Player Watch #31: Zach Reid - Glandular fever, modified program, full training in 2 weeks - 12/5

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Contract Status: Out of contract 2022
Last Game Played: Round 5, 2021 (illness)
Injury Status: Glandular fever, modified program aiming for full training in two weeks - 12/5
Glandular Fever - No timeline on return - 4/5
Tonsilitis, won't be available this week either - 28/4
Left out for Anzac Day due to illness - 24/4
 
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ghostdog

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I like this pick. The Cox selection gives us so many options now. Reid back. If BZT comes through, Cox forward or wing.

Brand and Eyre make things very interesting now too.
 

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I'm glad because i was sick of everyone sooking every time Francis or Hurley had to play on a taller forward.
Also he's a seriously exciting prospect at 202 cm with his elite kicking. The real test will be can he intercept and get enough of the ball.
 

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I'm surprised but not disappointed we picked Zach. I really thought we would of opted for Bruhn or even tried McInnes here.

Hopefully Zach helps sure up a kpp for the next decade or more.
 

BrunoV

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This pick reflects the need to replenish the KPD stock but also that there never really seemed to be another available player who commanded this selection, not when Reid was always in the range and a style player who was ultimately needed.

I would be careful about the Harris Andrews comparison. It's Andrew athleticism that brought him into a game. It's not clear to me Reid quite has Andrews' athletic gifts but I doubt it ends up being that important and Reid is not a lumberer by any stretch (in the way Carlisle and Hooker are).

A defence needs at least one monster to control the air at half back and to play on the Danihers, McKays and Kings of the world.

I think it was the right call in the end.
 

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This pick reflects the need to replenish the KPD stock but also that there never really seemed to be another available player who commanded this selection, not when Reid was always in the range and a style player who was ultimately needed.

I would be careful about the Harris Andrews comparison. It's Andrew athleticism that brought him into a game. It's not clear to me Reid quite has Andrews' athletic gifts but I doubt it ends up being that important and Reid is not a lumberer by any stretch (in the way Carlisle and Hooker are).

A defence needs at least one monster to control the air at half back and to play on the Danihers, McKays and Kings of the world.

I think it was the right call in the end.
I reckon he projects as a rich man's Lachie Keefe, who was also 202cm and an underrated one oon one defender.

He is the rich mans version because he offers far more in rebounding ability with his kicking skills.
 

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