Age: 33yr 1mth Games: 256 Born: May 01, 1986
Height: 183cm Weight: 81kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Missed JLT opener because of groin soreness then slotted in for a run in the loss to Gold Coast. Ready to go.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Haw Worked hard throughout, but not as prolific as he can be. Kicked two important goals though to keep momentum flowing. 6
2 Bris Started in great style with seven disposals. Then just played out his role. 5
3 Carl Really a non-factor for the his team which was disappointing given game slowed down to suit his dour style. 4
4 Adel Did not get his hands on the footy enough to hurt the Crows, spent most of the night in the back half. 5
5 Coll Came off the bench as relief onballer. A couple of good moments but quiet afternoon. 3
6 Senior emergency.
7 Frem The big ground was suited to his run but he couldn’t provide the energy. 5
8 VFL Rarely wasted a disposal – had 25 touches. Good contributor, but are his cards marked? -
9 VFL Used in back half for long periods and while okay, wasn’t his absolute best. -
10 VFL Unable to get much going on the day. 15 touches, but at least used it pretty well. -
11 GWS Back in the team and got a bit of the ball, but a long way off the play he once was. 5
12 VFL Didn’t get a truckload of the footy but was steady enough. Can't see him breaking back in soon though. -
13 Bye.
14 VFL Okay without being great. 19 possessions, but provided good leadership. -
15 VFL Worked into the game for 20 possessions and did some good work in second half. -
16 VFL Did what he has done for much of the year. Got a bit of the footy, but wasn’t a real force. -
17 VFL Had a massive 38 touches. Will struggle to get back in seniors if they still healthy, but at least he is a reliable backup. -
18 VFL His stats won't show it, but he had a good first half. -
19 VFL Solid day for the seasoned AFL player. 28 disposals at 85.7 percent efficiency and five inside 50s. -
20 VFL Bye. -
21 Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.
22 VFL Won the ball well and distributed it smartly in nail-biting win. -
23 VFL Good ball winner as always and drove the Bombers into attack on six occasions. -
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2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

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2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Syd Racked up some kicks early but faded right out in second half. 4
2 Haw Played his part in midfield and had some very handy efforts in dying minutes. 7
3 Carl Found space all day and used it to hurt the Blues. Great link player. 7
4 Coll Ran hard to be a factor. Two goals and two score assists a handy afternoon. 7
5 StK Prime mover around ground for Dons. 6
6 Frem Kept running to give Essendon an outlet. Had six inside 50s from 25 possessions. 6
7 NM Petered out as game wore on. Only seven disposals after half time. 5
8 Bris Was most prominent in first half when contest was most alive. 7
9 Rich Decent numbers but lacked penetration as a midfielder. 6
10 Geel Won share of footy but lots of it was dinking balls in the back half. 4
11 WCE Worked his guts out with 31 touches, nine tackles and five clearances. 8
13 Haw Five inside-50s and two clearances to go with a mountain of possession. 7
14 StK As usual when Dons lose he copped vitriol from Essendon fans. 3
15 Melb Kept his team in touch early when others struggling. Ran his backside off. 8
16 NM Ran hard to link in chains from defence to attack; 13 CPs. 7
17 Port Against Colquhoun initially. Won more than his share of the ball. 6
18 WB His heat map would have glowed red in the back pocket. Spent all game there. 5
19 GWS Influential first half across half back but touches didn't hurt as much in second half. 6
20 Adel Many of his touches were cheapies in the back half. Two inside-50s not enough. 3
21 GCS Made a couple of costly errors in the back half. Effort not in question. 5
22 Rich Ran hard to lead team’s disposal count. Seven inside-50s and six rebounds. 7
23 Coll Three goals, five inside-50s, four clearances and three tackles. Big game. 8

