Toast Pick 8 - Welcome to Carlton Luke Parks (Rookie)

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Arr0w

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More like Stephen May, and thus somewhat like Jones. Lacks the same reach as those two though. I'd be shocked if he's genuinely 6'4".

Lots of work to be done on his endurance by all reports, so fingers crossed, but at least this isn't as meat and potatoes as Goddard, and JGM before him.
He is a 3rd tall, nothing more. At Glenelg, guys like Allen, Merrrett, Proud and Curran were being played as KPDs, while Parks was the 3rd tall
 

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He is a 3rd tall, nothing more. At Glenelg, guys like Allen, Merrrett, Proud and Curran were being played as KPDs, while Parks was the 3rd tall
I don't disagree about his size, I'm just describing how he plays. AFL match-ups will dictate how effective that is if he stands 2 inches shorter than May and with proportionately shorter arms.

I suppose Dane Rampe might be another comparison, Rampe doesn't really leap for the footy and has better ground ball skills.
 

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Now if only we can get Caleb Marchbank to be a Caleb Marchbank type then we will have two Caleb Marchbank types.......................
Incredible and bewildering to me to see he yet again ‘needs to build his fitness base’ in Russell’s update. I’m glad I’m blocked from attending training. I couldn’t possibly watch him run even one more solo 200m interval.
 

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Incredible and bewildering to me to see he yet again ‘needs to build his fitness base’ in Russell’s update. I’m glad I’m blocked from attending training. I couldn’t possibly watch him run even one more solo 200m interval.
I understand your point of view mate but I wasnt having a go at Marchbank it was said in jest.
Pretty sure he doesnt get injured on purpose. It is very unfortunate but I am sure he will come good.
 

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Has an odd kicking action but kicking listed as one of his strengths - although the Swans poster on here said his kicking could improve so mixed messages there.

He can obviously take a grab so if his kicking is sound he may make it. We can no longer afford dodgy disposal coming out the backline.
 

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I understand your point of view mate but I wasnt having a go at Marchbank it was said in jest.
Pretty sure he doesnt get injured on purpose. It is very unfortunate but I am sure he will come good.
I’m not having a go at anyone. Just bewildering that this bloke cannot get right. Like.....ever.

He is 24, a top 10 pick, and hasn’t played 50 games. And now he’s ‘building up’ again. It’s incredible.
 

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I’m not having a go at anyone. Just bewildering that this bloke cannot get right. Like.....ever.

He is 24, a top 10 pick, and hasn’t played 50 games. And now he’s ‘building up’ again. It’s incredible.
Certainly hasn’t fulfilled promise thus far. Fingers crossed this improves.
 

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