July 2020

David Parkin heads to the seaside, gives tourism a boost and signs off for the summer

FOR weeks he has been entertaining the nation. On a regular basis he has dropped into people’s homes to keep them focused. And during that time he has become a bit of a heart-throb. But all good things must come to an end. And so this week he has called a halt to his communications …

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David Parkin gets put in his place and hears about knockers in Harrogate

AN email arrives titled ‘Boy Genius’. It is from insolvency practitioner Gerald Krasner and the man tasked with unravelling the tangled mess that is Wigan Athletic’s collapse into administration. If I was in any doubt whether the title of the email referred to me or him, the content swiftly put me right. “David how nice …

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David Parkin on a funny week for football and a Boris binge warning

FOOTBALL. It’s a funny old game, as dear old Jimmy Greaves used to say. And in the near three decades since the former striker used to make Ian St John chuckle on ITV sports show Saint and Greavsie, his words still ring true. In fact, football gets funnier. And weirder. And despite the introduction of …

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