#3   Western Bulldogs

Age: 26yr 5mth Games: 105 Born: Oct 24, 2020
Height: 186cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Doubt remains on just when the midfielder will return to the field after the horrible broken leg he suffered mid-2016. Dogs will play it safe.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1   Leg.  
2   Leg.  
3   Leg.  
4   Leg.  
5   Leg.  
6 VFL Unbelievable return from injury. 34 possessions, 11 clearances, three goals and four score assists.
7 VFL Very good again and must be giving the selectors something to think about. 30 touches and eight inside-50s.
8 VFL Started in fine form, but was a touch quiet late. Ended with 26 touches and 12 clearances.
9 Geel Return from injury was a solid one. Grabbed 26 disposals (20 contested), six tackles and 12 clearances. 8
10 StK Didn’t miss a beat and was equally effective in the packs and outside. 7
11   Bye.  
12 Syd Wasn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and do some hard work. Not his best outing, but battled manfully throughout. 6
13 Melb Six inside-50s and nine tackles so couldn’t question his effort; 17 effective disposals and 224 metres gained. 6
14 NM Plugged away in the midfield with odd stint up forward. Worked hard for six inside-50s and three tackles. One goal. 6
15 WCE Opening the scoring with first goal as permanent pocket and bookended his day with another in the last. 5
16 Adel Like many of his team mates played an ordinary game when special games were needed by many to get them an away win. 5
17 Carl Quiet early but going in second half to give a lift when the team needed it; 25 disposals and four clearances. 6
18 GCS Industrious with his hands in close and won a lot of hard footy. One of the Dogs best. 7
19 Ess Plugged away all over the field. Only gained 74 metres from 18 disposals so didn’t hurt Bombers to any great degree. 4
20 Bris Lined-up on second-gamer Allison and was OK at best. 5
21 GWS Hardly sighted despite throwing himself around at stoppages. Rarely able to get a clear possession. 3
22   Senior emergency.  
23 VFL Okay without starring. Could he be on the trade table?

2016 Season

1 Frem Worked hard to find space forward of the ball. Did his bit around the contests too. 6
2 StK Made a few errors by foot, but won the ball well enough in middle. 5
3 Haw Another Dog who lifted after a tardy start. Five clearances. 7
4 Carl Burrowed in around the ball to enable teammates to win the footy. Does a lot of team things. 6
5 Bris Strong outing in midfield. Found ball and will and was able to squirt out into space countless times. 7
6 NM Honest and steady game in middle. 5
7 Adel Seven clearances, seven inside-50s, three tackles, 10 contested possessions and a goal. 7
8 Melb Six tackles and four inside-50s headlined another strong effort in the middle. Makes others better around him. 7
9 GWS Damaging at stoppages with five clearances and won 10 contested possessions. 6
10 Coll Worked hard in close in unspectacular fashion and gave value. 6
11 WCE Five inside-50s, five tackles and steady ball distribution a key to another steady game. 7
12 Port Won six clearances, and delivered the footy inside-50 on six occasions. 7
13 Geel Just three touches in the first half but upped rating a tad after the long break. 4
15 Syd Effective with clearances and played a hard grinding game in middle. 6
16 Rich Only two of his 17 disposals were kicks. One inside-50, two tackles. 4
17 GCS Made an impact in the midfield (four centre clearances) and up forward (three goals). 8
18 StK Played a solid game before horrific leg break in final term. 5
19   Leg.  
20   Leg.  
21   Leg.  
22   Leg.  
23   Leg.  
EF   Leg.  
SF   Leg.  
PF   Leg.  
GF   Leg.  

2015 Season

1 WCE First half huge with 13 disposals and five clearances. Ended with seven clearances. 7
2 Rich Second solid game in a row highlighted by 15 CPs, eight clearances. 8
3 Haw Off early with back injury, which was blow to Bulldogs. 1
4   Back.  
5   Back.  
6   Back.  
7 Frem Went to Mundy and did a decent job overall. 6
8 Melb One of Dogs’ best. Won 15 contested possessions and eight clearances. 7
9 GWS Bulldogs’ best and his great use of the ball was crucial to victory. 8
10 Port Has stepped up admirably in the absence of Liberatore. 7
12 Bris Great tackle produced a crucial goal against the flow in third term. Decisive use. 7
13 StK Closely checked by Dunstan but still cranked up opportunities. 5
14 Carl Played his part and was able to get forward to hit the scoreboard. 6
15 GCS Kept an eye on Ablett and slowly worked out a way to slow him down. 6
16 Geel Bullocked through the middle to be a handy performer. Two goals icing. 7
17 Coll Fantastic around the stoppages with nine clearances. 7
18 Ess In and under for 13 contested possessions, seven clearances and a goal. 8
19 Port One of his best games, 16 contested touches, seven clearances, leadership. 9
20 Melb Continued to find space in attack. Developed into a dangerous resting midfielder. 8
21 WCE Kicked one goal and was influential as a midfielder too. 7
22 NM Had a heap of the ball. Minor corked thigh right at end. 7
23 Bris In the thick of it. 7
EF Adel Rose to the occasion in last quarter. 7

