Josh SMITH

#40   Collingwood

Age: 25yr 0mth Games: 31 Born: Jan 02, 1994
Height: 180cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   A real find last season who does everything right at half back, and his kicking is good. In the starting back six. Ankle niggle.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WB Got a bit of the footy at half back but no impact on the game. Not as good as some of his late 2016 games. 3
2 Rich Better than opening round at half back. Won the ball well and his right boot is very safe (16 kicks from 19 disposals). 6
3 Syd Stood tall in a few key moments and distributed the ball fairly well across the night. 6
4 StK Superb tackling in first term and kept working at half back. 5
5 Senior emergency.
6 Geel Great start helped set the side in road to victory. Ball use was a highlight of his game given 23 of his 26 disposals hit the target. 8
7 Carl His 21 possessions at half back included 16 kicks at 85% efficiency. Should be happy with his own contribution. 6
8 GWS On his namesake and his neat disposal (13 effective) made him valuable. 5
9 Haw OK off a back flank, and despite lacking a yard kept putting himself in the right places. His best performance this year. 7
10 Bris Queensland product played a part. Not always clean but worked into good spots and found a lot of the ball; 25 touches. 7
11 Frem Worked hard out of defence to collect 32 possessions. 6
12 Melb Queenslander didn’t have one of his better games. Under pressure when he got it and didn’t get it much. 4
13 Bye.
14 VFL Okay without starring across half back. -
15 Hamstring.
16 Ess Quiet day after being returned to the side. Will he stay in after 12 disposals and one tackle? 3
17 Senior emergency.
18 VFL Provided plenty of drive off the half back line and finished with 34 disposals. Name will be in the best in tomorrow's paper. -
19 VFL Strong effort running out of the back half with 33 disposals and a tad over 72 percent efficiency. -
20 VFL One of the Pies best at half back and floating up into midfield. 29 possessions. -
21 VFL A rebounding machine in the back half. 36 possessions and miserly in defence. -
22 Geel Hardly sighted in either phase of the game playing predominantly across half-back. 3
23 Senior emergency.

2016 Season

1 Ankle.
2 Played in VFL trial against Geelong.
3 VFL 24 touches and kicked two goals, including one in a big final-term surge. -
4 VFL Did some good things at stages to end with 18 touches, four rebounds. -
5 Ess Made a few errors but won the ball well, competed hard and didn’t look out of place. 6
6 WCE Turned the ball over in the first half but improved from there. Had 30 touches. 7
7 Carl Matched up on Sumner and gave him a bit too much space early. Better in second half. 4
8 Bris Among the better players without overly shining. 6
9 Geel Looks a player. Knows his limitations and stuck to task at hand well all day. Ball use good. 6
10 WB Won plenty of the ball and had a solid game. 5
11 Port Scrappy at times with ball in hand, but had a crack and wasn’t the Pies worst. 5
12 Melb Battled away but given Dees’ were on top his touches amounted to very little. 4
14 Frem Gave some run and picked up plenty of the footy. 7
15 Carl Tired after a productive first half. Growing by the game. 6
16 GWS Kept at it all day and an effective contributor. 5
17 Adel Costly turnover in the first quarter cost his team a goal. 4
18 NM Steady game and is gradually making his mark. A find for the Magpies. 7
19 WCE Continues to develop as a small running defender. Big impact in back half opposed to Karpany. 7
20 Rich Battled hard across half back and certainly kept at it. Ball use solid. 6
21 WB Back pocket who mopped up well. Has been a handy bonus. 5
22 GCS Spent time opposed to Matera and won the ball at will in back half – 35 touches and a goal. 8
23 Haw Under pressure a lot but his work-rate and intensity first class. 4