Christian HOWARD


Age: 28yr 3mth Games: 20 Born: Mar 19, 1991
Height: 187cm Weight: 83kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Hip surgery late last year has put the former first-round draft pick behind the eight-ball. Resumed full training this week but has not played in the pre-season series and will start the year in the VFL. Hard to see how he fits in given the improvement of the club’s young core.

2014 NAB Cup:   Working way back from double hip surgery and played first game in VFL last weekend.

2014 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 PM In and out of the game. -
2 Didn’t play for Footscray VFL.
3 Ill.
4 VFL Up and down afternoon. Had some good moments. -
5 VFL Used it well when he got it but needs to do more. -
6 VFL One of the few Dogs to have a down day in huge win. -
7 VFL Did some nice things but once again, not enough. -
8 VFL Best game in some time. Had it on a string. -
9 VFL Bye. -
10 VFL Best game this year at half back. Found ball well and used it cleanly. -
11 Frem Barely sighted after being a late inclusion. 3
12 Bris Horrendous. Four touches – all ineffective or clangers then subbed out. 0
13 VFL Slow start but warmed into his work in second half. -
14 VFL Classy at times but a touch inconsistent. -
15 VFL OK without being great. Made a few strange decisions. -
16 VFL Eight possessions. No impact at all. -
17 VFL OK in parts but not doing enough to warrant another chance. -
18 VFL 12 touches at half back. Going up and down on one spot. -
19 VFL Pressed forward for a rare goal. Used it fairly well. -
20 VFL Freed up behind the ball and did it well. 21 disp, 12 marks. -
21 VFL Ran the lines well of half back to set up attacks. -
22 VFL Wasn’t as clean as he can be but found it 22 times. -
23 Injured.
QF -
SF VFL Had 19 possessions and a goal off half back and a wing. -
PF VFL Slow start but worked into the game and kicked a handy goal. -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 VFL Drifted in and out of the game. Needs to do more. -
2 VFL Bye. -
3 VFL Used the ball well but still needs to get involved more. -
4 VFL Improved game. Used ball well, rebounded nicely off half back. -
5 VFL Kicked a goal but needs to find more of the footy. -
6 WCE Didn’t do much. 3
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Used the ball well and gave good drive through the middle. -
9 VFL One of many Seagull goalkickers and used the ball well. -
10 VFL Played fairly well at half back. Had some runs through midfield too. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL As usual, used the ball well, but needed to do more. -
13 VFL Drifted through midfield off half back. Serviceable game. -
14 Didn’t play for Williamstown.
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Applied better defensive pressure and used the ball fairly well. -
17 VFL Kicked one of the Seagulls two goals. OK in patches. -
18 Senior emergency.
19 VFL Kicked a goal and showed some composure under pressure. -
20 VFL Did some nice things but still doesn’t do enough. -
21 VFL Provided some run and drive but needs to lift. -
22 VFL Used the ball well, but still doesn’t find it quite enough. -
23 Hamstring.

2012 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 WCE Limped from the field early in the final term after a quiet performance. 3
8 VFL Got through first game back and played well. -
10 VFL Had some nice touches but needs to do more. -
11 VFL Kicked an early goal and gave run but faded a touch. -
12 Port Used across half back and variety of opponents. Mixed good with bad. 5
13 Bris Starting to find some footy but still mixing the good with the bad. 6
14 Ess Not noticed. 2
15 Frem Not a lot of the ball but did stuff when he got it. 6
16 Haw Couple of efforts early weren’t great and his career is at crossroads. 3
17 Carl Probably best game with 18 possessions. Missed two shots at big sticks.. 6
18 StK Inability to run out games and match opponents physically hurts him. 4
19 NM Hard to work out what he provides – not much on that effort. 3
21 VFL Good effort in the Seagulls back half. -
22 Geel Played arguable best game for club with two goals and a bevy of disposals. 7
23 Bris Started on Hanley and clearly beaten early. 5