Desperate fight for Pool coach

THE wife of Blackpool FC coach Gary Parkinson says her husband will not give up the fight of his life after suffering a catastrophic stroke.

It is feared the Bloomfield Road favourite is at the mercy of a dreadful condition known as "locked-in syndrome" where a patient is aware and awake but, due to almost complete paralysis of their muscles, cannot move or communicate apart from with their eyes.

Pool manager Ian Holloway yesterday missed training ahead of tomorrow's Premier League clash with champions Chelsea to meet with Parkinson's wife Debbie.


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