Sam BLEASE

#12  

Age: 28yr 6mth Games: 34 Born: Feb 19, 2021
Height: 184cm Weight: 77kg Position: FWD/MID
Dream Team Profile

2015 Digest:   Speedy playmaker looking to take advantage of a second chance after being shown the door after five hugely disappointing seasons at Melbourne. Talented but work ethic has been questioned and not noted as a two-way player. Will get his chance but jury still out.

2015 NAB Cup:   Got chance in second NAB match but quickly dropped back to VFL. Will need to earn berth with a succession of strong showings.

2015 Season

Played for : Geelong

1    
2    
3 VFL Laid 10 tackles to go with his 21 possessions. Did well.
4 VFL Bye.
5 VFL 25 possessions and a goal in tight win over Tigers.
6 VFL One of the Cats’ best with 29 touches and a goal.
7 Syd Sub. Struggled. If he won’t tackle he won’t stay in the team. 1
8 VFL Up and down afternoon with just 15 possessions.
9 VFL 19 possessions and a goal. Solid without starring.
10   Late withdrawal.  
11 VFL Worked hard but wasn’t afforded any space to run.
12 VFL 23 possessions and two goals. Put hand up for recall.
13 VFL Bye.
14 VFL Struggled to get into game against old mates. 14 disposals.
15 VFL Strong outing with 24 touches and eight rebounds in win.
16 VFL Burst in and out but didn’t lay a single tackle.
17 VFL In everything early then copped a head knock. Returned later.
18   Injured.  
19   Concussion.  
20   Concussion.  
21   Concussion.  
22   Concussion.  
23   Retired.  

2014 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1   Casey Scorpions didn’t play.  
2   Casey Scorpions didn’t play.  
3 VFL Rotated through a wing and half forward and kicked the matchwinner.
4 VFL Injured early.
5 VFL Worked hard offensively and defensively and ran out game well.
6 VFL Showed a few bursts of pace that livened up a dull game.
7 VFL Ran well off half back. Used the ball fairly well.
8 VFL Had 30 possessions in a welcome return to form.
9 VFL Worked hard in the backline for 23 touches.
10 VFL Bye.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Slow start but had a big second half for the Scorpions.
13 VFL Ran hard to end with 29 possessions in tough conditions.
14 VFL Pressing hard for a promotion after an eye-catching effort.
15 VFL Ready for a recall after 22 touches and two goals in drubbing.
16 VFL Had 21 possessions but was sloppy by foot.
17 VFL Continued good form with 24 touches and two goals. Getting close!
18 Port Not big numbers, but provided run, dash and enthusiasm. 4
19 Bris Had the ‘goal goggles’ on at times when teammates were free. Burst in and out. 2
20   Ill.  
21 VFL Impact was curtailed by a knock. Five touches.
22 VFL Kicked a goal and had 22 possessions. OK.
23    
QF    
SF    
PF    
GF    

2013 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Port Left as the sub for a long time, then at least added some spark. 2
2 Ess Failed to provide the zip expected. Needs to lift. 2
3 VFL Zipped in and out of the game but had an impact.
4 VFL Provided run and was dangerous forward of centre.
5 Bris Tried to take the game on, but wasn’t his day. Subbed out in the third term. 3
6 VFL Lively performance. Provided great run and penetration.
7 VFL Bye.
8 VFL Gave great run, but kicking was scrappy at top speed.
9 VFL In and out of the game until sitting out the second half.
10 VFL Nice outing. 17 possessions, two goals and eight tackles.
11 Coll Made some darting runs and at least prepared to take game on. 5
13 StK Again looked like a quality performer early. 4
14 WB Threaded nice goal on run midway through third quarter. 3
15   Ankle.  
16 Geel Sub. On third term. Not sure why he wasn’t injected earlier. 1
17 Bris Kicked two goals and looked lively but didn’t find enough of the ball. 4
18 NM Provided one blistering dash but was dreadful throughout. 2
19 VFL Provided great run and carry with 25 possessions.
20 VFL Did well after returning from Gold Coast as emergency.
21 Frem Just a few touches until leg injury ended his day and was subbed out. 1
22   Ankle.  
23   Ankle.  
QF    
SF    
PF    
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Bris Made a couple of runs and dangerous at times but not often enough. 3
2 VFL Often blazed away aimlessly. Not his best showing.
3 VFL Quiet game. Disappointing performance.
5 VFL Booted three goals, including the match winner.
6 VFL Big second half giving constant run and drive.
7 VFL Used his leg speed to advantage in the conditions.
8 Syd One of the few good players and provided plenty of run from defence. 7
9 Carl Tried to use pace when he could and kicked a great early goal. Faded. 5
10 Ess Matched on Zaharakis early. Seemed to injure hip – subbed off in third term. 3
11 Coll Made some dicing runs forward of centre and used his leg speed. 5
13 GWS Subbed on late third term and kicked a brilliant goal from hard on boundary. 2
14 Bris Came in late for Jones and started as sub. Kicked two goals up forward. 5
15 Rich Great goal first term but needs to be more unselfish when on the break. 3
16 Frem Produced two great goals including a ripper in third term. Only five kicks. 4
17 Port A few efforts showed real spark for future, but turned ball over too much. 4
18 NM Excites when allowed to dash away with his speed but quiet in the second half. 4
19 GCS Hit highlights reel again with nice goal but must work on decision making. 4
20 StK Great pace off the mark and looks a potential star. 7
21 GWS Had been in good form, but couldn’t back up last week’s five-goal heroics. 3
22 Adel Kicked a nice running goal from 50m in the third term. 6
23 Frem Subbed out after only five touches. 3