York's Jon Parkin reveals top 10 dietary tips

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Jon Parkin has issued his modern footballer's manifesto - it is all about the diet!

Football will be all the worse at the end of this season - the one and only Jon Parkin has decided to call it a day!

The York City striker has had a 20-year career and has scored over 200 goals in just over 600 games, for 14 different clubs.

Those goals included a memorable hat-trick for Preston North End as they fought back from 4-1 down to win 6-4 at Leeds back in the autumn of 2010.

And, despite his longevity, it is fair to say Parkin's dietary regime might not find favour with the planet's leading sports nutritionists!

Fruit, vegetables and pasta? Nope. It is all about fish cakes, burgers and fry ups!

If you are a budding young footballer you might just want to click on the video link above - as, by way of a parting gift, Parkin has given us 10 top tips on how to assure yourself of a long and successful career.

In short - just do the opposite to what he did!

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