Ray Parlour

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by hornmeister, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    It was quoted during the week in one of the freebie London newspapers the Ray Parlour wants a move away (6 months left on contract so will probably let go free) to get regular footy. Has stated that he will only move to a London club to be nearer his kids. We're nearish London, wages may be an issue but worth a punt maybe? I think his expereince would be usefull and he could play a part in the team. What does everyone think?
     
  2. The Hornet

    The Hornet The Quiet Mod is Watching

    I think he would be a good signing to be honest, he has got bags of expereince which would benifit the club and team.
     
  3. Defunct

    Defunct First Team

    Isn't it Ray Parlours wife who got that record divorce settlement based on his FUTURE earnings? I'm sure it was. We definately can't afford his ex-wife!
     
  4. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    I'm sure it will be in the last place you look
     
  5. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Yep think you're right
     
  6. wfchornet2

    wfchornet2 The Prodigal mod

    yea.... but maybe he would take a pay cut to screw her over.... he would only have to pay a percentage of his earnings above what he needs to survive in the lifestyle to which he is accustomed so if he earnt £5000 a week lets say she would only get about £1500 of that.. maybe he would do it... maybe he wouldnt.
     
  7. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    he isn't the type of player we need. gavin mahon can do what he does just as good. wud bring experience though
     
  8. wfchornet2

    wfchornet2 The Prodigal mod

    No matter how good Gav is you cant argue with parlours quality, he has experience in prem football by the bucket load and still a good couple of years left in him at least.
    Given the choice i know who i would rather see.
     
  9. Greek God

    Greek God Reservist

    he'd be decent for us. I would offer him a 1 year rolling contract if anything.
     
  10. jobr

    jobr Squad Player

    No thanks
     
  11. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    exactly
     
  12. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    as he got older though, he began playing a more defensive central midfilder role
     
  13. Scalexman

    Scalexman Reservist

    I think he is too old and not any better than Gav now. He would add strength to the squad, but at what price?
     
  14. jobr

    jobr Squad Player

    Could we afford the ex's half let alone both of them.
     
  15. harrydhornet

    harrydhornet Academy Graduate

  16. wfchornet2

    wfchornet2 The Prodigal mod

    wouldnt be such a bad thing... and he is likely to take a pay cut to screw her over.. but his age could be a problem.
     
  17. Parlour?

    How old is he? If age is on his side I would say he would be a good signing.:confused:
     
  18. wfchornet2

    wfchornet2 The Prodigal mod

    he is 33
     
  19. jobr

    jobr Squad Player

    Aidy loves youth and devolping players.

    yes we need a couple of older wiser heads etc.

    But we don't want to end up like Dads Army.
     
  20. berkshirehorn

    berkshirehorn presumably I upset/disappointed someone

    too old. his game used to be based on hard work and energy rather than natural class or leadership
     
  21. wfchornet2

    wfchornet2 The Prodigal mod

    Nothing to say that he wouldnt be able to bring that to the game still... but at that age he would be more prone to injury.
    When you think of players like Zinedine Zidane he was still very dangerous and could move around the field as good if not better than younger players when he was that age... and i think his experience would be helpful.
     
  22. berkshirehorn

    berkshirehorn presumably I upset/disappointed someone

    not comparing parlour to zidane are you? my point is i dont think he has anything like as much to offer now otherwise he would be getting regular games in an average middlesbrough side.
     
  23. wfchornet2

    wfchornet2 The Prodigal mod

    God no.. noone could mirror zidane.. the point i am trying to make is that with age doesnt have to come slowness.
    I am not saying he is the answer to our prayers by any means but i think his experience would come in handy in the dressing room and on the pitch.
     
  24. berkshirehorn

    berkshirehorn presumably I upset/disappointed someone

    i understand your point wfc, but my point is that surely if he was half as effective as he used to be he wouldnt be struggling to get first team starts in a pretty ineffective middlesbrough team dont you think?

    i suppose he could cut up the oranges at half time to provide some experience in the dressing room.
     
  25. jobr

    jobr Squad Player

    He would always have his head through the training ground fence, reminiscing.
     
  26. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    lol;D
     
  27. Goldenballs!

    Goldenballs! Academy Graduate

    I think Charlie Dimmock would be well worth a shot, my only concern would be the lack of 1st team football he has been playing.
     
  28. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  29. fan

    fan slow toaster

    ray-ray parlour?! what a player. Second only to okocha in terms of outrageous skill. Sign him up i say.
    But then thats to be expected considering they are brothers.
     
  30. Arthur Daley

    Arthur Daley Guest

    my god. have we really sunk that low??
     
  31. Rookery_'Orn!

    Rookery_'Orn! Squad Player

    Would be decent
     
  32. Arthur Daley

    Arthur Daley Guest

    as what!!! a turnstile operator. we need more of those;D
     
  33. Rookery_'Orn!

    Rookery_'Orn! Squad Player

    yeah and sign lee c*ck to work in the burger vans ;D
     
  34. Arthur Daley

    Arthur Daley Guest

    jason lee and marlon king could handle match day door security.;D
     
  35. Rookery_'Orn!

    Rookery_'Orn! Squad Player

    And then a new manager, and 11 players
     

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