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Welcome Matthew Parker

Tigaman

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Dimma mentioned he will be back next year so expect a contract is on the cards for 2022. He is in Quarantine at the moment therefore unable to play this week finals games. South Freo finished second so must have a double chance in the Finals. I think Parker is a late bloomer & can be a very good player for the Tigers in the future
 
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The Big Richo

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kind of good, but

a bit weird?

The usual rules about clearances don't apply when you are coming from AFL level down, you can be cleared forward and back at any stage for any reason. It's usually used for kids still playing school footy.

In this case I would say we just aren't that bothered by the potential risks to him because he isn't seen as being crucial.
 
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tigerdell

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The usual rules about clearances don't apply when you are coming from AFL level down, you can be cleared forward and back at any stage for any reason. It's usually used for kids still playing school footy.

In this case I would say we just aren't that bothered by the potential risks to him because he isn't seen as being crucial.
Or that the benefits to morale outweighs the risks.
As posters have said he gets to play finals, get back to his home club, get family time.
Club is looking after a worker.

The risks as you say will be low, for the club at least potentially losing Parker isn't a big impact
 
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DavidSSS

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As long as they don't beat Subiaco good luck to Parker, hope he gets some quality game time. After a few games in the AFL I would hope he would find it easy in the WAFL and has some great games.

DS
 
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UKTiger

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Dimma mentioned he will be back next year so expect a contract is on the cards for 2022. He is in Quarantine at the moment therefore unable to play this week finals games. South Freo finished second so must have a double chance in the Finals. I think Parker is a late bloomer & can be a very good player for the Tigers in the future
You never know but to date the Saints didn't see a future for him in their ranks and we have a better list. He didn't exactly set the world on fire with us this season so are we expecting to much from an average journeyman player?
 

tigerdell

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You never know but to date the Saints didn't see a future for him in their ranks and we have a better list. He didn't exactly set the world on fire with us this season so are we expecting to much from an average journeyman player?
#role player
 

TigerForce

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Yep. Kicked 2 of 5 goals in the 3rd to bring SF 1 goal behind Claremont. This bloke plays as a scavenger that wants to eat the ball. I reckon we'll be using him as an inside mid a bit next season.
Parker also did his groin in the last qtr. Not sure how badly.
Was moving freely late in the last as I noticed.
 
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BillyJean17

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Yep. Kicked 2 of 5 goals in the 3rd to bring SF 1 goal behind Claremont. This bloke plays as a scavenger that wants to eat the ball. I reckon we'll be using him as an inside mid a bit next season.

Was moving freely late in the last as I noticed.
He’s no good as an inside mid at afl level , constantly second to the ball, he’s a F50 Defensive forward , if he can’t make an impact in that role , he’s little value to us
 
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