Sam GIBSON

#20   Adelaide

Age: 32yr 7mth Games: 130 Born: May 27, 1986
Height: 185cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Rested for second match of JLT after solid first-up effort. Likely to round out preparations this weekend.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 WCE Started on Gaff on a wing and enjoyed an even duel for long periods. 6
2 Geel Ran himself ragged to grab 27 touches. Ability to win the ball and use it well from backward of centre was solid. 7
3 GWS In the midfield rotation but no influence on the game, in spite of 20 possessions. 4
4 WB Okay sweeping behind the ball. Not his best game but laid five tackles and never stopped running. 6
5 Frem Stopped Brad Hill from running free and had 18 disposals. 5
6 GCS Solid game with plenty of defensive rebounds. 5
7 Adel Blanketed Sloane for opening hour (four touches). Although the Crow improved after main break, the damage was done. 7
8 Syd Tagged Hannebery at the start and ended up being one of North’s better kick-winners. 6
9 Melb Grabbed 26 touches, four inside-50s and five marks. Gut running and support play a feature. 7
10 Carl Down on his usual impact. Seemed to be labouring at times and had minimal impact. 4
11 Rich Plugged away for 18 effective possessions, four tackles but interestingly only 228 metres gained. 6
12 Bye.
13 StK Initial match up was on Newnes and both worked hard all night. Kept winning the ball. 6
14 WB Unusually quiet first half (5 disposals) and while he lifted the veteran was well below his typical productive best. 4
15 GCS Had 18 disposals, and went at 94% efficiency. 5
16 Frem Ran up and down the wing, then sent to Fyfe after half time. Okay. 6
17 Port Average game from the North Melbourne veteran, was a more reactive than proactive game in the midfield. 5
18 Ess 20 of 28 disposals uncontested due to his relentless running. One of their better ball users too. 7
19 Melb Linked well off a wing to play a steady role. 6
20 Coll Started really strongly and then popped up constantly throughout the night. Disposal needs some tidying up. 6
21 Haw 26 disposals and six clearances. Solid. 6
22 StK Toiled away honestly , but a few of his kicks were not up to usual standard. 5
23 Bris Solid usual hard working game on the wing. 6

2016 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Adel Quietly went about winning plenty of footy. Five inside-50s and two clearances. 7
2 Bris Played the full game and booted two goals. 7
3 Melb Two goals – both beauties from the boundary – and linked well enough in midfield. 7
4 Frem Massive effort on a wing. Kicked three goals and running power proved too much for Freo to handle. 8
5 GCS Chipped in at the right times, another solid game. 6
6 WB Did his bit on the wing and had a good game. 5
7 StK Found himself in interesting starting match-up with Riewoldt. A handy contributor. 6
8 Ess Led team in disposals and had seven inside-50s and three tackles. One clearance. 7
9 Carl Missed his targets for much of the night after starting on the wing. 4
10 Syd Well down on usual production. Five inside-50s but didn’t hurt the Swans at all. 4
11 Rich Ran hard off the wing and a strong tackler in close. 6
12 Geel Led team’s possession count. Ended with seven inside-50s, four clearances, four tackles. 8
13 Haw Had a solid and productive game on the wing. 6
14 Adel Produced another competitive game. Will play his 100th consecutive game next. 6
16 WCE Never stopped trying and had 29 disposals. 7
17 Port Reasonable on the wing. 5
18 Coll On J.Smith at start and had 21 touches by half time. Tailed off slightly. 7
19 StK Constant driving force off the wing and beat Newnes. 7
20 WB On Hunter at start. Involved in plenty of scoring moves. 6
21 Haw Found space off a wing and damaging in spurts. Two goals, four tackles. 7
22 Syd Gym accident during the week didn’t affect performance. Strong effort on a wing. 6
23 GWS Had time on Kelly and Scully on a wing. Good ball winner for four quarters. 7
EF Adel Battled hard for 17 disposals but not at damaging best. Two inside-50s. 5

2015 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Adel Classy midfielder always gets under the guard of the opposition. 6
2 Bris Won the ball continually and good driver from half back or wing. 7
3 Port Big first term and continued to run hard in midfield. 7
4 Geel Quiet game but it mattered little as others took it up to the Cats. 4
5 Haw Efficiency was down and wasn’t able to make headway against Hawk mids. 5
6 Rich Didn’t get into game but it mattered little as others took centre stage. 4
7 Ess Slotted early goal to settle side then ran hard late when needed. 7
8 Frem The hard runner didn’t have an impact when he got the ball. 4
9 Coll Nice goal on the run, but missed two other crucial chances. 6
10 WCE Quietly went about gathering 19 touches but wasted a few of them. 5
11 Syd Another who got a lot of touches down back. Only two inside-50. 5
12 GWS In and out of the game but had some handy contributions. 5
14 GCS Got plenty of the footy and was useful. 6
15 Geel Not his best game but one long goal a highlight. Five inside-50s. 6
16 Ess Sub. On after half time and found a bit of the ball. 3
17 Bris Big first half although and had Robertson well covered. 6
18 Carl Different role in defence on Menzel. Won the ball but efficiency slightly down. 5
19 Melb What he did was solid without being spectacular. Played role down back. 6
20 StK Steady contributor who finished on strongly. 6
21 Frem Had negating role on Hill and couldn’t shut him down. 5
22 WB Sub came on in third quarter and had a few touches. 2
23 Rich Lined up on Ellis on the wing and they had an even duel. 5
EF Rich Started on Ellis on wing and stuck close whilst getting own ball. 6
SF Syd Won the ball himself and blanketed Jetta, who was subbed out. 7
PF WCE First goal on wing on Gaff and put clamps on prolific midfielder. 7

