#3 Darcy "Darcy Parish" Parish


#5051

Kane Cornes’s call on our 2015 draft is looking a tad threadbare.

But, then again, the Cornes family are all knobshines.


#5052

what did he say about it?


#5053

Parish, Francis, Tippa, Brown, Redman and Hartley. That could be one of our best drafts of all time when those guys are all done


#5054

We’ve had a few of those in the last few years


#5055

Parish is no good and Francis is a wasted pick. About June this year on sen.com.au
Post was attached somewhere…no idea where.


#5056

I don’t mind Graham.


#5057

The extra running Darcy did when out with the thumb has been the penny dropper for him I reckon.

Just getting to ,and influencing,more contests- hence more of the ball.

And better decision making,as not so fatigued.


#5058

Getting dropped would have given him the kick up the backside. The injury gave him time to tinker with his running program.

Hopefully he takes something out of it that he can apply to his preseason


#5059

We also may be using him / others slightly differently to get best out of them.

I.e. Smith playing a more HFF/mid role and Parish just a lot more at the contest.

I’m only guessing here however, but these are likely the kinds of things that are part of this learning phase Woosh goes on about.


#5060

Yes thats it. I think he has no choice if he’s to live up to expectations.
That,and more core strength/muscle mass will hold him in good stead.


#5061

HOPEFULLY WOOSHA IS ALSO ON A LEARNING PHASE ON MATCH DAY IN PArticular


#5062

If we get really unlucky in the trade period and pick up no one I think Parish’s improvement, Daniher and Fantasia being fit can incredibly improve our team.
Parish could take a huge leap next year, it may get squashed by tags but that will open up other players to dominate.


#5063

Running is the most import attribute for him, strength and size will come (although its not exactly holding him back atm) but by increasing his running capacity he’ll get to more contests, apply more pressure, improve his disposal and his spread.


#5064

Thats it.


#5065

Lad upped his fitness due to getting injured and having nothing else to do.

Comes back into the side and suddenly is now able to play AFL with the same influence he had on a game as a junior.

You could just tell the kid loves it.

You’d better believe he will be running himself into the ground this preseason because the kid loves to win and now knows what he needs to do to make that happen.


#5066

Needs more Alex Morgan!


#5067

Is what North fans are saying about his ability to win the ball


#5068

Did anyone else watch tonight’s game and think about how important Parish is to us next year? Very very important I reckon, needs to really step up. Has to build his running and two way defensive efforts, and needs to build his size which can definitely be done over this preseason. You watch teams likes the Pies and Tigers, they have mids that can just run and run and run all day, apply pressure and win contested ball at all costs. Parish is a prototype for this type of player. He is seriously manic at the contest, loves winning his own ball and a very smart and quick thinking player. Perfect player we need to step up to be the modern midfielder. Hoping for a massive preseason and big 2019.


#5069

No.


#5070

And yet none of them are regular first team players yet. Get a grip