Luke PARKER

#26   Sydney Swans

Age: 25yr 1mth Games: 152 Born: Oct 25, 1992
Height: 182cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Star midfielder had a slight knee issue over summe, but has overcome that. Just steady in JLT games, but bigger fish to fry.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Port Battled super for 12 contested possessions, six inside-50s, six clearances and seven tackles. 7
2 WB Struggled. Don’t be fooled by 21 possessions as his impact on flow of the contest was negligible despite the effort. 3
3 Coll Stud playmaker isn’t at the level to which he’s accustomed. Worked hard but just 13 effective disposals and one inside-50. 5
4 WCE Started well and better than his first few outings this season, but still not at his peak. 6
5 GWS Quiet night by his standards and couldn’t exert usual influence in the middle.. 5
6 Carl Working hard but not having the same impact as we’ve come to expect. Appears to lack the power and grunt to impact. 6
7 Bris Much better game in midfield, but not back to his brilliant best just yet. Edging closer. 7
8 NM One of the leaders who really stood up and showed the way . Also good around goals. 8
9 StK Delivery wavered early but he kept on winning the ball and got stronger as game progressed. 7
10 Haw Steady worker without being outstanding. Needs to find greater consistency this season. 6
11 Bye.
12 WB Worked into the contest like Maykbe Diva down by the school in the Cox Plate. Five clearances, eight inside-50s, one goal. 8
13 Rich Overcome a disappointing first half to be a factor when it counted. Grabbed 12 of his 20 possessions after half time. 6
14 Ess Kicked Swans first and won a lot of the footy, but gave away a few frees. Steady outing. 6
15 Melb Best afield by the length of the Flemington straight. 38 possessions and got the Swans going from early on. 9
16 GCS Sharked the ball with fearsome venom. Owned the middle with 32 touches, 29 disposals. 9
17 GWS Barely sighted early, but bounced back and showed why he is one of the game’s toughest midfielders. 22 disposals at 86% efficiency. 7
18 StK Prolific first half with 14 disposal to half time, tapered later but it didn't matter by then. 7
19 Haw 24 disposals and kept the Swans in it when times got tough. 6
20 Geel Acting skipper went head-to-head with S Selwood in a great battle. Team-high 23 possessions, eight clearances and 13 tackles. 8
21 Frem Sensational day at the office. 29 disposals, three goals, 11 contested possessions, 14 score involvements and seven clearances. 8
22 Adel 19 contested possessions and 11 clearances, a typical Luke Parker performance. 7
23 Carl Set the tone early with his attack on the pill. Laid a game high 8 tackles to go with his 28 disposals. 8
EF Ess Huge game from star playmaker. Six inside-50s, seven clearances and laid seven tackles. 8
SF Geel Sees the game clearer than the plums on a tall dog but didn’t see a whole lot of the pill; seven effective possessions. 3

