George HORLIN-SMITH

#33   Geelong

Age: 25yr 12mth Games: 48 Born: Dec 22, 1992
Height: 188cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Trained strongly yet again and showed as much with a 24-disposal effort against Crows. Even then still on fringes.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Frem Provided three clearances, five tackles and a three inside-50s to provide support to the big guns. 5
2 NM Great running goal in second term and kicked sealer after free kick from head-high tackle. Five inside-50s and 14 effective disp. 6
3 Thumb.
4 Senior emergency.
5 StK Lead Cats’ disposal count in first half with 17 and backed up with 1o after half time; nine clearances to boot. 7
6 Coll Quiet first half (9 disposals) then tried to lift but impact not commensurate. Did lay team-high nine tackles so effort solid. 5
7 GCS Nothing sort of effort highlighted by fact he had 11 effective disposals and three inside-50s. Lacks penetration. 4
8 Ess The fact he had seven effective disposals despite playing midfield all night. Four clearances and three tackles. 3
9 VFL Okay without being at his best in midfield and at half forward. -
10 Bye.
11 VFL Steady without starring through midfield. 18 possessions, five tackles. -
12 Bye.
13 VFL Won 36 possessions, eight clearances and laid five tackles. In line for a senior call up. -
14 Frem Won the ball pretty well and used it to advantage. Six clearances, seven tackles and 22 disposals. 7
15 Ankle.
16 Ankle.
17 Ankle.
18 Ankle.
19 Ankle.
20 Ankle.
21 Ankle.
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.
QF Ankle.
SF Ankle.
PF -

2016 Season

1 Played in VFL trial against North Ballarat.
2 Senior emergency.
3 Played in trial against AFL Academy.
4 VFL Won plenty of the ball and among the Cats’ best. Workrate first class. -
5 VFL Among the Cats’ best in the midfield. Not troubles finding ball at VFL level. -
6 VFL Led listed Cats’ in disposals and played usual steady game. Been consistent. -
7 VFL Typical effort highlighted by 16 contested possessions, two goals. Ready if needed. -
8 Senior emergency.
9 Coll Fumbled more often than not and had zero impact on flow of game. Back to VFL. 2
10 VFL Bye. -
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 Knee.
15 Knee.
16 VFL Seven clearances, four inside-50s and 10 contested possessions. Among best. -
17 VFL Not as productive as some but kicked two goals and had 10 contested possessions. -
18 VFL Grabbed 26 disposals and played a part in the midfield. Keeps plugging away. -
19 VFL Game-high 24 contested possessions and 16 clearances. Tried hard all day. -
20 VFL Seven clearances, six inside-50s, 16 contested possessions and four tackles. -
21 VFL Tried hard but impact down. Four tackles, 11 clearances. -
22 Senior emergency.
23 VFL Team-high 38 touches and had nine clearances and six inside-50s. -
PF -

2015 Season

1 -
2 Frem Looked slow, fumbled and seemed five rungs below standard required. 1
3 Senior emergency.
4 NM Only six effective disposals and two kicks. Gave the side nothing. 1
5 Rich Sub. On late third term but hardly sighted. 1
6 VFL Good player at this level. 26 touches and a goal. -
7 VFL Appeared hampered after first term. Battled hard though. -
8 Groin.
9 VFL 27 possessions and a goal to be Cats’ best. -
10 VFL Just 15 possessions in heavy loss to Essendon. -
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 VFL Rusty at times after a few weeks off. 21 touches, seven tackles. -
15 VFL Good around the stoppages and had 27 touches in win. -
16 VFL Battled hard but wasn’t able to have normal impact. -
17 VFL 22 possessions but didn’t hurt Bombers’ with too often. -
18 VFL Ground and conditions suited perfectly. 42 touches, one goal. -
19 Syd Sub. On very late so little time to impact like he would have liked. 1
20 Haw Good effort. Won the ball and clean hands were a feature. 7
21 StK Leg speed a worry. Only four of his 19 possessions were kicks. Five clearances. 5
22 VFL Best game of season at half forward. 31 touches, four goals. -
23 Adel One goal and eight kicks. Handy without setting the world on fire. 5

