Player Watch # 7: VC Zachary Merrett - 2017 AA Midfielder - 4th in Crichton Medal - International Rules squad

Discussion in 'Essendon' started by VelvetSledge, Nov 18, 2013.

Put it out there
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How many votes will Zach get in the Brownlow count?

Poll closed Sep 25, 2017.
  1. 10-12

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 13-15

    12.5%
  3. 16-18

    12.5%
  4. 19-21

    29.2%
  5. 22-24

    20.8%
  6. 25-27

    16.7%
  7. 28-30

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 30+

    8.3%
  1. TheGreatBarryB

    TheGreatBarryB Brownlow Medallist

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    Actually Zach leads on inside 50s and goal assists. Also rebound 50s as he has spent more time playing off half back.

    Ave. metres gained per game, Merrett 500, Mitchell 300. Pretty sure Zach will beat him in the Coaches award as well
     

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  2. jmoo

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    hmmm... 2 first rounders would be handy.
     
  3. Howard Moon

    Howard Moon Brownlow Medallist

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    was talking to a mate - port fan, I asked him is Merrett underrated?

    he said yes, he's a class above the other 'accumulators'

    most of them collect in number but butcher it - Merrett collects at will but hurts with possession.
     
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  4. Howard Moon

    Howard Moon Brownlow Medallist

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    hmmm, with two first rounders we'd be millionaires!

    we could buy two Zach Merretts.

    make it happen dodo
     
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  5. Killer_Mike

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    Would take Merrett every day of the week.
     
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    Howard Moon Brownlow Medallist

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    and twice on Saturday?
     
  7. eth-dog

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    Zach was 2 votes behind in round 21, and Mitchell had two good games the last two
     
  8. Killer_Mike

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  9. TheGreatBarryB

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    Zach has been very good last two games, exceptional against Freo and easily 10 votes just there. Hawks also lost to Blues
     
  10. scezza

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    It's the pursed lips smile that they both have. Neither really smile with their teeth showing.
     
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    Yep. Mitchell will still probably get 7-10 against Carlton, and Zach was about 4th or 5th best on for us against the Suns. Don't be surprised if Mitchell finishes ahead
     

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  12. JDavey

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    Let's be real here, you said he 'shits on Mitchell and its not even debatable', and that's your best response? Get outta here

    Zachs a gun, we all know that, but take off the glasses mate - no shame in being in the same company as Titch.
     
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  13. BOMBERS 4 LIFE!!!!

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    The critisim that Mitchell copped was unfair the bloke is a gun and I would have loved him at efc.
     
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    It's funny, Tom Mitchell is virtually the exact sort of player we need.
     
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    Yeah you're right, maybe the "not debatable" is a tad over the top. Just think that Merrett is a more damaging player.
     
  16. Killer_Mike

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    Further recognitin for our little champ.

    http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-09-04/votes-record-decides-aflca-player-of-the-year-martin

    2017 Shadforth Financial Group AFLCA Champion Player
    1. Dustin Martin (Richmond) 122
    2. Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong) 118
    3. Rory Sloane (Adelaide) 78
    4. Zach Merrett (Essendon) 77
    5. Tom Mitchell (Hawthorn) 76
    6. Josh Kelly (Greater Western Sydney) 75
    7. Clayton Oliver (Melbourne) 71
    8. Matt Crouch (Adelaide) 68
    8. Seb Ross (St Kilda) 68
    8. Dayne Zorko (Brisbane Lions) 68
     
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  17. Towno78

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    Couldn't disagree more. He's a gun, but his style of play is in no way complementary to ours, and is the type of player we are close to ridding from our list.
     
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    Please enlighten us how Tom Mitchell would not suit our midfield?
     
  19. pepsi

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    Yet he doesn't even make the squad of 40 for the all Australian!
     
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    I would have had him in front of Selwood.
     
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    Zach didn't make the squad last year, easier option to leave the young kid out for a Selwood etc.

    Tom Mitchell would walk into our starting midfield.
     
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    Who got best first year player? McGrath or SPP?
     
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    Do they do a best first year player?
     
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    Looks like Oliver won the best young player award... is this award voted on over the space of two years or just the best players in their first or second year? Doubt it's the latter as the top 5 are..

    Oliver
    Menegola
    Petracca
    Walla
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  25. Towno78

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    Slow and 1 dimensional.