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james_floyd Posted on 10/09/2010 12:22
Gary Parkinson

best wishes


Bandy Posted on 10/09/2010 12:22
Gary Parkinson

what link?

james_floyd Posted on 10/09/2010 12:24
Gary Parkinson

with link

Link: here

Jimmy_Salmon Posted on 10/09/2010 12:27
Gary Parkinson

I heard he'd been put into an induced coma. Best wishes.

Dan_Ashcroft Posted on 10/09/2010 12:27
Gary Parkinson

[sad] Not good at all. Hope things go well.

swordtrombonefish Posted on 10/09/2010 12:28
Gary Parkinson

Best wishes Gary and his family.
See also link:

Link: Stroke at 42

oooooo Posted on 10/09/2010 12:29
Gary Parkinson

Bloody hell!

Rodders_T Posted on 10/09/2010 12:29
Gary Parkinson

Get Well Soon Parky lad [sad][^]

Bandy Posted on 10/09/2010 12:30
Gary Parkinson

[sad]Get well soon!

SGATE_NOSE_BEST Posted on 10/09/2010 12:30
Gary Parkinson

poor parko, best wishes fron north of the river

ray192 Posted on 10/09/2010 12:32
Gary Parkinson

All the best Gary and your family [^]

Rodders_T Posted on 10/09/2010 12:35
Gary Parkinson

Bloody hell I've just had to walk out the office there. Really welled up reading they called a priest to his side.

Come on Parky lad you can do it [^][^][^][^][^][^][^]

Dan_Ashcroft Posted on 10/09/2010 12:37
Gary Parkinson


toxic_bob Posted on 10/09/2010 12:38
Gary Parkinson

All the best Gary son - get well soon.

MFC1967 Posted on 10/09/2010 12:47
Gary Parkinson

Best wishes Parky,

ProudToComeFromTeesside Posted on 10/09/2010 12:47
Gary Parkinson

Apparently, two of his former clubs, Preston and Burnley are playing tomorrow night. From a statement by Burnley in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph:

"We will be in talks with Preston to discuss what we may do tomorrow and to keep them informed."

I hope I'm wrong, but that sounds a bit ominous. I am a tad emotional to say the least as I type this. If a priest has been called, then that suggests we might have to fear the worst.

Come on Parky, pull through. Let's have some of that spirit of '86! If you believe in the big fella upstairs, or even if you don't, perhaps say a prayer for Gary. Come on Gary, you can do it.

swordtrombonefish Posted on 10/09/2010 12:50
Gary Parkinson


Link: Come on Parky

Bandy Posted on 10/09/2010 12:51
Gary Parkinson

A scorer of one of the greatest Boro goals I have ever seen. Night match - Goodison park - 35 yards out - Park end - BANG - top corner past southall (I think) I was in the terrace behind the goal going absolutley mental

fatharrywhite Posted on 10/09/2010 12:53
Gary Parkinson

"Night match - Goodison park - 35 yards out "

funny you should say that as i've just watched it on youtube

Link: link

metaltony Posted on 10/09/2010 12:54
Gary Parkinson

Hope he pulls through [sad]

Holgatewall Posted on 10/09/2010 12:55
Gary Parkinson

Let's hope for the best.

Terrible news

Good luck to him and his family

Bandy Posted on 10/09/2010 12:59
Gary Parkinson


Look at all the Boro - happydaze.

Love the lads on the balcony going apeXXXXXX

Shaun71 Posted on 10/09/2010 12:59
Gary Parkinson

Im really shocked by this as hes still a fit bloke, who been in youth coaching the past few years.

Come on Parky, you can do it.

Bandy Posted on 10/09/2010 13:02
Gary Parkinson

He was on Ali's show not so long back talking up the Boro and generally being a sound lad. Really hope he comes through this. He was one of my first Boro heroes and I always wished I could style my hair like his!

Shaun71 Posted on 10/09/2010 13:04
Gary Parkinson

Ill never forget those 35 yard howitzers v Everton and Sunderland either!

MarlonD Posted on 10/09/2010 13:05
Gary Parkinson

Oway Parky, you can get through it.

fatharrywhite Posted on 10/09/2010 13:09
Gary Parkinson

he survived years playing in front of the chicken run so he's a fighter [smi]

The sunderland goal was class, back in the days of the boro bugler and that flies in near enough last minute to make it 3-0 if i remember correct

Bandy Posted on 10/09/2010 13:09
Gary Parkinson

yep, a sunday afternoon stroll

mattyk50 Posted on 10/09/2010 13:10
Gary Parkinson

a massive stroke at 42, when he has probably been in the peak of physical fitness since the age of 16... absolutely shocking [sad]

best wishes to gary and family [^][^][^]

Piggy Posted on 10/09/2010 13:15
Gary Parkinson

Good luck Parky.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 10/09/2010 13:17
Gary Parkinson

The youngest of the '86 bunch wasn't he?


