Sam GILBERT

#19   St Kilda

Age: 32yr 7mth Games: 197 Born: Aug 19, 2020
Height: 196cm Weight: 95kg Position:

2017 Digest:   With tall additions to defence he should revert to his normal role without being faced with outsized opponents.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Melb Wasn't the worst and kept plugging away, mainly on Weideman. 5
2 WCE Played forward, had 16 touches but didn’t kick a goal. Pushed up the ground to provide a target. 5
3 Bris Broke the lines at times to give some much needed run, but also had a few rough patches. Not the worst. 5
4 Coll Came off the bench to take up a post at half back; a few marks to the experienced campaigner turned back the clock. 4
5 Geel Struggled down back then went into the midfield to try to generate something out of the middle. Struggled. 4
6 Haw Used a back-up ruckman at times then as a floating utility. Not a major influence but didn’t do much wrong. 5
7 GWS Pinch-hit in the ruck but wasn’t able to influence the game. Spent most of second half in defence and looked better. 4
8 Carl 21 effective disposals. Crucial in the Saints last quarter fight back. 7
9 Syd Apart from a couple of minor errors had a terrific game against the odds. 7
10 WB Was good at the start and continued his recent form. Went to Stringer in third term in pure defensive role. 6
11   Bye.  
12 Adel Took some telling intercept marks roaming across halfback. 6
13 NM Started brilliantly down back and apart from a couple of wild kicks was effective overall. 6
14 GCS Okay when he was in the action. 4
15 Frem Knocked out in a tackle during the third term, but prior was just fair. 4
16 Rich Good recovery after last week's hit and played his part in defence. 6
17 Ess Did a couple of good things but badly injured finger. 3
18   Hand.  
19   Hand.  
20   Hand.  
21 Melb Effort was excellent and continued to drive the Saints forward. Kicked at just 50 percent though. 6
22 NM Did plenty of good things but suffered abdominal injury and was forced off. 5
23   Abdomen.  

2016 Season

1 Port Played where needed, snuck forward for a goal in the second quarter. 7
2 WB No impact on a dirty night at the office. 3
3 Coll Steady down back then went forward to help fill void left by Riewoldt. Big impact on the game. 7
4 Haw Laid 10 tackles and dangerous pushing forward. Third term shank for goal the only blip. 6
5 GWS Mixed bag. Sent to defence early to track Cameron but that didn’t really work. 5
6 Melb Used down back in his old role at back end. OK 5
7 NM Most of his time spent on Brown who was energetic, but contained to two goals. 6
8 WCE Like rest of defence was left shell-shocked by early blitz. Moved off Kennedy. 3
9 Ess Quiet day and had minimal influence on the game. 3
10 Frem OK in defence without being exceptional. 5
11 Adel Extremely quiet down back. 3
12 Carl Good match-up on Walker and relished chance to lead young restructured defence. 6
14 Geel Worked hard against Kersten, Dangerfield and McCarthy down back. One howler. 4
15 GCS Had plenty of attacks to fend off and tried to stand up to onslaught. 4
16 Ess Took a long time to get first kick, but made some handy contributions late in day. 4
17 Melb Good game in defence and marked strongly. 6
18 WB Good game in defence and was prepared to take the game on. 6
19 NM Had his hands full with the taller Brown. 4
20 Carl Solid game in defence and was assured in use of the ball. 5
21 Syd Spent most of second half trying to contain rampant Franklin. 4
22 Rich Lined up on bigger Elton at the start. Lots of the ball but constantly turned it over. 3
23 Bris Spent more time in middle than defence and sent St Kilda forward continually. 6

2015 Season

1   Foot.  
2   Foot.  
3   Foot.  
4   Foot.  
5   Foot.  
6 VFL Got through game OK it seemed after foot injury.
7   Rested.  
8   Quad.  
9 VFL Got through the game OK. 12 possessions.
10 VFL Got through game well and ended with 20 disposals.
11 Melb Welcome return after long absence. OK but tired at the end. 5
13 WB Lined up on resting talls. Some good work marred by two terrible turnovers. 4
14 Ess Lined up in defence on Hooker and did OK. 5
15 GWS Could not contain Cameron early and well beaten. 3
16 Rich Got his hands on the ball a lot in first term, but many turnovers. 4
17 Melb Plenty of touches in first three quarters but off with quad strain late. 6
18   Groin.  
19 Frem Useful game but nothing more. 5
20 NM Began well on Cunnington but then had lessened impact. 5
21 Geel Made an impact on game as a midfielder. 6
22 Syd Started in attack and not the worst. 4
23 WCE Started well enough but overrun like others. 4

2014 Season

1 Melb In surprisingly quick return from foot injury played his part down back. 6
2 GWS OK without starring. A worry that he ended with injury. 5
3 WCE Off early with recurrent ankle injury. 0
4   Foot.  
5   Foot.  
6   Foot.  
7   Foot.  
8   Foot.  
9   Foot.  
10   Foot.  
11   Foot.  
12   Foot.  
13   Foot.  
14   Foot.  
15   Foot.  
16   Foot.  
17   Foot.  
18   Foot.  
19 VFL Played a strong role at half back with 19 possessions.
20 WB In return game started on Crameri. Positive run from defence. 6
21 Syd Had first quarter on Franklin and was burnt off and shifted. Fair after that. 4
22 Rich On Riewoldt early then other defensive roles. Looked to re-injure foot late. 3
23   Foot.  
QF    
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PF    
GF    

2013 Season

1 GCS A horror night was topped off when he went to Ablett. 2
2 Rich A mixedbag as he won the ball but often torched it. 4
3 GWS Worked hard. 5
4 Ess Picked up Watson when he was in attack. Not a big game. 4
5 Syd Kept it tight on Reid and had a strong game. 7
6 Coll Hadn’t had much of it before injuring knee in third term. 3
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9   Knee.  
10   Knee.  
11   Knee.  
12   Knee.  
13   Knee.  
14   Knee.  
15   Knee.  
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18   Knee.  
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21 Syd Excellent return after long lay-off with spoils and run from defence. 6
22 GCS Constantly on the move off half back. 7
23 Frem Matched up on Pavlich at start and had a good game. 6
QF    
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2012 Season

1 Port Read play well but didn’t deliver it efficiently. 5
2 GCS Started game well but tapered. 5
3 WB Hurt back and was subbed off. 3
4 Frem Solid game alternating between midfield sand defence. 6
5 Melb Struggled with only one kick in first half, but chipped in a bit at the end. 3
6 Haw Sluggish display from a key player for Saints. 3
7 Carl Started centre half back. Made early howler then straightened up. 5
8 WCE Prominent early then had diminished impact. 4
9 Syd Effective in negating job on Reid. 5
10 Rich Conceded five goals in first half. Spent time in the ruck late. VFL-bound. 2
11 GCS Better than last week but hardly under any pressure. 6
12 Adel Good first half and ran hard. 5
14 NM Low key but solid in defence. 5
15 Ess Low key, but did what was required in defence. 5
16 Bris Good in closing stages. 5
17 Syd Had a good game running off less mobile opposition. 6
18 WB Extremely good early then tapered. 6
19 Coll Started down forward to make Maxwell accountable and began well. 5
20 Melb Started on Howe. Not a big impact. 5
21 Geel Prominent in the third term, but otherwise quiet. 5
22 GWS Did his bit without being exceptional. 5