#2   Essendon

Age: 30yr 1mth Games: 94 Born: Jul 09, 1989
Height: 201cm Weight: 108kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Unlikely to be right for Round 1 after undergoing knee surgery in mid-January. Will need a few weeks in VFL.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Knee.
2 -
3 -
4 VFL Even ruck duel with Billy Longer. Had 39 hitouts. Encouraging. -
5 VFL Dominated the ruck contests against Collingwood's undersized big men. 29 hitouts and three goals in attack. -
6 Melb Should have dominated the ruck, but struggled to get around the ground with Pedersen and Watts. Late goal. 4
7 VFL Good in the ruck contests, but just nine touches and two marks. Is that enough? -
8 VFL Good early in the ruck, then sent forward and booted a goal. -
9 VFL Booted six goals in a dominant display against Coburg. Had 17 hitouts and 24 touches too. -
10 Rich Started brightly then faded like the lounge suit in the front room. Three kicks and no impact. 3
11 GWS Can be very pleased with his own effort in mighty duel with Mumford. 40 hitouts and 15 touches – plus a goal. 7
12 Port Beaten in ruck contests by Ryder, but did well around the ground to negate the ex-Don’s impact. 6
13 Bye.
14 Syd A non-factor outside of the ruck contests in first half, then came into the game more and was handy in second stanza. 6
15 Bris Interesting battle with Martin but the Lion shaded him. 5
16 Coll Snagged two goals in opening term to help get the team off to a good start. Ended with eight disposals and missed a sitter late. 5
17 StK Slaughtered Hickey in every respect and was a significant factor in the result. 7
18 NM Absorbing battle with Majak Daw who had him for leaping ability. Shaded Daw in the last quarter though when he tired. 6
19 WB Had 37 hitouts with just nine to advantage. Had a few moments he’d like back. 4
20 Carl Had his pants pulled down and was spanked red raw by Kreuzer. Won’t be able to sit down tonight. 1
21 Foot.
22 GCS Controlled proceedings in the ruck, allowing mids to gain ascendency around stoppages. 6
23 Frem When Freo surged twice, the big man was the one to stand tall. Took 10 marks. 8
EF Syd Was he even out there? I saw my great, great, great grandfather more than I saw him. Thrashed by Naismith. 1

2016 Season

1 Suspended.
2 Suspended.
3 Suspended.
4 Suspended.
5 Suspended.
6 Suspended.
7 Suspended.
8 Suspended.
9 Suspended.
10 Suspended.
11 Suspended.
12 Suspended.
13 Suspended.
14 Suspended.
16 Suspended.
17 Suspended.
18 Suspended.
19 Suspended.
20 Suspended.
21 Suspended.
22 Suspended.
23 Suspended.

2015 Season

1 Syd Squared battle with Pyke and neither did damage in general play. 5
2 Haw Beaten in the ruck but pushed forward for a handy goal. 4
3 Carl Had 12 hit-outs to advantage and grabbed five marks to be a factor. 6
4 Coll Beaten in ruck by Grundy. Mustered four hit-outs to advantage. 4
5 StK Hands full with tandem St Kilda ruck. 5
6 Frem Sandilands had the better of their battle. 5
7 NM Horrible first half. Mark and goal to start final term his only highlight. 3
8 Bris Toiled honestly in the ruck. 5
9 Rich Won the hit-outs but beaten by Maric around the ground. 5
10 Geel Injured before he ran out and had to be subbed out at half time. 1
11 VFL Good response. Four goals, 24 hitouts, 20 possessions. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 Foot.
14 Foot.
15 Foot.
16 Foot.
17 Foot.
18 Foot.
19 Foot.
20 Foot.
21 Foot.
22 Foot.
23 Foot.

