Josh WALKER

#14   Brisbane

Age: 26yr 2mth Games: 61 Born: Nov 12, 1992
Height: 196cm Weight: 101kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Needs a good start to the season or risks being overtaken swiftly by a host of talented young talls. Had big task ahead.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2 NEAFL Had the ball on a string in new role in defence. Looks to be taking to it very well. -
3 Didn’t play for Brisbane reserves.
4 NEAFL Best game he has played in new role down back. 20 touches and 10 marks. -
5 NEAFL Nice game down back and really looks at home in his new position. 29 touches and drifted forward for a goal. -
6 Senior emergency.
7 NEAFL One of the few Brisbane defenders that held his own. Took nine marks and floated forward for a goal. -
8 Haw Played back for three quarters, then used in the ruck and up forward in the fourth term. Wasn’t horrible in any area. 4
9 Adel Dropped a regulation chest mark which gifted the Crows a goal. Slotted a goal in final term but couldn’t mask sub-par effort. 4
10 NEAFL Controlled the back half in the air with 12 marks. Very good. -
11 Bye.
12 NEAFL Booted two goals – including the matchwinner and took 10 marks. Had a big impact all day. -
13 NEAFL 21 possessions and 12 marks. Influential throughout. -
14 NEAFL Did as he pleased down back to press for a senior recall as a tall defender. -
15 Ess Coming back from NEAFL was troubled by tempo early. Looked happier in defence with big third term. 6
16 Geel Sustained an ankle injury in the opening minutes and never bothered the statisticians. 2
17 Rich Used forward with stints in the ruck. Took some good marks and kicked a nice snap goal. 5
18 Carl Stunning first half, both in attack and as the back-up ruckman. Not as dominant in second half but overall a solid effort. 7
19 WCE Played on Darling. Got better as the game went. 4
20 WB One of his best games this year. He took some solid marks and had a presence. Can he do it a more consistent basis though? 6
21 GCS Took a big grab, bagged a couple of goals and even performed well in the ruck. 6
22 Melb Plucked a few nice marks but not many close to goal. Only major came late in the game from a turnover. 6
23 NM Battled along in different roles including a run in the ruck. 4

2016 Season

1 WCE He’ll be good for Brisbane. Kicked two goals. Another target. 5
2 NM Made his presence felt up forward and took eight marks. 5
3 Geel Former Cat restricted to three marks and six kicks by Taylor. Failed to kick a goal. 2
4 GCS Gutsy effort. Took up main ruck duties after half time. 7
5 WB One goal but forced into coming up the ground and even into the ruck to get involved. 3
6 Syd Got four of his eight disposals in last term. Too little too late. 4
7 Port Had his first shot on goal with 10 minutes to go, it didn’t make the distance. 2
8 Coll One ineffective kick until half time. Four for the game which included two goals. Needs to do more. 5
9 NEAFL Struggled to get into the game in attack, but supply wasn’t great. -
10 Converted well in attack to finish with five goals. Did recall hopes no harm.
11 NEAFL Went into ruck when Smith went off and competed hard for 27 hit-outs. -
12 NEAFL Kicked one goal and gave a target as well as spending time in ruck. -
13 WCE Four goals (two in junk time) elevated his worth. 6
14 Rich Didn’t take first mark until third term but kicked a clever goal and had a dip. 4
16 NEAFL Constant threat in front half with four goals. Doing all he can. -
17 NEAFL Hit most of his targets by foot and was a real presence around the ground. -
18 Ess Made the most of when he had the footy with four goals from a handful of kicks. 6
19 Port Didn’t waste his few opportunities and contributed two goals. 5
20 Adel Eight hit-outs but no impact up forward against Talia. 3
21 Carl Costly turnover directly resulted in a Carlton goal. Finished with a goal of his own. 4
22 Geel Well beaten by Taylor. Only goal was from the goalsquare after horror Cat error. 3
23 StK Marked strongly in attack and gave Saints problems with three goals. 6

2015 Season

Played for : Geelong

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3 GCS Four goals in a tight game proved a more than handy contribution. 7
4 NM Subbed out after failing to impact. Should be given more chances. 1
5 Rich Bobbed up for two goals and made nuisance of himself up forward. 6
6 VFL Held to two goals by Marsh but took six marks. -
7 Syd One mark and no goals not going to cut it for a tall forward. 2
8 VFL Played a lone hand in attack at times. Two goals. -
9 VFL Booted two goals but only took two marks. -
10 Ess Battled hard in ruck but struggled when forward. Still finding his feet. 3
11 Port Struggled to get into game but OK late when thrown into the ruck. 4
12 Melb Hammered in the ruck and offered little apart from one goal up forward. 2
15 NM Two goals but failed to provide a consistent target up forward. 4
16 WB Grabbed eight marks (three contested) and a goal. Provided a contest. 5
17 GWS Struggled to get into the game up forward. Three marks and subbed out. 2
18 Bris Produced career-high five-goal performance to upstage Hawkins. 8
19 Syd Grundy had his number pretty much all night. Five marks but not dangerous. 2
20 Haw Missed two critical shots at goal in final term and only four marks. 2
21 StK Despite youngster Goddard standing him he couldn’t get into the game at all. 2
22 Coll Coach had seen enough five minutes into third term and subbed him out. 1
23 Adel Sub. Provided a spark with three second-half goals. Future uncertain? 4

