#41   Carlton

Age: 29yr 6mth Games: 94 Born: Mar 15, 1990
Height: 201cm Weight: 103kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Powerful mark and presence, yet haunted by goalkicking woes. Kicked 18 majors in 2016 and must double that tally.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Rich Struggled playing predominantly forward with odd run in ruck. One goal but rarely looked dangerous. 3
2 Melb Clunked a few strong marks – and more importantly converted one in the final term. Not his best, but fair. 5
3 Ess Crashed packs but didn’t impact the game in wet conditions. Two marks and 11 hit-out as pinch-hit ruckman. 2
4 GCS Two last-quarter goals to end with three but lacked impact when it mattered in middle terms. 5
5 Port Kicked the Blues only two goals for the first half and ended the game with four majors. 7
6 Syd Looked dangerous in the air up forward and two goals in second term proved handy in getting side back into the match. 5
7 Coll Spanked by Reid in first half, and conceded a series of free kicks but relished a drier ball to snare two late goals. 4
8 StK Struggled after a good month. Didn’t hit the scoreboard and failed to have an impact in the air. 3
9 Frem Kicked two goals and took two contested marks. 6
10 NM Chipped in with two goals and spent some time in the ruck. Worked hard to bring the ball to the deck. 5
11 Bye.
12 GWS Big “Meat” threw his sizeable rump around the place. Kicked one goal from 12 disposals. 4
13 GCS Undid all his aerial work with poor execution on goal. Frustratingly good! 5
14 Rich Booted two goals and took some strong marks. Will have impressed prospective suitors – including the Tigers. 6
15 Adel Great one on one battle with Daniel Talia, two goals and some strong contested marking made it an even contest. 6
16 Melb Marking was outstanding (six contested) and was always a dangerous player inside forward 50. One goal. 7
17 WB Dangerous on occasions but just one goal. Missed a sitter in final term from 11 metres out directly in front. 4
18 Bris Finished with two goals but it could easily have been a couple more. Troublesome for the Lions defenders at times. 6
19 Geel Provided a target when ball came to him with some sharpness. Five marks and three goals a handy return. 6
20 Ess Big ‘Meat’ grabbed six marks and one goal. Dangerous at times but nice if he hit scoreboard more. 5
21 WCE His final term goal was superb from a tough angle. Kicked two for the game. 5
22 Haw Not huge numbers but kicked 2 goals and provided an important contest down the line. 5
23 Syd Kicked just the one goal and was well beaten by Grundy. Frustrations got the better of him. 3

2016 Season

1 Rich Provided a marking target but misses proved extremely costly. Needs goalkicking work…fast. 4
2 Syd Started well but suffered from a lack of supply inside 50. Had kicking boots on. 5
3 GCS Marked everything early on before May moved to him. Kicking still an issue. 5
4 WB Pretty solid in one-on-ones but kicked both set shots out on the full. 3
5 Frem Marked well and kicked poorly. The story of his life. 4
6 Ess Couple of big marks (four contested) but in the end not a factor. No goals. 3
7 Coll Resembled Stewart Loewe with some of his pack grabs. Goalkicking was better but had the odd shank. 7
8 Port Looked like he injured ACL after taking big mark in first term but it is a fractured leg. Out for two months. 0
9 Leg.
10 Geel One goal but pretty well checked by Lonergan in a good battle. 3
11 Bris Crushed some packs but was well held by a disciplined and close checking Merrett. 3
12 StK Started well and posed a menace early but didn’t do enough overall. Three goals. 4
14 GWS Presented well up forward by taking seven marks (three contested), but failed to kick a goal. 4
15 Coll Another underwhelming performance in attack. Failed to hit the scoreboard. 2
16 Adel Talia had by far the better of the match-up. Frustration boiled over at one point. 1
17 Suspended.
18 Syd Found it tough getting away from Grundy. Well beaten. 3
19 Haw Clunked a few late but genuinely well held in attack. Failed to lay a tackle. 3
20 StK Took some strong marks but again let down by his finishing. 3
21 Bris Four-goal bag handy but missed a couple of set shots that proved costly in the end. 7
22 Melb Unable to get much room opposed to T.McDonald, but competed well in the air. 4
23 Ess Clunked a couple of grabs but overall an average game. 3

