Daniel NICHOLSON

#26  

Age: 28yr 7mth Games: 32 Born: Nov 02, 1990
Height: 183cm Weight: 82kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Nippy small defender/midfielder who has shown brief glimpses of talent over the past few seasons. Biggest asset is his pace, but his kicking is haphazard, especially under pressure and he can get caught ball-watching. Will need to improve vastly to remain ahead of the club’s new draftees.

2014 NAB Cup:   Given every opportunity to cement a place for Round 1 but hasn’t grasped it. Kicking is still a worry.

2014 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Casey Scorpions didn’t play.
2 Casey Scorpions didn’t play.
3 VFL Worked hard in a defensive role. -
4 Ran hard to create play. 16 touches.
5 VFL Kicked an important goal and competed strongly. -
6 VFL Found the ball easily – 22 disp, but was scrappy by foot. -
7 VFL Got a bit of the ball and competed strongly. Not the worst. -
8 VFL Had 23 touches and is showing improved composure. -
9 VFL Played in attack and provided good pressure. Kicked a goal. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Did well down back and gave some good run. -
13 Rested.
14 VFL Butchered the ball by foot which hurt the Scorpions. -
15 WB Did nothing to suggest he can cement his place. Fumbled and iffy with ball in hand. 3
16 VFL Fair with 20 touches after again being dropped. -
17 VFL Another Dee to rack up plenty of touches (25) in tight win. -
18 VFL Big numbers – 39 possessions and ball use was better. -
19 VFL Played on a wing and provided run and dash. -
20 VFL Tried hard and won a bit of the ball. -
21 VFL Good in patches but clock is ticking. -
22 Down on recent VFL efforts with 15 possessions.
23 Senior emergency.
QF -
SF -
PF
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Port Looked out of his depth at this level and it permeated through the team. 1
2 Ess Found at this level again. Tries hard but just not up to AFL standard. 2
3 VFL Improved effort after a horror opening fortnight. -
4 VFL Rebounded well from defence, but kicking is still haphazard. -
5 Senior emergency.
6 Carl Still has a penchant for panic when running the ball from back half. Struggled. 4
7 GCS Burned the ball by foot and gave too much leg-rope in defence. Poor day. 3
8 Rich Kicked a goal and at least tried to take game on. Needs to win more footy. 4
9 Frem For a defender, he can’t defend. Gave some run when released into middle in 2nd half. 3
10 Senior emergency.
11 VFL Gave some run and was better defensively. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 StK Sub came on for Dawes. Not a major input. 2
14 WB Tough in the clinches on likes of Griffen and Boyd. Game-high 11 tackles. 7
15 Syd Used across half forward but only one inside-50 and a goal. 4
16 Geel Ran with Bartel at times. Didn’t hurt Cats but kept on giving despite scoreline. 5
17 VFL Up and down afternoon. Tried hard but sprayed a few kicks in the wind. -
18 VFL Dominated in VFL reserves after being senior emergency. -
19 VFL Huge third term nearly got Casey back in the game. 25 disp. -
20 GCS Kicking lacks direction and also missed two gettable shots. 3
21 VFL Gave good drive off a wing with 30 touches, six inside 50s. -
22 Groin.
23 Groin.
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

3 VFL Ran hard all day against the tide. One of the best. -
5 VFL Worked hard and had a few line breaking runs. -
6 VFL Played his role well and provided a bit going forward. -
7 VFL Had 14 possessions but kicked 0.4. -
9 Carl Good in quelling Garlett and won some footy. Needs to work on his finishing. 6
10 Ess Honest little worker who put in all night. Matched on Colyer. 6
11 Coll Went onto Sinclair after early goals. Tried hard to create off half back. 5
13 GWS Ran hard to create for teammates off half-back and is developing nicely. 7
14 Bris Had it 20 times but was undisciplined giving away four frees. 5
15 Rich Among better players. Disposal needs works but plenty to work with. 6
16 Frem Has task on Ballantyne at times in a great battle. Has to play within limitations. 5
17 Port Good first half and OK in second but efficiency was down. 6
18 NM Copped a heavy knock from Lindsay Thomas but battled on. 4
22 Adel Had 13 touches to half time but kept in check after that. 5
23 Frem Pretty good on Ballantyne but the Docker still kicked three goals. 5