Oscar MCDONALD

#28   Melbourne

Age: 22yr 10mth Games: 37 Born: Mar 18, 1996
Height: 196cm Weight: 97kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Looked more assured with each game he played last year. Needs more intensity at times, but he’s going OK.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 StK Improved as day wore on as there was less pressure from St Kilda 5
2 Carl Still gives Dees fans the heebie-jeebies with ball in hand but also did some good things in back half. 5
3 Geel Surprisingly went to Hawkins but that didn’t last and was moved to Menzel who also fried hm. 2
4 VFL Okay down back without starring. Needs a few more weeks to totally regain his confidence. -
5 VFL Just fair in defence, but had less and less to do as the night wore on. -
6 Ess Steady enough on return to the team down back. Had Hooker for long periods and did a reasonable job. 6
7 Haw “Bottom bunk” McDonald mixed good and bad. Okay without getting fans overly aroused with his effort. 5
8 Adel Strong in defensive fifty and stopped Josh Jenkins from dominating. 7
9 NM If he threw a stick at the ground it would probably miss. Beaten defensively and butchered footy offensively. 2
10 GCS Dropped marks, turned the ball over for three quarters, then showed some physical intent late. Has to get better. 3
11 Bye.
12 Coll Panicky early on with ball in hand, then came of age in back half. Something to build a career on. 7
13 WB Backed up last week’s effort with another strong, assertive performance in defence. Used ball very well. 7
14 WCE Had his hands full defensively. The key forwards at West Coast were good. 4
15 Syd Led a merry dance early by Rohan out of goalsquare, but then settled. Fair, but down on recent weeks. 4
16 Carl Struggled at times down back but kept battling away. Like teammates Casboult’s marking troubled the Dee defence. 5
17 Adel When he has to play on an opponent with nous/movement, his slow reactions are shown up. Walker made him look silly at times. 2
18 Port Took plenty of intercept marks and got back to some better form after a poor one in Darwin. 6
19 NM Terrible defensively. Flogged by Brown when on him. Just so slow to react to his opponent’s movements. 1
20 GWS Watched the ball sail over his head with regularity in first term. But overall was okay down back. 7
21 StK Mixed and matched down back and generally did a solid job. Played with poise. 6
22 Bris Other than a couple of iffy kicks, was steady enough down back opposed to Close. 6
23 Coll Went to Cox and Grundy when they were resting in attack. Other than one turnover in attack, was far from the worst. 6

2016 Season

1 GWS Looked a bit out of his depth until rolling an ankle and ended day on crutches. 3
2 Ankle.
3 VFL Had little trouble defending what came his way down back. Composed effort. -
4 VFL Involved in a heavy clash early and played no further part. -
5 Concussion.
6 VFL Part of a back half that stood firm late when trying to defend the lead. -
7 VFL Part of a defence that only conceded two goals all day. Solid. -
8 VFL Became more confident as game wore on after a tough start. -
9 Bris Beaten badly by Freeman early and lacks confidence with ball in hand. Speed still a query. 4
10 Port Lacked urgency and physicality in defence. Poor outing and needs more time to develop in VFL. 2
11 Haw Spoilt well at times and OK late, but just looks so far out of his depth at this level. 2
12 Coll Took White at times and had a few problems with him. Has to work on his poise. 4
13 Syd Match-up on resting ruck and hampered by hip corkie. Poor error broke Dees back in third term. 4
15 Adel Slow to make decisions defensively and led to the ball too often. A step backwards. 3
16 Frem Took Taberner and tested until injuring ankle in third term marking contest and hobbled off. 3
17 StK Gave Membrey far too much room and sluggishness to react to ball movement ahead again an issue. 3
18 WCE Beaten too often in one-on-ones early. Hampered by leg injury late. 5
19 GCS Slow start but got better as the game wore on down back and ended up on top of Wright. 6
20 Haw Looked shaky a number of times when he got the ball. Tends to play hot potato. 4
21 Port Great counter attack from defence with five rebound-50s. 7
22 Carl Took Everitt and OK in back half with no glaring errors. 5
23 Geel Looked out of his depth at times and no match for Menzel among others. 3

2015 Season

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3 VFL Played OK in defence in Casey’s development league -
4 VFL OK in defence in Scorpions’ development squad. -
5 VFL Had 12 touches and five inside 50s. OK. -
6 VFL Kicked a late goal after a good mark. Showed a bit. -
7 VFL Not really a factor but is learning with each passing week. -
8 VFL Did well down back. Competed hard, used ball well. -
9 VFL Bye. -
10 VFL OK down back and looks a nice developing type. -
11 VFL Defended well and gave some run. -
12 VFL Tried hard down back and can hold his head high. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Developing well in defence and took another big step forward. -
15 VFL OK in defence. -
16 VFL Quieter than previous outings. Learning each week. -
17 VFL Played mostly in defence but drifted down for a goal. -
18 Rested.
19 Groin.
20 Groin.
21 VFL Did some good things in first game back from injury. -
22 Frem OK debut. Found the pace a bit hot at times. 3
23 GWS Steady enough down back in second league game. 5