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Player Prev: 2015 SY WC WB

Player Previews for Sydney, Eagles and Bulldogs

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

You can get all the NAB SC numbers from the SCPaige website.

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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

SYDNEY

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

SY

Aliir, Aliir

full

shoulder surgery ended his 2014 season after R16; not seen in NAB and unlikely to be in best 22

SY

Bird, Craig

most

minor knee op post grand final; joined in full training Jan; just fair NAB1 then subbed out NAB2 with a corked quad after excelling; back for NAB3 where he was serviceable

SY

Cunningham, Harry

serviceable in NAB series

Davis, Abaina

SY

Derickx, Tom

hammie ended his 2014 season after R16; emergency in NAB1, then not seen NAB2&3

SY

Franklin, Lance

some

some

managed PS after a slow build-up in 2014 and a few niggly injuries in the 2014 season; joined full training Jan; played limited time 04 Feb intra-club with a knee bandage; missed NAB1 with knee soreness & lowish numbers in NAB2 before being subbed out at 3QT; subbed out 1Q in NAB3 with concussion; likely to be ok for R1

SY

Goodes, Adam

little

some

knee injuries meant he began 2014 season in R6 with a green vest; managed PS and not training fully Dec: rested for 04 Feb intra-club; starred in first half 27 Feb intraclub, then rested NAB1; low numbers when played NAB2 and a bit better NAB3

SY

Grundy, Heath

excelled 27 Feb intraclub & NAB1; ok NAB2 and good NAB3

SY

Hannebery, Daniel

missed 6 weeks with an ankle injury in 2014 and not quite as good thereafter; ok NAB1 and starred NAB2; good again NAB3

SY

Heeney, Isaac

rested for 04 Feb intra-club; surely must mean he is injured; but more ready for senior footy than others; played NAB1&2 and did okay; best game was NAB3 and so is in the mix for R1

SY

Hewett, George

SY

Hiscox, Jack

coach liked his run & spread 27 Feb intraclub; played NAB1 only and unlikely to play seniors early

SY

Jack, Brandon

wore green or red vest 7 times in 2014, then an ankle injury meant he missed R23 and then didn’t play a final; just fair in NAB1&2, then emergency for NAB3

SY

Jack, Kieren

good in NAB1&2, then off early in NAB3 with an abdomen injury; expected to be ok for R1

SY

Jetta, Lewis

little

IPS 2014 and never got going for the year; played in defence in 04 Feb intra-club as a replacement for Malceski and coach was impressed; good in NAB series

SY

Johnson, Alex

none

none

due for a 4th knee op & will miss the 2015 season

SY

Jones, Zak

got his first game 2014 R14 then had a minor achilles injury R16; not seen in NAB series

SY

Kennedy, Josh P.

ok NAB1 then starred NAB2 and very good NAB3

SY

Laidler, Jeremy

honest in NAB series

SY

Lloyd, Jake

upgraded from the rookie list; played every game from R5 onwards in 2014, although had a vest 5 times; elbow injury in 27 Feb intraclub; emergency for NAB1 then very good NAB2&3; likely to start w/o vest R1

SY

Marsh, Harry

missed 6 weeks with a hammie in 2014; emergency for NAB1 then not seen NAB2&3; likely to be a fringe player in 2015

SY

McGlynn, Ben

most

3 separate injury / illness episodes in 2014; rested for 04 Feb intra-club, then on as sub (or subbed off? – different reports!!) 3Q NAB1, then missed NAB2&3 with glute problems; likely for R1

SY

McVeigh, Jarrad

most

calf strain late Feb and missed 27 Feb intraclub + NAB series; not listed on injury list, but would be underdone for R1

SY

Mitchell, Tom

some

IPS 2014 and then copped multiple injuries in 2014 season; first full PS and “a bit leaner”; did okay NAB1&2 and may finally get regular games this year; on early as sub NAB3 and was ok

SY

Nankervis, Toby

low numbers NAB1&2 then emergency NAB3

SY

Parker, Luke

excelled in NAB series

SY

Pyke, Mike

some

most

delayed PS 2014 after a post 2013 season knee op; managed 2015 PS and not training fully Dec; just fair NAB1 and good NAB2; ok NAB3

