Matthew WATSON


Age: 26yr 11mth Games: 23 Born: Jul 16, 1992
Height: 195cm Weight: 103kg Position: DEF/FWD
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   The positive signs he showed as a forward saved his career when it seemed he was under the hammer. Carlton expects to continue with the placement in attack for the time being.

2015 NAB Cup:   Still a question mark over whether he can make it as a forward. Big kick in Geelong game for nine-pointer and didn’t do much else.

2015 Season

Played for : Carlton

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3 VFL Just one goal in attack but competed strongly. -
4 VFL Kicked three goals in difficult conditions for forwards. -
5 VFL Provided a strong marking target in attack. One goal. -
6 VFL Provided a target in attack with three goals then went back. -
7 GWS Subbed out after having no impact in attack. 1
8 VFL Had no impact in attack but had little space to move. -
9 VFL Kicked 2.2 and was the main avenue to goal in attack. -
10 VFL Booted two goals and gave a strong target at times. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Matchwinner in attack with six goals. Had multiple opponents. -
13 VFL 10 marks and three goals against undersized Frankston backs. -
14 VFL Started forward but ended in defence to try to plug gaping holes. -
15 VFL Competed hard in front half but wet weather didn’t help. -
16 VFL Worked up from attack and spent time in ruck. Struggled. -
17 VFL Bye. -
18 VFL Goalless in attack in 20-goal loss. -
19 VFL Kicked two goals but didn't get great supply. -
20 VFL Well held in Blues’ front half. Nine touches. -
21 Melb Used up forward and provided a contest. Worked up the ground as well. 5
22 GWS Booted the first goal but from there was a spectator. 3
23 Haw Did some things that suggest all might not be lost. Two goals. 5

2014 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Port Matched on Butcher initially. Strong but had a pretty ordinary night. 3
2 Ankle.
3 VFL Much better than his previous outing. Good confidence builder. -
4 VFL Toiled away on a good player in Haretuku who kicked three. -
5 VFL Took Cordy and did the job well. Rarely afforded him any room. -
6 VFL Under siege down back and couldn’t stop the flow. -
7 VFL Injured a finger in the first half and left the field. -
8 Senior emergency.
9 VFL Bye. -
10 VFL Defended fairly well then was swung forward. 21 touches. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Beaten early, but slowly got the better of Rhys Stanley. -
13 Haw Disastrous first quarter then recovered slightly but subbed out late in third term. 3
14 VFL The best of the Blues’ defenders. Marked strongly. -
15 VFL Fairly sturdy down back in poor conditions for marking talls. -
16 VFL Caught the eye in attack with his strong marking. Three goals. -
17 VFL Looked good again playing solely as a forward. Kicked 3.4. -
18 VFL Starved for opportunities in attack after a few good weeks. -
19 VFL Well-held in attack but delivery was ordinary. -
20 VFL Used at both ends and always made a contest in the air. -
21 VFL Battled hard in attack against a few opponents. Three goals. -
22 VFL Booted three goals from limited opportunities in attack. -
23 Ess A real surprise packet in effective forward role: 16 possessions and four goals. 7
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2013 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 PM Led to the ball too often. Used the ball well though. -
2 VFL Started well but had his hands full at times with Clouston. -
3 VFL Controlled the back half. Especially strong in the air. -
4 VFL Had his hands full at times down back but bounced back well. -
5 VFL Had his hands full on Port talls but never gave in. -
6 VFL Sturdy game down back. Used the ball well, spoilt strongly. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Controlled the back half and his kicking was penetrating. -
9 VFL Bye. 2
10 VFL Defended fairly well again but had his hands full at times. -
11 VFL Defended well one on one and ball use was solid. -
12 VFL Haretuku kicked six on him but he battled hard. -
13 VFL Did a fairly good job down back on Cordy/Campbell. Kicking was good as well. -
14 VFL Taken to the cleaners by Hogan early, but when moved, settled down. -
15 VFL Bounced back from last weeks poor showing to clean up Gumbleton. -
16 StK Late inclusion for first game of the year. On Lee and had mixed day. 4
17 NM Booming torp set up a first-term goal. Sometimes troubled by height. 5
18 GCS A long range goal in the third quarter to cap off his day. 4
19 Frem Used mostly forward and lead up well at the ball. Lovely long goal in third term. 6
20 WB Took Campbell in defence but was subbed out after injuring his foot before half time. 2
21 Foot.
22 Foot.
23 Foot.
QF Foot.
EF Foot.

2012 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 VFL Nice effort. Used the ball well and defended sternly. -
3 VFL Played on Boland for the most part and was beaten. -
4 VFL Didn’t have a great deal to do down back. -
5 VFL Struggled down back and was shifted forward. Poor day. -
7 VFL Competed fairly well throughout under a bit of pressure. -
8 VFL Good duel with Tarrant. Not the worst. -
10 Port Did enough to hold his spot down back in his first game of the year. 5
11 Geel Taylor got him a couple of times in second half but he showed enough. 5
12 WCE Looked poised and calm on last line. Blues have found a 200-game defender. 6
14 Haw At first he had match-up with Roughead but it didn’t last. 3
15 Coll Kept Dawes covered and did well. A player of the future. 7
16 NM Had to do some ruck work as back-up to Kreuzer. 3
17 WB Cool head under pressure on back-line on occasions. Thumping kicking. 5
18 VFL Strong commanding effort in Blues back half. -
19 VFL His best game this year in defence. Improving each week. -
20 Bris Had Lisle who caused his a few problems at times. 4
21 VFL Forced from the ground early with a hand injury. -