We start to get into dangerous ground when the Chairman and not the manager has the last say in team selection - but let's for now let us just read it as Ken's thoughts rather than laying down the law.
My question though is, is it time to change the team and/or tactics?
Yes we've just been battered by Wolves but they are going to be the Champions at the end of the season and already on the way to next years Premier League - good luck to them with that.
And yes we have sunk again to the bottom of the league - thanks Sunderland! - so its obvious we need to change things now - right?
Well I'm not too sure myself.
We've just had a run of unbeaten games - which shows we must have been doing something right.
Of course the lost leads have cost us points - but we have had those leads to lose in the first place.
People moan about how Parkinson sets up the team and the tactics (I would argue the correct word to use is strategy but for some reason in football parlance the word tactics are invariably used instead) he deploys.
I think Parkinson's team selection and 'strategy' is probably about the best he can get out of the current squad (a few new players in January please Mr Chairman) but where perhaps he could do better are his 'tactics' in the final third of the match - revolving around substitutions and changing the shape of the team when they are done/not done.
I can't see many changes for Barnsley - even though I think many of us would wish us to be more attacking right from the off.
I don't think we are into 'must win game' territory just yet so I think it is more important not to drop points to the like of the Tykes for now - hence the cautious first two thirds of the match I expect.
Maybe I'm wrong though and a complete change is needed - what do you think?
Which players would be in your team next Saturday?