#7   West Coast

Age: 30yr 1mth Games: 175 Born: May 02, 1989
Height: 180cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   2017 will be intriguing one the 27-year-old. The addition of Mitchell will either free up his game or hinder it. One to watch. closely.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 NM Played his part in midfield. Now the fourth or fifth best midfielder at the club 6
2 StK A strong performance with 27 disposals and two goals. Worked really hard to provide run. 6
3 Rich Had a quiet game up until three quarter time, then had a great last quarter amassing 10 disposals to try and get his team over the line. 6
4 Syd Not a big ball-winner in early contests. Ended with 20 touches, but wasn’t a major factor. 5
5 Haw Off the pace early in the midfield. Either fumbled or made more decisions/executions. Better late but game was shot. 5
6 Frem Had a heap of the ball with 32 touches but wasn’t as damaging as many of his teammates. 6
7 Port Just travelling at the moment, is doing plenty of gut running with little reward. 5
8 WB Worked hard and preferred to handball to set up his team. Had eight kicked and 19 handballs. 7
9 Ess Got a bit of ball in midfield but butchered it. Just three effective kicks. 4
10 GWS Wasn’t damaging despite 21 possessions. 5
11 WAFL Big ball winner in rare WAFL outing. 28 possessions, five clearances in the win. -
12 Bye.
13 WAFL Had 31 touches, but only half his kicks hit the target. Has to be better for a player of his calibre. -
14 WAFL Did well in midfield with 33 touches and eight clearances. Did what was needed. -
15 WB Back in the side in familiar wing/back flank role. A reliable if unspectacular contributor these days. 4
16 WAFL Bye. -
17 Frem Kicked poorly. Has to improve his disposal to stay in the team. 3
18 WAFL Among the best with 27 possessions, five marks, four tackles and three inside 50s. -
19 WAFL Starred with 38 disposals. Seems to be too good for WAFL, not good enough for AFL at this stage of his career. -
20 StK A couple of nice breakaways early in the day then only a moderate game. 4
21 WAFL Won a truckload of ball in midfield. 34 possessions and four clearances. -
22 WAFL Just fair in midfield with 19 touches. -
23 WAFL Racked up the touches, but could have been more efficient. -
EF Senior emergency.
SF Senior emergency.

2016 Season

1 Ankle.
2 WAFL Strong return with 28 possessions and six tackles in limited game time. -
3 Frem Good comeback from injury. Found the ball and ran to create. 6
4 Rich Never really found his mojo. Didn’t use the ball well. 4
5 Syd Gritty effort in the packs. 7
6 Coll Struggled. Got caught with the footy. 3
7 Geel Five inside-50s but won a lot of uncontested possession that didn’t hurt the Cats. 5
8 StK Relished the freedom to dictate terms all game. 7
9 Port Not a vintage display but a solid game nonetheless. 6
10 GCS Did his job. Had 21 touches. Worked up and down the ground. 6
11 WB Didn’t have a stat until second term then got going. One goal but impact negated by Dogs. 5
12 Adel One of the Eagles who found the ball in the final term when things were tough. 5
13 Bris Partied in last term with eight disposals turning an OK game into a good one. 6
15 Ess One of his better games. Had his running back. 7
16 NM Influential around the ground. Made the most of his disposals. 7
17 Carl Quiet first half (one kick) then lifted after half time when game opened up. 6
18 Melb Quiet. Managed just 12 possessions. 4
19 Coll Struggled to get his hands on the ball – just four kicks. Has to lift. 4
20 Frem Had a big impact because he covered heaps of ground and had 33 touches. 7
21 GWS In and out of the game in midfield for 20 possessions. Steady. 5
22 Haw Worked hard and had 30 touches. Ran all night. 7
23 Adel Quality display through the midfield and across halfback. 7
EF WB Won plenty of the ball so work-rate good – two inside-50s. 7

2015 Season

1 WB Worked hard but many of his possessions were behind the ball. Two inside-50s. 6
2 Carl Great first term then stayed involved without starring off a wing. 6
3 Frem Battled on in midfield but wasn’t able to stem early Freo tide. 6
4 Bris Worked both ways, dealing with Redden/Christensen. Worthy contributor. 7
5 GWS Had a team-high 33 disposals. Worked really hard. 6
6 Port Finally living up to the billing of a No.3 draft pick—outstanding. 7
7 GCS Twenty of his 43 disposals were in the final term. That’s a big quarter. 7
8 StK Solid game but hurt in heavy tackle from Armitage. Stayed on. 5
9 Geel Huge first half set the tone. Ended with 14 contested possessions. 8
10 NM Mopped up behind the ball in usual fashion. Played his role. 6
11 Ess Didn’t use the ball well. Only three of his 12 kicks were effective. 5
12 Rich Combined well with Gaff around ground and constantly created attacks. 7
14 Melb Ran free in midfield with focus on Priddis/Shuey. Ball use was very good. 7
15 Adel Won the ball all night. Quality game. 7
16 Coll Productive and steady accumulator. 6
17 Syd Relished lop-sided contest to grab a heap of the ball but faded as game wore on. 7
18 GCS Dished the ball out to teammates with handball. 5
19 Haw Unable to run with the footy and it limited his impact. 5
20 Frem Not as prolific as he’s been this year. Only 16 touches. 5
21 Suspended.
22 Suspended.
23 StK Injured his hamstring in the second term and got subbed out. 3
QF Hamstring.
PF NM Couple of brilliant passes set up goals but for most part struggled. Subbed out. 4
GF Haw Five effective disposals to half time and 14 for game. Little impact. 3

