#26   Adelaide

Age: 32yr 9mth Games: 221 Born: Feb 06, 2021
Height: 181cm Weight: 79kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Veteran utility faces big year. Can’t afford to lose form or will face a host of challengers for his spot. Can he still play midfield?

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 GWS Two goals in three minutes late in the third term and ran himself into the ground. 9
2 Haw Veteran playmaker struggled. Just 10 effective disposals, one clearance and three inside-50s. No goals. 3
3 Port Adelaide’s best player for the season so far, has stepped up in the midfield. 8
4 Ess Has had a great start to the year, is winning plenty of contested footy and is hitting the scoreboard every week. 7
5 GCS Relaible across half back and used the footy efficiently (89%). 7
6 Rich Unsung hero of the Crows midfield, doesn’t get the accolades of his more illustrious midfielders but has had a stellar start to 2017. 7
7 NM Got a bit of the ball after a slow start. Numbers will look okay post-game, but lacked impact overall. 5
8 Melb Tried hard with nine tackles and seven clearances. 6
9 Bris Played well although the let down was only a 50 per cent effective rate for his 24 disposals. 6
10 Frem Unsung hero of the Crows midfield with four clearances, two goal assists and laid five tackles. 6
11 Geel Went through the motions. Hard to recall too many of his 18 disposals in what was a struggling effort. 4
12 StK Best man on ground in the first half, faded in the second and so did his disposal efficiency. 7
13   Bye.  
14 Haw Numbers were low from previous weeks, an okay game in midfield but would want to do better next time. 6
15 Carl Won eight clearances and seven inside-50’s to step up for the Crows in the heat of the midfield battles. 7
16 WB Bobbed up for a goal in the last term when the game was won, with Thompson’s return played more up the ground. 5
17 Melb Flew under the radar with his 23 touches and makes good decisions. 6
18 Geel Had three goals in opening 40 minutes and ended with four to be one of the best on the night. 8
19 Coll Made up for the absence of Brad Crouch with 28 disposals including five inside-50’s. 7
20 Port Seven clearances and seven inside-50’s, another Crows midfielder who dominated their immediate opponents. 7
21 Ess Had a good night and was a strong ball-winner all over the ground for four quarters. 8
22 Syd A quiet game from Douglas, struggled to make an impact in the midfield. 4
23 WCE Had 16 touches in the first half and finished with 22 6
QF GWS Started in midfield and had a real impact in the absence of Sloane. Hits the scoreboard to hurt the opposition. 7
PF Geel Chipped in for 19 touches and four tackles. Supported star cast brilliantly. 6
GF Rich Veteran half forward battled to influence despite 17 disposals. No goals and four inside-50s. 4

2016 Season

1 NM Six inside-50s, one goal but efficiency well down on level required. 5
2 Port Not as prolific as usual, didn’t find a lot of footy but damaging when he did. 5
3 Rich A game-breaker in a sense with his three goals – two of which were beauties. Nice effort. 8
4 Syd Sprayed two gettable chances before hitting the scoresheet in the third term. 7
5 Haw Usual hard-working and constructive game. 6
6 Frem Playing through the midfield, and half forward, always good for a goal. 6
7 WB Horror game. Couldn’t get into the contest at all regardless of where coach put him. 2
8 Geel Two quiet games in a row, spent some time running with Selwood. 4
9 GCS Got things going in the second quarter when Crows had all the momentum. 7
10 GWS His best game for three weeks, still a lot of upside to come. 6
11 StK Not as dominant as his previous two weeks but always a threat heading inside 50. 5
12 WCE Marked well inside 50, which is rare for a player of his size. 5
14 NM Not getting the midfield numbers he would like but contributing on the scoreboard. 6
15 Melb Three goals from 12 kicks in a cheeky display playing forward/wing. 7
16 Carl One goal but on the whole was hardly sighted in a quiet afternoon. 3
17 Coll Rotated between midfield and high half forward, delivered five inside-50s. 6
18 Geel One great snap goal but just 11 effective disposals and three inside-50s. 5
19 Ess Chimed in with two goals and two scoring assists. 5
20 Bris Played more as a permanent half forward and had three score assists. 5
21 Frem One of his best games of the season. Kept winning the ball. 7
22 Port Getting back to his best form with five inside-50s and three score assists. 7
23 WCE Rotated between the midfield, wing and half forward. 6
EF NM Flitted in and out of the contest for 13 effective disposals and seven inside-50s. 6
SF Syd Seven effective disposals and three points in an ordinary effort. 3