2016 Season

1 Coll Feasted in midfield with 40 touches and a goal. Super way to start a run at Brownlow glory. 9
2 Carl Big numbers as always. Creamed his opponents for a second week running. 8
3 GWS Won a lot of his ball with 16 contested possessions. Classy in the air and at ground level. 7
4 Adel Not as influential as previous weeks but still a thorn in the Adelaide side. 7
5 WCE Usual hard grinding game in midfield was vital to side. 7
6 Bris Responsible for Rockliff and still had time to bag three goals including the sealer. 8
7 Ess Won a lot of his own ball with 15 contested possessions and finished with seven clearances. 7
8 Rich Worked hard but things just didn’t fall his way; 20 touches, five clearances. 6
9 Haw In the thick of it and kept grinding away. 6
10 NM Had Cunnington at start and battled to get into game to normal standards. Rare quiet one. 5
11 GCS One of only two multiple goal kickers on the night. Useful. 6
12 GWS Found the going immensely tough after half time – a measly three disposals. 4
13 Melb Battled away but still below his normal output. Not covering the ground as well as he can. 6
15 WB Built on a strong start and driving the Swans forward all night. 8
16 Geel Seven clearances, four tackles and a goal from 20 effective disposals. 7
17 Haw Monster performance highlighted by 14 clearances and 14 contested possessions. 8
18 Carl Played his role in the midfield and hurt Carlton when going forward. 7
19 Frem Part of a midfield that did as it pleased. 7
20 Port 39 touches – 22 contested. Back to his best form in midfield. 11 clearances too. 9
21 StK Led the way early then unstoppable in dominant midfield after half time. 8
22 NM Dominated out of the middle in first half. Finished with a game-high nine clearances. 7
23 Rich Contributed well. Best work was done at centre bounces with five clearances. 6
QF GWS Played in midfield then rested forward. Unable to really get going in either role. 5
SF Adel Ran through midfield alongside Thompson. Laid 12 tackles and hard at the pill all night. 7
PF Geel Unrelenting and cut Geelong to ribbons. Limping heavily in third term but OK. 6
GF WB Injured. Didn’t look right and copped a few knocks. One goal from 13 effective disposals. 5

2015 Season

1 Ess Sydney’s best until collision with Franklin forced him off late in the day. 8
2 Port Class midfielder keeps racking up possessions at will. 8
3 GWS Two goals but still doesn’t look quiet right after knock in season opener. 6
4 Frem Had a big second half to help the Swans get back into it. 6
5 WB OK in patches but not his best game. Didn’t get ball into dangerous spots. 5
6 Melb Imposed himself when felt it necessary to do so. Nine tackles, four clearances. 7
7 Geel If he doesn’t get three Brownlow votes something has gone very wrong. 9
8 Haw Team-high 17 contested possessions and a force whenever he went near it. 8
9 Carl Carrazzo attempted to tag him but broke away enough to be a factor. 7
10 GCS Got plenty of clearances but a little wasteful with the ball. 6
11 NM First half brilliance set up the victory. One passage of play was superb. 8
13 Rich Rotated between half forward and midfield. Super overhead. 8
14 Port Dangerous, particularly up forward where he gave the Power headaches. 8
15 Bris Only three effective disposals in first half then lifted but well short of best. 5
16 Haw Battled hard against tide and one of few to use the ball productively. 7
17 WCE Rarely allowed space but did keep winning the ball. Eight clearances. 7
18 Adel Driving force in middle and was in cracking form. 7
19 Geel Only six effective disposals after half time. Not his greatest night. 5
20 Coll Excellent until a severe ankle injury stretchered him off in third quarter. 6
21 Leg.
22 Leg.
23 Leg.
QF Leg.
SF Leg.

2014 Season

1 GWS Worked all the way in midfield. 7
2 Coll With 10 clearances and eight tackles, he could keep his head high. 7
3 Adel Best on ground performance with four goals and nine clearances. 9
4 NM The young midfielder has been one of Sydney's most consistent this year. 6
5 Frem Slightly down on his recent high standards, still managed 10 tackles. 6
6 Melb Among the better Swans linking through middle and forward of centre. 7
7 Bris Formidable target in attack and a problem for Lions all night. 7
8 Haw Nailed first goal of second term and ended with two. Tough performance. 7
9 Ess Booted the opener and his attack on the ball was superb. Developing into a star. 7
11 Geel Fast becoming a star. Always around the ball. 8
12 GCS The most underrated player on the Swans list. Two goals again. 7
13 Port Not his best outing but worked hard in close. 5
14 Rich Quiet first half, but then was prime mover in Swans final hour. 6
15 GWS One of Sydney's toughest insider players, picked up six clearances. 6
16 WCE Best afield and showed he is a potential A-grader in midfield. Two goals crucial. 9
17 Carl The gifted midfielder has rocketed into elite status at just 21. 8
18 Haw Down on this years form with just 15 touches. 5
19 Ess Powerful ball-winner who never relented in tight contests. Sydney’s best. 8
20 Port Unsung hero of the midfield with four inside-50s and three clearances. 7
21 StK In cracking form in the middle once again. 8
22 WB Continued his fine season with another strong outing. 7
23 Rich Another midfielder in red-hot form, seems well placed for individual honours. 7
QF Frem Superb yet again with 32 possessions and one goal. A big-time player. 8
SF
PF NM Brilliant again. Three goals, six clearances and eight tackles in two-way game. 8
GF Haw Huge year ended in bitter disappointment. Couldn’t impact the contest at all. 4

