Matthew DICK


Age: 24yr 9mth Games: 6 Born: Nov 03, 2020
Height: 190cm Weight: 90kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   Ex-Swans player would have hoped to make the grade more often last year, but performed reasonably well when given a go in the last month. Solid citizen who does everything he can.

2016 NAB Cup:   Had two games down back without making any significant impression.

2016 Season

Played for : Carlton

1   Played in VFL trial against Richmond.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Port Melbourne.  
3 VFL Racked up 30 disposals across half back to keep his name in selectors minds.
4 VFL Played across half-back and won his battles all night. Stats modest but strong effort.
5 VFL Not as much influence as he had in win over Cats. OK from half back.
6 VFL Steady throughout and rated among best. Ready if needed at senior level.
7   Steady again off half back and keeps name in front of selectors.  
8 VFL Not as prolific as previous weeks. Four rebound 50s only stat of note.
9 VFL Three rebound 50s but was far quieter than previous weeks. Nine kicks.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Four rebound 50s and used the ball well out of the back half. Steady effort.
12 VFL Won plenty of the ball and distributed it well from the back half. Solid effort.
13 VFL Bye.
14 VFL Won a mountain of ball and had 10 rebound 50.s. Could get a call-up.
15 VFL Five rebound 50s but inability to hit targets dampened his impact.
16 VFL Surely gets a chance this week after 28 touches and six rebound 50s. Solid.
17 VFL Steady form continues from back half. Led team with seven rebound 50s.
18 VFL Of 23 disposals, 22 were kicks. Team leading nine rebound 50s. Solid all day.
19 VFL Much quieter than previous weeks. Just two rebound 50s and seven kicks.
20   Didn’t play for Northern Blues.  
21   Hamstring.  
22   Hamstring.  
23   Hamstring.  

2015 Season

Played for : Carlton

3 VFL Did well down back and found lots of footy.
4 StK Sub came on and worked hard in running to create. 1
5 VFL Made some mistakes down back but battled away.
6 VFL Worked diligently in defence against Frankston.
7 GWS Second-gamer who will be better for the run down back. Under the pump. 4
8 VFL Good at start and end but had a shaky period.
9 VFL Competed hard in defensive half. Kept opponent quiet.
10   Didn’t play for Northern Blues.  
11 VFL Bye.
12   Calf.  
13 VFL Rebounded well at half back and got ball flowing forward.
14 VFL Best for the Blues’ in heavy defeat with 33 possessions.
15 VFL Steady effort with 20 touches and three tackles.
16 VFL Steady with 15 disposals but not a star.
17 VFL Bye.
18 VFL Unable to get another going down back.
19 VFL OK down back despite being under constant pressure.
20 Bris Struggled. 4
21 Melb Straight and hard all day. Two inside-50s and six marks. 4
22 GWS Did a good job down back opposed to McCarthy. 7
23 Haw Stood Gunston and will be better for the experience. 4

2014 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 PM Tried his best in defence. Wasn’t beaten too often.
2 NEAFL Competed well in defence.
3 NEAFL Gave away height all day but battled on well.
4 NEAFL Named in best. Went forward and kicked a couple.
5 NEAFL 20 touches, three rebounds from 50 and three inside 50s.
6 NEAFL Tried hard without returning big numbers.
7 NEAFL Bye.
8 NEAFL 31 disposals, five I50s, and eight marks. Excellent.
9 NEAFL Not too much to do on the back flank in 131-point rout.
10 NEAFL Bye.
11   Hamstring.  
12   Hamstring.  
13 NEAFL Among best in return from hamstring injury.
14   Hamstring.  
15 NEAFL Consistent across half back.
16 NEAFL Very solid across half-back.
17 NEAFL Impressive across half back once again.
18 NEAFL Among best again and is in a good patch of form.
19 NEAFL Continued stellar form with 28 possessions.
20 NEAFL Did some good things, but not overly impactful.
21 NEAFL 11 touches in defence. Just fair.
22 NEAFL Kicked a goal and did some good things.
23 NEAFL Bye.
QF NEAFL Did his job down back without much fuss.

2013 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 NEAFL Outsized at times in defence but competed hard.
2 NEAFL Played down back and had time on McKenzie. Did well.
3 NEAFL Rarely sighted after coming on and off the ground.
4   Rested.  
5 NEAFL Bye.
6 NEAFL In and out of the game but did a few nice things.
7 NEAFL Worked hard and provided good drive from half back.
8   Hamstring.  
9   Hamstring.  
10   Hamstring.  
11 NEAFL Back from injury and was in and out of the game.
12 NEAFL Bye.
13 NEAFL Moved forward and gave a good target in loss to NT Thunder.
14 NEAFL Matched up on Cornelius and tried hard but was beaten.
15 NEAFL Used in defence and stuck to his task admirably.
16 NEAFL Started back, but moved into the middle and was fair.
17 NEAFL Battled away down back and held up well under pressure.
18 NEAFL Bye.
19 NEAFL Kicked a goal and had some handy touches.
20 NEAFL Competed hard and caught the eye at times.
21 NEAFL Competed strongly and showed poise under pressure.
22 NEAFL Bye.
23 NEAFL Did well in a few contests and is growing as a player.
SF VFL Played as a tall defender and was OK without starring.