Ben REID

#20   Collingwood

Age: 30yr 7mth Games: 136 Born: Apr 29, 2021
Height: 196cm Weight: 98kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Absence felt in first pre-season game. So important for the Pies his body stands up. PCL surgery restricted his pre-season.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WB Took Cloke at outset to try to stop him getting his tail up early. Seven marks but no great influence. 4
2 Rich Controlled the air at centre half back. Tiger forwards were reduced to taking improbable flies to counter he and Howe. 7
3 Syd Great duel with his brother in defence and took the points comfortably for much of the night. 10 marks. 8
4 StK Held the defence together with 11 marks and some accomplished kicking to position. 7
5 Ess Coolness at centre half back again important. Thrown forward late without impact. 6
6   Rested.  
7 Carl Gave Casboult a caning in general play with exemplary positioning at centre half back. 12 marks, 20 kicks a good day out. 8
8 GWS Started forward to take pressure off Moore. Just one goal but always looked a threat. 5
9   Quad  
10   Quad.  
11   Quad.  
12   Quad.  
13   Quad.  
14 Port Key defender struggled at tad and was moved forward in second half in an attempt to give a lift. One goal. 5
15 VFL Too good for the VFL. Nine marks, 20 possessions and a goal. Expect a quick return.
16 Ess Played forward and tried his backside off in first half then effort petered out as the Bombers took control; 11 disposals, one goal. 4
17 GCS Used in attack throughout and presented well. Booted three goals and took five marks. 6
18 WCE Looks a presence up forward. Made Barrass accountable more than once. 6
19 Adel Two goals as a permanent forward, great battle with Daniel Talia. 6
20 NM Seemed to be Magpies’ most potent forward early but after a blood rule, he just went. 5
21 Port Kept the Magpies in the game with four goals and provided a contest up forward usually while double teamed. 8
22 Geel Couldn’t get away from Lonergan and ended with one behind from four effective disposals. 1
23   Soreness.  

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against Coburg.  
2 Rich First half was superb for a player coming off an injury interrupted pre-season. Huge positive. 6
3 StK Looked best of the defenders despite finding Riewoldt tough to run with early. Provided a positive. 6
4 Melb Played loose at half back and did it well but a knee injury hampered him after quarter time. 5
5 Ess Floated around in defence and was steady. Rarely out under any real pressure. 5
6 WCE Got through without injury and was consistent. 5
7 Carl Had Jones among others. Took 12 marks but injured shoulder in third term. Came back but sore. 6
8   Shoulder.  
9 Geel Defensively solid and had Kersten’s measure when Cats came hard late. 6
10 WB Matched with Stringer right at the start and good all the way through. 7
11 Port Intercepted well at times and helped keep the margin from being even greater. 6
12 Melb Battled away until limped from field with knee injury late in second term. Came back but struggled. 4
13   Knee.  
14 Frem Very good on Taberner and won ball in his own right. Important in defence. 8
15 Carl Impressive again. All-Australian honours looming? Read the play beautifully. 8
16 GWS Solid without dominating in defence; combines well with Howe. 6
17 Adel Played higher up the ground on Lynch and won his own footy across half back. 6
18 NM On Petrie and had his share of the ball although North man was influential. 5
19 WCE Sore ribs in second term but came back on and strong in the air with seven marks. 6
20 Rich Injured knee early and looked severely hampered despite playing on. 4
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Knee.  

2015 Season

1   Calf.  
2   Calf.  
3 VFL Managed through the game but pulled up sore and has nicked a quad. Again.
4   Quad.  
5   Quad.  
6   Quad.  
7   Quad.  
8   Quad.  
9 VFL Very good in first three quarters before being rested.
10 VFL Nearing a return following a good three-quarter outing.
11 VFL Got another game under his belt. Nearing a return.
12 VFL Bye.
13 VFL Controlled the back half for three quarters then put on ice.
14   Calf.  
15   Calf.  
16   Calf.  
17 VFL Kicked three goals. One of the differences between the teams.
18 VFL Kicked a goal in the final term but wasn’t really his day.
19 Carl Big return with four goals and some strong marks in attack. Big tick. 7
20 Syd Looked OK in first half but subbed off in third term for management . 4
21 Rich Horrible. Didn’t touch it up forward and Vickery kicked goals on him late. 2
22 Geel Beat Walker and then had Vardy. Did what was asked as a key defender. 5
23 Ess Marked the ball well and read its flight forward and back pretty well. 6

