#16   Collingwood

Age: 30yr 7mth Games: 176 Born: Nov 02, 1988
Height: 188cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   May be coming off a limited preparation but first two outings had fans looking askance at Gubby Allan’s four-year deal.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WB After late call-up got involved, kicked a goal and showed a bit – to the relief of many in the camp. 5
2 Rich One nice goal on half time but missed sitter after a great tackle soon after. Not enough from the half million-dollar man. 3
3 Syd Quiet offensively but did his bit defensively at times in front half. Needs to do more. 4
4 VFL Worked into the game after a slow start in attack. Ended with two goals and applied good pressure. -
5 VFL Only the nine possessions in attack and one goal. Laid five tackles, but not enough to cut it for a recall. -
6 VFL Veteran remains under the pump with a sub-standard VFL performance. 16 disposals, no goals and five tackles. -
7 VFL Okay without starring. Must be wondering whether he made the right call to leave Freo. -
8 Senior emergency.
9 VFL Had 12 touches and tackled hard, but was goalless. -
10 Bye.
11 VFL Used higher up the ground and was consistently involved. Had 19 touches, and used them well. -
12 VFL Ended with four goals – two in the final term. Worked hard enough, but still not near a recall. -
13 Bye.
14 VFL Booted five goals – a couple over the top in square. -
15 VFL Worked hard to present. Took eight marks and laid eight tackles. Okay. -
16 VFL Goalless in the win, but played up the ground and laid some good tackles as usual. -
17 VFL Played high half forward and provided a nice target in transition. Veteran had just 13 touches, though. -
18 VFL Played as a lead up forward but just didn't find enough of the footy. 11 disposals. -
19 VFL Simply doesn't do enough at VFL level, which is really disappointing. Inefficient 16 disposals. -
20 VFL Kicked a goal and tackled well, but wasn’t a major factor. -
21 VFL Got a lot of the ball – as he should against North Ballarat – but used it very well. -
22 VFL Hard worker as always around the footy. 24 possessions and six clearances. -
23 VFL Only fair with 16 touches and eight marks in loss. -

2016 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WB Another who worked hard enough but got little reward. Just 10 touches. 3
2 GCS Missed when he needed to kick goals. Needs to lift. 4
3 WCE Has the yips. Is missing the easy goals. 3
4 NM Came right into the game in the middle quarters working up from half forward. 5
5 Carl His goal came after the final siren. Needs to do more. 4
6 Adel Used to be a reliable set shot, now at times struggles to make the distance. 6
7 GWS Kicked three goals. His accuracy returned. That will help his confidence. 6
8 Haw Worked hard up forward and tackled strongly brilliantly set up Langdon goal. 6
9 Rich Competed but still finding his feet at AFL level. 4
10 StK Down early but lifted and made a contribution. 6
11 Ess Had five shots for goal and kicked three majors. Finding some form. 6
12 Bris Found form with a four-goal haul and defensive pressure (nine tackles). 8
13 Port His best game for a long time, providing a presence at half forward. 7
14 Coll Starved of chances but couldn’t get a foothold in attack. 2
16 Melb Bobbed up for third term goal and increased work-rate but slow start matched team. 4
17 Geel Going like a dead-set busted. One mark, three kicks, no goals. 1
18 GCS Just one kick from his 13 possessions, needed to do more. 4
19 Syd Laid 10 tackled. Tried hard. 5
20 WCE Played at both ends. Had 22 disposals. Couldn’t kick a goal. 6
21 Adel Played in defence. Did a reasonable job. 6
22 GWS Serviceable in an unfamiliar role across half-back. Saw a bit of it. 6
23 WB Applied pressure and pushed up the field for 16 disposals. 5

2015 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Port Struggled. Only seven disposals and got subbed out. 2
2 Geel One of few Dockers to struggle. Kicked early goal but couldn’t go on with it. 4
3 WCE One of his better performances – especially in the first half. 6
4 Syd Booted the sealer and was involved in a lot of contests. 6
5 Melb With Pavlich concussed he stepped up to kick four goals. Tackled well. 8
6 Ess His second term attack on the ball in a contest with Hooker summed up Freo. 6
7 WB Hard worker in attack and helped get ball rolling Freo’s way early. 5
8 NM Kicked two goals and was aggressive with his tackling. 6
9 Adel No shots on goal for the livewire forward. 4
10 Rich Shifted to defence then back into attack. Presented well at times. 5
11 Ill.
12 Ill.
13 Coll Plenty of grunt across half forward and work-rate huge despite no goals. 6
14 Bris Set the tone in front half with willingness to tackle – 14 tackles. 7
15 Haw Couldn’t sniff it in attack and was hampered by sore hip. 4
16 Carl Fantastic game. Kicked four goals and laid eight tackles. Influential. 7
17 Rich Goal came from a dodgy 50m penalty but was a hard worker in attack. 6
18 GWS Kicked two goals after rolling his ankle. 5
19 StK Covered lots of ground from full forward and bagged two goals. 5
20 WCE No impact until the second half. Kicked one goal. 4
21 NM On Firrito. Created a lot of defensive pressure. 6
22 Melb Strong tackling game and set up shots. Must kick better for goal. 5
23 Rested.
QF Syd Couldn’t get away from Grundy. One goal from four marks. 5
PF Haw Missed a crucial shot early. Possibly not the answer up forward. 3

