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Scott Parker

Squad Number: 8
Position: Midfielder
Born: 13th Oct 1980 (Lambeth)
Signed: 1st Jul 2007 (£7,000,000)
Contract: 4 years + 1 year option (signed September 2010)
Previous Club: Newcastle

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11; Best Signing 2007/08; Goal of the Season 2009/10, 2010/11 (runner-up) 2010/11 (third place) 2007/08; Most Missed (runner-up) 2011/12.

Scott Parker was reunited with former boss Alan Curbishley in July 2007, after West Ham United paid Newcastle United £7m to make him Curbishley's first signing of the summer transfer window.

The former Charlton youth player had previously spent time with Chelsea, who paid the Addicks £10m for his services before Newcastle later paid £6.5m to take him to Tyneside.

A tough, non-nonsense player, Parker is expected to become a big success at The Boleyn Ground.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

Scott Parker is yet to play this season.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Scott Parker is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

2-2 v Leeds United (h) 21st August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

His best outing of the season by miles. Got the official MOTM bubbly, though it was Tomkins for me.

4-0 v Watford (a) 16th August 2011
by Brian Evans

A good game. Very concerning seeing him half hearted with some challenges though. He needs to leave the club as soon as possible. He doesn't want to be here, we need to sell him and if he continues playing at 80 per cent, then the crowd will sadly start to be saddened by the whole affair.

1-0 v Doncaster Rovers (a) 13th August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Understandably perhaps given the constant speculation over his future, his mind doesn’t quite seem to be on the task in hand. Some spells of good work were undone by some wayward passing. The sooner his future gets sorted out one way or another the better for all concerned.

1-0 v Doncaster Rovers (a) 13th August 2011
by East Stand Martin

Although there was plenty of effort once again Parker was far from his best. Poor distribution and a continued willingness to pull out of the odd heavy challenge.

0-1 v Cardiff City (h) 7th August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Much debate about the Footballer Of The Year’s performance in this one. As suggested above he seemed to do better when Nolan was having a quiet spell. Can they do well together? I suspect it’s not a question we’ll have to consider for much longer.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

0-3 v Sunderland (h) 22nd May 2011
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Boa Morte, 60 mins) Goodbye and good luck.

0-3 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 9th April 2011
by Staff Writer

His weakest performance this term. Lost control of the ball and ran up blind alleys.

2-4 v Manchester United (h) 2nd April 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 19th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Should be four inches shorter such was the running he got through. Again. Just like me he seems to have a dislike of those digital advertising hoardings – which is no bad thing.

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 13th March 2011
by Staff Writer

Huffed and puffed and performed more 360s than Stu Thomsen in his heyday but ultimately to no avail.

3-0 v Stoke City (h) 5th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Yet again the pick of the bunch. Hope he has a decent space to use as a wine cellar at home!

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 27th February 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Outstanding. Doubly so considering the severity of his injury. Fine goal and for once the sponsors got it right. MOTM.

5-1 v Burnley (h) 21st February 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

3-3 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 12th February 2011
by Staff Writer

Spent too much time backtracking and was easily snuffed out by Albion. Needs to release the ball earlier at times as he can really stifle free-flowing attacking play.

0-1 v Birmingham City (h) 6th February 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Not his usual self I'm afraid.

3-1 v Blackpool (a) 2nd February 2011
by Staff Writer

Ankle-snapping, 180-degree turning, game influencing, yellow-carded ... it's Scott Parker.

1-3 v Birmingham City (a) 26th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-2 v Everton (a) 22nd January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Birmingham City (h) 11th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Barnsley (h) 8th January 2011
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Obinna, 76 mins) Came on in the second half and woke things up a bit.

0-5 v Newcastle United (a) 5th January 2011
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 1st January 2011
by Gordon Thrower

I suggest that his land-line should be disconnected and all mobile 'phones confiscated from the Parker household lest the inevitable poaching turns his head during the forthcoming transfer window. Another excellent stint at the heart of the side.