2014 Season

1 PM Starred with 24 possessions to press claims for senior call up. -
2 Bris Sub. Thrown in late third term and ended with two goals. Great impact. 3
3 Coll Fine effort to win 12 contested possessions and five clearances. Battled hard. 6
4 WCE Best game for club – 12 contested possession, three goals, five inside-50s. 8
5 Haw Steady around the footy all match. Won 12 contested possessions. 6
6 Port Good contributor in a well beaten team. Becoming a handy player. 6
7 Rich Didn’t win enough ball to hurt the Tigers and didn’t hit the scoreboard. 3
9 Frem Worked hard but lacked space to hurt Dockers. Only one inside-50. 6
10 NM Ploughed away in midfield – four clearances, a goal and three tackles. 6
11 Syd Tried super hard in close to create something – 15 handballs. 5
12 Carl Great effort highlighted by two brilliant goals and superior work-rate. 7
13 StK Going OK until copped a knock to his back in second term and subbed out. 2
14 Back.
15 Ess Equal team high six clearances and busy all night. Radar off with 1.3. 7
16 WB Quiet. First touch didn’t come until second term. Subbed out late in game. 3
17 Melb Sub. Found a bit of space in the second half but didn’t use footy well. 2
18 GWS Team-high 17 contested possessions and six clearances kept him in the game. 7
19 NM Sub. On final term and quickly grabbed four key clearances. 2
20 Frem Quiet night but actually kept Fyfe under wraps in the third term. Subbed out. 3
21 Carl Better than previous week. First half solid but did fade as game wore on. 5
22 Groin.
23 Bris Got better longer the game went but not a massive impact. Just three clearances 5
QF Haw Lack of pace exposed on the MCG. Mitchell carved him up. 2
SF NM Five clearances but for second week in a row a lack of pace evident. 2
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Haw Sub. Only limited time to get a kick. 4
2 VFL Bye. -
3 VFL Big influence despite heavy clash. Strong performance. -
4 Syd Huge game – 15 contested possessions, seven clearances and a goal. 8
5 WB Slow start but got going to help the midfield wheels turn – five clearances. 6
6 Rich Sub. On final term but only time for the five disposals. 1
7 Ess Had to go to Watson at times when Hunt went off and stuck on OK. Tough. 5
8 Coll Ran with Ball for long periods and OK. Hampered by a leg injury. 5
9 Soreness.
10 Thigh.
11 Thigh.
12 Quad.
13 Thigh.
14 VFL Important cog with 18 possessions, six tackles and three clearances. -
15 VFL Kicked three goals from midfield to play a starring role. -
16 Melb Started with two early goals and won 14 contested possessions. Steady enough 6
17 VFL Classy effort in midfield. Got the Cats rolling all night. -
18 StK Plugged away in middle without starring. Will it be enough to hold spot? 5
19 VFL Played his part in Cats top of the table win over Casey. -
20 VFL Quality game from a quality young player. Smart effort. -
21 VFL Great in the clinches and ended with 25 classy possessions. -
22 Senior emergency.
23 VFL Another classy outing in qualifying final win over Casey. -
QF
SF VFL In everything around the footy to be the Cats best. -
PF VFL Not his day. Workrate Ok but failed to hurt the Hawks. -
GF

2012 Season

1 VFL Used the ball well all day and was one of the Cats best. -
2 VFL Nice outing. Outside midfielder who also won his own ball. -
3 NM One of few positives. Had 12 touches and goal in a half and looked sharp. 3
4 Rich Not a huge impact but showed poise on occasions. Will be a player. 3
6 VFL One of the few Geelong winners in the midfield. -
8 VFL Used the ball well, showed a cool head when needed. -
11 VFL Cool under pressure when the game was at its hottest. -
13 VFL Nice effort playing on a wing. Gave some drive. -
14 Port Not without his moments playing half-back/wing. Used ball pretty well. 5
16 VFL Kicked a pair of goals to go with his 27 possessions. -
18 VFL OK at times but played his role when required. -
19 VFL Used the ball well in tough conditions. -
20 VFL Serviceable across half forward. -
21 VFL Impressive VFL season continued for the Cats. -
22 VFL Nice outing and continues to develop his game. -
23 VFL Smart game across half forward and in the midfield. -
EF VFL Played his role well and stepped up when required. -
SF VFL OK at times but struggled to get up to speed of game. -
PF VFL Best on ground. Won the ball well and used it cleanly. A real talent. -