Michael CLOSE


Age: 24yr 11mth Games: 27 Born: Jul 30, 1994
Height: 197cm Weight: 97kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Bulked up over summer and after a year in NEAFL (ACL in 2015) might be a bolter to kick 25 goals up forward.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 GCS Presented well and looked to make May accountable. Finished with just the one goal. 4
2 Ess Had an impact early with two first half goals and then drifted out of the contest. One disposal in final term. 5
3 NEAFL Worked hard up the ground to present a marking option. Just the one goal, but created quite a few. -
4 NEAFL Booted two goals and missed a few other shots. Presented well to midfielders to provide an option in attack. -
5 NEAFL Okay without starring. Kicked a goal and provided a target in attack. -
6 Port Presented well but was fairly ineffective, finishing with just the one goal. 3
7 Syd The best of the Lions three talls in attack, but didn’t convert that to scoreboard pressure with a few misses. 5
8 Haw Gave Martin a rest in the ruck at times but made no influence on the result. 3
9 Adel Undid his good early work when he missed two set shots. Never really atoned and his decision making was ordinary. 4
10 NEAFL Superb and proved too big and strong around the ground. 28 possessions, 12 marks. -
11 Bye.
12 NEAFL Was everywhere in the air. Took 14 marks to go with 20 touches and two goals. -
13 NEAFL Had a hand in a lot of the Lions scores and competed strongly. Took 12 marks. -
14 NEAFL Presented well and marked strongly at times. Played his part. -
15 NEAFL Three goals in attack, then spent time in defence. One of the Lions best. -
16 NEAFL Booted two goals and took eight marks. Did a bit of ruckwork too. -
17 NEAFL Bye. -
18 NEAFL The big man created a presence all day and was able to impact the flow of the game with 11 marks and a couple of goals. -
19 WCE Showed good skills in attack. Handled the ball well. 6
20 NEAFL Made his presence felt in attack and was pivotal in the Lions win. -
21 GCS Salvaged something from an otherwise forgettable game with a last quarter goal. 3
22 Melb Key forward’s only goal came late in the game and prior to that he wasn’t a factor; eight touches. 2
23 NM Had one shocker miss in third quarter. But marked strongly. 4

2016 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Played in NEAFL trial against Gold Coast.
2 NEAFL Worked hard in front half but wasn’t afforded good supply. -
3 NEAFL Poor day in attack. Missed a sitter and didn’t look like getting into the game. -
4 Hand.
5 Hand.
6 Hand.
7 Hand.
8 Wrist.
9 Wrist.
10 Wrist.
11 NEAFL Not big numbers but tackled well for a big fella when ball hit the deck. -
12 NEAFL Kicked a goal in second game back but not a big day. -
13 NEAFL Found the going tough – struggled to get into the game. -
14 NEAFL Kicked two goals but the Thunder halted his supply well. -
15 NEAFL Bye. -
16 NEAFL Had five inside-50s from his 14 possessions and kicked a goal. OK. -
17 NEAFL Strong marking target up forward with 12 marks (five contested) and booted 2.1 -
18 NEAFL Did some good things. Seven tackles, seven marks. -
19 Port Sound comeback game after long-term knee injury with two goals and big marks. 5
20 NEAFL Played forward but went back to help plug the holes in defence at times. Fair. -
21 Carl Has a lot to give. In only his second game this year he bagged four goals, three contested marks. 7
22 Knee.
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2015 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 -
2 NM Thompson started on him. Hurt his ankle in first term. 1
3 Knee.
4 NEAFL Knee. -
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 Knee.
15 Knee.
16 Knee.
17 Knee.
18 Knee.
19 Knee.
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.

2014 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Haw Struggled to get into the game to any degree then subbed. 1
2 Geel Lonergan proved his master but conditions tough for him. Subbed out. 1
3 GCS Did not have a big influence. 2
4 NEAFL Didn’t have a big influence on the game but tried hard. -
5 NEAFL Gave an attacking option. Took 10 marks and kicked a couple of goals. -
6 NEAFL Led hard at the footy but didn’t have a great influence. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Gave a few good contests at times but was a little inconsistent. -
9 NM Tall kid who kicked back-to-back goals in second term. That was it. 3
11 NEAFL He didn’t capitalise on his opportunities but kicked three goals. -
12 NEAFL Kicked 1.4 for the day and took a few nice marks. -
13 GWS Came in for late withdrawal Merrett, booted two goals but chances limited. 4
14 Frem Never sighted. 1
15 NM Influence ebbed and flowed. 6
16 Rich Not given much by Grimes and just one goal from two marks. 3
17 WCE Had a promising second term but seven touches (six in first half) says enough. 4
18 GCS Kept presenting despite tough conditions, and rewarded with three goals. 5
19 Melb Kicked two goals to play a role in attack. Has tools to work with. 5
20 Adel Simply didn’t do enough as a key forward. 1
21 Coll One of few Lions to struggle despite plenty of forward service. 2
22 Frem One disposal in first half was likely behind him being subbed out at half time. 2
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PF -
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2013 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Foot.
2 Foot.
3 NEAFL Started forward and swung back, got through first game well. -
4 NEAFL Second game back, will be better for the run. -
5 NEAFL Third game back from injury, didn’t do much. -
6 NEAFL Working back to full fitness, didn’t do a lot. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Played centre half back and competed well all day. -
9 NEAFL Swung forward, and presented very well all day. -
10 NEAFL Presented well all day. Work rate was impressive. -
11 NEAFL Bye. -
12 NEAFL Worked hard all day for little reward. -
13 NEAFL Did some nice things. Eight tackles. -
14 NEAFL Presented well all day playing up forward. -
15 NEAFL Played as a tall forward and gave a good target. -
16 NEAFL Played up forward and worked hard. Kicked one. -
17 Rested.
18 NEAFL Bye. -
19 NEAFL Played up forward and presented well. -
20 NEAFL OK in front half with three majors. -
21 NEAFL Great for second week in a row with 12 marks. -
22 NEAFL Bye. -
23 NEAFL Presented well, but not impactful. -
SF NEAFL Did some handy things to catch the eye. -
PF NEAFL Kicked three goals to cap strong season finish. -