Ryan GARDNER

#20   Geelong

Age: 21yr 9mth Games: 50 Born: Jun 01, 2021
Height: 198cm Weight: 98kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Key position defender out to build on a solid first season in VFL. Emergency but didn’t play last weekend.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

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4 VFL Key defender wasn’t required to doo too much and was pretty quiet.
5 VFL Impressive game down back despite the defeat. Had 21 touches and took 11 marks. Blanketed Lisle at times.
6 VFL Steady enough down back with 16 touches. Coming along nicely.
7 VFL Used the ball well in defence and was solid enough on his Hawks opponents.
8 VFL Battled gamely down back despite being under the pump. Good effort.
9 VFL Steady enough down back. Looking more and more like a senior player of the future.
10   Bye.  
11 VFL Not his best game down back. Will no doubt bounce back.
12   Bye.  
13 VFL Had hands full all night down back and was limited in what he did offensively.
14 VFL Played his part in the back half, but wasn’t overly busy.
15 VFL Steady enough down back in win over Coburg.
16 VFL Good down back and then bobbed up in attack with a nice goal.
17 VFL Did well in his match-up with Cloke. Six kicks went at 100 per cent efficiency.
18 VFL Was poor, which is an outlier because he has been good this year. Just 13 touches.
19 VFL Steady performance in defence. 12 disposals usually hit the target.
20 VFL Quiet game. No real impact in defence.
21   Rested.  
22 VFL Used in attack and was handy at stages, but still a work in progress.
23 VFL Played back and was okay, then thrown into the ruck. Not the worst.
QF    
SF    
PF    

2016 Season

1   Played in VFL trial against North Ballarat.  
2   Played in VFL trial against Collingwood.  
3   Played in trial against AFL Academy.  
4 VFL Battled away in defence. Still very raw and has a lot to learn.
5 VFL Battled away in defence but was rarely put under any pressure.
6 VFL Steady enough down back for the Cats in win over Coburg.
7 VFL Stood Grimley and kept him super quiet until very late in game. Top effort.
8 VFL Took Cloke and kept him to 12 disposals in great learning experience.
9   Rested.  
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Found it tough going at times in defence, particularly after half time.
12 VFL Hardly sighted down back and had next to no influence on the game.
13 VFL Key defender’s learning curve continues. Reasonable against older opponents.
14 VFL Defended stoutly with four rebounds but not much else. Developing OK.
15 VFL Bye.
16 VFL Went to Liam Jones and kept him to 1.1 from four marks. Solid.
17 VFL Not asked to do much down back but did what was required.
18 VFL Took 10 marks (two contested) and played his role down back.
19 VFL Key defender did well to nullify Gault given weight of ball against.
20 VFL Didn’t have a lot to do as a key last-line defender but did it pretty well.
21 VFL Quiet offensively and was under siege all afternoon. Three touches for the day.
22   Quad.  
23   Didn’t play for Geelong VFL.  
QF    
PF