Josh THOMAS

#24   Collingwood

Age: 28yr 1mth Games: 41 Born: Oct 01, 2020
Height: 178cm Weight: 79kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Back from two-year ban but suddenly finds himself trying to break into the AFL’s deepest midfield. It won’t be easy.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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4 VFL Toiled away through the middle but didn’t have a huge impact on the result.
5 VFL Had 20 touches but was a turnover machine in midfield. Has to improve his ball use or it will see him chopped.
6 VFL Provided a spark. Six inside 50s from 28 disposals and also hit the scoreboard with a goal. Positive day.
7   Foot.  
8 VFL Best game for the season in midfield with 30 possessions and eight clearances.
9 VFL Good effort in midfield. 31 possessions to go with seven clearances.
10   Bye.  
11 VFL Had 15 touches and five clearances and was at his best late. Scratchy before that.
12   Didn’t play for Collingwood VFL.  
13   Bye.  
14 VFL One of his better games so far this year. 25 touches and eight inside 50s.
15 Haw First game since 2014. Kicked a goal (to delight of teammates). Faded as game dragged on but still had 21 touches. 5
16 Ess Worked hard but was always under pressure and fumbled at times when it was costly; 19 possessions. 5
17 GCS Had a hand in plenty of scores (three score assists), booted two goals and was handy across half forward. 5
18 WCE Started on fire as a link between the middle and goal. Finding his feet at senior level again. 4
19 Adel Pushed forward for a goal when the Pies had all the run of play. 4
20 NM Had a fair amount of midfield time and took advantage of it. Finding more confidence with every game. 4
21 Port Played his part in the midfield rotations with three clearances and three inside-50’s. 6
22 Geel Quiet first half (6 disposals) and 15 for the game. Not sure how he fits into the team longer-term. 3
23 Melb Hard worker who applied good pressure – six tackles, but didn’t get a whole lot of ball. 5

2016 Season

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2015 Season

1   Suspended.  
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2014 Season

1 PM Got through first game back OK. Rested for final term.
2 VFL Got valuable game time as he works back from injury.
3 PM Good in close in first half before being rested.
4 Rich Sub. On late in third term and found a bit of ball when the heat was off. 2
5 NM Got going after one kick in first half to play a role with some deft handling. 4
6 Ess Sub. On early third term to replace Fasolo and quietly imposed himself. 4
7 Carl Handy game off a wing without being exceptional. 5
9 VFL Had 28 possessions and kicked a goal. Strong again.
10 VFL Won his own ball in close and played his role.
11 StK Made the most of his recall and an impressive possession winner. 7
12 Melb Got into game in second term and offered something in the midfield. 5
13 WB Ran hard and tackled. Had 22 disposals. 6
14 Haw Struggled to have an impact. 3
15 Carl Consistent contributor off wing-half back. Six tackles. 6
16 GCS Starting sub managed 10 possessions and a goal. 4
17 Ess OK without being exceptional. 4
18 VFL One of the Magpies’ best in midfield after a slow start.
19 VFL 22 touches and a goal. Ran game out strongly.
20 VFL Hard worker in close and around stoppages.
21 VFL Well held until coming to life in second half to play a role.
22 GWS Massive second half helped propel Pies over line. The making of him at AFL level. 8
23 Haw Five inside-50s but wasted a number of chances to impact the contest. 4
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2013 Season

1 NM In and under debutant had six clearances in the first half. 5
2 VFL Stiff to be dropped but responded well.
3 VFL Strong worker in midfield. Nice effort.
4 Rich All 10 disposals came in first half and then subbed out in the third. 4
5 VFL Strong around the contests and stoppages.
6 StK Two effective disposals in first half and five for the night simply not enough. 2
7 Frem Collected big numbers and won his fair share of inside ball. Solid effort. 6
8 Geel OK at times with 11 contested possessions, five inside-50s, five clearances. 6
9 VFL Continued to work hard throughout. Spread well too.
10 Bris Back in the team and worked well through midfield to finish with nice numbers. 6
11 Melb Great effort. Won eight cont possessions and kicked two goals. 7
12 WB Lively type who kicked a nice goal and contributed. 5
14 Port Ended up with plenty of the footy but little influence on proceedings. 6
15 Carl Had 12 disposals in first half and while faded a tad he did his bit – five clearances. 6
16 Adel Sub came on in final term and ran with Dangerfield. 2
17 GCS Continues to be a valuable contributor. 6
18 GWS Did a lot of in-close work but disposal efficiency (50) was ordinary. 4
19 Ess Sub. Only time for a handful of disposals when result was done and dusted. 1
20 Syd With eight inside 50s, he had a big say when the game was in the balance. 6
21 Haw Decent effort with seven inside 50s and a goal. Can hold his head high in defeat. 6
22 WCE Replaced Beams. Huge first half netted 22 disposals. His best game for the club. 8
23 NM Finished off solid season with another good effort. Two goals and nine cont poss. 7
EF Port Quiet night after a strong end to the season. Had some moments, but not enough. 3
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2012 Season

13 VFL Got through his first game back from injury.
14 VFL Second game back and worked into the game well.
15 VFL Battled a touch in second game from long injury layoff.
16 VFL Minimal impact until a heavy knock late winded him.
17 VFL Best game since return from injury. Well deserved.
19 VFL Used the ball well to set up Magpie attacks.
20 VFL One of the few Magpies winners in big loss to Zebras.
21 VFL In good form at present after tough year with injury.
22 VFL Worked into the game to continue his late year form.