Age: 35yr 8mth Games: 195 Born: Dec 15, 2020
Height: 187cm Weight: 85kg Position: MID
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   Struggled with calf and back injuries early in 2014, but by the second half of the year was again handling the role of containing the gun midfielders in the comp with his usual aplomb. Training loads are being managed in a slow build-up.

2015 NAB Cup:   The veteran looks intent on making up for an injury punctuated last year and has been a strong ball-winner in the NAB games.

2015 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Went to Cotchin at start and did job. 6
2 WCE Looked slow and tentative around the ball. Has the game gone past him? 4
3 Ess Far too loose running through the midfield on Watson/Heppell. 5
4 StK Tagged Armitage and looked in trouble with ankle injury, but good later. 6
5   Leg.  
6   Leg.  
7 GWS Tagged Ward well in opening half then won a bit of his own ball. 5
8   Calf.  
9 Syd Went to Parker for most of the night and kept him from his usual numbers. 5
10 Adel Shadowed Dangerfield but over four-quarter journey the Crow got away. 5
12 Port Tagged Gray until he went off and found that tough. Won 20 CPs. 7
13 GCS Won plenty of ball but often wasted it or wanted to go backwards. 5
14   Toe.  
15 Rich Won plenty of ball but turned it over too often. Seven clearances, one tackle. 6
16 Frem No real influence with his 17 possessions. 4
17   Foot.  
18 NM Got his hands on ball well enough but wasn’t overly incisive with it. 5
19 Coll One tumbling goal and did some good work by hand – 18 handballs. 6
20 Bris Had more than half his disposals in first term when Carlton was on top. 6
21 Melb Tagged N Jones and did a number on him. Key win for the team. 7
22   Toe.  
23 Haw One of Blues’ best in final game. Work around stoppages – 10 clearances – good. 7

2014 Season

Played for : Carlton

1   Calf.  
2   Calf.  
3 Ess Played like a bloke who’s missed pre-season. Won plenty of ball but impact limited. 5
4 Melb Always under the pump when he had the ball and not allowed to create play. 4
5 WB Matched with Boyd for much of the game. Squared the duel. 5
6   Back.  
7   Back.  
8   Back.  
9   Back.  
10 VFL 18 touches and a goal on return from injury. Limping late.
11 Bris Had a busy day tagging Rockliff but couldn’t stop him. 4
12 Geel Shadowed Johnson when in the midfield and did the job well. Five clearances. 6
13 Haw OK on Lewis in patches but Hawk go on top late. Only two inside-50s. 6
14 GWS He had his moments but shaded in his match-up with Treloar. 5
15 Coll Main tagger deployed on Pendlebury watch. Stopped the Pies’ outside run. 5
16 StK Subbed off late in second term with calf and groin injury. 3
17   Quad.  
18   Quad.  
19 Frem Ran with Fyfe when he was in the middle but towelled and moved. 4
20 GCS Kept Prestia quiet with customary run-with role. 5
21 Geel Massive. Held Selwood to four second-half disposals. Eight clearances. 9
22 Port Took turns running with Boak and Ebert. 6
23 Ess Kept Watson in toe and led the Blues in tackles with 8. Never stopped trying. 6

2013 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Swung off Cotchin who was right on top. Kept battling – six tackles. 6
2 Coll Shadowed Pendlebury and did well until the Pie broke free after half time. 6
3 Geel Unusually quiet offensively and failed to lay a tackle. Not his best effort. 4
4 WCE Tagged Priddis then went to S. Selwood and slowed him a little. 6
5 Adel Put the clamps on Thompson and racked up 25 touches in the process. 7
6   Calf.  
7 StK Sub. On late first term. Tagged Dal Santo and OK but lacks polish at this stage. 4
8   Calf.  
9   Calf.  
10   Calf.  
11   Calf.  
12   Calf.  
13   Calf.  
14 VFL Got through three quarters after long injury layoff.
15 Coll Had plenty of footy but impact minimal around clearances. 5
16 StK Quiet and eventually subbed off. 2
17 NM Picked up Swallow and worked hard without quelling the Roo skipper. 6
18 GCS Back to his best; effective performer. 7
19 Frem Subbed early with a corked calf after being given role on Fyfe. 1
20   Calf.  
21   Calf.  
22   Calf.  
23   Calf.  
QF   Calf.  
EF   Calf.  

2012 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Lots of the ball early, kept Cotchin quiet at times. Coach rated him best. 8
2 Bris Continued in prolific ball winning form 8
3 Coll Great job on Pendlebury. By half time was picking up kicks himself. 9
4 Ess Injured shoulder in first 10 minutes and subbed off without a stat. 1
12 WCE Great effort first up from injury. Won a team high 17 contested possessions. 8
14 Haw Tracked Mitchell, but won 10 touches himself in first term. 7
15 Coll Shadowed Beams. Used the ball superbly and limited his opponent’s influence. 8
16 NM As ever he stuck to his task. 7
17 WB Battled hard as usual and kicked truly in third after pass from Yarran. 6
18 Rich In 150th did an excellent job when shifted to Cotchin and quietened him. 7
19 Syd Looked to have copped a head knock early. Better later on. 5
20 Bris Huge – 26 of his disposals hit the target and had five clearances and a goal. 8
21 Ess Nine clearances in first half key to setting up victory. Subbed off ¾ time. 7
22 GCS Got plenty of the footy and was one of the best. 7