Life Begins at 40
As some of you may have read in Non-League Paper, Paul Parker celebrated his 40th birthday today. WIE became aware of the significance of this date some time ago, coincidentally about the same time that a collection of old QPR programmes dropped into our laps. What better invitation could there be for WIE to take a look back at Paul's career(s).
Before we start, a slight digression. The first programme we opened was for the game against Crystal Palace on 19 August 1989 and a quick glance at the Palace team photo revealed such luminaries as Ian Wright, Mark Bright, John Salako, Eddie McGoldrick, Perry "Nine Goals" Suckling and....
...on the right end of the back row, Mark Hone. Small world, and it wasn't to be the only Wings connection. Paul captained the Rs that season and here he is taking pride of place in their team shot.