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Parcell - I'm a believer

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Harmless27, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Harmless27

    Harmless27 Active Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ok - I've been on the fence re: Parcell this year....

    But this guy really is our first choice hooker. Direct, quick, good passing.

    Api has certainly tried his best, but just isn't at a high enough standard. The difference the straight play of Parcell made in the back end of the game was really impressive.
     
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  2. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    Parcell just needs to run the ball more and I'm sold passing was great and started sniffing around the off loads more of that and he will get that 9 jersey just needs to run the ball. Api solid also and offers a lot to us besides his passing and occasional miss tackles he is a great player and I'm beginning to think Api utility and Parcell starting or the other way around similar to what Canberra do which would be nice but Barretts a puppet and who knows maybe next week vave will be hooker his selections and bring players on the field have questionable.
     
  3. Lyonstomenzies

    Lyonstomenzies Well-Known Member

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    Api should never play in the 9 again.
     
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  4. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

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    We are debating the hooker who can't pass off the ground and misses tackles
     
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Give him 30 games and he could be the next Ballin.
     
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  6. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    50 tackles a game is what he was producing he was being ballin but the improved ballin hopefully with a running game cause if he and Tom make a break we have 2 of the fastest players in the NRL
     
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  7. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Too many missed tackles, will improve with experience.
     
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  8. nightster

    nightster grumpy old bastard

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    well I thought Api was again one of our best!! & I agree with Turbo that Mat P needs to trust in himself and run more ... he can be too predictable ... but I'm sure it will come I agree we need more speedy & skill in the outside backs ... Winterstein was not to bad on the wing when Jorge went off
     
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  9. R3

    R3 Bird gang affiliate

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    He lit up the QLD Cup with his running game last year, he was and still is the first choice- long term- starting Hooker. He's just had dodgy hamstrings and niggly injuries that have plagued him this year. Hopefully he has some better luck from here on..
     
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  10. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Api was good again. If you watch you'll see him leading the kick-chase and make tackles on big forwards.
    I've been disappointed with Parcell's lack of scooting. I'd like to see how he handles 5/8 because he is talented.
     
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  11. Eagle of London

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    Parcell is hands down our best option at 9.
    Theres a reason both the bunnies and penrith let api go when they were good sides. He just doesnt cut it with the best.

    His defence is great but passing from the ground, passing so attackers can run onto the ball and zippyness are all that of a solid bench player.

    Dont forget that parcell has spent a lot of time on the sidelines. With a decent injury free run this guy will be awsome. Especially if our forwards get some go ahead.
     
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  12. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member

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    Finally mate you have seen the light
     
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  13. Nordburg

    Nordburg Well-Known Member

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    The difference is that Ballin had 2 creative halves he had to distribute to so all had to do was tackle and pass to DCE or Foran.Parcell doesn't have that luxury so his game will suit the current set up.Ballin 4 yrs younger is perfect for the current Tigers halves
     
  14. Harvies elbow

    Harvies elbow Well-Known Member

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    Parcell is still getting used to the pace and physicality of 1st grade.
    Once he does I'm backing him in....
    Hammy injuries at his age are a worry though but I'll put it down to the above.
     
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  15. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Api cost us 2 tries today

    Parcell should have started with Api on the bench or at 5/8
     
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  16. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    and that's why he was one of our best players today.
     
  17. nightster

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    he helped the bunnies win the 2014 grand final !
     
  18. Eagle of London

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    So did 16 other players. Then he left. One game fill in for the starting hooker who was suspended.... forever a gf winner...
     
  19. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Parcell deserves a go next year as starting hooker. He sparked something when he came into the game last week.
     
  20. andyvb

    andyvb Active Member

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    This is parcels first year at manly and is only 23, this kid will be a gun in years to come
     

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