SY

Rampe, Dane

played midfield 04 Feb intra-club; excelled 27 Feb intraclub and good NAB series

SY

Reid, Sam

some

most

minor knee op post grand final; joined in full training Jan; played in defence 04 Feb intra-club; ankle injury in NAB1 and missed NAB2; named for NAB3

SY

Richards, Ted

most

rested for 04 Feb intra-club; hammie in Feb; missed NAB1 and back for NAB2&3 when fair

SY

Richards, Xavier

low numbers NAB1 and on as sub NAB2 – suggests he is not in line for a R1 game

SY

Robinson, Daniel

upgraded rookie who has done ok NAB1&2; not as good and may be outside the best 22 still

SY

Rohan, Gary

rested for 04 Feb intra-club

Rose, James

SY

Shaw, Rhyce

some

had LARS surgery in Aug 2013 which delayed his 2014 PS; another leg injury R14 of 2014 season and not quite as good after that; good NAB1 and just fair in NAB2; better NAB3

SY

Smith, Nick

excelled 27 Feb intraclub; low numbers NAB1 then improved each game

SY

Tippett, Kurt

some

some

knee issues delayed his 2014 PS and then had knee / rib issues during the season; rested for 04 Feb intra-club; leg injury intraclub 27 Feb and will miss all NAB; hoping to play R1

SY

Towers, Dean

shoulder injury mid 2014; good numbers in NAB1&2 and might be in the best 22 at present

SY

Rookies

SY

Foote, Jordan

SY

McLaren, Sean

SY

Melican, Lewis

SY

Naismith, Sam

most

SY

Newman, Nic

knee surgery and delayed PS; likely to rejoin full training in Feb; will miss R1

SY

Perris, Lloyd

little

knee reco July 2014; in full training late Dec; due back (in NEAFL) R8

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Team

WEST COAST EAGLES

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

WC

Barrass, Tom

little

some

hip problems ruined his 2014 season; club says he has had an IPS 2015 and not ready to fill in for the injured MacKenzie; missed all NAB

WC

Bennell, Jamie

just fair NAB series

WC

Brown, Mitchell J.

minor knee problem in 2014 season and minor ankle op post season; PS has been good, but low numbers NAB2; left out of NAB3 with hammie tightness and in doubt for R1

WC

Butler, Sam

some

missed NAB1; then ok NAB2&3

WC

Cavka, Damien

some

minor knee surgery Dec 2014; back to full training 21 Jan; foot stress injury in March and will miss 8-9 weeks

WC

Colledge, Brant

most

multiple small injuries 2014; low numbers NAB 2 and missed NAB1&3

WC

Cripps, Jamie

impressed in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb; quite good NAB1 and fair NAB2&3

WC

Darling, Jack

little

stress fracture of foot; “hasn’t trained (with the group) one minute (in PS to mid Feb)” said coach; will miss all NAB and early season; hoping for R5-6 return

WC

Duggan, Liam

minor ankle injury in Feb

WC

Ellis, Xavier

most

most

calf & shoulder injuries in 2014 plus 5 red vests; durability is an issue; missed training 12 Jan due to AC joint; due to return to full training early Feb; subbed out first half with minor hammie in NAB2; expected to be ok for R1, but he has a history of injuries

WC

Gaff, Andrew

impressed in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb and good scores NAB series

WC

Hill, Josh

in and out of the team in 2014, but played the last 5 weeks of the season in the AFL; just fair NAB1, then missed NAB2 and also NAB3 when emergency

WC

Hurn, Shannon

full

missed 4 weeks with a knee injury in 2014; just fair NAB1 and missed NAB2 with a foot injury; ok NAB3

WC

Hutchings, Mark

full

little

in rehab group Jan after groin surgery; ruled out of NAB and early part of season

WC

Karpany, Malcolm

little

most

shoulder injuries in 2014; had a plate removed from his arm post-season; low numbers in NAB1&2, then missed NAB3

WC

Kennedy, Josh J.

unburdened himself of some business commitments to concentrate on footy; starred NAB1 and ok NAB2&3

WC

Lamb, Tom

most

slight delay to PS in Jan; came on as sub for NAB1 when didn’t do much, but good NAB2 & fair NAB3; looks to be just outside best 22

WC

Lecras, Mark

arm and calf injuries in 2014; plate removed from arm post season; did well NAB series

WC

Lycett, Scott

full

sole ruckman in NAB1&2 with Naitanui and Sinclair both out; did well NAB3 with Nic Nat in the team

