James POLKINGHORNE

#50  

Age: 30yr 5mth Games: 101 Born: Jan 21, 1989
Height: 184cm Weight: 88kg Position: MID

2016 Digest:   Former Lion spent last year in Bombers’ VFL team and was a consistent ball-winner. Hoping to re-ignite his career as a top up.

2016 NAB Cup:   Slight nick to calf muscle meant he missed all three NAB Challenge games. Now getting close to return.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Rested.
2 Calf.
3 VFL First game for year after calf injury and quiet. Will be better for the run. -
4 VFL Returned from a calf problem to gather 21 disposals. Handy effort. -
5 VFL Rated as Bombers’ bets with a workhorse performance in the midfield. -
6 Carl Hardly sighted. Like he did at Brisbane just doesn’t win enough of the ball. 3
7 Syd Struggled to make any real impact, collecting just 12 possessions. 2
8 NM Quiet start then worked into the game. Ten of 17 disposals gathered in second half. 5
9 StK Minimal impact. Just nine touches for the day. 3
10 Senior emergency.
11 Bye.
12 VFL Huge game highlighted by eight inside-50s and 14 contested possessions. -
13 VFL Six clearances, four inside-50s and six tackles. Won plenty of the ball. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 VFL Won plenty of ball and had 11 clearances and five tackles. Handy performance. -
16 VFL Had 14 contested possessions, seven clearances to play a prominent role in win. -
17 VFL Won plenty of pill and led the team with nine inside-50s. Four tackles. -
18 VFL Led team in disposals, clearances and inside-50s so did all he could. -
19 Adel Played well within the 50-metre arcs, a consistent ball winner. 6
20 Geel Only three of his 15 possessions were kicks. One tackle and no inside-50s. 3
21 GCS Did his bit in patches but not overly influential. 4
22 VFL Had it 22 times, kicked a goal and laid three tackles. Did his bit. -
23 VFL Five inside-50s and two goals from 19 disposals. Bobbed up at times. -

2014 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Senior emergency.
2 Knee.
3 NEAFL Provided some good run and carry. -
4 NEAFL Played back and through middle. 20 touches. -
5 NEAFL One of the best afield. Attacked hard and won a lot of his own ball. -
6 StK Not prominent. 3
7 Syd Struggled to get into the game. 4
8 NEAFL Kicked a couple of goals and generally tried hard. -
9 NEAFL Up and down throughout the night as a forward and midfielder. -
10 NEAFL Bye. -
11 NEAFL Started forward and played as an inside midfielder. OK. -
12 Senior emergency.
13 NEAFL Didn’t have a big influence on the game in midfield. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 Ankle.
16 Ankle.
17 NEAFL In and out of the game and his disposal let him down. -
18 NEAFL Not a big influence on the game but better than last week. -
19 NEAFL Was tagged and didn’t have an influence. -
20 NEAFL Played forward/mid and had an influence on the game. -
21 Ankle.
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 WB Hardly seen across four quarters. 7
2 Adel Kicked an early goal but then faded out of the match. 4
3 GCS Had an impact when he was subbed on. Kicked a goal. 4
4 NEAFL Best on ground. 38 touches and a goal. -
5 Melb Slow start but started to rack up big numbers late. On report for a trip. 7
6 Syd Worked hard throughout to try and help turn the tide in the middle. 7
7 WCE Threw himself in. Wasn’t efficient but got his hands on the ball. 5
8 Ess One of his better games for the club. Kicked a goal and work-rate huge. 7
9 Carl Showed an occasional burst of brilliance. 5
10 Coll Not in it early and bobbed up only a couple of times. 2
12 NEAFL Kicked three goals and had 21 touches. Did well. -
13 NEAFL Quiet, after huge game last week. -
14 Haw Didn't see much of the ball. 3
15 NEAFL Great attitude after being dropped, looked dangerous. -
16 NM Just three touches. Enough said. 3
17 NEAFL Played the first half before rested as senior emergency. -
18 NEAFL Bye. -
19 NEAFL Looked lively with 23 disposals in midfield. -
20 NEAFL Rivalled McGrath for best afield honors with 37 touches. -
21 NEAFL Another classy game with 27 touches, two goals -
22 NEAFL Bye. -
23 Rested.
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Melb Opportunistic goal in second term and ended day with three. Handy. 7
2 Carl One of the better midfielders with his grunt. Needs to win more ball. 6
3 Frem Battled hard in tight. Tackled well. 5
6 Ess Battled hard but was one of many midfielders to lower their colours. 5
7 Coll Another who struggled against the Magpie midfield. 4
8 GWS Never really got into the game despite it being a one-sided affair. 4
9 NM Won ball early then tailed off. 4
10 WCE Kicked match winning goal with 65m torpedo. Stood up when it counted. 7
12 Haw Didn’t do much to catch the eye. 4
13 WB What he does has a touch of polish but if only he could find more of the ball. 5
14 Melb Worked hard and applied good pressure to got with his 17 touches. 5
15 Syd Yet another Lion who struggled to find a teammate when in possession. 2
16 StK Did a few things but not prominent. 4
17 GCS Kicked a goal and was lively. 5
18 WCE Persisted and won the ball at both ends under pressure. 5
19 Rich Kept up his possession average but had little impact. 4
20 Carl What he did was OK but as always didn’t get enough of it. 4
21 Adel Pass mark for the game but not much more. 5
22 Port Clever tap set up Zorko for the sealing goal in the last term. 4
23 WB No real impact. 5