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Welcome Matthew Parker

scottyturnerscurse

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Apr 29, 2006
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Kinda surprised he got offered a deal but if we're paying him minimum chips he's OK backup in a year where we should be taking a bunch of kids.
 
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Streak

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Aug 31, 2007
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I have posted this before, but on what I have seen of him, my biggest knock on Parker at WAFL level is that he goes to ground way too easily.

I think he can be a player for us, but a forever role player like Broad or McIntosh rather than a blossoming role player like Baker with the potential to morph in to something else.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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Jury's out but a one-year deal is right for where he's at. Kane Lambert made a big jump around the same age. Broad a bit younger but similar improvement.
 
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yandb

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Mar 24, 2004
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He doesn't need another preseason his tank is fine (covered 16kms in one match)

Its the rest of his game (bar his tackles) that is sub par.
 
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craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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Will be on the outside with the likes of Caddy, Aarts, Ross, etc.

Others will likely be preferred when fit.
 
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snags

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The competition is what we need. I reckon Caddy will be battling harder though.