Taylor ADAMS

#13   Collingwood

Age: 24yr 1mth Games: 98 Born: Sep 20, 1993
Height: 181cm Weight: 83kg Position:

2017 Digest:   The captain in waiting looks an increasingly hard-headed presence in the midfield and occasionally off half back.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WB Knocked up winning the ball (33 times) and stuck 12 tackles. Great goer – if only his kicking was a weapon too. 8
2 Rich Combative, bullocking game; suited by the scrappy contest. Eight tackles an indication of his work-rate. 7
3 Syd Set the tone with his defensive work in close laying a truckload of tackles (11). Spent time at half back too. 8
4 StK Fought every issue right to the end, a mammoth 27 handballs in traffic among his 39 disposals. 7
5 Ess Rotated with Pendlebury forward and worked hard as always but could not find space and he’s not a noted goalkicker. 5
6 Geel Ran hard and despite a bevy of errant disposals he won enough of it to be a huge driving force in the middle. 8
7 Carl High half forward cum extra mid. Desperate customer with 10 tackles and 27 touches. 7
8 GWS Won a stack of the ball in the first term as Pies ambushed Giants. Fought every issue: 30 touches, eight tackles. 7
9 Haw Cracked in hard for 33 touches, 25 effective, and a couple of goal assists. 7
10 Bris Relished slippery conditions to find plenty of the ball and help drive the engine room for the Pies. 7
11 Frem Influential performance with 28 touches, nine clearances and 10 tackles. 8
12 Melb He gets the ball but you don’t want him getting it because he’s a turnover machine. 26 disposals – 15 hit target. 5
13 Bye.
14 Port Effort good but mistakes and fumbles thwarted his capacity to impact the Power to any huge degree; 29 possessions. 6
15 Haw Could fall out of bed and miss the floor. Led the team in turnovers. One of Hawthorn’s better players. 2
16 Ess Again failed to hit targets. Champion Data are kidding themselves if they’re suggesting 20 of his 24 disposals were effective. 3
17 GCS Relished the conditions, with 17 contested possessions, nine clearances and seven inside 50's. 8
18 WCE Solid workman like effort in midfield, but kicking skills still holding him back from elite status. 6
19 Adel Big first half with three goals, all on the run and from 50 metres out or beyond. Best on ground performance. 9
20 NM Strong effort, did his job inside, but lack of polish holding him back from elite category. 7
21 Port Leads from the front and is not afraid to get hurt, had eight clearances and laid nine tackles around the stoppages. 7
22 Geel Battled hard to lead team in tackles (12), disposals (26) and had five inside-50s. Never stopped trying. 8
23 Melb Won plenty of the ball forward of the packs and got under Dees skin. Ended with 28 touches. 7

2016 Season

1 Syd Cracked in against the Swans’ hard-heads and returned respectable figures. 5
2 Rich Enjoyed bursts that impacted the game’s flow. Four clearances, seven tackles. 6
3 StK Battled hard in the midfield. Won 14 contested possessions, eight clearances and four inside-50s. 7
4 Melb Fought every inch of the way in the middle. Six inside-50s and two score assists. 6
5 Ess Quietly went about gathering plenty of the ball. Four inside-50s, three clearances and a goal. 8
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Bris Ended being the Magpie with the third highest disposals after 10 touches in final term. 7
9 Geel Three inside-50s, one clearance as he worked between the arcs. OK without starring. 6
10 WB Doing well off a back flank til he limped off with hamstring early in third term. 5
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 Hamstring.
15 Hamstring.
16 GWS Hard body a welcome return and a constant clearance winner. 7
17 Adel Five clearances, six inside-50s and a brilliant goal. 7
18 NM Third-term groin problem but returned for big quarter. Very important to side. 8
19 WCE Super outing in midfield battle with eight clearances to go with 36 possessions. 8
20 Rich Ran hard from start to finish. Six clearances, four tackles, one goal. 7
21 WB On Dahlhaus and trailed early. Won kicks but disposal wayward. Limped off. 6
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.

2015 Season

1 Bris Had almost as many disposals as his opponent (D. Beams) and just as effective. 7
2 Adel Tried hard with 23 touches and seven tackles. Could have used it better. 5
3 Foot.
4 Ess Went hard at it and won plenty of ball. 6
5 Carl Good ball winner all through and used it better than usual. 8
6 Geel Tried hard. 5
7 Rich Worked hard but disposal again let him down. Must work on it. 6
8 GCS In and under all night to deliver the ball to teammates. 6
9 NM Hard worker in midfield battle. Played well when things weren’t going Pies way. 7
10 Toe.
11 GWS Big first half against former club and kept it rolling all day. 8
13 Frem First-quarter goal and kept it going. Kicking got a little ragged late in game. 6
14 Haw Used ball effectively and was a creative force. 7
15 Port Apart from the knee to the head of Westhoff, Collingwood’s best player. 8
16 Suspended.
17 Suspended.
18 Melb Had 15 contested possessions in return from suspension. Worked hard. 7
19 Carl Copped a knock to his leg and was hampered before being subbed out. 3
20 Syd Hard worker who won a significant share of the ball. 6
21 Rich Won the ball but rarely damaging when he got it. Six inside-50s. 5
22 Geel Massive around the footy with 12 clearances. If only he could kick. 8
23 Ess Ball winning again first class, distribution again patchy. Clearance work good. 6

