Alex NEAL-BULLEN

#30   Melbourne

Age: 23yr 10mth Games: 34 Born: Jan 09, 2021
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