#44   Essendon

Age: 29yr 1mth Games: 52 Born: Sep 01, 1990
Height: 196cm Weight: 100kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Starred in opening JLT match against Pies then not quite the same influence against Suns. On fringes for Round 1.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Haw Gave away some silly frees, but did well around the ground as a mobile ruckman and had some handy taps. 6
2 Bris Started promisingly but was well beaten in third term when Martin got the better off him. 5
3 Senior emergency.
4 VFL Played mostly in attack and finished with two goals. Handy. -
5 VFL Used mostly in attack and kicked two goals. Handy without starring considering the quantity of supply. -
6 VFL Kicked two goals and spent some time relieving Draper in ruck. Handy enough outing. -
7 VFL Steady game with 15 touches and seven inside-50s. Worked hard to keep the Bombers close. -
8 VFL Injured a hand in the opening stages and played no further part. -
9 Hand.
10 VFL Threatened, but ultimately didn’t do a great deal. -
11 VFL Too big and strong for Rooster defenders to end with 4.3. Worked hard at ground level too. -
12 VFL Missed out on having a big haul by missing some gettable shots. Ended up kicking 4.3. -
13 Bye.
14 Syd Back into the team and was barely sighted early on. A bit better after main break and ended with two key goals. 5
15 VFL Had a game to forget. Couldn’t sniff it. -
16 VFL Booted two goals and did some good ruckwork backing up Draper. -
17 VFL Pretty quiet affair with just 10 disposals. -
18 VFL Just never clicked all day, despite his 12 disposals. -
19 VFL Made the most of his chances with three goals from six kicks. -
20 VFL Bye. -
21 VFL Handy enough without it being a big afternoon. -
22 Senior emergency.
23 Senior emergency.
EF Senior emergency.

2016 Season

1 GCS Tried hard but the ball didn't fall for him. 3
2 Played in VFL trial against Richmond.
3 Ankle
4 VFL Best big man on the ground and capped off a strong effort with three goals. -
5 VFL Two goals and worked well forward and spells in the ruck. Handy effort. -
6 VFL Rotated ruck/forward but tough conditions for marking forwards hindered him. -
7 Syd OK in forward half and gave Leuenberger some help in the ruck. 4
8 Quad.
9 Quad.
10 VFL Came on at half time and provided a contest in the front 50. -
11 Bye.
12 VFL Dragged down a couple of contested marks and kicked a goal but generally quiet. -
13 VFL Massive second half tagged him as the hero. Five clearances, four goals. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 Calf.
16 StK Started on Gilbert and was back-up ruckman. Wasn’t the worst and did his bit. 4
17 Rich Lack of effort at times was poor – as was execution going forward, but kicked a goal when in attack. 4
18 Bris A few good moments, but far too many where he looked off the pace. Career at crossroads. 3
19 Ill.
20 VFL Three marks and 18 hit-outs. Has played better games given limited possessions. -
21 VFL Four goals, 11 marks (five contested), five tackles and 18 kicks. Great game. -
22 VFL Grabbed seven marks and kicked three goals. Steady output up forward. -
23 Carl Worked hard and contributed well in a number of roles. 5

2015 Season

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3 VFL 19 hitouts and 13 possessions as forward/ruck. -
4 VFL Best of Bomber talls. 11 hitouts, two goals and 22 touches. -
5 VFL Battled hard when ball hit the deck but wasn’t a big factor. -
6 VFL Good outing again until being rested for much of second half. -
7 NM Debut for new club. Certain mark in front of goal disallowed by umpire. 3
8 VFL Starred with 28 hitouts, two goals, 22 possessions. -
9 Senior emergency.
10 VFL 28 touches, two goals and 18 hitouts in dominant display. -
11 VFL Booted five goals and was too big for Frankston defenders. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 Haw Solid performance will have earned him another crack. Five marks and a goal. 6
14 StK Oft maligned but tried hard and deserves credit. 5
15 Melb Monstered by Gawn but battled manfully around ground. 6
16 NM Overwhelmed in ruck by Goldstein and conceded six free kicks. 4
17 Port Conceded frees in ruck duels but most were questionable 4
18 VFL Competed all day in ruck with 28 hitouts, 13 possessions. -
19 VFL Frozen out in attack but OK when shifted into ruck late. -
20 VFL Huge first three quarters then rested. 22 touches, 30 hitouts. -
21 GCS Massive performance as the lone ruckman. Booted three goals. 8
22 Rich Gave his all in battle against Maric. Certainly didn’t lower his colours. 6
23 Coll Gave all he had in the ruck and was one of the better Bombers. 7

