Ben HOWLETT

#40  

Age: 30yr 5mth Games: 125 Born: Oct 21, 1988
Height: 180cm Weight: 79kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Mid-sized forward faces a challenge to stay in the team. Didn’t play against Suns after a modest effort vs Magpies.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 -
2 Bris Worthy contributor although relatively quiet in last term. Just one behind and one scoring assist. 5
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 VFL A standout in big win over the Pies with 25 touches and 12 tackles through midfield. -
6 Melb One of the main culprits with his ball use by foot. Only gained 86 metres from his 14 possessions. 3
7 Senior emergency.
8 VFL Didn’t use the footy that well, but was a handy contributor at stages. -
9 VFL Excellent in midfield with 31 possessions and eight clearances. -
10 VFL One of the Bombers best. Had 35 touches, nine, clearances and nine inside 50s. Immense. -
11 GWS Spent time at half forward and in middle. Just three kicks, and will be looking over his shoulder. 6
12 Port Did a few good things, but didn’t always hit the target with his disposals. 5
13 Bye.
14 Syd Just the one kick in the first hour, but threw himself at the footy and was important in second half. 5
15 Senior emergency.
16 VFL Very good in the win. 27 touches, seven clearances and seven inside 50s. -
17 VFL Had 22 touches, eight clearances and seven inside 50s. Right on the fringe of seniors. -
18 VFL His game was almost a carbon copy of Hocking's. Mountain of work within the contest with little assistance on the outside. -
19 VFL Did a bit of everything with 22 disposals, 15 contested possessions, four rebound 50s, three inside 50s and seven tackles. -
20 Carl Came in for sixth game of the year and was moderate; 12 disposals, six tackles and one goal. 4
21 Adel Couldn’t win enough of the ball. 3
22 Senior emergency.
23 VFL Good around the contests with nine clearances in loss to Geelong. -
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2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Suspended.
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2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Syd Sub came on very early and immediately knuckled down to work. 6
2 Haw Subbed out after having no impact in three quarters. 2
3 Carl Bobbed up to kick three goals rotating between forward and back. 7
4 Coll Flitted in and out of game. Five inside-50s but unable to hit the scoreboard. 5
5 StK Tackled desperately and plays every game as if it is his last. 7
6 Frem Kicked a goal in the final term but didn’t do enough early. 3
7 NM Sub. On third term to replace Langford but not the impact coach would like. 1
8 Bris Admirable workrate in midfield and tackled hard all day. 7
9 Rich Laid six tackles and battled hard through the midfield. 6
10 Geel Went to Selwood for large chunks but task was tough. Struggled. 3
11 WCE Played as a quasi full forward at times. Tough job. 4
13 VFL Influential with attack on ball and man. Kicked a goal. -
14 StK Sub came on mid third term and battled away. 3
15 Melb Not huge possessions but seven tackles and an important goal. 5
16 NM Not big stats but kicked two goals to hold up his end. 5
17 Port Not a big game. Subbed off late in third term. 3
18 Knee.
19 GWS Kept on trying all afternoon and was rewarded with two nice goals. 7
20 Adel Cracked in but didn’t win enough ball to worry the Crows at any stage. 3
21 GCS Gave his all as he usually does. 5
22 Rich Not a huge influence around the ball. Always seemed to be under pressure. 5
23 Coll Six tackles, three clearances and three inside-50’s kept him involved. 5

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Contested hard in a trademark hard-edged display. 6
2 Haw Battled hard but lacks the polish to really hurt an opponent – efficiency well down. 4
3 Carl 15 touches and did his bit. Solid without starring. 5
4 Frem Worked hard in midfield and across half forward. Tackled hard. 6
5 StK Not the worst but didn’t have great impact. 4
6 Coll Won 12 contested possessions, five clearances and five inside-50s to be involved. 7
7 WB Tackled well and worked hard without finding much of the ball. 4
8 VFL Bye. -
9 Rested.
10 VFL Bye. -
11 Rich Career-high five goals and was always in the right spot at the fall of the ball. Superb. 9
12 GWS OK without starring. 5
13 Melb Struggled to get into the game to the same degree as we have seen in past month. 4
14 Adel Kicked a crucial goal in the final term… but did it hit the post? Otherwise quiet. 4
15 Geel One goal but little influence around ground. Three inside-50s and five tackles. 5
16 Port Laid seven tackles in an ultra-defensive display. 4
17 Coll Honest performer in the middle. Had his share against strong Pies' midfield. 6
18 WB Horrible day. Subbed out in third term after three disposals. 1
19 Syd Tackled hard, but not a major factor. 3
20 Rich Even effort but no major say in shifting momentum. 5
21 WCE Worked hard without starring. 4
22 GCS Efficiency down a tad but laid 11 tackles and snaffled four clearances. 6
23 Carl Laid a team-high six tackles but only 11 disposals. 4
EF NM Solid foot soldier without being exceptional. 5
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GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Adel Showed attacking side in midfield with career-best four goals. 4
2 Melb Joined the party after quarter time with two goals and 11 cont. possessions. 7
3 Frem One of several midfielders who had an improved second half. 6
4 StK Steady and productive. 6
5 Coll Not his usual numbers but played his role across half forward. 5
6 GWS Not a massive impact but important in the midfield rotations. 5
7 Geel Scrappy disposal marred his effort but workrate was good and kept battling. 5
8 Bris Sub. On early to replace Hurley. One goal but generally struggled. 4
9 Rich Laid eight tackles and fearless at the ball. 6
10 Shoulder.
11 Carl Not a big game. 4
12 GCS Played his role in the Bomber midfield. Most of his touches were by hand. 6
14 WCE Not a big factor. 4
15 Port Played his role rotating through midfield and able to chip in with a goal. 6
16 WB Appeared to run with Wallis among others. Eight tackles but not much else. 4
17 Senior emergency.
18 Haw Ran with a variety of players but swimming against the tide all night. 4
19 VFL Won plenty of ball in midfield but disposals wasn’t always clean. -
20 WCE Sub. On before half time for Winderlich and only had a minimal impact. 2
21 NM Didn’t have a big say. 3
22 Carl Sub. Came on for Davey and provided great drive in the last quarter fight back. 5
23 Rich Early goal but then relatively unsighted outside of some nice tackles. 3
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Hard worker in the thick of things. 6
2 Port Busy around ground to grab 14 disposals and a goal. Provided some drive. 6
3 GCS Had a big first quarter and quietened off from there. 5
4 Carl One of his best games. Was busy all day, with 17 touches, seven tackles. 6
5 Coll One goal from his 20 touches and five clearances. OK without starring. 6
6 Bris Industrious with seven tackles and seven contested possessions. 5
7 WCE Serviceable and always hard in the contest. 6
8 Rich Clean with ball use at clearances. Applied strong pressure. 6
9 GWS Named sub before Hardingham’s injury, started on ground – super night. 7
10 Melb Worked hard in the packs. 5
11 Syd Worked hard all night. 6
13 Frem Tough in contests and worked hard when in defence. Strong game. 6
14 WB One of the industrious workers in midfield who figured in big start. 7
15 StK Big first quarter and kept working despite diminishing impact later. 6
16 Port Prime mover with Watson and Stanton, well held in the first half. 7
17 Geel Quieter night than normal. 3
18 Haw Pressured and ran hard without huge impact. 5
19 Adel The soft tissue curse strikes again with another hamstring injury. 2
23 Coll Quiet early but worked his way into it in midfield. 4