#4   Geelong

Age: 35yr 5mth Games: 302 Born: May 14, 1984
Height: 182cm Weight: 87kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Stood down as captain after trade request back to Geelong denied. Didn’t play JLT series but is right to go for opener.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Bris Took his time to find his groove, but played a crucial role in Suns second half comeback. 8
2 GWS Looked like a man who has his mind on other things – a move home to Geelong a year’s end. Nowhere near his best. 3
3 Haw Responded to criticism with a clinical display right from the get go. Booted two goals. 9
4 Carl Not at his absolute best, but a key contributor in midfield. 30+ touches and a goal a hand return. 7
5 Adel Busy first half but influence waned in the second half. Team high five tackles. 7
6 NM Did the lot including a rare high mark. Was a clearance machine in the middle and a succession of Roos couldn’t stop him. 9
7 Geel Gave the Suns great drive all night with 32 disposals and one ripping goal from the 50 metres on the boundary. 8
8 Port Quiet first half with 10 touches and never really got going other than a couple of little spurts. Stats flatter. 5
9 Shoulder.
10 Shoulder.
11 WCE Led all comers as leading possession winner on the ground, and helped set up two goals 8
12 Haw Huge with 37 possessions (15 contested), 10 tackles, eight clearances, four inside-50s and two goals. 9
13 Carl Started like a house on fire, then had Curnow as a shadow for the rest of the evening, who slowed him. 6
14 Calf.
15 NM Stepped up in the last quarter with some defining clearances. Finished with 37 possessions. 9
16 Hamstring.
17 Coll Hauled in 41 possessions and 11 clearances. Pushed deep to help defence also. Brilliant. 9
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 Frem Picked up 33 disposals and 10 clearances. A typically prominent effort without starring. 7
21 Hamstring.
22 Hamstring.
23 Hamstring.

2016 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Ess No pre-season matches, no worries. Back to his best despite a familiar foe. 8
2 Frem Good in tight. Not a typical Ablett game. Still had 23 touches and a goal. 7
3 Carl Gathered his usual swag of touches and dominated the clearances. 8
4 Bris A rare time when he didn’t have an overbearing influence. Robinson’s tagging? 7
5 NM Copped a battering with corked calf but kept going all game. 6
6 Geel Bright start but like many teammates faded. Eight clearances. 6
7 Melb Spent majority of first half in attack before reverting to midfield role. Just OK. 6
8 GWS Can’t question work ethic, but struggled to assert dominance at stoppages. 5
9 Concussion.
10 WCE Returned to form. Won 17 contested possessions. Great signs. 7
11 Syd Had Mitchell shadowing him for the majority of night – a fascinating contest. 7
12 Rich Effective despite Conca tag. Eleven clearances, 12 tackles, eight inside-50s. 8
14 Haw Back to brilliant best. Jagged 15 clearances and 25 contested possessions. 9
15 StK Good first half but quiet in the second. 5
16 Bris Contained by Robinson and injured shoulder late in the match. 5
17 Shoulder.
18 Shoulder.
19 Shoulder.
20 Shoulder.
21 Shoulder.
22 Shoulder.
23 Shoulder.

2015 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Melb Appeared hampered with shoulder but two last-quarter goals special. 6
2 StK Kept within reasonable limits by tight marking Saints. 6
3 Shoulder.
4 Shoulder.
5 Shoulder.
6 Shoulder.
7 Shoulder.
8 Shoulder.
9 Shoulder.
10 Shoulder.
11 Shoulder.
12 Shoulder.
13 Shoulder.
14 NM Slow to begin but finished with a bang: 31 possessions, three goals. 8
15 WB Started with a bang but was subdued a touch in second half as Dogs got on top. 7
16 GWS 17 tackles and three goals. Led superbly. 9
17 Adel Subbed out with a knee injury in the first term. 2
18 Knee.
19 Knee.
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.

