Dylan ROBERTON

#17   St Kilda

Age: 27yr 7mth Games: 125 Born: Jun 21, 1991
Height: 194cm Weight: 91kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Confidence and anticipation have made him a valued member of the defence and prompted elevation to leadership group.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Melb Plenty of interceptions early but in the end was overcome by the weight of numbers. 5
2 WCE Enjoyed the length of Subiaco. Covered plenty of ground to win his 26 possessions. 7
3 Bris Rebounded well again and gave the Saints drive. Looked to have injured shoulder in final term, but was only a stinger. 7
4 Coll Knocked up winning kicks (24 in all) at half back. Fine running defender’s game. 8
5 Geel Among the best from half back with his rebound and run. Defended when he needed to and ended with 28 disposals. 8
6 Haw Continued fine form across half back. Controlled the game and even bobbed up with two long goals. In super touch. 9
7 GWS Underrated half-back did bit when it was required. Strong effort highlighted by some accurate kicking to advantage. 7
8 Carl Was forced to defend against Jack Silvagni and didn’t have his usual impact offensively. Still busy with 23 didsposals. 6
9 Syd Continues in excellent touch down back and was one of Saints best. 7
10 WB Ranged freely across defence early and used ball better than last week. 5
11 Bye.
12 Adel Started on Tom Lynch then played more as a sweeper in defence. 6
13 NM Returned to some form after a below par couple of weeks in defence. 6
14 GCS Not as sure in his marking and handling as usual down back, but rebounded. 5
15 Frem The Dockers restricted his run from the backline and he had only 15 possessions. 5
16 Rich Read the game perfectly in back half. Back to his best. 7
17 Ess Shared the top billing for the Saints and was only one to give rebound from defensive 50. 7
18 Syd Consistently won the ball in defence but wasn't able to thread it through Swans barrier. 6
19 Port Not his style of game but was clever and effective down back. 6
20 WCE Tremendous game in defence and gain showed he deserve to be in All-Australian calculations. Judgment was flawless. 8
21 Melb Intercepted well at stages at half back and ended with 27 touches. Good but not his best. 6
22 NM Perfect anticipation and consistent good use of the ball made him a key element in the win. 7
23 Rich Under siege all day down back. Not helped then every time he got it he had no one to kick it to. Tried hard. 6

2016 Season

1 Port Great tussle with Westhoff. Gave as good as he got. 6
2 WB Tough night down back due to Bulldogs’ dominance. 4
3 Coll Defending OK until injured knee in third term. Came back but looked severely hampered. 2
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 WCE Stats flattered him for a game where he constantly fumbled and turned it over. 2
9 Ess Defender didn’t win much of the ball. 2
10 Frem Strange game with big first and third quarters and two when he was hardly seen. 6
11 Adel A couple of rebounds but otherwise no impact. 3
12 Carl Took some handy intercept marks down back and played his part. 5
14 Geel Gave as good as he got in defence and used ball to advantage. 6
15 GCS Began deeper in defence and wasn’t a factor. 3
16 Ess Useful defender who covered plenty of ground. 6
17 Melb Half back finished the game with big last quarter which included fine running goal. 6
18 WB Steady in defence where he played spare role to perfection. 6
19 NM A good game in terms of offensive work but Petrie caused headaches. 5
20 Carl Did as he pleased down back and won a heap of the ball. 7
21 Syd Tried hard in defence but frustrated by end of night. 5
22 Rich Anticipated the ball well in defence and a constant stumbling block in defence. 7
23 Bris Excellent display and always hit targets when coming out of defence. 8

2015 Season

1 GWS Did a couple of things in defence but subbed off in third term. 4
2 GCS Impressed by applying pressure and with work ethic in general. 6
3 Coll Has developed a harder edge to game this year and it is paying benefits. 6
4 Carl On Ellard at first then had brief stint on Henderson. 4
5 Ess Good day half back on first-gamer Langford. 5
6 WB Did some good things in second half after a down opening. 5
7 Adel Rebounded six times out of defensive 50. OK. 6
8 WCE As spare in defence he helped block Kennedy and continues his resurgence. 6
9 Bris Confidence continues to lift and capped good effort with important goal. 6
10 Haw Hoovered up plenty of touches as extra down back and minding Schoenmakers. 7
11 Foot.
12 Foot.
13 WB On Dickson and did a good job gathering touches in defence. 6
14 Ess Dispensed with Dempsey and others. 7
15 GWS Started as extra in back half. Mixed day. 6
16 Rich The extra man down back. Efforts marred by poor kicking. 6
17 Melb Roamed defence and accumulated touches. 6
18 Port Good in first half and not afraid to show aggression in contests. Tapered. 5
19 Frem Continued his good form this year and won a lot of the ball against old side. 6
20 NM Apart from third term generally more quiet in defence this week. 5
21 Ankle.
22 Syd Had a lot of touches picking up Goodes. 6
23 WCE Found it hard to generate usual spare in defence role. 3

