Matthew DICK


Age: 24yr 7mth Games: 6 Born: Nov 03, 1994
Height: 190cm Weight: 90kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   Ex-Swans player would have hoped to make the grade more often last year, but performed reasonably well when given a go in the last month. Solid citizen who does everything he can.

2016 NAB Cup:   Had two games down back without making any significant impression.

2016 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Played in VFL trial against Richmond.
2 Played in VFL trial against Port Melbourne.
3 VFL Racked up 30 disposals across half back to keep his name in selectors minds. -
4 VFL Played across half-back and won his battles all night. Stats modest but strong effort. -
5 VFL Not as much influence as he had in win over Cats. OK from half back. -
6 VFL Steady throughout and rated among best. Ready if needed at senior level. -
7 Steady again off half back and keeps name in front of selectors.
8 VFL Not as prolific as previous weeks. Four rebound 50s only stat of note. -
9 VFL Three rebound 50s but was far quieter than previous weeks. Nine kicks. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Four rebound 50s and used the ball well out of the back half. Steady effort. -
12 VFL Won plenty of the ball and distributed it well from the back half. Solid effort. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Won a mountain of ball and had 10 rebound 50.s. Could get a call-up. -
15 VFL Five rebound 50s but inability to hit targets dampened his impact. -
16 VFL Surely gets a chance this week after 28 touches and six rebound 50s. Solid. -
17 VFL Steady form continues from back half. Led team with seven rebound 50s. -
18 VFL Of 23 disposals, 22 were kicks. Team leading nine rebound 50s. Solid all day. -
19 VFL Much quieter than previous weeks. Just two rebound 50s and seven kicks. -
20 Didn’t play for Northern Blues.
21 Hamstring.
22 Hamstring.
23 Hamstring.

2015 Season

Played for : Carlton

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3 VFL Did well down back and found lots of footy. -
4 StK Sub came on and worked hard in running to create. 1
5 VFL Made some mistakes down back but battled away. -
6 VFL Worked diligently in defence against Frankston. -
7 GWS Second-gamer who will be better for the run down back. Under the pump. 4
8 VFL Good at start and end but had a shaky period. -
9 VFL Competed hard in defensive half. Kept opponent quiet. -
10 Didn’t play for Northern Blues.
11 VFL Bye. -
12 Calf.
13 VFL Rebounded well at half back and got ball flowing forward. -
14 VFL Best for the Blues’ in heavy defeat with 33 possessions. -
15 VFL Steady effort with 20 touches and three tackles. -
16 VFL Steady with 15 disposals but not a star. -
17 VFL Bye. -
18 VFL Unable to get another going down back. -
19 VFL OK down back despite being under constant pressure. -
20 Bris Struggled. 4
21 Melb Straight and hard all day. Two inside-50s and six marks. 4
22 GWS Did a good job down back opposed to McCarthy. 7
23 Haw Stood Gunston and will be better for the experience. 4

2014 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 PM Tried his best in defence. Wasn’t beaten too often. -
2 NEAFL Competed well in defence. -
3 NEAFL Gave away height all day but battled on well. -
4 NEAFL Named in best. Went forward and kicked a couple. -
5 NEAFL 20 touches, three rebounds from 50 and three inside 50s. -
6 NEAFL Tried hard without returning big numbers. -
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 NEAFL 31 disposals, five I50s, and eight marks. Excellent. -
9 NEAFL Not too much to do on the back flank in 131-point rout. -
10 NEAFL Bye. -
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 NEAFL Among best in return from hamstring injury. -
14 Hamstring.
15 NEAFL Consistent across half back. -
16 NEAFL Very solid across half-back. -
17 NEAFL Impressive across half back once again. -
18 NEAFL Among best again and is in a good patch of form. -
19 NEAFL Continued stellar form with 28 possessions. -
20 NEAFL Did some good things, but not overly impactful. -
21 NEAFL 11 touches in defence. Just fair. -
22 NEAFL Kicked a goal and did some good things. -
23 NEAFL Bye. -
QF NEAFL Did his job down back without much fuss. -
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2013 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 NEAFL Outsized at times in defence but competed hard. -
2 NEAFL Played down back and had time on McKenzie. Did well. -
3 NEAFL Rarely sighted after coming on and off the ground. -
4 Rested.
5 NEAFL Bye. -
6 NEAFL In and out of the game but did a few nice things. -
7 NEAFL Worked hard and provided good drive from half back. -
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 NEAFL Back from injury and was in and out of the game. -
12 NEAFL Bye. -
13 NEAFL Moved forward and gave a good target in loss to NT Thunder. -
14 NEAFL Matched up on Cornelius and tried hard but was beaten. -
15 NEAFL Used in defence and stuck to his task admirably. -
16 NEAFL Started back, but moved into the middle and was fair. -
17 NEAFL Battled away down back and held up well under pressure. -
18 NEAFL Bye. -
19 NEAFL Kicked a goal and had some handy touches. -
20 NEAFL Competed hard and caught the eye at times. -
21 NEAFL Competed strongly and showed poise under pressure. -
22 NEAFL Bye. -
23 NEAFL Did well in a few contests and is growing as a player. -
SF VFL Played as a tall defender and was OK without starring. -