And Miles was moved out of side for others who were either quicker with better ball use - Prestia, or able to play fwd adequately with better ball use - Caddy
The modern AFL game does not allow for short slow inside mid only players who offer nothing further & with poor disposal
Parish will be able to do everything Miles/Bird could now he has bulked up and ready for it. as well as spread from contest and use footy well.
Zac Merrett is also a ferocious competitor but played more away from the contest this year. Likely to expand his game further as well like Parish was, and also given he shouldered an enormous load at the coal face in 2016. Sam Mitchell was known as the “extractor” for his clearance work and Zerrett is basically a similar player.