2015 Season

1 -
2 WCE Two late goals after a few horrid misses. Contested marking solid. 5
3 Ess Couldn’t impact the game up forward and offered little in the ruck. 3
4 StK Some big marks but kicking for goal was atrocious. 3
5 VFL Quiet afternoon in win over Sandringham. -
6 Bris Two first-half goals and another two-goal return in second half. Did his bit. 7
7 GWS Spent time in ruck and also defence after starting in attack. Quiet. 3
8 Geel Couldn’t get near the ball or the man – two tackles. 2
9 Syd Got involved with two goals in third term but remainder was quiet. 5
10 Adel Three goals, including one banana effort, from six marks. Tried hard. 6
12 Port Jagged two important goals from six marks and provided a presence. 5
13 GCS Three goals a good return. Looked dangerous inside the arc as ball came in. 7
14 WB Took some good marks but they were up the ground. Just one goal. 4
15 Rich Looked dangerous at times in the air when given the opportunities. 6
16 Frem No goals, two marks. Had to do more. 2
17 Haw Took one hanger but for the remainder not a factor in ruck or forward. 3
18 NM Two goals and a few nice grabs but not his best night. 4
19 Coll Two goals and took a few great contested marks. 7
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.

2014 Season

1 PM Kicked a goal and took a few good marks after a slow start. -
2 Northern Blues didn’t play.
3 VFL Strong effort and was unbeatable in the air. -
4 Melb Worked hard but a lack of polish and class dampened his overall impact. 4
5 WB Matched on Talia early. Neither had influence. 4
6 WCE Took contested marks, then kicked the ball out of bounds on the full. 3
7 Coll Started impressively with strong marking. Not the worst. 5
8 StK Grabbed seven marks from centre half forward but missed three chances for goal. 5
10 Adel Gave his all forward and in ruck. Couple of key touches when game on line. 5
11 Bris Couple of marks but didn’t do much else. 3
12 Geel Looked dangerous in air at times up forward and up the ground. Needs polish. 5
13 Haw Huge. Three goals in second term and four for the match. Coming of age. 7
14 GWS Used in a variety of roles around the ground, had very little impact. 3
15 Coll Couple of marks for ‘Meat’ but set-shot kicking looks like he’s chopping wood. 3
16 StK Strong marking gave St Kilda headaches. Growing in maturity. Four goals. 7
17 Syd The marking machine keeps improving, although failed to hit scoreboard. 5
18 NM Matched on Hansen. A few strong marks but quiet overall. 4
19 Frem One goal early in third term but quiet all night. Three marks, one goal. 3
20 GCS Contract talks on his mind? Well beaten by Thompson. 3
21 Geel No goals, four marks and pretty well beaten in the ruck. 3
22 Port Strong marking as always is a feature, provided back-up support in ruck. 5
23 Ess Took six marks but failed to make an impact in front of goals. 4
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Rich Struggled to get anywhere near it up forward. Better when thrown into ruck. 2
2 Coll Marked strongly on the lead and gave a good target. 5
3 VFL Only played three quarters but presented well. -
4 VFL Dominant big man on the ground. Imposed himself on the game. -
5 VFL Played OK up forward and in the ruck. Two goals. -
6 VFL Kicked four goals in a dominant display up forward. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Gave the Blues a presence up forward and in the ruck. Good. -
9 VFL Bye. -
10 GWS Four contested marks and was a handy foil for Kreuzer in the ruck. 5
11 Ess Marked strongly. Also pirouetted to score impressive goal. 7
12 Haw Big first half (four contested marks and a goal). Didn’t touch ball after main break. 4
14 Syd More effective in the ruck than up forward due to horror conditions. Not his best. 3
15 Coll Nice mark and goal early but then it all dried up. Struggled to impact in ruck. 3
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL A tower of strength in the air and provided a strong focal point. -
18 VFL Kicked three goals and was dominant in the air. -
19 VFL Marked well again and has to be close to a senior recall. -
20 VFL Got better as the game wore on. Ended with 2.3 and marked well. -
21 Rich Clunked some big grabs and kicked the sealer in the last. Impressive display. 7
22 Ess Took some nice grabs but his decision making poor at times. 5
23 Port His marking is a real feature of his game, his kicking for goal is not. 3
QF Late withdrawal.
EF Late withdrawal.
SF Syd Couldn’t get a sniff in attack. 2

2012 Season

15 VFL First game back and was quiet. -
17 WB Caught the eye with some strong marking on debut. Didn’t drop head in ruck. 5
18 Rich Big kid not suited by conditions but still helped out. 4
19 Syd Height advantage on Richards. Couple of strong marks good for confidence. 4
20 Bris Marking/workrate fantastic but kicking needs serious work. One banana goal. 5
21 Ess Kicked a goal right out of his arse in first half. Ended with three, six marks. 6
22 GCS Had his opportunities, but kicked 0.5 which was ultimately costly. 4