Shaun71 Posted on 10/09/2010 13:20
Gary Parkinson

He was indeed Corcaigh. Gary Hamilton has suffered with his health in previous years too, but seems to have recovered from it, so heres hoping Parky can too.

Pak_Do-Ik Posted on 10/09/2010 13:29
Gary Parkinson

Agree with everything said in this post an absolute hero and one of Brucie's Blonde Babes!!!

Best wishes and really hope you pull through Parky

ProudToComeFromTeesside Posted on 10/09/2010 13:29
Gary Parkinson

I think Hammy had a minor stroke a few years ago, brought on by high blood pressure, I think.

Shaun71 Posted on 10/09/2010 13:29
Gary Parkinson

He did indeed, but seems to be back to fitness now thankfully

garethsnose Posted on 10/09/2010 13:30
Gary Parkinson

i have known gary all my life,played in the same boys brigade side,aways knew he would make it as a pro.100% from gary every time he played,hope he has a chance to fight this wishes gaz.

rob_fmttm Posted on 10/09/2010 13:35
Gary Parkinson

Best wishes Gary. Everyone is shouting a big come on for you.

Jon77 Posted on 10/09/2010 13:38
Gary Parkinson

Shocked to hear about this, one of my heros from the 80's.

Hopeing and praying you pull through .

newjersey Posted on 10/09/2010 13:43
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky! [^]

sasboro1 Posted on 10/09/2010 13:44
Gary Parkinson

hope you get well parky!
my best memory of him was scoring 2 rockets shots in consecutive games against everton and sunderland..think i got that right?

scarborosmoggy Posted on 10/09/2010 13:53
Gary Parkinson

Good luck Gary I hope you pull through it, I'm sure you will with the spirit of 86.[^]

mowgli69 Posted on 10/09/2010 14:00
Gary Parkinson

All the best here too....42 is too young to be having a stroke...

byrno Posted on 10/09/2010 14:02
Gary Parkinson

Get well soon Parky!

1finny Posted on 10/09/2010 14:08
Gary Parkinson

My word.
Dreadful, dreadful news.
Just hope he can pull through [^]

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 10/09/2010 14:12
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky, you can beat this. [^]

JDarbs Posted on 10/09/2010 14:18
Gary Parkinson

Sad news indeed, Gary was in the year below me at St Pats in Thornaby, always had time for anybody, came back to the school alot to do end of year presentations, I'll always remember 28/5/1988, we went down to Chelsea on the "special", returned back after getting promoted and luckily escaping unscathed, needed to celebrate and we went in the Mall, all the Boro lads were in and Parko introduced me to all the lads, they all signed my programme and were as sound as a pound, how different to todays footballers. Thinking about you and you're family at this difficult time.

Datsun-Dave Posted on 10/09/2010 14:30
Gary Parkinson

Hope he pulls through Top player Genuine Bloke [^]

NHCCBORO Posted on 10/09/2010 14:56
Gary Parkinson

Get well soon Parky

Link: ..

smoggy_26 Posted on 10/09/2010 15:41
Gary Parkinson

All the very best Parky you can do it

Lefty Posted on 10/09/2010 16:22
Gary Parkinson

Truly one of our own. Best wishes to you, Parky.

Kinkys_Boots Posted on 10/09/2010 16:22
Gary Parkinson

All the best Parky lad.[^]

Maidenhead-RED Posted on 10/09/2010 16:27
Gary Parkinson

A little prey tonight, for the little fella
Best wishes Gary,

FFSBoro Posted on 10/09/2010 16:51
Gary Parkinson

Good luck Parky. Best wishes. The posts on this thread tell me how much the members of that team meant to us all. A world away from today.

gazanolan Posted on 10/09/2010 16:51
Gary Parkinson

Thoughts are with Parky on this one and a BIG HOOF upfield

BobbyG Posted on 10/09/2010 16:57
Gary Parkinson

All the best Parky fella [^]

MoggasDog Posted on 10/09/2010 17:07
Gary Parkinson

Howay, Parky Man!

