Age: 32yr 6mth Games: 146 Born: Dec 22, 1986
Height: 182cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Emotional spark plug that sets the benchmark for effort, yet misfires on skills front remain part of veteran’s make-up.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich One goal from one kick, which just isn’t enough for a veteran small forward. 1
2 Melb Kicked a goal and got a bit of the ball, but lacking the impact he showed at stages last season. 4
3 Handy outing with 21 possessions and a goal in loss to Port Melbourne. Might need another week.
4 PM Worked hard in the front half to keep the ball in. Provided leadership. -
5 VFL In and out of the game with 13 touches and a couple of score assists. Just fair. -
6 VFL Handy performance from the veteran. 12 of 15 disposals were kicks, also added two goals. -
7 VFL In and out of the game with 14 possessions. Steady without starring. -
8 VFL Had 22 touches and laid five tackles. His voice was important at times too. -
9 VFL Had 17 touches and kicked two goals. Also applied good pressure in attack. -
10 Bye.
11 Bye.
12 VFL Up and down day in a few different roles. Ended with 13 possessions and a goal. -
13 VFL Just the 15 touches on a wing, but tried hard. Chase-down tackle a highlight. -
14 VFL Just the 11 touches and wasn’t able to get into the game. -
15 VFL Absolute howler. Had just five touches. -
16 VFL Moved to half back and was okay without being great. Then went forward. -
17 VFL Had his moments, but 20 disposals didn’t equate to much impact. Hard to see him cracking the senior side again. -
18 VFL Played a variety of roles and his effort was good. 15 disposals. Blues happy with his leadership. -
19 VFL Played a number of different roles. Defended well in the back half and was even able to hit the scoreboard at an important time. -
20 Ess Played down back on Bomber small forwards. Okay without setting world on fire; 14 disposals. 4
21 WCE Had his hands full with Cripps. The Eagle kicked three early goals. 4
22 Senior emergency.
23 Syd Performed admirably in his last his last game. Displayed some dash and ran hard. Didn’t always use it well. 5

2016 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Hamstring.
2 Hamstring.
3 Hamstring.
4 VFL First game back from injury and was a good contributor. -
5 VFL Run and experience was a factor. Rated the Blues’ best player. -
6 Ess Snap goal in fourth tern proved critical. Three inside-50s and two tackles. 4
7 Coll Good energy when he came on and gut-running in final term worried Pies. 5
8 Port Burst in and out a few times but also made a few errors by foot. 4
9 NM Nothing he does looks overly pretty but is a consistent trier. 4
10 Geel Three goals and caused havoc up forward with his pace. Key to win. 7
11 Bris Three goals in another livewire performance. His speed and spread was pivotal. 7
12 StK Showed a few breakaway bursts of speed, but well below recent form. 4
14 Groin.
15 Groin.
16 Adel Kicked side’s entire first-term score (3.0). Four for the match. Quiet after half time. 7
17 WCE Won a bit of the ball but didn’t hit the scoreboard. Four inside-50s. 5
18 Syd In and out of the game up forward. Generally made the right decisions when he got it. 4
19 Haw Quiet day. Struggled to make an impact both offensively and defensively. 4
20 StK Got behind the defence a few times but unable to make the Saints pay. 4
21 Bris Had an unsuccessful crack minding Zorko. Late goal put Blues within grasp of victory. 5
22 Melb Allowed a bit too much room early but didn’t hit the scoreboard as he can do. 5
23 Ess Chipped in with two goals but not much else. Just one tackle. 4

2015 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 -
2 -
3 Ess Defensive pressure good and kicked a goal. Faded but not the worst. 5
4 StK Did a good job to close down Savage’s run. 6
5 Coll No frills but at least showed desperation. 5
6 Bris Shadowed Rich and won that battle until released late in game. 6
7 GWS Unable to provide outside run required. 3
8 Geel Not as bad as some. Nullified Motlop so did his job. Two tackles. 6
9 Syd Thrown task on Jetta but lost him too often. Kept battling. 4
10 Adel Two goals from seven kicks playing up forward. Nipped in at times. 4
12 Port Two goals a good return at half forward. 5
13 GCS Two goals and worked hard at half forward. Steady performance. 6
14 WB Had an impact in front half with workrate and pressure. Inaccuracy (2.4) a bit costly. 6
15 Rich Struggled to impact the game and ended with an injured arm. 2
16 Arm.
17 Arm.
18 Arm.
19 Arm.
20 Arm.
21 Arm.
22 Arm.
23 Arm.

