Player Watch #30: Brandon Zerk-Thatcher - headbutted poor Heeney’s fist, the dirty bastard

Remove this Banner Ad

Schnitzengruben

Club Legend
Aug 4, 2019
2,081
2,724
AFL Club
Essendon
It was a bad match up to be on Dixon, but maybe a trial by fire. If it stayed dry (and Dixon kicked straight), he would've had 8 kicked on him. The rain really papered over some cracks in his performance. Still was alright though.
 

BrunoV

Brownlow Medallist
May 5, 2009
17,999
22,655
AFL Club
Essendon
Too limited to be considered one of the planks to build the team around.

The weather stopped him from being destroyed by Dixon.

Key forwards are not getting shorter or slower. You're letting your heart get the better of you if you think BZT can be left exposed 1v1 in the way Astbury, Grimes and Balta do.

He's as slow as the current day Hooker with no where near the size. He doesn't even have the body shape for massive weight gain. He's pear shaped.

Why we would plan on the presence of such a limited player is well and truly beyond me.
 
Last edited:

BrunoV

Brownlow Medallist
May 5, 2009
17,999
22,655
AFL Club
Essendon
It was a bad match up to be on Dixon, but maybe a trial by fire. If it stayed dry (and Dixon kicked straight), he would've had 8 kicked on him. The rain really papered over some cracks in his performance. Still was alright though.

Look at all the key forwards in the AFL and find the good matchups. It's a much shorter list.
 

Log in to remove this ad.

eDPS

Devon Goods
Nov 4, 2010
21,993
33,248
Melbourne - Eastern Suburbs
AFL Club
Essendon
Too limited to be considered one of the planks to build the team around.

The weather stopped him from being destroyed by Dixon.

Key forwards are not getting shorter or slower. You're letting your heart get the better of you if you think BZT can be left exposed 1v1 in the way Astbury, Grimes and Balta do.

He's as slow as the current day Hooker with no where near the size. He doesn't even have the body shape for massive weight gain. He's pear shaped.

Why we would plan on the presence of such a limited player is wellband truly beyond me.
I’m sure the optimistic BrunoV is still trapped somewhere waiting to come back :p following Essendon has really done a number on you these last few years haha
 

BrunoV

Brownlow Medallist
May 5, 2009
17,999
22,655
AFL Club
Essendon
Comically slow. Cannot get near even the likes of Weidemann, who while a good player is not renowned for his athleticism, even where there is no space.

Add a few yards and I could be swayed but I've seen enough. He's slower than Hooker without the size to have enough decent matchups.

Why we would start with such a limited player, when we're something near a rebuild, is well and truly beyond me.

I'd delist but Dodoro loves the guy so we will see.
 

eDPS

Devon Goods
Nov 4, 2010
21,993
33,248
Melbourne - Eastern Suburbs
AFL Club
Essendon
Comically slow. Cannot get near even the likes of Weidemann, who while a good player is not renowned for his athleticism, even where there is no space.

Add a few yards and I could be swayed but I've seen enough. He's slower than Hooker without the size to have enough decent matchups.

Why we would start with such a limited player, when we're something near a rebuild, is well abe truly beyond me.

I'd delist.
Thought that was one of his better games personally
 

eth-dog

Premium Platinum
Jan 11, 2007
93,676
49,745
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
Comically slow. Cannot get near even the likes of Weidemann, who while a good player is not renowned for his athleticism, even where there is no space.

Add a few yards and I could be swayed but I've seen enough. He's slower than Hooker without the size to have enough decent matchups.

Why we would start with such a limited player, when we're something near a rebuild, is well abe truly beyond me.

I'd delist.
Yet despite that, Weideman had 7 disposals, 3 marks (0 inside 50) and didn't score.
 

BrunoV

Brownlow Medallist
May 5, 2009
17,999
22,655
AFL Club
Essendon
Yet despite that, Weideman had 7 disposals, 3 marks (0 inside 50) and didn't score.

Do you watch games or stat sheets.

Would you credit BZT with actually getting close enough to Weidemann let alone stopping him in contests?
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

d-mac3276

Premiership Player
Mar 8, 2006
3,064
721
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Essendon,Storm,La Lakers
Not sure what some of you guys were watchin, he was quite ok today. Quick to judge a guy who has just turned 22 who was barely given a chance until this year. I’m sticking fat with ya BZT
 

fairbump_playon

Club Legend
Jun 27, 2014
2,412
3,288
AFL Club
Essendon
Has some tools.. but I’m not on board.

He’s too short to be the kind of KPD guy they are playing him as. Even when stronger he’s never going to handle Hawkins etc properly.

He’s also too slow to have the flexibility to play on mobile second and third talls.

I would trade - but they won’t.
 

Remove this Banner Ad