#21   Melbourne

Age: 32yr 8mth Games: 77 Born: Mar 17, 2021
Height: 193cm Weight: 95kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Has the opportunity to play as a marking forward who can take spells in the ruck. Another Demon to have shed a bit of weight.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

3   Senior emergency.  
4 VFL Was everywhere in a number of roles. Did all he could to push his case for a senior call up.
5 VFL Spent time rotating through the ruck, as well as attack. Kicked two goal and was involved in a number of scores.
6 Ess Welcome return to the team as a follower, rather than a ruckman. Made Bellchambers defend, and kicked a goal. Good. 7
7 Haw Played ruck/forward and at least competed against McEvoy. One goal and 16 possessions were a handy return without starring. 5
8 Adel Who needs a genuine ruckman when your make shift ruckman can provide a contest and push forward for three goals. 7
9 NM Beaten in ruck but kicked two goals and had 18 possessions roaming around the ground. Gave all he could. 6
10 GCS Battled against Witts in ruck, and didn’t hit the scoreboard. Competed though. 4
11   Bye.  
12 Coll Grundy smashed him in the ruck contests but tried hard. Thrown forward and competed in air. 4
13 WB Did well in the ruck again and was a handful when moving ground the ground. 24 touches at 82 percent. 7
14 WCE Played forward and found it tough early. Came into the game in the second half. 5
15 Syd Unable to really get into the game after a good patch of form. 4
16 Carl Couldn’t get into the game at all playing forward. Struggling to find role now he can’t go into the ruck. 3
17 Adel Struggled to get into the game and hasn’t coped well since Gawn’s return. 3
18 VFL Most dominant big man on the ground. Ability to bring the ball to ground and apply pressure was really good.
19 VFL Big influence on the game. Played as a key forward, worked up the ground and helped out around stoppages.
20 GWS In to replace Hogan and battled hard in attack with little supply. A few stints in ruck. 4
21 StK One of his best games for the Dees in attack and the ruck. 26 possessions, eight marks and two goals. 8
22 Bris Developing into one of the first players picked at present. Another 24 possessions and three goals – should have kicked five. 8
23 Coll Quiet for much of the game in ruck and attack, but showed courage in third term to back into the pack. 3

2016 Season

1 GWS Didn’t have a great day in attack. Moved back in the final term after O.McDonald injury. 3
2 Ess Floated between the arcs. Lumbered to the ball a few times and made some ordinary decisions. 3
3 VFL Wasn’t as impactful as one would like considering the opposition. Rucked a bit.
4 Coll Worked up and down the ground and among the best. Marking a feature of his game. 7
5 Rich Presented well, took some nice marks and played a nice supporting role. 6
6 StK Spent time at both ends and was an honest performer. 6
7 GCS Booted three goals in the fourth quarter after a quiet evening. 6
8 WB Made a few mistakes and didn’t take care of the ball at times. Six marks, four inside-50s. 4
9   Ill.  
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Conditions didn’t suit but worked hard in a number of roles.
12 VFL Battled hard in attack but muddy conditions made life tough.
14 VFL Bye.
15   Didn’t play for Casey.  
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Spent time in ruck and attack and was fair. Did he do enough for a recall?
18 VFL Took over ruck duties with Spencer injury and did well around ground.
19 VFL Excellent in attack with 21 touches, 16 hit-outs, 13 tackles and 1.4.
20 Haw Presented pretty well from half forward. Stats not huge but did his job. 5
21 Port Laid a heavy bump on Impey in the second term. 4
22 VFL Unlucky omission from seniors and was just fair against Cats.
23 VFL Excellent in attack with three goals. Used his strong body very well.

2015 Season

3 VFL Strong effort with 2.2 and nine marks in attack.
4 VFL The most dangerous Casey tall with three goals.
5 Frem Late inclusion for Dawes. Just fair in attack but obliterate in ruck stints. 5
6 Syd Backed up Spencer in ruck but wasn’t much of a factor in attack. 4
7 Haw Late inclusion for Hogan and well and earned another game. Very good. 7
8 WB For second week in a row he was among the best. Three goals and seven marks. 7
9 Port Unable to hit the scoreboard like has the past fortnight. 5
10 Coll Used across half forward and workrate was high but effectiveness not huge. 4
11 StK Unable to get into game then subbed with wrist injury. 2
12 VFL Wrist.
13 VFL Wrist.
14 VFL Wrist.
15   Wrist.  
16   Wrist.  
17   Wrist.  
18   Wrist.  
19   Wrist.  
20   Wrist.  
21   Wrist.  
22   Wrist.  
23   Wrist.  