2014 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Didn’t play for Northern Blues.
2 Knee.
3 VFL Got better as the game wore on with his run. -
4 VFL Battled hard all afternoon. Gave 100%. -
5 VFL Got better as the game wore on to have a big impact. -
6 VFL Tried hard all day. -
7 VFL Worked hard around the ball but wasn’t overly influential. -
8 StK One dashing run set up a goal in first half and did a decent job on Montagna. 6
10 Adel Shadowed Dangerfield and kept him from being overly dangerous. 5
11 Calf.
12 Geel Huge first term (seven disposals) but touched it four times thereafter. 3
13 Haw Had task on Birchall who got away too many times when game on the line. 3
14 GWS A late inclusion for Murphy, he provided a little run in the final term. 3
15 Coll Seemed to be tagging himself and did it brilliantly. No kicks. Subbed off. 1
16 VFL OK with 16 possessions but didn’t do enough for recall. -
17 VFL Tagged Anthony at times and was soundly beaten. -
18 VFL In and out of the game without having a big impact. -
19 VFL Had 26 touches and was one of the Blues’ better performers. -
20 VFL Gave dash at times but was all too infrequent. -
21 Geel Sub. Late inclusion for McLean. Made some mistakes from limited touches. 1
22 VFL Good early in midfield but influence waned in second half. -
23 Ess Subbed off late after playing lockdown role on Dempsey. Used it poorly. 4
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Sent to Deledio in second term. Restricted him slightly but own game suffered. 6
2 Coll Had a go as he always does and left nothing out there. 5
3 Geel Gritty performance highlighted by a goal and good efficiency. 5
4 WCE Used defensively across half forward on Hurn and was superb. 8
5 Adel Solid throughout keeping Dangerfield in check. A favourite of MM’s. 6
6 Melb Handy again with a couple of goals and some timely pressure. 6
7 StK Played with real spirit but lack of kicking polish hurts him. 6
8 Port Consistently broke the lines with his blistering speed. Damaging. 7
9 Bris Started on bench and made a solid contribution. 6
10 GWS His blistering pace has become a lethal weapon for the Blues –two goals. 6
11 Ess Flashed in a few times but not a big game. 4
12 Haw Tried to shadow Birchall but was unsuccessful. Limited impact offensively. 3
14 Syd Does nothing flashy but does what is required. Hard worker. 5
15 Coll Sub. On first term and went to Dwyer then Swan. Struggled big time. 2
16 StK Had tagging role on Steven with partial success. 5
17 NM Not a big game. 4
18 GCS Kicked two late goals to cap off a solid display. 6
19 Frem Used as a defensive forward on D. Pearce and other than a goal had little impact. 3
20 WB Played a forward tag on Murphy and wasn’t able to effectively shut him down. 4
21 Rich Slow start but his pace was important after the main break. 6
22 Ess Played OK but his kicking efficiency was down. 5
23 Port Didn’t find a lot of the footy but managed two scoring assists. 6
EF Rich Had a fairly quiet day. 3
SF Syd Couldn’t stop Hannebery who blitzed in first half. 3

2012 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Used speed to advantage and was effective. 6
2 Bris Bobbed up a few times in attack, but not a big night. 3
3 Coll Meant to be negating forward on Shaw, hurt knee then came back on. 5
5 Frem Task on Hill in a great battle. Did a reasonable job but little himself. 5
6 GWS Few touches and influence was negligible. 2
7 StK Tagged Dal Santo well but did little himself going other way. 6
8 Adel He bustled away all day in a defensive role but didn’t have much impact. 4
9 Melb Had a variety of negating roles and was then subbed out for final term. 3
10 Port His pace was electrifying at times but didn’t get to enough contests. 5
11 Geel Ran hard and used ball well – six inside 50s and a goal a handy contribution. 7
12 WCE Went to Gaff in second half and actually did a good job nullifying him. 6
14 Haw Brilliant early goal then not a big effect on game. 3
15 Coll Defensive forward on Shaw; did the job reasonably well. 5
16 NM Won a lot of the ball in the first half. Among the better Blues. 6
17 WB Tried hard, but several kicks landed in the arms of gleeful opponents. 4
18 Rich Lifted in second term and got on top of Newman. 5
19 Syd Lined up on wing against McVeigh. Didn’t break clear until late. 4
20 Bris First stat came early second term (a goal) but from then played a handy role. 6
21 Ess Played as role with his pressure up forward but didn’t hit the scoreboard. 5
22 GCS Did not have a huge influence. 3
23 StK OK without dominating. 5