Jordan MURDOCH

#21   Geelong

Age: 26yr 12mth Games: 93 Born: Mar 23, 2021
Height: 190cm Weight: 87kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Niggling injuries interrupted pre-season but returned for a modest performance in loss to Adelaide. VFL start likely.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Frem Great first and third quarters and quiet in between. Still working on consistency but it was a bright start to the year. 6
2 NM Mixed good and bad but generally he failed to get into the game. Position in side has to be questioned. 4
3 Melb Fumbled then fumbled a bit more and ended up fumbling. Might be fumbling in the VFL next week. 2
4 Haw Struggled again apart from one goal. Still fumbles ball and looks panicky when in the back half. 2
5 StK Better than previous weeks. Didn’t fumble, used ball pretty well and at one point gave Riewoldt a solid hip and shoulder. 6
6 Coll One of few Cats to look steady, particularly in the first half. Effort faded as game dragged on; 17 disposals. 5
7 GCS Struggled to impact the game. Ball use and decision making was diabolical at times when bursting out of defence. 2
8   Senior emergency.  
9 WB Late inclusion should be commended for his attack on the ball. Stats modest (12 effective disposals) but played a role. 6
10 Port Did not have an effective disposal in first half then lifted. Tackling was a key including one ripper in final term; 15 disposals. 5
11 Adel After two good weeks he struggled. Back to fumbling with ball in hand but couldn’t question effort; 22 disposals. 5
12   Bye.  
13 WCE More sightings of a Yeti than the left-footer early in game. Tried hard but had zero impact on the flow of the game. 3
14 Frem Led Cats in tackles which is a big tick. Struggle early but had some key touches after halftime. 6
15 GWS Tackled hard (five) and kept giving effort despite making the odd mistake; 17 possessions and one long set shot goal. 6
16 Bris Capped of his night with two goals although it could have been four. 6
17 Haw Battled hard again and did so defensively with some aggressive running; 18 disposals and three tackles. 6
18 Adel Returned to bad old days of giving absolutely nothing, both offensively and defensively. Butchered the ball. 3
19 Carl Early goal and ended with three from 22 possessions and 11 marks. Better after quarter time. 7
20 Syd Played across half forward. Type who needs others to elevate him as incapable of elevating others; 18 possessions. 4
21 Rich Relatively quiet afternoon after hurting his right knee in the first term. Just the six kicks. 4
22 Coll Zero touches in opening term and then at least got involved on the odd occasion to end with 18. Still looks shaky. 4
23 GWS Strong effort. Impacted the game with two handy goals, string tackling and tough stuff that didn’t get on stats sheet. 7
QF Rich Horrendous. More sightings of an extinct Chinese lizard than the left-footer. Failed yet again in big game; three effective touches. 1
SF   Senior emergency.  
PF   Senior emergency.  

2016 Season

1 Haw Sluggish start but got going after half time to be a factor in final term. 4
2 GWS Going OK until a Mumford knee to his lower back/hip severely hampered him. Pulled up sore. 4
3   Hip.  
4 Ess Failed to get into the game at all and ended with five kicks. Keep his spot? 2
5 VFL Kicked a goal but not as damaging as he might have hoped dropping back a level.
6 VFL Two goals and flitted in and out of the contest. Probably not enough to get back in.
7 VFL For a player of his AFL experience has to do more. Didn’t find enough footy.
8 VFL Stats not huge but coaching staff pleased with his game and how he went about it.
9 VFL One goal, four inside-50s and three clearances. Seniors need a left footer.
10 Carl Given chance as a late inclusion but didn’t grab opportunity. Not the worst. 4
11 GWS Stats modest but did do a couple of nice things offensively and defensively. One goal. 4
12 NM Still struggling to impact the game. Teases at times but ultimately failed to deliver. 3
13 WB Couple of efforts below par but won a fair share of ball. Used it short effectively. 5
14 StK Didn’t win enough footy to hurt the Saints. One goal, three tackles. 3
16 Syd Offered donuts. Not sure he has what it takes to be a solid AFL player. 2
17 Frem Got to be sent back to VFL. Just looks out of his depth despite being in fifth year. 2
18 VFL Kicked 2.4 and grabbed 23 disposals. Even performance throughout.
19 VFL Injured knee early and was severely hampered. One kick for the day.
20   Knee.  
21 VFL Led team with 10 tackles and had four inside-50s. Got to start winning more ball.
22 VFL Laid seven tackles but again didn’t win enough ball. Struggling.
23 VFL Laid nine tackles but wasted possessions. Six inside-50s and seven marks.
QF    
PF    

