#12   Melbourne

Age: 26yr 0mth Games: 90 Born: Jun 08, 1993
Height: 186cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Enjoyed a fine 2016 season in midfield, but dislocated patella tendon during pre-Christmas camp and missed first two JLT matches.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Knee.
2 Carl Returned and won the ball very well in midfield, but missed quite a few targets that he must hit to take game to next level. 7
3 Geel Eight effective disposals, one inside-50 and one clearance not enough for a player paid as well as he is. 3
4 Frem Won the ball well again in the middle area of the ground but wasn’t overly damaging with his possessions. 6
5 Rich 24 touches in midfield but didn’t hurt Richmond with many of them. One of a number of Dees who was sore in final term. 5
6 Ess Chugged away in midfield mix to end with 29 touches. Had nine inside 50s and gained more metres than any other player. 7
7 Haw Plods around for 28 disposals but debatable what sort of impact he has is debatable; 15 contested possessions and six clearances. 7
8 Adel Another cog in the Melbourne midfield, they bat very deep and Tyson is a major reason why. 6
9 NM Won plenty of ball and at least used it reasonably well; 26 disposals, four clearances and six inside-50s. 7
10 GCS Handy enough in midfield and when Dees surged, had some good clearances. 6
11 Bye.
12 Coll One of the few Melbourne mids to get a bit of it in first half and continued into second half. Some deft touches. 7
13 WB Kicked first goal of the game and did some handy things in midfield, but ball use was a bit off. 6
14 WCE A big ball winner. His seven clearances were important. 8
15 Syd One of the few Demons to get a bit of the ball consistently across the night. Okay. 6
16 Knee.
17 Knee.
18 Port Had 10 touches in the first term to set the tone. Kicking needed to be cleaner, but a good return. 7
19 NM Huge first half with 20 possessions. Influence waned a touch, but wasn’t allowed as much room. 7
20 GWS Got his hands on the ball a bit in midfield, but another who was caught flat-footed in GWS blitz. 5
21 StK Did his bit without starring in midfield. Goal on the run in first term was a positive – needs to kick more. 6
22 Bris Good ball winner early on at the clearances and used the ball well enough. Ended with 27 touches. 7
23 Coll Clean in congestion when teammates weren’t. Really got rolling after half time with six inside 50s. 7

2016 Season

1 GWS Had a bit of the ball, but kicking and decision making at times needed to be better. 5
2 Ess Missed three gettable shots for goal. Not hitting any great heights at present. 3
3 NM Started to run into a bit of form in midfield and kicking was much better. 6
4 Coll Won plenty of ball but missed targets at times. Two goals and five inside-50s. 6
5 Rich Great game highlighted by improved ball use and tough stuff inside contest. Five inside-50s and five clearances. 8
6 StK Lovely goal and was productive in midfield. 6
7 GCS Not as prolific as some of his counterparts, but used the footy well. 6
8 WB Grabbed a lot of ball from stoppages and probably the Dees’ best. Importantly used ball well. 8
9 Ill.
10 Port Back after missing a week with illness and struggled to pick up the tempo. 3
11 Haw Massive opening half and continued it on in third. A bit quieter late but his best game this year 9
12 Coll Used ball well all day between the arcs to set up teammates. Link player a feature. 7
13 Syd Had Jack when in midfield and worked against the tide. Should learn a bit from Swans mids. 5
15 Adel Steady accumulators game in the midfield but probably handballed a few too many times. 6
16 Frem Made tacklers miss by standing still a few times. A consistent performer in midfield. 7
17 StK Ran up and down on the spot after a bright start and one of many who got handball happy. 4
18 WCE Prominent all day. Had 29 disposals and laid 10 tackles. 7
19 GCS Superb in and around the stoppages and contests in midfield. A strong worker from start to finish. 8
20 Haw Solid performance around the footy. Two final-quarter goals sealed the game. 8
21 Port Seven tackles, seven clearances, three rebound-50s and a goal. 8
22 Carl The one Melbourne midfielder to consistently get his hands on the ball. Strong again. 7
23 Geel Continually kicked the ball to the Cats. When he’s off he’s right off. 3

