James POLKINGHORNE

#50  

Age: 30yr 7mth Games: 101 Born: Jan 21, 2021
Height: 184cm Weight: 88kg Position: MID

2016 Digest:   Former Lion spent last year in Bombers’ VFL team and was a consistent ball-winner. Hoping to re-ignite his career as a top up.

2016 NAB Cup:   Slight nick to calf muscle meant he missed all three NAB Challenge games. Now getting close to return.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1   Rested.  
2   Calf.  
3 VFL First game for year after calf injury and quiet. Will be better for the run.
4 VFL Returned from a calf problem to gather 21 disposals. Handy effort.
5 VFL Rated as Bombers’ bets with a workhorse performance in the midfield.
6 Carl Hardly sighted. Like he did at Brisbane just doesn’t win enough of the ball. 3
7 Syd Struggled to make any real impact, collecting just 12 possessions. 2
8 NM Quiet start then worked into the game. Ten of 17 disposals gathered in second half. 5
9 StK Minimal impact. Just nine touches for the day. 3
10   Senior emergency.  
11   Bye.  
12 VFL Huge game highlighted by eight inside-50s and 14 contested possessions.
13 VFL Six clearances, four inside-50s and six tackles. Won plenty of the ball.
14 VFL Bye.
15 VFL Won plenty of ball and had 11 clearances and five tackles. Handy performance.
16 VFL Had 14 contested possessions, seven clearances to play a prominent role in win.
17 VFL Won plenty of pill and led the team with nine inside-50s. Four tackles.
18 VFL Led team in disposals, clearances and inside-50s so did all he could.
19 Adel Played well within the 50-metre arcs, a consistent ball winner. 6
20 Geel Only three of his 15 possessions were kicks. One tackle and no inside-50s. 3
21 GCS Did his bit in patches but not overly influential. 4
22 VFL Had it 22 times, kicked a goal and laid three tackles. Did his bit.
23 VFL Five inside-50s and two goals from 19 disposals. Bobbed up at times.

2014 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1   Senior emergency.  
2   Knee.  
3 NEAFL Provided some good run and carry.
4 NEAFL Played back and through middle. 20 touches.
5 NEAFL One of the best afield. Attacked hard and won a lot of his own ball.
6 StK Not prominent. 3
7 Syd Struggled to get into the game. 4
8 NEAFL Kicked a couple of goals and generally tried hard.
9 NEAFL Up and down throughout the night as a forward and midfielder.
10 NEAFL Bye.
11 NEAFL Started forward and played as an inside midfielder. OK.
12   Senior emergency.  
13 NEAFL Didn’t have a big influence on the game in midfield.
14 NEAFL Bye.
15   Ankle.  
16   Ankle.  
17 NEAFL In and out of the game and his disposal let him down.
18 NEAFL Not a big influence on the game but better than last week.
19 NEAFL Was tagged and didn’t have an influence.
20 NEAFL Played forward/mid and had an influence on the game.
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23   Ankle.  
QF    
SF    
PF    
GF    

2013 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 WB Hardly seen across four quarters. 7
2 Adel Kicked an early goal but then faded out of the match. 4
3 GCS Had an impact when he was subbed on. Kicked a goal. 4
4 NEAFL Best on ground. 38 touches and a goal.
5 Melb Slow start but started to rack up big numbers late. On report for a trip. 7
6 Syd Worked hard throughout to try and help turn the tide in the middle. 7
7 WCE Threw himself in. Wasn’t efficient but got his hands on the ball. 5
8 Ess One of his better games for the club. Kicked a goal and work-rate huge. 7
9 Carl Showed an occasional burst of brilliance. 5
10 Coll Not in it early and bobbed up only a couple of times. 2
12 NEAFL Kicked three goals and had 21 touches. Did well.
13 NEAFL Quiet, after huge game last week.
14 Haw Didn't see much of the ball. 3
15 NEAFL Great attitude after being dropped, looked dangerous.
16 NM Just three touches. Enough said. 3
17 NEAFL Played the first half before rested as senior emergency.
18 NEAFL Bye.
19 NEAFL Looked lively with 23 disposals in midfield.
20 NEAFL Rivalled McGrath for best afield honors with 37 touches.
21 NEAFL Another classy game with 27 touches, two goals
22 NEAFL Bye.
23   Rested.  
QF    
SF    
PF    
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Melb Opportunistic goal in second term and ended day with three. Handy. 7
2 Carl One of the better midfielders with his grunt. Needs to win more ball. 6
3 Frem Battled hard in tight. Tackled well. 5
6 Ess Battled hard but was one of many midfielders to lower their colours. 5
7 Coll Another who struggled against the Magpie midfield. 4
8 GWS Never really got into the game despite it being a one-sided affair. 4
9 NM Won ball early then tailed off. 4
10 WCE Kicked match winning goal with 65m torpedo. Stood up when it counted. 7
12 Haw Didn’t do much to catch the eye. 4
13 WB What he does has a touch of polish but if only he could find more of the ball. 5
14 Melb Worked hard and applied good pressure to got with his 17 touches. 5
15 Syd Yet another Lion who struggled to find a teammate when in possession. 2
16 StK Did a few things but not prominent. 4
17 GCS Kicked a goal and was lively. 5
18 WCE Persisted and won the ball at both ends under pressure. 5
19 Rich Kept up his possession average but had little impact. 4
20 Carl What he did was OK but as always didn’t get enough of it. 4
21 Adel Pass mark for the game but not much more. 5
22 Port Clever tap set up Zorko for the sealing goal in the last term. 4
23 WB No real impact. 5