2014 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Geel One early goal but influence petered out in second half. 4
2 Port Despite his eight hit-outs was lost when playing up forward. 3
3 SANFL Rarely sighted. -
4 SANFL Kicked three early goals and crashed in hard. -
5 SANFL Provided valuable ruck back-up and tall forward presence. -
6 SANFL Steady performance with one goal and some ruck relief. -
7 SANFL Looked dominant at the hitouts but idle around the ground. -
8 SANFL Started second half with a goal but unsatisfactory otherwise. -
9 SANFL Totally devoid of form and confidence. -
10 SANFL Kicked Crows' first goal but struggled otherwise. Copped eye injury. -
11 Eye.
12 SANFL Stunning return to form. Herculean in Graham's absence. -
13 SANFL Easily the most influential ruckman on the ground. -
14 SANFL Influential in ruck, especially early, but indisciplined at times. -
15 SANFL Bye. -
16 SANFL Undisciplined at times an unsuited to cold, slippery conditions -
17 SANFL Undisciplined at times an unsuited to cold, slippery conditions -
18 Soreness.
19 SANFL Easily best big man on ground. Three goals, 18 hitouts, 16 disposals. -
20 SANFL Electric early. Finished with two goals, 21 hitouts, seven marks. -
21 SANFL Injured his hamstring in opening minutes of close loss to Sturt. -
22 Hamstring.
23 Hamstring.
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2013 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Senior emergency.
2 SANFL Bye. -
3 SANFL Nine disposals and eight hitouts after switching to Glenelg. -
4 SANFL Ineffective again. Battling to make an impact. -
5 SANFL Glenelg's match-winner with five timely goals and 11 marks. -
6 Haw First game of the season for the injured Walker and was just OK. 5
7 GWS Improved as game went on and marking became stronger. 6
8 StK Started well the tapered. 4
9 NM Rucked solo in last 45 minutes and was Ok in that role. Handy enough. 5
10 Senior emergency.
11 Syd Kicked two goals but well held by Grundy overall. 4
12 Rich Struggled to impact forward and subbed out midway through third term. 2
14 SANFL Bye. -
15 WCE Started off great with a fine goal in the opening minute before getting reported. 6
16 Suspended.
17 Suspended.
18 Frem Kicked a goal on return from suspension, but subbed out in the third term. 3
19 Port As the second ruckman he is doing his job, around the ground he just OK. 5
20 Senior emergency.
21 SANFL Outpointed by Norwood's rucks and unsuited to wintry conditions. -
22 SANFL Kicked an early goal and led Glenelg's rucks well. -
23 SANFL Kicked an early goal and led Glenelg's rucks well. -

2012 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 SANFL Booted two goals from eight touches. -
2 SANFL Kicked four goals from six touches and five marks. -
4 GWS Complemented Sam Jacobs in the ruck with 12 hit-outs. 5
5 Port Great back-up role to Jacobs with 19 hit-outs and kicked a goal. 6
6 Syd Kicked a vital goal in the final quarter but did not win much of the ball. 3
8 SANFL Kicked 1.5 from 12 possessions. -
11 SANFL Three goals and 16 hitouts for South Adelaide in loss. -
12 SANFL Kicked 2.1 and had 18 hitouts in a duel role for South. -
13 NM Foolishly conceded off the ball free for goal and missed a few as well. 3
14 SANFL Big outing with 5.2 and 19 touches. Back in form. -
15 Port Left the game with an injured jaw in the second term. 1
18 Geel Minimal impact on return from a broken jaw. 1
21 SANFL Played mostly forward for South. Kicked 1.1. -
23 SANFL 26 hitouts and eight possessions for the Panthers. -
QF SANFL Kicked 2.2 from nine touches for the Panthers. -