Joel MACDONALD

#28  

Age: 34yr 3mth Games: 124 Born: Oct 10, 1984
Height: 188cm Weight: 88kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2013 Digest:   Former Lion was dropped twice early last year but responded by playing the last 13 games of the season. Type of player who can let himself down with decisions and skill execution and will need to be at the top of his game to retain a place in the side. Can’t afford to be off during the NAB Cup.

2013 NAB Cup:   Do we read anything into the fact he was dropped for last weekend’s hit-out vs. Suns?

2013 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Hamstring.
2 Hamstring.
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 VFL Had 21 possessions in first game back. -
6 Didn’t play for Casey.
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Crashed in as always and was sturdy enough at half back. -
9 VFL Solid effort across half back. Showed a cool head when required. -
10 Haw Used forward and back without a whole lot of success. 3
11 Toe.
12 VFL Toe. -
13 Toe.
14 Toe.
15 Toe.
16 VFL Coughed the ball up too often and was ill disciplined at times. -
17 Groin.
18 Groin.
19 VFL Played in midfield/half back in VFL reserves. OK. -
20 VFL Did well in defence to help thwart Dolphins attacks. -
21 VFL Ended his career with 26 disposals, 10 marks and two goals. -
22 Retired.
23 Retired.
QF Retired.
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Bris Outpointed by Rockliff in marking contests and struggled. 3
2 WCE Didn’t hurt West Coast with the ball. 4
3 VFL OK in defence but still makes the odd head scratcher. -
4 WB Started on Grant and picked up various opponents. Disposal wanting. 3
5 StK Made a couple of errors which didn’t help the Demon cause. 3
7 VFL Vanilla-type performance. -
10 Ess On Jetta for much of night. Not significant. 4
13 GWS Did what was required down back – which wasn’t much. 5
14 Bris Did well against his old side mopping up at half back. 6
15 Rich Great tackle on Riewoldt his highlight. Looked sluggish and made some blues. 4
16 Frem Efficiency good which has been knock on him and was handy all day. 7
17 Port Matched on Thomas for much of game and was OK. 5
18 NM Provided plenty of rebound from defence but still fumbles at crucial times. 6
19 GCS Steady effort and importantly ball use was much better than it has been. 6
20 StK Stuck to the task all day 6
21 GWS Picked up 22 disposals and four marks in a solid afternoon. 5
22 Adel Started the game well but gave away a couple of silly free kicks. 5
23 Frem Under the pump with the footy in defence. 4