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Parkes back at Ewood Park

Genuine Blackburn legend Tony Parkes is back at Ewood Park in a new role as a scout.

Tony spent a whooping 34 years at Blackburn Rovers as a player/coach/acting manager and was a tremendous servant to the club in his time.

But he left rather unceremoniously when Mark Hughes wanted a shake up of the staff and dumped Parkes - Our Tony found out he was leaving in a very similar manner to how Beckham found out that Capello was retiring him!

But Parkes is back at the club after Sam enquired about bringing him back to the club he will always be synonymous with.

"I will be scouting part time, helping to make decisions on players to be brought in," said Parkes to Sky Sports.

"I`m really pleased to be back.

"My hunger is back and there`s no better club than Blackburn to be involved with.

"Martin Glover phoned me and said he and Sam would like me to get back involved if I was interested, so I went down to Brockhall to see Martin.

"It is only part time at the moment and we`ll see what develops from there.

"My first game is Wigan v Blackpool, ironically, so I`ll be looking at a couple of players there."

Welcome back Tony. You are always welcome here.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 15 2010

Time: 9:22AM

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Excellent news as far as I am concerned...
Mikey Delap
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15/08/2010 09:24:00

Welcome back home, awesome to have the best ever caretaker manager in the world back where he belongs :)
mutts nutts
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15/08/2010 09:43:00

Well back to the legend. anyone else seen the news about Derbyshire possibly going on loan to Birmingham. Please can Sam snap him up
Diouf Diouf
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15/08/2010 10:42:00

Didnt Sam and Derbyshire fall out?!
Mikey Delap
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15/08/2010 11:20:00

A true legend! great to have him back, was gutted when we parted ways
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15/08/2010 14:07:00

Like everyone else delighted to have him back :)
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15/08/2010 14:39:00

He should never have been ousted in the first place - worst thing Mark Hughes did. Welcome back Tony!
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15/08/2010 19:11:00

should never have been let go in the 1st place. Welcome back Tony.
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15/08/2010 21:05:00

Great to have him back, and like everyone else should never have gone in the first place
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15/08/2010 23:48:00

an all time Blackburn great. welcome back
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17/08/2010 05:54:00

Brilliant, great time for him to return to the club that he calls home. Welcome back Tony P!
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17/08/2010 12:35:00


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