The Unstoppable Scotty Parker
Most of the papers report today that Scott Parker's father passed away on Saturday, less than 24 hours before another awesome performance from West Ham's inspirational midfielder, against Spurs.
Glenn Hoddle in The Express says that the England side's midfield should be built around Scott Parker,
"Scott Parker is an excellent footballer. He is a terrific all-round modern-day footballer. And at 30 years of age, he’s a fit lad.
"He could play all different roles. If you want him to burst forward, he’d do it, he has that ability. But if you said, 'I want you to be the sitter and allow Frank Lampard and Jack Wilshere to go forward', then he would be perfect.
"He gets on the ball quickly, he sees the picture quickly. And if you told him to keep it simple and feed people, he would be sensational in there. Also, if you do need to change the shape or system because you need to change the game, he will give you a thrust from midfield as well. So he would be a surprise element at times."