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Ned Reeves as a rookie!.... he is the reason we have rookies. I like that we have a player that we are developing from the start. Quality technical info and Ned is getting it from quality coaches.

Personally, I’d prefer he stays in the gym for the year, building up his leg strength, while doing ruck skill work with Monkey and body work with ... if possible: Dunstall.


The Western Bulldogs took ruckman Tim English at pick 19. In his first year, Tim struggled to compete at the VFL let alone the AFL. Meeson humbled him.
Tim English is still struggling, .... but he is improving.

Ned Reeves will struggle to compete in the VFL... especially on a cold and wet day.
I hope he spends the day in the gym building his leg strength but if he plays, I hope he hits a few tackles without giving a free kick. As a marking fwd: good luck!
 
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Reeves had a good debut game against the Footscray Bulldogs in the VFL, as a 209cm ruck man he towered over his opponent and won many hit outs, he also won a few clearances which was good to see, if he can clunk a few contested marks around the ground and maybe add some more tackling efforts i think he could be a good ruck in a few years, he is obviously still slim and needs to bulk up a bit if he is to dominate VFL footy and get a chance at AFL, but he does look like a decent prospect from what i saw.
 
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Reeves had a good debut game against the Footscray Bulldogs in the VFL, as a 209cm ruck man he towered over his opponent and won many hit outs, he also won a few clearances which was good to see, if he can clunk a few contested marks around the ground and maybe add some more tackling efforts i think he could be a good ruck in a few years, he is obviously still slim and needs to bulk up a bit if he is to dominate VFL footy and get a chance at AFL, but he does look like a decent prospect from what i saw.
Towering over an opponent is not necessarily a good indicator of football ability unfortunately.
What were his stats?
 

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Towering over an opponent is not necessarily a good indicator of football ability unfortunately.
What were his stats?
i think he only played half the game, i believe he didnt come on until the 2nd or 3rd quarter(as well as being taken off the ground for long periods) so his stats are kinda low compared to if he played a full game i would think, but his effort was good in the ruck, he did stand and watch the contest a few times, but overall was decent for a debutant imo.
 
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Watching him, there's definitely something to work with. His tapwork seemed quite good, and he almost always got first hand to it as well. He looked quite agile when the ball hit the ground - didn't touch it often, but just looking at how he moved he was far above both Ceglar and McEvoy.

Still very skinny and there's obviously plenty of work needed, but for a first hitout you can definitely see why we basically took a free punt on him. Plenty of scope. It'll be interesting to see if we play him much as a forward in games and have Pittonet rucking 75+%, especially with Lewis now seemingly locking his place in the seniors.
 
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