#23   Essendon

Age: 29yr 9mth Games: 100 Born: Jun 30, 2021
Height: 191cm Weight: 88kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Ruptured finger tendon and likely to miss the first four weeks of the season.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1   Finger.  
2   Finger.  
3   Finger.  
4   Finger.  
5 VFL Super on return from injury. 34 disposals, eight marks, seven tackles and one goal. Dons' can't wait to have him back.
6 VFL Impressed again through midfield. 27 touches, seven inside-50s and nine tackles. Ready to go.
7 Frem Not a great return from injury. Will be better for the run. 3
8 Geel Had seven inside-50s but wasn’t a huge factor despite 18 touches. Should get better with more game time. 4
9 WCE Had 20 touches, but still looks to be working his way back to best form. 5
10 Rich Played in the midfield. Started pretty well but in the end he was he folded like a Chinese deckchair. 4
11 GWS Kicked a ripper goal and did some good things, bit still off the pace compared with his pre-suspension form. 5
12 Port Still looks rusty…which is a concern as he’s been back for a few weeks now. 3
13   Bye.  
14 VFL Best game of the season. 32 possessions, 12 clearances and three score assists.
15 VFL Massive with 35 touches, seven clearances and nine inside 50s. Recall looming.
16 Coll Wingman grabbed a lazy 31 disposals, added five clearances, five inside-50s and four tackles. Impressive running. 8
17 StK Honest game across the four quarters. 6
18 NM Averaging more than 20 disposals in his last three matches. Three quarters of his touches were contested too. 6
19 WB Took a while to get going, but had an impact in third term. Hampered by hammy issue late. 5
20 Carl Couple of clangers mixed through some handy stuff in his 22 possessions. Five inside-50s and six tackles. 6
21 Adel Strong at the contest in first quarter then dropped out of the play for a while before fighting back. 5
22 GCS Roamed the wing and pushed forward, though ball use was not great (53% efficiency). 4
23 Frem Went to Fyfe at stages and battled a bit. Had a sore shoulder in final term. 4
EF Syd Great goal in second term but that’s where the fun stopped. Struggled in all phases of the game. 3

2016 Season

1   Suspended.  
2   Suspended.  
3   Suspended.  
4   Suspended.  
5   Suspended.  
6   Suspended.  
7   Suspended.  
8   Suspended.  
9   Suspended.  
10   Suspended.  
11   Suspended.  
12   Suspended.  
13   Suspended.  
14   Suspended.  
16   Suspended.  
17   Suspended.  
18   Suspended.  
19   Suspended.  
20   Suspended.  
21   Suspended.  
22   Suspended.  
23   Suspended.  

2015 Season

1 Syd Injured his shoulder in the opening minutes and subbed off. 0
2   Shoulder.  
3   Shoulder.  
4   Shoulder.  
5   Shoulder.  
6   Shoulder.  
7   Shoulder.  
8   Shoulder.  
9   Shoulder.  
10   Shoulder.  
11   Shoulder.  
12   Shoulder.  
13   Shoulder.  
14 VFL 11 possessions on return but suffered minor knee injury.
15   Knee.  
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18 VFL Got through OK and won some hard inside footy.
19 VFL One of Bombers' best and looks ready for a senior recall.
20 Adel Great first term and tracking well until third-term injury ended his day. 6
21   Back.  
22   Back.  
23   Back.  

2014 Season

1 NM Strong worker and runner inside and outside packs. 7
2 Haw Inefficiency dragged effectiveness down but he kept trying – five inside-50s. 6
3 Carl Did well in midfield as the Bombers ran riot. 6
4   Ill.  
5 StK Strong ball winner who was good but had quiet second term. 6
6   Hamstring.  
7   Hamstring.  
8   Hamstring.  
9 Syd Had 18 possessions but effectiveness was well down. 5
11 Rich Linked well between defence and attack and long kicking was a feature. 6
12 GWS Sub came on late in third term and then foolishly elbowed Smith. Had some touches. 2
13 Melb Won the ball well but didn’t always make the best decision with where to kick it. 5
14 Adel His long kicking regularly came in handy at important moments. 7
15 Geel Even performance from a wing highlighted by four inside-50s and good ball use. 6
16 Port Eight tackles, eight clearances and a big goal in the second term. 7
17 Coll Physical strength was an asset in midfield. Helped Essendon gain the edge. 6
18 WB Five inside-50s, eight clearances and great ball use a feature in the midfield. 7
19 Syd Solid contributor and kicked nice goal. 5
20 Rich Didn’t hurt Tigers forward of centre with skills. One inside-50 confirms as much. 5
21 WCE Had 20 touches to half time which was bonanza. Tailed off in second half. 6
22 GCS Won some key ball from half-back/wing and used it well. Steady performance. 7
23   Ill.  
EF NM Quiet early but had a better second half. 6

2013 Season

1 Adel Becoming the player Essendon has expected him to be. 3
2 Melb Provided a good link between defence and attack on a wing. 6
3 Frem Put on pressure and made himself useful. 5
4 StK Looked strong and sharp coming out from defence. 6
5 Coll Came on as the sub and got involved to a degree. 3
6 GWS Found space after half time and provided plenty of run and carry. 6
7 Geel Kicked two goals, including one cracker from 55m. OK off a wing. 6
8 Bris Kicked one huge goal but that was his only highlight. Went missing at times. 5
9 Rich Linked up nicely through midfield and penetrated well with his left boot. 5
10 Syd Had defensive jobs and made a useful input. 5
11 Carl Handy at times. Matched with Lucas at times. 5
12 GCS Played a good link role and used his long left boot to advantage. Solid. 6
14 WCE Sub came on in third quarter and did a couple of things. 2
15 Port Linked well through midfield but wayward in front of goal with 0.3. 6
16 WB One nice goal but never really a factor and ball unusually off the mark. 3
17 GWS Covered all parts of the ground and put in a top-notch shift. 7
18 Haw Long goal early and tried hard (nine cont poss) but impact limited. 5
19 Coll Not the worst. Had team-high five inside-50s and seven cont poss. Trier. 6
20 WCE In and out of the ball and bombed away a bit often when some composure was needed. 4
21   Rested.  
22 Carl A brilliant last quarter from the penetrating left footer. 6
23   Ill.  

2012 Season

1 NM Stood out on defence in first half but then his game tailed off. 5
2 Port Had the seven disposals but then injured hamstring late and was done. 3
10 VFL Solid game and got more match fitness under his belt.
11 Syd Sub brought on for Bellchambers at half time and tried hard to spark team. 5
13 Frem Had 28 touches, was hard, won clearances and covered heaps of ground. 7
14 WB Low key effort. 4
15 StK Started OK on wing but shifted and had reduced input. 4
16 Port Seven inside 50s and a long bomb goal from the centre clearance. 7
17 Geel Showing a bit more but needs to use the ball better. 4
23 Coll Had a bigger involvement in second half. 5