Christian SALEM

#3   Melbourne

Age: 24yr 4mth Games: 47 Born: Jul 15, 2020
Height: 183cm Weight: 81kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Concussion and hamstring problems have hampered him, but ready to make a mark. Pre-season form been good in midfield mix.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 StK Effective contribution off half back and played his part. 6
2 Carl Arguably his best senior game for the club and finally looks to be fit and ready to show why he was a top pick. 8
3 Geel Found the footy out of the back half and used it to advantage of teammates. Really developing as a quality rebounder. 7
4 Frem Steady at half back for three quarters but injected into midfield in final term and nearly won Dees the game with his ball use. 7
5 Rich Started in centre square and was generally smart with ball in hand. Drifted out of the game late when Tigers charged. 5
6 Ess Turned the ball over a bit early on, but steadied after half time and became a handy distributor. 5
7 Haw Well below his best and never able to find space to hurt the Hawks with his skill and guile. 4
8 Adel Found plenty of footy and hit the target with most of them – especially in the second half. 7
9 NM Couldn’t find enough ball (13 disposals) to be of concern to the Roos. One goal but well down on his best. 4
10   Suspended.  
11   Bye.  
12 Coll Up and down day off half back. Started well, then struggled. Final 40mins back to his composed best. 7
13 WB Rarely wasted a possession and kicked a beautiful long goal in the third term. Good outing again. 7
14 WCE Injured his hamstring and missed the final term. 4
15   Hamstring.  
16   Hamstring.  
17   Hamstring.  
18 Port Back from injury and was good with his ball use – kicked it at 92 per cent. 7
19 NM Clean with most things he did at half back but then was a bit of a spectator. 5
20 GWS A few defensive efforts lacked intensity. Didn’t use ball as well as he can. Injured leg in third term, but came back on. 4
21 VFL Got back to some genuinely combative footy. Got booked for a high bump though.
22   Suspended.  
23 Coll Handy enough on return to the team, but might be looked at for open-hand push to Adams’ chin. 6

2016 Season

1 GWS Steady at half back and won a vital one-one-one in last quarter that lead to a goal. 6
2 Ess Quieter than he has been at half back. Wasn’t able to orchestrate attacks from defence. 4
3 NM Showed class off half back and rarely made a mistake with ball in hand. 6
4 Coll Swept across half back to play his role. Got a calmness about the way he plays. 6
5 Rich Progressing brilliantly as a quarterback type. Great battle with Lloyd but more than held his own. 6
6 StK Heavy head knock saw him ruled out after failing concussion test. 5
7   Concussion.  
8 WB Did what he could at half-back with run and rebound. Developing well as a player. 6
9 VFL Moved up into midfield and was a key contributor in Casey’s win with 28 possessions.
10 VFL Bye.
11   Thyroid.  
12   Thyroid.  
13   Thyroid.  
14   Thyroid.  
15   Thyroid.  
16   Thyroid.  
17   Thyroid.  
18 VFL Kicked a goal and got a bit of ball on return in development league.
19 VFL Not massive numbers but did what he had to do playing in midfield.
20 VFL Ball use was a feature through midfield and kicked two goals. A big positive.
21 VFL Impressed at half forward and up through midfield. 21 touches, two goals.
22 VFL Getting back into the groove after illness and had a good outing.
23 Geel Battled hard in one of few positives for team. He gave all he could. 7

2015 Season

1 GCS Not prominent at half back but good when needed one on one. 6
2 GWS One of just a few to stand up under pressure down back and used the ball fairly well. 7
3 Adel Classy back flanker didn’t panic under trying conditions. 5
4 Rich Kept his head at half back with ball in air and on ground. Growing as a player. 6
5 Frem Started well before being subbed with delayed concussion from Taberner knock. 3
6 Syd Best game so far running off half back. A few errors but impressive night. 7
7 Haw Subbed out in first half with a hamstring issue. 1
8   Hamstring.  
9   Hamstring.  
10   Hamstring.  
11   Hamstring.  
12   Hamstring.  
13   Hamstring.  
14   Hamstring.  
15   Hamstring.  
16   Hamstring.  
17 VFL OK until copping a knock to the hip.
18   Got through a full game and showed class at stages.  
19 VFL Classy with ball in hand and ready to make senior return.
20   Ill.  
21 Carl Looked rusty in first senior game in months. Better for the run. 4
22 Frem Not a massive impact despite having 20 disposals. 5
23 GWS Showed how much the Dees missed him at half back with kicking and cool head. 7

2014 Season

1   Casey Scorpions didn’t play.  
2   Casey Scorpions didn’t play.  
3 VFL Used the ball well when he got it. Looks a classy type.
4   Kicked two classy goals and used the ball well.  
5 VFL Had it 37 times and barely wasted a touch. A star in the making.
6 Syd Sub. On for Jetta and immediately showed class with ball in hand. 2
7 Adel Started as sub and kicked a sublime goal on his left foot in the first term. 2
8 WB Sub. On for Terlich in third term. Everything he did was clean. 2
9 Rich Had little impact with his eight disposals. 3
11 Port Every touch was sparkling and was involved in the majority of the Dees goals. 6
12 Coll Looked tired and lacked his usual zip. 3
13 Ess Sub. On for Riley and instantly added class. Smothers, pressure and winning goal. 3
14 NM Subbed out in third term after just a few touches. Looked tired. 1
15 WB Barely sighted for the second straight week. Tried, but nothing went his way. 3
16 Frem Zipped about but wasn’t able to influence the contest. 3
17   Senior emergency.  
18 VFL Got more of the ball (22 disposals) and was classy at times.
19 VFL Quiet game but had some classy touches.
20 VFL Easily Casey’s best with 21 touches, two goals in big loss.
21 GWS In and out of the game playing across half forward. Not his best game. 2
22 WCE Sub. No real impact after coming on and looks tired. 1
23   Ill.