Josh BOOTSMA

#21  

Age: 25yr 11mth Games: 14 Born: Feb 22, 1993
Height: 191cm Weight: 77kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   The skinny young defender had a patchy season at senior level and couldn’t nail a regular spot. Spoils well and doesn’t lack courage, but needs to take an extra step this year. Has put on a couple of kgs even if it’s not readily obvious.

2014 NAB Cup:   Young defender has added a small amount of weight, but not near best 22 right now.

2014 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 PM Played across half back and got better as the game wore on. -
2 Northern Blues didn’t play.
3 VFL Defended stoutly to be among the Blues best. -
4 VFL Struggled a bit down back. Beaten more than once. -
5 VFL OK down back at times, but also had some mental lapses. -
6 VFL Had his hands full in defence. -
7 VFL Competed strongly in defence. Not the Blues worst. -
8 VFL Worked hard. Competed well in the air and on the deck. -
9 VFL Bye. -
10 VFL Just the seven touches in defence. Quiet. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 Contract terminated.
13 Sacked.
14 Sacked.
15 Sacked.
16 Sacked.
17 Sacked.
18 Sacked.
19 Sacked.
20 Sacked.
21 Sacked.
22 Sacked.
23 Sacked.
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Started well but faded like an ‘80s pair of jeans – badly. 3
2 Coll Wiry youngster who doesn’t lack courage or nerve. Quite good. 6
3 Senior emergency.
4 VFL Did well down back and competed strongly. -
5 VFL Had his hands full down back. Battled hard though. -
6 VFL Competed strongly but had his hands full. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 Port Spoiled well and showed some good signs down back. 5
9 Bris Subbed in third term. Never really got into the game though. 3
10 GWS Developing nicely in the back half and spoiled with intent. 5
11 VFL Good at times but was under the pump across half back. -
12 Haw Found going tough on Gunston and inexperience told a couple of times. 3
14 Syd Had his moments but scrubbed plenty of kicks forward that ended in Sydney hands. 3
15 Hamstring.
16 Hamstring.
17 VFL Serviceable effort in defence. Competed hard, not often beaten. -
18 VFL In and out of the game across half back. Just fair. -
19 VFL OK down back despite Frankston’s dominance. -
20 WB Torched by Grant in first half, but shifted to Jones and held his own in one-on-ones. 5
21 Rich Towelled early by Riewoldt and never recovered. Subbed in the third. 2
22 VFL Had his hands full with Liam Jones down back. -
23 -
QF
EF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 VFL Had 16 possessions and kicked a goal. -
4 VFL In and out of the game. -
5 VFL Did a few nice things but will take some time. -
6 GWS Appears a cult hero already after playing the final term. What's with the hair? 2
7 VFL OK after making his AFL debut last week. -
8 VFL Slow start but worked into the game to play a role. -
9 Melb Started shakily on Howe but steadied and did well. Crowd loves him. 5
10 Port The new cult hero was one of the few Blues who never gave up. 7
11 Geel Kid copped a few heavy knocks but did well. Great learning experience. 4
13 VFL Drifted in and out and tried hard. -
14 Haw Thrown around by Hawk forwards and subbed off at half time. 3
15 VFL The best for the Blues. Good four quarter effort. -
19 VFL Played his role well for Northern. Gusty at times. -
20 VFL Not his best game this year. Conditions were tough. -
21 VFL Worked hard and attacked the ball strongly. -
22 VFL Struggled to make an impact after a long year. -