Nick GRAHAM

#32   Carlton

Age: 24yr 9mth Games: 38 Born: Jun 12, 2021
Height: 182cm Weight: 84kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Managed 12 games in 2016, but in fifth season at club and a regular senior spot is starting to look like a bridge too far.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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3   37 possessions, 12 inside-50s and 10 clearances – fair numbers! Put his hand up for a senior recall, but must back it up.  
4   Senior emergency.  
5 VFL Brings his own footy to the game at VFL level. 32 possessions, nine inside-50s and nine tackles. Excellent.
6 Syd Plugged away in the middle. Laid six tackles and had four inside-50s to give some support to the established stars. 4
7 Coll Mobile play at half forward created headaches for the Pies for three quarters before fading. Handy game. 7
8 StK Created space forward of the centre, and played a part through the midfield. Didn’t always use it well. 6
9 Frem His eight tackles were important while playing across half-forward. 5
10 NM Worked hard for his 20 touches and five tackles. Solid without having a huge impact. 5
11   Bye.  
12 VFL Big effort in midfield. 33 possessions, eight clearances and six inside 50s capped off a fine day.
13 VFL Good again with 26 possessions and 13 tackles. Gives his all each week.
14 Rich Had 20 touches but didn’t every threaten to cause any damage. Tried hard. 5
15 Adel 19 uncontested possessions from halfback and wing giving the Blues width and space moving forward. 6
16   Senior emergency.  
17 WB Got his chance in the middle and was okay but lacked polish at times to hurt the Dogs. Ended day with 23 disposals. 5
18 Bris Another Blue who played in patches and could not be happy with just 13 disposals. 5
19 VFL Real presence. Prolific through the midfield, where he had a lot of contested ball and tackling was also a feature.
20   Suspended.  
21 VFL Suspended.
22 VFL Back from suspension and worked hard in midfield. 25 touches.
23 Syd Given a late reprieve and failed to make the most of it. Wasn’t shocking, but wasn’t great. Had his hands full with Kennedy. 4

2016 Season

1 Rich Caught a few times but worked hard in midfield. Will be better for the run. 6
2 Syd Another solid effort. Used it well and continues to improve at this level. 6
3 GCS Zippy across the half forward line and efficient with the footy. 5
4 WB Quiet one. One clearance and no inside-50s not enough for a midfielder. 2
5   Senior emergency.  
6 Ess Won a fair bit of ball backward of centre. Work-rate first class but needs to get more dangerous. 5
7 VFL Dropped back from seniors and won an enormous amount of ball plus laid 25 tackles!
8   Senior emergency.  
9 VFL Big – 14 contested possessions, five inside-50s and six tackles through the middle.
10 VFL Bye.
11 Bris Worked hard with seven tackles but needs to make more of an impact to hold his spot. 5
12   Senior emergency.  
13 VFL Bye.
14 VFL Five clearances and five tackles but not a huge amount of ball.
15 VFL Racked up touches at will and had 11 clearances and seven inside-50s. Huge.
16   Senior emergency.  
17 WCE Eight tackles, three inside-50s and 10 contested possessions. Steady. 6
18 Syd Tackled hard and got in the right positions at stoppages to win six clearances. 6
19 Haw Found some ball late after a quiet start. Three clearances and nine CPs. 5
20 StK Made some basic mistakes that wound up in St Kilda goals. Needs to do everything right from here. 3
21 VFL Bye.
22 Melb Late inclusion and did well with two vital majors. Good contributor. 6
23 Ess Poor conversion in front of the sticks. Struggled to have a midfield impact. 4

2015 Season

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3 VFL Did what he does at VFL – wins the ball. 28 disposals.
4 VFL One of the Blues’ best in midfield. Ran game out well.
5 VFL Had 22 touches, but kicked three vital goals in tight win.
6 Bris Sub. Thrown in when Lions were on top and struggled to impact. 1
7 VFL Blues’ best midfielder in loss to North Ballarat.
8 VFL Had 22 touches and 12 tackles in another good effort.
9 Syd Burrowed in around the ball but swamped. 3
10 Adel Laid five tackles, had four inside-50s and 14 effective disposals. Steady. 6
12 Port Highlight of game was seven tackles to add to two goals. 6
13 GCS Not as good as previous week but still offered something. Keeps improving. 6
14 WB Rotated between half forward and midfield. Keeps finding the footy. 7
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2014 Season

1 PM Strong match in the midfield. Had 30 touches.
2   Northern Blues didn’t play.  
3 VFL OK early but really got going in the second half.
4 Melb Late inclusion for Robinson never a factor. Under pressure every time he got it. 2
5 VFL Played his role in midfield without starring. Solid.
6 VFL Held to just a handful of touches by Tim McGenniss.
7 VFL Closely checked by Coburg midfielders. Not his best.
8 VFL Closely watched by Scorpions midfielders. Didn’t find space.
9 VFL Bye.
10 VFL Had it 30 times and played a lone hand in the middle.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Strong outing in the Blues midfield. 31 disposals, two goals.
13 Haw Sub. On late in third term for a handful of touches. Lacks the zip to be a sub. 1
14 VFL Didn’t stop working all day to will his team over the line.
15 VFL Rarely given space by Schroeder, but battled hard.
16 VFL Solid outing in midfield with 23 possessions.
17 Syd Did quite well when introduced as the substitute. 4
18 NM Sub came on second term and kicked great goal after starting chain. 5
19 Frem Set up a goal early in contest and kicked another but quiet in wash-up. 3
20 GCS Started as the sub and on early. Found a bit of the pill and used it well. 6
21 Geel Quiet night. Didn’t provide run or grunt around the footy. 3
22 Port Smart player seems to present himself in all the right spots. 5
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2013 Season

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
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12 VFL Among the Blues best in first game back. Good start.
13 VFL Did well in and around the contests. Found a bit of ball in space.
14 VFL Again looked at home at this level. Good final term capped a nice effort.
15 VFL Battled hard to break free in midfield under heavy attention.
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Won plenty of contested ball and was clean by foot. Nearing a debut.
18 VFL Keeps finding the ball. Had 33 possessions and used them all well.
19 VFL Keeps knocking on the door for a debut. Racked it up.
20 VFL Played his part in midfield without putting up big numbers.
21 Rich Sub. Showed some polish and poise late in the game. 4
22 Ess Sub. Came on early for McLean and not disgraced in his second outing. 5
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