Sam GRAY

#46   Port Adelaide

Age: 27yr 1mth Games: 57 Born: Feb 01, 2021
Height: 176cm Weight: 78kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Unheralded small man who does most things right. Will see more time this year though midfield rather than as a forward.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Syd Much better than his namesake Robbie which doesn’t happen too often. Steady without starring. 6
2 Frem Unsung hero of the Power midfield with seven clearances. 7
3 Adel Lacks the polish of his midfield counterparts, his two misses were costly. 4
4 GWS Did some good things, but needs to get his hands on the ball more to hurt the opposition. 4
5 Carl Managed four inside-50’s and goal from his 22 possessions. 6
6 Bris Had the job on Rich for the most part and limited his influence by foot. 6
7 WCE Produced a great goal in the second term where he burnt passed two Eagles players and slotted the goal on the run. 5
8 GCS Played his part across half forward – especially in the first half when the game was won. 5
9   Bye.  
10 Geel Did some good things but flitted in and out of the game to a degree. Grabbed 12 touches, 10 effective. 5
11 Haw Steady effort nipping in and out of the contest. Kicked a goal and provided four inside-50s to the effort. 6
12 Ess Had a couple of good moments, but all too fleeting. 4
13 Bris Uses his speed and footy smarts to great effect, pushed forward for a goal and had six inside-50’s. 7
14 Coll Kicked two second-half goals and gathered 20 disposals, four inside-50s and five rebound 50s. 7
15 Rich Great first half with 11 touches and a goal, faded in the second when the game needed to be won. 5
16 WCE Struggled to get the ball. Only eight touches. 3
17 NM Got the ball rolling with the first goal of the game and ended up with a game high four goals. 7
18 Melb Like many Port players, okay after the main break but made a few bad errors early. 5
19 StK Did a few handy things but not influential. 4
20 Adel Found a bit footy between the fifty metre arcs but little else. 4
21 Coll Is now starting to hit the scoreboard regularly, unlucky not to have three if not for a great smother in the goal square. 6
22 WB Good energy in attack but second term miss a headscratcher. Kicked a ripper to start final term. 6
23 GCS Best on ground performance with a career high six goals. 9
EF WCE Had an up and down night. Kicked two goals, but wasn’t his best. 5

2016 Season

1 StK Leading possession winner in the game including six inside-50’s. 8
2 Adel Finding plenty of the footy without damaging the opposition. 4
3 Ess Toiling hard in the midfield, laid five tackles and had three inside-50s. 6
4 GWS Disappointing effort in the midfield, registering just four touches in the first half. 3
5 Geel Seven effective disposals, one clearance and one inside-50. Not his night. 3
6 Rich Battled away but made a few poor decisions at times. Endeavour good though. 5
7   Senior emergency.  
8 SANFL Had 10 tackles and six clearances in tight. Ball use was suspect.
9 SANFL Best-on-ground. Ran both ways with eight clearances, eight tackles.
10 Melb Late inclusion for Broadbent and made most of reprieve in midfield. Tackling was a feature. 6
11 Coll Kicked a goal and was a good contributor in midfield rotation. 6
12 WB Claimed 11 tackles, the most of any player in the match. 6
13 Frem Just five touches in the first half when the team needed ball winners. 4
15 SANFL Dynamite in close. Burrowed in for 11 clearances, 10 tackles.
16 SANFL Dynamic with his contested ball hunting. Racked up nine clearances.
17 NM Active worker in midfield and showed he could nail down a spot. 6
18 GWS A tackling machine, led all players on the ground with 12 tackles. 7
19 Bris Stepped it up a notch in last term even after the Power were cruising to victory. 7
20 Syd One of the few Power midfielders to at least take it up to their Swans opponents. 7
21 Melb Typical in and under performance, laid a game-high nine tackles. 7
22 Adel Great around the stoppages with four clearances and three inside-50s. 7
23 GCS Kept pace with his namesake on the possession count and booted a goal. 7

2015 Season

1    
2 SANFL Had his moments with 18 touches and a goal.
3 SANFL Fine four-quarter performance. Gave Port plenty at the stoppages.
4 SANFL Superb in the wet with 30 possessions, 13 clearances and a goal.
5 SANFL Burrowed in head-first all day in the clinches.
6 SANFL Terrific again in the middle of the park before fading late.
7 SANFL Fluffed a sitter, but was busy with 27 disposals and two goals.
8 Rich Promoted from the rookie list and was serviceable. 4
9 Melb Played his role and took a courage mark in second quarter. 5
10 WB Four inside-50s and a goal. 3
11 Geel Just one quarter of his modest possession tally hit the target. Struggled. 2
12 SANFL Bye.
13 SANFL Fought hard in the clinches with 31 possessions, six clearances.
14 SANFL Match postponed.
15 SANFL Should have suited the conditions but had a dirty day.
16 SANFL Best-on-ground in win over the ladder leaders. 34 touches, 11 tackles.
17 SANFL Typically prolific with 30 possessions, nine clearances, six tackles.
18 StK Did enough to suggest his place in the side is more than warranted. 6
19 WB Port's leading possession getter until three-quarter time. Battled hard. 5
20 GWS Has finally made the transition from the SANFL to the AFL. 7
21 Haw Best game at this level with 34 touches and an important goal. 8
22 GCS Continued strong form with another powerful performance. 8
23 Frem If he can maintain his consistency he will keep his place for a long time. 8

2014 Season

1 PM Weekend off.
2 PM Continues to be a big ball winner at SANFL level.
3 SANFL Impressive as always. 24 neat touches, seven tackles.
4 Bris Great debut after being upgraded from rookie list – three great goals. 8
5 WCE OK in midfield on debut until being subbed out. 4
6 Geel Subbed out early in final term after four kicks and one goal. 3
7 SANFL Another eye-catching display, kicked two majors.
8 SANFL Had his moments.
9 SANFL Impressed with his pill-winning abilities on the ball.
10 SANFL Brilliant early, pressing for AFL recall.
11 SANFL Bye.
12 StK Three inside 50s and three scoring assists. 5
13 SANFL Outstanding, especially early. 35 possessions, nine clearances.
14 WB Four inside-50’s and a goal for the goal sneak. 4
15 Adel Rose high above Reilly for a great mark, but hit the post with the kick. 4
16   Hip.  
17 Rich Chipped in with a goal before being subbed out. 3
18 SANFL Busy afternoon with 28 disposals, seven clearances. Ball use shaky.
19 SANFL Led Port in possessions, tackles and inside 50s. Disposal iffy though.
20 SANFL 21 touches and sparked Port's comeback with three third-term goals.
21 SANFL Dangerous both ways. 25 disposals, six tackles and a goal.
22 SANFL Picked up 20 touches but not outgunned at times at the stoppages.
23 SANFL Bye.
QF SANFL Overwhelmed at the clearances by Norwood's bigger bodies.
EF SANFL Overwhelmed at the clearances by Norwood's bigger bodies.
SF SANFL Still not quite at his absolute best but never stopped trying.
PF SANFL Outpointed in the middle but mopped up nicely down back at times.
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