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Player Prev: 2015 HA ME NO

Player Previews for Hawthorn, Melbourne & North

Updated 26 Mar 2015 (the last update for these players for 2015)

The table below gives significant information on each player’s 2014 PS, 2014 season and 2015 PS.  Blanks usually mean nothing of great interest to report.  This data will help you do the research necessary to “pick your right team” and will also be a useful guide to early season tipping

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Legend

PS      Pre-Season

IPS    Interrupted Pre-Season

PS ratings

full              full pre-season

most             did most of the pre-season; includes players on managed programs due to age or injury history

some            significant interruption to pre-season at some stage

little             missed most of pre-season

none             missed all or virtually all of the pre-season

blank space   no information available (in most cases, this means that their pre-season was pretty good)

Colour coding in the 2015 PS column
Grey = avoid in Supercoach (player is not well primed for 2015; or he is over-rated; or he may go well, but there are better value options to choose)

Pink = likely to be good value in Supercoach; the darker the pink, the better they are rated

Team

HAWTHORN

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

HA

Anderson, Jed

little

ill in 2014 PS, then shoulder problems in 2014 season, but doing a full PS; excelled NAB1 & ok NAB2&3; likely to play R1

HA

Birchall, Grant

most

some

slight IPS in 2014; knee injury early Feb and will miss 4-6 weeks; some chance R1

HA

Brand, Kaiden

some

dislocated shoulder NAB1; out for 5 months

HA

Breust, Luke

consistently reasonable figures in NAB; subbed off NAB3 with a knock to the back; a test for R1

HA

Burgoyne, Shaun

most

delayed 2014 PS after ankle op; excelled in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb vs Eagles; missed NAB1 and ok NAB2&3

HA

Ceglar, Jonathon

just average NAB1&2 then big numbers NAB3

HA

Duryea, Taylor

excelled NAB1, then low numbers NAB2&3

HA

Frawley, James

from Melbourne; the whole world noted his poor NAB1 game, but improved for NAB2; fair NAB3; Luke Hodge has faith in him to do well in 2015

HA

Gibson, Josh

some

wrist surgery hampered his 2014PS then missed 2 months in 2014 season with a pec injury; missed NAB1 and starred NAB2 & good NAB3

HA

Gunston, Jack

had a great NAB series

HA

Hale, David

surprisingly, only played NAB2 when ok

HA

Hartung, Billy

full

missed a few weeks 2014 with an elbow injury and had lots of green vests when he did play; fair in NAB1&2, then left out NAB3; expect him to play VFL R1

HA

Hill, Bradley

Excelled in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb vs Eagles and also NAB3

HA

Hodge, Luke

a few minor injuries 2014 season; rested NAB1; club says knock in NAB2 is minor when subbed out 4Q; subbed out again NAB3 when he did well

HA

Howe, Daniel

HA

Kelly, Jordan

HA

Lake, Brian

most

suspended for 7 games in 2014 and also missed with a calf injury; missed NAB1 and excelled NAB2; more modest numbers NAB3

HA

Langford, William

full

very good NAB1&3, while he missed NAB2

HA

Lewis, Jordan

excelled NAB2&3

HA

Litherland, Angus

fair in NAB1 then missed NAB2&3

HA

McEvoy, Ben

2 injury lay-offs in 2014; excelled in NAB3

HA

Miles, Teia

HA

Mitchell, Sam

full

a bad hammie in the 2014 season plus a few minor niggles; excelled NAB1 and ok NAB2, then excelled NAB3

HA

O’Brien, Tim

hammie ended his season late 2014

HA

O’Rourke, Jonathan

some

from GWS; missed all NAB 2014 and was a regular player late when many GWS players had finished their season; missed NAB1 for the Hawks and ok NAB2, then slightly better NAB3; some chance for a game R1

HA

Pittonet, Marc

HA

Puopolo, Paul

only fair in NAB series

HA

Rioli, Cyril

most

back in the 2014 finals after missing bulk time with a hammie; missed NAB1 and off HT NAB2; was a bit more delicious NAB3

HA

Roughead, Jarryd

missed NAB1; ok NAB2 and was the star of the show NAB3

HA

Schoenmakers, Ryan

little

IPS 2014 after 2013 ACL; was a regular in 2014 when the Hawks had injuries mid-season, but fell out of favour late; missed NAB series and likely to play VFL R1

