Maverick WELLER

#44   St Kilda

Age: 27yr 4mth Games: 109 Born: Feb 13, 1992
Height: 182cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Strong build and hard approach to every contest make him a valued contributor as a forward. Looking sharp and keen.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Melb Usual high workrate but he missed set shots that he would have normally gobbled up which was disappointing. 4
2 WCE Booted two goals and was unlucky to have another overturned on review. 6
3 Bris Ended with two goals, but missed a few other chances. Attacked the ball with vigour throughout through in forward half. 7
4 Coll Another to fight hard inside the mid-forward contests with seven tackles and 20 hard-earned touches. 6
5 Geel Handy without setting the world on fire. Four tackles, four inside-50s and one goal. 5
6 Haw Big numbers across half forward and drifting into midfield. Six inside-50s and seven marks. 7
7 Ankle.
8 Carl Quiet on return but still managed to provide some much needed grunt late in the contest. 4
9 Syd Hurt his foot early but came back on. Honest without being penetrative. 4
10 WB No questioning his effort but at the moment he is going up and down on the spot. 4
11 Bye.
12 Adel Could have been a reasonable night in front of goals but missed his two set shots in the third term. 5
13 NM Still working to get back to his best but this game was an improvement. 5
14 GCS Continued to miss simple set shots and it is an ongoing problem despite his workrate. 3
15 Frem One of his quieter games. Lots of handballs in his 15 disposals and lacks polish in front of sticks. 4
16 Didn’t play for Sandringham.
17 VFL His pressure was good with eight tackles but just a so-so game with 17 disposals. -
18 VFL Impressed with 26 disposals and two goals. -
19 Port Wasn’t a factor on a night that would be expected to suit him. 3
20 WCE Big hearted but has looked to be carrying injury all year which reduces his edge. 3
21 Melb Did a few good things, but didn’t hurt Melbourne much. 4
22 NM Tried hard and looked to move a bit more freely than in recent times. 4
23 Rich Poor year ended poorly with another effort filled with errors playing forward and back. Where’s he at? 3

2016 Season

1 Port Two goals, six clearances and six tackles before turning his attention to Robbie Gray. 6
2 WB Went to Murphy and stuck to task but wasn’t able to curb his influence. 5
3 Coll Three superb set shot goals proved critical and capped off a strong performance at half forward. 7
4 Haw Played role again as a defensive forward with spurts in midfield. One goal and had seven tackles. 6
5 GWS After prominent few weeks had a quiet one. 3
6 Melb Competitive and tenacious game on forward line. 6
7 NM Tenacity in attack was always to the fore. Handy effort. 5
8 WCE Wholehearted battler who kicked St Kilda’s best goal of the game. 4
9 Ess Ball didn’t fall his way down forward and although he tried hard, he didn’t fire. 4
10 Frem Did bustling and pressuring job in attack and was involved in many attack thrusts. 6
11 Adel Wasn’t daunted by the overwhelming Adelaide advantage and kept working. 4
12 Carl Fierce and aggressive in contests. Wrung every ounce out of himself. 5
14 Geel Right at home and tight hard contest and had real presence in attack. 7
15 GCS Gritty and wholehearted, but also one of the main inaccuracy offenders with 1.4. 5
16 Ess Struggled for much of the day but lifted and snagged crucial goal. 4
17 Melb Fierce at every contest and could easily have kicked five goals instead of his three. 6
18 WB Overcame heavy knock early and starred with strength and desire in attack. 8
19 NM Showed good touch in attack with marking, but like others needed to hit scoreboard. 5
20 Carl Got the Saints rolling early and a force all game in attack. 7
21 Syd Pugnacious game as usual in attack. 5
22 Rich Determined game in attack on Short and always hit the contest hard. 5
23 Bris Hard at the contest and busy for four quarters in attack. 6

2015 Season

1 GWS Excellent running role with Griffen and quelled him. 7
2 GCS Went to Rischitelli second term and crucially contained him. 6
3 Coll Tagging roles against Pendlebury and Swan. Had trouble quelling them. 3
4 Calf.
5 Ess Had major role on Watson and stuck to task. 4
6 WB Wasn’t his best outing but kept plugging away and doing team things. 5
7 Adel Had the run-with role on Dangerfield and was effective. 7
8 WCE Good job in tagging dangerous LeCras. 6
9 Bris Given a number of tagging roles and had to work. Back-to-back goals late. 5
10 Suspended.
11 Melb Tagged Jones after first quarter and found it hard, but stuck to task. 5
13 WB As defensive forward made Murphy work hard, but disposal efficiency down. 5
14 Ess Played defensive forward role in attack and spent time on ball. 5
15 GWS Strong worker in the packs and around the ground. 6
16 Rich Terrific game with breakaway pace and bagged three goals. 7
17 Melb Quieter day this week but still chipped in. 4
18 Port Tried hard but not significant in overall context of the game. 4
19 Frem Quieter game this week. 4
20 NM Hard and combative in attack, but like others missed chances. 5
21 Geel Fierce in forward half contests. 5
22 Syd Tried hard but couldn’t get a foothold in the game. 3
23 WCE Tried hard to bustle in packs. 4

