A Walk in the Park for Derek Parkin

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “Talk about time”
Time on the ball I’ve heard said
High, he held his blond-haired head
Not remembered for kicking and racing
Headless chicken a chasing

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Cultured, a description, could be
Comparing today, he would be
Selected, no leaving him out
‘Squeak’ I still hear the shout!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Talk about style”
His style you could see from a mile
Parkin looked a good pro
A ‘reet’ good pro as far as good pro’s go

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 A walk in the park
Full-back, he could play it in the dark
A walk in the park for Derek Parkin
Number two or three
‘Parkin for England’ said the graffiti

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 “Talk about reminiscing”
Reminiscing, is there anything missing
Attack or in retreat
‘Squeak’ so difficult to beat
He served up his usual treat did Derek Parkin

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Purchased from Huddersfield for eighty grand
And Wolves supporters all over this land
Knew a great piece of business was done
Golden performances in rain, hail or sun

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 “Yes, I’m talking about Parkin”
Derek Parkin, born Newcastle upon Tyne
Record appearances, six hundred and nine
Near on fourteen seasons he served
Wolves Hall of Fame, well deserved!


A WALK IN THE PARK FOR DEREK PARKIN, in 1968 Wolves signed Huddersfield Town’s Derek Parkin for £80,000. He held the ‘tag’ of being the most expensive full-back in Gt Britain. He made his Wolves debut against his hometown team Newcastle United and went on play 609 games. To this day this is the all time record of appearances for WWFC.

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