Sam DOCHERTY

#15   Carlton

Age: 24yr 0mth Games: 93 Born: Oct 17, 1993
Height: 187cm Weight: 87kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Went to another level last year and won best-and-fairest. He’s the glue needed by a backline that can be torn open.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Rich Found enough ball but impact not at levels he has previously displayed. Tried hard. 6
2 Melb Dropped off well in back half to halt Dees’ surges, but will want to forget being run down by Garlett late in final term. 7
3 Ess Last term he lifted when the side needed it. Able to control the last 10 minutes playing loose behind the ball. 7
4 GCS Took 13 marks in the back half, mostly as a spare. But the Suns bypassed him well. Did what he could. 7
5 Port Given a lesson of man on man marking by Robbie Gray in the third term. 3
6 Syd Ran hard all day to gather team high 39 disposals. Some were ‘cheapies’ behind the ball but certainly played his role well. 8
7 Coll Sweeping role in the defensive zone and turned in another fine rebounder’s game. 7
8 StK Another stellar performance. Had it 26 times and used the pill beautifully. 8
9 Frem Played the role of goal keeper and had 27 possessions. Controlled the first half. 8
10 NM Drifted forward after half time to break the contest open with two goals. Won a mountain of ball across half back. 8
11 Bye.
12 GWS Rebounder gave his side plenty of it all night. Ability to get behind the ball and drill it forward was a constant for the team. 9
13 GCS Afforded plenty of space and torched the Suns in the first half. Any chance of an opponent on him? 8
14 Rich Brought his own footy again across half back then shifted into midfield later on. Died out of the game a touch. 7
15 Adel Played as the plus one and everything Carlton did went through him in defence. 7
16 Melb Ball winner got off the chain at times to gran usual bevy of possessions. Always involved in the game. 8
17 WB Not as dominant as he can be from half back despite the fact he grabbed 29 disposals. Played more up the ground. 6
18 Bris Constantly mopped up across half back. He lacked teammates with the same commitment. 7
19 Geel Effectiveness well down on usual but worked hard; 29 disposals but only 20 effective. Cats nullified him well. 6
20 Ess Allowed to free-wheel across half back and made most of it to win 27 possessions. Intercepted well when he could. 7
21 WCE Tagged by Mark Hutchings in the first half. Got released and had more of a say from there. 6
22 Haw David Parkin medallist. Led from the front down back. Used the pill beautifully. Surely stamped an All-Australian spot? 9
23 Syd Started well but the weight of numbers got the better of him. Battled on but down on usual high standards. 6

2016 Season

1 Rich Won ball well in back half and showed uncharacteristic aggression. Steady evening. 7
2 Syd Provided good rebound from defence. Led well and displayed loads of courage. 7
3 GCS Provided great drive off half back and also worked well defensively. 8
4 WB Among the best with a workmanlike effort sweeping across half back. 6
5 Frem Courageously threw himself at marking contests. Was important. 6
6 Ess Fumbled at times and skills were off the mark on occasions. Won 19 of his touches in uncontested fashion. 5
7 Coll Good contributor at half back. Used the ball well and filled holes when required. 7
8 Port A star across half back. Read the ball quicker than most and was composed under pressure. 8
9 NM Developing into an A-grader at half back. Put himself in good spots and used ball well. 7
10 Geel Great effort to rebound with authority from half back all day. In career-best form. 8
11 Bris Not as prominent as previous weeks but still provided usual acts of courage. 6
12 StK Continued his good form of late and was creative all day. 6
14 GWS Among Carlton’s best in superb display across half back. A pillar of consistency this season. 8
15 Coll Not at his best but still provided decent drive and usual desperation from defence. 6
16 Adel Racked up stats from the back half and among best. One fumble cost a goal. 7
17 WCE Played loose man in back half a lot and read play beautifully. Among best. 7
18 Syd Found space well to provide a lot of run and carry out of defensive half. 7
19 Haw Continues to shine from half back. Linked up well and used the ball effectively. 7
20 StK Had hands full at stages defensively but still provided decent drive off half back. 6
21 Bris Solid in defence and beat his starting opponent Lester. 6
22 Melb Continued strong form at half back. Marked well in the conditions and used ball well. 7
23 Ess Under the pump in defence but never stopped running and contesting. 7

