Nathan VAN BERLO

#7  

Age: 32yr 9mth Games: 206 Born: Jun 06, 1986
Height: 184cm Weight: 80kg Position: DEF/MID

2016 Digest:   Showed grit and determination to reach his 200th game after missing all of 2014 with an achilles injury and the captaincy to Walker. His form was up and down on occasions but his on-field leadership shone brightly in the second half of the season.

2016 NAB Cup:   Former skipper played all three pre-season matches and while form OK his place in the side long term might be in jeopardy. Needs to fire early.

2016 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 NM Former skipper failed to impact. Not sure he is a best 22 performer? 3
2 SANFL In rare SANFL run, the former skipper was steady across half-back. -
3 SANFL Didn't put a foot wrong across half-back. -
4 SANFL Bye. -
5 SANFL Sparked things early but quiet overall. -
6 SANFL Fine performance across half-back from the veteran. -
7 SANFL Saw limited minutes and had minimal impact. -
8 SANFL Bye. -
9 GCS Mopped up well across half back showed some encouraging signs. 5
10 GWS Barely doing enough to keep his spot, many players in the SANFL breathing down neck. 3
11 SANFL Efficient across half-back. Wasted very few of his 25 possessions. -
12 Foot.
13 Foot.
14 SANFL Injured his foot and sat out the second half. -
15 Foot.
16 Foot.
17 Foot.
18 Foot.
19 Foot.
20 Foot.
21 SANFL Steady if unspectacular across half-back. -
22 SANFL Got the job done with minimal fuss in the back half. -
23 Foot.
EF SANFL His big-game experience came to the fore. Superb across half-back. -
SF SANFL Not his day but the retiring champ's reputation remains untainted. -

2015 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 NM His first game in over a year, and he fitted in superbly. 6
2 Coll Game high eight tackles and displayed plenty of grunt around the ground. 7
3 Melb Struggled to make an impact on the game. 3
4 WB Didn’t give in even when it was all over. 5
5 Port Played as the negating half forward on Broadbent, and it worked. 6
6 GCS Variety of roles and did as he was asked. 4
7 StK Often stuck in no-man’s land, wants to do more but is making poor decisions. 4
8 GWS OK without being great. 19 touches but made some errors. 5
9 Frem His best game for the year, was everywhere. 7
10 Carl Went to Simpson after quarter time and at least nullified him to a degree. 5
12 Haw Struggling with his game at the moment. 5
13 Bris Other than last-quarter goal, little influence. 4
15 WCE Subbed out after having no impact on Gaff. 2
16 SANFL Strong response to AFL axe with 23 disposals and a goal. -
17 SANFL Kicked a goal inside the first minute and set up much of the play. -
18 SANFL Showed wonderful leadership with 27 touches from half-back. -
19 Rich Started shakily but redeemed himself to make his presence felt. 6
20 Ess Got involved at times to be a link player. Handy but others took centre stage. 5
21 Bris Treading water, name will be up for discussion as pressure comes from SANFL. 5
22 WCE Played well across half back, took some telling intercept marks. 6
23 Geel Steady without starring. Five rebound 50s, three inside-50s, four tackles. 6
EF WB Tight defensive role. 5
SF Haw Not a night he would want to remember. 3

2014 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Achilles.
2 Achilles.
3 Achilles.
4 Achilles.
5 Achilles.
6 Achilles.
7 Achilles.
8 Achilles.
9 Achilles.
10 Achilles.
11 Achilles.
12 Achilles.
13 Achilles.
14 Achilles.
15 Achilles.
16 Achilles.
17 Achilles.
18 Achilles.
19 Achilles.
20 Achilles.
21 Achilles.
22 Achilles.
23 Achilles.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Ess Ran with Stanton/Watson at times but in the end was swamped. 5
2 Bris Pumped the ball inside 50 six times and was good in the midfield. 6
3 Port Substituted out of the game with a leg injury in the third term. 5
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 GWS Slotted straight back into harness in middle. 7
8 StK Wing and half forward. Not major input until goal on three-quarter time siren. 4
9 NM Quiet until final term when he came into the game with six possessions. 5
10 Frem After a quiet few games back to his leading best. 7
11 Syd Attempts at a forward tag on Malceski were futile. 3
12 Rich Only five touches in first half not enough from skipper. One goal but not a factor. 4
14 GCS Couldn't handle Ablett early but recovered well. 5
15 WCE Did the tagging job on Gaff and shut him out of the game. 7
16 Coll Had negating role at start on Pendlebury then Swan in second half. 5
17 Geel Tagged Selwood and while he found it tough going kicked a key goal late. 5
18 Frem Won enough of the ball, but his night plagued by skill errors that proved costly. 4
19 Port Rotated between Boak and Hartlett and struggled to keep up. 5
20 NM Had the key job on Harvey and subdued him apart from second term. 6
21 WB Tagged Griffen and kept him from dominating the game. 6
22 Melb Had the run-with role on Jones and also kicked a goal. 6
23 WCE Tagged Gaff and never let him find space. 6
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 GCS Two goals and 22 possessions. A great captains game. 7
2 WB 23 possessions including five clearances and two inside 50s, eight tackles. 6
3 Haw Quiet early. Wasteful with ball and efficiency was well down. 4
4 GWS Nine tackles, eight clearances and six inside 50s for the captain. 8
5 Port Subbed out in the third quarter, replaced by Ricky Henderson. 4
6 Syd Worked hard and was particularly busy over first half. 6
7 Geel Played his part without setting game alight. Two goals were handy. 6
8 Carl Tagged variety of opponents but still found time to have influence other way. 7
9 Coll Struggled to contain Pendlebury but stuck a game-high 12 tackles. 6
10 Frem Did a good job following Hill and winning plenty of the ball too. 7
12 StK Tagged Dal Santo and had a bit of the ball. 5
13 NM Tagged Harvey but others caused damage. To Swallow and that freed Harvey. 6
14 Rich Suffered a collision to the head and was subbed out at half time. 1
15 Port Blanketed Pearce out of the game and still won plenty of footy. 7
16 GWS Quiet early on, the skipper improved the longer the match went on. 5
17 WCE Great duel with Kerr and came out slightly in front. 7
18 Geel Tried hard but only 12 effective disposals tells a tale – five clearances. 5
19 Ess Leads the troops magnificently well both on and off the field. 6
20 Frem Had the run-with role on Hill and shut him out of the game. 5
21 Bris Started on Black and fair to say the points go to the champion Lion. 6
22 Melb Used the ball well but faded out of the game in the final term. 6
23 GCS Went to Ablett in the second half and curbed his brilliance. 7
QF Syd Part of the rotational tag on Goodes 4
SF Frem Excellent job on Hill and his work was crucial. 7
PF Haw Quiet first half then lifted after main break –six inside-50s. 6