For all the astute observers of my considered analysis of all things EFC around here, I thought there are two really interesting players this year with massive upside that will go a long way to us being a successful team. The first is Stringer … won’t talk about him here suffice to say that I am impressed.
The other is Parish. I think the inclusion of Shiel absolutely puts Parish’s position in the team in the gun a bit, and it is up to Darcy to put in compelling enough form to make the team select him. I thought his pre-season form in JLT was horrible … putrid. And I was pleased that standards were there that meant he wasn’t selected in round 1. Turns out as a team we were putrid round 1 … Parish to his credit went out and did the only thing he could, and dominate a game so that he simply had to be included next game. He was, and against St Kilda he was a bit meh … so alarm bells were ringing for me a bit.
Last night Parish was immense … I could not have been much more impressed (perhaps some straighter kicking for goal). I hope that this becomes the standard … we know that he can play the game. But last night showed how he can really influence a result. I’m rapt for the bloke