Age: 36yr 8mth Games: 145 Born: Nov 18, 1982
Height: 190cm Weight: 87kg Position: MID
Dream Team Profile

2013 Digest:   Well and truly a veteran now but he has managed to re-invent himself a couple of times when it has seemed that his career may be teetering on the edge of the cliff. Late last year he was influential as a sub on several occasions which convinced the club to extend his contract.

2013 NAB Cup:   Has looked sharp in his senior appearances so far and plays his part.

2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 PM Started well and influential in the midfield. -
2 VFL At his best at the stoppages where his size was a big factor. -
3 VFL Won a lot of the ball (28 disp.) without being damaging. -
4 Rested.
5 VFL Provided a strong body in the middle. Excellent game. -
6 VFL Tried hard but not his best outing. -
7 Geel Sub. On in third term couldn’t adjust to speed of the game and struggled. 1
8 VFL Not his best game at this level but kept on battling. -
9 Arm.
10 Arm.
11 Arm.
12 VFL First game back and had some good patches. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Just fair. Competed hard and had some good touches, but not enough. -
15 VFL Had 26 possessions to work back to top form after arm injury. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 GWS Made a late cameo as a substitute in a welcome return from that stabbing incident. 3
18 VFL Played an important role in midfield. Great leader at this level. -
19 VFL Floated in and out of the game but had some good patches. -
20 VFL Worked hard against the tide but not his best showing. -
21 VFL Combined well with Hams at the stoppages. Solid effort. -
22 VFL Solid contributor all day in the middle of the ground. -
23 Rich Ended his career on a high-note with a good performance in midfield. Two goals. 6

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM On before quarter time to replace Hocking. Two big goals in second term. 6
2 Port Great first half netted 14 disposals then hurt hamstring. 6
6 Bris Good effort considering lack of match fitness but made some bad errors. 5
7 WCE Did a few things but was subbed off at three-quarter time. 3
8 Rich Sub came on late in the third quarter. Kicked a telling goal. 2
9 GWS The Giants just couldn’t match up on him – excellent night. 7
10 Melb Didn’t make an impact. 3
11 Syd No impact at any stage until goal on run in final term. 3
13 Frem The sub. Had 10 touches in a big final term. 4
14 WB Sub had a share of ball when he came on. 3
15 StK Good start but then tapered. 4
16 Port Came on as the sub and was uninfluential on late proceedings. 3
17 Geel Sub again came on and added some spark. 3
18 Haw Sub again came on and added some life. Has to be in starting 18 next week. 3
19 Adel His impact was evident in the first half but tired late in the game. 6
20 NM Seemed to relish being in starting 18 and began well. Tapered. 4
22 Rich Struggled with tight hamstring in second half. 3