2014 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Ess Not greatly noticed. 3
2 WB Accumulated 18 kicks and 13 handballs to feature in best players. 6
3 Port Won plenty of ball in the middle, skills lacked polish but provided a link. 6
4 Syd Impressed with his run and carry in a midfield that was well on top. 6
5 Coll Running goal late second term a highlight. Five inside-50s and three tackles. 6
6 Frem Had a great night on a wing opposed to Hill. Two goals critical in end result. 8
7 GCS Continued to work throughout the game. Solid but not overly influential. 6
9 Bris Big start to game on wing. Covered plenty of ground. 8
10 Geel Four inside-50s but not a massive impact around the ground. 5
11 WCE Tackled strongly and apart from one howler was solid. 5
12 Rich Even performance without getting too excited. Still short of his best. 4
13 Adel Found lots of the footy through the midfield and half forward. 6
14 Melb Keeps finding the footy as a link player from half-back-wing. 7
15 Bris Big output in last term with 11 touches when game was in balance. 8
16 Haw Good link man through midfield and helped give Roos the edge. 7
17 StK Racked up plenty of touches on a wing. 6
18 Carl Ran to space but not as productive as usual. 4
20 GWS Linked well at times to play a role through midfield. 5
21 WB On wing against Johannisen at start and a significant factor in win. 7
22 Adel Ticked over 25 touches in what is now the expected output. 6
23 Melb Shadowed at times by Watts who did a decent job. Fair. 5
EF Ess Great third term helped side get back into the game. Influential. 7
SF Geel Everywhere in early stages off wing. Key part of early ascendancy. 8
PF Syd Not as good as previous week but tried hard. Disposals rarely hurt Swans. 5
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2013 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 Coll Handy game and kicked last goal. 6
2 Geel Developing player. Ran hard between the arcs to be a link player. Handy. 6
3 Syd Worked hard. 5
4 Bris Ran here, there and everywhere. 7
5 Haw Solid contribution. 6
6 Port Reined in Boak in second half. 6
7 WB Matched on Murphy and had his share of the ball. 7
8 WCE Sub came on in third and won a bit of the ball. 3
9 Adel Struggled for most of the day. Didn’t have a kick after half time. 3
10 StK Matched up on Ray at start. Strong first half 5
11 GCS Could hold his head up after a solid performance. 7
13 Frem Worked hard all the way through. 5
14 GWS Ran hard all day to be a link-man all over the field. A real positive this year. 7
15 Rich Ran up and down a wing and gave a link between defence and attack. Solid. 6
16 Bris Stood out with an equal game high of 28 disposals. 7
17 Carl Sub came on in third term and got very involved. 4
18 Melb Good in the midfield rotations. 14 contested possessions. 7
19 Geel Provided another link with his work-rate all over the field – four clearances. 6
20 Adel Hard working all day. 7
21 Ess Handy for North in first half then tapered. 5
22 Haw Gathered game-high 28 possessions, but quiet in last quarter. 6
23 Coll Used the ball really well when he got it and played a part for the team. 6
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2012 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 VFL Won a fair bit of footy but wasn’t damaging. -
2 VFL One of the better performers as a midfielder. -
4 VFL Big game with 35+ touches through the midfield. -
5 VFL Solid outing again with 22 possessions. -
6 VFL Worked hard in tough conditions. -
7 VFL Good again in the Werribee midfield. In good touch. -
8 VFL Good outing with 25 possessions, two goals. -
10 VFL Won plenty of his own ball in Tigers midfield. -
12 GCS Impressed in his debut. 5
13 Adel Sub came on in third quarter. 2
14 StK Industrious worker who racked up plenty of touches. 5
15 WCE Showed a bit in second term but not elsewhere. 3
16 Carl Turned in another solid game. 5
17 Rich Great game. Found space and has five clearances and seven inside-50s. 7
18 Melb Been a big find for North. Had a game-high 36 possessions. 8
19 WB Showed plenty, including a willingness to run, which was highlight of effort. 7
20 Ess Busy and hard working game for all four quarters. 7
21 Coll Mature-aged recruit continues to impress. Racked up 28 possessions. 7
22 Frem Did some nice work at times. 4
23 GWS 13 marks and a goal. Outstanding again. 8
EF WCE Couldn’t get into the contest at all and made some mistakes. 3
SF VFL 29 possessions and two goals to be among the best. -