Age: 31yr 8mth Games: 126 Born: Dec 27, 2020
Height: 186cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Veteran ball winner trained well but faces a task to earn his spot given the youth pushing up from underneath.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Essendon

3 Carl In for first game of the season. Most of his seven kicks went straight up the chimney. Three tackles. 3
4 VFL Won the ball well in midfield but lacked a yard of pace required to break free.
5 VFL Strong game in midfield. 22 possessions, but used each one well and then got involved in scoring chains.
6 VFL Quiet game by his standards. 12 possessions.
7 VFL Not real impact on the day in midfield.
8 VFL Better than last week, but still not anywhere near his best. Can he get back in the senior team?
9 VFL Worked into the game after a slow start to play a role.
10   Senior emergency.  
11 VFL Excellent in close in midfield battle. Had 30 touches, seven clearances to be among the best.
12 VFL Relished the slippery conditions in midfield and across half back. 32 possessions, eight clearances.
13   Bye.  
14 VFL A hard worker in midfield without putting gup massive numbers.
15 VFL Struggled to get his hands on the footy in midfield role.
16 VFL Did his bit in midfield with 22 possessions and seven clearances.
17 VFL Tough as nails and finished with 10 contested possessions and five tackles.
18 VFL Did the grunt work inside but lack of outside run from teammates didn't help. 13 contested possessions.
19 VFL Not a massive say in the match with just 13 disposals.
20 VFL Bye.
21 VFL Battled away in midfield for 16 possessions. Playing out time.
22 VFL Kicked two goals in first half, but had hamstring issues.
23 Frem The latest of inclusions for Hooker and did his bit with two goals in the second half. 5
EF   Senior emergency.  

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

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

Played for : Essendon

1   Groin.  
2   Groin.  
3   Groin.  
4   Groin.  
5   Groin.  
6   Groin.  
7   Groin.  
8   Groin.  
9   Groin.  
10   Groin.  
11   Groin.  
12   Groin.  
13 VFL Not big numbers (18 disp.) but two goals that got Dons going.
14 VFL Worked hard against the tide in midfield. Showed leadership.
15 VFL Bye.
16   Back.  
17 VFL Limited game time but was good in what he did.
18 VFL Nearing full match fitness and was good in tight.
19 GWS OK on senior return and will be better for runs to finish the season. 5
20 Adel Tagged Dangerfield but couldn’t contain him at all. Not a great day to be a tagger. 3
21 GCS Tried to quell Hall but found the going tough. 3
22 Rich Lacked a hard tag for most of the night. Laid five tackles and three inside-50s. 5
23 Coll Great game capped off by three goals, including two in final term to win game. 7

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Various match-ups in middle and blunted Roo midfield. 6
2 Haw With Mitchell out he went to Lewis (13 disp) and did the job well. One goal. 7
3 Carl Used his strong body to advantage and made Murphy chase him. Outstanding. 8
4 Frem Had Mundy early then was freed up but put in a rare quiet one. 3
5 StK Tagged Steven at start but hand stood on and he hurt groin. Subbed off in third. 3
6   Groin.  
7 WB Tagged Griffen. Restricted his damage with the ball. 6
8 Bris Locked down Zorko until the final term. 5
9 Syd Tagged K.Jack and wasn’t able to limit his impact. Not his night. 5
11 Rich Ran with Deledio and did a fair job until the Tiger got away in junk time second half. 5
12 GWS On top early tagging Ward but hurt ankle in third term, which briefly sidelined him. 5
13 Melb Ran with N.Jones and struggled to limit his impact as the game wore on. 4
14 Adel Defensive forward on Smith. Good for most of the game but lost him late. 5
15 Geel Ran with variety of opponents but went to Selwood late. Offer little other way. 4
16 Port Had the run-with role on Boak and was OK. 4
17 Coll Never left Pendlebury’s side and played crucial tagging role. 7
18 WB Ran with a variety of opponents including Dahlhaus at one point. Kept pressure on. 6
19 Syd On Malceski at first then went to Kennedy and reined him in. 6
20 Rich Put hard tag on Deledio who troubled him at times with speed and smarts. 5
21 WCE Tight rein on Gaff early but the Eagle got away later. 5
22 GCS Shadowed a variety of players and did well. One goal icing on cake. 5
23 Carl Went to Gibbs and had his colours lowered. 5
EF NM Had job on Dal Santo and it was a good contest. 6

2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 Adel Initially on Thompson but then played important part by shutting down Dangerfield. 3
2 Melb Ran with Jones and was made to work hard for the whole night. 5
3 Frem Tracked Mundy and kept him to a moderate game. 6
4 StK Solid and did his job. 5
5 Coll Chased Pendlebury and stuck to his guns despite having his colours lowered. 4
6 GWS Sub. Gave the Bombers some bite in the middle after the main break. 5
7 Geel Tagged Selwood and held him OK. Grabbed 12 contested poss and seven clearances. 7
8 Bris Tagged Moloney (15 disp) and kicked a goal himself. One of the better players. 7
9 Rich Kept Deledio quiet and racked up handy possessions in the process. 7
10 Syd Ran with Hannebery and held him to half time, but then he got away. 5
11 Carl Tracked Murphy who got away in first term. Stuck to task and reined him in. 5
12 GCS Tagged Ablett and fared well early but then the champ got away. 4
14   Calf.  
15   Calf.  
16   Calf.  
17   Calf.  
18 Haw Ran with Smith at times but weight of touches against made life tough for him. 3
19 Coll Tagged Pendlebury but lacked the support to win the match-up. Kept battling. 5
20 WCE Followed Priddis and stuck to his task but the Eagle got the points. 6
21 NM Good job of tagging the damaging Harvey. 6
22 Carl A great duel with Murphy and got the better of the Carlton skipper. 7
23   Suspended.  

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Copped ball to head in opening moments and subbed off. 0
3 GCS Was on Ablett at times but did try to win his own footy. 5
4 Carl Stuck to his task well and nullified Judd’s influence. 6
5 Coll Couldn’t quell Pendlebury in first half. Huge last term (10 disposals). 4
6 Bris Quiet game with only 18 touches but helped quell Black’s influence. 5
7 WCE Quiet by his standards. 4
8 Rich Had a demanding job on Cotchin and kept him honest. 5
9 GWS Didn’t have everything his own way against the hard Giants midfielders. 5
10 Melb Tagged Moloney and had his work cut out. 4
11 Syd Not a factor for most of the night but kicked a goal in last term barrage. 4
13 Frem Not as prominent in clearances as usual. 5
14 WB Excellent negating job on the potentially dangerous Griffen. 8
15 StK Had the role on Hayes but couldn’t stop him. Off the ball incident not good. 4
18 Haw Couldn’t halt the Hawk dominance. 4
19 Adel Started on Thompson and was serviceable to a point. 5
20 NM On Swallow and did good job but limping in third term 6
21 Carl Chased midfield tail all day and was powerless to stop the Blue juggernaut. 4
22 Rich Given the big job on Cotchin and stuck to his guns, but exhausted by end. 6