Josh SMITH

#40   Collingwood

Age: 25yr 10mth Games: 31 Born: Jan 02, 2021
Height: 180cm Weight: 80kg Position:

2017 Digest:   A real find last season who does everything right at half back, and his kicking is good. In the starting back six. Ankle niggle.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WB Got a bit of the footy at half back but no impact on the game. Not as good as some of his late 2016 games. 3
2 Rich Better than opening round at half back. Won the ball well and his right boot is very safe (16 kicks from 19 disposals). 6
3 Syd Stood tall in a few key moments and distributed the ball fairly well across the night. 6
4 StK Superb tackling in first term and kept working at half back. 5
5   Senior emergency.  
6 Geel Great start helped set the side in road to victory. Ball use was a highlight of his game given 23 of his 26 disposals hit the target. 8
7 Carl His 21 possessions at half back included 16 kicks at 85% efficiency. Should be happy with his own contribution. 6
8 GWS On his namesake and his neat disposal (13 effective) made him valuable. 5
9 Haw OK off a back flank, and despite lacking a yard kept putting himself in the right places. His best performance this year. 7
10 Bris Queensland product played a part. Not always clean but worked into good spots and found a lot of the ball; 25 touches. 7
11 Frem Worked hard out of defence to collect 32 possessions. 6
12 Melb Queenslander didn’t have one of his better games. Under pressure when he got it and didn’t get it much. 4
13   Bye.  
14 VFL Okay without starring across half back.
15   Hamstring.  
16 Ess Quiet day after being returned to the side. Will he stay in after 12 disposals and one tackle? 3
17   Senior emergency.  
18 VFL Provided plenty of drive off the half back line and finished with 34 disposals. Name will be in the best in tomorrow's paper.
19 VFL Strong effort running out of the back half with 33 disposals and a tad over 72 percent efficiency.
20 VFL One of the Pies best at half back and floating up into midfield. 29 possessions.
21 VFL A rebounding machine in the back half. 36 possessions and miserly in defence.
22 Geel Hardly sighted in either phase of the game playing predominantly across half-back. 3
23   Senior emergency.  

2016 Season

1   Ankle.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Geelong.  
3 VFL 24 touches and kicked two goals, including one in a big final-term surge.
4 VFL Did some good things at stages to end with 18 touches, four rebounds.
5 Ess Made a few errors but won the ball well, competed hard and didn’t look out of place. 6
6 WCE Turned the ball over in the first half but improved from there. Had 30 touches. 7
7 Carl Matched up on Sumner and gave him a bit too much space early. Better in second half. 4
8 Bris Among the better players without overly shining. 6
9 Geel Looks a player. Knows his limitations and stuck to task at hand well all day. Ball use good. 6
10 WB Won plenty of the ball and had a solid game. 5
11 Port Scrappy at times with ball in hand, but had a crack and wasn’t the Pies worst. 5
12 Melb Battled away but given Dees’ were on top his touches amounted to very little. 4
14 Frem Gave some run and picked up plenty of the footy. 7
15 Carl Tired after a productive first half. Growing by the game. 6
16 GWS Kept at it all day and an effective contributor. 5
17 Adel Costly turnover in the first quarter cost his team a goal. 4
18 NM Steady game and is gradually making his mark. A find for the Magpies. 7
19 WCE Continues to develop as a small running defender. Big impact in back half opposed to Karpany. 7
20 Rich Battled hard across half back and certainly kept at it. Ball use solid. 6
21 WB Back pocket who mopped up well. Has been a handy bonus. 5
22 GCS Spent time opposed to Matera and won the ball at will in back half – 35 touches and a goal. 8
23 Haw Under pressure a lot but his work-rate and intensity first class. 4