Taylor WALKER

#13   Adelaide

Age: 28yr 8mth Games: 154 Born: Apr 25, 1990
Height: 193cm Weight: 102kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Skipper hadn't missed a beat over summer, but felt some hamstring tightness in final JLT outing. Crows will be cautious.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Hamstring.
2 Haw One goal and three effective disposals in first half then got wheels turning to ended with two goals and five inside-50s. 7
3 Port Tried to do too much in the first half, but ended the second half with a bag of goals when the game needed to be decided. 8
4 Ess Set up the game in the first term with four goals and a goal assist. 8
5 GCS Presented well and pushed higher up the ground to create space for others. Booted two goals. 6
6 Rich Another dominant display as full forward and as all great captains do, leads by example. 9
7 NM Nearly got pneumonia in the first quarter. Some clever handballs led to goals, but another Crow that struggled. 3
8 Melb Good contest with Sam Frost, kicked two goals from four attempts which proved costly. 5
9 Bris Bagged three, missed three and gave off three. Way too strong and dominant for both Andrews and Walker. 7
10 Frem One goal from outside 50 in the third term, just the seven possessions but still took the opposition’s best defender. 3
11 Geel Skipper nailed early goal then got nailed himself by Henderson. Ended with 3.3 but for long periods he struggled. 5
12 StK Was up for the contest with three goals and plenty of deft touches after his captaincy and form were questioned. 7
13 Bye.
14 Haw Needed to stand up as captain and left his side wanting for more on field leadership. 5
15 Carl Responded with a Captain’s goal in the third term when the Blues were coming, apart from that well held by Liam Jones. 4
16 WB Fantastic Captain’s game, kicked goals, gave off others and threw his weight around when necessary. 7
17 Melb Up and about in attack early on and continued it on all night. Booted four goals and was the dominant forward on the ground. 8
18 Geel Didn’t set world on fire but chimed in with one goal from 12 possessions. 5
19 Coll Kept to one goal by Lynden Dunn but did set up four others. 6
20 Port Set the tone early by throwing his weight around and kicking two goals in the second term when the game was on the line. 8
21 Ess Looked to suffer foot injury early, but was OK and finished with two goals. 4
22 Syd Disappointing performance in his 150th game, well held by Dane Rampe. 4
23 Toe.
QF GWS Lively start opposed to Corr with sticky hands. Just the one goal though and missed a few other chances. 5
PF Geel Skipper got mobile for two goals, five inside-50s and 10 score involvements. 6
GF Rich Astbury thrashed him in a day to forget. Two effective disposals in first half and eight for the match. Two goals. 3

2016 Season

1 NM Presented well from half forward and ended with 2.3. Strong performances. 6
2 Port Produced two fantastic goals in quick succession to open the second term. 5
3 Rich Kicked three goals, but should have had a bagful. Provided a physical presence in attack. 7
4 Syd On the verge of exploding, two more goals and five inside-50s. 6
5 Haw Skipper booted a couple of lifting goals but late poster hurt. O’Brien quelled him. 4
6 Frem Four inside-50s and no goals, not convinced he is fully fit. 3
7 WB Dropped marks, looked out of sorts and in the end was a non-factor. Only goal came late. 3
8 Geel Started brilliantly with two goals in the first term, but faded out of the game. 5
9 GCS Found his way back into form with a five goal haul. 8
10 GWS He’s back, another five goals to complement the five he kicked the previous week. 8
11 StK Three goals, three behinds from set shots and four scoring assists. 6
12 WCE Booted two goals and led the team strongly. 5
14 NM Quiet display despite two goals and five inside-50s. 5
15 Melb Skipper chimed in with three goals from eight marks in a key contribution. 7
16 Carl Rowe did pretty well to keep to one goal and five marks. Pretty quiet. 4
17 Coll Quiet game by the captain, well held by Nathan Brown. 4
18 Geel Three marks and four effective disposals a disappointing return. 2
19 Ankle.
20 Bris Back in the side after injury – four goals and seven inside-50s. 7
21 Frem Well held. Only managed one goal. 4
22 Port Two goals but four behinds from the inspirational skipper. 6
23 WCE Four inside-50s but little else, as well held by Will Schofield. 4
EF NM Great battle with Tarrant. Ended with 11 marks and 2.3. 7
SF Syd Disappointing given favourable match-up on smaller Rampe. Two goals. 3