HA

Shiels, Liam

full

AC injury mid 2014; did fairly well NAB1&2 then missed NAB3

HA

Sicily, James

fair NAB1; missed NAB2 then on as sub NAB3; unlikely to be in best 22 at present

HA

Simpkin, Jonathan

fair NAB1; missed NAB2 then on as sub NAB3; unlikely to be in best 22 at present

HA

Smith, Isaac

minor leg injury NAB2, but returned to excel in NAB3

HA

Spangher, Matthew

some

multiple injuries in 2014 season, but back for finals; not seen in NAB series due to a calf injury, but a chance for R1

HA

Stratton, Benjamin

most

multiple minor injuries in 2014 season; ok in NAB series

HA

Suckling, Matthew

some

minor knee op post grand final; good in NAB3

HA

Webster, Zac

upgraded from rookie list, but not seen in NAB series

HA

Whitecross, Brendan

none

acl, but ok for PS; expected to be right for R1, despite a minor setback in Dec; not seen in NAB series

HA

Willsmore, Dallas

upgraded from rookie list, but not seen in NAB series

HA

Woodward, Alex

most

starred in VFL and impressing in PS; ok NAB1, came on as sub NAB2 then missed NAB3

HA

Rookies

HA

Grimley, Sam

demoted from main list to rookie; ok NAB1 and then missed NAB2&3

HA

Hardisty, Jared

HA

Heatherley, Kurt

HA

Langford, Lachlan

brother of Will but not as good yet

HA

Miller-Lewis, Jermaine

HA

Tatupu, Shem

x

Team

MELBOURNE

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

ME

Bail, Rohan

patchy form NAB series

ME

Brayshaw, Angus

high draft pick who missed NAB1 after a head knock; excelled in VFL NAB2&3; not seen in AFL NAB, but still a chance to debut R1

ME

Cross, Daniel

leg injury late 2014 saw him miss a month; good NAB1&3 and starred NAB2

ME

Dawes, Chris

little

IPS 2014, but doing extra well 2015 PS; improved each game in the NAB; suspended for R1

ME

Dunn, Lynden

fairly good NAB series

ME

Fitzpatrick, Jack

some

IPS 2014 for undisclosed reasons; some minor niggles in 2014 season;  diabetic who changed his diet drastically in PS; Dawes says Jack is much improved; did ok VFL NAB2, ut no AFL NAB games; gawn is ahead of him; played in defence in VFL NAB

ME

Frost, Sam

from GWS; solid in NAB series and looks a good chance for R1

ME

Garland, Colin

some

ankle op delayed his 2014 season start, then copped a knee injury late in the season; fair NAB1 and good NAB2&3

ME

Garlett, Jeff

from Carlton; ok NAB1 and excelled NAB2&3

ME

Gawn, Max

little

most

IPS 2014; a hammie early in the year and a knee injury late; ok NAB1&2; on as sub 3QT NAB3; has starred in the VFL and may become #1 ruckman in 2015

ME

Grimes, Jack

most

most

minor surgery late Jan on a broken nose, but little impact on PS; did well NAB series

ME

Hogan, Jesse

little

most

a back injury ruined his whole 2014; captain says Hogan is “fit & healthy” in early Feb; okay NAB1 but pulled up sore with a foot problem; played NAB2 and was only fair; a bit better in NAB3 and almost certain to debut in R1 (especially as Dawes is suspended)

ME

Howe, Jeremy

did his hammie at Maroochydore 22 Jan and missed NAB series, but a chance to play a VFL practice match in preparation for R1

ME

Hunt, Jayden

most

in VFL 2014, then a back injury mid season ended his year; still unlikely to be in best 22; back injury in March and will miss early rounds, but not in best 22

ME

Jamar, Mark

little

IPS 2014 with injury; just fair NAB1&2; a bit better in NAB3

ME

Jetta, Neville

upgraded from rookie list; subbed off HT NAb1 then good NAB2; ok NAB3

ME

Jones, Matt

honest in NAB series

ME

Jones, Nathan

scored well each NAB game

ME

Kennedy-Harris, Jay

full

low numbers NAB1; then starred NAB2 and missed NAB3

ME

Kent, Dean

some

quad & back niggles over the new year period; back to full training late Jan; played ok NAB1 then missed NAB2&3 with a heel injury; played “NAB4” in VFL with limited game time;  likely to be play VFL R1

ME

Lumumba, Heretier

full

coach says will play both defence and mid; absolutely starred in NAB series and has been voted into the leadership group

ME

McDonald, Oscar

brother of Tom

ME

McDonald, Tom

most

IPS 2014 PS after shoulder surgery; better PS in 2015 and has excelled in NAB series