2014 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Coll Kicking for goal unusually astray, but locked on a few huge tackles. 5
2 GCS Worked hard enough but only had four kicks, two inside-50s and no goals. 4
3 Haw Injured ankle in second quarter but came back on. Looked proppy. 3
4 Ankle.
5 Syd Very quiet in his return from injury. 4
6 NM Work rate was at its normal level, but didn’t have a massive impact on the result. 5
7 WCE Sent to defense after Dawson went off and tried hard. 6
8 Port Found his mojo with strong marking and high work-rate. 6
9 Geel Only four disposals in first half and six for second. Still struggling. 3
11 WB His tackling and endeavour created Bulldog errors. 4
12 Adel Week by week getting back towards his best. 5
13 Rich Given little by Rance and one of few Dockers to struggle. Zero goals. 2
14 Bris Inventive goal early and worked consistently. 5
15 WCE Hard worker in the front half. Created opportunities for others. 6
16 Melb Struggled to have any great influence outside of a goal. 4
17 GWS Pretty quiet until late in game when he got going. One goal. 4
18 StK Contested and worked hard but had limited opportunities up forward. 5
19 Carl Poor form continues but did bob up in final term for some key touches. 4
20 Geel Hammered by Rivers and at one point had to be used in defence. 4
21 Haw Played usual lock down role in forward half. Six tackles. 5
22 Bris Showed fight in general play and plenty of aggression when tackling. 6
23 Port Did his bit in attack apart form one scare with groin. 5
QF Syd Didn’t hurt the Swans as an attacking player or with his tackling. 3
SF Port Workrate outstanding early but totally disappeared from the game. 3
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2013 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WCE Kicked two goals from 19 touches up forward. Improved as the game progressed. 5
2 WB Young wore him pretty tight but contributed a goal 4
3 Ess Kicked 3.2 but missed a sitter from 15 metres to win game in dying seconds. 6
4 Haw Presented well up forward but missed having Pavlich as a foil. 6
5 Rich Showed his cleverness and let Rance know about his three goals. 6
6 GCS Kicked a late goal. Played a selfless role to create space for smalls. 6
7 Coll Kicked the first goal but not a big factor until a late cheapie. 4
8 Syd Failed to capitalise on his many chances in front of goal, particularly early on. 4
9 Melb Roamed far and wide opposed to Frawley. Rewarded with two goals. 6
10 Adel Only the one goal but troubled his opposition all day. 6
12 Bris Good duel with Staker and kicked a couple of goals 5
13 NM On Thompson and content with bringing other forwards into it. 4
14 Geel Couldn’t get away from Guthrie and Mackie – no goals, two inside-50s. 3
15 StK Had the better of old teammate Roberton and bagged two good goals. 5
16 WCE Two early goals then ran tirelessly to create an option. Excellent game. 8
17 Rich Two goals but curiously had plenty of time on the bench. 4
18 Adel Two goals and presented strongly up from half forward to take 10 marks. 7
19 Carl Competed hard in the front half on Gibbs, despite being held goalless. 5
20 GWS A goal in each half to celebrate his 100th game. Didn’t star but did enough. 6
21 Melb Presented well up forward to play a role alongside Pavlich. Two goals handy. 6
22 Port Didn’t kick any goals but worked hard in attacking zone. 6
23 Rested.
QF Geel Kicked one goal but well held by Mackie most of the afternoon. 4
PF Syd Didn’t have a big attacking night, but forward pressure was superb – 13 tackles! 7
GF Haw Barely sighted in first half (three disp) then lifted in third term to get side back into it. 5

2012 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Geel Laid five tackles and set up some shots but didn’t score himself. 5
2 Syd Four opportunist goals and was the Dockers' only reliable forward. 7
3 Bris Quiet again. Struggling to find the footy. 3
4 StK Played negating forward role on Fisher and did it well. 6
5 Carl On Duigan at the start. In and out of game. 4
6 GCS Presented hard all night and was one of the best for Fremantle. 7
7 Port Set the tone with crunching tackles and also kicked three goals. 7
8 Haw Perfect scoring run came to end when a shot was touched. Well contained. 4
9 WCE The forward line didn’t function well and he was a part of it. 4
10 Adel Kicked two goals but didn’t see much more of the footy than that. 5
11 Rich Acted as foil for Pavlich and did it well for a goal and some handy touches. 6
13 Ess Booted four goals and was a key to the forward line. 7
14 Coll Kicked two goals but when game was hot he wasn’t a factor; only four marks. 3
15 WB Kicked four goals, had five inside 50s and 10 contested possessions. 8
16 Melb Average away form continued – only goal came when game over. 4
18 Port Kicked two goals and took a contender for mark of the year. 6
19 WCE Kicked his only shot out of bounds. Was barely needed with Pav on fire. 5
20 Adel Subbed off at the start of the second half after receiving a heavy knock. 3
21 Rich Kicked one goal. Took some strong marks. 5
22 NM Led Firrito to ball early then Thompson went to him. Normal accuracy astray. 5
23 Melb Started superbly. Provided a target in attack. 5
EF Geel Tactical key as he isolated Scarlett. 6
SF Adel Two goals in first two minutes then opener in second term. Top contributor. 6