2014 Season

1 Melb Quieter than usual at half back. 4
2 GWS Rarely sighted and subbed off. 2
3 VFL Marred by turnovers and didn’t look fit. -
4 Senior emergency.
5 VFL Steady effort in the back half with 19 possessions. -
6 VFL Pretty good across half back in win. -
7 VFL Had 13 touches at half back and competed strongly. -
8 VFL Worked into the game after a shaky start. -
9 VFL 15 touches but was forced onto his wrong side to often. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL OK at half back in tight loss to Northern Blues. -
13 VFL OK without being overly influential against Pies’. -
14 VFL Racked up the touches at half back but wasn’t damaging. -
15 VFL Bounced back after a few down weeks to provide good run. -
16 Carl First senior game for the year and wasn’t noticeable. 3
17 NM First senior game in three months. OK without starring. 4
18 Frem Low-key but contributed at half back. 4
19 GCS Didn’t get a lot of the ball and turned it over. 2
20 Senior emergency.
21 VFL Gave run from half back but hasn’t hit 2014 form. -
22 VFL OK down back but wasn’t under the pump in final term. -
23 Adel OK without dominating. 4
QF VFL Minimal impact as a running defender. -
SF -
PF -
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2013 Season

1 GCS Not the worst in defence. 5
2 Rich One of Saints troubled by McGuane at times, but fitting into defence. 5
3 GWS Went with Hoskin-Elliott and had another good game. 6
4 Ess Picked up young Merrett and was OK. 5
5 Syd Hard worker off half back. 5
6 Coll Proving to be an excellent pick-up with good run and usage off half back. 7
7 Carl Started on McLean and ran hard off half back. 6
8 Adel The extra man in defence and took full advantage. 7
9 WB On Stringer and didn’t create as much as in recent weeks. 6
10 NM Not the worst but not as good as previous outings. 4
11 WCE Started on Darling then went to Hill. Not a big day stats-wise, but OK. 5
13 Melb Had nervous moments early with Watts but fought back well. 6
14 Rich Started on Edwards. His 50th game ended on sour note with an ankle injury. 2
15 Frem Began on Mayne and didn't have big impact. Looked to be favouring hamstring late. 3
16 Carl Showed resolve and a bit of fire in defence and constantly tangled with Yarran. 6
17 Port Started OK but then crunched in second term and subbed off. 3
18 Concussion.
19 Bris One of several defenders trying hard to match taller opponents. 5
20 Haw Found space in defence to create spare. 5
21 Syd Difficult task on White. 4
22 Rested.
23 Frem Played his part for three quarters until he injured his ankle and was subbed off. 5
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WAFL Tremendous for East Perth. 26 disposals, 13 marks. -
2 WAFL Solid for East Perth with 13 disposals and a goal. -
5 WAFL Solid outing for East Perth in the wet. -
6 GCS Kicked a nice long goal which was his only noticeable contribution. 3
7 Port The sub. Came on midway through final term and got busy. 2
8 Haw Not a big impact. 4
11 WAFL Worked hard for East Perth but had just 14 disposals. -
12 WAFL Fair. 12 possessions across half-back for East Perth. -
13 WAFL 20 possessions and seven marks for East Perth. -
14 Coll Looked sluggish at times but kept on battling – six rebounds. 6
15 WB Did a good defensive job. Stuck to his task. 5
16 Melb Half-back role but struggled to have any say in the game’s flow. 3
17 GWS Played in defence where the ball barely was. 4
18 Port Undervalued Docker continues to get the job done with a minimum of fuss. 5
19 WCE The sub. Limited chances. 2
20 Adel Didn’t find much of the footy but stuck to his guns in defence. 6
21 WAFL Quiet for East Perth with just 10 possessions. -