Jonathan SIMPKIN


Age: 31yr 8mth Games: 41 Born: Oct 28, 1987
Height: 181cm Weight: 81kg Position: MID

2016 Digest:   Only one senior game for the Hawks, as a sub, in 2015 yet constantly racked up huge possession tallies in the VFL. Was training at Balwyn before getting the Bombers' call.

2016 NAB Cup:   Has been good as a mid prepared to get back and help defence. Late addition but fit.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 GCS Did some useful things. 4
2 Played in VFL trial against Richmond.
3 VFL Gathered plenty of the ball playing midfield role. Typical sort of game. -
4 VFL Had little trouble winning the ball given lop-sided nature of the contest. -
5 VFL Won a mountain of ball and kicked two goals. Among the better players. -
6 Carl Did well. Five inside-50s, four clearances and eight contested possessions. 6
7 Syd Looked promising early until he injured his hamstring late in the first term and took no further part. 2
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 Hamstring.
15 Hamstring.
16 Hamstring.
17 VFL One goal, two inside-50s and three clearances but not a huge outing. -
18 VFL Bombers’ best in midfield against old club with 35 touches. -
19 VFL Bye. -
20 VFL Won plenty of ball and had five inside-50s to be among better midfielders. -
21 GCS Important early on a wing but made some skill errors. OK without being great. 5
22 Senior emergency.
23 Senior emergency.

2015 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

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3 VFL 25 possessions, eight tackles. At his competitive best. -
4 VFL Combined with Woodward to controlled the middle of the ground. -
5 VFL Bye. -
6 VFL Quieter day in middle. Only 14 possessions. -
7 Melb Sub. Late inclusion for Smith. Handful of touches. 2
8 VFL Rarely plays a down game at this level. 29 touches again. -
9 VFL Best afield with 35 possessions and three big goals. -
10 VFL 22 possessions in a typical hard-working outing. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Big ball winner in middle of ground. Nine inside 50s too. -
13 VFL 29 dispoals, six inside 50s and plenty of grunt work. -
14 VFL Battled away as always in midfield to end with 29 possessions. -
15 VFL 24 possessions and five inside 50s to play strong hand. -
16 VFL Huge outing in midfield with three goals and 33 touches. -
17 VFL Not his best game but still gave it his all. -
18 VFL Leading ball-winner with 29 touches in strong midfield display. -
19 VFL Worked hard in tight in midfield battle. One of Hawks' best. -
20 VFL Made some errors and wasn’t give much room to operate. -
21 VFL In and out of the game in midfield. 14 possessions. -
22 VFL Battled hard in midfield to end with 23 possessions. -
23 VFL Big ball winner - 37 touches and was in everything in middle. -
QF VFL Bye. -
SF VFL 34 possessions in all-action game in middle. -
PF VFL Burrowed in around the contests to win 32 touches. -
GF -

2014 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Bris Avoided the sub vest and had no problem finding the ball around the contests. 6
2 Ess Sub. On early third term to replace Hodge. Kicked a key goal in final term. 2
3 Frem Had it 30 times and did a lot of grunt work around the footy. 7
4 GCS As usual did everything right when came on as sub. 3
5 Geel Won plenty of ball but only two inside-50s and one clearance. 5
6 Rich Sub came on for Stratton at final change. 1
7 VFL Strong contributor in midfield with 34 disposals. -
8 Syd Two goals from four kicks in first half then missed two key shots in last term. 5
10 Port Started as the sub and useful when introduced. 5
11 GWS Solid first half but ball use waned in second and influence faded. 5
12 VFL Hawks’ best with 25 possessions, nine tackles in the middle. -
13 VFL Bored in late to help sway momentum the Hawks’ way. -
14 VFL Won a lot of the ball in close to feed to Hawk runners. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Competed hard but missed kick last cost Hawks’ chance at a win. -
17 Adel Two goals from three attempts and a thorn in the Crows’ side. 7
18 Syd Did some great tam things early in game. Faded a tad but made a mark. 6
19 WB Sub came on and kicked instant goal. 2
20 Melb Quiet afternoon in an easy win. Spot in team isn’t assured. 4
21 Frem Stated as the sub and decent when given a chance late. Kicked a goal. 4
22 Geel Sub. Replaced Suckling in third term and quickly set about winning plenty of ball. 4
23 Coll Always in space and efficiency improved as the game wore on. Solid. 7
QF Geel Sub. On in final term for Sewell and quickly picked up tempo. 2
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PF Port Came on and did a bit at times. 2
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2013 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Rested.
2 VFL 31 possession at half forward then midfield. Impressive. -
3 VFL Chugged away in midfield. Lacked his usual impact however. -
4 VFL Tagged by Eardley and worked hard to break the shackles. -
5 VFL Won his fair share of ball and linked well through the middle. -
6 Adel Subbed into the game late in the third term for the ineffective Osborne. 4
7 Syd Sub. On late when result was already decided and made the most of his time. 2
8 GWS Big opening term and looked like he wanted to stake a claim. Handy game. 5
9 GCS Lots of the ball without cutting holes in opposition 6
10 Melb Helped himself to 11 contested poss, a goal and four inside-50s to be a factor. 7
12 Carl Sub. On third term and immediately set up two decisive third-term goals. 3
13 WCE Was to be sub but started after Puopolo pulled out. Good early then faded. 4
14 Bris Sub was keen to make an impact and had 17 touches after half time. 5
15 Geel Handy game highlighted by a goal in final term. Certainly not the worst. 6
16 Port Came on as the sub twice, first for Cheney and then Stratton. 5
17 WB Started as sub for fifth time this year, injected at start of Q4 – busy, two nice goals. 5
18 Ess Got under guard for 20 disp but kicking suspect. Subbed out after knock 6
19 VFL Worked hard all day to finish with 25 possessions and a goal. -
20 StK Given more game time and opportunity to show his wares. 6
21 VFL Dominated in midfield with 28 disposals, nine marks, two goals. -
22 VFL Impressive performer with 28 touches and six clearances. -
23 VFL A standout in midfield. Used the ball well and was hard in close. -
SF VFL Worked hard in defence and attack from the midfield. Good contributor. -
PF VFL Won the best afield medal for his 26 disp, two goal afternoon. -
GF Frem Sub came on at three-quarter time and ran hard. 1

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 VFL Worked hard in the midfield. Strong showing. -
2 VFL Slow start but was a strong contributor by the final siren. -
3 VFL Continued his strong form in the midfield. -
4 VFL One of the Cats best. -
5 VFL Great game in the midfield. In everything. -
6 VFL Solid game but lacked a great deal of support. -
8 VFL Burrowed in at every opportunity. Real competitor. -
9 WB Played one quarter and found the pace of the game pretty hot. 1
10 VFL Solid game in the midfield after AFL debut last week. -
11 VFL Knocked up winning the ball. Great effort. -
13 VFL Accumulated the ball well and played his role. -
14 VFL Hard worker in and around the contests. -
15 VFL Chipped in with two handy goals and 20+ touches. -
16 VFL Strong contributor around the packs. -
18 VFL Combined well with Hogan and Stringer in the middle. -
19 VFL Played a good solid role in the midfield. -
20 WCE Running goal in final term his highlight. Mixed good and bad. 4
21 StK Provided timely spark with nine last term possessions as the sub. 2
22 VFL Headed the Cats possession count with 31 in midfield. -
23 VFL Kicked four goals from midfield to spark the Cats. -
EF Frem Sub. Limited time to showcase his talent but did what he could. 2
SF VFL 31 possessions to play a big role in the Cats progression. -
PF VFL Had 19 touches in midfield to play his role. -