1-1 v Everton (a) 28th December 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Comments to follow.

3-1 v Fulham (a) 26th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 18th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-3 v Manchester City (h) 11th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Sunderland (a) 5th December 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

3-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 27th November 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Do you think that someone said to the sponsors “for Pete's sake when you do MOTM whatever you do don't give it to Parker – he gets it every week”. Sorry Greeno but if we had enough money at KUMB towers to be dishing out champagne every week, this week's bottle would be sitting in the Parker fridge. If you look at his goal that was his match summed up in a nutshell. And he wasn't 100% fit either.

0-0 v Blackpool (h) 13th November 2010
by Gordon Thrower

At the heart of all that was good. Yet again. MOTM.

2-2 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 10th November 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-2 v Birmingham City (a) 6th November 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Arsenal (a) 30th October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

I believe the tv pundits refer to players who 'put in a shift'. Parker did overtime and the night shift as well. The selfless block from Fabregas' shot summed it up.

3-1 v Stoke City (h) 27th October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Another fine game. Superb goal. At one point he appeared to be playing the opposition single handed.

1-2 v Newcastle United (h) 23rd October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

His recent “problems” seemed to have been playing on his mind. Allowed Carroll to head back for Nolan's equaliser and, in common with most of his team mates, his passing was poor today.

1-1 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 16th October 2010
by Staff Writer

His passing was diabolical and he only really got going when he started to run with the ball.

1-1 v Fulham (h) 2nd October 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Another decent shift – though the number of bookings he picks up is sometimes a worry. However, you simply can't legislate for refereeing as bad as Marriner's – the yellow card issued in this match was simply a joke.

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 26th September 2010
by East Stand Martin

Not many plaudits from the papers this weekend from the player they think is our skipper. Nevertheless it was another fine performance from our “not the captain” albeit one that was overshadowed by more eye-catching stints from others.

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 26th September 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Not many plaudits from the papers this weekend from the player they think is our skipper. Nevertheless it was another fine performance from our “not the captain” albeit one that was overshadowed by more eye-catching stints from others.

2-1 v Sunderland (a) 21st September 2010
by Staff Writer

Very good - seems to enjoy linking up with Barrera and suits a more attacking role with Kovac tucked behind.

1-1 v Stoke City (a) 18th September 2010
by Staff Writer

Held the middle together as he always does. Scored a poacher's goal and continues to look our only major threat from centre-midfield. Our talisman, without Parker things would be looking a lot worse this season. He is the Julian Dicks of this team.

1-3 v Chelsea (h) 11th September 2010
by Gordon Thrower

At the heart of all that was good for us. Fine goal as well.

0-3 v Manchester United (a) 28th August 2010
by Staff Writer

We would be shot without him - but we aint much better with him. A poor start to the season.

1-0 v Oxford United (h) 24th August 2010
by Staff Writer No.2

Very erratic. Good passes, bad passes. Good surges forward, didn't always release in time.

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 21st August 2010
by Gordon Thrower

A bit quieter than usual though he played a vital role in getting the second penalty.

0-3 v Aston Villa (a) 14th August 2010
by Staff Writer

Whether or not the protracted transfer speculation has had an effect is perhaps something for debate, but he was way below par here.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

1-1 v Manchester City (h) 9th May 2010
by Gordon Thrower

I saw him misplace a pass. No really I did. Probably one of the few who didn't treat the afternoon as a gentle work-out.

2-3 v Fulham (a) 3rd May 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Not as dominant as of late. Good part in the second goal.

3-2 v Wigan Athletic (h) 24th April 2010
by Gordon Thrower

You've read all the papers by now. Yes he was that good – the goal just shades the MOTM award from me – but it was close.

2-2 v Everton (a) 1st April 2010
by Staff Writer

Different week, same report. Strong, committed and determined as always. His yellow card results in a two week suspension - at a critical time.

0-1 v Stoke City (h) 27th March 2010
by East Stand Martin

The usual workmanlike effort from the tenacious Parker although not much to show for it.