ME

McKenzie, Jordie

most

not a regular member of the team in 2014; on as sub NAB1 then low numbers NAB2; sub NAB3 and stayed on the pine all game

ME

Michie, Viv

some

jaw injury caused him to miss several weeks in the midle of 2014 season; did well NAB1 then came on as sub NAB2;missed NAB3

ME

Neal-Bullen, Alex

little

dislocated his knee late in 2014 and again 26 Jan 2015; expected to miss several weeks of training; will miss the early rounds

ME

Newton, Ben

from Port Adelaide; subbed off HT in NAB1 after performing well, then good again NAB2; ok NAB3 and a chance to play R1

ME

Pedersen, Cameron

most

low numbers NAB1, then did well VFL NAB2

ME

Petracca, Christian

some

Did ACL Feb and gone for the season

ME

Riley, Aidan

none

some

serious leg fracture ruined his 2014 PS; much better PS this time and racked up possessions in the VFL in 2014; subbed in or out in 6 of 9 AFL games 2014; missed all NAB; has had a IPS2015 and will play VFL NAB4

ME

Salem, Christian

IPS 2014 and wore the green or red vest a lot when he played in 2014, but doing extra well 2015 PS; fair in NAB1 then starred NAB2; good NAB3 and looks to be much improved on 2014

ME

Spencer, Jake

most

some

IPS 2014 after AC joint surgery at the end of the 2013 season; missed most of 2014 with an ankle problem; on a modified PS and expected to be back in full training late Jan; played VFL NAB2 and did well

ME

Stretch, Billy

excelled in VFL NAB2

ME

Terlich, Dean

some

ankle op post r23; stress reaction then restricted training, but in full training Feb; missed all NAB and likely to be underdone for R1 and expect him to be in the VFL

ME

Toumpas, Jimmy

most

appendicitis ruined the latter part of is 2014 season; ok in NAB1 then excelled NAB2; very low numbers NAB3

ME

Trengove, Jack

most

was to be traded to Richmond but failed a medical; this means IPS 2015 is likely; foot surgery 29 Oct; likely to be in a cast for 8 weeks following; ughh; any decent games in 2015 would be a bonus

ME

Tyson, Dom

most

hammie at end of 2013 meant he had an IPS 2014; finger op post r23 in 2014; has done very well NAB series

ME

Vince, Bernie

shoulder op post r23; back in full training early Feb; but hammie problems caused him to miss the NAB, but a chance to play a VFL practice match in preparation for R1

ME

Viney, Jack

most

IPS 2014 with foot and hip issues; missed NAB1 after minor head knock at training; good in NAB2 and ok NAB3

ME

Watts, Jack

full

some

IPS 2015 with a groin injury; missed NAB1 and came on as sub in the 2nd half NAB2; very good NAB3

ME

Rookies

ME

Harmes, James

ME

King, Max

had leg injuries in the second half of 2014; missed all NAB and may have an unlisted injury

ME

Vandenberg, Aaron

some

shoulder op at end of 2014 season; still in rehab Jan; but good NAB1 when came on as sub, then low numbers NAB2 and very good NAB3; some chance to be elevated to the senior list to replace Petracca

ME

White, Mitchell

x

Team

NORTH MELBOURNE

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

NO

Adams, Leigh

some

most

knee problems 2014; had the vest a lot late 2014; modified 2015 PS; back for NAB2 where he did fairly, then in VFL NAB3 when concussed; will meet with doctor due to multiple concussions and retirement is apparently a possibility; almost certain to miss R1

NO

Atley, Shaun

full

modest numbers NAB1&2; better NAB3

NO

Bastinac, Ryan

suspect something wrong in late 2014 as he was given the green vest last 3 games; ok NAB1 and excelled NAB2; fair NAB3

NO

Black, Aaron

some

shoulder surgery post prelim; modified PS; back for NAB2 where he scored low numbers emergency NAB3

NO

Brown, Ben

some

knee injury R3, 2014; post-season knee surgery; modified PS; back in training about the end of Jan, then limited game time NAB1&2′ low numbers again NAB3 and no cert for seniors team R1

NO

Cunnington, Ben

full

did well NAB series

NO

Currie, Daniel

full

shoulder injury in 2014 season; was just fair in NAB1 then missed NAB2; did well VFL NAB3

NO

Dal Santo, Nick

good NAB1&3 while missed NAB2

NO

Daw, Majak

some

IPS 2014 with a knee injury; dislocated foot Aug 10, 2014; modified PS 2015, but excelled NAB1 in the absence of Goldstein (team mate) & Jacobs (Adelaide’s best ruck); sub in NAB2; ok in VFL NAB3

