- Dec 14, 2015
- AFL Club
Contract Status: Out of contract 2021
Last Game Played: Currently in the side
Injury Status: n/a
What? Since when is Laverde 193cms tall! I thought he was like 189 or somethingBZT is listed at 195cm. Same as Ridley. Francis and Laverde are 193cm each. If Reid ain't ready, then I wouldn't bother with BZT unless he shows some VFL form. Ridley will need to play key position and rely on others playing tall. Will give us more speed out of defence too. If things aren't going well, then throw Hooker back. Easy.
With our draft crop this really is the debate of 2021.We surely don't risk damaging Reid for the sake of a few games in a rebuilding side? If Hooker plays forward as Truck suggests, BZT has to be the man, whatever his faults are. If we throw away Reid's development because we expect too much too soon and he injures himself, we take a step to condemning ourselves to the mediocrity carousel yet again.
Yeah not writing him off, but it seems he has work to do. Not all of his games have been bad.I dont think he's been too bad the games I've seen him play - and with Hurley and Stewart out I think we almost have to play the Zerk...
Hope he gets a run not sure why lots of people seem to be writing him off before the season has even started...!!
He’s underdone. Played first game last week and started to come good towards end. Better off getting one more run before throwing him to the wolves because then he will have the writing on the wall
AFL heights are a mess. Different sources vary a lot. I don’t think there’s any official measurement done. Some sources are probably from draft stats which may be even older than that, well before some players stop growing... others from different times.Ess website has him as 191cm, the app at 193cm. Apps make you taller I guess.
Not sure they always line up on the same player but he did play a lot on King. Like you say,solid game. Some really good stuff with a few nervy mistakes. One plus for me is he is spoiling more rather than flying for marks all the time.Not sure who BZT was on. He always seemed to be tracking Max King. BZT took 3 marks to King's 5 and had 15 disposals to King's 8. BZT went at 93%. I didn't really notice him do much wrong. If he was on King he had a solid game
Also like that he is taking no risks with his kicks. Took safe options and didn’t overcook any of his passes.Not sure they always line up on the same player but he did play a lot on King. Like you say,solid game. Some really good stuff with a few nervy mistakes. One plus for me is he is spoiling more rather than flying for marks all the time.