Get well soon, mate[^]

Heine Posted on 10/09/2010 17:07
Gary Parkinson

fingers crossed Parky man
if you read the Burnley thread it refers to Steve Gardner a Boro lad now living in the States he had a heart attack age 42 but is much better now

maxi_levey Posted on 10/09/2010 17:07
Gary Parkinson

Come on son you can do it..[^]

Smigga Posted on 10/09/2010 17:10
Gary Parkinson

Get well soon Parky! Witnessed some great goals from him in the past!
Me and my mate used to follow him and his Mrs round Gateway in Thornaby every Tuesday when we went shopping with my mate's mam and we never plucked up the courage to ask him for an autograph!
Hope he pulls through ok

Shaun71 Posted on 10/09/2010 18:05
Gary Parkinson

A knock up to the top for people who havent seen it yet

Capybara Posted on 10/09/2010 18:07
Gary Parkinson

Really bad news. Hope he pulls through.

Smoggy_Dave Posted on 10/09/2010 18:08
Gary Parkinson

I'll add my best wishers and hope you have a speedy recovery recovery, Gary!

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 10/09/2010 18:09
Gary Parkinson

Part of my favourite ever Boro team, the like of which we will likely never see again.

gazanolan Posted on 10/09/2010 18:50
Gary Parkinson


grumpyoldgit Posted on 10/09/2010 18:58
Gary Parkinson

Terrible news. All the best to Parkyman.

itsscirea Posted on 10/09/2010 19:04
Gary Parkinson

Awful news - would be shocking to hear about such news with anybody, but someone from my generation...really really shook me.

All the best Parky lad.

Ian_Bairds_Ears Posted on 10/09/2010 19:07
Gary Parkinson


Very very sad.

Hope you pull through mate.


Rocky10 Posted on 10/09/2010 19:31
Gary Parkinson

Thats really shocked me that.[|)]

Used to play footie together as kids on the Tedder and Harold Wilson fields - yep the regular 15/16 a side on a sunday afternoon.

I met him in the Mall also -top bloke introduced me to all the players he was with.

Hope your Ok son!

mickymacc Posted on 10/09/2010 19:36
Gary Parkinson

Shocking news,A little anecdote that might raise a smile(might have got it from FMTTM),Parky was wandering back one match from one of his forward diagonal runs (that usually finished just over the halfway line)shaking his head to himself.He passed Bruce Rioch who screamed at him "it's no use shaking your f*cking head Parkinson,get back in position",cue parky sprinting the rest of the way.

Bruce requests no swearing or throwing of missiles.[8)]

OyOySaveloy Posted on 10/09/2010 19:53
Gary Parkinson

Parky was my first boro hero, the first time he scored was the one and only time Ive ever shed a tear at a football match

Get well soon we are all rooting for you

Rodders_T Posted on 10/09/2010 20:18
Gary Parkinson

macc [^] Its tales like that, that make us who we are. Great stuff.

Any updates on his condition

FrozenHorse Posted on 10/09/2010 20:23
Gary Parkinson

"Part of my favourite ever Boro team"

Mine too: a special team at a special time for the club and the town. No matter what Parky's limitations as a defender were, he gave his all and played a significant part in our rise.

Good luck Parky.

Tuncaythefunguy Posted on 10/09/2010 20:25
Gary Parkinson

Im absolutly gutted about this news.

All the Best Parky.

SplendidStuff Posted on 10/09/2010 20:28
Gary Parkinson

Get well soon[^]

FrozenHorse Posted on 10/09/2010 20:29
Gary Parkinson

"Parky was my first boro hero, the first time he scored was the one and only time Ive ever shed a tear at a football match"

The penalty v Millwall? I remember that as one of my favourite Boro matches from my youth, swinging this way and that, before Parky stepped up to score that penalty. That was a weird moment; everyone seemed terrified of him taking it, but genuinely delighted for him when he slammed it home[^][^][^]

Rodders_T Posted on 10/09/2010 20:30
Gary Parkinson

"Part of my favourite ever Boro team"

There will never be a side like it again. It was an utterly amazing time to be a Boro fan.

I don't think I've ever felt this way about a 'stranger' being ill. Yet it doesn't feel like a stranger


southwestupperman Posted on 10/09/2010 20:48
Gary Parkinson

ooh Gary Gary,
Gary Gary Gary Gary Parkinson [^]

PAULIEJ Posted on 10/09/2010 20:58
Gary Parkinson

Like others have said,part of a team that was as close to the fans and town as a team could be.Somehow they united us after nearly going to the wall and gave us our spirit and belief back. Gary was an integral part of that side and as such will always be respected as a player and a man.
Good luck to the fella in his battle to get well. I am sure I speak for everyone on here when I say that the whole of Teesside wishes him well and the very best of luck on the road to eventual recovery.

byrno Posted on 10/09/2010 21:00
Gary Parkinson


These boys were special...

