Sam FISHER

#25  

Age: 37yr 1mth Games: 229 Born: Jul 10, 2020
Height: 191cm Weight: 95kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   The veteran comes off an extremely satisfying season where he resumed his senior place when many had written him off due to ongoing foot problems. Now a real veteran but has put in a solid pre-season fulfilling all requirements.

2016 NAB Cup:   Tested by Demon attack but appears to be moving well.

2016 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 Port Great battle with the taller and heavier Dixon. Took the honours for three quarters. 7
2 WB Gave away inches to Boyd and tried hard but was shaded in the end. 4
3 Coll Took Cloke for long periods and steady in that role. Lost any pace but reads play well. 5
4 Haw One costly error in second term but otherwise solid in the back half. Not big stats though. 5
5 GWS Had his work cut out with bigger GWS forwards. 3
6 Melb Having the job on Hogan a daunting prospect and he was well beaten. 3
7 NM Started on man of the moment Petrie and did a solid job in holding him to two goals. 6
8   Soreness.  
9 Ess His return added experience and physical strength to defence. OK. 5
10 Frem Pitted against Pavlich and did the job effectively all day in defence. 6
11   Hamstring.  
12   Hamstring.  
13   Hamstring.  
14   Hamstring.  
15   Hamstring.  
16   Hamstring.  
17   Hamstring.  
18   Hamstring.  
19 VFL Might need another week in VFL after returning from hamstring issue.
20 Carl Battled with tempo in return after long lay –off but improved across the day. 5
21 Syd Fairly good in defence in first half then jaw crunched by Nankervis. 3
22   Hamstring.  
23 Bris Defender worked hard and showed usual courage in what may be his last game. 5

2015 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 GWS Did OK in negative role on Tomlinson. 5
2 GCS Strong and assured in defence against Lynch and others. 6
3 Coll Matched with White for the most part and kept him on a tight leash. 5
4 Carl Casboult gave him some worries, but he battled on. 4
5 Ess Restricted Carlisle’s chances but Bomber made the most of them. 6
6 WB Looked a step off the pace in hot first half but showed composure late. 6
7 Adel Good dual with Lynch, with the Crows forward taking the honours. 4
8 WCE Worked hard on Kennedy but hurt hamstring in third term and out of game. 4
9   Hamstring.  
10   Hamstring.  
11   Hamstring.  
12   Hamstring.  
13   Back.  
14 Ess Made his return successfully and did OK til subbed off at three-quarter time. 5
15 GWS On resting talls and ran off them. 4
16 Rich Important job on J. Riewoldt. Stuck close but the Tiger star still kicked 2.4. 5
17 Melb Had the major role on Hogan and kept him to just one goal. 7
18 Port Toiled honestly down back against the tide. 5
19 Frem Had plenty of work down back. 4
20 NM Started well but like other backmen under siege in third term 5
21 Geel Hawkins had too much bulk for him early, but he battled on. 6
22 Syd Had jobs on a variety of forwards and was satisfactory. 6
23 WCE Had his hands full with tall forwards. Ended in attack. 4

2014 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1   Back.  
2   Hamstring.  
3   Hamstring.  
4   Hamstring.  
5 VFL Got through unscathed in first game back in defence.
6 VFL Senior emergency.
7 VFL Injured hamstring early and sat out the rest of the game.
8   Hamstring.  
9   Hamstring.  
10   Hamstring.  
11   Hamstring.  
12   Hamstring.  
13   Hamstring.  
14 VFL Seven disp. until being injured again before half time in development league.
15   Back.  
16 VFL Slowly regaining touch at half back with 21 possessions.
17 NM On resting forward talls in first game for 13 months. Rusty but not worst. 4
18 Frem Veteran was sure in defence and read play perfectly. 5
19 GCS On D.Stanley and did OK apart from conceding initial goal. 5
20 WB Had his moments on Bontempelli, but still gathered touches. 5
21 Syd Mainly had job on Tippett and was satisfactory. 5
22 Rich Mainly used ball by foot and had his hands full on big-jumping Griffiths. 5
23 Adel Used as extra in defence and had good game to put up hand for another year. 7
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GF    

2013 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1   Foot.  
2 Rich Returned from foot injury and slow to get going but improved in latter part. 4
3 GWS Shut down Cameron and also created by rebounds. 6
4 Ess OK in defence without setting the world on fire. 5
5 Syd Sydney used negating forwards O’Keefe and others to lessen his effect. 5
6 Coll Lacks a bit of zip and could be struggling with foot problem of pre-season. 4
7 Carl Good early and read it will in defence. Armfield had negating role on him. 7
8 Adel Worked well as leader of defence. 6
9 WB Not only negated by Addison but the Bulldog also kicked four on him. 3
10 NM Started on Petrie and looked to be struggling with groin injury. 4
11   Foot.  
12   Foot.  
13   Foot.  
14   Foot.  
15   Toe.  
16   Foot.  
17   Toe.  
18   Toe.  
19   Toe.  
20   Toe.  
21   Toe.  
22   Toe.  
23   Toe.  
QF    
SF    
PF    
GF    

2012 Season

Played for : St Kilda

1 Port Forced to work overtime early. Outstanding late.. 7
2 GCS Read the play well coming out of defence. 7
3 WB In great touch on back line and read play beautifully. 8
4 Frem Freo gave Mayne the tagging role on important set-up man. 5
5 Melb Did as he pleased in first term on Watts then partly reined in by Dunn. 6
6 Haw Best and fairest winner struggled to get into game before hammy strain. 4
12 Adel In return game went to Tippett in second half. Tired at end but solid game. 6
14 NM Good first half then didn’t have as big an influence. 5
15 Ess Back to his best as marking and creating defender. 7
16 Bris Sacrificed normal creative game to lock down Jonathan Brown. 6
17 Syd Dominant in first quarter and then had to contend with Goodes. 6
18 WB Read the play well at all times and played his role perfectly in defence.. 7
19 Coll Had the better of Cloke and sacrificed his own game until creative last term. 7
20 Melb Solid if unspectacular day. 6
21 Geel Had to be shifted onto Hawkins which cut down his creativity. 6