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Handy game without having enormous influence. 5
2 Haw Shadowed by Shiels in parts but kept racking up stats. Only three inside-50s. 6
3 Carl Kicked three goals to have an impact on the scoreboard and always found space. 7
4 Frem Found stacks of the footy in midfield but had few supporters. 7
5 StK Kept ticking all night, which was a rarity among Bombers. 7
6 Coll Humungus first half (20 disp) set team alight. Ended with nine inside-50s. 8
7 WB Tagged and managed only 13 disposals and one goal. 4
8 Bris On Adcock initially. Got himself into space and stood up when it mattered. 6
9 Syd 26 possessions, but another Bomber whose numbers belied his lack of impact. 5
11 Rich Slowly got the better of his duel with Ellis. 23 kicks says that he worked hard both ways. 7
12 GWS Squared his tussle with Scully. 5
13 Melb Tagged well by McKenzie and only had first kick late in second term. Poor night. 3
14 Adel Broke free to kick two goals from 19 disposals. 6
15 Geel Would have been expected to contribute more than he did but kept battling. 6
16 Port Continually made himself available in the midfield chain of disposals. 7
17 Coll Matched on Lumumba and productive all day. 7
18 WB Quiet early but worked into contest as it dragged on – 11 disposals after half time. 6
19 Syd Minimal influence early, but exerted bigger influence in third term. 6
20 Rich Racked up the stats but no star by any stretch. Six inside-50s but no goals. 6
21 WCE Not flashy on the wing but always effective. 6
22 GCS Worked between arcs for regulation disposal count. Efficiency down a tad. 6
23 Carl Won his usual amount of ball. Provided some outside run and carry. 6
EF NM Jacobs had stopping job on him. Reasonable output without starring. 6
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2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Adel Constant productive force all night. 7
2 Melb Ran free through midfield all night. Strong effort. 7
3 Frem Stood up to Crowley’s harassing tactics. Came out on top – eight free kicks! 7
4 StK Ticked over constantly and had a strong game. 7
5 Coll Ball magnet in the midfield and continually got his hands on the ball. Strong effort. 7
6 GWS Subbed off after copping a knock to the leg. Was just going before injured. 2
7 Groin.
8 Bris Tagged by Raines and while he worked hard effectiveness was down. 5
9 Rich A standout with his willingness to run and spread. Four-quarter performance. 9
10 Syd Won the ball well enough but efficiency was well down early. 6
11 Carl Well held in first half. When he did get it disposal was ordinary. 4
12 GCS Held by Rischitelli until the Sun was injured. Then exploded to lead Bomber charge. 7
14 WCE Came good late in game after being restricted. 7
15 Port Hurt leg just before half time and pushed forward. Kicked two crucial goals. 7
16 WB 19 disposals in the second half to be a critical play in the victory. 7
17 GWS Quiet initially, his class shone through as the game wore on. 6
18 Haw Only one inside-50 in first half and three for the game not enough for a key. 5
19 Coll Hammered by Sidebottom early then pushed to half back. Horrid day. 5
20 WCE Good battle with Masten and broke even. Didn’t star but held his own. 6
21 NM Greenwood kept him under control. 5
22 Carl Was well held by Curnow but did lay a team high six tackles. 5
23 Rich Went head to head with Deledio and edged the contest. Didn’t stop running all night. 7

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Accumulated a heap of ball then played vital run-with role on Harvey. 8
2 Port Damaging whenever he got ball and that was often. Iced it with two goals. 8
3 GCS Had 20 possessions, but also eight tackles. 5
4 Carl Excellent game. Ran hard for 36 disposals and a goal. 8
5 Coll Shut out by Clarke. Grabbed 11 of his 13 disposals in second half. 4
6 Bris Excellent. Ran himself into the ground and broke DreamTeam records. 9
7 WCE Covered heaps of ground in an excellent first half and powered on. 8
8 Rich Very good in first half and finished strongly. 7
9 GWS Again found plenty of the ball, but not quite the influence he has had of late. 6
10 Melb Kept plugging away without being incisive. 5
11 Syd McVeigh locked down on him in and his output was curtailed. 4
13 Frem Tagged by Mzungu but kept working and finished with 28 disposals. 6
14 WB Good ball winner all night and only Watson surpassed him in productivity. 7
15 StK Played soundly without dominating. 6
16 Port Started slow with Cornes tracking his every move, finished strongly. 6
17 Geel Slow beginning but picked up by half time. Later had tag on Duncan. 5
18 Haw Looked to be struggling with hammy. 4
21 Carl Shadowed by Curnow and with team battling he didn’t get into the contest. 5
22 Rich Started OK but vanished in second term. 4
23 Coll Matched on wing against Shaw and was a consistent ball winner. 6