Age: 37yr 9mth Games: 279 Born: Nov 05, 2020
Height: 179cm Weight: 88kg Position: FWD
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   Essendon was amply rewarded for taking the punt and giving him a lifeline after Geelong cut him adrift. Dispelled doubt over his soundness of body by missing only one game through injury and coming ninth in the best and fairest. Superb one-on-one player who does the special things and loves the big moments.

2015 NAB Cup:   The veteran looked like he has enjoyed himself on two NAB outings and has looked sharp with his handling and kicking.

2015 Season

Played for : Essendon

2 Haw Always a threat in front half and was creative with ball in hand. 6
3 Carl Scrounged around for two goals but not at his best. Copped whack from Yarran. 3
4 Coll Hardly sighted in first half (four kicks) and subbed out in third. 3
5   Groin.  
6   Groin.  
7   Groin.  
8 Bris Did some nice things and was busy in attack. Limping at the end. 5
9 Rich Kicked last quarter goal but lacked spark and energy. 4
10 Geel Sub. One goal and plenty of ball but doesn’t look the same player. 2
11 WCE Subbed out after doing little. 3
13   Groin.  
14   Groin.  
15   Groin.  
16   Groin.  
17 VFL Quiet but came to the fore late with game on the line.
18 VFL OK without being great. Looking like this is the end.
19   Didn't play for Essendon VFL.  
20   Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.  
21   Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.  
22 Rich Farewell game was noteworthy for a team-high 11 tackles. 5
23   Retired.  

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Off to flying start with a couple of goals and instantly won Bomber hearts. Four goals. 7
2 Haw Racked up disposals and kicked a brilliant goal late that looked like the sealer. 7
3 Carl Injured an ankle early but returned to boot four goals. Had a picnic. 8
4   Ankle.  
5 StK One of the handful of better performed Bombers. 6
6 Coll Started brightly then copped hit in third term and didn’t appear to be right. 6
7 WB Kicked a goal from 17 disposals. Not the usual Chappy but effective. 6
8 Bris In the thick of it and had a solid game. 5
9   Suspended.  
10   Suspended.  
11 Rich Back in the team and continually got to the right spots in attack. 6
12 GWS Got to the ball enough but wasn’t a big factor. 4
13 Melb Shadowed by Jetta and looked dangerous without actually doing much. 5
14   Rested.  
15 Geel Will be disappointed with effort against former side. Just eight effective disposals. 3
16 Port Reported for striking Gray. 5
17 Coll Helped ignite the side early and had a good game. 7
18 WB Came to life in second half for a goal and set up another. Handy. 7
19 Syd Lifted in third quarter and had a solid game. 6
20 Rich Two goals and work-rate solid up ground. Seven inside-50s and eight marks. 7
21 WCE McKenzie was surprise match-up early. Did some handy things. 5
22 GCS Busy around ball and had extended runs on the ball. Eight tackles, four clearances. 7
23 Carl Took a hanger, kicked a goal and had it 18 times. Used the pill well as always. 6
EF NM Good start then Thompson was sent to him. Finals experience showed his value. 7

2013 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Haw Gave away a goal late in first half but then kicked one. Huge second half. 3
2 NM Another fine performance highlighted by 8 disposals and a goal in final term. 7
3 Carl Effectiveness down a little but workrate good – led side with six clearances. 6
4 Syd Two crucial goals and had five clearances despite hamstring worry. 6
5   Hamstring.  
6   Hamstring.  
7   Hamstring.  
8   Hamstring.  
9   Hamstring.  
10   Hamstring.  
11   Hamstring.  
12   Hamstring.  
13   Hamstring.  
14   Hamstring.  
15   Hamstring.  
16   Hamstring.  
17   Hamstring.  
18   Hamstring.  
19 VFL Got through unscathed after overcoming a troublesome hammy.
20 VFL Tagged by Lower and battled hard. Laid 12 tackles, reported for wrestling.
21 VFL Had 26 touches and kicked the sealing goal. Ready to return.
22 Syd Sub. Gathered 14 disp from 40 minutes game time in two bursts in either half. 4
23 Bris Got through another hit-out and looked at home with 10 cont poss, two goals. 7
QF Frem Handy enough after starting the second half. Won’t have fond memories of game 250. 3
SF Port Kicked four goals, had 5 inside-50s, 4 clearances and 6 tackles. A key. 8
PF   Suspended.  

2012 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Frem Shadowed by Crowley early but found plenty of footy but no goals. 7
2 Haw Frustrated all day and gave away free kicks. Still ended with 22 touches. 6
3 NM Played one of his worst games for some time. Had just 12 disposals. 2
4 Rich Emerged from his mini slump after quarter time to end with two goals. 6
5 Bris Best effort of season to date. Kicked two goals from 29 possessions. 8
6 Melb Backed up last week’s sound effort with another. Three handy goals. 7
7 Adel Ball use better than most teammates and worked hard all match. 7
8 Coll Really quiet first half but then workrate lifted. Helped side back into game. 7
9 WB Starting to find range. Two goals and 10 contested possessions. 8
10 GWS Recent form continued with two goals and great ball use. Workrate first class. 7
11 Carl Looked sluggish at times but hard to argue with seven inside-50s, two goals. 7
13 Syd Kicked two goals in third term to lift side back into it. Midfield days over? 6
15 GCS Three goals in a two minutes late in second term were crucial. 8
16 Coll Horror first half (six disposals). Lifted second half but well below his best. 5
17 Ess Used to counter Fletcher and was better in role in second half – two goals. 4
18 Adel Fine job quelling Reilly and helped himself to three goals to be among best. 8
19 Haw Turned back the clock with four goals from 10 kicks. A key performer. 7
21 StK Radar off (1.3) and it wasn’t one of his better games. Carrying injury? 5
22 WB Kicked two nice goals and a nuisance for the Dogs inside forward 50. 6
23 Syd Kicked two early goals to set crowd alight. Ended with three. 7
EF Frem Didn’t have an impact around goal and found out a few times for speed. 4