Sam MICHAEL

#56  

Age: 25yr 11mth Games: 5 Born: Jul 05, 1993
Height: 199cm Weight: 103kg Position: RUC

2016 Digest:   The last of 10 Bomber top-ups for 2016, the former Lion has been training with the club over summer and was one of the players called up during last year's NAB Challenge. A key position player who can also go through the ruck.

2016 NAB Cup:   A big tractor who attacks the contests and will be needed throughout year.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Senior emergency.
3 VFL OK at times, but has a way to go to earn a senior berth. -
4 VFL Battled hard and was clean when he got the ball for a big man in good win. -
5 VFL Played down back and did well in a foreign role. -
6 VFL Quieter day in loss to the Scorpions. -
7 VFL Sprayed a few kicks but was a strong competitor all day. -
8 VFL Plugged away down back. Stats modest but did what was required. Four rebound 50s. -
9 VFL Dour defender touched the ball four times. -
10 VFL Fared well against Maric and Soldo in the ruck battle. 23 hit-outs. -
11 Bye.
12 VFL Battled hard when ball in his area but not enough to get to excited about. -
13 VFL Defender had a few troubles down back and unable to offer anything offensively. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 VFL Five contested marks and 2.3 from nine kicks. Teased at times. -
16 StK In debut for Bombers he battled hard and although outpointed, wasn’t disgraced. 4
17 VFL Used in the ruck but didn’t get hand to ball enough to be a factor at any stage. -
18 Senior emergency.
19 Adel The big man struggled to make his presence felt. 2
20 VFL Did a bit of ruck work at times but never a factor at all in general play. -
21 VFL Quiet game in upset win over Williamstown. -
22 VFL Nothing sort of effort. Struggling to get into games by winning any ball. -
23 VFL Very quiet playing a few roles. Didn’t win enough footy to influence the contest. -

2014 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 PM Hurt hamstring in opening minutes. -
2 Hamstring.
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 NEAFL First game back. Kept working and provided some enthusiasm. -
6 NEAFL Second game back from injury but didn’t have a big influence. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Took a couple of grabs but didn’t capitalise on his opportunities. -
9 NEAFL Tried hard but didn’t have a big influence in attack. -
10 NEAFL Bye. -
11 NEAFL Went back and took a couple of strong grabs. -
12 NEAFL Gave a lift in the ruck after he was moved from the backline. -
13 NEAFL Took some good grabs and kicked a couple of nice goals. -
14 NEAFL Bye. -
15 NEAFL Started back but was moved forward and spent time in ruck. OK. -
16 NEAFL Tried hard in defence and ruck. Took some good grabs. -
17 NEAFL Played in the ruck all day and worked tirelessly – 36 hitouts . -
18 NEAFL Played ruck early and was a strong target going forward. -
19 NEAFL Played forward and back but didn’t take his opportunities. -
20 NEAFL Was thrown around again but played well in the backline. -
21 NEAFL Rucked entire second half and was a workhorse. -
22 NEAFL Was used in different positions across the game but struggled. -
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2013 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 NEAFL Solid game after a few nice NAB Cup efforts. -
2 NEAFL Drifted in and out. Took some good grabs. -
3 NEAFL Ruck/forward, presented well, swapped with Longer. -
4 NEAFL Did 90% ruck work, Battled hard all day. -
5 NEAFL Did most of the ruck work, among Lions’ best. -
6 NEAFL Very good display, rucked and went forward. Continues to improve. -
7 NEAFL Named best afield up forward in NEAFL’s heavy loss to SANFL. -
8 NEAFL Won a lot of hitouts, but not a lot of possessions around the ground. -
9 Carl Just four touches and no impact on debut. 1
10 Coll Youngster hardly sighted. 2
12 NEAFL Kicked four and marked typically strongly. Very impressive. -
13 NEAFL Marked strongly and was a typically big physical presence. -
14 NEAFL Played ruck and forward, marked well around the ground, kicked two -
15 NEAFL Played forward/ruck and was solid. -
16 NEAFL Ruck/forward, solid. -
17 NEAFL Used as a ruck/forward, did pretty well. -
18 NEAFL Bye. -
19 NEAFL Played down back and was solid enough. -
20 Hamstring.
21 NEAFL Solid in defence where he spoiled well. -
22 NEAFL Bye. -
23 Geel Used down back and didn’t disgrace himself. Great learning experience. 3
QF
SF NEAFL Continues to develop well as a tall player. -
PF NEAFL Proving himself to be a big game player. Among the best. -
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Brisbane

3 NEAFL Rucked and played down back. Was OK. -
4 NEAFL Worked hard but still learning the craft. -
5 NEAFL Continues to develop without playing a major role. -
6 NEAFL Minimal impact again. -
7 NEAFL Battled hard but is still developing. -
8 NEAFL OK after missing out on the state side mid-week. -
10 NEAFL Released and played with Redland against Aspley. -
12 NEAFL Did well in defence which pleased the coach. -
15 NEAFL Played a minor role assisting Longer. -
16 NEAFL Did a few nice things but still learning the ruck craft. -
17 NEAFL Competed fairly well in the ruck without controlling game. -
18 NEAFL Nice game as a back up ruck to Longer. -
21 NEAFL One of the best down back in loss to Sydney. -
22 NEAFL Best game for 2012. Marked well and crashed packs. -
23 NEAFL Had a big impact after half time to swing the game. -
SF NEAFL Spent time at both ends and was OK. -
PF NEAFL Dominated the ruck and was a danger up forward. Best game this year. -