Christian HOWARD


Age: 28yr 5mth Games: 20 Born: Mar 19, 2021
Height: 187cm Weight: 83kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Hip surgery late last year has put the former first-round draft pick behind the eight-ball. Resumed full training this week but has not played in the pre-season series and will start the year in the VFL. Hard to see how he fits in given the improvement of the club’s young core.

2014 NAB Cup:   Working way back from double hip surgery and played first game in VFL last weekend.

2014 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 PM In and out of the game.
2   Didn’t play for Footscray VFL.  
3   Ill.  
4 VFL Up and down afternoon. Had some good moments.
5 VFL Used it well when he got it but needs to do more.
6 VFL One of the few Dogs to have a down day in huge win.
7 VFL Did some nice things but once again, not enough.
8 VFL Best game in some time. Had it on a string.
9 VFL Bye.
10 VFL Best game this year at half back. Found ball well and used it cleanly.
11 Frem Barely sighted after being a late inclusion. 3
12 Bris Horrendous. Four touches – all ineffective or clangers then subbed out. 0
13 VFL Slow start but warmed into his work in second half.
14 VFL Classy at times but a touch inconsistent.
15 VFL OK without being great. Made a few strange decisions.
16 VFL Eight possessions. No impact at all.
17 VFL OK in parts but not doing enough to warrant another chance.
18 VFL 12 touches at half back. Going up and down on one spot.
19 VFL Pressed forward for a rare goal. Used it fairly well.
20 VFL Freed up behind the ball and did it well. 21 disp, 12 marks.
21 VFL Ran the lines well of half back to set up attacks.
22 VFL Wasn’t as clean as he can be but found it 22 times.
23   Injured.  
SF VFL Had 19 possessions and a goal off half back and a wing.
PF VFL Slow start but worked into the game and kicked a handy goal.

2013 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 VFL Drifted in and out of the game. Needs to do more.
2 VFL Bye.
3 VFL Used the ball well but still needs to get involved more.
4 VFL Improved game. Used ball well, rebounded nicely off half back.
5 VFL Kicked a goal but needs to find more of the footy.
6 WCE Didn’t do much. 3
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Used the ball well and gave good drive through the middle.
9 VFL One of many Seagull goalkickers and used the ball well.
10 VFL Played fairly well at half back. Had some runs through midfield too.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL As usual, used the ball well, but needed to do more.
13 VFL Drifted through midfield off half back. Serviceable game.
14   Didn’t play for Williamstown.  
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Applied better defensive pressure and used the ball fairly well.
17 VFL Kicked one of the Seagulls two goals. OK in patches.
18   Senior emergency.  
19 VFL Kicked a goal and showed some composure under pressure.
20 VFL Did some nice things but still doesn’t do enough.
21 VFL Provided some run and drive but needs to lift.
22 VFL Used the ball well, but still doesn’t find it quite enough.
23   Hamstring.  

2012 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 WCE Limped from the field early in the final term after a quiet performance. 3
8 VFL Got through first game back and played well.
10 VFL Had some nice touches but needs to do more.
11 VFL Kicked an early goal and gave run but faded a touch.
12 Port Used across half back and variety of opponents. Mixed good with bad. 5
13 Bris Starting to find some footy but still mixing the good with the bad. 6
14 Ess Not noticed. 2
15 Frem Not a lot of the ball but did stuff when he got it. 6
16 Haw Couple of efforts early weren’t great and his career is at crossroads. 3
17 Carl Probably best game with 18 possessions. Missed two shots at big sticks.. 6
18 StK Inability to run out games and match opponents physically hurts him. 4
19 NM Hard to work out what he provides – not much on that effort. 3
21 VFL Good effort in the Seagulls back half.
22 Geel Played arguable best game for club with two goals and a bevy of disposals. 7
23 Bris Started on Hanley and clearly beaten early. 5