Luke PARKER

#26   Sydney Swans

Age: 27yr 1mth Games: 152 Born: Oct 25, 2020
Height: 183cm Weight: 88kg 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