Martin CLARKE

#9  

Age: 31yr 7mth Games: 73 Born: Nov 13, 1987
Height: 181cm Weight: 85kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   A crunch year looms for the hard-running Irishman following an ankle reconstruction over summer. Since returning from his homeland two seasons ago, he hasn’t been able to find the same form he displayed when he burst onto the scene in 2007. With so many talented youngsters pressing for spots, he is under pressure.

2014 NAB Cup:   Saw plenty of game time in both NAB Challenge matches. In the Round 1 conversation.

2014 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Frem Looked tentative with the footy in hand after early mistake and subbed out after half time. 2
2 VFL OK without starring. Got a bit of the ball. -
3 PM Good on a wing and across half back. -
4 VFL Kicked a goal but didn’t have a great day. -
5 VFL Found space well and used the ball much cleaner than he has. -
6 VFL Did well on a wing with his run and carry. -
7 VFL In and out of the game on a wing. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL Played his part on a wing with 16 touches. -
10 VFL Kicked a goal and had 20 touches on a wing. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 Rested.
13 VFL Ran up and down the wing with minimal effect. -
14 VFL Tagged Honeychurch. Did a decent job but the ‘Dog kicked three. -
15 VFL Shadowed Lloyd who kicked two and had a bit of it. -
16 VFL Knocked out in the first 10 minutes. -
17 Concussion.
18 VFL Struggled offensively and defensively against Dolphins. -
19 VFL Just 10 touches and is struggling. -
20 Rested.
21 Concussion.
22 Ill.
23 Ill.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 NM Pace was handy at half back. Useful. 5
2 Carl Opposed to Gibbs on a wing and fought an even battle. 6
3 Haw Never impacted the game with decisive runs or playmaking off a wing. 5
4 Rich Found space and good in one-on-one situations. Best game for ages. 7
5 Ess One inside-50 and one rebound-50 from 21 disposals. Didn’t hurt opponent. 5
6 StK Used the ball well and kicked a goal. Handy effort all night off a wing. 6
7 Frem Tweaked a hammy in the second term and was subbed out. 2
8 Calf.
9 Syd Picked up McGlynn and was in trouble from the start. Struggling in the big games. 4
10 Bris Late inclusion for Cloke and had his hands full mostly on McGrath. 4
11 VFL 15 possessions and a goal but needed to do more. -
12 VFL In and out of the game outside of a nice running goal. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 Senior emergency.
15 VFL Gave good dash off a wing and mopped up well in defence. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Gave good run and won some contested ball. Solid showing. -
18 VFL Busy at half-back with 22 possessions and four inside 50s. -
19 VFL Did well early but then put in cotton wool with an ankle injury. -
20 Ankle.
21 Ankle.
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.
QF Ankle.
EF Ankle.
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Collingwood

1 Haw Started like he’d never left but influence evaporated after half time. 4
2 Rich On Edwards. Low-key but workmanlike performance. 6
3 Carl Always under pressure, like most teammates. 4
4 Port Played a role as a wingman/half back and worked well beside others. 6
5 Ess Tagged Stanton and did super job until late in final term. 7
6 WB Probably side’s most consistent mid-sized defender on the night. 7
7 Bris Collected 19 of his 24 disposals in the second half. 6
8 Geel Good defensive game. Worked into it after a slow start. 6
9 Adel Played more as midfielder and had four inside 50s. 6
10 GCS Used the ball well coming out of the back half (five rebounds). 6
11 Melb When required he did what he had to in an even display from half back. 5
13 WCE Subbed off after knock in last term. Exposed overhead at times. 4
14 VFL Great response to omission with 30-plus touches. -
15 Carl Back into side and got a few touches but often a metre off the pace. 3
16 Geel Didn’t set world on fire after being subbed on for second half. 3
17 VFL Slow start but worked into the game after half time. -
18 GWS Came on as the sub in the third term and still gathered 16 touches. 5
19 VFL Won the ball well but fumbled a bit and ball use was iffy. -
20 Syd Played well in his return to the team, providing some run off half back. 4
21 NM Continues to struggle. 3