Darren MINCHINGTON

#41   St Kilda

Age: 25yr 3mth Games: 28 Born: Dec 09, 1993
Height: 179cm Weight: 81kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Jury is out on whether he can he make the transition from very good VFL play to a regular senior component. Goal sense is asset.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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4 VFL The gamebreaker with four goals to go with 32 quality possessions. At his best, he looks a class above the VFL. -
5 Geel Loves playing the Cats and kicked three goals from 16 disposals in what was his first game of the year. 7
6 Haw In and out without having an impact. 13 possessions, but no goals. 4
7 GWS Jagged early sausage roll but that was only scoreboard contribution for the night. Handy with what he from 17 disposals. 6
8 Carl Down on form after recent performances. Didn’t pose a threat in the front half. 3
9 Senior emergency.
10 WB Didn’t fire a shot. Yo-yo-ing back to VFL? 2
11 VFL One of the few consistent winners on the day. 22 possessions, seven inside 50s and four score assists. -
12 VFL One of the Zebras best. 27 touches, six clearances, seven inside 50s and three goals. -
13 Bye.
14 VFL Had 20 touches and seven inside 50s, but Lions kept him off the scoreboard. -
15 Ankle.
16 Ankle.
17 Ankle.
18 Ankle.
19 Ankle.
20 Ankle.
21 Ankle.
22 Ankle.
23 Ankle.

2016 Season

1 Played in VFL trial against Box Hill Hawks.
2 Played in VFL trial against Williamstown.
3 Coll Inclusion got on the end of some nice work. Four inside-50s, three tackles and 10 contested possessions. 5
4 Haw Kicked two goals and showed some quality when he got the ball. One to persist with. 5
5 GWS Could not get a foothold in the game. 2
6 Melb Kept running hard in attack but not a major player. 3
7 NM Tried hard but doesn’t always look like he is on top of tempo at this level. 3
8 VFL Quiet day in blustery conditions at Trevor Barker Oval. -
9 VFL Influential performer in midfield. 24 touches and got forward for 2.3. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Sandy’s best ball winner with 26 disposals and kept legs pumping late. -
12 Carl Often looked comfortable at this level. Trying hard to stake permanent claim. 5
14 Geel Three goals in top level contest could be his career turning point. 6
15 GCS Started OK but then had diminishing impact. 4
16 Ess Not a big game, but worked very hard in the final term. 4
17 Melb Had lengthy time on bench and didn’t have a big say. 2
18 Senior emergency.
19 NM Tackled and pressured hard in forward 50 which was his role. 4
20 Carl Tackled hard in forward half but didn’t win a heap of the ball himself. 3
21 Syd Tried hard and pressured in attack but had minimal effect. 3
22 VFL One of the Zebras best in midfield and across half forward. Tried hard. -
23 Didn’t play for Sandringham.

2015 Season

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3 VFL Game-breaker with 19 touches and a goal. -
4 Senior emergency.
5 VFL Among the Zebras best in midfield. Used ball well. -
6 VFL Nipped in and out but didn’t have usual influence. -
7 VFL 20 possessions, 13 tackles and two goals. Huge outing. -
8 VFL Quiet game in midfield and at half forward. -
9 VFL Worked into the game well after half time. 19 touches. -
10 VFL Back to near his damaging best form in midfield. -
11 Melb Tackled hard and threw himself into packs. Nice goal and earned spot. 5
13 WB Nice goal and did a couple of handy things before being subbed at last change. 3
14 Senior emergency.
15 VFL Zipped about but didn’t have a big day. -
16 VFL Influential around the stoppages in Zebras’ thriller. -
17 VFL Came into the game strongly in the final quarter. -
18 VFL Bye. -
19 VFL 27 possessions and 13 tackles to halt Port in their tracks. -
20 NM Lively first half in attack then disappeared. 3
21 Geel Brilliant start with two quick goals. 5
22 Syd Restricted by Shaw and didn’t get much of it. 2
23 Late withdrawal.

2014 Season

1 PM Ran through midfield and contested hard all day. -
2 PM Competitive running through midfield. -
3 VFL Tackled hard and had a bit of the ball. -
4 VFL Best for the Zebras in development league. -
5 VFL Didn’t win a lot of ball, but chased and tackled hard all day. -
6 VFL Solid contributor rotating through midfield. -
7 VFL Played a solid role in Zebras win with 16 touches. -
8 VFL Early goal but struggled. -
9 VFL Just the seven touches and was in and out. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Buzzed about with 16 touches. -
13 VFL Had 19 possessions to be one of the Zebras leading lights. -
14 WCE Had a few touches that were OK but not a big impact. 4
15 Rich Sub came on in third quarter and instantly kicked excellent running goal. 3
16 Carl Showed some good bursts in second quarter. 4
17 VFL Wasteful in front of goal with 1.5 to blot a strong performance. -
18 VFL 15 possessions running through midfield. Fair. -
19 VFL Another to chime in with three goals. Used ball well. -
20 VFL Did some good things but wasn’t a big influence. -
21 VFL Starred with two classy goals and 30 touches. -
22 VFL Combined well with Holmes in middle. 24 touches and a goal. -
23 VFL 20 possessions and a goal from midfield. Used ball very well. -
QF VFL Continued good late season form with 18 touches, two goals. -
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2013 Season

1 Hamstring.
2 Hamstring.
3 VFL OK in patches but not overly influential. -
4 VFL Smart effort with two goals from 19 possessions. -
5 VFL Worked hard defensively up forward. Rewarded with two goals. -
6 Hamstring.
7 Hamstring.
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 VFL Kicked a goal on return from injury in Sandy reserves. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Worked hard and won plenty of tough footy on return. -
17 VFL Continues to develop as a small forward. 16 touches, two goals.
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18 VFL Not as impressive as he has been but the Zebras were well beaten. -
19 VFL Chipped in with two goals in a heavy Zebras defeat. -
20 Haw First gamer kicked a goal and will learn from outing. 3
21 Syd Clever goal but not a big game. 3
22 VFL Classy effort with three goals and some nice touches. -
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QF
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GF

2012 Season

1 VFL Just the one goal after a few strong weeks. -
2 VFL Zipped around and used the ball well up the ground. -
5 VFL Quiet game overall. -
7 VFL Better outing. Used the ball well and set up a few goals. -
8 VFL Zipped in and out but was mostly kept under wraps. -
11 VFL Best game at this level. Lively throughout. -
12 VFL Down on last week’s effort. -
14 VFL Good showing. Lively throughout and broke the lines. -