Player Watch #26 Luke Parker (c)

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I honestly didn't notice Parker at all being at the ground, which isn't to say he did nothing. I'm pretty willing to believe those who watched on TV who said that he was good, I just cannot remember seeing him.
 

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MC Bad Genius

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Although it's great the club has come out and confirmed that there is no way that Parker is being traded (or that Parker was even entertaining the idea), the rumour mill in the media around trade week is an absolute circus. I reckon they should have a week's ban from writing any articles for any time a rumour they put out there is demonstrably false.
 

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Although it's great the club has come out and confirmed that there is no way that Parker is being traded (or that Parker was even entertaining the idea), the rumour mill in the media around trade week is an absolute circus. I reckon they should have a week's ban from writing any articles for any time a rumour they put out there is demonstrably false.
It's shocking at this time of year, they can write whatever they want, yet aren't exposed to any negative consequences when they get it wrong. If an article contains the words 'reportedly' or 'unconfirmed' without a source, I tend to disregard it. It makes life much easier.
 

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It's shocking at this time of year, they can write whatever they want, yet aren't exposed to any negative consequences when they get it wrong. If an article contains the words 'reportedly' or 'unconfirmed' without a source, I tend to disregard it. It makes life much easier.

The club has been pretty quick the last few seasons to say x player wants to go anyway

So if Parker or player whoever was off we would know anyway
 

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The club has been pretty quick the last few seasons to say x player wants to go anyway

So if Parker or player whoever was off we would know anyway
Harley’s comments were that Parker is contracted and isn’t going anywhere and about him being happy.

It could well be true that he may have an offer and may even consider it but our position on him seems to be he is a required player, he signed a contract and under no circumstances will he be traded.

That’s quite different to Hannebery who we seem willing to let him go.
 

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drasticswans

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Mills before Heeney
Haven't heard much said about it within the club but coming out of the Draft he was touted as having exceptional leadership potential and Heeney had talked it up. Had also talked up Mills and his midfield prowess. I really hope we stick him in there fulltime and let him develop.

However might be a bit early. Parker could be the next captain if Kennedy stops being captain in the next 2-3years. Otherwise I see Mills being captain.
 

Mick Oxlong

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Would be surprised if his initials were R and N..... gosh some have got stuck into him today about the Parker rumours - he really does hate Sydney for whatever reason.
Does he? I honestly don’t know, I don’t have Twitter, only saw a snippet. To me he’s a dick, to a mate he’s a campaigner, to others...well, they like him.
 

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