WC

MacKenzie, Eric

hip op post season, missed indigenous all-stars on 20 Feb, but did his ACL NAB1 and set to miss the season

WC

Main, Dylan

WC

Masten, Chris

impressed in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb; missed NAB2 but excelled in NAB1&3

WC

McGinnity, Patrick

some

finger op post WAFL GF; on HT in NAB1; low numbers NAB2 then good NAB3

WC

McGovern, Jeremy

full

sent away 2014 PS for failing fitness levels; hip op post season, but a much better 2015 PS; likely to play in defence following the injury to MacKenzie; just fair numbers NAB1&2; then came off late when did well NAB3

WC

McInnes, Fraser

missed NAB1, then did well NAB2; on late NAB3 as sub

WC

Naitanui, Nicholas

little

some

played a bit injured 2014, so allowance made for that; his groin problem did not require surgery, but missed the Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb and NAB1 with back stiffness; still not back for NAB2; short of a gallop NAB3, but coach reckons he is not far from full fitness

WC

Nelson, Jackson

in the mix game vs indigenous all-stars on 20 Feb; then played all NAB series with fair numbers; in the mix for R1 but maybe just outside best 22

WC

Priddis, Matthew

starring roles for the 2014 Brownlow medallist in NAB1&2, then ok in NAB3

WC

Rosa, Matthew

torn pec ended his 2014 season early, but had a good 2015 PS with good numbers in NAB series

WC

Schofield, Will

most

impressed in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb; foot injury caused him to miss NAB series and aiming for R1

WC

Selwood, Scott

some

played the 2014 season with a crook ankle; ankle surgery early Dec and due to begin running 3rd week Jan; ruled out of 20 Feb practice game; played 2 1/2 Q WAFL NAB2 and then excelled in NAB3; ok for R1, but maybe just slightly underdone

WC

Sheed, Dominic

full

consistently good in NAB and likely to be in the best 22

WC

Sheppard, Bradley

full

ankle injury ended his 2014 season early, but had a good 2015 PS; good numbers NAB1&2; then just fair NAB3; probably just in the best 22

WC

Shuey, Luke

most

restricted PS 2014, but better in 2015 and has done well in NAB series

WC

Sinclair, Callum

most

some

promoted to senior list; finger surgery late 2014; returned to training 19 Jan; impressed in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb & did well in NAB1 27 Feb, but broke his thumb in the game and will miss a month; maybe due back R2 but that could be in the WAFL

WC

Tunbridge, Simon

nose and calf injuries 2014; good in NAB1, then low numbers NAB2 and on as sub NAB3

WC

Waters, Beau

retired due to constant injuries

WC

Wellingham, Sharrod

most

most

IPS 2014 and then knee injury ended 2014 season late July; coach happy with his work in PS, especially since Xmas; impressed in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb and good again in NAB1; slight corkie only in NAB2; fair in NAB3

WC

Yeo, Elliot

full

most

hand fracture and returned to training 19 Jan; did ok NAB1&2; played as a key defender in NAB3 due to injuries to team mates

WC

Rookies

WC

Lucas, Kane

fair in NAB1&2, then emergency for NAB3; likely to play WAFL R1

WC

Will Maginness

WC

Newman, Murray

most

some

spent time in jail 2014; back to full training 26 Jan; did his hammie in his first game back in the WAFL early March; likely to resume in the WAFL and stay there for some time

WC

Powell, Rowen

little

2014 season ended early with shoulder problems; club says he has had an IPS 2015 and not ready to fill in for the injured MacKenzie; played for East Perth reserves on March 20

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Team

WESTERN BULLDOGS

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

WB

Biggs, Shane

most

impressed in Jan 2015 match practice; minor knee complaint in Feb; not seen in NAB; likely to miss R1 and resume in VFL

WB

Bontempelli, Marcus

most

added 7kg in PS  “bordering on key-position dimensions & will play mid and forward”, says coach; good NAB1&2 before starring NAB3

WB

Boyd, Matthew

likely to play more in defence in 2015; consistently good NAB series

WB

Boyd, Thomas

some

most

appendix out post season; called “blue chip” by coach; fairly good in NAB1 when played fwd/ruck, then rested NAB2; fair NAB3

