Matt SHAW

#37   Carlton

Age: 27yr 9mth Games: 103 Born: Feb 05, 2021
Height: 188cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Didn’t play against Lions but gained valuable game time in win over Bombers. Available but still on the fringe.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1    
2 NEAFL Steady game but wasn't outstanding. Cards look marked.
3 NEAFL Big ball winner on the outside and drove the ball into attack six times. One of the Suns' best.
4   Senior emergency.  
5 NEAFL Huge effort in losing team. 35 possessions, 12 inside-50s and seven marks. Put hand up for another senior crack.
6 NM Last minute inclusion, but didn’t play a significant part in proceedings. 3
7 NEAFL Huge outing on a wing. 39 possessions, eight inside-50s and four tackles.
8   Senior emergency.  
9   Bye.  
10 NEAFL Had 23 touches and three rebounds. Steady without being a standout.
11 NEAFL One of the Suns best in big win. 30 touches, three tackles and a couple of assists.
12 NEAFL Good contributor with 26 possessions and six inside 50s.
13   Bye.  
14 StK Mixed bag of foot speed, good ball winning and unreliable kicking. 5
15 NEAFL Brought his own footy on the outside. 41 possessions, 11 marks, five clearances and two goals.
16 NEAFL Tried hard throughout on the outside. 20 touches, six tackles.
17   Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.  
18   Didn’t play for Gold Coast reserves.  
19   Calf.  
20   Calf.  
21 NEAFL Important contributor on the outside with 32 touches and six inside 50s.
22 NEAFL Okay numbers, but didn’t have a massive impact.
23 NEAFL Superb in Suns finals win. 42 possessions, five inside 50s and three key goals.

2016 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1   Played in NEAFL trial against Brisbane.  
2 NEAFL Big ball winner in midfield to be among the best for the Suns.
3 NEAFL Drifted in a few times but didn’t have a big day on the stats sheet.
4 NEAFL Steady without starring on the outside. Ball use was good though.
5 NEAFL Good on the outside and supported backs with defensive running.
6   Bye.  
7   Senior emergency.  
8 GWS Started off well before fading out in first outing of the season. 4
9 Adel Ran hard through midfield to receive handball. 5
10 WCE Tended to go short or sideways with the ball. 4
11 NEAFL 16 possessions and eight tackles. Tried hard but not his best.
12   Senior emergency.  
13 NEAFL Bye.
14 Haw Came into side but unable to provide any sort of run or drive. Back to NEAFL? 3
15 StK Good link between attack and defence, relished the space afforded to him. 5
16 Bris Good link man out of defence and pushed back when needed. 5
17 WB Played a smart match, running hard through the midfield. Eight marks, five inside-50s. 7
18 Frem Mixed bag; some good things and some bad things. 4
19 Melb Provided some run and creativity off a wing and worked back to help defence. 6
20 GWS Good link player through the middle of the ground. 5
21 Ess Started on a wing opposed to Long and did a few good things. 5
22 Coll In and out of the game. Should be doing more than he is. 4
23 Port Useful in milestone game. 5

2015 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Melb Bump on Kent early drew ire of Dee fans. Played a part without starring. 5
2   Suspended.  
3 Geel Sub. Did well but couple of missed chances late were costly. 3
4 GWS Sub. Five touches in second half after coming on. Not enough. 2
5 Bris Great rebound from defence and ran really hard. 4
6 Adel Rebounded well and good mix of contested and uncontested possessions. 5
7 WCE Needed to do a lot more as one of the more experienced players. 4
8 NEAFL Had ball on a string with 38 disposals in tight loss.
9 NEAFL Worked hard to win a lot of the ball but was sloppy by foot.
10   Ill.  
11 NEAFL Looked off-color and only had 16 possessions.
12 NEAFL Bye.
13 NEAFL A bit flat on a wing. 19 possessions but efficiency down.
14 NEAFL Best in middle for Suns. 32 touches and six rebounds.
15 WB OK at stages but unable to replicate recent NEAFL form. 4
16 GWS Mostly used at half back and did the job well. 5
17 Adel Used his pace well when the Suns won the contested footy and spread well. 6
18 WCE Worked hard at both ends. Involved without being obtrusive. 5
19 Bris Nine touches not sufficient enough for a wingman. 4
20 Rich Won some ball and ran hard to create but possessions amounted to little. 5
21 Ess Booted two goals and put in a good four-quarter effort. 7
22 Port On Wingard at times and was just OK. 4
23 Syd Ran hard but only 11 effective disposals not enough to swing game momentum. 5

