Nick O'BRIEN

#10  

Age: 25yr 12mth Games: 14 Born: Jun 26, 1993
Height: 189cm Weight: 88kg Position: MID
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   Apart from a late-season thumb injury he was on deck throughout 2014, but couldn’t crack it for a senior berth after just three AFL games in 2013. Endurance and goal sense are his assets but needs to improve his kicking and speed out of the contest.

2015 NAB Cup:   All right in his two NAB appearances without being sensational. Probably would have liked to press his claims more strongly.

2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

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3 VFL One of the Bombers’ best. 27 possessions. -
4 VFL Hard worker in midfield but wasn’t incisive with possessions. -
5 VFL Quieter by his standards around the ball. -
6 VFL Tagged but worked hard to be a strong contributor. -
7 VFL Consistent worker in midfield. Rarely plays a bad one. -
8 VFL Found footy well but ball use was poor. -
9 VFL 27 possessions to help lead the Bombers midfield charge. -
10 VFL Workrate was huge all day. 37 touches and 15 marks to be BOG. -
11 VFL Had ball on a string with 37 possessions in rout. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 Haw Thrown around but little impact. Worth continuing with given year is shot. 4
14 StK Won ball occasionally without inflicting damage. 4
15 Melb Big-bodied midfielder who played his best game to date. Constructive by hand. 6
16 NM OK in midfield rotation but wasn’t a major factor. 5
17 Port Prominent early and won plenty of touches in third term surge. 7
18 WB Lots of his possessions were chips sideways. Worth persisting with. 2
19 GWS Did some good things with ball in hand but needed to find it more. 5
20 VFL Big numbers again with 36 touches, five inside 50s. -
21 GCS Got plenty of possessions but ball use not fantastic. 5
22 Rich Won a lot of ball but scrappy disposals out of congestion. Six clearances. 6
23 Hamstring.

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 PM Hard worker in the Bomber midfield. -
2 PM Competed hard in midfield and provided some grunt. -
3 VFL Worked hard in close around the stoppages. -
4 VFL Blue-collar worker in the midfield. -
5 VFL Copped a knock to the knee early and took no further part. -
6 VFL Worked hard in tight to help get ball moving Dons way. -
7 VFL One of the Bombers best and continually drove the ball forward. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL Strong game in midfield with 35 touches and a goal. -
10 VFL Struggled to get into the game in midfield. 10 touches. -
11 VFL Bombers best in midfield with 28 touches. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 VFL Strong worker in engine room to vie for best afield honors. -
14 VFL Strong outing again as a big-bodied midfielder. 28 touches. -
15 VFL Hard worker in close to get ball going Essendon’s way. -
16 VFL Kept on boring in around contests to end with 21 touches. -
17 VFL Very good early before being rested in the second half. -
18 Senior emergency.
19 VFL Good ball winner in midfield until hurting himself late. -
20 VFL Big outing with 41 possessions to be Bombers’ best. -
21 Arm.
22 Thumb.
23 Thumb.
QF Thumb.
EF Thumb.
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 PM Slow start but a bigger impact in the middle late. -
2 VFL Rotated through midfield and provided strength at the stoppages. -
3 VFL Played both mid and forward. Up and down effort. -
4 VFL Battled to make much of an impact in a few different roles. -
5 VFL Played his role well. Always gives 100%. -
6 Senior emergency.
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Did some good hard work but wasn’t a major factor. -
9 VFL Struggled to have an impact. -
10 VFL Poor start, but worked his way back into the game. -
11 VFL Strong body around the stoppages proved important. Solid effort. -
12 VFL Tagged Wallis out of the game holding him to 14 touches. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Battled hard across half forward but made a few errors going forward. -
15 VFL Put his hand up for senior selection with 27 hard-working touches. -
16 WB Sub. Found time to gather 10 disposals and four clearances. 2
17 GWS Managed to keep some clamps on Ward and win some of the ball himself. 6
18 VFL Played a defensive midfield role, but racked up 30 possessions. -
19 Senior emergency.
20 VFL Toiled away but didn’t have a big impact on the end result. -
21 NM Little impact overall. 2
22 VFL Bombers best with 30 touches and took some timely marks. -
23 VFL Finished the season in good touch in loss to the Tigers. -
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 VFL Worked hard to get into the game. Two goals. -
2 VFL Chipped in with a goal and worked fairly hard. -
15 VFL First league game in some time. Solid. -
16 VFL Continues to learn at this level. A real trier though. -
17 VFL Presented well but wasn’t able to get into the game. -
18 VFL Worked hard to present but supply was sporadic. -
19 VFL Worked hard to make position, bring teammates into game. -
21 VFL Used his big body well in a midfield role. -
22 Rich First gamer made good start. First kick goal worked hard and passed well. 4
23 Coll Again showed he was handy around goals early then disappeared. 4