Mature aged recruits hidden gem longshots


#482

I am guessing here but my impression is he is a little quicker than Zaharakis. He is listed as 190cm and sometimes the taller player doesn’t look as quick as a smaller player like Colyer but probably covers the same or more ground.


#483

Yes, Carlton were one of the first clubs to show real interest in Kelly. I wouldn’t be surprised if WCE got a jump on other teams and used one of their 2nd round picks on Kelly.


#484

That’s good. I think Zaharakis or a little quicker pace is fine for a winger, especially a 190cm one.


#485

It’s a long shot that any club will consider Parker let alone draft him but I genuinely believe he can succeed at AFL and would be a good fit with our game plan and list make-up.


#486

Yep


#487

Matt Guelfi could fit us. Possibly a bit light for an inside mid but I like the idea of a midfield that is able to hit the score board (i.e. Stringer)


#488

When I read it I thought he might make a good back pocket.


#489

Thats what I was thinking.

Good replacement for Bags.


#490

New recruit for the VFL side at least. Likes a goal in big moments.


#491

Any of the WAFL watchers on here know much about Guelfi?


#492

Liam Ryan


#493

Are you really asking?

There was an article on the EFC website a week or so ago if you are.


#494

Matthew Parker has been training with us. Lightning quick.


#495

I didn’t expect this but it has made my day. This guy looks a serious talent @benfti
Do you know if he just rocked up asking for an opportunity to train or did we invite him?


#496

@Enki maybe I underestimated his pace.


#497

I’m told he came “second in all the tests”. NFI how to interpret that.


#498

Me either because he wasn’t mentioned in any combine results.


#499

My guess is it’s internal EFC testing and time trials etc.


#500

Not sure, are we taking about Parker from South or North Shore?

South is actually originally a Melville boy, so that would be rad, plus he is on my list coming later today!


#501

Yes from Melville. Look forward to seeing your list - thanks Ben.