#6   Adelaide

Age: 30yr 8mth Games: 232 Born: Mar 15, 2021
Height: 187cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Trade period drama in rear-view mirror. An output matching 2016 will reaffirm why club was reluctant to let him go.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Started like a house on fire and kept battling – seven clearances and four inside-50s. 7
2 Melb Strong game again through midfield with five inside-50s. Usually much cleaner though with his disposals. 7
3 Ess Looked a class above when others were fumbling; eight clearances, six inside-50s, nine tackles and 35 disposals. 9
4 GCS Drifted in and out of the game in midfield for his 22 touches. Had five clearances, but lacked impact at times. 6
5 Port Bobbed up for a great goal from a tight angle late in the match, won plenty of footy without hurting Port. 6
6 Syd Won 23 disposals but not at his best. Did have seven inside-50s and five clearances so play his part in the victory. 6
7 Coll Usual strange mix of lackadaisical early acts (two-touch first quarter) and later incisive contributions. 6
8 StK Lifted in the third term after a quiet first half. A big reason why the Blues gained momentum before the last break. 7
9 Frem Led the way in the midfield. Won nine clearances among 34 possessions and one goal. 8
10 NM A huge four-quarter effort. Kept his side in it when the Kangaroos were on top, and finished with 38 possessions and three goals. 9
11   Bye.  
12 GWS Star midfielder’s disposal was off at times but lifted when it counted in final term with eight disposals; 27 possessions. 7
13 GCS Head and shoulders above everyone. 43 possessions, 10 tackles and two clutch late goals. Amazing. 10
14 Rich Won the ball well enough again and generally used it properly. Steady effort. 7
15 Adel Showed the Crows what they are missing out on, rarely makes mistakes and makes you pay when given time with the footy. 8
16 Melb Won a lot of the ball but decision-making and skill execution was way off; 16 of his 32 disposals missed the target. 5
17 WB Racked up 32 disposals, eight clearances, three inside-50s and one goal. Held up his end of the bargain. 8
18 Bris No disposals in opening quarter. First time that’s happened (any quarter) since 2009. Only eight touches. Shut-down by Rockliff. 4
19 Geel For second week in a row he struggled to impact the game and was tagged by S Selwood at times; 16 effective disposals. 5
20 Ess Huge game highlighted by nine clearances, seven tackles and one great goal. Did all he could in the middle. 8
21 WCE Kicked a classy goal from the boundary and had 26 disposals. One of the best. 8
22 Haw Worked hard with 8 tackles and 20 touches, but not at his damaging best. 6
23 Syd Found it 24 times, but apart from the second term, didn’t have a big say in the game. 6

2016 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich In everything in first term and continued it on throughout the night. Good start to the year. 8
2 Syd Made some errors but not alone. OK without setting the world on fire. 6
3 GCS Good four-quarter effort in midfield. 7
4 WB Had seven of his total touches in the final term and overall disappointing. 4
5 Frem Booted a key goal and his skill was a level above most players. 7
6 Ess Snap goal in third term was a beauty and led team in disposals. Ten clearances were huge. 8
7 Coll Two goals in all-important third term set Blues on their way. Ended with three and showed class. 8
8 Port Added a harder edge to his game with work in and around the ball. One of the Blues’ best. 8
9 NM Head to head with Cunnington at stages and was a decent ball winner but not at his best. 6
10 Geel Went head-to-head with Dangerfield and torched him. Nine clearances and seven tackles. 9
11 Bris Beaten by his former teammate Mitch Robinson. An afternoon to forget. 3
12 StK Delivery of the ball was well below normal standard which reduced his threat. 5
14 GWS Magnificent from start to finish – 14 contested possessions, 10 clearances and nine tackles. 8
15 Coll Two goals and five inside 50s but well held by Greenwood. 6
16 Adel Led team in disposals but many were wasted (15 ineffective). Seven inside-50s. 6
17 WCE Got going in second half. Ended with five inside-50s and four clearances. 6
18 Syd Superb all afternoon with 15 contested possessions, 11 tackles and eight inside-50s. 8
19 Haw Never stopped trying. Laid a game high 9 tackles and worked in tandem with Cripps 7
20 StK Kicked a classy goal and had some good touches, but was a little way from his best. 6
21 Bris One of only a few Blues who put in before half time. 7
22 Melb Dominated the first half with 26 touches. Brayshaw slowed him a touch, but a monster on the day. 9
23 Ess Lifted after a quiet start. Used the ball well and was one of his team’s best. 7

2015 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Won a lot of possessions but his disposal was well below par. 5
2 WCE Won his share of the ball, including six clearances, so work-rate up to standard. 7
3 Ess Well off his best. One inside-50s simply not enough for a frontline playmaker. 5
4 StK OK but didn’t do enough damage on a day when he had the chance. 5
5 Coll Reasonable stats belied ordinary first half and things got worse. Bronx cheers. 3
6 Bris Started well, clearance work OK but can’t help but think he can offer more. 6
7 GWS Tried hard with 10 clearances but didn’t have much support. 6
8 Geel Came off with sore back. A shadow of the player of last year. 3
9   Back.  
10   Back.  
11   Back.  
12 Port Laid tackle that ended Gray’s day. Ball use well off normal efficiency. 5
13   Suspended.  
14   Suspended.  
15 Rich Injured shoulder and had very little impact despite stats. 5
16   Pectoral.  
17   Pectoral.  
18   Pectoral.  
19   Pectoral.  
20   Pectoral.  
21   Pectoral.  
22   Pectoral.  
23   Pectoral.  

