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Former Blues Full-Back Parr Retires
Monday, 24th Jan 2022 17:00

Former Blues full-back Jonny Parr has retired from the game at the age of 33 due to a knee injury

The Norwegian joined Town on a free transfer in the summer of 2014 after leaving Crystal Palace.


He went on to make 29 starts and 14 sub appearances, scoring three times, before moving on to Strømsgodset back in his home country in January 2016 and remained there until his retirement.

“Fortunately, my most serious injury came late in my career,” he told TV2. “It was too great a risk to push it more.”

The nine-times-capped Norwegian international, who has a master’s in economics, is now set to work full-time as growth manager with Rebil, a start-up who sell used cars online, having previously been with them in a part-time capacity.

Meanwhile, a Town development side beat Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Adams Park this afternoon.


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Cakeman added 17:07 - Jan 24
I liked Jonathan, thought he was a good player who didn’t always seem to get a good run in the team for some reason.
Good luck with your future.
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OldFart71 added 17:17 - Jan 24
Totally agree with Cakeman. Jonathan Parr was never given the opportunities he deserved. For whatever reason his face didn't fit. He never let the team down. I wish him all the luck in whatever path he chooses.
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Linkboy13 added 17:22 - Jan 24
Stylish full back who's performances at times were under Parr oh dear. What on earth is a development side is it another name for the u23s. Be interesting to know what the line up was.
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istanblue added 19:24 - Jan 24
Underused by Mick.
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Monkey_Blue added 19:37 - Jan 24
Decent player but better options when he was here. The idea MM was using inferior players in his position doesn’t hold water. Please tell me who was picked ahead of him that shouldn’t have been? He was a good signing but never demanded the role.
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Monkey_Blue added 19:44 - Jan 24
If you look at our left back options under MM, Cresswell and Mings have played for England and are premiership, Knudsen has had a better career as well. Parr was good back up for a top half championship club… which is what we were under MM with a small budget. The idea Parr was some
Under used gem is nonsense.
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blueboy1981 added 20:08 - Jan 24
Anyone who knows a Good Player knows Jonny Parr was exactly that.
He had a rough deal with us, deserved much that he got from the Manager in game time.
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itfchorry added 22:30 - Jan 24
What a great Player - Very sadly missed-

All the best
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Marcus added 10:55 - Jan 25
One of those who would have been appreciated much more if they were signed after the player who replaced them. There was a lot going on in the squad at the time
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PortmanTerrorist added 12:41 - Jan 25
Linkboy13 you got it right, a "Stylish full back". But what would a "Stylish full back" be doing anywhere near Mick's Teams at around that time?! lol

Thanks for your time, stay healthy and enjoy (football) retirement Jonathan.
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