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Welcome Matthew Parker

Aegean Tiger

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Will never ever be a starting 22 player. Old Richmond kept these players on the list for too long.
 
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year of the tiger

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Mar 26, 2008
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Agree not convinced - I reckon we will do better with Ross, Junior, Stack, RCD, Martyn, Hugo etc and try and nail a couple more youngsters to work with.
 
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thegdog

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Like him or loathe him, he did enough under a limited prep to deserve another year with a full run at it. Do or die in 22
 
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MB78

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People bemoan that we don’t have depth, and want to delist him. He is our depth plug and play from the wing to a forward option. I’m happy to give him another year based on what I have seen on his limited preparation and time learning the game plan.
 
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tigerhalsey

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Geez, the guy came into the club half way through the year, he did good to even play a game learning our system.
That alone would be worth a contract and also would be on min chips, we need players like him on the list to allow us to keep players like dusty and shai.

If he is our depth we are in a good position.
 
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daniel30

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No disrespect to him , but his a hard nut lacks skills and kicking we have to much of them already have to aim better and there is in the state leagues or draft a kid.
 

wigglyworm

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People bemoan that we don’t have depth, and want to delist him. He is our depth plug and play from the wing to a forward option. I’m happy to give him another year based on what I have seen on his limited preparation and time learning the game plan.
Agreed I reckon hit site in the 18-26 range of players. We will be picking up another 5-6 youngsters who may not be physically capable of playing next year. Again 1 year at minimum. He might surprise
 

Mr Brightside

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You’re relying on Mitch Unclearly ?
Not sure who said it , I thought you’d be thrilled
Geez, the guy came into the club half way through the year, he did good to even play a game learning our system.
That alone would be worth a contract and also would be on min chips, we need players like him on the list to allow us to keep players like dusty and shai.

If he is our depth we are in a good position.
played every game like it was his last , I’d like to think with a contract he may relax a little and play with a bit more composure, meaning a better all round player
 
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TigerPort

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Lose Caddy and lose Pickett we will then need some experience in our depth so I am Ok with a 12 month contract for Parker on that basis
 
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leon

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Agree with giving him another year for all the valid reasons given above, essentially a depth player who is hard at it and has decent pace, room for improvement too.

However, still think the Bummers probably pinched our preferred pick - Durham - so I have been tracking his/their progress:


Arguably Parker ahead so far but then you scroll down and see DEF%, intercepts, TOs and CPs. With Durham 5 years younger, I'm pretty clear on who I would have taken if I could.