Player Watch # 7: VC Zachary Merrett - 2017 AA Midfielder - 4th in Crichton Medal - selected against Ireland

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. VelvetSledge

    VelvetSledge Premium Gold

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    Welcome to the Essendon Football Club, Zach Merrett!

    Height: 179 cm
    Weight: 76kg
    D/O/B: 3/10/1995
    Position: Anywhere, can be played all over the ground
    Recruited From: Sandringham Dragons

    Key Strengths:
    • Extremely smart decision maker, always looks for a better option
    • Knows where to find the goals
    • Great kick, extremely clean hands
    • Kicks on both feet, models himself on Sam Mitchell
    Weaknesses:
    • Occasionally tries to thump the ball for no real reason
    • Hasn't experienced a full pre-season yet due to prior cricket commitments
    A great steal for us. Merrett, like his older brother Jackson, has a real burst of pace and X-Factor about him, and shares the classy ball use. At Sandringham in 2013, he averaged a stellar 26 disposals per game, and developed his composure at a super quick rate. He has drawn some criticism for some questionable disposal at times, but has quickly corrected that. An extremely talented small midfielder who can play at both ends of the ground.

    Video highlights are here.

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  2. Doss

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    Only a few hours to go- just a reminder for everyone, as soon as pick 26 is announced, I'll be updating the title and throwing this open for discussion.

    But please don't create separate player threads when we already have these.

    Cheers. :)
     
  3. Doss

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    Welcome to the Essendon Football Club, Zachary Merrett!
     
  4. loopy_cam

    loopy_cam Norm Smith Medallist

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    Old Campaigner Premium Gold

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    Glad we got him, teams can always use a guy who can make the right decision and execute it with a cannon left boot.
     
  6. Duckworth

    Duckworth Peptide Enthusiast

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    We have the Merretts!
     
  7. Duckworth

    Duckworth Peptide Enthusiast

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    I mean... SNAP!
     
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  8. Loonerty

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    Very happy with this.

    Welcome to the Bombers, Zac!
     
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  9. Zach Package

    Zach Package No, My outside midfielder is also named Bort

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    Welcome Zach!

    Look forward to years of him hitting Joe on the chest with low laser passes
     
  10. LukeParkerno1

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    Elite foot skills are not something that is easy to coach. Amazed he lasted till 26, sort of glad St Kilda took a smokey with one of their 18/19 picks, and Geelong taking Lang helped too.
     
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  11. hollywood23

    hollywood23 Club Legend

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    This kid reminds me of Luke Power watching his video. Reckon he will be better than his brother. Welcome
     
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  12. Ashton Agar

    Ashton Agar Brownlow Medallist

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    Welcome to the greatest club in the world Zach.

    Reckon he will take #19 next to Jackson?
     
  13. Keystone agony

    Keystone agony Brownlow Medallist

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    Who out of Dunstan/Acres was a smokey?

    Im happy with him because hes a bit different to what we already have in regards to elite skills, lefty, good decision maker and hes a decent size. Dont know who id compare him to.
     
  14. Aussie Assault

    Aussie Assault Premiership Player

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    Is he a better prospect than his older brother at the same time in his draft days?

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  15. Ess_don

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    Well according to our drafting team, they rated him as Top 15.. so thats how many years in a row now we've taken sliders?
    Did we even have to spread rumours this time around? :p
     
  16. eth-dog

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    Nah, I bet Zach just told everybody that he wanted to play with his older brother
     
  17. Keystone agony

    Keystone agony Brownlow Medallist

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    Anyone know his endurance/tank?

    Seems we have moved on from the converting of halfbacks to mids and now stacking our side with small undersized half forward flankers
     
  18. LukeParkerno1

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    The Gold Coast pick, got them mixed up, was trying to remember which one.
     
  19. blitzer

    blitzer Premiership Player

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    I'm pretty excited that we have a pair of brothers at the club. Plus I've been a fan of Jackson Merrett since I first saw him and the idea of having another one sounds pretty good to me.

    Also I like that we went with some pacy options this year, our list was becoming a little one-paced so now I think we are better balanced in that respect. We also could afford to get a few shorter guys given we already have a few taller midfielders. Plus guys with good foot skills + pace + decent ball winning capability are extremely valuable as a combination. Nice pick up.
     
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    Wasn't that one of his strong points pre-draft? Could be wrong though!
     
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    Happy with this selection and pleasantly surprised that he was available. You can't beat good ball users - They are worth their weight in gold.
     
  22. Bipolarbear

    Bipolarbear Stringer for 25+30 lol

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    It took us ages to pick him, but I am glad we did!
     
  23. Westlo

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    Probably tossing up between him, Dumont and Taylor, either one would've been a great pick up.

    I hope Taylor isn't the one we let get away... though a lot of clubs passed on him, some multiple times.
     
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    Welcome to our Club Zac. I look forward to watching you in the Red and Black
     
  25. Bipolarbear

    Bipolarbear Stringer for 25+30 lol

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    I hope they give him number 19. I really think this could bring the best out of both players, was super surprised that Gold Coast didn't take JK as well as KK.
    The Merrett Brothers.
    Let's hope they're our Burgoyne's, Cornes' or Scott brothers.