Sam FISHER

#25  

Age: 36yr 11mth Games: 229 Born: Jul 10, 1982
Height: 191cm Weight: 95kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   The veteran comes off an extremely satisfying season where he resumed his senior place when many had written him off due to ongoing foot problems. Now a real veteran but has put in a solid pre-season fulfilling all requirements.

2016 NAB Cup:   Tested by Demon attack but appears to be moving well.

2016 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 Port Great battle with the taller and heavier Dixon. Took the honours for three quarters. 7
2 WB Gave away inches to Boyd and tried hard but was shaded in the end. 4
3 Coll Took Cloke for long periods and steady in that role. Lost any pace but reads play well. 5
4 Haw One costly error in second term but otherwise solid in the back half. Not big stats though. 5
5 GWS Had his work cut out with bigger GWS forwards. 3
6 Melb Having the job on Hogan a daunting prospect and he was well beaten. 3
7 NM Started on man of the moment Petrie and did a solid job in holding him to two goals. 6
8 Soreness.
9 Ess His return added experience and physical strength to defence. OK. 5
10 Frem Pitted against Pavlich and did the job effectively all day in defence. 6
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 Hamstring.
15 Hamstring.
16 Hamstring.
17 Hamstring.
18 Hamstring.
19 VFL Might need another week in VFL after returning from hamstring issue. -
20 Carl Battled with tempo in return after long lay –off but improved across the day. 5
21 Syd Fairly good in defence in first half then jaw crunched by Nankervis. 3
22 Hamstring.
23 Bris Defender worked hard and showed usual courage in what may be his last game. 5

2015 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 GWS Did OK in negative role on Tomlinson. 5
2 GCS Strong and assured in defence against Lynch and others. 6
3 Coll Matched with White for the most part and kept him on a tight leash. 5
4 Carl Casboult gave him some worries, but he battled on. 4
5 Ess Restricted Carlisle’s chances but Bomber made the most of them. 6
6 WB Looked a step off the pace in hot first half but showed composure late. 6
7 Adel Good dual with Lynch, with the Crows forward taking the honours. 4
8 WCE Worked hard on Kennedy but hurt hamstring in third term and out of game. 4
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Back.
14 Ess Made his return successfully and did OK til subbed off at three-quarter time. 5
15 GWS On resting talls and ran off them. 4
16 Rich Important job on J. Riewoldt. Stuck close but the Tiger star still kicked 2.4. 5
17 Melb Had the major role on Hogan and kept him to just one goal. 7
18 Port Toiled honestly down back against the tide. 5
19 Frem Had plenty of work down back. 4
20 NM Started well but like other backmen under siege in third term 5
21 Geel Hawkins had too much bulk for him early, but he battled on. 6
22 Syd Had jobs on a variety of forwards and was satisfactory. 6
23 WCE Had his hands full with tall forwards. Ended in attack. 4

2014 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 Back.
2 Hamstring.
3 Hamstring.
4 Hamstring.
5 VFL Got through unscathed in first game back in defence. -
6 VFL Senior emergency. -
7 VFL Injured hamstring early and sat out the rest of the game. -
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 VFL Seven disp. until being injured again before half time in development league. -
15 Back.
16 VFL Slowly regaining touch at half back with 21 possessions. -
17 NM On resting forward talls in first game for 13 months. Rusty but not worst. 4
18 Frem Veteran was sure in defence and read play perfectly. 5
19 GCS On D.Stanley and did OK apart from conceding initial goal. 5
20 WB Had his moments on Bontempelli, but still gathered touches. 5
21 Syd Mainly had job on Tippett and was satisfactory. 5
22 Rich Mainly used ball by foot and had his hands full on big-jumping Griffiths. 5
23 Adel Used as extra in defence and had good game to put up hand for another year. 7
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 Foot.
2 Rich Returned from foot injury and slow to get going but improved in latter part. 4
3 GWS Shut down Cameron and also created by rebounds. 6
4 Ess OK in defence without setting the world on fire. 5
5 Syd Sydney used negating forwards O’Keefe and others to lessen his effect. 5
6 Coll Lacks a bit of zip and could be struggling with foot problem of pre-season. 4
7 Carl Good early and read it will in defence. Armfield had negating role on him. 7
8 Adel Worked well as leader of defence. 6
9 WB Not only negated by Addison but the Bulldog also kicked four on him. 3
10 NM Started on Petrie and looked to be struggling with groin injury. 4
11 Foot.
12 Foot.
13 Foot.
14 Foot.
15 Toe.
16 Foot.
17 Toe.
18 Toe.
19 Toe.
20 Toe.
21 Toe.
22 Toe.
23 Toe.
QF
SF
PF
GF

2012 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 Port Forced to work overtime early. Outstanding late.. 7
2 GCS Read the play well coming out of defence. 7
3 WB In great touch on back line and read play beautifully. 8
4 Frem Freo gave Mayne the tagging role on important set-up man. 5
5 Melb Did as he pleased in first term on Watts then partly reined in by Dunn. 6
6 Haw Best and fairest winner struggled to get into game before hammy strain. 4
12 Adel In return game went to Tippett in second half. Tired at end but solid game. 6
14 NM Good first half then didn’t have as big an influence. 5
15 Ess Back to his best as marking and creating defender. 7
16 Bris Sacrificed normal creative game to lock down Jonathan Brown. 6
17 Syd Dominant in first quarter and then had to contend with Goodes. 6
18 WB Read the play well at all times and played his role perfectly in defence.. 7
19 Coll Had the better of Cloke and sacrificed his own game until creative last term. 7
20 Melb Solid if unspectacular day. 6
21 Geel Had to be shifted onto Hawkins which cut down his creativity. 6