1-3 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 23rd March 2010
by Rob Chapman

Ran with purpose all night. Looked like he was in desperate search of some teammates who might be up for the ride as well.

1-3 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 23rd March 2010
by East Stand Martin

One of the few to get stuck into the opposition - but you expect nothing less.

1-4 v Chelsea (a) 13th March 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 6th March 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Some good runs from deep but failed to shoot on occasions when he ought to have done – and shot once or twice when he shouldn’t have.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by Daniel Prescott

Bustling as always, quiet but effective. Gave the usual 100 per cent effort.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by East Stand Martin

Yet another good performance from somebody who is captain in all but name. One worry was the ludicrous yellow card issued by the inconsistent Atkinson, which leaves Parker one card short of a two-match ban just ahead of a period when we are likely to need him most.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 21st February 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Yet another good performance from somebody who is captain in all but name. One worry was the ludicrous yellow card issued by the inconsistent Atkinson, which leaves Parker one card short of a two-match ban just ahead of a period when we are likely to need him most.

2-0 v Birmingham City (h) 10th February 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Bossed the midfield nicely and his run that led to the first goal was superb. MOTM for me.

1-2 v Burnley (a) 6th February 2010
by Rob Chapman

Always looked our most likely player to create something out of nothing in the absence of Diamanti and seems to create opportunities through sheer bloody mindedness at times. Quality throughout.

0-0 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 30th January 2010
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Bahrami, 70 mins) Another one it was good to see again. Showed why we need him fit and well in the middle.

0-0 v Aston Villa (a) 17th January 2010
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 28th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Portsmouth (h) 26th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Chelsea (h) 20th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Outstanding again. The clearance off the line and subsequent block on the edge of the box summed his game up and, if Upson was wearing the armband, Parker was every bit as influential as a leader.

1-3 v Bolton (a) 15th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-1 v Birmingham City (a) 12th December 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-4 v Manchester United (h) 5th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Failed to take the midfield by the scruff of the neck in the way w know he can.

5-3 v Burnley (h) 28th November 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Best player on the pitch by a country mile. Personally I see him as more of a captain than Upson.

3-3 v Hull City (a) 21st November 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-2 v Everton (h) 8th November 2009
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-1 v Aston Villa (h) 4th November 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A fine game. Did the box-to-box thing all night and his run into the box set up Hines for the winner.

2-2 v Arsenal (h) 25th October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Dreadfully unlucky to encounter a referee as poor as Foy. No penalty and two yellow cards for nothing.

2-2 v Fulham (h) 4th October 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Average first half. Poor second.

1-3 v Manchester City (a) 28th September 2009
by Hammer John

Decent at breaking up the play but seems to have forgotten how to pass this season.

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 22nd September 2009
by Hammer John

Ok, but played well within himself.

2-3 v Liverpool (h) 19th September 2009
by Gordon Thrower

One header apart he kept the (admittedly overrated) Gerrard pretty quiet. (If you don’t count the whining noise aimed at the referee for 90 minutes).

0-1 v Wigan Athletic (a) 12th September 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Held the middle well and was unlucky to see his half-volley turned over the bar by the ‘keeper.

0-0 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 29th August 2009
by East Stand Martin

His usual combative self.

3-1 v Millwall (h) 25th August 2009
by East Stand Martin

Played his part although found it tough going.

1-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 23rd August 2009
by East Stand Martin

Outstanding. Cropped up on just about every part of the pitch.

1-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 23rd August 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Outstanding. Cropped up on just about every part of the pitch.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 15th August 2009
by Andy Stansfield

Good calming influence in the middle.

2-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 15th August 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Good calming influence in the middle.

2-0 v Beijing Guoan (n) 31st July 2009
by Staff Writer

A decent run out for Parker who needs games under his belt more than most.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

1-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 21st March 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Another strong run out – though like Noble he looked knackered at the end.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 16th March 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Ok at winning the ball but gave it away far too much.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 16th March 2009
by John Simkin

Worst game for some time. Made a few efforts to get forward but nothing came of his advances upfield. He was also slow to get back and showed signs that he is suffering the consequences of a hard season.

