Lynden DUNN

#15   Collingwood

Age: 32yr 1mth Games: 183 Born: May 14, 1987
Height: 192cm Weight: 102kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Powerful kicking, immovable body and organising voice will be assets. Could this be the year he plays his first final?

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 -
2 -
3 Senior emergency.
4 VFL A star in the back half in win over Coburg. Marshalled the troops and won his own ball. -
5 VFL Under siege at times in defence but stood up fairly well considering. Far from the Pies worst. -
6 Geel Had to man the bigger Hawkins and did a wonderful job to keep the big Cat to one goal and five kicks. 8
7 Carl Solid presence in defence but very little influence on the game. 3
8 GWS Big body the right match-up for Patton. Long kicking out of defence an asset. 4
9 Haw Burly presence helped in defence. Proving there’s still a place for a strong body (and long boot). 6
10 Bris Had job on a number of Lions and did that reasonably well. Didn’t make mistakes but wasn’t a star. 6
11 Frem Composed in defence. Did his job. 5
12 Melb Former Demon tried his backside off to lift team. Copped huge hit in final term while going back with flight of ball. 7
13 Bye.
14 Port Had to take the bigger Dixon and despite being outsized he kept battling. Not a huge impact. 4
15 Haw Had job on Roughead and that was tough. Hardly sighted offensively with six kicks (three of which were turnovers). 3
16 Ess Had job on Hooker and did that well. Faded in terms of possessions after half time. Just going. 5
17 GCS Good battle with Lynch, nullifying his aerial presence and restricting his influence. 5
18 WCE Had the job on Darling, then shifted roles when Kennedy gave Goldsack a bath. Always provides honest effort defensively. 4
19 Adel Great job on Taylor Walker keeping him to one goal. 7
20 NM Got given a bath by Brown before the Roo went off in the second term. Always adventurous when kicking out of defence. 3
21 Port Did a great job keeping the much bigger Charlie Dixon to one goal. 6
22 Geel Had the better of Taylor but offered very little to the effort offensively; nine effective touches. 5
23 Melb Stood Hogan until the Dee got injured. Then roamed the back half and was steady. 6

2016 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Played in Casey intra-club.
2 Senior emergency.
3 NM Back in the team and OK down back. Long kicking valuable on such a windy day. 6
4 Coll Took Cloke and for the most part did a solid job nullifying the Magpie full forward. 6
5 Rich Solid down back on a number of opponents. Has his lower half gotten considerably bigger? 4
6 StK Shunted from defence to attack and back again. Struggled. 3
7 VFL Good instruction in the back half to marshal the troops. -
8 VFL Marshalled the back half expertly to keep Zebras at bay. 28 touches. -
9 Senior emergency.
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL OK then injured hamstring and took no further part in the game. -
12 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 Hamstring.
15 VFL Returned from injury and was strong in the back half to keep Tigers at bay. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Got a bit of the ball down back but late kick out on full was a shocker. -
18 VFL Steady enough down back against Zebra talls. -
19 VFL Rebounded well from back half with 20 touches and five tackles. -
20 VFL Not overly extended down back but did his job well in win. -
21 VFL Didn’t have a great deal to do down back but was steady. -
22 VFL Came under increasing pressure after half time and unable to hold Cats out. -
23 VFL Led the defence extremely well in what was his best game in a while. -

2015 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 GCS Did well down back after conceding two goals to Day early. 5
2 GWS Under siege down back in second half. Tried hard but eventually caved in. 5
3 Adel Nullified the influence of Jenkins. 6
4 Rich Did well down back and used ball well out of defence. Early torp a highlight. 6
5 Frem Had Pavlich then Taberner in defence. Not his best afternoon. 4
6 Syd Tippett got him early with three goals but continued to fight hard. 4
7 Haw Under siege down back and wasn’t his day. 4
8 WB Steady down back all match. Not beaten one-on-one. 6
9 Port Poor outing. Conceded some sloppy free kicks and was out of position too often. 3
10 Coll Took Fasolo and Cloke at times and did what he could. Used ball pretty well. 6
11 StK OK at times down back but made some errors exiting defence. 4
12 Geel Big job on Hawkins, but won more contests than he lost and had huge 15 rebounds. 8
14 WCE Big job on Kennedy and was outpointed in the end. 4
15 Ess Serviceable on Hooker but provided little offensively. 4
16 Bris Steady down back but wasn’t extended that often with Lions poor ball use. 6
17 StK Started on McCartin and had jobs on other talls. Not his best. 5
18 Coll Great job nullifying Grundy and Witts up forward and gave plenty of drive. 7
19 NM Had hands full down back on Brown and others. Competed hard. 5
20 WB Under siege down back and was powerless to stop Bulldog rampage. 4
21 Carl Didn’t have an obvious match up for long periods. Gave some run. 5
22 Frem Tried hard in defence. Had Pavlich early. 5
23 GWS Started forward and gave another option. Kicked on nice set shot goal. 5

