Articles by Gary Parkinson

SHARES
8 September 2018
 Twenty years ago, on a wave of TV money and digital fear, Sky tried to buy the world’s biggest club. Gary Parkinson recalls a world of shares, shocks and resent
Kevin Keegan, Michael Owen Newcastle
5 September 2018
A decade ago today, King Kev turned his back and headed for the door marked 'exit' at St James' Park, citing irreconcilable differences with Magpies owner Mike Ashley. Plus ça change...
10 July 2018
Why did Three Lions catch on to the point that - 22 years after its release - it's once again become the soundtrack to an English summer? Gary Parkinson explains the popularity and perfection of an anthem
Christian Eriksen youngest player 2010
29 June 2018
They arrived at these major events with twinkles in their eyes and spring in their steps – but how did things turn out thereafter? Gary Parkinson traces the teens...
19 June 2018
Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskas, Paulo Maldini and a young Lionel Messi all feature on Gary Parkinson's list of the great teams that could've gone all the way to World Cup glory, yet failed to do so
Paul Gascoigne Italia 90
11 June 2018
Gazza's professional career lasted from 1985 to 2005, but he will always be remembered for one month in mid-1990
Paul Gascoigne France 98
17 May 2018
Gareth Southgate has named his chosen ones for England at World Cup 2018, which means inevitable disappointment for some. Gary Parkinson takes a look at those who missed out in previous summers
12 May 2018
As a dreary final weekend looms, Gary Parkinson explains how a relegation play-off would guarantee entertainment and competition to the wire
Paul Gascoigne Italia 90
22 March 2018
In the 1980s, football was at an all-time low – but Gazza's tears helped to usher in an era that saw the game return to its place at the heart of British popular culture. Gary Parkinson remembers the renaissance...
Robin van Persie 2012/13
10 March 2018
A manager smarting from Manchester City's success and a player thirsting for long-awaited glory joined forces. Gary Parkinson on how a dominant Dutchman gave Alex Ferguson the perfect send-off