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Dave Parker - RL 'journalist'

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Looking at his latest article in the Sun he appears to predict a mass exodus from Warrington:

 

Ryan Atkins - chased by Union

Adrian Morley - Salford

Stefan Ratchford - Salford

Garreth Carvell - Hull

Ben Westwood - Wakefield

 

He also states that Wire will miss out on Clark.

 

As a Wire fan, this would appear a touch worrying, especially Atkins, Ratchford and Westwood - however I suppose my question is, has Dave Parker EVER predicted anything right?

 

Other rumours this week:

> Daryl Powell to Cas

> Roy Asotasi to Bulls

> NZ Warriors interested in young British forwards from Wigan, Wire, Sheffield and Dewsbury.

 

How does he get, and keep a job?

 

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I read this with interest, I'm gonna start keeping tabs on these rumours, just in a list, so I can see how many actually come to fruition.

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As a Wire fan, this would appear a touch worrying, especially Atkins, Ratchford and Westwood - however I suppose my question is, has Dave Parker EVER predicted anything right?

 

Only when he takes it out of a local paper and credits it to "a source tells me".

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Looking at his latest article in the Sun he appears to predict a mass exodus from Warrington:

Ryan Atkins - chased by Union

Adrian Morley - Salford

Stefan Ratchford - Salford

Garreth Carvell - Hull

Ben Westwood - Wakefield

He also states that Wire will miss out on Clark.

As a Wire fan, this would appear a touch worrying, especially Atkins, Ratchford and Westwood - however I suppose my question is, has Dave Parker EVER predicted anything right?

Other rumours this week:

> Daryl Powell to Cas

> Roy Asotasi to Bulls

> NZ Warriors interested in young British forwards from Wigan, Wire, Sheffield and Dewsbury.

How does he get, and keep a job?

It's would assume he gets his news off the forums or just makes it up.

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I read this with interest, I'm gonna start keeping tabs on these rumours, just in a list, so I can see how many actually come to fruition.

Was thinking this thread can be used for that purpose as the bloke has been a joke for years and when you come across articles like this you just shake your head as he could simply be making this up and somehow he gets it published.

 

I've never met him, but from his articles he comes across as one of those gullible blokes in the pub who claims to have the inside news because he has sat and listened to every bit of gossip in there.

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Was thinking this thread can be used for that purpose as the bloke has been a joke for years and when you come across articles like this you just shake your head as he could simply be making this up and somehow he gets it published.

 

I've never met him, but from his articles he comes across as one of those gullible blokes in the pub who claims to have the inside news because he has sat and listened to every bit of gossip in there.

Indeed, although you're in charge of keeping it up to date! That means you have to read everything he puts online. :P

 

Mwuhahaha!

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Last week;

 

Michael Dobson - St Helens

Rangi Chase - St George-Illawarra

Brian Noble - Salford

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Nostradamus.

Last week it was about him being confirmed in the next few days. So yeh, more reporting than rumour.

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Nostradamus.

:D  - aye, as Hindle points out, his reporting is fine, it's when he resorts to internet forum stuff.

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You only have to read his page in League Weakly. It's tangentially related to Rugby League only in that it covers what RL individuals are/aren't doing off the field.

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You only have to read his page in League Weakly. It's tangentially related to Rugby League only in that it covers what RL individuals are/aren't doing off the field.

Heh, it took me a second look for the witty typo.

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You only have to read his page in League Weakly. It's tangentially related to Rugby League only in that it covers what RL individuals are/aren't doing off the field.

ie player who is banged up afetr an incident outside a nightclub

 

a former player who is now mine(sic) hot at a Rochdale pub

 

stuff about Doncaster

 

an arcane reference to rugby league that he's seen on telly-a copy of Forty Twenty that he's seen on sale i the kabin for instanec and how good that is for the game's profile.

 

his heirachy of 'mates': ie good mate, very good mate, realy close mate, rally very close good mate. really great mate.

 

people who played 'under him' for Mansfield Marksman, who are now 'mine host' etc etc.

 

Throw in a bit of casual sexism and you're in business.

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This week's page:

 

Plugging a book on the 1968 'Watersplash final'

Nephew of former Fev Player gets job in Australia.

Rangi Chase may leave Cas.

Saints may sign Hull KR player in 18 months or, maybe, sooner. Or not.

Charity tipping league.

Ex GB team doctor dies.

Family of a 50s Hull player who died three years ago leaves his medals to RL heritage organisation.

Referees don't get paid much/Ganson bashing.

Two Brian McDermotts in Leeds.

Shaun Briscoe karaoke night.

 

"If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about".

 

'Write', surely...

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'Write', surely...

 

Well most of his ramblings certainly usually rhyme with "write". :dry:

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'been fielding phone calls all day about promising siddall amateur who a source tells me is going out with an extra from coronation street'

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If i was a warrington fan i wouldn't worry to much,i'm sure any player that leaves the club 'leaves because the club is prepared to let them go because they've got better players coming thru or because other player are being brought in

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This week's page:

 

Plugging a book on the 1968 'Watersplash final'

Nephew of former Fev Player gets job in Australia.

Rangi Chase may leave Cas.

Saints may sign Hull KR player in 18 months or, maybe, sooner. Or not.

Charity tipping league.

Ex GB team doctor dies.

Family of a 50s Hull player who died three years ago leaves his medals to RL heritage organisation.

Referees don't get paid much/Ganson bashing.

Two Brian McDermotts in Leeds.

Shaun Briscoe karaoke night.

 

"If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about".

 

'Write', surely...

I think I'm buying the wrong paper on a Monday. 

 

That lot sounds like a big improvement on Garry Schofield's efforts in League Express. 

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Dave Parker and the word ' Journalist ' shouldnt be seen in the same sentance

Ya don't like his work then steve?? :lol:

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