Brandon ELLIS

#5   Richmond

Age: 25yr 7mth Games: 136 Born: Aug 03, 2020
Height: 181cm Weight: 81kg Position:

2017 Digest:   It’s a big year for the ex-Cannon. He’s become too much of an outside player, but at the same time, doesn’t gain metres. Pressure is on.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Carl Used off half-back where he played a support role. No glaring skill errors which was a key. 5
2 Coll Freak snapshot in third term to trigger a momentum swing. Otherwise quiet off a wing. 5
3 WCE Good game by Ellis, with his short hit-up kicking being the highlight of his game. 85% overall efficiency today. 7
4 Bris Started in defence and worked the field to collect 21 disposals. 6
5 Melb Plenty of the ball in first half without having any impact, then just a few sighting after main break. 4
6 Adel Mismatch in the third term when standing Tom Lynch, gave away height and two goals. 4
7 WB Strong game and kicked long around the field. 6
8 Frem Really quiet day (15 touches). Like may came to life in final term and looked to have kicked winning goal with 25 seconds left. 4
9 GWS One of a few who spent time on Greene. Ball use wasn’t as precise as it normally is. 6
10 Ess Accumulator who defended pretty well both in the air and on the ground. Used footy well and got dangerous when he could. 8
11 NM Strong again from the back half with 30 disposals, four inside-50s and a goal. Only Tiger not to lay a tackle. 7
12   Bye.  
13 Syd Used at half back and then on a wing. Got a bit of the ball, but was hesitant at times in aerial duels. 6
14 Carl Used ball well from defence, then pressing up to a wing. Kicked a goal too to play his part. 6
15 Port Career best year so far, gets under the guard of the opposition coaches with his smart play. 7
16 StK Close to the best of a bad bunch in first half then tapered. 5
17 Bris Did most of his work on the outside and was a handy contributor. Topped off day with a long goal. 7
18 GWS Won plenty of the pill from a wing (23 possessions) and was running hard all day to give the side an option. 6
19 GCS Solid four quarter effort, with 27 possessions at 82% efficiency. 6
20 Haw Did some tough stuff (not normally his go) and was steady with 19 touches. 6
21 Geel Was a big reason the Tigers got going in the third term. Controlled half back and was one of their best. 7
22 Frem Influential with his 33 disposals. Damaging in the midfield. 7
23 StK Got a heap of the pill off half back and will hot the ground running for finals; 30 possessions and great running. 8
QF Geel Half-back did his job well. Possessions nit huge but was able to cover any Cat forward he cam across. 5
PF GWS Not his best night with just 12 touches and high hit on Whitfield will come under scrutiny. 4
GF Adel Quiet day in terms of possessions but did what was required when it was required. 14 disposals. 6

2016 Season

1 Carl Quiet in opening exchanges but worked into game well to end up a handy contributor. 6
2 Coll Returned to more customary wing role and linked well between defence and attack. Solid. 7
3 Adel Skirted the packs on the outside. Just six of his 39 touches were contested. 6
4 WCE Most of his possessions came in the final term. 4
5 Melb Won plenty of the ball but rarely hurt the Demons. One inside-50 tells a story of his lack of impact. 4
6 Port Hardly sighted in opening term and gave Polec too much room on wing. Gone backwards. 4
7 Haw Pitted against Shiels early. Won a lot of the ball. 6
8 Syd Won ball well on outside but could have been harder at a few contests in close. Five frees for. 6
9 Frem Not a huge impact. In and out of the match. 4
10 Ess Got a lot of the footy but again failed to hurt opponent with it. Lacked decisiveness. 4
11 NM On the wing against Gibson most of night. Very ordinary game. 2
12 GCS Started well on wing but made some costly errors at times when he appeared to be looking to stat-pad. 6
14 Bris Just seven of his 28 touches were contested. Ran hard but not overly damaging on outside. 6
15 Port One of the few shining lights, played beautifully between the arcs. 7
16 WB Failed to impact the game to any degree apart from a goal in third term. 4
17 Ess Just five of his 31 touches were contested. Not overly damaging despite big stats. 6
18 Haw Decision-making and skill level not that of an elite player. Zero inside-50s. 3
19 GWS Stayed involved for most of the game on the wing. 6
20 Coll Goal in final term crucial but on the whole not a huge night. No inside-50s. 5
21 Geel Won his share of ball but again wasted it at times. Three inside-50s. 5
22 StK Won some ball off a wing but let himself down with a lack of polish. 4
23 Syd Used the ball well off a wing, but outclassed by Sydney’s strong midfielders. 5

2015 Season

1 Carl More than just defensive forward and won plenty of touches. 7
2 WB Provided run but not as incisive going into attack as he can be. 6
3 Bris Thrived in last quarter (11 touches) when result was known. 6
4 Melb Worked hard on the outside on a wing. Linked well, but final product was lacking. 6
5 Geel Ran hard all day to be among the best. Didn’t have an inside-50. 7
6 NM Not his usual output but at least kept battling and giving something. 6
7 Coll Great first term when side was struggling. Gut running a feature. 7
8 Port Best on ground performance, was everywhere and snuck forward for a goal. 8
9 Ess Huge last quarter when game in the balance. Ran his opponents ragged. 8
10 Frem Fierce in attack on the ball and continued to lift his game to new levels. 7
12 WCE Excellent ball winner all night and never relented. 7
13 Syd Made the wing his own opposed to Jetta. Rarely made a mistake. 7
14 GWS Quiet by his standards. Lots of his possessions were short sideways kicks. 5
15 Carl Leading possession winner on ground. Five clearances and four inside-50s. 7
16 StK Energetic and pressured opponents all day. 6
17 Frem Found some space but made some curious decisions with ball in hand. 5
18 Haw Started as wing on Hill. Worked strongly and constantly ran to create. 7
19 Adel Struggled to maintain his outstanding form of previous weeks. 5
20 GCS Gathered plenty of ball and hard running a feature. Five inside-50s, one goal. 7
21 Coll Gut running a feature of another brilliant performance. All over the place. 8
22 Ess Played typical game off a wing highlighted by some gut running and ball use. 7
23 NM On wing against Gibson and there wasn’t much in the contest. 6
EF NM Had the clamps put on his outside run by Gibson. 4