TMG501 Posted on 10/09/2010 21:04
Gary Parkinson

I'd just like to echo the thoughts of others on here. He was part of a team that was "US"
Best wishes to you Gary.

subbuteo_171 Posted on 10/09/2010 21:23
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky - you can pull through mate.

If you survive the chicken run you can survive this.

Best wishes to Parky, his family and Blackpool.

One of us - for ever.

red_shamrock Posted on 10/09/2010 21:26
Gary Parkinson

Saddened me heart to hear of this.

Come on Parky lad

Shaun71 Posted on 10/09/2010 21:39
Gary Parkinson

I can echo those sentiments exactly Rodders. He was one of my first Boro heroes. We all know he wasnt the most gifted footballers weve ever had but he certainly give everything he got.

That 86-92 period was probably the best period Ive seen us going home and away. Maybe its the age I was at but you could relate to all of them.

Hopefully his recovery will come quickly, and maybe Rob could print this out and send it over to show him our thoughts.

boroman28 Posted on 10/09/2010 21:54
Gary Parkinson

Good luck Gary all the best mate.
1 of my heroes,in the greatest Boro team.
Never disappointed me.
stay strong fella.
much love to his family

ExiledInBolton Posted on 10/09/2010 22:20
Gary Parkinson

Awaaaay Parky Man

Responsible for one of the best pieces of defending I ever saw at Ayresome, shepherding Sheedy all the way from the edge of our box back to Southall.

Getting through this will be easy compared to that. Come on lad!

mattyk50 Posted on 10/09/2010 22:25
Gary Parkinson

"maybe Rob could print this out and send it over to show him our thoughts."

agreed [smi]

MFC_Riverside Posted on 10/09/2010 22:35
Gary Parkinson

I never got to see that team in the 80's or Gary Parkinson but by the sound of it he was a tremendous man and player playing in a team full of heart and courage...

Come on Gary, get well soon... [^][^][^]

Spamlad Posted on 10/09/2010 22:37
Gary Parkinson

Awful news, absolute legend. Fingers crossed for him.

archienoeyes Posted on 10/09/2010 22:43
Gary Parkinson

You always knew with parky he would bust a gut to do the job for the team, god we could do with him and his presence right now .

Come on parky you can win this battle

Thoughts to his family i hope you all find great strength together at this time

billywoofslovechild Posted on 10/09/2010 23:07
Gary Parkinson

Good Luck Parky Lad, Part of the team of 1986. Let that spirit help you now.

Dan_Ashcroft Posted on 10/09/2010 23:17
Gary Parkinson

Come on, Parky!

Lisbonlegend Posted on 10/09/2010 23:21
Gary Parkinson

Bloody hell.[sad] Come on Parky, you can do it!

shamblesdefarm Posted on 10/09/2010 23:29
Gary Parkinson

Shoced to here this bad news please pull through extra prayer 4 u tonight parky [^]

Dan_Ashcroft Posted on 10/09/2010 23:31
Gary Parkinson

[^][^] 25 yarder! Come on!

Jackie_Moon Posted on 10/09/2010 23:35
Gary Parkinson

Terrible news. He's a smashing bloke, my thoughts are with him and his family.

10hickton Posted on 10/09/2010 23:44
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky lad, you can, and will do it ![^]

we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 10/09/2010 23:47
Gary Parkinson

Must admit sat here with a tear in my eye. For once we all agree on something.
Come on parky son you can do it if only to remind bernie of the ipswich penalty he took off ya and then missed. Tee tee teessider.

foggysfplandiet Posted on 10/09/2010 23:53
Gary Parkinson

Stunned by this. Come on Parky, mate, get yourself well.

stocko_mfc Posted on 11/09/2010 00:20
Gary Parkinson

One of brucies babes so will always be a legend top thornaby lad too. Come on parky !!!!!!!!!

billdoor Posted on 11/09/2010 00:21
Gary Parkinson

True legend, terrible news[sad]

Pulling for you Parky.

whistler Posted on 11/09/2010 00:46
Gary Parkinson

He's one of our own, he's one of our own

Gary Parkinson

He's one of our own.

