#7   Melbourne

Age: 25yr 7mth Games: 88 Born: Apr 13, 2021
Height: 178cm Weight: 87kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Elevated to co-captain and seems to relish the responsibility. JLT form has been impressive in midfield and resting forward.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 StK Appeared to have negating jobs in midfield and quietening of Saints was a bonus. 6
2 Carl 22 possessions, but ball use was sloppy at times – especially in the first half. Won some key hard balls late. 5
3 Geel Plugged away in middle for usual tally of touches. Did what he could to be a leader when side needed it. 7
4 Frem Just 16 touches and a late goal that put Melbourne ahead, but not his typical impact. Looked off all day. 4
5 Rich Worked hard but things aren’t quite going his way at the moment. 23 touches, and six tackles. Has to lift. 5
6 Ess Only the 19 possessions but showed some burst from stoppage that has been missing lately. A step in right direction. 6
7 Haw Quiet start other than great goal from pocket then got going in second term. Ended as one of the Dees’ best; 15 tackles. 8
8 Adel Like Nathan Jones was in the face of his opponents all night especially against fellow captain Taylor Walker. 8
9 NM Battled hard but a lot of what he did was under pressure and not clean. Seven clearances and three inside-50s. 7
10 GCS Looked tired in first half – so did many Dees. But was good later when Melbourne made its run. 6
11   Bye.  
12 Coll Bored in, but couldn’t get his hands on the footy in tight early. Lifted and ended up with seven tackles. 6
13 WB Quiet game on the stats sheet but tore in at the footy when it was hot. Laid eight tackles. 5
14 WCE Best on ground. Was dominant with 38 possessions, nine clearances and one goal. 9
15 Syd Crashed in again in midfield, but then sat out second half with a foot issue. A worry for the Dees. 4
16   Foot.  
17   Foot.  
18 Port What injured foot?! Barrelled in early and was a beast with 10 clearances. Faded out a touch, but lead from the front. 7
19 NM Just eight touches in opening hour and struggled to get into the game. 4
20 GWS Bright start then overwhelmed by Giants midfield speed and spread Unable to get much going. 5
21 StK Burrowed in around the contests and tried to drive the ball forward. Five clearances and 12 contested possessions. 6
22   Foot.  
23   Foot.  

2016 Season

1 GWS Superb around the contests and threw himself at the ball with little regard for his own welfare. 7
2 Ess Had the clamps put on him around the stoppages and not the damaging player of Round 1. 4
3 NM A pit-bull around the contests and willed his team forward. Never threw in the towel. 8
4 Coll Terrier-like effort highlighted by 10 clearances, six tackles and six inside-50s. Clearly Dees’ best. 8
5 Rich Huge game again. Will be leading best and fairest by the length of the straight. Nine clearances. 9
6 StK Big start to game and after quiet second term was a shining light in second half. 7
7 GCS Started the Demons momentum in third quarter. Had a big say in proceedings. 7
8 WB Battled hard around the ball to win six clearances and followed up with a huge 16 tackles. 8
9 Bris Brisbane made sure it negated his impact at stoppages, but laid eight tackles and kicked a goal. 6
10 Port Frustrated by Ebert and could be in hot water for a few jabs to his chin. Well held. 5
11   Suspended.  
12 Coll Burrowed in to grab 13 contested possessions, four inside-50s and a goal. 7
13 Syd Scrapped in tight well but a bit fumbly at times – perhaps effects of knuckle injury. 6
15 Adel Battled away in midfield with eight tackles but unable to consistently get on end of Gawn’s taps. 6
16 Frem Burrowed in all night and got in the outside a bit too. Tireless worker at the coalface. 7
17 StK One of the few midfielders to at least run the game out but had a few lulls in middle quarters. 6
18 WCE Hard as nails. Threw himself at the contest all day, although was fumbly early. 7
19 GCS Well contained at the stoppages and ran into dead ends a few bit. Not his best showing. 5
20 Haw Massive. Work-rate out of this world and had seven clearances and eight tackles. 9
21 Port Well held by Ebert, needs to break the tag to improve his game. 5
22 Carl Six first half clearances but just eight touches. Better second half but still well down. 5
23 Geel Tried hard but under siege throughout. Six tackles and two inside-50s. 4

