Michael BARLOW

#20   Gold Coast

Age: 31yr 11mth Games: 139 Born: Dec 18, 2020
Height: 189cm Weight: 91kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Veteran midfielder arrives after seven years at Fremantle. Added to leadership group and helped set summer standards.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Bris Led the way in clearances for the Suns, and contributed defensively with seven tackles. 7
2 GWS Fought the game out better than most teammates and showed what hard work and pride are all about. 6
3 Haw Racked up plenty of possessions and was workmanlike across four quarters. 8
4 Carl Hampered by a hamstring issue for much of the night and was off his tucker. 3
5 Adel Continues to impress at new club, picking up 36 possessions and two goal assists. 8
6 NM Good ball-winner around the ground in first half but was quieter in the closing hour. 6
7 Geel Tagged Selwood at times but still found time to grab 29 disposals, four inside-50s, one goal and six tackles. 7
8 Port Kicked first goal in China with a scuff off the deck and won his fair share of the ball in a beaten midfield. 6
9   Bye.  
10 Melb Worked hard throughout and ended with two goals. One of the Suns who at least ran the game out. 7
11 WCE Faded out in the second half after a fast start. Found plenty of the footy. 5
12 Haw Strong body caused the Hawks some problems both in midfield and up forward. Laid seven tackles, five inside-50s and one goal. 7
13 Carl Suffered a horror leg injury halfway through the final quarter. Going okay up until then. 6
14   Leg.  
15   Leg.  
16   Leg.  
17   Leg.  
18   Leg.  
19   Leg.  
20   Leg.  
21   Leg.  
22   Leg.  
23   Leg.  

2016 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WB Toiled away in midfield but unable to get much going in Freo’s direction. 4
2 GCS Must improve his disposal. Turned the ball over too much. 4
3 WCE Patchy. Found the ball, took some good marks but not damaging. 5
4 NM 11 contested possessions but looked unable to get on the outside like he used to. 5
5 Carl Ball use was poor but he laid 14 tackles. Tried hard. 6
6 Adel Eight clearances, seven inside-50s and eight tackles, a superb midfield display. 8
7 GWS Torrid night – couldn’t get his hands on the footy. 4
8 WAFL Strong response to being dropped with 39 touches, 12 marks.
9 WAFL Dominant display with 44 touches, 13 tackles and three goals.
10 StK No impact in first term, but then with two quarters was in the vanguard. 6
11 Ess Tagged Zaharakis and shut him down. Also had 26 disposals. Quality game. 7
12 Bris Excellent defensive role on Rich. 7
13 Port Dominated. His 43 possessions and two goals set up the win. 9
14 Coll Had tagging duty on Sidebottom and won touches. Showed he can’t be filed away. 7
16   Finger.  
17 Geel Going brilliantly until brutal McCarthy bump wrecked his shoulder. 5
18   Shoulder.  
19   Shoulder.  
20   Shoulder.  
21   Shoulder.  
22   Shoulder.  
23   Shoulder.  

2015 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Port Disposal terrible and cost Fremantle the chance to score too often. 4
2 Geel Huge. Three goals to go with 13 marks and a mountain of touches. 8
3 WCE OK without playing a starring role in midfield. Good signs for team in big win. 5
4 Syd The quietest game of his career with only 11 disposals. 3
5 Melb Part of the engine room that kept the pressure on Dees all afternoon. 7
6 Ess One of his better games this year. Covered the ground well. 6
7 WB Made some uncustomary errors but got his fair share of ball. 6
8 NM Superb effort. Back to his damaging best with 30 touches and two goals. 7
9 Adel Pushed forward in the last term for one of the goals of the game. 7
10 Rich Trucked on in midfield and like many others, much better after half time. 6
11 GCS Used mostly across half forward and was OK. 4
13 Coll Not his best night but a presence around the ball. 5
14 Bris Trucked on in midfield in heavy conditions. Four clearances, three inside 50s. 6
15 Haw Freo’s best in midfield. Kept running hard all afternoon despite lob-sided score. 7
16 Carl Had 19 touches before the rain came. Laid seven tackles. 6
17 Rich Trucked on in midfield to play his role. Only two clearances though. 6
18 GWS Had 30 disposals including 21 handballs. Not damaging. 6
19 StK Low-key day but still managed to rack up the touches. 6
20 WCE Had a shocker. Just four possessions and got subbed out in the third term. 2
21 NM Very good in second quarter and one of Freo’s best. 6
22 Melb Had 31 disposals but 13 were ineffective. Must be cleaner. 5
23 Port Big game leading into finals with eight clearances, five inside-50s and goal. 8
QF Syd Quiet first half then got going to grab 10 third-term possessions. 5
PF Haw Honest and hard working but not a big game. 5

