05

Quote Quote by essexgull on 12/09/2018 at 11:30
If he was black and/or foreign, he would have received no end of abuse for being lazy, wasting the club and supporters' money and not making full use of his ability. But because he's Northern, a pie-eater and 'one of us', he's painted as a folk hero and only his goals are remembered.

He's just a man who had the ability to play professional football, but didn't put much effort into his career. No mystery or need for a biography.


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Your biography will be interesting. 'How I spent my life commenting on a club and city that I pretend to have nothing to do with....'  

Post edited on 12/09/2018 at 12:05 by karlberg

link; www.finesse-internet.co.uk/the-best-trip/ (THE BOOK THE CLUB REFUSED TO SELL). 

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12/09/2018 at 12:55

Quote Quote by essexgull on 12/09/2018 at 11:30
If he was black and/or foreign, he would have received no end of abuse for being lazy, wasting the club and supporters' money and not making full use of his ability. But because he's Northern, a pie-eater and 'one of us', he's painted as a folk hero and only his goals are remembered.

He's just a man who had the ability to play professional football, but didn't put much effort into his career. No mystery or need for a biography.


ESSEX GULL


He was lazy and disappointing, apart from a handful of goals that would have been more had he made the effort and not viewed eating as his true calling. His ability to be wafted to the ground by the merest hint of a breeze from any passing dwarf was absurd and embarrassing. 

>>>>> 12th season in exile <<<<< 

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sunn40

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12/09/2018 at 14:26

Quote Quote by karlberg on 12/09/2018 at 12:05


Your biography will be interesting. 'How I spent my life commenting on a club and city that I pretend to have nothing to do with....'




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essexgull

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13/09/2018 at 08:35

Quote Quote by sunn40 on 12/09/2018 at 14:26



We've got a sassy one, lads.


ESSEX GULL


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essexgull

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13/09/2018 at 08:36

Quote Quote by theotherphantom on 12/09/2018 at 12:55


He was lazy and disappointing, apart from a handful of goals that would have been more had he made the effort and not viewed eating as his true calling. His ability to be wafted to the ground by the merest hint of a breeze from any passing dwarf was absurd and embarrassing.


Agreed. A waste of talent.


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13/09/2018 at 10:53

Remember him scoring against Leeds, and late on same match making a desperate goal line block having tracked back like a mad man.
He was not lazy on the pitch
But agree, he didn't make the most of his talent ... and he was talented.  

The fish rots from the head #AllamOut 

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13/09/2018 at 11:53

I remember us losing to Barnsley 3 or 4 nil on a night match - he was substituted because he didn't give a fuck to choruses of ' you fat bastard' from our support - we got 2 fingers and that was the last of him 

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13/09/2018 at 21:02

I recall him getting subbed after a particularly lacklustre performance. Trudged off with a couldn’t give a fuck attitude.
At the final whistle I left the East Stand and walked round the ground to West Park. On passing the main entrance who should l bump into? Only “The Feast”, freshly showered, suited up and ready for a night on the lash around the hotspots of Barnsley.

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13/09/2018 at 21:02

I recall him getting subbed after a particularly lacklustre performance. Trudged off with a couldn’t give a fuck attitude.
At the final whistle I left the East Stand and walked round the ground to West Park. On passing the main entrance who should l bump into? Only “The Feast”, freshly showered, suited up and ready for a night on the lash around the hotspots of Barnsley.

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NationalTiger

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#14
16/09/2018 at 08:07

Quote Quote by essexgull on 12/09/2018 at 11:08
Not really sure why he's described as an 'honest pro'- After a good first season, helping Hull avoid relegation, he turned up after summer for his second season, knowing Hull would need all hands on deck, obese and unable to play to the standard that he was paid for for the first 8 weeks and then only scored 6 goals in 29 appearances... then after most of the season getting back to the required fitness - something he should have maintained during summer, he was loaned to Stoke where he put the effort in for the 6 or so remaining games, to get a contract with them.

He's released his biography, so has to sell it and make it seem more interesting to publicise it in the media, but essentially, he was just a man who didn't do his job to the full extent of his abilities and didn't put in the effort required. Where would we be in life if we all took this attitude?

I don't see him as a hero (nor a bad person) from a previous era. Previous era footballers didn't have either the money he earned, nor the help and education in their careers. He simply didn't give a monkey's chuff to stay in condition, which is fine, but there's no need to paint him as some kind of interesting character for not doing so.


ESSEX GULL



Broadly agree.

I certainly agree with the first part of your last paragraph, but vehemently disagree with the last part of your last paragraph.

Indeed, I implore you to stop putting words in my mouth.

Or anything else for that matter.

Thanks. 

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NationalTiger

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#15
16/09/2018 at 08:09

Quote Quote by essexgull on 12/09/2018 at 11:30
If he was black and/or foreign, he would have received no end of abuse for being lazy, wasting the club and supporters' money and not making full use of his ability. But because he's Northern, a pie-eater and 'one of us', he's painted as a folk hero and only his goals are remembered.

He's just a man who had the ability to play professional football, but didn't put much effort into his career. No mystery or need for a biography.


ESSEX GULL


I don't think anyone is do anything of the sort old bean. 

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