C'mon Gary !!!!!!!

HolgateCorner Posted on 11/09/2010 01:20
Gary Parkinson

Desperate news this about Gary Parkinson.

One of our own.

One of the players who kept the club alive for Wembley, Cardiff and Eindhoven.

A true Boro legend in a way only true Boro fans from the Rioch era can understand.

Good luck Parky.

SYDNEYSIDER Posted on 11/09/2010 01:48
Gary Parkinson

Parky your in my thoughts. I'll never forget your instrumental part in Brucie Rioch's Red and White Army. Best of British to ya mate!

Picket76 Posted on 11/09/2010 01:51
Gary Parkinson

Thoughts are with you all!!! Come on Parky you can do it!!!

istinitboro Posted on 11/09/2010 02:57
Gary Parkinson

Am shocked and deeply saddened by this terrible news.My thoughts are with Gary and his family at this most difficult time.

R0fl_tb_xx Posted on 11/09/2010 03:12
Gary Parkinson


KL_BORO Posted on 11/09/2010 03:36
Gary Parkinson

Come On Gary Parkinson. So upset by this that I have re-registered to FMTTM Message Board (after many years)to post this message.

OPEO Posted on 11/09/2010 06:16
Gary Parkinson

Poor sod.[|)] Hope you get through this Parky.

chickenrunner Posted on 11/09/2010 08:05
Gary Parkinson

Awful news, those lads will always have a very special place in the clubs history. My thoughts are with him and his family, hope he pulls through.

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 11/09/2010 08:16
Gary Parkinson

get well soon parky lad,you will always be in the hearts of the teesside public,one of brucies babes[^]

redwurzel Posted on 11/09/2010 08:24
Gary Parkinson

42 is young - Come on Parkie

You are one of our own on the railings at Stamford Bridge in 88.

SmogOnTheRhine Posted on 11/09/2010 08:28
Gary Parkinson

Well said redwurzel.

That's how I'll remember him and the rest of that team. Special time, special moment, special bond.

Fingers crossed for you Parky lad.

Jon77 Posted on 11/09/2010 08:36
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky !!!!

When I look at the 'Spirit of 86' banner at the riverside I fill up with pride and so should any member of that team, they were all hero's of mine. They were our team.

Fingers crossed and desperately hoping for good news soon.

hubbahubba Posted on 11/09/2010 08:52
Gary Parkinson

Use to drink with him years ago in the roundel so shocked come on gary keep strong.

Red_n_White_Dreamer Posted on 11/09/2010 09:07
Gary Parkinson

He is my first right back I remember as a Boro fan, and this has upset me.

Pride of '86, Blondies at the back Mogga, Coops, Parky and Pally. Brucies Babes. Shame pride in the red n white doesn't exist as much these days.

Just echo what people have said far too young, fingers crossed for him. Come on Parky, let the lion roar.

raglasher Posted on 11/09/2010 09:07
Gary Parkinson


The_263 Posted on 11/09/2010 09:10
Gary Parkinson

Parkinson = memories of those screamers against Everton! "Fight It!"

Vespa-Scooter Posted on 11/09/2010 09:20
Gary Parkinson

Gary,,there`s a pint with your name on it whenever you`re ready to drink it,[^].Vespa !!!

Ayresomes_on_Fire Posted on 11/09/2010 09:45
Gary Parkinson

All the best's to a swift recovery..!!

Tis video is worth watching too....2 excellent efforts from Parky saved by arguably the worlds best keeper..!!

Link: Cup Semi....

Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants Posted on 11/09/2010 11:00
Gary Parkinson

Parky was one of my favourites when I was a young'un in the South Terrace.

Best bouncy hair in 80s football.

Hope his condition improves.

theultimatewarrior Posted on 11/09/2010 11:02
Gary Parkinson

He's been moved back to Bolton although we don't know if this is good news or not?

BillBones Posted on 11/09/2010 11:16
Gary Parkinson

Genuinely welling up here.

One of my first heroes. Used to go to Dave Smith's Barber's in Marske with my picture of Parky.

Come on Parky lad.

thornaboro Posted on 11/09/2010 11:18
Gary Parkinson

heard about gary a few days ago,thinking. of you mate.thoughts with dad tony and family.

gravyboat Posted on 11/09/2010 12:15
Gary Parkinson

Bloody Hell, I didn't know about this.

I listented to him talking to Ali before the Blackpool game last season. Can't believe it.

Come on Parky lad.

erimus_bob Posted on 11/09/2010 12:23
Gary Parkinson

Very sad news for one so young. Hope you pull through Parky.

