John BUTCHER

#11  

Age: 27yr 11mth Games: 30 Born: Jul 03, 1991
Height: 197cm Weight: 94kg Position: FWD

2016 Digest:   In many ways 2016 is a make-or-break year for the sticky-fingered key forward who has been unable to cement his place in the best 22. Has added a couple of kilos to his frame and is really imposing himself and making a statement about wanting to play more football.

2016 NAB Cup:   Kicked four goals in Magpies trial in week three and has had a big pre-season on track. Given himself a chance.

2016 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 SANFL Finally kicked a goal in the last term but it definitely wasn't his night. -
2 SANFL One of his best games. Nailed 4.2 and took some superb marks. -
3 SANFL Slotted three first-half goals and always presented. -
4 SANFL Bye. -
5 SANFL Looked dangerous once again and his kicking was reasonable. -
6 SANFL Presented well and kicked a goal but looked frustrated at times. -
7 SANFL Had a genuine crack but goalkicking (2.4) was errant. -
8 SANFL Kicked an early goal but barely got a sniff for the rest of the day. -
9 SANFL Kicking was all over the shop again but still finished with 3.2. -
10 SANFL Bye. -
11 SANFL Nailed two majors and never stopped trying. -
12 SANFL Kicked a goal and laid four tackles but lowered his colours to Evans. -
13 SANFL Boosted Port with three first-half goals. Tackled and harassed too. -
14 SANFL Bye. -
15 SANFL Had a day out. Marked majestically and slammed 6.2. -
16 SANFL Kicked two majors and was always in the contest. -
17 SANFL Five kicks, six marks, three goals. Makes things happen. -
18 GWS First game of the year, did provide a contest. 3
19 Bris Exposed Brisbane’s inexperienced defence with four goals including three in a row in third term. 7
20 Syd Kicked a goal, but Rampe had his measure most of day and even pressed into attack. 3
21 SANFL Never quite got going. -
22 SANFL Slammed four goals and his pack marking was a treat. -
23 SANFL Bye. -

2015 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 Frem Kicked an early goal. Had seven disposals. 3
2 SANFL Responded to AFL axe with four goals straight and a fine pack mark. -
3 SANFL His back-to-back goals either side of three-quarter-time broke North. -
4 SANFL Missed two shots but his efforts couldn't be faulted. -
5 SANFL Kicked a goal and workrate was solid but was relatively subdued. -
6 SANFL Clunked some nice grabs but kicking still a mixed bag. -
7 SANFL Virtually unsighted after a set-shot miss in the first 30 seconds. -
8 SANFL Bye. -
9 Knee.
10 SANFL Attacked the footy hard but was beaten at centre half-back. -
11 SANFL Easily his best game of 2015. Took 11 marks, mainly in defence. -
12 SANFL Bye. -
13 SANFL Snapped goal on half-time siren was a beauty but did little else. -
14 SANFL Match postponed. -
15 SANFL Almost proved the last-ditch hero with two fourth-quarter goals. -
16 SANFL Collected 13 possessions and had some nice moments. -
17 SANFL Starting to look the part in defence. Solid outing. -
18 SANFL Composed and gave his all in defence. -
19 SANFL Handy in defence in first half before struggling when shifted forward. -
20 GWS Very late call-up for Schulz, justified his inclusion with a goal and appetite. 5
21 Haw Goalkicking will prove his downfall. Subbed out in final term. 3
22 GCS Typical mixed bag, nice grabs and shocking kicks for goal. 3
23 Frem His teammates love him, the crowd loves him, but his kicking is ordinary. 4

2014 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 Carl Generally struggled with most things he did. Kicking action is farcical. 3
2 Adel Kicked one goal and set up two others; improving with each game. 4
3 SANFL Found the going tough against seasoned Redlegs. -
4 SANFL Well beaten early before slamming five second-half goals. -
5 SANFL Just three possessions in avalanche win. Injured? -
6 SANFL After a quiet first half, burst to life with five majors. -
7 SANFL Managed two goals but unsighted otherwise. -
8 SANFL Kicked three majors but limping late after copping a knock. -
9 SANFL Radar was off but finished with three late goals and five tackles. -
10 SANFL Sprayed them wildly at times but still managed five goals. -
11 SANFL Bye. -
12 SANFL 1.3 return from gettable spots simply not good enough. -
13 SANFL Hot early, played support role for Shaw with three goals. -
14 SANFL Continues to butcher set shots. Wayward with 1.3. -
15 SANFL Workrate was impressive but kicking remains diabolical. -
16 SANFL Bye. -
17 SANFL Two goals, two shanks and cameoed in ruck and defence. -
18 SANFL Absolutely towelled up by Rutten. Looked lost. -
19 Ill.
20 Ill.
21 SANFL Thrown around to play a variety of roles but had little impact. -
22 SANFL Finding some strong form. Grabbed 11 marks and booted 2.3. -
23 SANFL Bye. -
QF Back.
EF Back.
SF Back.
PF SANFL Snared some nice clunks but clearly thrashed by McGuinness. -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 SANFL Starved of opportunity up forward. Quiet night. -
2 SANFL Stuck to his task down back in defensive role. -
3 SANFL Wayward in front of goal with 0.3 for Port. -
4 SANFL One goal in West Adelaide reserves as Port had a bye. -
5 SANFL Held to one goal in Magpies' loss. -
6 SANFL Kicked Port's first goal, virtually unsighted thereafter. -
7 SANFL Bye. -
8 SANFL Very quiet again, seven touches, one goal. -
9 Geel Horror set shot goal-kicking was embarrassing. Miles away. 1
10 WB Subbed out after just the seven possessions and a goal. 3
12 GWS Had a favourable matchup on Hampton. OK with two goals, but didn’t star. 5
13 Ill.
14 SANFL Kicked three first-half goals and grabbed the mark of the day. -
15 SANFL Bye. -
16 Haw Marked strongly in front of Josh Gibson and kicked a goal. 5
17 StK Looked like tearing the game apart early after first goal but didn’t go on with it. 5
18 Bris His marking is elite unfortunately his kicking is not. Still a handful for defenders. 5
19 Adel Kicked one crucial goal in the second term when he kept his feet. 3
20 Geel Horrible day. No marks and no kicks says it all. 0
21 Didn’t play for Port Magpies.
22 Hip.
23 SANFL Slotted a goal before quarter-time but radar was awry thereafter. -
QF SANFL Patchy but finished strongly and kicked a late goal in Magpies win. -
EF SANFL Patchy but finished strongly and kicked a late goal in Magpies win. -
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Port Adelaide

1 StK Only eight disposals but kicked two goals. 4
4 Coll One superb running goal first term but then unable to impact. 3
5 Adel Great game by the tall forward kicking four goals. 8
6 Rich Only the one goal from the key position forward. 4
7 Frem Booted two goals from limited chances. 4
8 NM Subbed off in the third term with no influence on the game. 1
11 SANFL Kicked two goals but was a fair way from his best. -
12 SANFL Took nine marks but kicked 0.1. OK outing at best. -
14 Geel Couldn’t catch a cold (no marks) and found the going tough all day. 2
15 Adel Did kick a great goal from 50m but was unsighted the rest of the match. 2