Age: 36yr 9mth Games: 145 Born: Nov 18, 2020
Height: 190cm Weight: 87kg Position: MID
Dream Team Profile

2013 Digest:   Well and truly a veteran now but he has managed to re-invent himself a couple of times when it has seemed that his career may be teetering on the edge of the cliff. Late last year he was influential as a sub on several occasions which convinced the club to extend his contract.

2013 NAB Cup:   Has looked sharp in his senior appearances so far and plays his part.

2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 PM Started well and influential in the midfield.
2 VFL At his best at the stoppages where his size was a big factor.
3 VFL Won a lot of the ball (28 disp.) without being damaging.
4   Rested.  
5 VFL Provided a strong body in the middle. Excellent game.
6 VFL Tried hard but not his best outing.
7 Geel Sub. On in third term couldn’t adjust to speed of the game and struggled. 1
8 VFL Not his best game at this level but kept on battling.
9   Arm.  
10   Arm.  
11   Arm.  
12 VFL First game back and had some good patches.
13 VFL Bye.
14 VFL Just fair. Competed hard and had some good touches, but not enough.
15 VFL Had 26 possessions to work back to top form after arm injury.
16 VFL Bye.
17 GWS Made a late cameo as a substitute in a welcome return from that stabbing incident. 3
18 VFL Played an important role in midfield. Great leader at this level.
19 VFL Floated in and out of the game but had some good patches.
20 VFL Worked hard against the tide but not his best showing.
21 VFL Combined well with Hams at the stoppages. Solid effort.
22 VFL Solid contributor all day in the middle of the ground.
23 Rich Ended his career on a high-note with a good performance in midfield. Two goals. 6

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM On before quarter time to replace Hocking. Two big goals in second term. 6
2 Port Great first half netted 14 disposals then hurt hamstring. 6
6 Bris Good effort considering lack of match fitness but made some bad errors. 5
7 WCE Did a few things but was subbed off at three-quarter time. 3
8 Rich Sub came on late in the third quarter. Kicked a telling goal. 2
9 GWS The Giants just couldn’t match up on him – excellent night. 7
10 Melb Didn’t make an impact. 3
11 Syd No impact at any stage until goal on run in final term. 3
13 Frem The sub. Had 10 touches in a big final term. 4
14 WB Sub had a share of ball when he came on. 3
15 StK Good start but then tapered. 4
16 Port Came on as the sub and was uninfluential on late proceedings. 3
17 Geel Sub again came on and added some spark. 3
18 Haw Sub again came on and added some life. Has to be in starting 18 next week. 3
19 Adel His impact was evident in the first half but tired late in the game. 6
20 NM Seemed to relish being in starting 18 and began well. Tapered. 4
22 Rich Struggled with tight hamstring in second half. 3