BigDaveBoro Posted on 11/09/2010 12:43
Gary Parkinson

Good luck Parky, Best Wishes

zorro_mfc Posted on 11/09/2010 13:08
Gary Parkinson

Just heard the news on the radio this morning.

Like to echo what others have said and wish him and his family all the best. Get wel soon Parky

addison-road Posted on 11/09/2010 13:16
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky lad!

Dan_Ashcroft Posted on 11/09/2010 13:23
Gary Parkinson

I've just been looking through that old Eric Paylor Middlesbrough FC book. Pics of Parky on the right in our set in stone 4-4-2, a full South Stand alongside him in the days before football changed forever.

dungas_fishermans_jumper Posted on 11/09/2010 13:38
Gary Parkinson

Far far too young.

Keeping my finger, toes and everything else crossed for you mate.

Get well soon

cmj08 Posted on 11/09/2010 14:31
Gary Parkinson

get well soon gary . I remember when i was young his mam got sand out of my eyes and i got too put his boro kit in the washing machine was made up. fingers toes crossed

Boro_Brick_Road Posted on 11/09/2010 15:12
Gary Parkinson

My thoughts are with Gary & his family

come on Parky you can get through this !!

keep the spirit of 86 - one of our own....

Smog_Dog_Millionaire Posted on 11/09/2010 15:18
Gary Parkinson

a cant believe it, unsung hero and legend of 86.
hope ya pull thru parko lad.

todays result means nothing compared to this sad news

corabora Posted on 11/09/2010 15:29
Gary Parkinson

Best wishes to Parky and his family.

Boro1997 Posted on 11/09/2010 16:02
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky, You can pull through this. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery.

Rodders_T Posted on 11/09/2010 16:38
Gary Parkinson

Nice touch from Charlie Adam to show shirt with Parky's name on after scoring.


anthony Posted on 11/09/2010 17:05
Gary Parkinson

Very sad indeed.. even harder, as im originally from Thornaby, and my mate, knows him well, as his mam is friends with Parky's, live near the Blue lion, if still there.. Come on Parky lad...[|)]

SJMD Posted on 11/09/2010 17:07
Gary Parkinson

Get well soon Parky keep fighting with that spirit of 86[^]

your_mum Posted on 11/09/2010 17:12
Gary Parkinson

This brings everything into perspective. Get better soon Parky.

GGGG Posted on 11/09/2010 17:14
Gary Parkinson

Battle through Parky [^]

anthony Posted on 11/09/2010 17:14
Gary Parkinson

Olly the Blacpool manager, has just wished spoke, abouy Parky on Sky news and wishes his wife Julie, his love...[:I]

boroste Posted on 11/09/2010 17:35
Gary Parkinson

Must have been a faux pas. His wifes called Debbie

Nice touch by Charlie Adam holding up Parkys name after he scored

swordtrombonefish Posted on 11/09/2010 17:36
Gary Parkinson

Pictured is nice touch today by Blackpool at Newcastle

Link: 4 Parky

IsaacHunt Posted on 11/09/2010 17:37
Gary Parkinson

"Olly the Blacpool manager, has just wished spoke, abouy Parky on Sky news and wishes his wife Julie, his love..."

There was no faux pas as Olly DID say Debbie.

woodymfc Posted on 11/09/2010 17:42
Gary Parkinson

Sorry to hear about Parky like

Rodders_T Posted on 11/09/2010 19:51
Gary Parkinson

Gary’s teammate and fellow member of “Brucie’s Blonde Babes”, Colin Cooper, married his wife Julie on the same day as the Parkinsons. Cooper said he had already sent a message of support to Debbie Parkinson.

“I just said to Debbie that the team we had together in ‘86, the one thing I knew was that if anybody needed anybody they would be there for them. I would be willing to do anything to help Debbie, Gary and their family and I know the rest of the lads would be exactly the same - that camaraderie will always be there.”

Cooper added: “Hopefully he will pull through and get himself back to work and back to normal. Our support and help, goodwill and prayers are there for Debbie and their family.”

Fellow former teammate Gary Gill, who was also part of the ‘86 team, today sent his best wishes to Parkinson and his family.

“I was very shocked when I heard the news,” the BBC Tees pundit said. “I just hope everything will be OK. I couldn’t believe what I heard.

“I saw him last season at Blackpool when I went down to do the commentary for BBC Tees. He looked very fit and was on good form. We played together for a few years and I consider him a good friend.

