Age: 36yr 4mth Games: 309 Born: Mar 14, 1983
Height: 184cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Nursed a sore shoulder through summer and taken slowly. Likely to be right for Round 1 but with no match practice.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Shoulder.
2 -
3 Adductor.
4 Groin.
5 SANFL Promising return from injury. Added a team-best 21 touches and provided his usual midfield grunt. -
6 SANFL Busy, tough and productive as ever with 23 possessions but couldn’t match the pace of Magpies’ midfield. -
7 SANFL With 11 tackles, the old warhorse’s endeavour can’t be questioned but his pace and ball use were a worry. -
8 SANFL Bye. -
9 SANFL Vintage display from the old warrior with 30 possessions and 13 clearances. -
10 SANFL Typically ferocious in the clinches. 16 of his 24 possessions were contested. -
11 SANFL Adelaide’s only winner. 16 of his 23 possessions were contested. Warrior. -
12 SANFL Provided leadership and toughness. Had 14 tackles, while 15 of his 25 disposals were contested. -
13 Bye.
14 SANFL Best-on-ground. Decisive and tough around the stoppages with 33 touches, 10 clearances and two goals. -
15 Senior emergency.
16 WB His first game of the season, wasn’t an inspired performance but he let the Bulldogs knew he was out there with his tackling. 4
17 SANFL Tried his guts out with team-highs in disposals (22) and tackles (nine). Kicked a goal too. -
18 SANFL Finished with 19 possessions and had to battle for all of them. Very one-paced these days. -
19 SANFL Approaching the closing stages of a wonderful career but 25 disposals and 14 tackles suggest he’s clearly not easing off. -
20 SANFL Bye. -
21 SANFL Industrious as always with 28 possessions, predominantly on the inside. -
22 SANFL At his typical bullocking best with 29 disposals, nine clearances and seven tackles. -
23 SANFL Waved farewell to the SANFL with a best-afield swansong. Was vintage with two goals, 28 touches and 11 tackles. -
QF Senior emergency.
PF -
GF -

2016 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 NM Veteran ball winner was enormous. Nine clearances and 17 contested possessions. 8
2 Port Back to his best with 10 tackles, six clearances and three inside-50s. 8
3 Rich Came into the game after a slow start to be a driving force in the middle of the ground. 7
4 Syd Complemented the great work of teammates with 10 tackles and six clearances. 8
5 Haw Relentless worker in midfield and did everything possible to get side over the line. 8
6 Frem Continues to rack up possessions at will and elite with some of his passing. 8
7 WB Had a night he will want to forget in a hurry. Gave away free kicks all night. Did lay nine tackles. 4
8 Geel His lesser games are still a lot better than many of his teammates. 6
9 GCS Led the way in clearances and contested possessions for his team. 6
10 GWS He keeps racking up possessions despite his age and lack of pace. 7
11 Soreness.
12 WCE A tackling machine. Laid 12 for the night. 7
14 NM Looked slow at times but still won nine clearances and laid nine tackles. 7
15 Melb Nine tackles, five clearances and two score assists in solid midfield effort. 7
16 Carl Took some time to get going but did after half time. Four clearances, nine tackles. 5
17 Coll Loved by all, fitting display and result in his 300th game. 6
18 Geel Eight clearances but not a lot of what he did was super clean – 12 effective disp. 6
19 Ess 19 contested possessions and six tackles, was always at the bottom of the packs. 7
20 Rested.
21 Frem Ran to space to win the ball along with his contested work. 6
22 Port Six clearances, six inside-50s and three score assists from the inside midfielder. 7
23 WCE Laid nine tackles, had six clearances and three inside-50s. 6
EF NM Burrowed in around stoppages and won enough footy to be a nuisance. 7
SF Syd Last game? Tried hard but in the end only gathered nine effective touches. 4

2015 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Bye.
2 SANFL Masterful in the middle. Had 29 touches, nine clearances, 11 tackles. -
3 Melb 11 tackles, 10 clearances and 18 contested possessions. Welcome back. 7
4 WB Never stopped trying and running. 7
5 Port Two of the best goals he has produced in his whole career. 7
6 GCS Steady across the four quarters, not given usual freedom as in the past. 5
7 StK Defying his age with another powerful midfield display. 8
8 GWS 21 possessions and didn’t have influence of last week. 5
9 Frem 14 tackles and nine clearances, getting even better with age. 7
10 Carl Clearance (10) work superb and realty stepped up late when game on line. 7
12 Haw Continues to defy his age and is one of the best inside midfielders in the AFL. 7
13 Bris Good for three quarters and then excelled when game had to be won. 9
15 WCE Couldn’t keep up with the ball winning Eagle midfield. Subdued throughout. 4
16 Port The deserving winner of the first and only Phil Walsh Medal. 9
17 GCS In career best form with nine clearances, five inside-50s and seven tackles. 8
18 Syd Ever reliable performer in the middle and won the ball consistently. 6
19 Rich Ten tackles, seven clearances and 18 contested possessions - typical. 9
20 Ess Seven clearances ensured team was winning the battle at the coalface. 6
21 Bris Stoppage king still great at 32 with another seven clearances. 7
22 WCE Highest possession winner on ground, another waiting to sign a new deal. 8
23 Geel Gave what he could around the ball. Key player in third term revival. 6
EF WB Just kept going right to the end as ever. 7
SF Haw Always kept at it against the odds. 6

