AFL Goal of the year Round 1 - Vote for Parker

The AFL has selected its three nominations for goal of the week, including Luke Parker's spectacular overhead bicycle kick.

It'll take something special to knock him off this season, but if anything's to go by, you can never underestimate the bias of supporters, and the incredulity of selection panels.

With five minutes left in the game, Florent kicked it long to the goal square.

Swans ruckman Callum Sinclair contested for the ball and it spilled to the front of the contest, where Parker's left arm was being held.

He juggled the ball before eventually falling backwards and throwing his boot at the ball, fortuitously sailing over the goal umpires head, sealing the win for the Swans.

"I just had a go at it. It flicked out in front, I threw a boot at it and hoped for the best. I was lucky," Parker told after the match.

"If it goes through for a point and ends up being a turnover, the coach is pulling his hair out, but I was lucky it went through for a goal and helped seal the game."

Parker is up against Cam McCarthy from Fremantle with a long goal from the boundary, and Richmond star Jack Riewoldt with a left foot dribble from deep in the left pocket.

Make sure you get over to the AFL site, sign-up if you have to, and vote for Parker.

The Richmond faithful will be on board with Riewoldt, so Parker's going to need all the biased and neutral support he can get.

All members of the public that pick the winner of the week go into the Coats Hire draw to win $10,000 at the end of the season.

Voting closes Wednesday night, so get voting!

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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