Age: 37yr 7mth Games: 279 Born: Nov 05, 1981
Height: 179cm Weight: 88kg Position: FWD
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   Essendon was amply rewarded for taking the punt and giving him a lifeline after Geelong cut him adrift. Dispelled doubt over his soundness of body by missing only one game through injury and coming ninth in the best and fairest. Superb one-on-one player who does the special things and loves the big moments.

2015 NAB Cup:   The veteran looked like he has enjoyed himself on two NAB outings and has looked sharp with his handling and kicking.

2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

2 Haw Always a threat in front half and was creative with ball in hand. 6
3 Carl Scrounged around for two goals but not at his best. Copped whack from Yarran. 3
4 Coll Hardly sighted in first half (four kicks) and subbed out in third. 3
5 Groin.
6 Groin.
7 Groin.
8 Bris Did some nice things and was busy in attack. Limping at the end. 5
9 Rich Kicked last quarter goal but lacked spark and energy. 4
10 Geel Sub. One goal and plenty of ball but doesn’t look the same player. 2
11 WCE Subbed out after doing little. 3
13 Groin.
14 Groin.
15 Groin.
16 Groin.
17 VFL Quiet but came to the fore late with game on the line. -
18 VFL OK without being great. Looking like this is the end. -
19 Didn't play for Essendon VFL.
20 Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.
21 Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.
22 Rich Farewell game was noteworthy for a team-high 11 tackles. 5
23 Retired.

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Off to flying start with a couple of goals and instantly won Bomber hearts. Four goals. 7
2 Haw Racked up disposals and kicked a brilliant goal late that looked like the sealer. 7
3 Carl Injured an ankle early but returned to boot four goals. Had a picnic. 8
4 Ankle.
5 StK One of the handful of better performed Bombers. 6
6 Coll Started brightly then copped hit in third term and didn’t appear to be right. 6
7 WB Kicked a goal from 17 disposals. Not the usual Chappy but effective. 6
8 Bris In the thick of it and had a solid game. 5
9 Suspended.
10 Suspended.
11 Rich Back in the team and continually got to the right spots in attack. 6
12 GWS Got to the ball enough but wasn’t a big factor. 4
13 Melb Shadowed by Jetta and looked dangerous without actually doing much. 5
14 Rested.
15 Geel Will be disappointed with effort against former side. Just eight effective disposals. 3
16 Port Reported for striking Gray. 5
17 Coll Helped ignite the side early and had a good game. 7
18 WB Came to life in second half for a goal and set up another. Handy. 7
19 Syd Lifted in third quarter and had a solid game. 6
20 Rich Two goals and work-rate solid up ground. Seven inside-50s and eight marks. 7
21 WCE McKenzie was surprise match-up early. Did some handy things. 5
22 GCS Busy around ball and had extended runs on the ball. Eight tackles, four clearances. 7
23 Carl Took a hanger, kicked a goal and had it 18 times. Used the pill well as always. 6
EF NM Good start then Thompson was sent to him. Finals experience showed his value. 7
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Haw Gave away a goal late in first half but then kicked one. Huge second half. 3
2 NM Another fine performance highlighted by 8 disposals and a goal in final term. 7
3 Carl Effectiveness down a little but workrate good – led side with six clearances. 6
4 Syd Two crucial goals and had five clearances despite hamstring worry. 6
5 Hamstring.
6 Hamstring.
7 Hamstring.
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 Hamstring.
12 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 Hamstring.
15 Hamstring.
16 Hamstring.
17 Hamstring.
18 Hamstring.
19 VFL Got through unscathed after overcoming a troublesome hammy. -
20 VFL Tagged by Lower and battled hard. Laid 12 tackles, reported for wrestling. -
21 VFL Had 26 touches and kicked the sealing goal. Ready to return. -
22 Syd Sub. Gathered 14 disp from 40 minutes game time in two bursts in either half. 4
23 Bris Got through another hit-out and looked at home with 10 cont poss, two goals. 7
QF Frem Handy enough after starting the second half. Won’t have fond memories of game 250. 3
SF Port Kicked four goals, had 5 inside-50s, 4 clearances and 6 tackles. A key. 8
PF Suspended.

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Frem Shadowed by Crowley early but found plenty of footy but no goals. 7
2 Haw Frustrated all day and gave away free kicks. Still ended with 22 touches. 6
3 NM Played one of his worst games for some time. Had just 12 disposals. 2
4 Rich Emerged from his mini slump after quarter time to end with two goals. 6
5 Bris Best effort of season to date. Kicked two goals from 29 possessions. 8
6 Melb Backed up last week’s sound effort with another. Three handy goals. 7
7 Adel Ball use better than most teammates and worked hard all match. 7
8 Coll Really quiet first half but then workrate lifted. Helped side back into game. 7
9 WB Starting to find range. Two goals and 10 contested possessions. 8
10 GWS Recent form continued with two goals and great ball use. Workrate first class. 7
11 Carl Looked sluggish at times but hard to argue with seven inside-50s, two goals. 7
13 Syd Kicked two goals in third term to lift side back into it. Midfield days over? 6
15 GCS Three goals in a two minutes late in second term were crucial. 8
16 Coll Horror first half (six disposals). Lifted second half but well below his best. 5
17 Ess Used to counter Fletcher and was better in role in second half – two goals. 4
18 Adel Fine job quelling Reilly and helped himself to three goals to be among best. 8
19 Haw Turned back the clock with four goals from 10 kicks. A key performer. 7
21 StK Radar off (1.3) and it wasn’t one of his better games. Carrying injury? 5
22 WB Kicked two nice goals and a nuisance for the Dogs inside forward 50. 6
23 Syd Kicked two early goals to set crowd alight. Ended with three. 7
EF Frem Didn’t have an impact around goal and found out a few times for speed. 4