James MAGNER

#22  

Age: 31yr 5mth Games: 19 Born: Aug 12, 1987
Height: 182cm Weight: 89kg Position: MID
Dream Team Profile

2013 Digest:   Retained for a second year on the rookie list after playing 17 games in his first season. Not flashy but is tough, hard and provides a strong body around stoppages. Did tire late last year so timing his effort will be key but faces stiffer competition with the arrival of some star youngsters.

2013 NAB Cup:   First rookie in history to change jumper to a lower number while staying on rookie list.

2013 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 PM 36 touches in Casey practice match. Strong outing. -
2 VFL Worked hard all day in the midfield. Competitor! -
3 VFL Worked hard in close all game. Strong effort. -
4 VFL Knocked up winning the ball in close. Good at stoppages. -
5 VFL Rarely plays a bad game at this level. In everything. -
6 VFL Kept on keeping on the middle. A real workhorse. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 Rich Provided much-needed presence around the footy with 11 contested poss. 6
9 Frem Worked hard throughout. How he hasn’t played since Round 1 is bizarre. 5
10 VFL 31 disposals, 10 marks, seven tackles and six inside 50s. Huge! -
11 VFL Along with Couch, dominated the game in midfield. 40 touches. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 VFL Had 26 possessions to ensure the Casey machine kept on rolling. -
14 VFL 27 possessions and laid five tackles to again be among Casey’s best. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Worked hard without his mate Couch. Brave until the end. -
17 VFL Tagged by Kavanagh and had him impact restricted. -
18 VFL Tagged Kyle Martin and did a good job whilst winning his own ball. -
19 VFL Had 27 possessions whilst playing a good defensive role. -
20 VFL Two early goals but was fairly well held in midfield. -
21 VFL Massive outing with a ridiculous 51 possessions in Casey’s big win. -
22 VFL Had 22 disposals rotating between midfield and attack. Solid. -
23 Rested.
QF VFL 30 possessions and a goal but was wasteful with his disposal by foot. -
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2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Bris Great debut. Continued on pre-season form to grab 23 touches, two goals. 7
2 WCE The team’s best midfielder. Had 32 touches and 10 clearances. 7
3 Rich Did not get into the game at all after two good games – nine disposals. 2
4 WB Quiet day and was run down at vital stage in final term. 3
5 StK Helped off with left ankle injury in third term but returned. Strong. 6
6 Geel Tried hard but big start to year might be catching up with him. 3
7 Haw Busy in midfield early then tapered. 5
8 Syd One of few strong Demons but overwhelmed by numbers around the packs. 4
9 Carl Form has hit plateau and wasn’t really a factor despite trying hard. 4
10 Ess Aggressive at the contest but not a big game. 4
11 Coll Locked down Maxwell and did OK but apart from a goal offered little else. 3
13 GWS Provided pressure around the ball inside forward 50 – seven tackles. 6
14 Bris Matched up on Adcock and was only fair. 4
15 Rich Couldn’t get into the game at all and subbed off midway through third term. 1
17 Port Felt the pinch and subbed off in third term. 4
19 GCS Subbed on second term then took Ablett, held him to 12 second-half touches. 4
20 StK Sub came on in last term for Moloney. 1
22 VFL Had 24 touches against his former club in midfield. -
23 VFL Provided lots of grunt but lacked a bit of polish. -