2014 Season

1 GCS Disappointing night. Needed to step up and highlighted by the coach post-game. 4
2 Carl Crucial job in tagging Gibbs out of game. Very strong in tight contests 8
3 WB Given vital role on Griffen and had a good day until outwitted by Gia for crucial goal. 6
4 Coll Numbers look OK but he didn’t have a huge impact on the contest. 4
5 Bris Had a big start as the spare off half back, but his impact diminished. 5
6 Haw Started on Hill and won a fair bit of ball, but Hill was a menace. 6
7 Geel Won a lot of the footy but wasted it at times and didn’t hurt the Cats. 5
9 Melb Ran hard to create. Had 23 disposals. Tried hard. 6
10 GWS Afforded plenty of time and space on a wing. 31 possessions and two goals a fine return. 8
11 Ess Close to Tigers’ best with six inside-50s, 10 marks. Great effort and intensity. 7
12 NM Workrate good but impact limited given only one inside-50 and one clearance. 5
13 Frem Battled away manfully in honest effort highlighted by 15 handball receives. 7
14 Syd Picked up Jetta early then had Goodes in third term. Probably his best game this year. 7
15 StK Worked extremely hard in gathering 36 touches and really stood up. 7
16 Bris Bewick forced to go to him after big first term. Topped 30 for third week in row. 8
17 Port Had 29 touches on a wing but wasn’t as incisive as he would have liked to be. 6
18 WCE Won share of ball but not damaging given just three inside-50s, two clearances. 5
19 GWS Got plenty of ball (32 possessions) but workrate dropped at times. 6
20 Ess Team-high stat numbers but only one inside-50 and one clearance. 7
21 Adel Best on ground with five clearances, four inside-50s and seven rebounds out of defensive 50. 8
22 StK Generally good but made a few glaring mistakes. Matched on Newnes for much of the game. 6
23 Syd Kept close tabs on McVeigh early. Provided plenty of his own impetus in a strong display. 7
EF Port Finished great year with a horror game. Tackled well but largely unsighted. 3

2013 Season

1 Carl Nervous start but settled to play a minor role down back. 3
2 StK Sub. Thrown on in final term and was important in steadying ship. 2
3 WB The sub. Came on for Knights early in the final term and was quiet. 1
4 Coll Provided some run when he came on and did well to grab 13 disposals. 4
5 Frem Huge effort. Hit targets, won his own footy and was running hard at the end. 8
6 Geel OK with what he did and while he didn’t star it was a solid performance. 6
7 Port Unheralded midfielder finding plenty of the footy. 7
8 Melb Career best game from youngster – 23 touches in the first half a highlight. 9
9   Hamstring.  
10   Hamstring.  
11   Hamstring.  
12 Adel Two goals in second term and willingness to work both ways was great. 7
13 WB Not as prominent as some weeks but did what was required. 5
14 StK Matched on Ray initially. Had a good game. 5
15 NM Started on a wing but subbed out early after a heavy knock showing great courage. 1
16 GCS Fought even battle with Harbrow on a wing. Five clearances were a bonus. 6
17 Frem Played on a wing and was influential in patches. Worked hard back into defence too. 6
18 Syd Had an effective role as negating forward on McVeigh. 6
19 Haw Really tough performance on a wing. Beat Hill and used the ball well all day. 7
20 Bris Used his penetrating kick often and to good effect off half back. 6
21 Carl Was on fire early with two first quarter goals but faded after the main break. 6
22 GWS Booted three goals and linked well through the middle. Solid outing. 7
23 Ess Had the ball on a string with 16 marks and a whopping 35 touches. No one went near him! 8
EF Carl One goal but won’t have fond memories of his first final. Struggled for impact. 3

2012 Season

1 Carl Strong kid who did a couple of nice things. 3
2 Coll Youngster kept contesting. Getting a feel for it. 4
3 Melb Youngster was steady in back half all day. A real player in the making. 6
4 Geel Great game from youngster. Looks at home already on big stage. 6
5 WCE Youngster did well and kicked a goal in third term before subbed off. 4
6 Port First-year player continues to impress with his tenacity. 5
7 Syd Subbed on in the last quarter and had three handballs. 2
8 Ess Sub. On before half time for Grimes. OK in second half. 3
9 Haw Kid did a solid job across half back/wing until being subbed out late. 5
10 StK Handy input and kicked late goals. 5
11 Frem Good effort from the kid although he ran out of steam towards the end. 6
12 GWS Youngster continues to impress and did some good things to assist the side. 6
14 Adel First year player has played every game and holding his own form well. 4
15 Melb Given a crack in the midfield in great learning experience – five inside-50s. 6
16 GCS Led to the ball a bit by Brown but used ball well out of defence though. 6
17 NM Great effort. Won some one-on-ones and was a great source of drive. 7
18 Carl Hard worker but needs to get more value for kicks. 5
19 Bris Did his job nullifying the Lions’ small forwards. 6
20 WB Has played better games this year. Might be starting to tire. 3
21 Frem Only 11 possessions and very little run. 4
23 Port Finished great year like a tired conveyance. Offered little. 3