WB

Campbell, Tom

elevated rookie; good NAB1; rested NAB2 and ok NAB3

WB

Cordy, Ayce

full

fair NAB2 and emergency NAB3; likely to play VFL R1

WB

Cordy, Zaine

little

shoulder reco Jan and will miss 4 months

WB

Crameri, Stewart

impressed in Jan 2015 match practice; missed all NAB due to Essendon saga

WB

Dahlhaus, Luke

most

missed NAB@ and very good in NAB1&3

WB

Dale, Bailey

WB

Daniel, Caleb

Steven King says he has played snr footy and is “ready to go”; ok NAB2 and came on as sub NAB3; likely to be on the fringe

WB

Darley, Sam

most

minor knee issue and missed NAB1; fair NAB2 and emergency NAB3

WB

Dickson, Tory

most

missed a big chunk of 2014 with a pec injury and subsequent op; okay in NAB1; missed NAB2 and excelled NAB3

WB

Fuller, Matthew

some

shoulder surgery in 2014; was expected to return to training just before Xmas; not seen in NAB

WB

Grant, Jarrad

some

consistently ok without starring NAB series

WB

Hamilton, Declan

WB

Hamling, Joel

doing well, according to coach, after not playing a snr game at Geelong; ok in NAB1&2 then probably better in NAB3 when came on as sub; somewhere in the mix for R1

WB

Honeychurch, Mitch

good in NAB series; another who is thereabouts for R1

WB

Hrovat, Nathan

most

most

being managed in PS and missed Jan 2015 match practice, but nothing to be too worried about; broke a rib in NAB1 and a expected to be ok for R1

WB

Hunter, Lachlan

full

ok NAB1; embroiled in a betting inquiry and not seen in NAB2&3 as he is serving a self imposed penalty for missing a training session

WB

Johannisen, Jason

some

promoted to senior list; just fair NAB1&2 then subbed off QT with concussion NAB3; should be ok for R1

WB

Jong, Lin

full

promoted to senior list; impressing in PS; excellent numbers in NAB series and looks a cert to play R1

WB

Liberatore, Thomas

most

little

ACL injury in NAB1 and out for the season

WB

McLean, Toby

WB

Macrae, Jackson

full

missed NAB2 but excelled NAB1&3

WB

Minson, Will

good all NAB but best in NAB3

WB

Morris, Dale

some

being managed in PS and missed Jan 2015 match practice; played all NAB with just fair numbers

WB

Murphy, Robert

some

ok NAB1, missed NAB2 and then very good NAB3

WB

Pearce, Daniel

most

knee injuries ruined his 2014 season

WB

Picken, Liam

coach liked his NAB1 game; missed NAB2 and good NAB3

WB

Prudden, Joshua

most

knee & hammie injuries in 2014, but started PS 2015 on time; stretchered off NAB1 with concussion; not in best 22

WB

Redpath, Jack

promoted to senior list; a reasonable NAB series and in the mix for R1

WB

Roberts, Fletcher

most

shoulder surgery 2014; in full training Dec; not seen in NAB until some game time VFL NAB3; likely to begin his season in the VFL

WB

Roughead, Jordan

most

missed a chunk of 2014 with injuries; shoulder surgery 2014; in full training Dec; fair in NAB1&3 and missed NAB2

WB

Smith, Clay

none

none

ACL July; back mid year 2015

WB

Stevens, Koby

good NAB1, then missed NAB2 and emergency NAB3; maybe an injury but nothing known

WB

Stringer, Jake

most

starred in Jan 2015 match practice; quite good in NAB series

WB

Talia, Michael

solid in NAB series

WB

Webb, Lukas

among best in VFL NAB3, but unlikely to play AFL early season

WB

Wallis, Mitchell

foot surgery July 2014; starred in NAB1; missed NAB2 and good in NAB3

WB

Wood, Easton

full

most

hand op late 2014; ok in NAB1&3 while missed NAB2; subbed off in 3Q NAB3 with concussion, but should be ok for R1

WB

Rookies

WB

Goodes, Brett

impressing in PS after being demoted to rookie status; good in NAB2 then starred in NAB3; recently upgraded to senior list

WB

Kelly, Jordan

some

being managed in PS and missed Jan 2015 match practice

WB

Pearce, Daniel

WB

Smith, Roarke

among best in VFL NAB3, but unlikely to play AFL early season