2014 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Geel Around the footy he was solid but only one inside-50 and three clearances. 5
2 Port Had eight clearances, four inside 50s and laid four tackles. 7
3 Syd Left the game early with a corked thigh. 3
4 StK Best midfielder on ground and kept pumping ball forward. 8
5 GWS Carried on the form of previous week with nine clearances. 8
6 WB Head to head with Liberatore and got the better of the duel but was sloppy at times. 6
7 Melb Five tackles, seven clearances, four inside-50s and a goal. 7
9 Coll Still a major force as an elite AFL midfielder. 7
10 Carl Four inside-50s, 14 contested possessions, four clearances and a goal. 8
11 GCS Continually racks up possessions, seven clearances and two inside-50’s. 7
12 Frem Busy all the way. 6
13 NM Nine tackles, seven clearances and four inside-50s for the midfield warrior. 8
14 Ess Outstanding. Had 41 possessions and 10 clearances. 9
15 Port Seven tackles, seven clearances, four inside-50’s and goal. 8
16 GWS Made light of Palmer tag and was OK til hamstring strain forced off at last change. 5
17 Haw Subbed out with a slight hamstring strain. 6
18 Hamstring.
19 WCE Head to head battle with Priddis and both won plenty of the football. 7
20 Hamstring.
21 Hamstring.
22 NM Continually ran to make contests and create. 7
23 StK Tradesman-like game in midfield. 6
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Ess Just seven touches in opening half but lifted to end with six clearances 6
2 Bris Must love playing in Qld. 31 possessions and seven clearances. 8
3 Port Led his team and left everything out there on the park to no avail. 8
4 WB Mr Consistent keeps finding the footy and distributes it well. 8
5 Carl The ball magnet had it 24 times but usual influence was quelled by Carrazzo. 6
6 Haw Wins plenty of footy but his ill-discipline keeps hurting the team. 7
7 GWS Allowed to totally dictate terms and was never bottled up by opponents. 8
8 StK First half was quiet but then gathered momentum. 7
9 NM Had 13 cont poss, five inside-50s, six tackles and four clearances to be a factor. 7
10 Frem Always around the contest and had a massive 10 clearances. 7
11 Syd Not a good first half. Sent forward later but O’Keefe had his measure. 4
12 Rich Midfield then pushed forward in final term for a goal. Second best Crow. 8
14 GCS Not quite the field day he is used to at Metricon, but was still solid. 6
15 WCE Won plenty of the footy including seven clearances but often wasteful. 6
16 Coll Good start but reined in and had an off night. Stats gave false impression. 5
17 Geel Sore during week and subbed after struggling to impact up forward. 4
18 Frem Started forward, kicked opening goal. Worked up into midfield but not his best. 6
19 Port Laid nine tackles but unfortunately gave away five free kicks. 6
20 NM Couldn’t quell Cunnington and subbed off at three-quarter time. Still not ticking. 3
21 WB Racked up six clearances, six tackles to go with a heap of the ball. 7
22 Melb A return to form for the former Demon with nine clearances, four inside 50s. 8
23 WCE Completed good return to form over past fortnight. 8

2012 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 GCS Must love playing at Metricon. 39 possessions and five clearances. 9
2 WB Best on ground in his 200th game; deserves to be classed in the AFL elite. 8
3 Haw Had 17 touches to half time, but was reined in later. 7
4 GWS Another great display, 26 disposals including 17 contested possessions. 8
5 Port Another marvelous effort, 34 possessions including seven clearances. 8
6 Syd Won plenty of the ball, as usual, and was a real work horse in packs. 7
7 Geel Racked up stats and helped keep the foot on the throat of the Cats. 8
8 Carl Monster game: 10 clearances, seven inside 50s and a goal despite Curnow tag. 8
9 Coll Not his usual prolific self, still managed five inside 50s. 6
10 Frem Well held by Crowley. Managed 17 possessions. 5
12 StK Prolific and clean winner and user of the ball. 9
13 NM Couldn’t get any free space against Swallow and looked frustrated in first half. 6
14 Rich Once again the Crows’ best and was everywhere when it counted. 8
16 GWS Eight clearances, seven inside-50s and two goals; another top day. 8
17 WCE Played on the edge, won plenty of footy but gave away five free kicks. 6
18 Geel Booed all day after knocking out Johnson. Didn’t stop him though – huge. 8
19 Ess Keeps getting job done, had eight clearances and 14 contested possessions. 7
20 Frem His quietest game of the year with Crowley doing a great job on him. 5
21 Bris Another busy night but could not lift the Crows across the line on his own. 8
22 Melb Adelaide’s leading possession winner with 29 and had 11 clearances. 7
23 GCS Another marauding display from the superstar. 8
QF Syd Big second quarter and gave usual big effort without dominating. 6
SF Frem Needed to apply more pressure to Mundy early, but then came into game. 6
PF Haw Typically strong performance from him and was the side’s best. 8