#7   West Coast

Age: 30yr 6mth Games: 175 Born: May 02, 2021
Height: 180cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   2017 will be intriguing one the 27-year-old. The addition of Mitchell will either free up his game or hinder it. One to watch. closely.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 NM Played his part in midfield. Now the fourth or fifth best midfielder at the club 6
2 StK A strong performance with 27 disposals and two goals. Worked really hard to provide run. 6
3 Rich Had a quiet game up until three quarter time, then had a great last quarter amassing 10 disposals to try and get his team over the line. 6
4 Syd Not a big ball-winner in early contests. Ended with 20 touches, but wasn’t a major factor. 5
5 Haw Off the pace early in the midfield. Either fumbled or made more decisions/executions. Better late but game was shot. 5
6 Frem Had a heap of the ball with 32 touches but wasn’t as damaging as many of his teammates. 6
7 Port Just travelling at the moment, is doing plenty of gut running with little reward. 5
8 WB Worked hard and preferred to handball to set up his team. Had eight kicked and 19 handballs. 7
9 Ess Got a bit of ball in midfield but butchered it. Just three effective kicks. 4
10 GWS Wasn’t damaging despite 21 possessions. 5
11 WAFL Big ball winner in rare WAFL outing. 28 possessions, five clearances in the win.
12   Bye.  
13 WAFL Had 31 touches, but only half his kicks hit the target. Has to be better for a player of his calibre.
14 WAFL Did well in midfield with 33 touches and eight clearances. Did what was needed.
15 WB Back in the side in familiar wing/back flank role. A reliable if unspectacular contributor these days. 4
16 WAFL Bye.
17 Frem Kicked poorly. Has to improve his disposal to stay in the team. 3
18 WAFL Among the best with 27 possessions, five marks, four tackles and three inside 50s.
19 WAFL Starred with 38 disposals. Seems to be too good for WAFL, not good enough for AFL at this stage of his career.
20 StK A couple of nice breakaways early in the day then only a moderate game. 4
21 WAFL Won a truckload of ball in midfield. 34 possessions and four clearances.
22 WAFL Just fair in midfield with 19 touches.
23 WAFL Racked up the touches, but could have been more efficient.
EF   Senior emergency.  
SF   Senior emergency.  

2016 Season

1   Ankle.  
2 WAFL Strong return with 28 possessions and six tackles in limited game time.
3 Frem Good comeback from injury. Found the ball and ran to create. 6
4 Rich Never really found his mojo. Didn’t use the ball well. 4
5 Syd Gritty effort in the packs. 7
6 Coll Struggled. Got caught with the footy. 3
7 Geel Five inside-50s but won a lot of uncontested possession that didn’t hurt the Cats. 5
8 StK Relished the freedom to dictate terms all game. 7
9 Port Not a vintage display but a solid game nonetheless. 6
10 GCS Did his job. Had 21 touches. Worked up and down the ground. 6
11 WB Didn’t have a stat until second term then got going. One goal but impact negated by Dogs. 5
12 Adel One of the Eagles who found the ball in the final term when things were tough. 5
13 Bris Partied in last term with eight disposals turning an OK game into a good one. 6
15 Ess One of his better games. Had his running back. 7
16 NM Influential around the ground. Made the most of his disposals. 7
17 Carl Quiet first half (one kick) then lifted after half time when game opened up. 6
18 Melb Quiet. Managed just 12 possessions. 4
19 Coll Struggled to get his hands on the ball – just four kicks. Has to lift. 4
20 Frem Had a big impact because he covered heaps of ground and had 33 touches. 7
21 GWS In and out of the game in midfield for 20 possessions. Steady. 5
22 Haw Worked hard and had 30 touches. Ran all night. 7
23 Adel Quality display through the midfield and across halfback. 7
EF WB Won plenty of the ball so work-rate good – two inside-50s. 7

2015 Season

1 WB Worked hard but many of his possessions were behind the ball. Two inside-50s. 6
2 Carl Great first term then stayed involved without starring off a wing. 6
3 Frem Battled on in midfield but wasn’t able to stem early Freo tide. 6
4 Bris Worked both ways, dealing with Redden/Christensen. Worthy contributor. 7
5 GWS Had a team-high 33 disposals. Worked really hard. 6
6 Port Finally living up to the billing of a No.3 draft pick—outstanding. 7
7 GCS Twenty of his 43 disposals were in the final term. That’s a big quarter. 7
8 StK Solid game but hurt in heavy tackle from Armitage. Stayed on. 5
9 Geel Huge first half set the tone. Ended with 14 contested possessions. 8
10 NM Mopped up behind the ball in usual fashion. Played his role. 6
11 Ess Didn’t use the ball well. Only three of his 12 kicks were effective. 5
12 Rich Combined well with Gaff around ground and constantly created attacks. 7
14 Melb Ran free in midfield with focus on Priddis/Shuey. Ball use was very good. 7
15 Adel Won the ball all night. Quality game. 7
16 Coll Productive and steady accumulator. 6
17 Syd Relished lop-sided contest to grab a heap of the ball but faded as game wore on. 7
18 GCS Dished the ball out to teammates with handball. 5
19 Haw Unable to run with the footy and it limited his impact. 5
20 Frem Not as prolific as he’s been this year. Only 16 touches. 5
21   Suspended.  
22   Suspended.  
23 StK Injured his hamstring in the second term and got subbed out. 3
QF   Hamstring.  
PF NM Couple of brilliant passes set up goals but for most part struggled. Subbed out. 4
GF Haw Five effective disposals to half time and 14 for game. Little impact. 3

