Championship Letters 6: Jon Parkin as Falstaff

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

My fellow blogger Ben conjured up the unforgettable phrase lantern-jawed bludgeoners to describe Preston front duo Neil Mellor and Jon Parkin recently. Like Falstaff, the immortal character from Henry IV, Parkin gets about the pitch “for a big lad”, although one suspects Ferguson fils may be looking for more mobility after working with comparative whippets at Posh. If family traits follow, then one would expect young Darren to be absent from Big Jon’s death bed scene as was Prince Hal.

Rob Langham
Rob Langham (pen name: Lanterne Rouge) is co-founder of the defiantly non-partisan football league blog, The Two Unfortunates, a website that occasionally strays into covering issues of wider importance. He's 47 and lives in Oxford while retaining his boyhood support of Reading FC. He tweets as @twounfortunates and has written for a number of websites and publications including The Football Attic, The Inside Left, When Saturday Comes, In Bed with Maradona, Futbolgrad and The Blizzard as well as being nominated for the Football Supporters' Federation Blogger of the Year Award in 2013.

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