#28   Essendon

Age: 28yr 7mth Games: 40 Born: Aug 28, 2020
Height: 196cm Weight: 95kg Position:

2017 Digest:   With key players returning he faces a task to hold his spot in the best 22 despite playing 21 games last season.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

3 Carl Great battle with Silvagni. Played his role to best of ability and kept Silvagni off the scoresheet. 5
4 Adel Andy Otten started well but Brown broke even for the rest of the match. 5
5 Coll Took Moore/Cox and played an effective spoiling role while giving some drive. 6
6 Melb Stationed down back. Dropped a few marks that the Dees capitalised on. One of the few to use the ball well though. 5
7   Ankle.  
8   Ankle.  
9   Ankle.  
10   Ankle.  
11   Ankle.  
12   Ankle.  
13   Ankle.  
14 VFL Worked into the game to be an influential performer after half time. Good return.
15 VFL Worked into the game after a sluggish start to have an impact.
16   Ankle.  
17   Ankle.  
18   Ankle.  
19   Ankle.  
20   Ankle.  
21   Ankle.  
22 VFL Steady game in Bombers win. 16 possessions and five marks.
23 VFL Okay down back without setting the world on fire against former club.

2016 Season

1 GCS Under siege in defence, but stood tall. 5
2 Melb Two goals and four inside-50s kept him involved but not a massive day. 4
3 Port Had no impact on the game, well beaten by Hombsch. 2
4 Geel Couldn’t get into the game at all but did take team’s only contested mark. One goal. 3
5 Coll Led well in the forward half, but was wasteful in front of goal kicking 1.3. 4
6 Carl Two goals and presented well. Just love to see him have a breakout game. 5
7 Syd Presented well in the forward line and always made a contest, taking nine marks. 6
8 NM Couldn’t get into the game at all despite working hard. Didn’t have a shot at goal. 2
9 StK Marked strongly and booted four goals. Has earned his keep this year. 6
10 Rich Two goals but for most of the night beaten by Astbury, who took 11 marks. 3
11 Frem Quiet. Just one shot for goal. 3
12 Haw Took good contested marks down forward and kept working hard all through. 5
13 GWS Kicked 2.4 and missed some sitters. Wasted chanced hurt the team. 4
15 WCE Gave the team a target. Kept competing. 6
16 StK Pitted against Dempster initially and tried hard without huge impact. 4
17 Rich Started forward and mostly ineffective then went back and steadied the Bombers to a degree. 5
18 Bris Missed a few crucial shots that would have added to Bomber momentum. Just fair. 4
19   Groin.  
20 Geel Used down back and racked up uncontested stats at will. Used ball well. 6
21 GCS Started forward then went back and superb in intercepting role. Swung in attack in final term. 7
22 WB Started in attack then went to defence. Tradesmanlike effort across four quarters. 5
23 Carl A steady and reliable performance defensively. Used it well on the way out. 6

2014 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Adel Two of three goals in final term. Grew in confidence as game wore on. 6
2 Bris Quiet day with Lisle wearing him. Only had three kicks and no goals. 2
3 Coll Struggled big time against Keeffe and subbed out in third term. 2
4   Ankle.  
5 VFL Kicked three goals but drifted in and out of the game.
6 VFL Wayward day in front of goal with 2.6
7 VFL Kicked two goals and showed improved physicality.
8 VFL Bye.
9 VFL Kicked two goals. Dangerous at times but needs to do more.
10   Shoulder.  
11 VFL Bye.
12   Shoulder.  
13 VFL Spent time at both ends. Better down back as loose man.
14 VFL Battled hard for the Cats to be among their best.
15 VFL Dominated in defence in sloppy conditions. Smart player.
16 VFL One of Geelong’s few winners in defence.
17 VFL Good early in attack, but was frozen out in second half.
18 VFL Roamed up from half forward to give a target. Two goals.
19 VFL The main man in attack with 4.3 from nine marks.
20 VFL Held to just one goal by Joel Tippett.
21 VFL Just the one goal but provided a marking target.
22 VFL Two goals and presented well in front half.
23 Bris Floated in and out for five marks and a late goal. Not sure he holds his spot. 5
SF NM Got into some handy spots at times but not enough to be a major player. 4

2013 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 VFL Superb down back with 34 possessions. Starred.
2 NM Tarrant kicked two on him and subbed out after conceded second goal. 3
3 VFL Battled hard in defence against bigger opponents. OK.
4 VFL Just fair down back.
5 VFL Drifted down to kick a goal. Defended fairly well.
6 VFL OK down back before being moved forward late.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Kicked four goals and was a constant danger for the Cats.
9 Port Used forward and OK early then petered out after half time. 3
10 GCS Disappointing with only two marks and subbed out in third term. 2
11 GWS Played down back and went to Cameron in parts and had trouble on him. 4
13 VFL Kept Galea scoreless all day and pushed forward for a goal.
14 VFL Another best afield showing down back. Provided great rebound.
15 VFL Another strong game down back. Growing with each week.
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Started well but had a quiet patch in the middle of the game.
18 StK Played best game for the club. Defended and rebounded well (10 marks). 7
19 VFL Another strong game down back. Helped blanket Hogan.
20 VFL Got better as the game wore on at centre half back.
21 VFL Lowered his colors for one of the rare times this season.
22 VFL Kicked three final-quarter goals to end with four. Good again.
23 VFL Strong again down back. Took some good marks and used ball well.
SF VFL OK for the first three quarters and then had big final term.
PF VFL Struggled. Complete lack of intensity down back.

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 VFL Kicked two goals and worked hard from deep forward.
2 Haw Only came on in final minutes to play in defence. One kick. 1
3 VFL Kicked five goals and presented well all game.
4 VFL Kicked three goals playing deep forward.
5 VFL Was simply on fire with nine goals. Defenders were hapless.
6 Melb Beaten by McDonald and might find himself back in the VFL. 2
7 Adel Quiet up forward. 2
10 VFL Kicked two goals but a few misses late were costly.
11 VFL Kicked three goals and presented well throughout.
13 VFL Used in defence this week and showed some composure.
14 VFL Another good showing at half back. Smart player.
15 GCS Kicked first goal and added another but not enough to guarantee his spot. 5
16 VFL Instrumental in defence, collecting 25 disposals.
18 VFL Very good again in defence. May have found a home.
19 VFL Continues his good form since moving to defence.
20 VFL Started back but went forward late and played a big role.
21 VFL Not his most influential game down back. OK though.
22 VFL Started forward but moved back. OK without starring.
23 VFL Played up forward and was held to just one goal.
EF VFL Improved game after a quiet outing last week.
SF VFL Kicked three goals up forward to play his role.
PF VFL Kicked two goals but never really had a big impact on the game.