Cale HOOKER

#26   Essendon

Age: 30yr 9mth Games: 153 Born: Oct 13, 1988
Height: 197cm Weight: 101kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Hamstring injury has caused problems and not sighted in JLT series. Might play VFL practice match prior to home and away opener.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Haw Worked his way into the game as a forward and ended with three goals. Signs suggest forward move will work. 7
2 Bris Proved a handful for Frost and ended with eight marks and two goals. 6
3 Carl Key forward wasn’t suite by wet. Two marks but no goals with Marchbank on his hammer. 2
4 Adel Taken out of the game by Daniel Talia, no presence up forward whatsoever. 2
5 Coll Started well roaming far and wide from centre half forward. Three goals a fair reward. 7
6 Melb Kicked two goals and took some nice marks, but was sore in final term and hobbled around the front half. 5
7 Frem Provided a target. Kicked 2.2 and took four contested marks. 7
8 Geel Used forward and after early goal he was pretty quiet. Had six kicks and spent time drifting up the ground. 3
9 WCE Gave Barrass and McGovern all sorts of problems with his marking. Let himself down with a few easy misses. 7
10 Rich Impersonated Harry Taylor all night. He’s not a long-term option up forward. Only shot at goal he butchered horribly. 2
11 VFL Competed well in attack and provided an adequate marking target. Presence helps Daniher. 6
12 Port Three first-term goals got the ball rolling. Ended up with five in first half, then Clurey did a fair job. 8
13 Bye.
14 Finger.
15 Bris Became important when he lifted in third term at centre half forward. 5
16 Coll Used at centre half forward. Kicked one goal but in the end spent time down back. Still not sure forward is best position. 4
17 StK Had a good battle with Brown and best quarter was the fourth when he booted a monster goal. 5
18 NM Butchered the footy for three quarters but made amends with four fourth quarter goals which killed off the game. Finished with five. 6
19 WB Has the yips in front of goal and had some costly misses and errors. 3
20 Carl Grabbed nine marks and booted two goals…to go with five behinds. Moves everything bar his bowels on set shots. 5
21 Adel Gave Essendon a chance when he came into the game with three big goals in third quarter. 6
22 GCS Booted two goals and took nine marks. Presented well and kept Leslie honest throughout. 6
23 Calf.
EF Calf.

2016 Season

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

2015 Season

1 Syd Excellent job on Tippett until late in day. 5
2 Haw Kicked the match-winning goal but was gigantic in the back half all afternoon. 8
3 Carl Patrolled half back with aplomb all day and among the best. 7
4 Coll Had task on Cloke and did that well. Won his share of ball to boot. 8
5 StK Beaten by Bruce and had to be shifted. 4
6 Frem Denied the chance to intercept mark for most of the night. 5
7 NM Took Petrie and did well on him defensively. Didn’t touch it as much as he can. 5
8 Bris Dominant in defence in first half when Brisbane was most challenging. 8
9 Rich Played his usual intercept role in the back half. Eight marks. 6
10 Geel Footy can be cruel. Did brilliantly on Hawkins but still conceded four goals. 7
11 WCE Fought like mad against Kennedy. Could hold his head high. 7
13 Haw Unobtrusive effort down back. OK without setting world on fire. 5
14 StK Started OK in temporary forward role. Had to help defence. 6
15 Melb A presence up forward in an unfamiliar role, then composed down back. 6
16 NM Looked the most likely Bomber forward all night. 13 marks a real highlight. 8
17 Port At full forward marked strongly all night. 6
18 WB Grabbed eight marks and kicked a goal. Didn’t have a lot to work with 5
19 GWS Dangerous in attack in first half then unable to shake Davis. Two goals. 6
20 Adel Only forward who looked likely to grab a mark and ended with six. Two goals. 6
21 GCS Dangerous in attack and finished with three goals. 6
22 Rich Ended with three goals to be the side’s most lively forward. 6
23 Coll Restricted to two goals from four marks in a great battle with Brown. 5

