Fletcher ROBERTS

#18   Western Bulldogs

Age: 26yr 5mth Games: 48 Born: Jun 03, 2021
Height: 196cm Weight: 92kg Position:

2017 Digest:   One of the more unlikely premiership heroes of recent years but will have greater responsibility in 2017 in defence.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Coll Old-style defender's game. High spoil to kick ratio. 3
2 Syd Spent time opposed to Franklin and that was a tough ask. Unassuming type who just plays his part without fuss. 3
3 Frem Played on the Freo talls. Did a pretty good job without standing out. 4
4 NM Defensively had hands full but stuck to task pretty well. One mark late thwarted Roo forward foray. 4
5 Bris Hipwood caused him all sorts of problems early then started to get on top. Handy without starring. 5
6 GWS Had Patton/Cameron at times and battled to hold them when Giants had momentum. Plays his role but doesn’t give much else. 4
7 Rich Started at centre half back then went to Riewoldt after Tiger had kicked three. Stuck to his job. 5
8 WCE Worked hard in defence against the West Coast big men. 5
9 VFL Wasn’t a standout, but did a few handy things in defensive half.
10 VFL Did what was required in the back half. 16 possessions and nine marks.
11   Bye.  
12 Syd Opposed to Reid, who constantly beat him in the air. Had a rough night. 3
13 VFL Copped a knock in the second term and played no further part.
14 VFL Did well down back and looks ready for a senior return if required.
15   Going well until leaving the field.  
16 Adel Tex Walker was too clever for him, leading him away from the contest and was beaten one on one when it mattered. 4
17 VFL Went at a percent 100 per cent with his 16 disposals.
18 VFL One of the Doggies better performers with 25 disposals.
19 VFL Had 13 disposals and battled hard in losing effort.
20 VFL Played a bit forward and bobbed up with two vital goals in the end result.
21 VFL Bye.
22 VFL Took eight marks in the back half and was okay without starring.
23 VFL Tried hard down back and was one of the better Dogs.

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against Essendon.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Werribee.  
3 VFL Did senior call-up chances no harm with a steady effort down back.
4   Didn’t play for Footscray.  
5 VFL Rated as one of the Dogs’ best with a fine defensive effort.
6 NM Found himself in bother when Petrie fired in third quarter. 3
7 Adel Well beaten by Jenkins. Not sure he stays in the team for clash against Demons. 1
8 Melb Thrown task on Hogan and while under-sized he did well in the end. Keep his place? 4
9 GWS Pretty solid in his defensive role on Lobb, especially in the first half. 4
10 Coll Hardly noticed down back. 3
11 WCE One kick for the match. Probably looks the weak link of the defence at this stage. 2
12 Port Battled manfully on Charlie Dixon, spoiling many marking contests. 5
13 Geel Negated Kersten but provided little in terms of attack from the back half. 4
15 VFL Stout down back. Four rebound 50s and used the footy pretty well.
16 Rich Defensively OK but offered next to nothing as an attacking option. 2
17 GCS Night to forget. Well beaten by Lynch. 2
18 StK Started on Bruce then outpaced by Riewoldt. Trailed behind. 3
19 Geel Took Hawkins and did a reasonable job. Career progress is painfully slow. 4
20 NM Picked up resting ruckmen Goldstein and Daw. Did all required in the job. 6
21 Coll Began in big job on Moore and had problems containing him, but battled on. 4
22 Ess Spent most of time on Daniher and was troubled by height and marking. 4
23 Frem Tried hard. Took two contested marks. 5
EF VFL Responded in fine style to AFL axing with a very good effort in defence.
SF VFL Defender was never under pressure and enjoyed a trouble free day.
PF GWS In defence he copped an early whack to nose. Did the job on Cameron. 7
GF Syd Lined up on Tippett and played low-key role against resting talls. 4