“When the club was in trouble, he was one of the local lads who worked hard for the team. He’s really proud to have played for Boro.”

After leaving Boro in 1993, Parkinson enjoyed lengthy spells at both Burnley and Preston North End - who are due to face each other this afternoon. He also played for Blackpool.

Parkinson is now currently based in the North-west but is believed to still have family on Teesside.

Since the news broke, Boro fans have flooded the message boards of fanzine Fly Me To The Moon in support for Gary and his family.

Fans have also been reminiscing about Parky’s 35-yard wonder- strike against Everton in January 1990, shown on Match of the Day.

On BBC Tees last night, Boro commentator Ali Brownlee also sent his best wishes to Parkinson and his family. And former Boro defender Curtis Fleming said: “My thoughts go out to his family.”

HockeyMadness Posted on 11/09/2010 20:02
Gary Parkinson

Get Well soon Parky, i was only just starting going to boro matches when u played and always remember having your supersize poster free in the evening gazzette at the time the bleached blonde hair of the 86-88 team, My Thought and well wishes go out to you, debbie and your family in this time of need |"You are a fighter and a boro lad through and through" Proud to be your Fan !!! .

fozzylegend Posted on 11/09/2010 20:23
Gary Parkinson

come on parky lad.... yer from thornaby man!!! this is nowt......... you can beat this !!!

SKEELO Posted on 11/09/2010 20:38
Gary Parkinson

Sad news indeed, c'mon Parky.

chimpy07 Posted on 11/09/2010 21:16
Gary Parkinson

very best of luck overcoming this Parky, hope your well again soon m8 [^]

teesste Posted on 11/09/2010 21:20
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky!

With the spirit of 86 running through your veins you can beat this!!!

bevoboro Posted on 11/09/2010 21:37
Gary Parkinson

Pull through Parky lad [^]

luckyslevin Posted on 11/09/2010 21:57
Gary Parkinson

Come on Gary you can do it come on

borolad259 Posted on 11/09/2010 21:58
Gary Parkinson

Have hope and faith in the great people of the NHS...come on lad.

dave_79 Posted on 11/09/2010 22:05
Gary Parkinson

Good Luck Parky my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Juan_Sheet Posted on 11/09/2010 23:12
Gary Parkinson

Wow thats shocking news same age as him 42

Hope you pull through Parky lad

Spirit of 86 you can do it

NedKat Posted on 11/09/2010 23:34
Gary Parkinson

Parky, you played a massive part of the ressurection of Middlesbro FC ... Get well soon, lad .. and let's have many more years of your contribution to football !!

Prayers are winding their way to you !!

Scrote Posted on 11/09/2010 23:37
Gary Parkinson

best wishes for a speedy recovery

thoughts and prayers are with you

Dibzzz Posted on 12/09/2010 00:35
Gary Parkinson

I have a black and white photo of you on my bedroom wall, 1986 team photo.

You are a Boro hero Parky.

Get well soon.[^]

bblf Posted on 12/09/2010 00:38
Gary Parkinson

Get well soon Parky. One of the boys who became men and helped rescue our club.

boroste Posted on 12/09/2010 04:34
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky lad

Fletch Posted on 12/09/2010 06:53
Gary Parkinson

Awful, tragic news indeed...

My thoughts are with Gary, his family and thier good friend Paddy C.

allerton_rob Posted on 12/09/2010 10:04
Gary Parkinson

After reading the board for years the news on Parky has finally made me register.
I started to watch the boro regularly in 1986, and Parky was my favourite player. He had blonde curtains and played right back just like me, he wasnt the most talented player in he team but he would run through brick walls for the Boro. What we would give for a few Parky's in our team right now.
I have everything crossed for you Parky, you can get through this.

borotoolong Posted on 12/09/2010 10:34
Gary Parkinson

A true star of a golden era.
Best wishes Parky

boscosbaldynapper Posted on 12/09/2010 10:50
Gary Parkinson

Good luck Parky...I'll never forget the days that you were played for us, if only we could go back to them when players were still connected with the fans.

All the best to you and all your family.


nathan007 Posted on 12/09/2010 11:01
Gary Parkinson

Come on son you can do it. Parky i will be saying a pray for you all the best!

