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This article is from today's Bexley Times allegedly written by Paul Parker who I assume is the ex-Man Utd & England Paul Parker.


"The FA Cup first round proper is just two games away, and Bromley and

Welling United have tough fixtures in the third qualifying round this Saturday.


Welling's opponents, AFC Hornchurch, have a big budget, a wealth of Conference South experience and an unatmospheric ground.


It's unquestionably a tough place to go, but Adrian Pennock's men will still be confident of avoiding another replay and progressing through at the first attempt."


What a shame he had to put in the snipe about the ground. I mean he could have mentioned so many other things i.e. the perfect playing surface, the enthusiastic fans, the warm hospitality etc.


If that is the Paul Parker I'm thinking of then respect lost from me I'm afraid.

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Bionic II said:
I had a good chat with PP when we drew at WUFC two years ago, reminded him of the charity match he played in against the Boro, disappointed in the article particularly as he was educated at Sanders!

It's my understanding that his family still live on the south end road, so a south hornchurch family too... talking of that, his brother was a half decent footballer also.
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Further article. It seems the dodgy keeper played well last week unc!


Ked is key to Cup progress


12 October 2006

ADRIAN Pennock insists his Welling United side can travel to AFC Hornchurch for Saturday's FA Cup clash full of confidence, especially with Danny Kedwell bang in form, writes Alex Leach.


Kedwell netted the only goal of the game last Saturday as the Wings overcame Hayes in the Conference South - his fifth goal in the Park View Road club's last seven outings.


And it's Kedwell's performances - and those of his team-mates - that's got Pennock bullish about his team's chances in the third qualifying round clash in Essex this weekend.


"Danny's playing his best football since he's been at the club, particularly over the last four or five games," Pennock said. "He's been superb and - to be honest - he's ultimately been the difference for us. He's doing really well and long may it continue."


Recent financial hardship has sent Hornchurch spiralling down to the Essex Senior League. But that dramatic descent has not adversely affected the quality within their ranks according to Pennock.


He said: "They've brought a lot of ex-Thurrock players so it will be like a Conference South clash. It's unquestionably going to be a difficult game.


"But it's the FA Cup, we're doing well at the moment, we're full of confidence and we'll go there looking to get the win."


The Wings boss felt his men could have come away with a more convincing victory from last Saturday's encounter at strugglers Hayes.


However, he also admitted that without two quality interventions from goalkeeper Jamie Turner, the result could have been very different indeed.


He revealed: "Hayes is a difficult place to go with a bumpy pitch and no atmosphere as it's a big ground, so I was very pleased to get the three points away from home.


"The performance was not fantastic by any means. We could have scored more, but I thought Jamie Turner pulled off two great saves to keep us in the game and ultimately help us to get the victory."


Midfielders Andrew Sam (illness), Martin Carthy (back) and left-back Leon Solomon (knee) are Pennock's only injury concerns as he looks to guide Welling into the fourth qualifying round.

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Paul Parker was a quality player at Fulham and unfortunately played in front of a 'unatmospheric'crowd most saturdays at the cottage.

It was not the done thing to raise ones voice in the crowd.


Paul Parker was signed along with Ray Houghton on a free transfer.

Both went on to become international players,but the name of the foolish club that released them escapes me.

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Not The Real Steve West said:
Maybe Max can add Russ Abbott's Atmosphere to his playlist???

Or perhaps Joy Division's 'Atmosphere' with it's immortal line 'don't walk away, in silence'....actually Welling, do walk away in silence, with yer asses wupped!

No atmosphere, I'm sorry is Welling a cauldron a la Galatasaray? Did I not hear the chime of 'welcome to Hell' on saturday amongst the urchins faithful on the eastside???? no atmosphere indeed. It will be a novelty to see some away fans, assuming the Welling massive can be asked to get up for the occassion.
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You will have the mouth pieces there about 15 of them and the other 100 plus will be welling fans not associated with them. I really havent a clue how many welling fans will be there. Anywhere between 50 and 300.


Dont give welling grief cos of Paul Parker though eh? Cos we could give you grief cos Kevin Hales is a mercinary who crapped on Welling.


Lets have a good game and a good day, whatever the result and not let past Managers/lap dogs spoil it.

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