Darren MINCHINGTON

#41   St Kilda

Age: 25yr 3mth Games: 28 Born: Dec 09, 2020
Height: 179cm Weight: 81kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Jury is out on whether he can he make the transition from very good VFL play to a regular senior component. Goal sense is asset.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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4 VFL The gamebreaker with four goals to go with 32 quality possessions. At his best, he looks a class above the VFL.
5 Geel Loves playing the Cats and kicked three goals from 16 disposals in what was his first game of the year. 7
6 Haw In and out without having an impact. 13 possessions, but no goals. 4
7 GWS Jagged early sausage roll but that was only scoreboard contribution for the night. Handy with what he from 17 disposals. 6
8 Carl Down on form after recent performances. Didn’t pose a threat in the front half. 3
9   Senior emergency.  
10 WB Didn’t fire a shot. Yo-yo-ing back to VFL? 2
11 VFL One of the few consistent winners on the day. 22 possessions, seven inside 50s and four score assists.
12 VFL One of the Zebras best. 27 touches, six clearances, seven inside 50s and three goals.
13   Bye.  
14 VFL Had 20 touches and seven inside 50s, but Lions kept him off the scoreboard.
15   Ankle.  
16   Ankle.  
17   Ankle.  
18   Ankle.  
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23   Ankle.  

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against Box Hill Hawks.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Williamstown.  
3 Coll Inclusion got on the end of some nice work. Four inside-50s, three tackles and 10 contested possessions. 5
4 Haw Kicked two goals and showed some quality when he got the ball. One to persist with. 5
5 GWS Could not get a foothold in the game. 2
6 Melb Kept running hard in attack but not a major player. 3
7 NM Tried hard but doesn’t always look like he is on top of tempo at this level. 3
8 VFL Quiet day in blustery conditions at Trevor Barker Oval.
9 VFL Influential performer in midfield. 24 touches and got forward for 2.3.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Sandy’s best ball winner with 26 disposals and kept legs pumping late.
12 Carl Often looked comfortable at this level. Trying hard to stake permanent claim. 5
14 Geel Three goals in top level contest could be his career turning point. 6
15 GCS Started OK but then had diminishing impact. 4
16 Ess Not a big game, but worked very hard in the final term. 4
17 Melb Had lengthy time on bench and didn’t have a big say. 2
18   Senior emergency.  
19 NM Tackled and pressured hard in forward 50 which was his role. 4
20 Carl Tackled hard in forward half but didn’t win a heap of the ball himself. 3
21 Syd Tried hard and pressured in attack but had minimal effect. 3
22 VFL One of the Zebras best in midfield and across half forward. Tried hard.
23   Didn’t play for Sandringham.  

2015 Season

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3 VFL Game-breaker with 19 touches and a goal.
4   Senior emergency.  
5 VFL Among the Zebras best in midfield. Used ball well.
6 VFL Nipped in and out but didn’t have usual influence.
7 VFL 20 possessions, 13 tackles and two goals. Huge outing.
8 VFL Quiet game in midfield and at half forward.
9 VFL Worked into the game well after half time. 19 touches.
10 VFL Back to near his damaging best form in midfield.
11 Melb Tackled hard and threw himself into packs. Nice goal and earned spot. 5
13 WB Nice goal and did a couple of handy things before being subbed at last change. 3
14   Senior emergency.  
15 VFL Zipped about but didn’t have a big day.
16 VFL Influential around the stoppages in Zebras’ thriller.
17 VFL Came into the game strongly in the final quarter.
18 VFL Bye.
19 VFL 27 possessions and 13 tackles to halt Port in their tracks.
20 NM Lively first half in attack then disappeared. 3
21 Geel Brilliant start with two quick goals. 5
22 Syd Restricted by Shaw and didn’t get much of it. 2
23   Late withdrawal.  

2014 Season

1 PM Ran through midfield and contested hard all day.
2 PM Competitive running through midfield.
3 VFL Tackled hard and had a bit of the ball.
4 VFL Best for the Zebras in development league.
5 VFL Didn’t win a lot of ball, but chased and tackled hard all day.
6 VFL Solid contributor rotating through midfield.
7 VFL Played a solid role in Zebras win with 16 touches.
8 VFL Early goal but struggled.
9 VFL Just the seven touches and was in and out.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Buzzed about with 16 touches.
13 VFL Had 19 possessions to be one of the Zebras leading lights.
14 WCE Had a few touches that were OK but not a big impact. 4
15 Rich Sub came on in third quarter and instantly kicked excellent running goal. 3
16 Carl Showed some good bursts in second quarter. 4
17 VFL Wasteful in front of goal with 1.5 to blot a strong performance.
18 VFL 15 possessions running through midfield. Fair.
19 VFL Another to chime in with three goals. Used ball well.
20 VFL Did some good things but wasn’t a big influence.
21 VFL Starred with two classy goals and 30 touches.
22 VFL Combined well with Holmes in middle. 24 touches and a goal.
23 VFL 20 possessions and a goal from midfield. Used ball very well.
QF VFL Continued good late season form with 18 touches, two goals.
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2013 Season

1   Hamstring.  
2   Hamstring.  
3 VFL OK in patches but not overly influential.
4 VFL Smart effort with two goals from 19 possessions.
5 VFL Worked hard defensively up forward. Rewarded with two goals.
6   Hamstring.  
7   Hamstring.  
8   Hamstring.  
9   Hamstring.  
10   Hamstring.  
11   Hamstring.  
12   Hamstring.  
13   Hamstring.  
14 VFL Kicked a goal on return from injury in Sandy reserves.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Worked hard and won plenty of tough footy on return.
17 VFL Continues to develop as a small forward. 16 touches, two goals.

18 VFL Not as impressive as he has been but the Zebras were well beaten.
19 VFL Chipped in with two goals in a heavy Zebras defeat.
20 Haw First gamer kicked a goal and will learn from outing. 3
21 Syd Clever goal but not a big game. 3
22 VFL Classy effort with three goals and some nice touches.
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2012 Season

1 VFL Just the one goal after a few strong weeks.
2 VFL Zipped around and used the ball well up the ground.
5 VFL Quiet game overall.
7 VFL Better outing. Used the ball well and set up a few goals.
8 VFL Zipped in and out but was mostly kept under wraps.
11 VFL Best game at this level. Lively throughout.
12 VFL Down on last week’s effort.
14 VFL Good showing. Lively throughout and broke the lines.