2014 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 StK Started on Stanley and had a turn on Riewoldt. Usual effort. 5
2 WCE Moved forward after starting in defence. At least kicks it well. 5
3 GWS CHF on Haynes at start. Wholehearted as ever with two goals. Needed more of it. 4
4 Carl Efficiency down but did find space both forward and back – took 11 marks. 5
5 GCS Shifted down back this week and wasn’t as prominent. 4
6 Syd Excellent again down back. Good closing speed, one Dee who kicks it well. 7
7 Adel Kept Jenkins down early and rebounded well out of defensive 50. 6
8 WB Matched on Crameri (4 goals) and a bit stiff at times with dubious umpiring. 6
9 Rich Good in defence. Got right back to the square to save day several times. 6
11 Port Has grown remarkably as a player under Roos. Shutdown Schulz, got a lot of it himself. 7
12 Coll Got the job on Cloke and tried very hard giving away size. 6
13 Ess Took resting ruckman in defence and gave them a bath. A few errors, but superb. 8
14 NM Took Brown early and did a decent job then swung forward in the final term. 6
15 WB Didn’t kick the ball as well as he has been down back. 5
16 Frem Quietest night for some time down back. 4
17 Geel Thrashed by Rivers up forward then returned to defence in second half. 4
18 Port Mastered Schulz all day until the Power man took a late ‘mark’ and goaled. 6
19 Bris Led to the ball too often down back by an inexperienced opponent. 3
20 Haw Form has dipped after a strong season down back. Had hands full all evening. 4
21 GWS Tried hard down back then shifted forward and provided an option. 5
22 WCE Spared the task on Kennedy or Darling and played small. Had a go but not his best. 4
23 NM Disappointing end to a very good personal season. Trailed to the ball too often. 4
QF -
SF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Port Used the ball poorly all day from defence. Got lost in transition. 3
2 Hamstring.
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 VFL Racked up the touches across half back. Casey’s best. -
6 Carl Tagged Judd (13 poss.) and did a superb job given weight of possessions against. 8
7 GCS Tagged Ablett but well beaten and had to be moved into defence. 3
8 Rich Played back but made some howling kicking errors. Did kick two goals. 5
9 Frem Under the pump all day down back. Took the kick ins and many came straight back. 3
10 Haw Used in defence and OK at times one-on-one but little offensive work. 4
11 Coll Had a horror day kicking the ball and decisions were equally poor. 1
13 StK In backline did a good job on Stanley early before Saint went to ruck. Solid. 6
14 WB Competed hard on backline. Didn’t look out of depth. 6
15 Syd Used across half back and OK. No noticeable errors. 5
16 Geel Used in defence. Made a few mistakes but certainly not the worst. 4
17 Bris Tracked Green, who was dangerous all night. Kicking hit and miss. 5
18 NM Beat Thomas and was a rare Melbourne winner. 7
19 GWS Some head-scratching moments in defence, which summed up the Dees day. 4
20 GCS Matched on taller Day who had very little input. 4
21 Frem Battled on hard down back but still prone to the odd brain fade. 5
22 Adel Lined up on Otten and one of the few Demons that won his position. 7
23 WB Performed well on Grant. Drifted downfield to kick a goal late in game. 6

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 VFL Booted three goals after only arriving at quarter time. -
2 WCE Kicked two goals. Gave the team a forward presence. 5
3 Rich Actually showed something when he came on to kick two goals. 3
4 WB Unsighted first half. Went to Murphy to stop run and rough up. 3
5 StK Moved to damaging Fisher in second term. Goal then subbed off. 4
6 Geel Kicked a goal but was quiet after coming on just before three-quarter time. 2
7 VFL Had 22 possessions and worked back into some form. -
9 Carl Didn’t get enough footy to impact and sometimes tries things he shouldn’t. 4
10 Ess Tackled hard but wasn’t a major performer. 3
11 Coll Injected in final term and had two goals inside 12 minutes. 2
13 GWS Did some good things and used ball creatively at times – 10 contested poss. 7
14 Bris Played down back and was OK. Long kicking could be a weapon. 5
15 Rich Used in defence on McGuane and OK but was caught out a few times. 5
17 Port In defence for most of the day and was solid. 5
18 NM Was unlucky to be penalised for a 50m penalty when Thomas took a dive. 4
19 GCS Rebounded beautifully early and was solid enough after half time. 7
20 StK Picked up young Dunell early and had varied roles. 5
21 GWS Dunn was a menace from the opening bounce and played a pivotal role. 8
22 Adel Spent the first term on Walker and not disgraced when moved. 6
23 Frem Tried hard under the pump in defence. 5