1-0 v Manchester City (h) 21st February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

My next door neighbour in the ground said that he “ran his backside into the ground” Damned if I can put it any better than that – MOTM.

1-2 v Bolton Wanderers (a) 21st February 2009
by John Simkin

Probably his best game for the club. A captain who leads from the front, he totally controlled the midfield. We all know what a great defensive player Parker is but against Bolton he also passed the ball well.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by John Simkin

A quiet afternoon for a player who usually dominates midfield.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by East Stand Martin

Too many misplaced passes and that “drilling for oil” move he has just played him into trouble.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 14th February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Too many misplaced passes and that “drilling for oil” move he has just played him into trouble.

0-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2009
by John Simkin

Exemplary game except for the failed tackle against Giggs that led to the goal.

0-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2009
by Gordon Thrower

Another strong performance – the opposition knew they’d been in a game.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by East Stand Martin

A fine performance in the middle. Simply worked himself into the ground to break things up time after time after time. Glad to see the energy levels have improved from earlier in the season when he was complaining of being knackered halfway through the second half.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A fine performance in the middle. Simply worked himself into the ground to break things up time after time after time. Glad to see the energy levels have improved from earlier in the season when he was complaining of being knackered halfway through the second half.

0-0 v Arsenal (a) 31st January 2009
by John Simkin

Another inspiring performance from the man who controls everything in the centre of midfield.

2-0 v Hull City (h) 28th January 2009
by John Simkin

At the centre of everything that went on in midfield. He is the player we must not lose in the transfer window.

2-0 v Hartlepool United (a) 24th January 2009
by John Simkin

Completely controlled the mid-field and was the most important player on the pitch, and provided an excellent captain’s performance.

3-1 v Fulham (h) 18th January 2009
by John Simkin

The quality of the Fulham midfield meant that Parker did not have to be at his very best today. However, it was still a highly competent performance.

2-2 v Newcastle United (a) 10th January 2009
by Gordon Thrower

A lot of running and played a big part in Bellamy’s goal.

2-1 v Stoke City (h) 28th December 2008
by East Stand Martin

Gave the ball away a bit too much for my liking before his replacement by Mullins late on.

2-1 v Stoke City (h) 28th December 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Gave the ball away a bit too much for my liking before his replacement by Mullins late on.

0-0 v Portsmouth (h) 15th November 2008
by East Stand Martin

Tried to run the midfield but the final ball was lacking – at least he was replaced on time this week.

0-0 v Portsmouth (h) 15th November 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Tried to run the midfield but the final ball was lacking – at least he was replaced on time this week.

1-3 v Everton (h) 8th November 2008
by East Stand Martin

A good return that might have been marked better had he not tired alarmingly quickly in the second half. MOTM for the influence he showed for most of the game.

1-3 v Everton (h) 8th November 2008
by Gordon Thrower

A good return that might have been marked better had he not tired alarmingly quickly in the second half. MOTM for the influence he showed for most of the game.

1-3 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 5th October 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Did that circular thing like he’s drilling for oil too much.

2-1 v Fulham (a) 28th September 2008
by Gordon Thrower

A lot of hard work and decent tackles and clearly enjoys the increased responsibility the new system gives him.

3-1 v Newcastle United (h) 20th September 2008
by Alex Shilling

Better performance than we've seen from him in recent games, controlled central midfield.

3-1 v Newcastle United (h) 20th September 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Best game in ages for the midfielder. Hopefully the knock that saw him withdrawn is nothing serious.

2-3 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 13th September 2008
by East Stand Martin

One of our better players on the day although even he had a quiet second half.

4-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 30th August 2008
by East Stand Martin

It was a shame that his excellent first 45 was spoiled by the unnecessary back-hell deep in home territory that led to the Roberts goal. But his good points far outweighed the bad.

