Player Watch #42: Adam Saad

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blitzer

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 27, 2006
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It's amazing how comfortable I feel when the opposition is about to mark and Saad is within about 15 metres. I'm just like "oh Saad will get there and win this ball". Not to mention his rebound is devastating between his running and long penetrating kicking. Has it all as a small defender.

I agree he's a very strong contender for AA this year and would be in the side if it was picked tomorrow.
 

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JayJ20

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Aug 28, 2016
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Has to be close to the most underrated Essendon player not just by opposition supporters, but by Essendon supporters as well.

When he is near a contest or if he has the ball in his hand, I feel at ease. That goal had me up.

One of the best one-on-one defenders in the competition.
 

MiguelM

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Feb 22, 2014
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Has to be close to the most underrated Essendon player not just by opposition supporters, but by Essendon supporters as well.

When he is near a contest or if he has the ball in his hand, I feel at ease. That goal had me up.

One of the best one-on-one defenders in the competition.
Not sure we don't rate him but yeah, rarely loses a 1 on 1. I am the same, feel relieved when he is anywhere near the ball. Absolute gun
 

JayJ20

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 28, 2016
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Not sure we don't rate him but yeah, rarely loses a 1 on 1. I am the same, feel relieved when he is anywhere near the ball. Absolute gun
I’m sure we rate him, but if McGrath has a season like him, we’d be seeing pages upon pages of commentary.
 

ghostdog

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 18, 2008
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It's amazing how comfortable I feel when the opposition is about to mark and Saad is within about 15 metres. I'm just like "oh Saad will get there and win this ball". Not to mention his rebound is devastating between his running and long penetrating kicking. Has it all as a small defender.

I agree he's a very strong contender for AA this year and would be in the side if it was picked tomorrow.
And his kicking never seems to miss a target, and not just sideways looking for space.


Effective disposals by foot would be good to get a look at.
 

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