Sam GRIMLEY

#54  

Age: 28yr 5mth Games: 7 Born: Jan 03, 1991
Height: 199cm Weight: 91kg Position: FWD/RUC

2016 Digest:   Won back-to-back Frost Miller medals as the VFL's leading goalkicker but was unable to break into Hawthorn's lineup. Lacks versatility but hopefully for the Bombers, his delisting will have ignited a fire to make him work harder.

2016 NAB Cup:   Has shown capacity to kick goals in intra-club but ball not down there in NAB Challenge games.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Played in VFL trial against Footscray.
2 Played in VFL trial against Richmond.
3 VFL Three goals in a lively performance up forward. Faded as game wore on. -
4 VFL Provided a target up forward and ended with a goal. Needs to improve on that. -
5 Coll Made the most of his and was rewarded with two goals in debut game for second club. 5
6 Carl Came to life in final term to kick a goal. To that point was very quiet. 3
7 VFL Struggled to find the ball at all in first half. Couple of goals very late in piece. -
8 VFL Seven marks, three goals and three tackles was a reasonable effort up forward. -
9 VFL Four marks but no goals and struggled to get a hand to the ball most of the day. -
10 VFL Unable to get into things but delivery wasn’t the finest. -
11 Hand.
12 Hand.
13 Hand.
14 Hand.
15 VFL Five contested marks and 2.3 from nine kicks. Teased at times. -
16 VFL Played down back. Good for three quarters but appeared to tire late. Six marks. -
17 VFL Used down back again but struggle to get into the game. Play reading questionable. -
18 VFL Six marks but Cats swamped him throughout. -
19 VFL Bye. -
20 Geel One goal but couldn’t get near it up forward for most of the day. Two marks, five kicks. 2
21 GCS Kicked early goal but had next to no impact other than that. 3
22 Senior emergency.
23 Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.

2015 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

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3 VFL Kicked four goals and was a handful all afternoon. -
4 VFL Spent time in attack and ruck. Just fair. -
5 VFL Bye. -
6 VFL One goal and 17 hitouts splitting time between forward/ruck. -
7 VFL Kicked three but workrate needs to improve to take next step. -
8 VFL Marked well in attack and gave Hawks a good target. -
9 VFL Kicked his two goals but wasn’t a big factor. -
10 VFL Kicked two goals but was hardly sighted otherwise. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Combined well with Sicily to destroy Williamstown. Five goals. -
13 VFL One goal and 15 possessions. Workrate needed to lift. -
14 VFL Kicked two goals but spent time up the ground on the ball. -
15 VFL Big pack mark and goal after siren won the game. Two goals. -
16 VFL Booted two goals and helped set up a few more. -
17 VFL Struggled to have an impact in tough conditions. -
18 VFL Struggled to get into the game in attack with eight touches. -
19 VFL Back in form with four goals and looked revitalised. -
20 VFL Kicked six goals in a dominant display in attack. -
21 VFL Attracted lots of attention which cleared space for Sicily. -
22 VFL Well held but still claimed share of goalkicking crown. -
23 VFL Presented well again to end with two goals. -
QF VFL Bye. -
SF VFL Struggled to make an impact in attack. Well held. -
PF VFL A few poor misses in another disappointing Grand Final display. -
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2014 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Box Hill didn’t play.
2 Didn’t play for Box Hill.
3 VFL Kicked three goals and was a good target in attack. -
4 Didn’t play for Box Hill Hawks.
5 VFL Worked hard and had his moments but wasn’t his best. -
6 VFL Threatened to be the game breaker but had a ‘nearly’ day. -
7 Rested.
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL In and out of the game in attack. Needs to lift. -
10 VFL Moved into the ruck after half time and was excellent. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Kicked three goals and was the Hawks’ main avenue to goal. -
13 VFL In everything early but conditions didn’t suit in second half. -
14 VFL Just the eight possessions and a goal. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Kicked two goals, but just the four possessions. -
17 VFL Just six touches in attack but kicked two handy goals. -
18 VFL In and out of the game in attack. Kicked 1.4. -
19 VFL Struggled to get into the game up forward. -
20 VFL Tried hard but had no impact as a key forward. -
21 VFL Kicked six goals in a dominant display up forward. -
22 VFL Booted seven to tie for Frost Miller Medal. Massive outing. -
23 VFL Booted four important goals and was a strong target. -
QF VFL Bye. -
SF VFL Marked well in attack but was slightly wayward with 2.3. -
PF VFL Had a shocker in Grand Final loss. Just six touches. -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 PM Continued his good preseason form. -
2 VFL Presented strongly at CHF. 15 disp. and three goals. -
3 Senior emergency.
4 VFL Presented well up from the forward line. Improving player. -
5 VFL Tried hard but windy conditions made life tough. -
6 VFL Presented well again and took some nice marks. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Continues to impress with his marking and work rate. Two goals. -
9 GCS Goaled with first AFL kick inside opening 90 seconds. 4
10 Melb Took a couple of nice marks and moved well around the ground. 5
12 VFL Booted two goals and again moved well on return to VFL. -
13 VFL Presented well again and did well in time in the ruck. -
14 VFL A rare down day after a strong patch of form at all levels. -
15 VFL Kicked the first goal for the Hawks, but had a tough day up forward. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Just the eight possessions in slippery conditions. -
18 VFL Huge final term helped swing momentum Box Hill’s way. Four goals. -
19 VFL Presented well up forward to take 10 marks. Just the one goal. -
20 StK Still learning the caper but marked OK. 3
21 VFL Started well but only ended with six possessions and a goal. -
22 VFL Used predominantly forward and kicked two goals.s -
23 VFL Quiet day until kicking three final quarter goals to be the match winner. -
QF
SF VFL Kicked two early goals playing as a deep forward. -
PF VFL Provided a strong target in the front half to end with three goals. -
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

2 VFL Good battle in the ruck with Daw, faired OK. -
3 VFL Struggled to have an impact as a key forward. -
5 VFL Struggled to compete the required level. Poor outing. -
11 VFL Did a few things but the conditions didn’t suit. -
12 VFL Poor game and looked to be sapped of confidence. -