2015 Season

1 GCS Shadowed Ablett in midfield and even in defence. Fought tooth and nail. 6
2 GWS Competed with vigor all afternoon. One of the Dees best even when things went bad. 7
3   Leg.  
4   Leg.  
5   Leg.  
6   Leg.  
7   Leg.  
8   Leg.  
9 Port Sub. On in third term and got hands on footy a bit. 2
10 Coll Workrate first class but hampered by shin injury. Needs to fix kicking. 6
11 StK Terrier-like with ball on deck. Kicked a good goal on run. 7
12 Geel Went head to head with Selwood and won in a knockout. A pitbull around the contests. 8
14 WCE Shadowed Shuey and battled on gamely despite lack of support. 6
15 Ess Good on Heppell early but failed to find his own ball when shackles off. 6
16 Bris Got the better of Rockliff in run-with role. Attack on ball ferocious. 7
17 StK Clearly Demons’ best and never conceded an inch. 8
18 Coll Consistent contributor. Had the most contested possessions for the Demons. 7
19 NM In and under all afternoon to gather nine clearances and lay nine tackles. 8
20 WB Tore in all day and work at stoppages at times was impressive. One of Dees’ best. 6
21 Carl Rough first half chasing Murphy then lifted a touch after main break. 4
22 Frem Laid 12 tackles. Hard at it all day. 7
23 GWS A beast around the stoppages with his appetite to win the ball. 7

2014 Season

1   Concussion.  
2   Casey Scorpions didn’t play.  
3 GWS OK with tackling but should have been more prominent in conditions. 4
4 Carl Burrowed in and epitomised the effort with which the team played. 7
5 GCS Along with Viney was a terrier in the middle. Very good at the stoppages. 7
6 Syd Hard worker but kicking let him down at times. Can’t fault effort. 6
7 Adel His fearless attack on the ball and opponent are a sight to behold. 7
8 WB Went head to head with Liberatore in the middle and didn’t give an inch. 7
9 Rich Enhanced his reputation with a hard-nosed game. 7
11 Port Hard worker in midfield and was instrumental in the second term when Dees got on a roll. 6
12 Coll Attacked the ball with ferocity but was always under the pump. Kicking was poor. 6
13 Ess A battering ram in the middle and never gave in. Mindset rubbed off on teammates. 7
14 NM Didn’t touch the ball until the second term and coughed it up too many times. 5
15 WB Worked hard in midfield and kicking was improved. Not a big influence though. 5
16 Frem Bored in around the footy in conditions that suited but could halt Dockers flow. 6
17 Geel Thrown onto Selwood in second term but beaten. Great lesson for the kid. 5
18 Port Barrelled in to win the hard ball, but ball use was sloppy for much of the day. 6
19 Bris Put his head over the ball and drove forward but wasn’t incisive. 4
20 Haw Just 14 touches and a goal and was lost in defensive transition at times. 4
21 GWS Struggling for form at present. Made some poor decisions, couldn’t get into it. 3
22 WCE Won his fair share of ball in midfield and effort was unquestioned. 6
23 NM Spent more time at half forward and was always involved. Solid end to year. 6

2013 Season

1 Port Standout effort from a first gamer. If only his teammates had a similar workrate. 7
2 Ess From chocolates to boiled lollies. Never stopped trying but couldn’t get into it. 3
3 WCE Laid a team high five tackles and had a dip without shining. 5
4 GWS Kid struggled to have an impact and made some mistakes. Got subbed out. 1
5   Rested.  
6 Carl Tried hard and threw himself in but not an effective player. Needs poise. 3
7 GCS Fact he led side in contested possessions (14) is an indictment on the group. 7
8   Foot.  
9   Foot.  
10   Foot.  
11   Foot.  
12   Foot.  
13   Toe.  
14   Toe.  
15   Toe.  
16 VFL Worked hard in first game back but struggled to break free.
17 Bris Relished the contested nature of game and led with his head. He’s a ripper! 7
18 NM Put his head over it and laid seven tackles. Battled hard. 6
19 GWS Got the better of his battle with Greene and never stopped trying. 6
20 GCS Started brilliantly and then kept going all day. 7
21 Frem Played a lone hand in midfield and attack on the ball was a sight to see. He’s a beauty! 7
22 Adel Laid a game-high eight tackles but little else. 5
23 WB Booted brilliant goal from 45m on left boot after surging past Young. 5