2014 Season

1 WB Defensive on Murphy early and did that well. Found some footy in second half. 6
2 Melb In everything in the first half rotating through Terlich. Ran out game well. 8
3 StK Corked thigh early and restricted to permanent placement in attack 4
4   Hamstring.  
5 Port One of the Eagles best. Kept working hard and winning the ball – 30 disp. 7
6 Carl Couldn’t handle Yarran early but one of the few Eagles to tackle reliably. 6
7 Frem Worked hard both ways but didn’t get enough of it to be a factor. 6
8 GWS More damaging than his opponent Scully who also got a bit of the ball. 7
10 Coll Dangerous around ball and in space. Subbed out late with hamstring strain. 7
11 NM Negating half-forward role on Atley and won a lot of the ball himself. 5
12 Haw Not damaging with his 19 possessions. 4
13 GCS Not spectacular but did OK in the Eagles’ midfield. 5
14 StK Stats were more impressive than his actual influence on game. 5
15 Frem Failed to get a clearance in midfield which highlighted Eagles issues. 4
16 Syd Got a bit of ball but was far too loose on McVeigh and the Swan played a big role. 5
17 Bris Worked hard on a wing, seeing off Adcock and Beams. 7
18 Rich Like so many wet conditions nullified influence despite disposal numbers. 5
19 Adel Got under the guard of the Crows midfield with four clearances, four inside-50s. 7
20 Coll Won a lot of footy on a wing as a link-man playing backward of centre. 6
21 Ess Solid game but had quiet second quarter. 6
22 Melb In good touch again in midfield with 32 disposals. Work rate is back to its best. 7
23 GCS Won a lot of footy but didn’t hurt Suns to any great degree. No clearances. 6

2013 Season

1 Frem Worked hard in the midfield against the flow after half time. 5
2 Haw Totted up a heap of touches and never let up in midfield. 7
3 Melb Treated post-game for leather poisoning. 20 contested possessions. A standout. 9
4 Carl Among best with 11 contested possessions, six inside-50s and three tackles. 7
5 Port Found plenty of footy just not as polished as his midfield teammates. 6
6 WB Busy and industrious game in middle. 7
7   Foot.  
8 NM Solid worker in midfield. Good when getting forward of the ball in space. 6
9 GWS The stand-out member of a dominant midfield brigade. 8
10 Rich Got away to a good start, but wasn’t the same influence later. 6
11 StK Continual force around ground. Linked well when the Eagles needed it most. 6
13 Haw Allowed space to find plenty of ball but only two inside-50s and zero clearances. 6
14 Ess At various stages negated Goddard and Heppell and had a good game. 7
15 Adel Biggest possession winner on the ground and had four inside 50s. 8
16 Frem Despite close attention from Crowley he was able to win a large share of the ball. 6
17 Syd A solid contributor, tackled when required and pushed the ball forward with purpose. 8
18 WB Tagged by Wallis but subbed after seriously damaging an ankle in second term. 1
19   Ankle.  
20 Ess Got better as the game wore on. Laid seven tackles to got with plenty of possessions. 7
21   Ankle.  
22 Coll Ran around midfield for nine cont poss, five inside-50s and three clearances. Battler. 6
23 Adel Tambling matched up on him early. Not a big factor. 4

2012 Season

1 WB Took one nice mark and kicked a goal. Can be better than 16 possessions. 5
2 Melb Quality running game. Had nine inside 50s among 34 possessions. 7
3 GWS Got the better of his duel with fellow ’07 draftee Palmer. Three goals huge. 7
4 Haw Had 20 touches but worked hard when Hawthorn had the ball. 6
5 Rich Key with two goals and 21 touches rotating forward/midfield. 7
6 NM Had eight inside 50s and one goal. Made the most of his 13 touches. 6
7 Ess Placed on Zaharakis and was burnt off early 4
8 StK Had five inside -50s from his 24 disposals. Worked hard. 6
9 Frem A hard running game. Linked up really well to give the Eagles drive. 7
10 Bris Eagles’ best although a dropped mark in second term was embarrassing. 7
12 Carl Prominent in first half but like others faltered after that. 5
13 Coll Good contributor but sometimes waited too long in decision making. 6
14 GCS Won seven clearances and 33 possessions. Was damaging. 8
15 NM Busy worker all day. 6
16 Syd Kicked three goals and was good when playing defensively too. 7
17 Adel Down on form of previous weeks of consistency. 4
18 Bris Set up four shots for goal and kicked a major himself. Had 29 touches. 7
19 Frem Persisted and had 20 disposals. 5
20 Geel Chimed in for a goal but generally not one the Cats had to worry about. 4
21 Port Kicked two goals and had four clearances and six inside 50s. 6
22 Coll One of his quieter games of late. 4
23 Haw Had seven inside-50s and buzzed around to play a role midfield/forward. 6
EF NM Roamed to help keep pressure on Roos. Kicked one, should have been two. 7
SF Coll Often rushed in disposal under finals pressure. 5