Sam FROST

#17   Melbourne

Age: 26yr 3mth Games: 56 Born: Aug 28, 2020
Height: 194cm Weight: 95kg Position:

2017 Digest:   The athletic swingman showed glimpses last year but never established himself. Still on the fringe as it stands and a toe injury hasn't helped.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1   Toe.  
2   Toe.  
3    
4 Frem The best of the Dees tall defenders. Showed good athleticism and had less ‘heart in the mouth’ moments than McDonald. 6
5 Rich Desperation in defence was evident throughout. Laid some goal-saving tackles and took the game on. Love his passion. 6
6 Ess Had hands full with Daniher, but laid some great tackles and spoils to halt Bomber thrusts. Took game on with ball in hand too. 6
7 Haw Job on Roughead produced mixed bag but importantly won a few one-on-ones and rebounded with some zest. 7
8 Adel Despite conceding two goals, held Taylor Walker in check and provided great dash at times. 7
9 NM Struggled against Brown who booted five goals. Couple od dashes and one goal but defensively beaten. 4
10 GCS Did a very good job down back, even when the Suns were on top. Growing with each week. 7
11   Bye.  
12 Coll Caught a couple of times charging out of defence early, but then good when Dees made their run. 6
13 WB Had a few iffy moments ­– including a poor turnover at half back, but took the game on and was strong in the air. 7
14 WCE Pretty good job on Darling. Some of his dash was important. 6
15 Syd Took Franklin who had a lot of the footy and ended up with four. Not his fault, but lowered colors. 4
16 Carl Couple of gazelle-style dashes from the backend but was under siege at times. Casboult’s aerial stuff troubled him. 6
17 Adel Took Jenkins for much of the night. Had a ‘mare though with fumbles and mistakes that cost goals at important times. 2
18 Port Off early with a hamstring issue, then returned. Took Dixon and Wingard at times. Okay. 5
19 NM Defensively suspect when taking his turn on Brown. Has to be better than that. 2
20 GWS Adventurous with his run from defence, but gets caught out a bit. GWS talls didn’t dominate. 5
21   Senior emergency.  
22 VFL Did what was required in the back half.
23 VFL Tough day down back. Had his colors lowered.

2016 Season

1 GWS Used in attack with the odd stint in ruck. Had a few touches but struggled overall. 3
2   Played in VFL trial against Box Hill.  
3 NM Still working out his role in this team. Played forward and did a small amount of rucking. 2
4 Coll Mixed good and bad. Ended with 1.2 from eight kicks and had four inside-50s. 4
5 Rich Three inside-50s, one goal but not a big night. Got better later in the contest. 3
6 StK Should have taken advantage of focus on Hogan but didn’t. 1
7 VFL Used in defence on return to VFL and was strong in the contests.
8 VFL Spent time in the back half but wasn’t a big factor.
9 VFL Good athleticism and closing speed in defence. Should be persisted with in back half.
10 VFL Bye.
11 Haw Made some poor decisions with ball in hand but looked good at times in defence. 5
12 Coll Used down back and made some mistakes. Looks like an athlete trying to play football. 4
13 Syd Attacked ball well early and tried to force the ball forward. Drifted out of game. 4
15 Adel Took the game on and was caught a few times but at least tried to be positive. 4
16 Frem Tucked ball under arm a few times out of defence and was OK in the air. 4
17   Ill.  
18 WCE Didn’t have a big say on the contest but marked well at times. 5
19 GCS Gave run from defence although still leaves hearts in mouths. Liked his game. 6
20 Haw Errors with skill execution and decision-making but kept battling. 4
21 Port Lucky recipient of a 50-metre penalty that led to goal in the second term. 5
22 Carl Took Jones and OK in that role, but slipped over too often and made some odd decisions. 4
23 Geel Under siege and unable to get into the game. Tough to judge harshly. 3

2015 Season

1 GCS Used at both ends and in ruck and provided the contest required. 4
2 GWS Did well early against old club. Worked hard and played with energy. Then disappeared. 4
3 Adel Subbed out with a foot injury. 1
4   Foot.  
5   Foot.  
6   Foot.  
7   Foot.  
8   Foot.  
9   Foot.  
10   Foot.  
11   Foot.  
12   Foot.  
13   Foot.  
14   Foot.  
15   Toe.  
16   Toe.  
17   Toe.  
18   Toe.  
19   Toe.  
20   Toe.  
21   Toe.  
22   Toe.  
23   Toe.  