2014 Season

1 StK Left as Melbourne’s only marking target up forward. Not a huge game. 3
2 WCE No impact at either end. 1
3 GWS Battled along in deep defensive role. Not the worst. 5
4 Carl Had Casboult in parts and OK on him. Kicked a freak goal in final term. 5
5 GCS Dropped a few marks and lacked confidence in a variety of roles. 4
6 Syd Workrate very good as back-up ruck. Made a few errors but a step forward. 6
7 Adel Four inside-50s and 12 hit-outs as the second ruckman. 6
8 WB Rotated through the ruck at times and got on his bike to get involved. 5
9 Rich Maybe his best AFL game: 2.2, eight tackles and four contested marks. 8
11 Port Continued his good form by getting the better of Hombsch. 7
12 Coll Started well again and took plenty marks. Tired late but continued good form. 7
13 Ess Carlisle had the better of him early, but worked hard to end with two valuable goals. 6
14 NM Presented well against former club and continues to play a role in Dees structure. 5
15 WB Early goal, but then was well held until have some handy touches late. 5
16 Frem Quietest game in many weeks. Dawson was his master. 2
17 Geel Well held by Rivers and didn’t get into the game to any degree. 4
18 Port Provided ruck support for Jamar and kicked a goal. Solid afternoon. 5
19 Bris Hands of stone in first half then copped a heavy knock from Merrett elbow. 2
20   Nose.  
21 VFL Worked hard in attack to be main avenue to goal with three.
22 WCE Back in team and tried hard for minimal return. 5
23   Senior emergency.  

2013 Season

1 Port Less than memorable debut for new club. Won’t be seeking out a replay of game. 1
2 VFL Played down back and was assured. Better effort.
3 WCE Started on the pine and should have stayed there. An afternoon to forget. 2
4 GWS Kicked two first-quarter goals but then didn’t get into the game at all. 4
5 Bris No real impact at centre half forward. 3
6   Senior emergency.  
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Worked into the game after main break against old team.
9 VFL The best of the Dees defenders and played with real aggression.
10 Haw Used in defence and tried hard but his spoiling needs a bit of work. 4
11 Coll Battled Lynch and was pretty good in that role. Best game as a Demon. 6
13 StK Nothing out of the ordinary. 3
14 VFL Resolute down back and constantly drove the ball out of the back 50.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Shifted into the ruck and did well around the ground.
17   Rested.  
18 NM Started well but faded badly against his former club. 4
19 GWS Played down back and took the resting ruckman. Battled hard under immense pressure. 6
20   Ill.  
21   Ill.  
22 Adel Started up forward before playing as the plus-one in defence. 4
23 VFL Had 29 touches in defence to be among Casey’s best.

2012 Season

Played for : North Melbourne

1 VFL OK in the end but had a tough first half.
2 VFL Kept bobbing up with the ball. Strong game.
4 VFL Spent time down back and in the ruck. OK.
5 VFL Had 24 touches playing at both ends of the ground.
6 WCE Didn’t have much of an impact until late. 3
7 VFL Booted two goals and played all over the ground.
8 Port Late replacement for Edwards and kicked one nice goal. 4
10 VFL Did a great job playing as an undersized ruck.
12 VFL Gave the Tigers a lift whenever he was near the ball.
13 VFL Strong effort. 18 possessions and 30 hitouts.
14 VFL 29 disposals to be among the Tigers best in big win.
16 VFL Strong game again as a follower.
17 VFL Key performer in Tigers narrow defeat. 20 possessions.
18 VFL Good again and is knocking on the door. Big role late.
20 VFL Did well in a variety of roles. Played mostly forward though.
21 VFL Tried hard but not as best. 13 possessions, two goals.
SF VFL One of the Tigers’ best in narrow loss to the Cats.