Yesterday the news broke that West Ham were close to signing Scott Parker from Newcastle for around 8 million. Reports today are now suggesting that the club also fended off late interest from Tottenham, who were looking to complete round off their army of central midfielders.
We would have thought Scott Parker was the kind of player Allardyce would have liked, aggressive, hard working. But he may not have the tactical discipline that ol’ Sammy wants, choosing instead to run about aimlessly and throwing himself in the general vicinity of the ball. Or maybe he’s crap, which is what some of our Geordie supporting mates have been ranting about for a while now. It’s always hard to tell with them.
This is also just an excuse to use this photo which, real or not, is still very amusing.