Sorry Bearfax, I just used your comment about Parkers injury as a springboard to my defence of Parkers position in the team. Should of qualified my comment before I started my comment.Sorry Eagle. I suspect you've inadvertently misread the implication of my entry.
It was in no way criticism of Parker. Such is the difficulty of expressing things in writing.
What happened was I was interested as to why Parker was not listed in the team and wrote '"Where's Parker?'. I then a bit later checked through entries on these sites and saw he was out because of an elbow injury and went back to this site, having then realised why he was out, and added 'Sorry got it. Elbow'. They were in fact two separate entries.
Maybe I should have just wiped the original comment but I assumed others would have seen it and respond, so I preempted and self corrected.
Interesting isn't it how you seemed to construe it as criticism but my intent was entirely information. No ones at fault, just a demonstration of how the written word can be read so many different ways yet spoken word has the advantage of how its expressed.
Parker is a top highly committed footballer and I would never question that commitment, even though I might question his suitability for a specific role.