George HORLIN-SMITH

#33   Geelong

Age: 26yr 3mth Games: 48 Born: Dec 22, 2020
Height: 188cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Trained strongly yet again and showed as much with a 24-disposal effort against Crows. Even then still on fringes.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Frem Provided three clearances, five tackles and a three inside-50s to provide support to the big guns. 5
2 NM Great running goal in second term and kicked sealer after free kick from head-high tackle. Five inside-50s and 14 effective disp. 6
3   Thumb.  
4   Senior emergency.  
5 StK Lead Cats’ disposal count in first half with 17 and backed up with 1o after half time; nine clearances to boot. 7
6 Coll Quiet first half (9 disposals) then tried to lift but impact not commensurate. Did lay team-high nine tackles so effort solid. 5
7 GCS Nothing sort of effort highlighted by fact he had 11 effective disposals and three inside-50s. Lacks penetration. 4
8 Ess The fact he had seven effective disposals despite playing midfield all night. Four clearances and three tackles. 3
9 VFL Okay without being at his best in midfield and at half forward.
10   Bye.  
11 VFL Steady without starring through midfield. 18 possessions, five tackles.
12   Bye.  
13 VFL Won 36 possessions, eight clearances and laid five tackles. In line for a senior call up.
14 Frem Won the ball pretty well and used it to advantage. Six clearances, seven tackles and 22 disposals. 7
15   Ankle.  
16   Ankle.  
17   Ankle.  
18   Ankle.  
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23   Ankle.  
QF   Ankle.  
SF   Ankle.  
PF    

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against North Ballarat.  
2   Senior emergency.  
3   Played in trial against AFL Academy.  
4 VFL Won plenty of the ball and among the Cats’ best. Workrate first class.
5 VFL Among the Cats’ best in the midfield. Not troubles finding ball at VFL level.
6 VFL Led listed Cats’ in disposals and played usual steady game. Been consistent.
7 VFL Typical effort highlighted by 16 contested possessions, two goals. Ready if needed.
8   Senior emergency.  
9 Coll Fumbled more often than not and had zero impact on flow of game. Back to VFL. 2
10 VFL Bye.
11   Knee.  
12   Knee.  
13   Knee.  
14   Knee.  
15   Knee.  
16 VFL Seven clearances, four inside-50s and 10 contested possessions. Among best.
17 VFL Not as productive as some but kicked two goals and had 10 contested possessions.
18 VFL Grabbed 26 disposals and played a part in the midfield. Keeps plugging away.
19 VFL Game-high 24 contested possessions and 16 clearances. Tried hard all day.
20 VFL Seven clearances, six inside-50s, 16 contested possessions and four tackles.
21 VFL Tried hard but impact down. Four tackles, 11 clearances.
22   Senior emergency.  
23 VFL Team-high 38 touches and had nine clearances and six inside-50s.
PF    

2015 Season

1    
2 Frem Looked slow, fumbled and seemed five rungs below standard required. 1
3   Senior emergency.  
4 NM Only six effective disposals and two kicks. Gave the side nothing. 1
5 Rich Sub. On late third term but hardly sighted. 1
6 VFL Good player at this level. 26 touches and a goal.
7 VFL Appeared hampered after first term. Battled hard though.
8   Groin.  
9 VFL 27 possessions and a goal to be Cats’ best.
10 VFL Just 15 possessions in heavy loss to Essendon.
11   Knee.  
12   Knee.  
13   Knee.  
14 VFL Rusty at times after a few weeks off. 21 touches, seven tackles.
15 VFL Good around the stoppages and had 27 touches in win.
16 VFL Battled hard but wasn’t able to have normal impact.
17 VFL 22 possessions but didn’t hurt Bombers’ with too often.
18 VFL Ground and conditions suited perfectly. 42 touches, one goal.
19 Syd Sub. On very late so little time to impact like he would have liked. 1
20 Haw Good effort. Won the ball and clean hands were a feature. 7
21 StK Leg speed a worry. Only four of his 19 possessions were kicks. Five clearances. 5
22 VFL Best game of season at half forward. 31 touches, four goals.
23 Adel One goal and eight kicks. Handy without setting the world on fire. 5

