Thomas Robertson Parker (13 February 1924 – 1996) was a professional footballer. He was born in Hartlepool.
He played in midfield for Ipswich Town F.C. His career started at Ipswich Town in 1946 where he became the club captain until he retired in 1957 after playing 475 competitive games for the club.
Parker was stationed as a sailor at the nearby HMS Ganges training camp at Shotley, Suffolk. He helped raise funds for the football club through the Development Association. Tommy was a keen trout fisherman, and died in 1996.
John Wark is a Scottish former footballer who spent most of his playing time with Ipswich Town. He won a record four Player of the Year awards before becoming one of the four inaugural members of the club's Hall of Fame. Wark had long spells at the club, which bookended his career, and a third, brief interlude dividing his briefer periods at Liverpool and Middlesbrough. A versatile player, Wark played most of his professional games as a midfielder, although he sometimes played as a central defender and on occasion as a striker.
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Ipswich Town Football Club is an English association football club founded in 1878. In 2007, the club created a hall of fame into which a number of personnel associated with the club are inducted every year. The inaugural members, Ray Crawford, Mick Mills, Ted Phillips and John Wark, were selected in 2007 by a ballot of former Ipswich players.
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