David ELLARD

#46  

Age: 30yr 0mth Games: 64 Born: Mar 13, 1989
Height: 177cm Weight: 80kg Position: FWD
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   It seemed the writing was on the wall for the honest battler, but he was spared from the axe. For the second year in a row, calf problems chewed into his season, and he ended it with a bad ankle injury. Joined full training a week ago.

2015 NAB Cup:   Calf won’t be right til end of March, and injury came at a time when he needed to make every post a winner.

2015 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 -
2 WCE Late inclusion had job on Hurn and did good job in first half. Why was he moved? 3
3 Ess Played forward as a defensive stopper on Hibberd. Late goal but struggled. 4
4 StK Started in attack. Late in game forced off from head clash. 5
5 Coll Negating forward had no say in the game. 3
6 Senior emergency.
7 GWS Sub. No impact when on in third term. 1
8 VFL 16 possessions and 1.2. Played role but wasn’t a star. -
9 VFL A bulldog around the ball with 14 tackles. -
10 VFL Kicked three goals in heart-stopping defeat to Coburg. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Hard worker in midfield. 27 possessions, 10 tackles. -
13 GCS Bobbed up at times and while didn’t star played a role for the team. 5
14 Injured.
15 Calf.
16 Calf.
17 Calf.
18 VFL Kicked a goal and got a bit of ball in midfield. -
19 VFL In and out of the game. Just 13 possessions though. -
20 Bris Had nine disposals by half time and 12 for the match. Enough said. 5
21 Melb Sub. Couple of touches but hardly set the world on fire. 1
22 GWS Subbed out after early head knock. 2
23 Haw Ended career with a quiet evening forward of centre. 3

2014 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Port Started well with two goals in first quarter. Battled along. 5
2 Rich Negative forward on Houli at start. Tackled hard but otherwise quiet. 3
3 Ess Kicked two goals early in third term but apart from that unsighted. 3
4 Melb Two goals in three minutes late in second term his only impact. 4
5 WB With Higgins at the start. Not prominent. 4
6 Calf.
7 Calf.
8 StK Handy first half (10 disp) subbed out when Saints got on top in third. 4
10 Adel Handy effort highlighted by six disposals and a goal in final term. 6
11 Bris Injured his achilles and subbed off in second term. 2
12 Achilles.
13 Achilles.
14 Calf.
15 Calf.
16 VFL 14 possessions and a goal in VFL. -
17 Syd Laid six tackles but barely saw the football. 3
18 NM Started on the wing on Gibson. OK without starring. 5
19 Frem Early goal then two bad second-quarter misses. Ended with two. 5
20 GCS Eight tackles and lively forward. Needed to impact on the scoreboard. 6
21 Geel Copped leg injury early in the second term and subbed out. 1
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Hamstring.
2 Hamstring.
3 VFL Kicked three goals on return from injury. Good. -
4 VFL Superb in midfield. The catalyst for the Blues win. Four goals. -
5 VFL Solid outing after a strong game last week. -
6 Melb Tagged N.Jones and did a reasonable job for the team. 5
7 StK Helped from field by trainers midway through first term with serious hamstring. 0
8 Achilles.
9 Calf.
10 Calf.
11 Calf.
12 Calf.
13 Calf.
14 Calf.
15 Calf.
16 Calf.
17 Calf.
18 Calf.
19 Calf.
20 VFL Worked hard in close and was able to help send the ball forward. -
21 VFL Clearly the Blues best early, but faded from the game. -
22 VFL Worked hard in close and won plenty of contested ball. -
23 Port Laid seven tackles and produced five clearances. 5
QF
EF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Carlton

3 VFL Strong game in the midfield alongside McLean. -
4 VFL Named best for the Blues in huge win over Bendigo. -
5 VFL Tried hard but was overwhelmed by Port’s numbers. -
6 GWS Laid a team-high 10 tackles which stood out given lack of intensity. 6
7 StK Kicked a goal soon after subbing on and ended with three. Lively. 3
8 Adel A lack of class or kicking penetration limited his impact but gave his all. 5
9 Melb Workrate first class. Not the most polished player but makes up for it. 7
10 Port One of the few shining lights, led Blues’ possessions and had six clearances. 7
11 Geel Blues can never again whinge about tagging tactics after he mauled Selwood. 6
12 WCE Gave his all for 10 tackles, 10 contested possessions but efficiency poor. 6
14 Haw Worked hard. Appeared to tweak his knee. 6
15 VFL One of the Blues best in the midfield. -
18 VFL Good start set the tone for the day. -
19 VFL Strong contributor in the midfield. Worked hard throughout. -
20 VFL Three goals and among the Blues best again. -
21 VFL Three last quarter goals were huge. Best on ground. -
22 GCS Started as sub, but activated almost immediately. Did OK. 4
23 StK Sub came on for Yarran in second term. 5