2015 Season

3 VFL Competed well down back but wasn’t his best outing.
4 VFL Beat his opponent in defence. Composed performance.
5 Syd Did a few good things down back and provided a nice third tall option. 4
6 StK Kept Bruce to one goal but wasn’t a factor going forward. 4
7 Frem Taberner was on fire early but fought back well. 5
8 Melb Used down back with a brief run up forward. Certainly not the worst. 4
9 GWS Had big job on Cameron and did everything right first half. 6
10 Port Restricted Schulz to two goals. 6
12 Bris Picked up resting big men. Low key game. 3
13 StK Valuable lessons from playing on Riewoldt who blew him up late. 2
14 Carl Kept Henderson to just one goal. Good effort. 6
15 GCS Shifted to Lynch after starting on Dixon. Grew in confidence as game went on. 5
16   Ankle.  
17   Ankle.  
18   Ankle.  
19   Ankle.  
20 VFL Rough day in defence.
21 VFL Quiet game in back half.
22 VFL Defended fairly well under pressure in intense final term.
23 Bris Disposal count low but accounted for McStay. 6
EF Adel Mixed bag. Looked out of his depth at times. 3

2014 Season

1 PM Played mostly in attack and presented well.
2 PM Used more as a defender this week. Just fair.
3 VFL OK in defence but didn’t have a lot to do.
4 VFL Competed hard but was beaten in a few contests.
5 VFL Defended well and provided a bit of run from the back half.
6 VFL Defended strongly and was rarely beaten in the air.
7 VFL Among the Dogs best in defence. Coming along well.
8 Melb Given a crack in defence and did OK. Will relish the experience. 3
10 GCS Did a good job on Day despite his lack of experience. A bright light. 6
11 Frem Didn’t see much action and got subbed out. 3
12 VFL Impressed again down back. Senior experience helped him.
13 VFL Solid enough down back in win over Port.
14 VFL Defended fairly well apart from one howler.
15 Melb Late inclusion for Tutt and played a solid role down back and even in ruck late. 5
16 VFL Wasn’t a day for talls but did his job down back.
17 VFL Did the job required down back.
18 VFL Wasn’t extended a great deal down back.
19 VFL Did well again. Developing nicely as a key position player.
20 VFL Spoilt well down back and did his job well.
21 VFL Got the better of an underdone and rusty Jesse Hogan.
22 VFL Kicked 60m goal after siren to win the game. 17 touches.
23 GWS Defended very well on Boyd but provided little rebound. 5

2013 Season

1   Williamstown reserves didn’t play.  
2 VFL Chipped in with a goal and presented well.
3 VFL Booted three goals in the Seagulls reserves.
4 VFL Gave a nice target up forward. Kicked two goals.
5 VFL Competed strongly but not his best outing.
6 VFL Contributed well. Competed strongly in the air.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Influential throughout. Great athleticism and workrate.
9   Quad.  
10   Quad.  
11   Quad.  
12   Quad.  
13   Quad.  
14 VFL Kicked three goals in first game back in VFL reserves.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Kicked three goals in Williamstown reserves win.
17 VFL Worked hard but wasn’t able to have any impact on the game.
18 VFL Impressive game down back after starting forward. Rarely beaten.
19 VFL Chipped in with two goals to play his part.
20 VFL Did well at both ends of the ground. Plenty to work with.
21   Didn’t play for Williamstown.  
22 VFL Chipped in with a goal and had some good moments.
23 VFL Tried hard but was overwhelmed in the final quarter in defence.
QF VFL Just the 11 touches and two marks in win over Port Melbourne.
SF VFL Kicked two goals and competed hard but supply was poor.

2012 Season

1 VFL Had a big final quarter in defence.
2 VFL Played a few different roles and continues to impress.
5 VFL OK in defence and cut off quite a few Tiger attacks.
6 VFL Had a go but was bumped off the ball a bit.
8 VFL OK this week. Didn’t give his opponent as much room.
10 VFL Moved onto Gumbleton and did a good job.
11 VFL OK game without being a star. Did what was needed.
12 VFL Showed a bit in the last quarter.
14 VFL Defended fairly well and made some timely spoils.
15 VFL Not his best game but did a few nice things.
17 VFL Did some good things when needed.
18 VFL Solid effort repelling Port’s forward thrusts.
20 Rich Latest of late inclusions for Grant who at least showed something. 2
21 Syd Certainly not the worst. Has the size and plenty to work with. 4
23 VFL Continues to develop his game. OK.
QF VFL Impressed again. Looks a player of the future.
SF VFL Three goals to be the one shining light up forward.