Age: 30yr 3mth Games: 101 Born: May 11, 2021
Height: 187cm Weight: 85kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   The former co-captain fell out of favour at times in 2015 and again faces a battle to regain his place in the best 22. Has been tried in a few roles, but not with any great success. Has given himself every opportunity to succeed with a big pre-season.

2016 NAB Cup:   Featured in all three games in new role as wing/half forward. Wouldn’t have forced his way back into best 22 yet.

2016 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1   Played in Casey intra-club.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Box Hill.  
3   Senior emergency.  
4 VFL Drifted all over the ground on way to 27 touches, seven marks and two goals.
5 VFL Unable to get anything going on a disappointing night against the Seagulls.
6 VFL Won his fair share of the ball without being a standout.
7 VFL One of Casey’s best in thumping win over the Blues.
8   Senior emergency.  
9 VFL Slow start but worked into game to be one of the best in final three terms. 35 touches.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Did well again, especially around the stoppages where Casey got on top.
12 VFL In and out of the game, but did well in patches. 15 disposals.
13 VFL Gave forwards plenty of supply with seven inside-50s.
14 VFL Bye.
15 VFL Another impressive showing that should lead to a belated call-up. 28 touches.
16 Frem Back in team and racked up great numbers but needs to move the ball on quicker at times. 7
17 StK Indecisive with ball in hand, hesitant at the contest and looked to be running on a treadmill. 2
18 VFL Relishes this level and again was strong on a wing. 31 touches.
19 VFL Another big showing and will have impressed potential suitors. 40 touches.
20 VFL Again big numbers in VFL. Won own ball and was good on outside.
21 VFL Continued VFL domination on a wing with another 42 touches.
22 VFL Big numbers again on a wing in defeat to Geelong. 36 possessions.
23 VFL 28 possessions again and might be a value Liston Trophy bet.

2015 Season

Played for : Melbourne

3 VFL Put up hand for a recall with 20 touches and 0.3.
4 VFL In line for senior recall after sturdy display at half back.
5 Frem Did a decent job on Ballantyne on return to team. Still made the odd basic error. 5
6 VFL 31 possessions and a goal into the wind. Battled hard.
7 Haw A lot of the ball in the end but spent most of the day chasing his opponent. 4
8 WB Battled well on Dahlhaus. After getting beaten early he responded well. 6
9 Port Trailed opponent a few times but used ball better than he has done. 5
10   Senior emergency.  
11 StK Caught behind too often in important stages. 3
12   Thumb.  
13   Thumb.  
14   Thumb.  
15 VFL Good effort with 13 touches, one goal and 15 tackles.
16 VFL One of Casey’s best at half back and through midfield.
17 StK Plenty of footy but still lacks substance when going forward. 5
18 Coll Did his job solidly down back, closed down Fasolo in the second half. 6
19 NM Not a huge game off half back. No mistakes but not huge impact. 4
20 WB Sub. On in third term and was OK in surge but drifted out late. 3
21 Carl Started forward and kicked Dees first, then went back. Not the worst. 6
22 Frem The sub. Ended up the team’s fourth highest possession winner. 6
23 GWS An early error that cost a goal but kicked a ripper later on and was handy. 6

2014 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 StK Everywhere in defence early and put in a solid effort. 6
2 WCE Not the best, nor the worst. Battled hard most of the day. 5
3 GWS Drifted across half back and did basically nothing. 2
4 Carl Best game for the year. Six rebound 50s, used the ball well, work-rate huge. 8
5 GCS Up and down afternoon. Beaten too easily at times, but courageous at others. 4
6 Syd Improved ball use off half back this week and solid defensively. 6
7 Adel Along with Howe kept intercepting marks in the back 50. 6
8 WB Ran with Griffen and wore him. Didn’t get a lot of own ball but battled hard. 6
9 Rich Moved onto Martin and quelled his domination. 6
11 Port Tried hard but made some monumentally poor decisions with ball in hand. 4
12 Coll Defended well and was better with ball in hand than previous weeks 5
13 Ess Spent time on Zaharakis when forward and pushed into attack for a handy goal. 6
14 NM Continues to make head-scratching decisions and was led a merry dance by Harvey. 4
15 WB Kicked two team-lifting goals and was resilient in defence. One of his best this year. 7
16 Frem Form runs hot and cold from week to week. Error riddled evening. 4
17 Geel OK without setting the world on fire down back. Didn’t influence game. 5
18 Port A trier, but kicking lets him and the team down. Late ‘out on the full’ was a killer. 4
19   Hamstring.  
20   Hamstring.  
21 GWS Made some poor errors before being subbed off with a hamstring injury. 2
22   Hamstring.  
23   Hamstring.  

2013 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Port Spent more time directing teammates than anything else. Plenty of junk touches. 4
2 Ess Overburdened by the captaincy. Had a go but accountability was poor again. 3
3 WCE Tried valiantly in the back half and provided some dash early. 6
4 GWS A key around the footy with 12 cont poss, seven tackles and five clearances. 7
5 Bris OK without being a standout. Better defensively and used the ball fairly well. 6
6 Carl Going well until badly damaged a shoulder late in the first term and day done. 1
7   Shoulder.  
8   Shoulder.  
9   Shoulder.  
10   Shoulder.  
11   Shoulder.  
12   Shoulder.  
13   Shoulder.  
14   Shoulder.  
15 Syd Did enough without starring. Form heading in the right direction. 5
16 Geel Laid team-high 12 tackles but didn’t offer much offensively – one inside-50. 4
17 Bris Ran with Rich and beaten on the night. Where is his best position? 4
18 NM Tried to go with Wells but beaten comprehensively. 4
19 GWS Tagged opposing skipper Ward and was shown up. Needs to step up as a leader. 2
20 GCS Had the job on O’Meara and had to work hard. 4
21 Frem Where is he at? Accountability poor and disposal efficiency under par. Must lift. 3
22 Adel Rebounded the footy out of defensive 50 on five occasions. 6
23 WB Worked hard to gather team-high 23 possessions. 6

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Bris Did a few good things but weight of ball against started to tell. 5
2 WCE Got flattened but came back on and kept working hard. 5
3 Rich Made a bad blue early and then knocked out after a tackle. Just battled. 4
5 StK Wilkes caused him some problems. 7
6 Geel Close to Demons’ best. Worked hard off half back and used ball well. 7
7 Haw Began on the wing opposed to Young. Tried valiantly all night. 6
8 Syd Like a good leader kept his head when others seemed to chuck in the towel. 6
9 Carl Stepped up with a good effort across half back – 10 contested possessions. 7
10 Ess Went to Watson in second term and won a lot of the ball in his own right. 6
11 Coll Used in midfield where his tried his guts out. Effort first class which was a key. 7
13 GWS Won plenty of ball but let himself down at times with disposal. 6
14 Bris Worked hard to stem the tide of Lions possession. 6
15 Rich No influence on contest when side desperately needed him – one inside-50. 4
16 Frem Won his share of ball but didn’t hurt the Dockers with too many of them. 6
17 Port Unrelenting game and tried to show the way to others. 7
18 NM The co-captain had a good first and final terms, okay in between. 5
19 GCS Copped a couple of heavy knocks early but battled on. Intensity great. 7
20 StK Co-captain played a strong game across four quarters. 7
21 GWS Added nine tackles and seven marks to 24 touches in a strong performance. 7
22 Adel Ran the game out strong with nine touches in the final term. 7
23 Frem Worked hard all night with 23 possessions and six tackles. 7