2014 Season

1 Frem Didn’t get into it the game at all (15 disp) in a disappointing Magpie debut. 4
2 Syd A fourth quarter sub, he used the ball well in his limited opportunities. 4
3 Geel Sub. Didn’t have the influence coach would have liked when thrown in. 1
4 Suspended.
5 VFL Good return to form in VFL. Won plenty of ball, used it well. -
6 VFL Another strong outing at this level. Pushing hard for a recall. -
7 Carl Started down back on Thomas. Solid first half. 5
9 VFL Best for the Magpies with 37 touches and two goals. -
10 VFL Excelled around stoppages in a midfield that was on top. -
11 StK On Montagna. Worked hard but disposal efficiency poor. 5
12 Senior emergency.
13 WB Head to head with Libba. Hard at it with 30 disposals and seven clearances. 7
14 Haw Worked hard at stoppages. Six clearances but needs to tidy up kicking. 6
15 Carl Strong performance. Just needs to reduce kicking turnovers to cement a spot. 6
16 GCS Plagued by poor use of the footy, despite best efforts. 5
17 Ess Went onto Chapman second quarter. Copped a poke in eye. 5
18 Adel Did some good things. Handballed (14) a lot more than he kicked. 6
19 Port Best game for the Pies. Five inside-50s, four clearances, seven tackles. 8
20 Finger.
21 Finger.
22 Finger.
23 Finger.
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PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Sub thrown in for final term but ran more after game than during it. 4
2 Hip.
3 Hip.
4 NEAFL Returned from hip injury and worked into the game. -
5 NEAFL Competed strongly as always. Nearly full fit again. -
6 Ess Snagged two and was one of the Giants’ best with 23 possessions. 7
7 Adel Won a fair amount of the ball and tried hard. 5
8 Haw Clamped on five tackles in first term to show intent. 5
9 WCE Worked hard all day, but found the Eagles’ pressure difficult to overcome. 6
10 Carl Laid six tackles and a good contributor through the midfield. 6
11 Geel Tough effort highlighted by 11 contested poss and eight clearances. 7
12 Port Battled hard against the flow of momentum in midfield. Four clearances. 6
14 NM Ball use not up to standard but couldn’t question work-rate. 5
15 WB Failed to channel his aggression, sparking a melee for a hit on Cooney. 3
16 Suspended.
17 Ess Back from suspension, he displayed more controlled aggression this week. 6
18 Coll Good contributor and provided a strong body in the contest, especially early. 7
19 Melb Shifted to N. Jones and found a fair bit of his own ball as well as kicking a goal. 6
20 Frem Subbed out after 14 disposals but few were effective. 4
21 Back.
22 Rich Far and away the Giants’ best in midfield. Never stopped trying. 7
23 GCS Giants’ best and didn't stop trying. 8
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

2 NEAFL Booted two goals pushing forward from midfield. -
3 NEAFL Coming back from injury, provided a strong presence. -
4 NEAFL Featured strongly all game through the midfield. -
5 WB Solid first up with plenty of in and under work. 6
6 Carl Workrate first class. Disposal efficiency not great but that will come. 7
7 GCS A solid game picking up 21disposals, important part of the Giants midfield. 6
8 Bris Had 16 disposals until last change but then faded. 5
9 Ess Able to get the ball moving forward at times, with three inside 50s. 4
10 Geel Ten of his disposals came in first half then faded right out. 4
12 Rich Struggled to find the footy and when he did he struggled to hit targets. 4
13 Melb Among the better Giants - seven clearances, six tackles, four inside-50s. 7
15 Haw Important he had a good game coming back from club-imposed suspension. 6
16 Adel Started on the bench but found plenty of the ball in a well-beaten midfield. 4
17 NEAFL Giants best in close loss to Ainslie. Worked really hard. -
18 Coll Added a team-high seven clearances to his 26 touches. Solid. 5
19 Port Kicked a second-quarter goal, but otherwise quiet before being subbed out. 3
21 Melb Found plenty of the football, but guilty of turning it over too often. 3
22 StK Excellent mover with great work ethic. 7
23 NM Produced some nice work around the clearances and laid four tackles. 4