2014 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Coll Had trouble getting a clear kick early but just got better and better. 8
2 GCS In his element in slogging wet conditions – 10 cont poss and two goals. 7
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7 WCE A solid game without starring and kicked an important goal. 6
8 Port At his best in tight with six clearances. Worked deep into defence to help. 7
9 Geel Five clearances and 13 disposals to half time were important. 7
11 WB Prominent throughout and had 28 possessions plus eight tackles. 7
12 Adel Again prolific and creative across four quarters. 7
13 Rich Steady in and around the contest and iced steady game with two goals. 7
14 Bris Loved the wet conditions and played accordingly. 7
15 WCE Collected 25 touches running through midfield. Sturdy effort. 7
16 Melb Dominated around the stoppages with his height and smarts. Kicked a goal too. 8
17 GWS Racked up the stats around the footy and importantly used the ball well. 7
18 StK Won a fair bit of the ball and was best Docker. 6
19 Carl Two goals, three inside-50s and 10 marks. Kept wheels turning. 7
20 Geel Huge with 14 contested possessions, six inside-50s, six tackles and a goal. 8
21 Haw Big clearance performance. Won a heap of the pill and used it wisely. 8
22   Thumb.  
23 Port Tight contest suited him and he won a lot of the ball. 7
QF Syd Won a lot of the ball and tackled strongly. Didn’t hurt the Swans though. 6
SF Port Two first-half goals and a force around the stoppages. Slowed a bit late. 7

2013 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WCE Started the season in top form with 27 possessions. Got the Dockers going. 3
2 WB Plugged away in typical low-key fashion but not a huge factor. 5
3 Ess Slippery slog-fest suited his dour style – 12 cont poss, seven clearances. 7
4 Haw Soldiered on in midfield but many of his possessions were by hand. 6
5 Rich Prolific ball-winner and never stopped all night. 7
6 GCS Played a link role through the midfield and got six hard-ball gets. 6
7 Coll Knocked up winning the footy to continue to drive Freo forward. 7
8 Syd Filled out the stat sheet to be comfortably one of Freo's best. 8
9 Melb Had the ball on a string and topped it off with a goal. Superb. 8
10 Adel Ten clearances, eight tackles and goal for a best on ground performance. 9
12 Bris Prolific ball-winner in usual manner. 7
13 NM Knocked up winning the ball until he copped a hit. 7
14   Jaw.  
15 StK Usual unassuming but effective game. 6
16 WCE Won the Glendinning Medal – would have been a line ball with Mayne. 8
17 Rich Quiet early but worked into the game to help Freo turn the tide a touch. 6
18 Adel Dominated in close around the stoppages on a tough night to get plenty of room. 7
19 Carl Started on the bench but snuck up on the Blues. Ran the game out well. 7
20 GWS Bullocked his way around park for 14 cont poss, seven tackles and a goal. 7
21 Melb Worked into the game to be among the best. Kept on motoring. 7
22 Port Tapered in second half but could afford to. 6
23 StK Slow start but picked up tempo. 4
QF Geel The difference after quarter time – 29 disposals, three goals. 9
PF Syd Worked into the game well to be a strong player by the. Laid eight tackles as well. 7
GF Haw Plugged away manfully but poor efficiency eroded his impact – seven clangers. 5

2012 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Geel Found the footy quickly and kicked a goal. A ball magnet. 4
2 Syd Came on in second quarter to replace Duffield and made great impact. 6
3 Bris Influential with 25 possessions, six clearances and eight tackles. 8
4 StK Matched up with Hayes initially and won a lot of the ball. 7
5 Carl Slowish start then won a heap of the ball. 6
6 GCS His typical busy self without starring. Kicking is a bit up-and-under. 5
7 Port Won three centre clearances and tackled well. But down on touches. 5
8 Haw Looked to have back problem early but proceeded to win a heap of the ball. 7
9 WCE Kept winning the ball and tackled strongly too. 7
10 Adel Had 26 possessions but rushed many of them. Two goals were crucial though. 7
11 Rich Efficiency down but won some hard footy and relished the wet conditions. 6
13 Ess Influential for three terms then had a bad final quarter. 6
14 Coll Workrate huge around footy. Rewarded with seven clearances, 21 cont poss. 8
15 WB Won a lot of the ball but his disposal let him down. 5
16 Melb Two goals in opening 10 minutes of final term proved decisive. 7
17 GWS Won a lot of clearances and contested possessions. Wasn’t clean though. 6
18 Port Laid seven tackles, had four clearances and two inside 50s. 7
19 WCE Superb with 27 disposals and set up early goals. 8
20 Adel Getting back to the form he displayed before breaking his leg. 7
21 Rich Won plenty of the ball and set up several shots for goal. 7
22 NM Ticked over constantly as usual. 7
23 Melb More than 30 touches and lots of them were contested. 7
EF Geel Leading light in the early surge and knocked up winning possessions. 7
SF Adel Matched on Sloane initially. Solid worker. 5