opinion or whipsers?
I want the sig to come through soon..
Wow, Cassidy is a clone on how he moves.
But we’ve already got one promising midfielder on our list who can’t kick.
Nah, he would replace Jobey ....
Ummmm… how dare you?
l don't do nervous over things l can't control.
In this case l am confident he will sign.
In the first half of the clip Cassidy was not hitting targets.
and this is gonna sound obscenely stupid, and something an 'I played in the 80s so im the footy god' commentator would say.
But kids need to work on getting the ball to spin properly when they kick, goes a long way to getting the ball where you wanted it to go.
Most of those early kicks were on his left...and I've seen worse left foot kicks, e.g. J Hird and M Mercuri.
Dons close to re-signing young gun for two years
ESSENDON is set to tie down another important member of its future with youngster Darcy Parish on the verge of a two-year contract extension.
Having recently signed star forward Joe Daniher to a three-year deal, the Bombers shifted their attention to locking in Parish beyond his initial two-year contract, which is to expire at the end of this season.
AFL.com.au understands Essendon is close to securing Parish for the next two seasons, which will make him a Bomber until at least the end of 2019. It's believed rival clubs monitoring the 19-year-old's negotiations have been informed the agreement is imminent having kept close tabs on discussions in previous months.
Parish played perhaps his best game in Essendon colours last weekend in the Bombers' win over Collingwood, gathering 28 disposals.
The No.5 pick at the 2015 NAB AFL Draft played 20 games for the Bombers in his debut season last year, holding down a nearly permanent midfield role and averaging 21 disposals. He finished fourth overall in the Rising Star award.
He has played a different role in his second year with the return of most of Essendon's first-choice midfield from suspension, with Parish being used across half-forward and the wing.
Coach John Worsfold said the Bombers would continue to give Parish bursts in the midfield and develop him as a forward as well.
"He's still growing and it's about what's best for the team at the moment. Part of what's best for the team is to develop the younger players, but Darcy is getting his fair share through there," Worsfold said after the Magpies win.
"It's a good rotation. Some weeks he'll get more time and other weeks he'll play a little more at half-forward."
Parish's impending commitment means Essendon's biggest priority as it edges towards the off-season will be re-signing restricted free agent David Zaharakis, who is in a brilliant run of form after gathering a season-high 38 touches last week.
Decisions also need to be made on a number of senior players who fall out of contract at the end of this year, among them former skipper Jobe Watson, ex-Cat James Kelly, veteran midfielder Brent Stanton, and Heath Hocking and Ben Howlett.
Brendon Goddard's one-year deal also ends at the close of this year but the midfielder has a games trigger clause for another season in his contract which he is set to reach in the next fortnight.
Mark Baguley, Conor McKenna, Mitch Brown and Jackson Merrett are among the other unsigned Bombers for 2018.
Cal Twomey says SHUT UP
Essendon Football Club is pleased to announce, Darcy Parish, has committed to the Bombers for a further two years.
The new deal will see the exciting young midfielder remain at the club until at least the end of 2019 season.
Parish said the Club’s promising future was the reason behind his decision to re-sign.
“I’m really excited about our future and proud to sign on for two more years,” Parish said.
“We’ve got a great group of players, with a solid mix of youth and experience, and while we know we have a lot of hard work ahead of us, I really feel like we’re heading in the right direction.
“I truly believe we have the best members and supporters in the AFL, and to play in the big blockbuster games and represent them is a massive honour.”
In just his second year at the club, Parish has emerged as a key player in the Dons line-up, averaging 21 disposals, four marks and three tackles.
Senior Coach, John Worsfold, said he is delighted that Parish will be a part of the Club’s future moving forward.
“We’re really pleased to have Darcy commit to the Club for a further two years and continue on the journey we all started together,” Worsfold said.
“He’s part of an exciting young group of players who are not only fully invested, but really driving our culture and elite standards.
“We are pleased with Darcy’s development as a midfielder who can also have an impact when playing forward. With his continued hard work and mindset to achieve his potential at the elite level, we know he will be a strong contributor to the team success we are working towards.”
Parish was one of a number of young stars to emerge from a challenging but highly rewarding 2016 campaign.
His debut season resulted in selection in the AFLPA’s 22under22 squad, a Rising Star nomination and a top 10 finish in the Crichton Medal.
List & Recruiting Manager, Adrian Dodoro, said Parish is invested in the Club’s vision.
“Darcy made it extremely clear he wants to be part of what we’re building, so it’s wonderful to see him re-sign today,” Dodoro said.
“He’s a good young country kid who comes from a lovely family, has great values and an incredibly hard work ethic.
“We are really excited about the future talent at the Club, and Darcy along with Andrew McGrath, Orazio Fantasia and Zach Merrett have so much good football ahead of them, we are all looking forward to watching them grow together over the coming seasons.”
Parish was selected with the Club’s first round pick (pick 5) at the 2015 National Draft.
You should panic more often.
BLITZ GETS THINGS DONE.
Yeah i'll take the credit.
Wonder how long J-Rod spent on this?
Only 2 years?
I'm still panicking!
You beauty, great stuff Darcy