David ARMITAGE

#20   St Kilda

Age: 30yr 7mth Games: 153 Born: Jun 16, 1988
Height: 185cm Weight: 88kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Seasoned midfielder with a hard edge and did what was required in first two JLT games.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Melb Not a big game despite trying hard. 4
2 Groin.
3 Groin.
4 Coll Got back into the thick of things in return game and made the contest as hard as possible for Magpie mids. 5
5 Groin.
6 Groin.
7 Groin.
8 Groin.
9 Groin.
10 Groin.
11 Groin.
12 Groin.
13 Groin.
14 Groin.
15 Groin.
16 Groin.
17 Groin.
18 VFL Got through his first game since April after groin surgery. 22 disposals and well please the Saints. -
19 Groin.
20 Groin.
21 Groin.
22 Groin.
23 Groin.

2016 Season

1 Port Won a game-high 19 contested possessions, and 14 clearances. 7
2 WB Won 11 contested possessions to lead the Saints in the clinches. Tried hard. 6
3 Coll Looked sluggish at times but when side got on top he provided some impetus. Key goal in third term. 6
4 Haw Slow start but got legs pumping in final three quarters to nearly will Saints over the line. 7
5 GWS Worked hard but not always as incisive with the foot as he can be. 6
6 Melb Strong game even though he copped a cork thigh. 7
7 NM His game was solid but seems to be struggling to create in the way he did last year. 5
8 WCE In the wars again with another head knock. 4
9 Ess Kept pumping away in midfield and tackled strongly. Generally used it well. 6
10 Frem A good start but then two flat quarters before inspiring 13-touch final term. 8
11 Adel Not prominent early but tried to exert some influence on the game in third term. 6
12 Carl Not a major influence early but lifted. Had heavy workload and will welcome bye. 5
14 Geel Generally with Selwood and had more negative role than normal. Knock to calf. 6
15 GCS Shoulder to shoulder with Ablett at opening bounce. Down in form at the moment. 3
16 Ess Hasn’t been in great form lately but willed himself to make an impact. 5
17 Melb Strove hard in middle and tackled hard, but looks below early season form. 5
18 WB Hard-edged display in the midfield. 6
19 NM Off the boil and not as incisive as usual. Could be carrying an injury. 4
20 Carl Strong and effective in midfield and also applied great pressure. 6
21 Syd Troubled by injury around the knee but kept on going hard in the middle. 6
22 Rich Honest game in middle and did his bit towards the win. 6
23 Bris Productive and incisive in his 150th game. 7

2015 Season

1 GWS Strong game in midfield and went all day. 7
2 GCS Terrific game – huge second quarter was instrumental in victory. 8
3 Coll Again St Kilda’s best possession winner, but use not as potent this week. 7
4 Carl Tagged by Carrazzo. OK except for quiet third term. 5
5 Ess Has played the best footy of his career this year and was excellent all day. 8
6 WB Enormous effort. Willed his team forward even when things were bleak. 45 disp. 9
7 Adel Stepped up when his team needed him to, led from the front. 7
8 WCE Acting captain continued his terrific form. 7
9 Bris Crucial in initial fightback and good all day until reined in by O’Brien. 8
10 Haw Tackled hard, ran through lines and continued excellent form. 7
11 Melb Contributed in intriguing battle with Vince who came out on top overall. 5
13 WB Usual hard-working game in the middle and gave everything. 7
14 Ess Once again had a stunning game and Essendon couldn’t stop him. 8
15 GWS Didn’t get it easy against Coniglio. Not as dominant as recently. 5
16 Rich Continued strong form in midfield. 7
17 Melb Kept grinding away in first half. Hurt shin in opening minute of third term. 6
18 Port On Wines at first. Had a quiet third term and reined in after good first half. 6
19 Frem Generally contained by Freo and ended up copping corked thigh. 6
20 NM At his best in first half but still effective later on. 7
21 Shoulder.
22 Syd Handy game in midfield. 6
23 WCE Battled hard and bored in but couldn’t find space. 5

