Age: 36yr 0mth Games: 309 Born: Mar 14, 2021
Height: 184cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Nursed a sore shoulder through summer and taken slowly. Likely to be right for Round 1 but with no match practice.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1   Shoulder.  
3   Adductor.  
4   Groin.  
5 SANFL Promising return from injury. Added a team-best 21 touches and provided his usual midfield grunt.
6 SANFL Busy, tough and productive as ever with 23 possessions but couldn’t match the pace of Magpies’ midfield.
7 SANFL With 11 tackles, the old warhorse’s endeavour can’t be questioned but his pace and ball use were a worry.
8 SANFL Bye.
9 SANFL Vintage display from the old warrior with 30 possessions and 13 clearances.
10 SANFL Typically ferocious in the clinches. 16 of his 24 possessions were contested.
11 SANFL Adelaide’s only winner. 16 of his 23 possessions were contested. Warrior.
12 SANFL Provided leadership and toughness. Had 14 tackles, while 15 of his 25 disposals were contested.
13   Bye.  
14 SANFL Best-on-ground. Decisive and tough around the stoppages with 33 touches, 10 clearances and two goals.
15   Senior emergency.  
16 WB His first game of the season, wasn’t an inspired performance but he let the Bulldogs knew he was out there with his tackling. 4
17 SANFL Tried his guts out with team-highs in disposals (22) and tackles (nine). Kicked a goal too.
18 SANFL Finished with 19 possessions and had to battle for all of them. Very one-paced these days.
19 SANFL Approaching the closing stages of a wonderful career but 25 disposals and 14 tackles suggest he’s clearly not easing off.
20 SANFL Bye.
21 SANFL Industrious as always with 28 possessions, predominantly on the inside.
22 SANFL At his typical bullocking best with 29 disposals, nine clearances and seven tackles.
23 SANFL Waved farewell to the SANFL with a best-afield swansong. Was vintage with two goals, 28 touches and 11 tackles.
QF   Senior emergency.  

2016 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 NM Veteran ball winner was enormous. Nine clearances and 17 contested possessions. 8
2 Port Back to his best with 10 tackles, six clearances and three inside-50s. 8
3 Rich Came into the game after a slow start to be a driving force in the middle of the ground. 7
4 Syd Complemented the great work of teammates with 10 tackles and six clearances. 8
5 Haw Relentless worker in midfield and did everything possible to get side over the line. 8
6 Frem Continues to rack up possessions at will and elite with some of his passing. 8
7 WB Had a night he will want to forget in a hurry. Gave away free kicks all night. Did lay nine tackles. 4
8 Geel His lesser games are still a lot better than many of his teammates. 6
9 GCS Led the way in clearances and contested possessions for his team. 6
10 GWS He keeps racking up possessions despite his age and lack of pace. 7
11   Soreness.  
12 WCE A tackling machine. Laid 12 for the night. 7
14 NM Looked slow at times but still won nine clearances and laid nine tackles. 7
15 Melb Nine tackles, five clearances and two score assists in solid midfield effort. 7
16 Carl Took some time to get going but did after half time. Four clearances, nine tackles. 5
17 Coll Loved by all, fitting display and result in his 300th game. 6
18 Geel Eight clearances but not a lot of what he did was super clean – 12 effective disp. 6
19 Ess 19 contested possessions and six tackles, was always at the bottom of the packs. 7
20   Rested.  
21 Frem Ran to space to win the ball along with his contested work. 6
22 Port Six clearances, six inside-50s and three score assists from the inside midfielder. 7
23 WCE Laid nine tackles, had six clearances and three inside-50s. 6
EF NM Burrowed in around stoppages and won enough footy to be a nuisance. 7
SF Syd Last game? Tried hard but in the end only gathered nine effective touches. 4

2015 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1   Bye.  
2 SANFL Masterful in the middle. Had 29 touches, nine clearances, 11 tackles.
3 Melb 11 tackles, 10 clearances and 18 contested possessions. Welcome back. 7
4 WB Never stopped trying and running. 7
5 Port Two of the best goals he has produced in his whole career. 7
6 GCS Steady across the four quarters, not given usual freedom as in the past. 5
7 StK Defying his age with another powerful midfield display. 8
8 GWS 21 possessions and didn’t have influence of last week. 5
9 Frem 14 tackles and nine clearances, getting even better with age. 7
10 Carl Clearance (10) work superb and realty stepped up late when game on line. 7
12 Haw Continues to defy his age and is one of the best inside midfielders in the AFL. 7
13 Bris Good for three quarters and then excelled when game had to be won. 9
15 WCE Couldn’t keep up with the ball winning Eagle midfield. Subdued throughout. 4
16 Port The deserving winner of the first and only Phil Walsh Medal. 9
17 GCS In career best form with nine clearances, five inside-50s and seven tackles. 8
18 Syd Ever reliable performer in the middle and won the ball consistently. 6
19 Rich Ten tackles, seven clearances and 18 contested possessions – typical. 9
20 Ess Seven clearances ensured team was winning the battle at the coalface. 6
21 Bris Stoppage king still great at 32 with another seven clearances. 7
22 WCE Highest possession winner on ground, another waiting to sign a new deal. 8
23 Geel Gave what he could around the ball. Key player in third term revival. 6
EF WB Just kept going right to the end as ever. 7
SF Haw Always kept at it against the odds. 6