2014 Season

1 PM Outstanding in midfield. Hard at the contest. -
2 PM Used in the middle and had a strong presence in all contests. -
3 VFL Did a good job in a defensive role on Kitchin to play his part. -
4 VFL Tagged Ross and then Hallahan and did a might job. -
5 VFL Simply amazing. 39 touches and three goals despite tagging Liam Anthony. -
6 VFL Tagged well by McKenzie but laid a team-high 11 tackles. -
7 Haw Not the worst in his debut for the Saints. Strong bodied type who had a go. 5
8 Carl Sub on just before three quarter time. Had a few touches. 1
9 GCS Physical strength makes him worth persevering with. 4
11 Coll Flattened at opening bounce and subbed out with concussion. 0
12 Port A lot of work in close and mostly used handball. 4
13 Geel Cantankerous duel with Selwood but at least had a dip. 4
14 WCE Strong, competitive game. Missed two set shots late that would have helped. 6
15 Rich Again demonstrated good work-rate and bustled in packs. 5
16 Carl Had important job on Gibbs and did it well. 5
17 NM Tagged Cunnington and did a good job. 6
18 Frem Big job on Fyfe and did it well for three quarters. 6
19 GCS Combative tagging role on Prestia and couldn’t quell him. 3
20 WB Did a reasonable job of tagging dangerous Griffin. 5
21 Syd Did a reasonable job of tagging Hannebery. 5
22 Rich Handed tagging role on Cotchin and OK at times. 5
23 Adel Had run-with jobs and wasn’t a big factor. 4
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2013 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 NEAFL Played alongside his brother for first time. Copped a shoulder knock. -
2 Shoulder.
3 Shoulder.
4 Shoulder.
5 Shoulder.
6 Shoulder.
7 Shoulder.
8 NEAFL Super at stoppages, extracted a lot of football. -
9 NEAFL Played with AFL intensity. Typically bullocking. -
10 NEAFL Won a lot of in-tight football. Among best again. -
11 NEAFL Sensational at the contest but needed to finish his work. -
12 NEAFL Terrific, very good balance of winning in and outside footy. -
13 NEAFL Bye. -
14 Adel OK performance in first senior match for the season. 4
15 NEAFL Played first half as senior emergency and did OK. -
16 NEAFL So tough in tight, very good once again. -
17 Coll Ran hard from defence, just needs to keep his composure when in possession. 4
18 Carl One of his better efforts for the year. 5
19 NEAFL Bye. -
20 NEAFL Classy display through midfield, won a lot of hard ball. -
21 NEAFL Up against it all day, but fought on gallantly. -
22 NEAFL Bye. -
23 GWS Easily his best game for the club; looked confident and took the game on. 7

2012 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 NEAFL Kicked a goal and played his role well. -
2 StK Tried hard for 15 possessions (seven contested). Did OK given scoreline. 4
3 Ess Found it hard to work into the match. 3
4 NEAFL Responded nicely with a strong display through the midfield. -
5 NM Finished well with eight touches but had no impact when it mattered. 2
6 Frem Showing some positive signs. Using the ball better. 4
7 NEAFL Need to be better than how he is playing at present. -
8 NEAFL Good all day and was bullocking in the midfield. -
10 NEAFL One of the Suns better performers in loss to Swans. -
11 NEAFL Excellent job tagging Ezra Poyas. -
12 NEAFL Seemed to do an OK job defensively. -
14 NEAFL Kicked four goals in a mid-field match-up with Illett. -
15 Geel Hardly sighted opening half and trend continued. Made one horror mistake. 3
16 Rich Nahas got away from him after half time. 3
17 Bris Still lacks a bit of confidence, but is developing OK. 4
18 Syd Tried hard, but made a couple of poor decisions with the footy. 4
19 Melb Late inclusion buzzed around for a few disposals; not a four-quarter player. 4
20 GWS Gives supporters palpitations when he gets the footy, but effort is there. 4
21 Haw Worked hard to pick up plenty of the ball in first half before taping. 5
22 Carl Another mixed bag. Although more good than bad this game. 4
23 Adel Got out bustled early but fought his way back into the game. 4