#23   Essendon

Age: 30yr 2mth Games: 100 Born: Jun 30, 1989
Height: 191cm Weight: 88kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Ruptured finger tendon and likely to miss the first four weeks of the season.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Finger.
2 Finger.
3 Finger.
4 Finger.
5 VFL Super on return from injury. 34 disposals, eight marks, seven tackles and one goal. Dons' can't wait to have him back. -
6 VFL Impressed again through midfield. 27 touches, seven inside-50s and nine tackles. Ready to go. -
7 Frem Not a great return from injury. Will be better for the run. 3
8 Geel Had seven inside-50s but wasn’t a huge factor despite 18 touches. Should get better with more game time. 4
9 WCE Had 20 touches, but still looks to be working his way back to best form. 5
10 Rich Played in the midfield. Started pretty well but in the end he was he folded like a Chinese deckchair. 4
11 GWS Kicked a ripper goal and did some good things, bit still off the pace compared with his pre-suspension form. 5
12 Port Still looks rusty…which is a concern as he’s been back for a few weeks now. 3
13 Bye.
14 VFL Best game of the season. 32 possessions, 12 clearances and three score assists. -
15 VFL Massive with 35 touches, seven clearances and nine inside 50s. Recall looming. -
16 Coll Wingman grabbed a lazy 31 disposals, added five clearances, five inside-50s and four tackles. Impressive running. 8
17 StK Honest game across the four quarters. 6
18 NM Averaging more than 20 disposals in his last three matches. Three quarters of his touches were contested too. 6
19 WB Took a while to get going, but had an impact in third term. Hampered by hammy issue late. 5
20 Carl Couple of clangers mixed through some handy stuff in his 22 possessions. Five inside-50s and six tackles. 6
21 Adel Strong at the contest in first quarter then dropped out of the play for a while before fighting back. 5
22 GCS Roamed the wing and pushed forward, though ball use was not great (53% efficiency). 4
23 Frem Went to Fyfe at stages and battled a bit. Had a sore shoulder in final term. 4
EF Syd Great goal in second term but that’s where the fun stopped. Struggled in all phases of the game. 3

2016 Season

1 Suspended.
2 Suspended.
3 Suspended.
4 Suspended.
5 Suspended.
6 Suspended.
7 Suspended.
8 Suspended.
9 Suspended.
10 Suspended.
11 Suspended.
12 Suspended.
13 Suspended.
14 Suspended.
16 Suspended.
17 Suspended.
18 Suspended.
19 Suspended.
20 Suspended.
21 Suspended.
22 Suspended.
23 Suspended.

2015 Season

1 Syd Injured his shoulder in the opening minutes and subbed off. 0
2 Shoulder.
3 Shoulder.
4 Shoulder.
5 Shoulder.
6 Shoulder.
7 Shoulder.
8 Shoulder.
9 Shoulder.
10 Shoulder.
11 Shoulder.
12 Shoulder.
13 Shoulder.
14 VFL 11 possessions on return but suffered minor knee injury. -
15 Knee.
16 Knee.
17 Knee.
18 VFL Got through OK and won some hard inside footy. -
19 VFL One of Bombers' best and looks ready for a senior recall. -
20 Adel Great first term and tracking well until third-term injury ended his day. 6
21 Back.
22 Back.
23 Back.

2014 Season

1 NM Strong worker and runner inside and outside packs. 7
2 Haw Inefficiency dragged effectiveness down but he kept trying – five inside-50s. 6
3 Carl Did well in midfield as the Bombers ran riot. 6
4 Ill.
5 StK Strong ball winner who was good but had quiet second term. 6
6 Hamstring.
7 Hamstring.
8 Hamstring.
9 Syd Had 18 possessions but effectiveness was well down. 5
11 Rich Linked well between defence and attack and long kicking was a feature. 6
12 GWS Sub came on late in third term and then foolishly elbowed Smith. Had some touches. 2
13 Melb Won the ball well but didn’t always make the best decision with where to kick it. 5
14 Adel His long kicking regularly came in handy at important moments. 7
15 Geel Even performance from a wing highlighted by four inside-50s and good ball use. 6
16 Port Eight tackles, eight clearances and a big goal in the second term. 7
17 Coll Physical strength was an asset in midfield. Helped Essendon gain the edge. 6
18 WB Five inside-50s, eight clearances and great ball use a feature in the midfield. 7
19 Syd Solid contributor and kicked nice goal. 5
20 Rich Didn’t hurt Tigers forward of centre with skills. One inside-50 confirms as much. 5
21 WCE Had 20 touches to half time which was bonanza. Tailed off in second half. 6
22 GCS Won some key ball from half-back/wing and used it well. Steady performance. 7
23 Ill.
EF NM Quiet early but had a better second half. 6
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Adel Becoming the player Essendon has expected him to be. 3
2 Melb Provided a good link between defence and attack on a wing. 6
3 Frem Put on pressure and made himself useful. 5
4 StK Looked strong and sharp coming out from defence. 6
5 Coll Came on as the sub and got involved to a degree. 3
6 GWS Found space after half time and provided plenty of run and carry. 6
7 Geel Kicked two goals, including one cracker from 55m. OK off a wing. 6
8 Bris Kicked one huge goal but that was his only highlight. Went missing at times. 5
9 Rich Linked up nicely through midfield and penetrated well with his left boot. 5
10 Syd Had defensive jobs and made a useful input. 5
11 Carl Handy at times. Matched with Lucas at times. 5
12 GCS Played a good link role and used his long left boot to advantage. Solid. 6
14 WCE Sub came on in third quarter and did a couple of things. 2
15 Port Linked well through midfield but wayward in front of goal with 0.3. 6
16 WB One nice goal but never really a factor and ball unusually off the mark. 3
17 GWS Covered all parts of the ground and put in a top-notch shift. 7
18 Haw Long goal early and tried hard (nine cont poss) but impact limited. 5
19 Coll Not the worst. Had team-high five inside-50s and seven cont poss. Trier. 6
20 WCE In and out of the ball and bombed away a bit often when some composure was needed. 4
21 Rested.
22 Carl A brilliant last quarter from the penetrating left footer. 6
23 Ill.

2012 Season

1 NM Stood out on defence in first half but then his game tailed off. 5
2 Port Had the seven disposals but then injured hamstring late and was done. 3
10 VFL Solid game and got more match fitness under his belt. -
11 Syd Sub brought on for Bellchambers at half time and tried hard to spark team. 5
13 Frem Had 28 touches, was hard, won clearances and covered heaps of ground. 7
14 WB Low key effort. 4
15 StK Started OK on wing but shifted and had reduced input. 4
16 Port Seven inside 50s and a long bomb goal from the centre clearance. 7
17 Geel Showing a bit more but needs to use the ball better. 4
23 Coll Had a bigger involvement in second half. 5