2014 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Geel Around the footy he was solid but only one inside-50 and three clearances. 5
2 Port Had eight clearances, four inside 50s and laid four tackles. 7
3 Syd Left the game early with a corked thigh. 3
4 StK Best midfielder on ground and kept pumping ball forward. 8
5 GWS Carried on the form of previous week with nine clearances. 8
6 WB Head to head with Liberatore and got the better of the duel but was sloppy at times. 6
7 Melb Five tackles, seven clearances, four inside-50s and a goal. 7
9 Coll Still a major force as an elite AFL midfielder. 7
10 Carl Four inside-50s, 14 contested possessions, four clearances and a goal. 8
11 GCS Continually racks up possessions, seven clearances and two inside-50’s. 7
12 Frem Busy all the way. 6
13 NM Nine tackles, seven clearances and four inside-50s for the midfield warrior. 8
14 Ess Outstanding. Had 41 possessions and 10 clearances. 9
15 Port Seven tackles, seven clearances, four inside-50’s and goal. 8
16 GWS Made light of Palmer tag and was OK til hamstring strain forced off at last change. 5
17 Haw Subbed out with a slight hamstring strain. 6
18   Hamstring.  
19 WCE Head to head battle with Priddis and both won plenty of the football. 7
20   Hamstring.  
21   Hamstring.  
22 NM Continually ran to make contests and create. 7
23 StK Tradesman-like game in midfield. 6

2013 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 Ess Just seven touches in opening half but lifted to end with six clearances 6
2 Bris Must love playing in Qld. 31 possessions and seven clearances. 8
3 Port Led his team and left everything out there on the park to no avail. 8
4 WB Mr Consistent keeps finding the footy and distributes it well. 8
5 Carl The ball magnet had it 24 times but usual influence was quelled by Carrazzo. 6
6 Haw Wins plenty of footy but his ill-discipline keeps hurting the team. 7
7 GWS Allowed to totally dictate terms and was never bottled up by opponents. 8
8 StK First half was quiet but then gathered momentum. 7
9 NM Had 13 cont poss, five inside-50s, six tackles and four clearances to be a factor. 7
10 Frem Always around the contest and had a massive 10 clearances. 7
11 Syd Not a good first half. Sent forward later but O’Keefe had his measure. 4
12 Rich Midfield then pushed forward in final term for a goal. Second best Crow. 8
14 GCS Not quite the field day he is used to at Metricon, but was still solid. 6
15 WCE Won plenty of the footy including seven clearances but often wasteful. 6
16 Coll Good start but reined in and had an off night. Stats gave false impression. 5
17 Geel Sore during week and subbed after struggling to impact up forward. 4
18 Frem Started forward, kicked opening goal. Worked up into midfield but not his best. 6
19 Port Laid nine tackles but unfortunately gave away five free kicks. 6
20 NM Couldn’t quell Cunnington and subbed off at three-quarter time. Still not ticking. 3
21 WB Racked up six clearances, six tackles to go with a heap of the ball. 7
22 Melb A return to form for the former Demon with nine clearances, four inside 50s. 8
23 WCE Completed good return to form over past fortnight. 8

2012 Season

Played for : Adelaide

1 GCS Must love playing at Metricon. 39 possessions and five clearances. 9
2 WB Best on ground in his 200th game; deserves to be classed in the AFL elite. 8
3 Haw Had 17 touches to half time, but was reined in later. 7
4 GWS Another great display, 26 disposals including 17 contested possessions. 8
5 Port Another marvelous effort, 34 possessions including seven clearances. 8
6 Syd Won plenty of the ball, as usual, and was a real work horse in packs. 7
7 Geel Racked up stats and helped keep the foot on the throat of the Cats. 8
8 Carl Monster game: 10 clearances, seven inside 50s and a goal despite Curnow tag. 8
9 Coll Not his usual prolific self, still managed five inside 50s. 6
10 Frem Well held by Crowley. Managed 17 possessions. 5
12 StK Prolific and clean winner and user of the ball. 9
13 NM Couldn’t get any free space against Swallow and looked frustrated in first half. 6
14 Rich Once again the Crows’ best and was everywhere when it counted. 8
16 GWS Eight clearances, seven inside-50s and two goals; another top day. 8
17 WCE Played on the edge, won plenty of footy but gave away five free kicks. 6
18 Geel Booed all day after knocking out Johnson. Didn’t stop him though – huge. 8
19 Ess Keeps getting job done, had eight clearances and 14 contested possessions. 7
20 Frem His quietest game of the year with Crowley doing a great job on him. 5
21 Bris Another busy night but could not lift the Crows across the line on his own. 8
22 Melb Adelaide’s leading possession winner with 29 and had 11 clearances. 7
23 GCS Another marauding display from the superstar. 8
QF Syd Big second quarter and gave usual big effort without dominating. 6
SF Frem Needed to apply more pressure to Mundy early, but then came into game. 6
PF Haw Typically strong performance from him and was the side’s best. 8