2015 Season

1 Rich Good worker in close for his side. 7
2 WCE Provided great run from half back to set up others further afield. 5
3 Ess Battled hard down back and at least tried to provide some run. Steady. 6
4 StK Not significant, quite subdued on recent efforts. 4
5 Coll Steady battler at half back. 5
6 Bris Among the best with run and rebound at half back but Green got away. 6
7 GWS Got plenty of the ball but wasn’t able to make much happen going forward. 6
8 Geel On sheer fact he has been good this year it would be harsh to label him putrid. 4
9 Syd Under pressure across half back but kept battling. 6
10 Adel Kicking out of defence let him down. Missed targets were costly. 4
12 Port Rebounded when he could and got in the way to thwart Power at times. 7
13 GCS Going well but appeared to hurt a hamstring late in the game. 6
14 Hamstring.
15 Hamstring.
16 Frem A four-quarter performer. Tried hard. 6
17 Haw Courageous act late In third but made some mistakes. Not a great night. 3
18 NM Good in patches and used ball fairly well. Enjoyed a nice season. 6
19 Coll Copped a knock on shoulder and had his hands full with Fasolo. 5
20 Bris Had a stint tagging Zorko and with some effect. 6
21 Melb Half-back role and played it superbly. Rebounded well and was poised. 7
22 GWS Steady game in defence with nine marks and 20-odd possessions. 6
23 Hip.

2014 Season

1 Quad.
2 Knee.
3 VFL Back after injury layoff and did well with 15 touches. -
4 VFL In everything early and was good for the rest of the game. -
5 VFL Did well early and used the ball well. Drifted out late. -
6 VFL OK at half back but was a star. -
7 Coll Late inclusion for debut. In defence on Blair and others. Showed enough. 5
8 StK Did some good things off a wing and iced effort with two handy goals. 7
10 Adel Big game. Work-rate enormous and two goals included a ripper. 6
11 Bris Did well and appears to be a rare positive to emerge from Carlton’s season. 7
12 Geel Quietly went about winning plenty of ball to help side keep the pressure on. 7
13 Haw Failed to get into the game to any degree and just the six effective disposals. 2
14 GWS Young midfielder very quiet and used the ball at only 61 per cent. 4
15 Coll Battled away in the midfield and used the ball pretty well. Handy enough. 6
16 StK Kept pumping along for four quarters. Two nice goals. 6
17 Syd Struggled to get his teeth into the game and make an impact. 4
18 NM Did well predominantly on Dal Santo. 6
19 Frem Efficiency down a tad but got into right spots and steady across four quarters. 6
20 GCS Good across half back with run and carry. A handy pick-up for the Blues. 7
21 Geel Huge first half then faded – 10 contested possessions indicative of work-rate. 6
22 Port Needs to tidy up his disposal efficiency and hit more targets cleanly. 4
23 Ess Impressive display across half back. Ran, marked strongly and used it well. 7
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2013 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 NEAFL Got better as the game wore on. Great drive. -
2 NEAFL Very good outing rotating through the centre. -
3 NEAFL Very good off half-back, lots of run. -
4 NM First-gamer looks a likely type after a busy display. 6
5 Melb On late as a sub and had an impact with his run and clean hands. 2
6 NEAFL Brisbane’s best. Big chance for a senior recall. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL Influential off half-back. Among Lions’ best. -
9 Carl Even effort across half back. Showed some dash. 5
10 Coll Sub came on in third term and did a few things. 3
12 Frem Sub came on for Black in third term and was OK. 3
13 Geel Went about his business in a polished fashion. Some big upside. 5
14 Haw Only quiet until subbed off in third term. 3
15 Back.
16 NEAFL Played at half-back and on the ball, impressive. -
17 Melb Late inclusion and handled the conditions well by using the ball to advantage. 5
18 Port Started as the sub and played all of the final quarter for McGrath. 3
19 StK OK without having a huge impact. 4
20 Rich Came on as a sub in the third quarter and got into the contest. 6
21 GWS Worked his way through game nicely and easily among best. 7
22 WB Tracking Dahlhaus and worked very hard. 5
23 Rested.
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2012 Season

Played for : Brisbane

5 NEAFL First game back and got better as the game wore on. -
6 NEAFL Continues to work back to full match fitness. -
7 NEAFL Doc still a long way off. -
8 NEAFL Continues to work back to full fitness after hip surgery. -
10 NEAFL Best game so far after off-season hip surgery. -
12 NEAFL Big game with 27 touches. Starting to look the goods. -
13 NEAFL Used the ball well and broke the lines. Going well. -
14 NEAFL 31 possessions and used each of them beautifully. -
15 NEAFL Down a bit on recent weeks but still contributed. -
16 NEAFL Used the ball well and gave great drive. One of the best. -
17 NEAFL Nearing a senior debut with another classy display. -
19 NEAFL Good again with 23 possessions across half back. -
21 NEAFL 20 disposals across half back. -
22 NEAFL Huge with 35 touches and three goals in the midfield. -
23 NEAFL Shifted back to defence and played his role well. -
SF NEAFL Started well but from there was a bit plain. OK though. -