Age: 31yr 6mth Games: 126 Born: Dec 27, 1987
Height: 186cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Veteran ball winner trained well but faces a task to earn his spot given the youth pushing up from underneath.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Essendon

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3 Carl In for first game of the season. Most of his seven kicks went straight up the chimney. Three tackles. 3
4 VFL Won the ball well in midfield but lacked a yard of pace required to break free. -
5 VFL Strong game in midfield. 22 possessions, but used each one well and then got involved in scoring chains. -
6 VFL Quiet game by his standards. 12 possessions. -
7 VFL Not real impact on the day in midfield. -
8 VFL Better than last week, but still not anywhere near his best. Can he get back in the senior team? -
9 VFL Worked into the game after a slow start to play a role. -
10 Senior emergency.
11 VFL Excellent in close in midfield battle. Had 30 touches, seven clearances to be among the best. -
12 VFL Relished the slippery conditions in midfield and across half back. 32 possessions, eight clearances. -
13 Bye.
14 VFL A hard worker in midfield without putting gup massive numbers. -
15 VFL Struggled to get his hands on the footy in midfield role. -
16 VFL Did his bit in midfield with 22 possessions and seven clearances. -
17 VFL Tough as nails and finished with 10 contested possessions and five tackles. -
18 VFL Did the grunt work inside but lack of outside run from teammates didn't help. 13 contested possessions. -
19 VFL Not a massive say in the match with just 13 disposals. -
20 VFL Bye. -
21 VFL Battled away in midfield for 16 possessions. Playing out time. -
22 VFL Kicked two goals in first half, but had hamstring issues. -
23 Frem The latest of inclusions for Hooker and did his bit with two goals in the second half. 5
EF Senior emergency.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

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2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Groin.
2 Groin.
3 Groin.
4 Groin.
5 Groin.
6 Groin.
7 Groin.
8 Groin.
9 Groin.
10 Groin.
11 Groin.
12 Groin.
13 VFL Not big numbers (18 disp.) but two goals that got Dons going. -
14 VFL Worked hard against the tide in midfield. Showed leadership. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 Back.
17 VFL Limited game time but was good in what he did. -
18 VFL Nearing full match fitness and was good in tight. -
19 GWS OK on senior return and will be better for runs to finish the season. 5
20 Adel Tagged Dangerfield but couldn’t contain him at all. Not a great day to be a tagger. 3
21 GCS Tried to quell Hall but found the going tough. 3
22 Rich Lacked a hard tag for most of the night. Laid five tackles and three inside-50s. 5
23 Coll Great game capped off by three goals, including two in final term to win game. 7

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Various match-ups in middle and blunted Roo midfield. 6
2 Haw With Mitchell out he went to Lewis (13 disp) and did the job well. One goal. 7
3 Carl Used his strong body to advantage and made Murphy chase him. Outstanding. 8
4 Frem Had Mundy early then was freed up but put in a rare quiet one. 3
5 StK Tagged Steven at start but hand stood on and he hurt groin. Subbed off in third. 3
6 Groin.
7 WB Tagged Griffen. Restricted his damage with the ball. 6
8 Bris Locked down Zorko until the final term. 5
9 Syd Tagged K.Jack and wasn’t able to limit his impact. Not his night. 5
11 Rich Ran with Deledio and did a fair job until the Tiger got away in junk time second half. 5
12 GWS On top early tagging Ward but hurt ankle in third term, which briefly sidelined him. 5
13 Melb Ran with N.Jones and struggled to limit his impact as the game wore on. 4
14 Adel Defensive forward on Smith. Good for most of the game but lost him late. 5
15 Geel Ran with variety of opponents but went to Selwood late. Offer little other way. 4
16 Port Had the run-with role on Boak and was OK. 4
17 Coll Never left Pendlebury’s side and played crucial tagging role. 7
18 WB Ran with a variety of opponents including Dahlhaus at one point. Kept pressure on. 6
19 Syd On Malceski at first then went to Kennedy and reined him in. 6
20 Rich Put hard tag on Deledio who troubled him at times with speed and smarts. 5
21 WCE Tight rein on Gaff early but the Eagle got away later. 5
22 GCS Shadowed a variety of players and did well. One goal icing on cake. 5
23 Carl Went to Gibbs and had his colours lowered. 5
EF NM Had job on Dal Santo and it was a good contest. 6
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2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Adel Initially on Thompson but then played important part by shutting down Dangerfield. 3
2 Melb Ran with Jones and was made to work hard for the whole night. 5
3 Frem Tracked Mundy and kept him to a moderate game. 6
4 StK Solid and did his job. 5
5 Coll Chased Pendlebury and stuck to his guns despite having his colours lowered. 4
6 GWS Sub. Gave the Bombers some bite in the middle after the main break. 5
7 Geel Tagged Selwood and held him OK. Grabbed 12 contested poss and seven clearances. 7
8 Bris Tagged Moloney (15 disp) and kicked a goal himself. One of the better players. 7
9 Rich Kept Deledio quiet and racked up handy possessions in the process. 7
10 Syd Ran with Hannebery and held him to half time, but then he got away. 5
11 Carl Tracked Murphy who got away in first term. Stuck to task and reined him in. 5
12 GCS Tagged Ablett and fared well early but then the champ got away. 4
14 Calf.
15 Calf.
16 Calf.
17 Calf.
18 Haw Ran with Smith at times but weight of touches against made life tough for him. 3
19 Coll Tagged Pendlebury but lacked the support to win the match-up. Kept battling. 5
20 WCE Followed Priddis and stuck to his task but the Eagle got the points. 6
21 NM Good job of tagging the damaging Harvey. 6
22 Carl A great duel with Murphy and got the better of the Carlton skipper. 7
23 Suspended.

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Copped ball to head in opening moments and subbed off. 0
3 GCS Was on Ablett at times but did try to win his own footy. 5
4 Carl Stuck to his task well and nullified Judd’s influence. 6
5 Coll Couldn’t quell Pendlebury in first half. Huge last term (10 disposals). 4
6 Bris Quiet game with only 18 touches but helped quell Black’s influence. 5
7 WCE Quiet by his standards. 4
8 Rich Had a demanding job on Cotchin and kept him honest. 5
9 GWS Didn’t have everything his own way against the hard Giants midfielders. 5
10 Melb Tagged Moloney and had his work cut out. 4
11 Syd Not a factor for most of the night but kicked a goal in last term barrage. 4
13 Frem Not as prominent in clearances as usual. 5
14 WB Excellent negating job on the potentially dangerous Griffen. 8
15 StK Had the role on Hayes but couldn’t stop him. Off the ball incident not good. 4
18 Haw Couldn’t halt the Hawk dominance. 4
19 Adel Started on Thompson and was serviceable to a point. 5
20 NM On Swallow and did good job but limping in third term 6
21 Carl Chased midfield tail all day and was powerless to stop the Blue juggernaut. 4
22 Rich Given the big job on Cotchin and stuck to his guns, but exhausted by end. 6