Alex NEAL-BULLEN

#30   Melbourne

Age: 23yr 5mth Games: 34 Born: Jan 09, 1996
Height: 182cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   One of a number of midfielders jostling for spots in the 22. VFL form last year outstanding and given himself every chance.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 StK Lively and positive in his approach and had an excellent game 7
2 Carl Worked hard defensively, but things didn’t really fall to him this week. 4
3 Geel Great game highlighted by 10 tackles, six inside-50s and six clearances. One mistake in final term proved costly. 7
4 Frem Got his hands on the ball well enough in midfield, but made some errors along the way. 5
5 Rich Had no problems getting his hands on the ball, but took some low-percentage options and missed some targets. 5
6 Ess Quiet game. Showed great courage with third-quarter mark, but just the 10 touches and was a bit fumbly. 3
7 Senior emergency.
8 VFL Consistent performer on the day for Casey in a heavy defeat. 34 touches and six clearances. -
9 VFL A driving force in midfield in upset win. 37 possessions and 13 clearances. -
10 GCS A couple of good touches in second half, but looked at sea at times early. 5
11 Bye.
12 Coll Too many low-percentage handballs over-the-top and missed easy targets early on. Improved second half. 5
13 WB Slow start with a few errors but had a strong second half with some classy touches. 6
14 WCE Booted two goals. Bobbed up at key times. 5
15 Syd Unable to get into the game and tackling has to be better – arm tackles never stick 4
16 Carl Did well to grab plenty of the ball (24 disposals), two goals and four inside-50s. 7
17 Adel Rolled through midfield and got a bit of the ball and looks to be growing as a league player. 6
18 Port Had a lot of the footy early on and was good with his hands. Ended with 12 contested possessions. 6
19 NM Made bad decisions when he got it. A really poor outing after making great strides in recent weeks. 3
20 GWS Decision-making and execution not great again in windy conditions. Pressure will be on. 4
21 StK Influential in opening burst, then played in patches. Had 24 touches in the end and a few assists. 5
22 Bris Hot and cold from week to week and this one was on the frigid end of the ledger. Butchered the ball at times. 4
23 Coll Found space around the ball to be busy throughout. Just lacks an elite trick. 5

2016 Season

1 Played in Casey intra-club.
2 Played in VFL trial against Box Hill.
3 VFL Big ball-winner again with 34 touches. Continued on good pre-season form. -
4 VFL Quieter than recent outings, but still played role in midfield with two goals. -
5 Senior emergency.
6 VFL Not as prolific as he has been but worked hard in the clinches. -
7 VFL Banging the door down for a senior recall with another fine performance. -
8 VFL Simply outstanding in midfield with 39 touches, four inside-50s and a goal. -
9 Bris Just four kicks in his 18 touches, but did some nice things around the ball. 5
10 Port Did some good things – especially by hand ¬– and kicked a goal but didn’t have a big day. 4
11 VFL Steady game in the middle with 20+ possessions and did a lot of hard things. -
12 VFL Not his most prolific day in the middle, but battled away for four quarters. -
13 VFL Brilliant work-rate over four quarters, winning 13 contested possessions and laying eight tackles. -
14 VFL Bye. -
15 VFL Did well again, especially in tight where his quick hands were a feature. -
16 Senior emergency.
17 VFL Huge ball winner with 37 possessions but was scrappy at times. Put hand up. -
18 WCE Had some negating roles and won 15 disposals. 4
19 VFL Influential around the stoppages in midfield. 31 disposals and five inside-50s. -
20 VFL Did Liston Trophy hopes no harm with another big night. 37 touches. -
21 VFL Put hand up for more Liston votes in midfield. 36 touches, two goals. -
22 Carl No impact after coming back into team. Kicked a goal from 5m out but that was it. 3
23 VFL Big ball-winner again in middle. 31 possessions, five clearances, four tackles. -

2015 Season

1 Knee.
2 Knee.
3 VFL Got through development league game after injury. -
4 VFL Continues to work to full match fitness in development squad. -
5 VFL Good first-up VFL effort with 21 possessions. -
6 VFL Used ball well when he got it and showed a bit. -
7 VFL Nearing a senior debut after another accomplished VFL display. -
8 VFL Continues improvement in midfield. 22 possessions. -
9 VFL Bye. -
10 VFL Breakout game with 34 possessions. A debut nears. -
11 StK Looked overawed on debut. Possibly not ready. 2
12 Geel Looked much more settled second up and responded with three important goals. 6
14 WCE Sub. On in first term for Brayshaw and kicked two goals. Handy. 5
15 Ess Six tackles but not much for else for the youngster. 4
16 Bris Sub. Got hands on ball a bit after coming on. 2
17 VFL Big response to AFL axing with 40 possessions for Casey. -
18 Coll Made the most of his recall and busy at both ends of the ground. 6
19 NM Sub. On final term and kicked goal of the day. 1
20 WB In and out and wasn’t a real factor. 4
21 Carl Sub. On early for Lumumba and did some OK things. 3
22 Frem Quiet. Only eight possessions. 3
23 GWS Sub. Minimal impact after coming on. 1