Nick GRAHAM

#32   Carlton

Age: 24yr 6mth Games: 38 Born: Jun 12, 1994
Height: 182cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Managed 12 games in 2016, but in fifth season at club and a regular senior spot is starting to look like a bridge too far.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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2 -
3 37 possessions, 12 inside-50s and 10 clearances – fair numbers! Put his hand up for a senior recall, but must back it up.
4 Senior emergency.
5 VFL Brings his own footy to the game at VFL level. 32 possessions, nine inside-50s and nine tackles. Excellent. -
6 Syd Plugged away in the middle. Laid six tackles and had four inside-50s to give some support to the established stars. 4
7 Coll Mobile play at half forward created headaches for the Pies for three quarters before fading. Handy game. 7
8 StK Created space forward of the centre, and played a part through the midfield. Didn’t always use it well. 6
9 Frem His eight tackles were important while playing across half-forward. 5
10 NM Worked hard for his 20 touches and five tackles. Solid without having a huge impact. 5
11 Bye.
12 VFL Big effort in midfield. 33 possessions, eight clearances and six inside 50s capped off a fine day. -
13 VFL Good again with 26 possessions and 13 tackles. Gives his all each week. -
14 Rich Had 20 touches but didn’t every threaten to cause any damage. Tried hard. 5
15 Adel 19 uncontested possessions from halfback and wing giving the Blues width and space moving forward. 6
16 Senior emergency.
17 WB Got his chance in the middle and was okay but lacked polish at times to hurt the Dogs. Ended day with 23 disposals. 5
18 Bris Another Blue who played in patches and could not be happy with just 13 disposals. 5
19 VFL Real presence. Prolific through the midfield, where he had a lot of contested ball and tackling was also a feature. -
20 Suspended.
21 VFL Suspended. -
22 VFL Back from suspension and worked hard in midfield. 25 touches. -
23 Syd Given a late reprieve and failed to make the most of it. Wasn’t shocking, but wasn’t great. Had his hands full with Kennedy. 4

2016 Season

1 Rich Caught a few times but worked hard in midfield. Will be better for the run. 6
2 Syd Another solid effort. Used it well and continues to improve at this level. 6
3 GCS Zippy across the half forward line and efficient with the footy. 5
4 WB Quiet one. One clearance and no inside-50s not enough for a midfielder. 2
5 Senior emergency.
6 Ess Won a fair bit of ball backward of centre. Work-rate first class but needs to get more dangerous. 5
7 VFL Dropped back from seniors and won an enormous amount of ball plus laid 25 tackles! -
8 Senior emergency.
9 VFL Big – 14 contested possessions, five inside-50s and six tackles through the middle. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 Bris Worked hard with seven tackles but needs to make more of an impact to hold his spot. 5
12 Senior emergency.
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Five clearances and five tackles but not a huge amount of ball. -
15 VFL Racked up touches at will and had 11 clearances and seven inside-50s. Huge. -
16 Senior emergency.
17 WCE Eight tackles, three inside-50s and 10 contested possessions. Steady. 6
18 Syd Tackled hard and got in the right positions at stoppages to win six clearances. 6
19 Haw Found some ball late after a quiet start. Three clearances and nine CPs. 5
20 StK Made some basic mistakes that wound up in St Kilda goals. Needs to do everything right from here. 3
21 VFL Bye. -
22 Melb Late inclusion and did well with two vital majors. Good contributor. 6
23 Ess Poor conversion in front of the sticks. Struggled to have a midfield impact. 4

2015 Season

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3 VFL Did what he does at VFL – wins the ball. 28 disposals. -
4 VFL One of the Blues’ best in midfield. Ran game out well. -
5 VFL Had 22 touches, but kicked three vital goals in tight win. -
6 Bris Sub. Thrown in when Lions were on top and struggled to impact. 1
7 VFL Blues’ best midfielder in loss to North Ballarat. -
8 VFL Had 22 touches and 12 tackles in another good effort. -
9 Syd Burrowed in around the ball but swamped. 3
10 Adel Laid five tackles, had four inside-50s and 14 effective disposals. Steady. 6
12 Port Highlight of game was seven tackles to add to two goals. 6
13 GCS Not as good as previous week but still offered something. Keeps improving. 6
14 WB Rotated between half forward and midfield. Keeps finding the footy. 7
15 Foot.
16 Foot.
17 Foot.
18 Foot.
19 Foot.
20 Foot.
21 Foot.
22 Foot.
23 Foot.

2014 Season

1 PM Strong match in the midfield. Had 30 touches. -
2 Northern Blues didn’t play.
3 VFL OK early but really got going in the second half. -
4 Melb Late inclusion for Robinson never a factor. Under pressure every time he got it. 2
5 VFL Played his role in midfield without starring. Solid. -
6 VFL Held to just a handful of touches by Tim McGenniss. -
7 VFL Closely checked by Coburg midfielders. Not his best. -
8 VFL Closely watched by Scorpions midfielders. Didn’t find space. -
9 VFL Bye. -
10 VFL Had it 30 times and played a lone hand in the middle. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Strong outing in the Blues midfield. 31 disposals, two goals. -
13 Haw Sub. On late in third term for a handful of touches. Lacks the zip to be a sub. 1
14 VFL Didn’t stop working all day to will his team over the line. -
15 VFL Rarely given space by Schroeder, but battled hard. -
16 VFL Solid outing in midfield with 23 possessions. -
17 Syd Did quite well when introduced as the substitute. 4
18 NM Sub came on second term and kicked great goal after starting chain. 5
19 Frem Set up a goal early in contest and kicked another but quiet in wash-up. 3
20 GCS Started as the sub and on early. Found a bit of the pill and used it well. 6
21 Geel Quiet night. Didn’t provide run or grunt around the footy. 3
22 Port Smart player seems to present himself in all the right spots. 5
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2013 Season

1 Knee.
2 Knee.
3 Knee.
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 VFL Among the Blues best in first game back. Good start. -
13 VFL Did well in and around the contests. Found a bit of ball in space. -
14 VFL Again looked at home at this level. Good final term capped a nice effort. -
15 VFL Battled hard to break free in midfield under heavy attention. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Won plenty of contested ball and was clean by foot. Nearing a debut. -
18 VFL Keeps finding the ball. Had 33 possessions and used them all well. -
19 VFL Keeps knocking on the door for a debut. Racked it up. -
20 VFL Played his part in midfield without putting up big numbers. -
21 Rich Sub. Showed some polish and poise late in the game. 4
22 Ess Sub. Came on early for McLean and not disgraced in his second outing. 5
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GF