2014 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Port Strong first half and kept going but like other leaders finished quietly. 5
2 Rich Little impact in the game and missed important shot on three-quarter time. 3
3 Ess Worked hard but fact he had just one inside-50 and two rebounds was telling. 6
4 Melb Total disposal numbers overstate his influence. No urgency in his game. 4
5 WB Hard, constant running a feature early and had a good game. 8
6 WCE Laid 11 tackles and won nine clearances. Got down and dirty. 8
7 Coll Ran hard without being able to lift the side in any way. 4
8 StK Racked up some big numbers in the middle highlighted by 17 contested possessions. 8
10 Adel Won a lot of ball but some of his defensive efforts were abysmal. 5
11 Bris Very quiet start and while he improved he wasn’t influential. 5
12 Geel Played game of his life. Huge stats in all categories, including four goals. 9
13 Haw Rich vein of form continues with team-high nine clearances, 15 cont poss. 8
14 GWS Continued his rich vein of form in an excellent all-round display. 8
15 Coll Effectiveness down on previous weeks and not a huge influence forward of centre. 6
16 StK Weller tracked him and did a good negating job. 4
17 Syd Filled out the stat sheet in another excellent display. Just needed more help. 8
18 NM Good start with smart goal and strong in first half. Maintained output. 7
19 Frem Avoided a hard tag but only flitted in and out of contest. Not his best effort. 6
20 GCS Creative throughout and drifted forward for a telling goal in second term. 8
21 Geel Seven inside-50s, six clearances, two goals. Hard to believe he got under guard. 8
22 Port The Blues’ best with six clearances, five inside-50s and a goal. 7
23 Ess Had the better of Hocking. Could have been the hero in the final seconds. 7

2013 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Racked up the stats and won 16 contested possessions. Big start to season. 8
2 Coll Not as influential as previous week but played his part and used ball well. 6
3 Geel For a game of 20 disposals his impact was minimal. Not enough grunt. 5
4 WCE Stout game highlighted by a couple of nice tackles and nine contested possessions. 6
5 Adel Subbed off with hamstring tightness after a classy 15 disposal first half. 5
6   Hamstring.  
7   Hamstring.  
8   Hamstring.  
9 Bris A nine disposal last term gave him respectable stats. Otherwise a little quiet. 6
10 GWS Played usual sweeping role without breaking the game open. Eight inside -50s. 6
11 Ess Head to head with Goddard. Neither had a major influence on the game. 6
12 Haw Solid throughout – 10 cont poss, six inside-50s, eight tackles, five clearances. 8
14 Syd Driving force in getting the Blues back into the game. Added some grunt to class. 7
15 Coll Numbers OK but impact limited. Failed to stand up in terms of intensity. 4
16 StK Stats were bigger than his impact on the game. 5
17 NM Head to head with Ziebell who took the honours. 5
18 GCS Relished having plenty of space and racked up getting the footy. 7
19 Frem Played deep back on Mayne and did a fair job, but Blues missed his drive in middle. 6
20 WB Used in defence again and wasn’t able to influence the game as much as he’d like. 5
21 Rich Looked dangerous when moved forward and kicked two big goals in the second 7
22 Ess Went missing late when the game needed to be won. Disappointing. 5
23 Port A whopping nine clearances and nine inside 50s plus a crucial goal. 9
EF Rich Big second half was crucial to Blues’ lift. 7
SF Syd Again had a good final but was swamped in third term along with many others. 6

2012 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Solid input which tapered at the end. 6
2 Bris Bewick played negating tag on him, but he still managed to be productive. 6
3 Coll Lined up on resting mids. Strong game and ran hard to create. 7
4 Ess Poised and polished as usual, but 11 kicks is not enough. 5
5 Frem Quarter-back as the plus one in defence for periods – 25 disposals. 7
6 GWS Stats suggest an OK effort but pretty sure he can deliver better than that. 6
7 StK When game was there to be won he had seven disposals after half time. 4
8 Adel Horrendous. Only five kicks earned him bronx cheers of Blues fans. 3
9 Melb Did well but fans want him to do it in a big game against quality opposition. 6
10 Port Needs to find the footy across half back or it’s time for the midfield. 5
11 Geel Used on Johnson and kept him goalless. Only six kicks so offensively down. 6
12 WCE Played with a fraction more grunt and held Shuey in second half; 10 cont poss. 6
14 Haw Picked up plenty of kicks in first half and was influential at half back. 6
15 Coll Lifted his intensity playing at half back in one of his better games for the year. 7
16 NM Went to forward line in second half. Not prominent at either end. 5
17 WB Helped break open game with two goals in last quarter. 6
18 Rich Matched with Deledio and beaten early 5
19 Syd Initially given main role on Goodes then moved elsewhere. 5
20 Bris One of his better games. Used footy well and kicked a nice long goal. 7
21 Ess His sort of game with everything going Blues’ way – just three contested poss. 5
22 GCS Needed more from him. 4
23 StK Responded well to more responsibility when Judd went off. 7