4-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 30th August 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Decent run out for the midfielder who had more than a passing involvemet in the fourth goal.

0-3 v Manchester City (a) 24th August 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Kept bringing the ball out of defence. Kept losing it.

0-3 v Manchester City (a) 24th August 2008
by Alex Shilling

Failed to stamp his authority on the game.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 16th August 2008
by Nick Bull

Gave the ball away a bit too often for my liking.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 16th August 2008
by East Stand Martin

Gave the ball away a bit too often for my liking.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 16th August 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Gave the ball away a bit too often for my liking.

2-1 v Wigan Athletic (h) 16th August 2008
by Alex Shilling

Did well throughout, competed well. If he can keep this up, we will have one of the best young English central midfielders in the league.

2-3 v MLS AllStars (n) 25th July 2008
by Graeme Howlett

Mugged completely for the second goal and rarely troubled the AllStars.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

2-2 v Aston Villa (h) 10th May 2008
by Gordon Thrower

At full-time he went down on his knees, possibly looking for the one blade of grass he hadn’t covered during the day.

1-4 v Manchester United (a) 3rd May 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Got his foot in well though he fell foul of Riley’s law – free-kicks for clean tackles being the usual exchange rate.

1-4 v Manchester United (a) 3rd May 2008
by Alex Shilling

Did his best, but he produces his best form with Noble in the centre. Simply outrun by Carrick today.

2-2 v Newcastle United (h) 26th April 2008
by Alex Shilling

Did well in the engine room against his former club. Useful through balls, excellent distribution.

2-2 v Newcastle United (h) 26th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Was described pre-match by one of my Geordie pals as “a drill” because of his habit of going around in circles on the spot. Did that a lot less today and was all the better for it.

2-1 v Derby County (h) 19th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Seems to have reduced his habit of turning back into trouble when there’s an easy ball on – though the once or twice that he did it today was still once or twice too many for my liking.

0-1 v Portsmouth (h) 8th April 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Won a few tackles but constantly turned into trouble when there was an easy lay-off on.

1-2 v Sunderland (a) 29th March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

A lot of hard work, often undone by a tendency to unnecessarily turn back into trouble.

1-1 v Everton (a) 22nd March 2008
by Graeme Howlett

A typical Parker performance full of commitment and gusto.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 17th March 2008
by Alex Shilling

Excellent passing in midfield, held it together well. We may well have gone into the break two or more goals down if it wasn't for his interceptions in midfield. Posed a dangerous attacking threat too.

2-1 v Blackburn Rovers (h) 17th March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Another decent run out, though he looked knackered by the end.

0-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 10th March 2008
by Gordon Thrower

The pick of the side today, a return that gives us a bit of hope for the next few games.

2-1 v Manchester United (h) 29th December 2007
by East Stand Martin

Seemed to be doing ok until his untimely departure due to injury.

2-1 v Manchester United (h) 29th December 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Seemed to be doing ok until his untimely departure due to injury.

2-1 v Manchester United (h) 29th December 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

Similar to Mullins although he was encouraged to drive more. He picked up an unfortunate injury however when tackling Ronaldo.

1-1 v Reading (h) 26th December 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

Following on from his goal on Saturday, this was another pleasingly all action performance which probably should have brought him another goal.

0-2 v Everton (h) 15th December 2007
by Jacob Steinberg

He was willing to get stuck in for the cause and repeatedly drove the team forward as the game went on. However his distribution let him down again.

0-2 v Everton (h) 15th December 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Ran himself into the ground and didn’t deserve the result. MOTM.

0-1 v Chelsea (a) 1st December 2007
by Gordon Thrower

Solid in the tackle, he put in an excellently gritty performance.

1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 24th November 2007
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Noble, 63) Some good touches and a decent effort forced a save out of Robinson

0-1 v Arsenal (h) 28th September 2007
by Josh Tappin

Good quality passing until the injury.

 

2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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