Josh BOOTSMA

#21  

Age: 26yr 1mth Games: 14 Born: Feb 22, 2021
Height: 191cm Weight: 77kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   The skinny young defender had a patchy season at senior level and couldn’t nail a regular spot. Spoils well and doesn’t lack courage, but needs to take an extra step this year. Has put on a couple of kgs even if it’s not readily obvious.

2014 NAB Cup:   Young defender has added a small amount of weight, but not near best 22 right now.

2014 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 PM Played across half back and got better as the game wore on.
2   Northern Blues didn’t play.  
3 VFL Defended stoutly to be among the Blues best.
4 VFL Struggled a bit down back. Beaten more than once.
5 VFL OK down back at times, but also had some mental lapses.
6 VFL Had his hands full in defence.
7 VFL Competed strongly in defence. Not the Blues worst.
8 VFL Worked hard. Competed well in the air and on the deck.
9 VFL Bye.
10 VFL Just the seven touches in defence. Quiet.
11 VFL Bye.
12   Contract terminated.  
13   Sacked.  
14   Sacked.  
15   Sacked.  
16   Sacked.  
17   Sacked.  
18   Sacked.  
19   Sacked.  
20   Sacked.  
21   Sacked.  
22   Sacked.  
23   Sacked.  
QF    
SF    
PF    
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2013 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 Rich Started well but faded like an ‘80s pair of jeans – badly. 3
2 Coll Wiry youngster who doesn’t lack courage or nerve. Quite good. 6
3   Senior emergency.  
4 VFL Did well down back and competed strongly.
5 VFL Had his hands full down back. Battled hard though.
6 VFL Competed strongly but had his hands full.
7 VFL Bye.
8 Port Spoiled well and showed some good signs down back. 5
9 Bris Subbed in third term. Never really got into the game though. 3
10 GWS Developing nicely in the back half and spoiled with intent. 5
11 VFL Good at times but was under the pump across half back.
12 Haw Found going tough on Gunston and inexperience told a couple of times. 3
14 Syd Had his moments but scrubbed plenty of kicks forward that ended in Sydney hands. 3
15   Hamstring.  
16   Hamstring.  
17 VFL Serviceable effort in defence. Competed hard, not often beaten.
18 VFL In and out of the game across half back. Just fair.
19 VFL OK down back despite Frankston’s dominance.
20 WB Torched by Grant in first half, but shifted to Jones and held his own in one-on-ones. 5
21 Rich Towelled early by Riewoldt and never recovered. Subbed in the third. 2
22 VFL Had his hands full with Liam Jones down back.
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2012 Season

Played for : Carlton

1 VFL Had 16 possessions and kicked a goal.
4 VFL In and out of the game.
5 VFL Did a few nice things but will take some time.
6 GWS Appears a cult hero already after playing the final term. What's with the hair? 2
7 VFL OK after making his AFL debut last week.
8 VFL Slow start but worked into the game to play a role.
9 Melb Started shakily on Howe but steadied and did well. Crowd loves him. 5
10 Port The new cult hero was one of the few Blues who never gave up. 7
11 Geel Kid copped a few heavy knocks but did well. Great learning experience. 4
13 VFL Drifted in and out and tried hard.
14 Haw Thrown around by Hawk forwards and subbed off at half time. 3
15 VFL The best for the Blues. Good four quarter effort.
19 VFL Played his role well for Northern. Gusty at times.
20 VFL Not his best game this year. Conditions were tough.
21 VFL Worked hard and attacked the ball strongly.
22 VFL Struggled to make an impact after a long year.