Paulio_82 Posted on 12/09/2010 11:15
Gary Parkinson

Thougts & prayers are with Gary & his family at this difficult time. Hope to God he comes through! God bless.

options Posted on 12/09/2010 11:32
Gary Parkinson

The best years of my Boro supporting life where following Brucies babes home and away. A bond between players and fans that shall never be repeated. All the best Parky in your battle. The spirit of 86 will shine through.[fb][^]

mfcineurope Posted on 12/09/2010 11:35
Gary Parkinson

c'mon Parky. One of the originals for me as I started going in 86.
You can pull through it mate.

Shaun71 Posted on 12/09/2010 11:38
Gary Parkinson

'My thoughts are with Gary Parkinson and his family today. A friend and former team mate of mine at Boro, great character. Pull through mate'

From Robbie Mustoes twitter page yesterday

borobarmy1 Posted on 12/09/2010 11:52
Gary Parkinson

best wishes Parky for you and your family . Puts what we consider to be a crisis ( The Boro form ) in perspective . Remember those Rioch days so well when i remember chatting to you in a pub along with the other Brucie Babes and you were so down to earth . Magic days and you so deserve to pull through this . All the best mate [^]

Borotommo Posted on 12/09/2010 11:59
Gary Parkinson

Get well soon, Gary. True Boro hero. Keep fighting, you're a winner!

WoodallServices Posted on 12/09/2010 12:00
Gary Parkinson

Come on lad you can do it.

berwickhillbilly Posted on 12/09/2010 12:07
Gary Parkinson

c'mon Gary-remember the spirit of 86

standards Posted on 12/09/2010 12:09
Gary Parkinson

I remember him early 80s, he used to have his school dinner in Thornaby Town Centre, he always had a huge friendly smile on his face, very sad news, hoping for a speedy recovery

Kinkys_Boots Posted on 12/09/2010 12:13
Gary Parkinson

How about a chant for Parky on tuesday night?

I'm sure with him being an ex-Burnley player aswell their fans would join in.

N8_Boro Posted on 12/09/2010 13:23
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky. We're all thinking about you here.

Boromad Posted on 12/09/2010 21:01
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky. And hopefully that complete shower can go out on Tuesday night and win for him.

ProudToComeFromTeesside Posted on 12/09/2010 21:13
Gary Parkinson

Just to let you know that people might want to pass on their messages via the Blackpool FC website.

I've just sent mine along with a link to this thread so that they're aware that many Boro fans are thinking of him.

Link: Contact Blackpool FC

Strachans_Tossed_Caber Posted on 12/09/2010 21:16
Gary Parkinson

Come on Parky my distant relative.

Fcuking legend. You can do it mate.

big_OL Posted on 12/09/2010 21:29
Gary Parkinson

get well Parky

Humpty Posted on 12/09/2010 21:30
Gary Parkinson

good luck Parky. get well soon [^]

redisameancolour Posted on 12/09/2010 21:35
Gary Parkinson

You know it really does hit home home when you hear a story like this...... Very very sad..... I hope to hell Parky pulls through

42 years old..... it really puts things in perspective...... Come on Parky lad we are all praying for you son

My thoughts are with you and your family [|)]

Muttley Posted on 12/09/2010 21:36
Gary Parkinson

Go on Parky lad, get stuck in.

I have to be honest and when I saw Charlie Adam with the t-shirt I didn't realise it was "our" Parky he was on about.

MightyDuck Posted on 12/09/2010 21:41
Gary Parkinson

one of thornabys finest. Best wishes from stainsby hill

Linny Posted on 12/09/2010 21:47
Gary Parkinson

I started going in 88 and Parky was a big part of that team. Different game back then when you hear people talking about how down to earth they were and his mam washing his kit!!

Proper football - i used to want my hair like Parky [^]

Good luck - hope we see you back at the Riverside some day soon.

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 12/09/2010 21:52
Gary Parkinson

We've seen some great players and some excellent teams in the Riverside era, but the team Parky was part of will never happen again - a real fans team.

joescott25 Posted on 12/09/2010 23:19
Gary Parkinson

My Dad played with him in the youth team at Boro!
Get well soon Parky!

borobadge Posted on 12/09/2010 23:21
Gary Parkinson


come on parky....

OPEO Posted on 13/09/2010 05:59
Gary Parkinson

Latest on Parky

Link: Moved to another hospital

Bollix Posted on 13/09/2010 09:58
Gary Parkinson

Come on parky
Pull through [^]

tell_ya_mam Posted on 13/09/2010 10:29
Gary Parkinson

Awful news about a true Boro legend.
C'mon Parky, hope you pull through

Shaun71 Posted on 13/09/2010 20:24
Gary Parkinson

Keep fighting Parky