2015 Season

1 NM The ultimate captain’s game, six goals, 15 marks and seven inside-50s. 9
2 Coll Had an almost game. Squandered some opportunities but always dangerous. 6
3 Melb Three goals despite a dominating performance from McDonald. 4
4 WB Shifted to centre half forward in third term to bring him into game. To no avail. 3
5 Port Two goals but little else from the Crows’ skipper. 5
6 GCS Booted a goal in each quarter and presented hard all night. 6
7 StK Three goals and five scoring assists from the spiritual leader. 6
8 GWS Ended with four goals and was the Crows’ most dangerous forward. 7
9 Frem Seven inside-50s but three missed set shots for goal. 5
10 Carl Struggled to get away from Hartigan and others. One goal from limited chances. 4
12 Haw Subbed out with a corked thigh at three-quarter time. 3
13 Bris Poor kicking for goal undid a lot of his good work. Finished with 2.5. 5
15 WCE Led well. Kicked three goals. 6
16 Port Great tussle with Hombsch, just won out with his three goals. 6
17 GCS May wore him like a glove, was good enough to chime in with two goals. 5
18 Syd Struggled physically and Richards had his measure. 4
19 Rich The radar was off but outpointed Rance. 7
20 Ess Three goals from nine marks in a steady performance at centre half forward. 7
21 Bris Career best tally of seven goals and now passed 50 for the year. 9
22 WCE Three goals, two scoring assists and seven inside-50s. 7
23 Geel Taylor had his measure for the most part. Seven marks and one goal. 5
EF WB Worked hard beyond full forward. Great captain’s effort, 13 score involvements. 8
SF Haw Well held by Lake and Frawley early but tried to lift his side later on. 3

2014 Season

1 Knee.
2 Knee.
3 Knee.
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
6 SANFL Strong return from knee injury with three goals on his birthday. -
7 SANFL Booted 4.3 in probably his last SANFL game for some time. -
8 Rested.
9 Coll First game back from a horrific knee injury, rusty but better for the run. 6
10 Carl One goal but still looks well short of a gallop. Running under the ball a lot. 3
11 GCS The big man is back – five goals in attack and was the difference in the end. 8
12 Frem McPharlin kept close eye on him. Hardly sighted in second half. 3
13 NM Two goals and three inside-50s for the big key forward. 6
14 Ess Booted two long-range goals and took nine marks. 6
15 Port His enthusiasm and aggression rubs off on his teammates. 5
16 GWS Still finding his touch and only had three marks. 3
17 Haw Two goals, three inside-50s but little else. 4
18 Coll Well beaten by Frost but came to life late with two goals to end with three. 6
19 WCE A return to form with four inside-50s and four goals. 7
20 Bris Sizzled with six goals. He was too much for Clarke and Merrett to handle. 8
21 Rich Just lost out to Rance despite his two goals. 5
22 NM Grima made him work for everything but contributed two goals. 5
23 StK Had the better of Delaney with three goals. 5
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2013 Season

1 Ess Forced up field and kicked three from limited opportunities opposed to Carlisle. 5
2 Bris Kicked two goals, but pushed further up the ground as Jenkins was on fire. 5
3 Port Kicked three goals but unable to influence the result. 7
4 WB Only one goal but set up three others for his teammates. 7
5 Carl On fire early but went down with a knee injury 20 minutes in. 3
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 Knee.
15 Knee.
16 Knee.
17 Knee.
18 Knee.
19 Knee.
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.
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2012 Season

1 GCS Kicked five goals and took seven marks. Dangerous all night. 7
2 WB Kicked three crucial goals but keeps getting caught playing from behind. 6
3 Haw Gibson matched up on him. Rarely sighted after first quarter. 2
4 GWS Could have kicked a bag instead ended up with one from six attempts. 6
5 Port Six goals his best effort so far in his milestone 50th game. 8
6 Syd A real handful for Richards and his five goals were vital. 7
7 Geel Sparked side early and that proved critical in putting gap on Cats. 7
10 Frem A constant threat with four contested marks and four goals. 7
12 StK Gave Gwilt headaches all night and only kicking for goal marred his game. 6
13 NM Won a bit of footy early. Forced to come well up field. Sparked Crows in third. 7
14 Rich Kicked five goals, set up another two and may have a meeting with the MRP. 8
18 Geel Beaten by Lonergan and just the one goal and four marks. 3
19 Ess Kicked four goals in the second half to help his team get the win. 7
20 Frem Another four-goal effort and is back to his best after suspension. 8
21 Bris Solid, although a couple of disciplinary errors were costly. 5
22 Melb Took 16 marks in, stats-wise, his best game for the Crows. 9
QF Syd Main target up forward, but had to battle for everything and kicked badly. 4
SF Frem Fluffed a couple of early chances but hit his straps in a big way with five goals. 8
PF Haw Three goals in second term set game alight and kicked final goal of game. 7