2015 Season

1 NM Great midfield display with nine clearances and six-inside 50s. 8
2 Coll Won plenty of the pill and worked well defensively laying seven tackles. 7
3 Melb Continues to get under the guard of opposition coaches. 6
4 WB Tackled hard and battled on as usual. 5
5 Port Tried hard but couldn’t impose his influence. 5
6   Foot.  
7   Foot.  
8   Foot.  
9   Foot.  
10 SANFL Two goals, 22 disposals and set the tone in the clinches early.
11 SANFL Bye.
12 Haw First possession a costly turnover, second disposal a goal. 6
13 Bris Even effort across four quarters in midfield. 6
15 WCE Struggled after half time. Good before that. 5
16 Port Great game in engine room, six clearances, four inside-50s and goal. 8
17 GCS In career best form, pushed forward with two goals in the final term. 8
18 Syd Turned in his usual honest game for four quarters. 6
19   Ill.  
20   Ill.  
21 Bris First game back from having his appendix removed and was good. 6
22 WCE Unsung hero of the midfield, wins his own footy and dishes it out. 7
23 Geel Used ball well when he got it. Team-high seven inside-50s and five clearances. 7
EF WB Tough competitor in his element early. 7
SF Haw OK without being exceptional. 5

2014 Season

1   Groin.  
2 Port The Crows’ best with a whopping 10 inside 50s and six clearances. 8
3 Syd The Crows’ best player two weeks on the trot. 7
4 StK Usual strong and positive contribution. 6
5 GWS Hip and shoulder off the ball unfortunately ended Ward’s game. 6
6   Suspended.  
7   Suspended.  
9 Coll Returned to side after his two-match ban and pushed forward for two goals. 6
10 Carl A team-high seven inside-50s, 15 contested possessions, four tackles. 7
11 GCS Seven tackles, six inside-50’s and goal to play a solid role. 6
12 Frem Fair stats gave inflated view of his game. 5
13 NM Six clearances, three inside-50s and two scoring assists. 6
14 Ess Came good in the final term with nine of his 20 touches. 5
15 Port Played more defensively than previous weeks, still managed seven inside-50s. 6
16 GWS Solid if unspectacular. 5
17 Haw Won plenty of footy but wayward in his disposal. 6
18 Coll Running goal (two for game) in final term sealed deal. Eight inside-50s. 8
19 WCE Seven clearances, three inside-50s and seven tackles. 6
20 Bris Even effort in big win. 6
21 Rich Ran with Cotchin but still won plenty of his own footy. 7
22 NM Trademark strong and positive game all day. 7
23 StK Steady contributor who played his part. 5

2013 Season

1 Ess Looked lively around the ball and kicked two goals. 7
2 Bris Gathered plenty of the footy and ran hard in both directions. 5
3 Port Chimed in with two goals but needs to improve his decision-making. 7
4 WB Adelaide’s most consistent player this season had another good game. 8
5 Carl Lively and provided a second half spark. One of the best. 7
6 Haw Kicked goal of the game late in the third term to keep the Crows in it. 6
7 GWS Given the most demanding job on Wd and had a lot of the ball. 6
8 StK Got better and better as the game went on. 7
9 NM Close to side’s best with two goals, great ball use and 10 inside-50s. 9
10 Frem Seven inside-50s and laid seven tackles to keep up his great form. 7
11 Syd Kept going all day and never conceded. 7
12 Rich Had 13 disposals in first half and faded slightly – seven inside-50s. 6
14 GCS Kicked a controversial goal and worked really hard through the midfield. 6
15 WCE His running between the 50m arcs is phenomenal. 7
16 Coll Busy and constructive all night. 6
17 Geel With Henderson as Crows’ best. Huge first term then kept going. 8
18 Frem Tagged by Crowley in somewhat of a surprise. Just 16 possessions. 5
19 Port Well held by Cornes but still laid six tackles. 4
20 NM Burst out of the blocks with powerful first term and good all day. 7
21 WB Another solid display. Worked hard. 7
22 Melb Didn’t find as much of the footy as previous weeks but chimed in with two goals. 6
23 WCE Started with uncharacteristic miss but then continually effective. 7

2012 Season

1 GCS Another forward who could have had a more productive day, 1.3. 4
2 WB Subbed out of the game early in the first term. 1
8 SANFL Had 19 disposals and kicked four big goals on return.
9 Coll Came on as the sub early in the fourth quarter for no real impact. 3
10 Frem Lively. Had 21 disposals and four clearances. Won the ball at both ends. 7
12 StK Did OK early on Montagna then the Saint had big influence. 4
13 NM Started on Bastinac. Did some good things but bad mistake early in last term. 5
14 Rich Kicked two goals and had seven clearances and inside 50s. 7
15 Port Rotated through midfield and half forward and kicked a goal. 6
16 GWS Kicked two goals and tallied eight inside 50s to comfortably play his role. 5
17 WCE Six clearances, six inside 50s and a goal to start the second term. 8
18 Geel Worked his tail off around the footy but efficiency deserted him at times. 6
19 Ess Started slowly but had a big third term with 11 possessions. 7
20 Frem Four inside 50’s and a goal for the industrious midfielder. 6
21 Bris No influence. 4
22 Melb A solid head knock midway through the first term didn’t worry him. 5
23 GCS Goes under the radar but produced five clearances and eight inside 50’s. 7
QF Syd Not a major impact. 5
SF Frem Handy in first half. 5
PF Haw Struggled early but lifted later but didn’t have an enormous influence. 5