Now look at which teams we played with and without him. Pretty sure we played all of Port, Collingwood, Geelong and St Kilda with him.4 and 4 for stoppage clearances with Parish
Compared to 3, 1 draw and 1 loss without him.
I think it's pretty obvious we defend stoppage better with Hobbs and Caldwell in there.
There are people who seem more interested in trading and drafting, and get very excited at even the prospect of draft capital. It's a weird mindset, but maybe also a mental condition caused by being mired in mediocrity.Essendon bigfooty page is the only club full of player critiques. 1 mistake or flaw and the player must be traded!
Mind boggles how Parish became the whipping boy by some. He is elite in most facets and seems onboard this year.
Same people would whinge if he went to Cats and won a Brownlow.
I want to say I've got a man crush but this is borderline Rolf Harris stuff.
Anyway there's something about him that reminds me of Ben Cousins, just the way he moves, hopefully that's onfield only and not extracurricular
It was foretold in the prophesiesBuilt like a tank, Ben Cousin physique.
I wonder if the Freo supporters were as harsh on their mids in the first halt when Parish was on top ?Serong gave him an absolute bath. Those TSFS clips weren't even the ones I was thinking of where he basically left Parish for dead offensively, and Parish couldn't (or wouldn't) go with him defensively.
I'll give him a mulligan for his first game back since injury. 14 contested and 9 clearances - both team highs - looks great on the stat sheet but it was a pretty crap game.