2014 Season

1   Calf.  
2   Calf.  
3   Calf.  
4   Calf.  
5   Calf.  
6   Calf.  
7   Calf.  
8   Calf.  
9   Quad.  
10   Quad.  
11   Calf.  
12 VFL Kicked two goals in limited game time on return.
13   Quad.  
14   Quad.  
15   Quad.  
16 VFL Corked calf before half time and was iced up.
17 VFL Kicked two goals before being rested in the final term.
18 Adel Looked like a player who had missed four years not four months. Two marks. 2
19 Port Rusty up forward and subbed out at three-quarter time. One mark. 1
20 WCE One goal from limited opportunities. Better than previous week a positive. 4
21 Bris Pulled hamstring in opening five minutes and night was over without a touch. 0
22   Hamstring.  
23   Hamstring.  
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2013 Season

1 NM Hansen matched up on him at the start. On end of bad head clash with Thomas. 4
2 Carl Kept the defence together in the first half. Too good for his Blues opponents. 7
3 Haw Knee injury in second but returned. Battled away but defence was under siege. 4
4 Rich Took Riewoldt and apart from the odd occasion had him covered in key win. 7
5 Ess Had Gumbleton in great battle. Covered him well given the scoreboard. 6
6 StK Spent time on Riewoldt and it was a tough night. Did better than Brown though. 6
7 Frem Tracked Mayne and took a stack of marks but kicking was unusually iffy. 6
8 Geel Looked shaky at times when pitted one-out on Hawkins (four goals). 4
9 Syd Matched on brother, who dragged him out of the backline, but did OK. 6
10 Bris Shifted forward in absence of Cloke and finished with three goals. Nice outing. 5
11 Melb Had Watts covered pretty comfortably. Then again that wouldn’t be hard. 5
12 WB Markovic lined up on him. Subbed off late in third term. 4
14   Thigh.  
15 Carl Once Waite went off he went forward to kick four goals in a key move. 7
16 Adel Conceded goals in first term which forced move to attack where he kicked two. 5
17 GCS Swung forward late after being solid in defence. 6
18 GWS Used forward again despite Cameron running riot. Two goals a reasonable return. 6
19 Ess Two goals in the third term critical in quelling uprising. Ended with three. 6
20 Syd Enjoyed a solid duel with Rampe, kicking two goals and managing four inside 50s. 5
21 Haw Stayed up forward despite Hawks height in attack. Presented well, but went goalless. 4
22 WCE Three early goals helped side off to a flyer and ended with four. 7
23 NM Used forward and made most of it to kick five goals in a fine effort. 7
EF Port Only two marks playing second fiddle to Cloke. Ball rarely came his way. 2
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PF    
GF    

2012 Season

1 Haw Had Franklin and despite having five kicked on him he did OK. 5
2 Rich Matched physical strength with Riewoldt and blanketed him. 8
3 Carl Subbed out in first quarter after quad strain. 1
6 WB Used as a forward for three quarters and worked hard. Even effort. 5
7 Bris Held Merrett. Did some nice things at half back. 7
8 Geel Got on top of Hawkins then injured quad yet again and off during final term. 6
13 WCE Defended well aerially but Pies needed his kicking better to penetrate zone. 5
14 Frem Split duties on Clarke/Pavlich and the latter got him a few times late. 4
15 Carl Had to play on Walker in parts with no other match-up. Just going. 4
16 Geel Took first-gamer Walker rather than Hawkins. OK. 6
17 Haw Roughead kicked three on him but he stuck to the task OK. 5
18 GWS With 13 marks had a polished afternoon in defence. 7
19 StK Did a fine job quelling Riewoldt for most of the night. 6
20 Syd Has been in good form of late and carried that to Olympic Park. 8
21 NM Kept plugging away. Wrong-footed by a couple of bad bounces. 6
22 WCE Did a good job on Kennedy. Held him well. 7
23 Ess Lined up on Hurley at start and neither featured early. 4
QF Haw Marked well and did OK. 7
SF WCE Probably his side’s best. Controlled Kennedy and the defence from key post. 8
PF Syd Had Goodees among others including his brother. 5