Tom MURPHY

#29  

Age: 33yr 0mth Games: 113 Born: Mar 19, 1986
Height: 190cm Weight: 87kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Brought to the club a few years ago to provide some experience and stability down back and has been serviceable in that role without setting the world on fire.

2014 NAB Cup:   Didn’t see a great deal of game time against the Lions.

2014 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 PM Combined well with Kolodjashnij and Thompson in defence. -
2 NEAFL Locked down well and made it difficult for his multiple opponents. -
3 NEAFL Not his best night at half back. -
4 NEAFL Outstanding game. Held opponent to just one goal for the game. -
5 NEAFL Arguably the Suns best player in huge loss. -
6 NEAFL Rarely beaten one-on-one down back. -
7 Senior emergency.
8 NEAFL Bye. -
9 Senior emergency.
10 NEAFL Really solid game in defence in a team that was smashed. -
11 NEAFL Really good and in the one-on-one battles he was rarely beaten. -
12 NEAFL Outstanding again and set up a lot of counter-attacks. -
13 Senior emergency.
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Held down a key post defensively before going forward late. -
16 NEAFL Began forward and gave a target before steadying ship in defence. -
17 WB Tried hard opposed to Stringer (two goals), but knee might be looked at by MRP. 5
18 Suspended.
19 NEAFL Was again good in defence. Took 10 marks. -
20 NEAFL Started forward but contributed well once moved back. -
21 NEAFL Started off really well with a couple of early goals. -
22 NEAFL Bye. -
23 -
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 StK Experience was handy down back. 5
2 Syd Adding some much needed experience, did plenty of grunt work across the ground. 6
3 Shoulder.
4 Port Needs to have more presence as a senior player in an inexperienced defence. 3
5 GWS On Tomlinson. Tried hard but pace deficiency showed at times. 5
6 Frem Couple of glaring errors, but generally quite serviceable in defence. 5
7 Melb Provided a calming influence in defence. Concussed late in head clash. 6
8 Concussion.
9 Haw Matched on Grimley and other resting talls. 4
10 Geel Had a variety of opponents and did well until floodgates opened late. 5
11 NM Made a couple of early errors but recovered well to be a valuable contributor. 7
12 Ess Early leg injury hampered his movement. Battled on gamely. 4
14 Adel Got caught out in the air in defence and it wasn't his day. 3
15 Bris Sluggish first half but going towards the end. 5
16 Rich OK down back. Reported for clash with Petterd in final term. 5
17 Senior emergency.
18 NEAFL Played on smalls and talls down back. Impressive return. -
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 Melb Late inclusion started OK then tapered. 4
21 Port As an experienced player needs to do more out in the middle. 4
22 StK Got a bit of the ball but was working against the tide. 5
23 GWS Did what was required of him and kept opponent quiet. 5
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

2 VFL Poor outing across half back. Down on confidence. -
3 VFL Better effort at half back. Composed under pressure. -
4 VFL OK across half back but still made a few bad errors. -
5 VFL Solid game but did nothing to warrant a recall. -
6 VFL One of his better game across half back. -
7 VFL Defended well at times but was beaten a fair bit. -
8 VFL Did well across half back and deep in defence. -
11 VFL Controlled the back half and provided leadership. -
12 Bris Did some good defensive work early in first game for year. 4
14 VFL Controlled the back half and showed good composure. -
15 GWS Solid in his second game of the season and even kicked a rare goal. 5
16 WB Quiet on stats sheet but defensively he held up well. 4
17 Coll Kicked a rare goal and loved it. Did what he had to although efficiency down. 5
18 VFL Quiet sort of a day at half back. -
19 VFL OK at times down back but they were under siege. -
20 VFL Pretty good outing in the Hawks back half. -
22 VFL Composed effort at half back. One of the best. -
23 VFL Composed effort again in the backline. Smart game. -
QF Coll Conceded four goals to Krakouer and looked nervous. Does he hold spot? 3
PF Adel Late inclusion for Hodge who was caught out in defence on occasions. 3