Age: 35yr 5mth Games: 196 Born: Mar 05, 2021
Height: 188cm Weight: 88kg Position: MID

2016 Digest:   Comes in as a top-up player and his hard, antagonistic attitude as a tagger is universally known. Always extremely fit and is super-keen to make an impression at new club after missing last year through suspension. May have to be eased along because he joined the program late.

2016 NAB Cup:   Had a run against Carlton and got a slight knock on leg. OK for Round 1.

2016 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 GCS Renewed acquaintances with Ablett and also pushed forward. 5
2 Melb Quiet game. Seems to get lost when not handed a hard tag to follow. One inside-50. 3
3 Port In noman’s land at the moment, his experience is vital but his play is off the pace. 4
4 VFL Played forward and got plenty of the ball to go with two goals.
5 VFL Kicked four goals, including three in second term to put a gap on the Magpies.
6 Carl Tagged Murphy at times but no match for him. Has lost the mongrel he had at the Dockers. 3
7 Syd Worked hard to find space and found a bit of the footy in best game as a Bomber. 5
8 NM Not ever a factor in the middle shadowing some key Roos. Laid one tackle. 4
9   Senior emergency.  
10 Rich Looked as slow as a turtle in peanut butter playing up forward. One goal but struggled. 3
11 Frem Pinged a hammy late and got a standing ovation. Respected. 5
12   Concussion.  
13   Hamstring.  
14   Hamstring.  
15   Hamstring.  
16   Hamstring.  
17 VFL Veteran returned from hamstring and played well. Five inside-50s and plenty of ball.
18 VFL Gave his all around the ball. Four clearances and 12 contested possessions.
19 VFL Bye.
20 VFL Veteran tried hard to win 13 contested possessions and 26 it total. Slightly wasteful.
21 VFL Veteran wasted some ball but burrowed in hard. One goal, work-rate stout.
22   Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.  
23 VFL Veteran kicked one goal but was hardly sighted for much of the day.

2015 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1   Suspended.  
2   Suspended.  
3   Suspended.  
4   Suspended.  
5   Suspended.  
6   Suspended.  
7   Suspended.  
8   Suspended.  
9   Suspended.  
10   Suspended.  
11   Suspended.  
12   Suspended.  
13   Suspended.  
14   Suspended.  
15   Suspended.  
16   Suspended.  
17   Suspended.  
18   Suspended.  
19   Suspended.  
20   Suspended.  
21   Suspended.  
22   Suspended.  
23   Suspended.  
QF   Suspended.  

2014 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Coll Tagged Pendlebury and Magpies tried to drag him to awkward positions but he kicked two goals. 7
2 GCS Drove Ablett mad but ticked the boxes for his coach. Modest stats himself. 6
3 Haw Went straight to Mitchell. Torched and moved away by late in third. 4
4 Ess Added Watson to his growing list of quality scalps. 7
5 Syd Comfortably won his duel with Jack in last year's prelim, but not this time. 4
6 NM Had his colors lowered by the evergreen Harvey for one of the few times in recent memory. 4
7 WCE Did a job as a defensive forward and offered a decent target on the lead. 7
8 Port Tagged Boak. The Power star won the duel. 5
9 Geel Shut out Johnson in a key win for the team. Got a bit of it himself. 7
11 WB Tagged Griffen and held him to only10 possessions. 7
12 Adel Had major job in Dangerfield and kept him within reasonable limits. 6
13 Rich Did job on Deledio in first half then went to Cotchin and covered him. Good. 7
14 Bris Totally blotted out the creative Hanley before going to Rockliff in final term. 7
15 WCE Ran with Shuey and limited him influence for much of the afternoon. 7
16 Melb Attached himself to Vince and limited his impact but was sloppy by foot. 6
17 GWS Shadowed Ward at times. Not his usual miserly self. 4
18 StK Stuck close with Montagna, but didn’t subdue him. 3
19 Carl Wore Murphy who got away enough to kick two goals and copped battering. 4
20 Geel Shadowed Johnson and successfully restricted the Cat to one inside-50, no goals. 6
21 Haw Won 20 possessions and kept both Hill and Smith in toe. 6
22 Bris Superb tagging job on Hanley and also collected 14 disposals. 7
23 Port Had the job on Boak whose influence was reduced. 5
QF Syd Didn’t have a clear tagging job. Asked to rotate through players. 5
SF Port Tagged Boak (two touches) superbly in first half and did a fine job overall. 8