2014 Season

1 WCE Tagged Shuey (two goals) and did a reasonable job. Kept working late. 6
2 NM Cut Wells out of game for long periods. But managed only eight possessions. 5
3 Rich Important job on Cotchin but couldn’t stop the Tiger dynamo. 5
4 GWS Kept Ward quiet and found a bit of ball himself. 6
5 Carl Tag on Murphy and copped punishment. Well beaten. 3
6 VFL Strong response to being left out of senior team. Had 26 touches.
7 VFL Worked hard and got his hands on the ball, which is a plus.
8 VFL Hard worker in midfield to get the Dogs rolling.
9 VFL Bye.
10 VFL Ran back into some good form with 33 possessions, eight inside 50s.
11 Frem Fantastic job tagging Fyfe. Closed him down. 8
12 Bris Did a decent enough job tagging Rockliff but needs to get more of his own ball. 5
13 Coll Tagged Pendlebury. The Pie had 30 touches but didn’t destroy the Dogs. 5
14 Port Started the day having the run-with role on Polec. 5
15 Melb Did a nice job on N.Jones for 90% of the game but Dee had an impact late. 6
16 Geel Brilliant job quelling Selwood who had just 13 disposals. Among the best. 7
17 GCS Did a lot of the grunt work that often goes unseen. Strong contributor. 7
18 Ess Tagged Heppell and was superb in first half. Bomber got away later. 6
19   Foot.  
20   Foot.  
21   Foot.  
22   Foot.  
23   Foot.  

2013 Season

1 Bris Prominent both inside packs and when wide. 2
2 Frem Subbed out late in third term after an even effort highlighted by seven cont poss. 5
3 Rich Decent numbers but impact wasn’t indicative of them. 5
4 Adel Spread well once the Doggies won the footy across half back and in midfield. 6
5 Geel Pretty quiet and the fact he didn’t have an inside-50 indicates as much. 4
6 WCE Sub came on in third quarter for Stringer, mad an impact. 4
7 NM Stats belied a lack of impact. 3
8 VFL Frankston paid him close attention but he was good at the stoppages.
9 VFL Strong game around the stoppages and kicking was a bit better.
10 Port Worked hard in first game back after VFL stint. Improved ball use. 5
12 VFL Well tagged by Nick O’Brien. Just the 14 touches.
13 VFL Williamstown’s best in midfield. Racked up big numbers.
14 Melb Worked hard, but outrun on occasions. 5
15 GWS Matched up with Shiel, he finished a distant second. 4
16 Ess Struggled in the engine room and subbed out in third term. 2
17 Haw Ran with Hodge for most of the day, tough inside the coal face. 4
18 WCE Tagged Masten until he went off injured then set about winning the footy. Good 7
19 Syd Good start on Kennedy and never conceded centimetre. 7
20 Carl Again deployed in a tagging role, this time on Murphy. Did the job fairly well. 6
21 Adel Shadowed Dangerfield for large parts and helped keep him to just 16 disposals. 7
22 Bris Went to Rich who was rampant early and shut him down beautifully. 7
23 Melb Put dangerous midfielder N. Jones out of business. Has emerged as splendid tagger. 7

2012 Season

1 WCE Found it 18 times but never really stood out as a playmaker. 5
2 VFL Won his fair share of ball in close. Good enough.
3 VFL Won the ball well as expected, covered the ground better.
4 Melb Did a couple of nice things in first half. Rushed his kicks often. 6
5 GWS Great around stoppages with seven clearances and 15 CPs. 7
6 Coll On as sub in third quarter for injured Wood. 2
7 NM Plugged away in the middle – 13 contested poss, eight tackles and a goal. 7
8 GCS Got stronger as the game wore on. 6
9 Geel Super effort highlighted by 10 contested possessions, five tackles and a goal. 7
10 Syd Did his best in a well-beaten midfield, tallying six clearances and 23 touches. 5
12 Port Great game. Won hard footy, cleared it well and kept the pressure on. 8
13 Bris Plodded away in the middle but only one clearance and two inside-50s. 4
15 Frem Ran hard. Tried to be creative. 6
16 Haw Battled away but only mustered one clearance and three inside-50s. 5
17 Carl Growing in confidence in midfield. Famous dad Stephen will be proud. 6
18 StK Plodded away in the midfield for his t0ouches. Only one inside-50. 5
19 NM Huge first half (20 disp, 9 clearances) then faded right out of the game. 7
20 Rich Ran with Martin and Deledio at times. Had five clearances and kicked a goal. 6
21 Syd Did what he could but often under pressure. Didn’t manage an inside-50. 5
22 Geel Clearance work good and laid team high eight tackles. Among the best. 7
23 Bris Ran hot and cold. 6