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Welcome Matthew Parker

dmc

Kick it long and direct!
Feb 5, 2004
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Will probably take KMac's spot on the wing next week....seems to have a decent tank and covers ground well.
 
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Mr Brightside

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Jul 1, 2005
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Thought he was solid, good signs and should improve with a few more games and a sense of belonging , ads something different which is good
 
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toothless

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Helps with the match ups, is fast and too tall for small nippy small defenders. Can also play midfield so the versatility helps as well. For whatever reason (his acceleration/height?) Fagin persisted with Lester on Jack & Payne matched up on Parker for the majority of the game.
 
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tigertim

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Mar 6, 2004
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He’s more workman like than I remembered him at st Kilda.
 
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yandb

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Mar 24, 2004
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Very flakey by foot but great in the contest and good hands.
 
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Mantikorr

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Maybe gets a chance to tie down a spot on that wing with KMac out. Pretty good debut for someone who has only been with us a few weeks
 
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Baloo

Delisted Free Agent
Nov 8, 2005
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Assuming he starts to understand our game plan better and knows what to expect of his team mates, I reckon he's going to be a solid player.

Liked what I saw last night.
 
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zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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Im sorry kids, i didn't see anything that he did that would say he will.ve kept next year.
I thought he was as good as Pickett
Shithouse
 

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Feb 28, 2008
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Will be a turnover merchant in a competition where the premium on foot skills went up a few notches in 2021 with the introduction of the Stand Rule.
And in a team that already has too many ball butchers.
Short term, Parker is a experienced strong body that we can use as a stop gap in a team decimated by injury.
Long term, I’m a Sell.
 
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dimmauchamp

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Apr 1, 2003
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Not sure what game people watched but his passing skills were fine. He's no Leon Cameron by foot but he didn't make any horrible clangers either. He's exactly what we need atm with all our injuries and as others have said once he starts understanding the game plan he will only get better. If he starts building his confidence and starts believing he belongs in this team then he will only get better. Will be a solid contributor and the exact sort of depth we require.
 
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AngryAnt

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Not sure what game people watched but his passing skills were fine. He's no Leon Cameron by foot but he didn't make any horrible clangers either. He's exactly what we need atm with all our injuries and as others have said once he starts understanding the game plan he will only get better. If he starts building his confidence and starts believing he belongs in this team then he will only get better. Will be a solid contributor and the exact sort of depth we require.

Yep, if he can stick the patterns and be a Richmond man like Pickett he's a great replacement for KMac.
 
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