#12   Melbourne

Age: 26yr 5mth Games: 90 Born: Jun 08, 2021
Height: 186cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Enjoyed a fine 2016 season in midfield, but dislocated patella tendon during pre-Christmas camp and missed first two JLT matches.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1   Knee.  
2 Carl Returned and won the ball very well in midfield, but missed quite a few targets that he must hit to take game to next level. 7
3 Geel Eight effective disposals, one inside-50 and one clearance not enough for a player paid as well as he is. 3
4 Frem Won the ball well again in the middle area of the ground but wasn’t overly damaging with his possessions. 6
5 Rich 24 touches in midfield but didn’t hurt Richmond with many of them. One of a number of Dees who was sore in final term. 5
6 Ess Chugged away in midfield mix to end with 29 touches. Had nine inside 50s and gained more metres than any other player. 7
7 Haw Plods around for 28 disposals but debatable what sort of impact he has is debatable; 15 contested possessions and six clearances. 7
8 Adel Another cog in the Melbourne midfield, they bat very deep and Tyson is a major reason why. 6
9 NM Won plenty of ball and at least used it reasonably well; 26 disposals, four clearances and six inside-50s. 7
10 GCS Handy enough in midfield and when Dees surged, had some good clearances. 6
11   Bye.  
12 Coll One of the few Melbourne mids to get a bit of it in first half and continued into second half. Some deft touches. 7
13 WB Kicked first goal of the game and did some handy things in midfield, but ball use was a bit off. 6
14 WCE A big ball winner. His seven clearances were important. 8
15 Syd One of the few Demons to get a bit of the ball consistently across the night. Okay. 6
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18 Port Had 10 touches in the first term to set the tone. Kicking needed to be cleaner, but a good return. 7
19 NM Huge first half with 20 possessions. Influence waned a touch, but wasn’t allowed as much room. 7
20 GWS Got his hands on the ball a bit in midfield, but another who was caught flat-footed in GWS blitz. 5
21 StK Did his bit without starring in midfield. Goal on the run in first term was a positive – needs to kick more. 6
22 Bris Good ball winner early on at the clearances and used the ball well enough. Ended with 27 touches. 7
23 Coll Clean in congestion when teammates weren’t. Really got rolling after half time with six inside 50s. 7

2016 Season

1 GWS Had a bit of the ball, but kicking and decision making at times needed to be better. 5
2 Ess Missed three gettable shots for goal. Not hitting any great heights at present. 3
3 NM Started to run into a bit of form in midfield and kicking was much better. 6
4 Coll Won plenty of ball but missed targets at times. Two goals and five inside-50s. 6
5 Rich Great game highlighted by improved ball use and tough stuff inside contest. Five inside-50s and five clearances. 8
6 StK Lovely goal and was productive in midfield. 6
7 GCS Not as prolific as some of his counterparts, but used the footy well. 6
8 WB Grabbed a lot of ball from stoppages and probably the Dees’ best. Importantly used ball well. 8
9   Ill.  
10 Port Back after missing a week with illness and struggled to pick up the tempo. 3
11 Haw Massive opening half and continued it on in third. A bit quieter late but his best game this year 9
12 Coll Used ball well all day between the arcs to set up teammates. Link player a feature. 7
13 Syd Had Jack when in midfield and worked against the tide. Should learn a bit from Swans mids. 5
15 Adel Steady accumulators game in the midfield but probably handballed a few too many times. 6
16 Frem Made tacklers miss by standing still a few times. A consistent performer in midfield. 7
17 StK Ran up and down on the spot after a bright start and one of many who got handball happy. 4
18 WCE Prominent all day. Had 29 disposals and laid 10 tackles. 7
19 GCS Superb in and around the stoppages and contests in midfield. A strong worker from start to finish. 8
20 Haw Solid performance around the footy. Two final-quarter goals sealed the game. 8
21 Port Seven tackles, seven clearances, three rebound-50s and a goal. 8
22 Carl The one Melbourne midfielder to consistently get his hands on the ball. Strong again. 7
23 Geel Continually kicked the ball to the Cats. When he’s off he’s right off. 3