2014 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 Rich Ran hard on a wing and put his head over the ball when required. Fair. 5
2 Frem On Hill initially. Subbed off 2
3 Bris Starting sub who came on in last quarter and kicked a goal straight away. 3
4 Haw Good at times. 4
5 Melb Underrated conveyance who played clean footy. Clean hands. 6
6 GWS Accumulated the footy and ran hard throughout. 5
7 NM Wasn’t as damaging as he can be, but played a solid role on a wing. 5
9 StK Plenty of handballs at half forward without huge impact. Contributed. 5
10 WB His finest game at the top level. Ran himself ragged and was damaging with the ball. 8
11 Adel Lively through the midfield. 5
12 Syd Sub. On for Cameron and did a few handy things. 2
13 WCE Ran hard, but tapered in latter stages. 5
14 Geel Linked through the midfield at times and enjoyed a fine last quarter. 6
15 Haw Hardly sighted. 2
16   Senior emergency.  
17 WB Sub. Found the ball well after coming on, unlike many teammates. 3
18 Bris Ran hard all night but not a huge contribution. 4
19 StK Resourceful off half back and had a good game. 6
20 Carl His form has gone backwards in a hurry. Ordinary afternoon. 3
21 NEAFL Battled hard in midfield and also pushed back to defend.
22 Ess Looked short of best. Eleven of his disposals were uncontested in back half. 3
23 WCE Little impact. Run and carry that usual is part of his game non-existent. 3
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2013 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

1 StK Copped cork thigh from crunch with Maister. 6
2 Syd A third term goal to keep the Suns in touch, but otherwise well held. 5
3 Bris A bit wasteful with the footy but did a couple of nice things. 4
4 Port Couple of nice kicks that led to goals but not a huge factor. 4
5 GWS Ran well and was very good working off half back. 7
6 Frem Got plenty of the footy and ran hard, but disposal and errors let him down. 5
7 Melb His best game at this level. A constant thorn in Melbourne’s side. 8
8 WB Did a lot of selfless things to make things happen for his teammates. 5
9 Haw Worked hard and tackled strongly. 5
10 Geel Speed highlighted when he chased down Motlop. Used footy well when got it. 6
11 NM His pace was important and brought others into the match with handball. 6
12 Ess Provided some run through midfield but wasn’t overly influential. 5
14 Adel A bit quieter than previous weeks but still serviceable. 5
15 Bris Even effort. 6
16 Rich Provided some run and link play to get the Suns going forward. 6
17 Coll Celebrated his milestone game with a good hard-running effort. 7
18 Carl Found plenty of space and used his possessions wisely. 7
19 WCE Prepared to run hard from half back. Hurt shoulder in final term. 5
20   Shoulder.  
21   Appendix.  
22 NEAFL Bye.
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2012 Season

Played for : Gold Coast

2 StK At least tried to take the game and opponent on. Showed up teammates. 5
3 Ess Used his pace to win uncontested footy and kicked a goal. 4
4 Bris Could not make his mark on the game despite 18 disposals til last change. 5
5 NM Subbed out after head knock. Showed courage but had no impact. 3
6 Frem Kicked a ripping goal in the third quarter. Showed a bit off half back. 6
8 WB Linked well through the midfield but ball use was iffy at times. 6
9 Port Minimal impact on the game. Has to do more. 3
10 Coll Class player in making. Ball use and vision stood out – four inside-50s. 6
11 StK Bobbed up in third quarter but did little else. 2
12 NEAFL Responded to axing with some great run and carry.
14 WCE Kicked a superb goal and had 19 disposals. Worked hard. 6
15 Geel Looks a player. Ran well, used the footy wisely and mixed it physically. 6
16 Rich Held Edwards goalless and created drive from defence. 7
17 Bris A couple of glaring turnovers marred a pretty good game. 5
18 Syd Poor disposal mars his efforts. 3
19 Melb Got caught out of position at times but he did some good things. A talent. 6
20 GWS Used ball better but found Hoskin-Elliott a handful. 4
21 Haw Started OK but subbed off in third quarter. 4
22 Carl Pleasing effort, and rectified his tendency for sloppy disposal. 5
23 Adel Kicked a great goal in the second term to stop a mini Crows run. 5