2014 Season

1 PM Starred with 24 possessions to press claims for senior call up.
2 Bris Sub. Thrown in late third term and ended with two goals. Great impact. 3
3 Coll Fine effort to win 12 contested possessions and five clearances. Battled hard. 6
4 WCE Best game for club – 12 contested possession, three goals, five inside-50s. 8
5 Haw Steady around the footy all match. Won 12 contested possessions. 6
6 Port Good contributor in a well beaten team. Becoming a handy player. 6
7 Rich Didn’t win enough ball to hurt the Tigers and didn’t hit the scoreboard. 3
9 Frem Worked hard but lacked space to hurt Dockers. Only one inside-50. 6
10 NM Ploughed away in midfield – four clearances, a goal and three tackles. 6
11 Syd Tried super hard in close to create something – 15 handballs. 5
12 Carl Great effort highlighted by two brilliant goals and superior work-rate. 7
13 StK Going OK until copped a knock to his back in second term and subbed out. 2
14   Back.  
15 Ess Equal team high six clearances and busy all night. Radar off with 1.3. 7
16 WB Quiet. First touch didn’t come until second term. Subbed out late in game. 3
17 Melb Sub. Found a bit of space in the second half but didn’t use footy well. 2
18 GWS Team-high 17 contested possessions and six clearances kept him in the game. 7
19 NM Sub. On final term and quickly grabbed four key clearances. 2
20 Frem Quiet night but actually kept Fyfe under wraps in the third term. Subbed out. 3
21 Carl Better than previous week. First half solid but did fade as game wore on. 5
22   Groin.  
23 Bris Got better longer the game went but not a massive impact. Just three clearances 5
QF Haw Lack of pace exposed on the MCG. Mitchell carved him up. 2
SF NM Five clearances but for second week in a row a lack of pace evident. 2
PF    
GF    

2013 Season

1 Haw Sub. Only limited time to get a kick. 4
2 VFL Bye.
3 VFL Big influence despite heavy clash. Strong performance.
4 Syd Huge game – 15 contested possessions, seven clearances and a goal. 8
5 WB Slow start but got going to help the midfield wheels turn – five clearances. 6
6 Rich Sub. On final term but only time for the five disposals. 1
7 Ess Had to go to Watson at times when Hunt went off and stuck on OK. Tough. 5
8 Coll Ran with Ball for long periods and OK. Hampered by a leg injury. 5
9   Soreness.  
10   Thigh.  
11   Thigh.  
12   Quad.  
13   Thigh.  
14 VFL Important cog with 18 possessions, six tackles and three clearances.
15 VFL Kicked three goals from midfield to play a starring role.
16 Melb Started with two early goals and won 14 contested possessions. Steady enough 6
17 VFL Classy effort in midfield. Got the Cats rolling all night.
18 StK Plugged away in middle without starring. Will it be enough to hold spot? 5
19 VFL Played his part in Cats top of the table win over Casey.
20 VFL Quality game from a quality young player. Smart effort.
21 VFL Great in the clinches and ended with 25 classy possessions.
22   Senior emergency.  
23 VFL Another classy outing in qualifying final win over Casey.
QF    
SF VFL In everything around the footy to be the Cats best.
PF VFL Not his day. Workrate Ok but failed to hurt the Hawks.
GF    

2012 Season

1 VFL Used the ball well all day and was one of the Cats best.
2 VFL Nice outing. Outside midfielder who also won his own ball.
3 NM One of few positives. Had 12 touches and goal in a half and looked sharp. 3
4 Rich Not a huge impact but showed poise on occasions. Will be a player. 3
6 VFL One of the few Geelong winners in the midfield.
8 VFL Used the ball well, showed a cool head when needed.
11 VFL Cool under pressure when the game was at its hottest.
13 VFL Nice effort playing on a wing. Gave some drive.
14 Port Not without his moments playing half-back/wing. Used ball pretty well. 5
16 VFL Kicked a pair of goals to go with his 27 possessions.
18 VFL OK at times but played his role when required.
19 VFL Used the ball well in tough conditions.
20 VFL Serviceable across half forward.
21 VFL Impressive VFL season continued for the Cats.
22 VFL Nice outing and continues to develop his game.
23 VFL Smart game across half forward and in the midfield.
EF VFL Played his role well and stepped up when required.
SF VFL OK at times but struggled to get up to speed of game.
PF VFL Best on ground. Won the ball well and used it cleanly. A real talent.