2015 Season

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3 GCS Struggled to get involved and looks well down on confidence. 2
4 NM Mixed good and bad. At least got a bit of footy and tried to run with it. 5
5 Rich Provided some rebound from half back. Slowly finding his feet. 5
6 Coll One freak snap goal and tried hard but ball didn’t always bounce his way. 5
7 Syd Eight disposals first term then only eight more for remainder of game. 5
8 Carl Played best game for club. Kicked four goals and won a mountain of ball. 8
9 WCE Went from chocolates to boiled lollies. One goal only highlight. 2
10 Ess Celebrated 50th game with an even effort but certainly not his best game. 5
11 Port Great game. Read ball well and got involved from the back half to provide run. 7
12 Melb Struggled until day ended in third term with a leg injury. 2
15 NM One positive for Cats. Won the ball OK and provided rebound. Two goals. 7
16 WB Another good performance. Hit the ball hard and tried to create. 6
17 GWS Another steady performance highlighted by team-high seven inside-50s. 6
18 Bris Another neat effort running off the back arc. Finding his feet as a player. 6
19 Syd After a good month had a quiet one. Rarely around ball and not much dash. 3
20 Haw Another who struggled but he touched it 17 times. 4
21 StK Used off a wing. Five clearances but only two inside-50s and no goals. 4
22 Coll Sub. On third term but by then game was done. Decision-making still a worry. 2
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2014 Season

1 Adel Good second term his highlight. Just needs to get games under his belt. 5
2 Bris Among Cats best with two goals and great attack on then ball. Looking a player. 7
3 Coll Kicked a goal and laid five tackles but not as productive as previous week. 5
4 WCE Flitted in and out of the contest to play a minor role. One goal. 4
5 Haw Got into dangerous positions and ended with two goals. Could have had four. 6
6 Port Not enormously influential but work-rate first class. 6
7 Rich Two brilliant goals including a critical one in the final term. 6
9 Frem Battled well given weight of tide against in a positive for the club. 6
10 NM Two goals and burst around the ball a feature. Stats belied impact. 7
11 Syd Looked right off his game and ended it on crutches with a foot injury. 2
12 Carl Hardly sighted early but kicked two goals, including one in final term. 4
13 StK Two goals and had a presence defensively as well with pressure. Solid. 6
14 GCS Quiet game. Fumbled a little and didn’t fine enough ball to impact. 3
15 Ess Used as hit-up forward and grabbed eight marks. Missed a sitter in final term 6
16 WB Missed one soda (highlight reel miss) but got one back. Copped heavy knock. 4
17 Melb Handy touches without starring. Played a small role. 5
18 GWS Hardly sighted apart from one snap goal from Hawkins’ great play. 3
19 NM Couple of darting runs broke the Roos’ defence up. Played his role. 6
20 Frem Hardly sighted. Never able to use his zip and was a non-factor. 2
21   Hip.  
22 Haw Flitted in and out of for two goals. Very quiet second and third quarters. 5
23 Bris Nipped in and out for two goals but also had some quiet periods. 5
QF Haw One goal but didn’t get into the game. Long season catching up with him. 2
SF NM Struggled for impact. 2
PF    
GF    

2013 Season

1 Haw Struggled to adjust to tempo in opening 60 minutes then got into. 4
2 VFL Bye.
3 Carl Quiet night. Just one effective disposal but all good experience. 1
4 VFL Kicked a goal and applied good defensive pressure.
5 VFL Played down back and provided good drive.
6 Rich Struggled to get into the game at all and was subbed off for final term. 2
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Booted two goals and was amongst the Cats best in tight loss.
9 VFL Influential day, especially late. Pushing hard for a recall.
10 VFL Quieter than normal; but still had some good moments.
11 GWS Made most of chance to kick three goals and dangerous forward or centre. 6
13 Bris Kicked a goal but struggled to impact the contest and was subbed out in third. 3
14 Frem Sub. On late third term. Kicked nice snap goal in final quarter. 2
15 Haw Fine game to kick three goals, including two in final term, in a tough contest. 7
16 Melb Found the going tough and struggled to get into game – did lay seven tackles. 3
17 Adel Sub. Thrown in late but didn’t have impact the coach would have liked. 1
18 VFL Provided a good link between defence and attack.
19 VFL Chimed in with two goals to ensure Casey never got close enough.
20 VFL Chimed in with three handy goals to keep the Gulls at bay.
21 WCE One nice goal but will be sweating this week regarding team selection. 3
22 VFL Chimed in with three classy goals in Cats rout.
23 VFL Played a solid role without being a big factor.
QF   Senior emergency.  
SF VFL Going great guns until copping a knock in third term. Didn’t return.
PF Haw Kid did pretty well despite modest stats. One goal and gained valuable experience. 4
GF    

2012 Season

1 VFL Worked into the game after a slow start. Fair.
2 VFL Good early across half back. Used ball well.
4 VFL One of the Cats better performers in loss to Werribee.
5 VFL Broke his finger in the warm up.
13 VFL Eye-catching display at half back. Looks a real find.
14 Port Debutant showcased his speed at times – five inside-50s in good debut. 5
15 GCS Showcased speed at times but made horror mistake late. OK second game. 4
16 VFL Provided plenty of run and carry.
17 Ess Six kicks resulted in two great snap goals. Made most of limited opportunities. 4
18 VFL Strong first half helped set up Cats big win.
20 WCE Did well, particularly in second term. Kicked a nice goal. 4
21 StK Real surprise packet. Showed courage when had to and skill when he could. 6
22 WB Looking more and more at home. Ran hard and was creative off half back. 7
23 Syd Found going tough but got better a later when pushed up the ground. 3
EF Frem Great experience but overawed and subbed out after one effective disposal. 0
SF VFL On and off the ground. Picked up a hamstring niggle.