2013 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WCE Ran with Shuey and did a sterling job to limit impact on the contest. 6
2 WB Wore Griffen like a glove and verballed him all day. Key win for team. 8
3 Ess Solid enough but tagged Stanton (22 disp) so probably won’t get B&F votes on that. 4
4 Haw Ran with Mitchell and impacted his efficiency via sheer pressure. 6
5 Rich Cotchin got away from him initially and then he contained Deledio. 7
6 GCS Fascinating battle with Ablett and could hold his head up. 5
7 Coll Kept Pendlebury to just 23 possessions but had limited impact himself. 5
8 Syd Tagging job on Hannebery, but had his colours well and truly lowered. 3
9 Melb Tagged N.Jones and kept him to respectable numbers. 5
10 Adel Stuck to Dangerfield like glue despite conceding three goals. 6
12 Bris In 150th game saw off Black which was no mean feat. 6
13 NM Antagonistic tagging job on Harvey and reduced North champ’s output. 6
14 Geel Tagged Selwood and given weight of footy against he did a good job. 6
15 StK Steady but had a demanding day tagging midfield guns. 5
16 WCE Had the job on Masten and squared the duel. 6
17 Rich Deledio kicked an early goal, but from there Crowley did a fine job. 7
18 Adel Sent to Douglas who wouldn’t have expected a tag, and kept him under wraps. 7
19 Carl Quickly put Murphy right off his game. He’s the best stopper in the business. 9
20 GWS Shadowed Scully all day and nullified his effectiveness plus kicked a goal. 7
21 Melb Latched onto N. Jones and made his day as tough as possible. Another victim! 7
22 Port Focused on tagging Port skipper Boak and did well. 6
23 StK Assigned to Steven but ran his own race as Steven ran up 47 touches. 4
QF Geel Started on Stokes then went to Johnson after quarter time and shut him out. 7
PF Syd Added Kieren Jack to the long list of victims this year. Doubled his possessions count. 8
GF Haw Restricted Mitchell to 12 possessions so won his battle hands down. 8

2012 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Geel Tried hard tagging Chapman. Didn’t give him space to dominate. 5
2 Syd Had a fine ball-winning game and was exceptionally dangerous early. 6
3 Bris Took on Daniel Rich and kept him to 13 possessions. 7
4 StK Never left Dal Santo’s side and thwarted the Saints’ gun. 7
5 Carl Predictably had the job on Judd and contained him for three quarters. 6
6 GCS Won his own footy and enjoyed being released from hard tagging duties. 5
7 Port Beat Boak and kicked 1.3. Attacked hard. 7
8 Haw Tagged Mitchell with some time on Sewell and couldn’t blanket either. 4
9 WCE Good job tagging Kerr. Restricted his output all day. 7
10 Adel Great job on Thompson. Restricted him and also kicked two goals. 7
11 Rich Ran with Deledio and shut him out of the game completely. Fine effort. 7
13 Ess Couldn’t stop Watson when it counted. 5
14 Coll Tagged Beams but found the going tough and was swept aside. 4
15 WB Really good job tagging Griffen. Shut him down and also kicked a goal. 7
16 Melb Went to Jones after he got on top early and subdued him. 6
17 GWS Good job on Scully and found plenty of the ball too. 6
18 Port Had the tough task of running with Boak and was just OK. 4
19 WCE Tagged Shuey and shut him out of the contest. 7
20 Adel Stuck to Thompson like glue and dented his impact on the game. 7
21 Rich Great tagging job on Deledio. Held him to 14 disposals. 7
22 NM Drove Harvey to distraction for most of the game. 5
23 Melb Had a running battle with Jones all night. Restricted him well. 6
EF Geel Played his role in midfield to counter the famed midfield. 6
SF Adel Had the vital role on Dangerfield and didn’t let his side down. 7