Clayton OLIVER

#13   Melbourne

Age: 20yr 3mth Games: 35 Born: Jul 22, 1997
Height: 187cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Stripped down and looks in fine condition after an eventful pre-season. Ability to escape tackler’s clutches in traffic is elite.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 StK Did it all in the middle and displayed potent attacking qualities as well as tackling strongly. Really stepping up. 9
2 Carl Elite in tight once again with his use of hands and body. Huge first term, but important late when the ball was at its hottest. 8
3 Geel Not as prolific as pervious week in terms of impact but still a very handy player around the stoppages; eight tackles to boot. 7
4 Frem An expert at the stoppages – especially early. At times needs to kick rather than give little handball, but good again. 7
5 Rich A ball-winning machine in tight with most of his work done again by hand. Pinged for a few throws, but another super outing. 8
6 Ess Superb in tight once again. Had five clearances to go with 33 possessions, but only gained 121 metres. 8
7 Haw Greg Williams would have been proud – four of his total 28 disposals were handballs. Five clearances and four tackles. 7
8 Adel Out goaled Eddie Betts in his own pocket with a master piece tight on the boundary line in the third term. 7
9 NM Racked up 26 possessions but influence not pronounced; four clearances. Did kick a fine goal in the final term. 6
10 GCS 35 touches with 11 clearances. Didn’t always hurt the Suns, but some of his work in second half was elite. 7
11 Bye.
12 Coll Not as prolific as other weeks early on, then put in an epic final hour to play a pivotal role in the thrilling win. 8
13 WB Just the six kicks, but 23 handballs and was very good in tight once again. 13 contested possessions. 7
14 WCE Tagged but kept working and finished with 27 possessions. 7
15 Syd Didn’t come on until 15 minutes into first term. His quietest game of the season, but still did a few decent things. 5
16 Carl Busier than a three-peckered Billy goat. Ended with 29 disposals, six clearances, five inside-50s and nine tackles. 8
17 Adel Took on Brad Crouch in midfield and enjoyed an even duel. Can hold his head high. 7
18 Port A hard head in close with 30 touches, five clearances and 10 tackles. Did he injure himself late? 8
19 NM A genius with his hands and work in tight areas. Kicked smart goal and had 13 clearances. Had few mates when it got it tough. 8
20 GWS Needs to trust himself to kick more often as he is a good user generally. Worked hard in tight. 6
21 StK On fire in first 10 minutes, then Steele and Dunstan put the brakes on for a while. Important clearance work in final term. 8
22 Bris Slow start but when he got into his groove his work at the stoppages was superb. Took a fine mark too. 7
23 Coll Shadowed at the stoppages, but Pies couldn’t curtail him in congestion. 30 touches again. 8

2016 Season

1 GWS Gigantic debut 1st half with 15 touches. Cooled a bit but still ended with seven clearances. 7
2 Ess Not as prominent as debut but still worked hard in middle. Looked heavy legged in second half. 4
3 NM Six clearances in first term and two second quarter goals. Contested ball work superb again. 7
4 Coll Quieter than he has been but laid 11 tackles and ball use was typically smart. 4
5 Rested.
6 VFL Won plenty of hard footy and laid 16 bone-crunching tackles. Very good. -
7 GCS In and under all night, with a plethora of handballs to set up team mates. 7
8 WB Hardly sighted opening half and while lifted slightly he was not a concern to the Dogs. 3
9 Bris Hampered by an early corkie but work at stoppages and in tight very good. Missed two sitters. 6
10 Thigh.
11 Haw Some clearance work was good but unable to get into space too often. 5
12 Coll Under pressure a lot and only had three kicks. Not a lot of impact. 3
13 Syd Clean with hands in heavy going early but then drifted from game until late spurt. 4
15 VFL Hard at the contest in close. 26 possessions and 11 tackles in a fine effort. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Seven tackles to go with seven clearances. Game warranted a recall to senior team. -
18 VFL Strong game in midfield although efficiency was a bit down. -
19 VFL Superb ball-winner in midfield and looks ready for senior return. 37 touches. -
20 Haw Eight clearances and 11 contested possessions after getting cleaned up early. 7
21 Port Poise, class, composure, toughness, this kid has it all. 7
22 Carl Head to head with Cripps at stoppages early. Beaten but stuck at it in final three quarters. 6
23 VFL Outstanding when it mattered –especially in tight. 33 touches, seven clearances. -