2015 Season

1 GCS Big at the stoppages and formed a great tandem with Jamar. Kicking scrappy. 7
2 GWS Started well but like many others, had his wings clipped in second half Giants surge. 5
3 Adel Eight clearances and eight tackles for the big-bodied midfielder. 6
4 Rich Looked hampered in second half but was good around ball early on. 6
5 Frem Quiet start but got into the game in second term. Made some bad decisions late. 5
6 Syd Hasn’t been able to break free this season and was well held again. 5
7 Haw Unable to break out of early season funk. Knee issue can’t be helping. 4
8   Knee.  
9   Knee.  
10 VFL Given VFL run and responded with 33 quality possessions.
11 StK Appeared a bit rusty and not covering ground like his did last year. 4
12 Geel Looked like the player we saw in 2014. Centering kick to Stretch late was a pearler. 7
14 WCE One of his better games this year but ran out of gas late. 6
15 Ess Floated in and out of game. Seemed to be troubled by a knee but battled on. 6
16 Bris Battled hard in midfield for his 20 touches. Six tackles a good sign. 6
17 StK Hands on the ball a lot but didn’t cut through. Kicking disappointing. 4
18 Coll Had more of an impact in the second half. Still made some poor decisions. 7
19 NM Led team in disposals and had seven clearances and four inside-50s. 7
20   Hamstring.  
21   Hamstring.  
22   Hamstring.  
23   Ankle.  

2014 Season

1 StK Impressive and will definitely be an asset. 7
2 WCE Worked hard around the footy. Got more of it after half time. 6
3 GWS Big first term and racked up 25 touches, but influence not huge. 5
4 Carl OK but didn’t hurt Blues with his touches going forward. Four clearances. 4
5 GCS Well contained after starting on pine, then subbed in third which was an odd move. 4
6 Syd Didn’t have a stack of ball but battled hard in close against Swans stars. 5
7 Adel His best game so far and showed why the Demons gave up the No.2 pick. 8
8 WB Continues to make fools of armchair trade experts. Huge again, two goals. 8
9 Rich Set up the win with his kicking. Booted two goals from 23 disposals. 8
11 Port Starred again with 30 touches and two goals. A class act and not bad for a ‘nasty trade’. 8
12 Coll Tagged by Macaffer and had a rare off day. 4
13 Ess Continued to chug away in midfield and came to the fore after half time. 6
14 NM Wasn’t able to impact game as he would like. Caught a few times trying to break tackles. 5
15 WB Got his hands on ball in tight but had little room and tried to do too much at times. 5
16 Frem Good battle with Mundy in midfield. Will have learned a bit over two hours. 6
18 Port Back in form after a lean patch. Two huge goals and dominated the stoppages. 8
19 Bris Busy around the stoppages to end with 27 touches. The best user of a poor bunch. 6
20 Haw Best again for the Dees and would be sneaking up on N.Jones in best and fairest. 7
21 GWS Very good in first term then was quietened by ex-teammates. OK late. 6
22 WCE Continued fine season against the tide in midfield. Had little support however. 6
23 NM Could he pip N.Jones for the best and fairest? Plenty of footy and two goals again. 7

2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9 NEAFL First game back from a knee and got through OK.
10 NEAFL Continues to work his way back to full fitness.
11 NEAFL Knocked up winning the ball in the midfield. Giants best.
12 NEAFL Continues to work back to full fitness. Good again.
13 NEAFL Bye.
14 NEAFL Did well in the midfield against a tiring opponent.
15 NEAFL Building fitness base but was UWS’s most influential player.
16 Syd Continues to work back to full match fitness. Had some handy touches though. 4
17 NEAFL Bye.
18 NEAFL Key contributor in midfield for the Giants in tight loss.
19 NEAFL Best midfielder in a huge win. Was a star around the stoppages.
20 NEAFL Had a good battle with Lloyd. Points shared on the day.
21   Rested.  
22 Rich Sub. On for Sumner and won the ball well, but the game was shot. 3
23 GCS Torched by Prestia early and seemed intent on chasing own footy. 5

2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Came on as sub and in one and a bit quarters had 10 touches. 3
2 NM Had some touches when he came on. Worth a start. 3
4 NEAFL Another to standout in the midfield.
5 NEAFL Found plenty of the footy, good around stoppages.
6 Carl Bullocking effort in the middle. Gave a bit to the cause. 5
7 GCS A really good game showed he can win it inside and outside. 7
8 Bris Provided a late highlight with huge run and gun goal – one of only four kids. 5
9 Ess Used in a variety of roles and finished with 10 marks and five tackles. 7
10 Geel Subbed on for second half but only highlight a snap goal in the third term. 1
19 NEAFL Made his return from injury and saw a lot of ball early on.
20 NEAFL Amongst the Giants best and was solid around the ground.
21 Melb The No.3 draft pick impressed on his return to the side. 6
22 StK Marked tackled and ran well. 6
23 NM With 26 touches and five marks, ended the year on a high. 6