2013 Season

1 GWS Efficiency down so can’t mark him too highly but workrate pretty good. 5
2 GCS Showed great hands and composure in the wet as he continues to mature. 7
3 NM Excellent in the middle and yet another midfielder to kick goals. 7
4 Geel Only touched the ball six times in the second half. Struggled. 4
5 StK Good across all four quarters with clean hands. Strength evident in packs. 8
6 Bris Worked hard in the middle. Strong around the contests but Lester was good too. 6
7 Haw Tried hard (12 contested poss) but was often under pressure around the footy. 4
8 Frem Has really settled to now be a vital member of the midfield. 6
9 Coll Against Blair, a little subdued but created some positive moves. 6
10 Ess Good hard game in midfield. 6
11 Adel Another consistent hard-working game in the middle. 7
13 Port Managed four clearances and two inside 50s but little else. 5
14 Carl Continues to grow as a player. Huge in final term when the game up for grabs. 7
15 Melb Did enough to keep the pressure on around the ball and up forward. One goal. 6
16 GWS Imposed himself a few times to break game open. One goal coming off the bench. 6
17 WCE Provided many spreading long kicks that opened the game up for his midfielders. 7
18 Rich Honest and hard-working game. 6
19 WB Tackled hard, ran well and generally created. 7
20 Coll Terrific early on, he faded the longer the game went. 4
21 StK Never stopped running and created play all day. 7
22 Geel Got caught with the footy a lot and failed to hurt the Cats. 4
23 Haw Good in midfield and also kicked three goals. 6
QF Haw Kept pumping away all night. Strong working midfielder. 7
SF Carl An early goal and another two keys goals in third term were a critical contribution. 7
PF Frem Three disposals in first-half. Kicked first goal of third term and better second half. 5
GF

2012 Season

1 GWS Copped heavy hit in first term but recovered OK before being subbed off. 5
2 Frem Quieter than usual, but did win hard-ball contests well. 4
3 Port Young terrier is a ball magnet, 17 contested possessions, eight clearances. 8
4 NM Fine first half earned 20 possessions. Quieter later but still effective. 8
5 Haw Another strong game and lifted in third term. 7
6 Adel Never stopped trying and won plenty of the ball in the packs. 6
7 Rich Contested strongly before being subbed off in the third quarter. 4
8 Melb A genuine tough-nut, good in the clinches and kicked three polished goals. 7
9 StK Not especially prominent. 3
10 WB Was having a good night until he broke his collarbone in a contest with Boyd. 5
15 NEAFL Slow start in first game back but ended with three goals. -
17 NEAFL Continues to work back to full match fitness. Not far off. -
18 GCS Continuing to work back into it after injury interrupted season. 4
19 Carl Is a handy return to the side and adds to midfield strength. 5
20 Coll Put his head over the ball and tried to lift his side at times during the game. 5
21 WB Added another dimension to the midfield with his toughness – five clearances. 7
22 Haw Not as good as previous week and role was limited. 4
23 Geel Subbed on in third term but game was just about gone but that time. 2
QF Adel Sub came on and kicked goal to play perfect late role. 2
PF Coll Sub who came on in final term. Anxious wait this week for selection. 1
GF Haw Subbed on in final term and not enough time to impact the game. 1