Age: 30yr 9mth Games: 65 Born: Sep 01, 1988
Height: 186cm Weight: 85kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   After he had been a permanent selection for two years, he looked to have dropped out of favour when he struggled along in the VFL for most of 2013. But he regained a senior post in the final month to finish on a higher note. Could be used more in original role as a forward.

2014 NAB Cup:   Has been used at both ends but more likely to play up forward.

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Two goals in goals in first half showed value as a forward. Moved to defence later. 5
2 Haw Kicked first two goals but not really a factor in second half. 4
3 Carl Got the ball rolling with the first goal and was always a handful. Injured a calf late. 5
4 Frem Kicked two goals but Dawson had his measure. 3
5 StK Quiet apart from almost brilliant that landed millimetres inside. 3
6 Coll Horror day. Coach had seen enough midway through third term – subbed out. 1
7 VFL Two early goals then moved back. Tried hard. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL Booted two goals and was one of the Bombers best. -
10 VFL Just two possessions then left field and took no further part. -
11 Rested.
12 VFL Bye. -
13 VFL Kicked two goals and flew at the ball well in the air. -
14 VFL Used at both ends with equal effect. Three goals. -
15 Geel Hardly touched it and coach decided to sub him out in third term. 1
16 Port Came on as the sub in the last term and was ineffective. 1
17 VFL Booted three goals to almost drag the Dons over the line. -
18 VFL Kicked 2.2 from seven touches and five marks. -
19 VFL Marked well at times but wasn’t able to convert chances. -
20 VFL Played mostly forward. Goalless but competed hard. -
21 VFL Used mostly in defence and was solid as always. -
22 VFL 17 possessions and a goal and gave a target at stages. -
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2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 PM Just fair down back. Not his best display. -
2 VFL Wasn’t challenged greatly but did what was required. -
3 VFL Was sturdy in defence in Bombers VFL loss. -
4 VFL Not his best day in defence but competed strongly. -
5 Coll Came in and played his role at half back. Solid yet unspectacular. 5
6 GWS Showed plenty of ticker in the air as usual. Solid display. 6
7 Geel Just battled across half back and had little influence after main break. 4
8 VFL Chopped off well across half back. Solid effort. -
9 VFL Chopped off multiple forward attacks down back. -
10 VFL Along with Pears, helped keep the Bombers defence together. -
11 VFL Solid again and helped chop off plenty of Zebra attacks. -
12 VFL Struggled a bit down back, so was moved up forward. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Chopped off a few Bees attacks and provided leadership down back. -
15 VFL Strong game down back and chopped off multiple Blues attacks. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Chopped off numerous Casey attacks to press his claims for a recall. -
18 Shoulder.
19 Coll Went to Sidebottom in second half but couldn’t stop him. One goal. 3
20 WCE Played with zest and enthusiasm across half back and up forward. Didn’t rub off though. 6
21 NM Started in defence then to attack. 5
22 Carl Took some strong marks in defence and provided some dash. 5
23 Rich Did some nice things but wasn’t a major factor on the night. 4

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Hurt shoulder in second quarter which limited him. 2
2 Port Read ball well and took some nice marks across half back – 14 disposals. 7
3 GCS Played on quite a few opponents and kept them in check. 5
4 Carl Only 6 possessions but did his job well down back. 6
5 Coll OK but didn’t get much of the footy so offensively down. 4
6 Bris Strong performance in the backline, and rebounded the ball well. 5
7 WCE Busy in defence in second term. Mostly matched on Hill 5
8 Rich Attention to his calf early and seemed hampered for much of night. 4
10 Melb Garland was too good for him in final term. 2
11 Syd Did well under pressure apart from one howler when coughed up across goal. 6
13 Frem Didn’t get the chance to rebound from defence. 3
14 WB Started on Higgins. Steady. 7
15 StK Milne got away from him after half time. 3
16 Port Went head to head with Matt Thomas and was OK. 4
17 Geel Tried hard but had his hands full with Stokes. 5
18 Haw On Lewis early. Didn’t have a memorable night. 3
19 Adel Had to contend with Petrenko as his minder in the back half. 3
20 NM Matched on taller Tarrant initially. Unspectacular game. 4
21 Carl Early mistakes cost two goals. His attack first defensive policy bit him at times. 3
22 Rich Matched on Astbury at start. Tried hard but usage was down. 5
23 Coll Matched on Goldsack at start. OK job. 5