2014 Season

1 Melb Tough and hard inside packs and kicked brilliant goal. 6
2 GWS Took a huge mark early and played a strong game. 6
3 WCE Worked hard but wasn’t a big game for him. 5
4 Adel Toiled honestly in the middle all game. 6
5 Leg.
6 Leg.
7 Leg.
8 Leg.
9 Leg.
10 Leg.
11 Leg.
12 VFL Good return after leg cut with 21 disposals, 10 tackles. -
13 Geel First game back in and ran the game out. 5
14 WCE Solid bullocking game in midfield. 5
15 Rich Showed usual determination but short of his best. 4
16 Carl Good first half then quiet third term and tapered. 5
17 NM Clearly St Kilda’s best with bullocking pack work and two fine goals. 8
18 Frem Terrific in the tight contests and in good form. 7
19 GCS Went in hard and was a positive force in middle despite couple of knocks.. 6
20 WB Plenty of grunt in midfield and had a good game. 6
21 Syd Toiled honestly against the tide. 6
22 Rich Great toiler in packs and outside. Only Saint to be near captain as best. 7
23 Adel Toiled hard in close and won a good share of the ball. 6
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 GCS Saint’s best player and looks to be on track to take bigger role in midfield. 7
2 Rich Not as big a game as the previous week, but still very hard at it. 4
3 GWS Clearcut best on field with potent disposals and four goals. 9
4 Ess Worked hard and was one of the best Saints. 7
5 Syd Had a much quieter night than recent games. 3
6 Coll Ran hard and competed strongly but usage of the ball was below par. 6
7 Carl Solid first half without dominating. Bored in all night. 5
8 Adel Steady without starring. Kicked ripper goal. 5
9 Calf.
10 NM Came into it after half time but didn’t touch it early. 5
11 WCE Fierce tackling and plenty of touches. One of the Saints best. 7
13 Melb Solid game in midfield and maintained output across four quarters. 6
14 Rich Got his hands on the ball but disposal was wayward. 5
15 Frem Strong display included one mighty run that set up goal. 7
16 Carl Constantly bored in and always hard at the contest. 7
17 Port Strong til three quarter time but dazed by heavy hit late in the day. 6
18 Geel Worked tail off but under pressure a lot – 15 of disposals were handballs. 6
19 Bris Toss up whether he or Montagna was Saints’ best. One of his best games. 8
20 Haw OK without setting the world on fire. 5
21 Syd Although he didn’t negate Kennedy he had a lot of the ball. 5
22 GCS Couldn’t have usual say in proceedings due to close tagging. 4
23 Frem OK, but kept under a tight rein by De Boer. 5
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

1 Port Didn’t do enough. 3
2 GCS Started well and gave a solid display. 5
3 WB Started very well and was hard at the ball. Used it well. 6
4 Frem Good start but down on recent output. 5
5 Melb Kicking efficiency down in first half. Worked hard for his 28 touches. 6
6 Haw In the wars. Suffered clash with Stratton in first and knee in back in last. 3
7 Carl Hard at it in opening quarter and kept up his momentum. 8
8 WCE Poor start but improved in middle of game. 5
9 Syd Very good game in the middle. 7
10 Rich Good game and involved from go to whoa. 7
11 GCS Strong four quarter effort in midfield. 7
12 Adel Strong in midfield and ticked over all night. 7
14 NM Had a big start and maintained momentum. 7
15 Ess Showing the consistency St Kilda has always waited for. 7
16 Bris Has developed consistent output and again strong at the contest. 6
17 Syd Nothing exceptional about his game. 4
18 WB OK but didn’t set the world on fire. 5
19 Coll Apart from prominent second quarter wasn’t a major factor. 5
20 Melb Won enough of ball early but efficiency down. 5
21 Geel Sound game without being spectacular. 5
23 Carl Won a heap of the ball and ended a strong personal season on a high. 7