2014 Season

1 WB Defensive on Murphy early and did that well. Found some footy in second half. 6
2 Melb In everything in the first half rotating through Terlich. Ran out game well. 8
3 StK Corked thigh early and restricted to permanent placement in attack 4
4 Hamstring.
5 Port One of the Eagles best. Kept working hard and winning the ball – 30 disp. 7
6 Carl Couldn’t handle Yarran early but one of the few Eagles to tackle reliably. 6
7 Frem Worked hard both ways but didn’t get enough of it to be a factor. 6
8 GWS More damaging than his opponent Scully who also got a bit of the ball. 7
10 Coll Dangerous around ball and in space. Subbed out late with hamstring strain. 7
11 NM Negating half-forward role on Atley and won a lot of the ball himself. 5
12 Haw Not damaging with his 19 possessions. 4
13 GCS Not spectacular but did OK in the Eagles’ midfield. 5
14 StK Stats were more impressive than his actual influence on game. 5
15 Frem Failed to get a clearance in midfield which highlighted Eagles issues. 4
16 Syd Got a bit of ball but was far too loose on McVeigh and the Swan played a big role. 5
17 Bris Worked hard on a wing, seeing off Adcock and Beams. 7
18 Rich Like so many wet conditions nullified influence despite disposal numbers. 5
19 Adel Got under the guard of the Crows midfield with four clearances, four inside-50s. 7
20 Coll Won a lot of footy on a wing as a link-man playing backward of centre. 6
21 Ess Solid game but had quiet second quarter. 6
22 Melb In good touch again in midfield with 32 disposals. Work rate is back to its best. 7
23 GCS Won a lot of footy but didn’t hurt Suns to any great degree. No clearances. 6
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Frem Worked hard in the midfield against the flow after half time. 5
2 Haw Totted up a heap of touches and never let up in midfield. 7
3 Melb Treated post-game for leather poisoning. 20 contested possessions. A standout. 9
4 Carl Among best with 11 contested possessions, six inside-50s and three tackles. 7
5 Port Found plenty of footy just not as polished as his midfield teammates. 6
6 WB Busy and industrious game in middle. 7
7 Foot.
8 NM Solid worker in midfield. Good when getting forward of the ball in space. 6
9 GWS The stand-out member of a dominant midfield brigade. 8
10 Rich Got away to a good start, but wasn’t the same influence later. 6
11 StK Continual force around ground. Linked well when the Eagles needed it most. 6
13 Haw Allowed space to find plenty of ball but only two inside-50s and zero clearances. 6
14 Ess At various stages negated Goddard and Heppell and had a good game. 7
15 Adel Biggest possession winner on the ground and had four inside 50s. 8
16 Frem Despite close attention from Crowley he was able to win a large share of the ball. 6
17 Syd A solid contributor, tackled when required and pushed the ball forward with purpose. 8
18 WB Tagged by Wallis but subbed after seriously damaging an ankle in second term. 1
19 Ankle.
20 Ess Got better as the game wore on. Laid seven tackles to got with plenty of possessions. 7
21 Ankle.
22 Coll Ran around midfield for nine cont poss, five inside-50s and three clearances. Battler. 6
23 Adel Tambling matched up on him early. Not a big factor. 4

2012 Season

1 WB Took one nice mark and kicked a goal. Can be better than 16 possessions. 5
2 Melb Quality running game. Had nine inside 50s among 34 possessions. 7
3 GWS Got the better of his duel with fellow ’07 draftee Palmer. Three goals huge. 7
4 Haw Had 20 touches but worked hard when Hawthorn had the ball. 6
5 Rich Key with two goals and 21 touches rotating forward/midfield. 7
6 NM Had eight inside 50s and one goal. Made the most of his 13 touches. 6
7 Ess Placed on Zaharakis and was burnt off early 4
8 StK Had five inside -50s from his 24 disposals. Worked hard. 6
9 Frem A hard running game. Linked up really well to give the Eagles drive. 7
10 Bris Eagles’ best although a dropped mark in second term was embarrassing. 7
12 Carl Prominent in first half but like others faltered after that. 5
13 Coll Good contributor but sometimes waited too long in decision making. 6
14 GCS Won seven clearances and 33 possessions. Was damaging. 8
15 NM Busy worker all day. 6
16 Syd Kicked three goals and was good when playing defensively too. 7
17 Adel Down on form of previous weeks of consistency. 4
18 Bris Set up four shots for goal and kicked a major himself. Had 29 touches. 7
19 Frem Persisted and had 20 disposals. 5
20 Geel Chimed in for a goal but generally not one the Cats had to worry about. 4
21 Port Kicked two goals and had four clearances and six inside 50s. 6
22 Coll One of his quieter games of late. 4
23 Haw Had seven inside-50s and buzzed around to play a role midfield/forward. 6
EF NM Roamed to help keep pressure on Roos. Kicked one, should have been two. 7
SF Coll Often rushed in disposal under finals pressure. 5