Sam BLEASE

#12  

Age: 28yr 4mth Games: 34 Born: Feb 19, 1991
Height: 184cm Weight: 77kg Position: FWD/MID
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   Speedy playmaker looking to take advantage of a second chance after being shown the door after five hugely disappointing seasons at Melbourne. Talented but work ethic has been questioned and not noted as a two-way player. Will get his chance but jury still out.

2015 NAB Cup:   Got chance in second NAB match but quickly dropped back to VFL. Will need to earn berth with a succession of strong showings.

2015 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 -
2 -
3 VFL Laid 10 tackles to go with his 21 possessions. Did well. -
4 VFL Bye. -
5 VFL 25 possessions and a goal in tight win over Tigers. -
6 VFL One of the Cats’ best with 29 touches and a goal. -
7 Syd Sub. Struggled. If he won’t tackle he won’t stay in the team. 1
8 VFL Up and down afternoon with just 15 possessions. -
9 VFL 19 possessions and a goal. Solid without starring. -
10 Late withdrawal.
11 VFL Worked hard but wasn’t afforded any space to run. -
12 VFL 23 possessions and two goals. Put hand up for recall. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Struggled to get into game against old mates. 14 disposals. -
15 VFL Strong outing with 24 touches and eight rebounds in win. -
16 VFL Burst in and out but didn’t lay a single tackle. -
17 VFL In everything early then copped a head knock. Returned later. -
18 Injured.
19 Concussion.
20 Concussion.
21 Concussion.
22 Concussion.
23 Retired.

2014 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Casey Scorpions didn’t play.
2 Casey Scorpions didn’t play.
3 VFL Rotated through a wing and half forward and kicked the matchwinner. -
4 VFL Injured early. -
5 VFL Worked hard offensively and defensively and ran out game well. -
6 VFL Showed a few bursts of pace that livened up a dull game. -
7 VFL Ran well off half back. Used the ball fairly well. -
8 VFL Had 30 possessions in a welcome return to form. -
9 VFL Worked hard in the backline for 23 touches. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Slow start but had a big second half for the Scorpions. -
13 VFL Ran hard to end with 29 possessions in tough conditions. -
14 VFL Pressing hard for a promotion after an eye-catching effort. -
15 VFL Ready for a recall after 22 touches and two goals in drubbing. -
16 VFL Had 21 possessions but was sloppy by foot. -
17 VFL Continued good form with 24 touches and two goals. Getting close! -
18 Port Not big numbers, but provided run, dash and enthusiasm. 4
19 Bris Had the ‘goal goggles’ on at times when teammates were free. Burst in and out. 2
20 Ill.
21 VFL Impact was curtailed by a knock. Five touches. -
22 VFL Kicked a goal and had 22 possessions. OK. -
23 -
QF -
SF -
PF
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Port Left as the sub for a long time, then at least added some spark. 2
2 Ess Failed to provide the zip expected. Needs to lift. 2
3 VFL Zipped in and out of the game but had an impact. -
4 VFL Provided run and was dangerous forward of centre. -
5 Bris Tried to take the game on, but wasn’t his day. Subbed out in the third term. 3
6 VFL Lively performance. Provided great run and penetration. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Gave great run, but kicking was scrappy at top speed. -
9 VFL In and out of the game until sitting out the second half. -
10 VFL Nice outing. 17 possessions, two goals and eight tackles. -
11 Coll Made some darting runs and at least prepared to take game on. 5
13 StK Again looked like a quality performer early. 4
14 WB Threaded nice goal on run midway through third quarter. 3
15 Ankle.
16 Geel Sub. On third term. Not sure why he wasn’t injected earlier. 1
17 Bris Kicked two goals and looked lively but didn’t find enough of the ball. 4
18 NM Provided one blistering dash but was dreadful throughout. 2
19 VFL Provided great run and carry with 25 possessions. -
20 VFL Did well after returning from Gold Coast as emergency. -
21 Frem Just a few touches until leg injury ended his day and was subbed out. 1
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Bris Made a couple of runs and dangerous at times but not often enough. 3
2 VFL Often blazed away aimlessly. Not his best showing. -
3 VFL Quiet game. Disappointing performance. -
5 VFL Booted three goals, including the match winner. -
6 VFL Big second half giving constant run and drive. -
7 VFL Used his leg speed to advantage in the conditions. -
8 Syd One of the few good players and provided plenty of run from defence. 7
9 Carl Tried to use pace when he could and kicked a great early goal. Faded. 5
10 Ess Matched on Zaharakis early. Seemed to injure hip – subbed off in third term. 3
11 Coll Made some dicing runs forward of centre and used his leg speed. 5
13 GWS Subbed on late third term and kicked a brilliant goal from hard on boundary. 2
14 Bris Came in late for Jones and started as sub. Kicked two goals up forward. 5
15 Rich Great goal first term but needs to be more unselfish when on the break. 3
16 Frem Produced two great goals including a ripper in third term. Only five kicks. 4
17 Port A few efforts showed real spark for future, but turned ball over too much. 4
18 NM Excites when allowed to dash away with his speed but quiet in the second half. 4
19 GCS Hit highlights reel again with nice goal but must work on decision making. 4
20 StK Great pace off the mark and looks a potential star. 7
21 GWS Had been in good form, but couldn’t back up last week’s five-goal heroics. 3
22 Adel Kicked a nice running goal from 50m in the third term. 6
23 Frem Subbed out after only five touches. 3