PARKINSON: An Apology
This blog may have previously given the impression that it believed chat show host and professional Yorkshireman Michael "Phil" Parkinson (he's from Barnsley you know) to be a disaster as manager of Hull City AFC and that the only sensible course of action would be to remove him without further delay. With the team rooted at the bottom of the Championship, his erratic team selection and habit of playing men out of position seemed to have no logic, and surely his previous success at Colchester United must now be attributed to the talent of his assistant manager who replaced Parkinson at his former club, especially bearing in mind the relative positions of the two clubs at the moment.
However following tonight's glorious 3-2 victory against Southend United, during which the Tigers came from behind twice despite having their captain sent off, it is clear that Mr Parkinson is a footballing genius with a vision to match that of Wenger, Busby and Shankly rolled into one. As Hull City march relentlessly up the table towards Premiership status we must fall to our knees giving thanks while clubs currently in the top flight quake in fear as they await our inevitable arrival. It is surely only a matter of time before Parky is offered the England job only to turn it down, citing unfinished business at Hull's Circle stadium as the reason.
Next week: as City crash to an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at Southampton, Spraying the Rays says "PARKY OUT!"