2014 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 PM Kicked two goals then switched to defence. -
2 PM Kicked three goals and played in defence and the ruck. -
3 VFL Kicked four goals and provided a strong target in attack. -
4 VFL Led the way up front again with three important goals. -
5 VFL Manned up by Lake and got the better of him. Four goals. -
6 Port Two goals from four kicks then subbed out late in third term. 4
7 VFL Just the one goal in attack. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL Two goals and tried hard but not his day. -
10 VFL No real impact on the game. Only one goal. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 Carl Late replacement. One goal but generally a non factor inside forward 50. 3
13 StK Second banana behind Hawkins contributed three goals from five marks. 6
14 GCS Wouldn’t want to see the tape again. Made meal of limited opportunities. 1
15 VFL Rotated through the ruck and up forward. Fair. -
16 VFL Kicked a goal but struggled to get into the game. -
17 VFL Deployed down back and battled through injury. -
18 VFL Impressed in new role in defence. Read play well. -
19 VFL Shifted back to attack after a stint in defence. Two goals. -
20 VFL Swung into the ruck and battled hard against big Wallace. -
21 VFL Took some strong marks and kicked three goals. -
22 VFL 16 disposals, 22 hit outs and two goals as main ruckman. -
23 Bris Five-minute purple patch in third term but quiet apart from that forward/ruck. 4
QF Haw Three towering marks and a goal in first half. One disposal in second. 4
SF NM Two early goals and three for night but touched ball three times after first term. 5
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2013 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 VFL Injured his shoulder early in the game. -
2 Shoulder.
3 Shoulder.
4 Shoulder.
5 Shoulder.
6 Shoulder.
7 Shoulder.
8 VFL Goalless up forward but attacked the ball well in the air. -
9 VFL Struggled to make an impact in tight loss. -
10 VFL Kicked three important goals but gave away a tonne of free kicks. -
11 VFL Just the one goal but competed strongly. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 VFL Competed strongly and crashed a few packs. -
14 VFL Kicked five goals in a welcome return to form up front. -
15 VFL Marked and presented well, but goalkicking was wayward. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Kicked a goal and presented hard in tough conditions. -
18 VFL Kicked six goals and did all his damage early. -
19 VFL Super workrate up forward and rewarded with two goals. -
20 Port Injured wrist early but returned to play out match. One goal and five marks. 4
21 WCE Competed well playing CHF. Stats not huge but played a part. 4
22 Wrist.
23 VFL Presented well in attack and ended with two handy goals. -
QF Frem Surprise late inclusion and didn’t grab opportunity. Played nervous footy. 1
SF VFL Booted five goals and took over after half time from Kersten. -
PF VFL Kicked four first-half goals then wasn’t sighted. -
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

2 VFL Marked strongly all day and should have kicked 6-7 goals. -
3 VFL Along with Brown, got the Cats over the line up forward. -
4 VFL OK up forward alongside Brown. -
5 VFL Kicked four goals playing second fiddle to Brown. -
6 VFL Quiet game up forward compared with previous weeks. -
8 VFL Presented well up front but lacked a bit of support. -
10 VFL Good start but influence waned a touch after half time. -
11 VFL Goalless but competed well and created a few goals. -
13 VFL Backed up Stephenson and played forward. OK. -
14 VFL OK up forward but struggled when asked to ruck. -
15 VFL Kicked five goals and used his size to advantage. -
16 Coll Debutant’s workrate stood out but he missed three set shots. Four marks. 3
17 Ess Copped a few knocks but kept persisting. Disposal needs work. 3
18 Adel Laid six tackles which is great for a player of 196cm. Played a small role. 3
19 Haw Used as second ruckman and apart from a goal in third term was quiet. 3
20 WCE Found going tough in the ruck given size difference. One goal late. 2
21 StK Battled hard but might be due to return to VFL after a taste of senior action. 2
22 WB Second ruckman didn’t get involved much. Might be due to head back to VFL. 4
23 VFL Struggled to make an impact up forward. -
EF VFL Goalless but provided a decent target up front. -
SF VFL One goal and competed hard in the forward half. -
PF VFL Competed hard up forward but lacked a bit of poise in front of goal. -