Sam GRAY

#46   Port Adelaide

Age: 26yr 10mth Games: 57 Born: Feb 01, 1992
Height: 176cm Weight: 78kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Unheralded small man who does most things right. Will see more time this year though midfield rather than as a forward.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Syd Much better than his namesake Robbie which doesn’t happen too often. Steady without starring. 6
2 Frem Unsung hero of the Power midfield with seven clearances. 7
3 Adel Lacks the polish of his midfield counterparts, his two misses were costly. 4
4 GWS Did some good things, but needs to get his hands on the ball more to hurt the opposition. 4
5 Carl Managed four inside-50’s and goal from his 22 possessions. 6
6 Bris Had the job on Rich for the most part and limited his influence by foot. 6
7 WCE Produced a great goal in the second term where he burnt passed two Eagles players and slotted the goal on the run. 5
8 GCS Played his part across half forward – especially in the first half when the game was won. 5
9 Bye.
10 Geel Did some good things but flitted in and out of the game to a degree. Grabbed 12 touches, 10 effective. 5
11 Haw Steady effort nipping in and out of the contest. Kicked a goal and provided four inside-50s to the effort. 6
12 Ess Had a couple of good moments, but all too fleeting. 4
13 Bris Uses his speed and footy smarts to great effect, pushed forward for a goal and had six inside-50’s. 7
14 Coll Kicked two second-half goals and gathered 20 disposals, four inside-50s and five rebound 50s. 7
15 Rich Great first half with 11 touches and a goal, faded in the second when the game needed to be won. 5
16 WCE Struggled to get the ball. Only eight touches. 3
17 NM Got the ball rolling with the first goal of the game and ended up with a game high four goals. 7
18 Melb Like many Port players, okay after the main break but made a few bad errors early. 5
19 StK Did a few handy things but not influential. 4
20 Adel Found a bit footy between the fifty metre arcs but little else. 4
21 Coll Is now starting to hit the scoreboard regularly, unlucky not to have three if not for a great smother in the goal square. 6
22 WB Good energy in attack but second term miss a headscratcher. Kicked a ripper to start final term. 6
23 GCS Best on ground performance with a career high six goals. 9
EF WCE Had an up and down night. Kicked two goals, but wasn’t his best. 5

2016 Season

1 StK Leading possession winner in the game including six inside-50’s. 8
2 Adel Finding plenty of the footy without damaging the opposition. 4
3 Ess Toiling hard in the midfield, laid five tackles and had three inside-50s. 6
4 GWS Disappointing effort in the midfield, registering just four touches in the first half. 3
5 Geel Seven effective disposals, one clearance and one inside-50. Not his night. 3
6 Rich Battled away but made a few poor decisions at times. Endeavour good though. 5
7 Senior emergency.
8 SANFL Had 10 tackles and six clearances in tight. Ball use was suspect. -
9 SANFL Best-on-ground. Ran both ways with eight clearances, eight tackles. -
10 Melb Late inclusion for Broadbent and made most of reprieve in midfield. Tackling was a feature. 6
11 Coll Kicked a goal and was a good contributor in midfield rotation. 6
12 WB Claimed 11 tackles, the most of any player in the match. 6
13 Frem Just five touches in the first half when the team needed ball winners. 4
15 SANFL Dynamite in close. Burrowed in for 11 clearances, 10 tackles. -
16 SANFL Dynamic with his contested ball hunting. Racked up nine clearances. -
17 NM Active worker in midfield and showed he could nail down a spot. 6
18 GWS A tackling machine, led all players on the ground with 12 tackles. 7
19 Bris Stepped it up a notch in last term even after the Power were cruising to victory. 7
20 Syd One of the few Power midfielders to at least take it up to their Swans opponents. 7
21 Melb Typical in and under performance, laid a game-high nine tackles. 7
22 Adel Great around the stoppages with four clearances and three inside-50s. 7
23 GCS Kept pace with his namesake on the possession count and booted a goal. 7

2015 Season

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2 SANFL Had his moments with 18 touches and a goal. -
3 SANFL Fine four-quarter performance. Gave Port plenty at the stoppages. -
4 SANFL Superb in the wet with 30 possessions, 13 clearances and a goal. -
5 SANFL Burrowed in head-first all day in the clinches. -
6 SANFL Terrific again in the middle of the park before fading late. -
7 SANFL Fluffed a sitter, but was busy with 27 disposals and two goals. -
8 Rich Promoted from the rookie list and was serviceable. 4
9 Melb Played his role and took a courage mark in second quarter. 5
10 WB Four inside-50s and a goal. 3
11 Geel Just one quarter of his modest possession tally hit the target. Struggled. 2
12 SANFL Bye. -
13 SANFL Fought hard in the clinches with 31 possessions, six clearances. -
14 SANFL Match postponed. -
15 SANFL Should have suited the conditions but had a dirty day. -
16 SANFL Best-on-ground in win over the ladder leaders. 34 touches, 11 tackles. -
17 SANFL Typically prolific with 30 possessions, nine clearances, six tackles. -
18 StK Did enough to suggest his place in the side is more than warranted. 6
19 WB Port's leading possession getter until three-quarter time. Battled hard. 5
20 GWS Has finally made the transition from the SANFL to the AFL. 7
21 Haw Best game at this level with 34 touches and an important goal. 8
22 GCS Continued strong form with another powerful performance. 8
23 Frem If he can maintain his consistency he will keep his place for a long time. 8

2014 Season

1 PM Weekend off. -
2 PM Continues to be a big ball winner at SANFL level. -
3 SANFL Impressive as always. 24 neat touches, seven tackles. -
4 Bris Great debut after being upgraded from rookie list – three great goals. 8
5 WCE OK in midfield on debut until being subbed out. 4
6 Geel Subbed out early in final term after four kicks and one goal. 3
7 SANFL Another eye-catching display, kicked two majors. -
8 SANFL Had his moments. -
9 SANFL Impressed with his pill-winning abilities on the ball. -
10 SANFL Brilliant early, pressing for AFL recall. -
11 SANFL Bye. -
12 StK Three inside 50s and three scoring assists. 5
13 SANFL Outstanding, especially early. 35 possessions, nine clearances. -
14 WB Four inside-50’s and a goal for the goal sneak. 4
15 Adel Rose high above Reilly for a great mark, but hit the post with the kick. 4
16 Hip.
17 Rich Chipped in with a goal before being subbed out. 3
18 SANFL Busy afternoon with 28 disposals, seven clearances. Ball use shaky. -
19 SANFL Led Port in possessions, tackles and inside 50s. Disposal iffy though. -
20 SANFL 21 touches and sparked Port's comeback with three third-term goals. -
21 SANFL Dangerous both ways. 25 disposals, six tackles and a goal. -
22 SANFL Picked up 20 touches but not outgunned at times at the stoppages. -
23 SANFL Bye. -
QF SANFL Overwhelmed at the clearances by Norwood's bigger bodies. -
EF SANFL Overwhelmed at the clearances by Norwood's bigger bodies. -
SF SANFL Still not quite at his absolute best but never stopped trying. -
PF SANFL Outpointed in the middle but mopped up nicely down back at times. -
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