2015 Season

1 GCS Big at the stoppages and formed a great tandem with Jamar. Kicking scrappy. 7
2 GWS Started well but like many others, had his wings clipped in second half Giants surge. 5
3 Adel Eight clearances and eight tackles for the big-bodied midfielder. 6
4 Rich Looked hampered in second half but was good around ball early on. 6
5 Frem Quiet start but got into the game in second term. Made some bad decisions late. 5
6 Syd Hasn’t been able to break free this season and was well held again. 5
7 Haw Unable to break out of early season funk. Knee issue can’t be helping. 4
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 VFL Given VFL run and responded with 33 quality possessions. -
11 StK Appeared a bit rusty and not covering ground like his did last year. 4
12 Geel Looked like the player we saw in 2014. Centering kick to Stretch late was a pearler. 7
14 WCE One of his better games this year but ran out of gas late. 6
15 Ess Floated in and out of game. Seemed to be troubled by a knee but battled on. 6
16 Bris Battled hard in midfield for his 20 touches. Six tackles a good sign. 6
17 StK Hands on the ball a lot but didn’t cut through. Kicking disappointing. 4
18 Coll Had more of an impact in the second half. Still made some poor decisions. 7
19 NM Led team in disposals and had seven clearances and four inside-50s. 7
20 Hamstring.
21 Hamstring.
22 Hamstring.
23 Ankle.

2014 Season

1 StK Impressive and will definitely be an asset. 7
2 WCE Worked hard around the footy. Got more of it after half time. 6
3 GWS Big first term and racked up 25 touches, but influence not huge. 5
4 Carl OK but didn’t hurt Blues with his touches going forward. Four clearances. 4
5 GCS Well contained after starting on pine, then subbed in third which was an odd move. 4
6 Syd Didn’t have a stack of ball but battled hard in close against Swans stars. 5
7 Adel His best game so far and showed why the Demons gave up the No.2 pick. 8
8 WB Continues to make fools of armchair trade experts. Huge again, two goals. 8
9 Rich Set up the win with his kicking. Booted two goals from 23 disposals. 8
11 Port Starred again with 30 touches and two goals. A class act and not bad for a ‘nasty trade’. 8
12 Coll Tagged by Macaffer and had a rare off day. 4
13 Ess Continued to chug away in midfield and came to the fore after half time. 6
14 NM Wasn’t able to impact game as he would like. Caught a few times trying to break tackles. 5
15 WB Got his hands on ball in tight but had little room and tried to do too much at times. 5
16 Frem Good battle with Mundy in midfield. Will have learned a bit over two hours. 6
18 Port Back in form after a lean patch. Two huge goals and dominated the stoppages. 8
19 Bris Busy around the stoppages to end with 27 touches. The best user of a poor bunch. 6
20 Haw Best again for the Dees and would be sneaking up on N.Jones in best and fairest. 7
21 GWS Very good in first term then was quietened by ex-teammates. OK late. 6
22 WCE Continued fine season against the tide in midfield. Had little support however. 6
23 NM Could he pip N.Jones for the best and fairest? Plenty of footy and two goals again. 7
QF -
SF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Knee.
2 Knee.
3 Knee.
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 NEAFL First game back from a knee and got through OK. -
10 NEAFL Continues to work his way back to full fitness. -
11 NEAFL Knocked up winning the ball in the midfield. Giants best. -
12 NEAFL Continues to work back to full fitness. Good again. -
13 NEAFL Bye. -
14 NEAFL Did well in the midfield against a tiring opponent. -
15 NEAFL Building fitness base but was UWS’s most influential player. -
16 Syd Continues to work back to full match fitness. Had some handy touches though. 4
17 NEAFL Bye. -
18 NEAFL Key contributor in midfield for the Giants in tight loss. -
19 NEAFL Best midfielder in a huge win. Was a star around the stoppages. -
20 NEAFL Had a good battle with Lloyd. Points shared on the day. -
21 Rested.
22 Rich Sub. On for Sumner and won the ball well, but the game was shot. 3
23 GCS Torched by Prestia early and seemed intent on chasing own footy. 5

2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Came on as sub and in one and a bit quarters had 10 touches. 3
2 NM Had some touches when he came on. Worth a start. 3
4 NEAFL Another to standout in the midfield. -
5 NEAFL Found plenty of the footy, good around stoppages. -
6 Carl Bullocking effort in the middle. Gave a bit to the cause. 5
7 GCS A really good game showed he can win it inside and outside. 7
8 Bris Provided a late highlight with huge run and gun goal – one of only four kids. 5
9 Ess Used in a variety of roles and finished with 10 marks and five tackles. 7
10 Geel Subbed on for second half but only highlight a snap goal in the third term. 1
19 NEAFL Made his return from injury and saw a lot of ball early on. -
20 NEAFL Amongst the Giants best and was solid around the ground. -
21 Melb The No.3 draft pick impressed on his return to the side. 6
22 StK Marked tackled and ran well. 6
23 NM With 26 touches and five marks, ended the year on a high. 6