2014 Season

1 Ankle.
2 Ankle.
3 Ankle.
4 Ankle.
5 VFL Got through comeback game OK in the ruck. Went well. -
6 VFL Slow start but quickly got the upperhand on Hudson. -
7 VFL Beaten in the ruck by the American, Holmes. Needs to lift. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 Syd Looked short of a gallop. Beaten in the ruck, ineffective in attack. 4
11 Rich Spent most of his night in attack opposed to Chaplin. Late mark and goal. 4
12 GWS Still working back to his best and not yet doing a lot around ground. 3
13 Melb Missed two sitters in front of goal and was beaten in the ruck by Jamar. 3
14 Adel Had little influence as a forward and got subbed out. 3
15 Senior emergency.
16 VFL Kicked a goal up forward but did little else. -
17 Ankle.
18 Ankle.
19 Syd No impact in the first half and didn’t get any better. 2
20 VFL OK in ruck but dangerous when resting forward with 2.2. -
21 Senior emergency.
22 VFL Won ruck duel with undersized Walker. Encouraging game. -
23 Carl Took a few marks around the ground but provided little in the forward half. 4
EF NM In attack on Grima initially. Not a big factor but kicked important goal late. 3
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Adel Jacobs took the honours against him, but he wasn’t disgraced. 1
2 Melb Four first half goals set the tone. A greatly improved player. 8
3 Frem Toiled hard in ruck but not enough impact around ground after quarter time. 4
4 StK Bobbed up for a couple of goals, which indicates a wider spectrum to his game. 6
5 Coll Contested marking a feature again and prominent in the ruck. 6
6 GWS Played second fiddle to David Hille. Serviceable. 5
7 Geel Good first half but influence waned severely after half time. 5
8 Bris Threatened with two goals in first half then only four touches after that. 4
9 Rich Won the centre hit-outs but not as prominent around the ground as usual. 4
10 Syd Shouldered majority of ruck burden and never flagged. 5
11 Senior emergency.
12 VFL Great game with 23 disposals, eight marks and plenty of hitouts. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 WCE Eagle rucks leapt over him and he was subbed off in third quarter. 2
15 Port A career-high five goals, including the Bombers’ first three. Up and about. 8
16 WB Kicked two goals and had 10 hit-outs to advantage to be a factor. 6
17 GWS Had 25 hit-outs and kicked a goal, but otherwise rarely touched the ball. 5
18 Haw Kicked team’s first and last goals but not much in between – one h/o to adv. 4
19 Coll Kicked a goal but struggled in the ruck on a day team needed him. 4
20 WCE Struggled to make an impact up forward and Cox/Lycett had his measure in ruck. 2
21 NM Didn’t get enough of the ball around the ground, but had an honest game. 4
22 VFL Shared ruck duties with Hille and rested forward. Two goals. -
23 Hip.

2012 Season

1 VFL Good game in the ruck against a smaller opponent. -
2 VFL Named best for Bendigo in the ruck. -
3 GCS Dominant ruckman on the ground and kicked a goal. 6
4 Carl Game-high 28 hit-outs. One of his best games yet. 7
5 Coll Top battle with Jolly. Only four of 27 hitouts to advantage; 14 disposals. 4
6 Bris Excellent. Dominated the ruck with 26 hit-outs. 8
7 WCE Lead ruck toiled honestly against the brilliant Cox. 5
8 Rich Matched it with Maric in first half then the Richmond man got on top. 6
9 GWS Another very strong performance from the much improved ruckman. 6
10 Melb Conditions didn’t suit but beaten by Jamar 4
11 Syd Subbed off at half time after quiet first half. 3
13 VFL Beat Daw in the ruck giving Bendigo first use. -
15 VFL Best for Bendigo in the ruck. Gave midfielders first use. -
16 Port Most dominant big man on the ground with 34 hit-outs and two goals. 8
17 Geel Best ruckman on ground. Fired up during third term surge. 7
18 Haw Not the influence of last week around ground. Held his own in ruck duels. 4
19 Adel Great battle with Jacobs and had 46 hit-outs. 8
20 NM Good battle with Goldstein and had the edge overall with 48 taps. 6
21 Carl Gave nothing in the first half and ditto second. Only 4 of 29 h/o were to adv. 3
22 Rich Head to head with Maric. Had slight edge in the ruck duels. 5