Age: 44yr 6mth Games: 401 Born: May 07, 2021
Height: 198cm Weight: 92kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   As he nears his 40th birthday the evergreen defender knows that any flat games will raise the spectre of retirement, but he produced solid football last year before ending a month early with a finger problem.

2015 NAB Cup:   Stood aside for all NAB games.

2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Syd Spare in defence early then given more defensive role. 5
2   Groin.  
3 Carl Thrown task on Jones and had him covered. Played his role well. 6
4 Coll Beat Gault pointless and unloaded a 70-metre goal. Good game. 7
5 StK Stumbling block for Saints’ resting rucks in first half. Head knock. 6
6   Groin.  
7 NM Old boy’s spoiling a feature on Waite. Life in the old legs yet. 6
8 Bris Efficient down back until a knock to knee saw him subbed off at last change. 6
9 Rich Kept a second gamer in check but subbed off late in his 400th. 5
10   Groin.  
11   Groin.  
12   Groin.  
13   Groin.  
14   Groin.  
15   Groin.  
16   Groin.  
17   Groin.  
18   Groin.  
19   Groin.  
20   Groin.  
21   Groin.  
22   groin.  
23   Groin.  

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM In club record game started on Wright. Solid. Amazing career 6
2 Haw Marshalled troops down back and mopped up well – five rebound 50s. 6
3 Carl Played on a variety of smalls and talls and did the job well. 7
4   Soreness.  
5 StK Read the play well down back and was OK. 5
6 Coll Goldsack played him defensively for long stints. Impact down – five rebound 50s. 5
7 WB Superb in defence. Took nine marks and was a rock with 25 disposals. 8
8 Bris Apart from rare occasions kept Paine well in check. 6
9 Syd Wasn’t able to provide the aerial support to Hurley and co. they required. 5
11 Rich Controlled the back half and was unlucky not to claim the medal. Ageless performance. 8
12 GWS Troubled early by young Lobb and quiet. Subbed off in third quarter. 3
13   Ankle.  
14 Adel Well beaten by Jenkins. 3
15 Geel Kersten kicked two on him early and was moved. Worked into game better after that. 5
16   Rested.  
17 Coll Bizarre match-up at start on Blair. Despite queries on future was effective. 6
18 WB Moved off Stringer and in the end had to be hidden up forward. Struggled. 3
19 Syd Started on first gamer Membrey and was steady. 5
20   Groin.  
21   Finger.  
22   Finger.  
23   Finger.  
QF   Finger.  
EF   Finger.  

2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Adel Usual reliable game in defence by the old champ. 3
2 Melb Had a field day chopping off stray Melbourne attacks. 7
3 Frem Freo tactics worked him over, isolating with a small. Subbed off. 2
4   Groin.  
5   Groin.  
6   Groin.  
7 Geel Had problems early on Stokes and lost some one-on-ones in the back half. 4
8 Bris Towelled up one-on-one a few times which is a worry. Kept battling. 4
9 Rich Didn’t put a foot wrong and as steady as ever in defence. 5
10 Syd Veteran picked up resting talls and was OK. 6
11 Carl Betts effectively dragged him away from the action. 4
12   Groin.  
14   Groin.  
15 Port Had Monfries/Gray/Wingard and all were a handful for the veteran. 3
16 WB Provided steady presence down back without setting world on fire. 6
17 GWS Marshalled the troops in defence and got forward for a couple of trademark torps. 5
18   Back.  
19 Coll Reid cooked him a few times one-on-one. Gave zero going the other way. 3
20 WCE Pretty solid down back but faces a nervous wait after report for hit on Cripps. 5
21   Suspended.  
22   Suspended.  
23   Hamstring.  

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM On McIntosh and Goldstein played usual calm game under pressure. 7
2 Port Steady and sure, particularly when the Power was threatening. 7
3 GCS Had plenty of the footy in milestone match, couple of trademark spoils. 5
4 Carl Another good game, spoiled well and booted a stirring 60m goal. 7
5 Coll Didn’t have usual influence. Goldsack quietened him in second half. 5
6 Bris Steady as always. 21 disposals highlighted by two beautiful torpedoes. 7
7 WCE Stalwart down back had Brown and Lycett early. Always in control. 7
8 Rich Groin strain forced him off late in third quarter. 5
10 Melb Amazingly assured and steady in defence in a night where others faltered. 5
11 Syd Did the job when it came his way but not prominent. 6
13 Frem Had his hands full at times. Wasn’t his usual self. 4
14 WB Matched on Cooney as a tactic by Dogs. Still won plenty of ball. 7
15 StK Koschitzke parked next to him and made him more accountable. 4
16 Port Still a key ingredient in the Bombers defence, no signs of slowing down. 5
17 Geel Geelong had Chapman on him but he still dictated terms in defence. 7
18 Haw At least gave spark early in second term. Again stood tall 5
20 NM Good job on Petrie. A marvel. 7
21 Carl Great spoil on Betts early resulted in leg injury and subbed out 15 mins in. 1