2014 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 Syd Impressed in defence and came back from third quarter shoulder to kick a goal. 5
2 StK Spent most of his time on Maister and did OK. 5
3 Melb Handled awkward role on temporary forward Frawley. 5
4 WB Lowered his colors to Jones who kicked three important goals. 4
5 Adel Kept Podsiadly to just one goal. 6
6 GCS Rotated opponents throughout and was serviceable. 4
7 Port Defender got a valuable lesson from Schulz. 5
8 WCE Torched by Kennedy and had to be shifted away. 3
10 NEAFL Did what he had to down back.
11 Haw Battled away down back, backed himself, steady in the contests. 6
12 Ess Picked up Merrett and marked well. 4
13 Bris Did his job in locking down Aish. 5
14 Carl Tried to use his athleticism on Mitch Robinson but was beaten on the day. 4
15 Syd Used the ball well in his limited opportunities. 5
16 Adel Had trouble contain Crow forwards. 3
17 NEAFL Kicked a goal after being dropped from the seniors.
18 NEAFL Stoic in defence. Among his side’s best.
19 Rich Did some good things down back and catches eye with frame and athleticism. 5
20 NEAFL Went OK down back, did his job.
21 NEAFL Impressed, with 19 touches and four rebound 50s
22 Coll Late inclusion for Davis and stood the resting ruck. Fair. 5
23 NEAFL Bye.
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2013 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

1 NEAFL Not his best outing but competed hard throughout.
2   Senior emergency.  
3 NEAFL Energetic and provided lots of run from defence.
4 Melb Competed hard up forward but struggled for impact. 3
5 NEAFL Starred up forward with six goals against Belconnen.
6 Ess Subbed off late after providing little in the forward half. 3
7 NEAFL Presented well in Jaksch absence. Kicked two goals.
8 NEAFL Showed athleticism but had little impact.
9 NEAFL Competed strongly but wasn't overly influential.
10 NEAFL Presented well in the air, competed strongly at ground level.
11 NEAFL Solid effort in playing as a key back in defence.
12 NEAFL Hand his hands full for much of the day.
13 NEAFL Bye.
14 NEAFL Didn’t have a great deal to do but competed hard.
15 NEAFL Competed hard. Did what was required with ball in air.
16 NEAFL Spent time at both ends of the ground and competed strongly.
17 NEAFL Bye.
18 NEAFL Battled hard but wasn’t his best game this season.
19 NEAFL Played down back. Didn’t have much to do, but snagged two goals.
20 NEAFL Kicked a goal and competed hard in the air. OK.
21 NEAFL Competed hard but had his colors lowered.
22 NEAFL Marked strongly down back and used his speed at times.
23 NEAFL Did well in a defence that was under siege from Ainslie.
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2012 Season

Played for : GWS Giants

2 NEAFL Competed well but still has a bit to learn.
3 NEAFL Young rookie still learning the game, needs time to develop
4 NEAFL Another to feature prominently across half back.
5 NEAFL Solid down back, without getting too much of it.
7 NEAFL Provided plenty of run off half back. One of the best.
8 NEAFL Under siege down back. Beaten badly.
10 NEAFL Did well at fullback to restrict oppositions key forwards.
12 NEAFL Amongst the best again for the Giants in defence.
13 NEAFL Down on recent efforts but continues to learn the craft.
14 NEAFL Continued his good recent form in the NEAFL.
15 NEAFL Provided a strong target at centre half forward.
16 NEAFL Continued his terrific recent patch of form.
17 Frem Played at both ends. Showed some good signs. 4
18 Coll Has a real physical presence about him, but was well held. 2
19 Port A late comer to Australian football, Frost shows enormous promise. 5