Big Phil thanks you all


PParkesClaretandHugh has this morning sent a message of goodwill from ourselves and all followers to legendary goalkeeper and all round great guy Phil Parkes.

The big fella today undergoes surgery for bowel cancer having been told by specialists that all will be well.

Typically, ever-optimistic Phil made it clear he will be ready to talk about how he is feeling and how things went tomorrow (Wed).

Speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he said: “I’ve been assured there is no spread of the cancer and that the surgery will deal with it once and for all.

“Please let everybody know that I am fully confident of a total recovery and thank everybody for their messages of goodwill. I’m very grateful.”

We will hope to bring you regular updates on the big fella’s progress.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • hammerdale22 says:

    Best Wishes to the Legend that is Phil Parkes, Hope you make a full recovery, then you can come down to Upton Park and Watch our beloved Team play Hoof Ball.
    Thats just a little Joke to make you laugh Phil, Coy!

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