NO

Dumont, Trent

some

NO

Durdin, Sam

NO

Firrito, Michael

missed NAB1 and then good NAB2&3

NO

Garner, Taylor

some

some

injuries ruined 2014, then post-season hip surgery; modified PS; in full training Feb but missed NAB series

NO

Gibson, Sam

consistent numbers NAB series

NO

Goldstein, Todd

calf injury and due to return to training mid Feb; returned for NAB2 when ok and then excelled NAB3; coach said after NAB3 that he has had a great preparation

NO

Grima, Nathan

some

little

missed a lot of 2014 with injury; foot problem; modified PS; back op in Feb and due back in June

NO

Hansen, Lachlan

little

surgery on both hips late 2014 and expected to join main training late Feb; will be down on aerobic fitness; all but ruled out of NAB and in doubt for R1

NO

Harper, Kieran

little

some

post-season ankle surgery; modified PS and in full training early Feb; played 60 minutes in VFL NAB2, then good NAB3 in VFL

NO

Harvey, Brent

just fair in NAB1&2 and then very good NAB3

NO

Higgins, Shaun

some

most

from Western Bulldogs; rumoured to be playing forward; kicked 3 and starred in NAB1 then missed NAB2; excelled NAB3

NO

Jacobs, Ben

full

will be trying to shake the vest which he wore several times in 2014; did fairly well NAB series

NO

McDonald, Luke

full

just average NAB1 then missed NAB2; ok NAB3

NO

McKenzie, Bradley

low numbers NAB1 then ok NAB2, then emergency NAB3

NO

McMahon, Scott

full

just average NAB1 and missed NAB2; did well VFL NAB3; may struggle to play seniors in 2015

NO

MacMillan, Jamie

full

missed much of 2014 season with a broken leg, but played some late games before a hammie ended his season; impressed in NAB1&2; just fair NAB3

NO

Mullett, Aaron

some

shoulder surg post prelim; modified PS; expected to miss 8 weeks of regular season

NO

Nielson, Daniel

most

did his ACL in March and will miss all of 2015

NO

Petrie, Drew

some

Post Season Ankle surgery; modified PS; played NAB1 then subbed off NAB2; quite good NAB3

NO

Swallow, Andrew

little

began 2014 in R9 after a bad achilles injury in the 2013 season; missed NAB1 and then did well NAB2&3

NO

Tarrant, Robbie

surgery on a bone in lower leg aft R14; on a modified program due to injuries but going well; played NAB1, then improved NAB2; did very well NAB3 after coming on in 3Q

NO

Tippett, Joel

full

upgraded from rookie list; injuries ruined the last half of his 2014 season; did ok NAB1 then low numbers NAB2; held Vickery goalless and looks a cert to play R1

NO

Thomas, Lindsay

most

foot problem; modified PS; in full training early Feb; missed NAB1 then excelled NAB2&3

NO

Thompson, Scott.

most

post-season knee surgery; modified PS; missed NAB1 and very good NAB2; ok NAB3

NO

Kayne Turner

upgraded from rookie list; ok NAB1&2; just fair NAB3, but still likely to be in best 22 R1

Vickers-Willis, Ed

NO

Waite, Jarrad

some

some

from Carlton; being nursed through until Christmas; very good NAB1 then subbed off NAB2 when reported, but cleared; missed NAB3 to let the coach see Mason Wood

NO

Wells, Daniel

missed a heap of games 2014 with foot problems, then had post-season foot surgery; modified PS; played NAB1 then missed NAB2

NO

Wilkins, Mitchell

NO

Wood, Mason

some

knee op after 2013 season hampered his 2014 PS; slight interruption to 2015 PS with hammie tightness Nov and Jan; missed NAB1 then low numbers NAB2; played in place of Waite in NAB3 so coach could have a look at him; coach was pleased but he is likely to play VFL R1

NO

Wright, Samuel

most

became a regular in the team late in 2014; missed NAB1 then good NAB2; just average NAB3

NO

Ziebell, Jack

full

a few minor injury troubles in the 2014 season; shoulder surgery post prelim; modified PS; did ok in NAB1&2; knock to shoulder in NAB3, but that was no problem, but then later concussed; almost certain to be right for R1

NO

Rookies

NO

Fordham, Will

NO

Nahas, Robin

demoted from senior list; missed 7 games in 2014 with a shoulder injury; missed NAB1 &fair NAB2, then did well VFL NAB3

NO

Preuss, Braydon

NO

Wallace, Eric

NO

Warren, Max