2014 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Rich What more can you say? 41 touches, another three Brownlow votes. A freak. 9
2 Frem Had a frustrating day at the hands of Crowley, but gathered 24 touches. 6
3 Bris Little master at his best: 38 possessions, three goals, Marcus Ashcroft Medal. 9
4 Haw Picked up by Lewis at bounces and Langford in general play. Good game. 7
5 Melb Shadowed by Jones then McKenzie but had a mountain of footy. 8
6 GWS Huge influence by skipper. Curled home a ripping goal in second term. 8
7 NM Wasn’t his best outing until a three-goal final term electrified the stadium. 8
9 StK Unstoppable early with three goals in first term and was a cut above anyone else. 9
10 WB Tagged hard by Picken who got under the champ’s collar. MRP will look at elbow on ground. 6
11 Adel Relatively well held by Kerridge, yet still managed two goals and eight clearances. 7
12 Syd Enjoyed running around without much company. Did all he could to drag Suns back. 8
13 WCE Contained early, but was a key figure late in the day. 7
14 Geel Tore former side a new one after half time. Guthrie couldn’t go with him. 8
15 Haw Just another day at the office with 45 touches against the top team. 8
16 Coll As he started to work into the contest, pop goes his shoulder. Fingers crossed. 5
17 Shoulder.
18 Shoulder.
19 Shoulder.
20 Shoulder.
21 Shoulder.
22 Shoulder.
23 Shoulder.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 StK No superlatives are good enough. Simply sublime. 10
2 Syd A week after a stunning effort against St Kilda, well held by Jack and Smith. 6
3 Bris Not his usual influential self, but still got plenty of it. Indifferent night. 5
4 Port Massive first quarter before Cassisi applied the brakes. Didn't stop trying. 7
5 GWS Started strongly and never let up. Gave a lesson to Scully, Greene and co. 8
6 Frem Kept under very close watch by Crowley all night and was frustrated. 7
7 Melb Burnt off Dunn and was unstoppable for much of the evening. 8
8 WB Managed to break free of Lower and Picken and lead from the front. 8
9 Haw Not minded early and three goals in first half. Got better as game went on 8
10 Geel Held to a degree in first half but huge in second (23 disp). Freak goal. 8
11 NM Continues to amaze the crowd at Metricon. Two magical goals. 9
12 Ess Broke free of Hocking to dominate around the stoppages. Big night again. 8
14 Adel On fire early with two goals, then engaged in fascinating battle with Dangerfield. 8
15 Calf.
16 Rich Had Jackson for company and a bit subdued compared with his normal output. 6
17 Coll A true genius. Relished not being tagged and torched the opposition. 10
18 Carl Copped closer attention than previous week but got his usual quota of footy. 8
19 WCE Tagged by S. Selwood and moved forward to shake him. Held but contributed. 6
20 Melb Was harassed and checked at every turn in his 250th game. 5
21 Port For the second consecutive week was well held by the opposition. 6
22 StK Handballs accounted for 21 of 28 disposals and Jones kept him within limits. 5
23 GWS Master class with four goals and 33 possessions. Brownlow clincher? 9

2012 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Adel Running out of superlatives. 42 possessions and 2 goals. Carrying the team. 9
2 StK Leadership and instruction first class. Best on ground with 40 touches.. 9
3 Ess Could do nothing more to inspire his team. Unbelievably good. 10
4 Bris Well shadowed by Raines. Unable to set up or score goals. Hurt knee late. 6
7 GWS Brilliant start then faded in second half after Scully picked him up. 7
8 WB Tagged by Picken but ran himself into the ground. 7
9 Port Held to 25 touches by Cornes and didn’t have his usual impact. 6
10 Coll Workrate huge but only four inside 50s and rarely broke lines. Some cheapies. 8
11 StK Restricted to 20 touches. Had no single tagger. 4
12 NM 42 possessions and 4 goals. Absolutely brilliant. 10
14 WCE Restricted by Selwood but still had 26 touches and kicked a goal. 7
15 Geel By his standards quiet but great last quarter. Only four clearances. 7
16 Rich Head to head with Cotchin. Played a big role late. 7
17 Bris Worthy winner of the Marcus Ashcroft Medal. 8
18 Syd Another lion-hearted performance by the skipper. 8
19 Melb Tore Morton a new one (21 first-half disposals) then held slightly by Magner. 8
20 GWS Well held for the first half but a big second half, three goals. 7
21 Haw Had double figure disposals each quarter and had Glen McGrath consistency. 8
22 Carl Not the usual quantity of possessions, but quality was good. 7
23 Adel Another awesome display from this midfield dynamo. 8