Age: 38yr 7mth Games: 286 Born: Jan 24, 2021
Height: 187cm Weight: 88kg Position: MID
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   The midfielder has built an aura of being indestructible. Highly talented in his own right, but has also carried out major shutdown roles for the Swans in the biggest games. Just turned 33 but shows no signs of slowing and has been good in the NAB challenge.

2014 NAB Cup:   Veteran has tuned up nicely in NAB games and is in good shape.

2014 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 GWS Late reprieve to be sub. Grabbed a few touches when came on. 2
2 Coll Another low-key game for a veteran struggling to recapture his best form. 4
3 Adel Well shut out of the game by Reilly. 4
4 NM One of the club's real champions, he is struggling badly for form. 3
5   Rested.  
6 NEAFL Didn’t have the impact he would have liked.
7 NEAFL Bye.
8 NEAFL 36 touches to be immense through the midfield.
9 NEAFL Needs to play much better to be considered for a senior recall.
10 NEAFL Bye.
11 NEAFL Won a lot of the football, used it well.
12 NEAFL Workmanlike with 21 touches, 10 tackles, two goals.
13 NEAFL Workmanlike performance from veteran.
14 NEAFL Bye.
15 NEAFL At the coalface, laid a phenomenal 12 touches.
16 NEAFL Accumulated a lot of it, but didn’t do anything flashy.
17 NEAFL Solid as usual, workmanlike.
18 NEAFL One of his better games this year, very impressive.
19 NEAFL Best on ground with 33 disposals and two goals.
20 NEAFL Continued his stellar form, could play on next year.
21 NEAFL Among best again, door to senior football still ajar.
22 NEAFL Kicked a season-high six goals playing up forward.
23 NEAFL Bye.
QF NEAFL Kicked a goal and had 23 touches through the midfield.
SF NEAFL Impressed with 29 touches in last game as a Swan.

2013 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

1 GWS Superb defensively on Greene and won 14 contested possessions and six clearances. 7
2 GCS Filled the stat line once again, including 10 clearances, to be one of the best. 7
3 NM Had treatment for injury at quarter time, but ran out game well. 6
4 Geel Tried to go with Selwood but given a lesson. Kept battling himself. 5
5 StK Quiet early on Fisher then asserted himself. 6
6 Bris Took Moloney to the cleaners. Big numbers and impact. 8
7 Haw Matched to Hodge early but hammered. Kicked two goals and kept battling. 5
8 Frem Had his usual influence in the middle, but didn't have an impact forward of the centre. 5
9 Coll Copped hit to shoulder early and had demanding role on Pendlebury. 5
10 Ess Had the run-with role on Watson and didn’t let him dominate. 5
11 Adel Totally outpointed Thompson, tackled hard and created a lot himself. 8
13 Port Kept Hartlett quiet for three quarters and laid a game high 13 tackles. 7
14 Carl Combative effort again. Relished the conditions and his tackling very good. 7
15 Melb Won lots of tough footy, used it well and was a presence. 7
16 GWS Quietly went about his business without fuss. 10 contested possessions. 6
17 WCE Played his role but came off late with sickness. 6
18 Rich Good duel with Jackson. Had the edge but tapered in second half. 7
19 WB Usual hard working effort. Strong game but ended up limping. 7
20 Coll Finished second best trying to quell Beams and Ball at different times. 5
21 StK Quiet day by his standards. 3
22 Geel Beaten by Bartel. Only five kicks and one inside-50. 2
23 Haw Again held sway against Mitchell. 7
QF Haw Couldn’t tame Mitchell as he has done in the past. 5
SF Carl Roamed across half forward to play best game for some time. Copped injury late. 7
PF Frem Shadowed Fyfe and lost the battle too often. Few effective disposals. 3

2012 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

2 Frem Kicked early goal, but struggled in first game of season and replaced. 2
3 Port Looked rusty at times but kicked two vital goals. 6
4 NM Slowly returning to form after limited pre-season. Strong at times. 6
5 Haw Played a crucial role in cutting off key playmakers and also winning ball. 6
6 Adel Stepped up when needed and close to his best form. 6
7 Rich Another who played well in the third quarter but lacked his usual impact. 5
8 Melb Sensational first half and set pattern for aggression and will to win. Great. 8
9 StK Hard worker all night. 6
10 WB Another excellent game in a strong season from the veteran. 6
11 Ess The plus one in defence for much of the night. 6
13 Geel Didn’t stand out mainly because he didn’t use the ball well – 14 effective disp. 6
14 GWS Caused havoc all night for the young Giants in a trademark display. 8
15 Bris Another of the consistent brigade, laid seven tackles and kicked a goal. 5
16 WCE Had 17 touches in the third term and 39 for the game. Dominant figure. 9
17 StK Crucial role in containing Hayes til three quarter time. Then had big last term. 7
18 GCS Ran hard to link the play and got plenty of hard footy. 8
19 Carl Worked hard in else as again produced value in his 250th game. 6
20 Coll Continued his excellent run of form, laying eight tackles and kicking a goal. 7
21 WB Used ball brilliantly and iced his night with two goals. 8
22 Haw Great run of form continues with another stellar midfield performance. 8
23 Geel Unsighted first half and ditto second. Two clearances and two inside-50s. 3
QF Adel Matched against Thompson and won a heap of inside contests. 8
PF Coll Five clearances and 16 disposals in first half and ended with eight and 34. 8
GF Haw Claimed Norm Smith Medal after 15 tackles, four inside-50s, seven clearances. 9