2014 Season

1 NM Given the job on Petrie and kept him totally in check. 8
2 Haw Good on Roughead when on him and got in the way across half back to be a factor. 7
3 Carl Mopped up well across half back. Marked everything that went his way. 7
4 Frem Took 10 marks in defence opposed to Clarke/Sandilands. Not the worst. 6
5 StK Good battle with Stanley then thrown forward in desperation. 5
6 Coll Battled Cloke and superb in quelling him. Kept him goalless. 8
7 WB Best on ground with 13 marks. The Dogs couldn’t get past him. 9
8 Bris Worked hard in demanding role on Brown. 6
9 Syd Did well for much of the night on Tippett but gave away a silly deliberate free. 6
11 Rich Held Riewoldt stat-less for almost the whole first half. In top touch. 7
12 GWS Pitted against Patton and was solid. 5
13 Melb Had the better of his contest with Dawes keeping him goalless. 6
14 Adel Walker pushed right up the field on him and still kicked two goals. 5
15 Geel Battled Hawkins and did a pretty solid job after a shaky start. 5
16 Port Stood Schulz and came off second best. 4
17 Coll Good job on Cloke and had a share of the ball himself. 7
18 WB Steady again down back and had Redpath covered apart from one goal 7
19 Syd Good battle with Tippett and subdued him overall. 6
20 Rich Did a strong job on Riewoldt in a fine battle. Held his own. 7
21 WCE On dangerous Kennedy and did well apart from opponent’s burst in third term. 6
22 GCS Stout in defence until copped a heavy knock from Lynch and subbed out in third. 5
23 Carl Beat Casboult. Nine intercept grabs. 7
EF NM Did fine job on Petrie 98 per cent of night until Roo kicked back-to-back goals. 7
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Adel Contained Walker for the most part which was integral to win. 8
2 Melb Formed part of a solid back six , which kept the Dees to just five goals. 7
3 Frem While he got a lot of ball, opponent Mayne was one of the best Freo forwards. 5
4 StK Maister gave him heaps of trouble early but then he had upper hand. 6
5 Coll Helped Carlisle in the air and did well on Cloke when asked to relieve. 6
6 GWS Marked well in defence with 10 grabs and quelled Cameron after half time. 7
7 Geel Had Podsiadly for lost of the match and OK without standing out. 5
8 Bris Used footy well and won 12 contested possessions. Did what he could down. 6
9 Rich Solid on both McGuane and Vickery. 5
10 Syd Started on Walsh then picked up others. Reasonable input. 5
11 Carl Casboult outmarked him early. He then went to dangerous Waite. 4
12 GCS Trailed Sumner in defence and did fairly well without starring. 5
14 WCE Picked up talls resting in attack and overall did a fair job. 5
15 Port Took 13 marks and had a heap of touches in the back half. Great intercept player. 8
16 WB Battled Jones who kicked two goals but he won the ball comprehensively. 6
17 GWS Took a team-high eight marks and played an important part in the victory. 6
18 Haw Battled Roughead but well beaten in the end. Still kept trying. 4
19 Coll Had Reid for most part and only one of Reid’s three goals kicked on him. 6
20 WCE Had the job on Darling and gave him a bit too much latitude leading up. Not his best. 4
21 NM Had his work cut out on Petrie, but stuck to his guns. 5
22 Carl Took 10 marks and was one of the generals down back. 7
23 Rich Battled hard down back but caught out of position a few times. OK, but not his best. 5
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

1 NM Had big job on Petrie and did well. 6
3 VFL Defended well coming back from injury. -
4 Carl A standout in defence with excellent body work and 21 disposals. 7
5 Coll Battled Cloke and apart from second term he did a reasonable job. 6
6 Bris Started on Brown and had the better of the contest. 6
7 WCE Matched up on Lynch at first. Solid all night in defence. 7
8 Rich Solid job on Riewoldt and never gave him a millimetre to work in. 7
9 GWS Solid night in defence, taking nine marks and enjoying 87 per cent efficiency. 6
11 Syd With Roberts-Thomson in early part of the night. Got lost a few times. 4
13 Frem Beaten by Pavlich. 3
14 WB Effective unit in defence. 6
15 StK Given the runaround by Riewoldt. 4
16 Port Struggled to keep up with Daniel Stewart at times. 5
17 Geel Started well enough but Hawkins ended up well on top of him. 4
19 Adel Played on Jenkins and couldn’t stop him from scoring two goals. 5
21 Carl Had to be switched to Waite and just battled. Not helped by midfield. 4
22 Rich Had important task on Riewoldt and couldn’t go with him. 3
23 Coll Cloke burnt him early and he was moved away. 3