Player Watch #41: Cian McBride

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Contract Status: Out of contract 2021 (Category A Rookie, 2nd Irish Player)
Last Game Played: n/a
Injury Status: n/a
 
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Same as Phillips, haven't heard a thing about him, was "managed" in the intraclub game, didn't play pre-season games or VFL practice matches. Is he injured or home sick or what?
 

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Same as Phillips, haven't heard a thing about him, was "managed" in the intraclub game, didn't play pre-season games or VFL practice matches. Is he injured or home sick or what?

According to the training reports on Blitz this he's now upped his running to something approaching full pace.

Spent what seemed like a week or 2 in a moon boot. I suspect it was hotspot.
 

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McBride did a few nice things against Pies VFL.

Like McKenna he has no issue with the physical side of the game. His ball handling under pressure is really quite good though his handballs needs a bit of work. We didn't get to see a lot of his defensive work and he was out of position a few times.

It was a lot like the pre-season game he played against WCE last year the combination of size, aggression and athleticism is eye catching.

Obviously there is more to work on than not but he looked fit. It was a good start. A stretch of 10 games from here should be really interesting/enticing viewing.
 

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60-70% game time in his first game back, competed well
Cian McBride
Stats: 12 disposals, one mark

“It was his first game back for a while and it was really exciting to see him out there. He competed really strongly. A bit like ‘Brandy’ (Cody Brand), he had a couple of early hit-ups the Collingwood players got on him, but one-on-one and in the highball contests he was really competitive. I think he played 60-70 per cent of game time and he got through, so it was really exciting to see him back.”
 

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Rucked in the VFL, did really well.
Cian McBride
Stats: Five disposals, one mark, one tackle

“I thought it was a great effort from Cian. He had to ruck. It was the first time he’d been a ruckman and he was really competitive against De Koning, who's a very good ruckman from Carlton. We were only minus two for clearances for the game, so I thought he battled really hard and followed up really well. He knew we were under the pump and he tried to stay out as long as he could to help the boys, so I was really happy with his care for the team.”

Here's a pretty picture;
Cian-McBride.jpg
 

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